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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 02:49 PM
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    12-16-15, 02:16 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: New Posters - please READ THIS

    Started by DMF, 08-29-07 06:18 PM
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  1. Do young people know anything any more

    Started by rydabent, 09-10-15 10:54 AM
    13 Pages
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  2. Shimano Chain Length and derailleur position

    Started by Wildrat, 10-01-15 11:04 AM
    10 Pages
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  3. Dual Pivot vs single:, an analytical view.

    Started by Flinstone, 12-24-15 08:27 AM
    7 Pages
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  4. Advice on fixing spokes myself?

    Started by bikerbobbbb, 08-05-15 02:27 PM
    6 Pages
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  5. Attempt at aluminum head tube crack repair.

    Started by kennj123, 05-17-16 10:37 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 144
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  6. Sears Mens Free Spirit 10 speed Road Cycle

    Started by jordb48, 03-15-16 06:44 PM
    5 Pages
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  7. Ceramic Bearings or Stick with steel

    Started by I_like_cereal, 05-11-11 03:54 PM
    5 Pages
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  8. Are bike repair shops any better than... an enthusiast?

    Started by corrado33, 06-06-15 01:34 PM
    5 Pages
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  9. broken dropout, old steel frame - worth repairing?

    Started by pgoat, 07-31-15 05:03 AM
    5 Pages
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  10. 1 x 11 gearing for road bikes

    Started by jyl, 03-18-15 10:23 PM
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  11. Surly frames any good

    Started by cs1, 12-05-06 05:28 AM
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  12. I set my rear wheel on fire

    Started by jaspertunison, 09-26-08 10:47 PM
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  13. Wheel lateral stiffness. WHat makes it stiff?

    Started by Fly2High, 07-29-15 12:34 PM
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  14. What's the longest lasting all-weather drivetrain lube?

    Started by NCSUMike, 10-05-15 09:24 AM
    4 Pages
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  15. Useless and Worthless Tools

    Started by techsensei, 05-11-16 12:11 PM
    4 Pages
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    05-16-16, 09:57 AM Go to last post
  16. Alloy ... I feel curmudgeonly

    Started by philbob57, 05-04-16 05:27 PM
    4 Pages
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    09-20-15, 05:00 PM Go to last post
  17. Chain lube: Why so passionate?

    Started by hyhuu, 08-25-15 08:31 AM
    4 Pages
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    08-30-15, 06:59 PM Go to last post
  18. Park Tools made in China :(

    Started by Danthesoundman, 07-27-10 01:09 PM
    4 Pages
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    10-21-15, 06:20 PM Go to last post
  19. What causes this? Chain, cogs worn... something else?

    Started by bikerbobbbb, 10-09-15 05:17 PM
    4 Pages
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  20. Just how anal are you..?

    Started by rmfnla, 06-02-15 04:53 PM
    4 Pages
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    06-24-15, 07:33 PM Go to last post
  21. Why CO2? Why, why, why?

    Started by jyl, 01-10-16 09:22 PM
    4 Pages
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    01-14-16, 09:54 AM Go to last post
  22. Bringing your own components to the bike shop??

    Started by mikmz, 01-14-16 05:16 AM
    4 Pages
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    01-16-16, 06:07 PM Go to last post
  23. Damaged Vitus 992 forks

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

    Started by tanguy frame, 09-22-08 04:23 PM
    4 Pages
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    08-03-15, 12:12 PM Go to last post
  25. How big are 700 CM tires?

    Started by flameburns623, 09-21-07 06:41 AM
    4 Pages
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    10-09-15, 02:53 PM Go to last post
  26. Rubber cement for tire patching?

    Started by MikeyLikesIt, 04-27-08 09:02 PM
    4 Pages
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  27. How did you all learn to work on your bikes?

    Started by elizwlsn, 05-17-16 09:45 AM
    4 Pages
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  28. found a good source for patch glue/rubber-cement

    Started by chucky, 05-22-12 12:57 PM
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    10-12-15, 10:35 PM Go to last post
  29. aluminium frame failures-- myth or fact?

    Started by royalflash, 03-28-04 12:41 AM
    4 Pages
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  30. What tools will I need to replace the chain ring?

    Started by bikerbobbbb, 03-24-16 03:37 PM
    3 Pages
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  31. Good solvent to clean chains

    Started by BigBrooklynLou, 07-28-04 12:24 PM
    3 Pages
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  32. Miyata 1000 frame: Worth building back into a full bike?

    Started by Phreon, 09-21-08 11:01 AM
    3 Pages
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  33. Dented bike after crash - now what?

    Started by Klystomane, 08-20-15 10:34 AM
    3 Pages
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  34. Disc brake issues

    Started by Divtos, 11-08-15 06:29 PM
    3 Pages
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    11-14-15, 05:30 PM Go to last post
  35. 1992 Rockhopper Bottom Bracket

    Started by tjkoko, 07-03-15 08:21 AM
    3 Pages
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    09-13-15, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  36. What oil to use and how often do I oil?

    Started by trevor1968, 06-30-15 08:02 AM
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    08-18-15, 08:28 AM Go to last post
  37. Defect with a new VO Campeur fork, what would you do?

    Started by emailsfh, 05-17-16 03:34 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 64
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    jyl
    05-31-16, 01:51 PM Go to last post
  38. No Bearings, No Grease

    Started by eric044, 12-03-15 10:33 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 64
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    12-08-15, 11:57 PM Go to last post
  39. SKS fenders

    Started by jyl, 11-05-15 03:35 AM
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  40. Why is the older bike faster than my new bike?

    Started by Brodie01, 02-11-14 08:20 PM
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    07-10-15, 06:09 AM Go to last post
  41. Koolstop pads - front or back?

    Started by Jean_TX, 04-25-16 04:03 PM
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  42. Homemade Grease?

    Started by eric044, 09-28-15 10:46 AM
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    10-03-15, 07:14 PM Go to last post
  43. 60/11 High Gear: Project Completed

    Started by 60_tooth_ring, 10-06-15 10:36 AM
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    djb
    10-09-15, 12:20 PM Go to last post
  44. Is it Less Expensive to Build a bike rather than Buy

    Started by kenshireen, 01-23-16 03:36 PM
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  45. Stupid question: how do you put on a qr front wheel?

    Started by RubeRad, 12-18-15 03:41 PM
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    12-22-15, 09:28 PM Go to last post
  46. tube or tubeless

    Started by Squeezebox, 04-06-16 06:15 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 62
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