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  1. Thanks for the ideas, everybody!

    Thanks for the ideas, everybody!
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    The new frame may have a larger seat tube...

    The new frame may have a larger seat tube diameter than your old one. There are many sizes, and some of the steps between each are very small. If you swapped over the entire seatpost + seat combo...
  3. Well, at least I'm not the only person to...

    Well, at least I'm not the only person to experience this. From an Amazon review:

    I installed the left (1-2-3) shifter first without a problem, replacing a SunTour. The cables were good quality...
  4. Cheapo suspension fork cap missing - ideas for replacements?

    On many cheap suspension forks, there's supposed to be a plastic cap at the top of each stanchion. These often get lost, which looks ugly and lets the insides get all nasty.

    400254

    LBS raids...
  5. Problem with left Shimano Revo twist shifter

    I'm having a problem with my left twist shifter, model Shimano Revo SL-RS45, indexed for 3 chainrings. It was working perfectly yesterday, but today I noticed it seemed badly out of adjustment -...
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    I set my rear wheel on fire every time I ride, if...

    I set my rear wheel on fire every time I ride, if you know what I'm sayin'.

    Flames on the street, baby. Get out tha way.

    Ohhhh yeah.
  7. Repost this video at the Bicycle Mechanics...

    Repost this video at the Bicycle Mechanics subforum and watch him receive a dearth of criticism on his flat-changing technique.
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    Rice Krispies sounds from tire

    On one of my new Kenda Kwest 26" tires, when a certain ~12" section rolls along the bottom, I hear faint but crunchy noises coming from the tire. It sounds like Rice Krispies cereal, or a bit like...
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    Dumb question, are you 100% sure it's not the...

    Dumb question, are you 100% sure it's not the headset? If you temporarily overtighten it a bit, and go test the brakes, do they still jump? Obviously you can reset the headset to a proper...
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    Bump! Fixed it! It turned out to be the cheap...

    Bump! Fixed it!

    It turned out to be the cheap DNP freewheel. Replaced it with a Shimano Tourney unit, and it doesn't knock anymore.

    I'm updating this thread for completeness in case anyone...
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    Take the chain off the chainrings up front so you...

    Take the chain off the chainrings up front so you can get a better idea of how the bottom bracket is spinning.

    With your front shifter, shift the chain to the inside of the bike, the smallest...
  12. I'm going to say this as inoffensively as I can,...

    I'm going to say this as inoffensively as I can, but you have a high-end bike, and I'm not sure it's a good idea to be messing with it until you have a better idea of what you're doing.

    Start...
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    All the responses are appreciated. I was wrong...

    All the responses are appreciated.

    I was wrong about the noise - after getting broken, the freewheel wasn't making a true clicky ratchet in both directions, more of a dull whirring. For fun, I...
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    Freewheeling in both directions

    Was accelerating from a stop when I heard a snapping sound from my old cheapo freewheel, and felt all the resistance suddenly go off the pedals, like what happens if your chain falls off the...
  15. I don't even bother carrying flat replacement...

    I don't even bother carrying flat replacement stuff when I'm going 5 miles or less. I can easily finish the commute by just running to my destination.
  16. On multi-lane roads, cars will change lanes much...

    On multi-lane roads, cars will change lanes much earlier if they see you in the center of the lane, because they know they don't have room to share it.

    When those cars move over, the cars behind...
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    How's your project going? I have a recumbent...

    How's your project going?

    I have a recumbent exercise bike that I've regularly used for years, mostly when too injured to run outside. I just pull the stationary bike alongside my computer...
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    I'm very familiar with that bike - my dad owns...

    I'm very familiar with that bike - my dad owns the men's model in a different year. It weighs about 33-34 pounds, and it's no slowpoke - I've timed myself on my commutes with it, and it was...
  19. This issue used to confuse me too. It's not...

    This issue used to confuse me too.

    It's not that wider tires don't have less rolling resistance at the same pressure than skinny tires. They do.

    But as Sheldon Brown wrote wrote, that is of no...
  20. Thanks for the excellent photo, and good to know...

    Thanks for the excellent photo, and good to know for the future!
  21. Thanks, everybody. I used to do it that way...

    Thanks, everybody.


    I used to do it that way until I worked on an older bike with a locknut and cone that were seriously stuck together. After a battle getting them free, I started to worry...
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    Next video I see where an Airzound prevents an...

    Next video I see where an Airzound prevents an accident will be my first one.
    Seems like Airzounds are mostly used by bicyclists who wish to join the game of commuter frustration (or road rage).
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    I've had great experiences with department store...

    I've had great experiences with department store bikes too. Got a few thousand miles on a new-school Schwinn Tourist, and it's working awesome. 27 pounds with kickstand, shifting perfectly, double...
  24. I just do the "bike commuter tuck" and insert the...

    I just do the "bike commuter tuck" and insert the inside part of my right pant leg in my sock. Free, takes 2 seconds to prepare or undo, don't have to worry about carrying or forgetting anything,...
  25. Wheel hub locknut -- serrated side faces in or out?

    I'm doing my spring overhaul of my winter bike, overhauling the front hub, and made the dumb mistake of not paying attention to the orientation of the locknuts before I diassembled them.

    The...
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