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    The only thing special abot a pedal wrench is its...

    The only thing special abot a pedal wrench is its thickness. It is narrow enouch to grab the flats of the pedal between the spindle and the crank arm. Your step father probably has the correct size...
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    At the risk of continuing some of the banter on...

    At the risk of continuing some of the banter on this thread:

    There are many single speeds available for under $1000.

    Bianchi
    KHS
    Kona
    Specialized
    Cannondale
    On-One
  3. Looking at your avatar you may be interested in...

    Looking at your avatar you may be interested in the soon to be released Haro Mary. You may be all over this, but it caused a bit of a buzz at the aforementioned 29er site.

    Of course buying a...
  4. Schwalbe marathon Cross 1.75 or big apple 2.0

    I have a couple of questions about the schwalbe big apple and the schwalbe marathon cross.

    How difficult are schwalbe tires to mount? I am using rhyno lite rims on my commuter, and I am not keen...
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    Poll: Use whichever finger you are comfortable with. ...

    Use whichever finger you are comfortable with. There is not right way to do it. If you are comfortable you will make fewer errors.

    I also dislike how slippery brake levers can be. I use...
  6. Why? I am not trying to razz you, I am just...

    Why?

    I am not trying to razz you, I am just curious about your reasoning.

    Performance has some semislicks on sale for less than $20. THey have some true slicks for less than $20 and some for...
  7. Thread: Wardrobe

    by GreenFix
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    Thanks for the replies. To be more clear, I...

    Thanks for the replies.

    To be more clear, I have one jacket (a white coat) that I am supposed to be wearing. I might be able to leave that at work, but I am unclear on the availability of locker...
  8. Thread: Wardrobe

    by GreenFix
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    Wardrobe

    I am going to be starting a new job soon where I need to be presentable everyday (tie, jacket, dress shoes pants, etc.). This is quite different from my current job where pantsw and a shirt stuffed...
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    I used deore hubs for a while, and foudn they...

    I used deore hubs for a while, and foudn they were fine. I am not a big guy. If you do get deore hubs and destroy the freehub body, it can be replaced. And I believe you can replace it with an XT...
  10. Thread: SS MTBing

    by GreenFix
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    I do not come around the forums as much as I used...

    I do not come around the forums as much as I used to, but I am also a single speeder. I have ridden a geared bike on the trails once in the last year, and I do not plan on doing it anytime soon. In...
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    I run an avid disk on teh front and an avid...

    I run an avid disk on teh front and an avid single digit 7 on the back of my bike, and it is a great combination. I was running an avid front and an XT linear on the back of another bike I had, and...
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    Has anyone tried the SKS race blades? Are they...

    Has anyone tried the SKS race blades? Are they totally useless?

    I have an Allez sport ('03) that I use for road riding and commuting, and I would like to throw some real fenders on there. Right...
  13. I know this is an old thread, but I just saw it...

    I know this is an old thread, but I just saw it and thought I would respond.

    I went to a fully rigid bike this year, and I love it. The steering is precise and it climbs like a rocket. I had a...
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    I think that good tire characteristics for roots...

    I think that good tire characteristics for roots and roack would include a soft rubber compound, a high tpi count (for increased deflection), and I am not sure about the tread pattern.

    The Karmas...
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    Here is another post that does not answer your...

    Here is another post that does not answer your question directly. What PSI are you running? Try lower. If that does not work go lower, if that does not work go lower. If you pinch flat, go a...
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    Wow. Neat to see this old thing revived. ...

    Wow. Neat to see this old thing revived.

    That spherebright looks like the same technology that is in the DOT reflective paint.

    As far as teh bike I was modifying, it went through a coupel...
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    Not true for riding. Maximum braking power...

    Not true for riding. Maximum braking power occurs just before lock up. Once you lock the wheel, you have significantly less braking power.
  18. Thread: Single Speed

    by GreenFix
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    TLR, Check this...

    TLR,

    Check this out to answer your questions.

    I could help you out if you gave more specifics. I converted an old scott mountain bike using nothing but what I had on hand. It can be done...
  19. Thread: Trials?

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    Amen to that. Trials riding looks like a lot...

    Amen to that.

    Trials riding looks like a lot of fun, but I do not really have the time to develop the skills. Someday.

    40 years from now, I'll be the retiree hopping across the benches at the...
  20. Thread: Trials?

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    I figured people must have seen that before. I...

    I figured people must have seen that before. I am not sure what he did wrong, but I am sure I would not to repeat it. I figure the best way for me to avoid something like that is to avoid trying to...
  21. Thread: Trials?

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    Trials?

    There was a thread a week or so ago about when not to use your front brake.

    This made me think of that thread

    http://www.hansrey.com/lessons/crash.mpg

    I am pretty sure the front brake had...
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    I am not sure which mavic rims you are running. ...

    I am not sure which mavic rims you are running.

    On cheapo weinman zac 19s and a no name rim, I have run some IRC slicks, and performance brand slicks with no problem. I weigh 170, but carry a 40...
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    Off road Commute- 33:19 mountain bike On road...

    Off road Commute- 33:19 mountain bike
    On road Commute- Triple ring roadie

    Up and coming wet weather bike- drop bar mountain bike with slicks. In a month my job will be moving, and I will...
  24. I had a similar experience a couple of weeks ago....

    I had a similar experience a couple of weeks ago. I was riding along at around 20 mph, on the white line, and I could hear an engine coming up close to me and backing off, coming close and backing...
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    I agree with Gorsar. You can get great...

    I agree with Gorsar. You can get great performance with V brakes. There is a set of Avid SD7 with SD7 levers on sale at pricepoint right now for around $70. I have a SD7 on the front of 1 bike and...
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