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  1. Add eyeletted hoops to the list.

    Add eyeletted hoops to the list.
  2. ^What D said. Alloy nipples are just plain silly....

    ^What D said. Alloy nipples are just plain silly. I usually go for the beef and and build my wheels with straight 14ga. That's just me. And forget about radial and such lacing. Three cross has proven...
  3. A shop mechanic can't necessarily tell if a chain...

    A shop mechanic can't necessarily tell if a chain is about to break. The chain is old enough to need replacement anyways. Stuff breaks. Chains break. Get over it.

    Now if it was my shop and you...
  4. 1675 grams is very light for a wheelset, and...

    1675 grams is very light for a wheelset, and likely quite a bit lighter than your stock wheels, at least 300 grams.
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    Not much fender experience here, but IIRC...

    Not much fender experience here, but IIRC Marzocchi makes/made 'integrated fenders' for their forks.
  6. Setback seatpost would be an option.

    Setback seatpost would be an option.
  7. OP- What kind of performance issues are you...

    OP- What kind of performance issues are you having?

    You do realize that the tooth profiles on the chainrings will differ- they are made that way to assist in shifting.

    Or, did you actually...
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    Forgot to wear a helmet, too.

    Forgot to wear a helmet, too.
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    Being concerned about fitting in by what you wear...

    Being concerned about fitting in by what you wear is needless and silly. Wear what you like, what works best for you.

    For cold weather cycling, I wear bib tights, mtb or road.
  10. Kenhills? I see that there's a place in...

    Kenhills?

    I see that there's a place in Manchester called Ken Hill. :)
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    Just to add, I use Permatex anti-seize on bottom...

    Just to add, I use Permatex anti-seize on bottom bracket threads just to be on the safe side.
  12. OP- Looked a bit at your Flicker photos,...

    OP-

    Looked a bit at your Flicker photos, gorgeous scenery and very nice photography! Looks like some of the tracks actually have some gnarly terrain. The landscape and the names like Dowbiggin are...
  13. Hmmmmm........this all makes me wonder whether...

    Hmmmmm........this all makes me wonder whether these parts may be more readily available in Asia.
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    ........or XT's. Those will be my next hydros if...

    ........or XT's. Those will be my next hydros if these Hayes Nines ever die. Shimanos = mineral oil. How cool is that?
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    Doesn't it use DOT 3, 4 ? Certainly someone can...

    Doesn't it use DOT 3, 4 ? Certainly someone can schwag ya the fluid, what's it take, 5-6 ounces?

    I'll give ya $250.
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    Fantastic, Ed! You be ballin a proper trailbike...

    Fantastic, Ed! You be ballin a proper trailbike now, you dog.
  17. A cursory search reveals nothing, but you might...

    A cursory search reveals nothing, but you might try a call or email to Loose Screws: http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi?h=main&m=top_ten&id=854870111517

    Next might be to check with bike shops...
  18. Go with the Deore as posted from Chain Reaction....

    Go with the Deore as posted from Chain Reaction. Hella good deal.
  19. Thread: Good deal?

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    That appears to me to be a great deal. The...

    That appears to me to be a great deal. The component highlight is the RockShox Recon, a decent fork that you won't feel a need to replace out of the the box. Deore hydraulic brakes are decent as...
  20. Why do you want these and what are you trying to...

    Why do you want these and what are you trying to accomplish?
  21. Yes, an entertaining thread. Groundoggy- All...

    Yes, an entertaining thread.

    Groundoggy- All things being equal (except the brake setup), who gets to the bottom of the mountain first, discs or rim brakes?
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    $105.77 on Amazon: Shimano FC-M590 Deore...

    $105.77 on Amazon:

    Shimano FC-M590 Deore Hollowtech II Crankset (Black, 175-mm 48/36/26T 9 Speed)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002PTMOTE?pd=1
  23. You didn't say whether you purchased this from an...

    You didn't say whether you purchased this from an authorized dealer and if it was on warranty. I'm curious.
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    SH51 = single release, most folks use these ...

    SH51 = single release, most folks use these

    SH54 = multi release

    -the cleats are embossed with those model numbers.

    I have ridden SPD's for allmost 20 years now, never a problem except when...
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    Don't forget that as SPD cleats wear out, it...

    Don't forget that as SPD cleats wear out, it becomes harder to get out.
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