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  1. pineapple

    Heard of Tommaso?

    Has anybody heard of, or ridden, Tommaso bikes? Their website is www.tommasobikes.com. They are distributed by Randall Scott cycle co but there is no indication of who actualy makes these bikes. The reason I ask is because they are being sold on ebay and amazon.com (at huge discount), at...
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    Transporting bike from UK to USA (and back)

    Has anybody tried shipping / sending a bike transatlantic before? I live in the UK, but I'm spending a year in the USA and am trying to figure out whether it's worth sending my bike across, and back again afterwards. Any advice much appreciated, thanks! (I own a softish bike bag and lots of...
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    Shimano cleats

    After a year-and-a-bit of use, the two bolts and two washers on each of my SH91 cleats are very very worn - to the point where I'm having trouble unscrewing one of them. Does anyone have an idea where I can get replacement bolts and washers for Shimano cleats? I should replace them before...
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    Creaking bottom bracket?

    I have a Scott AFD Elite 2003 (low-mid range aluminium road bike) with Tiagra which recently got a new chain and cassette. While riding today I noticed two things: 1. A squeaky chain 2. A creaking noise from the bottom bracket area The squeaky chain was my own fault. Yesterday I went for a...
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    Advice on route

    Hey everyone, My cousin and I are planning a short weekend break, hoping to ride about 50 miles per day for two days, preferably over undulating but not overly challenging roads. I was wondering if anyone has any advice on good routes, good resources for finding routes, or maybe a recommended...
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    Rack/Pannier combo

    I'm going on a two day ride next weekend and need to get a rack / bag combination to carry stuff. My bike is a ROAD bike, not a touring bike, and I think this means that it's harder to mount a rack on. Is this because there are no holes to screw stuff into or something? Not sure... any advice...
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    David Millar - What's the point?

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=news/2004/jun04/jun25news3 I just saw this story at cyclingnews.com If it's true, it's deeply depressing to see yet another high profile athlete and cyclist - a supposed role model and champion - fall from a great height and become no more than a cheat...
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    Clocks went forward today

    Which means that from now on, I get to go cycling or play tennis after work. :D :D :D YES!!!
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    folded up tyre ?!?!?

    I just ordered a tyre from a website which shall remain nameless and it darn well arrived all folded up and warped! I just want to check that this is NOT how its supposed to be done, before I send it back and demand a refund, and go somewhere to buy a round tyre. It's not circular, not...
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    Money no object?

    Ever wondered why cycling is not as popular as it could be? Almost every kid at one time or another gets on a bike for the first time and loves the thrill of it, but so few people actually move on to enjoying the open road as they grow older. It's not expensive to get a bike and ride it, but...
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    Which Lube for my chain?

    I've been using a generic bike grease which looks vaguely organic but is dificult to get into the chain bearings etc. Recently I found a can of WD-40 in the garage and found out how easy it is to spray and seems to get in to the chain joints quite nicely. My question to everybody is: how...
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    lol

    Just checking out this section of the forum and was amused to find that there are 0 posts and 0 threads! "There have been no posts in the last 1000 days in this forum. " That makes this the first post! mwaahahahahaaaaaaaaa.. aherm, anyway... I wonder how long it will be before someone sees...
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    nothing quite like it

    I just got a new bike and it's reduced me to that childish state of happiness reserved only for new toys, that guys don't ever grow out of :D It's even worse cos it's my first road bike! Anyway, It's a Scott AFD Elite 2003, and it was £650. Someone please tell me this is a good deal...?