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  1. Thread: Wheel balance

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    It certainly would, a weight closer to the hub...

    It certainly would, a weight closer to the hub would be less effective to counter balance weight on the opposite side. I might put my reflectors back on now!
  2. Thread: Clicking BB?

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    This sounds like my problem, I had a creak at the...

    This sounds like my problem, I had a creak at the bracket when under load. Do a search for 'Creak' and 'bracket' There have been a few posts with solutions recently, including mine. ...
  3. Thread: Wheel balance

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    I'm glad there are so many other people out there...

    I'm glad there are so many other people out there as anal as me! Anyone heard of obsessive compulsive dissorder!?? seen Jack in 'As Good as it Gets' ?
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    Got it!

    Got it!
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    So that's 1lb at the end of a 5 foot radius...

    So that's 1lb at the end of a 5 foot radius right?
    Or 5 lbs at one foot?
    Still can't get my head around all this.
  6. Thread: Wheel balance

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    It could be the tyres as there are also some...

    It could be the tyres as there are also some small transfers on them, the inbalance is uniform with both wheels. I may just pull a wheel off tonight and remove the tyre, not done that yet so it may...
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    Thanks guys, still a bit confusing for me but the...

    Thanks guys, still a bit confusing for me but the label does say exactly that -
    "70KGF-CM" What would it be in lb-ft ??
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    Torque question..

    My seat post collar has a label - Max Torque 70KGF-CM
    Could anyone explain this please?
  9. Thread: Wheel balance

    by thermite
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    I actually think it's the valve side which is the...

    I actually think it's the valve side which is the heaviest on my wheels.
  10. Thread: Wheel balance

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    Thanks for the helpful feedback guys. I know...

    Thanks for the helpful feedback guys. I know it's only a trivial thing, I just wondered whether people were doing anything to eliminate it. I had a nice road bike back about 10 years ago, and I'd...
  11. Thread: Wheel balance

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    Wheel balance

    I've got Mavic Disk rims on my bike and I've noticed if I'm checking the trueness of the wheels
    and I'm spinning them whith my hand, I've noticed that there's quite an offset in the balance of the...
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    I'm from Burnham - Just West of Slough in...

    I'm from Burnham - Just West of Slough in Berkshire.
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    I also have carbon front forks on my bike so...

    I also have carbon front forks on my bike so there is a little flex. When leaning from one side to the other, the disk would seem to move very slightly towards one pad or the other. Now I've got it...
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    You're just assuming that. You don't seem to...

    You're just assuming that.
    You don't seem to read things thoroughly.
    Read the link to my thread at the top and
    see the solution at the bottom.
    His symptoms are exactly the same as mine.
    A lot of...
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    That cheered me up after all the whining in this...

    That cheered me up after all the whining in this thread! :)
  16. Before you insult people, read what has been...

    Before you insult people, read what has been posted!
    I was also refering to my brakes too - Hayes Nine.
    I'm only trying to be helpful.
  17. Very valid point! Thanks for the advice. I...

    Very valid point! Thanks for the advice. I think I'll leave mine alone for the time being.
  18. They both move.

    They both move.
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    I've got the Hayes Nine brakes and although I...

    I've got the Hayes Nine brakes and although I don't really get a squeel, they sound pretty smooth now i've put about 150 miles on the bike. I do notice that when I'm going down hills, in particular...
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    I had this. Make sure the calipers are aligned...

    I had this. Make sure the calipers are aligned properly. The metal sound (clanging/pinging) when you're leaning side to side is the wheel moving slightly under load and the disk 'leaning' ever so...
  21. Thread: Cleaning

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    You can get cleaning brushes and devices to hook...

    You can get cleaning brushes and devices to hook up to your chain to run it through to get it clean. Check out your lbs.
  22. I've got the Hayes Nine set on my Marin Point...

    I've got the Hayes Nine set on my Marin Point Reyes and the front brake lever needs to be pulled in a little further than the rear lever before it bites. I'm thinking that it needs a bleed to check...
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    I took it to a bike shop near me and the guy in...

    I took it to a bike shop near me and the guy in there took the cranks off, removed the bracket, grease it up and then tightened it right up again. He said it was a little loose as well. No more...
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    Very good point! Thanks for the tip, electrical...

    Very good point! Thanks for the tip, electrical tape it is then.
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    Cable housings rubbing on frame

    I was wondering whether anybody out there puts any grease/lube/tape on their frames, particularly on the front of the frame where the shifter/brake cable housings touch, I just dont want them to wear...
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