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    PT systems have the right-side bearing pressed...

    PT systems have the right-side bearing pressed onto the BB spindle. The left-side bearing comes with the left BB cup. This is distinct from UT systems that have both left and right-side bearings...
  2. Do any of you drive? If you do, you can't take...

    Do any of you drive? If you do, you can't take the "polluting the environment" tack since the amount of pollution we cyclists cause by using any type of solvent/surfactant is infinitesimally small...
  3. I don't have a definitive answer for you except...

    I don't have a definitive answer for you except that end-caps are usually specific to a hub shell/body so I doubt slapping on a true-blue DT end cap will work, especially seeing that the rest of your...
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    Well, it depends. The whole point of the top cap...

    Well, it depends. The whole point of the top cap is to apply enough clamping force so that the headset is tight enough before the stem bolts are tightened. If you use an overly long 1">9/8" shim,...
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    I don't think it's the heat that's causing you...

    I don't think it's the heat that's causing you problems. The cable is likely stainless so you'll need special flux for it. Maybe something with zinc chloride in it.
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    Despite the lengthy discourse, you've not answered the question.

    Are you taking Phil Wood at their word that these are waterproof or do you have other independent information collaborating to...
  7. I've seen this quote many times but Google...

    I've seen this quote many times but Google searches for submersible pump bearings or similar do not show any hits that are similar to what cartridge bearing seals are. It is interesting that a lot of...
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    I use latex tubes almost on a day-to-day basis....

    I use latex tubes almost on a day-to-day basis. The red ones from Challenge are used on my brevet/mixed-terrain bike and the green Michelin ones are used for commuting. Here are my real world...
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    Ultegra level mid/standard-reach caliper brakes...

    Ultegra level mid/standard-reach caliper brakes are available as model BR-R650 for about $50-60 per end. There are a few hits on Google and eBay. I have a pair and they're like any other Shimano...
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    If you have a cassette, remember to put a light...

    If you have a cassette, remember to put a light but noticeable coat of grease on the freehub body prior to installing the cassette. Many a squeak that was (incorrectly) attributed to BBs, cranks,...
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    Can't you tap the hole in the BB, drill a hole...

    Can't you tap the hole in the BB, drill a hole where the insert is, and use a short bolt to hold the guide?
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    Never tried it myself, but the Berthoud...

    Never tried it myself, but the Berthoud "vertical" decaleur appears as if it should work with the Nitto CT-80.
  13. It's probably less structurally sound due to the...

    It's probably less structurally sound due to the many unsupported rim sections (unless the rim is reinforced and unnecessarily heavy). And they can be a pain to true – the sections with no spokes...
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    Most lights sold for bicycle use are pretty...

    Most lights sold for bicycle use are pretty crappy in terms of light quality. They use commodity parts and typically have a commodity reflector or lens that produces a symmetrically conical beam....
  15. If you like, you can remove the Ritchey logos...

    If you like, you can remove the Ritchey logos with some #0000 steel wool and oil. Just go easy and the logos will magically vanish without marks. On my friend's Della Santa with the exact Ritchey...
  16. If you like your Campagnolo Ultra-Torque cranks,...

    If you like your Campagnolo Ultra-Torque cranks, why not wait for the Over-Torque cranks in 2014
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    While technically true, I have a hard time...

    While technically true, I have a hard time feeling if my lights are switched on (which will be when it has the highest drag) or off. This is more than 3 watts of additional drag that I cannot feel...
  18. In addition, remember to unwind the limit screws....

    In addition, remember to unwind the limit screws. With the limit screws fully retracted, I usually have very little problem putting the two sections back together. As FBinNY stated, this operation...
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    I don't know if you know the context behind that...

    I don't know if you know the context behind that statement made by the REI employee, or if you've ever worked retail. Some customers can be so clueless and yet so insistent that they are correct that...
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    Well, was this dude Asian? In Taiwan, where Giant...

    Well, was this dude Asian? In Taiwan, where Giant is based, its Chinese name is 捷安特. Since this is the name of Giant in its native language, I'm going to claim that it is the most correct reference....
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    Just a word of caution with Ortliebs, with what...

    Just a word of caution with Ortliebs, with what you throw in them...

    They are extremely waterproof. But that also means they keep moisture in as well as moisture out. I had the unfortunate...
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    Are you set on Honjos, or will a nice aluminum...

    Are you set on Honjos, or will a nice aluminum fender do? A decent (and much cheaper) alternative to Honjo fenders are Tanaka fenders. They only come in the smooth version (no hammered goodness) but...
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    Just be aware that at least for my 3M version,...

    Just be aware that at least for my 3M version, the adhesive is water-activated so you'll need a spray bottle, a squeegee and about 8 hours for the adhesive to dry. It is very malleable though, and...
  24. Thread: 28 Flats Later

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    Bad rim tape?

    Bad rim tape?
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    I'm going to recommend against Velox and other...

    I'm going to recommend against Velox and other cloth rim tapes for certain uses, which is a tight tire/rim combo. Some tire/rim combos are so tight that even the thickness of the cloth rim tape can...
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