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  1. I happen to have a stock of Super Champion...

    I happen to have a stock of Super Champion tubular rims from the '70s. They were pretty soft, probably because they were only 250-320 grams, but putting a clement 220 Criterium Seta on the
    250 gram...
  2. Thread: Handlebar Covering

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    Not as dense, but cheap: water pipe insulation,...

    Not as dense, but cheap: water pipe insulation, foam with adhesive edging, available HD, Lowes and similar building/hardware supply stores. Comes in several sizes.
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    I agree, the police car looks to be parked near...

    I agree, the police car looks to be parked near the wiggly part at the bottom of the Lookout mtn road just before it levels out and straightens into normal traffic.
    I almost went but that big green...
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    A current era hi zoot magnesium bike: ...

    A current era hi zoot magnesium bike: http://paketabike.com/index.cfm?page=paketa_v2_tandem and http://paketabike.com/index.cfm?page=road-bikes
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    Cheers for that link, but I'm still worried that...

    Cheers for that link, but I'm still worried that it won't fit. I mean, I hit up every bike shop that was nearby and they had tons of repair parts but none had what I was looking for. The cones are...
  6. Thread: OLD Tour Easy

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    Bent + hills is a challenge for 98% of riders. ...

    Bent + hills is a challenge for 98% of riders. Reason #1 bents are heavy, your TE is at least 30#, might be
    more. #2 you only get a small fraction of the upper body contribution that you get...
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    Agree LWB very unstable on any looseness under...

    Agree LWB very unstable on any looseness under tire: low loading hence low grip means easy dig in and
    slide out with any turning of FW. Even uprites can go down on gravel at low speeds (higher...
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    www.biketoolsetc.com 9Mx108M hollow axle with...

    www.biketoolsetc.com 9Mx108M hollow axle with cones $4.50
    http://biketoolsetc.com/index.cgi?id=72169095788&d=single&c=Repair-Parts&sc=Hub-and-Axle&tc=Hollow-Axle-Sets&item_id=AP-9108S One of...
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    If you had a rim brake on your tandem you would...

    If you had a rim brake on your tandem you would find it interesting to feel the rims after varying brake efforts to see how much heating occurs, on our first tandem with a total
    weight in the 480...
  10. Radbots are reasonably bright, fairly spread beam...

    Radbots are reasonably bright, fairly spread beam and in my state are attractive because they satisfy the legal requirement for a reflector at night. LED is not regarded as sufficient.
    Mainly a...
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    My Mity8 are all on the original battery CR2032...

    My Mity8 are all on the original battery CR2032 at 4 to 12 yrs of age. OTOH I replaced a CR2032 on another device recently and it crapped out in less than 2 months. Another battery from the same...
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    There are two slightly different mini USB charger...

    There are two slightly different mini USB charger plugs that are not compatible, which sux. I believe we can thank the camera people for that. The camera mini is
    a bit fatter and hollow on the...
  13. Astrale appears to be discontinued. I have 4 of...

    Astrale appears to be discontinued. I have 4 of the older Mity8 Cateye, dual buttons, which did allow odo reset. Oldest one died last month at 13yrs of age and the Velo8 single button I replaced it...
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    NiMH and Li ion batteries have standard form...

    NiMH and Li ion batteries have standard form factors and thus the batteries in rechargeable lights will be one of these standard forms. NiMH will be AAA, AA, subC C D and 9V rectangular. Specialty...
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    I should have said net speed (bike spd minus air...

    I should have said net speed (bike spd minus air spd), which is why you rarely have a true tail wind, bike is almost always faster than air speed so it feels like a headwind, just less of one
    than...
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    Air resistance is fairly negligible until you are...

    Air resistance is fairly negligible until you are above 20 mph, and realistically 25 mph, so unless you can average speed in the + 20 mph range your efforts won't gain you much
    The pivoting...
  17. Thread: Bearings, anyone?

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    Our Burley tandem, 'inexplicably', filled the...

    Our Burley tandem, 'inexplicably', filled the pilot downtube with water, something we did not discover til the pilot turned the bike upside down for some
    routine maintenance and water poured out. ...
  18. The 18650 battery is 69mm long so not likely to...

    The 18650 battery is 69mm long so not likely to fit. There are shorter Li cylindricals available
    with lower maH ratings. Just make sure they have the "pcb" to regulate the charging rate.
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    As per BG, the apparent child seat pictured is...

    As per BG, the apparent child seat pictured is for the classic old style threaded fork/stem and handle bar. Eg look at the stems on the Trek site for the Cocoa, or Allant or T80+ under the urban...
  20. Shortened chain will not help. My rule of thumb...

    Shortened chain will not help. My rule of thumb is 2 chains equal new cassette, 3 chains means
    replacing most used CW. Some cassettes have replaceable cogs and you may get away with
    replacing...
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    Best bet LLlisa is to replace. If an extremely...

    Best bet LLlisa is to replace. If an extremely thoro cleanout does not solve the problem
    there are no replaceable parts in these Shimano brifters and re-assembly as so ably
    documented in the web...
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    OP will now have lots of fun cleaning off two...

    OP will now have lots of fun cleaning off two tubes plus mesh of hardened JB Weld, if he still plans to follow the Giant dealer route, which chriskmurray suggests is/(was) a viable option.
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    Too early to say if solved, put 20-50 miles on...

    Too early to say if solved, put 20-50 miles on the repair or ride some steep hills standing to see if the noise is truly gone. Doubt you did
    anything to the threads, but an aluminum insert would...
  24. Good link btw... do you think there is a...

    Good link btw... do you think there is a noticeable difference between the sram pg950 and ultegra 9500 cassette? I'm sure this has been discussed... but i'm looking for a simplistic answer.[/QUOTE]...
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    It takes considerable torque to fully tighten a...

    It takes considerable torque to fully tighten a cassette lockring, in part because there is
    a sort of ratchet mechanism under the lockring to keep it from loosening. Torque needed
    will be in the...
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