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    IMO a few steps up the bling ladder offers better...

    IMO a few steps up the bling ladder offers better performance under poor conditions. Stuff will still shift decently even when well covered in road grime and muck. Sometimes there's a difference in...
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    Most obvious is that the spring holes should be...

    Most obvious is that the spring holes should be on the inside. 2nd would be on the width between them. 3rd would be diameter, height, thread etc.
    But so far I've only seen the first two vary.
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    +1 Watching inane movies or news, or listening...

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    Watching inane movies or news, or listening to music is about all I can manage and still get a good burn going.
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    I asked about that here once, and got someone to...

    I asked about that here once, and got someone to measure the inner and outer diameters for me. I think it was 50%, but you should be able to find the thread.

    Easier to search from a full sized...
  5. If you can't even turn the cranks it sounds like...

    If you can't even turn the cranks it sounds like the cassette is jamming against the dropout.
    Or the hub bearings are seized. Do a visual inspection that chain+ cassette clears the dropout. Pop the...
  6. Tube should be fine, all strength is in the tire...

    Tube should be fine, all strength is in the tire anyhow.
    I've been quite happy with Conti sport contact on my commuter, but overall favourites are hutchinson top slick followed by a WTB folding...
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    If you've gotten the spoke to full tension right...

    If you've gotten the spoke to full tension right when the threads disappear, then the spoke is probably too short
    And tension is the key word here. If you don't need to true, then fine. But do try...
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    Real leather is a so-so thing, it'll be very...

    Real leather is a so-so thing, it'll be very prone to stretching, particularly if you get it wet. Wider will make it harder to go found the bends, which on modern bars can be quite sharp.
    If I would...
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    Ceramic rims do last longer, but not infinitely....

    Ceramic rims do last longer, but not infinitely. And rough handling can cause the coating to flake off leading to grabby brakes.

    The scare about disc brakes being harder to fix is a so-so issue. ...
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    For the same set of levers, long reach brakes...

    For the same set of levers, long reach brakes have - by definition - poorer leverage than regular reach brakes. Less rim pinch for an equal amount of hand effort.

    Now, whether this is enough to be...
  11. If the hubside wall of the rim is fairly convex -...

    If the hubside wall of the rim is fairly convex - yes.

    Using a grommet reduces the gap size quite a lot. And the reduced gap slows down water intake considerably. Rolling through a deep puddle...
  12. Thread: Spoke Lacing

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    Is the Circus Monkey 20H approved for radial...

    Is the Circus Monkey 20H approved for radial lace? My 32H CM weren't.
    I'm assuming the options you are considering are either 1X or 2X. My guess is that for 20H they're both geometrically possible,...
  13. But if Presta valve tubes do just fine in...

    But if Presta valve tubes do just fine in Schrader drilled rims without the use of an grommet/sleeve/shim/ adapter thingy, then you already have that option. No need for the grommet/sleeve/shim/...
  14. That was quite elegant. I'm guessing that is a...

    That was quite elegant. I'm guessing that is a single-walled rim?
    Insertion from below?
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    I've cut a piece of a broom handle in half...

    I've cut a piece of a broom handle in half lengthwise, glued in a hacksaw blade overhanging the edge about the thickness of the post. Worked like a charm compared with a handheld bare blade. Don't...
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    So I'm guessing it's the attachment that broke?...

    So I'm guessing it's the attachment that broke? That's not entirely unique.
    Some thorough searching on "broken downtube shifter" may yield more specific results about what people have done about it....
  17. I know their intended purpose, the question was...

    I know their intended purpose, the question was if they actually contributed anything.
    My bikes are doing fine without.



    And apart from water ingress, perhaps rattling - what's the point in...
  18. I haven't been interested enough to do any...

    I haven't been interested enough to do any dedicated experimenting, but 90 PSI doesn't seem to be a problem. And I'm not that keen to go any higher, as that's about the max rating on the slicks I'm...
  19. Presta valve in Schrader rim adapter, what good does it do?

    Hi all,

    If you want to run a Presta valve in a Schrader drilled rim, the accepted wisdom(as far as I can see) is that you should use a grommet/sleeve/shim/ adapter thingy, mounted in hub-facing...
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    The way any mechanical item performs is a blend...

    The way any mechanical item performs is a blend of material and design.
    Get it right, and aluminum items will do just fine, get it wrong and you'll get in trouble - just as with any material.
    The...
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    We don't know what kind of penetration you aimed...

    We don't know what kind of penetration you aimed for. If you shot for bottom of screwdriver flat, 2mm more should be fine. If you shot for free of the nipple, then it's probably sketchy. IMO 2-3mm...
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    Depends on your lacing skills. My first wheel...

    Depends on your lacing skills. My first wheel would probably have gone faster that way, but as soon as you begin to get the hang of it you lose more time to when spokes gets tangled up with each...
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    Their website seems still up and running though.

    Their website seems still up and running though.
  24. No, see #4...

    No, see #4
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