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    This is good...I don't feel so bad about using a...

    This is good...I don't feel so bad about using a new hub now.
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    That's where I've tried them, but it feels...

    That's where I've tried them, but it feels weird...dunno why, whether it's simply a new position to me, or if there's something between it and the way I fit that's not right.

    I've been thinking...
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    Is anyone changing the gearing on these...

    Is anyone changing the gearing on these conversions to something more road-like, or are you all leaving the gears as-is?
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    Brake levers on moustache bars

    Is there any standard or accepted placement of brake levers on moustache handlebars? I see them mounted all over the place along the bar and, while I realize that a lot of it is personal preference,...
  5. Thread: Wrap MTB Bars?

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    When I had bar ends, I wrapped them in neoprene...

    When I had bar ends, I wrapped them in neoprene tape, which seemed comfy enough...though I found I seldom used the bar ends, and got rid of them.

    I've no idea where I got the tape. It didn't...
  6. ...err, what's wrong with how they look?

    ...err, what's wrong with how they look?
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    Retrofitting a quick-release...

    I'm rebuilding an '85 Nishiki that has a QR on the front wheel but a solid, nutted axle on the rear.

    Is it possible to retrofit a hollow QR axle onto that rear wheel, or do I need to replace the...
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    Wow...that's pretty cool, and not terribly pricey.

    Wow...that's pretty cool, and not terribly pricey.
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    Haven't weighed it, but the Nishiki I'm...

    Haven't weighed it, but the Nishiki I'm rebuilding feels extremely heavy...the bare frame is noticeably heavier than my bare Raleigh Sports frame, and they're otherwise about the same size.
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    What's the story on that basket? Looks like a...

    What's the story on that basket? Looks like a good one.
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    Something similar happened to me this morning. I...

    Something similar happened to me this morning. I was trying to bust loose a thoroughly rusted-in pedal, really straining on it, and then it just up and let go. My thumb hit one of the chainrings,...
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    Magnesium doesn't have great strength or...

    Magnesium doesn't have great strength or resilience. Thin, like a bike wheel, would be too brittle. It's good for thick chunky things like, for instance, an old VW engine block. I'm kind of...
  13. Thread: Headsets

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    If it's an old Raleigh, be sure the threads on...

    If it's an old Raleigh, be sure the threads on the new headset are correct before trying to install it. Most old Raleighs use 26 threads/inch, where standard headsets are 24 threads/inch. The new...
  14. Thread: Kids Bikes

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    My reasoning on the Sturmey hub is that it'd be...

    My reasoning on the Sturmey hub is that it'd be pretty much kid-proof, and if gears prove to be too much for him (I doubt it), he could just leave it in 2nd (1:1) until he's ready.

    Interesting...
  15. Thread: Kids Bikes

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    Give it a shot. If he's that comfortable on a...

    Give it a shot. If he's that comfortable on a bike, he might do just fine. What about building a new wheel for his existing bike with a Sturmey 3-speed or something, just to ease him into it? I...
  16. Good to know...I was going to dilute some deck...

    Good to know...I was going to dilute some deck cleaner this weekend, and would've wound up wasting it.
  17. Thread: Stuck Seatpost

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    Soaked it in Liquid Wrench or anything?

    Soaked it in Liquid Wrench or anything?
  18. Examples, por favor. I'm in need of something to...

    Examples, por favor. I'm in need of something to clean up old crudded-up parts, and I didn't want to resort to lighter fluid...I may as well do things properly.
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    A 15mm Park pedal wrench and a headset removal...

    A 15mm Park pedal wrench and a headset removal tool.
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    Dunno about the Sun CR18's, but a lot of people...

    Dunno about the Sun CR18's, but a lot of people seem to really like them. I'm using Sun Rhyno Lite rims, which are fairly wide, but I don't know offhand if they come in 26x1-3/8.
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    That's a concern. I don't have a spare cup, and...

    That's a concern. I don't have a spare cup, and the race on the cup is in great shape, so I don't want to ruin it.

    I think I'll just mask it off.
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    That's a good idea, too.

    That's a good idea, too.
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    Masking it off is definitely an option, if I...

    Masking it off is definitely an option, if I can't beat it loose or use the tool Narhay suggested. Raleigh saw fit to get paint on the cup, so I may not sweat it so much.
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    I'm using a Park HCW-11. I wrapped it in a towel...

    I'm using a Park HCW-11. I wrapped it in a towel to have something to grab hold of without hurting my hand
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    Wow...I haven't seen this. I'll have to give...

    Wow...I haven't seen this. I'll have to give this a shot.
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