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    Okay, someone helped me get the axle out and...

    Okay, someone helped me get the axle out and reseat everything with the same result. It could be a missing washer or an uneven spot on the inside of the DS rubber gasket because the bearings...
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    The play in the axle resulted from trying to tap...

    The play in the axle resulted from trying to tap the axle out. When pressed back in place by hand the axle seats with almost no play and spins freely. It looks like the dust cap is not seating...
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    You are right in that the hex does not act as an...

    You are right in that the hex does not act as an adjustment. With both dustcaps off, the axle has some side play, but when mounted the wheel binds up. Under the "dustcaps" is a sealed bearing...
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    I found the hex on the ND side (under the...

    I found the hex on the ND side (under the dustcap) but adjusting this does not help. I'll try to fiddle with the axle some more. Curiously, the person who gave me the wheels said the rear was mounted...
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    Adjusting Ritchey Zero hub

    I just got a Ritchey OCR Aero road wheelset that is giving me problems. The front hub is fine, but when the rear is placed in the dropouts and the Q/R is tightened, the wheels binds up. I'm good at...
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    I have found it easiest to finger tighten the...

    I have found it easiest to finger tighten the cone to just past zero-play, put a (cone) wrench to the cone to hold it in place, and then finger tighten the locknut till it is flush to the...
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    From my very limited brifter experience (8 speed...

    From my very limited brifter experience (8 speed 600), before you open the thing up, try flushing it wd-40, then washing it out with a mild detergent (Joy), hot water and an old toothbrush. If the...
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    If you go to 700c wheels brake reach is the first...

    If you go to 700c wheels brake reach is the first issue. If you can find nutted calipers with the appropriate reach, your done. 47-57mm brakes will work with some frames, others require 55-73mm reach...
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    Sticky: I'm partial to road bikes and C/V, so does this...

    I'm partial to road bikes and C/V, so does this creation pass as a hybrid? I think it does for the following reasons. Positioning is between road and mountain, gearing is the same, and shifting is on...
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    Very true of road frames. I meant more the...

    Very true of road frames. I meant more the discarded 10-year old low end mountain bikes I overhauled, tuned and sold for about $60-$75 each. No need to invest in SS parts, and the bikes paid for...
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    While I have not done it, Sheldon Brown says you...

    While I have not done it, Sheldon Brown says you can run 8 cogs and spacers from a 9 speed cassette on a 7 speed freehub body. This requires 9 speed shifters and chain. So 8 out of 9 is the most I...
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    Low end bikes can only work "to the level of...

    Low end bikes can only work "to the level of their components." Here in NYC, that is good enough to beat a subway fare and give a *** bike significant value. From a mechanics POV, yes, this can be...
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    I like the low-mid level also. What is most...

    I like the low-mid level also. What is most amusing to me is rebuilding 80's steel road/sport touring frames with flat bars, triple cranks and 7 speed rapidfire shifters. You now have a time tested...
  14. I searched the thread and read up on the...

    I searched the thread and read up on the differences. I remember the few cantilever-compatible levers I've used (like 200gs, for example) lacking a spring loaded lever. Were there standard pull...
  15. Pardon my off-road ignorance. I thought the...

    Pardon my off-road ignorance. I thought the difference was the spring loading in the levers. I have a bike with Alivio 7sp shifters/levers and new Ultegra dual pivots and the combination works great....
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    So I guess there is no difference. I thought...

    So I guess there is no difference. I thought maybe there was. I don't mess with too many mountain bike wheels and was not sure if the extra 5mm in spacing would have anything to do with the freehub...
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    Just today I put 105 7 speed DT shifters on a...

    Just today I put 105 7 speed DT shifters on a bike with an 8 speed cassette and got it to work smoothly in index mode. Since rx100 is supposedly the same as 105 with a different finish, you should be...
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    Freehub compatibility: Road/Mountain

    I've been swapping freehub bodies and looking for modern (8-9-10 speed) replacements. On ebay and elsewhere I have found more and cheaper Deore models than road group models (105, ultegra). Since...
  19. From my experience, road dual pivots or even...

    From my experience, road dual pivots or even single pivots work well with v-brake compatible levers. The spring action mimics the old SLR road levers Shimano made back around the time dual pivots...
  20. I've swapped freehub bodies and it is rather...

    I've swapped freehub bodies and it is rather easy. A 10mm hex is all you will need to change bodies, but a shorter axle and different cones may be necessary. cs1 is right in that you may be doing a...
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    Thanks for the input T-Mar. I think you're right...

    Thanks for the input T-Mar. I think you're right about the straight gauge cro-mo because for it's small size, the frameset is rather heavy.
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    I'm building it into a flat bar triple with 27"...

    I'm building it into a flat bar triple with 27" wheels in pic.
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    No head lugs, 26.4 seat post diameter.

    No head lugs, 26.4 seat post diameter.
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    Help identify frame

    I got this welded steel frame with forged dropouts on CL a few weeks back. It was built with a quality wheelset (Shimano 600/Wolber) and 8 speed group. After rebuilding my Basso with the wheels and...
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    As far as overall performance of the pros, does...

    As far as overall performance of the pros, does their relatively sudden increase in speed look similar to offensive stats in baseball in the same era? While technology has helped in some respects...
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