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    Gossamer cranks will also work with any Shimano...

    Gossamer cranks will also work with any Shimano HTII compatible BBs. My favorite is the Hope Stainless Steel BB. The FSA chainrings are not the best at shifting or the most durable, but they're not...
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    I run the front of my rear fender all the way...

    I run the front of my rear fender all the way down to the bottom bracket. If not, the back of the rider's legs get a lot of spray, and lots of crap gets dumped on the chain where the tire passes the...
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    Regarding the rear extension of the rear fender:...

    Regarding the rear extension of the rear fender: I run full fenders on virtually all of my bikes, and have recently been trimming the back ends. I've found that making the rear fender finish at a...
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    Thanks for the tip, I'll have to try pairing the...

    Thanks for the tip, I'll have to try pairing the sensor to my Pro Scio when I'm far away from all of the other gadgets.
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    Can you please confirm that you got the Garmin...

    Can you please confirm that you got the Garmin magnetless speed sensor to work with a Pro Scio Alti computer. That is the exact combination that I've tried to get to work a few times, but have had no...
  6. Stronglight and TA should make middle 36 tooth,...

    Stronglight and TA should make middle 36 tooth, 110mm BCD rings.

    With a setup like yours (24/36/52), I doubt that the rings are optimized to function together, and so the timing is not...
  7. Thread: Rims

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    Aero is a far more important than weight on...

    Aero is a far more important than weight on almost all terrain, and at almost all normal riding speeds - air resistance limits your speed far more than any other factors, even when riding relatively...
  8. Getting rid of your car makes justifying the...

    Getting rid of your car makes justifying the purchase of a cargo bike really easy ;)
  9. Rubber mallets are often needed when installing...

    Rubber mallets are often needed when installing or removing cranks. And yes, bearings often get stuck on axles. The best solution that I've found is to only use Shimano cranks plus the appropriate...
  10. Aero is everything. Hybrids are not aero (the...

    Aero is everything. Hybrids are not aero (the bars are too high and too wide). Put some narrower and lower bars on it, plus some racing tires, and you would have a chance to keep up, but then you...
  11. You may also want to check the adjustment of your...

    You may also want to check the adjustment of your front derailleur because with Di2 it moves as you change the rear gear, so it may be moving in too much when you're cross-chaining and causing the...
  12. I noticed the improvement when going from 6700...

    I noticed the improvement when going from 6700 brakes to 6800 brakes, without changing anything else on the bike, but I do live in Switzerland so brakes are pretty important on most of my rides. I...
  13. I have a friend with 10-speed Dura ace Di2, 7970,...

    I have a friend with 10-speed Dura ace Di2, 7970, who has exactly the same problem. It sometimes takes many button presses before the system wakes up, but then it works fine for the whole ride. I...
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    Yes. Just get mechanical discs that are designed...

    Yes. Just get mechanical discs that are designed to be used with road bike brake levers, not flat-bar/MTB levers. Good options are Shimano CX77, Avid BB7, and TRP Spyre.
  15. If clearance is an issue then one option would be...

    If clearance is an issue then one option would be to cut out the section of the fender that is causing the interference. Unfortunately, only the 5800, 6800, and 9000 FDs, which are all basically the...
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    We're running the XTR 11-40 cassette on our...

    We're running the XTR 11-40 cassette on our tandem, with 30-46 chainrings. To make the spacing better, I got a 105 12-25 cassette and used the first two cogs from that to make it a 12-40. The steps...
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    You got me thinking, and I found a route for...

    You got me thinking, and I found a route for doing 6 European countries in 320 km (France, Germany, Switzerland, Liechenstein, Austria, Italy). Any alternatives that take in a 7th would need to be a...
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    I ride 42cm on my single bike, so got 44's for...

    I ride 42cm on my single bike, so got 44's for the tandem due to reading about improved handling. After a couple of years, I decided that I wasn't a fan of the wider bars and went back to 42's on the...
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    I had assumed that the difference in drive vs...

    I had assumed that the difference in drive vs non-drive deflection values was due to the force on the non-drive crank needing to be transmitted through the axle before getting to the chain, which is...
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    Fairwheel bikes included the Lightning cranks in...

    Fairwheel bikes included the Lightning cranks in their recent test, see here. They were less stiff than their competitors in absolute terms, but performed well on the stiffness-to-weight metric...
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    When doing the Transcontinental Race last year,...

    When doing the Transcontinental Race last year, with about 650 km in France, I marked my planned route on foldable maps, cut out just the sections that I would be riding through and brought those...
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    You forgot to mention the most important part of...

    You forgot to mention the most important part of the whole build - Lizard Skins bar tape. I love that stuff.
  23. I live in Switzerland and have cycled many parts...

    I live in Switzerland and have cycled many parts of this route, and many variations/alternatives.

    Koblenz and Heidelberg are probably the nicest two towns in the German section. Cologne/Koln would...
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    This is why I'll never buy one of Shimano's newer...

    This is why I'll never buy one of Shimano's newer cranks that have specially-shaped outer rings. I know that those rings are impressively stiff, but customizing the sizing or getting the right...
  25. I really like using KlikFix bar-bags. I have both...

    I really like using KlikFix bar-bags. I have both small and medium sized models from Vaude, both of which function very well. Unfortunately, they don't work well with aero-bars, so I haven't used one...
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