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    I've done this. I used a cyclocross bike with...

    I've done this. I used a cyclocross bike with 35mm Ritchey Speedmax Comp tires. Worked great.
  2. Hang a new chain. Pop the quicklink and hang the...

    Hang a new chain. Pop the quicklink and hang the old chain next to it. Measure and compute. This measures the important parameter, not roller wear like those chain tools.
  3. I'd say about 4 W/kg is fast. Takes me about a...

    I'd say about 4 W/kg is fast. Takes me about a year to get there, starting from zero.
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    If I am using an FSA component that works ok, I...

    If I am using an FSA component that works ok, I hit it with some flat black spray paint so no one knows I'm riding FSA. True story.
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    Got an XT 8000 group, new set of carbon wheels...

    Got an XT 8000 group, new set of carbon wheels for the mountain bike, new stem for the road bike, and a Shimano hollowtech II bb tool.
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    heeheehee. The worst I've done is punch the...

    heeheehee.

    The worst I've done is punch the passenger window of a suburban that ignored my presence on a roundabout, causing a collision that did not make me crash. I resisted the urge to smack...
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    That's not true. Shimano has increased its chain...

    That's not true. Shimano has increased its chain durability every time it narrowed it.
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    It could be a lot of things. I had a creak that...

    It could be a lot of things. I had a creak that only happened when I was pedaling. Turned out to be a rusty cable stop spring, the one on the down tube on old Cannondales where the cable housing...
  9. Thread: work on bike.

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    "Because your bike sucks"

    "Because your bike sucks"
  10. Yeah.....here's what's happening. The al. section...

    Yeah.....here's what's happening. The al. section of the rim has a sleeve at the joint. This sleeve is now loose and rattling. I have the same issue and it drives me nuts. I squirted expanding foam...
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    Actually, they are pretty good. Oakley had the...

    Actually, they are pretty good. Oakley had the best lenses 20 years ago but the world caught up to them.
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    Yeah, but then you'd have to buy from Ribble and...

    Yeah, but then you'd have to buy from Ribble and you have Ribble logos all over your frame. Just something to think about.
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    Brandt talks about it in The Bicycle Wheel, page...

    Brandt talks about it in The Bicycle Wheel, page 72. catgita covered it in his post.
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    It is Cali so they frown on using tools that...

    It is Cali so they frown on using tools that start with the letter G to defend yourself. But if you told the jury you were just trying to get away from some crazy people on 19th century modes of...
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    If the holes are center drilled and the spoke...

    If the holes are center drilled and the spoke bends after the nipple it can break due to fatigue. You want to set a bend in the spoke during the build.
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    That kit is plenty for the work you described in...

    That kit is plenty for the work you described in the opening post.

    You'll need an octalink tool if you want to mess with the bottom bracket.
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    Why would I use a gun when I'm sitting at the...

    Why would I use a gun when I'm sitting at the controls of a 3000lb weapon?
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    Just get some 3rd party Flak lenses on ebay for...

    Just get some 3rd party Flak lenses on ebay for like $15.
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    Lacing, more even spoke tension in the rear wheel...

    Lacing, more even spoke tension in the rear wheel in their design. He didn't address my parts concern, he just dismissed it. The fact is that Fulcrum 3 parts are far easier to come by and the 6800 is...
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    Fulcrum 3 is still a better wheel. You're...

    Fulcrum 3 is still a better wheel. You're recommending the 6800s because you own them, not because they are objectively better.
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    That's right.

    That's right.
  22. Yeah, modern carbon rims are awesome. I...

    Yeah, modern carbon rims are awesome. I detensioned a spoke on a 16 spoke front wheel and only had to open up the brakes a bit for it to spin freely. Just as an experiment.

    A well designed...
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    http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/993641...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/993641-replacing-spokes-ultegra-6800-duraace-9000-etc.html
  24. You need a stiffer rim and the double butted...

    You need a stiffer rim and the double butted spokes you mentioned with correct tensioning.
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    Fulcrum 3 over 6800. Lighter, better spoke...

    Fulcrum 3 over 6800. Lighter, better spoke lacing, easier to find parts.
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