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    I used a shift cable as a brake cable on one of...

    I used a shift cable as a brake cable on one of my bikes for months. I'd totally do it again, no problem.

    Two conditions: a small nut, or two or three washers, behind the head to properly engage...
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    An off-centre rim would allow you more flange...

    An off-centre rim would allow you more flange asymmetry.
  3. Go easy with the heat. Carbon doesn't like...

    Go easy with the heat.

    Carbon doesn't like being very warm at all; 80C is a typical curing temp, IIRC, probably don't want to go over 60.
  4. Looks like they're the new spline style; external...

    Looks like they're the new spline style; external on the hub, internal on the freehub body, like those oddball MTB ones.

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Qzr5M1d0L.jpg

    I haven't pulled...
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    I don't like Rock N Roll. I like FB's lube,...

    I don't like Rock N Roll. I like FB's lube, Chain-L #5 . It's nice and heavy so it tends to stay put rather than get washed out, and it cuts down a lot of noise. Lasts ages.

    But you have to wipe...
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    The reason we don't patch tubes is 4m > 4s to...

    The reason we don't patch tubes is 4m > 4s to grab a new tube. I'd be able to get it down to 2m if the sanding drum from our imitation Dremel didn't have a stripped expander thread, but still.
    ...
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    Don't make us guess or google what kind of bike...

    Don't make us guess or google what kind of bike you have; tell us if it's a track or TT or road bike or whatever. And the brand of the hub might be helpful.
  8. You can use a (preferably borrowed) adjustable...

    You can use a (preferably borrowed) adjustable stem to find out exactly where you want the bars, and just use a stem with the right amount of rise to put the bars there.

    IMO what works best should...
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    That cone looks pretty generic to me. Your LBS...

    That cone looks pretty generic to me. Your LBS must be a pretty dinky little operation. I'd try another bike shop; almost any ordinary cone for a QR front axle (assuming that's what you have on your...
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    If you're the sort who enjoys conversations about...

    If you're the sort who enjoys conversations about metallurgy, or is interested in the finer points and nifty details of fancy mechanisms, you might consider DA worth the extra $ if you have cash to...
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    I'd sooner turn Stanley Rogers cutlery into...

    I'd sooner turn Stanley Rogers cutlery into sculpture.
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    First thing I'd try is a little squirt of WD40...

    First thing I'd try is a little squirt of WD40 (maybe not on skinny road bars, but okay on 31.8) at the clamp area and snug up the bolts on the faceplate a tad, and maybe do the same on the steerer...
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    +1: NDS spokes breaking at the elbow means...

    +1: NDS spokes breaking at the elbow means they're constantly going slack, requiring more tension and/or a more elastic spoke.

    Thinner spokes can go slacker before becoming detensioned. The most...
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    +1 learn to spin. When you've built up the muscle...

    +1 learn to spin. When you've built up the muscle memory, it can feel like your feet are just floating on the pedals with minimal resistance and it's your breathing that's the bottleneck. This much...
  15. Well, there's a handy tip for anyone attempting a...

    Well, there's a handy tip for anyone attempting a homebrew... the thread title should stand out in search results.
  16. Doh - nothing to see here ...

    Doh - nothing to see here

    http://i.imgur.com/vt9RhqU.gif
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    Totally OT, but anyway... If it was me, I'd...

    Totally OT, but anyway...


    If it was me, I'd get a normal DA freehub body, and ditch that orphan 7800 hub for a WH-R550 hub (same flanges)... that hub is cold forged and has a sweet finish; any...
  18. The ShiftMate is dead. Long live the shiftmate!

    As I sadly discovered from this post, the ShiftMate is no more :(

    But it's such a simple bit of kit, anyone sufficiently keen could knock one up themselves in an hour or two. The only critical...
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    Also, 10s Shimano shifting is pretty touch-and-go...

    Also, 10s Shimano shifting is pretty touch-and-go at the best of times, IMO... I reckon they should've increased cable pull when they went to 8s. 8s is just robust enough I guess, but it starts...
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    The cog can't be on backwards; it only fits one...

    The cog can't be on backwards; it only fits one way.

    11-28 is pretty wide; chances are the 16t sees more use than it would in a closer cassette, and has become worn enough to hamper shifting. Not...
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    BTW, I seem to recall now that 6s and 7s shells...

    BTW, I seem to recall now that 6s and 7s shells are interchangeable and 8/9/10 won't fit.

    Bit fuzzy, though; could be wrong.
  22. Thread: JTEK Shiftmate?

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    +1 :crash:

    +1 :crash:
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    Bummer about Jtek... hope it's not the end for...

    Bummer about Jtek... hope it's not the end for the Shiftmate!

    I have a bike running round-hood 9s shifters and Shimano 9s cassette and derailer, and I found the shifting crappy at first because...
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    Sounds like a job for a fitter & turner, Dave.

    Sounds like a job for a fitter & turner, Dave.
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    No? https://i.imgur.com/GCA2rCx.jpg :P

    No?

    https://i.imgur.com/GCA2rCx.jpg

    :P
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