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    The first thing you want to do is determine where...

    The first thing you want to do is determine where the leak is. You do this by inflating the tire and holding it under water. Look for the bubbles. There may be bubbles at the valve. However, these...
  2. I assume you are talking about the dust cap and...

    I assume you are talking about the dust cap and not the crank bolt.

    I've drilled two holes in the dust cap and used a pin spanner to remove the dust cap. The dust cap is pretty soft which is why...
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    Were the broken spokes on the driving or...

    Were the broken spokes on the driving or non-driving side?
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    You should start to answer your question by...

    You should start to answer your question by finding out what the local law is.
  5. My source was Robert Lepertel, who was then the...

    My source was Robert Lepertel, who was then the PBP's Tour Director. I was an ACP correspondent who ran ACP sanctioned brevets in the days before RUSA. There were a number of PBP rule changes in the...
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    I avoid Old Country Road in Nassau County. A...

    I avoid Old Country Road in Nassau County. A while back they decided to add a center left turn lane. They did this by taking away the width of the other lanes. The result is an 8 ft. wide parking...
  7. There's a reason red is used for rear lights....

    There's a reason red is used for rear lights. Seeing a red rear light up ahead does not destroy night vision. Here's a link that describes the phenomenon. Flashlight Reviews and LED Modifications
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    In the words of Tom Lehrer, "if the hoods don't...

    In the words of Tom Lehrer, "if the hoods don't get you, the monoxide will."

    The crime rate in Newark is (2012 statistics) roughly two to three times the average of crime in urban US.

    Your...
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    Here's a different approach....

    Here's a different approach. http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/645186-z-bend-spokes-entire-wheel.html

    Whether it's useful, depends on your application. Mine is as a volunteer mechanic on...
  10. Thread: Hand Signals

    by SBinNYC
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    Check section 545.107 Texas Bike Laws - Be Kind...

    Check section 545.107 Texas Bike Laws - Be Kind to Cyclists

    to wit:

    Sec. 545.107. METHOD OF GIVING HAND AND ARM SIGNALS
    - To indicate turning left, extend your left arm horizontally
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  11. The Montauk Century route between Eastport and...

    The Montauk Century route between Eastport and Watermill does not have any services. It's also is a long way from Montauk Hwy. The route through Westhampton avoids the services. The route after...
  12. Unless the ACP goes back to the pre-1991...

    Unless the ACP goes back to the pre-1991 departure times, your schedule won't work for a 90 hour ride. It's also risky for the 84 limit.

    The 90 hour ride used to start at 4am. The Tinteniac,...
  13. The safety of any route depends on time of day....

    The safety of any route depends on time of day. The Montauk Century leaves Penn Sta on a Saturday/Sunday around 5am. Just about any route is safe at that time. Your only concern is that you are...
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    Regarding the instability: have you checked for...

    Regarding the instability: have you checked for play in the wheel bearings and loose spokes?
  15. Thread: Fixing Flats?

    by SBinNYC
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    I put a toothpick in the hole. I've rigged a...

    I put a toothpick in the hole. I've rigged a patch kit box with a crayon line on it. I'll place the tube around the box so that the hole is centered between the tube edges and lies on top of the...
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    This is a drill gauge.

    Irwin® Drill Gauge (12092) - Drill Bit Indexes - Ace Hardware

    This is fractional. They also come in numbered and metric. Got a random drill bit that has its size rubbed...
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    There cannot be any wobble in the headset. If...

    There cannot be any wobble in the headset. If there is, you should trace its source. If it's the cups or cones within the frame, then they were not properly installed. If it's the cups/cones against...
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    http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/components/st...

    http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/components/stronglight-griffith-comp-cat.jpgHere's an image of how the Stronglight headset should go in. The bottom member (crown race) on figure is a cone. It...
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    Peugeot's from that era usually used headsets...

    Peugeot's from that era usually used headsets with loose balls. There was a Peugeot headset that used 26-5/32" balls in each race. It also possible they used a Stronglight P3 headset. These headsets...
  20. There's a score mark on the Rema patch...

    There's a score mark on the Rema patch cellophane. If you fold the patch along the score mark, the cellophane will split open. You can then remove the cellophane from the inside out and not pull up...
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    There used to be a centering aid for the left...

    There used to be a centering aid for the left side. It's part 849 on this old Huret catalog page. You should be able to fabricate something similar fairly easily....
  22. You can bend the fender's tab and extend the...

    You can bend the fender's tab and extend the braces. This will adjust the fender's tilt. There should be room so that the front of the fender will clear both the noodle and the tire.
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    Bell helmets were about $50 a piece retail, when...

    Bell helmets were about $50 a piece retail, when they were introduced in the late 1970's. A Bell representative gave a talk at GEAR. That's what he stated regarding their helmet's biggest...
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    That's a very biased test. You have determined...

    That's a very biased test. You have determined what you can hear. You have not determined what you cannot hear. Your test procedure will never allow you to determine that.
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    Anything that diverts one's attention from what's...

    Anything that diverts one's attention from what's on the road is potentially dangerous. Driving a car or riding a bike should not be multitasked. The consequences from one bad move are too great.
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