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  1. As long as your stem is not moving while you are...

    As long as your stem is not moving while you are riding you should be OK. You exert very little force on the bars while you are riding. You actually do not want it immovable; if you have a crash it...
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    I am unfamiliar with these particular components....

    I am unfamiliar with these particular components. How does one go about installing/removing this "hidden" bolt? Does it thread into the crank arm or?
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    Also, the housing is too long, causing it to...

    Also, the housing is too long, causing it to leave the lever and enter the caliper at an angle and not straight in, causing excess friction and possibly wear on the inner wire.
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    Good pads, like Kool Stop Salmon compound will...

    Good pads, like Kool Stop Salmon compound will often help a lot and do not cost much.
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    I run 42s and 47s on 19mm rims, no issue.

    I run 42s and 47s on 19mm rims, no issue.
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    Here's a link to a nice gear comparison...

    Here's a link to a nice gear comparison calculator: kstoerz.com | visual drivetrain comparison tool
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    If you don't want to damage frame tubes with a...

    If you don't want to damage frame tubes with a clamp, don't clamp them, clamp the seat post instead. And even then pad the clamp jaws with a shop towel.
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    ...with the wrench above the BB.

    ...with the wrench above the BB.
  9. I keep the cut-off links from shortening the...

    I keep the cut-off links from shortening the chain when installing it, along with some links, so I can remove damaged links without shortening the chain.
  10. You could also consider fitting shorter cranks to...

    You could also consider fitting shorter cranks to gain some pedal clearance if needed, depending of course on what you have now.
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    And after you have adjusted it for clearance from...

    And after you have adjusted it for clearance from the biggest rear cog, shift through the others to make sure there is sufficient clearance from them all.
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    The high limit screw may be adjusted too tight,...

    The high limit screw may be adjusted too tight, causing the mechanism in the shifter to be under excessive tension when in the big ring, jamming the small lever. Since it is a new bike the best...
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    Nothing to lose by asking. I have had companies...

    Nothing to lose by asking. I have had companies surprise me with their willingness to honor warranties.

    David Clark (aviation headsets) and Sennheiser (hi-fi headphones) have warrantied repairs...
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    Is $34.85 and free shipping good enough? KMC x10...

    Is $34.85 and free shipping good enough?
    KMC x10 Gold TI N 10 Speed Bike Chain X2 0 XSP 116L Fits SRAM Shimano Campagnolo | eBay
  15. If you round the ends of the slot, rather than...

    If you round the ends of the slot, rather than leaving sharp corners, it will reduce the tendency for a crack to start there.
  16. I find that application of Tef-Gel TEF-GEL -...

    I find that application of Tef-Gel TEF-GEL - Ultra safety systems - Home page to threaded parts is very helpful in avoiding corrosion and binding/seizing. I have a tub of synthetic grease which does...
  17. Actually, it is correctly written lbf*ft or...

    Actually, it is correctly written lbf*ft or lbf-ft; lbf incorporates the s^2 term, as Ben points out.
  18. We are right up there with Myanmar and Liberia in...

    We are right up there with Myanmar and Liberia in clinging to Imperial measure; it's also in common use in the UK although they are officially metric.
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    Self-fusing silicone tape is a great alternative...

    Self-fusing silicone tape is a great alternative to electrical tape. It sticks only to itself so can be easily and cleanly removed, and does not creep or bleed adhesive like electrical tape. It...
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    Here are a couple of alternatives to the VO unit:...

    Here are a couple of alternatives to the VO unit:
    Robot Check
    Prestine THREADLESS Sealed bearing bottom bracket - 20.42
    Hilary Stone Bottom Brackets Threadless & Other
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    There are available water bottle mounts which...

    There are available water bottle mounts which replace the stem caps, so presumably accessories of similar (or less) mass should not cause difficulty.
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    Well, you could shim them down to 20mm pretty...

    Well, you could shim them down to 20mm pretty easily.
  23. +1 I do not like having anything at the limits if...

    +1 I do not like having anything at the limits if its adjustment. If you decide to mill/Dremel the 539 slot deeper I would suggest fitting a larger washer under the pad bolt head to better...
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    With a carbon frame and components you would do...

    With a carbon frame and components you would do well to invest in a torque wrench and a set of hex bits. Adequate ones are available from Harbor Freight for about $20 ($10 on frequent sale/coupon)...
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    I have one of these...

    I have one of these http://www.amazon.com/DISPLAY-STAND-SUNLT-BB-TYPE/dp/B000C17HJ4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1453492121&sr=8-4&keywords=bicycle+display+stand and it is handy to use on a workbench when...
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