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Old 03-29-05, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by bmexican
im curious to a couple of things. has anyone ever had a problem with 1 finger baking, as in not enough leverage to lock the wheel. even if u haven't do u think 2 finger is better than 1 finger. what levers would you recommend. (dirty harry, gold finger, etc)
id use a gold finger, but i dont use just one finger. heck i dont have any brakes right now because i lost the cap to my brakes.(the thing that holds the springs in)
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Old 03-30-05, 12:53 AM
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Originally Posted by FLyBOy
Do I need to grease the spindle threads on the pedals?
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
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you should grease every thread on your bike
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Old 03-30-05, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by queensrider86
you should grease every thread on your bike

That's what I've come to learn. It makes the threading (especially new threads) go A LOT smoother. And I'm sure it does other things too.
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Old 03-30-05, 11:49 PM
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Find A Chick And Tell Her That The Finger Exercises Will Help You Go Pro!
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Originally Posted by Beerman
Two-finger invariably gives stronger and more efficient braking than one-finger.
i do fine with only one finger on my lever..i have an odyssey trigger lever...but i do find that its alot easier to one finger break with your break shoes closer to the rim and tacky brake shoes because your one finger will be enough....of course i can barley do tail taps and faufanus but when i do them i only need one finger...
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Old 04-03-05, 07:38 PM
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So that disproves what I said in what way?
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