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  1. Hi beth, The photos make it clear. To get...

    Hi beth,

    The photos make it clear. To get brifters you'l be replacing nearly everything: levers (of course, this is the point ;-), front and rear derailleurs, chain, rear wheel (including new...
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    Might not be quite the same, but could this help...

    Might not be quite the same, but could this help explain the rips in your dollar bill?

    "Flexing of rolling bias ply tires also loosens patches. Laying a standard 3.5x2 inch paper business card...
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    http://www.kendausa.com/en/home/bicycle/mountain/n...

    http://www.kendausa.com/en/home/bicycle/mountain/nevegal.aspx

    There are lots of Nevs, some very heavy (read: lots of ruber to flex and eat up your energy). I'm with Becky: try known-good tires...
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    Someone on the Wattage group once asked: What is...

    Someone on the Wattage group once asked: What is the benefit of trying to keep power (nearly) constant? I never heard a good answer for that one...
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    There are exceptions, but in general, and...

    There are exceptions, but in general, and specifically for the cranks you listed:
    Compact cranks have 110mm bolt circle diameter.
    Standard cranks have 130mm bolt circle diameter.
    So yes, in...
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    Over the years I've tried to keep water out of...

    Over the years I've tried to keep water out of various frames with 100% failure rate.

    Now I just drill a 1/4" hole in the frame's BB shell before installing the bottom bracket and cranks. I figure...
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    Oakleaf has a good suggestion with the antiseize....

    Oakleaf has a good suggestion with the antiseize.

    Most SRAM derailleurs I know are not designed to pivot in use.

    Most Shimano derailleurs I know are designed to pivot in use, and you'll get...
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    Did you get a look at the tire? I've often...

    Did you get a look at the tire? I've often noticed NOS rubber seems okay. No idea why, just guessing: maybe it's the mold release? Or not being stressed (not inflated)? Stored indoors?? Maybe a...
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    Hi Linda, good decision to ditch the FSA crank....

    Hi Linda, good decision to ditch the FSA crank. They have a history of mediocre shifting. Nearly everyone who switches prefers Shimano.

    The BB30 shell in your Cannondale is 42mm inside diameter,...
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    Seems like some kind of epoxy putty would be...

    Seems like some kind of epoxy putty would be great for this.

    http://www.best-b2b.com/userimg/841/865-2/epoxy-putty-stick-609.jpg



    Definitely overthinking. No need for a counterbalance.
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    I like plastic cages - aluminum cages leave black...

    I like plastic cages - aluminum cages leave black aluminum oxide on the bottles.
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    I think you've discovered a big part of your...

    I think you've discovered a big part of your answer :D - sounds like the seat's too narrow! :eek:
    I prefer my saddles to be at least 2cm wider than my sit bones, so it has a chance to actually...
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    Cleats often take up the shape of the shoe sole. ...

    Cleats often take up the shape of the shoe sole.

    Look and Shimano cleats can be hard to clip in and float, but usually there's enough springiness it often goes unnoticed.

    Smaller and metal...
  14. Thanks Renee! That is exactly the part I was...

    Thanks Renee! That is exactly the part I was searching for. Now that I know it's called a washer...

    Trying to put an image here:

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31yxm4gwe5L._SS500_.jpg
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  15. Yes, that's a little more gap than typical. ...

    Yes, that's a little more gap than typical.

    Some of that gap is due to the front derailleur having to also work with larger "standard" chainrings. Not easy to do much about that. I set the front...
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    Joe Bell in Spring Valley? He's the best,...

    Joe Bell in Spring Valley? He's the best, wouldn't surprise me if his wait time is 2 months. But you'll LOVE the paint you get! :D

    http://www.campyonly.com/joebell.html
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    Sounds to me like you just described ISM saddles....

    Sounds to me like you just described ISM saddles.

    http://www.ismseat.com/images/Typhoon%20%20top%20&%20profile.jpg

    I like the Typhoon (picture above) or Century. Nice and soft! and a little...
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    Thanks for the link Knotted; it's an interesting...

    Thanks for the link Knotted; it's an interesting read.
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    If you can't get a pink one, consider asking your...

    If you can't get a pink one, consider asking your Gary Fisher dealer about your seat post slipping. They've probably heard of it before and have a solution - maybe even a bolted collar, maybe even...
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    Thanks for posting those links, makes it easy to...

    Thanks for posting those links, makes it easy to "see" each model. (I'm a visual person!)

    I'd get this one:

    http://www.evanscycles.com/products/minoura/b60-non-remote-trainer-ec024623

    I've...
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    I've had many many bikes over the years (almost...

    I've had many many bikes over the years (almost 30 now? :o ) with varying degrees of toe overlap. I've learned it's not a binary thing: you have it or you don't. Instead I see it as a gradient: a...
  22. I also like a nice Mag trainer. Nice and smooth...

    I also like a nice Mag trainer. Nice and smooth and quiet. :)

    I tried a Magneto but prefer the Minouras. They're lighter (easier to lift and carry, or load into the car), fold flatter (easier to...
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    There's also Cedesius custom saddles: ...

    There's also Cedesius custom saddles:

    http://www.cedesius.com/aboutus.html

    Their Design Science section of their web site clearly isn't written by a scientist, but on many points it sounds...
  24. Thread: WTB Deva

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    Thasnks for the update Bh biker. I borrowed an...

    Thasnks for the update Bh biker. I borrowed an OEM version from a friend of mine and I agree the flat back and firm-but-not-too firm padding make this a pretty good saddle.
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    Thanks for the update NY! I've been looking at...

    Thanks for the update NY! I've been looking at these saddles too. As you can see from my sig I also have experience with the inForms and I'm hopeful about the Evoke and Affinity saddles. It seems...
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