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    It's even worse than you think. Right now every...

    It's even worse than you think. Right now every single bicycle manufacturer has a group of designers coming up with way cooler bikes to tempt you with next year. Even if you buy this latest apple...
  2. I've taken to buying leather handgrips for...

    I've taken to buying leather handgrips for various bicycles. I've had several different brands that all seem to be identical except for brand label. Try googling Propalm or Alpha Dog. They come in...
  3. Just do it. I'm 99% confident everything will...

    Just do it. I'm 99% confident everything will just bolt up.

    Right side of the bottom bracket is left hand thread, left side is normal. Removing the right side BB cups will be the hardest part of...
  4. I'm not sure that I understand your question but...

    I'm not sure that I understand your question but Ultegra brifters and XT's require a different wiring harness. That's the bad news.

    Here's the good news: If you need a 9-speed mountain bike...
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    I'd be looking at a wheelset that you like and...

    I'd be looking at a wheelset that you like and figuring out what it would take to convert it to 135 OLD. Probably just an axle, a 5mm spacer, and a little bit of labor. And you may not even need...
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    What are you using for a shifter? The most...

    What are you using for a shifter?

    The most cost effective solution is to use a rear cassette that matches your shifter and chain.

    Freehub bodies for 8 speeds and up are all compatible.
    ...
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    I'd also be checking where the minimum insertion...

    I'd also be checking where the minimum insertion mark is on that stem.
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    :):):)
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    Look at any helmet that you are considering from...

    Look at any helmet that you are considering from the top. Some brands are quite round, some are more oval front-to-back. Buy whichever matches your head better.
  10. What are you using for a rear derailleur? If you...

    What are you using for a rear derailleur? If you have a rapid rise mountain bike derailleur, that's just the way it's going to be.
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    If that's all it would take to make you happy how...

    If that's all it would take to make you happy how would you feel about silver? I have a bag full of the things that I'll never use but no white ones. PM me your address and I'll send you a pair or...
  12. It might be interesting to find how long it takes...

    It might be interesting to find how long it takes to become uncomfortable with clipless pedals.

    I've had the same pair of Shimano double sided pedals on my beater bike for at least 10 years. ...
  13. Only the folks who have done it successfully can...

    Only the folks who have done it successfully can answer. The others are all incompacitated or worse.
  14. "Alivo shifter" 3 positions - right? 1. Put...

    "Alivo shifter" 3 positions - right?

    1. Put your shifter in the middle position. With the chain on the small chainring and smallest rear cog, adjust your cable tension so you just barely avoid...
  15. I suspect that most riders tend to look at the...

    I suspect that most riders tend to look at the wrong end of the equation.

    Many riders choose skinny tires so they can use more air pressure thinking more air pressure = lower rolling resistance....
  16. Without knowing what you are making I suspect...

    Without knowing what you are making I suspect they are telling you your part isn't large enough for the bolts to thread into securely.
  17. I'm betting that, if you had found the leak, it...

    I'm betting that, if you had found the leak, it would have been two parallel slits in the inner tube like a snake bite. That's what happens when you hit a curb or pothole too hard with insufficient...
  18. Stores like to offer them because there's no...

    Stores like to offer them because there's no immediate out-of-pocket cost and it's a quick and easy closer.

    For the majority of customers the value is zero because most folks never take advantage...
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    Five years ago I endo-ed while riding with my...

    Five years ago I endo-ed while riding with my grandson and broke both my elbows.

    I think that I'm FINALLY returning to normal. In my case, the mental anxiety was far more difficult than the...
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    How's the ventilation? You need to have a way...

    How's the ventilation?

    You need to have a way for the moisture that's already inside the shed, tent or whatever to get out without letting rain or other outside moisture in. If you store a bike...
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    I think that's backwards. You have no obligation...

    I think that's backwards. You have no obligation to make your local bike shop people happy. It's their job to keep you happy by providing the products and services that you want. Buying a new pump...
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    Whenever you go for a ride, keep track of the...

    Whenever you go for a ride, keep track of the number of times you want to access the hatch or trunk with bikes loaded. Every time you have to do that is a major PITA with a tilt down rack. If you...
  23. That's what I think too. Since you think of...

    That's what I think too.

    Since you think of yourself as "the king of flats", treat yourself to 6 or 8 new inner tubes. Since you're buying your tubes in a non-emergency situation don't...
  24. Thread: Tombay!

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    You get extra points if your wife happens to be a...

    You get extra points if your wife happens to be a nursing student. Is she?
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    Why wouldn't you choose the one that works? ...

    Why wouldn't you choose the one that works?

    Take the one that works and ride it around for a while. If you find something you hate about the one that works or if you get pains of some kind,...
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