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  1. Thread: Ask Scrod

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    Scrod, Have you ever paid for it?

    Scrod,

    Have you ever paid for it?
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    Lugged CrMo Cyclo-Cross Fork | SOMA Fabrications...

    Lugged CrMo Cyclo-Cross Fork | SOMA Fabrications

    400mm steer tube ought to do the job.
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    Today I miss you guys. Well, some of you anyway.

    Today I miss you guys. Well, some of you anyway.
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    A difference in spring tension between the two...

    A difference in spring tension between the two arms is the most likely culprit. I would first back the tension screw out all the way. I'd then try to increase spring tension on both sides by placing...
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    I love my cr720s. Be advised though, their pads...

    I love my cr720s. Be advised though, their pads are absolute garbage.
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    Don't forget cable housing ferrules and cable...

    Don't forget cable housing ferrules and cable tips.
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    Single 12" u-lock through the rear wheel, rear...

    Single 12" u-lock through the rear wheel, rear and front triangle, braided/sleeved steel cable looped through front wheel.

    theft isn't an issue in my town, but when I lock up my bike is almost...
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    Which deerhead RD? I had one with the Centeron...

    Which deerhead RD? I had one with the Centeron arm and it shifted a 8-speed cassette like absolute garbage. I've always wondered whether the non-Centeron version shifted any better.
  9. A headset is one of those rare parts on a bicycle...

    A headset is one of those rare parts on a bicycle that quickly reaches the point of diminishing returns as the price tag increases. In fact, my first criteria for a headset is usually color/finish....
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    He's already solved that problem by speccing an...

    He's already solved that problem by speccing an appropriate FD.
  11. Break the link, throw away the inner, and install.

    Break the link, throw away the inner, and install.
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    It's a minor issue; mostly when I'm locking up...

    It's a minor issue; mostly when I'm locking up and need to spin the crank. I'll probably end up with a smaller chainring, as I'd really like to take advantage of the tighter spacing in the middle of...
  13. Which drivetrain do you like more, and are you...

    Which drivetrain do you like more, and are you comfortable doing the work yourself?
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    Cross-chaining and chainline

    I recently built a new bike using a compact 2x10 drivetrain(48/34 front, 12-27 rear). I could have gotten away with a 1x10, but I occasionally need to use the 34t ring when carrying heavy loads....
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    Their braided cable housing is absolute garbage....

    Their braided cable housing is absolute garbage. I bought some of the silver stuff for my most recent build and had nothing but problems. I got so frustrated I threw it all out and replaced it with...
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    No.

    No.
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    The best advice I can give is to always look as...

    The best advice I can give is to always look as far ahead as you can. Failing that... How to Crash | Bicycling
  18. I go front brake, rear brake, rear derailleur,...

    I go front brake, rear brake, rear derailleur, front derailleur. That way I know the rear cable isn't somehow screwing with action on the front brake, and having the rear brake already setup makes...
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    What, exactly, are you talking about?

    What, exactly, are you talking about?
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    Anodizing Metal at Home (The LJS method)...

    Anodizing Metal at Home (The LJS method)
  21. I sort of went the other way: after building up...

    I sort of went the other way: after building up several vintage bikes with assorted classic and modern components, I sold everything off and built a Soma Double Cross. Moving to a small apartment...
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    You do have options, though the easiest route...

    You do have options, though the easiest route would be to find a used set of 26" wheels in the correct spacing. Anything else is going to require a frame modification, or building a wheel (or both)....
  23. If they're aiming at Brompton owners, they're...

    If they're aiming at Brompton owners, they're gonna charge Brompton-owner prices.
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    Thanks! I'm not quite car-free yet, but my city...

    Thanks! I'm not quite car-free yet, but my city has been steadily building infrastructure that will make it possible within the next year. I'm looking forward to that day.
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    Sticky: Pride is a funny thing. When I owned my house, I...

    Pride is a funny thing. When I owned my house, I used to be proud of being able to show it off to my friends and family. Living in the studio, I'm quite proud of myself for putting away those...
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