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    It's not too uncommon to pinch a section of inner...

    It's not too uncommon to pinch a section of inner tube under the tire bead when reinstalling the tire following a puncture repair. When this happens, the tire may hold air for a period of time but...
  2. It does have BB7 brakes. I'm just having trouble...

    It does have BB7 brakes. I'm just having trouble aligning the caliper with the brake rotor as accurately as it needs to be. I need to move it over about 1.5 mm. Hardware store washers are 1 mm. ...
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    I think that a lot of them must be smoking...

    I think that a lot of them must be smoking something exotic. I've been told a lot of times that I should move because the road is copulating.






    Incidentally, I think it's funny what words...
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    The helmet manufacturers say not to do it - but I...

    The helmet manufacturers say not to do it - but I have.
  5. A $600.00 handlebar and, on one of my good days,...

    A $600.00 handlebar and, on one of my good days, I'm right at the weight limit. Nope.

    How much is the stem? - Never mind.
  6. Can we go back to disc brakes? I'm working on...

    Can we go back to disc brakes?

    I'm working on the mechanical disc brake for one of my expensive recumbent tricycles right now. Disc brakes work great most of the time but, when you have problems...
  7. A 150 gram handlebar and an 80 gram stem - got...

    A 150 gram handlebar and an 80 gram stem - got any prices for that stuff? Don't see many 150 gram handlebars on touring bikes so I still don't think that's going to work for the OP.
  8. I'd have to see some facts before I'll believe OP...

    I'd have to see some facts before I'll believe OP can save a pound that way. A pound is a huge amount of weight to save just on components.
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    What are you trying to accomplish? That's the...

    What are you trying to accomplish? That's the question that you need to answer for yourself.

    The bike that you are asking about is a $250.00 bike. It's not going to impress the bike snobs. The...
  10. I thread a nut onto the axle past where I plan to...

    I thread a nut onto the axle past where I plan to cut. After cutting unscrewing the nut will clean up the threads.
  11. I just think that you have to check the weight of...

    I just think that you have to check the weight of any of the parts that you are considering. Honestly, you can spend a ton of money on slightly lighter components and still not make a significant...
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    Frequency of punctures depends on a lot of...

    Frequency of punctures depends on a lot of things. Fortunately for us, neither the OP, the other poster, nor I live in the goathead thorn zone. If we did, we'd all get a lot more punctures. My...
  13. It's all about pressure and volume. 2.35" Big...

    It's all about pressure and volume. 2.35" Big Apples have a lot more volume than 1.5" Nimbus tires so they'll take that much more air and that much longer to pump up. The last pump stroke needed to...
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    Back in my mountain biking days I used schrader...

    Back in my mountain biking days I used schrader rims with presta inner tubes. My logic was that made my bike a universal recipient if I had more flats than spare tubes and a universal donor if one...
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    Quick and dirty, measure the width of the bottom...

    Quick and dirty, measure the width of the bottom bracket shell. 68 mm = English, 70 mm = Italian.
  16. Do you have to do anything special to remove your...

    Do you have to do anything special to remove your wheel with an inflated tire? I haven't even liked mini-v's with road style brake levers because I haven't been able to set them up for easy wheel...
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    That's a question that only you can answer. If...

    That's a question that only you can answer. If you're more worried about climbing the upside of the hill, you should hold out for the 34/50. If speeding down the other side is your concern, the...
  18. If you decide to straighten the hanger yourself...

    If you decide to straighten the hanger yourself with an adjustable wrench it's a good idea to screw a bolt into the mounting hole. If you accidentally ovalize that hole that would be real bad. ...
  19. I'm pretty sure that the one you showed on that...

    I'm pretty sure that the one you showed on that link is the one that you need.

    That part has been produced for over 20 years so there have surely been some minor changes over that time. The...
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    You're getting "Over Locknut Dimension"? Ouch! ...

    You're getting "Over Locknut Dimension"? Ouch! I don't know if there's a cure for that.
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    That's been my experience too. I've found that...

    That's been my experience too. I've found that the amount of time that I spend Slooowly bringing the wheel up to tension is definitely paid back by requiring less final trueing. I once built a...
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    I've been wrong before, but I doubt we'll...

    I've been wrong before, but I doubt we'll encounter that problem very soon. Bike racers are more interested in going fast. The only thing brakes do is slow you down. We'll see.
  23. That's a common replacement part. As you...

    That's a common replacement part. As you mentioned, it comes in two versions: "with hanger" and "direct mount".

    "With hanger" mounts onto the bike's rear axle with an extension that looks like a...
  24. Good luck with that. I suppose you could use a...

    Good luck with that.

    I suppose you could use a extender tube and just spray it into a bottle..My guess is you won't need a very big bottle either - certainly not an 11 ounce bottle.
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    Niagara has become my go-to site for most repair...

    Niagara has become my go-to site for most repair parts. I don't even know if they carry the real high end stuff but, for the kind of repairs I mostly do, their inventory is great.

    One feature...
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