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    I don't know if this is the best, but it's...

    I don't know if this is the best, but it's convertible backpack/pannier - http://northstbags.com/products/woodward - I've had my eye on this for a while, but haven't seen too many reviews.
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    Sticky: Wet and Windy. 6 inch puddles. Afraid I was going...

    Wet and Windy. 6 inch puddles. Afraid I was going to get blown off the bridge. Good grief.
  3. Bike Gallery is the only place I know of that has...

    Bike Gallery is the only place I know of that has fittings for under $100, that said I recommend you spring for the $100 one at least. River City has also been recommended to me but I think they're a...
  4. It's a clamp on FD, so I guess my gut was right....

    It's a clamp on FD, so I guess my gut was right.

    Thanks!
  5. FC-M590 crankset spacer install question

    I'm installing a FC-M590 triple crank on a 8 speed bike and a little confused by the shimano tech docs:
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    I found the Park Tools book more helpful than the...

    I found the Park Tools book more helpful than the Zinn book. It's more straight forward IMHO. I found the Zinn book to have almost too much info. Plus it's easier to find stuff in the Park Tools book.
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    So just thought I'd update... The reason it...

    So just thought I'd update...

    The reason it wouldn't pop back in is because of the ring on the pressure foot. I ultimately just removed the ring and the brake still seems to work fine.
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    it's not the pads, it's the little magnetic piece...

    it's not the pads, it's the little magnetic piece that the pads 'stick' to. I noticed it wasn't moving right when I took the pads out to check wear. when spinning the knob to see what was happening I...
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    bb7 outboard pressure foot popped out

    so now it's just kind of hanging loosely in the caliper. docs say it should just pop back in after a few setup adjustments, but it doesn't seem to be sticking. I can almost get it to mount, but the...
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    agh... i'm looking for a jamis and am in...

    agh... i'm looking for a jamis and am in portland. alas i need a 61!
  11. Might look at the crankset too...

    Might look at the crankset too...
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    and saddle!

    and saddle!
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    Spend $100 more and get a steel frame with 105: ...

    Spend $100 more and get a steel frame with 105:

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/gran_premio_xiii.htm

    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/schwinn/schwinn_letour_legacy_xi.htm
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    $50 for the bike is a good deal, put the other...

    $50 for the bike is a good deal, put the other $50 aside for when it needs some work.
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    Helmuffs! http://gigishandywork.com/ She still...

    Helmuffs! http://gigishandywork.com/ She still sells them through etsy and some other places. I have a pair and they're great.
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    +1 Avid BB7's. Upgraded from Tektro Novellas...

    +1 Avid BB7's. Upgraded from Tektro Novellas which were just awful. Sounds like you're already checking the hubs and frame for disc brake compatibility :)
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    Hah! I used to write haiku every day for about a...

    Hah! I used to write haiku every day for about a year and a half. Guess it's still with me. :)
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    I like the idea of a cargo bike with electric...

    I like the idea of a cargo bike with electric assist. Kind of lamenting not picking up a Trek Transport+ on CL a while back for around a grand.
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    Moving is not a tenable solution. I wouldn't get...

    Moving is not a tenable solution.
    I wouldn't get a ***, but that's just me.
    Cameras are a great idea.
    Surprised I haven't seen anyone mention getting mace and/or pepper spray.
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    If you don't want clipless, look into this combo....

    If you don't want clipless, look into this combo. I ride it and love it.

    http://www.blaqdesign.com/Pages/Product/Item.aspx?&itemId=10026

    http://www.chromebagsstore.com/shoes/tobruk.html
  21. Different bike companies will measure their...

    Different bike companies will measure their frames differently, so yes.
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    Sounds like it may be time for a new bike, and to...

    Sounds like it may be time for a new bike, and to part out the old one...
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    Le sigh, OK... thanks for the pointers... It's...

    Le sigh, OK... thanks for the pointers... It's starting to sound like I've bitten off more than I can chew.
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    Thanks... I'm not sure what OLD stands for, also...

    Thanks... I'm not sure what OLD stands for, also the rear spacing isn't 135, it's 126.
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    Try bending it.

    Try bending it.
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