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  1. They also reportedly have better tire clearence....

    They also reportedly have better tire clearence. It would be fantastic if most racing frames could use 28s, or fenders. They seem like an actual good idea. Not a big deal either way.
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    Keep in mind that with eBay etc it's really easy...

    Keep in mind that with eBay etc it's really easy to source old parts, so if you need a 5703 shifter down the line, you'll probably be able to find one at low cost. Also, it's likely that Shimano will...
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    What kind of brakes? As a starting point, clean...

    What kind of brakes? As a starting point, clean the brake pads, toe them in, and make sure everything is snug. If you have cantilever brakes the problem may be solved by using a fork mounted cable...
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    My bad, you're right.

    My bad, you're right.
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    There is no difference between a "road" and a...

    There is no difference between a "road" and a "mountain" 11-32. You should know that a rd5700gs has an official max cog size of 28, an a 5701gs has a official max cog size of 30. It will probably...
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    What I meant by sufficient torque is the amount ...

    What I meant by sufficient torque is the amount just sufficient to keep the handlebars from slipping in the stem. You can also lower this value by using carbon assembly paste, even on aluminum...
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    I would loosen both bolts then tighten them...

    I would loosen both bolts then tighten them equally until they are are just sufficient torque to prevent any slippage.
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    It should be noted that the fork in that video--a...

    It should be noted that the fork in that video--a suntour xcr, is actually worlds better than the forks on department store bikes and probably your bike in that it actually does have a oil damper, it...
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    I'm all for taking the time for a project, but...

    I'm all for taking the time for a project, but there are some reasons I personally would't choose the one you have.
    -24 inch wheels are uncommon, and in particular getting a replacement fork used...
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    I'm not specifically familiar with that fork but...

    I'm not specifically familiar with that fork but it is trash now, and probably always has been.

    Suspension forks only have a spring on one side, on the other is the damper that controls the...
  11. The parts should work together. To figure out...

    The parts should work together. To figure out what's wrong we need a better description. I can't really picture what "slipping past 7th" means. Is it shifting from 6th to 8th? The chain slipping?
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  12. The real distinction is that road tubeless uses a...

    The real distinction is that road tubeless uses a carbon bead to deal with high pressures. Pretty much any tire that will be used at less than about 40psi does not need carbon beads. 33mm cyclocross...
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    First off, don't spend any money on your current...

    First off, don't spend any money on your current bike. Its one of the worst designs ever and apparently doesn't fit you.

    One thing to consider is that department store bikes hold no value. If you...
  14. I just started using the Kenna slant six sct...

    I just started using the Kenna slant six sct tires. They seem pretty excellent so far. Kenda makes tubeless versions of most of their cross tires. The Stans team taxes on Kendas I'm pretty sure.
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    Sounds like a reasonable plan. If I were you I...

    Sounds like a reasonable plan. If I were you I might consider slightly wider tires with largely smooth tread--maybe 1.5-1.75. The bigger tires will weigh a little more, but won't roll slower and will...
  16. The Trek Crockett is basically designed in large...

    The Trek Crockett is basically designed in large part to reduce toe overlap because Katie Compton has problems with it.Pro bike: Katie Compton's Trek Crockett Disc | Cycling News
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    I don't know what the a3500 is about. My guess is...

    I don't know what the a3500 is about. My guess is that the chinese characters are a previous idea of cool and are stickered chainstay protectors. To the best of my ability your bike is from 2001....
  18. If you could find/install an 11 speed freehub for...

    If you could find/install an 11 speed freehub for you rs10s you would also have respace the axle and redish the wheel. Its probably not worth it. Id recommend getting inexpensive 11 speed alloy...
  19. Thread: Help on hubs

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    First, you are using your qr wrong. It should...

    First, you are using your qr wrong. It should require moderate force at the lever to close. On many its good to set them so they begin to hold the wheel when perpendicular to the dropout.

    But...
  20. Thread: Bridgestone MB

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    Sounds like a good deal to me. Actually, the...

    Sounds like a good deal to me. Actually, the suntour stuff on that bike is pretty good. It's incompatible with Shimano and I think sells well as the supply of 7 speed accushift parts is low,...
  21. A coil fork is only a little lower maintenance...

    A coil fork is only a little lower maintenance than an air fork. Air forks have a few more seals than coil forks, but they both require the same kind of service to the damper. Essentially all...
  22. Thread: New Bike Issues

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    You're welcome! Nothing wrong with upgrading...

    You're welcome! Nothing wrong with upgrading either. Again, Shimano's matching crank/brakes are really nice parts, and it will certainly bring the bike together aesthetically. I am amazed at how good...
  23. Thread: New Bike Issues

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    Nice looking bike. All the components are,...

    Nice looking bike.

    All the components are, frankly, designed to go together. What kind of drivetrains do you think FSA and Tektro are expecting their components to be installed on? This kind of...
  24. I like the threaded look sometimes, too, but I...

    I like the threaded look sometimes, too, but I can't say I'd go about kludging one onto a frame with a 1 1/4 headtube.

    That said, the least horrible solution (the Soma Quill-inator looks so much...
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    You can use 11 speed Shimano cassettes on a...

    You can use 11 speed Shimano cassettes on a compatible hub with your campy drivetrain. An inexpensive option might be a Mavic wheel like a Ksyrium--if you remove the special mavic spacer, you can run...
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