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    Change SRAM Crankset from 46/36 to 46/34

    I have a SRAM S300 crankset geared 46/36. Is it ok to change the little chainring to 34? The SRAM 34 chainring on Universal Cycles say they are for use with 50 big chainring - anyone know what the...
  2. I pulled up to one guy who was stopped on the...

    I pulled up to one guy who was stopped on the side of the street a while back. He expended his only CO2 and ripped the valve off his good tube after inflating. No patches, no more CO2. My tubes...
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    I like the EVA head on my SKS pump for Presta. ...

    I like the EVA head on my SKS pump for Presta. It works for Shrader too, but not as well because you have to insert it quite a bit to get it to depress the pin.
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    The original BB on one of my bikes lasted about 3...

    The original BB on one of my bikes lasted about 3 years, though I estimate my miles closer to 12 000 miles during that time. I replaced it with IRD in Jan. Probably 3000 miles on it by now.
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    Can you take a photo of the derailleur and post...

    Can you take a photo of the derailleur and post it up? Some cheap bikes don't have a hanger and the rear derailleur is attached to the back wheel.

    Tourney has hanger and no hanger model, but...
  6. Not good for cleaning wounds. Use clean water...

    Not good for cleaning wounds. Use clean water for that.
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    The hubs use cartridge bearings which may or may...

    The hubs use cartridge bearings which may or may not be sealed. Sealed bearing only implies they have some seal to mitigate ingress of water, dust, or other contaminants. Even loose ball bearings...
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    The hubs seem to be decent ones and not...

    The hubs seem to be decent ones and not especially heavy. Personally I'd reuse those.

    Weinmann claims 563g for the rim, replace the rim with H Plus Son Archetype and cut out ~100g per wheel. ...
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    I've descended Mt Tam into the Mill Valley and my...

    I've descended Mt Tam into the Mill Valley and my 160/140 setup was fine. I haven't gone up Diablo though, which is 1k ft more.

    I'm a fairly new road rider so I've only recorded 175k ft of...
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    Trek put discs on road bikes all the way back in...

    Trek put discs on road bikes all the way back in 2006 and Cannondale made a disc brake cyclocross bike as far back as 2003!

    2006 Trek Portland - BikePedia
    2003 Cannondale Cyclocross Disc -...
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    It is possible that a builder or factory pads...

    It is possible that a builder or factory pads their orders with intentions to sell these parts on eBay.
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    I have cable actuated Avid BB7 and they are not...

    I have cable actuated Avid BB7 and they are not noisy unless they are maladjusted or contaminated. Once they are installed and aligned, they are not high maintenance. Every few weeks I have to turn...
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    If I were to have one bike and only one bike, I...

    If I were to have one bike and only one bike, I would want something more versatile than a road bike. I currently have two bikes, one is a rigid hybrid and the other is a cyclocross bike that I use...
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    I went through hell removing a 700x25 off a 27"...

    I went through hell removing a 700x25 off a 27" wheel. I have no idea how the mech got it on there to begin with, but at least that's only 8mm difference. I can't imagine trying to get a 26" tire...
  15. You could keep an eye on CL for a similar set of...

    You could keep an eye on CL for a similar set of wheels. They should drop right in with no adjustments.
  16. You'd have to swap the wheels and ajust the...

    You'd have to swap the wheels and ajust the brakes if they're not close. Maybe tweak the RD too.

    Alternatively, take this opportunity to get an upgraded wheelset and install the lights on the...
  17. A kid was hit back in September and it resulted...

    A kid was hit back in September and it resulted in skull fractures to the kid near the water fountain on the Mill Valley bike path. The police did not indicate the woman who hit the kid was going...
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    I'm biased because I have the Marin and I've beat...

    I'm biased because I have the Marin and I've beat the hell out of mine for commuting and up and down rocky dirt trails and it has yet to complain. The Marin is spec'd a bit higher, and I"m sure the...
  19. Thread: Pannier

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    Sort of...Some of the Ortlieb bags are rolled...

    Sort of...Some of the Ortlieb bags are rolled closed like dry bags. The surface that faces inboard towards the bike generally has something inside to stiffen it like a plastic sheet to prevent it...
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    Initially I started with my smartphone, but I...

    Initially I started with my smartphone, but I found the Android version of Strava very buggy. It would arbitrarily stop recording so large portions of my rides often went unrecorded; it took a lot...
  21. Thread: Track Stands

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    The easiest way to learn is to find a gentle...

    The easiest way to learn is to find a gentle incline so that the bike can roll backwards. The idea is to keep the bike balanced between two positions by rolling it forwards and backwards. The crown...
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    If you plan to ride on dirt, don't get Gatorskins...

    If you plan to ride on dirt, don't get Gatorskins since those are road tires. I mean you can ride them on dirt, but you might not enjoy it because it'll slide around especially in turns. I...
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    Upgrade what you don't like. For me it was the...

    Upgrade what you don't like. For me it was the brakes so I got Avid BB7 brakes.

    I wore the Continental back tire down to the threads, so I move the front tire to the back, and installed a...
  24. If it were me, I'd go with the bigger tires...

    If it were me, I'd go with the bigger tires because I like bigger tires for comfort. The difference in speed between 28 and 32 of the same tire will be minimal. 28 is the largest you can get for...
  25. Thread: Pannier

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    The Jannd Commute pannier is a very nice bag and...

    The Jannd Commute pannier is a very nice bag and the mounting isn't as quick as Ortlieb, but it's stable and perfectly serviceable. The material is similar to that of fabric used for backpacks so...
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