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  1. If you're just building one frame you have...

    If you're just building one frame you have nothing to worry about. It would cost any company far more than it's worth to just look at your frame and send a legal notice. Even Specialized wouldn't...
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    WT Adjustable Blade Hand Reamers...

    WT Adjustable Blade Hand Reamers
  3. +1^^^. Anti seize may last a little longer but is...

    +1^^^. Anti seize may last a little longer but is a PITA to clean off whenever you handle the disassembled parts coated with it.
  4. And don't get WD-40 on the rubber hood covers, it...

    And don't get WD-40 on the rubber hood covers, it will ruin them in time. No worries if you accidently get some on there as long as you clean it off real well.
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    Heat the patch area slightly with a small flame...

    Heat the patch area slightly with a small flame (a match, cig. lighter, etc.) until it's as hot as you can handle without burning your skin. You don't want to melt the tube, just soften up the "glue"...
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    Most greases will do the job. If you have some...

    Most greases will do the job. If you have some marine grease it tends to hold up to moisture well, bearing grease, any of the specialised bike greases will also work well. Anything you might have...
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    Take it apart, grease all mating surfaces...

    Take it apart, grease all mating surfaces including the stem pivot area, handlebar/steerer clamp and bolt threads. Bolt it all together and it should be squeak free.
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    This^^^. For adjusting the tension on your...

    This^^^. For adjusting the tension on your headset there is no proper torque value even though I have seen some manuals suggest that there is. You tighten the top cap until the bearings feel right....
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    Just a thought. It looks in the first photo that...

    Just a thought. It looks in the first photo that there is a metal sleeve in the front bolt hole and I'm not seeing any from the broken rear bolt hole. If that is correct it could be that there is a...
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    If you have some tire levers with you just use...

    If you have some tire levers with you just use the smooth curved end as a stitching tool, works fine. Leaving the plastic on also helps to keep the patch from sticking to the tire from any overlap of...
  11. Try feeding the cable backwards from the exit...

    Try feeding the cable backwards from the exit side which will make the hole more obvious when the cable comes out of the front.
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    In the past when I used latex tubes I remember...

    In the past when I used latex tubes I remember some holes could be incredibly tiny. When submerging in water also try to stretch the tube a bit to expand any hole that might be there. If you have...
  13. $15 IS nuts for shipping. That's why you should...

    $15 IS nuts for shipping. That's why you should scroll down the page to find the $4.99 deal with free shipping. New Old Stock Cinelli XA Rubber Stem Clamp Insert Washer Blue Perfect | eBay (various...
  14. Cinelli XA Stem spacer | eBay...

    Cinelli XA Stem spacer | eBay
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    The BikeHand tool that the OP is asking about is...

    The BikeHand tool that the OP is asking about is fine. For that particular tool it's got plenty of steel and is beefy enough that not much could go wrong with it. Maybe some experts will chime in to...
  16. Pictures and brand/model of pedals would be...

    Pictures and brand/model of pedals would be helpful.
  17. sugino bottom bracket tool | eBay...

    sugino bottom bracket tool | eBay and this in particular http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sugino-Bottom-Bracket-Cup-Remover-Tool-Wrench-Spanner-Remover-/281742008264?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item419921dfc8
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    Can't speak for LA but San Diego has Joe Bell Joe...

    Can't speak for LA but San Diego has Joe Bell Joe Bell: Joe Bell Bicycle Refinishing highly recommended and possibly Cycle Art which I have never used but has a very good reputation and about 40...
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    Hang in there with the new clipless pedals. You...

    Hang in there with the new clipless pedals. You may experience some frustrating tip overs with the new pedals when stopping but in time it will become second nature to unclip and clip in. Very common...
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    Yes, much easier on the wheels to do low bunny...

    Yes, much easier on the wheels to do low bunny hops. Holes and objects tend to bend rims and focus all the energy on a very small area of the rim.
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    I've had pretty good luck with the 6500 (15k...

    I've had pretty good luck with the 6500 (15k miles when sold) and 6600 (10k miles and still going with having to re-lube the left shifter at 8k miles) Neighbor has 6700 with 15K, zero maintenance and...
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    The spring engages the teeth and if memory...

    The spring engages the teeth and if memory serves, it appears you are correct that one of the springs is broken. Not sure if you can still get parts for these but if you're determined to use them you...
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    From my experience different mfrs tend to use...

    From my experience different mfrs tend to use slightly different standards so the answer to the question is sometimes you'll find the slope is used and sometimes it will be the base of the triangle...
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    Try calling Look and some CF repair shops. Look...

    Try calling Look and some CF repair shops. Look may (longshot) offer a source for the dropout and I'd bet that some repair places could remove/replace it. Even if you can't find a replacement that...
  25. Waxing a bike frame is a big PITA. Although wax...

    Waxing a bike frame is a big PITA. Although wax can help protect your paint a little from environmental wear and tear you're more likely to have your paint job ruined by too many chips and dings long...
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