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  1. MidBunchLurker

    2008 Ftp?

    Squint...............332W.......63.5 kg......5.22 W/kg BullGod...............340W (KK)69kg......4.9W/Kg (elite, Benelux) Markster...........344W......71kg.....4.85W/kg Piotr..................260W.......54kg......4.8W/kg (M35+, Cat III, Utah) Midbunchlurker....290w.......61.5kg....4.72W/Kg...
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    Poll: What's your Functional Threshold power?

    the holster 370 67 5.52 Camoscio 340 62 5.48 scotmart 385 72 5.35 19:58 (47:21 on a 37.8km course) musher 340 64 5.31 clausfod 414 78 5.307 bigmatt 396 75 5.28 joemw 354 68 5.20 whoawhoa 335 655 5.15 gvanwagner 325 64 5.08 jsocia 395 78 5.06 (based on 2x20) MikeMUK 360 72 5.01 c.walton 325 65...
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    Poll: What's your Functional Threshold power?

    the holster 370 67 5.52 Camoscio 340 62 5.48 scotmart 385 72 5.35 19:58 (47:21 on a 37.8km course) musher 340 64 5.31 clausfod 414 78 5.307 bigmatt 396 75 5.28 joemw 354 68 5.20 whoawhoa 335 655 5.15 gvanwagner 325 64 5.08 MikeMUK 360 72 5.01 c.walton 325 65 5.00 BullGod 340 69 4.93...
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    Campagnolo Euros wheels....opinions?

    I've also got the Eurus '05 and can't complain about them - still dead true and I've ridden them a few places they weren't designed to go. Remember its not just the weight saving but also the aero benefit you're after. And the aero benefit counts for more than the weight saving in most...
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    look 595 ultra vs Cervelo R3

    I've ridden neither, but I prefer the looks of the 595 by far. I would certainly go with the Look given the choice.
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    fs bike or hard tail bikes

    There are MANY threads here discussing the pros and cons of fs vs ht. Which will suit you better depends on a few things: 1. what is your budget? Cheap FS is often not so good. 2. Do you race? What kind - XC, marathon? The longer your races, the more you'll score from the increased comfort of fs...
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    Reynold's Attack or Campy Euros?

    No experience with the Reynolds, but I've been VERY happy with my Eurus '05. Still dead true after many miles, and I've never touched them with a spoke spanner. Hubs still spin smoothly too - just add a little oil in the lube hole every 6 months or so.
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    TSB Serendipity

    Yes! And its really reassuring... reminds you that although the PMC looks like a whole lot of theoretical gumph, its actually right.
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    Struggling with PT SL

    Whilst I haven't burnt my HR strap as Ric advocates, its sitting at the very bottom of a drawer, and is only resurrected when I ride with my Polar on the MTB. On the road bike where my structured training happens, HR has no place at all - redundant and irrelevant.
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    anyone using the standard powertap?

    I've got an SL, but I've never connected the cadence sensor. The estimated cadence is pretty useless during rides, but when downloaded its just fine.
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    Campy Xenon any good?

    My wife has a combination of xenon and veloce parts on her bike, and the fit and finish of the xenon is A LOT poorer than the veloce. So I wouldn't go near xenon again.
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    Recommend a Helmet(my first one)

    First, find the models that fit the shape of your head. Then think about whether there's enough ventilation and whether you want to pay to get more of it. Usually the best value sits in the middle of the various manufacturer's ranges. Also look at the crash replacement warranty. It varies by...
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    Touring and pedals

    Like everyone else here, I also tour with mtb shoes and pedals. Much more versatile, and the double-sided clip-in in more convenient when you're fully loaded.
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    Continentail Grand Prix Supersonic vs. Veloflex Record: Opinions wanted

    Higher pressures are only better on nice smooth surfaces (like in this lab test, or those rare smooth roads). The rougher the surface the lower the optimum pressure is. You can take this to the extreme, eg MTB tyres, where lowest rolling resistances are achieved at very low pressures, and...
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    Continentail Grand Prix Supersonic vs. Veloflex Record: Opinions wanted

    I've raced with Force/Attacks. Nothing wrong with them and much preferred them over Proraces, which I find lack road feel. I also really enjoy Hutchinson's top-end tyres. If I was shopping for race tyres right now though, GP4000s would go on. (currently riding sponsored Kenda Kalientes, which...