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  1. Thread: Regarding sydney

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    I also appreciate the reminder. His daughter...

    I also appreciate the reminder. His daughter posted a nice update a few months after his death.. Requiescat in pacem
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    That may explain why I couldn't find any docs on...

    That may explain why I couldn't find any docs on the 10spd DI2 Ultegra I got in late '13 at Shimano.com Never had any problem in the past, was able to find it by google-25-30 pages in pdf that
    was...
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    For $65 and occasional rides on a bike trail it...

    For $65 and occasional rides on a bike trail it would be ok. Basically a walmart grade bike. No shock in seat post and "front shock" likely to be two cylinders of rubber at best.
    Rear gear cluster...
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    This site has a bunch of data on bearings in...

    This site has a bunch of data on bearings in general: look on the left side for a series of short essays McMaster-Carr
    Since bike wheels generally stay under 600rpm (bents with small wheels might...
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    My only experience is with a disk brake on the...

    My only experience is with a disk brake on the rear wheel of our tandem, in the course of 17k miles we went through 4 sets of pads.
    Based on that I would expect mileage on a singleton to be about...
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    FWIW a local tandem dealer was riding one of the...

    FWIW a local tandem dealer was riding one of the belted tandems recently. Kind of a maintenance dream: timing belt (connects front and rear BB on L side) and drive belt (both Gates) rated at
    ~25K...
  7. Thread: Is this tire done?

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    You might check out this: Tyres | ProBikeKit.com...

    You might check out this: Tyres | ProBikeKit.com I have ordered from them multiple times. Shipping will be a bit slower than from a US net source but
    the price is not bad and shipping is free if...
  8. Thread: Zefal Pump Woe!

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    In the mean time, get some velcro tape of the...

    In the mean time, get some velcro tape of the type with hooks on one side and loops on the other and cut a length
    long enough to go around the frame and the pump, use two for completeness and call...
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    Your internal reserves (glycogen) run out...

    Your internal reserves (glycogen) run out somewhere around 50-70 miles, so you will need to refuel/eat every 15-20 miles from 40miles onward.
    Fluid intake will also be even more important,...
  10. Ditto Krobinson103, brifter disassembly is not...

    Ditto Krobinson103, brifter disassembly is not hard but reassembly into a working brifter requires considerable mechanical intuition and dexterity, preferably
    with three hands. Oddly, our 2008...
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    Aero wheels won't do you much good unless you...

    Aero wheels won't do you much good unless you regularly ride above 20mph, and don't really kick in til 25-28mph. So unless you can ride in the 20+ mph average speed
    range for a 30-50 mile ride...
  12. Thread: Coroplast Bike box

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    I bought a standard bike from Colorado Cyclist...

    I bought a standard bike from Colorado Cyclist ~2000 and they offered a coroplast box then for $50. Looks like your pix except size of both boxes together.
    Coroplast is much tougher than kraft...
  13. Thread: Headset play

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    The bearings are a slide on fit on the tube, not...

    The bearings are a slide on fit on the tube, not a press fit. Play is controlled by compression. Read the Park Tool dot com repair site write up on headset
    install and adjustment. You may need a...
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    There has never been any claim that frames are...

    There has never been any claim that frames are treated internally for rust control on any forum I have read. As you noted rust can certainly occur and is a risk in all
    weather bikes especially...
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    Main problem with the crank is the need for...

    Main problem with the crank is the need for someone else to hold the crank on the other side when you finally torque it to spec on reassembly. It is very difficult to do by yourself to the...
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    Looks more like one 70s era FW with narrow...

    Looks more like one 70s era FW with narrow notches. There are FW removers with narrower notches, but OTOH they typically are 60s era metallurgy and the narrow pins are more
    easily sheared off. ...
  17. Prudent to put a large soft cloth underneath any...

    Prudent to put a large soft cloth underneath any bike you are working on, white best for contrast, so anything dropped tends not to bounce away and disappear.

    I got a reminder of this yesterday...
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    This is an old thread but BF felt it necessary to...

    This is an old thread but BF felt it necessary to inform me of the post so I looked it up. Just ran a Campy 26tpi cone down my 10x1M tap and it threaded fine, didn't even need a wrench.
    Putting tap...
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    Local PhD nutritionist and her BF have been on a...

    Local PhD nutritionist and her BF have been on a somewhat similar, low carb diet for the past 6 months and don't have any problem with
    century rides other than the carb heavy snacks typical on...
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    Catechism is max HR for age: 220-(age in...

    Catechism is max HR for age: 220-(age in years). So at 26 cerca 195/min. If you really are in the 170s at under 20mph, then you are
    not well conditioned. I would expect HR in the 110-140 range...
  21. ISIS was an attempt by FSA to circumvent Shimanos...

    ISIS was an attempt by FSA to circumvent Shimanos early splined BB patents and has a different spline pattern, so getting "something" else
    means replacing the cranks as well as the BB. ...
  22. I happen to have a stock of Super Champion...

    I happen to have a stock of Super Champion tubular rims from the '70s. They were pretty soft, probably because they were only 250-320 grams, but putting a clement 220 Criterium Seta on the
    250 gram...
  23. Thread: Chain Ring Switch

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    Doubt you will notice much difference unless you...

    Doubt you will notice much difference unless you are averaging 25mph. That is only a 4% change. You will have to raise the FD on the seat tube
    for the larger ring. Chain length, sort of depends...
  24. I have been partial to Cateye stradas because...

    I have been partial to Cateye stradas because they are cheap $18-30 in wired versions, have large text on the display and the batteries (2032) last for 3-6 yrs. I have 4 all
    dating to the early...
  25. Thread: Handlebar Covering

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    Not as dense, but cheap: water pipe insulation,...

    Not as dense, but cheap: water pipe insulation, foam with adhesive edging, available HD, Lowes and similar building/hardware supply stores. Comes in several sizes.
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