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    Out of concern for the OP's safety, other drivers...

    Out of concern for the OP's safety, other drivers on the road and the bike I would agree with the other posters that this is a very bad idea for all the reasons mentioned and at least one other I can...
  2. Headtube reducers. Problem Solvers...

    Headtube reducers. Problem Solvers
  3. In addition to the above mentioned, Kerosene and...

    In addition to the above mentioned, Kerosene and Lighter Fluid.
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    Why not just take the rims to some CF repair...

    Why not just take the rims to some CF repair shops and get their expert opinion on whether it's repairable and how much $$. You will get every kind of opinion possible on a bike forum with just a...
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    Spray some WD-40 around the post where it enters...

    Spray some WD-40 around the post where it enters the seat tube. The solvent helps dissolve any adhesive in the tape and may be just enough to get it to move. I'm sure there are other liquids that...
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    I would also add that gearing choice is also a...

    I would also add that gearing choice is also a personal preference. IARide4Fun the 11-32 combo you're considering can cover most situations from climbing to descending for most people but is...
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    I tried this once^^ and the silicone tape wasn't...

    I tried this once^^ and the silicone tape wasn't very durable as a handlebar tape and tended to come unstuck from itself in just a couple of rides. Your results may vary.
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    I agree with all the above posters. Overpacking...

    I agree with all the above posters. Overpacking is good. If I don't have grease oozing out after putting everything back together or for the first ride I worry that I didn't put enough in there....
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    You need to roll up the tube as you use it to...

    You need to roll up the tube as you use it to remove any air. I've had tubes last as long as 2 years and used the last drop of fluid left. Put the cap on when there is fluid showing at the opening.
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    Yes, Yes and Yes. I would agree with the above...

    Yes, Yes and Yes. I would agree with the above two posters though that it's good practice to have the spacers that they installed but they should have explained that to you so there would be no...
  11. I suspect your self extraction cap (the one with...

    I suspect your self extraction cap (the one with the six indentations) is not screwed in all the way making it impossible for the crank bolt threads to reach the axle.
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    Before breaking out the heavy equipment have you...

    Before breaking out the heavy equipment have you just tried spinning the bolt out with a pick or similar? Sometimes bolts are easy to remove without the stress of being tightened down on anything.
  13. As others have mentioned the strapping tape is a...

    As others have mentioned the strapping tape is a royal PITA to remove. The tape tends to come off in shreds and takes forever to peel off and remove the residue even using WD-40, Kerosene, etc.
  14. I can back up FBinNY's recommendation for his...

    I can back up FBinNY's recommendation for his Chain-L lube for FW/FHubs. As he stated you need something that's not overly viscous and stays in place. Since I have the Chain-L already I use it in my...
  15. Or this. ...

    Or this. http://www.ctc.org.uk/file/member/201107050_0.pdf
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    I'm no expert on headset bearing info but I do...

    I'm no expert on headset bearing info but I do know there are several commonly used cartridge bearing types in many current headsets and you may find something compatible. Your bearing may still have...
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    You could also try using a torx bit if you have...

    You could also try using a torx bit if you have one handy. Works for many rounded out hex heads.
  18. Don't hesitate to call CK with any questions....

    Don't hesitate to call CK with any questions. They have great support. Also measure your fork to get the correct size I.D. race.
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    Also lay the frame on it's side and put some ice...

    Also lay the frame on it's side and put some ice on the BB. Let sit for around 30mins and then pour boiling water over the BB shell and try to unscrew the BB. The heat and cold help to expand the...
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    I can't remember off hand who makes better...

    I can't remember off hand who makes better quality axles but they are out there. Also it's very important with freewheel hubs to get your rear dropouts aligned. If they're not perfectly parallel this...
  21. Sounds as though you understand the purpose of...

    Sounds as though you understand the purpose of torqueing the nut properly and the special tool isn't absolutely necessary but it's cheap enough and makes the job much easier and less chance of...
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    Here's a chart for metric bolt strength ratings....

    Here's a chart for metric bolt strength ratings. It's sometimes hard to find specs for allen head bolts but hex head types will have the ratings marked on the head. If you've been using stainless you...
  23. I'd also agree about using grease for everything...

    I'd also agree about using grease for everything except where specified to use something else, i.e. carbon paste, Loctite, etc. Also would agree that anti-seize is likely to be more durable but in...
  24. I've always wondered if one of these would fit a...

    I've always wondered if one of these would fit a 7800 hub. Amazon.com: A-Class Alloy Freehub Body Shimano 8/9/10-Speed: Sports & Outdoors Might be worth looking into.
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    Replaceable valves are an advantage IMO. If it...

    Replaceable valves are an advantage IMO. If it gets damaged by some ham fisted pumping or whatever you can replace it. Just snug up the valve with an adjustable wrench or if you have one of the round...
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