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    This.

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    I'd like to thank you all for your input, I...

    I'd like to thank you all for your input, I appreciate it! This forum constantly amazes me with its wealth of knowledge.



    I indeed am not riding cobbles but thanks. The super low profile and...
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    Custom wheel set, suggestions?

    Hey guys, happy MLK day!

    So backstory: I'm a 150 lbs competitive rider and I bent the axle and put a hop in the rear wheel of my Vuelta Corsa SLRs, though I don't remember hitting a pothole or...
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    I agree, which is why I put "technically" in...

    I agree, which is why I put "technically" in there. A 0.21% increase in acceleration doesn't seems like much, and that's because it isn't much. Some would argue that over the course of a multi-day...
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    Also consider that the saved weight reduces the...

    Also consider that the saved weight reduces the rotational inertia of the wheels, theoretically allowing them to be easier to spin up. This is part of the reason why saving weight on your wheelset...
  6. tcs, thanks for the correction. That would...

    tcs, thanks for the correction. That would explain the lack of the sprocket spacer in the S2 hub. I will try to replace the stock sprocket dust cap with the steel dust cap and spacer as in the old...
  7. Sturmey Archer S2 Duomatic hub internals and insights. Pictures!

    So I finally got around to busting open my Sunrace Sturmey Archer S2 Duomatic kickshifting hub last night to convert it to an oil based lubrication system. I could hear an audible grinding noise...
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    Maybe Teflon tape around the plug, then press fit...

    Maybe Teflon tape around the plug, then press fit it into the crown? You could also try some sort of automotive gasket sealant, but it's hard to imagine pressurized air of any strength not finding...
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    Haha thanks. I'll just go ahead and use the...

    Haha thanks. I'll just go ahead and use the Finish Line Teflon grease then.

    Crisco, bad for your heart, worse for your hubs.
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    Tom, I usually only will travel to ride if there...

    Tom, I usually only will travel to ride if there is an occasion or I'm going mountain biking. Between the cost (marginal, though still more than free) and time spent traveling, it just isn't worth it...
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    Sturmey Archer Bearing Grease

    Howdy folks. I'm going to open up my Sturmey Archer S2 Kickback hub so I've been reading up on SA hub maintenance and overhauls. Many of the articles I've come across specifically mention the use of...
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    Jerseyjim and zowie, thanks so much for the...

    Jerseyjim and zowie, thanks so much for the replies, really appreciate the help. I was beginning to think that I'd be riding the same out and back loop forever. I already recon-ed the one that passes...
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    Yup Harrison. Still saving up for a car (college...

    Yup Harrison. Still saving up for a car (college student aka poor) so I guess anything you mentioned to the South is kinda tough. I lived in NY for a bit so I guess I'll just have to nut up and...
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    NJ: Hudson County road rides

    Howdy guys, I just moved to Hudson County across the river from Newark and so far I'm at a loss for what roadies do for their long rides here. I've been riding short 30 mile loops around the area but...
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    Carbon Concepts bikes?

    Hey guys, I came across a Fusion frameset by Carbon Concepts locally for a seemingly good price, and I was wondering if any of you guys have any experience with them. It's a carbon frameset with...
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    So I'm assuming a cone that works for a 9mm axle...

    So I'm assuming a cone that works for a 9mm axle would be slightly smaller than one that work with a 9.5mm axle, and therefore be incompatible with the cups. Also, the dust caps would be a slightly...
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    Changing hub axle diameter

    Howdy, I'm thinking about replacing the front bolt-on axle of my 29er wheelset with a QR axle. I measured the current solid axle with a pair of calipers and found the axle diameter to be 9.5mm or...
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    +1 I rode a SS as a commuter before which had...

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    I rode a SS as a commuter before which had a flip flop hub. I installed a fixed cog just to see what all this fuss was about. Not one of my better ideas.
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    Frame material and construction is also a big...

    Frame material and construction is also a big factor. Most road frame, save for some aero models, generally incorporate some desire to minimize road feedback to make for a more stable and comfortable...
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    2008 Cannondale F3 quote

    I'm looking to begin my first steps into the world of non-road riding and I came across a 2008 Cdale F3 locally for $650. It's built around the Caffeine frame and has an 80mm Head Shok with a mixed...
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  22. Thanks, if my pro roadie career doesn't take off...

    Thanks, if my pro roadie career doesn't take off I was thinking about getting into the PI business.
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    Vuelta Corsa SLRs from Nashbar? I have a couple...

    Vuelta Corsa SLRs from Nashbar? I have a couple thousand on mine and they have been very robust thus far. Freehub has been reliable and quite frankly the mechanism sounds very strong. Hit some pretty...
  24. Stolen giant tcr advanced sl (black) - ny metro area

    Mod, if this isn't where this goes please move it to where it does.

    Hey guys. I was lurking craigslist when I happened upon a black 2012 Giant TCR Advanced with ISP, Dura Ace 7900, and Zipp 404s....
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    Wow, that's gorgeous! I have a Trek 500 SS, which...

    Wow, that's gorgeous! I have a Trek 500 SS, which looks like an 890 in sport touring form; same paint and tubing. If it can haul the bulk goods of Costco it has my vote. Great build.

    For...
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