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    for some reason i'm getting a tangerine pearl...

    for some reason i'm getting a tangerine pearl with cream colored decals vibe from this bike,.
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    Those are the lawyer tabs of the 70's and 80's...

    Those are the lawyer tabs of the 70's and 80's that kept the front wheel in the frame in case the quick release came free.

    On that note, I think the rear quick release is installed incorrectly.
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    BB30? External bearings? If it goes away when you...

    BB30? External bearings? If it goes away when you stand it could be the seat. Move your legs without clipping in or turning the pedals and see if it still creaks. If not, stand on the floor and...
  4. Ride a local century and save the entry fee and...

    Ride a local century and save the entry fee and gas money for a girl (or guy. no judging here) you like. Chocolate malts go a long way...
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    When you tighten the adjustment piece, wiggle the...

    When you tighten the adjustment piece, wiggle the bars up and down a bit to make sure you're getting the teeth that hold the adjustment in place to fully engage.
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    Looks ok to me. Check where the housing was cut....

    Looks ok to me. Check where the housing was cut. Sometimes with brake housing the internal metal coil will have a piece that sticks into the cable track.
  7. I dialed my galaxy s3 up to 400 watts and googled...

    I dialed my galaxy s3 up to 400 watts and googled it myself. I couldn't remember who droped the hamer and who dialed it up to 400 watts, but google remembers all. Way back in 08, a BF member named...
  8. Can we get a link to the original thread for the...

    Can we get a link to the original thread for the newbies scratching their heads in the back? I'm on mobile or I'd post it.
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    AMD Athlon X2 630 Propus quad core stock 2.8 Ghz,...

    AMD Athlon X2 630 Propus quad core stock 2.8 Ghz, been up to 3.5 Ghz on an all in one water cooler for the last 3 years.
    MSI Radeon HD6970 overclocked to the moon on all in one water cooler
    8 gigs...
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    What always got my goat as a LBS employee was...

    What always got my goat as a LBS employee was when some crusty, crabby c&v guy would come in wanting a part that hasn't been equipped to a new bicycle in 30 years and he would get pissed we didn't...
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    For the love of everything right with the world,...

    For the love of everything right with the world, the mobile version of this website is complete garbage. Can't even quote people properly!

    Its4theme, your fork is installed backwards.
  12. Unmount your current tire and measure from the...

    Unmount your current tire and measure from the inside of one bead lip to the inside of the other on the rim itself.
  13. You CAN go that small, but the ride will be harsh...

    You CAN go that small, but the ride will be harsh and you'll probably get more flats. I would say at your size not to go much smaller than 1.75, especially if you're worried about your wheels taking...
  14. Cables stretch and housing slides further into...

    Cables stretch and housing slides further into the ferrules. If a mechanic puts a bike together and it sits for a month, it will probably need a tune up. We saw this happen quite a bit before we...
  15. OP, a few years back Specialized released a frame...

    OP, a few years back Specialized released a frame only steel Allez with a horizontal top tube. It was around $700 for the frame. I would look for one of those or an actual vintage steel Allez if you...
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    The brand isn't as important as the durability...

    The brand isn't as important as the durability and ease of adjustment built into the components on the bike. The brands you listed usually use cheap single wall rims with zinc plated spokes, cheap...
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    What did the rack manufacturer supply as mounting...

    What did the rack manufacturer supply as mounting hardware?
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    12, but one is my wife's, and 1 is my award...

    12, but one is my wife's, and 1 is my award winning bmx bike that hurts to ride, and would hurt more to sell. Then there are the frames and parts boxes, extra wheels and tires, and the pumps and seat...
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    Can a brother get a mod to shut these guys up?...

    Can a brother get a mod to shut these guys up? Take it to PM after 2 responses; have some common courtesy.
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    Surly Troll with dirt drop bars. /thread

    Surly Troll with dirt drop bars.
    /thread
  21. :edit: What he said ^^^ Once you get above a...

    :edit: What he said ^^^


    Once you get above a certain price point, the wheels are just there for the test ride, as the companies realize that most "serious cyclists" have a personal wheelset...
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    I love them. I've built 4 sets, 2 each of 32 and...

    I love them. I've built 4 sets, 2 each of 32 and 36 hole. They're a ridiculously stout rim. Make sure to use double butted spokes and you will have bombproof wheels.
  23. Change the grease (consider a lighter grade 1...

    Change the grease (consider a lighter grade 1 grease instead of the normal grade 2, I recommend synthetic no matter which grade you pick) and inspect the one you have on the bike now before you drop...
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    it could also be adjusted improperly on the side...

    it could also be adjusted improperly on the side that is slipping.
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    http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help more...

    http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help

    more specifically:

    http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/front-derailleur-adjustments

    make sure the derailleur has taken the chain to the smallest...
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