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Old 06-18-08, 11:37 AM
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No gas on my way to work!

Hello, I'm just getting into cycling due to gas prices. I ride my dads old peugeot which i want to update the cheapest way possible. So, I'm here to learn.
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Old 06-18-08, 11:43 AM
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Start for the gas, continue because you love it.
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Old 06-18-08, 11:46 AM
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Welcome. An upgrade that makes old bikes a bit nicer to use is dual-pivot brakes.
They eliminate the problem of one pad touching the wheel rims while the other does all the moving.
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Old 06-18-08, 01:11 PM
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Thanks guys. since I've started i cant stop. I live the feeling.

Thanks for the brakes tip.
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Old 06-18-08, 09:17 PM
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The most important thing you can do to upgrade an old bike is to overhaul it. It'll just run so much better, maybe even better than when it was new. The bearing grease can get old and pasty, making the bike seem heavy and sluggish. If you haven't already, you need to:

- remove the wheels and bottom bracket and thoroughly clean and lube all bearings
- remove, clean, and lube the headset
- thoroughly clean and lube the chain and the derailleurs
- replace old shifter and brake cables; adjust the brakes and gears
- replace old brake pads
- true the wheels
- make sure you have a good seat and some nice, new handlebar tape
- make sure you have good tires -- not dry-rotted ones. If you replace the tires, replace the tubes, too.
- clean the frame of dirt and grease, and use Semi-Chrome or a similar product to shine up the wheels, spokes, handlebars, seat post, etc.

There! You've got a new bike! If you don't know how to do these things, check with a local bike shop for an overhaul price.
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Old 06-19-08, 07:37 AM
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Where are you located in the South Bay? There's a possibility that a helpful BF member might live near you, and be willing to give a hand in showing you how to get the best possible performance out of your bike.

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Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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Old 06-19-08, 03:14 PM
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i live in torrance. So whomever lives close, PM me.
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Check out the SoCal regional forum...

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