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  1. I bought a steel framed Jamis Coda Elite; much...

    I bought a steel framed Jamis Coda Elite; much more comfortable than my old Cannondale which was a very nice bike. I have 700x38c tires on it instead of the original 28c's. I consider it my road...
  2. Before you get hit, your best bet is to get a...

    Before you get hit, your best bet is to get a lawyer who can subpoena their Facebook posts and other social media as it relates to filming you. The threat of that will probably make them back off as...
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    I have a sandy bike that was completely...

    I have a sandy bike that was completely submerged. Problem wasn't salt but sand. I had to take everything apart to rinse out the sand, every bearing and movable component. Maybe it didn't have...
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    Most likely FB is correct. Measure the seat post...

    Most likely FB is correct. Measure the seat post with a pair of calipers. Someone here may know if it's the correct size for that bike. Be exact. Sizes vary by parts of millimeters.
  5. As far as C&V and shops go, you have to pick your...

    As far as C&V and shops go, you have to pick your battles, so to speak. In the middle of winter, my guy will spend an hour chatting with me about old bikes while he fiddles with my Raleigh. For...
  6. Very true. When calibrating torque wrenches...

    Very true. When calibrating torque wrenches where I used to work, you'd find a sweet spot where it was accurate and a gradual drift away from accuracy at each end of the pole. If you calibrate your...
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    From the Blue Loctite 242 technical data sheet: ...

    From the Blue Loctite 242 technical data sheet:

    In rare instances where hand tools do not work because of excessive engagement length, apply localized heat to nut or bolt to approximately 482F...
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    You'll also need to change the chain ring guard...

    You'll also need to change the chain ring guard to a larger size if you replace the crank. 38T seems to be a typical size for those types of bikes. I have one in my junk pile. A local shop might...
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    I just bought a used bike that had a heavily...

    I just bought a used bike that had a heavily greased chain. Not only was grease all over the chain rings, cogs, and derailleurs, it must have entrapped every piece of road dirt it had ever...
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    I don't know whether you're really just a dopey...

    I don't know whether you're really just a dopey kid or a genius working on his doctoral thesis in web psychology but here goes: this morning I bought a K2 at a garage sale for $10 and spent all day...
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    If you're buying with the intent to upgrade...

    If you're buying with the intent to upgrade parts, it makes more sense to buy used. The used bike, however, can be you own! As others have said, if you buy the cheaper bike, ride it until you've...
  12. Thread: Upgrade?

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    Have you considered trekking bars?

    Have you considered trekking bars?
  13. So what's the conclusion? A bicyclist is a...

    So what's the conclusion? A bicyclist is a person who rides a bike but not necessarily only when riding a bike.
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    I appreciate your views. My wife works in the...

    I appreciate your views. My wife works in the court. All too often she has seen how the careless application of the law has has seriously impacted young lives. Arresting a young man or woman means...
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    So now for the rest of his life when asked on a...

    So now for the rest of his life when asked on a form "Have you ever been arrested?" He's got to answer "yes" and everyone's okay with that? For a traffic violation? Makes me sick.
  16. I found when I did mine that it was easier to...

    I found when I did mine that it was easier to find NOS or lightly used shimano BB's on ebay than to find square taper spindles of the correct overall width with the correct bearing width.
  17. I rethreaded mine but I wonder if we're...

    I rethreaded mine but I wonder if we're approaching the time since the OP's original post where a 3D printer might produce a usable set of 26tpi plastic rings to use with a Shimano cartridge BB?
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    Why didn't whoever "he" is fix it when you showed...

    Why didn't whoever "he" is fix it when you showed it to him?
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    I was involved in helmet testing and development...

    I was involved in helmet testing and development back in the early eighties when the push from the cpsc really came on strong. Thousands of engineering hours of development and hundreds of thousands...
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    On motorcycles, we used to peen the threads to...

    On motorcycles, we used to peen the threads to keep them from vibrating loose. You can try the same thing. You hit the nut in three spots at the the inner edge with a sharp punch at the screw...
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    Salt. The Mexican food is salty. You're probably...

    Salt. The Mexican food is salty. You're probably over hydrated.
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    Funny how life juxtaposes things. At lunch...

    Funny how life juxtaposes things. At lunch today, I was reading a story where an eleven year old boy was executed in Lagos, Nigeria for stealing from the market. A tire was placed around his neck...
  23. That Coda is the mens version -probably why it...

    That Coda is the mens version -probably why it feels roomier. Which is fine, whatever fits. If you could swing the Coda comp, try it. The difference in ride might surprise you.
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    Trek 412 Too many mismatched parts but it's...

    Trek 412 Too many mismatched parts but it's ridable.

    http://sites.apam.columbia.edu/HBT-EP/pictures/trek_412small.jpg
  25. Thread: Confused

    by Coal Buster
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    Come on. Shimano's been making great stuff at...

    Come on. Shimano's been making great stuff at least since I started using it in the eighties.

    Sure, in the early sixties "made in Japan" meant junk. Nowadays, Japanese cars, cameras, and bike...
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