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    Since you already have all the parts, it looks to...

    Since you already have all the parts, it looks to me that it would be possible to modify the 9-speed cassette splines to fit onto the 8-speed hub body. OD of the spline pattern is same for both, the...
  2. 8 speed ergo on a index compatible 7-speed FW...

    8 speed ergo on a index compatible 7-speed FW works great, spacing is exactly same 5.0mm as campy 8 speed. You might try a 9-speed chain for even crisper shifting. Campy 8 speed shifters and RD would...
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    duplicate post...

    duplicate post...
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    I have two girls and have found that once they...

    I have two girls and have found that once they are riding 2-wheels and progress beyond basic needs of a 16" department store coaster brake junker, kids MTB are the way to go. Having gears gives them...
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    I took the other compatibility approach and...

    I took the other compatibility approach and drilled out the hole in my campy ergo shifter that the cable end sits down into so that a standard size cable end will fit. 20 years later, same ergo...
  6. Rims I used are 44mm wide snowcats Snowcat Rims...

    Rims I used are 44mm wide snowcats Snowcat Rims
    They were originally deisigned to spread out the widest available 26" tires (about 2.5") before Surly came out with their first real 3.8" wide fat...
  7. Here is a shot of my fattened-up Macalu; ...

    Here is a shot of my fattened-up Macalu;

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    Album of more detailed pictures of the build is at;
    https://picasaweb.google.com/110245208849091527987/FatbikeBuild?authuser=0&feat=directlink ...
  8. I bought a very nice Macalu badged taiwanese TIG...

    I bought a very nice Macalu badged taiwanese TIG steel MTB frame from Excel way back in 1994, they definitly had the Macalu label in use for longer than just 2-3 years.

    I rode the same macalu...
  9. mavic did make there own proprietary cog/cassette...

    mavic did make there own proprietary cog/cassette spline pattern for several years but they were fairly rare. THe mavic pattern is 9-spline (like shimano) but used very different looking rounded...
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    First decide how many cogs you want (6,7,8,9?),...

    First decide how many cogs you want (6,7,8,9?), any indexing considerations and if you want a threaded freewheel rear hub or a more reliable casette hub that is less prone to break axles. Mavic was...
  11. More modern cranks (such as your 7410) moved the...

    More modern cranks (such as your 7410) moved the tapered portion of the crank further inboard relative to the arms and rings so that a shorter lighter, stiffer) spindle can be used without changing...
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    A jig is needed for initial fork construction but...

    A jig is needed for initial fork construction but not so much for subsequent alignment of a steel fork. If this is for your own riding, give it a try yourself and don't ever re-sell to unsuspecting...
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    I have doubts that simply filling the existing...

    I have doubts that simply filling the existing crack with bronze will produce a permanent fix, the crack will likely propogate back through the bronze. Probably would be better to drill a hole at...
  14. Good catch, correct you are. I got the british...

    Good catch, correct you are. I got the british right/left BB threads confused with pedal threads which is opposite.
  15. Another possible approach, using phil wood...

    Another possible approach, using phil wood mounting rings in conjuction with a cheap shimano cartridge to yield an adjustable chainline BB is detailed here;
    ...
  16. Looking at the distance of the crankarm ends to...

    Looking at the distance of the crankarm ends to the frame chainstays, it doesnt seem to me that the +5mm offsett spacer was needed, looks like the crank arms would be better centered with the frame...
  17. Another option to condiser is to have cantilever...

    Another option to condiser is to have cantilever bosses brazed-on to an existing steel frame, provided it has the geometry and tire clearance you want. Nicer 70's vintage frames with longer...
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    I would think that the superbutted (rifled) tube...

    I would think that the superbutted (rifled) tube features would probably be difficult to manufacture on a seamed tube? Perhaps the SBX tubeset used seamless SLX main triangle tubes (with rifling),...
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    Bit more info on SBX at;...

    Bit more info on SBX at;
    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/442428-Need-some-help-on-a-vintage-Bianchi/page2

    SBX Seems to be a blend of tubesets that Bianchi chose, probably most similar...
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    Exactly that question is pondered throughout...

    Exactly that question is pondered throughout video #5 of this excellent series detailing the awsomeness of Sven Nys;
    http://vimeo.com/album/2200561

    Short synopsis, in 2012-2013 pro season Lars...
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    If you correctly follow the multi-layer protocol,...

    If you correctly follow the multi-layer protocol, you will go through a lot of mastik. Just getting two tires done per 250gr can is probably a bit excessive but I can easily see using two 30gr tubes...
  22. Upturned drop bars are a strong indicator that...

    Upturned drop bars are a strong indicator that the bikes owner got a DUI ticket, lost their car and picked up the first old cheap bike they could get their hands on. No actual interest in riding or...
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    my vote for underrated is for 7-speed casettes &...

    my vote for underrated is for 7-speed casettes & freewheels. The +5mm widening of the cogs needed for a 8/9/10 speed cassette makes the rear wheel dishing more extreme, seriously weakening the rear...
  24. One potential complication with any of the mafac...

    One potential complication with any of the mafac clone (euro-x, frogleggs etc) wide ange brakes is that they have almost no provision for adjusting the post up/down vertically, all you can do is...
  25. You just need a cablestop adapter for the...

    You just need a cablestop adapter for the downtube shifter boss, common item, came with the brifters BITD before bikes switched to cablestops instead of shifter bosses.

    You dont want to cold-set...
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