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    Sounds like you just need to use your lower...

    Sounds like you just need to use your lower gears. Maybe try riding in the middle chainring, and practice shifting down in the back before stopping, allowing you to start in an easy gear. This will...
  2. I've done it on several frames with success.

    I've done it on several frames with success.
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    Keep in mind too that it's a really unfair...

    Keep in mind too that it's a really unfair comparison between Nashbar/internet prices and those of the LBS. The shop doesn't have the ability to order as much and from the same distributers as...
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    Sweet! Those clamps are also useful for securing...

    Sweet! Those clamps are also useful for securing fork to frame for loose ball headset packing, though a toestrap will do as well.
  5. If nothing else, I've gotten these off before by...

    If nothing else, I've gotten these off before by welding them 'fixed', then using a chain whip. If you have the equipment handy it's quick and easy.
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    The police must have different priorities where...

    The police must have different priorities where you live. Here, a cop will laugh at you for reporting a stolen bike, registered or no. Correction, if it's registered you're free to fill out some...
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    BB shell width

    BB shell width
  8. Thread: Clunk!

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    I had a strange 'clunk' like this recently that...

    I had a strange 'clunk' like this recently that was very hard to diagnose, turned out to be coming from the crappy freewheel.
  9. Out of curiosity, what are the downfalls of...

    Out of curiosity, what are the downfalls of regular u-locks you're trying to avoid?
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    Plenty of older frames do need a 1" seat post...

    Plenty of older frames do need a 1" seat post collar, like old Schwinn Varsities and the like. Check with a local bike shop, I'm pretty sure we get them from J&B importers.
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    OP is referring to buying a complete wheel for...

    OP is referring to buying a complete wheel for that price.
  12. I've had a dropout separate from the chain stay...

    I've had a dropout separate from the chain stay while on a tour. Fortunately it happened while going slow and no bad wreck ensued. Hitchhiked into Monterey, had a metal shop tig weld the joint for...
  13. http://neworleans.craigslist.org/bik/3257054789.ht...

    http://neworleans.craigslist.org/bik/3257054789.html


    we're back, once again, from the Midwest with another wave of
    sweet bikes cherry-picked from garage/estate sales
    and the occasional barn....
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    Check for serrated washers, then why not just...

    Check for serrated washers, then why not just take it back to the lbs that did the work?
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    Thanks for the info! Mudboy, if you'd like to...

    Thanks for the info! Mudboy, if you'd like to part with it, I could send you postage or even some kind of trade perhaps? I have lots of random doohickies. . .

    On my hub, one axle cap is good and...
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    Info on older American Classic hubs?

    I came across an American Classic rear hub threaded for a freewheel in a trash pile. Looks like the second set in the link:

    http://www.bikepro.com/products/hubs/hubs_american.html

    I've never...
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    Aside from the front derailleur!

    Aside from the front derailleur!
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    If, on tour, I happen to find myself needing a...

    If, on tour, I happen to find myself needing a new chain, the $15 for an 8 speed versus $30 for the 9 can actually be significant. Cassettes are cheaper too if that ever becomes an issue.
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    What kind of handlebar and levers? Those sizes...

    What kind of handlebar and levers? Those sizes generally refer to the stem clamp area, not the lever clamp.
  20. Also worth double-checking that the axle does not...

    Also worth double-checking that the axle does not extend past the outside of the dropout. This can cause that kind of slippage even with an incredibly tight skewer.
  21. Yeah, sometimes a stem or wedge is stuck beyond...

    Yeah, sometimes a stem or wedge is stuck beyond the abilities of the hammer or PB blaster. Especially if it's an alloy stem/wedge in a steel steerer, as the corrosion it builds sort of fuses the two...
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    I have to point out here that 8 speed stuff is...

    I have to point out here that 8 speed stuff is still very readily available. Many low- and mid-end bikes are still being produced with 8 speed drivetrains, and any large parts distributor will have...
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    Frame Painter Recommendations?

    I'll be attending United Bicycle Institute's chromoly brazing class this month, and coming out of it with a new lugged touring frame! Very excited.

    Anyway, the frame will be bare, and I don't...
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    I'd have to agree too that a shop would have...

    I'd have to agree too that a shop would have nothing to gain by this, as there's no way a shop that's reputable in any way will sell or send out a bike assembled by a stranger. I imagine that in...
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    Sticky: Have: Dura-Ace double crankset, square taper,...

    Have: Dura-Ace double crankset, square taper, 175mm (FC-7410). Well-used but still plenty left, rings (53/39) may need replacing. Very outside edge of square taper rounded slightly from what...
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