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    That's a pretty low bar, in the dry. The last...

    That's a pretty low bar, in the dry. The last bike I had that didn't have brakes that good was a bike with 16" wheels and only a coaster brake.

    Good brakes have saved my bacon a few times, and I...
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    I do. I almost never use them that way, but it's...

    I do. I almost never use them that way, but it's very good that I can, when I have to. Brakes that can't make a bike do an endo are inadequate for road use.
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    Yes, drum brakes solve the 'require maintenance...

    Yes, drum brakes solve the 'require maintenance to work well' problem by 'just never working well'.

    (And, if the fleets of bike share bikes are any indication, they do require adjustment,...
  4. I asked my bike store to get me some parts,...

    I asked my bike store to get me some parts, supplying the numbers. QBP and someone else told them they can't get them. A FoaF, who works for SRAM, tells us that they're not actually available,...
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    This the failure mode of every two hole pump...

    This the failure mode of every two hole pump head, eventually. There's a little ball that moves to block the unused hole. It sticks and doesn't work reliably. sometimes whacking the head frees it...
  6. Have you tried to get them? I asked my shop to...

    Have you tried to get them? I asked my shop to get the parts I needed, and they couldn't get them. They're in the catalog, but not actually stocked.
  7. 1) For a flat bar bike, the price differential...

    1) For a flat bar bike, the price differential from mechanical disk to hydrauilcs is small, perhaps $50 or so, depending on what you're comparing.
    For drop bars, it's bigger. If you need brifters,...
  8. Both shimano and SRAM sell mechanically shifting...

    Both shimano and SRAM sell mechanically shifting hydraulic braking brifters. Shimano also has Di2 options, if you have too much money.
    The mechanical ones are a couple hundred bucks more than...
  9. With modern hydraulics, a lot. Better felt...

    With modern hydraulics, a lot. Better felt modulation, lower force required, easier setup, less maintenance (automatic adjustment). They do require bleeding potentially, so it requires tools and...
  10. Chicago, in all weathers, so lots of road salt,...

    Chicago, in all weathers, so lots of road salt, fair amount of rain, mud and grit.

    If I were building a bike from scratch, I'd strongly consider hydraulics, even if I lived in Raleigh. They're...
  11. If you haven't bought anything yet, consider...

    If you haven't bought anything yet, consider hydraulics. The BB7 works fine, but it requires frequent adjustment of the pads, if you ride in cruddy conditions. Hydraulics adjust automatically. ...
  12. If you can find the parts, you could do that. ...

    If you can find the parts, you could do that. It's a dumb idea, though. 70s style unsafety brakes reduce the effectiveness of the brake, and generally don't work very well. If you want brakes you...
  13. What brakes? Some hydraulics can get adjusted so...

    What brakes? Some hydraulics can get adjusted so they don't compensate for wear, and so they're too far away from the rotors. Check the instructions for the brakes...
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    Aluminum melts at a lot lower than steel does....

    Aluminum melts at a lot lower than steel does....
  15. That's actually a sign of a good shop. They...

    That's actually a sign of a good shop. They require specialized tools to do a lot of things, and if you're not a cannodale shop, or a gonzo mountain bike shop, you probably don't have them. (and, I...
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    I carry a spare tube, and a brand new patch kit. ...

    I carry a spare tube, and a brand new patch kit. If I have an opened patch kit, I have that too. When I flat, I put the spare tube in, and patch the flat tube when I get to home or work. (I have...
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    Just remember to screw the lid on tight....

    Just remember to screw the lid on tight....
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    On the few occasions I've tried using plain...

    On the few occasions I've tried using plain rubber cement, I've had the patches peel off. That's probably made worse by using skinny (21 or 23) tires at high pressure. A two inch 30 psi mountain...
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    An auto parts store will sell you a can of proper...

    An auto parts store will sell you a can of proper vulcanizing fluid for not much more than a can of elmer's rubber cement.
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    The working face of a high-quality patch, like a...

    The working face of a high-quality patch, like a rema, is vulcanized rubber mixed with a vulcanizing ultra-accelerator (a zinc dithiocarbamate, usually). The vulcanizing fluid is unvulcanized...
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    I can cut a cable lock like that in 2 seconds...

    I can cut a cable lock like that in 2 seconds with a proper cable cutter, 20 seconds with an angle grinder, or five minutes with a leatherman tool. It'll stop someone who'd grab an unlocked bike,...
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    Time for a new rim. If the hub is good, there's...

    Time for a new rim. If the hub is good, there's no reason you can't get another rim, of the same model, match the holes, tape them togther, and move the spokes over to the new one.
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    The only time I notice it is when I pick the bike...

    The only time I notice it is when I pick the bike up to carry it up or down the stairs.
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    It's a set up problem. It's not a maintenance...

    It's a set up problem. It's not a maintenance problem. If you set the cable properly, and properly adjust the little nut (tight! and scrape any teflon off the cable, so it doesn't slip. Exactly...
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    I've never made a living as a bike mechanic, but...

    I've never made a living as a bike mechanic, but I have as an auto mechanic. I worked flat rate (which means if the shop book says a job takes an hour, I get paid (and the customer pays ) for an...
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