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  1. working night shift and racing on the weekend?

    starting Monday, I'm going to night shift due to a plant turnaround. I have my last race of the season that Saturday (9/27). It'll be a recovery week, so I might go hard Monday and Tuesday, whenever...
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    succeeded at asking questions or being obnoxious,...

    succeeded at asking questions or being obnoxious, or both?
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    because I like to ask questions and be obnoxious...

    because I like to ask questions and be obnoxious on the Internet.
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    I don't have that problem with toeclips when...

    I don't have that problem with toeclips when spinning at 100 rpm. but then again, I kick a lot more ass when I'm in clipless, so yes, foot retention helps, but I don't think it cripples you not to...
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    by foot retention, do you mean specifically for...

    by foot retention, do you mean specifically for skidding? because I pedal normally, and toeclips help me hold my feet pretty good
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    so I guess metal toeclips would work better than...

    so I guess metal toeclips would work better than plastic toeclips, if the idea is for the foot to pull. the plastic bends too easily. I just don't want straps, because they're a big pain in the ass,...
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    well from my experience with clip in pedals, the...

    well from my experience with clip in pedals, the up pedal doesn't give you nearly as much power as the down pedal.

    but if it's different for skid stopping, would it work with plastic toe clips,...
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    why? it's not like my foot's slipping. and the...

    why? it's not like my foot's slipping. and the pull from the other leg doesn't help that much
  9. saddle, shoes, wheels maybe tires. OH... fit

    saddle, shoes, wheels

    maybe tires.

    OH... fit
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    do you need toe straps for that? because I don't...

    do you need toe straps for that? because I don't know how you can bring the rear up with just plain platform pedals. I wouldn't mind going with toeclips eventually, but I'd just like to spend more...
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    balls to anything makes me a little uneasy. I've...

    balls to anything makes me a little uneasy. I've tried that btw. going as far forward as I can, but my leg just gets whipped back when I try to lock them. I even tried to keep my body from moving...
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    so what should I do, just practice my...

    so what should I do, just practice my backpedaling for now, and I'll get it eventually?
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    that's the first I've heard of this... you're...

    that's the first I've heard of this... you're saying we can make chains shorter with the 10-11 speed stuff, but we can't add links? I can't imagine there to be too much side to side play with the...
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    is this what you're talking about??...

    is this what you're talking about??
    http://classicfuji.com/Models_for_Display/1985%2020%20Del%20Rey.jpg
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    why can't you lube your chain with your bike...

    why can't you lube your chain with your bike upside down?

    why can't you adjust your RD with your bike upside down? the indexing is lateral, what does gravity have anything to do with that?

    why...
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    How does it ruin brake cables? I do it all the...

    How does it ruin brake cables?

    I do it all the time. Mainly tuning the Rd or taking off wheels to store bike in trunk or lubing the chain
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    Skid braking is hard.. I'm coming from road...

    Skid braking is hard.. I'm coming from road racing but I'm too weak to skid brak3.

    I'm taking pressure off the back but still not skidding on these 28 tires. Am I lacking the back pedaling...
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    wacha think about my cable end?

    wacha think about my cable end?
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    it's the future. get wit it

    it's the future. get wit it
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    ok i'll keep that in mind.

    ok i'll keep that in mind.
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    Is this bad?

    should I add 2 more links? sram force short cage is rated for 28 cogs... if I add two more, I might get droopy chain on my lowest gear.. what do you think?
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  23. I've used simple green. but it doesn't seem to...

    I've used simple green. but it doesn't seem to work on the crummy parts on the inner crevices of the chain unless you drown it in a bath or something, which I think would be more cost effective with...
  24. organic cleaning solvents for maintenance and disposal

    I'd just like to get a quick overview of what people use for cleaning their bikes. I've realized at this point that detergents and/or soap water don't work nearly as well as organic solvents such as...
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    i switched out the hanger, readjusted the rear...

    i switched out the hanger, readjusted the rear derailleur, and it's working just fine now. I remember now, I had my second crash on this bike, and went to the shop to have the hanger straightened...
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