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    Sorry - this post is not spam. I thought a link...

    Sorry - this post is not spam. I thought a link would clear up additional questions.
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    Frame saver Qs

    Per the instructions at Echelon - Frame Saver, is it serviceable/OK to do the "light" application as the bike is complete? Anyone do that before? Would prefer to wait for the Fall to do a big thing...
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    Cleaning my steel bicycle...

    Just curious what the best way to clean my steel bike, knowing water is the enemy!

    Was thinking using a rag and wiping it down with either:
    - pledge multisurface cleaner (says it's ok for metal),...
  4. Very carefully :-/ There is a spot that could...

    Very carefully :-/

    There is a spot that could be leverage to slip it out. Hopefully that will work.
  5. Thanks for the guidance! Didn't know how...

    Thanks for the guidance!

    Didn't know how typical mallets were used on bikes in general. Remembering back to the event in question, there did seem to be much tape stuffed inside the end of the...
  6. Rubber mallet.... And handlebar plug/sprintech mirror

    So I bought a sprintech mirror (http://www.amazon.com/Sprintech-Drop-Mirror-White-Pair/dp/B0028YBQQI) from my local LBS and had a bit of trouble installing them after taking the handlebar plug off my...
  7. Sticky: Newbie question: ...

    Newbie question:

    314374http://frank.harvard.edu/~coldwell/bob_jackson/overall.jpg (for a bigger image)

    What is the black bar(?) under the top tube?
  8. Just want to say again, thanks for all the help...

    Just want to say again, thanks for all the help guys/gals!



    photogravity, I got the Sport.
  9. Just curious Hamster, with the very limited...

    Just curious Hamster, with the very limited information you have obtained, what say ETT you would think would be right for me?

    The bike store pegged me at 56 after seeing my inseam was around 31...
  10. Just a update, if you care or still perusing this...

    Just a update, if you care or still perusing this thread.

    I went to several lbs yesterday (trek, jamis, and specialized) and after riding a bit on each of their bikes in the price range I was...
  11. Wow - good post, very helpful.

    Wow - good post, very helpful.
  12. Good advice! I think your right. I know my wife...

    Good advice! I think your right. I know my wife would appreciate not getting my "dream bike" right now.



    Thanks hamster, sounds the way to go (basic alum road bike) for now.
  13. I am 6' and it's a 20. I know that it's a big...

    I am 6' and it's a 20.

    I know that it's a big jump - I wasn't planning to do PBP this summer or the next. You have to start somewhere and I wanted to at least get equipment to begin going down...
  14. On my previous bike I was doing routinely 15-25...

    On my previous bike I was doing routinely 15-25 miles.

    It was a Trek FX 7.2
  15. Interesting turn in the topic. I personally...

    Interesting turn in the topic.

    I personally feel more comfortable in a "less upright" position.
  16. Here is what I ride presently (I'm the topic...

    Here is what I ride presently (I'm the topic creator): http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/885784-Clyde-Bike-Fit

    Thoughts?
  17. So you liked REI bikes? Per chance do you own...

    So you liked REI bikes? Per chance do you own one? Indeed I was considering them...
  18. Custom will be the next next bike ;)....

    Custom will be the next next bike ;). Unfortunately, I am on a budget and limited in my options. Thus, looking for sub $900 road performance or touring bicycles.



    That is the plan. Haha. That...
  19. Yeah, that is kinda how I feel :crash:

    Yeah, that is kinda how I feel :crash:
  20. Interesting, came across a steel (!) specimen...

    Interesting, came across a steel (!) specimen with a lbs nearby - the Speciale Strada. Steel have any advantages in randonneuring?

    http://www.masibikes.com/bikes/steel/speciale-strade-2013
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    Road bikes table

    I am interested in a road bike, primarily for longer distances and not racing. (I posted on that forum as well, but would like this forums perspective if that is ok) Anyway, I would like your...
  22. Thanks for the feedback. Will be test driving...

    Thanks for the feedback. Will be test driving some bicycles in the near future.

    Here is a table I put together of the ones I am interested (side by side). Woudn't want to waste your time since you...
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    What's a good randonneuring bike? With that, randonneuring, specifically in mind when getting a new bike? I know "what's comfortable" is best but then what if your getting a new one?

    Thoughts?
    ...
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    Thanks for the reply jsigone! Much to consider -...

    Thanks for the reply jsigone! Much to consider - very helpful advice.
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    Thanks justinw. The LBS pretty much did that. I...

    Thanks justinw. The LBS pretty much did that. I inquired about a few other things (saddle height and clearance) but he listlessly said it was fine. Your 1st paragraph sounds very familiar to my own...
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