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    The Secret?

    What are your goals? Just "get faster" is too vague for anyone to give you specific advice. Do you have a set distance you want to cover faster? Some event you want to enter, etc? Do you follow any type of schedule or plan? If not, it will be difficult to improve. I would suggest you look...
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    crank length

    I remember reading about a study done last year that found that crank length had no discernible effect on performance for cyclists of average height/inseam length. The author implied that crank length was simply a matter of preference (within limits - like some other posters have said, if you...
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    Newbie pump questions

    Welcome to the forum! I've tried answering your questions here: 1. That pump looks like it is probably intended for filling soccer balls, basketballs, etc., no, it won't work as a bike pump. You will need a bike tire-specific pump. Ideally, you should have 2; one for pumping the tires at home...
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    The Song Name Game

    "Blue Hearts" Peter Murphy
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    The Song Name Game

    "Blues X Man" The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Does that get double points:p
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    The Song Name Game

    "The Long and Winding Road", The Beatles
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    The Song Name Game

    "Song of Sophia", Dead Can Dance
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    The Song Name Game

    "The Empire Song", Killing Joke
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    The Song Name Game

    "The River", Xymox
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    The Song Name Game

    oops, #$!! slow internets... ok, "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky", Johnny Cash
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    The Song Name Game

    "Machine Slave", Front Line Assembly
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    The Song Name Game

    "Machine in the Ghost", The Faint
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    The Song Name Game

    "Paris Train", Beth Orton
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    Whats your age... Whats your speed?

    Pretty much a useless metric, if you ask me. Doesn't really tell you anything that will allow you to compare different riders taking into account gradients, wind conditions, and a million other factors....
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    How many kms on Powertap before bearing replacement?

    +++ to what Greg said, the PT cone nuts can become loose very easily - it is possible to tighten them by hand, but you need to use a cone wrench to do it properly.