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    Help with a wheel build

    Hey all, I am building up a wheel, and looking for some resources to help me make sure I am doing it right... I can find a bunch of hack videos on youtube, and a kind of confusing pictogram from...
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    Short Shorts?

    All, I am looking for shorts advice. I am 5'5", and am having trouble finding good, not lycra shorts that are not close to or past my knees. The pair I have right now are actually a women's short,...
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    Help sizing a 650b

    Friends, looking for a bit of assistance/advice.

    Looking at picking up a new 650b, but need help with the sizing... Nashbar has a seemingly well appointed 650b with a X9/7 mix for $1000, full...
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    Yeah, the geometry on a 15 looks like it will be...

    Yeah, the geometry on a 15 looks like it will be great. The question is more about if this is a junk bike with good components on it or if it's something nice to seriously consider? I haven't bought...
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    Nashbar bees knees 2x10?

    Okay folks, please point me to another thread if this is duplicative.

    I am 5'5" and looking for a nice mtn bike for my first foray into off road. I ride a bmc on road, and do a few thousand miles...
  6. Another "what should I buy thread".. but an awesome one!

    SO my buddy has just cracked his 2008 giant tcr frame, and he has no proof of purchase, so a warranty is likely out. I have charged myself with helping him find a bike, since that is my favorite...
  7. So this last picture, the one with the "email...

    So this last picture, the one with the "email luxepolymerise" makes me think it is for sure a gitane, and possibly a super corsa? It has seemingly the same lugging as the purple mystery bike, and in...
  8. Help identify this frame... Sam Braxton or Gitane TdF?

    Hi all, I just picked this frame up for a very fair price... The seller identifies this bike as a custom built Sam Braxton frame, but then goes onto say that the bike has been identified as a early...
  9. Building a commuter... Question about cassettes.

    Hey all, so I have a kid due any day now, and am starting to think about hauling a trailer with him/her in it... I have 3 bikes, one new BMC road racer, and two single speeds, one with coaster one...
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    I was not actually eating a hamburger while...

    I was not actually eating a hamburger while riding, and I have no idea how I got ketchup all over my bike, we were way out in the country... Any ways, these are Easton EA70s with DB stainless...
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    That hamburger broke my wheel!?

    So last spring I was doing a long ride, and somehow got ketchup all over my rear wheel (EA70s), both on the spokes and rim, as well as a bit on the frame. Well, I didnt think much of it, and wound...
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    Mine has campy dropouts... do the 84-85's not...

    Mine has campy dropouts... do the 84-85's not have campy?
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    Yup, looks pretty similar, but the Fork has a...

    Yup, looks pretty similar, but the Fork has a differnt crown... What does the fork on your Record look like? It maybe from earlier in the 80's, there is a decal on the seat post stating that winners...
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    Yup, thats the same frame... I have looked over...

    Yup, thats the same frame... I have looked over the 84 catalogue, but didnt find a exact match... I guess we wait for the experts.
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    Identify my Pinarello!

    Hey all, I got this Pinarello about 8 years ago on Ebay for $350... It was basically stripped of its original parts and replaced with crap, so i upgraded it all to new 105/ultegra as it was my main...
  16. Just an FYI, there seems to be some problems with...

    Just an FYI, there seems to be some problems with the SL01's Front derailleur braze on... If yours is attached with screws, watch out!
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  17. Okay, one more update: Apparently BMC decided to...

    Okay, one more update: Apparently BMC decided to cut some corners on their later 2009 models. The first versions of the SL01 were welded, then they went to riveting, then they finally landed on on...
  18. I havethe SL01...

    I havethe SL01...
  19. UPDATE: Okay folks thanks for all your insight...

    UPDATE:

    Okay folks thanks for all your insight (and nonsense chatter), here is the deal. Yes, the threads are stripped, and I was apprehensive of doing any work on it myself in case if may void...
  20. No BMC dealers in Minnesota... Or i would have.

    No BMC dealers in Minnesota... Or i would have.
  21. its kind of a matter of principal to me that I...

    its kind of a matter of principal to me that I dont have to do relatively major fixes on a 6 week old frame... that just doesnt make sense to me. It also took off some paint around the braze-on, so...
  22. okay... there was a bottom screw, i have it in my...

    okay... there was a bottom screw, i have it in my jersey pocket. Why would i try and fix a $700+ frame that is still under warranty by myself? (besides, the paint is all f'd up in that area as well...
  23. Major BMC problem - Questions about warranty

    So about 50 miles into a 65 mile ride, I was headed into a hill, shifted into my small chainring and my front derailleur comes dislodged from my frame. After stopping, I see that the whole front...
  24. oh sh.t, sorry, thought I posted in road bikes...

    oh sh.t, sorry, thought I posted in road bikes...
  25. I have no idea what that means.

    I have no idea what that means.
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