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    Quote Originally Posted by striknein View Post
    Sure do. Is it your fingers or your wrists?
    Fingers.

    Is it really so difficult to fathom how one's fingers would be sore after building seven wheels over the past few days?
    Last edited by Scrodzilla; 11-18-11 at 07:03 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by calv View Post
    You should record a video of yourself building some wheels. Now THAT would rule.
    +1

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    Uh, no.

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    I can see you saying that right now.
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    Well **** you too, Dave.
    Last edited by striknein; 11-18-11 at 10:23 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nagrom_ View Post
    I actually just run calipers. Levers are for scrubs.

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    ^Fail lol
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    What's the likelihood of being able to use a 15mm box wrench for a pedal swap?
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    I've done it. It depends on the pedal and how much room there is between it and the crank arm.

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    I'll give it a shot. Pics if successful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    Fingers.

    Is it really so difficult to fathom how one's fingers would be sore after building seven wheels over the past few days?
    Perhaps for those without the experience of wheel building it is.

    When I was in my early 20s I got my first job in a bike shop. As the low guy on the totem pole, I got the layoff in the winter. I then got a piecework job building wheels for a regional distributor of bike components (this was before the days of the cheap wheel building robot). Every week I'd come into the office with the wheels I'd built and pick up a new supply of hubs, spokes, and rims. I don't know how many hundreds or thousands of wheels I built that winter but my callouses were so thick I could take pizzas out of the oven with my bare hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmytango View Post
    What's the likelihood of being able to use a 15mm box wrench for a pedal swap?
    I do it all the time. On a couple of pedals I've got the wrench stuck in there upon tightening the new pedals, however. Then had to undo it and go dig up my pedal wrench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmytango View Post
    What's the likelihood of being able to use a 15mm box wrench for a pedal swap?
    Box wrench \/ \/


    For pedals? What am I not getting??

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    I didn't catch that but knew what he meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    I didn't catch that but knew what he meant.
    You have perceptive powers that dwarf mine. I guess he meant open end wrench. And for the record, I've used an open end wrench for pedals...

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    Am I correct in assuming that if I got this frame: http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/rush I could migrate everything over from my kilo except the seat tube? Fork/headset/etc all seem compatible. Although I'd want to replace the fork quickly.
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    Yeah, open end, and it was successful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaytron View Post
    Am I correct in assuming that if I got this frame: http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/rush I could migrate everything over from my kilo except the seat tube? Fork/headset/etc all seem compatible. Although I'd want to replace the fork quickly.
    You'd be all set but get a new headset. The stock Kilo headset is crap.

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    is that green soma rush frame from cycleclubsports the new nashbar ftp?

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    No. It's much better looking and makes a lot more sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by on the path View Post
    You have perceptive powers that dwarf mine. I guess he meant open end wrench. And for the record, I've used an open end wrench for pedals...
    Scrod,

    I think I read on parktools to never use anything but a pedal wrench to install or remove pedals. Is this one of those bike rules that you're supposed to follow, but most people don't really do it and it doesn't matter?

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    Also you should never use anything but a Park 5mm hex key to tighten your stem.
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    You're also supposed to use a special track nut wrench, but a $5 15mm box wrench works just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigglyPuff View Post
    Scrod,

    I think I read on parktools to never use anything but a pedal wrench to install or remove pedals. Is this one of those bike rules that you're supposed to follow, but most people don't really do it and it doesn't matter?
    That's one of the dumbest thing I've read in a while.

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