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    Forget it; you needto undo the cables. But I...

    Forget it; you needto undo the cables. But I recommend pushing ahead - the bike will bake and shift better add a result, and look a surprising amount better.

    You should be able to find all the...
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    Check out FD installation instructions on the...

    Check out FD installation instructions on the Park Tools website.
  3. You'll probably need long reach brakes, which is...

    You'll probably need long reach brakes, which is kinda crap, especially on the front... Good idea to get a 700c fork so you have proper braking.
  4. Yeah, I noticed how that column on the graph got...

    Yeah, I noticed how that column on the graph got the polymer-coated cable... that's some dodgy marketing. But I think the idea itself is pretty sound. The vertical axes for the linkages lend...
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    Nah, this is the go: Another thing you can...

    Nah, this is the go:


    Another thing you can try if you're really keen is to disassemble the wheel, get the rim and put it in the corner of a room with a hard floor and turn it, watching the top...
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    Pretty sure they don't make it that wide, and the...

    Pretty sure they don't make it that wide, and the white sticky would look pretty shabby through the holes...

    My money's on crappy tubes. Try a different brand, and be sure they're not stretching...
  7. The shifter and derailer together determine how...

    The shifter and derailer together determine how far the derailer moves for each shift; derailers with the same actuation ratio are functionally identical in this regard, with the shifter being the...
  8. Here, found via image search of Suntour freehub....

    Here, found via image search of Suntour freehub.

    Servicing Suntour XC freehub | Retrobike

    As you can see, bearing preload is set with shims.

    Looks like the same deal as early Uniglide hubs...
  9. Pretty sure the 1:1 actuation refers to the ratio...

    Pretty sure the 1:1 actuation refers to the ratio of lateral movement of the derailer to the amount of cable pulled, in which case you're good to go. This is the main factor in derailer compatibility...
  10. Look at it this way: more than 90% of the time,...

    Look at it this way: more than 90% of the time, when Shimano changes something, they make it better.

    Shimano don't get much wrong, and this new FD design looks like an improvement to me. My only...
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    Anodising is basically sapphire, IIRC. Tough...

    Anodising is basically sapphire, IIRC. Tough stuff, and the ideal finish for an ally frame. The metal is generally given the final finish before anodising. Occasionally it's chemically etched as part...
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    Maybe try backing off the high limit screw a tad,...

    Maybe try backing off the high limit screw a tad, or reducing cable tension a smidge; if the cable's too tight when in the big ring, that could conceivably cause your issue, not to mention give the...
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    Some bikes sure have more than their fair share...

    Some bikes sure have more than their fair share of problems, and to be fair you can't always pick em in advance; it's not just down to cheapness.

    Sometimes it's fair dinkum gremlins.
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    If you've ridden it, I'd expect more...

    If you've ridden it, I'd expect more enthusiasm... it's bloody brilliant. As for reliability, by all accounts it's pretty well sorted, and battery life is epic.

    What cheeses me off is all the...
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    36h front: definitely overkill, IMO.

    36h front: definitely overkill, IMO.
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    I'm more interested in Di2 than an 11th cog,...

    I'm more interested in Di2 than an 11th cog, myself
  17. The more cogs you have and the closer together...

    The more cogs you have and the closer together they are, the more critical cable adjustment and condition is, not to mention hanger alignment.

    If it's not behaving consistently, it's likely a...
  18. Well may you employ quote marks on that term in...

    Well may you employ quote marks on that term in your query about suicide levers.

    Unless you're going for a period look (in which case I'd recommend the guidonnet levers), the best way to go is...
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    Try routing the cable like this: ...

    Try routing the cable like this:

    http://www.ctc.org.uk/sites/default/files/media_library/users/Chris%20Juden/hubbubmech_0.jpg

    If it was the other way round and you had old Dura Ace shifters...
  20. Check the co-op links in my tag for a nearby one.

    Check the co-op links in my tag for a nearby one.
  21. I can't imagine a reason why operating the...

    I can't imagine a reason why operating the drivetrain should affect the cable system in any way, except for the most vanishingly tiny bit of Brownian motion conducted through the bike, a completely...
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    +1 you want a pump with a hose, like the Topeak....

    +1 you want a pump with a hose, like the Topeak. Miles better.

    Aside from eliminating the possibility of bent or broken presta valves, it's a hell of a lot easier to pump when you're not trying to...
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    Anything you build up from what you've listed...

    Anything you build up from what you've listed should be pretty sweet. Although given your heft it'd be nice if you could find a good off-centre rear... reducing the tension difference is the #1 way...
  24. Thread: Fact and fiction

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    You 'Muricans might as well ignore all that...

    You 'Muricans might as well ignore all that mainstream media malarkey this time round; while the primaries are up in the air they'll do their best to pretend your saviour doesn't even exist, and then...
  25. That's anodised aluminium. Looks like...

    That's anodised aluminium.



    Looks like maybe a M6 thread (it'll be metric), and you might just be able to get a brass sleeve machined to copy your other bolts... But yeah, your best bet is...
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