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    Wonder what the shipping costs of a bike frame...

    Wonder what the shipping costs of a bike frame are from Brooklyn to New Zealand, and who's paying, Peter or you? By the way, when I ordered my Swift from Peter oh six years ago or something I think,...
  2. Too true. Same reason you never brag about being...

    Too true. Same reason you never brag about being healthy.

    I'd like to see a list of the tires that all you you know what-free people are using, A few have mentioned the brand. So far - knock on...
  3. It has always been my understanding that...

    It has always been my understanding that handlebars should match the width of your shoulders - but then my bike technology is like from the 1960's. Has opinion on this subject changed, or is it that...
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    Nice!

    Nice!
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    That's the one that I want!

    That's the one that I want!
  6. Schwalbe Kojak is my favorite tire ever. I'm not...

    Schwalbe Kojak is my favorite tire ever. I'm not quite as big as you, but close.
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    I saw a bunch of people riding those things up Mt...

    I saw a bunch of people riding those things up Mt Lemmon in Tucson today. First time I've ever seen them. Do they go downhill too? Eek!
  8. Does squeezing a tire together like that really...

    Does squeezing a tire together like that really always work as well as that?
  9. Thread: swift folders

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    Just use the sharpie/marker. They're not...

    Just use the sharpie/marker. They're not permanent. You can easily erase them with oil or wd-40 or alcohol or something - forget exactly what works, maybe all three.
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    Yeah, and the bike is even painted in winter...

    Yeah, and the bike is even painted in winter camouflage colors!
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    "There was one very annoying 'feature' of the...

    "There was one very annoying 'feature' of the bike, and that was a constant rattle of cables vibrating against the hollow alu frame. I like my bikes to be completely silent. Any ideas how I can cure...
  12. Yipes! You'd be better off buying a used bike...

    Yipes! You'd be better off buying a used bike than renting one for a couple of hours!
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    Luckiest Bicyclist In The World

    http://static.businessinsider.com/image/4bf2e9d77f8b9a2748290200/biker-escape.gif
  14. Jur - Your cycling tour photo essays are all...

    Jur - Your cycling tour photo essays are all awesome. They should be made into books.
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    Check out folding bikes and small wheel bikes,...

    Check out folding bikes and small wheel bikes, too. They have much lower stepovers, some more than others, but all much lower than standard. I love them. I have a Swift folder now, and next I'd...
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    Yeah, but that put a lot of stress on the frame. ...

    Yeah, but that put a lot of stress on the frame. Anyway it's sold now.
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    BTW, have you seen this? ...

    BTW, have you seen this?
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...wt_958&afsrc=1

    Looks like it has some good components on it. If you don't like the idea of drops, it's pretty trivial to change...
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    Not really sure why you're heart is set on the...

    Not really sure why you're heart is set on the Big Apples. They'll be harder to put on and take off, like when you need to fix a flat. Slower too. Maybe more likely to rub on something. Maybe...
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    I have to admit that a snapping qr was a bit of a...

    I have to admit that a snapping qr was a bit of a concern to me because I was having to push on them hard to tighten them up adequately, but now that I've replaced all three of the qr's with bolts I...
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    Where did you find the correct size thumb screw? ...

    Where did you find the correct size thumb screw? I've never been happy with the centering mechanism on any brakes I've ever had - side pulls, center pulls, v-brakes, all of them.
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    Yep - and this should help with the names of the...

    Yep - and this should help with the names of the parts:

    http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/bicycleparts.html


    Jur - Any thoughts on my replacing the quick release levers on the seat tube with...
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    I'm going to take your advice and clean and lube...

    I'm going to take your advice and clean and lube the qr levers right now, Jur. Actually I've replaced the front q/r with a bolt (stopped the squeaking), and since I rarely fold the bike I might do...
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    I don't think your worries are valid, Rishio. I...

    I don't think your worries are valid, Rishio. I ride over slightly rough surfaces, including gravel, all the time, and I'm using much harder narrower tires than your BA's, namely slick Kojak tires,...
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    Beautiful. I would like to see the primitive...

    Beautiful. I would like to see the primitive chain evolve into something better. What are the pros and cons so far? Is it possible to snap the belt by standing on the pedals? Can they become...
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    Strida folding bike with belt drive: ...

    Strida folding bike with belt drive:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strida
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