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    I'd try tilting your bars down a bit. The trainer...

    I'd try tilting your bars down a bit. The trainer makes it hard to see what angle they are at, but it appears the ramp (the part of the bar behind the lever) is angled slightly up, while most bars...
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    In some cases, you can just peel them off without...

    In some cases, you can just peel them off without issue. If it gives you any trouble, heating the sticker up with a heat gun or blow dryer usually makes it come of far easier. If there is any...
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    Yep, 10-speed road shifters with a 9-speed road...

    Yep, 10-speed road shifters with a 9-speed road or mtb rear derailleur will work.
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    The 105 hubs will take a MTB cassette without...

    The 105 hubs will take a MTB cassette without issue. However, having a Cross Check with the 10-sp Microshift bar ends, I can't say I'd recommend them. They work ok, but are somewhat cheap feeling,...
  5. Those are posts for mounting cantilever or...

    Those are posts for mounting cantilever or V-brakes. This is actually a kid's bike, not BMX. Not worth a lot, but I suppose it wasn't a terrible buy if it doesn't need too much in parts or labor.
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    Rear derailleurs tend to be less picky about the...

    Rear derailleurs tend to be less picky about the number of speeds, you could buy the 10-speed derailleur of your choice now, and have one less thing to purchase later on.
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    One difference I noticed is the 4700 levers are...

    One difference I noticed is the 4700 levers are some sort of plastic instead of aluminum, and the shifting is a tiny bit less crisp than 5800. It's still quite nice and sturdy, though I much prefer...
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    I finally built up a frameset that I found on...

    I finally built up a frameset that I found on ebay in Janurary. It's a 1988 Schwinn Premis, has a mix of Shimano 10-speed parts, plus a Suntour Downtube shifter for the shifting up front. The saddle,...
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    I had to swap a few of the recalled Suntour forks...

    I had to swap a few of the recalled Suntour forks for the Vita's, and they seem just as nice.
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    One of my co-workers has a picture of himself...

    One of my co-workers has a picture of himself smoking from a bong made out of a frame, and this diagram pretty much has it right.
  11. Poll: I'll cast a vote for wrk101's Sierra as well.

    I'll cast a vote for wrk101's Sierra as well.
  12. A co-worker gave me this 1977-ish Sekai 1000...

    A co-worker gave me this 1977-ish Sekai 1000 frame, and I'm planning on giving it a new paint job, and probably building it as a single speed. It's quite rusted, has been in a very minor head-on, and...
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    What about paint? I've got a Sekai frame that I...

    What about paint? I've got a Sekai frame that I stripped off all the paint and rust, and bought the supplies to paint it. Should that be factored into the cost?
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    I sell both of these bikes regularly at work....

    I sell both of these bikes regularly at work. They are pretty close component wise, I suppose the Shimano crankset and cassette will work a bit better on the Fuji, the shifters on the Giant are...
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    I suppose if I were forced to pick one or the...

    I suppose if I were forced to pick one or the other, Microshift seems a little bit better. But why not just use new Shimano shifters? Much better than either, and better than most old Shimano trigger...
  16. WD-40 will strip lubrication away, and if you...

    WD-40 will strip lubrication away, and if you don't wipe it clean, then lube it, it is doing more harm than good. Getting a can of chain lube should help a ton. And if it's in bad shape, taking it in...
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    I've tuned up quite a few MTBs from this era,...

    I've tuned up quite a few MTBs from this era, which of course means test riding afterwards. My favorite so far is my 1993 Giant ATX 780. Nice light frame, 1 1/8" headset means I can throw on a...
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    Yep, I'm sure it will. The fork is a Troll fork,...

    Yep, I'm sure it will. The fork is a Troll fork, corrected for 100mm travel, while the frame isn't designed for that. Handled amazingly with north road bars, not totally sure how it will handle as a...
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    Here is the latest evolution of my Schwinn, now a...

    Here is the latest evolution of my Schwinn, now a cruiser with a Shimano Nexus 7-speed hub:
    http://i.imgur.com/lh7DOIL.jpg

    And I just built this up again on Monday out of whatever I had lying...
  20. Bianchi Campione:...

    Bianchi Campione:
    http://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/road/steel/campione/
  21. Rear derailleur, no problem. Front derailleur,...

    Rear derailleur, no problem. Front derailleur, nope, unless you get one of these: http://jtekengineering.com/shiftmatestraight.php

    Edit: Or an inline barrel adjuster would work too.

    Going with...
  22. I work at a shop that carries a ton of brands,...

    I work at a shop that carries a ton of brands, and the Trek FX bikes are definitely what I sell the most of, usually the 7.1 or 7.2. They do seem like great bikes, but the geometry does not work at...
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    http://i.imgur.com/mka93Bm.jpg Just built up...

    http://i.imgur.com/mka93Bm.jpg

    Just built up my first good fixed gear. 2007 Raleigh One Way. I wanted a fixie, and suddenly I find all the parts I need to build one. Do need to buy some tires for...
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    The word from work is that the MSRP is around...

    The word from work is that the MSRP is around $170-ish. Very tempted to try one on the Raleigh One Way I'm building up, but I think the price is high enough I'll see if I like one of the saddles I...
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    Saddles are a very personal thing, what works for...

    Saddles are a very personal thing, what works for me may not work for you. A new bike generally comes with the style of saddle that is suited to the position the bike puts you in. Obviously a road...
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