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  1. I might work on this, but it will automatically...

    I might work on this, but it will automatically mute when attempting to play Mylie Cyrus. To get an ipod/speaker setup to work effectively for 4hrs or more would probably require an additional...
  2. Wow, that's some good stuff. Some of those are...

    Wow, that's some good stuff. Some of those are definitely do-able, so I'll let you know if I try your idea and let you test it out.

    Like I said, I don't want to steal ideas, so here are some of...
  3. What service or product would you like to see offered to cyclists?

    What's missing in the cycling industry? What product do you wish were available? What kind of cycling service would you be willing to pay for? Custom (and affordable) wheel building? A special...
  4. Thread: bike tires

    by Beck
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    i prefer tires that are round, and made of...

    i prefer tires that are round, and made of rubber. stay away from those square tires made of teflon; they get flats waaay too easy.
  5. I guess the batteries aren't an issue then. But...

    I guess the batteries aren't an issue then. But still, $100 for a freakin' wire harness? I could hook up my old Palm V as a cyclometer for less than that, and it might even provide some aerodynamic...
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    ^This is why I also shave my foot hair In...

    ^This is why I also shave my foot hair

    In addition:

    How do I keep up with those cute female cyclists?

    Which shorts will make my ass look the best?

    And if I'm a mean potato, does that make...
  7. Flew to San Diego for work for a few days, It...

    Flew to San Diego for work for a few days,
    It was 75.
    Came home to Maryland,
    It was 15 with a foot of snow and an inch of gravel on the road.
    Time to move?
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    huffy

    huffy
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    After building my Litespeed classic from the...

    After building my Litespeed classic from the frame up this winter...

    Just ordered a smartwool short sleeved jersey. And an old 7 speed shifter (new-old-stock!) for my aging but much loved Trek...
  10. Shimano Flight Deck, it shouldn't be this hard (or expensive)...

    Did they ever make a WIRED 10 speed harness? I really don't want to pay $90-$100 for a wireless harness and still have to buy/change batteries. I've looked and looked and it seems like there is...
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    must see picture to believe it. I splurged...

    must see picture to believe it.


    I splurged on my sunglasses at Target. I stopped buying anything that is so expensive/fragile it needs its own special case.
  12. Thread: Nashbar Saddle

    by Beck
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    I also have one and like it. ~700 miles with no...

    I also have one and like it. ~700 miles with no problems. Rebranded as Neuvation S1 (i think it was $40) because I didn't know it was a Velo saddle at the time. Still a good buy since it was under...
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    Misread the post. Though it said "How often do...

    Misread the post. Though it said "How often do you eat CAT food?"

    Which is more often than I care to admit.
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    Since we're bringing old threads back from the...

    Since we're bringing old threads back from the dead...

    Freeze Thaw Cycles in State College, PA
    http://lh3.ggpht.com/_5MvDmtsyuxQ/S3noRicHeNI/AAAAAAAAAHk/hxjoBj_pFSU/s400/IMGP0586-728418.JPG

    or...
  15. Thread: Average Cadence

    by Beck
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    I don't currently have cadence on my comp., but I...

    I don't currently have cadence on my comp., but I used a stop watch and counted my revs when i was trying to figure out my upper and lower shift points:

    96rpm - 114rpm

    Meaning I tend to...
  16. Dynamite. For real though, I use a solvent...

    Dynamite.


    For real though, I use a solvent called Pensolv from West Penetone. Best stuff I've ever found: cleans parts, degreases, degoos, etc and I've never seen it attack any surface from...
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    Bottom bracket tool with 0.5" square for torque...

    Bottom bracket tool with 0.5" square for torque wrench (requires some math).
    Set of 15mm-17mm thin cone wrenches.
    All made from titanium for no good reason.

    I've made lots of other one-off...
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    Carbon Fork Questions Here

    I've never had a carbon fork before, so I have some questions about mounting and working with them.

    The sleeved brake caliper nut that came with my sram rival brakes is slightly too large...
  19. Thread: Stem Swap thread

    by Beck
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    Sticky: Have: Forgie 3T Length: 110mm Angle:...

    Have: Forgie 3T Length: 110mm Angle: 80/100 Dia: 31.8 bar 1 1/8" steerer.

    Want: Any 80-90mm length Angle: flatish, 80 or less but not particular.
  20. Thread: Steel Bikes here!

    by Beck
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    I ride an old school Trek 470 seven speed. Just...

    I ride an old school Trek 470 seven speed. Just finished my first century on it at a reasonable time. It's seen many miles though, and the frame is bent from a crash earlier this year, so it's...
  21. Thread: Seagull Century

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    Doing the Civista century out of La Plata. Much...

    Doing the Civista century out of La Plata. Much closer and a fairly new event.
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    Help Identify this LeMond

    Found this LeMond for sale and I'm trying to figure out what it is. The seller doesn't know and there are no stickers on the frame. Thought it might have been repainted, but the fork is the same...
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    This topic is not for mere mortals... Earlier...

    This topic is not for mere mortals...

    Earlier posts on the non-slip condition at the boundary layer are correct: the air in tube will vary in angular velocity within the tube between the outer...
  24. Thread: 700c wheelset?

    by Beck
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    I have an old Raleigh Technium out in my shed I...

    I have an old Raleigh Technium out in my shed I could try it on. About what year are we talking? Mine has downtube shifters and is a relatively large frame. No idea what size. I'll see if my 700c...
  25. Looks like it will fit. Just compared the...

    Looks like it will fit. Just compared the dimensions and geometry to my current bike and they are nearly identical. Won't know for sure till I build it, but it looks like it'll work. Ah, what do i...
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