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  1. Murray's Cycle Hostel is a great deal, fun, and...

    Murray's Cycle Hostel is a great deal, fun, and means you spend evenings etc with all the same people taking the same class, which reinforces the whole shebang. Multiple folks in each sleeping room,...
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    Good point. It was dark.... I'll check into it.

    Good point. It was dark.... I'll check into it.
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    Generator gremlins?

    My SON hub/Edelux headlight has functioned flawlessly since I built the wheel 3-1/2 years ago/maybe 3500 miles. There have been no accidents involving the front wheel. It worked fine on my Monday...
  4. Thread: Loose Spokes

    by Rubato
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    How do you hold round, light gauge spokes while...

    How do you hold round, light gauge spokes while turning the nipple?
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    I did it several times too. I stopped doing it...

    I did it several times too. I stopped doing it after a chain parted as I jumped out from the stop sign to beat an oncoming cement truck....
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    This. I was able to replace the majority of nuts...

    This. I was able to replace the majority of nuts and bolts w/stainless from the local Ace Hardware. Many nuts available as "nylock" and/or acorn nuts. Plastic bag on the saddle, lube the U-lock as...
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    I like your idea. The market will decide whether...

    I like your idea. The market will decide whether or not it's a "good" idea for you-now. Build for friends and relatives and be honest about your experience. When I do that I ask them to bring me...
  8. It appears that the outside end of the "cut" has...

    It appears that the outside end of the "cut" has rubber from the molding process spanning the joint in the fabric. Again, how many miles?
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    Ferrous bolt? I've had good luck with solvent...

    Ferrous bolt? I've had good luck with solvent and a small magnet. The strain is off the threads and broken studs can often be unscrewed with no difficulty.
    If you go with the EZ-out, look at...
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    You might be OCD if you lace and unlace and...

    You might be OCD if you lace and unlace and relace and unlace and relace an old beater wheel a couple of dozen times to embed the process in both muscles and memory.
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    I might be OCD if I spend several years looking...

    I might be OCD if I spend several years looking for the out of production tools to rebuild Shimano SPD pedals....
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    I understand knurling. What is the "ghetto"...

    I understand knurling. What is the "ghetto" part? I imagine things like punches, cold chisels, anything that will raise burrs?
    Something more sophisticated?
  13. Thread: son 28 dynohub

    by Rubato
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    I'd like to hear the results when this is...

    I'd like to hear the results when this is resolved?
    Thank you.
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    It's a beautiful thing! I have openers from...

    It's a beautiful thing! I have openers from Pedro's, Shimano, Campy, Craftsman, etc but, as I said, that's a beautiful thing.
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    "Off topic?" Schmopic. I was pleased to...

    "Off topic?" Schmopic.
    I was pleased to discover - on another recent thread - the age of some of my favorite members.
    BF is like a neighborhood tavern. I can drop in and relax, speak up or just...
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    I bought the 7th edition in March-looking for a...

    I bought the 7th edition in March-looking for a used copy of the 6th edition.
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    ONe should be able to turn several concentric...

    ONe should be able to turn several concentric rims from the same billet-very little waste. But how would the lathe drill the holes?
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    Used Hozan Tension meter specs

    I recently acquired an older Hozan spoke tension meter and the graphs for converting dial readings to force are for "High Carbon Steel" spokes. I wrote the company to ask how these related to...
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    I didn't have camera when I found it. I looked...

    I didn't have camera when I found it. I looked through United Bicycle Tool catalog but didn't find it. I got 2 freewheel vices and another axel vice-this isn't those. I'll try to get a snapshot...
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    Estate sale mystery?

    I was rooting through a box of bicycle tools at an estate sale (got some screamin' deals!). Everyone there was confused by something from the VAR company. There were 2 versions, one larger than the...
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    I can definitely wipe and ride-especially now...

    I can definitely wipe and ride-especially now that my curiosity has been satisfied. Thank you.
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    Grease @ Sealed BB?

    With less than 200 miles on a new Shimano cartridge BB, there is grease oozing at the axle from the NDS. DS looks normal. It was purchased and installed 2 weeks ago, NDS torque was to spec, drive...
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    Would anything less that a top end frame have the...

    Would anything less that a top end frame have the crown milled on initial assembly? It seems a small effort-is it relevant these days? I'm thinking of buying the Park milling tool and wonder if I...
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    It's an old joke-and depressing how many people...

    It's an old joke-and depressing how many people don't get it...
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    OP is studying at UHN. University of hard...

    OP is studying at UHN. University of hard nocks....
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