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  1. I know, that is a pretty vague question. This...

    I know, that is a pretty vague question. This weekend I'll make sure to clean the rims, take off and inspect the pads, and then go from there. The headset is properly loaded. I have another front...
  2. Weird shimmy in front wheel while braking

    I was attempting to sell my trusty Trek road bike ('05 2300), and when the buyer took it for a test ride, he noted it had a weird shutter/shimmy in the front end when braking. I tried it out, and it...
  3. Great advice, thanks!

    Great advice, thanks!
  4. My friend's bike is a 2010 Ruby Elite. I'm not...

    My friend's bike is a 2010 Ruby Elite. I'm not sure, but didn't 5700 come out in 2011? If her drivetrain is 5600 105, can this still work? I notice that in 2011 they took the Ruby frame and...
  5. installing a 12-30 cassette on a Shimano short cage 10 speed rear derailleur

    A friend of mine has a Specialize Ruby road bike, with a compact crankset and 105 ten speed components. She is looking for a little more climbing oomph. I've noticed recently that several 10 speed...
  6. Thanks again, that will be the plan then. New H2...

    Thanks again, that will be the plan then. New H2 BB and put the Shimano R565 cranks on my tri bike. Anyone need a used compact crankset? ;-)
  7. Thanks for the advice. I won't be swapping the...

    Thanks for the advice. I won't be swapping the Shimano bearings, but from what I've seen lately the H2 bottom brackets can be found on the cheap. I would probably just drop the FSA crank and BB on...
  8. better crankset - FSA Gossamer compact or Shimano R565

    I have a new road bike takeoff - Shimano R565 compact. My tri bike has a 2008 FSA Gossamer mega exo compact on it. Would it be an upgrade to swap out for the Shimano, or should I just leave the FSA...
  9. Thanks for the advice! I'm thinking the R11s must...

    Thanks for the advice! I'm thinking the R11s must be heavier than that though. I weighed my front wheel yesterday (with tire and tube) and it came in at 1250grams. I can move something from another...
  10. Scott CR1 frames - 2014 CR1 vs. 2013 CR1 comp versus CR1 Elite

    I just got a crazy deal on a new (2014) CR1 10 with 10 speed Ultegra shifters, but I'm looking for ways to get the weight down. When I look at the advertised weights of previous model year CR1s...
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    Performance branded in line levers. Less than $20...

    Performance branded in line levers. Less than $20 and adjustable reach. The stock drop bar was a 40mm c-c with standard reach. I swapped it out for a 36mm c-c short reach, and added the shims to the...
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    Don't worry, she won't be on busy roads anytime...

    Don't worry, she won't be on busy roads anytime soon. We suggested the mountain bike route, but she was set on a bike like her dad's. We are blessed to have a recreational lake close by (paved roads,...
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    Road bike for a nine year old

    The mechanics forum gave me lots of good advice on the upgrades on this one. I wanted to get my nine year old daughter into road cycling, and came upon this bike. I upgraded the bars (went with a...
  14. FSA and Shimano BB compatibility question

    My bike has a FSA gossamer compact crank on it with the Mega Exo exterior cup bb. I'm taking a new Shimano R565 off another bike, and I'm wondering if it is compatible with the FSA bb or if I need...
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    Nice looking bike!

    Nice looking bike!
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    Yep, Tiagra. They saved some $ on the bike by...

    Yep, Tiagra. They saved some $ on the bike by going Tiagra on the cassette and the FD. The crankset is a Shimano FC R565. Brakes are the non-series Shimano black. I thought about swapping the...
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    Yes, even a warranty! It was still bought new off...

    Yes, even a warranty! It was still bought new off the dealer's floor. Still have not even put real pedals on it. The platforms were only added so I could take a test spin.
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    I'll have to figure out to load pictures again...

    I'll have to figure out to load pictures again (been awhile) but sure thing!
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    Ungortunately not, I think I pretty much swooped...

    Ungortunately not, I think I pretty much swooped in at the end of it! Tall guy leftovers, an XL framesize. I'm hoping that means you concur that it was a pretty good deal ;-).
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    first new road bike in about 10 years!

    So the last time I bought a road bike back at the end of '04 I posted about it, and almost 10 years later I've made an upgrade! Sadly a local shop was going out of business and had to let everything...
  22. So it sounds like what I am hearing is that my...

    So it sounds like what I am hearing is that my current crank, a Shimano compact R series something, (565?) with solid arms is not substantially heavier than an H2 Ultegra. Correct?
  23. Hmmmm...the weight is surprising. I assumed the...

    Hmmmm...the weight is surprising. I assumed the current crank was closer to a Tiagra and would be much heavier. I definitely don't want to spend extra money and negate the good deal I got on this...
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    I never ride (well, hardly ever) in inclimate...

    I never ride (well, hardly ever) in inclimate conditions, bike is stored indoors, and always wiped down after every ride. That said, the cable housings have probably not been replaced in about 2...
  25. bottom bracket compatibility question...

    One day I need to post pics of the bikes you guys have helped me fix-up/build... So here is my question: I just got a great deal on a brand new Scott CR1 10 road bike (2014). The only component I'm...
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