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  1. Hadn't heard of threadless BB till today. Just...

    Hadn't heard of threadless BB till today. Just Googled them. Yep. Ideal for the o.p. How long have they been around? About four years ago I paid $50 to tap a BB shell I stripped the threads in....
  2. Your problem is going to be the mis-matched fixed...

    Your problem is going to be the mis-matched fixed and adjustable threads. Anything you buy off the shelf is going to be matched as to threading. I've installed BB's and I am not a bike mechanic, I...
  3. It doesn't sound like you have enough experience...

    It doesn't sound like you have enough experience to "correct" this. I'm not seeing a problem, looking at your photos. Cables are "long" because as you turn the bars from straight ahead to full lock...
  4. Have you not heard of cross-levers, or is that...

    Have you not heard of cross-levers, or is that too 20th Century a solution for you? Modern cross-levers are not at all like the 'suicide levers' of the 1970's, they work directly on the same cable...
  5. I was with you until the very last sentence. I...

    I was with you until the very last sentence. I made the exact same conversion with our flat-bar road tandem and for the exact same reasons as the o.p., wind penetration. I used an FSA Gossamer Wing...
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    Why do you think so? I'm too cheap to buy nice...

    Why do you think so? I'm too cheap to buy nice brifters and I worry about the durability of Nashbar (MicroShift) brifters. I'd heard Shimano came out with a bottom line gruppo but I don't know if it...
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    I know that, and you know that... but since five...

    I know that, and you know that... but since five rings is an impossibility... it's probably as I have suggested.
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    No, just three. The other poster is suggesting...

    No, just three. The other poster is suggesting sacrificing the granny, either to use as a timing ring or just lock out period, and shifting the two remaining rings as a double. I don't see the point,...
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    Reverse Gear Lockout

    A couple of seasons ago I 'upgraded' our tandem to drop-bars, from flats. It was a Shimano 105 road triple (Truvativ) drivetrain with trigger shifters. My choices were brifters, bar-ends or down-tube...
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    There are a number of impossibilities in the...

    There are a number of impossibilities in the original post. I can't answer intelligently because of this. I just wanted to mention that stiffening a seatpost does NOT need to be done with steel,...
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    I'm like that. Both of us need thicker skins....

    I'm like that. Both of us need thicker skins. Some cyclists aren't happy unless you cross into oncoming traffic and are killed. Then they will call you an idiot for not just sitting behind them since...
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    I am having trouble with that also. In fact, I...

    I am having trouble with that also. In fact, I don't know that the o.p. said that that was the case. I mean... the lane was 4' wide. Pretty wide as bike lanes go. If its anything like our group rides...
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    Yes, right.

    Yes, right.
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    If you've ever paced off three feet you will see...

    If you've ever paced off three feet you will see that it is a tremendous distance and not really practical in many places. It has been established as an overreaction to the unreasonable fear so many...
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    I don't see where the poster you quoted mentioned...

    I don't see where the poster you quoted mentioned any parked cars. But let's go ahead and discuss this bike-lane/door zone imbroglio. I don't know who or what Cycling Savvy is, but I don't, in...
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    I think Greg's take is about right for this....

    I think Greg's take is about right for this. Criminy, how much more whiny and precious are some of you going to let yourselves get? Now you are ragging on cyclists about close passing? Riders...
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    By the way, a 'Dad voice' only goes so far in...

    By the way, a 'Dad voice' only goes so far in traffic. Lights are unnecessary in the daytime. Literally unecessary. You cannot be ticketed for not having lights on during the day. A car has an...
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    f laugh out loud when I pass a cyclist sitting...

    f laugh out loud when I pass a cyclist sitting directly behind a stopped car in the lane because he is being a "big boy". Maybe he is but part of why I ride a bike is because it is able to easily fit...
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    Sorry, I just don't think there will be anything...

    Sorry, I just don't think there will be anything glaring enough at that price level to make one clearly "better" than the other. Going by just the photo's I would pick the CAADX. I've always liked...
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    I cannot agree that most bars are 31.8. There is...

    I cannot agree that most bars are 31.8. There is a ton of 26mm drop bars out there. The o.p.'s 25.4 stem can easily fit a 26mm bar if it is a 'pop-off' design. If not, stems are cheap. I got a nice...
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    I don't think it was... I'm hoping this is...

    I don't think it was...



    I'm hoping this is a misprint.



    I wonder why that would be. Braking the rear wheel is nice, not necessary. Braking the front wheel is very necessary. Just because...
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    Why is that so stupid? You, the o.p. and others...

    Why is that so stupid? You, the o.p. and others in this thread way overestimate the likelihood of a right hook collision in this type of scenario. There is such a thing as convention, and whether you...
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    They aren't timid, they don't understand what you...

    They aren't timid, they don't understand what you have done. If you want to make it more clear then the thing to do is stop well short of the intersection. Like two or three car lengths short. Cars...
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    Here in Oregon the places where you can do this...

    Here in Oregon the places where you can do this are specially marked. If not marked as sharrow a bicycle cannot be in the center of that lane. Well you can, but... its rude. If I free up the right...
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    How is it a right hook if you are not even...

    How is it a right hook if you are not even moving??
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