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Old 02-28-2008, 12:51 AM   #11 (permalink)
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This is in a sticky in this forum but should help you with adjusting the derailleur systems.

It could be your cables. If they are rusted they won't slide smoothly thus causing slow or not shifting. You can pick up cables and housing pretty cheap if that's what it is.

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Old 02-28-2008, 01:01 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Having a rear view mirror is really nice

I ride a 'bent, so it makes it that much more nicer - but I like not having to turn my whole body to see behind me If you'll be riding in traffic, it's even nicer

Oh, and carrying a multi tool is a good idea - be sure to have tire levers if you don't go with the slime tubes and plan on brining spares.


And that's a nice trunk bag - I've been looking for something like that for my racks I'm either going to make my own tail cone (boat tail for bikes/'bents) and integrate a trunk or just buy one
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:29 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I don't think I'm going to need the mirror, I thought about it but I'm on sidewalks for the most part (thankfully) because of the speed I go so I only really worry about cars when I'm actually on the road which is very little. I have a multi-tool that I jacked from my road bike, it's one of these swiss army type things that has almost every conceivable bike tool on it and then it has two tire levers on each side of it that detach. I also have a patch kit with me (for now) until I can afford to put slime tubes on it.
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Well today I went to a garage sale at my parents' church and scored a GPS unit for $2 THAT WORKS! so I'm mounting that on my bike (I love gadgets) and I almost scored a rear carrier rack but after I saw it I went inside to look around and by the time I was ready to leave it was gone so I lost that one. I also scored a roof-top car carrier for my race bike so I can actually get back into racing if I want ($10, I couldn't pass it up).

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