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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Hints and tricks thread

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

    Started by Sheldon Brown, 12-14-06 02:49 PM
    4 Pages
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    12-23-15, 08:13 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: New Posters - please READ THIS

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

    Started by rydabent, 09-10-15 11:54 AM
    13 Pages
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  2. Shimano Chain Length and derailleur position

    Started by Wildrat, 10-01-15 12:04 PM
    10 Pages
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    01-25-16, 08:16 AM Go to last post
  3. Dual Pivot vs single:, an analytical view.

    Started by Flinstone, 12-24-15 08:27 AM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 157
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  4. Do all disc brakes rub?

    Started by Jarrett2, 03-24-15 10:09 AM
    7 Pages
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  5. Advice on fixing spokes myself?

    Started by bikerbobbbb, 08-05-15 03:27 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 136
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    12-10-15, 07:01 PM Go to last post
  6. Pricing Differentials; Store Vs Online

    Started by Jed19, 02-04-15 12:42 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 130
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    03-04-15, 10:11 PM Go to last post
  7. Is there a way to make my brakes stop smoking?

    Started by Poonjabby, 03-17-15 09:29 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 115
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    03-21-15, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  8. Ceramic Bearings or Stick with steel

    Started by I_like_cereal, 05-11-11 04:54 PM
    5 Pages
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  9. Are bike repair shops any better than... an enthusiast?

    Started by corrado33, 06-06-15 02:34 PM
    5 Pages
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  10. broken dropout, old steel frame - worth repairing?

    Started by pgoat, 07-31-15 06:03 AM
    5 Pages
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    09-03-15, 10:33 AM Go to last post
  11. 1 x 11 gearing for road bikes

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

    Started by cs1, 12-05-06 05:28 AM
    5 Pages
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  13. Wheel lateral stiffness. WHat makes it stiff?

    Started by Fly2High, 07-29-15 01:34 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 99
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  14. What's the longest lasting all-weather drivetrain lube?

    Started by NCSUMike, 10-05-15 10:24 AM
    4 Pages
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    01-03-16, 07:34 AM Go to last post
  15. Am I Wrong to Hate Press-Fit Bottom Brackets?

    Started by akansaskid, 05-05-15 08:37 PM
    4 Pages
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    09-20-15, 06:00 PM Go to last post
  16. The ULTIMATE Presta Pump Head

    Started by HillRider, 01-02-11 11:20 AM
    4 Pages
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    05-14-15, 09:13 PM Go to last post
  17. Chain lube: Why so passionate?

    Started by hyhuu, 08-25-15 09:31 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 88
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    08-30-15, 07:59 PM Go to last post
  18. Park Tools made in China :(

    Started by Danthesoundman, 07-27-10 02:09 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 87
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    10-21-15, 07:20 PM Go to last post
  19. Just how anal are you..?

    Started by rmfnla, 06-02-15 05:53 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 84
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    06-24-15, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  20. Why CO2? Why, why, why?

    Started by jyl, 01-10-16 09:22 PM
    4 Pages
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  21. 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
  22. Damaged Vitus 992 forks

    Started by Brendan992, 12-03-14 06:14 PM
    4 Pages
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    06-12-15, 09:45 AM Go to last post
  23. Campy Chorus 10sp Mis Shifting FD

    Started by tanguy frame, 09-22-08 05:23 PM
    4 Pages
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    08-03-15, 01:12 PM Go to last post
  24. What causes this? Chain, cogs worn... something else?

    Started by bikerbobbbb, 10-09-15 06:17 PM
    4 Pages
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  25. How big are 700 CM tires?

    Started by flameburns623, 09-21-07 07:41 AM
    4 Pages
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    10-09-15, 03:53 PM Go to last post
  26. Rubber cement for tire patching?

    Started by MikeyLikesIt, 04-27-08 10:02 PM
    4 Pages
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    10-12-15, 11:35 PM Go to last post
  27. aluminium frame failures-- myth or fact?

    Started by royalflash, 03-28-04 12:41 AM
    4 Pages
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    11-18-15, 07:54 PM Go to last post
  28. Questions About Re-Gearing My Klein

    Started by Stucky, 01-27-15 03:07 PM
    4 Pages
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    03-30-15, 06:00 PM Go to last post
  29. Amazon surge pricing on bike parts

    Started by Darth Lefty, 03-11-15 11:06 AM
    3 Pages
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  30. Good solvent to clean chains

    Started by BigBrooklynLou, 07-28-04 01:24 PM
    3 Pages
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  31. Miyata 1000 frame: Worth building back into a full bike?

    Started by Phreon, 09-21-08 12:01 PM
    3 Pages
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    11-12-15, 11:34 AM Go to last post
  32. Dented bike after crash - now what?

    Started by Klystomane, 08-20-15 11:34 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 70
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    12-30-15, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  33. Spokes Not Made Of Steel

    Started by jyl, 02-12-15 10:50 PM
    3 Pages
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    02-24-15, 04:35 PM Go to last post
  34. Disc brake issues

    Started by Divtos, 11-08-15 06:29 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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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 09:21 AM
    3 Pages
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    09-13-15, 02:08 PM Go to last post
  36. What oil to use and how often do I oil?

    Started by trevor1968, 06-30-15 09:02 AM
    3 Pages
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    08-18-15, 09:28 AM Go to last post
  37. CO2 inflator/cartridge -- need recommendations

    Started by bagel007, 06-21-09 08:05 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 65
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    03-31-15, 09:47 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. Why is the older bike faster than my new bike?

    Started by Brodie01, 02-11-14 08:20 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 64
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    07-10-15, 07:09 AM Go to last post
  40. Homemade Grease?

    Started by eric044, 09-28-15 11:46 AM
    3 Pages
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    10-03-15, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  41. What kind of grease do you guys use for BBs/cranks/pedals/etc?

    Started by jtown, 08-03-04 10:38 PM
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    03-30-15, 06:05 PM Go to last post
  42. 60/11 High Gear: Project Completed

    Started by 60_tooth_ring, 10-06-15 11:36 AM
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    djb
    10-09-15, 01:20 PM Go to last post
  43. Gears Feeling Lower After Tune Up

    Started by Calder Benson, 02-10-15 08:52 PM
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  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. How Difficult is it To Choose and Put Together a Bike From Scratch

    Started by Inpd, 07-10-15 10:10 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 61
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    07-14-15, 04:53 PM Go to last post

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