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  1. I use Crizal and they are damn near bullet proof....

    I use Crizal and they are damn near bullet proof. I'm a mechanic that does a quite a few field jobs, and the Crizal lens hold up superbly. No scratches after two years of use and abuse. They are...
  2. The shop should fix it. I would if it was my...

    The shop should fix it. I would if it was my shop.
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    Have you cleaned the rim? Moisture, or oil, on...

    Have you cleaned the rim? Moisture, or oil, on the rim can cause it to squeal. Clean the rim with some alcohol.
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    Could be a bad clutch cone/spring if it is a...

    Could be a bad clutch cone/spring if it is a Shimano E-110 or the KT knockoff.
  5. Clear coat works.

    Clear coat works.
  6. Could you remove the hanger and use a clamp...

    Could you remove the hanger and use a clamp adapter?
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    '03 Ford Taurus

    '03 Ford Taurus
  8. Shimano is notorious for not tightening the...

    Shimano is notorious for not tightening the non-drive side nut, allowing the hub to become loose after every ride. A stripped lock nut can cause the same problem. An entire rebuild kit shouldn't...
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    Compressed air is a shop method, not a trick. I...

    Compressed air is a shop method, not a trick. I would not use WD-40 or any other lubricant, but rubbing alcohol or soap.
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    You will need longer shifter and brake cables and...

    You will need longer shifter and brake cables and housing when changing out to riser bars or swept back cruiser bars.
  11. There are injuries from working on your bike. ...

    There are injuries from working on your bike. Chainring gouges can be nasty. I've seen broken noses from removing seatposts, and a slipped wrench can bust open a hand easily.

    Then there are...
  12. "Safe roads" and "South Carolina" don't belong in...

    "Safe roads" and "South Carolina" don't belong in the same sentence. I've always lived here. Base yourselves out of Georgetown and use lightly traveled backroads. Expect hostile motorists. I've...
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    Every bike can be a cruiser. Once you set out to...

    Every bike can be a cruiser. Once you set out to ride in shorts,t-shirt, sans computer and navigation, you're cruising.
  14. All of this sounds familiar, as I had the exact...

    All of this sounds familiar, as I had the exact same setup on the same bike at one time. I changed out to a 105 derailler with excellent results.
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    Check my profile and send me an email.

    Check my profile and send me an email.
  16. The first time I made this modification for a...

    The first time I made this modification for a customer, he promptly flipped over testing the bike, breaking his collarbone and suing the shop. That shop refused to perform this modification after...
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    Rust happens. Clean it and lube it then ride it.

    Rust happens. Clean it and lube it then ride it.
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    You have sliding dropouts on the frame. Loosen...

    You have sliding dropouts on the frame. Loosen the bolts, ease the dropouts back a bit, then tighten back up. Then you will probably need to adjust the shift cable. I don't know how to do that on...
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    In South Carolina, we can use a flashing red...

    In South Carolina, we can use a flashing red taillight, but not a flashing light on the front. I use the taillight all the time, as there are many roads that have a canopy of live oak that create a...
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    Your increase in speed is from the lower rolling...

    Your increase in speed is from the lower rolling Resistance from the narrower tire and smaller contact patch.
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    Yes, there are a variety of stem lengths and...

    Yes, there are a variety of stem lengths and angles to choose from, and adjustable angle stems are available to tune in your preference, then install a rigid stem. The steerer is covered by...
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    Not really. A frame for 700c wheels is bigger...

    Not really. A frame for 700c wheels is bigger then one for 26" wheels, making the convert to 650b much easier.
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    I do tell my wife or parents where I'm riding and...

    I do tell my wife or parents where I'm riding and usually stick to the route. However, my wife is quite adept at technology, better at it then me and a savant with Windows. My Dad knows every back...
  24. In a large market like Vancouver, finding a new...

    In a large market like Vancouver, finding a new brake cable should not be too hard. Even the cheap kits from big box stores work if installed properly. Some of those stores are open 24 hours.
  25. You need a new front derailluer from Shimano's...

    You need a new front derailluer from Shimano's road bike line. Then correct the spelling in your original post.
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