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    Using lighter motor oils in the summer (40C in...

    Using lighter motor oils in the summer (40C in the sun) made chain become noisy fairly quickly. Same with thin bicycle dedicated lubes. Like I said - no noticeable difference in chain long lasting...
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    I have failed to notice any significant...

    I have failed to notice any significant difference in terms of chain life and amount of grit attracted between bicycle specific oil and ordinary motor oil. And for these days, +40 C where I ride,...
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    I've tried bicycle oil, chain saw oil, motor oil...

    I've tried bicycle oil, chain saw oil, motor oil and gear oil. In terms of getting a silent and long lasting chain, without attracting too much dirt, I've ended up using 5w40 synthetic in our (mild)...
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    This is not correct. Motor oil has a range of...

    This is not correct. Motor oil has a range of thickness (0w20 for multigrade, as an example, is a lot thinner than 20w60, which is about the same thickness as SAE90 gear oil). There are standardized...
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    Talking about chain lubing application. For that...

    Talking about chain lubing application. For that purpose, they are very, very similar. And my schwartz IS bigger than yours! :P
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    Most other lubes do the same. Differences of...

    Most other lubes do the same. Differences of chain contamination between motor, gear oil and special bicycle oils are none - except dry lubes.
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    3x8 with gearing: 28-39-50 with...

    3x8 with gearing:

    28-39-50
    with
    13-14-15-17-19-21-24-28

    will cover the needs of steepest climbs and fastest straights with the wind at one's back. With tight enough gearing.
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    No noticeable difference in real life. Motor,...

    No noticeable difference in real life. Motor, bike specific, or gear oil - as far as I can tell, only the price is different. Motor oil is designed to work it's magic at engine running temperatures...
  9. Whatever makes you happy. Why not XTR then?...

    Whatever makes you happy. Why not XTR then? Seriously.
  10. All an indexed MTB shifter does is pull cable...

    All an indexed MTB shifter does is pull cable when the lever is pulled and release the cable when the button is pressed. Acera will do as good as an XTXXXTXRRR whatever. Last long, be cheap. Up to...
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    I'll take 3x8 over 2x11 any time, for several...

    I'll take 3x8 over 2x11 any time, for several reasons - price, durability, forgiving maintenance (friction shifters?) etc.

    3x10 and 11 still make sense for very steep climbs.
  12. +1 What is the OP hoping to achieve? If good...

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    What is the OP hoping to achieve? If good shifting when not under load (for normal recreational riding), Acera and above should work flawless.
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    KMC X series chains (X-8 , X-9 etc. depending on...

    KMC X series chains (X-8 , X-9 etc. depending on number of sprockets) are very long lasting.

    Also SRAM 70 series (PC-870, PC-970, PC-1070 and so on). 50 series are not that good, and more...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S75Rfva9O8 ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S75Rfva9O8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vfs5-TO5ro
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    I hate pedestrians when you stop on a zebra...

    I hate pedestrians when you stop on a zebra crossing to let them cross that wave you on. By the time I was slowing down, they could have passed and I wouldn't have had to stop... but nooooo.... :)
  16. Thanks for your info. I expect shifting to be...

    Thanks for your info. I expect shifting to be crispier than 10 speed 105, am I expecting too much?

    If FD needs changing, it will probably be a 3 speed Claris.
  17. I bought 105 5703 whole groupset half price some...

    I bought 105 5703 whole groupset half price some 4 years ago. However, I ride all year long and 10 speed chain is around 40 euros, while an 8 speed one is 20 euros - same quality and durability. 2...
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    That's what "lifesavers" are for: looking over...

    That's what "lifesavers" are for: looking over your shoulder just before manouvering. Whether you signal or not, whether it is a right or left move in your lane, always look over your shoulder. Saved...
  19. Shimano Road 10 to 8 speed "downgrade" compatibility

    I currently ride a Shimano 10 speed triple road bike. 3x10. It is a 105, 5703.

    Planning on switching the cassette (and chain) for an 8 speed one.

    From what I understand, all I need to change...
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    16 hours per week? You can walk 10 miles to work...

    16 hours per week? You can walk 10 miles to work each day if you like. :)
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    I use motor oil. 20w60 (or gear oil SAE 90) in...

    I use motor oil. 20w60 (or gear oil SAE 90) in the summer, in the winter fully synthetic 5w40, or 0w30 motor oil. Wipe chain with a rag, re apply the lube, wipe excess off. No noise, no much gunk on...
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    I'd buy the whole wheel in the local bike shop....

    I'd buy the whole wheel in the local bike shop. 15$.
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    ) +1 Just put same sized balls. For the...

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    Just put same sized balls. For the rear wheel, most probably 1/4" (6.35 mm) and probably 9 in each side. Works better than caged bearings.
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    For under 20$, Kenda are the best "bang for the...

    For under 20$, Kenda are the best "bang for the buck".

    For over 20, 50$, Continental GP4000s. For recreational, fitness riding, if not racing, 25 are better than 23, 28 better than 25 (if they...
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    Shop I work at now used to use some branded oil....

    Shop I work at now used to use some branded oil. I just brought half a litre of motor oil, mixed residue from oil changing (I also fix and service motorcycles). Said "here, it's free and works well"....
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