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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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    11-30-14, 08:41 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: sheldonbrown.com shortcuts

    Started by Sheldon Brown, 12-14-06 02:49 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 85
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    11-13-14, 10:59 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: New Posters - please READ THIS

    Started by DMF, 08-29-07 07:18 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 74
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  1. Regarding sydney

    Started by Guest, 07-07-02 05:56 PM
    17 Pages
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    • Replies: 413
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    sch
    11-24-14, 04:50 PM Go to last post
  2. Project - 1980 Nishiki Sport

    Started by Duane Behrens, 11-26-13 09:33 AM
    9 Pages
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    • Replies: 223
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    06-13-14, 10:07 PM Go to last post
  3. Shimano Alfine 11 speed IGH -- Strike Two!!

    Started by Don in Austin, 03-18-11 03:39 PM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 190
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    12-08-14, 05:14 AM Go to last post
  4. Is the resistance to disc brakes by some

    Started by rydabent, 11-09-14 08:34 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 186
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    11-15-14, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  5. Another problem in my bike

    Started by Stuntex, 08-12-14 11:43 AM
    8 Pages
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    • Replies: 180
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    08-20-14, 07:56 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 160
    • Views: 5,427
    01-21-15, 01:44 PM Go to last post
  6. Using the Park TM-1 to check/correct tension on wheels?

    Started by Jarrett2, 10-29-14 04:34 PM
    7 Pages
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    • Replies: 151
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    12-23-14, 12:21 PM Go to last post
  7. My handlebar broke

    Started by Stuntex, 08-16-14 12:16 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 136
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    08-17-14, 12:02 PM Go to last post
  8. You might be OCD if .....

    Started by FBinNY, 06-04-14 06:40 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 132
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    06-13-14, 11:13 PM Go to last post
  9. Small cracks in rim along spokes, proper course of action

    Started by ehilge, 01-03-15 09:35 AM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 125
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  10. Homebrew DIY chain lube users - storage and application?

    Started by PatrickGSR94, 01-09-14 09:04 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 118
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    09-25-14, 03:57 PM Go to last post
  11. How much DIY work do you do on your bike?

    Started by dkyser, 01-27-14 08:48 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 113
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    02-24-14, 02:28 AM Go to last post
  12. Low-end vs. high-end components

    Started by FedericoMena, 04-15-14 01:48 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 109
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    06-16-14, 12:23 PM Go to last post
  13. Wheel truing gone wrong

    Started by rms13, 05-31-14 05:40 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 109
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    06-19-14, 07:54 PM Go to last post
  14. What is the best chain lube?

    Started by jjames1452, 10-25-14 08:56 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 107
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    11-23-14, 12:03 PM Go to last post
  15. Disc brake road bikes

    Started by davebean, 03-19-14 08:09 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 106
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    03-28-14, 08:38 PM Go to last post
  16. Chain-L versus STP oil treatment...?

    Started by jawnn, 01-20-15 12:54 PM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 101
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    jyl
    01-24-15, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  17. Just what is the proper number of gears needed on a bike?

    Started by rydabent, 02-06-14 08:19 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 98
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    09-24-14, 08:20 PM Go to last post
  18. Rear wheel is touching the frame

    Started by Stuntex, 10-03-14 02:41 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 95
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    10-06-14, 04:03 PM Go to last post
  19. 1991 Trek 2300 Conversion - 23 Speed Possible?

    Started by 5ofus, 02-26-14 09:36 PM
    4 Pages
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    09-28-14, 05:44 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 90
    • Views: 2,855
    07-03-14, 09:42 PM Go to last post
  20. Bikes Direct/Nashbar really comparable to name brands?

    Started by Vexxer, 05-11-14 08:03 PM
    4 Pages
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    05-13-14, 05:13 PM Go to last post
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    06-12-14, 09:24 AM Go to last post
  21. 1984 Raleigh Super Course - 75 Orig Miles?

