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    Simple Green leaves a film that makes the bars...

    Simple Green leaves a film that makes the bars very slippery when wet (sweat or rain). I've always used Comet or similar porcelain sink cleaner with some warm water..make a paste and scrub!
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    Check fore-aft of baseplate

    Just about any pedal is 'stiff' when they are new, but as you've done everything else but still find it a struggle try this:
    mark the 1st and 5th metatarsal heads of both feet (that's the metatarsal...
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    Head trauma

    First responders should take into account possible skull fracture, and may not always remove the helmet.

    http://nycc.org/rides/safety


    The point of the helmet ID for me (like motorcyclists) is...
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    Yikes id

    I prefer Yikes! ID, they have a soft rubber/velcro ID that attaches to your helmet straps.

    http://www.yikesid.com/yikes_ID_Cyclist-details.aspx
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    Cleat must be parallel

    A photo can help us see what's going on, but, my suspicion is that the cleat has bowed to the curvature of your shoe. You can't engage if there is any deflection of the cleat.

    There are shims that...
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    Pedal maintenance

    Not all pedals require this level of maintenance, but Speedplay is very specific in their owner's manual (that the shop should've given you, along with the product registration card) in regards to...
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    You buy carbon bars twice

    One to make original change, one to replace after a crash. :D

    Agree with Indysteel regarding reducing road buzz; larger tire and/or lower tire pressure.
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    Lille is lovely!

    Been lost in Lille, but took it as an opportunity to stop in a nice cafe and chat up the owner!

    Endura makes great clothing, I'm guessing you're looking at the Stealth?

    too bad the "Roubaix"...
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    Righty Rear, Lefty front

    on any manufacturers' shifters, the controls on the shifter control the same derailleur, either 'up' or 'down'. Right hand shifter controls the rear derailleur, left hand controls the front der.
    ...
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    Mavic, DT

    Well, I'm not sure if there is an appreciable improvement in stability or handling by increasing rim width alone.

    A properly built 19mm rim is just as sturdy as a 23.

    Tire width, sidewall...
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    Only the 6 Series made in Wisco

    Trek makes tons of CF frames but only the 6 Series is made in USA (the Project One bikes are only 6 or Speed Concepts).

    Your question about different CF though, is a 'big' one, in regards to 'how...
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    Fortunately times have changed!

    There have been a number of ergonomic improvements and considerations to road bikes in the past ten years. You should be able to ride comfortably in the drops and on the hoods.

    Shorter top tubes,...
  13. Shouldn't be an issue

    the straps are pretty stretchy, there a plenty of guys with long torsos too. :)
    Try on some different brands, but overall you'll be looking for the same qualities as you do in regular shorts.

    The...
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    Maybe just fluid

    Good that you caught the seatpost had slipped - run a band of electrical tape around it at the top of the seattube so you notice it right away.

    You may still have some inflammation in the area,...
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    Brakes and gearing

    Ridden fixed for over 15 years, commuting and racing on the track.
    Track racing is about power and cadence - commuting is about being simple and fluid.

    For commuting, two things make life good:...
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    This is a 2011 model

    reg $250.00 at Competitive Cyclist.

    the 2010 models are less expensive, lower spring tension.
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    Look Keo Max pedals for sale

    Brand new with red cleats!

    In Wedding Day White.

    $200 buyer pays shipping
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    Master links

    Master links are not a weak point, but if not properly installed they can disengage.

    Technically speaking a master link is actually stronger than the pin-joined side plates of the rest of the...
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    Old news

    This became widely acknowledged in 2004, all the major companies like Kryptonite immediately dropped the cylinder key style and went to flat key style. I know Kryptonite was very good about their...
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    Clean the roller on the trainer

    Anytime you have contact with with the tire you have friction, friction equals tire wear.

    Trainer specific tires are a high durometer rubber compound, which means they aren't at all for grip on...
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    Pin that stuff down!

    agree with Edens' comments, but to add:
    Use at least four pins, and pin thru the material and jersey - not just run the pin thru the little hole in the corner. Nothing worse than having the...
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    Dawn dish soap...gets the grease out

    squirt directly onto grease smear.
    add warm water.
    blot and lift - don't scrub and spread it.
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    Saddle an irritant, but not the cause

    well, I would not support your argument to 'never' use a 'guys narrow seat' (however you define that).

    The cyst you have (or had) is a bacterial infection and blockage of the duct for the gland....
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    Aesthetics in advertising

    for photo editors it's all about proportion, not at all about bike fit.

    In the shop, we'd leave the seats high 'up' on display so as not to scratch the seatpost. More of an issue on carbon...
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    Check fit?

    I recall you mentioning that you were going to have your fitter check your seat height.

    Are you doing icing? Wondering too if your Doc is recommending stretches and massage (glutes and hams, hip...
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