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  1. Sticky: Have: 1 Pair, Dual-Pivot 105 Brakes (...

    Have: 1 Pair, Dual-Pivot 105 Brakes ( last-generation BR-5500?), installed very briefly, never ridden.
    Want: 44cm drop bar, 25.4 diameter. Short drop preferred, but I'm not that picky.
    In Boston...
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    Hate to bump this thread, but does anyone have...

    Hate to bump this thread, but does anyone have experience with this tape and wet conditions? Does it get slick or stay comfortable?
  3. I also am tempted by it. I'm going to take the...

    I also am tempted by it. I'm going to take the plunge on a B17 in the next couple weeks and am wondering if I should look further around.
    Sad thing is my LBS has no experience with them, but plenty...
  4. Thread: Rivendell Redwood

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    If custom is out of your price range and...

    If custom is out of your price range and Rivendell isn't for you, you also might want to look into Waterford / Gunnar. They might have something more to your liking-- and infinitely customizable if...
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    Is there such thing as a 700x25 GP4000s? PBK...

    Is there such thing as a 700x25 GP4000s? PBK doesn't have it if it exists, but I'd like a set.
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    and I thought this was a reference to dies used...

    and I thought this was a reference to dies used in manufacturing.

    RIP. I hope they continue to manufacture quality products in the USA.
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    I was really disappointed in the ride quality of...

    I was really disappointed in the ride quality of the Yaris. Haven driven its predecessors (Tercel, Paseo), it felt like driving a tin can.
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    I'm going with ratchets my next pair because in...

    I'm going with ratchets my next pair because in my experience (two pairs of Shimanos), the top velcro strap wears and starts to come loose (but not undone) after a while. This is annoying.
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    is that the right placement for the brake lever...

    is that the right placement for the brake lever hoods?
    I could be wrong on this, but it might be a bit uncomfortable.
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    all gone

    all gone
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    bump, because they're up right now

    bump, because they're up right now
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    I used to wear gloves only while on my roadie, on...

    I used to wear gloves only while on my roadie, on rides of longer than 30 miles or so (past the one water bottle mark). I started wearing them religiously when I noticed that my co-worker has hands...
  13. Thread: Pedros Milk Cages

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    I have these on my old road bike. They're not bad...

    I have these on my old road bike. They're not bad and pretty light, but they do flex a bit so pedaling while trying to get your bottle back in the cage takes a bit of practice. I'd move them to my...
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    I ride in that not-cold-enough for jacket...

    I ride in that not-cold-enough for jacket not-warm-enough for short sleeves weather in a long sleeve smartwool base layer and a sleeveless Hind jersey that cost me $24. solves both problems.
  15. Thread: all-in-one bike

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    Gunnar Crosshairs or Sport FTW!

    Gunnar Crosshairs or Sport FTW!
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    find a shop that has a repair section that looks...

    find a shop that has a repair section that looks like they work on older stuff. Have them tune it up. If you can see that they're working on 15 year old bikes, you can be sure that they won't try to...
  17. Thread: Campagnolo Triple

    by c64
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    not for '07. I hope that will be the case in a...

    not for '07. I hope that will be the case in a couple years, because the Comp Triple I have flexes like a mother. Makes me wish I had gone Centaur UT Ct .
  18. Thread: Removing sunscreen

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    I like Kinesys. It seems expensive, but a bottle...

    I like Kinesys. It seems expensive, but a bottle goes a long way and it's not greasy at all.
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    and a proper fit.. it might be the angle, but it...

    and a proper fit.. it might be the angle, but it seems to be pointing to the floor.
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    Anyone know of a place with a good deal on the X2?

    Anyone know of a place with a good deal on the X2?
  21. Thread: Open Pro CD

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    do you keep your rims and (possibly more...

    do you keep your rims and (possibly more importantly) brake pads clean? Pads can be easily overlooked, since you can't see them easily.
  22. Favorite: Team Wordperfect Least Favorite: ...

    Favorite:
    Team Wordperfect

    Least Favorite:
    Team Discovery
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    You can get one, if you're willing to spend a...

    You can get one, if you're willing to spend a pretty penny.

    You've got to be creative to get it on a bike with drop bars though
  24. Thread: how to clean rims?

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    1) I assume you're already using a paper towel....

    1) I assume you're already using a paper towel. My rim cleaning protocol is as follows:
    1. Wipe with dry paper towel
    2. Wipe with wet (with water) paper towel
    3. dry paper towl again
    (If gunk...
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    How can something meant to keep something from...

    How can something meant to keep something from being stained sound so dirrrty?
    (hint: transpose the first two syllables. ie: ___ flourithane)
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