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    Very interesting and inspiring story, thanks for...

    Very interesting and inspiring story, thanks for sharing it with us!
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    Total damage about $100. Also took wheel to LBS...

    Total damage about $100. Also took wheel to LBS to get it true, was rubbing slightly on brake pads. Cable housing was also split and replaced it with some Jagwire. Mounted new derailleur, installed...
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    Snapped off, bent cage plate and chain twisted in...

    Snapped off, bent cage plate and chain twisted in the pulleys.

    http://i.imgur.com/5tWoUg9l.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/NZtDF19l.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/ykv7HMdl.jpg
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    eBay mostly, Performance Bike and Jenson USA are...

    eBay mostly, Performance Bike and Jenson USA are great.. excellent customer service. I do not like Chain Reaction Cycles, only my second time ordering and their customer service sucks.
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    I was browsing and read Short cage = double...

    I was browsing and read

    Short cage = double
    Long cage = triple

    Is that correct?
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    lol my first thought was !@#$%, this is gonna...

    lol

    my first thought was !@#$%, this is gonna cost me. Then carried bike for 1 block I start to laugh and giggle that I got owned by a plastic bag
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    Other than a couple of scratches on one black...

    Other than a couple of scratches on one black spoke they look OK :) Minor scratches on the chainstay (waa my beautiful white finish) and the brake pad is slightly rubbing on the rim 1mm, maybe the...
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    Garbage bag vs. Rear derailleur

    I was minding my own business, cruising at about 20mph when a black plastic bag decided to blow onto my path (windy day). The rear completely locked up, I heard a SNAP and I came to a skidding halt....
  9. Thread: Brooklyn loop

    by calyco
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    Casual cyclist here so 100 miles would prob be a...

    Casual cyclist here so 100 miles would prob be a bit much, I am working my way up though :) I meant to say I do 10mph or so in the city for safety reasons. When theres no traffic/river side then I...
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    by calyco
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    Ahh I see it, just did it in google street maps...

    Ahh I see it, just did it in google street maps and it does look a bit quieter. Much appreciated zacster, your tips are very helpful. Yep, I am only doing about 30-40 miles. See I glanced over and...
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    Made it back without a scratch, I did catch a bit...

    Made it back without a scratch, I did catch a bit of rain coming back :) That route is very good, I tried going down straight 5th Ave instead of 7th like the route and lots of traffic. Big Ave's but...
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    Brooklyn loop

    What do you guys think of this route?

    Sunset Park Coney Island - A bike ride in NYC, NY

    I've been over the Brooklyn Bridge couple times but other than that never biked in Brooklyn, gonna try...
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    Endura Hummvee 3/4, the chamois is awesome and...

    Endura Hummvee 3/4, the chamois is awesome and first time I rode with not a hint of discomfort. Lots of pockets too. Also Park Tool TW-5 Torque Wrench and SBS-1 bit set, figure might as well since I...
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    It would still come loose after couple of rides...

    It would still come loose after couple of rides and I found out I was not installing the compression plug correctly

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQe9TJJq1PE

    Everything is perfect now, thanks...
  16. Had a guy in a BMW 3 series come up behind,...

    Had a guy in a BMW 3 series come up behind, revved up and buzz right by me (less than 6 inches away) at like 40mph. My instant reaction was to yell WTF ahole and confront him. But he blew by the red...
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    Thanks FBinNY, really appreciate the info. Gets...

    Thanks FBinNY, really appreciate the info. Gets frustrating at times and just want to go to LBS, especially with no bike to use. But feels great when I get it fixed myself so I'll keep at it. Ordered...
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    Yep, I have the bearing installed correctly. I am...

    Yep, I have the bearing installed correctly. I am using old compression ring with new bearing. The new upper bearing is slightly shorter than the old one, but advertised as 1 1/8 36x45. Should I just...
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    I try to slip the compression ring on like so,...

    I try to slip the compression ring on like so, will not seat on bearing because too tight

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=8X3LbcjsESw#t=168
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    Headset - compression ring wont fit

    Hey guys, just got my new bearings however having a problem, I cant fit the compression ring on. Its fit the old upper bearing fine and I would could just slide it over the steer tube and set in...
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    Great story and congrats on your success! Def...

    Great story and congrats on your success! Def something I want to check out
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    I try to avoid it, it is downright dangerous at...

    I try to avoid it, it is downright dangerous at times if you are not paying 100% attention.



    Yeah, think I will get back to a early morning schedule from now on. Summer was beautiful weather...
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    Lezyne zecto drive head and rear lights, haven't...

    Lezyne zecto drive head and rear lights, haven't used it yet but looks awesome
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    Of course, derf.. I was so worried about damage...

    Of course, derf.. I was so worried about damage that I completely brain farted while messing about. Obviously it would be noticeable since i would still get the headset play.. For couple bucks its...
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    Need help buying headset bearings

    I've been getting play in my headset, no matter how much I tighten it.. after a bumpy ride I get the play after 2 days again. I think it was because of my initial installation, tightening the top cap...
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