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    The chip seal is crap, but that means you just...

    The chip seal is crap, but that means you just have to HTFU and get used to a bumpy ride.

    The scenery is nice, us locals are pretty friendly on the whole, the one lane bridges are still there,...
  2. Thread: New Ultegra!

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    Shimano aren't pitching it against Rival, so...

    Shimano aren't pitching it against Rival, so they'll be pricing it in the same range as Force.
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    Keywin CRM...

    Keywin CRM. You can replace any and all parts.
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    You win the free membership to "Pedants-R-Us". :D

    You win the free membership to "Pedants-R-Us". :D
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    I couldn't drop an anvil riding a Raleigh 20. I'm...

    I couldn't drop an anvil riding a Raleigh 20. I'm the droppee at present.
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    Fixed

    Fixed
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    I don't have 105 to confirm it, but squeeze the...

    I don't have 105 to confirm it, but squeeze the brake lever and you should find a screw holding the cap on.
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    Tauranga used to be full of the newly-wed and the...

    Tauranga used to be full of the newly-wed and the nearly-dead, but it's changed lately. Right at the moment it's full of tourists.
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    Actually a SRAM Rival crankset will work just...

    Actually a SRAM Rival crankset will work just fine with any Shimano groupset. I have used one with both 105 and Dura Ace front derailleurs.
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    wash? if it rains that should sort it :p

    wash? if it rains that should sort it :p
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    A number of the riders had aero bottles like...

    A number of the riders had aero bottles like this:

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2008/tour08/tour0820/bettiniphoto_0029600_1_full.jpg
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    kudude - that dust cap is not a dust cap, it's...

    kudude - that dust cap is not a dust cap, it's used to tension the cranks on the bearings while the pinch bolts are loose. Then you tighten the pinch bolts which locks the tension bolt in place.
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    Something to suit all tastes it would seem :p

    Something to suit all tastes it would seem :p
  14. Thread: New Zealand

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    I cycle in NZ most days. It's best to get out of...

    I cycle in NZ most days. It's best to get out of urban areas and into the country. The chip seal is not ideal for road bikes, but the only place you'll find hotmix surfaces out of urban areas is the...
  15. That's a MTB chainring for 8 speed, and may not...

    That's a MTB chainring for 8 speed, and may not work too well for road. FSA makes a 38 for a compact road crankset which would work better -...
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    The Pro 2 Race tyres are fine except for in the...

    The Pro 2 Race tyres are fine except for in the wet when they are diabolically slippery.
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    Here's the rule - http://www.uci.ch/modello2.asp?1stlevelid=C&level1=1&level2=15&idnews=1628

    You can go lower than 16 spokes, have a deep rim or fat spokes if the wheel pas passed a "break test",...
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    Maybe nobody else noods. You could try nodding :D...

    Maybe nobody else noods. You could try nodding :D

    I wave at other cyclists.
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    Shimano hubs are fine as are those Mavic rims....

    Shimano hubs are fine as are those Mavic rims. They would give you no problems, but would be a fairly weighty wheelset.
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    Delta and Keo are it for LOOK road cleats. A fair...

    Delta and Keo are it for LOOK road cleats. A fair number of the cheaper road pedals are Delta compatible, Wellgo, Exustar etc.
  21. Thread: Wheel jiggles

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    You have overtightened your bearing cones. ...

    You have overtightened your bearing cones.

    Either take it to your LBS before you next ride it, or get some cone wrenches and follow these instructions from 'Bearing Adjustment and "Feel"'.

    If...
  22. Thread: Repairing bibs

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    You can sew on a piece of lycra using zig zag...

    You can sew on a piece of lycra using zig zag stitch which should work OK as a patch. I've done that with a couple of pairs of shorts before.
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    Sorry, I meant Rival for 1/3 the price of Dura...

    Sorry, I meant Rival for 1/3 the price of Dura Ace. I paid USD$149 for Rival, the same vendor has Dura Ace for >USD$450. So the same price as your R700.
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    R700 is actually about 40 - 50gm heavier than the...

    R700 is actually about 40 - 50gm heavier than the Ultegra SL crankset. Weight in order goes Dura Ace, Ultegra SL, R700, Ultegra...

    The Sram Rival compact I have is about the same weight as Dura...
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    A set of split pin pliers will do the trick.

    A set of split pin pliers will do the trick.
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