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  1. Building a quick release brake caliper - bad idea?

    My daughter has a kid's road bike with caliper brakes. However, they are not QR, and the tires are fattish (about 1-3/8"), so in order to put it on a car top bike rack I have to totally release the...
  2. Thread: tire help?

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    Thanks Andy!

    Thanks Andy!
  3. Thread: tire help?

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    tire help?

    I could use some advice on tires. I was just cleaning up a friends bike (the drivetrain), and afterward wiped down the bike. I noticed a "thread" hanging from the rim of the bike. Actually it...
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    She is exactly 4'-6". I may be investing too...

    She is exactly 4'-6". I may be investing too much thought into this, but as it's here first road bike I want to make sure she has a good experience. The stock bars have a long reach and deep drop...
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    Bar width for a kid's road bike???

    Anyone have experience with this. I'm finishing out a road bike for a 9 year old girl, and I'm buying new bars. Using the old rule of thumb (measuring from the bony projection at outside of...
  6. Thanks everyone. I'm sure you are dead on about...

    Thanks everyone. I'm sure you are dead on about the weight. I know that I let my racing mindset creep in where it shouldn't at times. She is only 9, but has really bee wanting a real road bike....
  7. maybe I found a good deal? I just bought a Lasco...

    maybe I found a good deal? I just bought a Lasco commuter crankset on eBay for $35 shipped, new. I was encouraged that it had 44 / 36 rings and 152 millimeter crank arms, square taper. The only...
  8. Alternative to building a junior crankset

    I've been trying to find rings and crank arms in order to build a decent crankset for my young daughter's first road bike. Plenty of Sinz or Origin 8 crankarms out there, but it looks like by the...
  9. Thanks for the help everyone. I think the new...

    Thanks for the help everyone. I think the new and improved seatpost has solved her problem, no need to swap out the crank (which was in fact smaller than I initially thought!) Appreciate all of the...
  10. Thanks will check these out!

    Thanks will check these out!
  11. Thanks, I'll definitely check again tonight and...

    Thanks, I'll definitely check again tonight and report back. In comparison, the road cranks I've dealt with are so straight forward - take my millimeter tape, pull from the center of the crank to...
  12. Thanks, I'll re-measure just to be sure. They...

    Thanks, I'll re-measure just to be sure. They looked long just eye-balling them, but I took a tape to them. To be on the safe side, I'll check again. I may be off a bit, but I don't think by much...
  13. compact chainrings on an 8 speed - does it matter if they are 8,9, or 10 spd rings?

    I'm trying to get my a road bike set up for a soon to be 9 year old. Cranks are 165mm, too long in my opinion. I can't find any cheap options for a square taper crankset with short crank arms...
  14. Need help with a one-piece crank, my wife's knee will thank you!

    You guys have bailed me out before, so Iím reaching out again.

    My wife just bought this beach cruiser. Not a great fit, but will cost too much to ship back with restock, shipping, etc, so Iím...
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    Being such a small area, I'm trying to figure out...

    Being such a small area, I'm trying to figure out how anyone would really inspect it? I'm guessing an inpsection might be more destructive than the tiny hole (remove the clearcoat to peel back...
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    And here are a couple of photos of my bar with...

    And here are a couple of photos of my bar with the "hole"

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    Thanks, I'll probably have it checked out. Here...

    Thanks, I'll probably have it checked out. Here is a pic of a similar bar so you know what I'm taking about.
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    pinhole in carbon fiber?

    Not sure what to make of this. Just inspecting the base bars on my tri bike and noticed a pihole on the front leading edge of the base bar. I would have never noticed it if it was not right in the...
  19. Thanks everyone!!

    Thanks everyone!!
  20. Replace for sure, but I have my bike with me on...

    Replace for sure, but I have my bike with me on the road and can't replace until next week. Would like to fit a couple more rides in, but didnt know if I could damage the crankset. Other than...
  21. Bottom bracket trouble-megaexo-need advice

    For awhile I've been hearing a random click coming from what I assumed to be the area of my BB. Nothing regular, just thought I could hear something on occasion. Today it is making a grinding sound....
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    There are lots of training plans out there for...

    There are lots of training plans out there for iron distance triathlons. Are you currently a pure cyclist? If so, I would recommend starting with some shorter distance triathlons and working into...
  23. I've always been a fan of spinning a comfortable...

    I've always been a fan of spinning a comfortable cadence versus "mashing." My regular plan is to find out what my max sustained effort can be for a given course and maintain a steady tempo...
  24. Thanks ahedges. Alas, I talked to Gaerlan as...

    Thanks ahedges. Alas, I talked to Gaerlan as well as some UK retailers, apparently forces beyond my control have caused the telescoping 34mm seatpost to go the way of the dinosaurs.
  25. Thanks. I did check out the swift, and it looks...

    Thanks. I did check out the swift, and it looks sharp and would fit. Actually, looks closer to simulating road geometry than many as well. Not the tight fold I'm looking for though. For the sake of...
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