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Old 12-25-10, 02:13 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-25-10, 02:20 PM   #2
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sit on your saddle with pieces of paper sandwiching a piece of Carbon paper?
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Old 12-25-10, 02:27 PM   #3
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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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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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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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Bike repair info: http://bicycletutor.com/
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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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