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    RE: new campy shifters.

    i just noticed something about the aesthetics of the new shifters. they work great, but man, they look...well, check it out.
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    no, V1 and V2 are not interchangeable. V2 uses...

    no, V1 and V2 are not interchangeable. V2 uses deeper, wider, longer splines than V1.
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    Sticky: so far, so good. i wouldn't take any super high...

    so far, so good. i wouldn't take any super high speed corners on the road with the small block 8s, but for general purpose type riding, i think they do alright. i've ridden them on my MTB for a...
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    Sticky: that bike looks SICK! but those rotors look...

    that bike looks SICK! but those rotors look scary as hell. i wish i could justify deep V carbon rims for myself, but since i'm not planning on doing any real racing, it's just not in the...
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    Sticky: It's just an older XTR, rapid rise with the...

    It's just an older XTR, rapid rise with the rollamajig-device integrated, rather than a barrel adjuster. The only thing I really did to it was grind off some of the anodizing and polished the heck...
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    Sticky: The frame showed up FedEx today and golly it's...

    The frame showed up FedEx today and golly it's beautiful!

    DeSalvo Frame
    Wound-up fork
    Dura-ace 9 speed shifters
    Customized XTR rear derailleur
    Customized spot bashguard
    Customized ultegra...
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    another great comment from the peanut gallery. ...

    another great comment from the peanut gallery. wrong wrench, or maybe, just maybe, the aluminum nipples are actually softer, and they deteriorate faster than brass. 90% of the bontrager race lite...
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    i have a set of older shimano XT hubs laced up to...

    i have a set of older shimano XT hubs laced up to salsa delgado cross rims with ritchey (DTswiss with a ritchey logo) DB spokes, 32hole. been riding those trouble free for the last 4 years, toured...
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    you sir, just won the thread.

    you sir, just won the thread.
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    Sticky: i think they're around 1700g. a bit heavy...

    i think they're around 1700g. a bit heavy compared to others, but i'm willing to make sacrifices here and there for a bomb-proof, hand built, easy to maintain and service when it needs it wheelset. ...
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    Sticky: Here's my Cannondale six13. 48cm, ultegra 10...

    Here's my Cannondale six13. 48cm, ultegra 10 shifters, ultegra brakes, ultegra 9 RD, 105 FD, chris king 'cross hubs laced to DT RR1.1s, fizik bartape, toupe saddle, specialzed pro road shallow drop...
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    can you quantify "the same amount of thread...

    can you quantify "the same amount of thread engagement as a normal nut would give?" how many threads? what thread pitch? i'm not sure i know what the width and pitch of a "normal nut" is.

    i'm...
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    get a pair of allen skewers (like delta brand), a...

    get a pair of allen skewers (like delta brand), a very wide profile STEEL QR nut (like an old veratomic locking skewer nut) about an inch long and threaded all the way through to make sure you have...
  14. if you're just switching the cranks, i wouldn't...

    if you're just switching the cranks, i wouldn't do it. sure, the dura ace cranks are fancier looking, and a tiny bit lighter, but with the triple, if you ever have to replace the rings, you're stuck...
  15. i think you're on crack. that fork's axle to...

    i think you're on crack. that fork's axle to crown is far too long for that bike. that bike was originally spec'd with either a rigid fork, or a 63mm suspension fork. for christ's sake it's got...
  16. matrix rims are notorious for being rather...

    matrix rims are notorious for being rather difficult when it comes to tire installation. they have a really shallow depth from the bead seat to the outer rim wall, so they don't allow you to get...
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    there's a little metal leaf spring or bracket...

    there's a little metal leaf spring or bracket inside the shifter that holds the brake lever steady that either breaks or wears out over time. i have a set that is doing the same thing, though maybe...
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    it sounds like they need to adjust the high limit...

    it sounds like they need to adjust the high limit screw and release a little cable tension on the rear derailleur to accommodate for the slightly wider hub/narrower drive side axle spacer of the...
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    it's 3 years....

    it's 3 years. he'd still be covered at this point if they hadn't been crashed though.
  20. you don't. you buy a new fork that is made for...

    you don't. you buy a new fork that is made for the application that you want to use it for.
  21. bacon grease.

    bacon grease.
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    the nipple on this wheel normally resides inside...

    the nipple on this wheel normally resides inside the rim and has started to pull through, causing the outer rim wall to crack. eventually it will pull all the way through if the wheel continues to...
  23. if you're referring to the alloy Si cranks, you...

    if you're referring to the alloy Si cranks, you can get a 130BCD spider from cannondale which will let you use standard 39/53 rings. replacing those cranks with anything else is heresy! also, if...
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    bullshot...

    bullshot http://mdt-products.co.uk/products/184_bullshot/bullshot.html
    PM600 is also red, it's military spec. i used to know where to get it, but i've since forgetten.
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    Sticky: actually, it looks like it's just a set of tektro...

    actually, it looks like it's just a set of tektro road brake levers with a shimano rapid fire shifter pod clamped below it.
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