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    cause you're being scammed by marketing try...

    cause you're being scammed by marketing
    try this one:
    a cassette consists of stamped steel cogs and plastic spacers
    a freewheel consists of stamped steel cogs and plastic spacers plus a...
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    cautionary how? that helmets don't always make...

    cautionary how?
    that helmets don't always make you safe?
    that random accidents can end you unexpectedly?
    we should all live in fear?
  3. only ever seen worn dropouts when: horizontal...

    only ever seen worn dropouts when:
    horizontal dropouts combined with singlespeed and nutted axles with cheap (or none) washers
    twisting nut eats dropout, as chain stretches and axle repositioned...
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    yes, a bend in the rim will not be able to be...

    yes, a bend in the rim will not be able to be true with even tension
    unlace the wheel, place the rim against a flat surface
    ideally a door
    the gap between the open door and doorframe (hinge side)...
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    It'll cost even less, since the manufacturing...

    It'll cost even less, since the manufacturing technology is identical to prior chains, and being narrower saves money on materials.
  6. at work we offer lock cutting service, angle...

    at work we offer lock cutting service, angle grinder is overkill, we use a portable circular saw with abrasive cut-off wheel
    I'd guess at least 4 locks per battery, but the regular cutting guy is...
  7. back out the FD low limiter and add a chain...

    back out the FD low limiter and add a chain catcher, allows hard downshifts

    alternatively the FD is clamped on too high, move it closer to the ring
  8. might want to avoid anything with a freewheel...

    might want to avoid anything with a freewheel style rear wheel in favor of cassettes, figure size and strength of riders would be constantly breaking axles on the former...

    or keep a supply of...
  9. if you're getting serious enough to want specific...

    if you're getting serious enough to want specific gearing, perhaps it's time to upgrade to a cassette wheel?
    not only are cassette cogs much easier to customize, but they come in more readily made...
  10. tektro cr710 (different from 720) avid shorty 5...

    tektro cr710 (different from 720)
    avid shorty 5 / shorty 7 / shorty ultimate
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    sunringle rhynolite rim, dt 2 spokes, shimano...

    sunringle rhynolite rim, dt 2 spokes, shimano deore hub
    Wheel Master Wheel Rear 26X1.5 Sun Rhyno Lite Black M590 Black
    Shimano M590 Rhyno Lite Wheelset | rim brake only | silver

    and a cassette...
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    not a hydraulic user, but interesting problem ...

    not a hydraulic user, but interesting problem

    so I'm guessing the issue is all the hydraulic road levers are 11spd?

    does a hydraulic non integated shifting road lever not exist? cause if it...
  13. because Surly specs their bikes with whatever...

    because Surly specs their bikes with whatever random surplus components they could get a price break on
    and that's fine because it fits into their marketing image of expecting you to strip down the...
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    I go by either 2" below toptube, or the marked...

    I go by either 2" below toptube, or the marked line, whichever is deeper

    on a related note... mtb tend to have sloping toptubes and lots of exposed seatpost...
    the low toptube makes sense for...
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    The Royal "We"? how about manufacturing the...

    The Royal "We"?

    how about manufacturing the belt in place through the frame? no cuts then
    or the other way, welding the frame around the belt

    i guess if a connecting joint in the belt causes...
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    plenty of room there, no worries. and I'm no...

    plenty of room there, no worries. and I'm no stranger to respacing axles
  17. titanium fixie with belt drive, no gear or brake...

    titanium fixie with belt drive, no gear or brake cables to rust
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    cassette lockring, extra tall threads

    I'm looking for a shimano compatible cassette lockring with extra tall threads.

    I've seen this product before, but can't remember where, -various catalogues, websites

    anyone recall such an...
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    crescent wrench on the nut, unbolt with leverage...

    crescent wrench on the nut, unbolt with leverage to spare, much smaller pitlock gets taken along for the ride and unscrews (or broken)




    seems a major oversight that you only get 1 security...
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    unreasonable to expect on the spot fix, then bad...

    unreasonable to expect on the spot fix, then bad yelp about it.
    standard procedure at most LBS is to drop the bike off for repair,
    anywhere between end of business day to 24hrs reasonable...
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    haven't felt urgent need to watch since not a...

    haven't felt urgent need to watch since not a roadie, most my bikes are rigid mtb/ conversions

    related note
    watch the anime Goldenboy
    Golden boy Opening intro - YouTube

    really want to build...
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    just gonna throw this out there for fun..... ...

    just gonna throw this out there for fun.....

    here's a 9spd freewheel
    (not to confuse with freehub)
    Amazon.com : SunRace 9spd Freewheel 13-32 : Bike Cassettes And Freewheels : Sports & Outdoors...
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    the brake studs are metric, numbers are a lot...

    the brake studs are metric, numbers are a lot more understandable if you remeasure in millimeters

    fork looks normal

    the new brakes are missing parts, bushing/spring tensioner goes in...
  24. seeing red flags in OP post, need to ask do...

    seeing red flags in OP post, need to ask

    do you know what a 'cone wrench' is?
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    topeak road morph

    topeak road morph
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