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  1. The following makes it evident that greater...

    The following makes it evident that greater torque is most definitely applicable to the rear wheel via larger rear cogs:

    Select your largest chainring and additionally select your smallest rear...
  2. There’s a Bear Crossing sign on one of my long...

    There’s a Bear Crossing sign on one of my long distance bicycle routes to Jim Thorpe, PA. That sign is far less comforting as I’m slowly ascending the route 309 mountain several miles ahead (peak...
  3. Thread: Setting Goals

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    After accomplishing my 200 mile Jim Thorpe, PA...

    After accomplishing my 200 mile Jim Thorpe, PA ride in the late summer of 2013 (at age 57), I knew I was finally ready for my greatest challenge, that being a 250 mile ride to and from my father’s...
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    I have 7-speed trigger shifters but an 8-speed...

    I have 7-speed trigger shifters but an 8-speed cassette and I did this purposely. I wanted higher and lower gearing than the bikeís OEM 14-28 freewheel offered so I purchased a new inexpensive...
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    Sorry to hear about your friend, jppe. All we can...

    Sorry to hear about your friend, jppe. All we can do is eat and drink healthy, exercise and pay heed to any potential warning signs, and enjoy the moment to its fullest.

    Iím 58 and just barely...
  6. I experienced a similar issue with the V-Brakes...

    I experienced a similar issue with the V-Brakes on my old Mongoose dual suspension bike (my beater bike) when it went from the warmer temperatures of summer to the frigid cold. Its V-Brakes were...
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    If your settings and your data were lost, it...

    If your settings and your data were lost, it sounds like a poor battery connection issue.
  8. By law, I require a headlight & taillight for my...

    By law, I require a headlight & taillight for my nighttime rides. Having battled my way back from a heart attack that nearly claimed my existence at age 53, tracking my progress via a simple $13.00...
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    I was laid up for just under 7 weeks during prime...

    I was laid up for just under 7 weeks during prime riding season (late April to mid-June) due to excruciating “low back/right leg pain” which kept me immobilized for 6 solid weeks and rendered my...
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    I simply wrap a spent chain (which I retain...

    I simply wrap a spent chain (which I retain specifically for cassette removals) around the largest cog on the cassette and wrap the other end of the chain (in overlapping fashion) several times...
  11. Last summer I purchased 2 Cygolite Expilion 680’s...

    Last summer I purchased 2 Cygolite Expilion 680’s (one for my friend and one for me). I was able to get them for $100 each at the LBS since I was purchasing two of them. They were normally only...
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    Let us know how you made out with the issue.

    Let us know how you made out with the issue.
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    May the winds be at your back and have a great...

    May the winds be at your back and have a great time on your tour! :)
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    Did she ever calm down and begin to act civil?...

    Did she ever calm down and begin to act civil? Iím inclined to think she didnít. Maybe her real problem was that a male didnít simply remain behind her to ogle her caboose, but instead decided to...
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    I owned a Huffy Aerowind 12-speed back in the...

    I owned a Huffy Aerowind 12-speed back in the early 1980ís, but it didnít weigh anywhere near 80 pounds via its OEM configuration. The only thing I installed was a mechanical speedometer. I had to...
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    Sort of; she was hot-headed. :D

    Sort of; she was hot-headed. :D
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    That’s awesome gman, keep up the momentum and...

    That’s awesome gman, keep up the momentum and you’ll be under 300 pounds in no time! You must feel so much better already at 88 pounds lighter.

    By the time I lost 40 pounds, I felt like a...
  18. When I was 25 years old (and invincible :D), I...

    When I was 25 years old (and invincible :D), I never carried anything with me, not water, not food, nor a tire repair kit, nor a spare inner tube or pump; absolutely nothing. However, my longest...
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    Speaking candidly, the conversation was infantile...

    Speaking candidly, the conversation was infantile on behalf of both parties. The customer clearly didn’t comprehend the significance of a front brake while the mechanic failed to provide any...
  20. I always carry a Park Tool IB-3 multi tool which...

    I always carry a Park Tool IB-3 multi tool which provides 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, and 8mm hex wrenches, a flat blade screwdriver, a T25 Star driver for disc brake rotor screws, an...
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    If your rear axle sticks out past the frame’s...

    If your rear axle sticks out past the frame’s dropout (particularly on the drive side), it’s possible that you’re primarily tightening the quick release end cap against the end of the axle rather...
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    For me, thatís plenty of room to ride, as itís much better than numerous sections of roads I negotiate. I refuse to drive my car (been in my garage for 6 years now), so I ride all of my routes...
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    Iím not suggesting that you didnít pass him via a roughly 4 MPH greater speed during your ascent, as such is well within the realm of realistic.

    However, I canít imagine it having been much of a...
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    The following is intended respectfully.

    Itís unnecessary to compute the additional element of ďforceĒ, as thereís a more direct method being that you already know the three key factors, those...
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    Replacing the cable is less work and far more...

    Replacing the cable is less work and far more cost effective than ordering/purchasing (and awaiting delivery of) another SRAM GripShifter merely because it has a cable that needs replacing or...
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