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    The problem with that is that the nipple holes in...

    The problem with that is that the nipple holes in most rims alternate between angling toward left and right flanges and you'll have radically reduced spoke life if the nipples can't pivot far enough...
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    Rox Ultralight is .009" (.23mm)

    Rox Ultralight is .009" (.23mm)
  3. Those are axle spacers which only work for 10mm...

    Those are axle spacers which only work for 10mm steel axles not 12mm steel like less expensive Campagnolo/Fulcrum, and not 15-17mm aluminum axles which are common in lighter hubs. They'll also...
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    Ok, I tried the Kapton tape (two times around in...

    Ok, I tried the Kapton tape (two times around in the truing stand plus 2" of overlap).

    It ROCKS.

    I didn't need tools to mount a brand new 25mm Continental GP4000S on a Velocity Fusion which...
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    I don't use gearing which has any 2 tooth jumps...

    I don't use gearing which has any 2 tooth jumps up to the 19 cog, and most other road cyclists seem to eschew such big gaps through the 17 cog. To do that I ran 50-40-30 x 13-14-15-16-17-18-19-21 in...
  6. Anti-seize prevents corrosion by way of a metal...

    Anti-seize prevents corrosion by way of a metal filler at lower potential than what you're protecting.

    Most anti-seize is aluminum based; and while you get some protection from the grease...
  7. That will be unusable for many cyclists because...

    That will be unusable for many cyclists because the fat top tube does not clear their thighs.

    Top-tube rigidity will be a problem especially at that joint - it needs to be stiffest up and down...
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    1 Mil Kapton Tape (Polyimide), 3/4" x 36 yds:...

    1 Mil Kapton Tape (Polyimide), 3/4" x 36 yds: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific (19mm)

    2.7 mil total thickness (.0027"), two wraps required for road pressures totaling .0054". (0.14mm)

    also...
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    Because you need the rear brake on slick surfaces...

    Because you need the rear brake on slick surfaces and when you have a front brake failure, and the front brake doesn't need to be stronger.



    On slick or loose enough surfaces you're likely to...
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    You do NOT want to ride 400 gram alloy rims as a...

    You do NOT want to ride 400 gram alloy rims as a Clydestale.

    I put a bend in my surviving Mavic Reflex Clincher front (with over 10 years on it) not long after resuming riding on it at over 200...
  11. A lot of the pro teams are now riding 25mm tires...

    A lot of the pro teams are now riding 25mm tires on regular road stages (the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix merit 28mm tubulars).

    Even wider fast tires are still nearly non-existent (Continental...
  12. Actually, on the road higher pressure is not...

    Actually, on the road higher pressure is not faster.

    Some people believed that Crr (the coefficient of rolling resistance which you multiply by weight to get drag) on the road acted like it did on...
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    It could also be that rims are getting bigger. ...

    It could also be that rims are getting bigger.

    Mavic Open Pros dating to the late 1990s, the Reflex Clincher which preceded them, and MA40 from the mid 1990s are all reasonable with contemporary...
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    That's tight but works without tools. I...

    That's tight but works without tools.



    I used a Kinlin XR-300 on the last wheel I built which was the tightest I'd encountered. Switching from Velox to Velo Plugs yielded enough breathing room...
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    How thick are rim tapes?

    Velox is .020-.021" (0.5mm)

    Does anyone how thick alternatives are?

    Surprisingly a web search doesn't turn up any actual numbers, just weights and suggestions that Rox, Zipp, plus packing tape...
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    Ultra-Shift goes up to five cogs smaller with one...

    Ultra-Shift goes up to five cogs smaller with one lever actuation. It's like the classic shifters except the index mechanism replaces the G-springs with steel ball bearings (which should not wear...
  17. Standard double if you can spin 39x21 (10 cogs 11...

    Standard double if you can spin 39x21 (10 cogs 11 starting), 39x23 (10 cogs 12 starting 11 cogs 11 first position), or 39x25/26 (10 cogs 13 starting, 11 cogs 12 starting) up the majority of your...
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    Second generation 8 speed Chorus/Record cranks...

    Second generation 8 speed Chorus/Record cranks like the one linked plus 9/10 speed square taper Chorus/Record use that bottom bracket. The older C-Record design uses a longer one. Perusing old...
  19. I'm really fond of picking a generic...

    I'm really fond of picking a generic (DT/Kinlin/Mavic/Velocity in no particular order) rim, starting with Campagnolo/Shimano (or PowerTap if you want a hub based power meter system) hubs, and...
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    Here's a compatible bottom bracket for $36.50...

    Here's a compatible bottom bracket for $36.50 with free shipping

    Origin8 Alloy Campagnolo Square Bottom Bracket - 68 x 102 at amazon

    and if you really want the Campagnolo part you can order it...
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    I was thinking 9 cogs, but "mid 1990s" means 8...

    I was thinking 9 cogs, but "mid 1990s" means 8 are also a possibility

    8 (1996 and older) or 9 (1997 and newer)?

    8 cogs are officially obsolete with new offerings limited to
    ...
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    While brute force is not the most elegant design...

    While brute force is not the most elegant design (Shimano had a patent on their setup), steel Campagnolo freehub axles are 12mm which makes them 70% stiffer and less likely to fatigue than 10mm...
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    You mean "Escape" which showed up on Centaur and...

    You mean "Escape" which showed up on Centaur and Veloce levers the same time as Quick Shift but is a separate thing.

    Escape is a escapement mechanism (like a clock, or Shimano/SRAM shifters) used...
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    Carbon Fiber is a marketing term, a...

    Carbon Fiber is a marketing term, a diminutization of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic also known as Carbon Reinforced Plastic forming the acronym CRP which is CRaP sans the 'a'.

    Less farcically...
  25. Most top-of-the-line cassettes (Campagnolo...

    Most top-of-the-line cassettes (Campagnolo Record/Super Record, Shimano Dura-Ace) combine steel small cogs with titanium large cogs. The SRAM Red Powerdome is all steel except for the aluminum large...
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