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    Mutiply by ratio of crankarm-length to...

    Mutiply by ratio of crankarm-length to chainring-radius, and then divide by ratio of chainring to sprocket radius. With any double and racing-type set-up like wheel shown in picture, you're gonna get...
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    Saw a motley collection of orange cars at Sears...

    Saw a motley collection of orange cars at Sears Point a couple months ago.

    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e346/DannoXYZ/AutoTech/SearsPoint/2002.jpg~original...
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    Poast? Is that like roasting a poacher? Foo...

    Poast? Is that like roasting a poacher?

    Foo is a vast and eclectic collection of knowledge. Saved me tonnes of time in research, such as where to find 36dd bras or Marmite in the SF Bay Area. :)
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    A Sharpie marker of the right colour will touch...

    A Sharpie marker of the right colour will touch up that freehub body just fine. On top of bare aluminium, it'll be slightly translucent and match anodizing very well.
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    Yes , but it goes the other way from the crank...

    Yes , but it goes the other way from the crank back. Divide out 200lbs on the pedals, by the difference in radius of a sprocket vs crankarm-length and through gearing and you'd have less than...
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    Another trick is to flip the lockring around to...

    Another trick is to flip the lockring around to use less worn-out threads. Have to take off the crankarm to do this I think.
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    The length-strength divided out by the gearing...

    The length-strength divided out by the gearing actually results in very small torque at the rear-wheels. You can actually stop the rear wheel of an all-out sprinter by grabbing the tyre. If you look...
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    Thanks for your comments! Many people attribute...

    Thanks for your comments! Many people attribute it to a psychological issue, but I've always thought of it as a physiological one with a physical basis. If the edge nerves are still transmitting the...
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    One trick is to use the proper tools to tighten...

    One trick is to use the proper tools to tighten the lockring AND loosen the adjustable cup into the lockring at the same time. The tension and friction on the threads are much higher.

    Provided...
  10. I've done a tonne of these over the decades and...

    I've done a tonne of these over the decades and would rank them in this order of strength:

    1. On steel frame, braze it, no question. I've turned down numerous offers of hundreds of dollars to rig...
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    Gout and fanthom-limb syndrome....

    So my wife's getting her Masters in Health Care Administration and I've always been interested in nutrition, drugs and physiology from my racing background. While studying research-methods, I came...
  12. I worked in a shop in the early '80s and saw that...

    I worked in a shop in the early '80s and saw that trend for shops to stop carrying multiple lines and types of bikes and just sell "racing" bikes that people saw on TV. Gone were the touring bikes...
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    Yes! Bosch is my favourite. Very quiet, low...

    Yes! Bosch is my favourite. Very quiet, low vibrations, doesn't shake the floor or countertop. And very efficient with power and water too.
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    You need to disable NAT between the VM and host...

    You need to disable NAT between the VM and host computer. "Host" or "shared" networking is adding additional layers on the packets that's fooling EA. There's a network-setting called "Bridged" for...
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    Jeff's right on, the Dura-Ace freehub bodies...

    Jeff's right on, the Dura-Ace freehub bodies attach to the hub with a coarse-thread without using a separate hollow bolt. This allowed for on-the-road swaps of entire gearsets by having pre-built...
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    Margins have always been slim on books. In cases...

    Margins have always been slim on books. In cases of monopolies, such as textbooks, you can see some price-gouging. I remember the 3-4 undergrad books needed would run 400-600/quarter. Now with the...
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    Seems there's some inefficiencies in their...

    Seems there's some inefficiencies in their algorithm on routing packages with certain origin-destination combination. When I lived in Santa Barbara, a package from SLO was sent all the way to LA and...
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    I never use a fork! Vile barbarians stabbing...

    I never use a fork! Vile barbarians stabbing their food!
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    NAFTA is for the manufacturers, not the...

    NAFTA is for the manufacturers, not the end-consumer. The government makes rules to benefit its members and owners. Citizens are just the necessary evil needed for production and a tax-base.

    I...
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    About 16-years ago, I had a mail-order business...

    About 16-years ago, I had a mail-order business that sent out a lot of Porsche upgrade parts worldwide. Amazingly, US-postal was the cheapest, though not the fastest. That's how a lot of these...
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    Easiest and fastest speed along with extra range...

    Easiest and fastest speed along with extra range can be had with 2nd router used as access-point connected to main router with Ethernet cable. Doesn't matter what the latest wifi standard is, it'll...
  22. Still not a concern with 700c conversion. That's...

    Still not a concern with 700c conversion. That's like people who worry about toe-clip overlapping ther front tyres. You learn techniques to maximize your performance for any given bike. Cornering...
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    In the old days, around the time Jobst was...

    In the old days, around the time Jobst was learning what he wrote in his book, what we did was to keep increasing tension until the wheel started to taco. Then back off slightly so it was straight....
  24. Be sure to get a serrated locking. The 1st...

    Be sure to get a serrated locking. The 1st position cogs have serrated outside edge to grip the lockring. The 12t cog you're moving to 1st position is smooth. Also use a torque wrench to get the...
  25. depends upon how the FD hanger was broken. The...

    depends upon how the FD hanger was broken. The weak points are the the top & bottom of the slot and I've seen those break when te FD gets yanked by mishift that catches the chain. If the break is on...
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