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    Everything has a service life. It sounds to me...

    Everything has a service life. It sounds to me like these rims are nearing the end of theirs.
  2. That's only true to a point which is a function...

    That's only true to a point which is a function of weight, tire width and road surface. Beyond that point extra air pressure has zero benefit.
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    1. 7-speed isn't as picky about perfect...

    1. 7-speed isn't as picky about perfect derailleur alignment as 9+ speed systems. You're probably close enough.

    2. Friction shifters will overcome a lot of other problems. If it was my bike,...
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    5 miles @ 10 MPH = 1/2 hour workout. That's...

    5 miles @ 10 MPH = 1/2 hour workout. That's manageable.

    10 miles @ 5 MPH would take 2 hours. I'd get bored and quit before I was finished.
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    Not pretty but Travel Agents will double your...

    Not pretty but Travel Agents will double your cable pull. The inline version needs a canty stud or something similar to stabilize the hardware.
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    You might try using Jagwire Ripcord housing. ...

    You might try using Jagwire Ripcord housing. It's compressionless. My personal experience is it greatly improves mechanical disc brake performance.
  7. There's your own answer. No matter how long...

    There's your own answer.

    No matter how long you shop, what you buy, or how much you spend, there will always be another bike to lust after.
  8. Yeah, but sometimes 1 measurement is worth 1,000...

    Yeah, but sometimes 1 measurement is worth 1,000 guesses.
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    Those old department store mountain bikes. The...

    Those old department store mountain bikes. The major bicycle manufacturing companies sneak those into random garages. That's how they get you sucked in.
  10. Whew! For a minute, until I figured it out, I...

    Whew! For a minute, until I figured it out, I was worried by the title.

    In this case, "under control" simply means that you have it all neatly inventoried. So that means that you get to keep...
  11. Hair spray. In this case, cheap hair spray...

    Hair spray. In this case, cheap hair spray actually works better than the more expensive stuff.
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    How old is the wheel? Spoke tension holds the...

    How old is the wheel?

    Spoke tension holds the rim in line. If you're starting with a perfectly straight rim, perfectly even spoke tension will hold it perfectly in line. If your rim has been...
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    The problem with piecing it out is you have to...

    The problem with piecing it out is you have to sell all the pieces to get your money. If you do a lot of that kind of thing I think you might realize more from the total sale. If you don't I think...
  14. Are you talking about the birthday ride or the...

    Are you talking about the birthday ride or the colonoscopy?
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    I don't "tune" my bike, I'm "in tune" with my...

    I don't "tune" my bike, I'm "in tune" with my bike.

    Every time that I ride I make a mental list of things I want to do to that bike before I ride it again. If the shifting isn't quite right or if...
  16. Yup. I was thinking that $500-$600 price point...

    Yup. I was thinking that $500-$600 price point is a challenge. Too expensive to leave unprotected but lots of folks feel funny about paying more for the lock than they did for the bike.

    I'll be...
  17. Thread: old tools

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    They were drilled to fit under a water bottle...

    They were drilled to fit under a water bottle cage on mountain bikes. During the threaded headset days they could be useful if your adjustment went wonky but you'd still need another wrench.

    My...
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    Was that the one that looked like a paper clip? ...

    Was that the one that looked like a paper clip?

    I had one like that but I don't know what happened to it. I have a much fancier Park 3rd hand but it's not nearly as fast or convenient to use.
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    I wouldn't worry excessively. Most likely the...

    I wouldn't worry excessively. Most likely the hardest part will be figuring how to stabilize the bike while you do the work. I'm thinking the other poster has done jobs like this before. Might be...
  20. I've got kids who are older than you. Hell, I've...

    I've got kids who are older than you. Hell, I've got socks that are older than you. Enjoy 50 while you still feel up to doing a birthday ride.

    Happy Birthday!




    I might have lied about...
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    Price is right. If it doesn't work you can...

    Price is right. If it doesn't work you can always spend the money for a commercial spacer set but part of the fun of this kind of project is doing it without spending any money. I'd also use one of...
  22. Yup, I've got the T-shirt for that. I went...

    Yup, I've got the T-shirt for that.

    I went over the bars while riding with my grandson and broke BOTH radial heads. Had to have a personal attendant for two weeks while my wife was at work...
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    The active cog is keyed onto the freehub body. ...

    The active cog is keyed onto the freehub body. All the PVC spacers have to do is hold it still laterally. I'd think it would handle that.
  24. Riser bars tend to sweep back more too. That...

    Riser bars tend to sweep back more too. That makes most bar ends stick out at a goofy angle.
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    What do you have to lose? 1. I'm not positive...

    What do you have to lose?

    1. I'm not positive about the sizes of PVC pipe that are available, but I'm betting you could find one that would work. If not, you can actually BUY commercially...
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