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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Hints and tricks thread

    Started by wroomwroomoops, 07-03-07 02:37 AM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: sheldonbrown.com shortcuts

    Started by Sheldon Brown, 12-14-06 01:49 PM
    4 Pages
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    07-14-15, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: New Posters - please READ THIS

    Started by DMF, 08-29-07 06:18 PM
    3 Pages
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  1. Regarding sydney

    Started by Guest, 07-07-02 04:56 PM
    17 Pages
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    • Replies: 413
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    sch
    11-24-14, 03:50 PM Go to last post
  2. Shimano Alfine 11 speed IGH -- Strike Two!!

    Started by Don in Austin, 03-18-11 02:39 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 190
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    12-08-14, 04:14 AM Go to last post
  3. Is the resistance to disc brakes by some

    Started by rydabent, 11-09-14 07:34 AM
    8 Pages
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    01-21-15, 12:44 PM Go to last post
  4. Do all disc brakes rub?

    Started by Jarrett2, 03-24-15 09:09 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 151
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  5. Using the Park TM-1 to check/correct tension on wheels?

    Started by Jarrett2, 10-29-14 03:34 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 151
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    12-23-14, 11:21 AM Go to last post
  6. Pricing Differentials; Store Vs Online

    Started by Jed19, 02-04-15 11:42 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 130
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    03-04-15, 09:11 PM Go to last post
  7. Advice on fixing spokes myself?

    Started by bikerbobbbb, 08-05-15 02:27 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 128
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    09-04-15, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  8. Small cracks in rim along spokes, proper course of action

    Started by ehilge, 01-03-15 08:35 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 125
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  9. Homebrew DIY chain lube users - storage and application?

    Started by PatrickGSR94, 01-09-14 08:04 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 118
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    09-25-14, 02:57 PM Go to last post
  10. Is there a way to make my brakes stop smoking?

    Started by Poonjabby, 03-17-15 08:29 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 115
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    03-21-15, 07:20 PM Go to last post
  11. Are bike repair shops any better than... an enthusiast?

    Started by corrado33, 06-06-15 01:34 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 114
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    06-17-15, 11:53 AM Go to last post
  12. broken dropout, old steel frame - worth repairing?

    Started by pgoat, 07-31-15 05:03 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 113
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    09-03-15, 09:33 AM Go to last post
  13. Ceramic Bearings or Stick with steel

    Started by I_like_cereal, 05-11-11 03:54 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 112
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  14. What is the best chain lube?

    Started by jjames1452, 10-25-14 07:56 PM
    5 Pages
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    11-23-14, 11:03 AM Go to last post
  15. 1 x 11 gearing for road bikes

    Started by jyl, 03-18-15 10:23 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 106
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    06-04-15, 04:38 PM Go to last post
  16. Surly frames any good

    Started by cs1, 12-05-06 04:28 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 105
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    09-04-15, 04:37 AM Go to last post
  17. Chain-L versus STP oil treatment...?

    Started by jawnn, 01-20-15 11:54 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 101
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    jyl
    01-24-15, 09:43 PM Go to last post
  18. Wheel lateral stiffness. WHat makes it stiff?

    Started by Fly2High, 07-29-15 12:34 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 99
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    08-05-15, 06:34 AM Go to last post
  19. Just what is the proper number of gears needed on a bike?

    Started by rydabent, 02-06-14 07:19 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 98
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    09-24-14, 07:20 PM Go to last post
  20. Rear wheel is touching the frame

    Started by Stuntex, 10-03-14 01:41 PM
    4 Pages
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    09-28-14, 04:44 PM Go to last post
  21. Am I Wrong to Hate Press-Fit Bottom Brackets?

    Started by akansaskid, 05-05-15 07:37 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 93
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    05-08-15, 08:03 PM Go to last post
  22. Poll: Epic Lube Battle

    Started by wphamilton, 01-21-15 03:55 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 92
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    01-29-15, 06:45 PM Go to last post
  23. The ULTIMATE Presta Pump Head

    Started by HillRider, 01-02-11 10:20 AM
    4 Pages
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    05-14-15, 08:13 PM Go to last post
  24. Chain lube: Why so passionate?

