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  1. Shimano has some compatibility charts for these...

    Shimano has some compatibility charts for these things

    For shift levers, the top 4 would be fully compatible, with a couple asterisks on the bottom 2.
    ST7801 - Shimano ST7801 Dura Ace Double...
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    I like FBinNY's great answer. In addition: ...

    I like FBinNY's great answer.

    In addition: you'll just want to develop a nose for quality and price-performance - just like shopping for anything else. The more you ride, and the more you try...
  3. Thread: New wheel build

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    I do this on 32 spokes and I'm lighter - On a...

    I do this on 32 spokes and I'm lighter - On a good day, I'm not even a clyde.
    DT spokes Competition; Ultegra hubs; Mavic CXP33 rims.
    This combo just works for me - over time, over funky...
  4. others will tell you differently. My instinct...

    others will tell you differently. My instinct says: don't do it.
    I believe there is no authority who will ever declare a mix of KMC/Sram / FSA and Shimano to be compatible. (or incompatible for...
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    welcome - let us know how the long ride goes too....

    welcome - let us know how the long ride goes too. It was a long time ago when I owned my first CAAD - well maybe 16 years or so. Very nice back then. I've got a new CAAD now (CAAD9 since '09) and...
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    I could ride it, shoes too probably. Mine is...

    I could ride it, shoes too probably.

    Mine is 63cm CAAD9 - the biggest they make.
    And I ordered a custom frame from Italy which is even a bit bigger.

    I'm happier with the custom frame by...
  7. Caad9: dry weather: 200lbs 700 x 23...

    Caad9: dry weather:
    200lbs
    700 x 23 (front) 700 x 25 (rear)
    Continental Gatorskins
    107psi (front) 113psi (rear)


    Viner: dry weather:
    200lbs
    700 x 23 (front) 700 x 25 (rear)
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    hey OP Very curious to know whether it worked....

    hey OP

    Very curious to know whether it worked.
    I know the shimano compatibility charts are conservative, but they didn't show any compatibility at all between 11 and 10 speed stuff.
    (exception...
  9. mechanic help sought for parts job on old bike - San Jose

    Hello

    I'm looking for a mechanic in the San Jose, CA area who can do this parts swap. I can let you know when I need it done but it's not for a few weeks yet. Any recommendations as to a bike...
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    nice thread Mr. Giant dudes. And Ms....

    nice thread Mr. Giant dudes.
    And Ms. Giantesses.

    I'm 192cm and from 88 - 92 kg. Maybe 89 today.
    I have a 63 CAAD 9 that I ride where it's mostly hilly - has a triple gearing.
    This bike...
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    agree with the mayo cut. For me, it's always...

    agree with the mayo cut. For me, it's always case by case: for mayo - never really liked it too much, but realized it's relatively bad, so easy to cut that out. Donuts - same thing - no big...
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    Right. My trips aren't really too long - a week...

    Right. My trips aren't really too long - a week at the most. I try to plan more - where will I have lunch that day (what city - what street - what restaurant if possible. Then - are they open?) ...
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    This thread keeps going and going... and I click...

    This thread keeps going and going...
    and I click it every time!

    Go CAAD! Go Cannondale !

    Leo
    CAAD 9 2009

    formerly CAAD 3-ish 1994-ish ...
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    Poll: I'll quote from one of my favorite articles,...

    I'll quote from one of my favorite articles, which got me riding Continental tires in the first place. (I still am today).
    Article:



    And the way they have lower rolling resistance is...
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    here's some names I liked: - louisville...

    here's some names I liked:

    - louisville slugger
    - schwinn stingray
    - hot wheels / super rally race case
    - nerf
    - silly putty
    - stratego
  16. After going with the 11-28 on my 2011 purchase (2...

    After going with the 11-28 on my 2011 purchase (2 x 10), I came to this kind of analysis as well. It works better to consider not just the lower and upper, but all the gears in between.
    The...
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    well it's great to have a boot. I ran into...

    well it's great to have a boot.
    I ran into problems with this very product when applying it and then trying to ride at full pressure. the boot itself - however thin it may seem - has an edge and...
  18. hi first the basic answer: 105 FD - if...

    hi
    first the basic answer:
    105 FD -
    if that's a 9-speed 105 FD-5504 front derailer, it is compatible with a 9-speed
    ST-6510 or ST-5510 shifter (which you'll need, though you didn't say it.)...
  19. Ultegra 10 speed triple 6703 - I don't have...

    Ultegra 10 speed triple 6703
    - I don't have one but in investigating for my triple 6603 cranks and again for my double 6700 cranks, I found that the BB options are quite flexible.
    You should be...
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    interesting. I've had an 11-28 put on my bike...

    interesting. I've had an 11-28 put on my bike and wasn't completely happy with it - this may be contributing as I've already changed chains once.
    But what's a non-floating top pully ? It's a...
  21. well the crankset will never be paired with the...

    well
    the crankset will never be paired with the other crankset, so that compatibility is not what you want to ask. It's more about is a 7900 crankset compatible with your existing parts? Or...
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    big and powerful guys are relatively less...

    big and powerful guys are relatively less affected by winds - so try working yourself in that direction.
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    crash-proof ?

    So I'm just around 200, a little under when things are going well. I've never ridden a carbon frame for various reasons. One thing I always ask is what happens when I crash? My aluminum frames...
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    My August Century is done. Found out the hard...

    My August Century is done.
    Found out the hard way about some poorly designed roads on a course I've ridden many times. Yes, the other day was the first time I've ridden it after a light rain. ...
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    I had some Ksyrium Elites. I don't have any...

    I had some Ksyrium Elites. I don't have any complaints about their strength against my weight per se. I'm 192cm / between 88 and 91 kg. which is just the entry point of Clyde range.
    However, I...
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