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  1. In your situation, with the quill adapter to a...

    In your situation, with the quill adapter to a bolt on, you do not need any spacers. your headset is secured by the threads and a nut. on a threadless stem I use one (atleast) below and 1 above the...
  2. there must be something physically wrong in the...

    there must be something physically wrong in the fork, wheel or headset if your getting thrown off the bike just by trying to negotiate a turn. if thats not the case and your incident was caused by...
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    +1 plus plenty of non-alcoholic fluids

    +1 plus plenty of non-alcoholic fluids
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    Not sure where they first excelled but I saw alot...

    Not sure where they first excelled but I saw alot of them on the bmx tracks in the mid to late 80's. they were pretty nice, no skyway, but....

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    can you disengage the motor?? sounds as if...

    can you disengage the motor??

    sounds as if your legs are strong enough to operate the bicycle at its maximum settings without any mechanical assistance.

    maybe its time to go full human...
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    welcome to bf. what bike (s) do you ride most.

    welcome to bf. what bike (s) do you ride most.
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    Yikes 3 times in 2 months!!! none of us would...

    Yikes 3 times in 2 months!!! none of us would ever ride if we knew we'd hit the pavement 18 times a year!!!!!

    ride more safely, even if you have to slow down a little.

    Hopefully you wear a...
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    her chain looks slack

    her chain looks slack
  9. Thread: Stands

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    So, just a thought. I use my trainer as a stand...

    So, just a thought. I use my trainer as a stand for repairs. Not exactly the cats ass but it serves a double function. If you were considering buying an indoor trainer for those rainy/snowy days...
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    Yes the road bike position does require a little...

    Yes the road bike position does require a little more of a cock in your neck. this may be or become a problem for some.

    another misconception of drop bars is that you have to ride all the way down...
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    road bikes are specifically designed to be used...

    road bikes are specifically designed to be used on the road:

    your "stance" on a road bike will be more aerodynamic than a mtb or hybrid.
    a road bikes gearing is larger than mtb's and some...
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    First off, like many brands, Motobecane, the...

    First off, like many brands, Motobecane, the name, has been around for 30+ years, however it is not the same company. Originally it was a french, road racing, co. I will not pretend to know the...
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    so the guys asking twice what its worth.... the...

    so the guys asking twice what its worth.... the shifter has issues (spraying some wd40 inside the shifter will free it up of gunk but isnt really re-furbishing anything). its heavier than you want,...
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    I assume their cables are completely seized or...

    I assume their cables are completely seized or just so far out of adjustment that shifting is a long passed miracle they will never fully grasp.
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    as far as replacing/upgrading parts, there is a...

    as far as replacing/upgrading parts, there is a fine line as to whether or not its a good idea. very hard to say without knowing all the details.

    often people will try to convert one type of bike...
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    um, then whats a high speed shimmy event? are you...

    um, then whats a high speed shimmy event? are you not talking about wicked vibration in your handlebars and headset when riding really fast.
  17. I have heard this before actually, and I have no...

    I have heard this before actually, and I have no doubt that modern FS rigs have addressed the bobbing woes of my 94 gt rts.
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    I still have to believe that a significant percentage of your...
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    welcome to BF Rusty, what kind of riding do...

    welcome to BF Rusty,
    what kind of riding do you do, city/heavy traffic, off road, countryside, some combination??

    tell us about your hardware, whats your favorite bike?

    ride safe.
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    Ive been over 45mph numerous times (downhill) and...

    Ive been over 45mph numerous times (downhill) and although I didnt feel like I could completely let go of my handlebars and coast, I still felt plenty in control, no speed wobbles. maybe your high...
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    re-reading some of the posts it sounds as if you...

    re-reading some of the posts it sounds as if you were on the right shoulder, then turned right, and went to the left shoulder of the intersecting street (riding against traffic). Why would you do...
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    I must have not understood you correctly, were...

    I must have not understood you correctly, were you on the right shoulder behind the bus, then turned right onto the right the shoulder on the intersecting street?? must not because that would put you...
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    cyclists getting clipped by a vehicle turning...

    cyclists getting clipped by a vehicle turning right is a way too common event. The "right hook" is something that all cyclists must be vigilant in avoiding. most drivers once they pull up to a red...
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    Save Up to 60% Off Carbon Fork Road Bikes - Motobecane Mirage S
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  24. My take on Mtb'ing is unless you are riding down...

    My take on Mtb'ing is unless you are riding down hill only, then full suspension is overkill, and heavy.

    It has been a long time since I owned FS but back then I found it very bouncy and not very...
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    Only one other mentioning but I love my...

    Only one other mentioning but I love my KESTREL.451256
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