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    Kickstart: very ingenious!

    Kickstart: very ingenious!
  2. 30) drivers trying to see out of a postage stamp...

    30) drivers trying to see out of a postage stamp sized hole in their ice covered windshield while they drive.
    31) snow and ice flying off minivans, SUVs and large trucks because their owners just...
  3. I had one several years ago, I found it too much...

    I had one several years ago, I found it too much trouble to keep perfectly aligned. If it got knocked, it could burn up the replaceable roller in less than a mile and always slipped in the rain.
    I...
  4. A better place to post this would be the...

    A better place to post this would be the singlespeed and fixed gear forum.

    The NJS stamp means that you end up paying top dollar for what would otherwise go for far less. While I don't race or...
  5. see here, under equipment: Keirin - Wikipedia,...

    see here, under equipment: Keirin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Very gently clean as much rust from the spokes...

    Very gently clean as much rust from the spokes and rims as you can without damaging anything - think 0000 and 000 steel wool with a bit of oil as lubricant. Don't trash them, rebuilding the wheels...
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    Make sure that the + and - wires are connected...

    Make sure that the + and - wires are connected to the correct + and - on both the hub and the light by using the stripe on the one side of the pair of wires. Maintaining the correct polarity is...
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    Be a dapper chap, get a small homeowners loan and...

    Be a dapper chap, get a small homeowners loan and take a trip to JP: Salmagundi for Ladies and Gents - Home
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    We've had them in Boston for probably four years...

    We've had them in Boston for probably four years now. I don't have many chances to use them where I normally ride, but I tend to think that the single lane version is reasonable for a retrofit...
  10. Thread: Rail Trails

    by randomgear
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    Welcome to the MUP - chaos rules; be prepared to...

    Welcome to the MUP - chaos rules; be prepared to evade or stop on little notice. Weekends tend to be more crowded with families with kids, dog walkers and other people who may not be paying...
  11. "Building" a bike is the most expensive way of...

    "Building" a bike is the most expensive way of getting a new bike. It's far cheaper to buy new than to buy a frame and build it up or upgrade a lower end bike with higher end components.
    Like...
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    Perhaps another commandment is in order: If you...

    Perhaps another commandment is in order:
    If you are a professional bicycling advocate, you must grow a salt and pepper beard, and chase ambulances to supplement your meager income gained from doing...
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    I've never taken classes at Bikes not Bombs, but...

    I've never taken classes at Bikes not Bombs, but three years ago I decided to build a new rear wheel for my commuter. After screwing up the lacing, I finally used my membership to go to several of...
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    Ahhh, gotcha! I think i may have had a few too...

    Ahhh, gotcha! I think i may have had a few too many forums opened at once...

    Have you checked out the winter cycling forum: Winter Cycling
    It's likely rather quite right now, but in a couple...
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    Depends on manufacturer and model; you probably...

    Depends on manufacturer and model; you probably want to keep to the same type as comes on the bike if you don't want to have to buy another remover.

    Btw, where do you live to need such a beast for...
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    What; no pictures?

    What; no pictures?
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    I've used bothon several occasions, setting up,...

    I've used bothon several occasions, setting up, using, and taking down. The 10 is a wee bit easier to set up and take down, and comes with the piece that allows the tool stand to mount to it. ...
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    RepairSTAN? | Commercial Bike Racks...

    RepairSTAN? | Commercial Bike Racks

    Dero Public Bike Repair Products

    Urban Racks - Repair Stations
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    Get a heavy U-lock and cable, more importantly...

    Get a heavy U-lock and cable, more importantly use them every time you leave the bike. If the seatpost has a quick release, replace it with a bolt.
    My daily commuter came from Penn State 20 years...
  20. Thread: mavic rims

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    The MA40 is a hard anodized rim; even on the...

    The MA40 is a hard anodized rim; even on the braking surfaces. Unless the anodizing has been worn away through previous use, you will start creating some very ugly braking wear on the rims at first....
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    Interesting article in the Boston Globe about...

    Interesting article in the Boston Globe about "Rolling Coal":
    Diesel truck enthusiasts ?roll coal? to protest environmental regulations - Health & wellness - The Boston Globe

    I think that they...
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    You might want to have your local Bike Shop...

    You might want to have your local Bike Shop (LBS) try to chase those threads with an M5 or an M6 tap if the M5 tap doesn't fit.

    The screw doesn't have to stick out much at all. This may be a...
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    Looks painful! You might want to use a far...

    Looks painful! You might want to use a far thinner piece of wood on the top, the saddle will deform with you riding on it and will likely come to rest on the wood blocking.
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    As long as the stem on the front tire matches the...

    As long as the stem on the front tire matches the stem on the rear tire and the head on the pump I pack in my pannier, I really don't care. If the pump is mismatched to the stems and I flat, you...
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    Like Unterhausen says, take the tail light out of...

    Like Unterhausen says, take the tail light out of the picture for starters.
    Make sure that the wires are connected to the same ends on each side of the connection: that the power wire is connected...
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