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Old 06-21-18, 08:36 PM
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That crimp pattern looks rather nice. If I don't have a crimper around I will just press it but that certainly looks a lot more trick and with some skills and patience or maybe a CNC machine you could probably come up with some different patterns!
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Old 06-21-18, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by ElijahCooper View Post
sjanzeir Your post 622 - It turned out well, but it seems to me that now it will not be so convenient to get a bottle, because now it hangs very low, don't you think so?
The bike - aforementioned hack included - is gone now, so it doesn't matter anymore. To answer your question, though, the bottle actually sat higher than it would on my Speed or Mu (both of which thankfully have bottle cage bosses from the factory; no such shenanigans required.) It sat higher than it would on a typical diamond frame such as my 7.6, with the added convenience of not having to fiddle my way around a top tube reaching down for it.

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Old 06-27-18, 03:12 AM
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Hold post but currently going through some of them. Found this on Google, adjustable cone wrench

Bicycle Cone Wrench

Do it with one of these for the win:

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Old 07-01-18, 05:03 PM
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Using a vacuum to get spoke nipples out after they've fallen inside your rim

When spoke nipples fall inside a rim they are a nuisance to get out. What I find that works best to get them out is a vacuum. If you don't have a Shop-Vac or equivalent you will need to create a better vacuum inside the rim.

To create a better vacuum, first have all the nipples attached to the spokes and tightened, then cover the valve hole on the inner side of the rim with tape. ​​Second, use a rim strip or something non-adhesive to cover the spoke holes on the outer side of the rim leaving the valve hole open (there is no need to do this with a Shop-Vac). Next, position the rim so the valve hole is at the bottom and shake the rim to move the nipples near the valve hole. Finally, place the vacuum over the valve hole and suck the nipples out.

I use a Shop-Vac because it has tremendous suction, but most household vacuum cleaners will work if you create a better vacuum inside the rim. Be sure to empty your vacuum cleaner before use to make it easier to find the nipples.

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Old 07-01-18, 08:38 PM
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Rear wheel quick release

To remove the rear wheel you do not have to unscrew the quick release. The rear drop outs do not have notches, and you can remove the wheel just by releasing the skewer.
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Yeah, that's why they call it a quick release. In fact, many people (including my self) file off the 'lawer lips' on their front forks, so that quick release is also actually quick.
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Yeah, that's why they call it a quick release. In fact, many people (including my self) file off the 'lawer lips' on their front forks, so that quick release is also actually quick.
Damn straight. Death to lawyer tabs!
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