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  1. You are badly over stating the cost of Phil...

    You are badly over stating the cost of Phil Grease. A 22-oz (640 gram) tub is about $30 and on a 1-pound basis it's $21. So, yes,it's more than your big-box container but not a budget breaker. I'm...
  2. I also think 2000km is a very short life for any...

    I also think 2000km is a very short life for any cassette so i wonder if your cassette is really worn out or your shifting need to be adjusted. Skipping could be caused by several things, one of...
  3. Thread: Loopwheels

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    I don't know anything, that's why I asked. Yes,...

    I don't know anything, that's why I asked. Yes, it would make a difference, it would mean that your posting was a disguised advertisement, not an innocent question or discovery.
  4. Could you take an old spoke and cut off all but...

    Could you take an old spoke and cut off all but about three threads at the threaded end, then screw it into the top of the nipple as a guide handle? That way it can't thread in deep enough to be an...
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    You are new here huh? fietsbob is our resident...

    You are new here huh? fietsbob is our resident Luddite and curmudgeon. Nothing personal.
  6. Thread: Loopwheels

    by HillRider
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    I wonder how bad the transverse (side-to-side)...

    I wonder how bad the transverse (side-to-side) stiffness is? These things seem awfully flexy in the wrong direction.

    Edit: do you have a commercial interest in these wheels?
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    If you Krazy glue an allen key into the recess,...

    If you Krazy glue an allen key into the recess, you can get both the bolt and allen key back by dissolving the glue in acetone (or finger nail polish remover which is mostly acetone). In the future...
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    Also available in 1/4" square drive and, for...

    Also available in 1/4" square drive and, for really big stuff, 1/2"-square drive. I found most of the sizes I use (3, 4, 5 and 6 mm) are usually in 1/4" square drive format. The only 3/8" square...
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    Yes and any hardware store, Home Center or tool...

    Yes and any hardware store, Home Center or tool dealer has them in SAE and Metric sets. You can also get just the Allen bits with a 1/4" hex shank and drive them with any 1/4" square drive tool...
  10. That doesn't have to be the case. I buy Phil...

    That doesn't have to be the case. I buy Phil Grease in a 22-oz tub and use it to refill a Duelco greasegun. The Duelco meters the grease in just the locations and amount i need and I never...
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    If you are familiar and comfortable riding with...

    If you are familiar and comfortable riding with bar ends then make the change. Over the years, I've used downtube (friction and indexing), bar ends, and Campy and Shimano brifters and far prefer...
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    Road rear derailleurs are interchangeable from at...

    Road rear derailleurs are interchangeable from at least 7-speed up through 10-speed (with the exception of pre 9-speed Dura Ace). MTB rear derailleurs are similarly usable from 7-speed up through...
  13. That's what I thought too. The cassettes are...

    That's what I thought too. The cassettes are "interchangeable" for spacing but the rear derailleurs must be matched with the same make shifters.
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    Organize your wrenches on a rack or in a case in...

    Organize your wrenches on a rack or in a case in order of size. That way when you estimate a size and are wrong, it's obvious if you need to go up or down and the next wrench you pick should be the...
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    Easy. The answer is 4.5.

    Easy. The answer is 4.5.
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    What does one have to do with the other? Cutting...

    What does one have to do with the other? Cutting the post but leaving enough length for a good minimum insertion has absolutely no effect on reliability. BTW, carbon seatposts tend to slip more...
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    Right now you have absolutely zero excess steerer...

    Right now you have absolutely zero excess steerer length with no spacers at all and you need 7 mm more height to use the Ritchey stem. There is no way those replacement headset upper caps are going...
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    That rider and bike information might have been...

    That rider and bike information might have been more useful if given right up front. A rider of moderate weight riding on the track using a relatively robust steel frame allows some latitude that...
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    Indeed you are fine. The 42-36 goes in fine and...

    Indeed you are fine. The 42-36 goes in fine and the 24-11 is pretty loose but not too bad and is, as noted, a completely unneeded gear. As is often the case, Shimano's gear limitations are usually...
  20. Wow, nothing brings out the comments like a...

    Wow, nothing brings out the comments like a "what's the best grease?" thread. Even this one that was comatose for 10-1/2 years gets resurrected and immediately has new 8 postings, 5 of which are...
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    You MUST set the chain length to allow big-big...

    You MUST set the chain length to allow big-big (42x36) for safety. Having done that, the slightly less than required chain wrap means you will have to avoid the small-small combination or two (say...
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    I agree the grease seems to be working for you...

    I agree the grease seems to be working for you but carbon paste is a useful precaution. Do remove the post and clean and regrease/paste it every so often, say annually, to be sure the grease hasn't...
  23. Any dealer in your area that sells Dutch-type...

    Any dealer in your area that sells Dutch-type utility bikes? These often have a fully enclosed chain and could be a prototype for a DIY project or might be available as an aftermarket part. A...
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    I have never seen or worked on this type of bike...

    I have never seen or worked on this type of bike so take this for what it's worth. It sounds to me like the drive side "bolt" is really a shaft, that is it's not threaded on the outside, just...
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    That was my thought too. Years ago I was able to...

    That was my thought too. Years ago I was able to adjust the bearings of a pair of SR quill pedals. I held the cone nut in place by wedging a large screwdriver blade against one flat of the cone...
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