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    +1 works great if you need to cold set. I did...

    +1 works great if you need to cold set. I did this for 120 to 135, but I put 130 hubs in the 126 frame without a cold set
  2. Point one: That is absolute over statement (nice...

    Point one: That is absolute over statement (nice for BS) people ride safely with motor traffic every day. Comparing US with europe is an apples to oranges comparison.

    point two: that is a...
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    Not parts ideas per se but some suggestions as...

    Not parts ideas per se but some suggestions as it sounds like you have not done a lot wrenching and are not 100% bike gear head yet.

    park tools site has a lot of great info Park Tool Co. ...
  4. What you should look for is early to late 80's ...

    What you should look for is early to late 80's Japanese bike.

    Brands like Nishiki, Univega, Bridgestone, centurion, panasonic. Most will have eyelets for racks. Wheels will be 27...
  5. There have been several thread's on this...

    There have been several thread's on this idea.....general consensus is not a very practical idea.
  6. on the other hand, i just realized that I have...

    on the other hand, i just realized that I have not worked on modern carbon bikes......what do you mean paste so the seatpost does not slip? nanometer? Torque wrench? but I can look all that...
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    Off Topic..nothing like the red of the Atomic Red...

    Off Topic..nothing like the red of the Atomic Red Sled's (207) and the neon of volkl renntiger (210)
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    very nice..... perfect saddle would be a brook...

    very nice..... perfect saddle would be a brook flyer.. (b17 with springs)
  9. that torpado is pretty....please show full pics

    that torpado is pretty....please show full pics
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    thanks, I meant the the company that provides...

    thanks,

    I meant the the company that provides the stands, vending machines :) a bit to far for a casual look see.
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    that is pretty cool. It is interesting that...

    that is pretty cool. It is interesting that they have a business model that see profit in this area.

    where specifically in the bay area...if it is close I might check it out.
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    I personally would not buy a used carbon bike.......

    I personally would not buy a used carbon bike.... not because they only last 5 years which is not true, but because you would not have a warranty should there be any issues like cracks or recall...
  13. and there is always the for sale list.......if...

    and there is always the for sale list.......if you don't stay tubular...... not that I might be interested in a cheap tubular wheelset for my torpado :)
  14. Sorry I have to disagree, I have been looking BD...

    Sorry I have to disagree, I have been looking BD bikes off and on for years (thinking that in some cases it might be worth buying the bike to get the components)

    yes sometimes as in the case of...
  15. my vote is freezeoff that stuff is magic

    my vote is freezeoff that stuff is magic
  16. if the difference is $1000k. I don't see that...

    if the difference is $1000k. I don't see that difference level when comparing BD to lbs Sale bikes, which is the most valid comparison

    and the difference is less on sub $1000 bikes......

    ...
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    bummer. did some quick searching and it seems a...

    bummer. did some quick searching and it seems a lot of the arthritis sites are very supportive of using a stationary bike as it has benefits for the knee. They are also pretty supportive of...
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    The way i read the OP the change was in...

    The way i read the OP the change was in comparison between an older mixte and a hyrbrid vs a full fledged road bike. This alone can make the difference

    IME a real road bike is clearly faster...
  19. most likely, what I referring to, in failed...

    most likely, what I referring to, in failed attempt at humor, is that if you cut the spokes before you take the freewheel off, taking the freewheel off is difficult if not impossible.
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    Why are the knees sore? A lot of people find...

    Why are the knees sore? A lot of people find cycling helps knees as it builds up the muscles around the joint. The most important thing is so use a low gear, and pedal with less pressure then...
  21. just take the freewheel off first before cutting...

    just take the freewheel off first before cutting the spokes :)
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    I sent a PM about a person who might have...

    I sent a PM about a person who might have knowledge in this area.

    If you are not your own charity (whether formally organized or informal.... ie you just call yourself something) it would seem...
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    I remember lusting after a white fuji with...

    I remember lusting after a white fuji with tubular wheels during that time period. I settled for an Azuki, The fuji was wildly out of place in a small bike shop in Havre, Mt. at that time
  24. the old classic....the off ramp in mt view ...

    the old classic....the off ramp in mt view

    they list a giant at $1200 105, alu, carbon


    Giant Defy 1 - The Offramp Bicycle Shop, Santa Clara, CA; Mountain View, CA



    for $1000 you move...
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    Women's bike training class in San Jose

    For any one interested

    Good Karma Bikes - Good Karma Bikes

    Women's Bike Training Class - Third Friday of each Month
    Have you ever wondered what that thing on your bike was? Have you had...
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