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    I take the whole tire off, inflate the tube just...

    I take the whole tire off, inflate the tube just enough to fit it inside the tire, put tire back on one bead, then do next bead. This really ensures the tube to be nice and round. It takes a...
  2. Ahh I see. Yah, as others noted, it'll be easy. ...

    Ahh I see. Yah, as others noted, it'll be easy. Just need the correct English BB for the cranks. For your original octalink, you will need the splined tool. You will be all set and riding in no...
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    I've been looking for a 107mm spindle BB for a...

    I've been looking for a 107mm spindle BB for a long time. Too bad you can't get cups/spindle combinations anymore. The 107mm size happens to be the same size for track cranks and they costs a bunch...
  4. Not sure If I understand the question. You have...

    Not sure If I understand the question. You have the cranks? And there is a BB installed on the frame? You can get any compact crank that will use an English BB. You can do current Shimano...
  5. I work for the tollroads and I haven't even heard...

    I work for the tollroads and I haven't even heard of it until last week. Maybe they'll let me ride for free!
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    Just taking a guess. Southern is south of LA...

    Just taking a guess. Southern is south of LA County or maybe south of Ventura County (includes Santa Barbara, not sure what county that is in). Somewhere between Monterey and SB, Central Coast, and...
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    One revolution of the crank will get you X amount...

    One revolution of the crank will get you X amount of inches in front of you. What else do we need?
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    Funny I just watched a video the other day on...

    Funny I just watched a video the other day on using the Campy 11 speed chain tool. And looked at the price for those things. Wow, it was a lot. I do love my tools and one of these days I'll get...
  9. If you can get the Headset and BB in at the bike...

    If you can get the Headset and BB in at the bike shop (maybe tell them that you want try it yourself with the other parts so they won't feel so bad), you can pretty do everything else. Countless...
  10. I just went backwards from you. I have the same...

    I just went backwards from you. I have the same DA headset and bought a Tange Passage. It was really short. I have to put 2 thin spacers from my bag of 1" threadless spacers for the top locknut to...
  11. I think this weekend is the century and next...

    I think this weekend is the century and next weekend is the double. I need a new 1" headset on my vintage but I'll be riding an Orange Voodoo on the double.
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    LA Wheelmen should have some routes from Malibu...

    LA Wheelmen should have some routes from Malibu area to where you are going. Its a route that they take for the "LA Grand Tour" 200/300 miler. Its a great ride. Also, there will be routes from...
  13. This particular job I have is great. I get on a...

    This particular job I have is great. I get on a MUP (or bike path as some places are called) by a creek and takes me 2.7 miles to my 3.0 miles away job. I have to get off and ride on a bike lane...
  14. Anyone doing the 2015 Triple Crown Stage Race this year?

    On the fence about this ride. All up north and looking to see if anyone from SoCal is doing it. Would love to be able to share a room/ride with at least 2 or 3 people to help with the costs of them.
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    Another image ...

    Another image

    http://www.raydobbins.com/ebay/bike-masi/Photo_65.jpg
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    What is this stepdown ferule size?

    NOTE: This is NOT my picture, sorry just googled for it cause I dont' have one handy. But that end of that derailleur cable goes into a tiny little piece on the chain stay. What size is that and...
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    When I was a Jr racer back in NYC, I used to see...

    When I was a Jr racer back in NYC, I used to see the old Specialized catalogs and they would be riding around Palo Alto and stuff. And Bicycling magazine had pictures of PCH and mountains nearby. I...
  18. Ahhh, okay thanks! I have a few auto stores...

    Ahhh, okay thanks! I have a few auto stores nearby and also a Harbor Freight. Harbor Freight is where I got my giant Campy crank allen wrench. It was like 3 bucks compared to "bike shop" giant...
  19. sweeeet! Thanks guys! Home Despot/Lowes weekend...

    sweeeet! Thanks guys! Home Despot/Lowes weekend for me.
  20. BB spindle thread (I'm making a DIY tool)

    What is the threading or pitch for a BB spindle? Looking to build a little DIY splined tool holder with a bolt and some washers.
  21. They ticket cyclists in Irvine. I've been pulled...

    They ticket cyclists in Irvine. I've been pulled over by the motorcyclist cop at the Specfrum on my commuter bike more times that I've ever been pulled over while driving. My kids are afraid of...
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    I can answer the opposite. One of the events I...

    I can answer the opposite. One of the events I do has a "classic" division which means your bike needs to be steel and before 1984 I think. It needs to have downtube shifters, minimum of 32H...
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    dope!

    dope!
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    We used to sell the blue, black, chrome and red...

    We used to sell the blue, black, chrome and red at a bike shop I worked at. My blue is circa 1978 or 79. Around '80 or so, the brake bolts became allen and recessed.
  25. You can just measure it real quick from center...

    You can just measure it real quick from center bolt to rim. Then I'm sure the 5700 dimensions will be at Shimano site somewhere. I think I remember the 520's to be like a sport touring model so...
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