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    If you're 5'8" , seems a 56cm might be a tad...

    If you're 5'8" , seems a 56cm might be a tad large for you. I'm 5'9" with a 32 inseam, and I ride a 54cm. I can certainly ride a 56, but I feel a little stretched out on handlebar reach, especially...
  3. For gravel roads I favor a hardtail mountain bike...

    For gravel roads I favor a hardtail mountain bike with a fairly non-agressive knobby tire. I have a full suspension bike with more agressive tires for the really rough stuff.
    A rigid frame mountain...
  4. Huffy ! :lol:

    Huffy ! :lol:
  5. You could do it yourself. Go to the auto parts...

    You could do it yourself. Go to the auto parts store and buy a brake cylinder hone. With an electric drill, you should be able to remove .1mm fairly easily.
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    I have the PCS-10 and I love it. I have several...

    I have the PCS-10 and I love it. I have several project bikes at any given time, and I use that stand constantly. No issues at all. I have no problem collapsing it, and it could easily be stored...
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    I prefer to ride the patched tube and keep a new...

    I prefer to ride the patched tube and keep a new tube for a spare when I'm riding. I like the comfort of knowing my spare will hold air. Nothing worse than having a flat out on the road and finding...
  8. Check to make sure your rear wheel quick release...

    Check to make sure your rear wheel quick release is tight enough. I recently went to take off quickly at a traffic light, and when I came down hard on the pedal, my rear wheel was just loose enough...
  9. Sticky: Going along with the Acadia National park theme,...

    Going along with the Acadia National park theme, this is me and my Trek at the summit of Sargent mountain, which is only accessable via carriage roads. Motorized vehicles are prohibited.
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    The trouble with throwing parts at old road bikes...

    The trouble with throwing parts at old road bikes to lower the gearing is you can easily spend more than the bike is worth, especially having a bike shop doing the work. Another option would be to...
  11. Ditto that. If the frame fits you well, and the...

    Ditto that. If the frame fits you well, and the upgrades will improve your riding pleasure, by all means you should upgrade. Ignore the snobs and enjoy your bike.
  12. This. Works amazingly well, and won't abrade the...

    This. Works amazingly well, and won't abrade the paint.
  13. 88 traveler, just got it friday (minus the...

    88 traveler, just got it friday (minus the brooks) for $75.00


    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/gggman/bike/DSC01185.jpg
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    You've got bar end shifters and brifters. What's...

    You've got bar end shifters and brifters. What's up with that ? Nice bike, by the way.
  15. Mine's been slow for the last few weeks also, and...

    Mine's been slow for the last few weeks also, and my browser has been freezing up quite a bit. Usually it will freeze for about a minute or two, and then will be fine. No problems on other sites.
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    You shouldn't have any worries about it being too...

    You shouldn't have any worries about it being too cold, as in september if it drops into the 40's, that would be unusual. More likely 50's at night, and 60's to 70's during the day.
    If you stick to...
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    Acadia has a lot of great riding. The scenery...

    Acadia has a lot of great riding. The scenery along the loop road is spectacular, and be sure to stop at Thunder Hole. I usually prefer to ride there after Labor Day, as a majority of the tourists...
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    You can find brand new merino wool sweaters at...

    You can find brand new merino wool sweaters at goodwill for five bucks each. I have bought several of them, as well as heavy wool Eddie Bauer slacks for five bucks. I put on a polypropelene base...
  19. That's correct, it's a B-17 standard. Obvioulsy a...

    That's correct, it's a B-17 standard. Obvioulsy a little heavier than the original saddle, but IMHO it's worth the extra weight to be comfortable.
  20. It came with a white saddle, but it was horribly...

    It came with a white saddle, but it was horribly uncomfortable. Still a white bike, mostly.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/gggman/bike/DSC01087.jpg
  21. Addressing your original post, you say you are...

    Addressing your original post, you say you are using an XT 9 speed cassette with 105 hubs. The 105 hubs are 130mm, and you will need a 135mm mountain rear hub with the XT cassette. Otherwise, you'll...
  22. Are you sure that Miyata is an '85 ? My '85...

    Are you sure that Miyata is an '85 ? My '85 Miyata 210 has cantilever brakes.
  23. I couldn't find a before photo, but here's my...

    I couldn't find a before photo, but here's my Miyata, which was originally a rusty clunker I bought at a yard sale for ten bucks. I had it painted at a local auto body shop for sixty bucks.
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    If your bike has a 7 speed drive train, and if...

    If your bike has a 7 speed drive train, and if your frame is aluminum, you might run into trouble fitting a 135mm hub in there without damaging your frame. Probably someone with more experience than...
  25. You could install a megarange freewheel with a 34...

    You could install a megarange freewheel with a 34 tooth granny, which would most likely require a long cage rear derailleur. Putting a triple crankset on is possible, and if you get used components...
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