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  1. Bianchi Strada is advertised as a road bike with...

    Bianchi Strada is advertised as a road bike with a flat bar for ~$800
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    Don't use grease on friction shifters, this...

    Don't use grease on friction shifters, this reduces the friction that is put on the shifting mech. Take it apart an wipe off all of the grease.
  3. I put a bell on one of my road bikes. I use a...

    I put a bell on one of my road bikes. I use a bell because on the MUP, I don't think that it will scare people that I am passing. I don't like it when other riders yell "on your left" when they are...
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    When I was shopping for my touring bike, I was...

    When I was shopping for my touring bike, I was going for a test drive and the manager said to go around the block and come back. I told him I was going for a 30 minute drive or I wouldn't even...
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    normally when you release the pump head from the...

    normally when you release the pump head from the valve you should hear some air hiss. There is compressed air in the hose that is released when the head is taken off the valve.
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    I got a set of PI Launch shorts, 3 zippered...

    I got a set of PI Launch shorts, 3 zippered pockets very comfy
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    I got a beach cruiser at the campus LBS for my...

    I got a beach cruiser at the campus LBS for my kid, cost $175, looks like every other bike. As long as it's locked to an object , thieves will bypass it for an easier target. It's a boat anchor.
  8. If your LBS is competent then take you bike there...

    If your LBS is competent then take you bike there for the convience. Or learn to work on your bike yourself.
  9. 2) floor pump - silca has lasted me 30 years,...

    2) floor pump - silca has lasted me 30 years, hand pump - Topeak road morph
    4) topeak alien has everything including chain tool
    6) Kryptonight ulock
  10. Thread: Bike stand

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    Could you explain what you are looking for a...

    Could you explain what you are looking for a little better? I have no idea what you mean. is this a repair stand you are looking for or something to park it upright while you are sliding the front...
  11. There are some bikes with steel frames that can...

    There are some bikes with steel frames that can still be purchased with steel frames Jamis has the Aurora, Aurora Elite and Bosanova, Trek has the 520, Salsa has a stainless steel Vaya Travel. My...
  12. I didn't want to mess with someones medicine so I...

    I didn't want to mess with someones medicine so I didn't try it or even shake it, if it had the person's phone number on it, I would have called since I had their keys to the car. But I wasn't going...
  13. last month I found a set of car keys and an...

    last month I found a set of car keys and an inhaler. I left it on one of the bollards on the bike path
  14. I use Assos Mille for the long rides. These are...

    I use Assos Mille for the long rides. These are my favorite bibs.
  15. The rack that is in your photo is connected to...

    The rack that is in your photo is connected to the brake hole in the center of the fork crown, not the side of the fork crown as shown in the OP.

    And I have never seen a fork that had eyelets on...
  16. I think the frame material only changes the bike...

    I think the frame material only changes the bike weight by a couple of pounds, its the components that are the differences making the difference in bike weights. A lower price bike will generally...
  17. the front racks that I have seen, normally have...

    the front racks that I have seen, normally have are connected by the brake hole, I have never seen one that is drilled into the sides of the fork. I think that is why you are having the problems with...
  18. I would get the following: spare tube or two...

    I would get the following:
    spare tube or two
    mini tool
    patch kit
    saddle bag
    water bottle and cage
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    Thank you for the suggestion, I got the north...

    Thank you for the suggestion, I got the north wave for $49 and they are pretty comfortable, I will keep the five ten shoes in mind for the future.
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    I normally make minor adjustments on the road...

    I normally make minor adjustments on the road with my mini tool, like seat height and tightening things. Unless it requires a torque wrench (like carbon components or Ti bolts).

    I always try to...
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    I have always thought the gram counting lead to a...

    I have always thought the gram counting lead to a cumulative affect to lower the weight of the entire bike. A few grams here and there could lead to pounds.
  22. Is there something funny about this rack? do you...

    Is there something funny about this rack? do you need to drill holes into the top of the fork to install it?
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    That is quite a bit of servicing for a bike....

    That is quite a bit of servicing for a bike. Hopefully they are free tune-ups. Once my bike is setup, I normally just inflate the tires each day I ride, this is to prevent flats from under inflated...
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    Poll: My bikes are mid range to me, and the same with...

    My bikes are mid range to me, and the same with my cars. It depends on what you call high end. I buy used cars but they would be pricy if purchased new. My road bikes are equipped with campy chorus...
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    I know my size so I buy my shoes online, the...

    I know my size so I buy my shoes online, the problem I have is width. I have been using Sidi for almost 40 years. They work well, last a long time, so why change?

    I did change this year since I...
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