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    Is this bike too small for me?

    I test rode a 56cm Serotta TI. My current bike is a 57cm Lemond. The Serotta rode great, but unsurprising felt cramped. I decided to have the seller take a short video of me riding it for secondary opinions. I'm 5 11.5 (182cm) View: https://youtu.be/oq0bIBXqgJ4
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    Quick-release saddlebag

    I was foolish enough to leave an expensive saddlebag on my bike while at work. Unsurprisingly, it grew a mind of its own. So, back in the market for a bikebag. My dillema is finding a bag with a quick release that suits my needs. Otherwise I'll have to choose between the tedious task of...
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    Can my bike run 28mm tires?

    Is a 28mm back tire 25mm front tire advisable?
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    Can my bike run 28mm tires?

    I'm interested in running '28mm tires on a Lemond Tourmalet road bike. I've included pictures of seat stays and fork.
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    Moving, ship or take bike on plane?

    I'm moving from NYC to L.A and am seeking advice on the most cost-effective method of shipping my bike. It's a 57cm road bike that weighs roughly 19lbs. I'm flying Sun Country airlines with a layover in Minneapolis. My options are shipping bike on plane or using FedEx-UPS
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    Packaging a frame

    I recently sold a frame on eBay and was quoted $140 for shipping from UPS. I decided to charge the buyer $100, on the assumption that I could get the shipping cost down with efficient boxing. I'm planning to use UPS ground. I've yet to purchase boxes. It's a 56cm frame with 44cm handlebars, has...
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    Cracked shifter

    What else am I going to do, get a car? I don't think so! I have a 20 mile round trip.
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    Cracked shifter

    Is rebuilding it cost prohibitive? You can find used Chorus right shifters for 60-100 on ebay. The bike is my sole means of transportation, so I have no choice! Forecast low of 6 degrees Monday, should be a blast!
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    Cracked shifter

    I took a tumble on some black ice today and cracked my right shifter; it's still functional (I rode home 4 miles after the accident) but it's very difficult to shift due to the damaged area swaying back and forth every time I upshift. It will obviously have to be replaced. Some questions: 1. Can...
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    Show Me A Photo Of Your Road Bike

    Sweet! How does she ride?
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    Oxford platinum steel frame

    I actually went to a different shop. The original shop who scoffed at the idea actually called Shimano, who told them "they'd never heard of any such setup." Well gee, what did you expect them to say? "Yea, don't use our products, go buy our direct competitors, they'll work just as well!" I...
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    Oxford platinum steel frame

    These Campy shifters are sublime. I can't imagine ever going back to Sram or Shimano.
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    Oxford platinum steel frame

    Who's going to look at your bike closely enough to see what brand cassette you're running? They reached the WS in '73. As atrocious as the Mets have been for the last decade and a half, what fan wouldn't sign up for that?
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    Oxford platinum steel frame

    Selling the cassette may be a minor inconvenience, but think of all the money you'll save running Shimano cassettes in instead of Campy over the years!
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    Oxford platinum steel frame

    Oh yea, I was stunned by how much better the FD shifting was on this new build as opposed to Sram Force. As far as gear ratios pushing you away from Campy, why not just use Shimano 11 speed cassettes with a Campy RD?