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  1. haha genius!

    haha genius!
  2. How do I tell if my wheels are aluminum or steel?

    I've just inherited a 1983 Schwinn Traveler which SHOULD come with aluminum rims stock but there have been a lot of modifications to this bike (5 sp freewheel instead of 6, different crank). I'm...
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    I've had a pretty peaceful season and yet in the...

    I've had a pretty peaceful season and yet in the last two weeks or so I've dealt with a few angry drivers who yelled at me for various reasons. Tensions must be running high right before the school...
  4. Thanks all!

    Thanks all!
  5. I thought thread less headsets don't have...

    I thought thread less headsets don't have bearings...?
  6. uhuh...

    uhuh...
  7. So I found a ball bearing on the floor by my workbench....

    I was doing some minor work/adjustments to three bikes today. Two road bikes got new brake pads and the cross bike got changed over to knobby tires for practice next week along with removing my crane...
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    Good point, although I still have some space...

    Good point, although I still have some space between the block and saddle now. I'll probably change the top piece at a later point.
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    DIY Carradice support rack

    As many of you are Carradice owners I figured I would share my latest creation. I purchased a Carradice Barley recently and noticed immediately that I was going to need a support system for it. I...
  10. The one I linked to looks like it attaches at the...

    The one I linked to looks like it attaches at the saddle rails only. I just wanted to make sure that Midland wasn't a cheapo/garbage ebay company
  11. Midland supports for saddlebags (Carradice, etc)

    Does anyone have any experience with these?

    Cycle Touring Bag Support Fits Carradice and Karrimor Style Bags | eBay

    I'm looking to get a Carradice Barley and might want a support rack as well...
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    Yeah I was hoping to put in some conti speed...

    Yeah I was hoping to put in some conti speed rides (42c but actually 38c measured) and they were nowhere near close to fitting. apparently the frame on Bike Island is not exactly the same as the BD...
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    Careful. I bought a Fantom CX frame from Bike...

    Careful. I bought a Fantom CX frame from Bike Island with this knowledge and turns out those frames can only take about 35c. I was bummed.
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    check out the 10 am saturday ride at the hub in...

    check out the 10 am saturday ride at the hub in catonsville. usually around 15 mph (depending on who shows up) but it's no drop and a nice group.

    Rides and Events - The Hub Bike Shop & C'Ville...
  15. Amok CycloCross SS $419 | The Ultimate...

    Amok CycloCross SS $419 | The Ultimate Single-Speed Urban Commuter Bike | Retrospec Bicycles

    surly crosscheck ss clone
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    What gear ratio was on the new cassette? Looks...

    What gear ratio was on the new cassette? Looks like you may have put on a cassette that reached past the limit of the RD or chain length. Sorry about the bike!
  17. "If this ad is up, the bike is still for sale." ...

    "If this ad is up, the bike is still for sale."

    First time I sold a bike on CL I had probably 20 emails asking if it was still for sale.
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    Compact to cyclocross crank?

    I have a Shimano compact crank (50/34) and was curious if I could change the rings for a more cross-style gearing (46/36) while maintaining the same crank. Is this possible? I wasn't sure with the...
  19. the force of the pull when shifting up will most...

    the force of the pull when shifting up will most likely wear your housing faster without the ferrule
  20. do you mean the ferrule for the housing? you...

    do you mean the ferrule for the housing? you definitely want a ferrule on the end of your shift cable, especially the front shifter
  21. LOL @ Andrew. Hillrider, yes.

    LOL @ Andrew. Hillrider, yes.
  22. Tips for installing front shifter cable on 5700 shifters

    I've read the manual and searched the forums but I'm still having trouble with the routing. I've already ruined two cables that frayed trying to worm them through. Have any tips? I had no problem...
  23. i guess i'm not crazy about having to keep...

    i guess i'm not crazy about having to keep suspension systems maintained especially since the technology seems to be progressing in that area fairly rapidly. also, i really want to work on my...
  24. i used to ride a single speed cross bike and...

    i used to ride a single speed cross bike and loved that
  25. Not too many people like the single speed option?

    Not too many people like the single speed option?
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