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    You really should never use the barrel adjuster,...

    You really should never use the barrel adjuster, IMO. At the very least, you should never use it without first locking down the lock knob. The barrel adjuster effectively closes off the hydraulic...
  2. The schedule for import duty is ridiculous. I...

    The schedule for import duty is ridiculous. I actually tried to look it up recently for a crankset I was buying. "Cotterless-type crank sets and parts thereof" are duty free but "other crank-gear...
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    Kona Private Jake and you could keep your user...

    Kona Private Jake and you could keep your user name. ;)
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    I wouldn't be so sure that a rim that wide would...

    I wouldn't be so sure that a rim that wide would work in a tubeless setup with CX/gravel tires. It's my understanding that narrower tires are prone to burping on wide rims.
  5. If your LBS is selling you 2x10 105 shifters then...

    If your LBS is selling you 2x10 105 shifters then they are also selling a prior year. Current 105 shifters are 11 speed.

    The primary thing you get by buying them from an LBS is support after the...
  6. So why is that I can buy 28 inch tires in Germany?

    So why is that I can buy 28 inch tires in Germany?
  7. This is why freshman physics students in the U.S....

    This is why freshman physics students in the U.S. don't understand the concept of mass. The real problem is that we think (incorrectly) that we can convert from pounds to kilograms.
  8. It does look like a decent frame. The Gran...

    It does look like a decent frame.

    The Gran Premio builds also illustrates the problem with comparing the cost of a self-build to a BD build. For instance, the Gran Premio Comp at $799 is the bike...
  9. Yeah. I would never recommend that someone build...

    Yeah. I would never recommend that someone build a bike from parts to save money. I would, however, recommend that they build a bike from parts.

    Besides getting to select exactly the components...
  10. Thread: 5700 and brakes

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    This sounds like a problem with the brake...

    This sounds like a problem with the brake calipers. They shouldn't require that much pull. I had a problem like that with my Hy/Rds when I first bought them. I worked with TRP tech support and...
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    Tough to say without more details. As an...

    Tough to say without more details. As an anecdotal reference I once put at wheel with a 130mm spaced hub on a Long Haul Trucker that had 135mm spacing. I put 2.5mm spacers on each side of the hub...
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    If you're starting from Portland, I highly...

    If you're starting from Portland, I highly recommend taking a day or two to check out the Columbia River Gorge before you head to the coast. It's a better ride than the coast route, IMO. It just...
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    Don't touch the brakes when cornering. Sometimes...

    Don't touch the brakes when cornering. Sometimes pedaling through a turn will improve traction. For sand and gravel sometimes you just need to slow down.

    A tire with minimal tread will give you...
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    What I'd like to see is some mechanism for the...

    What I'd like to see is some mechanism for the camera to indicate that it has detected you and will switch the light. I don't mind having to move around to get into the right location, but if I have...
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    You just have to interpret things more...

    You just have to interpret things more creatively. If the light is in a cycle of "red...red...red..." then waiting one cycle isn't so bad. That may not hold up in court though.

    Seriously though,...
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    Crank Brothers uses a two bolt cleat, but I...

    Crank Brothers uses a two bolt cleat, but I understand it feels a bit different than SPD's (very loose). PM me if you want them.

    You could also try sending an e-mail to the OBRA chat mailing...
  17. For the most part it is true that it is cheaper...

    For the most part it is true that it is cheaper to buy a complete bike than to build one. However, there are limited circumstances under which building can be cheaper. It depends on what you're...
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    I almost forgot, there is also a bike co-op in...

    I almost forgot, there is also a bike co-op in Hillsboro, right off of the MAX line if you don't feel like one-legging it all the way out there.

    Retail & Repair Shop
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    Citybikes is what I would have recommended. They...

    Citybikes is what I would have recommended. They have two locations, both on SE Ankney (734 and 1914). One is really close to Universal Cycles if you have to break down and buy a new pair.

    How...
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    I use 700x32 Schwalbe Marathon Supremes for my...

    I use 700x32 Schwalbe Marathon Supremes for my daily riding, but I wouldn't want to do STP on those. I've got 700x25 Conti GP 4000S's on one road bike and 700x28 GP 4 Seasons on the other. I have...
  21. So what I got out of that is that I need to buy...

    So what I got out of that is that I need to buy some Zipps to reduce my carbon footprint.

    http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/phineasandferb/images/0/04/Carbon_Footprint-inator.jpg
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    It's hard to see rim wear, especially in a...

    It's hard to see rim wear, especially in a picture. I'd be more concerned about the radial scratches on the rear rim in the picture than the brake rubbing wear. If those scratches are deep enough...
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    Way ahead in what sense? Is your time not worth...

    Way ahead in what sense? Is your time not worth something?

    Don't get me wrong. I understand what you're saying, and I certainly don't question your right to prioritize things the way you want...
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    This really annoyed me when I saw it as the...

    This really annoyed me when I saw it as the wording of the recent Oregon law. What's the point of waiting "one cycle" of a light that isn't cycling?

    There's a light on my commute that almost...
  25. I think for the vast majority of people this is...

    I think for the vast majority of people this is an empty argument, and a little silly. Would you count the extra expense of more food in the cost of a gym membership?

    I have a cousin who likes to...
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