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  1. Lol!!

    Lol!!
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    Q: Why are high end bicycles so expensive? A:...

    Q: Why are high end bicycles so expensive?

    A: For the same reason low end bicycles are so inexpensive. The price reflects component quality, attention paid to finishing, details in design,...
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    Just be aware that as with heavy duty tires the...

    Just be aware that as with heavy duty tires the puncture resistant tubes have a cost. They can be harder to pedal. My suggestion would be to get some really good tires like Swalbe Marathon and...
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    If it's an immediate need I just hit the lbs. ...

    If it's an immediate need I just hit the lbs. Otherwise if I'm buying online it's usually at Universal Cycle. Even good quality tubes are one of the least expensive components so I don't think you...
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    Old dried lubricant and dirt probably contributed...

    Old dried lubricant and dirt probably contributed to the drive train and spokes getting all tangled up. You may want to consider a full maintenance. That way all the rotational stuff will turn...
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    Is this a 3 speed Traveller with generator,...

    Is this a 3 speed Traveller with generator, headlight and chain guard?

    Try the old pads and if there is no squeal then you are using the wrong compound pad for those old brakes. Just use the...
  7. +1. Or the 13-26.

    +1. Or the 13-26.
  8. I ride until it gets too cold. Riding this time...

    I ride until it gets too cold. Riding this time of year is great because falling leaves change the scenery and paths completely. Just have to be a little more careful on wet leaves.
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    Nice bike. How did the ride go?

    Nice bike. How did the ride go?
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    If I read your post correctly the mechanic...

    If I read your post correctly the mechanic installed a new tube and a Mr. Tuffy. Presumably that was at his cost but your post is unclear. Are you now asking him to put another tube on for free?
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    Excellent advice.

    Excellent advice.
  12. If you are going to have the work done at at a...

    If you are going to have the work done at at a bike shop have them buy the parts. They should be able to determine if your project is doable.
  13. This is a starting point. Condition and the...

    This is a starting point. Condition and the market for used bikes in your location will impact the price you can get.2005 Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra - New and Used Bike Value
  14. Your delivery bike is going to get banged up and...

    Your delivery bike is going to get banged up and worn out and probably stolen on campus so find a decent quality used MTB that shows a lot of cosmetic wear. Then grunge it up like a messengers bike...
  15. Whether it is "worth it" really depends on what...

    Whether it is "worth it" really depends on what you want and how deep your pockets are. You don't have to spend a lot of money to get a well geared bike. For example an 8 speed 28-11 cassette mated...
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    I've found a few good deals among a lot of...

    I've found a few good deals among a lot of over-priced or really worn stuff. It may take weeks of persistent searching. However, once you spot a good deal inspect it in person now as it will be gone...
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    Good question for which I hope there is an...

    Good question for which I hope there is an answer. On a recent cassette swap I just re-used the old washer.
  18. Ride it as is with down tube shifters and outfit...

    Ride it as is with down tube shifters and outfit it with campag aerodynamic toe clip pedals. If anyone asks why, put on your best retro-grouch face and mutter about bikes not made today like they...
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    Makes sense to me. I do like a 13-26.

    Makes sense to me. I do like a 13-26.
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    In addition to the above: Is the rear wheel...

    In addition to the above:
    Is the rear wheel seated correctly in the dropouts or off just a bit?
    Is there a tight link in that new chain?
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    Lots of possibilities. Could be the valve seal,...

    Lots of possibilities. Could be the valve seal, joint where the stem and casing meet or some pinhole along the tube.
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    As mentioned there is more than one possibility...

    As mentioned there is more than one possibility for air to escape under high pressure. I would just replace the tube rather than spending much time tracking down an elusive leak.
  23. You could remove and replace the wheels twice a...

    You could remove and replace the wheels twice a day every day for years and not cause that much wear. As mentioned not tightening the quick release could cause that much wear, especially on a...
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    Yup. And don't rest your fingers on the spinning...

    Yup. And don't rest your fingers on the spinning drive belt in your car engine either. Best advice is to get back in the saddle and enjoy riding.
  25. Thread: Pedal Issues

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    They are definitely not sleek looking like the...

    They are definitely not sleek looking like the Shimano Saint pedals but they do work. I can ride with hiking sandals, sneakers and hiking shoes.
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