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  1. Could your tired and achy feeling be due to...

    Could your tired and achy feeling be due to dehydration from the previous evening's excessive crying?
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    My guess - the spokes on the original wheels were...

    My guess - the spokes on the original wheels were under-tensioned. This would effectively make the wheel/spokes absorb more road shock (i.e., the wheel acted somewhat like a spring). That would...
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    What gauge spokes did you get?

    What gauge spokes did you get?
  4. I'm not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, but it...

    I'm not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, but it seems to me that the root of the problem is "trademark law" - if a name is trademarked and the trademark owner doesn't pursue others using the name...
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    You do look too stretched out in that picture....

    You do look too stretched out in that picture. Your arms appear to be pretty straight (instead of moderately bent at the elbows so that you can use them to absorb jolts). If you accept the KOPS rule...
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    I have the same problem - my right foot is...

    I have the same problem - my right foot is extremely toed-out and the right knee has problems (multiple surgeries have rendered it prone to patella pain).

    My solution was to rotate my hips. I...
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    I severely injured my back years ago (L5 and L4)...

    I severely injured my back years ago (L5 and L4) badly enough that I ultimately had to have a spinal fusion. Although I still have numbness in my left side and occasional severe sciatica, I can ride...
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    I'd use something that dissolves grease and oil,...

    I'd use something that dissolves grease and oil, like alcohol or possibly wd-40. Water wouldn't help clean it out.
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    What do you use to lubricate the lock? Some...

    What do you use to lubricate the lock? Some lubricants (like straight oil) will ultimately gum up the works. You might try flushing the locking mechanism out and applying some lock-specific lubricant...
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    How do you like the rims so far? Do they live up...

    How do you like the rims so far? Do they live up to the advertised claims about better handling and smoother riding (due to the resulting rounder tire profile and lower needed tire PSI)?
  11. Thread: Wheels

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    It sounds like your wheels were not well built...

    It sounds like your wheels were not well built ...the reliability of a set of wheels is mostly a function of the quality of the building process, assuming decent components. So I'd focus on who is...
  12. Glad you mentioned the importance of breathing....

    Glad you mentioned the importance of breathing. Just remember that your lungs can only intake the same volume that you just exhaled. So the trick is to focus on exhaling completely and forcefully -...
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    When replacing a cable (shifting or brake), 1)...

    When replacing a cable (shifting or brake),
    1) Turn the cable tensioner in all the way so that it isn't putting any additional tension on the cable.
    2) While using pliers on the end of the new...
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    If the brakes didn't squeal before cleaning the...

    If the brakes didn't squeal before cleaning the bike, then the squeal is the result of stick-slip behavior - the pad is sticking to the rim too well. I experience this on my bikes after I give the...
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    biking safety light

    I saw the safety light below in the paper yesterday and I found it intriguing. Has anyone actually seen one of these in action?

    http://m.hammacher.com/Product/83485?promo=search
  16. I live in Texas too, and I am especially...

    I live in Texas too, and I am especially sensitive to 'hot head'. I currently use a Giro Ionos (which has been discontinued) and it is excellent at keeping my head cool. I would expect that the new...
  17. If your front derailleur is the type that fastens...

    If your front derailleur is the type that fastens via a band around the seatpost, maybe it is misaligned and that is causing excessive wear on the pins when you shift. If the front derailleur is not...
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    I had a similar problem. Someone on the forums...

    I had a similar problem. Someone on the forums correctly diagnosed it as a "dropped metatarsal arch" and suggested that I put one of those donut-like bunion pads on the bottom of my foot, beneath the...
  19. Thread: SRAM Apex

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    I have a Specialized Ruby Compact with SRAM Apex...

    I have a Specialized Ruby Compact with SRAM Apex gearing. I found that the SRAM cables initially 'stretched' quite a bit and needed adjustment. Once that the 'break-in' was completed, I adjusted the...
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    I have an old multi-use bike (1990 vintage Klein...

    I have an old multi-use bike (1990 vintage Klein Pinnacle) that has a 7-speed drive train. Out of necessity, the drive train is now a mixture of parts - Suntour indexed shifters, Shimano derailleurs,...
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    I used to geocache. It was a great way to enjoy...

    I used to geocache. It was a great way to enjoy the outdoors, explore the area in which I lived, and challenge my intuition. I don't know how well a GPS-enabled phone will work for geocaching, but it...
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    When using triple chainrings in the front, I have...

    When using triple chainrings in the front, I have found that gearing that is near 1:1 (e.g., 34 teeth in the front and 34 teeth in back) is enough to get my old body up even the slopes in the Rocky...
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    My bike is the 2011 model. As a side note, I...

    My bike is the 2011 model. As a side note, I found that changing the stock tires to some Continental Gran Prix 4000S tires not only improved the ride quality, it also made the bike "feel" somewhat...
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    I have a Specialized Ruby Elite - the model with...

    I have a Specialized Ruby Elite - the model with SRAM components. I find the ride to be ever so smooth and have never noticed any twitchiness. If a bike is twitchy, either the geometry is pretty...
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    If the problem section is cambered, you should...

    If the problem section is cambered, you should definitely be out of the saddle so that you can not only shift your weight from front to back, but also shift the bike and/or your body from side to...
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