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    Yes, much easier on the wheels to do low bunny...

    Yes, much easier on the wheels to do low bunny hops. Holes and objects tend to bend rims and focus all the energy on a very small area of the rim.
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    I've had pretty good luck with the 6500 (15k...

    I've had pretty good luck with the 6500 (15k miles when sold) and 6600 (10k miles and still going with having to re-lube the left shifter at 8k miles) Neighbor has 6700 with 15K, zero maintenance and...
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    The spring engages the teeth and if memory...

    The spring engages the teeth and if memory serves, it appears you are correct that one of the springs is broken. Not sure if you can still get parts for these but if you're determined to use them you...
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    From my experience different mfrs tend to use...

    From my experience different mfrs tend to use slightly different standards so the answer to the question is sometimes you'll find the slope is used and sometimes it will be the base of the triangle...
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    Try calling Look and some CF repair shops. Look...

    Try calling Look and some CF repair shops. Look may (longshot) offer a source for the dropout and I'd bet that some repair places could remove/replace it. Even if you can't find a replacement that...
  6. Waxing a bike frame is a big PITA. Although wax...

    Waxing a bike frame is a big PITA. Although wax can help protect your paint a little from environmental wear and tear you're more likely to have your paint job ruined by too many chips and dings long...
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    This is basically a cheap version of a quick...

    This is basically a cheap version of a quick link. To remove you just flex the link towards the removable sideplate and you will be able to pull it off without tools. Having used a similar but higher...
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    I used to think that putting a patch on an...

    I used to think that putting a patch on an inflated tube would put less stress on the repair but I had a few failures when doing this. I would guess that trying to put a patch on a less stable...
  9. Is your deraileur in the correct position for the...

    Is your deraileur in the correct position for the cog? If not it could be jamming the chain preventing the wheel from going in. Easy way to get it right is before inserting the wheel shift the...
  10. If I recall correctly, (admittedly, a 50/50...

    If I recall correctly, (admittedly, a 50/50 chance) I used some brass water line seal washers from the hardware store plumbing dept. once and worked fine for years. I believe you can get a 9/16 I.D....
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    The way I see this post is that since you don't...

    The way I see this post is that since you don't have the broken parts to inspect there is no way to know what happened. There are plenty of ways a chain can break. There are thousands and thousands...
  12. Since your bike is an epoxied Aluminum model I...

    Since your bike is an epoxied Aluminum model I would be more worried about the powdercoating heat doing damage to your frame. I'm no expert on this but know that some types of aluminum can have the...
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    Another vote for Schwalbe tubes. I've used just...

    Another vote for Schwalbe tubes. I've used just about every brand and the S brand always needs to be inflated less frequently compared to the same weight tube of other brands. Not a life changer but...
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    Planet X Pro Carbon Road Frameset | Planet X...

    Planet X Pro Carbon Road Frameset | Planet X (Click on the "Frame Spec" tab) Looks like 31.6 for this model but I believe Planet X may have a tendency to switch suppliers/designs so yours may be...
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    I have to guess at why they don't recommend the...

    I have to guess at why they don't recommend the 6701 chains for their triples as this has been a big mystery circulating around the net & bike shops and Shimano isn't giving up any answers. My...
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    Yes, both will fit. There were supposedly some...

    Yes, both will fit. There were supposedly some failures with the 6700 links cracking so Shimano came out with the 6701 which seemed to solve the problem so probably best to stay away from any 6700's...
  17. Try emailing this seller. items in store on eBay!...

    Try emailing this seller. items in store on eBay! They seem to carry some hard to find, out of production Shimano and good prices. I bought some new 6600 shifters from them last year and no problems....
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    Only experience I've had is with their 8sp Sigma...

    Only experience I've had is with their 8sp Sigma quick connector link. I went through about 4 of them. They didn't last nearly as long as the KMC quicklinks and the sideplate that needed to be flexed...
  19. For small chips and dings I use a glass strand...

    For small chips and dings I use a glass strand sanding pen. Pro Motor Car 3437 Prep Pen Adjustable Sanding Pen You can twirl it over a small chip and it will leave a small, perfectly round spot of...
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    I cross chain all the time when going from...

    I cross chain all the time when going from stoplight to stoplight. I keep it in the big chainring and start off in the lowest (25t) cog at each stop and as HillRider mentioned my chain is long enough...
  21. This. Wrap it around your front brake lever....

    This. Wrap it around your front brake lever. Cheap, small, light and sold in plenty of Home Depot type, Fabric and Electronics stores. Can also be used for various emergency and carrying purposes.
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    I've used both shipped to California and service...

    I've used both shipped to California and service was always excellent, no problems. Shipping occasionally can get hung up in customs so may take 3 weeks at worst for orders to arrive but usually half...
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    As mentioned, take it to your local Co-Op if you...

    As mentioned, take it to your local Co-Op if you have one. It looks like you'de be paying for more labor than parts to fix it up and you would be better off supplying the labor yourself. Bikes are...
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    Yes you can just use the proper sized allen head...

    Yes you can just use the proper sized allen head bolt replacement. Stainless would be best. An allen head will be much less likely to get feckered up when adjusting than the phillips but you can also...
  25. Throw a magnet in the jar and most of the silt...

    Throw a magnet in the jar and most of the silt (which is the steel from your chain) will stick to the magnet after a day or so. Take out the magnet and wipe off silt then dispose of the rag. Warning:...
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