    Started by Duane Behrens, 05-04-14 06:37 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 86
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    11-29-14, 08:32 PM Go to last post
  22. UN-55 Bottom Bracket

    Started by shuff, 04-18-12 04:51 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 86
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    01-27-15, 01:41 AM Go to last post
  23. Compact frame dimensions?

    Started by FarHorizon, 12-29-14 01:04 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 86
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    12-31-14, 12:38 PM Go to last post
  24. I set my rear wheel on fire

    Started by jaspertunison, 09-26-08 11:47 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 85
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    08-22-14, 09:55 PM Go to last post
  25. Poll: Epic Lube Battle

    Started by wphamilton, 01-21-15 04:55 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 82
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    01-27-15, 10:28 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 80
    • Views: 4,147
    05-09-14, 09:16 AM Go to last post
  26. What type (viscosity) of chain lube to use?

    Started by vol, 04-01-14 02:31 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 80
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    04-06-14, 11:04 AM Go to last post
  27. Is Information Valued

    Started by Andrew R Stewart, 04-22-14 10:23 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 80
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    04-25-14, 07:39 AM Go to last post
  28. 13 speed cluster?

    Started by rydabent, 09-07-14 09:14 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 80
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    09-16-14, 08:36 AM Go to last post
  29. On DIY vs. Bike Shop

    Started by peaches123, 01-15-14 09:10 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 79
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    02-25-14, 06:11 PM Go to last post
  30. Carbon Fork Fatigue Failure. Real world experience?

    Started by Fynn, 10-29-13 04:52 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 79
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    08-21-14, 06:11 PM Go to last post
  31. Critique my wheel build and suggest spokes

    Started by r0cket88, 02-10-14 02:24 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 78
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    02-26-14, 07:41 AM Go to last post
  32. Bearings that last 100,000km

    Started by stealmyideaspls, 11-25-14 12:56 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 77
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    11-27-14, 07:59 PM Go to last post
  33. Winter IGH Conversion Project

    Started by Bravin Neff, 10-31-14 04:34 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 76
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    11-12-14, 10:49 AM Go to last post
  34. Rear Wheel

    Started by Fumbles22, 03-15-14 09:34 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 76
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    03-17-14, 07:06 AM Go to last post
  35. Damaged Vitus 992 forks

    Started by Brendan992, 12-03-14 06:14 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 75
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    01-15-15, 08:47 AM Go to last post
  36. Rubber cement for tire patching?

    Started by MikeyLikesIt, 04-27-08 10:02 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 75
    • Views: 9,967
    10-12-14, 10:43 PM Go to last post
  37. Metric Wrench Purchasing Descisions

    Started by theery, 02-15-14 11:24 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 75
    • Views: 1,941
    02-20-14, 08:14 PM Go to last post
  38. Disease transmission?

    Started by mconlonx, 10-30-14 11:13 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 72
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    11-01-14, 01:35 PM Go to last post
  39. Front brakes actuated from left or right

    Started by bwilli88, 12-02-13 03:04 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 71
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    04-06-14, 09:13 AM Go to last post
  40. Share your experience with chain scrubbers

    Started by agent pombero, 11-21-13 08:57 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 70
    • Views: 2,084
    02-07-14, 08:47 AM Go to last post
  41. a question about bearing hubs vs hubs with sealed bearings

    Started by djb, 01-17-14 09:15 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 69
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    02-08-14, 05:27 AM Go to last post
  42. Can a broken aluminum frame be repaired/salvaged?

    Started by Halloween, 03-16-14 12:33 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 69
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    03-22-14, 02:01 AM Go to last post
  43. Not sure about the tune-up job at my LBS

    Started by mattstuehler, 03-11-14 10:15 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 69
    • Views: 1,795
    03-14-14, 08:43 PM Go to last post
  44. Zip tie/Cable tie cutter???

    Started by stanmah, 05-25-14 10:06 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 69
    • Views: 1,659
    06-04-14, 03:23 PM Go to last post
  45. Simple, everyday items that make bike repair easier

    Started by FBinNY, 03-31-14 02:14 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 69
    • Views: 2,969
    04-06-14, 02:05 PM Go to last post

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