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    For all three applications ANY grease is fine.

    For all three applications ANY grease is fine.
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    IME (in other applications) epoxy resin is pretty...

    IME (in other applications) epoxy resin is pretty UV stable. You might phone someone who works with CF routinely to confirm. But do go ahead and paint or clear coat it to ensure that the surface is...
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    Nothing special, just line up the wide spline and...

    Nothing special, just line up the wide spline and use some common sense. It can only go on one way. You will need a cassette lockring tool to tighten it properly. BTW- 40nm is roughly 30'#s.
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    And they're 100% correct in that assumption. ...

    And they're 100% correct in that assumption. They'll (maybe) pay their dues with poor health or a shorter life expectancy, but either way it's not your business unless you;re married to one of them...
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    Chill. I suspect the OP's "blasphemy" was in...

    Chill.

    I suspect the OP's "blasphemy" was in the vein of "real men don't ask directions" (or eat quiche).

    In many minds there's a world of difference between paying a pro to do something, and...
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    Not saying that the bike business is easy or that...

    Not saying that the bike business is easy or that everyone makes money, but there an awful lot nice homes paid for, and kids who graduated college, and even Med or graduate school without student...
  7. The plain ones go where rain and dirt aren't...

    The plain ones go where rain and dirt aren't expected to be an issue. The long ones go where it is. The long extension slides through the fitting and is intended as something of a weather/dirt...
  8. Many (most?) hangers have steps and other issues...

    Many (most?) hangers have steps and other issues that would make filing the back side difficult. Hangers are made (or are supposed to be made) to tolerate a moderate amount of bending.

    What...
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    One other step which will ensure better results. Use a center punch set at whatever best angle the hub shell offers to raise small dimples on the diameter of the race position (not the face, which...
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    How does anybody else's actions have an impact on...

    How does anybody else's actions have an impact on your decision making. As Mom used to say "if everybody jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge, would you do jump off too?".

    I do understand the effects...
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    No, tightening the cable is the last thing you...

    No, tightening the cable is the last thing you want to do. Start by backing off the high limit screw for a moment, then adjust the cable for good trim, and shifting using the outer limit to ONLY...
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    You earlier mentioned that you had the outer...

    You earlier mentioned that you had the outer limit adjusted all the way out. Take a minute to confirm that the FD has over travel beyond where it sits when you let go. Do so by tweaking the wire at...
  13. Replaceable hangers, which started out as a good...

    Replaceable hangers, which started out as a good idea, have become a good idea gone bad.

    The very nature of the job calls for hangers made of ductile material that can handle some rough service. ...
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    Often when headsets refuse to tighten to zero...

    Often when headsets refuse to tighten to zero play, the problem isn't an adjustment issue, it's an installation error. There may be play between the crown race (or centering cone) and the fork, or...
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    +1 in terms of bang for buck, education (not...

    +1 in terms of bang for buck, education (not formal classes) and awareness programs do more to reduce accidents than any infrastructure changes could achieve.

    However, let's not expect sea...
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    There's always the off chance that it calls for a...

    There's always the off chance that it calls for a 27.4 post.

    But if you read my earlier post, I explain how the frame itself tells you if the post is the right size by the tapering of the seat...
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    If the guides are steel you might be seeing a...

    If the guides are steel you might be seeing a rust pattern coming from the inside (like along body panels on poorly rustproofed cars).

    The ferrules were probably installed dry, and water wicks in...
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    That isn't a wear patter you'd get on a bearing...

    That isn't a wear patter you'd get on a bearing surface with a rotating part. It's a pattern you'd get on a stationary part. I suspect it's the result of a corrosion process rather than mechanical...
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    The easiest way to separate (or identify) steel...

    The easiest way to separate (or identify) steel from aluminum is with a magnet. Aluminum isn't magnetic.

    many grades of stainless steel aren't magnetic either, but your fork isn't stainless...
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    Bikepooling? Or is the rumble seat for picking...

    Bikepooling? Or is the rumble seat for picking up the ladies on your way home?
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    It's bit wider than the AM (free) which had...

    It's bit wider than the AM (free) which had about a 1.37:1 high:low range, vs. the 1.6:1 of yours.

    The ASC had a slightly close range and was fixed gear, while the AC was much closer with roughly...
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    All my bikes have different saddles, mostly...

    All my bikes have different saddles, mostly because that's how things worked out. But the saddle was also chosen with that bikes riding position and style factored in so it was best or most...
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    But eminently reasonable, meeting the needs of...

    But eminently reasonable, meeting the needs of both the employer and employee. I don't know of residences where they prohibit folks from bringing bicycles into their own apartments, but if a...
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    I rarely have issues with posts on forums,...

    I rarely have issues with posts on forums, whether I agree o not, or how smarmy. That's what forums are for. People post facts or opinions, or simply vent, and it's sort of no harm, no foul. Of...
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    I saw nothing wrong with the post as posted. As...

    I saw nothing wrong with the post as posted. As he said, he saw nothing wrong with her, and he's just reporting an observation. OTOH- had he engaged her about this, my attitude would reverse, and...
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