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  1. For small chips and dings I use a glass strand...

    For small chips and dings I use a glass strand sanding pen. Pro Motor Car 3437 Prep Pen Adjustable Sanding Pen You can twirl it over a small chip and it will leave a small, perfectly round spot of...
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    I cross chain all the time when going from...

    I cross chain all the time when going from stoplight to stoplight. I keep it in the big chainring and start off in the lowest (25t) cog at each stop and as HillRider mentioned my chain is long enough...
  3. This. Wrap it around your front brake lever....

    This. Wrap it around your front brake lever. Cheap, small, light and sold in plenty of Home Depot type, Fabric and Electronics stores. Can also be used for various emergency and carrying purposes.
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    I've used both shipped to California and service...

    I've used both shipped to California and service was always excellent, no problems. Shipping occasionally can get hung up in customs so may take 3 weeks at worst for orders to arrive but usually half...
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    As mentioned, take it to your local Co-Op if you...

    As mentioned, take it to your local Co-Op if you have one. It looks like you'de be paying for more labor than parts to fix it up and you would be better off supplying the labor yourself. Bikes are...
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    Yes you can just use the proper sized allen head...

    Yes you can just use the proper sized allen head bolt replacement. Stainless would be best. An allen head will be much less likely to get feckered up when adjusting than the phillips but you can also...
  7. Throw a magnet in the jar and most of the silt...

    Throw a magnet in the jar and most of the silt (which is the steel from your chain) will stick to the magnet after a day or so. Take out the magnet and wipe off silt then dispose of the rag. Warning:...
  8. The 6503 plates are almost impossible to find...

    The 6503 plates are almost impossible to find anymore. There's someone on Ebay selling some 3D printer copies at $30 a pair :eek: and they don't look as nice as the originals but it may be your only...
  9. 6603 is a 10 speed shifter. You said yours is a 9...

    6603 is a 10 speed shifter. You said yours is a 9 speed (possibly a 6500) and plates are not interchangeable.
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    It can vary so much depending on your riding and...

    It can vary so much depending on your riding and hubs I think it's best to find your own maintenance schedule. If you ride in plenty of wet weather and mud check them at maybe 2k miles. If OK extend...
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    My guess would be that the $19.99 price is a...

    My guess would be that the $19.99 price is a mistake despite what the counter guy said. That is WAY over the retail price and I have never seen any Park tools marked up so high anywhere.
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    Using a Velcro strap to hold the front brake...

    Using a Velcro strap to hold the front brake lever on also helps to keep your bike from rolling (or getting bumped) and falling over if you don't have a kickstand and just lean it against something.
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    I believe these were originally intended to just...

    I believe these were originally intended to just be used in situations where only a Schrader style pump head was available and then removed. You can leave them on permanently if you want but will...
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    The trouble with many shop mechanics is that they...

    The trouble with many shop mechanics is that they are not necessarily experts on CF construction or damage. I'm no expert and to me the photo appears to be only superficial but I think I would be...
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    Also make sure your dropouts are aligned. Very...

    Also make sure your dropouts are aligned. Very important to preserve 126mm freewheel hub axles.
  16. Yeah, I have a little experience but by no means...

    Yeah, I have a little experience but by no means as knowledgeable as you and some of the other members here. I can get a very good price on a set of wheels with 32h rims from the setup I mentioned...
  17. He's actually a pretty low stress on the wheels...

    He's actually a pretty low stress on the wheels rider, pavement only, not too many hills, no mad hammering and he's pretty careful about avoiding rough spots but the roads here are crap and sometimes...
  18. Need Wheelset Build Advice for Heavy Rider

    Building some 700c road training wheels for a friend who weighs 260 lbs. I want light as possible but durability is the main priority and under $500 range. Been considering using the Mavic A719 or DT...
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    Kerosene, WD-40, Odorless mineral spirits,...

    Kerosene, WD-40, Odorless mineral spirits, Lighter fluid.
  20. If the cables work and appear OK I say why not...

    If the cables work and appear OK I say why not just keep using them. I would double check all the inner cables for fraying to be safe.
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    According to this site the S2 CR is compatible...

    According to this site the S2 CR is compatible with the 110 & 40 series. Universal Cycles -- Cane Creek Crown Races
  22. Thread: Tubes

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    Agreed. I've got some paper thin, sub 70gram 700c...

    Agreed. I've got some paper thin, sub 70gram 700c butyl tubes from Schwalbe and these and any other S tube I've used will hold air longer than any other brand I've tried and I've used most every big...
  23. If you have some torx bits try tapping one of...

    If you have some torx bits try tapping one of them in the hole. If no luck cut a slot in the cap and use a screwdriver. Applying some penetrating oil for a couple days will increase your odds of...
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    I don't have any advice on the best paint but if...

    I don't have any advice on the best paint but if you want to prep a bunch of small dings easily get one of these spot sanding pens....
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