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    Cool! How do I pledge? Is there a link?

    Cool! How do I pledge? Is there a link?
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    You need to be very careful when drilling out the...

    You need to be very careful when drilling out the old threads and tapping for the helicoil that you are perpindicular to the crankarm. Doing it with a hand drill, it would be very easy to get...
  3. No, spelling it $ex is an attempt to get past the...

    No, spelling it $ex is an attempt to get past the forum filters for bad language / naughty posts. Sorta like referring to a file as a "mill b@stard".
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    That's my bet...

    That's my bet...
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    You're fine...

    As long as you use the Quick Release properly, you're fine. Don't treat the lever as a wing-nut. Google "quick release" for instructions.
  6. The OP was looking for a screw for a clamp mount...

    The OP was looking for a screw for a clamp mount front derailleur. Desperate times and desperate measures, maybe, but I don't know whether I'd ever be desperate enough to try that application for a...
  7. Thread: headset problems

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    You can check for out-of-round with your caliper....

    You can check for out-of-round with your caliper. Just measure across the opening at different positions. If you're doing this yourself, you probably want a better caliper, though.

    Presuming...
  8. [QUOTE=joejack951;16036951]More over, a #10-32...

    [QUOTE=joejack951;16036951]More over, a #10-32 button head is essentially the same fastener and those are typically even easier to find.

    NO. More specifically, #10-32 is easier to find, and...
  9. Rather than epoxy, I'd use Red Loctite Bearing...

    Rather than epoxy, I'd use Red Loctite Bearing Mount Adhesive. It's made for this kind of problem. Takes over 900 ft/lbs of torque or 900 degrees F to break that bond.
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    Okay, you said you were a novice, so if this is...

    Okay, you said you were a novice, so if this is too elementary, don't be offended. If it's rubbing in turns, it sounds like you might need Quick Release 101:

    I've seen a lot of people use the...
  11. Check with the organizers about the route. ...

    Check with the organizers about the route. Sometimes the 75 and 100 mile routes overlap enough that you can do your century AND ride with your friends, if they're willing to chill out for a bit.
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    I can see a whole lot of chafing from those...

    I can see a whole lot of chafing from those straps...in places I don't wanna be chafed.
  13. Since (a) you're going down in cassette range,...

    Since (a) you're going down in cassette range, and (b) the smallest cog in the 12-27 is larger than the 11-34, there shouldn't be an issue. You might need to tweak the B screw to move the rear...
  14. Black Oxide coating is also common where the risk...

    Black Oxide coating is also common where the risk of flaking chrome getting into the works is an issue.
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    What is the history on the bike? How was it...

    What is the history on the bike? How was it ridden before you got it? How many times has the chain been replaced with that cassette? How many miles on the chain the OP replaced (or how much wear)...
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    That's not what he meant. A car jack (like you...

    That's not what he meant. A car jack (like you use to change a tire) is often used to crack a u-lock.
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    If you upgraded to 10 speed, including the chain,...

    If you upgraded to 10 speed, including the chain, you might be having an issue because the 8-speed chainrings are designed for a wider chain than you're using. It may not be a spacing issue as much...
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    It sounds to me like your cables could use to be...

    It sounds to me like your cables could use to be lubed. Particularly if the cables pass under the bottom bracket,the rear derailleur cable can be getting pulled a tiny bit as the bottom bracket...
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    Unless I'm misreading this, the OP isn't even...

    Unless I'm misreading this, the OP isn't even using a chain tool (how did he get the pins out,hammer and punch?)
  20. Personally, I'd throw a "dork disk" on there and...

    Personally, I'd throw a "dork disk" on there and call it good. After all, they were invented to prevent the very thing you're worried about. This is a commuter frankenbike, so why not?
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    The nice thing about Fuji's womens' bikes is that...

    The nice thing about Fuji's womens' bikes is that they are really designed for women, rather than just a "shrink it and pink it" version of a men's bike, even at the bottom of their price range. I...
  22. For me the key to getting my wife interested has...

    For me the key to getting my wife interested has been two factors: (1) Taking interest in her interests (which generally encourages her to take interest in yours) (2) letting her interest level...
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    This really belongs in the Bike Fitting forum, or...

    This really belongs in the Bike Fitting forum, or ideally in the hands of a competent bike fitter. Proper bike fitting is the solution. The process generally runs along these lines:
    1) Saddle...
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    I'd say (as others have) start with the right...

    I'd say (as others have) start with the right chain, but don't run it too long before deciding whether the skipping problem is cassette wear. If there is excessive cassette wear, you'll shorten the...
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    Quite right, but since he mentioned both...

    Quite right, but since he mentioned both "skipping" and the shifting issue, it ocurred to me that we may be dealing with two different problems. Finding out whether the old chain was badly worn...
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