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    compatability issue, or just me?

    i thought low-normal was rapid rise (which I was wanting) and top-normal was traditional? and my front deraileur works and shifts fine, just the rear i'm having the problem with
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    compatability issue, or just me?

    I just bought a new XT RD-M770-SGS and FD-770. when I went to hook up to my rear deraileur to my LX SL-M570-S shifters, they don't work right. Well, they work backwards to be exact. is it me or a compatability issue that I didn't realize? Thanks
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    Tool Kit Additions - what would you add?

    my crank bro. candy ti pedals. like to give them a cleaning once in a while. I have the stand and pump already, those were needed before the kit :)
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    Tool Kit Additions - what would you add?

    So I just bought a Park Tool AK-37 tool kit (http://www.parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=6&item=AK%2D37) for my home shop, and was wondering what additions I should make. The kit was a great starting point for the money, but was wondering what tool(s) everyone would add. The BBT-19 bottom...
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    Upgrading again (f+r derailleurs this time)

    is there any other factors that I'm not considering with this upgrade??:confused: I'm ready to buy (online source), but want to make sure. thanks
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    Upgrading again (f+r derailleurs this time)

    So, if I went with the RD-M751/M760-SGS rear and FD-M761 (type-6/Down Swing FD (66-69º) for 44T top) I would be fine? I'm not a road biker, this is a mountain bike, and I do tend to over-use my granny some rides. As for trading stock, I got nothing. I'm so far away from the LBS that most of...
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    Upgrading again (f+r derailleurs this time)

    So, since this worked well when I was needing help with bottom bracket and crankset upgrading questions, I thought I would try it again. I'm currently up-grading my 02 Specialized Rockhopper to be my main bike for this summer (sold my full-suspension)...
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    understanding and replacing Cranksets & Bottom Brackets

    Well, that's a big plus in my books. That's the set I'm going to go with, if everything I need is there for the install. Thanks for your help. :cool:
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    understanding and replacing Cranksets & Bottom Brackets

    I don't exactly have a LBS that I can run down to at the moment. I was planning to buy online, and have installed next time I'm close to a bike shop. I've bought off of pricepoint.com before, and had no problems. I just want to be sure that if I buy the one I'm looking at...
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    understanding and replacing Cranksets & Bottom Brackets

    So, I'm thinking about up-grading my crankset, and while I know what I want, I'm not sure if I can. I currently ride a 02 Specialized Rockhopper with the following componets: CRANKSET : Specialized Forearm II Comp, with black arms CHAINRINGS : 44Ax32Sx22S, w/black 7075 alloy outer ring...
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    Wireless Bike Computer

    wow, thanks all. I'm going to do some research on the models suggested and decide. :cool:
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    Wireless Bike Computer

    I'm needing suggestions on a wireless computer (time to replace my old one). I do not really want/have need for a heart-rate monitor, but would buy one if it is a better product then just an ordinary computer(speedometer). I have been considering the Cateye Micro Wireless, but don't know what...
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    Help

    ok, so stupid me made a mistake (and doesn't know his bike very well, which you will release very soon). Have a 2002 Specialized Rockhopper Comp (hardtail, love the bike). http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?arc=2005&spid=5751&bikeTab=techspec anyhoo, i didn't realize that I have...
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    replacing rim

    I was also looking at finding more info about 32 vs 36 hole rims, but couldn't seem to find a thread. Does anyone know where I can find one, or shall I start one? Thanks :cool:
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    replacing rim

    It's not that I don't 'like' Mavics, I do. I'm just hoping to find a few alternatives to compare them to. My wife has a set of Alexrims on her bike (2004 specalized hardrock), and they seem to be holding up very well for her. If anyone has any opinions on them (good and bad), I'd love to hear...