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  1. Thread: Chain stretch

    by davidad
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    Bad analogy. Oil change intervals should be 7500...

    Bad analogy. Oil change intervals should be 7500 for regular oil and over 10,000 for synthetic.
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    If you run out of threads before you have...

    If you run out of threads before you have finished tensioning and truing the wheel you are screwed. If not run it.
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    In the Vuelta a few years back they used triples...

    In the Vuelta a few years back they used triples on the 20+% grades. I think now they use the compact set ups.
    You must remember that like all professional athletes they are freaks of nature.
  4. Seat stays are the least loaded tubes on the...

    Seat stays are the least loaded tubes on the bike. You should be ok.
  5. I prefer a 36 hole Open Sport for a little extra...

    I prefer a 36 hole Open Sport for a little extra Aluminum over the Open Pro.
    Remember to think of your bike as a vehicle with you as the engine when you calculate weight savings.
    I need to take...
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    I don't. I just use the rag and ruler method....

    I don't. I just use the rag and ruler method. When I overhaul the rear hub I have to remove the cassette. I do a better job, of cleaning it, but I usually don't bother with a solvent. I use soap and...
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    Chain care, wear and skipping by Jobst Brandt...

    Chain care, wear and skipping by Jobst Brandt
    To clean the cassette I wrap a piece of cloth around a thin ruler and rotate the wheel backwards holding the rag between the cogs.
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    Chain care, wear and skipping by Jobst Brandt...

    Chain care, wear and skipping by Jobst Brandt
  9. One idea and a good article on fit. How to Fit a...

    One idea and a good article on fit. How to Fit a Bicycle
  10. I use Lubriplate EMB. It's not expensive and is...

    I use Lubriplate EMB. It's not expensive and is overkill for our use. Cranks spin at 50 to 120 rpm and wheels spin at 330 rpm at 30mph.
  11. Vehicle weight (you and the bike) is the most...

    Vehicle weight (you and the bike) is the most important factor in a wheelset.
  12. When you adjust the bearing preload there should...

    When you adjust the bearing preload there should be a little drag that you can feel with your fingers for a properly adjusted bearing.

    Bottom Bracket Bearing adjustment by Jobst Brandt
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    It's important to remove the mold release on the...

    It's important to remove the mold release on the tube before you apply the glue. I usually repair at home so I sand and use acetone to clean the tube before allying the cement. I use an old socket to...
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    http://www.zipp.com/_media/pdfs/manuals/wheel-user...

    http://www.zipp.com/_media/pdfs/manuals/wheel-user-manual/Rev-A-Zipp-60-and-Zipp-30-Service-Manual.pdf
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    Mavic Open Sport, 36 Double butted spokes and 105...

    Mavic Open Sport, 36 Double butted spokes and 105 or Ultegra hubs. Build em, ride em and after 40k miles replace the rims.
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    You left out a lot of info that would help us...

    You left out a lot of info that would help us help you. If you are heavy and on a low spoke count wheel the cure is a new wheel with more spokes.

    Starting with no tension and retruing the wheel is...
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    Best advice. I know of at least two people who...

    Best advice. I know of at least two people who have had the left arm fall off.
  18. Doesn't need to be brown to qualify for the...

    Doesn't need to be brown to qualify for the standard?
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    Quality and low price rarely go together. The...

    Quality and low price rarely go together.

    The welds are stronger than they need to be. If it were pipe or a pressure vessel you would reject them, otherwise ride the bike.
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    Never install a BB or crank or carbon parts...

    Never install a BB or crank or carbon parts without it.
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    A couple of layers of duct tape should be enough...

    A couple of layers of duct tape should be enough to cover the hole.
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    You need to measure the actual width of the tire....

    You need to measure the actual width of the tire. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AiAk2_n1YDEidFp6OWpxRHpGdGVXbHQzYy1pX3BMVGc&hl=en_US#gid=20
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    When the chain is off I wrap an old rag around a...

    When the chain is off I wrap an old rag around a thin ruler and hold it between the cogs while turning the wheel backwards.
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    Freehubs do slip and make a disconcerting noise....

    Freehubs do slip and make a disconcerting noise. That said it usually doesn't hurt anything.
    It is a pain in the ear.
    I take mine apart and make a slightly heavier spring from piano wire that...
  25. Die?

    Die?
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