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  1. Many of us here have buckets or bins of take-off...

    Many of us here have buckets or bins of take-off parts, much of which is just in the way or waiting for some unknown project to come along in need of those random parts. If you were local I'd let...
  2. Oh yeah, no complaints, worst case is I get two...

    Oh yeah, no complaints, worst case is I get two free skewers. I'll probably remove the offending rim this weekend and toss the cracking rim, or maybe make a table out of it or something.

    hmmm, an...
  3. Quickly becoming a bike-art project. Or maybe a...

    Quickly becoming a bike-art project. Or maybe a photo prop.
  4. His 5 year warranty ran out last month and was...

    His 5 year warranty ran out last month and was denied, so dead end there.

    Is a evenly spaced 24 hole rim an option here? https://www.dtswiss.com/Components/Rims-Road/RR-585
    Of course now I'd be...
  5. Bontrager paired spoke rim replacement options

    Background: a guy at work had a set of wheels that have the rear spoke holes starting to crack at the nipples. He thought they were still under warranty but was told no by both the LBS and by...
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    2014 goals: get below 200 Lbs and stay there, get...

    2014 goals: get below 200 Lbs and stay there, get more cycling in, continue blood pressure improvement, keep improving my eating habits.
    Current status: around 5'11" and not going over 222 Lbs. I...
  7. Small milestones, stepping stones, and weighpoints

    12+ years ago I picked up my Colnago from a small local shop. Then I got married. And for awhile before then and up until a year or two ago my weight began to creep up and peaked around 250ish....
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    pics? Sounds interesting.

    pics? Sounds interesting.
  9. Some like this and similar books: ...

    Some like this and similar books:
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bicycle-road-racing-edward-borysewicz/1112942404?ean=9780941950077

    Try and connect with some of the team members, they probably...
  10. Thread: Birdy thread

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    I have an older gripshifter where the cable came...

    I have an older gripshifter where the cable came out of the internal track/channel and wouldn't shift right. Try posting in the Mechanics section to see if anyone has better understanding of your...
  11. Thread: Birdy thread

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    Derailleur adjustments is one of those things...

    Derailleur adjustments is one of those things where it is easier to show someone in person than it is to explain with types words, so see if this will help:
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    A little better pic from this morning with the...

    A little better pic from this morning with the now flat rear tire. Looks like I'll be patching/replacing a tube.
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    When did Specialized first offer the Rockhopper?...

    When did Specialized first offer the Rockhopper? Bikepedia shows them only going back to '92. I guess I'll have to try and check component date codes on the one I got recently. I'm going to take a...
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    I picked up a RockHopper today, seems to be about...

    I picked up a RockHopper today, seems to be about a 17" frame or so, fits better than the Marin and Fisher MTB's that have passed through my hands and are now elsewhere. Just dumb luck at the thrift...
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    Glympse works well on an android, and it's free.

    Glympse works well on an android, and it's free.
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    Poll: Currently I'm wearing what is more of a Fat...

    Currently I'm wearing what is more of a Fat Manchu than a Fu Manchu. Otherwise usually something between a Tom Selleck and a Duck Brothers, and sometimes wear a bushy goatee transition phase between...
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    The Thiensville store has had various reports,...

    The Thiensville store has had various reports, probably much like South Shore has. One person's gravy is another person's sludge I guess.

    Zhu Zhu was extremely small when they first opened and...
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    There is Zhu Zhu Pedals in Port Washington,...

    There is Zhu Zhu Pedals in Port Washington, opened up just a couple years ago and recently expanded their storefront. I think they have Specialized and something else. Not sure how they are on...
  19. I will simply suggest keeping your current bike...

    I will simply suggest keeping your current bike (as long as it fits you well), and put some of the money you have earmarked for a new bike towards outfitting the current bike. Then set some mileage...
  20. In the old days there was a saying that you can't...

    In the old days there was a saying that you can't outrun a Motorola (speaking of criminals running from police).
    These days, especially in high crime areas or places with organized street gangs, it...
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    Cat6 racers, sprinkle with a generous helping of...

    Cat6 racers, sprinkle with a generous helping of sarcasm and dry humor, and just let it be what it is.
    To me the video is from someone who enjoys messing with live video and finds ways to entertain...
  22. +1 on trying to avoid cycling on hwy-33, the only...

    +1 on trying to avoid cycling on hwy-33, the only exception I'd make is when it goes through a town or across a river. I've motorcycled hwy-33 from Lake Michigan to Sauk City and most of it is...
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    Just to lighten the mood a bit:...

    Just to lighten the mood a bit:
    http://www.water-wheels.com/

    Mount the water guns to the rear rack pointing sideways and rearward and downward.

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    imagelinked from...
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    Sometimes I wish everyone could have a couple...

    Sometimes I wish everyone could have a couple action camera mounted to their bikes, I know that I've been watching for a deal for a GoPro to mount on my bicycle. With youtube and vimeo and...
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    The many and varied uses of a Schwinn LeTour:...

    The many and varied uses of a Schwinn LeTour:
    (note: this tube was removed from a frame with a very bent fork and bent tubes near the head that a thrift shop was selling as a complete bike, so I...
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