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    Folding bead makes it easier to carry a spare...

    Folding bead makes it easier to carry a spare tire with you for touring. Otherwise it dosn't matter.

    Your rims WILL take a 1.25" tire no problem.
    I've had rims marked 1.75 that were narrower than...
  2. $150 for a 2 year old bike that listed for $550...

    $150 for a 2 year old bike that listed for $550 is a pretty good deal.

    Sometimes manufacturers make component changes during mid year.

    You might look at some other bikes to see how the seat...
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    It's more than possible! These are what I use...

    It's more than possible!

    These are what I use on my grocery getter and was so pleased with them, I bought a spare set for if I ever need them.

    Geax Street Runner Tire at BikeTiresDirect
    ...
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    What shifters do you have? IF you have some...

    What shifters do you have? IF you have some "other brand" shifters, such as SunTour, the indexing may be off.
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    Shimano FDER's are a bit specific. Road FDERs...

    Shimano FDER's are a bit specific.
    Road FDERs require "road" shifters & "mountain" FDERs require "mountain" shifters.
    The cable pull is different between the 2. (not a problem if using friction...
  6. 9 1/4" balls per side on a rear hub is all I've...

    9 1/4" balls per side on a rear hub is all I've EVER seen with the exception Malliard Helicomatic.

    And using the wrong size will destroy the cones & races since they are radiused for 1/4" balls.
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    You need to keep brand compatibility in mind. A...

    You need to keep brand compatibility in mind.
    A Shimano/SRAM cassette doesn't work on a Campy hub etc.

    More $$$ equals a bit lighter & prettier.
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    IF I'm truing a rim for the first time, I...

    IF I'm truing a rim for the first time, I definitely remove the tire to check for hop and what I call wallow". Where the rim has flared in or out from hitting a curb. "Wallow" can be symmetrical if...
  9. Wouldn't it be cheaper to get a different cog in...

    Wouldn't it be cheaper to get a different cog in the back than a new crank set or ring?
  10. Maybe the OP has it for the other functions it...

    Maybe the OP has it for the other functions it possesses and just wants it to work correctly fol all its functions?

    I use the gear that my legs tell me I need, but I still occasionally look at my...
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    Probably, but you have to identify the hub to...

    Probably, but you have to identify the hub to make sure you get the proper Free Hub body.
    Also, 7 speed FH bodies are getting difficult to find.

    Then you need the tools to remove the cassette + a...
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    I stick with 9 speed simply because the cost...

    I stick with 9 speed simply because the cost increases greatly and durability decreases rapidly beyond that.
    9 Speed has probably the greatest variety in different cassette combinations. MUCH better...
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    Swapping the rings is no problem. Your FDER...

    Swapping the rings is no problem.
    Your FDER might or might not work well with the new combination since you have a 16T difference instead of a 10T.
    Do you really need a 50T? You might be able to...
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    A pic of the smallest cog with the wheel out of...

    A pic of the smallest cog with the wheel out of the bike is what is needed.
    See-
    Freewheel or Cassette?
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    Although you don't need the chain whip to TIGHTEN...

    Although you don't need the chain whip to TIGHTEN the lock ring. Only to remove.
  16. Just exactly what do you mean when you say- "The...

    Just exactly what do you mean when you say-
    "The low set screw is maxed out"?

    IF you have it screwed in all the way, it SHOULDN'T be able to drop to the small ring.
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    Tighten the lock ring. IF this is a 10 speed...

    Tighten the lock ring.
    IF this is a 10 speed cassette, was the 1mm spacer installed first?
  18. Shimano components will have a 2 letter date...

    Shimano components will have a 2 letter date code, such as JE.
    The first is the year starting in 1976 for A and repeating at A again in 2002.
    The 2nd is the month, with A being January etc.
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    Was this bike in storage? The lube on the Free...

    Was this bike in storage?
    The lube on the Free Hub pawls may have gummed up.
    Bikepedia states this model was only built in 93 & 94.
    It appears the 93 might be a Uniglide hub and the 94 a...
  20. I started working in the gas station in 1964 and...

    I started working in the gas station in 1964 and the hot vulcanizing method was pretty much phased out by then.
    I think the only ones doing it were just using up the rest of their patches.
    Fire &...
  21. It's a matter of larger tires having a larger...

    It's a matter of larger tires having a larger area of support.
    Atmospheric pressure is over a ton/ft^2
  22. U Brakes pretty much date it 87-89

    U Brakes pretty much date it 87-89
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    Does this look like the lever? TEKTRO USA...

    Does this look like the lever?
    TEKTRO USA

    Check this link to see if you can nail down the correct year-
    2008 GT Transeo 2.0 Disc - BikePedia
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    I would also recommend getting the spokes...

    I would also recommend getting the spokes properly tensioned.
    That MIGHT be enough for your wheels to do the job. IF not, you can cross that bridge when you get to it.
    Servicing the bearings is...
  25. It was so wonderful to see a BLUE sky again....

    It was so wonderful to see a BLUE sky again. Everything had been gray!
    In bright daylight, I was wearing sunglasses with clip on sunglasses over them. That was still "uncomfortable".
    There's a...
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