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    Well, that's about 1/4 an answer. How long ago...

    Well, that's about 1/4 an answer. How long ago did you email them, did you check with the seller for advice, did you refer to the manufacturers tech docs, and would you please tell us the exact model...
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    Have you checked with the business you bought it...

    Have you checked with the business you bought it from or with Wheels mfg, either their tech support docs or their customer support email address? That would seem the most logical place to start.
  3. Thread: Wheel hop

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    Back to original query - If your overall tension...

    Back to original query - If your overall tension is fairly good then it only makes sense to loosen the low area, followed by tightening the rest, but do both by small degrees.
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    Why on earth would you not just ask the seller -...

    Why on earth would you not just ask the seller - who would undoubtedly tell you that is just the edge of the decal. In any case how is the opinion of a stranger on the Internet any better than the...
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    It is quite possible for the wheel to be...

    It is quite possible for the wheel to be physically bent. If you try to true it yourself and you find the spoke you are supposed to loosen already loose, and the one to tighten already tight then...
  6. The specific cause is not as useful as knowing...

    The specific cause is not as useful as knowing that it's helpful in the diagnostic process to isolate variables (such as changing shoes, pedaling/coasting) in order to identify a problem component....
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    Unless you have a very specific need having the...

    Unless you have a very specific need having the manual for each component is a waste of time. If you know how to adjust any derailleur/brake, etc. it's not a great leap to do another. Fine if you...
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    A long cage will almost always work. A short cage...

    A long cage will almost always work. A short cage needs to have enough wrap capacity for the range of front and rear gears. Google derailleur capacity. The person at the bike shop should know WHY it...
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    Cranksets can take different spindle lengths...

    Cranksets can take different spindle lengths depending on where the chainrings run in lateral relationship to the area where the crank arm seats on the spindle. More recent cranks take a shorter...
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    How about not overinflating outside of the tire...

    How about not overinflating outside of the tire for a fix? There is no reason at all to inflate more than enough to give the tube shape. In 20 years of working professionally I did not even once have...
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    I always had great success using a BB wrench such...

    I always had great success using a BB wrench such as the Park HCW-4 (with pin inserts removed). They are generally thin enough to fit between the chainrings, one can use the base of the crank or the...
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    +1 If you can get a great deal on the larger...

    +1 If you can get a great deal on the larger range crankset I can understand it, otherwise I think it's a waste of time and money.
  13. External bearings are a bit stiffer, but the...

    External bearings are a bit stiffer, but the performance diff is not worth a minute's thought, as the overall impact when all factors are considered is negligible. It's amazing what people will spend...
  14. Yes, in '76 there were still 70mm/26tpi bb's...

    Yes, in '76 there were still 70mm/26tpi bb's being sold. Velo Orange makes threadless BB's. A simple Google search will tell you if there is another or cheaper option. Some study of Sheldon Brown's...
  15. No, most all recent chains are 6/7 speed...

    No, most all recent chains are 6/7 speed compatible, so the chain likely will work OK with a narrower freewheel, and there will be no problem with the chainwheels.
  16. 1. Yes 2. Yes, if SIS compatible 3. Will need...

    1. Yes
    2. Yes, if SIS compatible
    3. Will need to spread rear triangle, at drive side spacer and redish - just Google Over Locknut Distance, align rear triangle, wheel dish, and read up on index...
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    What does it matter what's "normal?" At this...

    What does it matter what's "normal?" At this point you've shown what's normal for your equipment and use. There's no other explanation, so just replace as you have been doing.
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    Let's just say you were able to save some weight...

    Let's just say you were able to save some weight with a carbon fork you could afford. You would be doing quite well to save 100g+, or about 4 ounces. Assuming riding weight (you + bike) of only 160...
  19. To add a bit - at the speeds that one typically...

    To add a bit - at the speeds that one typically reaches downhill adding more speed via pedaling comes at a very high cost due to wind resistance. That energy expended to get a little more speed...
  20. Can't judge cog wear by appearance. If the cogs...

    Can't judge cog wear by appearance. If the cogs slip on a new chain then it's likely due to wear. I would recommend you replace the cassette. Even if that's not the only cause after 6k miles,...
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    1. Is the cable housing line (with...

    1. Is the cable housing line (with Teflon/plastic)? Almost all are these days, but if not the cable needs to be oiled or greased as you insert it.
    2. Are the housing ends clear of any obstruction,...
  22. Is there a bike co-op near you that may have one...

    Is there a bike co-op near you that may have one (Don't know if you are in Birmingham MI, GA, UK or another) or could you put out an inquiry on the local Craigslist or with a local bike club? Perhaps...
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    The thing about miniscule steps in gearing is...

    The thing about miniscule steps in gearing is that to be a benefit one would have to shift more often, which entails a cost of efficiency lost during shifts and adds an annoyance factor.
  24. Skydog75 - The Z50 is meant to be broken and...

    Skydog75 - The Z50 is meant to be broken and rejoined the old fashioned way using a chain tool to remove and reinsert a pin.

    I don't know where Skydog's original post went but I'd love to see...
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    Why would you not check with Ebay? They are the...

    Why would you not check with Ebay? They are the experts on their policies, rather than us here at a bike forum.
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