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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:26 pm 
Gold Trader
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Pneumatic tyres. full stop.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:51 pm 
King of the DuckBoard
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moving the gear shifters from the down tube to the brake levers 8) Not retro I know. But the down tube was a nightmare


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:59 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Anything that reduces resistance -

sealed bearings

HP tires

Sorry, my personal fave - Hyperglide (not indexing, just decent ramped cogs)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:57 pm 
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"Anything that reduces resistance -

sealed bearings "

Er, doesn't the sealing actually increase it? At least contact seals do.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:18 pm 
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As much as I hate to say it, I think it's the SPD pedal and shoes!

Before the SPDs or other pedals and shoes with recessed cleats, if you wanted to be firmly attached to the pedals, you either had to use cycling shoes with slotted shoeplates or the Look clipless pedals (which used large cleats that protrude from the soles).

The problem was you couldn't walk normally in these shoes, OK for racing and training but not practical for other types of cycling.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:55 pm 
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Another vote for STI, it made a close block a useful thing for something other than posing! :D


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