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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
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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. 8spd Ultegra STI shifter (original style) rebuild guide

    Started by Kimmo, 12-23-09 07:13 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 43
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    08-30-14, 11:59 AM Go to last post
  2. Cheap Shimano Tourney derailleur test

    Started by TurbineBlade, 01-13-10 11:47 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 41
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    05-30-14, 03:59 PM Go to last post
  3. 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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  4. Removing Seized Pedal from Crank

    Started by vegas06, 12-27-06 05:20 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 42
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    03-23-14, 08:53 PM Go to last post
  5. 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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  6. Removing Look Keo Pedals -- what a pain

    Started by celticfrost, 03-27-08 11:10 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 30
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    04-28-14, 12:35 PM Go to last post
  7. How to remove paint from aluminum

    Started by da$eugenstein, 03-25-08 03:06 PM
    • Replies: 22
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    06-06-14, 12:25 PM Go to last post
  8. 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
  9. Rubber cement for tire patching?

    Started by MikeyLikesIt, 04-27-08 09:02 PM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 75
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  10. Anything wrong with white lithium grease?

    Started by probable556, 01-02-07 12:53 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 40
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    08-21-14, 08:39 PM Go to last post
  11. 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
  12. Can I use 700x23 tube in a 700x25 tire?

    Started by shubonker, 10-29-09 08:00 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
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    08-22-14, 11:29 PM Go to last post
  13. really hard to remove bottom bracket

    Started by spiderbike, 10-04-06 06:52 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 29
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    02-15-14, 05:30 PM Go to last post
  14. Instep hitch doesn't fit my bike!

    Started by jdezur, 04-13-08 10:39 PM
    2 Pages
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    07-23-14, 01:50 AM Go to last post
  15. Best long reach brake calipers

    Started by Blind, 06-16-12 07:33 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 64
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    02-23-14, 04:39 PM Go to last post
  16. Shimano RSX brifter shifting problem

    Started by kbblodorn, 08-03-08 10:45 AM
    2 Pages
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    02-05-14, 08:07 AM Go to last post
  17. Best protectant for rust prevention?

    Started by mark754, 11-20-05 11:34 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
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    06-19-14, 09:01 PM Go to last post
  18. bike grease substitute

    Started by stuckinatx, 04-03-07 11:24 AM
    4 Pages
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    • Replies: 92
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    12-04-13, 07:47 AM Go to last post
  19. Handlebar design - sketch

    Started by MarkN, 07-02-10 05:41 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 40
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    04-25-14, 11:49 AM Go to last post
  20. Low-end vs. high-end components

    Started by FedericoMena, 04-15-14 12:48 PM
    5 Pages
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    06-16-14, 11:23 AM Go to last post
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    06-12-14, 08:24 AM Go to last post
  21. Aero vs Non-Aero brake levers: what's the difference?

    Started by tjwarren, 05-05-09 09:14 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
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    03-10-14, 05:33 AM Go to last post
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Shimano Nexus internal Hub reliability 8-speed

    Started by Fastone93, 02-21-12 04:37 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 29
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    08-12-14, 05:08 PM Go to last post
  25. Putting a road crank on a mountain bike

    Started by wverdsha, 06-22-07 05:22 AM
    2 Pages
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    dbg
    01-10-14, 07:12 AM Go to last post
  26. How often to replace chainrings?

    Started by GRedner, 07-29-07 10:51 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
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    07-10-14, 11:21 PM Go to last post
  27. Shimano "quick-link" help

    Started by mike24, 04-26-09 03:28 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 34
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    07-29-14, 09:58 AM Go to last post
  28. Experience with Bicycle Wheel Warehouse Pure RT Wheels?

    Started by AlanKHG, 01-26-11 10:29 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 56
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    06-16-14, 10:09 AM Go to last post
  29. Wax on chains

    Started by Rodney Crater, 09-16-05 09:08 AM
    3 Pages
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    05-08-14, 07:45 PM Go to last post
  30. Stripped threads on drive side crank arm -- how to remove?

    Started by banerjek, 07-27-06 11:17 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 28
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    03-30-14, 04:36 AM Go to last post
  31. Shimano Lx (7-speed) Shifters' Maintenance

    Started by Jed19, 06-23-05 02:01 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    03-12-14, 11:52 AM Go to last post
  32. CO2 Cartridge Refill?

    Started by MudPie, 01-23-12 11:11 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 43
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  33. Road Bike Discs

    Started by jyl, 11-14-13 08:01 PM
    6 Pages
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    • Replies: 145
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  34. Shimano's Dura ace 2x9 with Deore XT 8 SIS???

    Started by Double0757, 02-01-13 12:05 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 32
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    03-11-14, 01:17 AM Go to last post
  35. Dents in aluminum frame can lead to catastorphic failure

    Started by Joe Average, 04-28-12 03:21 PM
    2 Pages
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    05-09-14, 08:16 AM Go to last post
  36. how to measure tire pressure without a gauge

    Started by save_alkaline, 10-18-07 09:00 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 36
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    07-01-14, 04:24 PM Go to last post
  37. chain oil

    Started by coolkid_cody, 07-31-09 10:36 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 50
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    01-04-14, 07:29 AM Go to last post
  38. 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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    12-10-13, 10:14 AM Go to last post
  39. Plastic disc on wheel

    Started by BurnMyEyes, 08-04-08 09:39 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 35
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    07-25-14, 09:28 AM Go to last post
  40. 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
  41. Presta Adaptor Doesn't Seem To Work

    Started by foolish heart, 10-28-06 03:00 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 29
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    06-19-14, 11:01 AM Go to last post
  42. How to remove quick link?

    Started by JPMacG, 08-01-09 08:46 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
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    10-02-14, 01:30 AM Go to last post
  43. Carbon Fork Fatigue Failure. Real world experience?

    Started by Fynn, 10-29-13 03:52 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 79
    • Views: 3,221
    08-21-14, 05:11 PM Go to last post

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