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Old 07-22-20, 07:27 PM
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what are you an expert in?
The subject of the last YouTube video I watched.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
sums up the experience I have been having. Was hoping it would be easier.
I don't find two-bolt seat clamps difficult to adjust.

#justsaying
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Old 07-22-20, 07:32 PM
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Hey velo is Alcoa near you?
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I don't find two-bolt seat clamps difficult to adjust.

#justsaying
I actually enjoy the process.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post




On the two bolt clamp tighten the front bolt relative to the back bolt, to nose down. For more nose up, tighten the back bolt relative to the front bolt.

thanks. What did I do wrong to cause the spasm?
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Old 07-22-20, 07:39 PM
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I received this awesome marigold bike into inventory at the shop today.

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Old 07-22-20, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
thanks. What did I do wrong to cause the spasm?
Clamp on the top tube.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Clamp on the top tube.

noted. won’t do that again.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I don't find two-bolt seat clamps difficult to adjust.

#justsaying
I do, however, dislike these things.

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Old 07-22-20, 07:47 PM
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Originally Posted by bampilot06 View Post
noted. won’t do that again.
Always clamp the seatpost. They're easier to replace than a frame.
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Always clamp the seatpost. They're easier to replace than a frame.

makes sense. I’ve only used it one other time. Should have known better.

I have fond memories of those old clamps. Really fun when all the guts came apart.
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I am not an expert in grass-growing soils.

However, if you had 20 days of 92F highs, with less than an inch of rain (see post #14713), your grass wouldn't be growing great, either.
Same here. Our grass goes dormant under those conditions, too, and did from the first week of May and all of June but it has now re-awakened.
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I received this awesome marigold bike into inventory at the shop today.
Pass.
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Apart from inventory management, I was on wheel duty today. All I have to say, is that I dislike aluminum spoke nipples.

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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
I do, however, dislike these things.


Ughh, those things.
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Apart from inventory management, I was on wheel duty today. All I have to say, is that I dislike aluminum spoke nipples.

Alu nipples: possibly worse than "those things"
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Alu nipples: possibly worse than "those things"
Local racer's wheel. In for a true. Wound up replacing four nipples.
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Originally Posted by rjones28 View Post
Apart from inventory management, I was on wheel duty today. All I have to say, is that I dislike aluminum spoke nipples.
That's one of the other things that I like about the 303S - brass nipples. When I had to send in the Assaults for the broken spoke, the nipple was broken, too; not apparent to me as to which caused the other.
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Reminds me of the Nipple episode of Seinfeld.
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I had a lot of crit bikes and most of them would beat you to death but the Colorado was stiff on an obnoxious level. Beautiful bike, though. It was pearl metal flake white with a Campy Record group, tubular rims and tires.
My Tesch was the stiffest bike I ever rode. I don't have a pic of it but I found this. Right color wrong size.


Here's a little red one.


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Local racer's wheel. In for a true. Wound up replacing four nipples.
Do you put something on aluminum nipples like Spoke Prep or grease?
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What soil pH is good for lawns?

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Do you put something on aluminum nipples like Spoke Prep or grease?
Spoke prep.
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Spoke prep.
I never saw the sense in aluminum nipples. I have enough trouble with wheels.
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I never saw the sense in aluminum nipples. I have enough trouble with wheels.
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