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    Well, I have to eat some crow here. I went to the...

    Well, I have to eat some crow here. I went to the shop where I'd bought the tire and told them what's been happening. The owner immediately asked if there was any dings/dents in the wheel rim. So...
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    10 wheels: as I reread my post above, "I had to...

    10 wheels: as I reread my post above, "I had to add more rear brake" looks ambiguous. I meant adding to the front braking I normally start with. But my firmer point is that even if I do not possess...
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    Thanks for the feedback guys, but I must not be...

    Thanks for the feedback guys, but I must not be communicating clearly here.
    So...
    1. I've commuted daily for nearly ten years, often in wet conditions.
    2. I've ridden on different tires with...
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    bad tire for wet weather...

    Okay, I just went down in traffic the second time. I bought a Vittoria Randonneur Cross to replace a worn rear tire. Really, it feels like a great tire. But if I need to use the rear brake on wet...
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    Agree wholeheartedly with the description of the...

    Agree wholeheartedly with the description of the 'mental' game of getting rolling. Terry66, I actually have ridden from Cumberland to Pgh in Oct 2010. Matchka will recall I was asking the forum for...
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    Your adventures have been inspiring Machka. I...

    Your adventures have been inspiring Machka. I want to do some randoneering...this year (seems I've obsessed on Bike Quarterly). Since I'm not a racer, those events hold the most appeal. That and...
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    The whole undertaking will get a boost with an...

    The whole undertaking will get a boost with an objective. This week may be the time to get going, get it out of my system. 3-4 days won't damage my knee if I stay in the saddle and keep up my...
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    Yes its all true. I keep finding reasons for not...

    Yes its all true. I keep finding reasons for not heading out. But its an itch I must scratch (ironically that advice came from Cyclebum). On one hand, I want to go for weeks and seriously see some...
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    1 million excuses!

    First it was b/c I was laid off...have to get a job!
    Then the frame cracked & I needed to replace it.
    Then its because my knee flared badly, gotta wait y'know?
    Now its getting too cold to do an...
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    Thanks hybrid & Thor, glad I asked. The $600 was...

    Thanks hybrid & Thor, glad I asked. The $600 was a craigslist price, expecting potential buyers to bid me down from there. But the Ebay strategy sounds better, never sold there before so this is very...
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    How to sell a new frame?

    Hi, I'm hoping for some advice here: I'd broken my 2006 Volpe at the chainstay recently and Bianchi just sent a replacement 2009 model frame+fork. Since sending in the broken frame, I've been...
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    I don't know what happened, why the valve wrecked...

    I don't know what happened, why the valve wrecked the head of the floor pump (just ordered a replacement from topeak) nor why the valve ripped out of a brand new innertube, that was a first. Maybe...
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    schrader valves vs Topeak pumps: 2 - 0

    I'm using a beater lately due to issues with my reg bike needing major overhaul.

    The beater has 26" wheels with schrader holes (my other bikes are both presta). My pumps are Joe Blow & MiniMorph....
  14. RF & 2000- Thanks for educating me on the frame...

    RF & 2000- Thanks for educating me on the frame question, I do feel more assured in that respect. The persisting dilemma then just boils down to curiosity over other similar frames/builds I've read...
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    This is not so farfetched as it first appears. My...

    This is not so farfetched as it first appears. My first, new tent is one of those geodome style setups that you can pickup with one hand. So next time I go on an overnight, I'm going to dent the...
  16. RF - I test rode 4-5 bikes (Jamis Aurora, Cross...

    RF - I test rode 4-5 bikes (Jamis Aurora, Cross Check, Tricross, others) before I settled on the Volpe. It was the best feeling ride of the bunch, climbed hills the best & was, frankly, one of the...
  17. Yes, I told the shop doing the exchange that all...

    Yes, I told the shop doing the exchange that all I want is to pick up the frame and do the rebuild myself...in truth I'm taking it to my regular LBS. I want to avoid insulting these guys by implying...
  18. replacing my broken frame...decisions decisions

    This past Friday, I discovered my right chainstay broke at the point where it tapers into the dropout. I've been informed that the frame (a 2006 Bianchi Volpe: my year-round commuter & sometimes...
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    FBinNY - it appears the frame is still under...

    FBinNY - it appears the frame is still under warranty so I stripped it down and left it with the LBS. The mechanic said it'd take a few weeks but Bianchi will send me a new frame to replace it....
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    I've had this happen 3-4 times in the last 5-6...

    I've had this happen 3-4 times in the last 5-6 months, is this typical "chainsuck" or some severe form of the disease?
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    broken chainstay....

    No receipt from purchase in July 2006 either, Bianchi Volpe bought from lbs. Owner comes in tomorrow, sales guy said maybe he'll have it in the records, manufacturer needs something before they'll...
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    Thanks. Got to say the Handspun website looks...

    Thanks. Got to say the Handspun website looks enticing. Alternative: I am considering keeping the hub & buying a new rim and just attempting a complete rebuild. 1/2 the cost but 5x the work (assuming...
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    new rear wheel on a budget...

    new rear wheel on a budget...
    Under-employed, $ tight, replacing much of drivetrain on a limited budget.

    My rear rim is caved and the rear hub is acting up. The wheel is a Weinmann DP18 36 H...
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    new rear wheel on a budget...

    Under-employed, $ tight, replacing much of drivetrain on a limited budget.

    My rear rim is caved and the rear hub is acting up. The wheel is a Weinmann DP18 36 H laced to a Shimano FH 2200. Tried...
  25. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    I started wiping mud on my shins and arms where...

    I started wiping mud on my shins and arms where Poison Ivy will show up - and all too often. Also spread mud on my shoes. It doesn't need to be a lot, just so when I wash the mud off at the watering...
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