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  1. I taped the bolts to the opposite side of the...

    I taped the bolts to the opposite side of the wheel, kept on adjusting till the wheel didn't fall either way, then weighed the tape and bolts.

    I am mostly stunned at how a wheel can have that...
  2. UPDATE: Wheels were out of balance 17g towards...

    UPDATE:
    Wheels were out of balance 17g towards the pinned joint.
    that's the equivalent of two 1/4x1" bolts !
    After drilling 14 holes in the inner rim I have not made a dent in the weight
    A...
  3. I simply don't like adding weight to my bike. I...

    I simply don't like adding weight to my bike. I only run a camelback.
    I never even added a bottle holder to either of my new bikes.
    Over the bumps all that water goes up and down with the bike. ...
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    Since you have already spent the money on the...

    Since you have already spent the money on the bike, tires are still the most economical fix/solution
    Schwalbe Marathon and Vittoria Randonneur series are both excellent fast rolling city tires with...
  5. Thread: FSA issue

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    First - is it beyond warranty? - if not sure,...

    First - is it beyond warranty? - if not sure, obviously worth checking out.
    Was it bought locally? - if not, time to get that relationship going with the local shop.

    Most shops will not tell you...
  6. Sounds alot like what I'm doing. New hubs, wide...

    Sounds alot like what I'm doing. New hubs, wide 23mm rims, spokes, DIY wheel build. New suntour 7spd rear.
    Brake shifters and new bar wrap. Overall same weight.
  7. Here's my solution. A little drop. Urethane foam...

    Here's my solution. A little drop. Urethane foam buildup on lower bars.
    I think it turned out well but I may have wrapped in reverse just to make it work
    ...
  8. Okay, so a little forward on the bars, a little...

    Okay, so a little forward on the bars, a little back on the brifters....
    Looking at my photo's again I also noticed the cross brifters are angled a little further back than I realized, may have been...
  9. Help fitting brifters brake/shifters to vintage road bike? solution found!

    Ok, I'm in a bit of a bind, It seems that vintage 1"/25.4mm bars are sparse, unless you pillage the scrap yard regularly.

    My Sora series brifters don't sit right;
    Too far forward and it feels...
  10. Interesting, I will see if that comes up as a...

    Interesting, I will see if that comes up as a suggestion from my local MD's, if not I might ask why.
  11. Ok thanks, We have a sports medicine place in...

    Ok thanks, We have a sports medicine place in town, I will see if I need a referral to go there or if I can sign up as a client directly.
  12. Weak/strained knee - who should I see for help on improving it's health?

    Ok,
    Basically, my right knee is good to go for cycling, I can do 20-30Km without problem, but I have a nagging twinge/spasm when doing other movement.
    It keeps me from doing lunges/squats to help...
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    As a short run powder coater (based in ON) the...

    As a short run powder coater (based in ON) the stripping is your challenge. Honestly at $120 you've already got a decent price. I would charge $50 flat rate for the Powder coating if it's stripped...
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    No matter what they may look like, full fenders...

    No matter what they may look like, full fenders on a commuter bike will be a major help!
  15. Been there, done that, had to re-lace. My...

    Been there, done that, had to re-lace.
    My problem was, I followed the divots left on an old set of hubs, assuming they must be right. Little did I know that they must have been laced onto a rim with...
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    I can respect that, it's just that marketing in...

    I can respect that, it's just that marketing in the cycling industry is targeted largely at elite atheletes. So opinion as to which wheel is better is less relevant to the enthusiast level. If it...
  17. WHY? why not just buy the widest cyclocross tire...

    WHY?
    why not just buy the widest cyclocross tire that will fit in the 700 frame?
    If it does it not come with wheels, most road bike enthusiats are more likely to upgrade wheels than anyone else in...
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    Most factory bikes save money on wheels. Unless...

    Most factory bikes save money on wheels. Unless you are looking at $2000+ bikes, there is no clear winner, they are all likely to just be average.
    Things you may want to care about more than...
  19. As you can see, I was able to drop them down to...

    As you can see, I was able to drop them down to 936g from ~1300, I missed taking a picture before drilling the pilot holes, so I only have the listed weight to go by.

    You can still find sheba's on...
  20. Devest8r has a real tough sidewall so a lighter...

    Devest8r has a real tough sidewall so a lighter tube should hold up well.
    Will have to give that a try. - are they difficult to inflate/seat compared to the regular tubes?
    Apparently my Sheba...
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    You don't need electric to be re-useable -...

    You don't need electric to be re-useable - Click'n'heat gel packs are re-useable and the smallest ones are less than 2x2".
    Saw them at the Auto show and grabbed a couple, all you do is put them in...
  22. Thanks, but so far no concrete answers. Looks...

    Thanks, but so far no concrete answers. Looks like I may be a guinea pig.... really want to try them..
  23. Thanks a bunch - looks like what I was after - ...

    Thanks a bunch - looks like what I was after -
    As per building stuff - I've spent 10 years restoring my 100yr old house from the studs in, and then added a 800sqft addition on top, doing most ...
  24. We have a non-profit drop in center for people to...

    We have a non-profit drop in center for people to help fix up old bikes and then give them to people that need them or sell the better ones to raise funds. Plenty of interaction and foot traffic. ...
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    Newer Shimano is super simple to bleed without a...

    Newer Shimano is super simple to bleed without a kit, but the age of the bike indicates a trip to your local bike store,
    The kit is still likely cheaper than new hydraulic brakes.
    Having a pro do...
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