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    I had this problem when I tried upgrading my...

    I had this problem when I tried upgrading my brake pads on my vintage bike. The response I got was the old brake arms aren't strong enough to absorb all the virbration from the longer Kool stop...
  2. ^^ pretty sure it is this. From some quick...

    ^^ pretty sure it is this.

    From some quick research online it looks like the orginal bottom bracket spindle for the Shimano crankset is 123 mm and the Sram 600 crankset is made for a spindle...
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    Its a K2 Astral. Prob chromoly, no suspension. ...

    Its a K2 Astral. Prob chromoly, no suspension. I just plan on riding logging roads / snowmobile trails type stuff.
  5. That makes more sense now. Thanks for the help.

    That makes more sense now. Thanks for the help.
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    Thanks for the reply. I live in a rural area so...

    Thanks for the reply. I live in a rural area so CL isn't a great option, plus I'm 6'4 so that makes it even harder to get used bikes.

    I just want to to moderate trail riding for now, so I'm gonna...
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    Will this rim/tire combo fit my bike?

    I have a hybrid bike with 622 x 19 rims on it. I want to put mountain bike tires on so I can ride trails. But I can't find knobby tires to fit the wheels. So I want to get new a wheel set.

    Is...
  8. http://http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://...

    http://http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://sheldonbrown.com/images/bead-seat-diameter.jpg&imgrefurl=http://sheldonbrown.com/rim-sizing.html&usg=__FHOtW5iaZ4H9LoGGrL9o-Yl38w8=&h=611&w=266&sz=47&...
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    Thanks for the replies. I figured I was all set,...

    Thanks for the replies. I figured I was all set, but I'm doing this for a coworker. So I wanted to double check before I handed him back a defective bike.
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    Front derailer cable tension?

    I am running new cables on a tripple chainring with shimano indexed shifting.

    It seems like the cable is too slack when in the lowest gear. But if I tighten it, then the chain rubs on the...
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    Thank you so much for posting this thread....

    Thank you so much for posting this thread. subscribed.
  12. Wow! That is an amazing transformation on the...

    Wow! That is an amazing transformation on the stem.

    I am about 3/4 of the way through my second rebuild right now. I'm just focusing on cleaning it up and learning how everything works right now....
  13. Are most aluminum parts anodized? How can I tell?

    Title pretty much says it all. I know some are painted / dyed... but what about the shiny ones?
  14. That looks amazing! What's your process for...

    That looks amazing! What's your process for getting your used parts so shiny?
  15. Thread: H.t.f.u. ???

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    this is the first time I've seen this link.......

    this is the first time I've seen this link.... that is awesome!!!
  16. Thread: Avatars.

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    Google the image you want > Right click > Save as...

    Google the image you want > Right click > Save as > Save it to your desktop > Go to settings in BF > Under 'My Settings' click 'Edit Avatar' > Click 'Use Custom' > Use Option 2 and 'Choose File' >...
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    Yeah I learned the hard way to take their advice...

    Yeah I learned the hard way to take their advice seriously. I was using my arms alot to get more power climbing hills. It was a long healing process. And even though I didn't actually injure the...
  18. Thread: Fendered It!!!!

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    I'm trying to decide between fenders right now,...

    I'm trying to decide between fenders right now, what extra hardware do the SKS's have that you didn't like?

    What is holding your bottle cage on the DT? I have hose clamps on my bike now and your...
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    Have you ridden to give blood before? Do you...

    Have you ridden to give blood before? Do you ride home after?

    I rode after giving blood this summer and even though the skin was healed all the way, the vein wasn't. After 2 miles I noticed that...
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    The gearing is 40/52 upfront and 14/17/22/27/32...

    The gearing is 40/52 upfront and 14/17/22/27/32 outback. I thought I had a pretty good (but not perfect) cadence going through the gears, and by the time I got to the lowest one I was too tired and...
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    Tell me you got out and rode yesterday! It...

    Tell me you got out and rode yesterday!

    It was such a beautiful day.
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    Thinking about riding home through the city again...

    Thinking about riding home through the city again was making me so miserable I didn't even want to do the commute. So I decided I would go the long way home and just walk up the hill if I have to. ...
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    I found this website very helpful when I first took apart a headset.
  24. Just reposting the company name incase you only...

    Just reposting the company name incase you only check this when there are new post alerts: HarrisCyclery.net
  25. The company is Harris Cyclery. This was my third...

    The company is Harris Cyclery. This was my third order with them and except for the scratches I've been happy with them. And their shipping is super fast.

    Also their website and all of Sheldon...
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