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    Yes, I just wiped my chain with it this morning...

    Yes, I just wiped my chain with it this morning and I am satisfied with it. I won't use it as a straight degreaser, but I intend to keep using it for my after-ride chain wipe downs.
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    I have exactly the same wheelset. The spokes and...

    I have exactly the same wheelset. The spokes and rims are proprietary Mavic pieces.
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    I just looked. The one I have on hand are from...

    I just looked. The one I have on hand are from Costco. They are labeled 91% Isopropyl Alcohol, if it matters.
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    I have heard a story where a pissed-off ex-wife...

    I have heard a story where a pissed-off ex-wife sold a guy's prized italian steed for peanuts on Craigslist.
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    Isopropyl Alcohol as degreaser

    I have always wiped my chain down with a rag dampened a little bit with odorless mineral spirits after every ride in my quest to keep the chain a little bit clean in-between the full degreasing with...
  6. Thread: Alex's Cycles

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    Good company. I have bought two Kuwahara Hirame...

    Good company. I have bought two Kuwahara Hirame pump heads from them on two occasions, they were shipped very promptly and delivered on time. They shipped US PS, and you'll have to sign for them on...
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    Syklisten, if you can feel the slop/play when the...

    Syklisten, if you can feel the slop/play when the wheel is locked in, then you need to adjust the bearings. There should be a slight play in the bearings that is then eliminated by locking in the...
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    Okay!

    Okay!
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    I think you'll get better responses if you have...

    I think you'll get better responses if you have the moderator move this to the Northeast forum.
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    Yes, when you adjust the radial bearings the way ...

    Yes, when you adjust the radial bearings the way the way in the you are supposed to, there should be a slight play in the rims that a closed quick release then takes away.

    The way I was taught to...
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    May be aluminum on aluminum galling. I have two...

    May be aluminum on aluminum galling. I have two sets of Ksyrium wheels, and as part of my regular maintenance, I put a drop of oil (mixture of LPS 1 and motor oil) on both the spoke/nipple and the...
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    Yes, my customer service experience with Lezyne...

    Yes, my customer service experience with Lezyne has been stellar too. Kudos to the company.
  13. I learnt the way to prevent tube valves from...

    I learnt the way to prevent tube valves from vibrating shut is to twist open the tube valve all the way, then add about one-quarter twist again. The tube valve won't vibrate shut if you do that...
  14. Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner. Yes, the...

    Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner. Yes, the o-ring is probably done. You need to take the pump apart, take off the o-ring, replace it with the spare o-ring that always come with the pump, then all...
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    Looks to me like paint cracking too. Just to be...

    Looks to me like paint cracking too. Just to be sure though, I'll advise that you get a written confirmation from your Fuji dealer that it is indeed paint cracking and not the carbon.
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    Yeah, if you get the same pedals for your road...

    Yeah, if you get the same pedals for your road bike as you have on your mountain bike, then using the same shoe is a non-issue.
  17. That won't ever happen to me. I use 80mm tubes on...

    That won't ever happen to me. I use 80mm tubes on my deep dish wheels, but I also carry two Shimano valve extenders in case I have to depend on the kindness of strangers like you!
  18. I am not an owner of any LeMond "spined Bike",...

    I am not an owner of any LeMond "spined Bike", but I do own a 2007 LeMond Buenos Aires carbon frame bike because I like his geometry philosophy. I have always steered cleared of any "combo material"...
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    Nope, no Rhino ankles. Just well balanced fit of...

    Nope, no Rhino ankles. Just well balanced fit of the shoes.

    YMMV.
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    Cool. I just might do that someday. The...

    Cool. I just might do that someday. The SofComfort Walmart insole has just worked beautifully for me. The black patch is made of plastic, and I really appreciate the support I get from there. Also,...
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    That would be an invasion of privacy. The creep...

    That would be an invasion of privacy. The creep (and probably most people in his life) knows he is an horrible person. I was going to say this creep would have to live with himself for this...
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    You are right that your instep strap adjust from...

    You are right that your instep strap adjust from both sides, but it has to be balanced/evenly distributed so that the I and the D in the SIDI have to be directly over the highest part of your instep....
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    Yep.

    Yep.
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    I use the SofComfort Plantar Fascia Insole ( a...

    I use the SofComfort Plantar Fascia Insole ( a mild case of Plantar Fasciitis on my right foot) from Walmart in all three of my Sidi shoes. This is after trying the Superfeet Green, Blue and Orange...
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    Very interesting.

    Very interesting.
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