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  1. SKS RennKompressor with a silca-style chuck,...

    SKS RennKompressor with a silca-style chuck, Jawohl!!!

    Used one in the workshop of my previous job for about 5 years (and it had been in service before that) and it was treated like absolute...
  2. Awesome. This is what people want folks....

    Awesome. This is what people want folks. Customers are more than willing to pay for such a service. Just charge accordingly. In my country, mobile repair services by car are a big hit. Added value...
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    Did a 6800 build the other day. That **** is...

    Did a 6800 build the other day. That **** is amazing. Better than Di2 6700. Shimano hit it out of the park once again. No need to pay more for anything beyond this, unless you're a weight wanker and...
  4. Uhm, there is a ton of money to be made from...

    Uhm, there is a ton of money to be made from repairs. It's what keeps our shop afloat. Start with fast turn around times. Offer replacement bikes (people don't want to walk). Make sure you have a...
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    Very enlightening, I never looked at it this way....

    Very enlightening, I never looked at it this way. Thanks!
    Anyway, it seems Shimano has returned to light action and very crisp shifting with 11-speed. Man wat a difference. Nothing to do with RR, I...
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    One thing I never understood was why Shimano...

    One thing I never understood was why Shimano didn't install a much stronger spring to counter worn and gunked up shift cables, seeing as the system relies on this part to do the downshifting.
  7. Thread: Rims VS hubs

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    It all depends on how you treat your hubs I...

    It all depends on how you treat your hubs I guess, but I hate to be the customer who came in recently who trashed the bearings on his FRM rear MTB hub ($$$$!) in only six months. Cost a fortune to...
  8. Being from Nederland as well (the country), I can...

    Being from Nederland as well (the country), I can tell you that 700B is still widely used around here. All the 'omafietsen' use the ETRTO size 40-635, also known as 28 x 1 1/2.
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    Well shoot me if I ever build a wheelset with...

    Well shoot me if I ever build a wheelset with those pieces of crap again. Will not stay true. Detensioned and re-tensioned three times, making sure spoke tension was as even as I could make it. Same...
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    Only if I can find worthy rims for them. I'm...

    Only if I can find worthy rims for them. I'm thinking TB-14. I had a pair of NOS MA-2's but I sold them.
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    I recently acquired these: ...

    I recently acquired these:

    http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee12/Toverei/IMG_0977.jpg

    http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee12/Toverei/IMG_0979.jpg

    I'm still salivating
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    In order to achieve this low weight, AC uses...

    In order to achieve this low weight, AC uses tiny, fast wearing bearings. They have been known for poor quality/fragile locknuts and bearing failure.

    For the money, I would get a Mack hub. Bigger...
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    Modern alloy high flange track hubs can be...

    Modern alloy high flange track hubs can be lightish weigth and cheap at the same time. A Novatec rear high flange weighs 235 grms or there about. Having a hollow axle helps. Phils are boat anchors ,...
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    True, but my Lightning is plenty quick around...

    True, but my Lightning is plenty quick around corners and stiff enough for me. It doesn't handle as quick as my previous bike which had track geo, but I think track geometry is overrated for use on...
  15. Thread: Hub porn

    by Batavus
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    http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee12/Toverei/IM...

    http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee12/Toverei/IMG_0979.jpg

    http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee12/Toverei/IMG_0977.jpg
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    Wabi Lightning frameset 55 cm: 1880 grms for...

    Wabi Lightning frameset 55 cm: 1880 grms for frame, fork and headset. Fork weighs 560 grms.

    Just spend a little more. You not regret.
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    1989 Yamaha XJ 600 (same as FJ 600 in the states)

    1989 Yamaha XJ 600 (same as FJ 600 in the states)
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    Don't know if you can get them stateside, but at...

    Don't know if you can get them stateside, but at the shop I worked at previously, we used Rigida (now called RYDE) Sputnik and Andra rims. Extremely heavy 800 plus grms for a 700 c rim, but stronger...
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    http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee12/Toverei/IM...

    http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee12/Toverei/IMG_0961.jpg

    http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee12/Toverei/IMG_0960.jpg

    Somehow, the pics I take always come out crap. It's much more beatiful...
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    Wabi Lightning 55 cm. 13.6 with bottle cage,...

    Wabi Lightning 55 cm. 13.6 with bottle cage, front brake and xr-300 wheelset. Slowly gathering parts to get it under 13.
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    Bang for your buck, you can't beat a...

    Bang for your buck, you can't beat a Novatec/Kinlin combo. I built a set with XR-300's /road front and track rear hub, 32 R, 28F, brass nips

    Weighs 1580 grms without track nuts/lock ring and...
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    Nice! They should have done a 531 lugged frame...

    Nice! They should have done a 531 lugged frame though. No serial on the Cera, btw.
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    Don't know if I posted it before in this thread,...

    Don't know if I posted it before in this thread, but here is my rebuilt Cera:

    http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee12/Toverei/IMG_0780.jpg
    ...
  24. Notice that everything is greased quite...

    Notice that everything is greased quite liberally. As I mixed the grease with oil, there is no risk of it all becoming too gooey and pawls sticking for example.

    Now the planetary gear unit can be...
  25. Sprocket side up, install clutch: ...

    Sprocket side up, install clutch:

    http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee12/Toverei/IMG_0868.jpg

    Then ring gear:

    http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee12/Toverei/IMG_0872.jpg

    Make sure to...
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