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  1. A locknut and its cone still rotate together even...

    A locknut and its cone still rotate together even tightly cinched to each other.
  2. I've broken only one hub in a few hundreds of...

    I've broken only one hub in a few hundreds of thousands of miles; I forget whether it was keyed. If the notch stops before the cone it doesn't affect the strength of the portion of the axle that...
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    Rhode Gear used to make (may still?) a device...

    Rhode Gear used to make (may still?) a device that mounted on the down tube at the spot nearest the front wheel. One could swing it out, it would apply a little pressure to the tire, hold the front...
  4. 'Keyed': that's the word I was looking for. ...

    'Keyed': that's the word I was looking for. Thanks Mr FBinNY.

    Wheels Manufacturing doesn't make them. The vendors at which I usually shop don't carry them. The Wald catalog doesn't have them...
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    I found a replacement 0-ring for my 17-year-old...

    I found a replacement 0-ring for my 17-year-old Blackburn pump at the local True Value a couple of weeks ago.
  6. Hub axles with slots and tabbed washers that separate the locknut from the cone

    I used to have hubs that had axles with a slot cut into the outer centimeter or 2. They came with washers that had tabs that fit into the slots. These washers went between the locknut and the cone,...
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    Twice properly-adjusted rear derailleurs have...

    Twice properly-adjusted rear derailleurs have gotten into the spokes of my rear wheel. That's in 40 years of riding bicycles with gears, so it isn't often. The first time happened when I was riding...
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    I ride about 5,000 miles/year and have ridden...

    I ride about 5,000 miles/year and have ridden across the country 5 times. Softness in seats has made me more uncomfortable. I've ridden a noseless, the Ergo 'The Seat' Endurance, for the last 2.5...
  9. There are belt-drive bicycles now. Because they...

    There are belt-drive bicycles now. Because they have no joints one must be able to break the bicycle's frame. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/24/business/24novel.html
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    I bought SunRace 6-Speed Clamp-on Downtube...

    I bought SunRace 6-Speed Clamp-on Downtube Shifters (28.6mm Clamp Size) with housing stops @ eBikeStop.com 6 years ago to replace my bar-end shifters. I had to improvise a new mount because the...
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    Thanks for the tip about Blackburn's life-time...

    Thanks for the tip about Blackburn's life-time guarantee. They ignored my submission. I replaced the o-ring that mounts on the plunger and seals it in the cylinder. Now it works. I paid 49 at...
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    I think the piston leaks in the chamber. ...

    I think the piston leaks in the chamber. Anything at the LBS will cost more than replacing the pump. Blackburn doesn't have replacement parts for this old model.
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    Can I refurbish a 15-year old pump?

    My Blackburn MS-1 Mtn Stik minipump won't pump more than 40 psi into a tire. I keep it in a bag in my pannier so it doesn't suffer from road grit. Is there a way to refurbish it?
  14. I have lived outside for months at a time, riding...

    I have lived outside for months at a time, riding a bicycle (Los Angeles to Canada to NYC to Key West...), carrying all my stuff (slept rough). I never changed or cleaned or lubricated anything. I...
  15. Wobble and true are different things. Wobble...

    Wobble and true are different things. Wobble means the wheel changes shape as one rides it. It is a consequence of loose spokes. It makes itself worse with time as spokes get looser. One can fix...
  16. I didn't look closely. I just fetched the pieces...

    I didn't look closely. I just fetched the pieces out of the trash (good thing I practice clean trash): the metal section is long enough to get to the tube. It is a cheap Kenda tube.


    Thanks for...
  17. I pump my tires up every day. I keep them at 100...

    I pump my tires up every day. I keep them at 100 psi.

    I have damaged valves by cutting them where they come through the rim by pumping them carelessly with a hand pump (because I was tired or...
  18. I bought a Nashbar frame some 20 years ago. When...

    I bought a Nashbar frame some 20 years ago. When the hanger bent, years later, I asked if they would sell me one. They gave me one free. Even if you buy a replacement keep on bugging them for a...
  19. Tube exploded because valve detached from tube

    Last night while I was washing the dishes the tube of my rear wheel exploded. The rubber of the valve had detached from the metal. I had last ridden about 3 hours before. This has never happened...
  20. I replaced the rails on a seat sometime in the...

    I replaced the rails on a seat sometime in the late '70s. This one looks like the rails would be easy to replace. More than 2 years have elapsed since I bought it. Selle sells replacement rails...
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    Take out the core, hang it up, valve down, wait.

    Take out the core, hang it up, valve down, wait.
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    I get good service and prices from ebikestop.com....

    I get good service and prices from ebikestop.com. niagaracycle.com often has better prices and wider selection but has mis-served me often.
  23. Replacement rails for a saddle, the Ergo Endurance

    I broke the rails of my saddle last week. The saddle is as good as new. I'd like to replace the rails. It's an Ergo 'The Seat' Endurance, a noseless. I contacted the manufacturer: they haven't...
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    It'd be great to have a FAQ section for the...

    It'd be great to have a FAQ section for the definitive and exhaustive answers to the questions that come up often.
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    The spokes weren't loose, the wheel was true when...

    The spokes weren't loose, the wheel was true when not-ridden. It was a rim that had long use; it was a cheap single-wall rim. I haven't had the same experience with a new rim. I hypothesize that...
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