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  1. Here's an update for all you helpful folks: The...

    Here's an update for all you helpful folks: The problem was, indeed, flexion, but not frame. It was wheel. My beleaguered stock wheel had been breaking spokes on the non-drive side for months and...
  2. Thanks, that's all good info, and when I replaced...

    Thanks, that's all good info, and when I replaced the cable and housings, the condition you describe did exist in the housings for the rear shifter/derailleur.

    I am bigger--198 lbs, and I think,...
  3. Frame Flex!

    I think you guys have hit the nail on the head, and it's good to know the shifter and the derailleur should work together. By the way, the shop definitely did NOT recommend switching out the...
  4. With the tool. Same distance to rim all the way...

    With the tool. Same distance to rim all the way 'round (90 degree intervals).
  5. That said, I will check the hanger again.

    That said, I will check the hanger again.
  6. Thanks, woodway. As it turns out, the bike...

    Thanks, woodway. As it turns out, the bike toppled over recently when the wind blew it off its kickstand. The hanger did get bent and I did straighten it so it's good now. When it was bent (and it...
  7. Jamis Aurora Ghost Shifting When Standing on Pedals

    I've been having some trouble with my 2009 Jamis Aurora, which I love.

    It's been ghost-shifting (up to a higher gear) when I stand on the pedals going uphill. I like to be able to stand and...
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    I just bought a 1969 Burgundy women's Raleigh...

    I just bought a 1969 Burgundy women's Raleigh Sports. It will be a retirement present for a friend and colleague who is moving to the beach. It's in pretty good shape, but I'd like to do the...
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    I just bought a 1969 Burgundy women's Raleigh...

    I just bought a 1969 Burgundy women's Raleigh Sports. It will be a retirement present for a friend and colleague who is moving to the beach. It's in pretty good shape, but I'd like to do the...
  10. Advice on Restoring 1969 Burgundy Raleigh Sports

    I just bought a 1969 Burgundy women's Raleigh Sports. It will be a retirement present for a friend and colleague who is moving to the beach. It's in pretty good shape, but I'd like to do the...
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    Sticky: Poll: As a bald man, I consider my helmet a fashion...

    As a bald man, I consider my helmet a fashion accessory and skin care device.
  12. No, but based on how well I take care of the...

    No, but based on how well I take care of the bikes vs. how well I take care of the car, they might as well be!
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    Had a skull cap but lost it. Now I just use the...

    Had a skull cap but lost it. Now I just use the hood of my bike jacket under my helmet. Works fine.
  14. Great that you're committed to all-weather...

    Great that you're committed to all-weather biking. Here's what I've found that works well for me in the rain:

    1. Top: Showers Pass jacket (or some equivalent). It's water/windproof, and the...
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    What're you wearing? (I know that sounds dirty,...

    What're you wearing? (I know that sounds dirty, but seriously)
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    I haven't eaten two cheeseburgers in years. ...

    I haven't eaten two cheeseburgers in years. Cheeseburgers are a rare indulgence for me these days and I hate to think of the havoc two'd play on my middle-aged GI tract.

    Let's just say this: ...
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    The owner and service manager of my LBS have sold...

    The owner and service manager of my LBS have sold me three bikes--mine, my wife's and my son's. They always service these bikes for free, even though we're well past the 6 mos. of free maintenance...
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    Gorgeous.

    Gorgeous.
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    This statement could raise some issues for Usain...

    This statement could raise some issues for Usain Bolt (runs around 23 mph).
  20. Heart aches for the 'Vette. Hope it's okay.

    Heart aches for the 'Vette. Hope it's okay.
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    Chris, Keep at it. You won't believe how much...

    Chris, Keep at it. You won't believe how much satisfaction you'll get out of the mere act of going to work or running an errand. Everyone who says your aches and pains will recede with time or...
  22. Good luck with the purchase, now that you've...

    Good luck with the purchase, now that you've decided on a new single speed. I was going to agree with Slim and recommend the Jamis Sport Coda. It's a very fine bike and speeds give you more...
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    Sad to hear that!

    Sad to hear that!
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    Silk (BC/CAN)_________893
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