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    Brake levers are set a bit to high. They should...

    Brake levers are set a bit to high. They should be about 45 degrees in relation to your handles. That way, your hand position shouldn't change when you have to apply the brakes.

    Also, unless...
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    I have 3 bikes. One is a Wal-Mart Schwinn, one...

    I have 3 bikes.

    One is a Wal-Mart Schwinn, one a Giant Cypress DX, and the last an unbranded antique.

    The Cypress is currently unusable due to popped spokes. The Schwinn has the same amount of...
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    http://www.germes-online.com/direct/dbimage/503447...

    http://www.germes-online.com/direct/dbimage/50344788/Electric_Motorcycle.jpg
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    Diva Village Ads?

    I get the ads for bikes and bike parts. I understand that's part of the deal.

    What I'm not getting are the ads, while in the clyde forum, for bikinis. I mean, really. C'mon, already. I like...
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    I have a few bikes. One is a department store...

    I have a few bikes. One is a department store Schwinn mountain bike outfitted with slick street tires. My main ride is a Giant Cypress DX, slightly modified. So, that's one mountain bike, and one...
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    More than you'd know. You should make a deal...

    More than you'd know. You should make a deal with your local LBS to have a poster with your before and after picture and your story for a discount in the store. You're the Jarrod of the biking...
  7. For 'Smooth and Fast', I'd stay away from...

    For 'Smooth and Fast', I'd stay away from Mountain type bikes. Try out a flat bar road bike or an entry level road bike. Giant FCR3 or OCR3 would fill the bill. Money left over to equip it the way...
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    Two spokes in 20 minutes

    Okay. I've been bad. Very bad. I haven't been on my bike since mid November, when the pressures of work and school made me completely focus on school so I can get my degree and get on with my...
  9. I've personally been involved in a movement in my...

    I've personally been involved in a movement in my area to promote cycling awareness. My plan was to introduce motorists to cyclist, which they're not used to seeing on the road. With the help of a...
  10. Moore's Bike Shop www.mooresbikes.com...

    Moore's Bike Shop
    www.mooresbikes.com
    Hattiesburg, MS
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    Some smaller shops can't afford to order a large...

    Some smaller shops can't afford to order a large framed bike for a 'test ride'.

    Being in the NYC area, I can't imagine that you can't find one that has it in stock, or CAN afford to do it.

    We...
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    You guys have almost shamed me into getting back...

    You guys have almost shamed me into getting back on my bike...

    Almost.

    I really need to get out there.
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    I'm gonna vomit... too much shaking for me......

    I'm gonna vomit... too much shaking for me... ugh.

    You're a braver man than I am for some of those streets you're riding on.
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    Can you ride them in the rain?

    Can you ride them in the rain?
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    Bondhus Gorilla-proof

    Bondhus Gorilla-proof
  16. I found one 3/8" 10" extension. Saw lots of...

    I found one 3/8" 10" extension. Saw lots of broken/smashed cellphones, one smashed psp, a few syringes with needles, a glass handpipe, various bolts and other metal chunks lying in the roadside, old...
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    Using the 36 will give you a bit more rubber and...

    Using the 36 will give you a bit more rubber and puncture protection. A bit. not a lot, just a bit.
  18. I'm not a builder and really have no way of doing...

    I'm not a builder and really have no way of doing any type of reinforcement. I'm not sure where it's bending at, the fork or the frame... my guess would be the fork, and there's really no way to...
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    I'm decorating a chopped bike for a crazy bike parade. Here's my delimmah:

    The bike is crappy to begin with. Someone just added on some 1/2" corrugated steel pipe...
  20. Wheel sizes on a chopper... need a quick fix.

    I'm decorating a chopped bike for a crazy bike parade. Here's my delimmah:

    The bike is crappy to begin with. Someone just added on some 1/2" corrugated steel pipe to the front forks, and used...
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    The handlebars are like trekking bars... just one...

    The handlebars are like trekking bars... just one big circle.

    Giant's pulled some stuff this year on their '08's. More bikes with disc brakes, but to get the cheap disc brakes, they're...
  22. I've got to say, some of you are making me feel...

    I've got to say, some of you are making me feel completely stupid. Is riding in the middle chain ring and the middle of the cassette cross chaining? Either here or in mechanics, someone implied...
  23. Big Guy needs tips on a stronger, longer lasting chain

    I've been having some trouble with chain skip, and after some prodding, the chain tool was introduced at the LBS. Measurement of the chain came in at 85% worn. That's after 250 miles on the chain. ...
  24. Highly abrasive? I don't ride around in...

    Highly abrasive? I don't ride around in sandpaper factories, if that's what you mean. I ride on the road. I apply Pro-Link every other week, and wipe the chain between applications.

    I want to...
  25. I generally keep the chain in the middle ring on...

    I generally keep the chain in the middle ring on the front, and around the middle on the back.
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