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  1. ok, i will take your advice for now... or maybe i...

    ok, i will take your advice for now... or maybe i will take a wrench to tweak the wheel rim so it is parallel to my brake pad, if the caliper arms won't budge.
  2. still curious: why is brake pad alignment (or...

    still curious: why is brake pad alignment (or toe-in as you referred to) not a safety thing? If only my rear 20% of the brake pad is engaged with the rim when the lever are pressed, doesn't that mean...
  3. thank you. I will look into that. though I am...

    thank you. I will look into that. though I am still perplexed why my stock tiagra brake pad holder does not provide a means to adjust the brake pad, it seems like such a basic safety need.
  4. i took the caliper/brake shoe apart. There are...

    i took the caliper/brake shoe apart. There are two washers but both of them are flat so there does not seem to have any way to adjust the "toe-in".
  5. need help - newly installed brake pads do not align with rims

    Tried replacing brake pads for the first time - Shimano Tiagra Caliper on road bike. Unscrewed the small screws that held the pads in place, slid them out and slide in the new ones. Tighten the...
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    I used adhoc eyewear dreamer-rx series. I have...

    I used adhoc eyewear dreamer-rx series. I have tried typical prescription wrap-around before but the curvature of the lens made me dizzy, and they are thick/heavy around the edges since they are so...
  7. this is a great idea. If you want to include...

    this is a great idea. If you want to include Taipei, Taiwan as a candidate city, I could pitch in.
  8. Is your walking stance inversely related to your climbing stance?

    I am not sure if I phrase my question correctly. Anyway, I read quite a while ago in a Japanese cycling magazine that for a lot of people (if not most) the walking stance is inversely related to...
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    I am ethnic Chinese (grew up in Hong Kong,...

    I am ethnic Chinese (grew up in Hong Kong, educated and worked in US, living in Taiwan now) so I guess I can throw in my 2 cents here... I don't intend to go political here.

    Even Chinese from...
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    Eddie Peng to Look Super Fit for Dante Lam?s New...

    Eddie Peng to Look Super Fit for Dante Lam?s New Film, ?Breaking Wind?*|*JayneStars.com

    this is a piece of news on the movie. BTW they changed the english name from "breaking wind" (a literal...
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    My day as a (fake) pro cyclist

    I have finally become a professional cyclist! ....at least in a movie that is being made. This is my true experience today. The following post is kinda long, continue on only if you have nothing...
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    I'd like to add to that: because the "foreign"...

    I'd like to add to that: because the "foreign" movies we are made aware of have been filtered and selected to be shown in our local market. Due to cultural differences, I am sure only the most...
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    a brand new comic strip - clean fun

    I have always wanted to do a comic strip. Originally I wanted to do a bicycle themed one but I reckoned all those bicycle parts are so complicated to draw... and I shifted focus to an entirely...
  14. Pioneer Cyclo-Sphere power meter - version 2 to be out this Spring

    I went to taipei cycling show today and noticed a booth marketing Pioneer Cyclo-Sphere Power Meter, which combines trip computer, power meter and analyzer for pedaling efficiency. Apparently the...
  15. further research indicates that for this "axle...

    further research indicates that for this "axle plate assembly", there are four different part numbers for 6800ss, 6800gs, 6870ss and 6870gs.

    yet for 6700 there is only one single part number for...
  16. based on what you said, i did a little google...

    based on what you said, i did a little google search and find the following official shimano PDF listing the parts of 6870 SS vs GS and whether they are interchangeable with 6800.
    ...
  17. shimano ultegra di2 - what components need to be swapped to go to 11-32?

    I am thinking of ordering a Canyon bike with ultegra di2. However, the Canyon rep told me that they only offer up to 11-28 cassette. My weak legs tell me I need more, eyeing on the 11-32, which is...
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    I can't stand at all. every time I feel like I...

    I can't stand at all. every time I feel like I need riding off the saddle (steeper inclines) my legs are already so tired that the moment i stand on the pedal, the fatigue just forces me back on my...
  19. thanks for the link. I have bookmarked your blog...

    thanks for the link. I have bookmarked your blog and I am sure there are a lot I can learn from reading them.
  20. finally finished the race. It was such an...

    finally finished the race. It was such an exhilarating and humbling experience. as eventservice said "All of the physical training in the world will not prepare you for the mind-bending panic of...
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    an interesting coincidence happened to me. got a...

    an interesting coincidence happened to me. got a flat and with no spare, a truck driver offered to give me a ride back home. Tried to pay him some money for his trouble but he refused. Two days...
  22. one week before the race. a couple days ago...

    one week before the race. a couple days ago during my final dry run of the full course, I adopted "training montage" :thumb: and listened to music (while making sure it isn't too loud to prevent me...
  23. Thread: Horner

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    does this mean we have seen the last of horner in...

    does this mean we have seen the last of horner in a grand tour? how can a pro conti team make it into a grand tour?
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    aside from the pro namesake, are these bikes a...

    aside from the pro namesake, are these bikes a good deal compared to other used bikes with similar specs?
  25. got another recommendation from the racing forum:...

    got another recommendation from the racing forum:

    Reading the Race by Jamie Smith and Chris Horner. Just ordered it on kindle.
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