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    Crossed my mind, but this 9 months we're talking...

    Crossed my mind, but this 9 months we're talking about... If we assume a normal Brooks saddle lifespan is 40 years, and divide it by 10 for improper treatment we get 4 years and for me in less than...
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    I have a Flyer one on my commuter and it looks...

    I have a Flyer one on my commuter and it looks just as it looked when it was new.



    I have the saddle since July and must a proofided it twice.



    Thanks for this feedback.
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    Brooks Swallow saddle "caved in"

    Hi,

    I have a Brooks Swallow saddle for my racing bike.
    When it was new it looked like this:

    http://i.imgur.com/RWOS9tj.jpg

    I don't have a profile picture, but it was flat with a little...
  4. Thank you all! With all that, I should be able...

    Thank you all!

    With all that, I should be able to figure it all out (I just mounted the trainer, the bike on it, and rode it barefoot for 5 minutes to give it a try... so I have lots or figuring...
  5. Help me understand my home trainer...

    Hello,

    I am not new to cycling but am just starting in racing, training and whatnot.

    I wanted to concentrate some of my training on some specifics such as intervals, I purchased a home trainer...
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    How to clean (road-)cleats

    Hi,

    I ride on Shimano road pedal system.
    The other day I was riding and had a flat so had to walk on the side of the road to find a place to repair and my cleat is now covered with dirt/mud/......
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    Thanks this helps!!

    Thanks this helps!!
  8. That does make a lot of sense... As for me I...

    That does make a lot of sense...

    As for me I intend to use it in racing too (~2hrs) and training (~4hrs) so I hope I should be fine as well...
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    I did, and he talks only about the big/big I...

    I did, and he talks only about the big/big I mentionned...

    The best technique for setting chain length is to thread the chain onto the large/large combination, without running it through the rear...
  10. ... And that this range is wider on wider tires...

    ... And that this range is wider on wider tires as the pressure is lower to begin with anyway and so is the bleed?

    Yes, that could make sense...

    If it does, it would at least confirm that I...
  11. ok thank you all, I'll give it a shot! And as...

    ok thank you all, I'll give it a shot!

    And as much as I believe to what you lot are saying, I must say I don't quite understand why the butyl tubes "officially" have a wide range (18-25 or 20-28...
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    How do you set-up a chain with small/small? I...

    How do you set-up a chain with small/small?

    I know the two following methods:
    - big front/rear small: make sure that cogs, pulleys are aligned vertically
    - big/big without running chain through...
  13. Thanks. My worry came from the fact that the...

    Thanks.

    My worry came from the fact that the "official" stretch is only 1mm (22 to 23) so using it in 24 is doubling it.

    I know I ran a butyl tube 20-28 in a 32mm tire so that's 4 extra mm in...
  14. Safety of stretching latex tubes...

    Hi,

    I have just purchased a set of tires, Continental Force and Attack which is 22mm in front and 24mm in rear.

    I was using Michelin Latex tubes which are specified for 22 and 23mm.

    I know...
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    Chains and chain length policy

    Hi,

    I am about to install a new transmission on my road bike, 53/29 and 12/25 and a new chain.

    How should I size my chain?

    Actually, I know how to size my chain for this very transmissions,...
  16. Any feedback on GrandBois Col de la Madeleine tyres

    Hi,

    I found some reports about GrandBois tyres but very little if anything on Col de la Madeleine in 23mm ones.

    Unlike others there are the most sportive ones whereas most others are wider more...
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    This thread has gotten wildly out of hand....

    This thread has gotten wildly out of hand.
    Although I still find some interesting information.
    So thanks for that !!
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    Impact of wheels?

    Hi!

    This may be a stupid question, but until one has really experienced it, it is tough to imagine...

    How do wheels alter the behavior of a bike?
    Behind the ridicule of the question, I...
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    53x12 < 50x11 true, but maybe OP means that...

    53x12 < 50x11 true, but maybe OP means that having 53 as big ring means having a tad more aggressive gearing overall, regardless of that one extreme gear.
  20. Did not succeed in fixing the freewheel body I...

    Did not succeed in fixing the freewheel body I have ...

    So I will have it replaced. Is this a common item? that good stores have in stock or is it something very specific?
    And how about...
  21. Thanks. I guess I'll just remove the body....

    Thanks.

    I guess I'll just remove the body. Just need to find a 14mm hex key, those are not that common...

    If I find no physical damage, then I'll just proceed by cleaning it all.
    What should I...
  22. No spoke guard. Nothing wrapped 'round the hub...

    No spoke guard.
    Nothing wrapped 'round the hub area.
    Removed the cassette and the very body of the freehub does not spin freely.
    It is a Shimano XT Disc Rear Hub M785
    Not yet tried to thin-lube...
  23. This! Good point! I removed the wheel to...

    This!

    Good point!

    I removed the wheel to check and spinning the cassette backwards seems very hard.
    I mean, it is doable, but when I spin it, it stops as soon as I take my finger off it while...
  24. Stiff freewheel [ex. Rear derailleur tension adjustement]

    Old diagnosis:

    Hi,

    I have a small rear derailleur issue.
    The gears shift pretty good but when I pedal backwards the chain jumps and sometimes auto-shifts to another sprocket or so,...
    And...
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    Maybe now. I heard it was snowing in Avignon...

    Maybe now. I heard it was snowing in Avignon today, but I took this picture on November 9th:

    http://i.imgur.com/ugaqHjd.jpg
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