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    I'm little jealous...I always wanted to have one,...

    I'm little jealous...I always wanted to have one, but never saw it anywhere other than on YouTube or TV lol
    Please keep us posted. I love to see the progress and the finished bike. Good luck!
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    I love how Internet works...What if "stupid...

    I love how Internet works...What if "stupid drivers every day" means 2 on a 100 mile ride? Why to assume such a things? We all know how hard sometimes is to have fun and stay safe on the roads as as...
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    Thomson website not working... Thomson Bike...

    Thomson website not working... Thomson Bike Products
    Regarding torquing sequence, it's a pretty basic rule. It's more important with bigger or longer items, but even small items like stem plate need...
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    Paraffin is so old school...if you like doing it,...

    Paraffin is so old school...if you like doing it, and have a good results with it - don't change it.
    But you asked to convince you that it's a bad idea...it's not bad, but there are easier and...
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    I just shake the bike to remove excess of water,...

    I just shake the bike to remove excess of water, and leaving it to dry by itself. I'm lubing the chain next day.
    It's an aluminum bike with either stainless steel or aluminum components, so I don't...
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    Way better gearing for hills, and since I hate...

    Way better gearing for hills, and since I hate hills, I keep my cadence as high on hills as on flat. I also never pedal standing...I'm always on my seat. I broke way too many components going uphill...
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    That's what I read: "Entry level bikes for an...

    That's what I read:

    "Entry level bikes for an entry level guy.
    I really didn't plan to come this far. I had a beaten down 80' Peugeot(PX10 i think) that I was going to try and restore to call a...
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    Specialized Allez is the best value in the road...

    Specialized Allez is the best value in the road bikes. $1000 will get you a nice, quality, entry level road bike.
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    http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/lopek77/bu...

    http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/lopek77/buttcream.jpg
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    We can't do that...we can't allow people send us...

    We can't do that...we can't allow people send us crap, and expect us to be happy about it. It's just a wrong way to make money. Even if seller wants OP to pay for the shipping - they should agree...
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    My skin always feels cold on my stomach, but I'm...

    My skin always feels cold on my stomach, but I'm never cold there. No matter what I'm wearing, or if it's 13F or just 32F, it's always the same feeling. There is a big group of muscles, that are not...
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    wow...

    wow...
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    Too bad you removed the link to the thread which...

    Too bad you removed the link to the thread which was almost identical to this one. The guy almost crashed because of the same issue. I don't understand why to remove something that could potentially...
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    Me? And if so - why? Assuming it's me, it's a...

    Me? And if so - why?
    Assuming it's me, it's a folding bike, never drop a chain, and yes...I'm a little confused now :roflmao2:
    I'm new to folding bikes since 1985 lol
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    There is no issue if the hinge is on the down...

    There is no issue if the hinge is on the down tube, pass the crank. The locking mechanism on my last foldable bike used to open from time to time during the ride. I was leaving 2 tire tracks for some...
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    Many young mechanics often complain that there is...

    Many young mechanics often complain that there is no such a thing like standard when it comes to bikes. I guess it's the common pain of every fast growing industry, full of new , never ending designs...
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    I like to keep my bikes...Frame is the main bone,...

    I like to keep my bikes...Frame is the main bone, so if it's not damaged, there is no need to replace the whole bike. My daily rider is just 5 years old, my winter bike is year older... I replaced...
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    I have 28/38/48 and 13-34 cassette. I hate hills,...

    I have 28/38/48 and 13-34 cassette. I hate hills, and that's why I'm the first one at the top :p My gearing is easy for the hills if I want to be a turtle, but it would kill me if I had to keep...
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    Yes, this size is not a common anymore, but there...

    Yes, this size is not a common anymore, but there are still a plenty of stems to choose from, and many for dirty cheap. The issue would be the color/brand/angle/length.
    Upgrading handlebar and stem...
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    Different brand for sure. The failure may be...

    Different brand for sure. The failure may be because of Thomson deffects, or because of your riding style, or possibly even something else. Choose something based on strength instead of weight. I...
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    The problem may be not with out of warranty item,...

    The problem may be not with out of warranty item, but with an unsafe item, which may be factory defected/bad design.
    I wouldn't choose same stem again, even if someone was paying me to take it.
    ...
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    Wow lol So you are an example of exemption from...

    Wow lol So you are an example of exemption from the rule :p So you saying Kindle is excellent for reading, and it should be like that. If you were forced to use only one, which one you would choose?
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    “One accurate measurement is worth a thousand...

    “One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions”

    OP should know what to do by now.

    I just learned that things may be bad, stuff can happen any moment, but when needed and when...
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    Will be building Panasonic DX 3000 bike for my...

    Will be building Panasonic DX 3000 bike for my friend, so this will be very handy.http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/ad61/lopek77/Mobile%20Uploads/20150303_1723350.jpg
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    I can fix a broken, not running car with 2 rolls...

    I can fix a broken, not running car with 2 rolls of duct tape, and drive it 100 miles back home...
    I also can fix brake fluid leak, loose braking power in 2 wheels and fix it with one rusty wise...
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