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  1. I straightened untold number of hangers in my...

    I straightened untold number of hangers in my bike career. I also did a good bit of frame/fork alignment, and have a very good eye. Nevertheless, when it comes to straightening a hanger on cassettes...
  2. It seems very odd to be doing a scratch build if...

    It seems very odd to be doing a scratch build if you don't know what bike parts need to be regularly greased and lubed.
  3. You need a better description of what you mean as...

    You need a better description of what you mean as well as your intent/goal. The cogs on a cassette/freewheel are called sprockets by some, as are the chainrings up front. If you mean driving a...
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    He did not say that, nor could anyone here likely...

    He did not say that, nor could anyone here likely have that info. Function is too similar to pay more for the Gran Cru.
  5. I would strongly advise against disturbing a...

    I would strongly advise against disturbing a press fit on an older irreplaceable derailleur. There is no reason to take apart that assembly when one can just flush in solvent blow out with compressed...
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    71 views and no responses - seems the 1% will...

    71 views and no responses - seems the 1% will have to wait. I don't know that basic cables and bulk housing will satisfy 99% on this forum, but the most popular alternatives are well-known, and the...
  7. For that 4% larger gear that you can only use...

    For that 4% larger gear that you can only use downhill you will be raising ALL of your gears with that chainring by 4%, possibly making the 12 tooth slightly less useable as well. You will not go...
  8. I also like the Lezyne - several models available...

    I also like the Lezyne - several models available as well as accessories - but checking online reviews of some of the recommendations above is probably the best route, as it will give you a broader...
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    Just work backward - using a built wheel you have...

    Just work backward - using a built wheel you have the number of holes, cross pattern, hub diameter, flange distance - the only variable missing is ERD.
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    All of those are items you can research for...

    All of those are items you can research for yourself. I would guess that very few here have ordered enough items from enough overseas vendors to give you a valid opinion, and things can change wildly...
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    Out of round is more difficult to resolve, as it...

    Out of round is more difficult to resolve, as it typically involves balancing tension in multiple spokes, sometimes those opposite the ones at the out of round point. If not careful one can introduce...
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    Derailleurs don't just break, but no way for us...

    Derailleurs don't just break, but no way for us to easily tell what happened. branch could have been flipped into the drive train, derailleur limit out of adjustment, etc. As you already had one...
  13. Almost always 3/16, but why not just open it up...

    Almost always 3/16, but why not just open it up and look, or if cartridge bearing read the imprinted info on the
    seal?
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    Waxing poetic, eh. Your question above, though...

    Waxing poetic, eh. Your question above, though missing the critical price parameter, is almost exactly what I suggested. For that matter, I was waxing logical.
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    Defining "best" by 3 variables makes the task...

    Defining "best" by 3 variables makes the task very difficult, and when the last variable may be inversely related to the other two, pretty much impossible. It would be better stated - "What is a...
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    I think mounting the tool in a vise and using the...

    I think mounting the tool in a vise and using the frame as a lever is by far the best solution, as it's fairly easy to both bear down and turn, and one can use both arms, shoulders and torso to exert...
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    +1. I'll add that if you're going for the "best"...

    +1. I'll add that if you're going for the "best" for each component nobody will be able to answer your questions without a lot of info from you, as what you really mean by best is according to your...
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    Well this thread seems to be an exception, as I...

    Well this thread seems to be an exception, as I don't see anyone saying either extreme. I would amend your statement to say that "Anyone who has some mechanical experience and the willingness to...
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    So, you had the help of a mechanic, possibly...

    So, you had the help of a mechanic, possibly already had the tools or borrowed them, and you very likely did not do the work of determining which components were compatible with the frame and each...
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    TO THE OP: Wondering if you are not aware of...

    TO THE OP: Wondering if you are not aware of bikes del pueblo Does not look like they have a dedicated space yet, but perhaps you could get involved.
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    Hmm, "sensible" almost seems a good-natured poke...

    Hmm, "sensible" almost seems a good-natured poke in context, but I'll assume you meant it neutrally. I base my view on many years in the bike biz, having seen the multiple mistakes and headaches that...
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    Building a bike from scratch is a relative...

    Building a bike from scratch is a relative rarity, even among bike mechanics who have access to cheaper parts and free tool use. It's a very poor way to learn about bike repair and maintenance, as...
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    Well, it is a bit hard to find, as it's way down...

    Well, it is a bit hard to find, as it's way down the list of subforums, below the Racer's Forum section. It's also called Classifieds:
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    "Opinion on the project" - You seem to be on a...

    "Opinion on the project" - You seem to be on a continuing quest to "simplify" with bizarre solutions based on faulty assumptions and inadequate knowledge, combined with an inability or unwillingness...
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    You often will not find a cone specified for a...

    You often will not find a cone specified for a particular hub. If the cone meets the following criteria it will work:
    A (outside diameter) needs to be no larger than your current cone (unless you...
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