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    Not sure you want to go to an inch and a half...

    Not sure you want to go to an inch and a half wide chain :eek:

    For street use, it doesn't really matter whether you're using 3/32 or 1/8. You can even use a 3/32 chainring with a 1/8 cog and a 1/8...
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    Missed the Charles Dickens did you ya silly...

    Missed the Charles Dickens did you ya silly bugger. :) Twas okay to take the bait, you just didn't have to take the hook as well. ;)

    Have a great Christmas everyone. Mine'd better be good, it's...
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    Ba Humbug!

    Ba Humbug!
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    Find a bike that's got horizontal dropouts, fits...

    Find a bike that's got horizontal dropouts, fits properly and is very nice to ride. If it doesn't fit or is rubbish with gears, it will be as a fg ... assuming the poor old dear doesn't steel wheels...
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    Very poor thinking. The frame is far and away the...

    Very poor thinking. The frame is far and away the most important component of the whole unit, if that's not right, the bike is crap. Put your money into the correct size and type of frame first, even...
  6. Maybe it depends on how much beer you've got in...

    Maybe it depends on how much beer you've got in it ;)
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    This whole business of stiffness and flex has...

    This whole business of stiffness and flex has been discredited ... but roadies still cling to it.

    Nice build. Good onya for giving it a go. Hope you have many happy miles together ... and during...
  8. If you didn't spend too much, it wouldn't be a...

    If you didn't spend too much, it wouldn't be a project and it wouldn't be worthwhile. Some things are beyond a pragmatic sum of the dollars and cents.



    I have racks on my bikes, specified one...
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    Got a link for that Leukybear?

    Got a link for that Leukybear?
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    Blimey, he's even taken the trouble to lock it....

    Blimey, he's even taken the trouble to lock it. Surely he doesn't want it to be there when he gets back.
  11. Thread: Helmets?

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    They're compulsory here. Is that a good thing?...

    They're compulsory here. Is that a good thing? No, it turns people into criminals (low level admittedly). For example, I loaded the family into the car to go for a cruise along a bike path - there...
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    We'll need to know the brand and maybe model of...

    We'll need to know the brand and maybe model of the hub.

    Basically though, if 10 balls came out, 10 need to go back in. There's rarely any issue so look for something daft - working on the wrong...
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    Only see them on cheap mtbs around here. I'd...

    Only see them on cheap mtbs around here. I'd prefer the fixies though, something else to laugh at.

    and before you accuse me of picking on the religion, I've known and enjoyed the company of...
  14. Thread: Ask Scrod

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    And if you get one that's too long, you can...

    And if you get one that's too long, you can always cut it down. Go with Scrod's advice though, let's face it, he knows what he's talking about whereas I know how to unscrew my screwups ... usually.
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    Proof that the ability to do something doesn't...

    Proof that the ability to do something doesn't mean you should. That's just horrible.
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    Check the reach. Check the reach. Check the...

    Check the reach.

    Check the reach.

    Check the reach.

    I've got two bikes here with what I would have thought was very tight tyre clearance and standard, modern brakes don't have the reach. It's...
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    My Hillbrick uses the Miche Express wheelset and...

    My Hillbrick uses the Miche Express wheelset and yes, the front wheel is radially laced. I love the look. Mind you, they are 32 spoked wheels and I think that makes a difference, but I don't like...
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    Just summing what's already been said. Any...

    Just summing what's already been said.
    Any modern dual pivot will be all you need. Tektro make excellent brakes at good prices in a variety of reaches to suit any frame - the same can not be said of...
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    But make sure it fits properly or it's worthless....

    But make sure it fits properly or it's worthless.
    AND take it for a ride, things always change once you're riding it and I do not mean sitting on a trainer. No ride, no buy. There are plenty of...
  20. Thread: Ask Scrod

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    http://cdn2.arkive.org/media/BF/BF77CAF1-67D0-42CC...

    http://cdn2.arkive.org/media/BF/BF77CAF1-67D0-42CC-8E63-F5626F2568F8/Presentation.Large/Close-up-of-spectacled-bear-paw.jpg
  21. If you haven't pulled the wheel apart yet, the...

    If you haven't pulled the wheel apart yet, the fact that it doesn't have a machined braking surface doesn't really matter. The brake pads will wear away the annodising but it won't be long before...
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    My Hillbrick custom :D But my Europa is pretty...

    My Hillbrick custom :D

    But my Europa is pretty good too (Aussie brand from the 80's, probably a rebranded Japanese made frame).
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    Poll: What's this 'once' business? OP, do yourself a...

    What's this 'once' business?

    OP, do yourself a favour and buy a complete bike. If you can't buy new, buy second hand but don't buy crap because crap bikes break more often (immediately in some...
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    Poll: Mate, it doesn't matter which base grade,...

    Mate, it doesn't matter which base grade, el-cheapo frame you buy as long as it fits. Save more and worry less.
  25. I ride platforms with toe clips and straps. The...

    I ride platforms with toe clips and straps. The MKS Urbans are probably my favourite pedals. Although I'm using steel toe clips, the nylon, double gate toe clips (with a single strap) are probably...
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