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    For best performance with mechanical disc brakes...

    For best performance with mechanical disc brakes it's recommended to run full compression-less cable housing to the brake. Read here: How to setup the Avid BB7

    I've taken the interrupter upper...
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    I'm also running the OEM Borough CX Armadillo at...

    I'm also running the OEM Borough CX Armadillo at the moment. The Schwalbe Mondial or Marathon Plus Tour tyres would be my next tyre. They seem to have a good tread on them.

    However the rim width...
  3. :) Spot on about bike shop managers Barrettscv....

    :) Spot on about bike shop managers Barrettscv. Haha, Lol.

    Thanks for your wise words! Patient but persistent I like. :)

    Had a change of mind... I think the 170mm cranks will be fine and will...
  4. Yes, I bought the Tricross new from a Specialized...

    Yes, I bought the Tricross new from a Specialized dealer.

    Looks like the rear disc brake rotor is 160mm instead of 140mm which should be on the 2013 model. That's again the wrong size being...
  5. Just bought a Tricross with wrong crank length

    Just purchased a new 2013 Specialized Tricross Sport, size 54cm. The frame fits great. Love the geometry and bike, well designed. However...

    The Specialized webpage for this bike (under specs)...
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    Apologies if this is a bit off topic... My...

    Apologies if this is a bit off topic...

    My wife had to be hospitalised around 2 months after giving birth this year. I needed to take our newborn son in to see her. Stupidly I drove (a borrowed...
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    Thanks for your replies, the above posts are...

    Thanks for your replies, the above posts are correct in that you cannot add a barrel adjuster to the SLX derailleur. I've had a closer look at it and taken a picture of it, there's no thread inside...
  8. ljg, I have some shimano 9spd DA bar ends that...

    ljg, I have some shimano 9spd DA bar ends that you can have for free, I can post them to you if you like (or just the right indexed shifter). They're a bit scratched but working fine, they've had...
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    SLX Rear Derailleur - no barrel adjuster?

    Would it be possible to take a barrel adjuster off an old LX derailleur and screw it on the SLX? Or is it best to leave it off this model? Why have shimano left it out in the first place?

    I've...
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    Having just bought a khs tr-101 I thought to...

    Having just bought a khs tr-101 I thought to share some info on it as there isn't much about this bike on the web. Hope it helps somebody when they're doing a search on it! :)

    The bike:...
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    Here's my sob story.. :) Having a car will get...

    Here's my sob story.. :) Having a car will get you a job, while not having one will put you on the bottom of the pile of candidates, everytime. That's the awful truth, at least in my case. (Don't...
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    Thanks for your excellent replies :thumb: Yes,...

    Thanks for your excellent replies :thumb:

    Yes, a tarp or even reflective thin plastic cover which AndrewP mentioned should be sufficient to protect the tent if left out in the sun all day. I think...
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    Waterproof sleeping bag, no tent needed?

    After researching various camping options I found this waterproof sleeping bag made by Exped:

    PDF info sheet for the Exped IBIS WB (waterbloc)

    Exped homepage

    Wow. :) to quote its features:
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    David Suzuki...

    David Suzuki in this PDF lecture transcript states:



    He talks about it a bit over half way through this podcast as well.
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    t u r n o n , t u n e i n a n d d r o p o u t

    Rip Mr Leary....




    The above quote taken from here
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    Taken from this pdf from Buddhist monk Bhikkhu...

    Taken from this pdf from Buddhist monk Bhikkhu Bodhi
  17. Thread: Ice vests?

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    Thanks for the reply, not a solution then. I...

    Thanks for the reply, not a solution then. I think lots of water is the only way to go. Further reading on the web I found the only solution to lower the body's core temperature by a substantial...
  18. Thread: Ice vests?

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    Ice vests?

    Has anybody ever used one, and if so are they effective for cyclists? I'm not racing or anything but would like to cycle in temperatures of 35c / 95f degrees and greater without reaching boiling...
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    Sorry to be a bit off topic but I really enjoyed...

    Sorry to be a bit off topic but I really enjoyed reading Kunstler's memoirs on his site. In 'Getting a Grip, 1973', the fake columns he submitted in the country newspaper he worked for were a laugh....
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    Just a coincidence but as I browsed this thread...

    Just a coincidence but as I browsed this thread Bjork's 'Human Behaviour' played in the background:



    Chris L that's terrible, ever think of moving south?

    I think it takes time learning to be...
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    Poll: From my experience in art school life drawing...

    From my experience in art school life drawing classes I can tell you big and curvy is beautiful. A thin body may look good in clothes but there's not too much to draw when naked. Not that I was any...
  22. Thread: cycling sandals

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    Saw this on Shimano's website regarding the SH55...

    Saw this on Shimano's website regarding the SH55 cleats: : "SM-SH55 for multi-directional release except PD-M959/M540/M520".

    Looks like single release only when using the pedals above.
  23. Thread: cycling sandals

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    I just got a pair today and noticed they use a...

    I just got a pair today and noticed they use a multi-release cleat (part SM-SH55). The manual with my pedals describes that they can be released by twisting in any directon, instead of the usual...
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    One guy went through 3 or 4 frames!? Um, hardcore...

    One guy went through 3 or 4 frames!? Um, hardcore alright! Many people will never see a frame break in a lifetime. Something to keep an eye on anyway. Maybe he had a carbon fork?

    I've owned my...
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    The 'right' bar position (well my opinion anyway)...

    The 'right' bar position (well my opinion anyway) is when you have or can grab the top of the bar and hoods with slightly bent arms. When your arms are locked straight they become like pillars...
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