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  1. Also a dinglespeed216322

    Also a dinglespeed216322
  2. if you're looking for something with some...

    if you're looking for something with some versatility, the Marin Hamilton 29er is worth a look (I just got one). It is sold as an urban commuter, but it's a rigid steel 29er MTB frame, with a...
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    if it's a cassette rear hub, you won't need a new...

    if it's a cassette rear hub, you won't need a new wheel. it is not much work at all, just take off the old derailleurs, shifters, cables. Then, you can shorten the chain, take one of your front...
  4. I hate to dig up an old thread, but I had the...

    I hate to dig up an old thread, but I had the same thing happen today with an S2 hub. Did sturmey ever help you out? Mine is on a marin hamilton 29er that's only 2 weeks old
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    the fork is going to be the biggest hang up: The...

    the fork is going to be the biggest hang up: The old Rockhoppers sometimes have a 1" threaded fork/headset. A Rock Shox Judy is a 1 1/8" threadless fork/headset. A 1 1/8" fork won't fit a 1" head...
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    I just got the Hamilton 29er, with 2 speed...

    I just got the Hamilton 29er, with 2 speed kickback hub. The extra gear is really nice to cruise at higher speed, and the 29er mountain bike setup is really rugged for riding anything. And the...
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    I used to do a lot of aggressive inline skating...

    I used to do a lot of aggressive inline skating in high school (~10 years ago). I was pretty good for a while and considered trying it again, but the idea of 26 year old me hanging around the skate...
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    I was smoking a pack and a half a day for 5...

    I was smoking a pack and a half a day for 5 years. I decided to quit when I was 20. What worked for me was psyching my self up for weeks by thinking about how I was going to deal with cravings,...
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    Inline skating for cross training?

    My wife and I are trying to have a baby, and two doctors have told me to stop riding until she is pregnant. It has to do with the parts you sit on, enough said.

    I am thinking of taking up inline...
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    Hose the shifter out with some finish line speed...

    Hose the shifter out with some finish line speed degreaser, ensure that the cables are all clean, not rusted or have their housings crimped somewhere. Make sure there is good cable tension, and that...
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    My guess is that you forgot the little spacer...

    My guess is that you forgot the little spacer that goes between the cassette and the end of the cassette carrier. It is a thin ring of aluminum that keeps the chain away from the spokes, and without...
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    Your headset bearing is probably dry or damaged. ...

    Your headset bearing is probably dry or damaged. Dry meaning there is no more grease. You would most likely need a new set of bearings freshly repacked with grease.
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    Probably need to put a spacer behind the cassette.

    Probably need to put a spacer behind the cassette.
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    Race cars use nitrogen to limit the pressure...

    Race cars use nitrogen to limit the pressure variation when the tire heats up and cools down. Bicycles do not even come close to requiring this, even the Tour bikes (whose tires do not really see...
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    Slick, thinner 26" tires. Usually a 1.5 slick...

    Slick, thinner 26" tires. Usually a 1.5 slick with flat protection (Specialized Armadillo) works well for commuters. Get a rack and lights, don't spend a lot on a derailleur. A guy at the shop I...
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    Do you notice any performance issues? If not,...

    Do you notice any performance issues? If not, leave it. The brake spring should be enough to return it. I run in line levers that have no spring, and they're fine.
  17. Minimum wage to start, usually. I started at...

    Minimum wage to start, usually. I started at 7.50, but now its 9.00 after about a year. Not much to live off of, but as a part time gig, its been good. The fun makes up for the lower pay.
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    I would not use the aluminum. They will corrode...

    I would not use the aluminum. They will corrode together, making truing them impossible. I do not believe that there is any way to intall eyelets in a rim.
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    sounds like too much cable tension

    sounds like too much cable tension
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    Mother-in-law doing burnouts on the ole Univega??...

    Mother-in-law doing burnouts on the ole Univega?? You can use degreaser, kerosene solvent, or a sharp plastic scraper or a combo of all of he above. It sounds like they are dry rotted and on there...
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    The crown itself doesn't come off, but to put a...

    The crown itself doesn't come off, but to put a the race on we would charge $20-30 depending on the difficulty level of removing the fork.
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    This made me laugh. I am sooo sick of polishing...

    This made me laugh. I am sooo sick of polishing the Huffy turds that come into the shop I work at.
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    Is it a clickling sound, a rubbing sound, a...

    Is it a clickling sound, a rubbing sound, a grinding sound or something else?
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    We charge $229.99. New ball bearings all around,...

    We charge $229.99. New ball bearings all around, complete overhaul of all systems, cleaning of all parts in solvent, wax, and professional fit.
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    The pin goes facing out, pointed at the back of...

    The pin goes facing out, pointed at the back of the crank arm.
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