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    'Proper' flat fixing on skinny road tubes

    Got a flat the other day. The bike was just sitting there on the stand. It had good air when I finished the ride and lost it sometime over then next two days. Timing was good as it turned out; I...
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    That helped! It's still not as quiet as I'd like...

    That helped! It's still not as quiet as I'd like but it's a lot better.
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    Good post, WPH. I don't see the "unwinding...

    Good post, WPH.

    I don't see the "unwinding [down tube] barrel adjusters". Are you using the ones with the detents? Those would seem to be pretty difficult to move.

    Dennis
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    Yea, missed the bit about the original wheels. ...

    Yea, missed the bit about the original wheels.

    Guz, run your fingers under the lips to be sure that they are clean and no part of the old tire broke off. Clinchers are pretty difficult to screw...
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    Hang on, maybe he has tubulars. Guz, there...

    Hang on, maybe he has tubulars.

    Guz, there is a type of tire that is a combined tube and tire. It is called a tubular. To mount it to the rim they use glue.

    Nowadays tubulars are rarely...
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    Apologies. The clearance is smaller than I...

    Apologies. The clearance is smaller than I remembered. I'll get another spacer. Hope that does it.

    Dennis
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    I don't need an additional spacer. The cap is...

    I don't need an additional spacer. The cap is not bottomed on the stem (I mean the fork tube, not the stem clamp - is hard against that.)

    Another odd thing is that although it rattles, I can't...
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    Columbus headset adjustment

    I'm on a 2003? Raleigh Professional with Columbus carbon fork. I believe it uses a Columbus-style headset.

    The problem is that the thing rattles. The streets in this part of Dallas are like the...
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    Sticky: Shimano has moved its site. Most of the tech...

    Shimano has moved its site. Most of the tech docs (part sheets) seem to be there, but the Tech Tips seems to have disappeared. If you have a link, especially to the IGH docs, please post a note...
  10. Yeah, so long as you can get to White Rock Lake...

    Yeah, so long as you can get to White Rock Lake you can get to the head of the Santa Fe trail, which is a 4.5 mile straight shot downtown. There are several feeder trials to WRL (e.g. White Rock...
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    I ran across a group at WRL on Monday, nominally...

    I ran across a group at WRL on Monday, nominally at 6:30, out of Bicycles Plus - the Boathouse Ride? Bunch of skinny hammerheads, but after a couple of weeks I might be able to hang on the back of...
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    Good info, thanks. Last time I was out here -...

    Good info, thanks.

    Last time I was out here - about 2008 - there was a bike shop on the Central Expy frontage road just north of Northpark Mall that had some good rides. It no longer seems to be...
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    I've heard this type of noise when the CHAIN...

    I've heard this type of noise when the CHAIN needs lubing. Done it recently?
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    Sticky: Annette is back, thanks to Wordbiker. So is...

    Annette is back, thanks to Wordbiker.

    So is Barbara Eden, thanks to me figuring out how to use the forum features. BTW, the image is 400x500p. If anyone has a larger, I'll use it.
  15. What chain are you using? 9 or 10 speed? Do...

    What chain are you using? 9 or 10 speed?

    Do you have a 10-speed chain you can try?
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    Thanks, that's a better list than the one I was...

    Thanks, that's a better list than the one I was using. Here's another club that I found:

    http://www.meetup.com/Dallas-Cycling-Trail-Riders-and-Weekend-Pub-Crawlers/

    Yes, I'm familiar with RBM...
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    Daily rides in Dallas ?

    I am a re-transplant from Atlanta, where there are weekday rides every day of the week (except Friday), all such rides starting at 6:30PM (give or take bit). I can't find much similar here in...
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    Sticky: Here is a new bicycle repair site that seems to...

    Here is a new bicycle repair site that seems to have a lot to recommend it. Multimedia, with clear pics and small steps. Conversational, easily understood tone with attention given the what could...
  19. Thread: 7 flats in 7 days

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    Wrongo, stubborn boy. You would have solved the...

    Wrongo, stubborn boy. You would have solved the problem faster by eliminating a potential cause.

    Haven't you ever watched House ?
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    Okay, let's back up here. There are a lot of...

    Okay, let's back up here. There are a lot of tangential comments, but no one has said what the operating requirements are.

    Is the compressor tank going to be pressurized constantly, or asked to...
  21. Thread: co2 inflaters

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    Heck, rain is my favorite riding buddy! Keeps...

    Heck, rain is my favorite riding buddy! Keeps all the other a**holes away. ;)
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    Don't be smug. I am 250 lbs (give or take a...

    Don't be smug. I am 250 lbs (give or take a stone or two). It was 3000 mi. before my 16-count rear wheels started going boing / thud. Up till then I was blissful and ignorant...
  23. Thread: co2 inflaters

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    Here's an odd question: If I mount a mini-pump...

    Here's an odd question: If I mount a mini-pump to the seat tube, would it be better to mount it upside down? Rationale being that water can't get into the shaft from above. (If that doesn't make...
  24. Hey, I was just reading his thread title!

    Hey, I was just reading his thread title!
  25. I'd vote for a bent RD. Or just a high chain...

    I'd vote for a bent RD. Or just a high chain angle.
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