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    Rule of thumb, if you're in between sizes it is...

    Rule of thumb, if you're in between sizes it is easier to adjust a smaller frame to fit than a larger one.

    A quick google search shows a picture of some awkwardly positioned traditional or...
  2. It seems like you're making a deliberate effort...

    It seems like you're making a deliberate effort to misinterpret everything I say. A 10cm shorter stem would definitely make him less aero compared to any negative rise stem, if it was even possible...
  3. No, I'm saying being able to have a relaxed fit...

    No, I'm saying being able to have a relaxed fit without resorting to extreme seatposts and stems is part of a relaxed frame geometry. You can't just declare a frame relaxed because it has a slack...
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    I found that any drop in the seat tube is...

    I found that any drop in the seat tube is compensated by raising the head tube. The center point of of the top tube where standover is measured, in front of the saddle isn't lowered much, if at all....
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    Double check that is your cycling inseam. If it...

    Double check that is your cycling inseam. If it is 29", most XXS and XS frames will be touching or almost touching when it comes to standover clearance even with shoes on.

    You would have an...
  6. Because that isn't what I said. I said a shorter...

    Because that isn't what I said. I said a shorter stem. You're qualifying a shorter stem with a a greater negative rise to compensate. If you had the same rise angle, he would be more vertical and...
  7. Look at the horizontal lines above and below the...

    Look at the horizontal lines above and below the stack line on the diagram

    Stack is measured as the height of the center of the top of the head tube minus the height of the center of the bottom...
  8. Fine. The number isn't the same, but when...

    Fine. The number isn't the same, but when comparing different frame geometrties, if the ST intersects the BB, STA is actually more relevant than setback since the seatpost follows the seat tube...
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    Do you know what size handlebar you need? Wider...

    Do you know what size handlebar you need? Wider isn't better. There's various ways of fitting a handlebar, most of them based on shoulder width, but ultimately it is a personal decision. Of course...
  10. A shorter reach stem will make you less aero, but...

    A shorter reach stem will make you less aero, but if reach is a problem, its a problem. I would go for a shorter stem, depending on how wide your hards are and how wide your grips are you could go...
  11. To be fair, saddle setback, also known as seat...

    To be fair, saddle setback, also known as seat tube angle, has some effect on how relaxed a bike can be fit, even with setback posts. Lemond advocated relaxed 72-73 degree STAs for his idea of a...
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    Do you run clipless? Even if you don't, various...

    Do you run clipless? Even if you don't, various things with foot positioning can also lead to this kind of behavior, mostly by twisting your leg.
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    I never noticed the stop tube being shorter on...

    I never noticed the stop tube being shorter on these sorts of bikes, just the stem being very short.

    These bikes are very simple to fit. Slam the saddle back. Adjust seat height so you can touch...
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    Sugino XD600 crank BB?

    Quick question(s) since I know this crank is relatively popular

    If you have an XD-600 and a 113mm BB, is the DS 3mm farther from the chainstay than the NDS?
    If you have an XD-600 and a 110mm BB,...
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    The best solution is to keep the cassette and...

    The best solution is to keep the cassette and chainrings clean, wipe down the chain, and use a lubricant that doesn't gunk or grab dirt much.

    As far as gunk between the links that's debatable. It...
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    Cassettes don't have any moving parts, but the...

    Cassettes don't have any moving parts, but the freehub should not be exposed to simple green because it does have moving parts. The crank itself doesn't either, as long as you don't try to wash out...
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    Because you don't want to use water based...

    Because you don't want to use water based degreaser to clean chains. The lubricant inside the chain between the plates and in the rollers will help keep normal water out, although it still isn't a...
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    Once water gets into a chain, you either have to...

    Once water gets into a chain, you either have to try forcing it out with lots of WD-40, or you have to bake it past boiling point. Water trapped inside the rollers won't dry and evaporate by itself,...
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    Or one of those special brand new joining pins,...

    Or one of those special brand new joining pins, and don't break and join in the same place twice since some chains call with those. Quick links are a lot easier though.
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    What causes wear is lack of lubrication and dirt...

    What causes wear is lack of lubrication and dirt and grit inside the roller, where you can't reach with a q-tip. Trying to brush off dirt is just trying to prevent it frame working its way deeper...
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    I still don't think it is worth saving the chain....

    I still don't think it is worth saving the chain. Plain pin single speed chains and 5/6 speed chains are dirt cheap and expensive chains aren't safe to break and join like this. If you have a small...
  22. That's hard chroming for wear purposes, not show...

    That's hard chroming for wear purposes, not show chrome.
  23. Those CREE lights are bright, but you have to...

    Those CREE lights are bright, but you have to find a place to put the battery pack.
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    Well, first things first I wouldn't break a chain...

    Well, first things first I wouldn't break a chain into 8 parts, nor would I soak them in a water based solution unless you are sure you can evaporate all the water or displace all of it. I would...
  25. Planet bike looks like my dollar store blinky,...

    Planet bike looks like my dollar store blinky, and the other one looks like a $5 ebay torch with a $1 ebay mount and a $2 blinky. I actually have one of those mounts. Cost me all of $0.37.
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