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  1. Hers'a a link to the OP's bike, with a better...

    Hers'a a link to the OP's bike, with a better photo, and info from when sold 2 years a go. Specialized Hard Rock for sale! | Bath Bike Workshop Specialized Hard Rock for sale! | Sales, service and...
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    Far more likely is that these 'test' models are...

    Far more likely is that these 'test' models are the ones issued to (purchased by) shops the previous year, and are now been sold by those shops (or by the importer/distributor) now that they have...
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    confused here, with this post, and the...

    confused here, with this post, and the contradictions made in your now edited post on the Hybrid forum.

    What exactly have you got, and what do you intend to do, as not much is making sense at the...
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    confused here, M951 is MTB hardware, most parts...

    confused here, M951 is MTB hardware, most parts will have major fit issues if fitted to a road frame, would ID exactly what parts are fitted where as not much should be able to fit the Look frame...
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    This is where planning comes into play, I rebuilt...

    This is where planning comes into play, I rebuilt a wheel one afternoon last week on a bike I was planning to ride early in the evening, took a couple of hours as expected, and was riding when...
  6. It's not that people don't like made in China, or...

    It's not that people don't like made in China, or anywhere else, it's more the serrvice/warranty/spare parts issues that you get from un-branded products/copycat product where the manufactures...
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    No, you were talking to me, but it's a week old...

    No, you were talking to me, but it's a week old post/comment, too old to edit/the error should have been picked up at the time (the OP didn't seem to care about it at the time/didn't clarify what is...
  8. Where's GXP come into this! GXP is SRAM's...

    Where's GXP come into this! GXP is SRAM's external BB setup, MegaExo is FSA's although have heard(not personally tried) of issues with fitting FSA cranks into Shimano BB's; although not the other way...
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    From the video, it sounds just like you would...

    From the video, it sounds just like you would expect if not pedalling/stationary; the lack of sound from the shifter seems correct given what you are doing at the time.

    What the video doesn't show...
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    Would be surprised if there is much difference...

    Would be surprised if there is much difference between the machine build wheels in the US vs the UK, it would all come down to price; the more you pay, the better they are, would be asking at your...
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    Knowing what you have would help, there are some...

    Knowing what you have would help, there are some wheels you can convert (by swapping the freehub), knowing what you have would assist in knowing if your are one which can be.
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    With the budget your looking at, your in the...

    With the budget your looking at, your in the machine built territory, branded factory wheels are going to be more than your budget, what you have found already (the Sun/Shimano) look fine for your...
  13. Thread: V-brake

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    depends which you are looking at, Shimano got it...

    depends which you are looking at, Shimano got it right first time back in '96 with the M737, apart from the M950 which was very similar, none have really looked as good as these.
  14. Thread: V-brake

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    In the dry, yes; get the rims wet, and you will...

    In the dry, yes; get the rims wet, and you will have much longer stopping distances with rim brakes than with discs
  15. As Bill notes, technically it makes no difference...

    As Bill notes, technically it makes no difference for the chain length, the only advantage to running a GS RD is you can swap to a 11-32 cassette without changing the RD.
  16. If you want a CX crank, Shimano do the RS500,...

    If you want a CX crank, Shimano do the RS500, this their 11 speed CX crank at the 105 level (the RS500 is non series)

    Would go with this over an FSA, even if it costs a little more, as the rings...
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    That crown race looks fine, guessing it's an FSA...

    That crown race looks fine, guessing it's an FSA which was split originally.

    For the replacement bearing, didn't you trust the LBS to sell you the correct one? the 35 degree sounds correct if it...
  18. Thread: Which Garmin?

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    This question get asked most weeks, here last...

    This question get asked most weeks, here last weeks posting http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1009676-thoughts-garmin-200-a.html
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    Whatevers going on, from the pictures, the brakes...

    Whatevers going on, from the pictures, the brakes QR is undone, this should be closed before riding
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    If you are looking at wheels of this level,...

    If you are looking at wheels of this level, really thinking you will get a better option going for a full bike build, nothing wrong with the RS11/Fulcrum 7, but both are wheel you would expect on...
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    You need to research what comes with a groupset,...

    You need to research what comes with a groupset, current Shimano STI's (Retail & OEM packaging) come with all inners & outer brake & gear cables.

    Add the BB question; & headset you have missed...
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    I have a pair of Open Pro CD rims from 2000 which...

    I have a pair of Open Pro CD rims from 2000 which disagree with this:)
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    Look at a car or motorbike, notice it's exactly...

    Look at a car or motorbike, notice it's exactly the same, big at the front, small at the rear, most of the braking is done at the front, the rear is for control. (there are exceptions like Tesla...
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    You could say the same thing for most brands, it...

    You could say the same thing for most brands, it all depends which model you are talking about, I'm sure their Tancho DW-2 isn't as study as their RS-5000, but then it's 1/3 the price.

    For fitting...
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    With a scratch here. Also, when did something...

    With a scratch here.

    Also, when did something that was still available as a new/current item in 2004 become vintage? there just a bit old.
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