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    I get them occasionally. The only sure way to get...

    I get them occasionally. The only sure way to get rid is to stay off the saddle (meaning for me, running-yuk- or literally only riding standing up)for at least a couple weeks, maybe more. Kinda sucks...
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    Yes

    Yes
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    Wife is from New England, so I got to know the...

    Wife is from New England, so I got to know the area and liked the "civility"- for lack of a better term- in terms of an environment for raising my boys as opposed to what I call" throwing them to the...
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    Lived in the four corners area and Albuquerque...

    Lived in the four corners area and Albuquerque for 35 of my 38 years. Breathtaking outdoors in NM, as well as some of the best mountain biking. I sure miss the Zuni mountains...
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    Slogged it through twelve inches this morning,...

    Slogged it through twelve inches this morning, mostly plowed but not all...packed ruts covered over with flat powder sure is tough to get through! Going home at 3 was way worse, had to walk the...
  6. New left crank arm, new crank bolt. Probably...

    New left crank arm, new crank bolt. Probably square taper, but hard to tell based on the picture.
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    IME the building is easy(spoke calculators do the...

    IME the building is easy(spoke calculators do the math for you and Sheldon.com shows you how to lace). The lateral and vertical truing and tensioning can be the trickier part.
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    Got a Timbuktu in 1999 I still use for my daily...

    Got a Timbuktu in 1999 I still use for my daily commute. Hoping it wears out one day so I can justify one of the cool newer brands available.424513
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    Popped one back in once with a cone wrench. Ti...

    Popped one back in once with a cone wrench. Ti rail wtb sst. Worked fine..
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    I've done it before (add sealant to a regular...

    I've done it before (add sealant to a regular presta tube)and I can tell you it is tricky. The idea is to remove the locknut by unscrewing it past the stop- probably will need pliers for this-...
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    Winter commuter here. SKS chromoplastic with...

    Winter commuter here. SKS chromoplastic with homemade mudflaps has worked well for many trouble-free years. Tried PB once in a pinch after a move, ended in an impressive disaster with the fender...
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    If you don't have a sizeable budget and know your...

    If you don't have a sizeable budget and know your prescription, zennioptics.com has a selection of sports shades available. Mine were marketed as wind goggles. They are similar to others I've used...
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    Just picked up a pair of xxl pi gloves from my...

    Just picked up a pair of xxl pi gloves from my lbs. They do exist.
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    Unlikely that the saddle comfort is related to...

    Unlikely that the saddle comfort is related to such a slight bar height increase. More likely the saddle just isn't a great fit(it can take awhile to discern).
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    My scrambler is custom specd, so I can't comment...

    My scrambler is custom specd, so I can't comment on buying a complete. The welds, again, are sloppy which looks unattractive. Another thing I don't love is the dropouts- they are thin, and seem...
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    I own a scrambler. Decent for the price but the...

    I own a scrambler. Decent for the price but the welds are not craftsman like.... I would trade it for a Fuji in a heartbeat.
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    Shower cap to tuck under the seat when riding,...

    Shower cap to tuck under the seat when riding, then when parked he can cover and avoid a soggy saddle.
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    Sheldon here too.

    Sheldon here too.
  19. Not a runner, but a runner friend of mine says...

    Not a runner, but a runner friend of mine says it's because the road is flatter- no ups and downs off curbs and driveways.
  20. I knew someone would say that, hence the...

    I knew someone would say that, hence the insertion of the word "carefully"
  21. Grand idea. Sheldon had a method for cartridge...

    Grand idea. Sheldon had a method for cartridge bbs- remove bolts, ride around the block carefully until it comes loose, walk back:)
  22. If you can get the tube in, it will work fine....

    If you can get the tube in, it will work fine. Done it lots of times.
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    Sounds like a cracked rim to me.

    Sounds like a cracked rim to me.
  24. What bike do you have? If it is a hard tail, the...

    What bike do you have? If it is a hard tail, the front derailer size is usually the seatpost clamp size.
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    Seems like any low to mid range shimano would...

    Seems like any low to mid range shimano would work.
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