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    I picked up a complete Bob Jackson 531 bike with...

    I picked up a complete Bob Jackson 531 bike with full campy all original from the late 80s. I cleaned it up and put shimano indexed bar ends on it and new handlebars as the originals were bent. Now...
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    Would you get your new dog from the pound or from...

    Would you get your new dog from the pound or from a breeder. Answer to that same as answer to do you buy this? Sometimes you get lucky at the pound, but it is luck only. You almost always do well...
  3. Do you have first hand experience comparing both...

    Do you have first hand experience comparing both tires, or is this just an opinion based on using one tire?

    I used to think Conti Gator Skins were fantastic until I tried Vittoria Corsa EX Pro...
  4. Avid mat also be able to help you. Their support...

    Avid mat also be able to help you. Their support folks are pretty good.
  5. Thread: Helmet light

    by dwmckee
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    The twin rubber straps are very versatile and my...

    The twin rubber straps are very versatile and my whole faamily uses these strapped horizontally to the rear helmet adjusting strap. This positions it very nicely to shine relatively straight back...
  6. Thread: Helmet light

    by dwmckee
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    I am very happy with the Searfas Thunderbolt as a...

    I am very happy with the Searfas Thunderbolt as a helmet light. It has a very wide beam pattern to accomodate your head moving around, and it is very light. The light output in lumens is not real...
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    If you have a new bike, it should be pre lubed...

    If you have a new bike, it should be pre lubed with propper greases and oils. No need for WD40 or any other oil for several hundred miles. Just assemble the bike per manufacturers instructions.
  8. You can pull the seat out (if you can) and shine...

    You can pull the seat out (if you can) and shine a light down the tube to see if there is any rust visible. If that looks okay then pull the headset and inspect in there (will have to do this for...
  9. Thread: sandals?

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    I used to use the Keen sandals with SPD cleats on...

    I used to use the Keen sandals with SPD cleats on them for everything but winter riding.. Now I ride Dromarti leather shoes as they are even more comfy than the sandals.
  10. I am really liking the Searfas Thunderolt. I...

    I am really liking the Searfas Thunderolt. I have 3 now. It has a very wide visibility cone and also throws indirect light on your back and legs to make a nice big sight target that looks like more...
  11. This has been announced several times over the...

    This has been announced several times over the last 5 years but it never happens. I think the communications folks must not be connected at all with the operations folks at AMTRAK. IF this ever...
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    Cool. This suggestion is a proper use of the...

    Cool. This suggestion is a proper use of the proper tool! And at a fairly reasonable cost.
  13. By the way, the article in the link says by the...

    By the way, the article in the link says by the end of 2014. Another jump the gun posting by Amtrak?
  14. I am waiting to hear a report from someone that...

    I am waiting to hear a report from someone that has actually uses the service. They have announced plans for availibility several times over the years...
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    Try a short piece of a steel or brass tube fitted...

    Try a short piece of a steel or brass tube fitted over the axle and to sit inside the drops, Just be sure the pieces are shorter than your fork thickness so the QR still bites on the fork. Be sure...
  16. Excellent fix!

    Excellent fix!
  17. Thanks, this will be helpful

    Thanks, this will be helpful
  18. Can a bad check valve cause the crazy pressure...

    Can a bad check valve cause the crazy pressure readings I see? I wish I saw that before I ordered the parts...
  19. It varies more than 30 PSI different from stroke...

    It varies more than 30 PSI different from stroke to stroke. Not usable at all.
  20. Rebuilding a Silca Pista Floor Pump - Worth it?

    My 1990 Silca Pista floor pump has finally become unusable. Gauge is erratic, barrel seal and one way valve are unreliable now too. Is it worth the $45 in parts to rebuild it? I did not pay...
  21. Last time I was in your situation I just had LBS...

    Last time I was in your situation I just had LBS install headset and bottom bracket, then did rest myself in about 3+ hours. Headset and BB were about $25 in labor to install all up and they did it...
  22. Thread: Favorite tires

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    We have found Vittoria Voyager Hypers to be our...

    We have found Vittoria Voyager Hypers to be our favorite. Pretty durable, very fast and very comfortable. We ride in a 700x35 but they are available narrower.

    Rudy and Kay, have you tried the...
  23. Thread: Ten inch Disc

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    Sounds like re-solving the problem drum brakes...

    Sounds like re-solving the problem drum brakes solved years ago.
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    Just to add an additional consideration - We just...

    Just to add an additional consideration - We just bought my son a Fuji Touring (steel frame) for $699 at our LBS and found it to be a very nice riding and comfortable bike on top of an excellent...
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    Just ride and enjoy them. A little wear makes...

    Just ride and enjoy them. A little wear makes them nicer. The leather is quite durable and you can also touch them up with good old fashioned shoe polish.
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