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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Hints and tricks thread

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

    Started by Sheldon Brown, 12-14-06 01:49 PM
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    06-06-14, 12:35 AM 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. Project - 1980 Nishiki Sport

    Started by Duane Behrens, 11-26-13 08:33 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 223
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  2. Another problem in my bike

    Started by Stuntex, 08-12-14 10:43 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 180
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    08-20-14, 06:56 PM Go to last post
  3. How much to tip a bike mechanic

    Started by lesiz, 10-05-13 07:23 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 170
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    10-11-13, 07:29 PM Go to last post
  4. Shimano Alfine 11 speed IGH -- Strike Two!!

    Started by Don in Austin, 03-18-11 02:39 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 167
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  5. Road Bike Discs

    Started by jyl, 11-14-13 08:01 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 145
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    11-22-13, 01:08 PM Go to last post
  6. My handlebar broke

    Started by Stuntex, 08-16-14 11:16 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 136
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    08-17-14, 11:02 AM Go to last post
  7. You might be OCD if .....

    Started by FBinNY, 06-04-14 05:40 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 132
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    06-13-14, 10:13 PM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. How much DIY work do you do on your bike?

    Started by dkyser, 01-27-14 07:48 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 113
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  10. Low-end vs. high-end components

    Started by FedericoMena, 04-15-14 12:48 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 109
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    06-16-14, 11:23 AM Go to last post
  11. Wheel truing gone wrong

    Started by rms13, 05-31-14 04:40 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 109
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    06-19-14, 06:54 PM Go to last post
  12. Disc brake road bikes

    Started by davebean, 03-19-14 07:09 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 106
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    03-28-14, 07:38 PM Go to last post
  13. spoke labor cost

    Started by njlonghorn, 05-19-13 05:47 AM
    5 Pages
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  14. 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
  15. 1991 Trek 2300 Conversion - 23 Speed Possible?

    Started by 5ofus, 02-26-14 08:36 PM
    4 Pages
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    09-28-14, 04:44 PM Go to last post
  16. bike grease substitute

    Started by stuckinatx, 04-03-07 11:24 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 92
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    • Replies: 90
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    07-03-14, 08:42 PM Go to last post
  17. How do you clean your chain?

    Started by Gramercy, 09-30-13 12:17 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 90
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    10-10-13, 01:55 PM Go to last post
  18. Bikes Direct/Nashbar really comparable to name brands?

    Started by Vexxer, 05-11-14 07:03 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 89
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    05-13-14, 04:13 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 89
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    06-12-14, 08:24 AM Go to last post
  19. UN-55 Bottom Bracket

    Started by shuff, 04-18-12 03:51 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 85
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    08-31-14, 02:00 AM Go to last post
  20. I set my rear wheel on fire

    Started by jaspertunison, 09-26-08 10:47 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 85
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    08-22-14, 08:55 PM Go to last post
  21. DB spokes and weight question

    Started by bradtx, 10-31-13 06:37 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 81
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  22. 1984 Raleigh Super Course - 75 Orig Miles?

    Started by Duane Behrens, 05-04-14 05:37 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 81
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    09-26-14, 10:20 PM Go to last post
  23. 13 speed cluster?

    Started by rydabent, 09-07-14 08:14 AM
    4 Pages
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    09-16-14, 07:36 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 80
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    05-09-14, 08:16 AM Go to last post
  24. What type (viscosity) of chain lube to use?

    Started by vol, 04-01-14 01:31 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 80
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    04-06-14, 10:04 AM Go to last post
  25. Is Information Valued

    Started by Andrew R Stewart, 04-22-14 09:23 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 80
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    04-25-14, 06:39 AM Go to last post
  26. On DIY vs. Bike Shop

    Started by peaches123, 01-15-14 08:10 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 79
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    02-25-14, 05:11 PM Go to last post
  27. Carbon Fork Fatigue Failure. Real world experience?

    Started by Fynn, 10-29-13 03:52 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 79
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    08-21-14, 05:11 PM Go to last post
  28. Critique my wheel build and suggest spokes

    Started by r0cket88, 02-10-14 01:24 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 78
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    02-26-14, 06:41 AM Go to last post
  29. Rear Wheel

    Started by Fumbles22, 03-15-14 08:34 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 76
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    03-17-14, 06:06 AM Go to last post
  30. Weird Headset lockring w/ 3 notches

    Started by rat_factory, 08-12-06 10:10 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 75
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  31. Metric Wrench Purchasing Descisions

    Started by theery, 02-15-14 10:24 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 75
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    02-20-14, 07:14 PM Go to last post
  32. Tyre braking?

    Started by TimEarl, 10-26-13 01:42 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 73
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    11-15-13, 06:40 PM Go to last post
  33. Front brakes actuated from left or right

    Started by bwilli88, 12-02-13 02:04 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 71
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    04-06-14, 08:13 AM Go to last post
  34. Most long term "standard" bottom bracket

    Started by skagitteam, 10-01-13 04:35 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 71
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    10-05-13, 08:33 AM Go to last post
  35. Share your experience with chain scrubbers

    Started by agent pombero, 11-21-13 07:57 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 70
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    02-07-14, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  36. a question about bearing hubs vs hubs with sealed bearings

    Started by djb, 01-17-14 08:15 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    02-08-14, 04:27 AM Go to last post
  37. Can a broken aluminum frame be repaired/salvaged?

    Started by Halloween, 03-16-14 11:33 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    03-22-14, 01:01 AM Go to last post
  38. 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
  39. Not sure about the tune-up job at my LBS

    Started by mattstuehler, 03-11-14 09:15 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    03-14-14, 07:43 PM Go to last post
  40. Zip tie/Cable tie cutter???

    Started by stanmah, 05-25-14 09:06 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    06-04-14, 02:23 PM Go to last post
  41. Simple, everyday items that make bike repair easier

    Started by FBinNY, 03-31-14 01:14 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    04-06-14, 01:05 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 68
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    12-20-13, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  42. Tire Tube Vulcanization patch kit

    Started by Mallagante, 07-25-08 11:43 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
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    09-01-14, 02:38 PM Go to last post
  43. Good price for new cable/housing job

    Started by 'nother, 03-09-05 11:27 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 68
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    06-10-14, 06:39 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 67
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    09-25-14, 12:46 PM Go to last post
  44. Gear Inches, biggest gap below 36t chainring?

    Started by KC8QVO, 04-28-14 08:03 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 66
    • Views: 1,453
    05-26-14, 09:42 AM Go to last post

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