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    No, that answer was to the original question...

    No, that answer was to the original question about removing the 9 spokes. One at a time would be OK if each were brought up to close to average tension as he went along.

    But that will take...
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    Many (not all) of the push-on PV pump heads use a...

    Many (not all) of the push-on PV pump heads use a pressure activated gasket. It's shaped like a volcano pointing back into the head. So as you inflate, the air pressure acting on the side of the...
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    You asked at the shop and got an opinion. You...

    You asked at the shop and got an opinion. You came here and got a similar opinion. You can keep asking, and odds are you'll get more similar opinions.

    Let me summarize your options in order of...
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    If the spokes aren't yet broken, I'd simply...

    If the spokes aren't yet broken, I'd simply realign the wheel and ride until they start to break. It could take weeks, months or even years. Meanwhile you're riding, and who knows what may happen. ...
  5. Thread: mini pump

    by FBinNY
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    I was referring to the length. Diameter is a...

    I was referring to the length. Diameter is a different story, and a long slender pump is ideal for pumping road bike tires to higher pressures. OTOH mtn bikers might benefit from a fatter pump...
  6. There are two kinds of cuts. There are cuts...

    There are two kinds of cuts.

    There are cuts in the rubber that aren't a serious issue and can be filled in with shoe goo or similar.

    And there are cuts that go deep enough to cut the fabric...
  7. Thread: mini pump

    by FBinNY
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    IMO mini pumps are for mini air. Find the right...

    IMO mini pumps are for mini air. Find the right length full size pump that you can mount under the top tube, or behind the seat tube from chainstay to seat stay. On many bikes it's possible to...
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    It's not tools, it's having the right P-clips...

    It's not tools, it's having the right P-clips. If you do, it's relatively easy and some tape under the clips will protect the paint.

    If you have one of those low end racks that attaches by...
  9. So, $20 in 1951 would have been worth about $187...

    So, $20 in 1951 would have been worth about $187 these days. That would have to have been a very special tank.
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    OK, a picture is forming. I believe you have...

    OK, a picture is forming.

    I believe you have an Ashtabula style unthreaded BB shell on the frame, and a bottom bracket similar to this except ISIS instead of Sq. Taper. If that's the case, the...
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    Looking back it seems people are simply...

    Looking back it seems people are simply mispelling it with a double L. But not as Peddling, which as you point out is a different word.
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    OK the fact that you now have ISIS cranks rules...

    OK the fact that you now have ISIS cranks rules out an Ashtabula style crank. Now it depends on the BB style, which is most likely a BSC (ISO, 1.37") threaded one. But you have to look at what you...
  13. Why not? It's inch pitch, so why can't you have 1...

    Why not? It's inch pitch, so why can't you have 1 inch pitch 25t (comparable to modern 50t ring).

    However, you're right that it reduces gearing options because you can't have the equivalent of a...
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    Unfortunately the reporting is somewhat murky...

    Unfortunately the reporting is somewhat murky since instead of referring to the various cars clearly as a Hinda Pilot, or Mitshbishi (uber car?) or whatever, the reporter flipflopped to SUV (which...
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    Many experienced cyclists have multiple pedaling...

    Many experienced cyclists have multiple pedaling techniques to draw from as needed.

    Most of normal high cadence riding is done is a simple push and relax motion with a stiff ankle, letting the...
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    Yes, it's common. It's most common, and even...

    Yes, it's common. It's most common, and even normal with non welded rims where the seam will cause a click as it comes through the shoes. If the rims are welded there may be a dent or blip.
    ...
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    Are you talking about a 1-piece (Ashtabula)...

    Are you talking about a 1-piece (Ashtabula) S-shaped steel crank of the kind used on BMX bikes for decades, or a modern crank where the spindle is pressed into the right crank?

    If the former, the...
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    I don't think that washing out oil would make a...

    I don't think that washing out oil would make a sudden day/night difference in brake stiffness. A slight increase in stiffness, maybe but you seem to be describing something more material. So what...
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    There is car control in the form of licenses, and...

    There is car control in the form of licenses, and advocates of tighter gun control might consider how effective that turned out to be.

    We don't need mote control of things, we need better...
  20. The block chain came first. Originally chains...

    The block chain came first. Originally chains were made of identical plates inner and outer. 3-4 plates were placed together with a pin through them with 1 plate on each side riveted on. The...
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    There is a minimal difference in wear rates of...

    There is a minimal difference in wear rates of quality aluminum chainrings vs. steel under good conditions. Most road bike owners report chainring life in the 10s of thousands of miles. Mtn bike...
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    If the bike is set up correctly, the rings will...

    If the bike is set up correctly, the rings will pass close to the FD twice per pedal revolution. So while there may be slop or lags some of the time, you'll get crisp response whenever the high...
  23. Thread: Extreme hills

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    It is. For a basis of comparison, the typical...

    It is. For a basis of comparison, the typical residential staircase usually has a 63% "grade" (7"/11" rise/run)
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    So, what do you think happened in the meantime? ...

    So, what do you think happened in the meantime? Earthquakes, landslides, or did the DOT shave those hills down, leaving the houses alongside stranded? I'm sure there have been changes, but I'll...
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    The guns and cars comparisons are totally...

    The guns and cars comparisons are totally meaningless. First more people own and drive cars than own guns. Then People drive daily whereas guns spend most of the time idle.

    In any case,...
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