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    And this answers ALL my questions......

    And this answers ALL my questions...
    http://youtu.be/vb8BNsFcINQ
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    http://www.pricepoint.com/Brand/Manitou/Manitou-Ra...

    http://www.pricepoint.com/Brand/Manitou/Manitou-Radium-Expert-Lock-Out-Shock.axd
    It appears to be comparible to what I have. Another problem with giving it to Fox is that I can't use it while its...
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    rebuilding a fox foat from a 2001 bike

    My beloved but aging bike has a leaking shock. http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/BikeSpecs.aspx?year=2001&brand=Specialized&model=Rockhopper+A1+FSR+XC#.UccXsM456Bs
    Fox will rebuild it for 100...
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    replacing derailer pulley

    So I thought this would be simple enough but there seems to be a large variety to choose from. I have an XT rear derailer from the 90's (8 spd) that has a super squeeky pulley. I would rather...
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    disk brake/fork issues

    This past winter I had disk brake tabs added to a steel fork. I just got all the parts and put on the rotor to the wheel and in the fork. There is a very slight rub on the 160 rotor and the fork....
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    So I guess the real questions is... How...

    So I guess the real questions is... How narrow/wide does the rim need to be to accept a 28mm rim? I've noticed the rim manufactures call them "touring/29er" rims.
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    Difference between 29 and 700c

    I am hopefully going to have a road frame with disk brakes soon. I need wheels now. So I need a hub that is disk compatible and rims that will fit 28mm slick tread tires.
    I've noticed that I can...
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    Thanks for the replies. My problem with having...

    Thanks for the replies. My problem with having it done professionally is that I paid 40 dollars for the bike. I want to do it on the cheap. Of course even though the bike was cheap, its rides...
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    painting question

    I have a 90's welded steel Schwinn road frame that I want to re-paint. I would like to do flat black with no shine. I have found many instructions online and I believe this is something I can do. ...
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    The amount of cable pull between a canti and a v...

    The amount of cable pull between a canti and a v brake is not the same. You would need new levers as well.
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    7sp cassette, 8sp STI

    I recently got a bike with a 7speed cassette with down tube shifters. I have a pair of STI levers for 8 speed. Will they work together? I realize there would be an extra click but is the spacing...
  12. Thread: 10sp cranks

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    Drew... What did you shim it with?

    Drew... What did you shim it with?
  13. Thread: 10sp cranks

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    So is there a physical difference between a 8, 9,...

    So is there a physical difference between a 8, 9, or 10sp crankset?
  14. Thread: 10sp cranks

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    10sp cranks

    So I recently asked about upgrading to a 9sp cranks with my 8sp cassette (I want to go to a compact crank). I noticed only 9sp parts I can find are quite low end. So the next question is does a...
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    nine front/eight rear... how

    So I want to add a compact crank to my 12 year old road bike. The problem is that the cranks will be 9 speed but my cassette is 8 speed. After doing some research (RIP Sheldon), it seems my...
  16. Thread: tail lights

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    thanks for the suggestions. The problem seems to...

    thanks for the suggestions. The problem seems to be that not every light comes with a old school two post mount. Fortunately I purchased a Blackburn Mars light last night because it was cheap and...
  17. Thread: tail lights

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    tail lights

    So I am having a hard time figuring out how to mount a tail light that is actually visible. If I use the seat post, the light will get covered up by whatever is on the rack. Seat stays are...
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    when I got a second set of brake levers, I needed...

    when I got a second set of brake levers, I needed to make more room for my light (I mainly commute). Super simple. Three hose clamps and a tube (mine was a section of retired handlebar). One hose...
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    I switched from an older model carbon fiber race...

    I switched from an older model carbon fiber race bike to a LHT. The LHT is slower, more comfortable, has rack attachments and has better gearing for a big hill I get to climb every day. Not to...
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    "In general on commuters the tires run at lower...

    "In general on commuters the tires run at lower pressures and soak up the bumps well.
    Thats all the suspension you need on the road."

    I'll second this.
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    "On the subject of Canti brakes, can someone...

    "On the subject of Canti brakes, can someone provide direction on how to set up the cantis after changing the brake pads? I had to change my front pads and can't get the cantis to line up properly....
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    Wait... All MAPP fuel is, is a Bernzomatic...

    Wait... All MAPP fuel is, is a Bernzomatic branded fuel? Cool... so it can be done cheaply. According to Bernzomatic, that torch I have is purely for propane, so I would have to buy another to use...
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    So can anybody recomend a good online supplier. ...

    So can anybody recomend a good online supplier. I need to figure how much of an investement is needed to know if this is an expensive dream or a doable concept. I tried doing an online search for...
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    beginner brazing questions

    The rack post has got me very curious about making my own rack. Being mostly a wood worker, I have a few questions.
    Being cheap will allow me to hide this project from the wife, so I do not have...
  25. Thread: wike trailers

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    wike trailers

    So what can anybody tell me about wike trailers? I'm looking for a cheap cargo trailer and their budget trailer and the DIY kit both are very cheap. They appear to be a small hard working company...
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