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Old 05-01-12, 04:54
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In 42 years of cycling I've never had that happen.

Of course, none of my bikes have lawyer tabs.
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*shakes head and wanders off muttering "bloody idiots"*
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Old 05-01-12, 10:04
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Yes, typical tri-hards.

They have a funny guy over there though, who posted a response "I took both my skewers out, it saved me about 221.78 grams. Weight is everything, am I wrong or am I wrong" That made me laugh!

PS, I going to start a thread over in CN Bikes & Gear Forum about how to get rid of those damn lawyer tabs without destroying the frame ...
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I cleaned my bike yesterday and took the wheels off for a good scrub after riding in rain the other day. I swear I put them back on good and tight. I'll be double checking, just in case.
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a friend got a flat in the rear tire on a sunday ride. changed the tube in record time. hurried to not hold up the group. forgot to tighten the skewer.
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I took both my skewers out, it saved me about 221.78 grams.

Weight is everything, am I wrong or am I wrong?

Facepalm, Purito can't believe how dumb these triathletes are.
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Old 05-01-12, 18:11
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Facepalm, Purito can't believe how dumb these triathletes are.
so dumb that they spend money on scales that can measure 1/100th of a gramme. Not even coke dealers have them.
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Old 05-02-12, 21:25
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What I find funny on that forum is that instead of everyone telling the guy how silly he has been, they all went to check the bike in case they've forgotten to close their QR.
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Old 05-02-12, 23:07
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What I find funny on that forum is that instead of everyone telling the guy how silly he has been, they all went to check the bike in case they've forgotten to close their QR.
A lot of the cycling threads on Slowtwitch have pearlers like this, they can be great for some comic relief.
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Old 05-03-12, 01:49
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A lot of the cycling threads on Slowtwitch have pearlers like this, they can be great for some comic relief.
Just went over there for the first time. First thing i clicked was this:

http://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/Sl...ride_P3910597/

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Curious to know people's opinions on how stoplights affect long-ride training. With gas prices what they are, I'm trying to avoid driving to my long-bike starts. Challenge is that for the first and last 8 miles or so, I'm dealing with stop lights. A typical ride looks like this:

First 10 miles - probably stopping 4-6 times.
Last 10 miles - probably stopping 4-6 times.
Everything in the middle is open road.

How much do those stoplights really affect the quality of my sessions? If I'm doing the stop and go for 30% of my ride, how much is that taking away from my endurance/benefit of the ride?
If he is so concerned about stopping, why wouldn't he ride the 'everything in the middle is open road' section again, or up to the amount of miles he needs to put in? Or am I missing something.

I vote to regularly update this thread with slowtwitch's best...
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I had a training buddy, with whom I'd check my QRs before training and watch closely at lights, it was a favourite gag of his to undo the rear QR while no one is watching (even stopped at lights), then as you start to accelerate from a stop the rear wheel jumps out.
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I had a training buddy, with whom I'd check my QRs before training and watch closely at lights, it was a favourite gag of his to undo the rear QR while no one is watching (even stopped at lights), then as you start to accelerate from a stop the rear wheel jumps out.
Nice! This one definitely belongs in the "Signs your new cycling partner is going to be a problem" thread.
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