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    Cracked hub flange

    Just found a crack originating in the spoke hole on a shimano 600 hub. There is one almost as big on the other flange as well. This on my do it all road bike. Is this a common failure? Was it...
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    Chains clean themselves in their motion. They...

    Chains clean themselves in their motion. They drive the dirt out. Lubricating is what allows this to happen. Best to lube. Wipe the grit off the chain to keep it from gathering more road grit.
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    Rivendell bike works has helped out a double...

    Rivendell bike works has helped out a double amputee set up one of their bikes. There was an article in their rivendell reader. They are in walnut creek, and I am sure would be glad to give you all...
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    Sub 24 hour

    Check out this un;

    http://www.rivbike.com/article/bike_camping/camping_vs_touring
    http://www.rivbike.com/article/bike_camping/a_kit_for_one_night_out
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    Great bike. It looks very well balanced. I...

    Great bike. It looks very well balanced. I imagine it will go with you many miles smiling.
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    I have ridden something close to those gears...

    I have ridden something close to those gears around those parts, and it is very nice. Great bike, smart gearing, your set.
  7. The bike looks to be sweet. The most important...

    The bike looks to be sweet. The most important thing is fit. Have you decided on the type of handle bars you are going to use? Nitto makes a very popular Noodle road drop bar that has some nice...
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    +1 for Nitto racks. Astounding quality, avaiable...

    +1 for Nitto racks. Astounding quality, avaiable in small sizes shown above, to pretty regular size. The one shown above can go on the front or back. The frame bags are real smart too as they are...
  9. Have you ever used paul's cantis. They...

    Have you ever used paul's cantis. They suck....your eyes out of your head.
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    http://ucycle.com/bikes/item.php?name=dahon_d7&cat...

    http://ucycle.com/bikes/item.php?name=dahon_d7&cat=folding
    http://ucycle.com/bikes/item.php?name=f_avenir&cat=folding
    Just found these two, you definatly want gears. You should be able to find...
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    I agree with getting a hybrid bike. That is a...

    I agree with getting a hybrid bike. That is a fancy word for a middle of the road bike. They are made for road riding, and can handle bumpy terrain because they are set up for comfort. The most...
  12. Why I will never own or ride a Sojourn or Sherpa

    They are too small! I like my 25" Supercourse (63.5 cm). And would love a 64-65 cm touring bicycle, but these two cool bikes are too small for a lot of riders. Touring rigs are generally not the...
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    If you like public radio, check out 'radio lab'....

    If you like public radio, check out 'radio lab'. You can down load the podcast. Or go to radiolab.org and listen there. They did an episode on sleep that gives you a basic shake down. I found it...
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    I STOLE this link from some other websight. ...

    I STOLE this link from some other websight.
    http://sweetnourishingbikes.blogspot.com/2006/07/diy-porteur-rack.html
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    A real large specialized expidetion just went off...

    A real large specialized expidetion just went off on fleabay over 25". Rivendell has some A Homer Hilsons you can pre order that are quite large, and also have made the Redwood, which is quite big. ...
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    I would like to but the whole frame in a bath. I...

    I would like to but the whole frame in a bath. I have pondered reverse hydrolysis, molasses, and maby some sodium carbonate, but fear for the brazing in the lugs. Will naval jelly just stick to...
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    Frame Rust Removal

    I have an English lugged 531 touring bike with very prevalent rust. It is more than worth salvaging. I am planning on putting the whole frame in a molasses bath. Will this be OK for the frame? I...
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    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tout-terrain.asp ...

    http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tout-terrain.asp The 'sherpa'
    All the way to the bottom. This might be a really good setup, as it it may be aero.
    Rivendell mountain works makes a frame less back...
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    Nice post of the old popular science/mechanics. ...

    Nice post of the old popular science/mechanics. I have that issue. It wouldnt be a bad way to go, with something like that. Proably nice and aero, no paniers or anything. It would be like a...
  20. Check out Rivendell Bicycle Works. They have a...

    Check out Rivendell Bicycle Works. They have a few options. http://www.rivbike.com I am working on a hard leather case that would be the same size as a little loafer. Happy searching.
  21. Dont drag it

    Saab transmissions are nitoriously fragile. Especially automatics. They arent crappy, They just need to be looked out for. Especially on turbo cars.
  22. Thread: Road Rims

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    I have a set of open pros build by Rivendell and...

    I have a set of open pros build by Rivendell and they are not up for what I want out of them. I would just like to hear what you folks ride on and are happy with.
  23. The farther down you grip the lever the more...

    The farther down you grip the lever the more precise your shifts can be. grab it the lever with your index and thumb at the base of the lever. Have fun and keep you eyes on the road.
  24. Thread: Road Rims

    by kayakboy
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    I wouldnt mind getting something relatively light...

    I wouldnt mind getting something relatively light and narrow. Something 1 step sturdier than mavic open pro's. There are so many rims out there, I would like to go with something that wont slow me...
  25. Thread: Road Rims

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    Road Rims

    Hi, I have a nice lugged California built (I can't recall the builder) road frame, with canti brakes. I want to build a set of road wheels for it that would not mind seeing a dirt road, 32 spoke...
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