    Started by hyhuu, 08-25-15 08:31 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 88
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    08-30-15, 06:59 PM Go to last post
  25. 1984 Raleigh Super Course - 75 Orig Miles?

    Started by Duane Behrens, 05-04-14 05:37 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 86
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    11-29-14, 07:32 PM Go to last post
  26. UN-55 Bottom Bracket

    Started by shuff, 04-18-12 03:51 PM
    4 Pages
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    01-27-15, 12:41 AM Go to last post
  27. Compact frame dimensions?

    Started by FarHorizon, 12-29-14 12:04 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 86
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    12-31-14, 11:38 AM Go to last post
  28. Just how anal are you..?

    Started by rmfnla, 06-02-15 04:53 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 84
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    06-24-15, 07:33 PM Go to last post
  29. Damaged Vitus 992 forks

    Started by Brendan992, 12-03-14 05:14 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 80
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    06-12-15, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  30. Campy Chorus 10sp Mis Shifting FD

    Started by tanguy frame, 09-22-08 04:23 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 80
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    08-03-15, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  31. 13 speed cluster?

    Started by rydabent, 09-07-14 08:14 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 80
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    09-16-14, 07:36 AM Go to last post
  32. Bearings that last 100,000km

    Started by stealmyideaspls, 11-25-14 11:56 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 77
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    11-27-14, 06:59 PM Go to last post
  33. Winter IGH Conversion Project

    Started by Bravin Neff, 10-31-14 03:34 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 76
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    11-12-14, 09:49 AM Go to last post
  34. Rubber cement for tire patching?

    Started by MikeyLikesIt, 04-27-08 09:02 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 76
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    05-25-15, 01:21 PM Go to last post
  35. Questions About Re-Gearing My Klein

    Started by Stucky, 01-27-15 02:07 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 76
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    03-30-15, 05:00 PM Go to last post
  36. Amazon surge pricing on bike parts

    Started by Darth Lefty, 03-11-15 10:06 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 74
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    03-18-15, 07:42 PM Go to last post
  37. Disease transmission?

    Started by mconlonx, 10-30-14 10:13 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 72
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    11-01-14, 12:35 PM Go to last post
  38. New Chain Film

    Started by playback2004, 01-31-15 08:24 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 72
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    02-06-15, 05:46 PM Go to last post
  39. Spokes Not Made Of Steel

    Started by jyl, 02-12-15 09:50 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 69
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    02-24-15, 03:35 PM Go to last post
  40. No1 can solve my problem and I'm giving up..

    Started by Stuntex, 09-05-14 04:24 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    09-05-14, 06:23 PM Go to last post
  41. 700c to 26" conversion

    Started by corwin1968, 10-14-13 09:45 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    10-04-14, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  42. Disc vs. Caliper - asking the pros

    Started by PhotoJoe, 11-03-14 05:49 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
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    11-06-14, 04:54 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 67
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    09-25-14, 12:46 PM Go to last post
  43. Has anyone EVER had a wheel go out of true?

    Started by rpenmanparker, 12-17-14 03:00 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 66
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    12-21-14, 04:19 AM Go to last post
  44. What oil to use and how often do I oil?

    Started by trevor1968, 06-30-15 08:02 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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    08-18-15, 08:28 AM Go to last post
  45. CO2 inflator/cartridge -- need recommendations

    Started by bagel007, 06-21-09 07:05 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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    03-31-15, 08:47 PM Go to last post
  46. Wheel building gone wrong - a "twang" and disaster

    Started by Buikema, 11-05-14 12:09 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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    12-04-14, 06:04 AM Go to last post
  47. Why is the older bike faster than my new bike?

    Started by Brodie01, 02-11-14 07:20 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 64
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    07-10-15, 06:09 AM Go to last post

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