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    From my experience with the Phils you are better...

    From my experience with the Phils you are better off anyway.
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    I believe that the .75 and 1.0 are millimeters in...

    I believe that the .75 and 1.0 are millimeters in the length of the tool.
  3. NO! 15 lumens might not make it from the bars to...

    NO! 15 lumens might not make it from the bars to the ground and back.
  4. The side play of the top pulley is an important...

    The side play of the top pulley is an important component of the indexed shifting.
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    Years ago I bought the Rohloff checker and found...

    Years ago I bought the Rohloff checker and found that it doesn't tell the truth. On a newer chain I use it, but when the chain gets a lot of mileage on it I use the ruler. It's the only accurate...
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    Not really. It only measure two rollers and not...

    Not really. It only measure two rollers and not 24.
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    When you adjusted the bearings did you preload...

    When you adjusted the bearings did you preload them? There should be a slight amount of drag that you can feel with your fingers.
    Ask your LBS if they have any front hub seals. They should fit.
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    The worst culprit is the radial tire wire that...

    The worst culprit is the radial tire wire that gets deposited on the road when big truck tire fail. They can be hard to find. Next time you see that the tire has lost air in a short amount of time,...
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    The play isn't coming from preload of the...

    The play isn't coming from preload of the bearings, it's coming from tolerance fit elsewhere.

    Of course I can't tell how much play ".5mm" is relative to anything without feeling it, but after 50...
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    Pitlock locking skewers...

    Pitlock locking skewers
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    As I recall that article said the most important...

    As I recall that article said the most important part of chain lubrication was starting with a clean chain and that the lube was secondary.
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    Is that milk of magnesia?

    Is that milk of magnesia?
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    There should be a slight amount of drag when you...

    There should be a slight amount of drag when you adjust the bearings. This is preload and necessary for bearing life.
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    Just to mess with your head, here are some of the...

    Just to mess with your head, here are some of the standards: http://pardo.net/bike/pic/mobi/b.bottom-bracket-standards.html
    You need to select a crankset the match the BB to it.
  15. You can find an 11mm wrench at Sears, or Norway's...

    You can find an 11mm wrench at Sears, or Norway's equivalent.
  16. I remove and clean my chain every 800 miles. I...

    I remove and clean my chain every 800 miles.
    I clean and inspect the bike, including the bottom bracket at that time.
    I over haul cup and cone bearings every 2500 miles.
    I lube my pedals every...
  17. If it is the Formula hub you need an 11mm allen...

    If it is the Formula hub you need an 11mm allen wrench to remove it.
  18. How to get open this formula free hub? |...

    How to get open this formula free hub? | Ridemonkey.com
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    Why fix what's not broken? Don't give the bean...

    Why fix what's not broken?
    Don't give the bean counters any ideas!
  20. With a Trek it is most likely a Formula hub and...

    With a Trek it is most likely a Formula hub and freehub body. As FB says, remove it and flush it out and drip heavy lube into it.
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    It's very easy. Use an ultrasonic cleaner with...

    It's very easy. Use an ultrasonic cleaner with Simple Green and water.
  22. Thread: Rims Cracking

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    Solve the problem by having it repaired and...

    Solve the problem by having it repaired and selling the set. Get something more conventional, longer lasting and more reliable.
  23. Inflate to 1 and 1/2 sidewall pressure and...

    Inflate to 1 and 1/2 sidewall pressure and submerge the tire to find the leak. Then see if there is a bit of wire or something else causing the problem.
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    I welded in the refinery and the chrome,...

    I welded in the refinery and the chrome, stainless alloys and some mild steel weldments were heat treated. Some of the heavier chrome-moly alloys required a 350F to 400F preheat while welding. My own...
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    As long as you are not married this should work....

    As long as you are not married this should work. If you start doing it you won't be for long and you won't have a dishwasher.
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