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    Do your pants fit?

    late this summer- noticed that all my pants are fitting me weird- seems my upper quads have gotten a lot bigger than last season, so much so they pull the material out to the side a bit.
    (less...
  2. Steel rims on those sears bikes- nice and shiny. ...

    Steel rims on those sears bikes- nice and shiny.

    I know the feeling there is a total lack of anything decent in Canada and sizes are hard to get around the 58cm+ range. take what you can get, and...
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    Here:

    +51 7' 30.02", -114 5' 54.72"
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    Poll: Question- why do most new cranks weigh more or...

    Question- why do most new cranks weigh more or the same as the old ones?
    or do the new cranks include the BB weight as well?
  6. 2 things; I never trust the govt' to keep me...

    2 things;

    I never trust the govt' to keep me safe and second I think it is very disingenuous of specialized to state:

    "


    Complies with one or more of the following safety standards for...
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    white to match the with a white wicker basket on...

    white to match the with a white wicker basket on the front, with yellow flowers. and a white bell.
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    You give me hope, I have a Norco Monterey SL...

    You give me hope, I have a Norco Monterey SL exact same color. I am going to go over to the body shop and get the color code/ get a touch up bottle/can made.

    I didn't know that kuwahara owned...
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    The quality is better but the other reason I like...

    The quality is better but the other reason I like a vintage bike is that it is not optimal. Rims and tires I get modern, but still period correct look without the mass.

    I like having an excuse...
  10. arm wrestling. Lots of arm wrestling. Start...

    arm wrestling. Lots of arm wrestling. Start practicing in front of the mirror with nunchucks.

    But really its just time- I am still getting the hang of shifting on the DT. Stop pedaling and...
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    I was looking as well- didn't find anything. on...

    I was looking as well- didn't find anything. on etsy they have a bunch but they are all kludges.
    ...
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    Ryker has a biased opinion- as a business he...

    Ryker has a biased opinion- as a business he would love referrals and cannot slam LBS's besides its not professional.

    On the other hand I don't make money from bike related anything and slam the...
  13. I don't think you can have both - fast (ie slim...

    I don't think you can have both - fast (ie slim slick open tubular tires and light with aggressive geo) and tough to take LA crappy pavement.


    But this is a solution that may work, get a track...
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    Lies and more damn lies. No there is no...

    Lies and more damn lies.

    No there is no import fees/tarifs on bike parts, they do however have a 5% import tax (not gst) on assembled bikes.
    2 things:
    1. never use UPS they like to slap...
  15. I wouldn't fuss over small things- return it, pay...

    I wouldn't fuss over small things- return it, pay the 20 bucks to ship it back, big deal.
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    starts with; the (they kept my cable...

    starts with; the

    (they kept my cable ferrules that was with the wire package, took my built in lever ferrules, nicked a cable shield and charged me a hun and bs'ed me on the delay)

    Couple...
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    I do the pedal fast in low gear but I try to go...

    I do the pedal fast in low gear but I try to go as fast as I can and most or at least 50% of the time I am as fast as the stop and go traffic.

    I also go on the sidewalk in rush hour times- not...
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    Ha ha, I thought I could do the same thing with...

    Ha ha, I thought I could do the same thing with my VO headset- take it out and replace it. Easy right?

    But no.

    Take it into the shop, they need headset pullers, and pushers to put the new one...
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    they all suck imo. after getting my cables done...

    they all suck imo. after getting my cables done so badly at ... i decided to do it myself mailorder the parts and get joes garage to do what i cannot. i am finding that anything outside owner...
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    Most NOS stuff now is not new old stock, meaning...

    Most NOS stuff now is not new old stock, meaning never been sold new never used. Its just NOS to get NOS pricing- what they do is electro clean the parts buff off the scratches and sell for a...
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    -1 for Jagwire. I hate it, its overly stiff and...

    -1 for Jagwire.
    I hate it, its overly stiff and not good. Gold mesh- cannot speak to other non mesh Jag cables.

    I did a bike with Jag and in a month its all stiff and the regular kit is too...
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    I too have looked at these- everyone seems to...

    I too have looked at these- everyone seems to push the H plus +son ones but they are very heavy at 490g
    Sun CR18- 460g.
    Not a fan of the velo profile.
    I always try to be mindful of weight- it...
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    Exactly- ...

    Exactly-
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/890426-Thoughts-on-Custom-Cassettes
    this is why I am customizing my cassette so I am not on a 52-13 on bike paths and still get some good...
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    Compared to tires or rims a brooks is dirt cheap....

    Compared to tires or rims a brooks is dirt cheap. I was on a $95 Specialized (the peen hole one) for yrs, not realizing that it was not normal to stop every 3-5km and hop off the bike in searing As*...
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    is this better than using a product like finish...

    is this better than using a product like finish line wax lube?
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