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  1. Thread: White Industries

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    That's why most hubs have radial bearings and not...

    That's why most hubs have radial bearings and not angular. The WIs with radial bearings are super smooth once the grease and seals break-in.

    Angular bearings generally need to be pre-loaded to...
  2. Thread: White Industries

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    You need an extra freehub. But if you are...

    You need an extra freehub. But if you are swapping between S11 and C11 drivetrains you will find that the spacing is nearly identical... so you can just get a S11 freehub and S11 cassettes and use...
  3. Tour de Ruidoso, NM, Sat Sept 28th 2013... Hospice Fundraiser, 6th annual

    Take a scenic tour in the southern NM mountains! It's a mass start timed event so you can also "race" it if you wish.

    Just checked the weather forecast and both accuweather and wunderground are...
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    I'm definitely no expert on cold setting, but...

    I'm definitely no expert on cold setting, but don't foresee it being an issue if properly done.

    I think you will need a rear derailleur that is made for an indexed system if you want good...
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    Making the wheels true is a trivial matter....

    Making the wheels true is a trivial matter. Thorough stress relieving and even tension are the parts of the build that take time... and you won't get that with cheap wheels.
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    Remember how cheap online auctions were in the...

    Remember how cheap online auctions were in the beginning? For those of us who were online when ebay started, it was interesting to see how the monopoly came to be. Ebay was the first... which was a...
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    Awhile back, 3 bull elks were crossing the road...

    Awhile back, 3 bull elks were crossing the road as I came around a bend at 40 mph. Luckily I stopped in time. I still remember the look in the last one's eyes... he was about as scared as I was.
  8. Thread: Exploding wheel!

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    Cheap wheels usually have straight 14g spokes,...

    Cheap wheels usually have straight 14g spokes, and they are not highly tensioned because that is more difficult. Torque will increase the tension on pulling spokes, but a wheel with that many spokes...
  9. Thread: Exploding wheel!

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    Only if the metal is already about to fall...

    Only if the metal is already about to fall apart... which it was in this case.

    A rim can get fatigue cracks at the spoke holes, which typically propagate along the center of the rim... just like...
  10. Yikes! Must have been a 1 day sale. $173 is a...

    Yikes! Must have been a 1 day sale. $173 is a very "normal" price on these in the UK.



    Yes. AFAIK all of the older Shimano MTB derailleurs (the new ones might be different), have the same...
  11. If anyone is interested in a modern "upgrade" on...

    If anyone is interested in a modern "upgrade" on the cheap, I think the Campy shifters are the way to go. 10spd Veloce shifters will shift 8spd Shimano just right, but I see there was a recent price...
  12. FYI new Athena shifters $144 shipped... works perfect for 9spd Shimano drivetrains

    Just saw these for a killer price, and I know that many here are creative with groupsets, and appreciate value. I've been running 11spd Campy shifters on a 9spd Shimano drivetrain for 20k miles, and...
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    A great place for sure... but the cost of living...

    A great place for sure... but the cost of living is the issue for most people. Houses are still over $400k in Morro Bay and over $500k in SLO. The area around Santa Maria is only ~$250k though.
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    S CA is great of course... but Phoenix? I lived...

    S CA is great of course... but Phoenix? I lived in Phoenix for a couple years... never again... too damn hot for too long. Tucson is a little cooler, and also has mountain climbs very near. The...
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    I usually buy from Ribble or Wiggle (Wiggle has...

    I usually buy from Ribble or Wiggle (Wiggle has free shipping).
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    I used to do that, but hubbub is kind of a pain...

    I used to do that, but hubbub is kind of a pain to set up. C11 shifters are perfect without modification, but cost more.
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    A 105 derailleur with 9spd shifters will move at...

    A 105 derailleur with 9spd shifters will move at 9spd gear spacing... 4.35mm. 7spd gears are 5.00mm apart. No way that is going to shift all the gears worth a damn. If you use a DA 7400 derailleur...
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    I don't think the VX was made for indexing, but...

    I don't think the VX was made for indexing, but someone on the net said that it would... presumably with Suntour index shifters. I'm pretty certain that Suntour and Shimano shifters pulled different...
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    If you have 9spd Shimano shifters, then you can...

    If you have 9spd Shimano shifters, then you can get close with a DA 7400 rear derailleur... that actually works for 8spd really well, but 7spd is a little wider. If you wanted to use a different...
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    I agree... climate is pretty important. There are...

    I agree... climate is pretty important. There are many places in S CA... Thousand Oaks listed above would be great. Climate near-perfect year round... so long as you stay away from the smog zone.
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    I know someone who recently got a pair that avg...

    I know someone who recently got a pair that avg ~550g each.
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    I've been using Strava since last year, so I can...

    I've been using Strava since last year, so I can tell you that my average speed this year is 16.4 mph with 86ft/mi of elevation gain.

    I ride hard most of the time (lots of climbing) but the...
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    There is an Oria tubing sticker on the...

    There is an Oria tubing sticker on the seattube... if there is more to that, it should give a good indication of the quality. The size of seatpost that fits it might also tell you something. Higher...
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    ^^^ Good spoke selection... especially for...

    ^^^ Good spoke selection... especially for preventing NDS rear spokes from going slack from vertical loads.
  25. And the Pacenti PL23 is 60g lighter than the...

    And the Pacenti PL23 is 60g lighter than the H+Son, but gives up double eyelets and costs a bit more. For the OPs application, I think the weight savings might be worth it. Not that the rim weight is...
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