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    The Impel crank set is simply inexpensive enough...

    The Impel crank set is simply inexpensive enough to replace if a chain ring wears out.

    Brad
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    Frank, IME aluminum (7 series) chain rings last...

    Frank, IME aluminum (7 series) chain rings last quite a few miles when used for distance riding as for the most part there is only enough torque applied to maintain speed.

    I did recently buy a...
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    If the P/N on the RD is RD-7400, you can use any...

    If the P/N on the RD is RD-7400, you can use any Shimano 9S indexed shifter. Be careful when adjusting the L limit screw to prevent the extra shift by the shifter.

    There is a lot of dissension on...
  4. Plexus, Welcome to the forum. With you...

    Plexus, Welcome to the forum.

    With you current bicycle repair knowledge and budget, I suggest purchasing a complete bike rather than building up from a frame. REI has moved up lately with the...
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    Sullalto, The seller will need a set of pedals...

    Sullalto, The seller will need a set of pedals to test ride for fitment. It also needs a front brake caliper. Haggle on the price.

    The hoods (top of the brake lever body) are roughly the...
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    OldsCOOL, One thing I'm going to try on mine is...

    OldsCOOL, One thing I'm going to try on mine is to outline the lug on the fork. I plan to use some Testors model paint to match the brake cable housing.

    Brad
  7. Coin operated bicycle wash? WOW! Brad

    Coin operated bicycle wash? WOW!

    Brad
  8. Thanks for the photos, the meal in the sixth pic...

    Thanks for the photos, the meal in the sixth pic looks excellent!

    Brad
  9. Thanks for the photos, I enjoyed the cranes...

    Thanks for the photos, I enjoyed the cranes nesting on the utility poles the best.

    Brad
  10. Congratulations for a good trip. Any photos? ...

    Congratulations for a good trip. Any photos?

    Brad
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    I'm jealous about your progress! :) Brad

    I'm jealous about your progress! :)

    Brad
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    Of the three I'd choose the Cube Touring RF. ...

    Of the three I'd choose the Cube Touring RF. It's the least complicated (manual brakes) and it's a brand I've read good reviews about. All three look to be a good choice and shows you've learned a...
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    Telly, I was multi tasking on my reply when your...

    Telly, I was multi tasking on my reply when your post 5 arrived. The bike shouldn't be unstable and a rigid fork that's too short will only amplify the stability problem. My guess is that the...
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    Telly, Most, if not all of your parts will...

    Telly, Most, if not all of your parts will probably transfer to another frame set. You'll need to know if wheel size and rear drop out spacing is compatible.

    Any good touring/trekking frame...
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    aomnobrili, Welcome to the forum. Because you...

    aomnobrili, Welcome to the forum.

    Because you like the fit and I don't see anything in the specs. or geometry to suggest a poor choice, go buy it. Ride it for awhile "as is" to determine what...
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    It IS warm enough to paint and no cold fronts...

    It IS warm enough to paint and no cold fronts predicted, but also warm enough for a ton of yard work, spring has really sprung in my area. :) I'm also rebuilding the front suspension on my daily...
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    OldsCOOL, How many coats of paint? Should be a...

    OldsCOOL, How many coats of paint? Should be a stunner! :)

    Brad
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    There should be no slipping. Brad

    There should be no slipping.

    Brad
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    Bahnzo, Is the clamping bolt fully below the the...

    Bahnzo, Is the clamping bolt fully below the the top edge of the seat tube and centered with respect to the compression slot? I suspect the gaskets are to prevent water ingress?

    I've never...
  20. wrk101, I'm SO jealous! Brad

    wrk101, I'm SO jealous!

    Brad
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    acoffin, This is for the 7700 group, but the...

    acoffin, This is for the 7700 group, but the same applies to the 6400: http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/SI/Dura-Ace/ShiftLever/6J50B-SL-7800_7700-EN_v1_m56577569830605247.pdf...
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    KC8QVO, I can understand how the path/road can...

    KC8QVO, I can understand how the path/road can be rough, especially if the surface is frozen. I liked the Panaracer Crosstown tire when riding off road on my touring bike, but have since replaced...
  23. Thread: 520 or 750

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    The 520 is a proven performer in the touring...

    The 520 is a proven performer in the touring niche and would be my choice.

    Brad
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    tarwheel, I think the mechanic is concerned that...

    tarwheel, I think the mechanic is concerned that the difference between the middle and outer chainrings are not within Shimano's minimum specifications.

    A couple of items I didn't previously...
  25. Free for you has, in all likelihood, cost...

    Free for you has, in all likelihood, cost somebody else.

    Brad
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