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    Random questions

    1. what's the best way to measure one's sit bones? Before I even start shopping for a new saddle, I need to figure out what size I need. Plus, I'm also wanting to gauge the various LBS around to see if they actually are knowledgeable or simply clueless.

    2. Any good online sites for bicycle maintenance? Or just get a book from Amazon? Will be working on my bike and the kid's cheap X-mart mtb wannabe's...

    3. Any ideas on a decent, inexpensive repair stand?

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    sit on your saddle with pieces of paper sandwiching a piece of Carbon paper?

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    1) Find a Specialized dealer and have them measure you with their "sit o meter" thing. It's quite accurate.

    2) Park Tools Has some fantastic videos and is laid out nicely.

    3) This is the stand I have used for the past 3 years and I really like it. Performance Bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    sit on your saddle with pieces of paper sandwiching a piece of Carbon paper?
    Do they even still MAKE carbon paper? I haven't thought about it in years.
    Anybody remember typing term papers with carbon paper and Korrectype (sp?) or Wite-Out? There's a PITA that's almost unimaginable now.
    For sites, parktool.com is good. As for books, I like Zinn's. He's done two or three at least, titled generally "Zinn's Book of (Road Bike, Mountain Bike, whatever) Repair and Maintenance." I built my first Atlantis from the frame up using that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velo Dog View Post
    Anybody remember typing term papers with carbon paper and Korrectype (sp?) or Wite-Out? There's a PITA that's almost unimaginable now.
    Or even worse - Remember the old circular "wheel" type typewriter erasers with the brush attached? Ouch.
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    Bike repair info: http://bicycletutor.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcanum View Post
    Bike repair info: http://bicycletutor.com/
    Bookmarked it!
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    1) No idea? I've never measured mine.

    2) Google.com is the best bet for bike repair info because it draws from so many sources (bike tutor, park tool, youtube, etc.)

    3) Park Tool PCS3

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