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    Sticky: I used to live in Northern Canada and I enjoyed...

    I used to live in Northern Canada and I enjoyed driving my road bike on top of the snow where the skidoos had pressed it down firm. Also when it is really cold, the ice on the roads would be coated...
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    Sticky: A bike mechanic taught me a better one. Just...

    A bike mechanic taught me a better one.

    Just keep a few elastics on the handlebar and wrap one or two around the brake lever and the handgrip. This closes the brake and voila two handbrakes. Bike...
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    Zero vehicle ownership levels in 2007 = 8.7% As...

    Zero vehicle ownership levels in 2007 = 8.7%
    As of 2011 increased to 9.3%
    3 or more vehicles per household was the only thing that increased.

    However it depends on population density, NY...
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    We rarely drive the vehicle. Only if the load is...

    We rarely drive the vehicle. Only if the load is too heavy or unsafe to carry on the bike or we are going too far. Honestly we would be better off financially to use taxis and busses. Vehicles are a...
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    Amen. She stole it, plus my half, but that's what...

    Amen. She stole it, plus my half, but that's what us guys get for allowing the FemNazis to take over the legal system, while we were snoozing. PPL don't seem to get married nowadays or have children...
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    You are right, but it is a humorous reversal that...

    You are right, but it is a humorous reversal that makes huge sense.
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    Gov't study - car ownership down

    What think ye? Are we China in reverse?

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/10/07/Study-cars-down
  8. You're right. I guess that is the way to go.

    You're right. I guess that is the way to go.
  9. Thread: Chain ring guard

    by alanf
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    Chain ring guard

    I am trying to locate a chain ring guard for my bike.

    I have one for my mountain bike and it is a simple plastic ring thing that works like a charm, keeping oil off my pants and my pants from...
  10. How do you keep the crap out of your shifters

    I find I lose top gear on my front derailleur after not too long.

    Anybody have a solution (pun intended) for this?
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    Sticky: I used kits from a bike store. Not sure brand...

    I used kits from a bike store. Not sure brand names. I will take your advice although I very rarely get flats anyways. The last one I had was with my daughter. That trip was a trip of a lifetime and...
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    Sticky: The patches I have used are the ones that have a...

    The patches I have used are the ones that have a sticky surface with a plastic film on them, however the tube itself is scratched with a sandpaper or whatever is included with the kit.

    This is to...
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    Sticky: I have discovered and have been told by mechanics...

    I have discovered and have been told by mechanics that putting a patch on a bike tire is not only useless, it is worse than useless, as it will come undone at the wrong time. Even carrying a patch...
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    Sticky: Use countersunk screws (flat head) so there is a...

    Use countersunk screws (flat head) so there is a flat surface on the inside.
    Also use some baby powder on the tube and inside of the tire, so the tube can slide a bit to reduce any stress on it.
    ...
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    Sticky: So if you were going to do tires that don't have...

    So if you were going to do tires that don't have a lot of tread, how much would you want the nail/screw to protrude?
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    Sticky: Your brakes need new pads. That's why they travel...

    Your brakes need new pads. That's why they travel so far.
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    Sticky: On second thought I looked again at the picture...

    On second thought I looked again at the picture of the tire from the other profile and it seems to show that studs are off centre so this might not be such a bad choice.

    The larger picture gave me...
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    Sticky: The reason the tires are less expensive is that...

    The reason the tires are less expensive is that they have very few studs on them. The studs are in the centre of the tire also, so when you lean over for a turn, they are not gripping as much.

    I...
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    http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/torque-sp...

    http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/torque-specifications-and-concepts
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    Where would I find general torque settings?

    I noticed that they sell torque meters @ Mountain Equipment Coop. It never occurred to me to use one on a bike. I know that cassettes require proper torgueing but where else should be torqued? Where...
  21. Thread: Tensiometer

    by alanf
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    Don't drop it!

    Don't drop it!
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    Good point. Thanks!

    Good point. Thanks!
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    Thanks FBinNY

    Thanks FBinNY
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    Flipping a chain over - Does it matter?

    Just wondering... I was putting my chain back on after breaking it and I noticed that I was putting it on so it ran the opposite way it did previously. Does this matter?

    In other words when I...
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    My understanding is that regeneration gives you...

    My understanding is that regeneration gives you back about 10%, depending on your riding habits and the terrain you drive on.
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