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    Next time get a large light colored piece of...

    Next time get a large light colored piece of cloth/towel/fleece to put under your work area when dealing with small parts.
    They don't bounce or roll on the textured cloth. Do this inside or...
  2. Thread: DI2 Shopping List

    by sch
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    No special tools needed. Make sure when you pull...

    No special tools needed. Make sure when you pull your cables that you attach a string to the ends to make fishing the Di2 wires more
    easily done. If your access ports in the frame are big enough...
  3. SRAM doesn't seem to be operating a charity in...

    SRAM doesn't seem to be operating a charity in the US either, though I haven't compared Ribble/Probiket with Performance or Colorado Cycle.
    My local independent LBS says his wholesale is typically...
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    Considering you can get a new frame from eg...

    Considering you can get a new frame from eg Nashbar ( Nashbar Alloy Road Frame )
    for under $150 or a beater on Craigs it makes no sense to try and salvage the frame. I had a 531 frame crack in...
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    Both the carbon bars I bought early in 2015 had...

    Both the carbon bars I bought early in 2015 had "manuals" recommending replacement of the bar after 3 yrs use. Kind of stunning,
    about $6-7/month cost just for the bar.

    As for the OP bar, I...
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    Not for nothing 20 yrs of tech development by...

    Not for nothing 20 yrs of tech development by Shimano and SRAM. The 6800 benefits from incremental changes in construction and not insignificantly
    from attention to cable/housing friction. Friends...
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    Minor point: if you are both cyclists now and...

    Minor point: if you are both cyclists now and avid enough to consider a tandem AND might consider a later upgrade, then the Periscope is a very good idea as its
    resale will not be limited to...
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    You should stay away from chiropractors with neck...

    You should stay away from chiropractors with neck problems that result in nerve dysfunction. Look up 'cervical dermatomes' on google to see where the
    nerves in the neck go and you will see that the...
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    I have two sets of 3x9 Ultegra shifters for...

    I have two sets of 3x9 Ultegra shifters for 10spd. $100 US each if interested. sch1943atgmail
    Both are new, never used with cables in box.
  10. Just a decent set of tools for working on the...

    Just a decent set of tools for working on the bike is going to be $50-75. You can get by with generic tools such as adjustable wrenches, screw driver a
    nd hammer for most of this but the wheels...
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    None of my purchases from Probikit have resulted...

    None of my purchases from Probikit have resulted in customs charges. Biggest was the 10spd Di2 kit I bought a few yrs ago for $1100. Most purchases are for $1-200 or so perhaps
    every 12-18 months.
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    I retired after 40 yrs of medicine in 2013. ...

    I retired after 40 yrs of medicine in 2013. Partly inadvertent and unplanned but the wife caught a virus that wiped out her platelets and stability, fell and developed a
    subdural hematoma and lost...
  13. Thread: Foot wear?

    by sch
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    Sandals are GREAT, when the weather is right. ...

    Sandals are GREAT, when the weather is right. Wet feet is a bit annoying, and I don't use much below 60F but they are very comfy. Lake shoes: lakecycling.com
    sells direct and has EEE widths in...
  14. Thread: Cold Feet

    by sch
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    Maybe your shoes are a bit too small. My first...

    Maybe your shoes are a bit too small. My first pair of cycling shoes were snug and ok for about 40 miles but off and on I would get a burning sensation in
    the plantar area alleviated by getting off...
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    OTOH if you go back to knobbies and just use the...

    OTOH if you go back to knobbies and just use the wheel off road you won't notice the flat spot while rolling, only perhaps with braking.
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    An alternative way to remove the crank is to...

    An alternative way to remove the crank is to leave the fixing bolt off and go out and ride the bike around a nearby hilly loop until the crank comes off under
    pedaling torque. Not the best way but...
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    Thread is metric 10Mx1.0. You can buy a T nut...

    Thread is metric 10Mx1.0. You can buy a T nut with that internal thread and drill out the threads and use the T nut instead. If hole is 'out of round' chasing the thread
    with a tap is not likely...
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    From your photo it looks like the thread mangling...

    From your photo it looks like the thread mangling starts about or a bit less than one full turn of the thread. If you got it in more than one turn you
    likely contributed to the mangling. You can...
  19. Thread: Pedals & shoes

    by sch
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    Speedplay Frogs are my preferred pedal, used on...

    Speedplay Frogs are my preferred pedal, used on the tandem, bent and two road bikes, and recently on the rarely used ATB bike. Unlike the
    X series "road pedals" you can walk around reasonably well...
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    11spd Di2 batteries are rated for 500-600 miles...

    11spd Di2 batteries are rated for 500-600 miles operating duration. Unless your tandem is a garage queen, a year is unlikely on one charge.
    External batteries IME recharge on the charger in 15-30...
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    You need to measure the width of the rear...

    You need to measure the width of the rear triangle to see what you have. Tandems can range from 130mm to 160mm wide, though most are
    either 135 (older) or 145 more recent. I also see only two...
  22. Thread: fbw

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    Since most recumbents weigh at least 10#, some...

    Since most recumbents weigh at least 10#, some 20# more than similar priced DF, you have to work harder to move them. Since recumbents use very little upper
    body strength compared to DF all the...
  23. According to two reviewers it is "flexible" and...

    According to two reviewers it is "flexible" and bends easily and the tire tools 'broke'. That suggests an emergency use only and a tool that can't be
    expected to apply much torque. How useful a...
  24. Some shops send them loose in a ziplock bag with...

    Some shops send them loose in a ziplock bag with no retainers. Possibly a bulk pack from Shimano? Seems no other reason to remove the cassette
    from the carton with the retainer tube.
  25. For this purpose, WD40 is just a solvent, so...

    For this purpose, WD40 is just a solvent, so mineral spirits, which are the base in WD40, would work just as well, and may be cheaper.
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