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    That's just foolish unless the OP WANTS an extra...

    That's just foolish unless the OP WANTS an extra rim laying around for next to eternity.
    IF they can lace it wrong, they can lace it correctly and have a usable wheel DAYS before the spare rim shows...
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    IF your pedal is 'frozen" you really don't want a...

    IF your pedal is 'frozen" you really don't want a "cheap" pedal wrench.
    Apply REAL penetrating oil occasionally to the part for a couple days.
  4. You might want to look at your chain line and see...

    You might want to look at your chain line and see if you want to "fudge" a few MM.
    My bikes are 3X9, but I mostly ride using the middle ring and outer cogs.
    I use a BB that's a bit "long" so my...
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    How about removing the wheel and taking a close...

    How about removing the wheel and taking a close up of the cogs?
    All your pic shows is a pink & white bike with a rusty chain.

    You might examine this link-
    Freewheel or Cassette?
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    That can be done. Both my bikes have been...

    That can be done. Both my bikes have been upgraded to 9 speed cassettes.
    HOWEVER-
    IF you bike is a 7 speed, you may have a Free Wheel and not a Cassette.
    Although they make Free Wheels with...
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    Typically, when using the word "gear", one would...

    Typically, when using the word "gear", one would think of the chain rings or cogs. (sprockets)

    IF the RDER hanger is broken, you have to get the PROPER replacement. There are many different ones...
  8. Flip the wheel in the drop outs. It should be the...

    Flip the wheel in the drop outs. It should be the same distance from the stays in either orientation.

    Assuming you were a totally "neutral" rider, if the dish were off, left turns would be...
  9. The fact you currently have a Shimano FW means...

    The fact you currently have a Shimano FW means any modern FW will screw on.
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    Chances are your LBS has "generic" wheels that...

    Chances are your LBS has "generic" wheels that will fit your needs for under $100. (mine has non disk wheels for around $50-60)
    Spend another $20 to get the spokes properly tensioned and you should...
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    A better BB pic would have the spindle nut...

    A better BB pic would have the spindle nut removed.
    A pic of the BB DS would also be useful.

    IT appears the "rectangular" part of the adjustable cup is lower than the surrounding area. Typically,...
  12. If someone is going to brag about passing a 66...

    If someone is going to brag about passing a 66 year old with emphysema, bad knees & bad back, their life must really suck.
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    I use a somewhat "quick" release. I place it on...

    I use a somewhat "quick" release.
    I place it on the spoke, and let it close. I then open it a small amount and let it close quickly without "snapping" closed.
    If something "feels" a bit wonky in my...
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    Why not remove the wheel and measure it? Convert...

    Why not remove the wheel and measure it?
    Convert your "units" to MM.
    1 MM = .03937"
    25.4 MM = 1".
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    Don't forget the type of steel a tool may be made...

    Don't forget the type of steel a tool may be made of.
    They aren't your typical low carbon steels. Some may be heat treated after machining.
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    Maybe the last paragraph in post 1

    Maybe the last paragraph in post 1
  17. I call them high spots or dips. A dip is...

    I call them high spots or dips.
    A dip is typically found in a rim joint and you can only do so much without getting wonky spoke tensions. Even then, since you have to release tension, you are left...
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    Apparently that's the only stand you've used.

    Apparently that's the only stand you've used.
  19. It makes absolutely no sense to use a torque...

    It makes absolutely no sense to use a torque wrench for loosening a threaded fastener.
    The best case scenario is you don't exceed the capacity of the TW and damage it!
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    I don't use retainers. Grease will hold the...

    I don't use retainers.
    Grease will hold the balls in place for assembly.
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    No reason they wouldn't work. Why not the fronts...

    No reason they wouldn't work. Why not the fronts also?
    I typically use 15/16DB spokes for the "other" 3 places, but it requires using 2 sizes of nipples. Not a big thing for me.

    ALSO- your...
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    Currently- my 86 Rockhopper has "Deore LX"....

    Currently-

    my 86 Rockhopper has "Deore LX".
    It's really much better to use the Shimano model # when talking about Deore etc. There's just too many different generations using the "generic" names...
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    Those don't look like the cones we've grown to...

    Those don't look like the cones we've grown to love......

    https://www.paul-lange.de/support/shimano/explosionszeichnungen_archiv/HB//HB-M785-3177.pdf

    You might want to try Googling the part#'s
  24. The RM-30 is a VERY DIFFERENT FH body. The...

    The RM-30 is a VERY DIFFERENT FH body. The splines are set up differently.

    https://www.paul-lange.de/support/shimano/explosionszeichnungen_archiv/FH//FH-RM30-7S-2389B.pdf
  25. Uniglide cogs will slide onto a hyberglide FH...

    Uniglide cogs will slide onto a hyberglide FH body, but not the reverse.
    The HG cassette has ONE wider spline.
    You can disassemble the HG cassette and easily file a bit off of the wide spline on...
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