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  1. Thanks a million folks. I really appreciate the...

    Thanks a million folks. I really appreciate the help that I get in here.
  2. Are older and new Sminano Altus shifters compatible?

    I have a 93 Specialized Hardrock Sport that came with Shimano Altus ST-3T15 trigger shifters. They are pretty far gone. I want to replace them with something similar that will work. I have seen some...
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    29" front and 26" back wheel sounds cool, but I...

    29" front and 26" back wheel sounds cool, but I don't think that I am ready for that :-) That Nova Safari looks like it is a close result to the direction my thinking has been going. I would accuse...
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    Thanks for the help everyone. It has helped me...

    Thanks for the help everyone. It has helped me get my thinking straight along these lines. I read what Sheldon has to say about the 650B. Makes sense. It seems like a 29" wheel would not give you any...
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    Never thought of these things. For mounting the...

    Never thought of these things. For mounting the brakes, I guess we could get around the brake-post position by getting a frame from a more modern mountain bike. One that was originally intended for a...
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    Wheel size?

    I have been reading about what seems to be a trend to convert old mountain bikes to touring bikes. It seems like a pretty interesting idea. I, having no knowledge of such things, have a question,...
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    Pricing bikes

    I would like to raise a point, for what it is worth. I read these appraisals frequently. Typical OP writes in and asks "what is this bike worth?" Then comes the torrent from flippers which typically...
  8. Thanks for the suggestions folks. The lower-end...

    Thanks for the suggestions folks. The lower-end Garmins without maps would probably suit my needs. I don't care a lot about the form factor. It can ride in my pocket if I can't figure out how to hang...
  9. Looking for a decent cycling GPS recommendation

    I am looking for a decent, but basic cycling GPS. I don't need the thing to cook me breakfast or have ten thousand functions that I would never use. I just want to know where I am, where I am going,...
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    Riding in snow?

    I am sixty one and recently new to bikes after close to a fifty year period of paying absolutely no attention to bicycles. Many things have changed, but the thing that has changed that freaks me out...
  11. Thank you all who offered helpful advise. When...

    Thank you all who offered helpful advise. When trying to learn about something it is as important to know "why" something is the way it is, as it is to know "what" needs to be done. I understand the...
  12. I started off by goggling how to change chain and...

    I started off by goggling how to change chain and got lots of hits. The ones that I read, and I have read a number of them, left me with the impression that the most accurate way to size a chain was...
  13. Thanks a million guys. A couple of questions (I...

    Thanks a million guys. A couple of questions (I have never done anything on a bike more complicated than raising and lowering the seat and want to learn):

    1. Bill K advises to leave a couple of...
  14. Thanks guys. I guess I have been reading too much...

    Thanks guys. I guess I have been reading too much into this. I know I must sound kind of pathetic, but I have never changed a chain on a bike before. What do I have to do to "adjust" it? I have a...
  15. Need help identifying and removing a freewheel

    I have an 88 Trek 1200 12 speed with a six cog freewheel (I think). My freewheel has left me scratching my head. It leaves me with some questions:
    1. What kind of freewheel is this and how do I...
  16. I have looked over the Cane Creek levers. I think...

    I have looked over the Cane Creek levers. I think that I will go with them. Thanks again to all of you for you help. I am slowly learning.
  17. You guys are great. Thanks a lot. I will check...

    You guys are great. Thanks a lot. I will check out some of those other brake lever systems. I too have big hands and something bigger would be nice. I never gave it any thought. Thanks again.
  18. Compatibility of Shimano 105 brake levers

    Hello All - I have a 1988 Trek 1200 that has break levers that say "Shimano 105" on them. They are aero brake levers. They look kind of beat and have more electrical tape on them than I would like,...
  19. How wide are the strap slots on a Brooks B67 Saddle?

    Can anyone tell me how wide the strap slots are in the back of a Brooks B67 Saddle? In other words, how wide of a strap could I put through one. I have one coming, and my leather bag has rather wide...
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    Sticky: Many amazing and inspiring stories here. Thank...

    Many amazing and inspiring stories here. Thank you all. I will share my story, for what it is worth, and share what I have learned from a life time of battling my weight. I am, and have always...
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    Thanks fietsbob. I realize that I am looking for...

    Thanks fietsbob. I realize that I am looking for a generic rule where one does not exist. So, I am happy just hearing opinions from anyone with more experience than me. That is probably 99.9...
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    I will add my two cents worth. I have struggled...

    I will add my two cents worth. I have struggled with my weight all of my life. Several times I have lost over a hundred pounds, only to have it back within a year or two. For me, I have discovered...
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    Best seat for best fit?

    I am rather new to cycling after a fifty year absence. At 230 I guess I qualify as a Clydesdale. I have a hybrid bike with the handle bars about six inches above the seat. I ride in a fairly upright...
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    Thanks Manny. I think that I might have. You...

    Thanks Manny. I think that I might have. You folks have been so helpful, I will pass my "source" on to you. It is an on-line auction site that is not extremely well known. They started out as an...
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    If anyone cares, I finally got an answer back on...

    If anyone cares, I finally got an answer back on my bike after submitting my serial number. I see now why I couldn't find out much on it. There were not many made. I am thinking that considering what...
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