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    I think trying to convert that bike to a 700C...

    I think trying to convert that bike to a 700C wheel would not be worth it. put a rigid fork, some "narrow" tires, and set up the handlebar for multiple grip positions and it will be perfect.
  2. you need to hold both ends of the inline adjuster...

    you need to hold both ends of the inline adjuster while your twist it. it's probably just stuck. put some inward pressure on the housing while you twist the ends and it should work fine.
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    I spoke to a Vee Rubber rep about 2 years ago and...

    I spoke to a Vee Rubber rep about 2 years ago and he told me that all Vee Rubber tires are sealant-compatible. maybe he didn't know better.
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    I think the V Rubber model I had in mind is...

    I think the V Rubber model I had in mind is called the XCX or something.

    I am starting to have a change of heart regarding tubeless tires on this bike. My mountain bike is tubeless and perhaps I...
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    I still have some Tektro CR720s kicking around...

    I still have some Tektro CR720s kicking around and as I recall, they absolutely sucked until I put some better pads on them. the stock pads are rubbish.
  6. just replace the chainring with a more suitable...

    just replace the chainring with a more suitable size. I don't see why you need a whole new crankset.
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    Sunrace shifters are below my bike snob standards...

    Sunrace shifters are below my bike snob standards and Travel Agents always seemed like a kludge at best. i sold the Pake today and bought a Raleigh Tamland with the new funds.

    however, I just...
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    I have thought this through very carefully and...

    I have thought this through very carefully and there are many reason why brifters will not work on this bike:

    1. nine speed- I will have to use cheap brifters (Sora?), risk buying old used 9-speed...
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    I am pretty happy with the way my Pake C'mute...

    I am pretty happy with the way my Pake C'mute came out but I am itching for something more modern so I am going to try to sell it locally.
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    I think you are exactly right, Andy. I have been...

    I think you are exactly right, Andy. I have been through this a few times- not having the money up front to spend on the bike I really want and making weird little "upgrades" over time to get the...
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    I have an idea that might be a good alternative...

    I have an idea that might be a good alternative to buying a new bike. I have shallow drop bars that are set up very high so that I can ride in the drops most of the time to access my brakes and my...
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    I already have nice wheels with Velocity A23...

    I already have nice wheels with Velocity A23 rims, so I am not concerned about wheels and tire choices, just the shifting/brakes.
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    true, I am not racing. I'll give it a go.

    true, I am not racing. I'll give it a go.
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    I like the idea of Gevenalle shifters, but I...

    I like the idea of Gevenalle shifters, but

    I ride and shift from the drops most of the time. I did this because I could get a lot more braking power from the drops, but I think the V's might solve...
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    As I mentioned earlier in this thread, I settled...

    As I mentioned earlier in this thread, I settled on the idea of a "do-it-all bike" that can handle a little of everything. So I now have V-brakes and Tektro V-drop levers on my C'mute and the brakes...
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    are you looking for a CX race bike for racing...

    are you looking for a CX race bike for racing cyclocross, or are you looking for a cyclocross-esque bike for off-road riding like dirt paths, gravel roads, trails, etc? the Raleigh Tamland might be a...
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    as a mechanic, I am always a little worried about...

    as a mechanic, I am always a little worried about the people who say they will "fix it" at home. I have seen countless instances of people attempting to build their own wheels and cable their bikes...
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    Sticky: I would like to start slowly trading parts on...

    I would like to start slowly trading parts on this bike, parting it out essentially, to get something with integrated shifters and disc brakes. If you have parts to trade that will get me closer to...
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    I tried riding this bike with 42mm Conti tires...

    I tried riding this bike with 42mm Conti tires and got a pinch flat within five miles. central Texas is all thorns, cacti, and rocks! the "gravel" roads are quite foul. I have my mountain bike set up...
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    yeah, I just saw TCS Nanos on QBP. I have those...

    yeah, I just saw TCS Nanos on QBP. I have those on my "item watch" list. I might just spring for them the moment they are available.

    I see your point about tire pressures though. If I can only get...
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    fitting a drop bar on a bike that was not...

    fitting a drop bar on a bike that was not designed to be ridden with a drop bar is much easier said than done. a lot of careful planning would be involved.
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    a hardtail mountain bike with fast-rolling tires...

    a hardtail mountain bike with fast-rolling tires is a great place to start. suspension is probably unnecessary, so an old bike fitted with an appropriate rigid fork might be better. a 29" tire or...
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    I have been to a few gravel races now and it...

    I have been to a few gravel races now and it seems that a FS mtb would be too slow. a hardtail or rigid mtb with some fast-rolling tires would be great. something with "alt bars" or bar ends so you...
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    Raleigh Tamland 1 or Marin Lombard

    I am looking for a new commute/ all-road bike and the Tamland has caught my attention. The price is decent and it has modern 11 speed gears and Spyre disc brakes on a nice-sounding steel frame....
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    I disagree, egear. I have tried several different...

    I disagree, egear. I have tried several different tires on my Velocity A23 rims, which should work just fine tubeless, and none of them will seat. if they do seat, they blow off the rim at 30 psi a...
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