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    How do you carry spare disk brake pads?

    I've never done it myself yet, but from what I've seen just using a plastic tire lever should be enough to push pistons back. And I also carry tire levers with me, all three of them!
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    How do you carry spare disk brake pads?

    Not expecting anything in particular, but I know I'm lazy and I won't be checking the wear on my pads until it's too late. .Since disk pads are so small and there's plenty of room in my toolbag, I thought better to carry a spare set with me instead of checking from time to time, which for sure...
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    Fuji touring - why so hard to find?

    100% agreed! The frames are not even that light, but yes, Germans love to accesorise. Dynamo lights are another thing though. Until recently, the traffic law made compulsory to use dynamo lights, and that is why most German bikes had them. Only bikes below a certain weight (mostly road bikes)...
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    Fuji touring - why so hard to find?

    I think there's a shortage of all kinds of bikes at the moment, regardless of brake type. Tourers are a niche market and they are probably even harder to find, and also they are now probably quite popular for people trying to get a "socially distanced" way of travelling. Germany is a very...
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    How do you carry spare disk brake pads?

    Ok, thanks for the replies, that's what I'll do!
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    Fuji touring - why so hard to find?

    This year everything is selling, so brands are taking advantage and increasing prices. Shops too. I agree that for what it is, it is a bit expensive.
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    Article on why bar ends disappeared from mountain bikes

    I am one of those that still puts the bike upside down for minor mechanical repairs or cleaning, so the bar ends help to avoid scratching the bar and shifters. It also saves scratching more expensive parts when leaning the bike against a wall. For longer rides it provides me with an extra hand...
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    How do you carry spare disk brake pads?

    I'm relatively new to disk brakes, and I always like to carry a set of spare pads when I am out with the bike. If any of you also carry spare pads, how do you do it? Mine are Shimano, and the original packaging is huge so I can't carry them there. Is it ok to carry them without packaging (so...
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    Fuji touring - why so hard to find?

    I know there's now a "Fuji Touring LTD" which is basically the rim version but with a flat bar. Not sure about availability in the UK though. Easy to find in Germany for about 900 EUR new.
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    Help me to identify this Scott Windriver

    Scott was known for not adhering very closely to the specs in the catalogue vs the real bikes. Or having different specs in Europe or US. I have a German '91 Windriver and the saddle and pedals don't match the catalogue.
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    Trek 950 Singletrack

    I have those brake levers and yes, they are v-brake specific, the bolt being just to play with the brake feel. According to Shimano, "low" for most situations, "high" for racing and the likes. This is all personal taste of course, but I actually prefer the bike in the first picture, with all...
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    HELP! I teared off the eyelets (?) holding my water bottle!

    Thanks for all the answers. I think I'll go for the glue, and then add a ziptie to the bottle cage for extra safety. As a warning to others, I think the reason for this issue was that I recently changed the bottle cage to a Lezyne Power Cage, which are famous for holding the bottles very...
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    HELP! I teared off the eyelets (?) holding my water bottle!

    A couple of days ago I parked my bike on a wooden bench, but then it fell off to the other side. With such luck that the bottle cage hit a rock on the ground, and since it was carrying a bottle full of water, the impact pulled both bottle and cage from the frame, tearing off the bolts and also...
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    News Shimano 100th Anniversary

    If they made an "anniversary" edition of their thumbies, I can tell you they would be sold out in minutes... But right now they are having problems (like all other component manufacturers) just to meet demand of their normal range... Anyone trying to buy a cassette lately? Everything is sold out!
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    No more bikes!

    Re: I have been slowly but surely getting rid of most of my bikes in the past 2 years. Now it's a great moment to do so, as nice weather is coming and this year specially there's a great shortage of new bikes and parts so there's a huge demand in the second hand market! The process of selling...
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