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  1. Word of caution here. The TA rings are not going...

    Word of caution here. The TA rings are not going to match the Shimano shifting performance. Shimano's ramping and pinning and the resulting shifting is something no aftermarket manufacturer has been...
  2. The easiest way is to check for excess cable...

    The easiest way is to check for excess cable friction. Not all brake cables are neatly cut at the factory, somtimes causing the inner cable to rub against the metal of the housing.

    If you check...
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    Some modern carbon forks have the crown race...

    Some modern carbon forks have the crown race molded as part of the steerer. The lower bearing is in direct contact with this molded race. If you put the old crown race on top of this molded race, the...
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    Two things you haven't done: 1 Have the...

    Two things you haven't done:

    1 Have the bearings pulled from the BB, cleaned, outer races regreased and reinstalled. The outer race is likely dryrubbing the frame the wrong way.... also clean and...
  5. Shimano says the innards of the nexus 8 are good...

    Shimano says the innards of the nexus 8 are good for 8000 to 10000 kilometers. That's without regular oil baths.

    I've seen one Alfine 8 give up the ghost after 21000 K, when one of the needle...
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    And then the discussion went on about premature...

    And then the discussion went on about premature disc pad wear. I've seen customer's pads (especially the resin ones) be annihilated to where the backing plate was almost worn clean through after two...
  7. I assume you want to keep the look of the French...

    I assume you want to keep the look of the French headset on an English threaded fork?

    I doubt you will be able to find a thread tap to convert your adjusting nut and lock nut to English. The easy...
  8. I ride the Scandium Wabi and while it isn't the...

    I ride the Scandium Wabi and while it isn't the most comfortable bike I've ever ridden it's comfortable enough and the geometry is spot on for longer road riding. I used to ride a true track geo'd...
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    Exustar Carbon/Ti (Keo compatible) and ancient...

    Exustar Carbon/Ti (Keo compatible) and ancient Gaerne shoes I inherited from my dad.
  10. Sounds like a slightly bent derailer hanger. If...

    Sounds like a slightly bent derailer hanger. If it is bent inward slightly, The chain will rub against the next biggest cog. What is the tooth count on the cassette? Asking because this usually only...
  11. LatestBB area sound I had to find was a loose...

    LatestBB area sound I had to find was a loose rear quick release....
  12. Oh ok, my bad.

    Oh ok, my bad.
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    My Wabi Lightning 55 cm (the no longer made,...

    My Wabi Lightning 55 cm (the no longer made, sorry OP, scandium frame) weighs 13.7 pounds with a front brake and bottle cage. I used Novatec hubs (road front) to Kinlin XR 300's and bladed spokes...
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    Also, spoke upgrades (as in thicker spokes) are...

    Also, spoke upgrades (as in thicker spokes) are nonsense, unless you started out with 15g spokes. 14 gauge double butted stainless spokes, a strong (usually also heavy) rim, preferably 36 hole, and a...
  15. How about 2014 being 5-bolt and 2015 being 4-bolt...

    How about 2014 being 5-bolt and 2015 being 4-bolt rings...
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    First things first: Have you aligned the cassette...

    First things first: Have you aligned the cassette joint? shift to 4th gear look at the litlle window on the cassette joint. The two small marks (usually yellow, sometimes red) should be exactly...
  17. Next topic: "why is my chain skipping"?

    Next topic: "why is my chain skipping"?
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    It's simple really. Shimano triple DF's are...

    It's simple really. Shimano triple DF's are countoured for specific ring sizes. The older racing triples, like the 4403 Tiagra group use a 30-42-52 combination. Swap the 42 for a 39 (even if it is...
  19. Sure he'll say that, he just wants your business....

    Sure he'll say that, he just wants your business. I don't think there's anything wrong with crossing cables. If anything it reduces friction because of the more natural bend near the head tube. 6700...
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    It is. Chaingliders don't work with the wider...

    It is. Chaingliders don't work with the wider 1/8th chain. They are designed to work only with a 1/32nd chain.
  21. Mavic freehubs were 11-speed ready 20 years ago.

    Mavic freehubs were 11-speed ready 20 years ago.
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    When I had to get a bike showroom-ready that was...

    When I had to get a bike showroom-ready that was equipped with the 'new' Sora 9-speed group, my mind was blown. After dialling it in, it shifted just perfectly, like most off the old 'washing line'...
  23. +1. Replace immediately!

    +1. Replace immediately!
  24. I'll give them that. Their chains last almost...

    I'll give them that. Their chains last almost forever.
  25. If I got a penny everytime someone came in with a...

    If I got a penny everytime someone came in with a noise like that and it WAS the BB or crankset I'd be a millionaire.

    All creaks and pings and whatnot sound as if they come from the BB area,...
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