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    Those size tires can be hard to find. I ended up...

    Those size tires can be hard to find. I ended up getting some online for my old Schwinn through Niagara Cycle.
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    Seeking, Andy gave you good advice on picking...

    Seeking, Andy gave you good advice on picking tires. I would avoid getting ones much bigger than what you had on your bike before unless you have a mountain bike. Otherwise you run the risk of...
  3. Not so much an everyday item, but I have needles...

    Not so much an everyday item, but I have needles and syringes readily available. I have injected stubborn grips with windex to get them to slide off. Works great. I also keep a syringe filed...
  4. Aspirin.

    Aspirin.
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    It kind of depends on how bent the dropout is. ...

    It kind of depends on how bent the dropout is. Pictures?
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    They are the same.

    They are the same.
  7. Yes.

    Yes.
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    I like my 800: --I ride in unfamiliar areas...

    I like my 800:

    --I ride in unfamiliar areas and can plot out a ride on my computer, download it, follow it, and get back home. I especially like it on my mountain bike so I don't get lost in the...
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    Yeah, it is an issue. Specialized Vita has a...

    Yeah, it is an issue. Specialized Vita has a step through but like the Trek it is only on the lower end bikes. Bianchi has several, but again, lower end bikes.

    On the higher end is Rivendell...
  10. Guess it is too soon to head home. Three feet on...

    Guess it is too soon to head home. Three feet on the ground at my house.
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    Am I the only one who really wants to know where...

    Am I the only one who really wants to know where her husband is?
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    Are you sure a new one is required? I recently...

    Are you sure a new one is required? I recently worked on a bike where the trigger shifter didn't go through all the gears. I blasted it with PB Blaster and worked the shifter back and forth. ...
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    People have said this but I will try to say what...

    People have said this but I will try to say what others have said but in a different way. I assume your bike is aluminum. Yes? Then it has a replaceable derailleur hanger. The derailleur hanger...
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    New freewheel. New crank. New chain. And the...

    New freewheel. New crank. New chain. And the bike is dangerously small because your seat post is up above the minimum insertion point.

    Hunt Craigslist. You might find something dramatically...
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    This week I had the pleasure of straightening a...

    This week I had the pleasure of straightening a bent one piece derailleur hanger on an old steel bike someone gave me (rather than throwing in the trash). It was bent so far that you couldn't screw...
  16. I have used a sealant, not the Slime brand, all...

    I have used a sealant, not the Slime brand, all winter on my mountain bike tires. I have pulled a number of thorns out of the tires and have no flats as of yet. The valve (a Schrader) is working...
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    The ones I have seen have a nut on the bottom you...

    The ones I have seen have a nut on the bottom you turn to make the suspension less or more stiff. Also, the collar which shows above your seat post clamp might have adjustment, but it might only be...
  18. My experience with Bicycle Blue Book and used...

    My experience with Bicycle Blue Book and used prices in some areas of the country is that the BBB price is lower than what you can get for a bike and certainly lower than what many ask (which of...
  19. Your wife is 4'11"? I am too. A fifteen or...

    Your wife is 4'11"? I am too. A fifteen or sixteen inch frame is pushing too big. I have a rigid mountain bike that has a 13" frame. I have ridden a mountain bike with a 14.5 inch frame, but a...
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    Nothing beats trying all sorts of bikes to see...

    Nothing beats trying all sorts of bikes to see what feels best to you at that point in your life.
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    You made a great choice, the Trek FX series is a...

    You made a great choice, the Trek FX series is a well liked hybrid.
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    Part of the problem with living in a motorhome is...

    Part of the problem with living in a motorhome is that you have to pick and chose what tools to have. No pipes. No long wrenches. I am headed to the co-op this afternoon. :)
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    Welcome to BF! FYI, surveys go here: ...

    Welcome to BF!

    FYI, surveys go here: http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/262-Manufacturer-Retailer-Survey-and-Consumer-Feedback
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    Welcome to BF Woody! You might want to post your...

    Welcome to BF Woody! You might want to post your blog here, odds of feedback are better: http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/255-Blogger-s-Forum
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    Welcome to BF, fox!

    Welcome to BF, fox!
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