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    That's right, Andy. Campy is on its 3rd...

    That's right, Andy. Campy is on its 3rd generation of lever body (sounds like the 2015 Revolution 11+ might be a 4th shape). With Campy the different gruppos of the same era use the same hoods -- a...
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    Shimergo? Might only need a pair of 11s triple...

    Shimergo? Might only need a pair of 11s triple Ergopower shifters (or 10s plus a Shiftmate), IIRC the pull ratio for Shimano mountain FDs is about that of Campy FDs...

    One great thing about Campy...
  3. Both threaded and threadless headsets come in...

    Both threaded and threadless headsets come in both cartridge and loose bearing designs.
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    Take a look at Burley's adapters -- easier to use...

    Take a look at Burley's adapters -- easier to use one of them that cobble together a custom adapter: ::Hitch and Adapter Compatibility Guide - Burley--BURLEY--
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    "velonom prana, like a yuba mundo but steel made"...

    "velonom prana, like a yuba mundo but steel made"

    ??? Mundo's frame and fork are all steel.
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    MF-HG20 is a thread-on freewheel, *not* a...

    MF-HG20 is a thread-on freewheel, *not* a cassette.
  7. 2.5 years later... any update?

    2.5 years later... any update?
  8. All bar end front shifters are friction, so...

    All bar end front shifters are friction, so nothing to worry about there.

    Personally I dislike the bumpy feeling of Shimano 8s and 9s rear shifters' friction modes. They're simply not as smooth as...
  9. UK sellers offer "triple" Veloce 10s. Are you...

    UK sellers offer "triple" Veloce 10s. Are you saying "double" suffice?
  10. +1 for FB and cycle mavens' points. The short...

    +1 for FB and cycle mavens' points. The short teeth are deliberate. Your gear looks fine.
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    For fender parts see Planet Bike...

    For fender parts see Planet Bike
  12. +1 The ad does look a little fishy.

    +1 The ad does look a little fishy.
  13. I'm very envious. What a great way to start...

    I'm very envious. What a great way to start Patriots' Day. Here's hoping BAA and MBTA are back onboard next year!
  14. IANAEngineer but I'm pretty sure the correct...

    IANAEngineer but I'm pretty sure the correct statement is "the closer the shoe is to the pivots, the greater the leverage." 55mm at the top of a long caliper offers no better leverage than 55mm at...
  15. CRC Freeze Off worked for me where PB Blaster...

    CRC Freeze Off worked for me where PB Blaster failed.
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    Agreed. Longtails are for moving children,...

    Agreed. Longtails are for moving children, building materials, and kegs -- not general purpose touring. Even for bike-tent touring, most folks do fine with two pairs of panniers & stuff stacked on...
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    Congrats. Glad it worked out OK. "The officer...

    Congrats. Glad it worked out OK.

    "The officer who came out called the number in the ad and asked if they could read off the serial number."

    How often do thieves/fences fall for that? ISTM that...
  18. You are holding the bike upright and positioning...

    You are holding the bike upright and positioning the valve about near the top of the wheel (between 2 o'clock & 10 o'clock), right?

    Slime Tire & Tube Sealant Faqs
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    One difference is Surly seems more likely to...

    One difference is Surly seems more likely to *upgrade* specs. Historically I've seen the big companies downgrade parts but keep the old price & model name. On the flip side I've seen Surly upgrade...
  20. My medium cage 9s Tiagra had chain rub on its...

    My medium cage 9s Tiagra had chain rub on its cage in some gears whose chain line isn't bad when I used a 7/8s chain. Works fine with a 9s chain. Some say the rule of thumb is to use a chain designed...
  21. 45-60 degree inclines? I call BS. Your hills...

    45-60 degree inclines? I call BS.

    Your hills might be steep, but they're not that steep. 60 deg = 172% grade. 30 seconds of web searching suggests the steepest roads on the planet are around 37%,...
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    "Lots of folks take the decals off their...

    "Lots of folks take the decals off their Surlys;they put them on top of the clear coat. Half of some of the decals have rubbed off on my Big Dummy"

    Close. Surly doesn't use clear coat. And they...
  23. "My almost LBS had a Shimano 8sp cassette they...

    "My almost LBS had a Shimano 8sp cassette they tried on my hub but the 8th gear wouldn't fit."

    Find a new LBS. A 7s hub will only fit a full cluster 7s or less. You can fit 7 cogs of an 8s etc....
  24. What are you trying to accomplish? If just...

    What are you trying to accomplish?

    If just switching to brifters I'd consider buying cheap 10s Campy brifters, a new 8s chain, a suitable front derailleur, an 8s Shimano cassette, and run a...
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    I treat my steel hardware with a protectant like...

    I treat my steel hardware with a protectant like Boeshield T-9.
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