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    epic fails in bike mfg

    Ran over my road bike a month ago forgot it was leaning against the passenger side of the car. But the good news is that BD was having a sale on full Ultegra Kestral Evoke.

    Within the first...
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    I bought a BD bike that had a triple on it when I...

    I bought a BD bike that had a triple on it when I got back into some serious riding. I put something like a 12-23 (might have been a 13 and or 22).

    I am getting old, 67, and the need for big...
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    I roll my own using STP oil treatment and mineral...

    I roll my own using STP oil treatment and mineral oil about 1/3.

    There is not a lot of lube on the chain once the carrier dries, just a thin coat of thick oil. Doesn't pick up a lot of dirt,...
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    10speed & bill kapuan: Exactly what I'm looking...

    10speed & bill kapuan: Exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks
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    single serving patch glue?

    I bought some stick on patches at Wally World with the idea of using them as a backup for my spare tube and multiple flats.

    So today, had a pinch flat and I had missed half of the snake bite on...
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    convert shimano 10 spd wheel to 9?

    Ran over one of my bikes destroying the frame. Since N+1 is the proper number of bikes, I found a great deal on an ultegra equipped 11 spd to go with my lightspeed 9 spd w/ Chorus. .

    The back...
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    need 9 speed campy cassette.

    Have a bike with 9 speed chorus short cage. IIRC, the free hub is aluminum. I currently have a 12(13?) - 22 on it which will get me buy on most rides I do here in central IA. But my bones are getting...
  8. chinese carbon hbar - flattened top profile

    Didn't go into the garage with a roof full of bikes, but I did lean it up against the car on passenger side, read the headlines of my newspaper, then back out of parking space, and drove over it. Had...
  9. Thread: cycling pants

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    White shorts are an incredibly poor choice. ...

    White shorts are an incredibly poor choice.

    One convenience store clerk sued her employer for sexual harassment after she was exposed to a cyclist entering the store wearing white cycling...
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    I used to race and this advice is slanted that...

    I used to race and this advice is slanted that way, but I'll temper it later.

    Faster is better. I used to occasionally ride with the ride with the Van deVelde family in Illinois. The family...
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    I've only read the first page, pardon me if I...

    I've only read the first page, pardon me if I repeat another post.

    While the drivers on the county roads I ride here in Iowa are generally pretty good about passing, every once in a while one is...
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    Thought I'd add a bit of data to the community...

    Thought I'd add a bit of data to the community mind. I put a thin lockwasher under the front of the cleat.

    Helped immensely.

    The washer was the thinnest I could find and was one of the...
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    I have one pair of shoes with deltas, one pair...

    I have one pair of shoes with deltas, one pair with keo and have already made sure I have the right cleats.

    FWIW, IIRC, you can use the keo cleats in a delta pedal. It works, but doesn't feel...
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    look keo clleats - trouble clipping in

    I've been using look pedals for 30 years with no particular problems clipping in.

    In the last couple of years I put look Keo pedals and don't recall that I had any problems clipping in.

    When I...
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    Two stories: Starting on a ride on hot humid days...

    Two stories: Starting on a ride on hot humid days during a period when there was a monsoon like weather pattern, i.e., hot, humid, thunderstorm every afternoon, but reasonably clear until the storm...
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    I've probably posted this before, but it good enough to repost.

    Near Ft. Worth, a small group of us from the local racing club were 80 miles into a century. We were crossing a creek on a longish...
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    Tell me about fat tire racing .

    I see that cycling usa will have a fat bike championship.

    My only experience with a fat bike is one afternoon on a borrowed bike and it has been many years since I've participated in a group...
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    Using the crown to control the bike is probably...

    Using the crown to control the bike is probably the standard method.

    I saw a jr. racer, an Italian who was in the country for several years, do a track stand by grabbing his front wheel behind the...
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    Ok, I just noticed the OP is dated. But FWIW: ...

    Ok, I just noticed the OP is dated. But FWIW:

    When my parents died, I got some estate money and wanted to blow some of it on a cycling adventure. Wound up taking a catered tour from Lhasa to...
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    fat bike racing - difference from mtb

    I am not as active cycling as I used to be, age does that. But I see that cycling usa will have a fat bike championship.

    Is there any thing particularly different between ftb and mtb races in...
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    Don’t want to say yea or nay, but their web site...

    Don’t want to say yea or nay, but their web site blogs makes some points. In particular, that they were trashing carbon rims on cobbles and found the problem to be a pump that was reading 10# too...
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    I'll have to look through my photos. I have a...

    I'll have to look through my photos. I have a group photo, more than likely with somebody's bike in the picture at 5200 meters, or about the same as the Uturuncu photo posted above. We were in Tibet...
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    You can also use a sawzall to cut the seatpost....

    You can also use a sawzall to cut the seatpost. Cut the top off and make sure you have a blade that will extend to the bottom of what's still in the frame.

    Make a couple of parallel cuts in an arc...
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    New Silca chuck gasket - your experience

    I put a thumb chuck on my trusty Silca floor pump because it was too hard to pull off with air in it. Today the hose just blew off the chuck and in the process of seeing what else was available on...
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    And calves like cantaloupes. If I have to...

    And calves like cantaloupes.
    If I have to explain, I probably shouldn’t post, but it’s a quote from Steve King, my congressional rep (Rep, IA). Do the research, but he’s regularly featured In...
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