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    Check your derailer hanger alignment. If you...

    Check your derailer hanger alignment. If you had a chain/derailer bend situation you may have bent the hanger.

    the tool is Park Tool Co. » DAG-2 : Derailleur Hanger Alignment Gauge : Frame...
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    Probably cheaper to buy a bike there

    Probably cheaper to buy a bike there
  3. +1 some tire/rim combinations are just...

    +1

    some tire/rim combinations are just really hard and rembember that tire that is hard to get on will be hard to get off.......I always have at least one metal tire lever in my kit just in...
  4. very nice.... ride and enjoy. I would not...

    very nice.... ride and enjoy. I would not rebuild the wheels, if you want aluminum rims, just look around for a set of 27" aluminum rim wheels in good shape at a good price.
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    FWIW, from my experience with two frames, one...

    FWIW, from my experience with two frames, one rattle can and one using automotive paints and Preval sprayer (you pour paint in to make your own spray can)

    it is way more expensive than you...
  6. I don't like white lithium....simply because I...

    I don't like white lithium....simply because I have taken about several older bikes that this was used on and it is a real pain to clean out.

    I stick with phil grease for bearings.

    YMMV
  7. park tools site is a great reference Park Tool...

    park tools site is a great reference Park Tool Co. » ParkTool Blog
  8. you don't need to take a chain off to clean it. ...

    you don't need to take a chain off to clean it.

    a gizmo like this makes short work of it

    Park Tool Co. » CG-2.2 : Chain Gang Cleaning System : Cleaning & Lube
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    I've had my son help since he got his first bike....

    I've had my son help since he got his first bike. He volunteers at a bike charity working on bikes now. Good plan since you really can't do much with modern cars (even in many case put a spare...
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    Not trying to confuse the issue, but in reading...

    Not trying to confuse the issue, but in reading back on your posts.... I was think you may need to ask yourself what you really want to do most. There is a big difference between doing...
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    it might help to know where you are...

    it might help to know where you are geographically to get an idea of what might be lurking out there on craigslist.

    Replacing lot's of components adds up quickly, even if you do your own work, so...
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    Have you built and tested a prototype or better...

    Have you built and tested a prototype or better multiple prototpes? Does it really work? Is there a market? Do you have a business plan? Do the numbers work? Do they include things like...
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    no but, angels wanna wear my red shoes

    no but, angels wanna wear my red shoes
  14. I would really like my LBS to fix my tired also. ...

    I would really like my LBS to fix my tired also. Especially as I get work all weekend. How did they do that? :) :)
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    it is really simple: there are way more cars,...

    it is really simple: there are way more cars, trucks, motorcycles on the the roads than bicycles. Most of us here are drivers also. This results in a simple bottom line:
    * roads are designed for...
  16. Did this a while back, ~58cm frame (23 inch), 28...

    Did this a while back, ~58cm frame (23 inch), 28 mm tires, run 175 cranks and no problems. fwiw
  17. device to trigger induction traffic signals

    this looks interesting.....but I am not qualified to judge the "technology" I in general have good luck with sensors and my steel bikes...but less so when the road is repaved and you can't see the...
  18. All of our local MUP's have a stated limit of 15...

    All of our local MUP's have a stated limit of 15 mph. I have heard stories about tickets for speeding being handed out, but can verify. I have seen police patrols on bikes and 4 wheelers. ...
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    +1

    +1
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    That is cool bike, I can totally see cruising on...

    That is cool bike, I can totally see cruising on it in the summer...... a good mid summers eve bike. or Det är trevligt bick (cheated forgot my lite lite sveska and used google)
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    A tale of 2 cities

    Copenhagen is often held up as an example for infrastructure, as in "They do it in Copenhagen, we can to it here"

    What that misses is that city structure in North America is very different than...
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    well most have see these but as I haven't been...

    well most have see these but as I haven't been too n+1 recently here you go

    84 Torpado Super strada. Ratty finish, decals gone/faded, ofmega crankset, campy hubs and shifters, universal...
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    You can't have infrastructure everywhere

    It seem that a lot of people here think infrastructure is a magic bullet, especially segregated infrastructure. One of many problems with that is you simply can't put infrastructure everywhere and...
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    what market? high end vaugely english and...

    what market?

    high end vaugely english and stuffy: ABC Bespoke Bicycles ltd

    utility and commuter: ABC Everyday Bikes

    Wily Coyote: forget abc ACME Bicycles

    Race bike: ABC Speed...
  25. Not a direct answer, but my...

    Not a direct answer, but my experience/preferences.

    I have used clipless since 1989

    First ones i used were Shimano ultegra 6400 (essentially rebadged look afaik)

    these basically worked and...
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