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    Joe Blow Max Disassembly

    I searched and found several threads on repairing Joe Blow pumps, but none of them detail how to disassemble the pump. Mine has a leaky valve. It pumps air fine, but then it leaks back into the...
  2. Thread: Razor Blades

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    Another vote for the DE safety razor. You don't...

    Another vote for the DE safety razor. You don't need to drop the bucks on an Edwin Jagger right off the bat. I bought one of these. Decent blades can be had at Wallyworld for less than $2 for a...
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    The connectors you show are not rated for outdoor...

    The connectors you show are not rated for outdoor use. The most problematic part of any electrical system will be the contacts. I HIGHLY recommend using dielectric grease on all your connectors. ...
  4. Thread: Pointing

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    Pointing

    I recently came across an entry on an engineering blog (http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1395&doc_id=262955) titled "How Safe Is Safe Enough?" It's not about bicycle safety, but there...
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    I do both. I'm not good enough at either to be...

    I do both. I'm not good enough at either to be considered competitive. But I enjoy both. Golf CAN be exercise if you skip the cart, which I do. Walking 18 IS exercise. I'll admit that it's not...
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    +1. Motorcyclist even stood the bike up mid...

    +1. Motorcyclist even stood the bike up mid corner. If he'd just maintained his lean angle, he'd have easily turned to the inside of the cyclists. His speed (luckily for the cyclists) was WAY...
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    Poll: I'll admit that its speculation, but, as I linked...

    I'll admit that its speculation, but, as I linked above, Alabama has a contributory negligence law, which prevents collection of damages if the injured party bears ANY responsibility. And given that...
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    Poll: You claim to wear one because "drivers did stupid...

    You claim to wear one because "drivers did stupid things even then (before the internet and cell phones)". As has been mentioned here hundreds of times, bicycle helmets are not capable of protecting...
  9. I would consider this a good thing. Their weak...

    I would consider this a good thing. Their weak Jedi powers only work on the weak minded. By now, we should be mostly immune to gotta-have-it marketing for useless, overpriced trinkets.
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    I took another ride yesterday. I'm definitely...

    I took another ride yesterday. I'm definitely not over tightening my shoes. I had them loose enough that if I lifted my foot, I could get my foot completely off the footbed. Still had the problem....
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    I flatted a Marathon Plus once. Had a screw...

    I flatted a Marathon Plus once. Had a screw punch through. On the rear. I'm guessing the front kicked it up.
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    I've seriously considered that, too. But I have...

    I've seriously considered that, too. But I have scoliosis, and have had multiple surgeries to correct, so my back doesn't always predictably respond to typical corrective measures. If I had...
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    Given that the soles of road shoes are about as...

    Given that the soles of road shoes are about as soft any pliable as bedrock, I suspect that the only "wearing in" occurring would be in my feet. I was looking for a slightly different solution.
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    Maybe YOU don't hear about, but there are people...

    Maybe YOU don't hear about, but there are people who do it. See http://www.runforwwp.com/ This guy did it day after day for about 3 months. Admittedly, he's not a member of the 50+ club.
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    Cycling shoes & insoles

    I'm going to ask this here instead of the roadie forum because I want the perspective of 50+'ers vs that of 20 yr old racers, or racer wannabes.

    I'm 50, and I want to ride a century. I've not...
  16. FRAP is not "far right as possible". In states...

    FRAP is not "far right as possible". In states with FRAP laws, it's "far right as practical", or "far right as practicable". Irate motorists and uninformed police officers often THINK it's "far...
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    Mowing too short is not usually the problem. ...

    Mowing too short is not usually the problem. Cutting too much length is typically the biggest problem. Many people don't like mowing, so they put it off, and put it off, then hack off as much as...
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    It's called using the Force. All experienced...

    It's called using the Force. All experienced cyclists and motorcyclists develop this skill... or die.
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    Thanks for the comments. All bearings have been...

    Thanks for the comments. All bearings have been replaced. I finally have my road bike road worthy again. Now if the weather would just cooperate....
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    Replace bearings when repacking hub?

    I decided to overhaul the hubs on my road bike (Trek 1000C). The front has pitted cones, but the races looked good, so I'm just replacing the cones and bearings. On the rear everything looks good...
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    No it's not. It may be necessary, but I wouldn't call it a good idea.:D
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    Yep. I get to park my commuter in my office at...

    Yep. I get to park my commuter in my office at work, and I don't have a good way to "park" it without a kickstand.
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    Shoes? My feet are waterproof. Yours aren't? ...

    Shoes? My feet are waterproof. Yours aren't? J/K.

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    except I can't tolerate temps down that cold. Mid to upper 40's is my max. I'm a cold weather wimp, but I DO...
  24. That gives me another thought. With option 1,...

    That gives me another thought. With option 1, you could go to the most expensive restaurant in town, order the most expensive meal, including the $500 glass of wine, then rewind and order a salad. ...
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    Do any of these calculators account for all the...

    Do any of these calculators account for all the energy needed to create and support the infrastructure needed for cars? The comparable infrastructure for bicycles would be a tiny fraction of that.
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