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    Thanks guys, i did mean length and you've put...

    Thanks guys,
    i did mean length and you've put into words what i instinctively felt but wasn't sure about. As far as stopping power is concerned it seems to me that a longer pad would have no...
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    I think it's later than 1983 too. maybe 1987?

    I think it's later than 1983 too. maybe 1987?
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    Reason for brake block width?

    Hi all,
    why do brake blocks for Cantis and V brakes come in different widths and am i wrong to think wider is better?
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    Someone must know.

    Someone must know.
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    Tyres are tested to about twice the stated max...

    Tyres are tested to about twice the stated max psi so don't worry about over inflating but i always think it's a balancing between speed and comfort and i like to feel my tyres flexing under me and...
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    Did i read somwhere you can get cassettes with...

    Did i read somwhere you can get cassettes with 42t now?
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    Brake block width

    Hi all,
    why do brake blocks for Cantis and V brakes come in different widths and am i wrong to think wider is better?
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    Ah, yes, of course, simple when someone's told...

    Ah, yes, of course, simple when someone's told you the answer :)

    Thanks very much, it is 104mm

    Cheers
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    4 bolt Shimano BCD question

    Hello guys,

    a friend of mine has a 5 year old Trek 6300 and his middle chainring is shot, i said i would get one for him and change it, i've got the ring of and cleaned it up but i can't see what...
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    Spinning is better than mashing, this is a...

    Spinning is better than mashing, this is a universal truth that you can relate to riding any bike. If you want to spin all the time then a fixed or Single speed bike is not the best way to achieve it...
  11. I tend to buy sheets (approx 15cm X 10cm) and cut...

    I tend to buy sheets (approx 15cm X 10cm) and cut into the size i want but i usually use about 15mm square patches. I end up with 90deg. corners but i've never had a problem with that.
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    The Intouchables. From this year i think,...

    The Intouchables. From this year i think, fantastic feel-good movie.
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    My 1996 Proflex XP-X works. ...

    My 1996 Proflex XP-X works.

    http://i1095.photobucket.com/albums/i480/jezmellors/20130530_173053.jpg

    And my 1993 KHS Montana Pro.
    ...
  14. I think it's futile to endlessly discuss which...

    I think it's futile to endlessly discuss which brand is better when there are too many differences, it is almost impossible to compare like with like and it's clearly a matter of personal preference....
  15. I think of it like clothing, Americans dress in...

    I think of it like clothing, Americans dress in denim jeans, tee shirts and baseball caps, Japanese people dress similarly, casual functional clothes, maybe brighter colours, comfortable sportswear....
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    Nothing wrong with things from China but those...

    Nothing wrong with things from China but those tyres just look really nasty. The only remarkable thing about them is that they are red?

    On one usually have some tyre bargains, i'm sure you can do...
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    Bikes.

    Bikes.
  18. Or chain too short?

    Or chain too short?
  19. Sram and Shimano are compatible, it sounds like...

    Sram and Shimano are compatible, it sounds like an adjustment issue. Or cables?
  20. Deffo Marathon.

    Deffo Marathon.
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    Or just ram a stick through the wheel

    Or just ram a stick through the wheel
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    I have a rack bag, a padded rectangular bag which...

    I have a rack bag, a padded rectangular bag which fastens on top of the rear rack and is for carrying small items, you can also get small bags which fit on the handlebars. If i need to carry more i...
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    Sadly, he only lasted about six months, but when...

    Sadly, he only lasted about six months, but when i first met him i shook him warmly by the hand and thanked him.
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    Welc. That was my intention.

    Welc. That was my intention.
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    I got divorced about 12 years ago, she left me...

    I got divorced about 12 years ago, she left me for a co-worker, it took me about 24 hours to get over it. I don't know if my bikes had anything to do with her decision.
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