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okay. so i just left the lbs after ordering a new bike. this will be my first road bike with gears and brakes. i've been riding fixed for several years now, and i've always built them with lugged steel italian frames. so i did a custom build on the new bike, rather than one of the stock packages. my point is this, i'm paying a bit more to go with full centaur over ultegra, and a bit less than a package with some dura ace on it. i'm going to have to explain to my other bikes why this one is made out of carbon, has gears, and uses brakes. but i couldn't stomach the thought of explaining that these components weren't fellow countrymen. (the brifters do feel better and i like the functionality, repariability etc. so i've got the "right" reasons covered) but still, to do otherwise would be like bringing a cheap lady of the night home for christmas dinner. thought you all would sympathize with me on this one. regardless, i can't wait ;) :)
 
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