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  1. This job just looks sloppy. Excessive brake...

    This job just looks sloppy.

    Excessive brake and shifter housing, obviously crossed under the tape and exciting at different locations from the tape.

    I would also want to redo. I am not...
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  3. This is why you should have more than 1 bike.:)

    This is why you should have more than 1 bike.:)
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    Remove parts Clean frame Scuff paint Solvent...

    Remove parts
    Clean frame
    Scuff paint
    Solvent wipe and dry
    Shoot with rattle can , LIGHT COATS.
    Let dry And harden
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    If it were clear coat or paint I would say yes....

    If it were clear coat or paint I would say yes. As suggested these can be stripped and the aluminum polished to a mirror. I have done it several times. Anodizing is in the metal rather than on the...
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    Over 30,000 miles in Mavic 719, DT Swiss, Deore...

    Over 30,000 miles in Mavic 719, DT Swiss, Deore XT wheels. But I think the components are less important in wheel longevity/strength than the being handbuilt by a good builder (not me) and of course...
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    Keep your knees straight (don't side load the...

    Keep your knees straight (don't side load the joint, it reduces ball and socket contact area, concentrating force).

    Be a spinner and use less pressure per stroke (keep pressure down).

    Take it...
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    I live in a coastal area with high humidity. The...

    I live in a coastal area with high humidity. The very thin plating on inexpensive bolts can quickly show signs of rust.
    My latest response is to use "turtle wax chrome polish" on a Q tip. This has...
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    Skip There have been threads on the folding...

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    There have been threads on the folding sub-forum where I have read some of the regular folder commuters riders refer to the folding pedal as "consumables" .

    IMO, It depends on what your...
  10. Thread: A big Thanks!

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    THANKS and appreciation to those professional...

    THANKS and appreciation to those professional mechanics who take the time to share. FB and Andy (and several other past and current) get my vote for the Sheldon Brown award. You guys are part of my...
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    YES, I had forgotten.....I set up my old Burley...

    YES, I had forgotten.....I set up my old Burley tandem with a thumb shifter and a derailleur cable for the drag brake. On one hand the mass to stop is MUCH greater than a regular bike AND would be...
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    high quality folding bikes go in car for...

    high quality folding bikes go in car for transport to remote locations

    diamond frame bikes almost exclusively ridden from home (daily)

    but thats me

    If i were a hard core roadie or mountain...
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    I have a park stand bought second hand at double...

    I have a park stand bought second hand at double the cost of the ebay stand. It is probably 10x better than that stand and will last me a life time.

    However If I were a single bike owner and...
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    LACE IT! As impala says this will adjust...

    LACE IT! As impala says this will adjust tension, may be enough.

    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/837873-punching-holes-lace-brooks-other-leasther-saddle.html
  15. Hey this thread should be called the amaetuer...

    Hey this thread should be called the amaetuer Hour.....I love the bike mechanics forum and have learned a ton from the pros who take the time to share....NOW for my public confession (please forgive...
  16. Those pedals appear to be MKS EZY Superior...

    Those pedals appear to be MKS EZY Superior Pedals.

    MKS Ezy Superior Espirit Removable Pedals

    A little googling and I think you will find that MKS are very well regarded for quality and have a...
  17. Civia Markets in red. I have them. Here's a...

    Civia Markets in red.
    I have them.
    Here's a review: 2010 | Car Less Ohio
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    We certainly have a mystery. I could find nothing...

    We certainly have a mystery. I could find nothing on the "Accessories Port" either.
    Please report back if you find out something from your TREK dealer.

    I would temporarily replace the thudbuster...
  19. +1 But remember your beater can be a sleeper...

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    But remember your beater can be a sleeper (a good bike that doesn't look like one).

    Much has been written on how to make your bike less desirable to steal.
    Location, proper locking, bike...
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    Harris Cyclery Handlebar Stems...

    Harris Cyclery Handlebar Stems
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    yes the 16 mm looks close to being to wide and...

    yes the 16 mm looks close to being to wide and may interfere unless very carefully placed. Throw it in the drawer and do one of the recommended alternatives above.

    My current favorite cheapo...
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    At home its a Craigs List find Park stand . If...

    At home its a Craigs List find Park stand . If you hang out long enough you can find a good used stand for the price of cheap new. There was a Work Force brand just this week for $50.

    Professional...
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    I don't know if this works with 10 speed but its...

    I don't know if this works with 10 speed but its an alternative idea.

    Find a junk 9 speed cassette, disassemble and take spacers and put them on 10 speed cassette (minus 1 cog).
    Then you could...
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    Slow leakers from tiny holes have driven me crazy...

    Slow leakers from tiny holes have driven me crazy and I have thrown many a tube away unable to find the leak. Today I learned something new that could save some. Thank s FB.
  25. You want the rear shifter Robot Check...

    You want the rear shifter
    Robot Check

    I assumed 7 speeds...it could be more or less...just match
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