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    If you get the f/w version, you WON'T be able to...

    If you get the f/w version, you WON'T be able to use your current disc brake. That hub won't have a mount for the rotor/disc. No rotor, no brake.
    The f/w hub is intended to be used with rim brakes....
  2. It's about overall range vs spacing. An 11-32 has...

    It's about overall range vs spacing. An 11-32 has a bigger overall range, but a fairly big difference between each gear. A 12-25 has a smaller overall range, but less difference from one gear to the...
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    Frame will most likely be aluminium. Tech docs...

    Frame will most likely be aluminium.
    Tech docs don't take into account someone trying to rebuild a road hub into a MTB hub. I can get the article numbers out easily enough, but the assembly...
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    The "more info" arrow doesn't seem to do...

    The "more info" arrow doesn't seem to do anything.
    And what it says up front is only about diameter, not length.
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    There's no cheap way of doing what you want. ...

    There's no cheap way of doing what you want.
    There are cable-to-hydro adapters available, but they're pricey.
    I suggest:
    Sell the hydros
    Buy road-ratio Avid BB7 disc brakes
    Sell the shifters...
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    The Mavic model I'm talking about uses cartridge...

    The Mavic model I'm talking about uses cartridge bearings, no traditional locknuts and no exposed threads. Disassembly is through splitting the axle by inserting an Allen key at each end and...
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    Can Mavic road hubs be respaced to 135 mm?

    Hi all,

    For a reason probably not of general interest I may soon want to run a Mavic Ksyrium Elite in a frame intended for 135 mm hubs.
    Would anybody know if it's possible to pull the axle off a...
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    The only reason to go for such a bike as a winter...

    The only reason to go for such a bike as a winter bike is if you need the "snowshoe" effect of the wide tires. If you'll be staying on roads that do get cleared or packed down often enough you're...
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    Sure it's possible. But you'll most likely...

    Sure it's possible.

    But you'll most likely need both a new crankset and a new bottom bracket. And a shifter. And a derailer. Probably a couple of cable stops. And you can't go shopping at random....
  10. Thread: 1995 GT Tequesta

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    No, you looked at the rims, which tell you that...

    No, you looked at the rims, which tell you that they have a bead seat diameter of 559 mm and an internal width of 17 mm.
    A cautious recommendation from sheldonbrown.com suggests that tires between...
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    Usually the brake wire is clamped at the end of...

    Usually the brake wire is clamped at the end of one of the brake arms. Simply loosen the pinch bolt/nut, pull some wire through and tighten the pinch bolt/nut again.
  12. Thread: 1995 GT Tequesta

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    Depends on weather and how hard you ride. Dirt...

    Depends on weather and how hard you ride. Dirt and a little rain can turn into mud, and those would need very careful handling on mud.
    Dry, with a bit of care, they'd do OK.

    Something like...
  13. Imagine trying to split the bike into a left and...

    Imagine trying to split the bike into a left and a right half. That would split it along the midline.
  14. Thread: 1995 GT Tequesta

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    A patched 1995 tire? Discard and move on....

    A patched 1995 tire?
    Discard and move on.
    Tubes may still be good.
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    Check the headset adjustment.

    Check the headset adjustment.
  16. The key information about the BB is right...

    The key information about the BB is right there:68mm Bottom Bracket, English Thread. Anything described as that will fit in the frame.
    Next issue is chain line, which the online spec doesn't...
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    Crown races come with the headset, not the fork. ...

    Crown races come with the headset, not the fork.
    Crown races usually do take some force to seat properly.
    People will usually use a tube/pipe sized just to fit over the steerer to be able to...
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    I'm sorry, but you're still only making partial...

    I'm sorry, but you're still only making partial sense.

    This bit:
    is clear, and not much to discuss. While chainrings and sprockets can have a bit of tolerance size wise, the quicklinks do need...
  19. Thread: Painting a bike?

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    IMO home painting is rarely worth it. Whatever...

    IMO home painting is rarely worth it. Whatever you can apply will be much softer than the factory paint and a lot more prone to chipping and scratching. These days, scouring the surface, a good clean...
  20. Can't say, haven't used or worked on any. And...

    Can't say, haven't used or worked on any. And keep in mind that a lot of new bike tech is "different" rather than actually, agreeably "better".
    The more speeds you get, the more finicky and delicate...
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    Travel Agents: Xtreme Umlenkrolle Pro Converter...

    Travel Agents: Xtreme Umlenkrolle Pro Converter Adjust gŁnstig kaufen im Online Bike Shop www.roseversand.de

    But finding bar end brake levers can be tricky. Regular Aero brake levers won't work,...
  22. 1) if your bike can take a 8/9 speed Shimano...

    1) if your bike can take a 8/9 speed Shimano cassette, you're OK to use a 10-speed cassette.
    2) if you have separate brake and shift lever mounts, then you can change to another set of speeds w/o...
  23. Thread: Spoke Tension

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    Option 1: Check rim manufacturer's...

    Option 1:
    Check rim manufacturer's recommendations. Ideally, also check if the hub and/or spokes have any limits.

    Option 2:
    Go by rule-of-thumb. Wheels with normal spoke counts (28-36) usually...
  24. I've used a rubber band cut from a discarded tube...

    I've used a rubber band cut from a discarded tube in a case like that. But if you can find a replacement, that's neater.
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    Tubes are forgiving, tire diameters aren't. 700C...

    Tubes are forgiving, tire diameters aren't.
    700C tires have a bead seat diameter of 622 mm. 27" tires usually are 630 mm BSD. Not interchangeable.
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