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  1. I don't think the technomic would work for 1 &...

    I don't think the technomic would work for 1 & 1/8" headset quill... like found on some modern hybrids and mountain bikes.

    If you can't find something specific, my suggestion is to look for an...
  2. A fun hypothesis about parting out bikes in...

    A fun hypothesis about parting out bikes in general (I have no knowledge of this seller's mindset or reasons)...

    1) Person with a bike they wish to sell searches online and sees that individual...
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    Then if you get the bars up high enough in some...

    Then if you get the bars up high enough in some way, the distance between the saddle and bar could be too short without a ridiculously long stem.

    But, with that said, what kind of bike do you...
  4. I would also suggest the SS & FG forum, as they...

    I would also suggest the SS & FG forum, as they would have more expertise. This makes sense since the most unique part of what you are asking for is the fixed gear aspect. Most people in this forum...
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    If it has horizontal dropouts (and it looks like...

    If it has horizontal dropouts (and it looks like it does, you can do Single Speed without a tensioner.

    Page down a bit on this site for a picture of dropouts, but ignore the suggestions about...
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    Assuming your brakes aren't rubbing and your...

    Assuming your brakes aren't rubbing and your brake setup doesn't somehow backs off a bit before being applied, I have only one theory.

    The first mm of brake movement before contacting the rims...
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    The lower weight of high end components obviously...

    The lower weight of high end components obviously come at the cost of durability. :)
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    I actually switched tread patterns along with...

    I actually switched tread patterns along with going narrower... So I possibly got more efficiency. I didn't go narrow by any means, I went to 35 mm from 40 mm (on a bike that originally came with 32...
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    What is your intended usage? I would test ride...

    What is your intended usage?

    I would test ride each one and see which one spoke to me. I would also ride a few mid-range bikes and see if the extra $800 is worth it to me. Of course, the...
  10. Just to add my voice to the chorus, tilting the...

    Just to add my voice to the chorus, tilting the bars up is a key step. It can obviously vary with different bar shapes, but the rule I first learned in the 70's and still follow today is to point...
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    I have heard about Old LaHonda road several times...

    I have heard about Old LaHonda road several times on the forums, and I just looked it up on a map. I think I rode that once about 10 years ago as part of a cycling class at Chabot College. I no...
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    Just because it isn't clear in any of the above...

    Just because it isn't clear in any of the above comments (notably "I think Selle makes a great saddle")... Selle Royal, Selle SMP, Selle Italia and Selle * are different companies. Selle is Italian...
  13. I ride a 7.3 FX, and I love the way it handles...

    I ride a 7.3 FX, and I love the way it handles gravel and pavement (my current mix is more crushed stone and gravel than pavement).

    However, if you like the ride of the V85, and it is within your...
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    In 2003 at the age of about 46 I got on a bike...

    In 2003 at the age of about 46 I got on a bike for the first time in about 20 years, and my first ride was 0.6 miles, around my long and flat block. I then laid (dropped might be a better term) the...
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    You should observe the other riders in the...

    You should observe the other riders in the peleton and see whether they can plant a foot on the ground while still in the saddle. My guess is that (to steal from Sesame Street) "one of these things...
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    If it was UPS SurePost (or the Fedex equivalent)...

    If it was UPS SurePost (or the Fedex equivalent) the tracking usually tells you if/when it is handed over to the USPS. If it doesn't then it probably hasn't been.

    I have seen some delays with all...
  17. If you look at Sheldon Brown's page on tire...

    If you look at Sheldon Brown's page on tire sizing, you can see the optimal rim width for various tire widths. You would have to measure (or otherwise determine the inner width to use the table on...
  18. I would ride the heck out of the existing tires...

    I would ride the heck out of the existing tires unless they are very knobby, as long as they are fairly smooth they will do just fine. Trainers do wear flat across the tire, but honestly, any cheap...
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    Agree with Stun. You will need to figure out...

    Agree with Stun. You will need to figure out what works best for you, and get a bike that you can ride comfortably. In my area, it is amazing how many bikes I see for sale that are the smallest...
  20. Are you looking for cycling specific? If so, I...

    Are you looking for cycling specific? If so, I don't think there is much availability of waterproof models, since cycling shoes are usually pretty well ventilated. I would consider any wide cycling...
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    Depending on your proportions you may not need as...

    Depending on your proportions you may not need as small a bike as you think. I am a 6' male, and a friend is a 5' 2" female, and she can ride my Giant Sedona, (size large) just fine. She does...
  22. Congratulations on your first ride. My first...

    Congratulations on your first ride. My first ride was less than a mile, and I laid my bike on the front lawn to rest before putting it away... The miles, and time in the saddle will increase with...
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    I like Aerotech designs for their cycling outfits...

    I like Aerotech designs for their cycling outfits because they have sizes for the rounder riders like me. As I recall they also have jerseys specifically sized for taller riders, and their prices...
  24. This question brought to mind the old Tootsie Pop...

    This question brought to mind the old Tootsie Pop commercial where the wise old owl was asked how many licks it takes to get to the tootsie roll center. To answer the question he started licking and...
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    If you are talking about one to bring on rides,...

    If you are talking about one to bring on rides, search bicycle multi-tool and you will find a plethora of all-in-one tools. Select the features that are most common, and away you go. :) If you are...
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