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  1. I used that set on my drill press to polish up...

    I used that set on my drill press to polish up some old cranks, a stem I stripped the paint off, and rims that I stripped the anodizing off. It worked real well

    Just got these parts in the mail...
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    High end used parts are a great balance of mid...

    High end used parts are a great balance of mid range price and very good performance (or bling).



    seat < go affordable but right for you, a small price to pay for much more comfort
    seat...
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    You can't take your feet off the pedals and put...

    You can't take your feet off the pedals and put them back on without hurting yourself? I've seen way more scraped shin from mountain bikers than I have strapless fixed gears. Seriously how often do...
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    wtf are you talking about? How is it different...

    wtf are you talking about? How is it different than riding a normal bike without foot retention. Last I checked mountain biking is far more strenuous and hard core and half those guys just use wide...
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    You worded it fine. Scrods just a cock.

    You worded it fine. Scrods just a cock.
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    The pedals are moving away from your shins at...

    The pedals are moving away from your shins at that point. You'd have to be pretty bad at bikes to hurt yourself like this.
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    Don't listen to the negative Nancys. You don't...

    Don't listen to the negative Nancys. You don't need foot retention.

    If you want to skip without it, you can use the first skid I learned. Ted Shred himself taught me this before I had foot...
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    As far as max tire clearance, my tires measure...

    As far as max tire clearance, my tires measure 36mm and fit fine. I think I could fit a 45mm in front, but back can't get much larger as you hit those two cross pieces ┐fender mounts?
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  9. Thread: Today I (v2):

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    http://i.imgur.com/AWjqb7l.jpg My buddy almost...

    http://i.imgur.com/AWjqb7l.jpg
    My buddy almost had his bike stolen. It's this chain from harbor freight, I think 10mm links, although the lock was replaced with a circular disc type Heavy Duty...
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    Rims are aluminum these days. That can't be rust

    Rims are aluminum these days. That can't be rust
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    If you don't mind looking like a total dork a...

    If you don't mind looking like a total dork a head lamp is the best way to see. It points where ever you look. How handy. Any of the cheap Chinese ones work just fine. I've used a few and not had...
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    http://i.imgur.com/21wVDTa.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/21wVDTa.jpg
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    I'd bet it can be trued and fixed for under $40...

    I'd bet it can be trued and fixed for under $40 from a lbs. Worth a shot for sure.
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    I haven't heard anyone mention that in years. I...

    I haven't heard anyone mention that in years. I think the chrome kilo knocked that one out of recommendation rotation.

    I built up an On-One Pompino for the summer and have been pretty happy OP....
  15. That's a terrible answer for what he wants. If I...

    That's a terrible answer for what he wants. If I remember we couldn't even use a 28mm tire on my buddies without replacing the brakes and larger tires was a pretty specific request.

    Save Up to 60%...
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    Most issues I've seen with carbon forks happens...

    Most issues I've seen with carbon forks happens with the blades themselves cracking. I've seen pretty few issues with the steerer. Anyways just get a cheap no name carbon fork. There isn't much...
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    Yar I know that. I have a couple sources for the...

    Yar I know that. I have a couple sources for the nipples, a bit expensive but not too hard to find. Just wasn't sure if the head of a spoke was large enough not to just pull through a normal sized...
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    Harvested more ghost peppers from the garden. So...

    Harvested more ghost peppers from the garden. So far I'm up to 350grams and just getting started. I expect 5 or so lbs, possibly more if the weather doesn't get too cool too quick and kill the...
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    Gears are for people over 45, or at least that's...

    Gears are for people over 45, or at least that's what the sub-forum thingy says. I went with 50s. Hopefully they aren't too gaudy looking. They down tube is 48mm so the rims should blend well...
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    Should I get 38mm or 50mm carbon rims for the...

    Should I get 38mm or 50mm carbon rims for the BMC. I'm going to put the wheels currently on it, back on the old leader frame and build that up for my brother since it's just been sitting around in...
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    Nobody else thinks this bike is ugly? The color...

    Nobody else thinks this bike is ugly? The color is nice sure, but the taper on that top tube seems inconsistent, plus it reminds me of this atrocity:...
  22. None of them are worth splurging on. Most $30-40...

    None of them are worth splurging on. Most $30-40 stems are +/- 20g of each others. I usually find one I like looks wise and ebay a used one.
    Seatposts are a super simple component, just don't buy...
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    Or ****ty pics because it's a black bike on a...

    Or ****ty pics because it's a black bike on a black background. I can't see **** other than it looks like a tapered head tube, which isn't very common for a track bike.
  24. If you want light carbon do this. Most track...

    If you want light carbon do this. Most track specific carbon frames I've seen are heavy as to be stiff.
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    Anyone else remember back when it was "That...

    Anyone else remember back when it was "That generic Taiwanese Leader looks like a Bianchi Pista knockoff," and everyone trashed on Leader just being a low quality R&D, nonsensical geometry, copycat...
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