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Old 07-19-12, 02:55 PM   #4676
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It was USPS(Parcel Post). I know their tracking isn't particularly reliable, but generally doesn't go 5 days with no updates.
USPS is pretty reliable and I wouldn't worry. Did you insure it?

Shipping to Puerto Rico usually gets delayed by a few days and all it takes is one missed scan to make it seem like your package stopped moving.

Besides, it's only been five full business days since it left your hands.
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Old 07-19-12, 02:57 PM   #4677
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I did insure it, I've just never shipped there before so I was a bit worried. Thanks!

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Old 07-19-12, 03:02 PM   #4678
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As parcel post it may have been put on a ship
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Old 07-19-12, 06:56 PM   #4679
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What tools do I need to install/remove a set of 75's and a protype bb (sorry if this is a derp question I've never used a square taper crank or bb)
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Old 07-19-12, 07:51 PM   #4680
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To remove the 75s follow these steps, except use a pin spanner instead of a pair of pliers. That guy was being stupid trying to save $8.

http://www.the-climb.net/2009/06/cra...-brackets.html

Good luck getting the fixed cup off. Sometimes they're easy and sometimes you need a huge cheater bar or impact tool.

and then you need one of these to install the protype:

http://media.performancebike.com/ima...71-NCL-TOP.JPG

Torque specs can be found here:

http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-...s-and-concepts
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Old 07-19-12, 08:08 PM   #4681
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So just to be sure I need
-Park CCP-22
-15 mm socket wrench
-Spin doctor cartidge bb tool

Is that all?
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Old 07-19-12, 08:14 PM   #4682
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My 75s came with M8 bolts and not 15mm bolts, so you would need a M8 hex instead. You'll also need a larger adjustable wrench or 1/2" driver to use the Spin Doctor BB tool.

If you're just installing/removing the 75s/Protype that should be all you need.
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Old 07-19-12, 08:18 PM   #4683
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Gotcha, thanks for the help.
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Old 07-20-12, 11:57 PM   #4684
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My fork is 1" and my stem is 1 1/8" and my top cap is 1 1/8", so should I use 1 1/8th spacers or 1".
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Old 07-21-12, 07:13 AM   #4685
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I know this may be more than you asked for but I'm going into full detail just in case anyone else may be wondering too:

To use a 1 1/8" stem on a 1" steerer you will need a 1" to 1 1/8" shim and a 1 1/8" top cap. If you plan on using a spacer on top of the stem, that needs to be 1 1/8" as well. Any spacers below the stem must be 1".
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Scrod, I want to order some nice compact road drops from you, 31.8 clamp, for my Langster. I don't care about price, I do care about quality and comfort, and they have to be black. Oh which ones shall I choose?
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Old 07-21-12, 10:48 AM   #4687
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Scrod, I want to order some nice compact road drops from you, 31.8 clamp, for my Langster. I don't care about price, I do care about quality and comfort, and they have to be black. Oh which ones shall I choose?
Ergonovas's duhhhh

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Old 07-21-12, 10:56 AM   #4688
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Ergonovas's duhhhh

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Those are the ones I'm leaning towards...im 6'2 205lbs, fairly broad shoulders, thinking 42cm?
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Old 07-21-12, 10:56 AM   #4689
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Old 07-21-12, 11:11 AM   #4690
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I happen to like the Deda RHM02s better than Ergonovas.
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Old 07-21-12, 11:18 AM   #4691
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I happen to like the Deda RHM02s better that Ergonovas.
Us not scrods should stick to ergos

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Old 07-21-12, 11:45 AM   #4692
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FWIW - he asked me.

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what do you like better about the Dedas?
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Old 07-21-12, 12:36 PM   #4694
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I like the shape of the top section better.
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I was going to suggest FSA K-Wings, but after riding with them for a couple weeks I've found that the flats seem just a little too wide(deep) for my taste. And I don't have baby mitts, either. I might need to go with a thinner tape to compensate.
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Old 07-21-12, 09:22 PM   #4696
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I know this may be more than you asked for but I'm going into full detail just in case anyone else may be wondering too:

To use a 1 1/8" stem on a 1" steerer you will need a 1" to 1 1/8" shim and a 1 1/8" top cap. If you plan on using a spacer on top of the stem, that needs to be 1 1/8" as well. Any spacers below the stem must be 1".
Perfect! Thanks man.
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i know saddle questions are kind of useless, but what saddle would be comfy when not wearing bibs or padded shorts? am i forced to buy a brooks? the fixed gear has been my town cruiser lately and it sucks to put on my bibs when i just wanna cruise around.
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Old 07-22-12, 10:06 PM   #4698
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i know saddle questions are kind of useless, but what saddle would be comfy when not wearing bibs or padded shorts? am i forced to buy a brooks? the fixed gear has been my town cruiser lately and it sucks to put on my bibs when i just wanna cruise around.
I find the same saddles comfy without bib as I do with bibs. To me, it's a sign that the saddle is a good fit.

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I find the same saddles comfy without bib as I do with bibs. To me, it's a sign that the saddle is a good fit.

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Yeah, same here. The only thing the chamois does for me (besides flatter my wonderful glutes) is extend the comfort and delay the discomfort. If a saddle doesn't work for me, it's not gonna work, padding or no padding.
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Old 07-22-12, 10:57 PM   #4700
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scrod,

is the 722 RS still being made?

do they have the same geometry as the TS?

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