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    Well, it depends on type of use. My mtb and xc...

    Well, it depends on type of use. My mtb and xc chains last only a few hundred miles or one season. My road chains that get used in wet or dirty conditions last about a thousand miles, but I've had...
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    The main advantage is that they run a lot...

    The main advantage is that they run a lot smoother and it's easier to get consistent chain tension due to them being rounder and better tolerences. Also, better chainrings are made from harder...
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    Warning ! Don't use your old worn chain on a new...

    Warning ! Don't use your old worn chain on a new chainring. Also, don't use a new chain on an old worn cog. Replace the chainring, chain and cog at the same time.

    Now, if you replace your chain...
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    Any crankset you choose will be better than the...

    Any crankset you choose will be better than the stock ones. I don't like the SRAM cranks, because they use the GXP bottom bracket that is really bad quality and will wear out quickly. The Sugino RD2...
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    Looks like Pake, although I didn't think they...

    Looks like Pake, although I didn't think they branded hubs.
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    Hey Scrod, How many $1,000,000.00...

    Hey Scrod,

    How many $1,000,000.00 E-Certificates have you sold so far ?
  7. FWIW, it's 31.5". But Scod is absolutely correct...

    FWIW, it's 31.5". But Scod is absolutely correct that standover is totally irrelevant in bike sizing. Toptube is 550mm on the 55cm Super Pista.
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    I don't think the Krampus travels to Canuckistan.

    I don't think the Krampus travels to Canuckistan.
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    You can buy them from Wabi for just $35 a pair...

    You can buy them from Wabi for just $35 a pair >>> Wabi Cycles pedal options
  10. How about ti ?

    How about ti ?
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    Hey Scrod, I have a Park BBT-2 bottom bracket...

    Hey Scrod,

    I have a Park BBT-2 bottom bracket tool, which I've used to install my cartridge bottom brackets. Will this tool also work on a Shimano Dura Ace track octalink bottom bracket ?

    Thx,...
  12. BikesDirect doesn't ship to Brazil.

    BikesDirect doesn't ship to Brazil.
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    Baby got new shoes

    This is the first significant upgrade to any of my bikes in a while. The MKS Prime Touring pedals on my Salsa Casseroll with their narrow sharp serrated cage plates were killing my feet with soft...
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    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0220/2502/produc...

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0220/2502/products/NO22_Nov_2014_Profile_WhiteBkgr_Final_grande.jpg?v=1415326402
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    Old French bikes from the 70s bike boom era are...

    Old French bikes from the 70s bike boom era are ok if you keep the stock parts and just freshen them up a bit. I converted an early 70s French Mercier into an SS, keeping the stock steel cottered...
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    Actually, it's 1.25mm per side, but that's still...

    Actually, it's 1.25mm per side, but that's still not very much. Anyways, if you want play it safe, then get the 110.5mm, although I can't imagine the 108mm not working, since the Sugino 75 OEM BB is...
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    Different strokes for different folks. :)

    Different strokes for different folks. :)
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    I really don't like the look of that aero fork,...

    I really don't like the look of that aero fork, though. It looks too much like the ugly fork on my VISP.
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    Well, I guess we can rule out carbon and ti for...

    Well, I guess we can rule out carbon and ti for under $500.
  20. Well, not exactly for my bike, but certainly bike...

    Well, not exactly for my bike, but certainly bike related:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009HLD0K/ref=ox_sc_sfl_image_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ABJ031IF6ZFVS
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    Yes, I'm using QR skewers with my Wabi wheelset,...

    Yes, I'm using QR skewers with my Wabi wheelset, and it's as simple as using them instead of the bolts. The front wheel uses a 100mm QR, same as any geared bike with a QR wheel. The rear will require...
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    I would venture that a motorcycle belt withstands...

    I would venture that a motorcycle belt withstands at least a hundredfold the loads of any bicycle belt, even when you include any amplified loads due to sudden impact. My current Harley produces 100...
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    More like 1/2 inch if you use levers like Dirt...

    More like 1/2 inch if you use levers like Dirt Harrys, which have a clamp that is about 1" wide. I know this because I've got them installed on my Leader 721tr.
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    Why don't you just start out with wider bars like...

    Why don't you just start out with wider bars like the Leader Uptown, and then just cut it down to where you want it to be ?

    Leader Uptown riser handlebar | Retrogression
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    More than likely they are 22.2mm, so you will...

    More than likely they are 22.2mm, so you will need something like Dirt Harry levers, which come with shims for 22.2mm bars.
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