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    The joint that is usually welded is often, if not...

    The joint that is usually welded is often, if not always, opposite the valve stem's hole. From the pictures it doesn't seem that the tire bead can seat properly. Can't tell for sure, however.
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  2. I'd replace the chain though I can't say if it'll...

    I'd replace the chain though I can't say if it'll resolve your problem or not.

    Brad
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    vespoli, I have the same bar ends and FD...

    vespoli, I have the same bar ends and FD (FD-6503) on my distance roadie. The FD's lever isn't straight out, or level when on the big ring, maybe sitting at 60 degrees or thereabouts.

    My FD's...
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    cannondale cable guide by eclg on Shapeways...

    cannondale cable guide by eclg on Shapeways

    Brad
  5. Thread: Bianchi Volpe

    by bradtx
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    This post had me thinking about my beater's...

    This post had me thinking about my beater's brakes. They're the standard Alivio canti, but the yokes and straddle cables have been replaced with what looks like Dia Comp pieces. I tinkered with...
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    This is a good place for info. There will be...

    This is a good place for info. There will be many good suggestions, use the ones that suit you best.

    I started day tripping about three years ago and built my first touring bike. First thing to...
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    rms13, The RD looks close enough to leave as is....

    rms13, The RD looks close enough to leave as is. The head tube area can be cleaned up. I would check to see if the derailleur cables can be crossed under the down tube without touching the frame. ...
  8. I've read that the DynoSys RD won't work with an...

    I've read that the DynoSys RD won't work with an indexed road shifter.

    Brad
  9. night cycler, The Ultegra line-up includes two...

    night cycler, The Ultegra line-up includes two additional cassette options:
    11-23: 11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-21-23
    11-25: 11-12-13-14-15-16-17-19-21-23-25
    11-28: 11-12-13-14-15-17-19-21-23-25-28...
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    Thanks, chasm54. Brad

    Thanks, chasm54.

    Brad
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    For a Texan, what's CTC? Thanks, Brad

    For a Texan, what's CTC?

    Thanks,
    Brad
  12. Poll: That's about what my touring bike weighs with...

    That's about what my touring bike weighs with three full water bottles and repair items.

    Brad
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    Nick, Welcome to the forum. While I do like...

    Nick, Welcome to the forum.

    While I do like the Raleigh Sojourn, I feel that either Revolution is a good choice.

    Brad
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    Rats! Mine are 2.0/1.8/2.0. ;) +1 Brad

    Rats! Mine are 2.0/1.8/2.0. ;)



    +1

    Brad
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    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/642648-r...

    http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/642648-replace-fd-6400-fd-6401-a.html

    7S or 8S have little difference at the FD. Worked well for me.

    Brad
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    justinzane, It maybe possible with electronic...

    justinzane, It maybe possible with electronic shifting, but it seems impractical with mechanical shifting. Even Sheldon Brown's advice to anchor a shift cable to the opposite side of the screw is a...
  17. Yes Brad

    Yes

    Brad
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    It does seem that a couple of years, maybe more,...

    It does seem that a couple of years, maybe more, ago there was a bad batch of Open Pros. Mine are about 20 years old and still fine.

    Brad
  19. mm718, If there is any difference it will have...

    mm718, If there is any difference it will have to be determined in the lab. I have both Ti and Cro Mo railed saddles and comfort is the same.

    seely, I ride Cannondales from '89 to '99 and 23 mm...
  20. sim, Reads like there is some cable drag...

    sim, Reads like there is some cable drag somewhere. Make sure the rear loop of housing from the chainstay to the RD isn't too tight, the housing may need to be lengthened.

    Brad
  21. Poll: I don't remember loads being commonly near 40 lb....

    I don't remember loads being commonly near 40 lb. until after Bruce Gordon's intro of the BLT.

    Brad
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    Stickmanbob, Welcome to the forum. If your...

    Stickmanbob, Welcome to the forum.

    If your 820 has a freewheel hub, you can replace it with a stronger freehub design fairly inexpensively. The Gravity could make for a light-medium touring rig....
  23. pgtr, Welcome to the forum. Until someone has...

    pgtr, Welcome to the forum.

    Until someone has real world numbers for you I'll guess that the frame is quite possibly going to be too large. It'll depend on the BB height.

    My son is 6' and...
  24. Thread: Bianchi Volpe

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    What was wrong with the Alivio cantis? There...

    What was wrong with the Alivio cantis? There have been a few on bikes here and they were fine and I still have a set on my primary touring bike.

    Awhile back I overhauled my daughter's Volpe. New...
  25. Thread: Bianchi Volpe

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    I suppose that puts us all on notice, eh? I'll...

    I suppose that puts us all on notice, eh? I'll let you know if one turns up in my area. :)

    Brad
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