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  1. I find that Continental Easy tape, being thinner...

    I find that Continental Easy tape, being thinner and slicker than cloth, helps a lot with tight tire/rim combos. I won't run a combination I cannot mount by hand, but I don't run narrow rims/tires...
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    I have used the interrupter (cross) levers and...

    I have used the interrupter (cross) levers and they worked well for me; I could keep my head up in traffic (NJ car drivers are brutal) and still have my hands on the brakes for instant use. Little...
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    You can buy a bunch of small tubes of cement...

    You can buy a bunch of small tubes of cement inexpensively, on EBay and elsewhere on the Web, to use the orphaned patches. Or just save a bunch of tubes and patch them all at once.
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    I've been known to nip the little nubs (sprues)...

    I've been known to nip the little nubs (sprues) off of new tires so that they don't "tick" against the frame tubes.
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    You should be able to epoxy or Krazy glue a...

    You should be able to epoxy or Krazy glue a driver into the screw to remove it. Or try a new, unworn , high-quality driver and some Drive-Grip: ...
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    Does anybody else recall the old hot patch kits,...

    Does anybody else recall the old hot patch kits, which had a little tin with a patch on one side and flammable stuff on the other? You clamped the patch to the tube and set the stuff alight. They...
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    Mounting the derailleur should be...

    Mounting the derailleur should be straightforward, just be careful not to bend the B screw in the process, keep it clear of the hanger tang. I would suggest that you obtain a spare derailleur hanger...
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    +1 A shop which is more interested in customer...

    +1 A shop which is more interested in customer service than picking your pocket should have no problem sourcing and installing a new axle for you. Just hang onto the cones, they are the more...
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    If you decide to run a triple shifter up front...

    If you decide to run a triple shifter up front you will have to make a choice regarding which 2 of the 3 positions you will use. I suggest that you use the 2 positions which pull the most wire,...
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    Or the valve didn't seat correctly the first time.

    Or the valve didn't seat correctly the first time.
  11. Here's a good guide to setting up your...

    Here's a good guide to setting up your derailleur: Park Tool Co. ParkTool Blog Rear Derailler Adjustments (derailleur) Follow the steps from the beginning without skipping any steps. Make real...
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    For more information regarding bicycle repair...

    For more information regarding bicycle repair there are numerous places to look online. The Park Tool site is quite easy to use: Park Tool Co. ParkTool Blog

    Sheldon Brown's site also has a...
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    Your crankset choice will determine the bottom...

    Your crankset choice will determine the bottom bracket required, so make that choice first and then the bottom bracket will follow. There should be plenty of 10 speed cranksets available to choose...
  14. Make sure that the brake pads have not been...

    Make sure that the brake pads have not been mounted too low and developed a lip which goes under the braking surface; this will tend to jam the pads under the rim and may cause them to be grabby. ...
  15. A small amount of grease on the threads only, and...

    A small amount of grease on the threads only, and torque the bolts sufficiently. The much-maligned Park chainring nut tool Park Tool Co. CNW-2 : Chainring Nut Wrench : Crank Tools will help to...
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    I think that your bottom bracket spindle is sized...

    I think that your bottom bracket spindle is sized for a single chainring and you may need a longer one to give clearance for a double.

    Edit: Looking closer at the photo it seems like the outer...
  17. If you are tight on space you can pick up 3mm by...

    If you are tight on space you can pick up 3mm by going to a fork mounted cable hanger.
  18. Straighten the dropout. Besides causing poor...

    Straighten the dropout. Besides causing poor derailleur performance it will put undue stress on the rear axle and bearings. People have dropouts/derailleur hangers straightened all of the time...
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    I wrap mine around the rear rack if it's empty or...

    I wrap mine around the rear rack if it's empty or tuck it in somewhere if the rack is loaded.
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    +1 Just remember to pull the post, clean and...

    +1 Just remember to pull the post, clean and reapply the grease/assembly paste every few months or so.
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    Did you overtighten the top cap bolt if it is a...

    Did you overtighten the top cap bolt if it is a threadless headset? Follow this link and scroll down to the adjustment section. Park Tool Co. ParkTool Blog Threadless Headset Service
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    Try turning the tire inside-out and then running...

    Try turning the tire inside-out and then running the aforementioned cotton ball around, a microfiber cloth works well for this also and being larger will cover a larger area. This will put the inner...
  23. Do a Google Search on "shimano inter-m" there...

    Do a Google Search on "shimano inter-m" there are videos and PDF documentation in the first page of hits.
  24. New chains may not play well with a worn...

    New chains may not play well with a worn freewheel in which case you need a new freewheel but you state that the freewheels are new or nearly so.. The presence or absence of shifting ramps should...
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    Pardon me for asking such a basic question, but...

    Pardon me for asking such a basic question, but you do know that you need to be pedaling to shift gears with a derailleur, right?
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