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Why might a compact drivetrain be frowned upon?

Perhaps it's worth revisiting this question 12 years after it was asked. The compact crankset won. It's a good thing that it won. Actually, I think we should have known at the time that the attitude ...
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Why might a compact drivetrain be frowned upon?

I have no experience with the egos of aspiring cyclists, but I can note a (small) technical difference A sprocket with a lower tooth count will require the chain to bend more sharply as it engages ...
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Looking for a bicycle community in the Southwest US similar to Philadelphia/Seattle style

According to the League of American Bicyclists, the following communities in the Southwest USA have gold level like Seattle does (no community in the Southwest has Platinum, and none in the USA have ...
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Is there any specific meaning or history behind flowers on the front luggage rack?

The flowers are there for the owner to find his or her bicycle. If your bicycle looks too much like a thousand others, it is hard to locate large parking rack or if you forget where you have parked it....
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Source of Greg LeMond's quote, “It never gets easier; you just go faster.”

Greg LeMond, Mark Hom (2014). “The Science of Fitness: Power, Performance, and Endurance”, p.122, Academic Press according to the site https://www.azquotes.com/author/8602-Greg_LeMond . Then google ...
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Why might a compact drivetrain be frowned upon?

At least for me, the small 10T and 12T sprockets wear much faster than the adjacent 16T and others. I need to figure out where to get and how to replace them separately as changing the otherwise ...
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