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    Bikesdirect Mini Velo upgrade thread

    So folks are already talking about various upgrades they will be doing to their mini velo in the announcement thread. For friendliness to future surfers, perhaps those discussions should go here instead (preferably with links to parts ordered etc...).

    So far I'm only planning on replacing tires (Schwalbe slicks) and brake pads. But if the front derailleur is complete junk I'll probably swap that as well (recommendations?).
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    I would like to know what tire sizes will fit these rims. How low and high can we go with tire sizes.
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    To match the rear derailleur and front Sora can be had for $18 plus shipping http://www.google.com/products/catal...25&os=sellers#
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    To match the rear derailleur and front Sora can be had for $18 plus shipping http://www.google.com/products/catal...25&os=sellers#
    Thanks. I'll probably do that!

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    Sugino double crank on sale at VO for $75 http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...-crankset.html
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    I'm thinking a Nitto Technomic stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    Sugino double crank on sale at VO for $75 http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...-crankset.html
    you might as well get this Sora Crankset to make it a set. (a triple) http://cgi.ebay.com/Shimano-Sora-FC-...item336351ae4d

    and a double: http://cgi.ebay.com/SHIMANO-SORA-FC-...item4aa23f2737

    this one also comes with the BB>

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcnute View Post
    I'm thinking a Nitto Technomic stem.
    Same here. Or the Dynamic, if I end up not needing that much stem height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    Sugino double crank on sale at VO for $75 http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...-crankset.html
    That's a beautiful crankset. I have a Sugino RD-48 on my Swift.

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    I've got one of those Sugino cranksets on the way. I wanted to shift the gearing a little lower anyway (hills).

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    I have been thinking about getting these handlebars. http://www.treefortbikes.com/product...Handlebar.html
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    Will a 20X1.10 fit this rim? I am thinking of getting the Schwalbe Durano Mango.
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    Have they even shipped yet?

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    Yes, and several people have received them. Here on the Left coast ours are due Tuesday May 17th.
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    Traitor Cycles has these for sale, is it a good deal? http://cgi.ebay.com/Tektro-R358-Road...item4cf4029a2e
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    Traitor Cycles has these for sale, is it a good deal? http://cgi.ebay.com/Tektro-R358-Road...item4cf4029a2e
    Yeah, considering new they go for $20+ each. Should measure the reach of the stock brake calipers before you order, just to be sure you have the right model.

    I thought about getting new calipers at first when I decided that I'd get the most bang for the buck if I simply replaced the stock brake pads instead. Got a set of Jagwire Comp road brake pads for cheap.

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    Where can I get some high performance wheels in the 406 size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 762x54 View Post
    Where can I get some high performance wheels in the 406 size?
    The Dahon Kinetix rear wheels (Comp and Pro) have the correct spacing to fit the Nano, but not sure about their front wheel (Dahon is 74mm and I think the Nano uses the standard road bike 100mm spacing).

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    Yes, the Nano front is 100 mm. There's a good looking wheelset on Amazon for $30.00 + shipping but the front is 74 mm and I think they take the 451 tires.

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    Where can I get some high performance wheels in the 406 size?
    You could build them..
    Bike Friday and Brompton both offer a 74mm axle front hub.
    24 and 28 spoke-holes..
    Phil Wood can offer one too ..

    then pick the rim and lace them up. or hire the work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 762x54 View Post
    Yes, the Nano front is 100 mm. There's a good looking wheelset on Amazon for $30.00 + shipping but the front is 74 mm and I think they take the 451 tires.
    Is this the wheelset? I don't see any specs other than its a 20 inch wheel. Shipping is almost $30, but I am still curious. An extra wheelset would be nice.

    http://www.amazon.com/wheel-Complete...601886&sr=8-10
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    I found that one also but couldnt find any specs.
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    That's the one. I talked with the seller and he quoted specs of 20 x 1 1/8, 74mm wide. He didn't seem very knowledgeable about bikes in general. I decided not to gamble, but it looks like a good wheelset for only $60.00, if they will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    Will a 20X1.10 fit this rim? I am thinking of getting the Schwalbe Durano Mango.
    Anybody know if 20 x 1.10 tires will work with these rims? I'm hesitant to order new tires before knowing for sure.

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