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    Right hand Shimano shifter sometimes will not shift

    THE BAD NEWS: Looks like I will not be getting the new Dura Ace 11 speed group... THE GOOD NEWS: Everything went well and this morning's ride produced no problems at all. Shifts were back to where they should be, quick and smooth. I still have a little adjusting to do to the front derailleur...
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    Right hand Shimano shifter sometimes will not shift

    2003 Shimano Ultegra STI, 9 speed, low use, about 4,000 miles total Did not ride the bike for several years but it was kept inside in the air conditioning at all times. Sometimes when I try to downshift the rear gears the right shifter acts like it does not "catch". You swing it to the...
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    Fahrenheit 9/11 : Did you see it and if you did what do you think about it ?

    If you had actually read what I wrote you would have noticed that I used my father's affiliation to point out how I was raised, not what his beliefs were. If saying that you shouldnt attack someone for no reason, and that protecting someone's constitutional rights is a good thing, and that...
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    Fahrenheit 9/11 : Did you see it and if you did what do you think about it ?

    Call me a liar all you want to, means nothing to me. My father has been heavily involved in the local republican party all my life, it is how I was raised. If you would like I am quite sure I can find some old voter registration cards which all show me as a registered republican. I voted for...
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    Fahrenheit 9/11 : Did you see it and if you did what do you think about it ?

    Yes I saw the movie, no it didnt change my political views as I WAS a republican all my life (37 years) until GW Bush became President. There is NO excuse for the invasion of a country that is not a clear and present danger to the US, none, nada, dont even try it. There to give the Iraqi...
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    What kind of eye wear do you wear?

    M-Frames sweep black Iridium for sunny days, Bolle Paroles with yellow lenses for the morning rides/rain. Currently drooling over the Mag M-Frame Black Iridiums now, vented lenses and all, SWEET!
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    Don't start out by buying a $5000 bike

    So anyone who is "pathetic and weak" in your eyes is forbidden from owning a nice bike? How about people who cant drive well are forbidden from driving anything other than a old used car? How about anyone who cant build a fancy house must live in a single wide trailer? What is pathetic is...
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    Don't start out by buying a $5000 bike

    It's pretty sad that you measure your performance by what model of bike you can pass. Allan
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    Campagnolo vs ShimaNO

    On 14-10.-2003 12:27 PM you stated that Dura-Ace STI levers were $450 a side, just to let you know you can get them from PerformanceBike.com for $384 for BOTH. On 12-10.-2003 07:43 AM VitaminE stated he thinks the Shimano components look better so I am not the "only one" as you claim. I would...
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    Campagnolo vs ShimaNO

    I would like to know where you found information saying any of Shimano's parts are from China. I only found that their main manufacturing plant is in Japan with some fishing reels possibly made in Malaysia. I did however find some Campagnolo parts made in Japan, check out the Ergo Brain at...
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    Campagnolo vs ShimaNO

    He isnt the only one, I think the shifters on my Ultegra look cool too. I believe that Shimano is made in Japan, not China. Although they have an office in China (as well as the US, Canada, Netherlands, etc) their main headquarters is in Japan. My main bike was made in the USA, so it would be...
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    Veterans Only Reply To Rude Drivers

    People like this terrify me to the point of wanting to hide under the bed until they die. It's like listening to a serial killer explain the logic behind what he did. It's like listening to people defending Stalin and his massacres. It's like listening to the justifications in Neuremburg (sp?)...
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    Poll - If money were not a consideration - which bike?

    Merlin Cielo with Dura Ace. The most beautiful bike I have ever seen. Allan
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    are we being conned ?

    Prices will continue going up, inflation and all. The cheapest new car made today is still more expensive than a typical car 10 years ago (or so, you get the idea). -HIGH END- 1980s prices for a road bike with full Dura Ace - $949.99 (http://www.vintage-trek.com/PriceListNov24_80.htm) 2004...
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    Don't start out by buying a $5000 bike

    That's a good idea assuming you factor in that some bicycle warranties are not transferable and you probably will not receive the fitting, free tune ups and service from your LBS by buying used. Also remember that technology floats downstream. For example this year's Dura Ace will be next year's...