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  1. Incorrect.

    Incorrect.
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    My cat boy died. I commemorated him.

    My cat boy died. I commemorated him.
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    It's your party.

    It's your party.
  4. Don't bother with the Blue Book unless you're...

    Don't bother with the Blue Book unless you're interested in getting an overview of every bicycle repair process. Just search your specific issue and fix what you need to fix. Eventually the overview...
  5. I rebuilt one for my stepmother. I thought it was...

    I rebuilt one for my stepmother. I thought it was awesome of Campy to make even the derailleur pulleys rebuildable...but I'm a dork like that. Think about how often your client, even if it's you will...
  6. I've also had issues with "Totally sealed"...

    I've also had issues with "Totally sealed" systems trapping in mold and effectively creating additional friction. I don't have my preferences for no reason.
  7. The Teflon liner does wear out Raiden, especially...

    The Teflon liner does wear out Raiden, especially in the tighter bends. I am just stating that I prefer to replace >1' of housing rather than 5'.
  8. OK, Six jours, I'm willing to be a man and say...

    OK, Six jours, I'm willing to be a man and say I'm sorry for riding you, but I do feel the need to call out false information as I see it. While I no doubt your personal experience with changing out...
  9. Thank you Andy, and with all due respect, I get...

    Thank you Andy, and with all due respect, I get Raiden's point. If performance is paramount and supplies are free or relatively cheap, then his approach gives the best advantage to the athlete in...
  10. Oil will require constant maintenance, grease...

    Oil will require constant maintenance, grease will require less.
  11. The only impact the springs have on braking is...

    The only impact the springs have on braking is hand strength. Balancing them is another nuance of cantilevers, making them either retract or not.

    I agree that good pads make a world of difference.
  12. OK. You're still throwing more away when it goes...

    OK. You're still throwing more away when it goes wrong.
  13. I stand corrected.

    I stand corrected.
  14. This is valid. I'm sure cny-bikeman deals with...

    This is valid. I'm sure cny-bikeman deals with much more roadie type stuff than I do. I'm a MTB guy and most rims can take the 2mm. Get into exotic lightweight stuff and the game changes.
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    When in question it's always better to run the...

    When in question it's always better to run the chain longer rather than shorter. The chain may hang slack in the small/small combo that you shouldn't be in, but it won't cause any damage. Locking up...
  16. My preference is external routing with split...

    My preference is external routing with split stops that allow an easy maintenance wipedown and cheap sectional replacement rather than throwing the baby out with the bathwater....but that's just me.
  17. This would've been true back in the day when...

    This would've been true back in the day when Presta-specific pumps didn't have an internal check valve with a spring to fight against while hand pumping. Now that nearly every hand pump has a check...
  18. I highly recommend drilling to Schrader for one...

    I highly recommend drilling to Schrader for one reason: It makes you a universal donor. When you run out of tubes and all your trail buddy has is a Schrader, you can use it. If you run Presta you can...
  19. I concur with this correction. I will also add...

    I concur with this correction.

    I will also add that the closer to the tire you adjust the yoke, the less pad travel you will have and keeping the wheel true so it doesn't rub becomes more...
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    Shimano has the same problem as any other brake:...

    Shimano has the same problem as any other brake: Lack of maintenance and cleaning will result in one piston moving while the other is seized. The solution is cleaning with denatured alcohol and a...
  21. The closer to the tire you set up the brake yoke...

    The closer to the tire you set up the brake yoke to the tire the more leverage you will have. Of course if you ever break your brake cable...you'll stop in a heartbeat when the straddle cable catches...
  22. Brake cable housing is spirally wound and...

    Brake cable housing is spirally wound and therefore slightly compressible. By using stops you will increase the braking power by using the stoutness of the frame to pull against. Also, brake housing...
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    Knows every trick to get cheese out of his pubes.

    Knows every trick to get cheese out of his pubes.
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    The only way I could see someone being a pariah...

    The only way I could see someone being a pariah to a shop for doing their own work is if they are taking up time on a busy day picking your brain about how to perform a repair or asking for advice on...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdgZjX_sLmY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdgZjX_sLmY
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