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    Walgreen's says I can buy it at the store in...

    Walgreen's says I can buy it at the store in Santa Monica blvd in west hollywood. (closest store to the only california zip code I can ever remember.)

    The original purpose of talc, or French...
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    If you read the labels, you can easily find...

    If you read the labels, you can easily find talcum based powders at the drug store. The health risks of talc, other than breathing the sort that has asbestos in it (common to find asbestos in...
  3. Never. I may have when I installed the cables, I...

    Never. I may have when I installed the cables, I may not have, I don't remember. But pad adjustment is via the knobs.
  4. I've never had two sets of pads sit in the brake...

    I've never had two sets of pads sit in the brake the same way. When I've just replaced pads, they ended up like 472695 this. The previous set of pads in this brake wore out normally (which, given...
  5. I replaced my front bb7 with a TRP HY/RD. I got...

    I replaced my front bb7 with a TRP HY/RD. I got sick adjusting the bb7 every week in the winter, and annoyed with having to remount the brake every pad change, and the the front brake was corroded...
  6. It's the way the human brain works. Over...

    It's the way the human brain works. Over illuminate the near field, and your ability to see beyond the near field is reduced. But you think you can see better than you can. It's one of the reasons...
  7. If you take a light with a conical beam -- which...

    If you take a light with a conical beam -- which is what a flashlight is, and what most of the crappy Chinese crap sold as bicycle lights are -- and aim it so there is no light above the horizon,...
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    I have 700X50 Continental cruise contact (or...

    I have 700X50 Continental cruise contact (or something like that). I pump them to 30F and 40R, which works great. If I had 2.35 tires, I'd go lower.
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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,...
  12. 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...
  14. 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.
  15. 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,...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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. ...
  20. 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...
  21. 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....
  23. 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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