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      If you're looking for shock absorption, then I'm...

      If you're looking for shock absorption, then I'm afraid you have the wrong bike. For technical terrain, front or full suspension is necessary to absorb the bumps... a few hundredths of a millimeter...
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      What do you expect to gain with upgrades like...

      What do you expect to gain with upgrades like carbon bars and seat post? A couple of grams of weight savings? Being 6'5" tall, I'm guessing you're no feather-weight and I don't think that shedding...
    3. Sticky: 2014 Bontrager Race TLR Clincher Wheels - $450...

      2014 Bontrager Race TLR Clincher Wheels - $450 o.b.o.

      Brand new "off bike" wheel set from a new 2014 Trek Domane 5.2. Wheels have no miles and are in brand new condition. "TLR" means that they...
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      I recently ordered from Art's Cyclery...

      I recently ordered from Art's Cyclery and found them to be a very good online retailer. Their regular prices aren't great, but their sale prices are. For items like clothing and shoes that you...
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      Need Recommendations on a Budget RC Car

      I'm looking for an electric RC car that won't break-the-bank, but I don't have a clue where to start as I don't know much about RC cars. I have no intention of ever racing it, I just want to use it...
    6. WTB: OEM Mud Flaps / Splash Guards for GTI

      I'm looking for some OEM Autobahn mud flaps for my 1997 GTI VR6 which means they should fit a car with side skirts. I'm more concerned about getting the front flaps than the back. New or new-like...
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      Sony dSLR Fans... Anyone? Anyone?

      I ditched my Olympus E-620 and related gear and just took delivery of a new Sony A77 with the 16-50mm kit lens. I'm certainly not going to be so foolish as to say this camera is better than the...
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      I had an Olympus E-620 with the 70-300mm lens,...

      I had an Olympus E-620 with the 70-300mm lens, but recently sold both. I was all gung-ho on buying a Canon 60D, but then it wasn't available anywhere because of the Thailand flooding issues which...
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      Mirror Lens, Anyone?

      I would like to be able to take some nature photos (birds or whatever critter is available), but I found that in order to get the cool close-up shot I want, I'd have to buy a lens that costs as much...
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      Double Exposure: Canon vs. Nikon

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTVfFmENgPU

      :D (Hopefully this wasn't posted already.)

      Unfortunately, this video didn't help me make my decision as to whether I should join the Canon or Nikon...
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      New Canon 7D's on eBay: $1139

      Found-out about this on DPReview forums... seems to be a good deal on a new 7D from a legit seller:
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      Seems like we're in the market for similar...

      Seems like we're in the market for similar cameras. I've been torn between the Canon T3i, Canon D60, and the Nikon D5100 as well, but I'm leaning towards the D60 after reading and watching way too...
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      I vote for Brother as well. I have the HL-5370DW...

      I vote for Brother as well. I have the HL-5370DW and what sold me on this printer is that it is pretty inexpensive but still has a built-in Ethernet card. It's been a pretty good printer so far. ...
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      Personal Document Management System

      Do any of you Vortexers use a document management system (DMS)? (I.e., you scan all your paperwork into your computer and have some kind of organizational software for the scanned files.) If you do...
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      Because I'm a glutton for punishment, I tried the...

      Because I'm a glutton for punishment, I tried the install again. This time, I removed almost all the apps I installed (most of which I didn't use anway), and this time the install was successful. ...
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      WP7 Users: Want 7.5 (Mango) Now?

      If you don't feel like waiting for the Mango update, you can try forcing the update:

      http://www.wpcentral.com/force-mango-update-early-through-zune-software

      I was able to get the update(s)...
    17. I would think that the real problem with a pair...

      I would think that the real problem with a pair of loose fitting shorts that goes past the knee is that they might rub and chafe your knees as you pedal. As your leg goes from being nearly straight...
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      Found some interesting articles on sound...

      Found some interesting articles on sound reduction on the Jeld-Wen website. The windows in my my house were made by a company named Norco, which was a company in northern Wisconsin. After doing a...
    19. Which CO2 Tire Inflation Adapter Do You Use?

      I'm trying to figure out what is the cheapest way to use CO2 cartridges as emergency tire inflators. I know that CO2 cartridges are pretty readily available for uses like be-be guns and the like,...
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      One more thing to take into consideration is the...

      One more thing to take into consideration is the number of threads-per-inch your tires have. I purchased some el' cheapo mountain bike tires a while back that had a really low thread count. Never...
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