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  1. "Building" a bike is the most expensive way of...

    "Building" a bike is the most expensive way of getting a new bike. It's far cheaper to buy new than to buy a frame and build it up or upgrade a lower end bike with higher end components.
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    Perhaps another commandment is in order: If you...

    Perhaps another commandment is in order:
    If you are a professional bicycling advocate, you must grow a salt and pepper beard, and chase ambulances to supplement your meager income gained from doing...
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    I've never taken classes at Bikes not Bombs, but...

    I've never taken classes at Bikes not Bombs, but three years ago I decided to build a new rear wheel for my commuter. After screwing up the lacing, I finally used my membership to go to several of...
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    Ahhh, gotcha! I think i may have had a few too...

    Ahhh, gotcha! I think i may have had a few too many forums opened at once...

    Have you checked out the winter cycling forum: Winter Cycling
    It's likely rather quite right now, but in a couple...
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    Depends on manufacturer and model; you probably...

    Depends on manufacturer and model; you probably want to keep to the same type as comes on the bike if you don't want to have to buy another remover.

    Btw, where do you live to need such a beast for...
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    What; no pictures?

    What; no pictures?
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    I've used bothon several occasions, setting up,...

    I've used bothon several occasions, setting up, using, and taking down. The 10 is a wee bit easier to set up and take down, and comes with the piece that allows the tool stand to mount to it. ...
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    RepairSTAN? | Commercial Bike Racks...

    RepairSTAN? | Commercial Bike Racks

    Dero Public Bike Repair Products

    Urban Racks - Repair Stations
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    Get a heavy U-lock and cable, more importantly...

    Get a heavy U-lock and cable, more importantly use them every time you leave the bike. If the seatpost has a quick release, replace it with a bolt.
    My daily commuter came from Penn State 20 years...
  10. Thread: mavic rims

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    The MA40 is a hard anodized rim; even on the...

    The MA40 is a hard anodized rim; even on the braking surfaces. Unless the anodizing has been worn away through previous use, you will start creating some very ugly braking wear on the rims at first....
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    Interesting article in the Boston Globe about...

    Interesting article in the Boston Globe about "Rolling Coal":
    Diesel truck enthusiasts ?roll coal? to protest environmental regulations - Health & wellness - The Boston Globe

    I think that they...
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    You might want to have your local Bike Shop...

    You might want to have your local Bike Shop (LBS) try to chase those threads with an M5 or an M6 tap if the M5 tap doesn't fit.

    The screw doesn't have to stick out much at all. This may be a...
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    Looks painful! You might want to use a far...

    Looks painful! You might want to use a far thinner piece of wood on the top, the saddle will deform with you riding on it and will likely come to rest on the wood blocking.
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    As long as the stem on the front tire matches the...

    As long as the stem on the front tire matches the stem on the rear tire and the head on the pump I pack in my pannier, I really don't care. If the pump is mismatched to the stems and I flat, you...
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    Like Unterhausen says, take the tail light out of...

    Like Unterhausen says, take the tail light out of the picture for starters.
    Make sure that the wires are connected to the same ends on each side of the connection: that the power wire is connected...
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    While I haven't ridden the bike, I've been told...

    While I haven't ridden the bike, I've been told by a guy who makes deliveries on one of these that they work very well. The downtube extends forward from the headtube and supports the load without...
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    The group probably knows about the issues...

    The group probably knows about the issues regarding the bridge, but isn't able to do anything about it.
    Compared to trails, bridges are very expensive items. The B.A.C. could likely blow several...
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    After it gets soaked, just place it someplace out...

    After it gets soaked, just place it someplace out of the rain to dry but don't obsess over it.
    If it's still a bit wet the next day, well then, it will just conform to your backside a little bit...
  19. I've been using a Bernzamatic torch with propane...

    I've been using a Bernzamatic torch with propane canisters for building racks for my own use.
    The filler I've been using is Weldcote "45CF" which I believe is 45% silver and cadmium free and the...
  20. You can silver braze those in place with a simple...

    You can silver braze those in place with a simple plumbers propane torch. The biggest expense will likely by the 45% silver. Of course, the paint will be toast for several inches above and below...
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    I thought that the threaded mount in the fork was...

    I thought that the threaded mount in the fork was for a fork mounted light, on the right side so as to be visible to cars in countries where people drive on the left side of the road.
  22. Streetview, now why didn't I think of that. Know...

    Streetview, now why didn't I think of that. Know I finally see what you mean.
    I might try approaching the Schenectady department of engineering first. They should be able to direct you to the...
  23. So, after seeing the aerial view, I take back...

    So, after seeing the aerial view, I take back what I suggested before.
    It looks like the ramp up to the pedestrian bridge was designed like so many others, with no thought of cyclists. It appears...
  24. Hallux, this is definitely an advocacy issue. ...

    Hallux, this is definitely an advocacy issue. It sounds like there are access issues to get to the ramps, both for cyclists and for those who are handicapped.
    A link to the Google map view would...
  25. The blue trek has eyelets on the rear dropouts,...

    The blue trek has eyelets on the rear dropouts, will make it easy to add fenders and/or a rack for panniers. The fork probably has eyelets, too.
    The others don't appear to.
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