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  1. CompetitiveCyclist.com built me a sweet Chris...

    CompetitiveCyclist.com built me a sweet Chris King wheelset. The price was as good as any other online and the quality was very good.

    EDIT- OP wanted to spend $200-300. No idea where to find a...
  2. Reassembly: 1. Reinstall rubber grommet and...

    Reassembly:
    1. Reinstall rubber grommet and slide axle locknut on spindle.

    2. Put bearing race into position and screw bearing pre-load nut halfway.

    3. The hard part… Add grease...
  3. DIY: How to Rebuild Shimano Pedals (Photo & Instruction Thread)

    Shimano Pedal Overhaul

    Application:

    Many Shimano pedal models; pictured here are my 5 year old M-540's

    Tools Needed (may vary based on pedal model):

    17mm wrench (or Shimano locknut tool)...
  4. They have a huge inventory... maybe it was just a...

    They have a huge inventory... maybe it was just a mistake. Maybe they did not want to sell the item for $0.99. Either way, it's best just to move on because there is really nothing to do about it.
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    I run Flow 26" rims. Go with the Flow if you are...

    I run Flow 26" rims. Go with the Flow if you are > 200 lbs, otherwise the Arch should be fine. The weight difference is small and the Flows provide a wider 28mm profile.

    No problem mounting any...
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    I didn't think it was possible to pay more for a...

    I didn't think it was possible to pay more for a decent tire than what they cost now.
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    Yes... definately stay away from the...

    Yes... definately stay away from the multi-release. I have never had a problem (ever) getting out of SPD's. I even use them on the road bike and +++ the release tension.
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    There are bike only trails for anyone who does...

    There are bike only trails for anyone who does not understand this ^^. That being said, most hikers will jump off the trail when there is a bike approaching- represent the sport well and thank them....
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    I might be missing the point of the thread, but...

    I might be missing the point of the thread, but why don't you just push a bigger gear if you think your cadence is too high for whatever reason?
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    They are useless and might even do more harm. ...

    They are useless and might even do more harm. The boot can trap crud and rub it against the piston.
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    Pros & cons... The Mavics are a nice wheelset,...

    Pros & cons... The Mavics are a nice wheelset, but I don't like the idea of funky proprietary spokes. It's nice to be able to find a replacement same day at the LBS. Their hubs are not know to be...
  12. What's up with the 2012 XT lineup? Is it only 10...

    What's up with the 2012 XT lineup? Is it only 10 speed?

    I need to replace my broken 9 speed shifters and I can't find any new XT's except for the 10 speeds.
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    How did you try to bed them in? It can take...

    How did you try to bed them in? It can take longer than you think.
  14. Stan's Arches on CK hubs. Still TBD about the...

    Stan's Arches on CK hubs. Still TBD about the spokes but leaning toward 14/15 butted. I am somewhat annoyed that black spokes cost more than silver ones...
  15. Can anyone recommnend a good custom wheel builder?

    I have been considering Universal Cycles & Colorado Cyclist so far.

    Anywhere else I can look to get a top quality wheelset built?
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    Beans & rice. Cans of tuna.

    Beans & rice.

    Cans of tuna.
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    How did he get caught?

    How did he get caught?
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    Assuming you have aluminum,NOT carbon fiber, then...

    Assuming you have aluminum,NOT carbon fiber, then use a pipe cutter:

    http://www.amazon.com/Ridgid-40617-4-Inch-8-Inch-Quarters/dp/B001P307PO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312285465&sr=8-1

    If not, a...
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    Mavic Crossride - Get the ones that are both...

    Mavic Crossride - Get the ones that are both rim/ disc compatible. Less that $200 and it's worth having the disc hubs for reasons above.
  20. Oatmeal + espresso = poop OP- if you are...

    Oatmeal + espresso = poop

    OP- if you are really have 3 days between BM's, there is something seriously wrong with your diet.
  21. Thread: Talas forks?

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    I love my TALAS. Never change the travel, but...

    I love my TALAS.

    Never change the travel, but I still love it.
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    Old school Powerbars are disgusting. I would...

    Old school Powerbars are disgusting. I would rather snack on a can of anchovies

    Try the granola bar isle at the grocery store or Honey Stinger Waffles.
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    Just 400 cal by 1:00 PM? Wow. By that time I am...

    Just 400 cal by 1:00 PM? Wow. By that time I am usually up to 1,500+ cals.
  24. You can easily open it up by hand. It it is...

    You can easily open it up by hand. It it is enough to damage your frame mounts, that's probably a pretty weak frame.
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    The corn is a lot higher now than when you took...

    The corn is a lot higher now than when you took that pic...
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