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  1. ABG

    Best place online to buy spokes?

    The spokes on my rear wheel have been breaking and I have replaced some of them and need to replace more. I will eventually replace all the spokes, at least on the drive side where they have been breaking. There are a lot of places online to buy spokes, but many places only sell them in...
  2. ABG

    Pump Peg: where can I buy one?

    I just bought a Roadie frame pump, which is a classic-style full-size frame pump that is capable of pumping to high pressure without much difficulty. I have used this same pump before my bike got stolen, along with the pump on the frame. The pump comes with no Velcro straps, bracket, or other...
  3. ABG

    2006 Specialized Sirrus for $420 - used half season - should I buy?

    Hello cyclists, I am in the market for a good bicycle suitable for loaded touring, commuting, and an occasional touring club day ride. My ideal bike would have fittings for both front and rear racks; fittings for front and rear fenders; durable wheels, preferably 36 spokes; flat...
  4. ABG

    New 700C wheelset for freewheel cluster

    Hello all, I am looking for a new wheelset for my bike. My steel Giant Option from 1998 has 2 dented (single-walled) rims that the LBS has trued but says they can't fix. My spokes have been breaking (which they replaced) but I am going to assume that this will continue and need to purchase...
  5. ABG

    Flat tire bag and frame pump were stolen from my bike!

    Hello cyclists and commuters, Guess what happened to me yesterday? I locked my bike at a subway station right where I work because my employer won't let me bring my bike into my floor, and my frame pump and wedge pack with flat tools (tire levers, patches, 2 spare tubes and a wrench) were...
  6. ABG

    Nashbar free shipping

    First of all, I am not a spammer or advertiser - I just ordered some cycling shorts with free shipping from Nashbar.com and want to share the wealth. Nashbar is having a free shipping promotion on all items $25 or more. Other than a minimum of $25 and orders being placed before Wednesday...
  7. ABG

    Nashbar free shipping

    First of all, I am not a spammer or advertiser - I just ordered some cycling shorts with free shipping from Nashbar.com and want to share the wealth. Nashbar is having a free shipping promotion on all items $25 or more. Other than a minimum of $25 and orders being placed before Wednesday, there...
  8. ABG

    Planning one's own bike route using maps in unfamiliar areas

    I frequently look on online map resources, such as Google maps, for interesting bike routes. Frequently, I will look for long roads not marked as main roads but as side streets and with few intersections, some with things like parks or lakes beside them if possible, print out maps and draw...
  9. ABG

    Are cycling jerseys really better than athletic shirts?

    I have noticed that cycling jerseys are usually $25 or more each - good luck getting one that cheap unless bought online - whereas athletic shirts, such as UnderArmors, are usually around $20. These "athletic shirts" are usually made out of breathable polyester, sometimes made stretchy with...
  10. ABG

    Cycling shorts: how to compare, buy, not get ripped off?

    I saw no threads relating specifically to cycling shorts, so I thought I'd start a new one. I'm sick of the damn saddle sores so I thought I'd go dork and finally chock up the nerve to buy some cycling shorts. I commute to the nearest bus stop most work days in non-freezing weather, so I am...
  11. ABG

    Cycling shorts: how to compare, buy, not get ripped off?

    I saw no threads relating specifically to cycling shorts, so I thought I'd start a new one. I'm sick of the damn saddle sores so I thought I'd go dork and finally chock up the nerve to buy some cycling shorts. I commute to the nearest bus stop most work days in non-freezing weather, so I am...