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    Yep. Personally,I'd go with the MM for the...

    Yep. Personally,I'd go with the MM for the discs,the SH's low-profile canti's are a pain to set up(pro tip,they actually work better if they're not set up super tight).



    YMMV,but I prefer...
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    FYI,all that is,is a length of wire conduit. You...

    FYI,all that is,is a length of wire conduit. You can buy it at any Home Depot/Lowe's. A couple friends used it to cover their drivetrains for bike polo(for safety,not cleanliness).
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    That old saw has been around for years in the...

    That old saw has been around for years in the motorcycling world. Prolly due to the fact that the old drum brakes weren't that good,and the new discs were much stronger.

    Interesting story:...
  4. Felt and Bianchi both make nice road bikes that...

    Felt and Bianchi both make nice road bikes that go down to pretty small sizes. Any dealers in your area carry them?
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    Because they were in business before ghost bikes...

    Because they were in business before ghost bikes became a thing;they've only recently began selling in the US. Anthrax didn't change the name of their band after 9/11 for the same reason. Also,I...
  6. They do actually,but it is minimal. For the...

    They do actually,but it is minimal.

    For the OP,if price isn't an object,Schwalbe Marathon Supremes. Otherwise,I've always liked Vittoria Randonneur Pros.
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    All City. (http://allcitycycles.com/) We carry...

    All City. We carry them,and I much prefer them to Surly. Lighter,more street oriented(who would want Knards on the street?),and the ED coating means no Framesavering or stuck seatpost issues.
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    You should always use them. 70% of your braking...

    You should always use them. 70% of your braking power is in the front. Even if you aren't stopping hard,if you don't get used to properly using the front,you won't when it comes time to make an...
  9. Just curious,how often do you use your barrel...

    Just curious,how often do you use your barrel adjusters to adjust the brakes? Once my cables are stretched in,I only use them for fine tuning lever feel,never for adjusting the pads. I found that if...
  10. Never had an issue with BB7's. I've built a...

    Never had an issue with BB7's. I've built a couple bikes at work with Spyres;the lack of conical washers and adjuster knobs meant they were more fiddly to set up than BB7's. The BB7's washers allow...
  11. Way to go. :rolleyes: B1KE,a fact fietsbob...

    Way to go. :rolleyes:

    B1KE,a fact fietsbob didn't point out(prolly cuz he's never seen Spyres IRL) is that while both pads move,the inner actually starts moving before the outer one. Try setting...
  12. From the pic,I'm pretty sure that's a right...

    From the pic,I'm pretty sure that's a right pedal. One of the Felts we carry has pedals with markings so small they're all but unreadable. I've gotten pretty good at just checking out the threading.
  13. tl;dr My $.02 on the subject. I've been...

    tl;dr

    My $.02 on the subject. I've been building bikes for an LBS for the past couple months,and have found numerous issues on brand new bikes that would be serious problems for anyone who isn't...
  14. BicycleSPACE in DC. :innocent:

    BicycleSPACE in DC. :innocent:
  15. We're starting to carry Creme at my shop. Not at...

    We're starting to carry Creme at my shop. Not at all impressed with their quality.

    We also carry these:
    Guv'nor | Gents Classic Path Racer Bicycle | Pashley Cycles

    They're heavy tanks,but...
  16. How often to electronics fail in car EFI systems?...

    How often to electronics fail in car EFI systems? How often do the hydraulic brakes fail? Modern technology is pretty impressive. I remember all the whining when Harley ditched carbs for EFI on all...
  17. Not sure what this has to do with bikes?...

    Not sure what this has to do with bikes? Also,they kept the discs in the front,right? Prolly a good reason for that.



    From personal experience,as both a commuter and mechanic,I can tell you...
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    Here's the gearing calculator I always use:...

    Here's the gearing calculator I always use:
    Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Gear Calculator

    In most cases,it's quicker/easier to swap the cog on the hub than the chainring on the crank. Also note;older...
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    My experience,I swapped the straight blade alloy...

    My experience,I swapped the straight blade alloy fork on my old Fuji Absolute for a curved CF fork and the difference was dramatic. Also had the CF fork swapped on my old Civia Hyland for an...
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    My Speed Pro TT has the SRAM version. It's...

    My Speed Pro TT has the SRAM version. It's heavy,you need to carry a 15mm to pull the wheel,and you have to watch the click box sticking out on the right side,but it def gives you a seriously wide...
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    I think they would've done better to use a...

    I think they would've done better to use a Headshok instead. Much better choices for wheels/hubs,plus it would be lighter.
  22. The canti's,no prob. The shifting,the front...

    The canti's,no prob. The shifting,the front shouldn't be an issue. The rear also shouldn't,I'm pretty sure there's no difference in spacing between freewheels and cassettes,but that would be a better...
  23. First,new bikes have to 'break in'. The cables...

    First,new bikes have to 'break in'. The cables are made of twisted wire and when pulled they twist themselves a bit tighter causing the cable to lengthen slightly. We call this cable stretch. As Bill...
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    First,what you're talking about with motorcycle...

    First,what you're talking about with motorcycle exhausts is called 'blueing'. It's bad. It means you're running too rich. It used to happen all the time back in the day due to the primitive...
  25. Most of the reason they use canti's is because...

    Most of the reason they use canti's is because people just like them. They like the classic look. V brakes completely took over the MTB world because they offered just as much room for wide tires(my...
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