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Interbike '08: All the Rest

Mon, 10/13/2008 - 1:37pm by Andy Shen

The good, the bad, the silly. Schmalz italicized as usual.

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Lotsa carbon. Does anyone still care about this stuff? I am totally boinked out with Interbike.
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The new Campy shifters have an inward hook on the hoods. And it's not like logic or tech details will change anyone from being campy nuts.
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Quarq can make the iPhone work as the display for their power meter, but since Apple won't allow it, that little chip (complete with Sharpie branding) has to be attached.
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Quarq's second production run due out soon.
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LAS, now in colors! And it still looks like a gland from a space bull!
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LG, now in dimples! The helmet resembles a head-on collision with cellulite.
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Make your Pete Shweddy's Salty Balls jokes now. These were actually really really good.
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Clif hot chocolate! As we have to make everything crappy and healthy...
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Zipp's new carbon stem with ti faceplate.
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A big fat TT crankset. But all the cool kids are running SRM's. With SRM, you'll be second - but you will know how many watts it took to lose!
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Swanky TT parts. TT stuff – moving on...
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So many options for my disposable income. Oh wait... There's no way you can keep pink stuff off my bike.
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A belt drive/chain drive tandem.
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Cancellara's saddle. Will Schmalz's man crush survive the next round of testing? Hopefully Fabian won't become dead to me...
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Champion making custom messenger bags now.
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Lake's very swanky moldable shoes. Neon green goes with everything.
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Campy Hyperon, now in carbon clincher. Campy just recognized the existence of clinchers 2 months ago, and now look at them!
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The new 404's brake track, like the 808's, is no longer parallel. Instead they arc in towards the tire.
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New SRAM wheels are Flashpoints.
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Cane Creek has abandoned the road market, instead focusing on super strong track wheels.
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New Lightweights have all carbon spokes. To make unemployed finance guys really weep when they crash!
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Lightweight derailer compatible with Shimano and Campy, using different cable attachment points. Coming soon to a Parlee near you.
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Optional generator resistance unit for the Kinetic trainer, get it now before civilization collapses. Hopefully this can power my blow dryer in moments of extreme need.
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Great big flywheel makes for smoother pedaling. Once again, neon green matches everything.
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If you lean too far to one side there's no coming back on this rocking trainer. I tried to steer the bike back under me, only to find I'm riding a trainer. Neon green even matches jeans and head shine.
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It's Django with a 'D', dorks!
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Speaking of dorks. That's one impressively strong kickstand. I claimed the coveted 'ass seat'.
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Getting a shot of the cowbell booth and running off without getting the spiel is an annual rite. Take that, cowbell purveyors!
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I sweat it out in a Dutch Oven of my making.
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Wed, 10/15/2008 - 5:17pm

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Mon, 10/13/2008 - 11:35pm

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They said Apple doesn't let
By: Andy Shen
Mon, 10/13/2008 - 9:17pm

They said Apple doesn't let you use the wireless function for apps.

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Mon, 10/13/2008 - 9:08pm

why won't apple allow it? What do you mean exactly? Why can't they make an app?

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Mon, 10/13/2008 - 7:07pm

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Show was more interesting
By: Andy Shen
Mon, 10/13/2008 - 4:04pm

Show was more interesting this year, so no show ho's. We only go show ho when we're bored out of our noggins.

INterbike
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 10/13/2008 - 3:08pm

Did I miss the Show-Ho's phot tribute this year ?

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