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    Are there any dents/damage on the bearing...

    Are there any dents/damage on the bearing surfaces on the headset/fork? If not, clean it all up (getting rid of all old grease, re-gease everything and put the fork back on. See if removing the old...
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    Been looking at these on eBay. Looks like the...

    Been looking at these on eBay. Looks like the newest twist on these is that on the side of the clamp that is longer, they've imbedded a neodymium magnet so that the longer end sticks to the frame. ...
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    Looks nice. With only 6 gears in the rear, I'd...

    Looks nice. With only 6 gears in the rear, I'd put a friction barcon shifter on that and call it good. It would shift buttery smooth...
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    I piece-mealed all my tools as I needed them. ...

    I piece-mealed all my tools as I needed them. But since you're plunging right in, this tool set should be fairly comprehensive:

    Sette ST-41 Tool Kit - 41 Tools | Sette | Brand |...
  5. With a $150 budget, there's not a lot of "deals"...

    With a $150 budget, there's not a lot of "deals" out there. I'd avoid Walmart bikes (Huffy, Magna, Vertical, etc).

    In fact, with a $150 budget, I'd avoid any suspension and go for a rigid. ...
  6. Points for MTB: 1) No cars 2) Scenery & the...

    Points for MTB:

    1) No cars

    2) Scenery & the smell of pine, creeks, etc.

    3) The climbs. Seriously, after less than an hour of climbing, I'm wiped out (and apparently out of shape). But it...
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    Pieces of the puzzle: Found a part listing for...

    Pieces of the puzzle:

    Found a part listing for the older Brompton bottom bracket:

    BB cartridge ISO (for "Fixed" crankset)

    Replacement bottom bracket shell with ISO taper for Brompton folding...
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    Another vote here to try out the 39T in the...

    Another vote here to try out the 39T in the front, assuming you have a newer Brompton with the user replaceable chain ring.

    Maybe someone more knowledgeable can chime in regarding the old vs. new...
  9. Thread: Maiden Voyage

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    Maiden Voyage

    It's been almost 4 year in the making. I bought a Nishiki Prestige back in 2010. In a storm of excitement, I took it all apart and refurbed it. Slowly but surely, bits and pieces were upgraded...
  10. dminor, good point, but the OP broke shock links...

    dminor, good point, but the OP broke shock links on his 12 year old bike.

    If it was me, I'd hate to spend the money, get the bike back on the trail just to have it fail for something else that...
  11. Yikes, at $162 and change plus shipping from...

    Yikes, at $162 and change plus shipping from England, you may as well consider getting an entire bike (used).

    Specialized Linkages and Upgrades : Mountain bikes and componets by BETD Goldtec
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    I was huffing and puffing one time going up this...

    I was huffing and puffing one time going up this particularly steep mountain climb in grannie, when some guy in a Pee-Wee Herman bike wearing jeans and flip flops passed me like I was standing still....
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    The coaster brake idea is a no-go. Apparently,...

    The coaster brake idea is a no-go.

    Apparently, the rear belt pulley is built into some kind of freewheel that is screwed into the hub. Looking at my kid's "Thomas the Train" bike, coaster brake...
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    Optical illusion. There's that funky hinge at...

    Optical illusion. There's that funky hinge at the fork for folding. A picture of it from an angle is throwing you off.
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    Well my bike arrived late Friday and in great...

    Well my bike arrived late Friday and in great condition. This thing is small. To give an idea of how small it is, here's a series of pictures of it next to my Brompton:
    ...
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    Last time I checked, it was cheaper to buy an...

    Last time I checked, it was cheaper to buy an entire crankset w/ external bearing BB when it was on sale, than it was to buy all 3 chain rings at full retail.

    You might as well take your chain...
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    I'd leave it alone and ride it until something...

    I'd leave it alone and ride it until something breaks, then either fix it (if it's a cheap fix), or get another bike.

    Just not worth it. Components are insanely expensive when you buy retail. ...
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    Since you're on a bike forum, I will make the...

    Since you're on a bike forum, I will make the assumption that you like bikes. You stated that you have a road bike and the Rockhopper, so that means you have at least 2 bikes.

    You will need two...
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    Lots of barely used mountain bikes for sale on...

    Lots of barely used mountain bikes for sale on Craigslist. Go for a 26er in a small frame size (15" - 16"). Hardtails look more affordable, but occasionally I've seen some great deals on full...
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    I saw complete and ready to use sets of Shimano...

    I saw complete and ready to use sets of Shimano hydraulic disc brakes (w/ rotors, screws, levers and calipers - pre-filled with oil) for $70-80 shipped.

    Amazon.com : SHIMANO BR-M446 BL-M445...
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    At least one feedback from buyers of this listing...

    At least one feedback from buyers of this listing seem to indicate that this is a knock-off and that the accessories were of poor quality.
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    Looks similar to a recumbent bike headset that...

    Looks similar to a recumbent bike headset that fits 1 1/8" ID. Rans makes a headset adjust clamp:

    HEADSET ADJUSTER CLAMP

    http://www.rans.com/ITR%2056%20images/headsetAdjParts.jpg
    ...
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    Update: I've sent a request to Best Outdoor for...

    Update: I've sent a request to Best Outdoor for a 5 day Aliexpress extension since my buyer protection will be up later this week. In regards to the CarryMe trike, I received a refund from...
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    Right on the money. It was someone else, not...

    Right on the money. It was someone else, not Best Outdoor. Best Outdoor has numerous positive feedback, so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

    As for the other guys... I guess we'll see if...
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    After reading about Overbyte's description on how...

    After reading about Overbyte's description on how seller's on Aliexpress operate (sending bogus tracking numbers while they order the goods, then update the tracking number later after actually...
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