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    You don't have to speed to finish in 3 hours. The...

    You don't have to speed to finish in 3 hours. The route is 39 miles long. This translates into a 13 mph pace for completing it in 3 hours.

    Riders are not permitted to get ahead of the front line....
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    Here's a link on what it should look like: ...

    Here's a link on what it should look like:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ltBtG_xRo0

    Here's a link showing how a similar stand works:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m72LLEC5ZQY
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    If you live close to a Citibike station in...

    If you live close to a Citibike station in Williamsburg and most of your commuting is within the current range, consider a yearly membership. Even a weekly membership would be a reasonable choice to...
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    The only benefit a ratchet could provide is the...

    The only benefit a ratchet could provide is the ability to turn a nipple one or more turns without removing the spoke wrench. Truing a wheel usually involves turning spokes 1/4 or 1/2 turn.
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    The Bayonne Bridge bike path is closed until 2017.

    The Bayonne Bridge bike path is closed until 2017.
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    NYC publishes a free bike map. You can pick one...

    NYC publishes a free bike map. You can pick one up in any bike shop in the City. You can also download it here: NYC DOT - Bicycle Maps

    It's been a very bad winter. The salt for melting snow/ice...
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    This isn't a race. You are best advised to keep...

    This isn't a race. You are best advised to keep your pace in the 10 to 12 mph range. The roads have taken a beating this winter. The continued cold weather through the end of the month means less...
  8. Here's a gadget that will get you back on the...

    Here's a gadget that will get you back on the road, while you look for a permanent repair.

    http://problemsolversbike.com/files/tech/6516_pro_uniderhanger_inst.pdf
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    Wyoming permits cyclists to ride on interstates....

    Wyoming permits cyclists to ride on interstates. The speed limit on many Wyoming interstates was recently increased to 80 mph. This means motorists will need as much warning as possible when...
  10. Thread: Spoke Storage

    by SBinNYC
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    I put them in the handlebar. I have drop bars. I...

    I put them in the handlebar. I have drop bars. I take off the end plug, put the spokes in the handlebar and replace the end plug. I can get about 6 spokes per side. This allows me to separate by...
  11. You can take your bike on any non-rush hour train...

    You can take your bike on any non-rush hour train on both NJ Transit and SEPTA. Check the individual websites for both NJT and SEPTA for the actual rules and schedules. You could take a NJT train...
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    Get yourself a magnet, a reed switch, a pocket...

    Get yourself a magnet, a reed switch, a pocket calculator and some wire. Wire the reed switch in parallel to the "=" key on the calculator. Set up the magnet and reed switch so the reed switch closes...
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    It's a Huret Ref 849 "alignment stop". Huret...

    It's a Huret Ref 849 "alignment stop".

    Huret catalog (1978)

    I don't know if this will help you find any.
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    The first thing you want to do is determine where...

    The first thing you want to do is determine where the leak is. You do this by inflating the tire and holding it under water. Look for the bubbles. There may be bubbles at the valve. However, these...
  15. I assume you are talking about the dust cap and...

    I assume you are talking about the dust cap and not the crank bolt.

    I've drilled two holes in the dust cap and used a pin spanner to remove the dust cap. The dust cap is pretty soft which is why...
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    Were the broken spokes on the driving or...

    Were the broken spokes on the driving or non-driving side?
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    You should start to answer your question by...

    You should start to answer your question by finding out what the local law is.
  18. My source was Robert Lepertel, who was then the...

    My source was Robert Lepertel, who was then the PBP's Tour Director. I was an ACP correspondent who ran ACP sanctioned brevets in the days before RUSA. There were a number of PBP rule changes in the...
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    I avoid Old Country Road in Nassau County. A...

    I avoid Old Country Road in Nassau County. A while back they decided to add a center left turn lane. They did this by taking away the width of the other lanes. The result is an 8 ft. wide parking...
  20. There's a reason red is used for rear lights....

    There's a reason red is used for rear lights. Seeing a red rear light up ahead does not destroy night vision. Here's a link that describes the phenomenon. Flashlight Reviews and LED Modifications
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    In the words of Tom Lehrer, "if the hoods don't...

    In the words of Tom Lehrer, "if the hoods don't get you, the monoxide will."

    The crime rate in Newark is (2012 statistics) roughly two to three times the average of crime in urban US.

    Your...
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    Here's a different approach....

    Here's a different approach. http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/645186-z-bend-spokes-entire-wheel.html

    Whether it's useful, depends on your application. Mine is as a volunteer mechanic on...
  23. Thread: Hand Signals

    by SBinNYC
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    Check section 545.107 Texas Bike Laws - Be Kind...

    Check section 545.107 Texas Bike Laws - Be Kind to Cyclists

    to wit:

    Sec. 545.107. METHOD OF GIVING HAND AND ARM SIGNALS
    - To indicate turning left, extend your left arm horizontally
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  24. The Montauk Century route between Eastport and...

    The Montauk Century route between Eastport and Watermill does not have any services. It's also is a long way from Montauk Hwy. The route through Westhampton avoids the services. The route after...
  25. Unless the ACP goes back to the pre-1991...

    Unless the ACP goes back to the pre-1991 departure times, your schedule won't work for a 90 hour ride. It's also risky for the 84 limit.

    The 90 hour ride used to start at 4am. The Tinteniac,...
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