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    If the huge nut has slots on the other side, it's...

    If the huge nut has slots on the other side, it's probably another multi-size spoke wrench.
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    Ok, two things to start with: 1. when you sit...

    Ok, two things to start with:

    1. when you sit on the bike, the suspension squats and will change the effective approach of the chain, bringing it through the FD higher. Notice how the outer...
  3. For the brake to work as designed, the bolt needs...

    For the brake to work as designed, the bolt needs to pin the bowtie against the frame stud without clamping the arm down, so you'll need a bolt or a spacer that achieves that.



    One side of the...
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    There's some question of how much longer kids...

    There's some question of how much longer kids will be taught traditional cursive handwriting. The ability to speak a sentence that doesn't contain obscenity also seems to be getting rarer by the...
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    Probably an Allant (based on the color). The...

    Probably an Allant (based on the color). The current ones are badged Trek, though.

    http://cycleandstyle.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Trek-allant2-547x763.jpg
    from...
  6. Those use a common type of headset, so it should...

    Those use a common type of headset, so it should have a bearing retainer in each of the two cups that are pressed into the frame. A retainer is a metal ring that holds the ball bearings, and it will...
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    Incandescent light bulbs, other than in special...

    Incandescent light bulbs, other than in special applications like maybe an oven light where high heat tolerance is required.
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    Agreed, it's just mounted too high/forward. The...

    Agreed, it's just mounted too high/forward. The lower feet should be on the bumper.
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    As soon as men decide that all means are...

    As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
    --Christopher Dawson
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    At the LBS where I work, our no-show rate for...

    At the LBS where I work, our no-show rate for appointments is usually about 1 out of 3. It's a really bad way to stay profitable, since we then have to reorganize the schedule, move the appointment...
  11. I can help with the eccentric part. It actually...

    I can help with the eccentric part. It actually has no role in brake adjustment at all. Its purpose was to allow the installation of the brake booster, and the eccentric feature was to accomodate...
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    Wow. Ok, I could understand someone using the...

    Wow. Ok, I could understand someone using the spelling "breaks" for those brakes :eek:
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    (reserved for future pics :thumb: )

    (reserved for future pics :thumb: )
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    http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff237/mechBgon/...

    http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff237/mechBgon/valve.jpg
    Schrader tube, Presta rim? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. (they did likewise with the front wheel, but used duct tape all the way around the tire...
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    Stuff I see at the LBS sometimes

    http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff237/mechBgon/bike_parts/IMG_0083.jpg
    They wanted the other brake fixed.


    http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff237/mechBgon/bike_parts/IMG_0201.jpg
    This...
  16. Actually, I see they used different geometry on...

    Actually, I see they used different geometry on the 1000C and the 1000T. Which one do you have? I'll cut and paste the specsheet for you as an image file.
  17. According to Trek's info, the 2004 Trek 1000 has...

    According to Trek's info, the 2004 Trek 1000 has an axle-to-crown measurement of 372.5mm. Rake is either 47mm (54cm and smaller) or 43mm (56cm and larger). There's nothing too unusual about the...
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    On the original topic (why bike theft is hard to...

    On the original topic (why bike theft is hard to stop), I think we all recognize the main attractions. They're not required to be licensed, unlike a car. They serve as transportation, possibly as a...
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    And if it turns out later that the person was...

    And if it turns out later that the person was actually innocent, how would you rectify the situation? Kill everyone who served on the jury, plus the attorneys, the judge and the executioner? I mean...
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    Thanks everyone for the help. I'm noticing that...

    Thanks everyone for the help. I'm noticing that the kitten (who now qualifies more as a young cat) is generally not around in the mornings, while his friend White Cat is usually out on the porch...
  21. These cranks position the chainrings further out...

    These cranks position the chainrings further out than the classic cranks you might be accustomed to. The primary market is mountain bikes, secondarily trekking bikes.

    For example, in the early...
  22. Thread: Tool pr0n

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    272918 272919 A tool in its own way, my...

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    A tool in its own way, my trusty Canon A610. Despite being dropped on chipseal pavement while riding at ~22mph, it soldiered on for a couple more years. I'm finally giving up on...
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    Awwwww :)

    Awwwww :)
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    I know you're right, but I foresee getting so...

    I know you're right, but I foresee getting so attached to my pet that I'd be devastated to the point of irrational actions if something tragic happened to it. Aspergers... my world is a rather...
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    Actually a lot of brakes these days have their...

    Actually a lot of brakes these days have their own pivot now. Pretty much the entire Shimano lineup from Altus on up, ditto for Avid. On mine, I drill my own grease port through the aluminum arm,...
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