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  1. I tour with 2 kids that are always hot then cold...

    I tour with 2 kids that are always hot then cold and back again. Always changing. One day I tried starting the am with them in shorts and my arm war ears on their leggs. When they warmed up it was...
  2. Poll: As I get older the number goes down. When I was...

    As I get older the number goes down. When I was 30 it was around 24. Now I am 55 and prefer 20 or a bit lower even.
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    The heat may have ruined the temper in the spokes...

    The heat may have ruined the temper in the spokes and cogs and even ruined the case hardening in the bearings and races. But if it still spins I would just ride it until it doesn't spin any more.
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    Sigh. Shimano hates us... I am glad I still...

    Sigh. Shimano hates us... I am glad I still have some 9 speed bikes still running well (and with great gears I can use here in Pittsburgh).
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    Thanks everyone. Now can you answer why Shimano...

    Thanks everyone. Now can you answer why Shimano hates us all?
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    105 and Dore XT Compatibility

    Does anyone know if the new Shimano Deore XT rear derailed and cassette will be compatible with the new 105 STI shifters (ST-5703)? Both are 10 speed but not sure if the spacing is the same.
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    Gosh I am feeling like I am due now. I am going...

    Gosh I am feeling like I am due now. I am going to start riding in a rubber suit from now on...
  8. Sorry, 53-42 not 49

    Sorry, 53-42 not 49
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    My brother in law pronounces it 'Shwobble'

    My brother in law pronounces it 'Shwobble'
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    Wow, this set of instructions has almost nothing...

    Wow, this set of instructions has almost nothing similar to the instructions provided by Avid for the BB7s. I just follow the instructions Avid provides, which works great. The Avids are designed...
  11. Thread: Pump Parts?

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    I needed parts for my Searfas also and found it...

    I needed parts for my Searfas also and found it on the link above. I called in the order and they sent to me free as pump was still under warranty.
  12. What tooth count are you looking for? I have a...

    What tooth count are you looking for? I have a set of TA rings (53-49) that are new bike takeoffs in like-new condition.
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    Man, that grass track is really cool. We could...

    Man, that grass track is really cool. We could do that in the back yard with a little extra dirt and some grass seed! Any of this going on in the US?
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    I have seen the portable mini indoor Red Bull...

    I have seen the portable mini indoor Red Bull tracks. Does anyone know if these mini portable tracks are available for purchase and if the price is in the range of what a healthy bike shop can...
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    Few routes are totally flat also, so even slight...

    Few routes are totally flat also, so even slight rolling hills (even in Kansas) means heavier rider will be doing more work on small climbs. Also every time rider slows slightly then accelerates...
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    + another one. I have one and a CO2 inflator,...

    + another one.
    I have one and a CO2 inflator, the inflator is a waste in my opinion with the need to carry so many extra cartridges and when you are out they are useless...
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    I have done this on my Salsa Fargo with great...

    I have done this on my Salsa Fargo with great results. I did use Teflon covered cable cores though to reduce friction and ran the housing up the side of the brake handle to make that bend a little...
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    Gosh,I use a receiver mount conventional rack and...

    Gosh,I use a receiver mount conventional rack and put our tandem on that myself and keep both wheels on. I just took our CoMotion to Maine and back to Pittsburgh again this way and we never have any...
  19. Cool - If you get one you will immediately see it...

    Cool - If you get one you will immediately see it as a fabulous piece of German engineering. It is beautifully made and really cool in my opinion as well as quite tiny (smaller than a 35MM film...
  20. I'd be happy to help you out in any way if you...

    I'd be happy to help you out in any way if you decide to go this route. The mount is very solid but looks a little basic. There are three types of mount blocks depending on how you want to mount...
  21. BF's new video ads and popups are horrible

    Has anyone else had trouble on the site with the new advertisements and pop ups on BF? The site is REALLY slow now and the video ads sometimes overlay the text on the screen and I cannot get rid of...
  22. I ride the same loop frequetly with and without...

    I ride the same loop frequetly with and without the dyno engaged and I really know the route so maybe I am alittle more aware of the difference so I just am more likely to notice it. I do not feel...
  23. I think you are still putting in more watts, the...

    I think you are still putting in more watts, the 'regulation' just dumps the excess generated to ground so you don't burn out electronics. Are you sure regulated to 3 watts; I thought they were...
  24. My setup is identical to the picture at the start...

    My setup is identical to the picture at the start of this thread, same bracket and same position. From my experience, I'd say if you are a pretty fit rider averaging better than 15 MPH you could...
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    The gator skins are a good tire but not a great...

    The gator skins are a good tire but not a great one. There are much better tires. We have worn out vittorias, contis, schwalbe and panaracer. Vittoria randonneurs (folding) are our favorite now...
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