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    I've been using that for the past month....

    I've been using that for the past month. Unfortunately it only uses the local language for all labels, which makes it much less useful for foreign travel.
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    You might want to rephrase your question, and...

    You might want to rephrase your question, and maybe put a meaningful title, if you want people to be able to help you.
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    I run 24 front 34 rear as the low gear on my...

    I run 24 front 34 rear as the low gear on my touring bike. I use it all the time in the hills, even when the bike is unloaded.

    There is no speed slow enough where I would prefer to walk. For any...
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    Yes. You could buy the wheelset, a fixed rear...

    Yes. You could buy the wheelset, a fixed rear hub, and correct length spokes. You could then unlace the rear wheel and build the rim to your fixed hub with your new spokes. Finally, you could try to...
  5. Thread: Frame Upgrade

    by Yan
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    Upgrade if you want. You can move the parts to a...

    Upgrade if you want. You can move the parts to a new frame in the future, and put the old parts back on the Fuji frame before you sell it.
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    Zero. Get some electronic calipers from Home...

    Zero.

    Get some electronic calipers from Home Depot. They're dirt cheap.
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    Right, and cross levers can be used from multiple...

    Right, and cross levers can be used from multiple positions?

    I run Syntace Stratos bars with Cane Creek reverse levers. I prefer them to cross levers because they let me brake with my hands at the...
  8. You can get a set of decent Tektro calipers and...

    You can get a set of decent Tektro calipers and levers for about $80 total.

    I wouldn't bother upgrading such cheap bike, and definitely not when it is new. If you are planning to throw out parts...
  9. Thread: Time Atac Pedals

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    I ride Time ATACs. I have three different models...

    I ride Time ATACs. I have three different models on three bikes: the Aliums, the ROC Carbon, and the newer XC. The first two have the old round section springs, while the last has the rectangular...
  10. 400km. Trued it up as best as I could. Was fine.

    400km. Trued it up as best as I could. Was fine.
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    One more vote for the Topeak Road Morph. Get the...

    One more vote for the Topeak Road Morph. Get the version with the pressure gauge.
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    I keep my parts in a couple of drawers and a...

    I keep my parts in a couple of drawers and a large tool chest. Lately I've finally decided that I'll never use some of the take-off parts I've accumulated, and have given a bunch away to my shop to...
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    Hugh Black at True North Cycles gets his...

    Hugh Black at True North Cycles gets his headbadges from a certain metal artist. You might try contacting him to get her information. I believe she's in Ontario. As I recall they costed just over...
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    I don't generally wash my chain. It gets cleaned...

    I don't generally wash my chain. It gets cleaned during lubrication, and that's enough.

    When I need to scrub my cassette and chainrings, I use dish detergent. I find it cleans better than many of...
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    I also use oxalic acid. I bought mine from a...

    I also use oxalic acid. I bought mine from a taxidermy supplier. One bag will last you years.
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    Yes the tent photo was a 30 second exposure at...

    Yes the tent photo was a 30 second exposure at F/8 (M43), taken at 4am right after we set up the tent (like I said, night schedule). This was late May, so the sky was just getting light. I had the...
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    Wow, joined in 2008 and only started posting...

    Wow, joined in 2008 and only started posting today! Welcome.

    Cables

    "Warning: Since compressionless housing relies on plastic to hold it together, it is not as strong as conventional spiral...
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    To the OP, regarding fear of pins: I use pinned...

    To the OP, regarding fear of pins: I use pinned BMX pedals on my unicycle, where the danger to one's legs is 100 times greater than the relatively pedestrian fixed gear bicycle. Your fears are...
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    I'm sorry, you're wrong. His original phrase...

    I'm sorry, you're wrong.

    His original phrase was "are plastic ones more innocuous?"

    Innocuous means harmless. He's using it as an adjective. Consider the similarly constructed phrase "are red...
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    I can't speak for your $15 BMX pedals, but the...

    I can't speak for your $15 BMX pedals, but the BMX pedals which the OP is considering do not have holes for mounting toe clips. Did you even read his post?
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    Cane Creek reverse levers. I believe Tektro sells...

    Cane Creek reverse levers. I believe Tektro sells a cheaper identical version made in the same factory.
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    His usage is correct. Nobody in their right...

    His usage is correct.

    Nobody in their right mind would ride fixed without some sort of foot retension. That rules out the BMX pedals.

    Personally I ride Time ATAC.
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    Recommend you fly to BC and bike east, to avoid...

    Recommend you fly to BC and bike east, to avoid going against the prevailing westerlies. Be careful of logging traffic in Northern Ontario.
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    You're saying that the inner tube is what...

    You're saying that the inner tube is what contains the pressure and prevents the tire sidewalls from blowing out? No. Have you ever tried to inflate an inner tube outside a tire? They get as thick as...
  25. That photo is shot at 18mm focal length. It's...

    That photo is shot at 18mm focal length. It's shot looking back at the way I came. That gentle hill you see in the photo is actually a foreshortened climb up a massive sand dune. It is extremely...
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