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    My guess is that you'd be wrong. Chains -...

    My guess is that you'd be wrong. Chains - especially un-lubed chains - rust very quickly. Someone puts a bike up for the winter by leaning it against the house and it could easily be rusted solid...
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    Arrggh! I plead brain damage ! For some reason...

    Arrggh! I plead brain damage ! For some reason I was picturing the bar backward, which would put the shifter out in front.

    Ummm... Is old age an excuse??
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    I agree. If you don't screw up the spline fit,...

    I agree. If you don't screw up the spline fit, Octalink rocks. A little heavier, but very durable.
  4. Heh. Haven't been around for a while. Not...

    Heh. Haven't been around for a while. Not lurking enough.


    Here's a Campy thread that could use your attention.
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    Actually, that's a pretty good justification. ...

    Actually, that's a pretty good justification. (One of not very many.)

    If you're going to change the shifters too, then the index will also change. The FD is just a dumb lever. The smarts are...
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    Which would put them out of reach to anyone but a...

    Which would put them out of reach to anyone but a contortionist...

    Never mind! Brain fade.
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    I'm really not familiar with Campy, but IME all...

    I'm really not familiar with Campy, but IME all good components have a model number cast or stamped on them. Look closely to see and we can narrow the year range at least to the period when that...
  8. Thread: Bike repair stands

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    Bunch of tool snobs here! Granted, I LOVE really...

    Bunch of tool snobs here! Granted, I LOVE really nice tools and would buy more Snap-On had I any more children to trade.

    But some are constrained by $$ shortages.

    The linked $40 ebay stand...
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    How the heck are you going to reasonably deploy...

    How the heck are you going to reasonably deploy drop bars with bar end shifters? Figure that out first. Yah, maybe it can be done, but could you even reach them?

    Wrong.
  10. Is the axle the same? Find out. Is there...

    Is the axle the same? Find out.

    Is there some reason you don't like your 5800 crank?



    What or who is "Stages"? And why is it significant?
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    Probably, but why tempt the gods? What, pray...

    Probably, but why tempt the gods? What, pray tell, do you hope to gain?

    (And to answer the question directly, we would need to know what you are using to shift it.)
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    No, the hub wasn't designed for the bike. But...

    No, the hub wasn't designed for the bike. But the bike might have been designed for the hub.

    There are several considerations, notable among them, how are you going to mount the shifters and...
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    BTW, is 52cm the right size for you?

    BTW, is 52cm the right size for you?
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    Depends on your REAR components. You want the...

    Depends on your REAR components. You want the front chain ring in the same plane as the rear cog. In general you can mount any square taper crank on any square taper axle (there are nuances), but...
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    You could wait on someone that is familiar with...

    You could wait on someone that is familiar with old Campy (though with no hint in the subject line that could be a long wait).

    OR you could do some research.
  16. Electrical tape.

    Electrical tape.
  17. Stainless steel is generally more brittle than...

    Stainless steel is generally more brittle than non-stainless steel, but if you don't know what's under the tin, you can't make a comparison.

    Advice: Whatever you're using (and breaking), try the...
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    If the pics aren't too big you can upload them...

    If the pics aren't too big you can upload them directly.

    Any indication what the insert material is? Did you consider the suggestion that the insert is pinned in by something like the cable...
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    Cool! Thanks.
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    I'm confused on what bike it is on. It sounds...

    I'm confused on what bike it is on. It sounds like a new-style BB/crank, but on an OLD bike? What year is the bike? Are there markings on the other components that would let us make an educated...
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    Yes, they are different. I have a thread here...

    Yes, they are different. I have a thread here showing the actual thickness - that needs updating for the newer stuff. I'm trying to find it now.

    Yah, here it is. Please feel free to update...
  22. I've had to replace a middle chain ring too -...

    I've had to replace a middle chain ring too - mine on 9-speed Ultegra - and had many adventures finding the right one. Shimano uses many different thicknesses, and thickess determines where the...
  23. Not really. Chain suck is when the chain won't...

    Not really. Chain suck is when the chain won't release cleanly from the cog. It can get pulled into the mech where it's not supposed to go, and otherwise interfere with shifts. Usually a sign of...
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    'Proper' flat fixing on skinny road tubes

    Got a flat the other day. The bike was just sitting there on the stand. It had good air when I finished the ride and lost it sometime over then next two days. Timing was good as it turned out; I...
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    That helped! It's still not as quiet as I'd like...

    That helped! It's still not as quiet as I'd like but it's a lot better.
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