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  1. The trouble with this is that only some motorists...

    The trouble with this is that only some motorists slow down in this situation; some others are liable to plow on into whatever they cannot see... You never know which is behind you until it is too...
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    I hate to tell you this but it looks like your...

    I hate to tell you this but it looks like your fork may be bent also. Good luck either way! I commend you for giving it a try...
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    It sounds like you have been reading propaganda...

    It sounds like you have been reading propaganda literature from the cheap bag makers. Can anyone first hand confirm that waterproof bags "FILL with water and have to have drain holes put in them to...
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    I agree 100% I have used both and I prefer...

    I agree 100% I have used both and I prefer waterproof bags. The problem with the slightly breathable ones is that they are porous enough to let water in, but not breathable enough to make much of a...
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    If you do get one, note that you should not use...

    If you do get one, note that you should not use the tension screw to get the top as high and tight as the Brooks. On an SA saddle, the tension should only be tight enough to get you 1/8 - 1/4 in...
  6. Wow, some great links and information here,...

    Wow, some great links and information here, especially the Harvard article. I definitely came to the right place for some info!

    Thanks guys!
  7. Well, I am 55 in a few weeks and I finally have a question for this forum - Prostate

    Well, I am 55 in a few weeks and I finally have a question for this forum. I am a pretty active rider and recently have been told I have a very enlarged prostate. Anyone else here have a similar...
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    I use the Lizard Skins and they work great. No...

    I use the Lizard Skins and they work great. No residue from the adhesive and they are clear and not very noticeable. The set i got had small pieces I put where the cables rub against the head tube...
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    Gosh, I applaud your ambition in this...

    Gosh, I applaud your ambition in this disposable-based society we have evolved to! Good luck and I hope you are successful.
  10. I think these counterfeits were from Chinese web...

    I think these counterfeits were from Chinese web sites that ship products to the US, not from Chinese manufacturers particularly. There are many Asian manufacturers that make high quality parts, and...
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    Very nice looking ride. I'd just tune it and...

    Very nice looking ride. I'd just tune it and ride it as is for a while and maybe put on bar end shifters...
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    I have done this conversion on two bikes without...

    I have done this conversion on two bikes without cold setting. The frames I had simply have enough give with a light flexing to slip the wheel right in. That was on a very old Cannondale and a Bob...
  13. 10.6% of products on Chinese sites of Alibaba, Amazon and others were counterfeit

    I just saw this article that did an investigative report on the counterfit items being sold as name brand on foreign web sites. I wonder if some of this showing up on US sites too...
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    Here I am with my two sons on the Erie Canal...

    Here I am with my two sons on the Erie Canal crossing NY state. Youngest on the back is 6 and older is 10 here
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    Did he new crank keep the chainrings in teh same...

    Did he new crank keep the chainrings in teh same place or did they move in or out suignificantly? If teh spindle lenght on the BB is wrong it could make it really hard to adjust...
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    Both are fine and it just comes down to personal...

    Both are fine and it just comes down to personal preference. I have become a disc man with TRP Hy/Rds like Phil and I ain't lookin' back... I love the much finer lever feel and low force needed on...
  17. Best bet is scavenging parts from old hubs but if...

    Best bet is scavenging parts from old hubs but if in a pinch, I successfully resurfaced the cones and races on an old Campy hub by cleaning out the grease and substituting fine valve grinding...
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    I have never heard anything like that. Maybe...

    I have never heard anything like that. Maybe time to consider changing the circle you hang out with.
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    Also, the pedal spindle is likely steel and the...

    Also, the pedal spindle is likely steel and the crank aluminum. The short steel lever may have more resistance to bending than the long aluminum crank arm so you may have the possibility of a bent...
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    Are cup and cone bearings more forgiving of the...

    Are cup and cone bearings more forgiving of the potential misalignment from an unfaced surface?

    Andy - I was just in Rochester for Thanksgiving. My two brother-in-laws ride tandems there and I...
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    Surfacing BB Shell and Head Tube

    On a decent new bike frame ($500 or more), is it still necessary to surface the BB shell or head tube prior to building up the frame? I hate the idea of cutting a painted surface and opening the...
  22. good luck

    good luck
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    That sounds about right to me. Only worry about...

    That sounds about right to me. Only worry about it when that 5 - 7% might matter like when you plan to be riding near max speed for extended periods or on a distance ride that will be near your...
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    I have a wired planet bike computer I got for $29...

    I have a wired planet bike computer I got for $29 that I do this with. I bought a second handle bar cradle mount and sensor unit from planet bike direct for my second bike ($10). The computer has...
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    My loose ball hubs are old Miche on a 80s...

    My loose ball hubs are old Miche on a 80s Cannondale and a Campy on an 80s Bob Jackson touring bike, The Miche are very good quality and the Campys are outstanding quality. I bought the Bob Jackson...
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