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    that makes sense. the loudest parts are in the...

    that makes sense. the loudest parts are in the smaller cogs, especially from 3rd-2nd-1st
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    Poor RD shifting on 11s

    i've been doing micro adjustments to tension for a couple hours today and still shifting down into smaller cogs is always loud and heavy. i can get it to where most if not all shifts into bigger cogs...
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    torque range is 2-24. will you feel the click or...

    torque range is 2-24. will you feel the click or only hear it?
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    Yeah, it is like a simple ratchet. however i've...

    Yeah, it is like a simple ratchet. however i've been setting the torque to 5nm on the first part that i'm tightening and I feel like I'm tightening it too much and the wrench isn't clicking. maybe...
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    Using a torquewrench/BBB Torquefix

    I just received my torque wrench in the mail. I am familiar with beam style torque wrenches however I've never used this type with a 'rattle mechanism' before. There are very vague instructions that...
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    Thanks for your help. What do you mean "play?" I...

    Thanks for your help. What do you mean "play?" I do all my own maintenance but must admit i'm ignorant when it comes to wheels, so I don't really understand what you're suggesting I do by moving the...
  7. I'll throw this into the mix too: I had this...

    I'll throw this into the mix too: I had this problem on my last build, and I was getting great shifting save for that last gear or two. Simply tightened the drive side crank arm because I had it a...
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    "Ding" noise up front

    While riding over some bumps at fairly high speeds on both flats and descents (25-40mph) I've been hearing a loud ding noise up on the front end. It's almost as if I were ringing one of those little...
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    Sticky: Have: New, mounted once, Thomson X4 stem in...

    Have: New, mounted once, Thomson X4 stem in 100mm/31.8 bar clamp.

    Want: 70mm stem, accepting offers. Thomson would be great.
  10. As I recall the 9sp campy chain is .3mm-.5mm...

    As I recall the 9sp campy chain is .3mm-.5mm wider than necessary chain width for 10sp campy chainrings. Links aren't flush, therefore noisy/late drivetrain. There is a 9sp dura ace chain is about...
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    This makes sense, and I had leveled it with the...

    This makes sense, and I had leveled it with the ground but was slightly uncomfortable after only ten miles. might be my saddle. I am wondering; because the TT is sloping, does that mean that the seat...
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    Sloping TT and Seat angle

    I'm dialing in a fit on a bike with a sloping tt. For starters, should I begin by leveling the seat in regards to the ground, or in regards to the angle of the top tube?

    Thanks!
  13. Non drive side is reverse threaded, remember....

    Non drive side is reverse threaded, remember. Just keep gently trying to engage the threads.
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    it's a 13-23 cassette, campy spacing. it seems...

    it's a 13-23 cassette, campy spacing. it seems cogs 4-7 are fairly clunky, but then again maybe I'm not used to the group. I switched from a smoooooth campy 8 speed to indexed 9sp veloce.
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    Heavy Shifting

    I am installing a rear derailleur for the first time and throwing in some new cables/housing. I installed it and I can successfully shift to all gears and the pulleys are aligned, and there's enough...
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    Yep, I know i can't overhaul a cartridge bb. Well...

    Yep, I know i can't overhaul a cartridge bb. Well I guess I'll throw it on later today and see what happens...
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    Thing is, it's sealed cartridge, this one:...

    Thing is, it's sealed cartridge, this one: http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?page=8&major=1&minor=6&description=Record+Bottom+Bracket&vendorCode=CAMP

    I wish I could overhaul it though... would...
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    Bottom Bracket "Smoothness?"

    I just picked up a used record bb on fleabay today (had 1k miles on it) and was wondering how to gauge the smoothness of the spindles before installing it. Only reason I ask is, i spin them with my...
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    what if i am using a shimano 9 speed chain...

    what if i am using a shimano 9 speed chain though? sucks to hear that there may be problems.
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    Mixing Ultegra cranks/bb with Campy

    I know it's looked upon as sacrilegious to mix these two groups, however I'm replacing my veloce cranks and bb because they're getting pretty worn out. I have heard nothing but good things about the...
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    This happened to me with a specialized stump...

    This happened to me with a specialized stump jumper about six years ago. miraculously the bike was perfect and the garage was the one that got hurt.
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    I ride in New York City as well, and though...

    I ride in New York City as well, and though crashing into other bikers can be an issue, especially for pesky pista wheel suckers, I have had so many more close calls with car doors. On any street...
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    I love to ride fast, and I also enjoy touring.

    I love to ride fast, and I also enjoy touring.
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    Introducing...

    Hello community. This has been a very informative place for me. I've been lurking for a while and just registered today. Hi!
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