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    If there is a parking garage, they always (?)...

    If there is a parking garage, they always (?) have stairways in the corners of solid railing to lock up to.

    That's not a guarantee that you won't be hassled, though. I was given a written parking...
  2. Ditto on that. I ended up with some pedals that...

    Ditto on that. I ended up with some pedals that ONLY had an 8mm allen socket for tightening and removal. Something about those pedal threads also had a tendency to freeze up despite using grease. ...
  3. I have bikes with 8- and 9-speed drivetrains, and...

    I have bikes with 8- and 9-speed drivetrains, and I won't go to 10+ until there are no more chains & cassettes available. When I can replace a chain for less than $15 and a cassette for less than...
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    It seems odd for new gear, but I've had BB creaks...

    It seems odd for new gear, but I've had BB creaks and eliminated them by greasing the BB threads.
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    I have a 6500 hub that makes weird noises. I've...

    I have a 6500 hub that makes weird noises. I've cleaned and re-packed the bearings and even replaced the freehub - still there. Drives me nuts.
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    Beautiful bike! I picked up at Guerciotti on...

    Beautiful bike!

    I picked up at Guerciotti on C-List a couple weeks ago that had a mix of Shimano and Campy, the crank being Croce d'Aune. It's pretty banged up and the 7mm crank bolts are also...
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    I have collected a few bikes at this point in...

    I have collected a few bikes at this point in time but only have a computer on one of them. It's usually the one I take for some group rides in which people will complain if you don't maintain a...
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    While rolling along at a nice pace on my commuter...

    While rolling along at a nice pace on my commuter with 26x1.25 tires pumped up to 100psi, I have been passed by headphone wearin', no hands ridin' hipsters on MTBs with full-on fat tires.
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    I picked up this Guerciotti/Columbus TSX on...

    I picked up this Guerciotti/Columbus TSX on Craigslist a couple weeks ago. It had a bizarre mix of components, but I had enough Ultegra and Dura Ace to get it running to suit my needs.

    The STI...
  10. I'm running three types of Ultegra brakes on my...

    I'm running three types of Ultegra brakes on my bikes - single-pivot, 1st generation dual pivot, and 6500 dual pivot. The dual pivot brakes have a much stronger braking power over the singles, but I...
  11. That's what I was thinking as I read this thread....

    That's what I was thinking as I read this thread. Kind of the opposite problem but my ol' Bridgestone MB-1 has a 68mm shell and I have to use two spacers with Hollowtech II cranks on the non-drive...
  12. When I got my first DL in Montana, the DL number...

    When I got my first DL in Montana, the DL number was my SSN. That was 1982, so unlawful use has been around for a long time.

    May as well have it tattooed on your forehead these days.
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    I've been tempted to buy one of those many times....

    I've been tempted to buy one of those many times. I guess now counts as another time!

    I use a piece of nylon rope but it's not perfect.

    With bikes having weird shaped tubes, decals in the...
  14. I used to keep a photocopy of my DL in a small...

    I used to keep a photocopy of my DL in a small zippered pack I take on recreational rides with the house key, debit card, money etc. I haven't made a new one since the last one expired, though.
    ...
  15. I agree. I have Dura Ace 9sp down tube shifters...

    I agree. I have Dura Ace 9sp down tube shifters on 2 bikes and have occasionally tried friction shifting. Maybe it could be learned but it's difficult with everything in back so close. The last...
  16. I guess every old part has its day, but it's kind...

    I guess every old part has its day, but it's kind of weird to me that Ultegra 600 parts are desirable now. Back when I built up one bike 20+ years ago, I had a "well, that's all I can afford"...
  17. That Ultegra crank could use the ol' Easy Off,...

    That Ultegra crank could use the ol' Easy Off, sand & polish treatment. I tried it on a set awhile back doing everything by hand (no power buffer) and it came out quite nice.

    This is somewhat...
  18. Thread: Wind

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    I live in Las Vegas and we get Spring wind that...

    I live in Las Vegas and we get Spring wind that would make national news in a coastal city, but since it's the desert...

    There have been a few times that I've dismounted and walked because I just...
  19. I think the flex connector will be fine with a...

    I think the flex connector will be fine with a little stress on it (I haven't seen the angle of incidence on your bike, though). Burley offers a hitch setup to mount at the back of a rear rack, and...
  20. There is a Steel is Real FB group and someone...

    There is a Steel is Real FB group and someone posted a before/after photo of white hoods made to look like new with Bleche White tire cleaner. I scrolled for a few minutes trying to find it but gave...
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    Being able to get where I'm going on streets with...

    Being able to get where I'm going on streets with little or no traffic allows me to daydream while I get where I need to be.

    Can't do that in a car.

    Sometimes I feel lazy and drive but I...
  22. Thread: Polar Vortex

    by Eric S.
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    I live in Las Vegas and we were told that winter...

    I live in Las Vegas and we were told that winter 2014 was one of the warmest ever, but this summer has not been bad at all. In the 6+ years I've lived here I'm used to nighttime lows of about 90,...
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    I lived in a 2nd floor apartment for a long time...

    I lived in a 2nd floor apartment for a long time and always grabbed the bike by the seat tube to haul it up & down the stairs.
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    I'm glad this old thread came up, because I was...

    I'm glad this old thread came up, because I was trying to remember the name Maruishi the other day. A buddy bought a used one the summer after we graduated from high school in 1985. It had that...
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    I have Vuelta chainrings on my MTB commuter; they...

    I have Vuelta chainrings on my MTB commuter; they offer rings in all kinds of sizes. They're a good product but not the most authentic looking replacement, though.
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