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  1. Does Anyone Remember Patch Kits That You Set On Fire?

    When I was young, They used to sell a patch kit that came with a vice like unit. The patches were part of a small square metal box. You would put the tube and metal box in the vice like object and...
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    Going by color it looks like a 2001. My 1993 is...

    Going by color it looks like a 2001. My 1993 is red. The large crank would have 50 teeth if it's a 93 and 48 if it's a 2001. 394579
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    Here in California, I think the law is the same...

    Here in California, I think the law is the same for car and bicycle. I usually, on my bicycle, slow and if it is clear, ride through. How much I slow (or stop) depends on how much I can see safely....
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    Congratulations on your start. At age sixty, I...

    Congratulations on your start. At age sixty, I was about 400 pounds. Then I lost about 130 pounds. This was about four years ago. I started riding my old Huffy go keep the weight off. I started at...
  5. In the past twelve months, as I can recall: two...

    In the past twelve months, as I can recall: two people cut be off, turning right, in front of me. One lady looked at me and smiled at the light and then cut me off when it turned green. One guy...
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    I have seen several youtube videos where the...

    I have seen several youtube videos where the person just tapes the new rim to the old wheel and changes the spokes. This is what I had in mine. However, I cannot find out what to buy and where to...
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    Where can I buy a Aero V 25 Rim

    I posted this question on the Bike Mechanic Forum but it seems to have disappeared. My Fuji Absolute 3.0 fell off the back of my car. Two LBS say the front wheel is shot. I brought a replacement...
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    Where can I buy a Aero V 25 Rim

    I have a Fuji Absolute 3.0 I got from Performance Bike. It fell of the back of my car and I had to buy a replacement front wheel. I've taken the old wheel to two different LBS and both say the rim...
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    I brought a six speed Huffy Cruiser in 1979 for...

    I brought a six speed Huffy Cruiser in 1979 for $79.99. I still have it but do not ride it any longer. It now is a ten speed: 39/52 in the front and 14/28 in the back. The only original part is...
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    Poll: When I get to work, my computer states I averaged...

    When I get to work, my computer states I averaged around 11 miles per hour. However, half my ride is through traffic. The other half is on the bike path. My time varies because of stop lights and...
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    we used playing cards. A few times, we would...

    we used playing cards. A few times, we would blow up balloons and tie them to the fork (on each side of the balloon. When they hit the spokes the gave a deep sound like a Harley. They did not last...
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    I bike to work twice a week in the southern part...

    I bike to work twice a week in the southern part of San Diego County. I go through South San Diego, National City, Chula Vista, Back into San Diego, and end up in Imperial Beach (towns). On my...
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    How to evaluate a noise from my crank

    I have a 2013 Fuji Absolute 3.0. It's got about 1200 miles on it. I ride to and from work a couple of times a week. I also trade off, riding my old Cannondale H400.

    I have noticed a click...
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    Three: one old ten speed cruiser (was six speed...

    Three: one old ten speed cruiser (was six speed when I purchased it from Gemco (department store) in 1979. It sits in my storage. One Cannondale H 400 I used for two years to commute. It's at my...
  15. Thread: CO2 question

    by rommer25
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    I run 37mm Cont. Touring Plus and a 12 oz. cart....

    I run 37mm Cont. Touring Plus and a 12 oz. cart. works fine. Although I've never had to use it on the road.
  16. 13 miles to and 14 miles back home. San Diego,...

    13 miles to and 14 miles back home. San Diego, CA.
  17. Bicycle Maintenance: how much is really needed

    I just cleaned and lubed by bike chain. It had been about 350 miles between the last lube and this one. I got to thinking, when I was a kit and rode a Schwinn Wasp, I hardly every maintained it. ...
  18. When I was ten, I worked as a helper for a boy...

    When I was ten, I worked as a helper for a boy who had the route. His family went to New York for Christmas and they never returned. I turned 11 in January and they gave me the route (age...
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    I leave 30 minutes for emergencies. I had a flat...

    I leave 30 minutes for emergencies. I had a flat in the Summer of 2012. Got to work on time. Normally, I use the extra time to sit at the 7-11 and drink a cup of coffee. The store is four blocks...
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    School Counselor. Bike to work thirteen miles,...

    School Counselor. Bike to work thirteen miles, about twice a week, year around. I've had this job over twenty years. I've been biking to work two years in March.
  21. Thread: Bike Size

    by rommer25
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    I rode bike too big for me for about a year (a...

    I rode bike too big for me for about a year (a hybrid). I had about an inch clearance between the saddle and the rack. I had to move the saddle forward because of the length between seat post and...
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    I ride with on pannier. I ride with it on the...

    I ride with on pannier. I ride with it on the left. I have a light attached to it so I want it on the traffic side.
  23. I ride a Fuji Absolute 3.0 that sells for $399 at...

    I ride a Fuji Absolute 3.0 that sells for $399 at Performance. I have added tires, rack, bell, lights, panniers, and saddle (leather). Everything else is factory. In eight months, I have not had to...
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    When I first returned to riding as an adult, I...

    When I first returned to riding as an adult, I used the sidewalk for a short part of rides where the traffic was real heavy. However, I have found that the street was smoother than the sidewalk. ...
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    You can buy one of those front sprocket sets that...

    You can buy one of those front sprocket sets that havetwo: one around 52 teeth and the other that has about 39 teeth (frommemory?). I have an old Huffy that started life as a six speed (or maybe7). ...
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