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  1. I imagine there's a lot of overlap between people...

    I imagine there's a lot of overlap between people who can't pedal more than 60-80 RPM and those who need a 30 cog to make it up small hills.
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    Had my second pump chuck go bad in a year and...

    Had my second pump chuck go bad in a year and pinch flatted after not being able to inflate my rear tire.

    Succumbed to temptation and replaced with a Kuwahara Hirame HP-20 pump head.

    430005...
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    Kapton is what American Classic sells for...

    Kapton is what American Classic sells for tubeless conversion after applying a healthy markup. It's half the thickness of Stan's which totals .011" for two wraps versus just .005". The Kapton also...
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    Use thinner rim tape to make more slack which can...

    Use thinner rim tape to make more slack which can make the difference between cussing at tools and hand-mounting.

    2 wraps of 1 mil Kapton will do the trick, totaling .005" versus .020" for most...
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    Third. Not necessarily equal (one cog smaller...

    Third. Not necessarily equal (one cog smaller per lever actuation? That's like Campagnolo's fourth group and below. For over a decade not even Campagnolo's worst groups were so horrid), but...
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    It's not more expensive unless you decide to put...

    It's not more expensive unless you decide to put your LBS owner's children through college by paying US retail price. There's a Campagnolo group at almost every Shimano (or SRAM) price point as long...
  7. You can still get replacement left Ultrashift...

    You can still get replacement left Ultrashift mechanisms (everything but brake blade, hood, and mounting hardware) for ~$90 (EC-RE101 for Chorus/Record, EC-CE101 for Centaur/Veloce which became...
  8. Eddie Merckx dominated the spring classics with a...

    Eddie Merckx dominated the spring classics with a 52x13 big gear and obviously none of us are the next Eddie.

    Even 50x13 is still a pleasant 30+ MPH cruising gear (tuck down sustained grades...
  9. Right! 34 x 48 is the same low gear in back as...

    Right! 34 x 48 is the same low gear in back as 24 (front) x 34. You can also combine wide-rang with tight spacing just like a triple - 50 - 34 x 12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-21-24-27-30-34 13 cogs has...
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    Try two wraps of 1 mil Kapton tape with silicone...

    Try two wraps of 1 mil Kapton tape with silicone adhesive - 3/4" for wide rims, 5/8" for traditional.

    That's .005" versus .020" for Velox and most rim tapes which can mean the difference between...
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    A compact crank only gets you one gear lower than...

    A compact crank only gets you one gear lower than a standard double. At your power-to-weight ratio you could be in road triple territory.

    After about 30 seconds cycling isn't about strength -...
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    Measure them yourself. Do that even if the...

    Measure them yourself. Do that even if the calculator has your rims because rims vary (they get thicker as the extruder dies wear), nipples vary, and people measure differently.

    Take two spokes. ...
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    Using spokes 2mm too short when aiming for the...

    Using spokes 2mm too short when aiming for the slots can break nipples, especially alloy nipples. When the threads don't make it through the rim bed the nipple is loaded in tension, not compression.
  14. No. Cables fail due to fatigue from bending. ...

    No. Cables fail due to fatigue from bending. While flying Shimano STI cables were ugly as sin the only flexing was as the cable wound around the shift drum. Under tape routing adds an additional...
  15. You'll only spend $40 if you pickup a nice...

    You'll only spend $40 if you pickup a nice package including ferrules at your LBS.

    Shimano brand PTFE SIL-TEC cables can be found for $8 each. Order a bunch from your favorite UK provider with...
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    Yes. For instance I have spare NOS 2010 10...

    Yes.

    For instance I have spare NOS 2010 10 speed Campagnolo Ultrashift levers. I spent less including a set of cables than a used set costs now without.
  17. They fail due to fatigue so it depends on how...

    They fail due to fatigue so it depends on how much you shift.

    I ride tight cassettes (13-14-15-16-17-18-19-21 in the 8 cog era, 13-23 9, 13-26 or 14-23 straight block 10) and shift like I have...
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    I switched to two wraps of 5/8" 1 mil Kapton tape...

    I switched to two wraps of 5/8" 1 mil Kapton tape which total .005" versus .018 - .020" for most of the rim tapes I measured (Velox, Zipp, Ritchey). Makes the difference on tight rims between...
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    It's assembling a bicycle, not making fine...

    It's assembling a bicycle, not making fine furniture, and simple enough to get right on the first try.

    The only finesse which goes into it are taping the handle bars and using reasonable length...
  20. Hose clamps are enough to prevent slipping...

    Hose clamps are enough to prevent slipping P-clamps attaching loaded racks.
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    Probably not - the teeth don't look shark-finned...

    Probably not - the teeth don't look shark-finned or like throwing star points. The truncated teeth are intentional to speed up shifting. The aluminum showing where the anodizing was scraped off is...
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    It's low impact so you can ride as much as you...

    It's low impact so you can ride as much as you care to. You can start rides from your home or work without drive time cutting into your workout. It's not boring like swimming so you're willing to...
  23. The Campagnolo version is narrower.

    The Campagnolo version is narrower.
  24. Yes. No. Campagnolo made the free hub...

    Yes.



    No.

    Campagnolo made the free hub 1mm wider with the move from 8 to 9 splines in 1997 since which the configuration has not changed. 12mm axle Powertap Campagnolo splined freehubs were...
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    Cerchio Ghisallo makes nice ash rims. Ghisallo...

    Cerchio Ghisallo makes nice ash rims.

    Ghisallo Wooden Rims Eshop* Home Page *wooden rims, mudguards, handlebars, frameworks

    which would are a good match for Renovo wooden frames

    Home -...
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