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    I try to do major cleaning/degreasing off the...

    I try to do major cleaning/degreasing off the bike and dry them in the BBQ. Then I store them in a jar of bar/chain oil awaiting future use.
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    Not my experience. Nothing could be easier with...

    Not my experience. Nothing could be easier with Shimano XTs.
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    I ordered one of these online from Brooks. It...

    I ordered one of these online from Brooks. It arrived quickly and wasn't too expensive.
  4. Thread: Loopwheels

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    see above

    see above
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    Simple enough but really none of your business...

    Simple enough but really none of your business and beside the point.

    While we're at it, are you a professional wheelbuilder or spokemaker with a commercial interest in preserving traditional...
  6. Thread: Loopwheels

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    I did? Sorry, but I don't spend much time in the...

    I did? Sorry, but I don't spend much time in the folding bike forum and I should be so lucky to have a commercial interest in anything. And what if I did? It's an interesting product regardless of...
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    Apparently. I came across an interesting item...

    Apparently.

    I came across an interesting item on bbc and thought you might be interested. If you're not, good for you, but enough of the whackadoodle bike wheel conspiracy theories.
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    Do you know something? Would it make a difference?

    Do you know something? Would it make a difference?
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    Loopwheels

    Loopwheels: bicycle wheels with integral suspension

    You may be interested to check out this innovative bicycle wheel that uses three carbon looped springs instead of spokes. This provides 5cm of...
  10. Thread: Shoe covers

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    Do you have them? Is their sizing accurate? Are...

    Do you have them? Is their sizing accurate? Are they easy to put on?
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    I assumed it but should have specified SPD cleat...

    I assumed it but should have specified SPD cleat compatibility as a requirement .
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    Shoe covers

    Any suggestions re shoe covers suitable for commuting. I've had a hard time finding any as most seem to be made for slim-hipped, pixie-footed road cyclists looking to squeeze every last bit of...
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    1. A tire's maximum rated pressure relates to its...

    1. A tire's maximum rated pressure relates to its ability to stay on the rim without a blowout and normally includes a healthy safety margin.
    2. Rolling resistance has much to do with the sidewall...
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    My experience: 1. Avid BB5 (cable-actuated) are...

    My experience:
    1. Avid BB5 (cable-actuated) are adjustable but very finicky and damned-near impossible to get right.
    2. Avid Elixir (hydraulic) always rub and have nothing to adjust other that...
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    We have an organization called Cycle Toronto...

    We have an organization called Cycle Toronto https://www.cycleto.ca/

    They advocate for infrastructure improvement, promote utility cycling and represent cyclists regarding legislative changes...
  16. Thread: Bicycle Heaven

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    Bicycle Heaven

    Maybe everyone else knows about this but I came across a bike museum in Pittsburgh and recommend you check it out if you're anywhere close. It has thousands of items and is based on the private...
  17. Young cyclist stabbed and killed while riding in London

    BBC News - Islington knife murder of cyclist, 15, caught on CCTV
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    $189 - $196 (10 sp silver)

    $189 - $196 (10 sp silver)
  19. I see what you mean and don't understand why the...

    I see what you mean and don't understand why the vendor said otherwise. Just a mistake, perhaps. Thanks for the correction.
  20. I don't think this would be much good for touring...

    I don't think this would be much good for touring or commuting as it can't take a rear rack. Look at the Qs and As.
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    You're the professional in this conversation and...

    You're the professional in this conversation and right, of course. It was a crazy time (and hasn't got any better!). If you follow such things you'll be interested in an interview with Guy Burgess in...
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    Melting it in might be overkill. You can just tap...

    Melting it in might be overkill. You can just tap it in with a hammer and punch.
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    Just another cavity search...

    Just another cavity search...
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    I expect so but this was in the early '60s and...

    I expect so but this was in the early '60s and our hero (or was he??? hmmm....) was a senior guy and a toff. There was a reason they leaked so badly! See the movie if you haven't; you'll enjoy it.
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    Hmmm... can you bike commute from Silver Spring...

    Hmmm... can you bike commute from Silver Spring to Fort Meade? Is there something you're not telling us?
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