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    Another problem with this dodgy setup is the disc...

    Another problem with this dodgy setup is the disc brake caliper alignment with the rotor.

    If the changed position of the caliper makes the pads overhang the outer edge of the rotor, the pads will...
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    SLX 9 speed hasn't been made for a couple of...

    SLX 9 speed hasn't been made for a couple of years, you'd probably be lucky to find a new one for sale.

    Specs for it would be in these pdf's: http://productinfo.shimano.com/#/archive
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    no 10/11 speed = no clutch Shadow plus...

    no 10/11 speed = no clutch

    Shadow plus derailleurs have a clutch, shadow derailleurs don't.

    Have a look at the specs and compare them.
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  4. Thread: Year and model?

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    If it's a 26" frame it could of been used to...

    If it's a 26" frame it could of been used to replace a Big Sur, a Hoo Koo E Koo or a Ziggurat..

    If it's a 29" frame it could of been used to replace a Mt Tam, a Paragon, a X-Caliber or a...
  5. Thread: Year and model?

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    Several 2004 models had that paint scheme too. ...

    Several 2004 models had that paint scheme too.

    To me a no name frame means it was probably a replacement frame.

    What series aluminum is the frame, Platinum, Gold or Silver?
  6. Thread: brake levers

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    The lever blades on your brake levers are non...

    The lever blades on your brake levers are non replaceable, you could cut them down with a hacksaw or replace the whole lever with a new one.

    The smallest levers that Shimano makes are 2 finger.
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    Most likely a wally world special, they've sold...

    Most likely a wally world special, they've sold bikes that look just like that.

    A disc brake on the front doesn't automatically make the bike better quality, a good v-brake would be better then...
  8. Thread: Year and model?

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    Decals and paint style put it in the 2003 and...

    Decals and paint style put it in the 2003 and 2004 range.

    The frame has Genesis geometry which was used on several models.

    The model name should be on the top tube above the black stripe.

    As...
  9. Yes, I was talking about near the dropouts. ...

    Yes, I was talking about near the dropouts.



    Mercury is more of a Chrome color, a 2007 spec sheet from Marin lists the color as Gloss Bronze not Gloss Copper.

    2006 Steel Grey:...
  10. I think you might have a 2006 not the 2007. 2006...

    I think you might have a 2006 not the 2007.
    2006 = Gloss Steel Grey
    2007 = Gloss Bronze




    Not really.
    Some brands do things different ways to other brands, all bikes would look the same...
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    If it's a new bike, take it back to where you...

    If it's a new bike, take it back to where you bought it, the fork shouldn't be doing that.
  12. The OP might be going to use a 9 speed XT...

    The OP might be going to use a 9 speed XT derailleur.
  13. The GT's would be a lot better than that Calle...

    The GT's would be a lot better than that Calle for commuting.
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    It happens the right way up too, the person who...

    It happens the right way up too, the person who made that video made another one too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=losWKtO69q4
  15. Thread: Harro mx2 value?

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    You need to look harder. ...

    You need to look harder.

    http://www.bicyclebluebook.com/SearchListingDetail.aspx?id=80275&make=687&model=49407
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    Potato.

    Potato.
  17. Department store bikes have plenty of issues,...

    Department store bikes have plenty of issues, look at the cranks......

    http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s66/hardmf1/Wal-MartMongoosesingle-speedwithhamfistedcrankarmassembly2.jpg
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    Just cut off as much as you need to. If that...

    Just cut off as much as you need to.

    If that means cutting off the whole tab then that's what you'll have to do.

    A pair of needle nose pliers will probably be useful for inserting and removing...
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    So that's what those red arrows were about. ...

    So that's what those red arrows were about.

    Post mounts like IS mounts can be put on the front of a fork leg, it's all about measurements from the center of the axle.

    As long as the two brake...
  20. You will need to straighten the derailleur hanger...

    You will need to straighten the derailleur hanger before a new derailleur can be put on, if it's not straightened properly the new derailleur won't work properly.

    Do you feel confident that you...
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    Cut them off if they are hitting the fork. ...

    Cut them off if they are hitting the fork.

    People have same problem when using floating rotors, the tabs on the pads hit the rivets that hold the two parts of the rotor together.
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    ????? Surly you're not stupid enough to...

    ?????


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    Surly you're not stupid enough to do it, you'd have to be mad to ride without a qr skewer.
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    No idea what's going on with the those images...

    No idea what's going on with the those images with the red arrows.



    If that's the case, I'm sure that you wouldn't mind removing the qr skewer from a bike with downwards pointing dropouts and...
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    Different forces at play. A rim brake mounted...

    Different forces at play.

    A rim brake mounted on top of the fork doesn't put a downwards force on the axle like a rear mounted disc brake does, a rim brake puts a backwards pushing force onto the...
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    Very observant but you didn't answer the...

    Very observant but you didn't answer the question.

    Could retention tabs possibly stop a wheel from being ejected if a qr skewer became loose?
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