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    yes yes also i heard you helped your brother...

    yes yes
    also
    i heard you helped your brother jack off a horse
  2. sounds like a fun project but i take issue with...

    sounds like a fun project
    but i take issue with the op building a fixie that is akin to a sports car

    fixies are more similar to drag racers imho
    purpose built for a particular type of speed
    ...
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    the real joy of such an old bike is that you get...

    the real joy of such an old bike
    is that you get to install new tires
    after removing the old ones
    with screwdrivers and pliers and bolt cutters
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    27 x 1-1/4 is the largest size you will commonly...

    27 x 1-1/4 is the largest size you will commonly run across
    so if the tire was difficult to remove
    then it was likely just a very tight fitting tire
    or perhaps so dried up and broken down that it...
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    i would like to clarify my position on nice bikes...

    i would like to clarify my position on nice bikes

    if someone has $12000 and wants the nicest and lightest bike int ehworld
    that i hope they get it and enjoy it
    for whatever purpose they intend
    ...
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    i agree that a competitive racer might get some...

    i agree that a competitive racer might get some value up to $5000 or so
    but nothing over that
    except for the super elite

    but the lack of advantage does not stop at uber clydes
    rather it starts...
  7. ah front derailleur

    ah

    front derailleur
  8. ??? 16 inch wheels and long cage derailleur?

    ???

    16 inch wheels and long cage derailleur?
  9. not necessarily because the brake caliper...

    not necessarily
    because the brake caliper generally only limit the tire clearance a tiny bit more than the frame and fork themselves
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    seat post quick releases can be problematic...

    seat post quick releases can be problematic
    especially the newer external cam style

    it can help to ensure the cam mechanism is clean and lightly greased
    but a good quality bolt style clamp is...
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    i pulled those numbers out of my arse they are...

    i pulled those numbers out of my arse
    they are not based on anything except my opinion
    and rough observations and generalizations i have made
    over the years

    but you got my point
    above a...
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    i know it seems like the backwards way of doing...

    i know it seems like the backwards way of doing it
    but it is cycling orthodoxy
    to try to change your sweet spot
    rather than install extra large gears

    practice spinning you legs slightly faster...
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    you arent doing 100 rpm now but it is something...

    you arent doing 100 rpm now
    but it is something to shoot for
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    11 is the smallest cassette cog you will find ...

    11 is the smallest cassette cog you will find

    but the real answer
    especially if you are riding for fitness
    is to train your legs to spin faster

    if you can turn your pedals at 100 rpm
    when in...
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    48 is about the largest chainring you will see on...

    48 is about the largest chainring you will see on anything except road bikes

    with a 26 inch wheel and 48 x 12 gearing
    you should be able to hit 49 km/h
  16. i see where bbbean is coming from but you caught...

    i see where bbbean is coming from
    but you caught the flaw in his argument

    a similarly flawed argument would be
    my wheels without tires weigh 1800 grams
    but if i add 400 grams of tires they roll...
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    the answer is diminishing returns moving from...

    the answer is
    diminishing returns

    moving from a $79 bike to a $500 bike
    you will notice a vast difference

    moving from a $500 bike to a $1000 bike
    you will notice a big difference

    moving...
  18. he was born and raised in a briar patch

    he was born and raised in a briar patch
  19. my off the top of my head price estimates new...

    my off the top of my head price estimates
    new rigid fork online or from lbs 60
    new chain 20
    new cassette or freewheel 20
    new brake pads 20
    new cables 25

    so if you do the work yourself...
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    if you are already able to ride at those speeds...

    if you are already able to ride at those speeds
    then your bike is not slowing you down
    practice
    make the most of your training miles
    and get aero
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    i don't think this is a safe assumption without...

    i don't think this is a safe assumption
    without knowing more about the bike

    for instance
    most 10 speeds came with 27 X 1-1/4" tires
    and required at least medium reach brakes
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    sadly i would bet even half of bike shop bikes...

    sadly
    i would bet even half of bike shop bikes often see less than 100 miles use
    over their life time

    i have had mare than one person say to me
    when i worked in a shop
    i got my bike about five...
  23. this is not true the only real compatibility...

    this is not true

    the only real compatibility issue is trying to use direct pull v brakes
    with brifters
    which with few exceptions
    does not work well

    any caliper brakes should work fine

    as...
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    it depends on how fast you are already going too...

    it depends on how fast you are already going too

    if you want to increase your avg speed from 12 km/h to 14 km/h
    then training is kinda the only way

    but if you want to increase your avg speed...
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    correct info above there are two standard...

    correct info above

    there are two standard sizes of pedals you are likely to see
    one is 1/2"
    which is what you use on your old bmx
    because it is the size used on one piece cranks
    and...
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