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    Anyone own a Bianchi Axis?

    Hello, I bought a 2004 Axis, I swapped pedals and seat for my preference, but I would recommend keeping your eye out for a new set of wheels. Mine need truing every couple weeks. That is the only difference that is not preference oriented. I have heard a lot of bad things about the crank, but...
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    Cycling is dangerous

    If helmets are the subject, wear them! though I was wearing one when I broke my collar bone last week, and when I tore a quarter sized hole through my elbow joint, and pulled the muscles off my bones a few months ago... I am considering buying some armor from my chest to fingers and hip to...
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    Cycling is dangerous

    Yes Cycling is dangerous. There are lethal situations out of our control every moment. This is not limited to busy city streets. I think the benefit outweighs the danger, though that may be the addiction speaking... =) Jacob, Can
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    Getting hit by a car, is it a matter of time?

    I used to think like you Memphman, I found that just letting go of the aggression is really wonderful, it is the biggest obstacle after getting on the roads. I treat myself as a rolemodel to all cyclists, as my actions could affect another cyclist down the road. A rock isn't going to stop a...
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    Water bottles or camel back

    I would recommend a Camelbak everytime, much easier and holds much more. I have had serious troubles from Camelbaks before, I am allergic to something in the bottles off the shelf, and I have to REALLY clean it out with something like Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap peppermint (works well!) and then...
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    do you pee off your bike?

    Sure, One of my freinds taught me how, he just cycles along and pees, and no one notices even in really public areas, he wears jean shorts and just un zips and strafes the cobblestones. I would not recommend it unless your in the back of the pack! =) Poor ******* above.... hehehe
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    Campy Veloce vs. Shimano 105

    That is a very suprising post by the Italian... Over here in the US we love Campagnolo. I have been to several high end manufacturers for custom bikes, and they have almost all suggested Campy for quality and finish. Apparently the Centaur is better than Ultegra in function and durability, and...
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    Gary, Hammond, Indiana tour

    Alright, here is a link I found for your travels. http://igs.indiana.edu/arcims/statewide/index.html go for the interactive map, you can add features like roads, trails, hospitals, schools, sand thickness, lakes, and superfund sites. Jacob
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    Mounting a Trebuchet

    I have settled for a better idea.. =) a 6'2" 175lb lean muscle with MTB toe spikes on one end and a ramming cap on the other =) and a 20lb steel projectile between it's legs =) Meat Missile =)
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    Getting hit by a car, is it a matter of time?

    reading the posts again about the guy who just got a skinned knee from the accident. I agree with your ethics, but you should have filed a police report anyway. When you get up or even a day later, the pain might not have hit you. I had to have follow up doctors appointments to make sure I...
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    Mounting a Trebuchet

    I just found out there is already a bite trigger designed for disabled shooters. Though the same design could enable us as well. Though breathing would become harder... and I already have my Camelbak.. ohh well... it seemed a good idea.
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    Mounting a Trebuchet

    How about a big rock you could throw? Then you could throw at things coming from the side, in front and behind! =) The ammunition isn't 5 bucks a pop like my last suggestion and the launching mechanism won't put you back 8 grand, nor knock you off your bike =) I would love to see a sport arise...
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    Mounting a Trebuchet

    Car repellent
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    Mounting a Trebuchet

    Nahh it would shoot you up the bum. What you need is a custom bike incorporating the mangonel =) Which would actually be a possible undertaking. Safety would be a serious issue with firing a javalin from between your legs but, it is do-able. Gotta think on this one, this may be a project that...
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    Mounting a Trebuchet

    Ahh, I have already thought of solutions. 1) The trebuchet would have a hook instead of a cup, and you would have to back it into place, and put the hook into the car's underbody (preferably at a light). 2) training wheels and a fender spike to prevent the bike from slipping backwards or...