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    Yes, I guess you confused me with the reference...

    Yes, I guess you confused me with the reference to close, but same monarch. That must have referred to Canada.
  2. Miatas aren't known for their towing capacity. ...

    Miatas aren't known for their towing capacity. I've seen a few fitted with 1-1/4" hitches for towing small garden trailers. And I've considered adding a hitch to tow a small lightweight trailer for...
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    Isn't Wales part of the UK? It is in my mailing...

    Isn't Wales part of the UK? It is in my mailing program that places Cardiff as United Kingdom.

    But yes, we pronounce A-lu-mi-num in four syllables the same way we spell it. I don't know the...
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    I might have guessed the UK, but figured it would...

    I might have guessed the UK, but figured it would be past your bedtime, leaving Canada as a logical inference.

    BTW- do UK spellcheck programs recognize the extra syllable in aluminum? Over here...
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    My point exactly. The application and design...

    My point exactly. The application and design together determine the required strength of the components. Then the needed strength and the chosen material determine the minimum dimensions.

    BTW- ...
  6. No, but I can draw pencil sketch on a napkin. (I...

    No, but I can draw pencil sketch on a napkin. (I don't use toilet paper because it tears as you draw)

    Sometimes solutions only require that you step back and think about a problem for a minute or...
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    Will, don't take this personally, but I realize...

    Will, don't take this personally, but I realize this is from drinking the JB Kool-Aid. The acid test of a design is how it performs and The better versions of the segregated freehub design, ie....
  8. This is very common. Take a look at the cone and...

    This is very common. Take a look at the cone and compare it's diameter to the "cone" on the spindle. If the diameters of the inner races is different, and the balls are the same size, then the outer...
  9. Next time I take a hub apart, I might check,...

    Next time I take a hub apart, I might check, meanwhile, as for chains, it's not whether they stretch or wear, it's that they "stretch" (as in get longer) from wear. They also stretch slightly from...
  10. It's easier than that. Adjust a wheels cones so...

    It's easier than that. Adjust a wheels cones so there's a hair of detectable play when the skewer is adjusted only tight enough to hold the wheel steady while you check for play at the rim. Then...
  11. The only way you'd have to worry about the fork...

    The only way you'd have to worry about the fork is if you hit something hard enough that it would be the least of your problems. If you're worried about the bike pulling off in a hard braking or...
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    NO, NO, NO. Do not remove pads if you plan to...

    NO, NO, NO.

    Do not remove pads if you plan to pressurize the system. Without the pads the pistons will move out too far since there's no resistance. Likewise, do not remove the wheel unless you...
  13. With experience, one develops a sense of touch. ...

    With experience, one develops a sense of touch. You bring the cone in to definite contact, then back off according to what experience has shown to be the right amount. I'm willing to bet that...
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    The axle and freehub come off together to the...

    The axle and freehub come off together to the right, allowing servicing of the hub side. Or the axle's right end can be removed so the freehub can be replaced without bothering with the hub...
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    If there's a bleed port, you don't open it wide. ...

    If there's a bleed port, you don't open it wide. You just crack it open slightly. Air has no problem escaping through the tiniest gap, but the oil will only weep out slowly, so you can vleed with...
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    Like you. I prefer cup/cone hubs over many sealed...

    Like you. I prefer cup/cone hubs over many sealed designs for serviceability. But some cartridge bearing hubs are also very serviceable. Mainly I'm posting to correct the bolded statement. It's...
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    There are too many out there these days for...

    There are too many out there these days for anyone to be sure from a photo, or memorize every spec.

    Find the brand of headset (probably imprinted on the upper bearing cover or top cap), and look...
  18. It's very simple. Let the bike tell you. ...

    It's very simple. Let the bike tell you.

    Bearing play is very detectable at the rim when a wheel is mounted. So adjust, mount and check. Now, zero play can be anywhere from perfect to too...
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    Poll: No comparison. An ultrasonic cleaner...

    No comparison. An ultrasonic cleaner cleans spaces that a brush could never reach, and in about 20 minutes does the job of multiple soak/agitate/rinse cycles.
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    Bleeding, burping or whatever you call it is...

    Bleeding, burping or whatever you call it is basically the same for all hydraulic systems. Since air bubbles will work their way to the top of any system, you create a small opening there by...
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    While the bearings appear different, they are...

    While the bearings appear different, they are more similar than you imagine. If you look closely the "open side" on the lower set is there, it's just in a different place. As Andrew S. pointed out...
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    That's pretty distracted. Were you dreaming...

    That's pretty distracted. Were you dreaming about cell phones?
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    This has little to do with accident causality,...

    This has little to do with accident causality, except possibly DUI, and more to do with the mix of legal, insured drivers, and illegal and/or uninsured drivers, and/or a general moral decline in...
  24. Thread: Grease (part 2)

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    You are WAY WAY WAY overthinking this. From...

    You are WAY WAY WAY overthinking this.

    From the color I suspect it's a lithium based grease, since the teflon greases tend to be a whiter white, but you asked earlier and got a strong consensus...
  25. No one here is disagreeing with you. Read the...

    No one here is disagreeing with you. Read the posts immediately following your No.2, up to my post No.9. Nothing is moving, but just as a spoke or wire would lengthen under tension, the relatively...
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