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    Thanks for the insight. Do you think I would have...

    Thanks for the insight. Do you think I would have better luck using a MTB crank with this frame? The original triple that came on the bike I has chain rings that are fused together, which is why I...
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    Crank compatibility

    I'm converting a vintage Trek 720 hybrid to a singlespeed. It currently has a 112mm square taper BB and triple crank that I want to replace with an Ultegra 6500 crank and single chainring. The BB I...
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    I use the ShowersPass Softshell trainer; paired...

    I use the ShowersPass Softshell trainer; paired with a Smartwol LS half-zip as a base layer. Work great down to mid-twenties. lower than that I add another base layer. Jacket is great, with good...
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    The Showers Pass Softshell Trainer is a nice...

    The Showers Pass Softshell Trainer is a nice option. Has nice ventilation with 2 core zips and a rear neck zipped ventilation port. Good waterproof material as well
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    I broke Tibia/Fibula skking Jan 2011. Had a...

    I broke Tibia/Fibula skking Jan 2011. Had a clean break f teh fibual & spiral fractured the tibia, requiring ORIF with 2 plates & 16 screws. Patience is the key here!! About 6 3 weeks after...
  6. Thread: Wheelset Advice

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    Wheelset Advice

    I'm looking into buying an affordable wheelset with 23mm rims. So far I've narrowed it down to
    1) Neuvation M28Aw at $279
    2) Wheel Master Velocity A23/105 hubs at $210
    3) Wheel Master Velocity...
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    Yes, the whell is together now. but how to...

    Yes, the whell is together now. but how to measure spoke without knowing how much is in the nipple??

    The rim is old, but appears to be in good shape; sidewalls don't appear to be concave. Was...
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    Many thanks for all the input!! If a may...

    Many thanks for all the input!! If a may follow-up on a few thoughts posted here?:
    1) As the spokes are siezed to the nips, I won't be able to loosen them evenly around the rim, and will have to...
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    Rebuilding a wheelset - noob

    I need to install new spokes on my wheelset as the spokes have fused to the nipples thereby making it impossible to true the wheel. I tried oiling them with penetrating oil, bit no luck.

    The...
  10. Thread: Wheel truing issue

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    Thanks for all the input!! very helful. The...

    Thanks for all the input!! very helful. The rims do have eyelets; why would these not be preferred? I believe the nipples are alloy too. The wheels are 36 spokes each, so from a cost...
  11. Thread: Wheel truing issue

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    Wheel truing issue

    I took my bike to LBS for a total overhaul. The tech tells me they could not true the wheels though as the spoke to nipple was too corroded and could not turn (note there is no visible rust or...
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    Thanks Andy. Very insightful !!

    Thanks Andy. Very insightful !!
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    Can you kindly elaborate on the process for...

    Can you kindly elaborate on the process for "individual ring aligning" to correct the issue I am experiencing? I'm not clear on what is involved with this.

    I forgot to mention that this is a...
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    Crank - slight wobble

    I have a relatively new Sugino XD compact crankset that I installed myself. I have noticed a relatively slight "wobble" in the ring when pedaling as the crank turns. This results in the chain rubbing...
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    Good thread! So, at 50 yars old, I'm a noob to...

    Good thread! So, at 50 yars old, I'm a noob to CX too, and have aspirations to start "training" this summer or the few fall races I would consider. What do you veterans suggest as a meaninful...
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    Thanks everyone - all very good input!!

    Thanks everyone - all very good input!!
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    CX Pedal recommendations - SPD

    I'm new to CX and am looking for a recommendation on inexpensive SPD pedals for my CX bike. I will be using this for occassional racing, and offroad & pavement riding. I want SPD so to ne...
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    I use an Arkel Commuter bag on a rear rack to...

    I use an Arkel Commuter bag on a rear rack to carry my clothes (business casual pants/shirt/socks/underwear/belt in a grocery plastic bag; I keep shoes at the office.) Also pack a towel/soap &...
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    They are probably wider than I need but I got a...

    They are probably wider than I need but I got a good deal on them awhile ago but have not installed them yet. I currently am using 28s but would like to go to 32s. For the asthetics I would prefer...
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    Installing alloy fenders on Casseroll

    I am planning to install 47mm VO fluted fenders on my 2007 Salsa Casseroll. I currently have shimano long reach brake calipers however they're too narrow & will pinch the VO fenders. I'm looking for...
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    I agree that the helmet mirrors are quite...

    I agree that the helmet mirrors are quite freddly, however, I'm lost without my blackburn helmet mirror. They are extremely helpful when cycling in traffic. I use the mirror in conjuction with...
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    It is definitely a scam...

    It is definitely a scam
    https://www.thepaypalblog.com/2011/06/update-on-aliexpress/
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    First Commute of 2011!!

    Although not typically a big deal, this year it is for me as it is my first commute to work since I broke my leg mid January. I've done a few test rides around the neighborhood over the last week...
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    Congrats to you!! awesome!! I envy you as I am currently 8 weeks post broken tib/fib and can't wait till I can ride my bike to work again. Hope to get ecouraging news from the doc tomorrow... You...
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    I'm curious how the A10's would fit my Salsa...

    I'm curious how the A10's would fit my Salsa Casseroll with fenders??? The Casseroll can take up to 700x32's with fenders, but I wonder if there would be sufficient clearance with the studs on the...
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