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  1. EVERY time you straighten a RD hanger by hand a...

    EVERY time you straighten a RD hanger by hand a kitten dies.

    I have done more than my share of controlling the excess cat population, especially on my MTBs.:)
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    Not sure how you missed this under the blue tab...

    Not sure how you missed this under the blue tab titled 'Repair Help"

    Park Tool Co. ParkTool Blog

    Nothing to buy, unless you wanted a printed copy of their repair manual.
    Maybe I confused you...
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    You need to download the front derailleur...

    You need to download the front derailleur adjustment guide from the Park Tools website. It has step-by-step instructions to follow.
    You just need to fine tune the tension now, very easily...
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    Oh, sorry I thought was a coiled cable. Looks...

    Oh, sorry I thought was a coiled cable. Looks like it was just the rubber bands to attach to stem and bars.
    I'd call Garmin directly or email them thru their website. They have pretty good...
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    Looks like you are fine. The cable coiled in the...

    Looks like you are fine. The cable coiled in the plastic bag should be dual purpose, to plug into the AC adapter or a computer.
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    I would expect all the leftover 26" MTBs are...

    I would expect all the leftover 26" MTBs are gonna be fire-sale priced until they are gone. I would say hold out for a 29er on closeout, because 27.5 is the new standard.

    Of course we all rode...
  7. Thread: Ragbrai 2015

    by redcon1
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    Very cool, thanks for the link. I will check it...

    Very cool, thanks for the link. I will check it out and see if it can work out for next year!
  8. Thread: Ragbrai 2015

    by redcon1
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    I have wanted to do RAGRAI for years but can't...

    I have wanted to do RAGRAI for years but can't talk any of my semi-fit (or above) friends into trying it. Any suggestions for someone who wants to do it but doesn't want to be self-supported and...
  9. Modern 32-spoke wheels are plenty strong enough...

    Modern 32-spoke wheels are plenty strong enough for loaded touring and lighter. My 29er has 32-spoke disc wheels and they are bombproof.
  10. I've got a couple of flavors of 27.2 seatposts...

    I've got a couple of flavors of 27.2 seatposts with zero offset for sure in my parts bin (the entire garage). Let me look what I have and I'll PM you.
    We could even trade for an offset post, I...
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    My wife did fine on a Diamondback Clarity as her...

    My wife did fine on a Diamondback Clarity as her first road-oriented bike. Available at Dick's Sporting Goods and other retailers.
  12. I haven't heard any bad comments about Force 22. ...

    I haven't heard any bad comments about Force 22. Let us know how you like it once you get it built up and some miles on it.
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    Great idea! Looks like most of the rentals left...

    Great idea! Looks like most of the rentals left offer only the whole week option, I will only be coming in for the last weekend. I will continue to check that site though... thanks for the heads...
  14. There is a tread about the Fastroad in the...

    There is a tread about the Fastroad in the Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbike forum as well.

    Here is the women's version of the Fastroad, the Liv Thrive Comax 1. We put a deposit down to...
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    Well my wife's Liv Thrive Comax 1 came in this...

    Well my wife's Liv Thrive Comax 1 came in this weekend, finally. We took it on a shakedown cruise today and my wife loves it!

    461348
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    Haha the Human Centipede. Catch the movie if you...

    Haha the Human Centipede. Catch the movie if you haven't seen it.:p
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    We meet family from Atlanta every December in RVA...

    We meet family from Atlanta every December in RVA and we always enjoy our visit; I always say I should have brought my bike along. I'm gonna find a room and maybe try to ride the cobbles on Friday...
  18. I once tried to adjust my friend's RD cable...

    I once tried to adjust my friend's RD cable tension so it would shift consistently, usually when we were on the trail. Nothing seemed to get it exactly right.
    Then I turned the frame over and...
  19. I bought my wife a DB Clarity about 5 years ago...

    I bought my wife a DB Clarity about 5 years ago when she wanted a slightly quicker bike than her rigid MTB for rail-trail and light road duty. It served her well and although she moved on to a...
  20. Thread: cycling pants

    by redcon1
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    If you are talking long pants, rather than...

    If you are talking long pants, rather than shorts, I have a suggestion. My wife is extremely sun-sensitive so she rides with arm covers and leg covers-- along with her regular cycling jersey and...
  21. Good on you for figuring it out. Now you'll know...

    Good on you for figuring it out. Now you'll know what to check from now on, plus you will have helped someone else who might have a similar problem. :thumb:
  22. Yes but you're ignoring the fact that if you ride...

    Yes but you're ignoring the fact that if you ride a recumbent, you'll need to purchase a pipe and multiple pouches of exotic tobaccos, a tweed cap for when off the 'bent, moustache wax... the list...
  23. I've ridden motorcyles my whole life, from...

    I've ridden motorcyles my whole life, from minibikes as a kid, through dirt bikes, and licensed on the street when I was 16.
    As I entered my late 40's I decided motorcycling took too much time away...
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    I remember admiring an Orbea ridden by PCAD a few...

    I remember admiring an Orbea ridden by PCAD a few years ago during a charity ride. I kept thinking, 'that is a whale of a bike!' :)
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    Good one. Best one I have heard is 'The Peloton...

    Good one. Best one I have heard is 'The Peloton is now only 5 minutes back'!
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