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  1. Thread: Soma B Side v3

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    Looks good, but your limited with the 27.2mm...

    Looks good, but your limited with the 27.2mm seatpost, for the obligatory dropper, OK there are a couple of droppers available in this size, but you've very limited choice, but that's the normal...
  2. Thread: Soma B Side v3

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    Links to what you are asking about would be...

    Links to what you are asking about would be helpful here.
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    Giving links, not HTML addresses which have to be...

    Giving links, not HTML addresses which have to be copy/pasted makes it a lot easier if you want suggestions.

    For what you have asked, there is only one option, the 2015 as the 2014 model is...
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    AS long as the wrench is in calibration, just...

    AS long as the wrench is in calibration, just tighen till it clicks or does whatever to indicate that the torque set has been reached.

    For Shimano this is 40Nm, Campagnolo 50Nm, this info is...
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    I have wheels with multiple spoke brand, DT,...

    I have wheels with multiple spoke brand, DT, Sapim and ACI, as long as the length is correct, it doesn't matter, cosmetically, it could be an issue, although sounds like you have planned for that.
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    From a quick look at the CL ad, would be checking...

    From a quick look at the CL ad, would be checking out the inner chainring, the teeth look pretty pointy, indicating the cassette and chain probably need replacing as well, the bar tape is a mess and...
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    In addition, if you have the original forks, put...

    In addition, if you have the original forks, put them back, and sell the Recon's separately as well, as you should get a better return on them, rather than leaving on the bike, would probably leave...
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    You can get away with running the wrong size...

    You can get away with running the wrong size innertubes far easier then you can a wrong size tire, get the correct size if possible, but if it fits and works, then it works.

    For the rim, rims...
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    Women specific bikes normally have prettier...

    Women specific bikes normally have prettier colorways on them, other than a shorter stem/narrower handlebars could change most bike if the right frame size to fit the rider.

    Would look at the...
  10. The SRAM Rise 40, although there's not much to go...

    The SRAM Rise 40, although there's not much to go wrong with a front wheel, have heard issues affecting Easton's warranty support as they have been changing ownership, so would stay clear of old...
  11. Two things determine the BB you have, and you(the...

    Two things determine the BB you have, and you(the rider) isn't one of them, first the frame, this will determine the spec of the BB shell, then then crank, this will determine the spindle type, be it...
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    No real difference, the M395's technically are...

    No real difference, the M395's technically are from a very slightly lower spec groupset (Acera) vs the M447 (Alivio), but if you look at the tech docs (SHIMANO Dealer's Manual / User's Manual)...
  13. Totally doable physically, but wrapping the bar...

    Totally doable physically, but wrapping the bar tape will be a learning curve, and may take a few goes.

    The 105 (on the basis you have 5700) has under the tape gear cable routing, Tiagra (on the...
  14. Forget the paint, you still haven't finished...

    Forget the paint, you still haven't finished unpacking the bike, it still has the packaging tape on the brakes. Going back to the tape, it reminds me of early 90's splatter patter, like GT and...
  15. Does anyone make tall caps for EC headsets? The...

    Does anyone make tall caps for EC headsets? The idea of tall caps was unknown/didn't exist pre the IS/ZS headset design, so it's not needed.

    The big difference between an external cup and...
  16. You can probably get away with keeping the left...

    You can probably get away with keeping the left shifter, you will just have to set it up so you don't over/under shift. Shimano road flat bar shifters only come as a triple option, and work fine as...
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    define custom, do you mean getting it designed &...

    define custom, do you mean getting it designed & built specifically for you, or just taking an of the shelf frame and putting a select groups of components on it?

    If real custom, you probably need...
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    Wait till the summer for wheels; tires, replace...

    Wait till the summer for wheels; tires, replace when the current ones are worn out.
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    No, but it does help a lot, with no tape, you...

    No, but it does help a lot, with no tape, you would have to fine a way to hold the outers in place when wrapping the bartape.
  20. You need to find a new LBS, Marzocchi had issues...

    You need to find a new LBS, Marzocchi had issues a few years ago (think mid 00's) when they transferred production from Italy to Taiwan, but that's been all over for several years now

    All fork...
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    Plenty of threads about tool kits on here, but...

    Plenty of threads about tool kits on here, but the best advice is normally to buy tools as needed, tool kits rarely keep up with the requirements of a bike.

    For cone wrenches, Park do them...
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    Not really, if you crashed big enough to break...

    Not really, if you crashed big enough to break the frame, you would have probably heard your bones breaking first from the impact if you were still conscious.
  23. Thinking you just need to let the fork bed in,...

    Thinking you just need to let the fork bed in, you have purchased a low end fork, which price wise is almost the same as the Dart you took off, so thinking you are expecting too much from it,...
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    HAve you looked at the manufactures frame size...

    HAve you looked at the manufactures frame size specs? a lot of manufactures are pretty good for this, take Salsa, they give guides which are useful Beargrease Carbon XX1 | Bikes | Salsa Cycles
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    You may want to clarify what BB you have, going...

    You may want to clarify what BB you have, going by this Cervelo S2 Frameset | R&A Cycles and your photos, the S2 has a standard 68mm english threaded BB shell, which talks a external type BB, not a...
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