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    Well the Katy isn't table-top flat. From Clinton...

    Well the Katy isn't table-top flat. From Clinton to Boonville is somewhat hilly although rarely over 4% grade as it is a rails-to-trails. If you go from Clinton to Machens, like NeamtuX2, then it's...
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    #1 Inflating and inspecting tires. Flats are bad. Blowouts are worse.

    #2 Lubing the chain properly and frequently. A worn chain can ruin a cassette or the chain rings. It can also cause a chain...
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    I was riding down on MUT when a big yellow jacket...

    I was riding down on MUT when a big yellow jacket flew inside my short-sleeved jersey under the armpit and came to rest on my back. I could feel it moving! :eek: I tried pulling off my jersey while...
  4. I was leaning towards the light bike until you...

    I was leaning towards the light bike until you mention the disc brakes on the touring bike. Get some fresh pads on the touring bike and take it. You are going to be slower, a little, but safer.
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    I have a nice CF road bike and a steel touring...

    I have a nice CF road bike and a steel touring bike that weighs about 10 lbs more. I'm about 2-3 mph faster on the road bike on flat roads. In the hills I'm even slower on the touring bike.
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    Yes but you probably don't put a few quarts of...

    Yes but you probably don't put a few quarts of degreaser into the engine crankcase the run the engine for a while in an attempt to get it perfectly clean inside. :lol:

    Actually back in the day we...
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    Now that's good. My daughter use to clean her...

    Now that's good. My daughter use to clean her chain using Q-Tips, but she was a slacker and didn't disassemble the chain.
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    Why do you want a chain perfectly clean? You...

    Why do you want a chain perfectly clean? You aren't going to eat off of it. :lol:

    People who go overboard on cleaning chains often have the worst chain life. That heavy duty cleaning removes all...
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    Around here it's pretty flat and windy at times....

    Around here it's pretty flat and windy at times. Lots of farm land so not many trees. I once was in a head wind so bad that I had to drop down into my triple's granny gear.
    Riders around here look...
  10. The burning feeling has me thinking that maybe...

    The burning feeling has me thinking that maybe you need a antacid tablet. Have you ever felt burning in your throat when sleeping? That could be acid reflux which is a somewhat serious medical...
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    I get a couple a year. For my road bike I ride on...

    I get a couple a year. For my road bike I ride on Continental GP4000S 700x25 tires inflated to 90-100 psi. I weigh about 215 lbs. On my touring bike I use Schwalbe Marathon 700x32 tires at pressures...
  12. You can get the Tacx Carbon Prep at Amazon also....

    You can get the Tacx Carbon Prep at Amazon also. You don't need a lot of it.
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    I've done 162 miles twice (a century + metric...

    I've done 162 miles twice (a century + metric century) and over 200 miles four times. Keeping fed and hydrated are the biggest issues.

    As far as mileage, you need a lot more distance. One year my...
  14. You might not have seen all of my above post as I...

    You might not have seen all of my above post as I added the torque info during an edit. The 4ZA web site says 9 NM (Newton-Meters). A NM is about 8.85 inch-pounds. Call it 9 in-lbs per NM or really...
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    #1 . Get a torque wrench. Places like Harbor Freight have 1/4" torque wrenches for about $12 and metric allen wrench bits for a similar price. You can get bicycle specific torque wrenches also. I...
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    I have a NiteRider that puts out a max of 600...

    I have a NiteRider that puts out a max of 600 lumens mounted on the handlebars. However even with my poor eyesight, I usually use it on the 400 lumen mode to save battery life. I also have a 150...
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    I've not had the squeak; however, I have had the...

    I've not had the squeak; however, I have had the covers pop off a couple of times. I'm thinking about using something like RTV or Shoe Gu to keep them on. Otherwise the keep on covers are a great...
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    I've had to weld a rod onto a broken exhaust...

    I've had to weld a rod onto a broken exhaust manifold stud that snapped at the head. Then used a vise grip to remove the stud.

    I concur with genec that something like PB Blaster or Liquid Wrench...
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    I did an unscientific, unsupervised cardiac...

    I did an unscientific, unsupervised cardiac stress test on myself when I was 44 YO and in pretty durn good shape (I thought). I failed at a little above 170 BPM. I had no symptoms beforehand.

    See...
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    I'm very motivated by mileage. I dare say that if...

    I'm very motivated by mileage. I dare say that if I didn't have a bike computer, I'd ride less miles.

    Same goes for my wife. I bought her a FitBit for her walking and now she MUST get in her 10K...
  21. It's not the allen head bolts on the FD. It's...

    It's not the allen head bolts on the FD.

    It's something to do with the washer. Are you missing any parts? Get things back in the correct order? I believe that this is the correct parts breakdown. ...
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    The little valve nut on Continental presta tubes...

    The little valve nut on Continental presta tubes flips over so that the tube can be used in in a wheel with a Schraeder valve hole. I've used these presta tubes to fix flats on Schraeder valve...
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    I use to ride with Olympic weight lifter Derrick...

    I use to ride with Olympic weight lifter Derrick Crass. His bike was a good quality model bought and serviced by a local bike shop. He didn't have any problems with bikes falling apart under him.
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    I'm around 220 lbs and bought a Trek 5200 back in...

    I'm around 220 lbs and bought a Trek 5200 back in 2000. I put a lot of miles on that bike including things like double centuries. I crashed in a race bad enough to spend time in a hospital, yet the...
  25. I bought a Windsor Tourist from BD a few years...

    I bought a Windsor Tourist from BD a few years ago. The shipping was fast. Assembly was easy (I've worked on bikes since a kid decades ago). The bike was a very good bargain and has held up well. I...
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