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    Just imagine how much fun you can have the next...

    Just imagine how much fun you can have the next time your spouse goes off on someone though; in this case, you could have just put the car in park, holding up traffic, get out and immediately start...
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    brrrr.....gives me the heebeejeebies

    brrrr.....gives me the heebeejeebies
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    Thanks - just a matter of time for the muscles to...

    Thanks - just a matter of time for the muscles to heal and scabs to fall off. Heh. It was worth the sympathy from some, notoriety from others, and more than a little jabbing at me to pay attention...
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    What's with all the "left" side crashes in todays...

    What's with all the "left" side crashes in todays posts? Had my first crash in decades last Tuesday - as FBinNY calls preflexes - caught me up. This particular time I didn't just hold on and bleed...
  5. Wouldn't it be more cost effective converting to...

    Wouldn't it be more cost effective converting to 700c - more tire types, tire sale, and folding tire options? I have 27 x 1/4 inch on my Sekine ($90 for the whole wheelset at REI) and kinda wish now...
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    Plenty of good suggestions so IamDannyphantom can...

    Plenty of good suggestions so IamDannyphantom can get back to us with more solid information.
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    roflol. I gotta capture that so next time...

    roflol. I gotta capture that so next time someone at the office says, "winner winner..."
  8. Actually, this is pretty encouraging - all the...

    Actually, this is pretty encouraging - all the responses I'm getting, and a lot I can say, "got it covered." You folks are helping more than you might realize just by boosting my confidence that I'm...
  9. Not sure if you mean, "lose the paranoia." If...

    Not sure if you mean, "lose the paranoia." If so, that is what you want to lose, because you will make bad decisions and hesitate. Be aware, assertive but not taking chances, and ride low traffic...
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    Did I win the chicken dinner?

    Did I win the chicken dinner?
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    I vote for the Sekine if it fits, 'cause I still...

    I vote for the Sekine if it fits, 'cause I still have mine from '75. They are a "sleeper," meaning the bike is better than it's resale price for some reason.
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    First question is why did you replace the RD? ...

    First question is why did you replace the RD? The circumstances might help identify the root cause.
    Second is the RD a direct part# replacement or a different model / part# ? What did you have and...
  13. Thanks for the reminder BS - wait that didn't...

    Thanks for the reminder BS - wait that didn't come out right - thanks for the reminder Bug Shield. :innocent:
    I have to replace the vucanizer - used the last of it. Just this year I started...
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    Check it out! Minnesota is #2...

    Check it out! Minnesota is #2 on the list and Minneapolis gets a Gold. St. Paul gets a Bronze. :thumb:
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    That's because you are using a steel frame C&V...

    That's because you are using a steel frame C&V keyboard. Get a carbon keyboard. Their lighter, more aero, and flex less.


    :roflmao2:
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    No kidding! That is a huge reduction is weight....

    No kidding! That is a huge reduction is weight. You gotta be feeling so much stronger and mobile. Now to hold it as you said, or maybe inch it down to 299. You reached a goal, a significant...
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    Wow are we a bunch of kill-joys. Sorry about...

    Wow are we a bunch of kill-joys. Sorry about that. Sheesh. Probably jinxed your rides too.

    :hug:
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    ( Assumption here is going from drop-bar to...

    ( Assumption here is going from drop-bar to drop-bar road bike. Changes in fit and riding position are notwithstanding. )

    Nope, not really. At least for those of us that are not hard core racing....
  19. But that was darned kind of you to let me work it...

    But that was darned kind of you to let me work it out myself. :thumb:


    Still, I'm interested to see what other possible solutions or answers anyone comes up with.
  20. Ha! Thanks to that comment - changed my search...

    Ha! Thanks to that comment - changed my search and this:

    Shimano Dura Ace CB90 In-line Brake Cable Adjuster. Is that the cats meow or what?

    399929

    Shimano Dura Ace CB90 In-line Brake Cable...
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    I'll vote for the Mpls / St. Paul as larger...

    I'll vote for the Mpls / St. Paul as larger cities supporting cycleing. I just haven't heard much really negative and am hearing about accomplishments and more planning to improve the infrastructure...
  22. Right-starting the motion sweet a little farther...

    Right-starting the motion sweet a little farther along and running out of sweep was what I was thinking. Guess not, eh? I'll ping a couple LBS tomorrow and see if they have some shims sitting around...
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    Lot's of responses here, but I cannot resist...

    Lot's of responses here, but I cannot resist replying anyway. How long? Not. Recent seat swap, having gone through several swaps in the last 2 years, convinced me not very long at all, caveat being...
  24. fietsbob: shims: If it is really that simple, I...

    fietsbob: shims: If it is really that simple, I might not have as much leverage on the brakes because of (I'm going to state this badly) the leverage or length of cable being pulled is lessened....
  25. Reduciing STI reach for shifting or SRAM double tap condunrum

    Shifters are Shimano 5600 105's. Brakes are Crane Creek (stock on 2009/2010 Pilot 2.1) but I do not know the exact model #.

    I am a little uncomfortable with the distance of my 105 5600 finger...
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