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  1. I worked in the valley for a number of years,...

    I worked in the valley for a number of years, staying in weslaco during the week. Any of the larger towns (Harlingen, Brownsville, McAllen) will be nice for rides and stuff to do. My wife's grandma...
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    ha ha ha, yup, those forks were donated to me...

    ha ha ha, yup, those forks were donated to me because the originals were so tweaked.

    i am trying to get my kids into road biking because we have a fair amount of events here in texas to...
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    Sticky: here is my hybrid. its in the process of being...

    here is my hybrid. its in the process of being converted to a road bike/hauler

    how it started:...
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    non-professional GT clean and paint

    i have owned this GT for a number of years. i bought it at the goodwill for 5 or 10 bucks along with another newer one for 10 or 15 bucks but i let the newer one go to the kids who found them for me...
  5. i have a 1982 maruishi road ace besides my drop...

    i have a 1982 maruishi road ace besides my drop bar hybrid conversion. i can tell the road ace is going to be retired to hanging form the rafters once i get the brakes and everything perfected on...
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    here is mine, its still in the process of being...

    here is mine, its still in the process of being made nice but at least its ride-able right now.

    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/busemans/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0149.jpg
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    i live on the gulf coast of texas and we get...

    i live on the gulf coast of texas and we get hurricanes regularly enough that we aren't in a frenzy when one shows up.

    down here, as an after vehicle, a bike could be a good choice. as a get ...
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    that trek is the one my wife is getting and she...

    that trek is the one my wife is getting and she is 5'3". she loved it on the test ride around the parking area.
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    I ride with my youngest son pretty regularly,...

    I ride with my youngest son pretty regularly, enough that I have had to deal with dogs chasing us. I have also been in normal dog attacks on the job when I used to do insurance inspections for...
  10. i know it is a real issue, i didn;t say it...

    i know it is a real issue, i didn;t say it wasn't. but more of an issue that causes brake fade is gas building up between the pads and the disk.

    well, unless you don;t change your brake fluid...
  11. you would have to really heat the fluid up to get...

    you would have to really heat the fluid up to get it to boil though.

    i used to race scca solo2 d modified class with a bmw 325i. brake fade is a huge issue with automotive racing so i have...
  12. you would have to really heat the fluid up to get...

    you would have to really heat the fluid up to get it to boil though.

    i used to race scca solo2 d modified class with a bmw 325i. brake fade is a huge issue with automotive racing so i have...
  13. Thread: tire sizes

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    i don't want to mislead anyone by commenting in a...

    i don't want to mislead anyone by commenting in a thread and them think i know something worth while pertaining to a bicycle.

    i went out and aired my tires up again, to just under 70psi. they...
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    i will try airing it up more today then. i am...

    i will try airing it up more today then. i am afraid to try for the 80psi listed on the sidewall but i will go slowly today and try for at least 70psi.
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    cool. thanks i checked out rim tape and its...

    cool. thanks

    i checked out rim tape and its good, it sits in the groove in the rim like that right side is showing, but on both sides.

    i aired down the rims and tires and then pushed the...
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    so rim strip or rim tape is the piece on the...

    so rim strip or rim tape is the piece on the inside of hte rim that protects the inner tube from spoke nipples? or it is supposed to keep the inner tube from sliding around the rim and making your...
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    i will check that out. i spoke to a guy at...

    i will check that out.

    i spoke to a guy at the local bike shop that has been riding for about 30 years and he said its very possible that when the tire was aired up, the person airing it up...
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    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/busemans/Mob...

    http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c80/busemans/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0023.jpg

    See, they are smooth
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    ok, i have smooth inner areas on the rim with no...

    ok, i have smooth inner areas on the rim with no ridge or anything to seat a tire bead into.
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    i have a specialized expedition sport (hybrid...

    i have a specialized expedition sport (hybrid fitness/commuter) and love it. hit up craigslist and check out all the bikes in your price range. i bought this specialized two years ago for 80 bucks...
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    i rode from riverside to corona and all over...

    i rode from riverside to corona and all over those parts when i lived in socal as a kid up till i turned 16. i rode this all on a bmx also, rode the wheels off that sucker many times. 90 miles, i...
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    I like the continentals and those tubes

    I like the continentals and those tubes
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    Cool, thanks

    Cool, thanks
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    sorry for any misspellings or weirdly written...

    sorry for any misspellings or weirdly written stuff guys, i am on an iphone and am not a great typist on that touch screen.

    the tire didn't burst, the tube burst and blew the tire off the side...
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    I am not sure on the rim type. I read the link...

    I am not sure on the rim type. I read the link at the top and it actually took up my hour of free time because it took me to so many other spots to read about tires and rims but I have not been able...
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