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    Shimano MT70 for me. Probably discontinued now,...

    Shimano MT70 for me. Probably discontinued now, but very comfortable and practical for on/off bike with spd
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    Shimano A530 pedal rebuild

    I think I need to rebuild by A530 SPD pedals. I cleaned, adjusted the bearings & relubed but still get a click feel in the pedal. I noticed that there is a rubber bushing in the pedal axle...
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    Hillrider - I think this is what I have! So the...

    Hillrider - I think this is what I have! So the CCP-44 or CWP-7 will pull the crank off? I'll have to pick one of those up. thanks!
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    I did google this topic, however search results...

    I did google this topic, however search results reflect newer crank design. I have a 2001 vintage tandem crank; "shimano" graphic on crank arm, and Hollowtech at tip of crankarm. The crank arms do...
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    I was trying to understand what the better...

    I was trying to understand what the better alternative would be. As it turns out I broke the chain, and it slid right out as spdracr suggested. Used a SRAM chain connector on chain in case I...
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    Shimano Hollowtech tandem crankset removal

    OK, so I attempted to remove the Shimano Hollowtech crankset on my 2001 C'dale MT800 tandem yesterday, and thought a standard crank puller would work after removing the crank bolt/dust cap. This is...
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    Fortunately, the chain suck happened when taking...

    Fortunately, the chain suck happened when taking my son on a demo tandem ride in front of the house; so not field rescue was needed!! I imagine it would be helpful to have a connecting link on the...
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    Chain suck -best way to unwrap chain??

    Experienced my first (hopefully last) incident of chain suck on my C'dale tandem. the chain is now wedged around the BB and I can't seem to work it out as it is hindered by the inner head of the...
  9. Thread: New wheel question

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    No, not an error. The cassette (new) came with a...

    No, not an error. The cassette (new) came with a 1mm spacer that's supposed to go inboard prior to the rest of the cassette cogs and thicker spacers. I suspect that a wider spacer is required in the...
  10. Thread: New wheel question

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    I wondered if I swapped the 1mm spacer that came...

    I wondered if I swapped the 1mm spacer that came with the cassette with a thicker one, 2.5mm? Would I be able to fit this on the freewheel hub?
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    No, it's definitely 10 speed 105.

    No, it's definitely 10 speed 105.
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    New wheel question

    I have a Felt F75x that I just purchased a new wheelset for. New wheels are shimano 5700 hubs laced to velocity A23 rims. Put a new 5700 cassette on too. Question is that now when I'm in the large...
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    Thanks for the insight. Do you think I would have...

    Thanks for the insight. Do you think I would have better luck using a MTB crank with this frame? The original triple that came on the bike I has chain rings that are fused together, which is why I...
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    Crank compatibility

    I'm converting a vintage Trek 720 hybrid to a singlespeed. It currently has a 112mm square taper BB and triple crank that I want to replace with an Ultegra 6500 crank and single chainring. The BB I...
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    I use the ShowersPass Softshell trainer; paired...

    I use the ShowersPass Softshell trainer; paired with a Smartwol LS half-zip as a base layer. Work great down to mid-twenties. lower than that I add another base layer. Jacket is great, with good...
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    The Showers Pass Softshell Trainer is a nice...

    The Showers Pass Softshell Trainer is a nice option. Has nice ventilation with 2 core zips and a rear neck zipped ventilation port. Good waterproof material as well
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    I broke Tibia/Fibula skking Jan 2011. Had a...

    I broke Tibia/Fibula skking Jan 2011. Had a clean break f teh fibual & spiral fractured the tibia, requiring ORIF with 2 plates & 16 screws. Patience is the key here!! About 6 3 weeks after...
  18. Thread: Wheelset Advice

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    Wheelset Advice

    I'm looking into buying an affordable wheelset with 23mm rims. So far I've narrowed it down to
    1) Neuvation M28Aw at $279
    2) Wheel Master Velocity A23/105 hubs at $210
    3) Wheel Master Velocity...
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    Yes, the whell is together now. but how to...

    Yes, the whell is together now. but how to measure spoke without knowing how much is in the nipple??

    The rim is old, but appears to be in good shape; sidewalls don't appear to be concave. Was...
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    Many thanks for all the input!! If a may...

    Many thanks for all the input!! If a may follow-up on a few thoughts posted here?:
    1) As the spokes are siezed to the nips, I won't be able to loosen them evenly around the rim, and will have to...
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    Rebuilding a wheelset - noob

    I need to install new spokes on my wheelset as the spokes have fused to the nipples thereby making it impossible to true the wheel. I tried oiling them with penetrating oil, bit no luck.

    The...
  22. Thread: Wheel truing issue

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    Thanks for all the input!! very helful. The...

    Thanks for all the input!! very helful. The rims do have eyelets; why would these not be preferred? I believe the nipples are alloy too. The wheels are 36 spokes each, so from a cost...
  23. Thread: Wheel truing issue

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    Wheel truing issue

    I took my bike to LBS for a total overhaul. The tech tells me they could not true the wheels though as the spoke to nipple was too corroded and could not turn (note there is no visible rust or...
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    Thanks Andy. Very insightful !!

    Thanks Andy. Very insightful !!
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    Can you kindly elaborate on the process for...

    Can you kindly elaborate on the process for "individual ring aligning" to correct the issue I am experiencing? I'm not clear on what is involved with this.

    I forgot to mention that this is a...
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