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    we've got all these fancy bikes with light wheels, race geo, special tyres. a special cyclocross bike for a. ___________ b. ____________ c. ______________
    the 15 pound carbon bike is setup with mountain bike gears and a riser stem for the rider that goes 14mph.

    i have no objection to any of this and i think its cool that people are getting out and enjoying the sport (activity).
    the reason i thought of this is because this new divers watch i got is water resistant up to 2000 feet and the closest it'll come to water is my shower.

    if you're going to shift like a peasant (smiling) why not just get a hybrid? the riders who really ride their bike (not me) are never concerned with the details but the people who seldom ride are.

    its time for a dogfish head 90minute beer to get a buzz. tom officer wouldn't approve but i had a salad for dinner.
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    I have to hoard those as they are hard to get on the Island.

    Shame, really.

    -Eric
     

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    Using gear "above your need" allows you to focus on the pursuit rather then the ephemera.

    Plus it looks cool.

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    pics....
     

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    I buy things that are over my head more often than not. They're almost always made better and will last longer than the entry level stuff, and who knows, maybe I'll be able to use it to its full potential.

    Buy the best and cry once.

    Dogfish Head makes great stuff.
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    My neighbor bought that "Hybrid" as an upgrade after we went on a trail ride on his old rigid mountain type bike. After a couple rides, it sits in his garage 363 days a year. If he took my advice and bought a CX bike with bottle bosses like I advised (he's got $$), I bet he would ride it a couple more days a year and both he and his bike would be happier. Maybe he's embarrassed to ride that hybrid and he would ride a Spectrum more.
     

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    You had me at Dogfish Head
     

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    I/O error and faulty code.

    More bikes like Zanc's from 2-3 weeks ago need to be on the market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrenCT View Post
    the reason i thought of this is because this new divers watch i got is water resistant up to 2000 feet and the closest it'll come to water is my shower.
    So, why didn't you get a mickey mouse watch, or a timex?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by palincss View Post
    So, why didn't you get a mickey mouse watch, or a timex?
    I love those Gerald Genta Mickey Mouse watches.
     

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    Darren, FYI;
    DO NOT wear your watch in the shower!

    That is the worse thing that you can do with any watch.
    The temp change creates condensation, and with that a small bit of moisture.
    That makes rust and will kill a watch before it's time. (pun).

    It's not the water leaking in. That on a new watch with good seals would be fine.


    As far as bikes go, I would bet, that not many people ride them to their fullest.
    We don't do that with much of anything.
    It's just the way it is.

    Besides all these people on nice bikes, have helped build the bike inds. to an all time high.
    It use to be, if you rode a bike everywhere, people looked at you strange. Come to think of it, they still look at me funny.

    I think you get the point!
     

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    My 9 year old KIA Rio has been used to its full potential and beyond.
    My 16 year old Merlin has been a racing bike, a touring bike, a XC adventure bike, and a townie. It still makes me smile when I ride it. I zone-out (reach the flow state) on it all the time...when riding it, I'm suddenly somewhere else. Its a trip!

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    There are people out there who simply take pleasure in spending loads of money on expensive shit for the purpose of owning expensive shit.

    ...and I fully support this behavior.
     

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    I don't know that I will ever be able to push my Calfee to its full potential, but I regularly use it to MY full potential.

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    Guilty sorta. I don't need so bloody many bikes, it just happened overnight. One day during the summer of 74' there I was fat dumb and happy peddaling my brothers Bottecchia thinking that was the end of all things fine and beautiful. That night I went to sleep, woke up and there I was in a house a wife a dog and more bikes than I can count. Dewd.

    PS - Wear the watch in the shower. We have the same piece and I've done such for 8+ yrs.

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    I use my corkscrew to its fullest potenetial. Have had the same one for the last 15 years.
    life is too short to drink bad wine....

    Stuart Levy

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    I'm trying to ride more and think less. You guys can decide this stuff, I'll be out pedaling.

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    only one shot atmo

     

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    The flip side of over specced biking.

    Underbiking | vélo-flâneur

    ps, I used to put my Zodiac in the industrial dish washer at work, handy way to clean a grubby watch.
     

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    What's a watch?
     

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