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    I simply wrap a spent chain (which I retain...

    I simply wrap a spent chain (which I retain specifically for cassette removals) around the largest cog on the cassette and wrap the other end of the chain (in overlapping fashion) several times...
  2. Last summer I purchased 2 Cygolite Expilion 680’s...

    Last summer I purchased 2 Cygolite Expilion 680’s (one for my friend and one for me). I was able to get them for $100 each at the LBS since I was purchasing two of them. They were normally only...
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    Let us know how you made out with the issue.

    Let us know how you made out with the issue.
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    May the winds be at your back and have a great...

    May the winds be at your back and have a great time on your tour! :)
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    Did she ever calm down and begin to act civil?...

    Did she ever calm down and begin to act civil? Iím inclined to think she didnít. Maybe her real problem was that a male didnít simply remain behind her to ogle her caboose, but instead decided to...
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    I owned a Huffy Aerowind 12-speed back in the...

    I owned a Huffy Aerowind 12-speed back in the early 1980ís, but it didnít weigh anywhere near 80 pounds via its OEM configuration. The only thing I installed was a mechanical speedometer. I had to...
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    Sort of; she was hot-headed. :D

    Sort of; she was hot-headed. :D
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    That’s awesome gman, keep up the momentum and...

    That’s awesome gman, keep up the momentum and you’ll be under 300 pounds in no time! You must feel so much better already at 88 pounds lighter.

    By the time I lost 40 pounds, I felt like a...
  9. When I was 25 years old (and invincible :D), I...

    When I was 25 years old (and invincible :D), I never carried anything with me, not water, not food, nor a tire repair kit, nor a spare inner tube or pump; absolutely nothing. However, my longest...
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    Speaking candidly, the conversation was infantile...

    Speaking candidly, the conversation was infantile on behalf of both parties. The customer clearly didn’t comprehend the significance of a front brake while the mechanic failed to provide any...
  11. I always carry a Park Tool IB-3 multi tool which...

    I always carry a Park Tool IB-3 multi tool which provides 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, and 8mm hex wrenches, a flat blade screwdriver, a T25 Star driver for disc brake rotor screws, an...
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    If your rear axle sticks out past the frame’s...

    If your rear axle sticks out past the frame’s dropout (particularly on the drive side), it’s possible that you’re primarily tightening the quick release end cap against the end of the axle rather...
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    For me, thatís plenty of room to ride, as itís much better than numerous sections of roads I negotiate. I refuse to drive my car (been in my garage for 6 years now), so I ride all of my routes...
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    Iím not suggesting that you didnít pass him via a roughly 4 MPH greater speed during your ascent, as such is well within the realm of realistic.

    However, I canít imagine it having been much of a...
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    The following is intended respectfully.

    Itís unnecessary to compute the additional element of ďforceĒ, as thereís a more direct method being that you already know the three key factors, those...
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    Replacing the cable is less work and far more...

    Replacing the cable is less work and far more cost effective than ordering/purchasing (and awaiting delivery of) another SRAM GripShifter merely because it has a cable that needs replacing or...
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    My old RoadMaster 21-speed mountain bike (likely...

    My old RoadMaster 21-speed mountain bike (likely a 1998 based upon early and mid 1997 date codes on its OEM Shimano components) came with Shimano EF20 integrated 3x7 shifters/brake levers which were...
  18. Greetings Gear shred, What are the symptoms...

    Greetings Gear shred,

    What are the symptoms yielding your conclusion that you might need new shifters?

    I inherited a 32 pound 1995 Giant Rincon 21-speed mountain bike with rigid steel frame...
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    You erred in your calculated quantity of sweat...

    You erred in your calculated quantity of sweat per hour.

    1 liter of water is equivalent to 1 kg of mass hence, 2.204622622 pounds. This is why it requires precisely 3.785228328 liters of water...
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    I wouldn’t bother with an older Hardrock, I’d go...

    I wouldn’t bother with an older Hardrock, I’d go with a 2014 Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc 29er, which is a much nicer bike.

    Specialized Bicycle Components
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    WestMichiganGuy, congratulations on your bike...

    WestMichiganGuy, congratulations on your bike purchase. Ride as often as you can and don’t get discouraged, as the toughest part is starting out. Bear in mind that, the more effort you put into it,...
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    If it were me, I’d forego the purchase of a Shimano 105 GS rear derailleur and instead purchase a far more capable Shimano mountain bike 9-speed rear derailleur.

    The Shimano 105 GS rear...
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