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  1. On a bike primarily ridden on the road, there...

    On a bike primarily ridden on the road, there might be some advantage to running a slightly wider tire on the rear. On a bike ridden off-road, it used to be SOP to run a fatter tire on the front to...
  2. Definitely from the pre BSO years of Schwinn. ...

    Definitely from the pre BSO years of Schwinn. There might be some compatibility issues getting replacements for worn SunTour drivetrain parts, but hopefully the bike can still be refurbed and ridden...
  3. Due to a frightening two-lane stretch of the...

    Due to a frightening two-lane stretch of the Trans Canada Highway, a military base, a nuclear waste dump, and a provincial park, my town is isolated from all but one 50 km out-and-back road ride. I...
  4. OP: You said you got the bike this summer with...

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    You said you got the bike this summer with 2500 miles on it. Do you mean to say it was a used bike? Because if it was used, there is no manufacturers warranty, as that is good only for the...
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    It is hard to tell from the pictures, but from...

    It is hard to tell from the pictures, but from the angle we see the fork and head tube it makes me think that bike may have been damaged in a collision. THe front wheel looks so close to the down...
  6. I am a fan of IGH, and I find them superior to...

    I am a fan of IGH, and I find them superior to derailleurs in some ways, including reduced maintenance. However, when something does go wrong inside an IGH, the average bike shop may not be able to...
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    I think some posters above may have misunderstood...

    I think some posters above may have misunderstood the problem - the chain is leaving a tiny mark on the end edge of the spider arm. A shim will only move the chainring sideways and not have any...
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    I had the same thoughts. The seller's immediate...

    I had the same thoughts. The seller's immediate insistance that the fork somehow cam unbounded because of the shipper was suspect from the get-go. Trying to get the shipper to pay anything (if the...
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    That chain is actually, I believe, a partnership...

    That chain is actually, I believe, a partnership between the breweries. The Beer Store is one of only two places you can buy beer in the vast majority of Ontario. The other place is the at the...
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    It was for exactly these reasons that the Flying...

    It was for exactly these reasons that the Flying Spaghetti Monster invented studded tires and balaclavas!

    I have a 14 km ride to get home in a few minutes and I guarantee that we have more ice...
  11. Was the first on his block to be a victim of...

    Was the first on his block to be a victim of vagina dentata.
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    The Heat 10/10. Super funny. A little...

    The Heat 10/10. Super funny. A little predictable, but in a good way.
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    Merida is an industrial giant in Taiwan. If it...

    Merida is an industrial giant in Taiwan. If it is more cost effective, I am sure Specialized and Merida have frames made (or other work done) by other contract manufacturers in Asia.
  14. Has a storage room filled with thousands of...

    Has a storage room filled with thousands of quart-sized Mason jars of his urine, all carefully labeled and arranged by taste.
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    Your experience, decotriumph, that a nice road...

    Your experience, decotriumph, that a nice road bike is a good motivator to do more riding, is something I tried to tell hundreds of people over the years...

    So many people come into a bike shop...
  16. I have seen many seat tubes buckled just above...

    I have seen many seat tubes buckled just above the bottom bracket, right in the neighborhood of where the op has his crack problem. I don't understand how the loading or force distribution works,...
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    There is no reason not to turn your bars up a...

    There is no reason not to turn your bars up a couple more degrees. Make small changes and only change one thing at a time, as non-handlebar adjustments can also seem to affect the way the bars feel....
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    If you have a mostly complete and functional good...

    If you have a mostly complete and functional good quality bike, then a replacement frame from a larger, possible lower quality but correct size, donor bike could be perfect. Getting a high-tensile...
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    Consider finding a bike that fits properly while...

    Consider finding a bike that fits properly while waiting for this post to break itself or your frame.
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    A lot of '90s barracudas had threadless stems...

    A lot of '90s barracudas had threadless stems clamped onto threaded steerer tubes. I never saw one break, but it just seems so wrong.
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    I am having a hard time figuring out why you...

    I am having a hard time figuring out why you can't increase chain tension. Most bikes have no bolt or mechanism to tension the chain - you just need to loosen the axle nuts and slide the wheel back....
  22. When out at the club, he prefers to be the first...

    When out at the club, he prefers to be the first car in the choo-choo train.
  23. Why do you need to have it sit upright? Lay the...

    Why do you need to have it sit upright? Lay the bike down and your options open up immensely.

    I have XL size bikes with the saddle raised quite high and I have to lean them over to get them into...
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    Your description sounds like the frame or fork is...

    Your description sounds like the frame or fork is out of alignment, or one of the wheels is incorrectly seated in the dropouts, causing misalignment.

    This would not be caused by a brake pad...
  25. I got my road bike in 1992 or '93. It came with...

    I got my road bike in 1992 or '93. It came with Araya rims and 105 hubs, 36 spokes/wheel. The rear wheel was tacoed within two months, and the rim replaced with a mavic. THe mavic lasted about a...
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