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    FBinNY: "I am curious when you say the spoke...

    FBinNY: "I am curious when you say the spoke length was OK. It is extremely rare for a nipple (any nipple) to fail if the spoke is fully engaged in the head (within 1MM of the top)."

    Thanks. I...
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    FBinNY writes "Strength is NOT an issue with...

    FBinNY writes "Strength is NOT an issue with properly built wheels whose spokes reach well into the heads of the nipples."

    I am skeptical of this claim. My first pair of handbuilt wheels used...
  3. Techdocs.shimano.com redesigned, purged

    Apparently Shimano has retired the old "techdocs" website, replacing it with the new si.shimano.com site. While I like the new visual design, they've removed some information. It looks like "si"...
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    The Shimano Capreo hub and Cassette...

    The Shimano Capreo hub and Cassette
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    11s Campy has the same per-gear pull as 9s...

    11s Campy has the same per-gear pull as 9s Shimano, which many seem to handle OK with friction shifters.
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    Pessimistic option 6: buy 11s Ergopower shifters...

    Pessimistic option 6: buy 11s Ergopower shifters and run a Shimergo setup.
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    "drilling holes is too 20th century for the...

    "drilling holes is too 20th century for the current parental IT generation"

    Powerful drills and good carbide bits are not cheap, and most hardware stores want to sell metal stock in 3' lengths. If...
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    Another seal option: Headset Seal | Lizard Skins...

    Another seal option: Headset Seal | Lizard Skins

    I've used these sorts of things for years on my fender-less bikes and they really keep lower races clean.
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    That's right, Andy. Campy is on its 3rd...

    That's right, Andy. Campy is on its 3rd generation of lever body (sounds like the 2015 Revolution 11+ might be a 4th shape). With Campy the different gruppos of the same era use the same hoods -- a...
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    Shimergo? Might only need a pair of 11s triple...

    Shimergo? Might only need a pair of 11s triple Ergopower shifters (or 10s plus a Shiftmate), IIRC the pull ratio for Shimano mountain FDs is about that of Campy FDs...

    One great thing about Campy...
  11. Both threaded and threadless headsets come in...

    Both threaded and threadless headsets come in both cartridge and loose bearing designs.
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    Take a look at Burley's adapters -- easier to use...

    Take a look at Burley's adapters -- easier to use one of them that cobble together a custom adapter: ::Hitch and Adapter Compatibility Guide - Burley--BURLEY--
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    "velonom prana, like a yuba mundo but steel made"...

    "velonom prana, like a yuba mundo but steel made"

    ??? Mundo's frame and fork are all steel.
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    MF-HG20 is a thread-on freewheel, *not* a...

    MF-HG20 is a thread-on freewheel, *not* a cassette.
  15. 2.5 years later... any update?

    2.5 years later... any update?
  16. All bar end front shifters are friction, so...

    All bar end front shifters are friction, so nothing to worry about there.

    Personally I dislike the bumpy feeling of Shimano 8s and 9s rear shifters' friction modes. They're simply not as smooth as...
  17. UK sellers offer "triple" Veloce 10s. Are you...

    UK sellers offer "triple" Veloce 10s. Are you saying "double" suffice?
  18. +1 for FB and cycle mavens' points. The short...

    +1 for FB and cycle mavens' points. The short teeth are deliberate. Your gear looks fine.
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    For fender parts see Planet Bike...

    For fender parts see Planet Bike
  20. +1 The ad does look a little fishy.

    +1 The ad does look a little fishy.
  21. I'm very envious. What a great way to start...

    I'm very envious. What a great way to start Patriots' Day. Here's hoping BAA and MBTA are back onboard next year!
  22. IANAEngineer but I'm pretty sure the correct...

    IANAEngineer but I'm pretty sure the correct statement is "the closer the shoe is to the pivots, the greater the leverage." 55mm at the top of a long caliper offers no better leverage than 55mm at...
  23. CRC Freeze Off worked for me where PB Blaster...

    CRC Freeze Off worked for me where PB Blaster failed.
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    Agreed. Longtails are for moving children,...

    Agreed. Longtails are for moving children, building materials, and kegs -- not general purpose touring. Even for bike-tent touring, most folks do fine with two pairs of panniers & stuff stacked on...
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    Congrats. Glad it worked out OK. "The officer...

    Congrats. Glad it worked out OK.

    "The officer who came out called the number in the ad and asked if they could read off the serial number."

    How often do thieves/fences fall for that? ISTM that...
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