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    thanks this was a lot of the information to look...

    thanks this was a lot of the information to look for. Also thanks for not hating on the idea. I understand it will be a big hassle and a money drain. But at least I am not looking to change the...
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    I guess I should have searched frankenbike and...

    I guess I should have searched frankenbike and not conversion first. I've ridden the smallest sizes on the surly lht and I just didn't like it. I can't put my finger on it. It did feel sluggish but...
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    mountain bike to road bike conversion

    I'm thinking of converting a mountain bike to a road bike. I know a little bit about bike mechanics after switching the drive train and converting the downtube shifters to brake/ shifters on my old...
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    I had the same problem with a juice cs4. I plan...

    I had the same problem with a juice cs4. I plan on returning it to them for the warranty. I hope that works
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    I guess just personal experience, I have never...

    I guess just personal experience, I have never flatted on a 25. And maybe it is psychological, it just feels like I have more grip on corners

    I've never thought of 21 vs 25 as a weight thing before
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    You are right. In terms of speed it doesn't quite...

    You are right. In terms of speed it doesn't quite workout but I haven't seen more than 2 tires that are 25 and above that do not qualify as beach cruiser tires. With general riding I stick to 25. And...
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    Lightweight 26" wheelsets?

    I am in the planning stages of building a bike using 26" wheels (I'm a little lady). However, I can't seem to find light wheels around 1500g under $500. (my other dream build uses Williams 19 wheels...
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    Topeak road Morph is an awesome pump. I don't...

    Topeak road Morph is an awesome pump. I don't have a normal floor pump because I only use this one. You can also screw the bracket using the downtube water braze ons. that is what I did. I think that...
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    Sticky: I really dig that Gunnar but at my size I would...

    I really dig that Gunnar but at my size I would need 26" wheels, and I just can't seem to find a pair of club ride worthy 26" wheels.
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    I picked mine up for a cool $200. Best purchase...

    I picked mine up for a cool $200. Best purchase ever. I did replace the entire drive train a few years later but 1) I wanted to and 2) by that time I knew what worked and what didn't work
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    hmm is that an aye or nay to using it for touring?

    hmm is that an aye or nay to using it for touring?
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    I agree a bit pricey but the gunnar bikes do look...

    I agree a bit pricey but the gunnar bikes do look quite nice. I wonder when they will get pics up
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    that bag does look nice and pretty roomy. if you...

    that bag does look nice and pretty roomy. if you had some pics on your bike I would love to see them (I'm sure others would as well).

    ps Niagara cycles has it on sale
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    it looks like the same rack that nashbar is...

    it looks like the same rack that nashbar is offering. My idea of having a mount is not to carry the weight -or at least fully, but to stabilize the load. I don't think I will get into brazing or...
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    thank you for that background rodar. We will have...

    thank you for that background rodar. We will have to see what I put together. People have really demonstrated some beautiful DIY racks here.

    I like the Kickfix system a lot but I don't know how I...
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    where?

    where?
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    actually I should go back; how did you guys learn...

    actually I should go back; how did you guys learn to weld? is there a good book I should be reading or something?
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    yep my mom is definitely into glasswork. i would...

    yep my mom is definitely into glasswork. i would actually be surprised if it got hot enough to melt metal, but I don't know a thing about welding. so are you saying that her torch might actually get...
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    thanks for all of the interesting ideas. I wish I...

    thanks for all of the interesting ideas. I wish I could figure out how to do brazing and the like. I think I could come up with lots of utilitarian accessories for my bike. Well my mom has a propane...
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    that sounds pretty nice

    that sounds pretty nice
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    I'm not quite sure where I should be looking

    I'm not quite sure where I should be looking
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    that is pretty neat. I almost wish I didn't love...

    that is pretty neat. I almost wish I didn't love my trek 520 more or I would cut it up. Well this may turn out to be a summer project on some poor unsuspecting beater bike that I find laying around....
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    rodar, your rack looks far and away nice than...

    rodar, your rack looks far and away nice than anything I was thinking of making. Mine might involve some drilling into metal but that is about it.

    I looked at the VO racks and the price makes me...
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    Handlebar bag rack

    I am modding a small shoulder bag to work as a handlebag bag with the idea that it would be great once I got where I was going. I will be placing grommets on the sides of it so I can just strap it...
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    In addition, if the small frame size is making it...

    In addition, if the small frame size is making it difficult to pull the bottles out, you could try sidewinder bottle cages.
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