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    I seem to recall Sheldon Brown setting up an...

    I seem to recall Sheldon Brown setting up an internal hub with a cassette and rear derailleur many many years ago. That would actually be kinda cool if you could pull it off, right?
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    I have a cheap Chinese rain cape from eBay. I...

    I have a cheap Chinese rain cape from eBay. I tried so-called breathable rain jackets, but I sweat so much in them in any weather that I end up wetter than I would have been just getting rained on. ...
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    I could stand to lose at least 15 pounds, so I'm...

    I could stand to lose at least 15 pounds, so I'm not gonna worry that my bike is 29.
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    Good thoughts. I probably should have just bought...

    Good thoughts. I probably should have just bought a Jamis Dakar and upgraded that, but I think I want a fatbike at some point, so I'll save up for that.
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    What should I do with this bike?

    I just bought a 1997 Cannondale V700 to replace my '99 Jamis Dakar that was stolen last week. I was considering a new bike, but I only had about $500 to spend and anything under $1,000 in FS seems to...
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    I would think you could fine tune riding position...

    I would think you could fine tune riding position with bars, ends, stems and save the $1,000.
  7. Yup - if a mechanic can make a crud bike shift...

    Yup - if a mechanic can make a crud bike shift and brake well, he can do anything! Now, the POC won't STAY tuned, but still...
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    Tfrue, but...

    Yes, but a pair of those pre-built CR18 rims with a cheap fixie hub won't be much more than used junker that will need tires and a decent saddle anyway. I dunno, I know my Dunelt 650A fixie...
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    Oh how I missed thee

    I've been commuting on a road bike for a while, but I brought out my Raleigh Sport this morning. That bike makes me feel like a steel giant.
  10. Bike shop owner told me one time he makes his...

    Bike shop owner told me one time he makes his guys tune up the Wal Mart bikes because "anybody can tune up a good bike"
  11. I really want to try one of these out on some...

    I really want to try one of these out on some rocky, difficult trails. Why cut a line when you can rollover anything? I've tried these out in the city just around the block and it is pretty darned...
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    Correct me if I'm wrong(and I usually am), but as...

    Correct me if I'm wrong(and I usually am), but as far as I know weight really only matters when it's rolling weight, aka wheels. Beyond that, extra pounds don't make any more difference on the bike...
  13. Honestly, apart from being afraid of clipless in...

    Honestly, apart from being afraid of clipless in a trail setting, I just don't want to have to wear the special shoes. A BMX platform pedal with the really good pins or cleats or whatever they call...
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    Slick tires and bar ends for extra hand positions...

    Slick tires and bar ends for extra hand positions and a rigid mountain bike will be excellent.
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    I checked out some Diamondbacks the other day and...

    I checked out some Diamondbacks the other day and they were just beasts- just massive and heavy. The frames felt bigger than they were. Now, I actually like that in a city bike, but I prefer a...
  16. Thread: Gearing

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    It's like in a car. You start out in a low/easy...

    It's like in a car. You start out in a low/easy gear to get going or make it up a hill, but your engine/you is revving like crazy, moving very fast. Shift to the next gear and you can maintain your...
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    Good call on the Diamondback - it's at least...

    Good call on the Diamondback - it's at least something you can upgrade later. If you end up getting into mountain biking, you will probably want a better suspension fork at some point.
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    Thanks all. I'm pretty sure I'll end up cutting...

    Thanks all. I'm pretty sure I'll end up cutting the price and sharpening up the ad some. The guy who sold the mountain bike I just bought started at $900 and ended up at $425. Of course, I could put...
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    Is this bike overpriced?

    Ok, first of all I worry about posting this because it's about a bike I'm selling which means it's technically commercial, BUT, all you guys and gals HAVE too many bikes already. So anyway - I have a...
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    Nobody?
  21. My normal point of view would be that an old bike...

    My normal point of view would be that an old bike that was built to be quality beats a new bike that wasn't, but given the evolution of full suspension in the last 10-15 years, maybe Bikes Direct is...
  22. Used older full suspension or cheap new one?

    I had a 1999 Jamis full suspension that I really loved. Now that it has been stolen, I'm looking for something else. I can only afford about $500, so my options are another '90s FS bike on...
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    I have always been happiest with Panaracer...

    I have always been happiest with Panaracer Pasella TourGuard gumwalls. Smooth ride, great speed, long life. Rode a set for 5 years on bad bad city streets with no flats.
  24. I don't see why not. I'm actually running 650A...

    I don't see why not. I'm actually running 650A wheels from an old 3-speed on one of thse. Looks funny, rides fine.
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    Thanks for your input, all. I am having the LBS...

    Thanks for your input, all. I am having the LBS do a tuneup, new cables, etc so I'll have them tune up the wheels too. The bike won't get a lot of use - I mainly bought it for long recreational rides...
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