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    I wonder if the steerer has a French thread...

    I wonder if the steerer has a French thread diameter of 25 mm instead of the standard English threading of 25.4 mm.
  2. Shimano uses steel freehub bodies on all of it's...

    Shimano uses steel freehub bodies on all of it's rear hubs except Dura Ace which uses Ti so the potential for damage is slight. That said, the 13x25 9-speed Ultegra cassettes I recall, had the...
  3. Thread: Headset play

    by HillRider
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    Yes, nearly all threadless headsets (older Chris...

    Yes, nearly all threadless headsets (older Chris King's are an exception) have an inverted cone that fills in the gap between the top bearing cartridge's inner race and the steerer tube. It is...
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    by HillRider
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    True but the clearances should not be anywhere...

    True but the clearances should not be anywhere near that large and the centering cone is compressed almost flush and hasn't come close to taking up the slack. Something is badly mis-matched.
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    Weigel's Frame Saver is the standard spray-on...

    Weigel's Frame Saver is the standard spray-on tube protector and available from most bike shops but Amsoil's HDMP is the same stuff in a larger can and cheaper and available from most NAPA car parts...
  6. Thread: Headset play

    by HillRider
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    No the steerer (that what the "fork shaft" is...

    No the steerer (that what the "fork shaft" is properly called) should be a much closer fit in the top bearing and the inverted centering cone should make a tight fit between the steerer and the inner...
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    I've done the opposite, using a 9-speed Ultegra...

    I've done the opposite, using a 9-speed Ultegra 6500 crank with an 8-speed chain and it worked OK. If you can find the older Tiagra FC-4500 crank, it was 9-speed and that gets around the possible...
  8. The potential for damage depends on the material...

    The potential for damage depends on the material the freehub body is made of. If it's steel or Ti, no problem. If it's aluminum you stand a good chance of damaging the splines. When Shimano went...
  9. I have a low spoke count radial laced pre-built...

    I have a low spoke count radial laced pre-built front wheel (Shimano WH-R560) on one bike and a very conventional 32H, 3X wheel on another with a Mavic CXP33 rim and 2/1.8.2 DT spokes. Both wheels...
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    Yes but more of them so the load is spread out...

    Yes but more of them so the load is spread out over more points as mentioned above. One other point, if you do manage to wear out the cartridges, all you need is replacement cartridge bearings. You...
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    Here is a description of the various new bottom...

    Here is a description of the various new bottom bracket "standards": Complete guide to bottom brackets - BikeRadar

    From this I gather that any of the Shimano Hollowtech II cranks will work with a...
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    Well, you are right but the last posting on this...

    Well, you are right but the last posting on this thread prior to yours was over 6 years ago. Zombie thread for sure.
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    Blowoffs are often caused by having a section of...

    Blowoffs are often caused by having a section of the inner tube caught between the tire bead and the rim. This happens if the tube isn't tucked completely inside the tire before it's inflated. It...
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    You may be able to get away with just one thin...

    You may be able to get away with just one thin headset wrench and use a standard open end or adjustable wrench on the locknut. The top race flats are quite narrow but the locknut often has plenty of...
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    Oh, is that what "sealed mechanism" really means?...

    Oh, is that what "sealed mechanism" really means? :)
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    Chris King is great but VERY pricy. I've had...

    Chris King is great but VERY pricy. I've had excellent service with both Cane Creek and FSA threadless headsets and these are far more reasonably priced. I fully agree that cartridge bearings are...
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    What's there now? Assuming you have a 53/39 or...

    What's there now? Assuming you have a 53/39 or something similar, you will have to lower and align the front derailleur to be closer to the smaller big chainring. Also, if the crank is a different...
  18. Here are some flat bar shifters that should...

    Here are some flat bar shifters that should work:Shimano EF65 3X9 Flat Bar Brake/Shifters > Components > Shifters | Jenson USA

    Or these:Shimano EF65 3X9 Flat Bar Brake/Shifters > Components >...
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    Newer cantilever brakes from Shimano or Tektro...

    Newer cantilever brakes from Shimano or Tektro are fairly cheap, work well and will not require replacing the brake levers. As noted, unless you have a source of inexpensive parts and can do most of...
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    Gone? Where did it go? Maybe you didn't use...

    Gone? Where did it go? Maybe you didn't use enough initially. Grease is the cheapest bike component I know of.

    I tend to "overpack" my hubs to the point excess grease oozes out for a ride or...
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    Why are you doing this to us? :(

    Why are you doing this to us? :(
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    Yeah, that nonsense myth was used by a lot of...

    Yeah, that nonsense myth was used by a lot of riders to justify buying a new bike. :)
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    Those tire width guides are very conservative. I...

    Those tire width guides are very conservative. I had a Trek MTB that came with 26x 2.25" (559x57 mm) tires and I successfully used slick 26x1.25" tires (559x32) on it for road riding.
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    It's not common but it does work. As to...

    It's not common but it does work. As to adjusting bare hubs this way, it will be more difficult to feel when the play JUST goes away as you won't have the leverage of the rim to try to wiggle it.
  25. There were some 1-1/8" quill stems used on MTB's...

    There were some 1-1/8" quill stems used on MTB's back in the early '90's and I had one on a '92 Trek 7000 rigid fork, hardtail MTB. As Cross Creek noted, they weren't exactly a thing of beauty. ...
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