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    Take a look at the Continental Sprinters --...

    Take a look at the Continental Sprinters -- fairly inexpensive with removable valve cores.

    Amazon.com: continental sprinter tubular
  2. Most better tubes have removable cores....

    Most better tubes have removable cores. Continental, Vittoria, Michelin, Specialized.
  3. +1 Reduce your cadence until your spin smooths...

    +1 Reduce your cadence until your spin smooths out, then slow increase it. Work pedaling in circles.
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    Cabon paste for sure. To ensure the post does not...

    Cabon paste for sure. To ensure the post does not slip and to ensure the post does not seize in the frame.
  5. It's easier to build with bladed spokes. It's...

    It's easier to build with bladed spokes. It's easy to prevent the spokes from twisting when the wheel is trued by using a tool too keep the spokes aligned. On the other hand, the price difference for...
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    +1 It must be winter again.

    +1 It must be winter again.
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    Yes. It's also much easier because the dishing...

    Yes. It's also much easier because the dishing and lateral truing are combined in one step.
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    What about the hub? Not all hubs will support...

    What about the hub? Not all hubs will support radial lacing.
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    +1 Many torque specs are the maximum torque -- as...

    +1 Many torque specs are the maximum torque -- as long as the item stays in place or doesn't slip is what matters.
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    If you have carbon bars, you should also unwrap...

    If you have carbon bars, you should also unwrap them and check them for damage.
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    That sound is normal. I torque mine to around 20...

    That sound is normal. I torque mine to around 20 ft/lbs, I'm not sure what the maximum is.
  12. Thread: Bont Shoes

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    I tried two pairs and decided I prefer shoes that...

    I tried two pairs and decided I prefer shoes that are comfortable when I first try them on.
  13. C02 Cartridges - Genuine Innovations...

    C02 Cartridges - Genuine Innovations
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    Even if this would work, it likely would prevent...

    Even if this would work, it likely would prevent the valve stem from fitting properly in the valve stem hole resulting in a high spot on the tire.
  15. Thread: Bont Shoes

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    Some people love 'em, some hate 'em. If you can...

    Some people love 'em, some hate 'em. If you can find the right size and get the molding right, they are comfortable. Plan to spend some time molding them. Also, they have a very low stack height, so...
  16. +1 Even with cable cutters you still need to...

    +1 Even with cable cutters you still need to ensure the housing isn't crimped a little.
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    Does it have an inner tube? Some Tufo's do not....

    Does it have an inner tube? Some Tufo's do not. If it has no inner tube and sealer will not hold, I'm not sure what can be done. If it does have an inner tube, pull back the base tape near the leak....
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    Amazon.com : Gore Bike Wear Universal Soft Shell...

    Amazon.com : Gore Bike Wear Universal Soft Shell Knee Warmer : Cycling Legwarmers : Sports & Outdoors
  19. A little stain remover and those nasty black...

    A little stain remover and those nasty black marks will come right out. :)
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    This only works if you realize there may be...

    This only works if you realize there may be something in the tire. Also, rear tires are worse about picking up things -- try wiping the rear tire without stopping. Years ago I used tire savers....
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    In general, the iPhone can be used as a bike...

    In general, the iPhone can be used as a bike computer, with some provisions: First: The iPhone must be kept dry. Even a light sprinkle is enough to cause water damage, thus, you need a waterproof...
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    snopes.com: Nova Don't Go...

    snopes.com: Nova Don't Go
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    I currently use a SRAM 11 speed chain on a SRAM...

    I currently use a SRAM 11 speed chain on a SRAM Red 10 speed drive train with no problems. The overall chain width is narrower but the internal width is the same. You need to compare the dimensions...
  24. You might start with this: Amsterdam | Electra...

    You might start with this: Amsterdam | Electra Bikes
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    +1. Get the Contour +2 with replaceable...

    +1. Get the Contour +2 with replaceable batteries. Battery life is still short, depending on the resolution, but you can carry extra batteries. They're fairly cheap on Amazon.
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