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  1. I tend to go to small independent shops. The...

    I tend to go to small independent shops. The problem there is turn over. I used to love to go to one local small shop who had two excellent Mechanics. Their work was excellent and they test rode...
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    Serfas Seca Survivor Tire

    Anyone try them? I read great reviews on the web but no mention of them here on the board. I am looking to replace my Cont. Touring Plus tires. I'm looking for a improvement in performance as...
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    Tire Pressure on a Straight Wall Rim

    I ask this on the Bicycle Mec. site but got no answers:

    I got this Wndsor Carrera Sport. I has Performance Bike Forte tires on it. They look brand new and may only have been put on to sell the...
  4. 27 inch tire pressure for not hooked rims.

    I got this Wndsor Carrera Sport. I has Performance Bike Forte tires on it. They look brand new and may only have been put on to sell the bike. The tires say inflate to 75 to 95 pounds. I am 250...
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    46330525 pounds (bathroom scale) without the bag.

    46330525 pounds (bathroom scale) without the bag.
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    A Question About Derailleur Adjustment

    I got this Wndsor Carrera Sport (around 1973 from what I can find on it). I replaced the cables and adjusted the derailleurs. It has friction bar end shifters so the adjustment should have been no...
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    I hit a truck about four years ago. I was on my...

    I hit a truck about four years ago. I was on my lunch hour and going to Big 5 when the truck came out of the parking lot as I was riding by. I saw the passenger point at me to the driver and he hit...
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    I am a very heavy person: 250 pounds. That is...

    I am a very heavy person: 250 pounds. That is the reason I feel a traditional axle would be stronger. I took the skewer out to clean it and it seems very thin to hold such weight. I ride a Fuji...
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    Changing Skewer to Traditional Axel

    I picked up an old Windsor Carrera Sport the other day. I have a Skewer axel on the rear and front. I would like to change the rear to the old style tradition axel (bolt and Nuts). Can I do this...
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    I ride with gloves all the time. I didn't know...

    I ride with gloves all the time. I didn't know over padded gloves can cause numbness. I may start to try other brands. I like the full finger gloves. Last January, when I took a fall (road rut),...
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    I wrap my front light in a lot of black...

    I wrap my front light in a lot of black electrical tape. You would have to have a knife to get the tape off the light and bars. Not a full proof method but I still have a light.
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    I replace the tube on the road. When I get home,...

    I replace the tube on the road. When I get home, I patch the bad one. Then it's my spare. I have only had one flat in more than two years, so it just sits in my bag. When I was a kid, the tube...
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    I'm 65. I started bicycle commuting about three...

    I'm 65. I started bicycle commuting about three years ago on "bike to work day". I ride about 27 miles round trip twice a week. Here in So. Cal. I can more or less ride year around. I started...
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    Yes, that was the first thing I checked. The...

    Yes, that was the first thing I checked. The tires say inflate to a max of 45 pounds. I didn't read this and for most of the tire's life, I was using 60 pounds. The front one also has this same...
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    Is There Something Wrong With My Tires?

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    I noticed my Continental Town and Country tires seem to be coming apart. Do you all think this is so or is it just the black rubbing off the tire? I have only about 400 miles on them....
  16. Fruit and nuts; I sometimes treat myself to a...

    Fruit and nuts; I sometimes treat myself to a donut. I drink coffee. Breakfast is my big meal. I usually eat chicken noodle soup before I ride and on the way to work, buy a couple of tacos to eat...
  17. I get passed more often than I pass others. The...

    I get passed more often than I pass others. The best one was a couple of months ago. There were four Roadies riding in front of me when I turned onto the street. I caught the last one in the group...
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    I have a Fuji hybrid that has road bike wheels. ...

    I have a Fuji hybrid that has road bike wheels. My bike fell off the back of the car and needed new wheels. I see no big change in speed. I have the same tires. I feel everyone else is right when...
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    This January, I hit a rut in the road and took a...

    This January, I hit a rut in the road and took a spill. Four years ago, when my bike had a suspension seat post, it was too tall when I was not on it and just right once I sat. I was stopping at a...
  20. I look the store up on Yelp. He has excellent...

    I look the store up on Yelp. He has excellent ratings. I hope this was a rare mistake. To be fair, I would not want to mention the name. The pump that started it all was a purchase from a...
  21. FOLLOW UP: Yesterday, I took the wheel back...

    FOLLOW UP:
    Yesterday, I took the wheel back (with the bike attached). The Tech. did a good job of getting the tire round. Today, the tire went flat. I decided to fix it myself. When I went to...
  22. I would like a tip on how to make a tire round

    I had a malfunction on my bicycle pump at work. It broke off the stem of my tube. I didn't have one, so on my lunch hour, I took the wheel to a bike shop and the tech. changed the tube for me. Now...
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    When I was 390 plus pounds, I rode a Huffy 7...

    When I was 390 plus pounds, I rode a Huffy 7 speed cruiser. As I got comfortable and started hopping curbs like when I was a kid, I started popping spokes. I went to the swap meet and brought a set...
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    My Commuter. 434495

    My Commuter.
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  25. I've had a couple of Roadies stop and help me...

    I've had a couple of Roadies stop and help me with a flat when I first started commuting. I have had the opportunity to stop three times as of late. Each time, they had it under control. The last...
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