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    Power meters

    I didn't understand the benefit of a power meter until I started riding on Zwift with my Wahoo Kickr (smart trainer). Power (typically measured in watts) is the only way to accurately gauge your fitness regardless of environmental factors (wind, hills, etc.) On Zwift, you start by performing a...
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    Looking for tyres 90% road / 10% gravel

    I'm not sure you'll find a perfect tire as a road and gravel need two different tread patterns. I like my Bontrager CX0 tires that can be as narrow as 700x33, because they only have very light tread on the center. However, even these tires don't provide much grip on crushed gravel... I found...
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    Online bike shops that offer to pay return shipping

    If you've ever ordered bicycle shoes or clothing online, you know it can be a frustrating and expensive adventure as you try things on, find they don't fit, then have to pay for the return shipping (and that cost gets compounded if you had to pay to get the item shipped to you in the first...
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    Phone mount

    I purchased a phone case in the Fall and it lasted one ride before I returned it. In day light, it's nearly impossible to see the screen, especially with the glossy plastic covering from the case. I also realized there's nothing on my phone that's so important that I need it visible while I'm...
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    It's A Wisconsin Thing. Yeah, You Betcha!

    Hey know... I take offense to that yooper-slang you used in the title, der hey! Not all of us in 'Sconsin talk like dat, yah know! Anyway, I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that article. I think you've got to be stoned or insanely drunk to keep driving after you hit someone. That's...
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    Forcing an agressive bike position upon yourself.

    What I don't understand is that Trek makes a seat post with an offset that fits the Madone. Even if they didn't, I'm sure they could've made one for one of their team riders if it was needed. So why did Mr. Voight opt to shift his saddle far back instead of just getting the ~correct~ seat...
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    Forcing an agressive bike position upon yourself.

    The following picture is apparently from Jens Voight's new Trek Madone... Is his seat all the way back for the reason you mention? Looks odd to have the seat pushed so far back. I thought maybe he was doing that to trying and force some shock absorption by forcing the saddle rails to...
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    Forcing an agressive bike position upon yourself.

    And here I thought LeMond was the King of low... On a related note, my Domane was setup to have relatively high handlebars from the store when I got it about 2 months ago (top of the bars were just about the same height as the seat). I tried lowering the bars a bit, but now my hands are...
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    Do You Think Hollywood is So Satanic?

    Brian Welch: From Korn to Jesus
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    I hope all you Americans are keeping warm?

    I'm guessing that all the beer and cheese that we Wisconsinites eat is finally paying-off by providing a thick layer of blubber. I, however, don't have that layer of blubber, so it wasn't me you saw on the news! I'll admit that I am getting pretty comfortable on my rollers from all the...
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    What is the most effective way to see traffic coming from behind.

    I don't currently use anything, but keep thinking about getting a mirror or something. The "Italian mirrors" look interesting. Unfortunately, my road bike is brand new and I don't feel like retaping the handlebars quite yet, otherwise, I'd probably buy one of these and see how it works...
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    Buying first road bike (6'2, 180lbs)

    I was wondering why you were interested in the Diamondback until I saw the "I can get 50% off..." part. PerformanceBike.com is selling the bike for $2,300, so you're saying you can get it for $1,150? If that's the case, go for it. I don't see how you'd get a new, Shimano 105 equipped, carbon...
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    Do You Think Hollywood is So Satanic?

    Filtering through your fowl language and insults, I see you're finally getting to your real argument: You don't believe Satan exists and apparently you want others to think the same. However, why do I need to prove to you that Satan does or doesn't exist when the OP created the topic to...
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    Do You Think Hollywood is So Satanic?

    Your claim is that videos of live concerts, videos of live testimonies from musicians, and the Bible cannot be used as proof that some musicians sell their soles to Satan. Correct? If so, what do you consider 'proof' that this is occurring? To my knowledge, short of actually getting a...