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    Dang, that;s what I figured. It might be too...

    Dang, that;s what I figured.

    It might be too much trouble, then. I basically wanted to use these because they have big wide Weinmann rims, 36 spokes and 700x38 tires. My bike is an old 1980s...
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    7-speed wheel with 9 speed cassette?

    I have used new wheels with 9/10 speed hubs on my old 7-speed bike, by placing a spacer on the hub before sliding the 7 speed cassette on - this works, fine, of course, after a slight tweak on...
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    Yes, a miracle indeed. But not unheard of - just...

    Yes, a miracle indeed. But not unheard of - just goes to show it can't hurt to try. :)
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    Update: They got the bike back! Spotted it...

    Update: They got the bike back!

    Spotted it chained up outside a local store, a few blocks away from where it was stolen.

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    Turns out a guy inside the store bought it on the street (with...
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    I think most people get 'stuck' in their...

    I think most people get 'stuck' in their preferred tastes, which were formed in teen years or early 20s. My theory on this is that early on, we gravitate towards certain styles of music or even...
  6. Thread: Prayers Please

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    Just saw this - my condolences. Let me echo the...

    Just saw this - my condolences. Let me echo the wise posts above which urge you to take good care of yourself as you continue to process this sad loss. Don't hesitate to seek help if you need it -...
  7. Thread: Tape

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    Fify

    Fify
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    LOL. No, just got a new one, as mentioned, which...

    LOL. No, just got a new one, as mentioned, which is why this one got reassigned from weekend club rides to beater duty...I just want to keep all my teeth and my brains, so didn't wanna take a foolish...
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    Thanks, all. the last two posts are very...

    Thanks, all. the last two posts are very reassuring, I appreciate that.

    I have a theory; I don't clean my bikes as often as I should, and when I do I have to really scrub to get the grit and grime...
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    Old 531 frame - Paint scratch? Crack?

    Hi all,

    about a year ago I noticed a small scratch on my 1986 Trek - 531 butted main tubes. Scratch is about 1 cm long, curved, and is on the side of the down tube, right behind the lower area of...
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    Poll: OMG, THANK YOU. I usually sit and stew on a daily...

    OMG, THANK YOU. I usually sit and stew on a daily basis putting up with these shenanigans...today I finally lost it and when the light turned green (about five seconds after a snail rolled past me,...
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    Good point, zacster. In lieu of having a lock, I...

    Good point, zacster. In lieu of having a lock, I have also heard people say to turn the bike upside down, loosen the wheel QR, take the seat or wheel inside, etc. Anything to slow the thief down,...
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    Stolen bike alert - Queens/NYC

    Hey folks, a friend parked his Bianchi hybrid on the sidewalk outside a corner store in our neighborhood (Jackson Heights), to run in for a second...and someone snatched his bike.


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    Thanks Dave - I will check the chain length. ...

    Thanks Dave - I will check the chain length. Probably would do the RD tweak as a last resort.

    Of course the irony is, I LOVE riding a corncob with a well-adjusted short cage RD. On flat ground,...
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    LOL - Idk any Dentists...I'll try to hook up with...

    LOL - Idk any Dentists...I'll try to hook up with one.

    Definitely not too much clearance - the jockey pulley is grinding right up against the 27t cog.
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    Yep - I tried both together (reversed screw +...

    Yep - I tried both together (reversed screw + pea). I'm going to try another pea or two, just to make sure I've got the shape right...
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    Oh, yeah....

    Oh, yeah.
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    I like your thinking. I have just about enough...

    I like your thinking. I have just about enough dough saved up for a new Cervelo...but I can't decide between the R5 and the S5.

    If I can liquidate a couple of watches, I may just get both....
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    Gilette Super Speeds and fatboys here. I use any...

    Gilette Super Speeds and fatboys here. I use any old blades I find on sale. The key for me is changing them out after two uses, otherwise they are too dull and I bleed.

    I can get a week or two out...
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    I tried reversing the screw, and the foil pea -...

    I tried reversing the screw, and the foil pea - It looks like I gained a wee bit of clearance, but am still getting the rubbing.

    It actually looks like my dropout may already be worn down a bit -...
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    do you mean when switching from a 23t to a 27t? I...

    do you mean when switching from a 23t to a 27t? I don't believe so - after installing the new cassette I had my local shop basically do a little RD tweak when installing new shifter cables ...since...
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    I will try the pea, thanks again - and I am...

    I will try the pea, thanks again - and I am curious whether either of my derailleurs actually have the stop cam? (I have the SS version of the 7700 on the bike now); this is the Ultegra 6500 GS RD I...
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    If I am understanding your post correctly, this...

    If I am understanding your post correctly, this is essentially what people are talking about when they say a bike's ability to accept a large cog of a certain size has as much to do with the drop...
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    I'll have to check that at home tonight. It did...

    I'll have to check that at home tonight. It did seem when I fiddled with it this morning that I could move the RD around but when I tried to tighten the screw it seemed to push the screw out of...
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