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    how often do you reinflate?

    Before *every* single ride. No exceptions. I'm a firm believer that it is the main reason I haven't had a flat in the last 6500 miles.
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    Cancel the Tour

    The undoped riders are just as culpable. They know who is doping and how it's done. They stay silent. If the sport is to come clean, they need to call each other out. If the fans leave in droves they will have incentive to call out their dirty buddies and keep the peloton clean. My personal...
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    which bottom bracket?

    I'm doing the exact same thing in about two weeks. I've already assembled all the parts and just need time to get around to the wrenching. I'm a very novice wrench but trying to get better. Let me know if you discover anything worth telling a newbie wrench! Good luck.
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    Compact crank questions...

    Figures. Bummer. One more thing to buy... Thanks though!
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    Does the garmin 305 edge have a watch for time built in?

    I use a garmin Forerunner 305, which except for the altimeter functionality is almost identical (edge uses a barometric which is much more accurate). Anyway, my forerunner does display time. Accurate time of day is part of the data transmitted by GPS satellites, so it would be pretty silly...
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    Compact crank questions...

    Thanks to both of you for the replies. They're very helpful. So I'm comfortable with the crankset choice now, and I guess I'll just find out about the bottom bracket (Hollowtech vs. Octalink) when I crack it open. I'm not sure how to tell what I've got in there. My bike is stock, and this...
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    Compact crank questions...

    Thanks. I would think the 4550 would come in 172.5, but I haven't been able to find one yet at least. The shims option doesn't bother me either for the R600. That's a simple enough procedure. Last question though, I'm not real smart on bottom brackets and I'd like to avoid needing a new...
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    Compact crank questions...

    So I'm in the same boat as the original poster here. I have a full ultegra 9 double setup and want to switch to compact (50/34). So the Shimano R4550 looks fine to me except I can't find it in 172.5 for the life of me - which currently rules it out. I'm also looking at the Shimano R600...
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    which compact? (on a budget)

    I've decided to go compact (50/34). Currently running full ultegra 9 speed setup with a 53/39. My funds are somewhat limited and I'd like to keep it under $200 so I know my choices might be limited. Is it possible to get at least a 105-quality comparable crankset? I'm not loyal to any...
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    swapping cranks - good time to change to 10?

    Ok, thanks for the responses. I'm not interested in replacing my perfectly good 9-speed STI shifter. And I like being able to swap in and out my collection of 9 speed cassettes too. So, I'll just go with the compact 9-speed set-up. I'll still be cool. :cool:
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    swapping cranks - good time to change to 10?

    I'm currently running a full Ultegra group, 9-speed, conventional crank (53/39) with 12-25 cassette. For various reasons, I'm about to take the leap to a compact crankset (50/34) with 11-23 cassette. While nothing bothers me about running an "old school" 9-speed setup - I'm wondering if I...
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    Misery Of Losing Hair

    Ummmm. Not trying to fool anybody. That was the whole point. Different strokes for different folks. Nice pic wolfix!
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    Misery Of Losing Hair

    I shave mine with a razor. Every two days. I love it. Doesn't bother me in the slightest to be thin up there. In fact I dare say I prefer it to the issues coming from a full head of hair. I'm proud of my bald head. :) I've never understood all the anxiety. Looking at my family, I've known...
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    Falsifier in Chief: "We’ve never been stay the course"

    I of course believe this is all disingenuous backpedaling, and I don't trust the guy as far as I could throw him, and I hold much contempt for he and his friends over several issues, but to be fair here since we are throwing out quotes from past speeches, etc, here is apparently one from Nov...
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    British presence in Iraq 'exacerbates' security problems. Head of British Army

    Then what does it have to do with? I sure don't feel like a duck. I certainly don't want anything in reaction over my occupation - to include the assumption I've earned the labels you pinned me with. I mention it in this thread because it was relevant to the discussion. And you are not the...