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    Mattttt, I've had multiple 6500 and 7700 9S...

    Mattttt, I've had multiple 6500 and 7700 9S groups, but no Campagnolo experience. I would choose the Ultegra.

    Brad
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    phorn, I have a Cannondale touring bike with the...

    phorn, I have a Cannondale touring bike with the same chain stay dents, maybe mine are worse. It's my beater bike and has quite often been treated as one, riding unimproved trails without any...
  3. canklecat, If anything you're under using that...

    canklecat, If anything you're under using that Globe. It's a pretty stout commuter/city bike. The above suggestions should take care of the creaking.

    Brad
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    As much as I like 8S, I agree with the wider...

    As much as I like 8S, I agree with the wider selection of 9S cassettes. The HG50 series of Shimano cassettes is a good level to have and some sure seem to be the same item from higher level series'...
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    Not in N. America because Olmos were only...

    Not in N. America because Olmos were only imported for awhile in the '80s. Darn shame, too.

    Brad

    PS While there are several models manufactured by Olmo, it looks like N. America had only the...
  6. ColnelSanders, I'm no structural engineer, but I...

    ColnelSanders, I'm no structural engineer, but I think that most frames, regardless of construction material, will out live their owners with normal use. If you want to hedge the bet, go for Ti.
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    VictorKnox, A foam sprayed into the chain stay,...

    VictorKnox, A foam sprayed into the chain stay, after moving the broken piece to the rear of the chain stay, should work by trapping the broken piece and keeping it from rattling. Insulating Foam...
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    I don't think so. For one thing, nobody has to...

    I don't think so. For one thing, nobody has to deal with fitment issues.

    I run 25 mm tires (and 23 mm tires with no ill effects) and a 52-42-30/ 14-25 9S drivetrain on the distance roadie. I...
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    cyber.snow, When we were drought ridden I used...

    cyber.snow, When we were drought ridden I used my touring bike for unloaded distance rides because the wider tires were better for the road conditions. The bike did just fine even though it was...
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    Squeezebox, Generally wider is better, but not...

    Squeezebox, Generally wider is better, but not necessarily meaning a fat tired bike.

    I had some 35 mm Panaracer Crosstowns on my touring bike and they were almost too wide to fit between the...
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    Poll: I agree with this also. The article I read had...

    I agree with this also. The article I read had to do with the larger circumference options allow for less power loss due to a less acute reversal in chain travel.

    Brad
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    TGB, Because my Cannondales have zero features...

    TGB, Because my Cannondales have zero features on the frame set and generally are a singular color, the little details perhaps count more so than on a more detailed frame set. My tastes seem run on...
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    Poll: jimmuller, Many years ago I read that it was...

    jimmuller, Many years ago I read that it was more efficient to use larger chain rings with larger cogs so generally I use the large chain ring with something in the middle of the rear. While that...
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    The only verifiable difference I observed with my...

    The only verifiable difference I observed with my bikes (mix of 165 mm-175 mm crank arms) was that the longer crank arms required more effort to spin at a high cadence. I did switch the crank arm...
  15. Abu Mehendra, I have three bikes that I can use...

    Abu Mehendra, I have three bikes that I can use for light (~9 kg) touring. The difference in bicycle weight spans ~2.5 kg and there is really no functional difference when riding just to cover...
  16. Just showing what the braze-on was likely...

    Just showing what the braze-on was likely originally used for. It looks like he's changed the FD from photo 3, thus my suggestion under the photo.

    Brad
  17. raboiler, That guide is, I think, actually a...

    raboiler, That guide is, I think, actually a cable housing stop similar to my RRA's:

    499792

    I'd just run the cable outside of the 'guide'.

    Brad
  18. 6400 is 8S and 6500 is 9S, both have external...

    6400 is 8S and 6500 is 9S, both have external shift cable routing. 9S Ultegra for a triple is 6503.

    Brad
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    Mike, For Texas: Shiner Beers Stickers ? Shiner...

    Mike, For Texas: Shiner Beers Stickers ? Shiner Store :)

    Brad
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    Lazyass, For your Traveler the CR18 wheelset is...

    Lazyass, For your Traveler the CR18 wheelset is a good choice and if you are shopping at Velomine they'll be much better than average quality for an economically priced wheelset, IME. The...
  21. Maybe this will help:...

    Maybe this will help: https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Bicycles/Maintenance_and_Repair/Gear-changing_Dimensions

    Brad
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    Measure C-C from the crank arm fixing bolt hole...

    Measure C-C from the crank arm fixing bolt hole and the pedal spindle hole.

    Brad
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    damo010, The measurements for my Cannondale...

    damo010, The measurements for my Cannondale touring bikes: 10.5" BB height (32 mm tire spec.), 2.5" BB drop. I have 170 mm crank arms, BTW.

    Brad
  24. Sam, If those are the original tires, the wheels...

    Sam, If those are the original tires, the wheels will still have a lot of life left in them, just possibly retensioning and trueing. Perform an overhaul on the bike (clean and grease the hubs, head...
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    I'm too late. :( Brad

    I'm too late. :(

    Brad
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