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answered Alternative Chain Grease/Lube
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comment What is the downside to me purchasing a road bike instead of a hybrid?
Stephen is right on. Most who complain about "discomfort" with a roadster simply have not purchased a properly-sized bike, have not set it up properly, or are using poor technique. I see this everyday; people riding around with their hands seemingly welded into the "drops", using a poor choice of gearing, saddle too low or too high... The whole range of problems. Go to a good shop, get a bike that fits, and learn some basic techniques. You'll be happier.
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answered Do silent freewheels exist?
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answered Should I tune up or replace bike?
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answered What are the possible upgrades for a 40-year-old Bottecchia 10 Speed?
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answered Front suspension or full suspension mountain bike
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comment Front Friction Shifter Problem
I'll add a little something. My vintage roadster (1972) has Shimano 600 shifters. They are simpler in construction than the illustrated SunTour items. Being as old as they are, the friction/fiber washer had worn and the rear shifter couldn't be tightened enough to prevent slipping. I went to a big hardware store and found some nylon washers that were a perfect fit. One per side brought the friction washer up to original thickness and they now work fine.
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comment How do you wrap a bicycle frame with used inner tubes?
If you're talking about making a guard for the chain-stay, that's easy. The way the post was worded it sounded like you were going to wrap the entire bicycle in tubes... Method I use is simple...Rubber cement. Cut the tube to size/shape, and coat one side with thin layer of rubber cement. Likewise for the chainstay. Let 'em dry, slap 'em together, and rub off any excess.
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comment How do you wrap a bicycle frame with used inner tubes?
Question mark for me too. Extra tubes? Easier to carry in a pack. Frame protection? I don't want to ride where you do...
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answered What should I use to lubricate a freehub?
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answered How is this kind of cycling correctly called?
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answered Choosing good slick tires for a MTB