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    more and more sparkling wine is now coming with a...

    more and more sparkling wine is now coming with a cap. Why? Why not? They work for beer just fine. Cork and cage take a lot more effort (more cost to consumer) than a cap. Cap is easier, and safer,...
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    I measure circumference. Start with valve at 6...

    I measure circumference. Start with valve at 6 O'clock (perpendicular to floor) and make a mark. Roll the bike in a straight line, till the valve stem comes back around, make another mark. Measure...
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    I like specialized BG saddles. They WORK well for...

    I like specialized BG saddles. They WORK well for me.

    My exercise bike and its HUGE seat cause numbness.... but my tiny flat hard saddle does not! Most non-cyclists don't understand that!
  4. THIS. And, you will feel better, too! I eat whole...

    THIS. And, you will feel better, too! I eat whole grain bread and cereals. Lean proteins, lots of veggies... SOME fruit. And rice. I love rice (white....)

    Use a calorie tracker. Myfitnesspal is...
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    A guy I work with gave me good insight to this...

    A guy I work with gave me good insight to this when talking snowmobiles....

    An air-sprung, while the new rage and really good, blow a seal and your STUCK with a blown shock. Either impossible to...
  6. Thread: Eye protection

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    Possible. I don't know about plastic ;) I work in...

    Possible. I don't know about plastic ;) I work in the optics industry with Glass and crystals, and while glass cuts out some UV, its usually a coating when dealing with glass.

    I know most safety...
  7. Thread: Eye protection

    by nymtber
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    Uvex sunglasses here. Every ride. Your eyes...

    Uvex sunglasses here. Every ride.

    Your eyes are your ONLY set, if you lose one, you can't replace it. Take care of them! I wear sunglasses more than most. Eyes are very sensitive to bright light....
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    I've yet to break a single craftsman tool...And...

    I've yet to break a single craftsman tool...And I've sure tried to working on cars and other stuff around the house :D

    And, as I posted earlier, I OWN the t-handle hex wrenches the OP posted....
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    Wear gloves to absorb the sweat? I prefer...

    Wear gloves to absorb the sweat?

    I prefer wearing gloves anyway :)
  10. Tried some once. They suck. I'll just use...

    Tried some once. They suck.

    I'll just use plain old fashioned vulcanizing cement and normal patches when I need them. Stick on are just that, a sticker. The old fashioned way actually makes...
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    This. Measure rim and hub yourself. I aim for...

    This. Measure rim and hub yourself. I aim for spokes to get to the nipple screwdriver flat, and use spocalc spreadsheet to calculate spoke length. 4 wheels so far, and their numbers work great for...
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    Yup, I've had a set of those for a few years....

    Yup, I've had a set of those for a few years. Very handy, and WAY cheaper than Park!

    Specialized bike tools I go with park, but every day normal hand tools? Craftsman :)
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    I want an IGH. I've thought of building a new...

    I want an IGH. I've thought of building a new wheel for my Rockhopper SS and running maybe just a 3spd with coaster brake. I only use it on the canal path, and that would make life simple :)...
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    SRAM or KMC chains with their respective quick...

    SRAM or KMC chains with their respective quick links. I prefer KMC on 10spd as the links are re-useable. SRAM has been my choice for 9spd, and I won't fix what ain't broke.

    When I got my 10spd...
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    Spin Doctor Truing Stand II - Take an Extra 20%...

    Spin Doctor Truing Stand II - Take an Extra 20% Off These Select Accessories

    I have this, and have used it for 4 wheel builds (I do the dishing on the stand) and have owned it for 5+ years now....
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    Lady gaga is UGLY, Lindsey is washed up...

    Lady gaga is UGLY, Lindsey is washed up star...who had SO much talent (she was very beautiful, too, now you just see a druggie), almost a waste. If Miley grows her hair back, then we'll talk. She was...
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    Pizza is fine. In moderation, like any other...

    Pizza is fine. In moderation, like any other food.

    Though myself I have cut carbs very low. Not eliminate, or even a low-carb diet, but low. I feel better since doing so!

    nerys, glad to see...
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    Kool-stop salmon inserts (already have the pad...

    Kool-stop salmon inserts (already have the pad holder...) cost $7/wheel. Disc brake pads for Avid cost 2-3x that. Rotors are $20 or so. How many rotors do you get for 20,000 miles? Because my rims...
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    File it smooth, and use a clamp! After you file...

    File it smooth, and use a clamp! After you file it and get it close, switch to progressivly finer emery cloth to smooth things out. Should be able to blend it pretty close. wet/dry paper if you want...
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    Honestly it looks like the bikehand is a copy,...

    Honestly it looks like the bikehand is a copy, and as such SHOULD last just as long (all steel from the looks of it).

    That said, I'm sticking to my Spin Doctor. It does all I need it to, and I...
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    Remember to also keep your cassette and...

    Remember to also keep your cassette and chainrings in good shape. If they are worn significantly, that affects chain wear, too.

    I don't keep track of miles year-year, but I assume I get about...
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    I have the $70 (on sale) Spin Doctor truing stand...

    I have the $70 (on sale) Spin Doctor truing stand from Performance Bike, and honestly see no need for better. Though, an all steel stand WOULD be more stable. I've built 4 wheels now, and its fine. ...
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    Now, THAT is a diet :) Cutting carbs and...

    Now, THAT is a diet :)

    Cutting carbs and boosting protein has made a big difference for me. 10lbs difference! Exercise, of course, but since cutting carbs back, I'm not as hungry as I used to be....
  24. On frames made for us normal sized folk, a frame...

    On frames made for us normal sized folk, a frame bag gets in the way of water bottle access :p

    I have a tube, patch kit, tire levers, multi-tool with chain tool, two spare chain quick-links...
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    If you get a new wheel/cassette, you may also...

    If you get a new wheel/cassette, you may also need to adjust the rear derailleur from wheel to wheel. The new wheelset on my road bike required this, going from cheap factory supplied hubs to...
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