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  1. I released the canti and they pop open. I gave is...

    I released the canti and they pop open. I gave is some extra cable at that end and it works, now, but the pull lever is not snappy anymore and is slow to return after pulling. She's happy for the...
  2. Cantilever 'locked' against rear rim, Specialized Hot Rock girls bike

    My daughters 24 inch Specialized hot rock has a frozen rear brake. She braked hard on a slightly wet street and the rear brakes locked against the rim. Im a lousy dad because I don't know how to fix...
  3. Thread: Clyde ride 340

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    The guy is really nice, too. walked me through...

    The guy is really nice, too. walked me through the frame, reminded me to avoid a kickstand if at all possible, also reminded me to bring it in in a month or two for both checkups, to talk about the...
  4. Thread: Clyde ride 340

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    It just occurred to me- the bar end shifters look...

    It just occurred to me- the bar end shifters look like tiny little middle fingers to the people behind me. :-) That's funny.
  5. Thread: Clyde ride 340

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    I am thrilled beyond belief and I did tell him I...

    I am thrilled beyond belief and I did tell him I wasn't sure which one of us came out ahead.
  6. Thread: Clyde ride 340

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    I know. Pics or id didnt happen.... Ritchie...

    I know. Pics or id didnt happen....

    Ritchie hndlebar post, stock bars, cork, Kenda John Tomac(?) tires, stock 36 rims, Sram (?) bar ends (that I may move up if I feel I might kill myself in...
  7. Thread: Clyde ride 340

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    Jamis guy keeps whaling me about the bike, and...

    Jamis guy keeps whaling me about the bike, and it's middle of the road components that are better than what I've looked at already....

    But, I found the bike that makes my ❤ go zing. On a whim I...
  8. Thread: Clyde ride 340

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    Lol, right at the bottom of'the package' with...

    Lol, right at the bottom of'the package' with mostly flat feet and the seat down. It feels better to ride, more stretched than the Coda I tried.
  9. Thread: Clyde ride 340

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    With the seat all the way down I just clear it....

    With the seat all the way down I just clear it. It's probably more 29.5, but I don't quibble much
  10. Thread: Clyde ride 340

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    :thumb: Derp. I was talking with my son about...

    :thumb: Derp. I was talking with my son about the corkscrew device in that Schwarzenegger movie from the 90s, where he goes to Mars when I typed that.
  11. Thread: Clyde ride 340

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    I try to avoid looking at the prices if at all...

    I try to avoid looking at the prices if at all possible just so I don't get caught in the marketing blitz. I wont get lifetime tuneups with the Jamis, and it is mostly stock except for the safety...
  12. Thread: Clyde ride 340

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    GOod points. I rode the Misceo and felt like I...

    GOod points. I rode the Misceo and felt like I was going to break it- it feels really 'light' compared to the Urban and the Jamis (even being steel). Reading here, steel is something I looked for and...
  13. Thread: Clyde ride 340

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    Clyde ride 340

    I've ridden 8 bikes so far in the last week or so, and have liked three of them. The 'low' is a Raleigh Misceo 2.0 at 500, middle is a CL find, a Jamis Aurora for 600, with some upgrades, and high is...
  14. Thread: Cheap clothing

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    WM, Target, Shopko usually have pretty good deals...

    WM, Target, Shopko usually have pretty good deals on wicking clothing, and undershorts, too. (clingy but they move with you, are rinseable, and weight next to nothing). I tend to favor the Shopko...
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    I just figured that out. And here I am , a...

    I just figured that out. And here I am , a support engineer for a health care provider. Derrrr........

    It is a clever mechanism. What are its main faults? Im horrible with Derailleurs, and I weigh...
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    So those are not a separate set of brakes? ...

    So those are not a separate set of brakes?


    ***Oh Good Grief.....**** Im a Derp.

    Thank you, Dr. Lha.

    CAS
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    Help! Shifting on Trek Pilot 1.0 Roadbike

    Okay guys and gals, maybe this is a dumb question, but Ill shoot. I just got a really nice Trek 1,0 for a song. Ive always ridden std mtn bikes, never a roadbike. THere are the brake levers at the...
  18. I was looking for names/sites that would have...

    I was looking for names/sites that would have them in larger sizes than I have found so far. Ill give those a look. Thanks!

    todays ride:

    http://goo.gl/maps/oW2H
  19. excited-kids out of school, I can ride to work again!

    im really jazzed. My Brooks came the other day, and my kids got out of school this week, so tomorrow I can ride to work (new-er job, partly crushed rock trail in addition to paved). This'll be great....
  20. You PM message notifications don't come to me,...

    You PM message notifications don't come to me, only your public postings. You should have gotten an email from USPS.com from my printing of a priority label that will go out tomorrow with your money...
  21. Going local LBS's today. Emailed back and forth...

    Going local LBS's today. Emailed back and forth with the one local Specialized shop that we have and he suggested Rockhopper/HardRock/Carve (since I requested attachment points, not because he's...
  22. ive looked at the sirrus online, hopefully in the...

    ive looked at the sirrus online, hopefully in the flesh tomorrow if I can find one. I founda Cannondale F500 with upgraded tires, wheels, shifters, deraillure, and brakes, babied every year by owner...
  23. Clyde, bike recommendation, not used budget 800-900, weight 315

    Ive checked some of the local LBS's and I've been cruising CL for the last 2 months. CL isn't turning up much that looks interesting for an urban commuter other than a Specialized Allez Triple for...
  24. its not flat, it feels fully inflated. The TREK...

    its not flat, it feels fully inflated. The TREK site says this model originally came with a tire that was tubeless.
  25. I don't know, I didn't notice that the tire didnt...

    I don't know, I didn't notice that the tire didnt have a valve stem until afterwards.
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