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  1. Te exception being a carbon road frame without...

    Te exception being a carbon road frame without internal liners and impossible routing needing a recable....
  2. When I started looking for an apprenticeship as a...

    When I started looking for an apprenticeship as a mechanic, being an enthusiast was actually what held several shops from hiring me.

    One shop told me they didn't want to hire me because I'd have...
  3. Didn't know that. Thanks!

    Didn't know that. Thanks!
  4. It comes in here:

    It comes in here:
  5. FSA are supposed to be compatible with Hollow...

    FSA are supposed to be compatible with Hollow Tech 2 BB's, but I've had some funky business go on with fitting FSA cranks to Shimano BB's. GXP is definitely not compatible with Shimano even if GXP...
  6. Just picked this off some online retailer's site:...

    Just picked this off some online retailer's site: As well as being the perfect match for the Ultegra 6800 crankset the BBR-60 is also backward compatible with any Shimano Hollowtech II crankset
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    Well put. There is just no way to make a roadie...

    Well put. There is just no way to make a roadie mamil understand this theory. They are utterly brainwashed by the industry and its buzzwords. My time in a roadie shop made me hate roadies. If I may...
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    +1 on it being a cable issue. Do you run full...

    +1 on it being a cable issue. Do you run full length housing? The cable run has to be as smooth as possible with no sharp bends or kinks.

    How is the angle of the cassette joint? I've seen...
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    It's gotten to the level where recreational...

    It's gotten to the level where recreational riders with limited riding skills are actually limited by the hugely increased stiffness of carbon road frames, especially when combined with ridiculously...
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    I agree it shouldn't be and I feel your pain, but...

    I agree it shouldn't be and I feel your pain, but I fear this is going to be a long chase. Kuddos to you if you can find a simple fix!
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    Guys, the problem is not press fit BB's...

    Guys, the problem is not press fit BB's (eventhough I hate them with a vengeance, having worked on various press fit standards in a roadie shop).

    The real problem is press fit BB's in conjunction...
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    Having worked a lot with BB30 cranks, I say check...

    Having worked a lot with BB30 cranks, I say check the bearings for play as well. They wear out fast, because basically BB30 is a crap design, introduced to sell more bearings and have shops earn more...
  13. I was less than impressed with the quality of...

    I was less than impressed with the quality of Ultra Torque bearings when I worked in a roadie shop. They wear out fast when ridden by demanding riders. Especially the left side. They are a pain to...
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    If it is that easy to get a tire off with a...

    If it is that easy to get a tire off with a string, it's a doodle with your bare hands.

    The only tip I can offer is using the palm of your hand to get the last bit of second bead over the rim, not...
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    My longest fixed ride was a flat 124 miles in a...

    My longest fixed ride was a flat 124 miles in a day. I did the same ride on a geared bike a year later. I didn't notice any difference. It was a long ass ride on both bikes.... (fixed ratio was...
  16. Of all the chaincases available, these are the...

    Of all the chaincases available, these are the absolute worst you can choose. A pain to set up and the slightest rub will be amplified by the metal resonance-box.

    The Hebie chainglider would be my...
  17. I tensioned a set of wheels that were for a...

    I tensioned a set of wheels that were for a custom Yamaha TR-1 Cafe racer project. The builder laced them himself and that seems to be the hardest part since MC spokes are so stiff they can't be bent...
  18. Ha, nice one! It just goes to show that noises...

    Ha, nice one! It just goes to show that noises can come from anywhere on your bike. I think this information is valuable not just for newbies. I always have the same approach to tackling sqeaks and...
  19. Save yourself some money and run a Campag...

    Save yourself some money and run a Campag cassette using your Shimano shifters and mech (assuming it is 10-speed). This combination can be set up to work almost flawlessly without the use of any...
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    The XT hub the OP is speaking of has a very short...

    The XT hub the OP is speaking of has a very short stub on the end cap (it doubles as the locknut). The Park Tool Vise simply won't clamp the stub tightly enough to do a normal adjustment.

    edit:The...
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    Uhh.. that's the way I did it. It works. Not as...

    Uhh.. that's the way I did it. It works. Not as easy as adjusting the old style hubs, but it works.
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    Well, that explains a lot. Up until a year ago I...

    Well, that explains a lot. Up until a year ago I worked in a high end road and mtb shop and almost all cheaper bikes came with alu steerers. Cheaper to make and still relatively lightweight. Aluminum...
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    I don't get the part about aluminum steerers....

    I don't get the part about aluminum steerers. They are extremely common on entry to mid-level road bikes and mtbs.
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    Great story FBinNY! It shows how much a wheel can...

    Great story FBinNY! It shows how much a wheel can handle indeed, at least statically. My advice to the OP, don't ride these wheels. You may or may not break them, but when you do you'll break your...
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    Most of the issues I encountered with disc brakes...

    Most of the issues I encountered with disc brakes working at a high end road and mtb shop were ultimately down to user error. Inexperienced mountainbikers grinding away a set of rear pads in one ride...
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