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    Nor will most transportational cyclists. ...

    Nor will most transportational cyclists.

    There's a few new ones that have opened on the East side, to add to AusTexMurf's list:
    Windmill Bicycles: They've got a few Fairdale bikes and similar...
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    If you're worried about anything on the RD...

    If you're worried about anything on the RD wearing out, put some threadlock on the bolt that holds the jockey wheel to the cage. That's the only time I've ever had an issue with a jockey wheel (when...
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    I have both the Nitecore/Sysmax i4 and the XTAR...

    I have both the Nitecore/Sysmax i4 and the XTAR SP2. The Nitecore is neat if you are still using a mix of NiMH and LiIon batteries, but its charging current drops to 350ma if you try to charge more...
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    If you're going to want to generate stationary...

    If you're going to want to generate stationary power, drive a generator directly from the trainer.
    Here's instructions on re-purposing a washing machine motor for the task:...
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    Ummm... there's a lot of meat for discussion...

    Ummm... there's a lot of meat for discussion here. I'll get the ball rolling:
    1. Bikes are lighter than cars. Apples to oranges. Bikes can endo, cars can't. Bigger front brake? Go nuts!
    2. Same...
  6. Eneloops aren't just for infrequent applications;...

    Eneloops aren't just for infrequent applications; they hold capacity better over multiple charge cycles such that after a hundred or so cycles they have better capacity than batteries that advertise...
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    This. Surly, Soma, Salsa, and what have you are...

    This. Surly, Soma, Salsa, and what have you are in no way comparable to Detroit Bikes. The only manufacturer I can think of to compare is Worksman.
  8. zona, thanks for the informative post. I had...

    zona, thanks for the informative post. I had suspected the rear was short, but my stoker seems to be getting settled in fairly well. I'm a fan of Mini V's and would like to have them, but I've got to...
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    Not All Interstates Prohibit bikes. Near me There...

    Not All Interstates Prohibit bikes. Near me There are parts of I10 in West Texas and new Mexico that are parts of bike routes. Check with your local authorities.
  10. Thread: Need brake help!!

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    Rim brakes work fine with non-machined brake...

    Rim brakes work fine with non-machined brake tracks. I have a Sun Rims CR18 laced up and it stops the best out of any wheel I've ever had (Shimano BR500 w/Kool Stop Salmons). Sqeals like crazy,...
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    What flashlights do you currently have? If they...

    What flashlights do you currently have? If they are P60 compatible you may just be able to replace the "bulb" if that is the issue, plus you can have a wide choice of emitters and modes.
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    Do you have a volt meter? If you don't have time...

    Do you have a volt meter? If you don't have time for a full charge you could at least make sure they are at 3.7V or more, then you'll know they're mostly good, then do a full charge to check cut-off...
  13. You bring up a good point, I had assumed I...

    You bring up a good point, I had assumed I couldn't shift the pads to a 700c rim, making this an either-or proposition. Next chance I get I'll put on one of my spare 700s.
  14. Thank you, a real answer. I do use the...

    Thank you, a real answer.

    I do use the Salmons on all of my bikes, that's what's now on the front of this one. My experience with the Shimano ones is that they stop the bike by removing large...
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    Upon reading this I switch my vote from the...

    Upon reading this I switch my vote from the Torker to the "sylish" bicycle referenced in above member's post. Same caveats about buying from BD/online apply: know how to repack hubs.
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    There are a few smaller bike manufacturers that...

    There are a few smaller bike manufacturers that have commuter-oriented road bikes. I just happened to look up one and saw this:
    http://www.torkerusa.com/bikes/commute/2012-u-3-

    This is a drop-bar...
  17. New to tandem riding, upgrades to old tandem--drum brakes?

    My riding/living partner and I have wanted a tandem for a long time, and we finally managed to get a used white Schwinn DuoSport, late 80's model, 7 speed Suntour XCM-6000 drivetrain with indexed...
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    This is false. The 3 watt rating of a dynamo...

    This is false. The 3 watt rating of a dynamo comes from the German rating system which assumes a fairly low cruising speed (8mph?). A dynamo measured at the speed with a standard load (200 ohm, iirc)...
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    More power to them! Nate, its highly unlikely...

    More power to them!
    Nate, its highly unlikely the tint is a sign of a long term problem. The LED simply was coated using a slightly different set of phosphors and will perform just as well as a...
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    Different LEDs come in different tints. This is...

    Different LEDs come in different tints. This is an effect of deliberate manipulations in phosphor composition AND variations during the production process. I'm holding a light in my pocket right now...
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    The UltraFire batteries are notorious for...

    The UltraFire batteries are notorious for overstating their runtime. By a lot. Tests on CPF have shown that their 2400mAh batteries often don't break the 4-digit barrier. Currently the best available...
  22. Thread: Derailleur Guard

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    I've bent derailleurs from getting stuff sucked...

    I've bent derailleurs from getting stuff sucked into them, but never from a crash. In many cases the geometry of a drop bar bike is such that either the bars or the pedal will often strike first in a...
  23. Thread: NBC - Revolution

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    Art, that's my point exactly. I was making it...

    Art, that's my point exactly. I was making it with the aid of sarcasm.
  24. Thread: NBC - Revolution

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    Decades of back stock? Go to any bike shop,...

    Decades of back stock? Go to any bike shop, commercial or volunteer, and you'll see crates and crates of old parts. People on local Craigslist still sell 80's and 70's bikes with their original...
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    Nice use of crossbows. Remember kids, rifles and...

    Nice use of crossbows. Remember kids, rifles and gunsmithing postdate the invention of electricity and won't work in a post-apocalyptic world, especially because no police department in any major US...
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