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    Loosening all the spokes to the same point will...

    Loosening all the spokes to the same point will work, if all the spokes are identical (on each side for dished wheels) - they have the same length and the same amount of thread on the spoke, same...
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    Suppose it were a horse drawn vehicle instead of...

    Suppose it were a horse drawn vehicle instead of a cyclist. The horse drawn vehicle has equal rights to use the road but cannot fit within 2 feet of roadway like a cyclist. The motorist is expected...
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    Please do not leave any clothing or other...

    Please do not leave any clothing or other articles, neatly piled or not, along the route or nearby. The organizers are not equipped to handle it. Neither are the police, who might mistake it as a...
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    Stay away from Van Cortlandt Park, if it's rained...

    Stay away from Van Cortlandt Park, if it's rained within the last few days. The surface is mud. The narrow "trail" is on the side of where the RR track was. It was the drainage ditch for the RR....
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    Wave #3...

    Wave #3 has the benefit of having the road swept of glass, tacks and other road debris by the 15,000 bikes that went before. Make sure your tires are properly inflated before you start. Most people...
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    There's a slightly different procedure for narrow...

    There's a slightly different procedure for narrow roadways like the 59th St Bridge or Cats Paw Hill. Walk on the sides (left or right), ride in the middle. We found just walking to the right across a...
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    Like the others, I use Rema patches and cold...

    Like the others, I use Rema patches and cold vulcanizing fluid exclusively. Let me add a couple of my tricks that have not been mentioned.

    I use a plastic Rema patch kit box to hold the tube in...
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    The single spacer means it's a 120mm axle. ...

    The single spacer means it's a 120mm axle.

    English threaded NR rear hubs had 1.37x24 etched on the right side between the threads and flange. Look on the bottom of how the wheel in your picture...
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    You will have plenty of company. :)

    You will have plenty of company. :)
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    As others have noted, the choice of lighting...

    As others have noted, the choice of lighting should be context driven. The will dictate the strength and duration of the lighting required. These factors will dictate the price.

    I rode...
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    maximum braking rate is: gL/H, where g is...

    maximum braking rate is:

    gL/H, where g is gravitational acceleration, H is distance of center of mass above ground and L is distance of center of mass behind front wheel.

    Any additional...
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    I would advise you not to try riding without...

    I would advise you not to try riding without registering. Riders will be checked for their credentials along the route. This policy is one of many security enhancements required after 9/11 and the...
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    It does not take much effort these days to...

    It does not take much effort these days to determine which people create false histories. All that's required is an internet search to find and read contemporary documents to judge whether such...
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    You don't have to speed to finish in 3 hours. The...

    You don't have to speed to finish in 3 hours. The route is 39 miles long. This translates into a 13 mph pace for completing it in 3 hours.

    Riders are not permitted to get ahead of the front line....
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    Here's a link on what it should look like: ...

    Here's a link on what it should look like:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ltBtG_xRo0

    Here's a link showing how a similar stand works:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m72LLEC5ZQY
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    If you live close to a Citibike station in...

    If you live close to a Citibike station in Williamsburg and most of your commuting is within the current range, consider a yearly membership. Even a weekly membership would be a reasonable choice to...
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    The only benefit a ratchet could provide is the...

    The only benefit a ratchet could provide is the ability to turn a nipple one or more turns without removing the spoke wrench. Truing a wheel usually involves turning spokes 1/4 or 1/2 turn.
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    The Bayonne Bridge bike path is closed until 2017.

    The Bayonne Bridge bike path is closed until 2017.
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    NYC publishes a free bike map. You can pick one...

    NYC publishes a free bike map. You can pick one up in any bike shop in the City. You can also download it here: NYC DOT - Bicycle Maps

    It's been a very bad winter. The salt for melting snow/ice...
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    This isn't a race. You are best advised to keep...

    This isn't a race. You are best advised to keep your pace in the 10 to 12 mph range. The roads have taken a beating this winter. The continued cold weather through the end of the month means less...
  21. Here's a gadget that will get you back on the...

    Here's a gadget that will get you back on the road, while you look for a permanent repair.

    http://problemsolversbike.com/files/tech/6516_pro_uniderhanger_inst.pdf
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    Wyoming permits cyclists to ride on interstates....

    Wyoming permits cyclists to ride on interstates. The speed limit on many Wyoming interstates was recently increased to 80 mph. This means motorists will need as much warning as possible when...
  23. Thread: Spoke Storage

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    I put them in the handlebar. I have drop bars. I...

    I put them in the handlebar. I have drop bars. I take off the end plug, put the spokes in the handlebar and replace the end plug. I can get about 6 spokes per side. This allows me to separate by...
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    You can take your bike on any non-rush hour train...

    You can take your bike on any non-rush hour train on both NJ Transit and SEPTA. Check the individual websites for both NJT and SEPTA for the actual rules and schedules. You could take a NJT train...
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    Get yourself a magnet, a reed switch, a pocket...

    Get yourself a magnet, a reed switch, a pocket calculator and some wire. Wire the reed switch in parallel to the "=" key on the calculator. Set up the magnet and reed switch so the reed switch closes...
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