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    Cleat function isn't only about pedaling...

    Cleat function isn't only about pedaling efficiency but safety too. This is but one reason your LBS won't try to repair old cleats. Unexpected pre release can have bad results and no release is...
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    Use the OEM brakes and deal with the lever...

    Use the OEM brakes and deal with the lever compatibility. Sorry but the frame bosses don't allow for V brakes.

    A thought though is that some brakes don't require spring holes in the bosses. IIRC...
  3. Often one pad will move initially more then the...

    Often one pad will move initially more then the other. Differing pivot or spring tab friction, cable casing loop spring influence being three common reasons. Dual pivot calipers always have one pad...
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    Some ft ders have an exposed limit screw stop...

    Some ft ders have an exposed limit screw stop piece which can be filed down a bit to increase travel. Andy.
  5. +1. And I'll add that the cable clamping style is...

    +1. And I'll add that the cable clamping style is but one aspect that makes one type of brake better then another. The Op's brakes have the cable held under a washer with a short length of clamping....
  6. To keep the cable in place it must be pressed on...

    To keep the cable in place it must be pressed on by a plate/washer/eye bolt and tightened enough. this pressure will distort the cable, being a multi stranded winding it will crush with pressure. As...
  7. Part of an inspection is the actual application...

    Part of an inspection is the actual application process. So by that definition your inspection does find something wrong. Tires can stretch, bead wise and casings can bulge both effect fit. Rims can...
  8. I know wrenches that will only clean the outer...

    I know wrenches that will only clean the outer surfaces of the repairs they do, and call the service a complete cleaning. I guess for those riders who can only see as far as their elbows it doesn't...
  9. Yet thousands of riders do without issues. As...

    Yet thousands of riders do without issues. As Bill k says it depends. When I tour I have close to 250# total weight, on our day riding tandem we have about 350# total weight. With 32mm tires (actual...
  10. I'll agree (or I think so, the Op was a bit muddy...

    I'll agree (or I think so, the Op was a bit muddy in what was being said) with the OP in that I find the Asian ders to usually work a bit better shift wise. Especially with triples. But I run 5 Ergo...
  11. I dislike the up high and on the head tube gear...

    I dislike the up high and on the head tube gear cable stops (and brake cable stops too). Because I ride a small size bike (50cm) yet still have the flexibility to want my bars below my saddle the...
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    Of course you're correct, my dyslexia keeps...

    Of course you're correct, my dyslexia keeps pulling me to that other left:) Andy.
  13. I think the OP got hos tubes mixed up. Andy.

    I think the OP got hos tubes mixed up. Andy.
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    Then he needs to use it and report back. I will...

    Then he needs to use it and report back. I will add that the brake arm's hook for the cross cable end is pretty deep. More then really needed. Andy
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    There is a moment when one must move on. Andy

    There is a moment when one must move on. Andy
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    Impossible to know what the manufacture meant by...

    Impossible to know what the manufacture meant by "hi and low". But the canti setting need more cable pull and the V setting less. You figure it out. Andy.
  17. You might run the cables through a "liner sleeve"...

    You might run the cables through a "liner sleeve" so that their contact with the frame is not going to rub away too much paint too soon. If done well there should be no shifting friction issues or...
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    Is there a cable barrel adjuster for the rear...

    Is there a cable barrel adjuster for the rear brake? If not why not? (I know why but the rider needs to answer this him self) . If so then isn't the adjuster able to wind out enough to loosen the...
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    So with out touching the bike I will make it's...

    So with out touching the bike I will make it's problems disappear.

    Chain noise- Check all the usual suspects. Chain wear. Cod or ring wear. Der alignment, hanger/limits/sis. Chain grime and lube....
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    Nice! The canopy acts as an auto air brake. Get...

    Nice! The canopy acts as an auto air brake. Get going too fast and the canopy lifts up applying the brakes. Be seeing you. Andy.
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    I would be careful about using Loctite on boss...

    I would be careful about using Loctite on boss bolts if the bike had thread in bosses. Most steel frames have the boss shaft and it's base a single piece of steel which in turn is brazed/welded to...
  22. I'll add that this bike usually used the ST Power...

    I'll add that this bike usually used the ST Power ratchet shifters, whether frame or bar end mounted. This shifter design uses a ratchet between the lever and the friction pack. So When pulling the...
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    IIRC the cable anchor and the barrel adjuster for...

    IIRC the cable anchor and the barrel adjuster for the Exage calipers don't lend themselves to replacement with others that have a QR function. So my suggestion is to use the barrel adjuster as the...
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    Now I understand that you meant that the...

    Now I understand that you meant that the wheel/tire wasn't located within the fender's curve evenly all the way around the fender. I suspected this but the description wasn't the usual way to say it...
  25. The OEM coating was most likely black anodizing....

    The OEM coating was most likely black anodizing. Sun light will fade some anodizing. The bronze matches what a few of my parts have become after outside storage for long periods. This is of no worry...
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