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  1. Sheldon's recommendations are about efficiency...

    Sheldon's recommendations are about efficiency and reliability, when doing normal type riding, not for racing. Racers are willing to eschew chain life, tire life, even frame life, for a few watts of...
  2. First call your carrier, you don't want somebody...

    First call your carrier, you don't want somebody calling say Bangladesh on your dime. While your talking to your carrier, see if there is a way of tracing the phone. You can also call your phone...
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    Really, the only bikes that will have a problem...

    Really, the only bikes that will have a problem are those with a frame spaced for less then 126mm.... For me, I have one that is spaced at 126, and there is a 130mm hub on there now, nice advantage...
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    I think it would be better to build a...

    I think it would be better to build a freewheel/cassette adapter, then we could simply use cassettes.... Wouldn't help for 5 speed and 6 speed, although if you took a 7 speed apart you could build a...
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    Unfortunately it seems now we are into how can...

    Unfortunately it seems now we are into how can they can cheat with Performance Enhancing Drugs and not get caught
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    3D is still new tech, one thing that seems to...

    3D is still new tech, one thing that seems to occur with modern tech is each generation gets cheaper, so it's $150 today, 5 years down the road it might be only $15, and 10 years down the road, it...
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    No, and the reason why is 3D printing, they can...

    No, and the reason why is 3D printing, they can 3D print in steel, the cogs are the part that tend to wear out. So if it gets iffy that freewheels are going out of production, take one apart, get...
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    The overhaul process is one of cleaning and...

    The overhaul process is one of cleaning and inspection, certain parts don't age well, it's different for cables, because you can buy cables at places like Mountain Equipment Co-op for $2 each, it's...
  9. In theory, I've driven a courier van, and guess...

    In theory, I've driven a courier van, and guess what, it has car size tires - duals on the back, and they run those at 80+PSI, handles just fine....
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    You need to be careful, some online outfits can...

    You need to be careful, some online outfits can get you stuff by next day air, however you need to be careful, that the shipper is domestic, and that your willing to pay extra for shipping. However...
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    I put DT/Friction shifting in the same camp as a...

    I put DT/Friction shifting in the same camp as a stick shift in a motor vehicle, it's a skill that looks overly complex and hard, but once you pick it up, it's actually not that difficult to learn (I...
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    Some of these are good, some are funny, but like...

    Some of these are good, some are funny, but like the horse it was supposed to replace, any group of 2 or more bicycles is a herd.

    Now I have one slightly off the wall: A collision of cars :p
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    Rattle can may not be the best way to go.... It...

    Rattle can may not be the best way to go.... It takes a lot of skill to paint a round tube with spray paint and do a good job of it, and that is using proper spraying equipment. It's harder to do...
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    It's more likely someone at Campy needed some...

    It's more likely someone at Campy needed some extra disk space, probably for new 2015 model stuff, and decided that the catalogues were probably not used anymore, and deleted them, figuring that 2006...
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    mon ami, not Bon Ami. mon ami is essentially...

    mon ami, not Bon Ami. mon ami is essentially French for my friend.
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    Why would the local police want to cover for this...

    Why would the local police want to cover for this idiot... Eventually someone will die, and a smart lawyer will find out the local cops failed to stop this joker, and the local police will get sued...
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    You do realise that 27.5" is not a real size, the...

    You do realise that 27.5" is not a real size, the actual size is what has been referred to as 650B for decades, and they can be as small as 650mm in diameter which is actually less then 26".... 29"...
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    I agree it makes a lot of sense, where it bugs...

    I agree it makes a lot of sense, where it bugs me, is that they still like to market confusing sizes. For example the idiocy of 29", which is a MTB tire that fits a 622mm rim, it's confusing in...
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    With yahoos, it's not worth pursuing, with...

    With yahoos, it's not worth pursuing, with COMMERCIAL vehicles, it's different, operators should be trained better, and more aware of the size of their vehicle. I get passed by transit (TTC) buses...
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    When you get buzzed like that, note the vehicle...

    When you get buzzed like that, note the vehicle number and company name or the tag number, the date, time and location.
    Call your local police non-emergency number to find out how to make a formal...
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    It was used to the exclusion of nearly all else,...

    It was used to the exclusion of nearly all else, in North American and possibly parts of the British Commonwealth, 700C was used just about everywhere else. I think bicycle companies eventually...
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    Doesn't work so well in states that do not...

    Doesn't work so well in states that do not require a front plate though.....
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    27" was popular in North America, up until the...

    27" was popular in North America, up until the late 1970's when they started disappearing in Canada. I think it had to do with the start of the failed start to metric conversion. I think they held...
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    Had another look at it..... The chainstays...

    Had another look at it.....

    The chainstays have 59mm between them, so no problem there, a 35mm tire shouldn't have a problem, so a 32 should have no problem, about 25mm between the tire and brake,...
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    I am surprised nobody thought of this yet: ...

    I am surprised nobody thought of this yet:

    Chromed steel rims with any kind of rim brake, a little damp and you hit the brakes, and speed up.....
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