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  1. Thread: Bees in the Knees

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    I know that is a possibility, but one could use...

    I know that is a possibility, but one could use this method to check right/left shoe symmetry. I have used this method before, and it worked for me.
  2. Thread: Bees in the Knees

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    I found an easy and reliable method of aligning...

    I found an easy and reliable method of aligning SPD cleats by using a plastic ruler that eliminates guess work:


    Get a plastic ruler, and align it to the bottom of the SPD cleat as shown in the...
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    Remind me not to draft you. I hate to run into...

    Remind me not to draft you. I hate to run into that pointy thingy behind your saddle.
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    I have learned to think about the following word...

    I have learned to think about the following word for every situation when I am about to fall: faster, and steady hands.
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    How to measure Bolt Circle Diameter (BCD) for...

    How to measure Bolt Circle Diameter (BCD) for chainrings: Link1, Link2

    Chainrings ar REI, Performance Bike, Spokes.

    If you need a new cassette, I had a good experience with Sunrace cassettes.
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    The rear gears look worn to me. You need to...

    The rear gears look worn to me. You need to determine if you have a cassette or freewheel. Here is a ParkTool page with video that helps, which also shows which lock ring tool that you need. Removing...
  7. I know that this has been answered, but this one...

    I know that this has been answered, but this one minute YouTube video shows how to stop the squeaking after installing new pads. If it's an old pad that keep squeaking, even if it's dry, then the...
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    Recently, I discovered that my chain...

    Recently, I discovered that my chain is stretched beyond 0.5% and 0.75% on the chain indicator tool. It had 1600 Miles and 6 months on it and I oiled it maybe 3 times.
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    You can buy a second master link for $5(Links:...

    You can buy a second master link for $5(Links: Performance, REI, Spokes(Not in stock?)). REI has been offering for months at least 10% off drivetrain components, so you can buy 3 chains, or 2 master...
  10. Last day for REI Anniversary sale. ...

    Last day for REI Anniversary sale.

    Interestingly, I just noticed that they have this smart eLock for sale for $100 instead of $200. Amazon price is $175(Link). It's not available locally so you...
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    Please don't buy one. It seems like a fun tool,...

    Please don't buy one. It seems like a fun tool, but seems to require more workout than a bike, and you could get a fancy bike for a much lower price. Besides, there doesn't seem to be a way to attach...
  12. Just got REI (https://www.rei.com/) newsletter in...

    Just got REI newsletter in the mail. Their Anniversary sale starts in two days, from Friday May 18 to Monday May 28. 20% off one full-price item(In stores/online), and 20% off REI-Outlet(Online...
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    Here is the tool I use...

    Here is the tool I use. I was lucky enough to have paid only $8 for it when a bike shop closed(Hudson).

    Features:


    11 Function tool
    Chaintool, spoke wrench, phillips, flathead, T25 Torx, 2,...
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    Look for a pump that would fit inside a water...

    Look for a pump that would fit inside a water bottle, and 120+ PSI.

    Also, don't buy a multi-tool without a chain tool, since you need the latter sooner or later. Here are some options with decent...
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    Here is a smart watch...

    Here is a smart watch with decent reviews for $30 that supports Text/Call alerts with ID. Make sure that it supports your phone. It doesn't have a GPS, it uses the one in your phone.

    The 4th...
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    That's a bit rude with the bird image, and I am...

    That's a bit rude with the bird image, and I am guessing you are being sarcastic. I am one of those who gets asked if I am OK frequently. It kind of stopped for me now, because I try one or all of...
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    Two things: 1 - There is a myth that some...

    Two things:

    1 - There is a myth that some drivers(and bike thieves) believe in; that some cyclists have money to burn just because they ride "fancy" bicycles. Why they don't use cheap bicycles? I...
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    In rural areas like Fairfax, the nearest bike...

    In rural areas like Fairfax, the nearest bike could be a mile a way or more. It would be great if it comes to me, and when I am done, it could park itself in a less crowded spot. It would also be...
  19. Last weekend!

    Last weekend!
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    We have 29 pages thread already on the subject: ...

    We have 29 pages thread already on the subject:

    http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?12332-Dockless-Bikeshare-The-Dockpocalypse-Nears
  21. The event was rescheduled to Saturday, April 14,...

    The event was rescheduled to Saturday, April 14, same time and place, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/transportation/events/columbia-pike-meeting
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    You are not missing out on anything if you have...

    You are not missing out on anything if you have belt drive with no chain to maintain.
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    Here is the second flattest path...

    Here is the second flattest path to Giant that I know, but it involves using a sidewalk that is somewhat unnoticeable, and negotiating a bad corner at RT7/Carlin Springs RD intersection(The gas...
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    Here is the path...

    Here is the path I use to get to Giant, mostly through Seminary RD, which is the flattest option I could find to Giant. I use the sidewalk sometimes, and sometimes the road, which is lightly...
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    I always thought those who buy...

    I always thought those who buy scooters/skateboards did so because they couldn't afford bikes, or because they are more long lasting than cheap bikes, so they have better value. I think the average...
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