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  1. Thread: More Birds

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    They would have just left. Vultures are...

    They would have just left. Vultures are lightweights.

    Here are some black vultures I pictured a couple of years ago:
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  2. Thread: More Birds

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    Where I live they don't seem to cross paths, even...

    Where I live they don't seem to cross paths, even at the edge of the lakes.



    Peregrines here also on city buildings. One nestling on a building not far from me, it has been perching on the...
  3. Thread: More Birds

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    You shoulda been named Goldfinch and they would...

    You shoulda been named Goldfinch and they would ignore you.

    So, do you have Northern Hawk Owls in your neighborhood?
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    Most musicians end up with overuse injuries. I...

    Most musicians end up with overuse injuries. I have a bad case right now, I was practicing about three hours a day getting ready for an event. Over did it and now I am off the flute and hoping I'll...
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    Thanks everyone.

    Thanks everyone.
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    Build questions for Disc Trucker

    I am going to build up a disc trucker for spouse, who obtained an inexpensive frame.

    The plan is to put trekking bars on this bike. He would like mountain bike gearing. Because it has trekking...
  7. Thanks everyone. I think I have this straight...

    Thanks everyone. I think I have this straight now.
  8. OK guys, I got my answer on the the BB7s for the...

    OK guys, I got my answer on the the BB7s for the disc trucker. I can use my v brake levers on his trekking bars.

    Now I am still not sure on the trek 520. If I am following you Retro, the...
  9. I know, because he is using trekking bars he...

    I know, because he is using trekking bars he needs the mountain option. I was wondering if my V brake levers would work or if I need to buy other levers.
  10. Matching brake levers to brakes and to handlebars

    My husband just bought a disc trucker frame. We are going to set it up with trekking bars. We are looking at putting Avid BB7 mechanical brakes on it. I have a set of V brake levers, will they...
  11. It depends on the folder. My Dahon Jetstream is...

    It depends on the folder. My Dahon Jetstream is nearly equivalent to my fastest hybrid bike for comfort and speed. It is set up with skinny tires and is not so great on rough surfaces.
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    I think a lot of the analogies where measuring...

    I think a lot of the analogies where measuring creates a better product are not on point It really is an it depends on what you are doing.

    My father tuned pianos with a tuning fork and his ear....
  13. I've actually found youtube videos very helpful. ...

    I've actually found youtube videos very helpful. It is great the bike shop took stuff off for you at no charge, but to learn it is good to do it yourself if you see yourself working on bikes in the...
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    I've been off the bike for better than a month...

    I've been off the bike for better than a month and rode today to get ready for a 35 miler next weekend.

    I am 3 mph slower than I was in March. And 5 pounds heavier.

    I usually tune up my own...
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    It may be that you need to adjust the tilt or...

    It may be that you need to adjust the tilt or other positioning of the saddle. Both spouse and I fussed quite a bit with ours until they were in the just right position.

    My understanding is that...
  16. I am 4'10.5" and my road bike is a 43cm Trek with...

    I am 4'10.5" and my road bike is a 43cm Trek with about a 48cm top tube. Fits pretty good

    My mountain bike has a 13 inch frame. The standover is fine but the reach is too far. I had to get...
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    I'll check the housing run but I was pretty...

    I'll check the housing run but I was pretty careful and filed the ends. Also, I put the shoes pretty close to the wheel, the brakes don't move far to grab, it is just the amount of force required...
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    Spouse went for a ride. He says the front brake...

    Spouse went for a ride. He says the front brake is perfect but the rear still requires quite a bit of force and so he tends to reach down to brake from the drops, which was not what we wanted. Is...
  19. I guess bob was right, Greg is an old man now: ...

    I guess bob was right, Greg is an old man now:

    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTaEfuItjUoGtG2tUFi5g398lF6AGOVMLN_Q-TArQlvBbz2QLCxSg
  20. Thanks everyone. I like the tip from Fietsbob...

    Thanks everyone. I like the tip from Fietsbob and those with the Schwinn images on how to roughly set up the brake levers.
  21. proper handlebar angle and placement of brakes

    OK, this question has been bugging me for a while. On my modern road bike the tops of the handlebars behind the brake levers are about level and the brakes/shifters sit rather high so it is easy to...
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    That is fine. It is easy to change the stem. ...

    That is fine. It is easy to change the stem.

    The real problem with the bike is how ugly the paint looks. Not much I can do about that and it certainly will effect the value.
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    Where are you finding these in the cities? I...

    Where are you finding these in the cities? I didn't see the Trek 520 on Craigslist. I am asking because I am going to be there in a couple of weeks and am looking to sell a 520 and wanted to know...
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    I have seen a quick release stem clamp. However,...

    I have seen a quick release stem clamp. However, the problem really is all the cables.
  25. Spouse and I have arguably too many bikes but...

    Spouse and I have arguably too many bikes but this has given us a chance to try different tires.

    My most expensive are tires on my 650 wheels, the problem was the rarity of the wheel size. I...
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