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    My local bike shop is a mom &pop type of...

    My local bike shop is a mom &pop type of shop.they tend to mostly racer types...so tney generally don't have what want in terms of sundries... I had aprqoblem with breaking spokes on my rear wheel...
  2. this has been my experience with my raceblades as...

    this has been my experience with my raceblades as well... I am normally a fair weather commuter so don't get caught out in the rain often...
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    not to hijack this thread, I have had a similar...

    not to hijack this thread, I have had a similar problem and just purchased a double wall, 36 hole wheel... I will let you know how it goes...
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    disc brake conversion...

    has anyone tried a disc brake conversion kit for a road bike?
    was it worth it? problems?
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    ok, this is great info!... looks like I am a...

    ok, this is great info!... looks like I am a "flat bar" kind of guy... and my shifters are currently downtube so no problems there...
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    if I decide to go bar end shifters, are they...

    if I decide to go bar end shifters, are they awkward to use? do they conflict with the brake levers?
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    yes, that was what I wanted to know... so there...

    yes, that was what I wanted to know... so there is a bit better leverage with bullhorn levers?
    also what is the "flat" versus "drop" bullhorns?
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    bike is geared, just wondering if there is an...

    bike is geared, just wondering if there is an advantage to bullhorns as I am never in the drops, bullhorns kind of look cool.
    my hybrid has bar ends, (which is very similar to bullhorns except...
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    thinking about switching to bullhorns...

    hi,
    I am thinking about switching out my drops for bullhorns...
    what brand would you recommend...?
    what brake levers do you use...?
    how does this setup affect braking...?
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    thanks, will do... (I only gave it a cursory look...

    thanks, will do... (I only gave it a cursory look this morning...)
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    so far, that is the most helpful answer... how...

    so far, that is the most helpful answer... how long have you ridden with the new wheel?
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    yup, you are right... unfortunately, I was at...

    yup, you are right... unfortunately, I was at work and didn't have the chance to try it out... actually the question was more along the lines of: assuming my wheel fit, and I could use the gears...
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    so assuming I can fit it to the triangle (?) it...

    so assuming I can fit it to the triangle (?) it would work? it just might not fit the triangle?
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    ok, what info do you need? it was for a road bike...

    ok, what info do you need? it was for a road bike that had indexed shifting (compatible with shimano but low end stem shifters)...
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    can you interchange wheels?

    I have a trek 7100 multitrack whose rear wheel went kaput. it was a 700c, 32 hole, 7 speed cassette freehub wheel.

    I have another wheel (that was on a low end road bike) that is 700c, 32 hole, 7...
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    yup, I use one just for the reason you state......

    yup, I use one just for the reason you state... works pretty well...
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    AciDfast, pardon me a bit as I haven't read the...

    AciDfast,
    pardon me a bit as I haven't read the whole thread, do you have the bike setup as fixed gear or single speed? (I am assuming that it has a flip flop hub...)
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    i suspect he actually sits with weight on the...

    i suspect he actually sits with weight on the rear edge of the seat.... I think it simulates a seat, I have seen that was basically a cylinder with padding and marketed as a comfortable, non injuring...
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    hmmm can you tell me anything about the bars on...

    hmmm can you tell me anything about the bars on the first beater? they look like a cross between a trekking bar and drops...
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    I get cleaned up in the washroom... wet a...

    I get cleaned up in the washroom... wet a washcloth and wet down my hair, face, wash other parts and dry off with a towel.
    get dressed and before I leave, I comb my hair...
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    I have a similar commute distance... I do a park...

    I have a similar commute distance... I do a park and ride which cuts it down to 5.5 miles one way...
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    interesting you would say that... I forgot this...

    interesting you would say that... I forgot this in my original post, but my wife got me these reflective stickers. I didn't think much of them really but decided it couldn't hurt so I put them on my...
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    I saw this in another forum thread which could...

    I saw this in another forum thread which could help adapting shifters to cassettes:

    Jtek ShiftMate
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    I know that 7 and 8 speed index shifters can work...

    I know that 7 and 8 speed index shifters can work on 7 and 8 speed cassette due to the fact that the pull for either is the same
    and I believe the same is true for 9 and 10 speed index shifters and...
  25. I am a noob so don't mind me but I do believe I...

    I am a noob so don't mind me but I do believe I read that Forrester recommended something like that in his book "Effective Cycling"...
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