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    The current CR720 uses Shimano Road cartridge...

    The current CR720 uses Shimano Road cartridge pads. As for the pads, don't use the original pads, they are abrasive to rims, from my experience. Kool Stop salmon can be prone to squealing, but the...
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    If you guys want LX and other "not distributed to...

    If you guys want LX and other "not distributed to the US" things. buy from Europe. Don't "settle" for what you don't want.
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    I have no idea what would cause this, as I have...

    I have no idea what would cause this, as I have been using Sachs and Sun Tour Freewheels since the 80's and not seen what you are describing.

    Was this a brand new Sachs FW ?
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    It's rather obvious, so no I'm not going to...

    It's rather obvious, so no I'm not going to "bite" on the bait .... lol . Forums and bike shops are full of the answer.
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    Let's be clear here, you are using the Sachs FW...

    Let's be clear here, you are using the Sachs FW in the photo ?

    If yes, I cannot tell much detail from the photo as it is too blurry. I can tell it's a Sachs by recognizing the profile, in the...
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    Ben's Cycle sells Sugino and have for a long...

    Ben's Cycle sells Sugino and have for a long time. You can get them from Japan too, $20 shipping.
    Euro Asia(been around since 1973) does also. They distriubute to any bike shop....
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    BSA all the way, as mentioned. There will always...

    BSA all the way, as mentioned. There will always be BB's for these ! Sugino is making some of the nicest square taper cranks ever made and continue making new models. Lots of choices from the XD/RD...
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    The Chainboard does not require any change to a...

    The Chainboard does not require any change to a spindle length.
  9. A Shimano UN54/55 or Tange LN-3922 in a 110 or...

    A Shimano UN54/55 or Tange LN-3922 in a 110 or 107(yes, they are the same DS distance) will be 2.5mm shorter on the driveside than a 113. The Shimano is 20mm , the Tange 20.5mm on the driveside, so...
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    Worms are always fun :) I like many have tried...

    Worms are always fun :)

    I like many have tried about everything also, except Chain-L. I have a bottle ready to use, but just can't quite get myself to use it yet, maybe when my current chains are...
  11. I'd call Yellow Jersey in Wisconsin, they have...

    I'd call Yellow Jersey in Wisconsin, they have alot of NOS stems !!
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    BTW Hillrider , I am far from the "small subset"...

    BTW Hillrider , I am far from the "small subset" for not using clipless pedals. If one took a count of every bicycle rider on the planet, of all ages and countries, one will find that by far most...
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    Pulling up is something that some people do , and...

    Pulling up is something that some people do , and some people don't. I never have, even with clipless, as it never made any sense to. I pedal like I'm scraping dirt off my shoes :)

    I prefer the...
  14. Bingo !! And we have a winner. I knew YST made...

    Bingo !! And we have a winner. I knew YST made them in *some sizes* but all forget about BT having them. Great find davidad :)
  15. Too bad it was not steel ! You caould have the...

    Too bad it was not steel ! You caould have the BB shell replaced :) I know of a frame builder in Ohio who does this for under a hundred bucks.

    What about re-tapping it to Italian threads ?
  16. You can always face the shell to 68mm and use the...

    You can always face the shell to 68mm and use the VO threadless BB.
    SJS cycles has a no-name one for 73mm, but it's only 116mm ....
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    The SV16 is actually what would be most fitting,...

    The SV16 is actually what would be most fitting, for 28-32c tires. But it does not seem many US retailers sell them. Compass Cycles is about it. These guys do, but out of stock....
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    What exact model is the GT crankset, there is a...

    What exact model is the GT crankset, there is a double and a triple. It may be marked on the inside of the arms, like "TGT" .

    I know with a '83 Stumjumper and the Sugino AT triple(straight arms) ,...
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    By far the best prices on Shwalbe tires and tubes...

    By far the best prices on Shwalbe tires and tubes are places like hibike.com and bike-discount.de . SV18 tubes for $5.83 http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/k387/a5588/tube-sv-18-28-44-622.html
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    There is no one to blame here. Shimano has been...

    There is no one to blame here. Shimano has been putting a Lip on the NDS since the UN53. The UN54 also shares the Lip. Every so many years Shimano makes a succesor to the UN5X ascending.

    When I...
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    With cartridge bearing BB's from Shimano, Tange,...

    With cartridge bearing BB's from Shimano, Tange, and IRD(Tange also) , you have to study the charts of these before you make that decision. The next size large is sometimes the same drive-side...
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    Seriously, I would not buy another Shimano. The...

    Seriously, I would not buy another Shimano. The Tange LN-3922 I mentioned is full adjustable, no silly lips on the left side . The left cup fits nice and snug, the whole unit exudes quality.
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    Shimano UN-54/55 are not designed to be...

    Shimano UN-54/55 are not designed to be adjustable in chainline, that's why the have the lip on the left cup. It's not needed at all, but they chose to add it. This is another reason why I do not...
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    Go Faster ? Hmm.... not necessarily so. Yes,...

    Go Faster ? Hmm.... not necessarily so. Yes, right now some readers bllod pressure just went through the roof, so what , I speak from my own experience. I rode clipless since their inception , and...
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    Plumbers tape :)

    Plumbers tape :)
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