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      New Custom Wheelset for my birthday

      I had a custom wheelset built for my roadbike.

      I wanted to try something different and built a set of lightweight road wheels using Pacenti SL23 rims laced 2X up front and 3X in the rear. (I...
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      A 3-4 hour stationary training session is mind...

      A 3-4 hour stationary training session is mind numbing! Ive done that in the past when conditions didnt allow for proper outdoor training. I commend your dedication!

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      It's time to replace my 10sp Wipperman chain. ...

      It's time to replace my 10sp Wipperman chain. Based on reviews I'm going to try the new KMC SL chain. Also changing the Reynolds compression plug for carbon forks. It's always worked its way loose...
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      Looks like parts for the differential Sent...

      Looks like parts for the differential

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      Bought my CA legal catalytic convertor from...

      Bought my CA legal catalytic convertor from Techtonics. Bought online and Shipped to my door. They list a CA legal cat for 2.0 mkIV for $335.

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      Replaced my BB8000 outboard bearings on my FSA...

      Replaced my BB8000 outboard bearings on my FSA SLK crankset with ceramic bearings. I've read that performance improvement is negligible but the new in the box replacement was cheap on eBay. I'm...
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      Never seen those before and I'm amused ECS would...

      Never seen those before and I'm amused ECS would sell them. What's the purpose of the drilled and slotted face? Other than make the rear drum appear as a rotor when viewed through the wheels- is...
    8. Its not that difficult to do. Having no...

      Its not that difficult to do. Having no experience doing this, I found a number of illustrated DIY in the forums and videos on YouTube. Then I did the repair myself in a single afternoon. The ECS...
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      Not my bike but my wife's bike. Wife's bike...

      Not my bike but my wife's bike. Wife's bike having shifting issues with her high mileage Shimano Ultegra 9 speed setup. Cassette, chain, and crank teeth look worn out. So i replaced the aging group...
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      Wife and I rode the Solvang Century in central...

      Wife and I rode the Solvang Century in central California this weekend . We were not in the best condition following weeks of illness so we decided to do the 100k route instead. That was our saving...
    11. Peloquin LSD in an 020 transaxle

      So sorry to hear that is happening to you.

      I've had miserable experiences having 020s and 02As rebuilt in SoCal. These items are so old that there are fewer and fewer shops with experience and...
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      Spent time on the road today. Five hours riding...

      Spent time on the road today. Five hours riding the bikes with the wife. Stopped at Rivers End Cafe and had brunch. Then rode back for 81 miles.

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    13. 626 Area Code mechanic - Trustworthy

      I've been watching this thread to see if anyone answered. It's been awhile since I've looked for an independent VW mechanic in this area.
      I have to qualify my answer first. For the past few years,...
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      I built the Bottlehead seduction a few years...

      I built the Bottlehead seduction a few years back. It was okay. It was my second Bottlehead project. There was nothing stellar about its performance other than the satisfaction that i built it. I...
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      I had a similar experience a few months back. You...

      I had a similar experience a few months back. You mentioned the temp gauge floating occasionally. I too had to flush my heater core. But I also had to replace the thermostat and "J" plug. Mine was...
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      Upgrading audio is a slippery slope

      In my days in College, I worked in an Audio retail store. I was always fascinated with Audiophile grade equipment. But I could never afford most of what I wanted. Most equipment within my tastes cost...
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      Amusing you say that. I rode four different road...

      Amusing you say that. I rode four different road bikes on the same route for ten years. If I say one climbs, handles, descends better than the others someone will always come in and say its placebo...
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      For years I trained on a mountain road near my...

      For years I trained on a mountain road near my house. I used a Garmin Edge computer which I could switch between my different road bikes. When I finally got a carbon lightweight bike with lightweight...
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      What cartridge and phono stage do you plan to use...

      What cartridge and phono stage do you plan to use with that turntable?

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      New Years day ride. I rode the nearby river bike...

      New Years day ride. I rode the nearby river bike trail towards the beach with my wife. We got to within 7 miles of reaching the shoreline but decided that the return would get us home just before sun...
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