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  1. I have an old dale frame with the cantilever back...

    I have an old dale frame with the cantilever back end. I set it up as a single speed and it is an absolute blast to ride. The only problem is that it will shake the fillings from your teeth on...
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    I did email Eugene and he very kindly explained...

    I did email Eugene and he very kindly explained how he did this.

    I thought it would be prudent to ask the members of this forum for your opinions on this unusual mod.

    I'm guessing I could...
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    Three reasons; I have an old cannondale small...

    Three reasons;

    I have an old cannondale small frame with toe clip overlap... I thought this might help.

    I'd like to get the bars higher without having three inches of spacers above the...
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    Under the headtube spacers?

    Hello all,

    I spotted this picture of a bicycle with spacers installed under the bottom race of a aheadset and wondered if you could give me your option on the 'soundness' of this set up.

    Here...
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    I agree with the short cranks, low gearing, knee...

    I agree with the short cranks, low gearing, knee warmers, speedplay.

    I thought I had bad knee's until I changed to 165 cranks and speedplays... now I never get a twinge.
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    Best frame only purchas.. opinions please

    I'm looking to buy a new/used frame to replace my aged panasonic dx4000. I would like your opinions on whats out there that you like. My priorities are in this order;

    1. Comfortable. (My neck is...
  7. Thread: Brooks Saddles

    by petermi
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    I have a B17 on my single speed and a B67 on my...

    I have a B17 on my single speed and a B67 on my commuter. They are both things of beauty and they get more comfotable every month. I consider them to be one of the best investments to make your...
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    I just saw your post today. Maybe next time. ...

    I just saw your post today. Maybe next time.

    Any place around the Chicago/Evanston area.
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    I love my continentail top tour 37mm for the...

    I love my continentail top tour 37mm for the Chicago winter. Cushy, puncture free, good grip... well worth the extra weight.

    For summer I have vittoria randonuer pro 37's
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    Poll: I use old raleigh flat peddals and 'stelth'...

    I use old raleigh flat peddals and 'stelth' cycling shoes, so I can sneak in to work if I end up taking the long way in on a sunny day. SPD's hurt my knees, I love my speedplays for weekend rides but...
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    You might want to check out the Caldwell woods...

    You might want to check out the Caldwell woods bike path from Devon ave. to the botanical gardens. It's well paved, has some nice wooded sections and a stretch that goes past the Skokie lagoons.
    ...
  12. Thread: April Weather

    by petermi
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    I feel for ya mate. I'm from Newcastle, although...

    I feel for ya mate. I'm from Newcastle, although I've been living in Chicago for the last ten year. I remember all too well the incessant rain and wind of the North East coast. Concentrate on the...
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    Thanks for the reply. I bought them because of...

    Thanks for the reply.

    I bought them because of the low price too. I guess Ill notch up another bad bicycle related purchase. Does any one have a recommendation for a lightweight road smoothing 28...
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    I had the same problem with my dale. I ended up...

    I had the same problem with my dale. I ended up grinding down the curved parts to be flat. If you do this make sure you leave the square indentaion in the part. I know it's a hokey fix, but it did...
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    continenal liars

    Yesterday I received the 700-28 continental ultra 2000 tires I ordered from Nashbar. The reason I chose 28s was to take the edge off the ride on my old Cannondale frame as I was running 23s....
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    Good for you. I have a Panasonic DX-2000 from the...

    Good for you. I have a Panasonic DX-2000 from the eighties and I love it. Rides like buttahhh.
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    Roughstuff, I cut short a long trip in...

    Roughstuff,

    I cut short a long trip in Europe to take care of, in my case, my aging father. I cant think of two more diametrically opposed ways to spend your time.

    1. Totally free...
  18. excuse my ignorance, what is LMAO!

    excuse my ignorance, what is LMAO!
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    Pleased to meet ya, how are things back home? Is...

    Pleased to meet ya, how are things back home? Is it still pissin-doon on the A69 ?

    Im originally from North Shields, now in Chicago and missing the Northumberland hills. It's as flat as a witches...
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    I'm from Newcastle, although I now live in...

    I'm from Newcastle, although I now live in Chicago. I came to the states ten years ago for a 'short' time.
  21. Thanks for makeing me feel better about my problem

    :) Hi Im new to the bike forum. I have been very interested in reading the posts on commuting, touring and bike building so I decided to register today. I was extremely pleased to realize my biking...
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    I have been on several long trips, 12 months, 6...

    I have been on several long trips, 12 months, 6 months. After each one finding work has never been a big prolem. I work in the IT industry and face the same issues about 'being left behind'. I have...
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