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    Hydraulic Brake Levers And Other Question?

    my hardtail sits in the garage right now with a totally locked rear brake. No reason for it to lock up, it just did while I wasn't riding it. I had similar problems on the dual sus bike. If I ever need to replace these brakes, it won't be with another Juicy or even an Avid hydraulic brake.
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    Questions On Installing 26" Bent Springer Fork On A Beach Cruiser

    The geometry of such a setup is not pretty, an Abrams tank is easier to steer and I've been in one on a parade route! If you really want to give the grandson a springer ride he can handle then I would suggest finding a 22-24" and even if that means a Western Flyer (or Rollfast, or Murray) The...
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    Is There A Signal To Warn Drivers That I'm About To Avoid An Object?

    The title of your thread precisely illustrates Jim’s Law of the Road: "No matter how lightly traveled and well-paved the Road, a vehicle is likely to pass you on the left, as you encounter an obstacle on the right”; and that is my main argument to use a rear view mirror. Anyways, when I signal...
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    Anyone Use One Of Those Huge Excercise Bike Front Sprockets?

    On a 26" bike, a 60t front with a 30t rear would give the same ratio as a 44t/22t-- this equals about 52 gear-inches. I set up cruisers for cruising on the street with 44t x 18t, which would be roughly equivalent to a 60t x 24t. 24t is far easier to source in the 3tab configuration than 30t...
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    Can Heavy Steel Forks Be Drilled?

    Salsa like to put lots of holes in their forks. Unfortunately there was a recall, but they're still putting holes in the redesign. They probably don't save weight after brazing in that threaded boss, though.
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    Are Sidi Bike Shoes Really Worth It.?

    Which Sidi shoe is your goal? If you're worried about outgrowing the shoe, why spend so much $? Let those whom have more $ to spend -- be the lucky ones to have it.
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    Good Water Bottle?

    Most waterbottles as far as I'm concerned work pretty well but the camelbacks are a cut above esp. with the valve system.
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    Best Time To Buy From Performance

    Several weeks ago there was a promotion if you were a club member. Triple Points, that was like a return of $600.00 dollars in store credits on a 2K bike. Sign up for their e-mail alerts, and decide on what time is the best time
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    Anybody Else Feel Pressured To Ride Fast By The Drop Bars?

    For me drop bars are about various riding positions for your hands and comfort; and so nice to have when facing the wind. If you really want to relax while riding, it will happen in time. This is a new issue to me, never heard of it. Also it mystifies me that people consider flat handle bars...
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    What Time Do You Generally Go Riding?

    M-F around 6pm-7pm. Weekends, usually sometime between 10am -3pm.
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    Good Method/practice For Navigation

    I use my garmin 810 (seems they have the turn by turn issues finally worked out two+ years after release) and map out everything beforehand but a crib sheet with turns on the stem works pretty well too.
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    Bought Used Bike

    you are not likely to damage anything by taking it for a test ride...but if you can not do your basic maintenance yourself at this point (you will learn in time), then it would not hurt to take it to your Trek dealer and have him give it a once over and a tune up. You can watch some utube videos...
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    What's Up With Puncture Resistant Tires?

    1. There is no "puncture proof" there is only "puncture resistant". 2. Bicycle tire manufacturers often offer tires but with varying degrees of puncture resistance. The best tires relative to rolling resistance, ride quality, and road holding tend to have very light, supple sidewalls. Tires...
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    How Wide Are You're Handlebars?

    I ran 5somethings for a long time but finally broke down and went with 680s on one and 660 on my other. I like those widths but they still scare me going between tight trees every now and again. I don't know how people deal with 700+ bars lol.
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    Can You Ride Mtbs On Pavement Longterm?

    Change the tires, Keep the bike. Save the Knobbie tires in your storage area. You're only 33. You may want to take that puppy off road some day. All you have to do is put the knobbies back on and go. IMHO, hardtail mtbs make the best commuter bikes while offering more versatility than a hybrid...