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    Chain sagging on right chain stay

    I've got Ultegra RD-8000 rear derailleur,two chain rings, and 11 cog rear cluster - when I shift into the small chain ring and the 5th smallest cog, the chain sags over the right chain stay - if I rule out an overly long chain, what else could cause this to happen. The bike was in the shop...
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    Difficulty getting tire off rim

    Tubeless tire is deflated but having no luck getting the tire iron under the bead to fulcrum it up to begin the process - do bike shops have a special tool , is there a trick to it ? - any advise appreciated .
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    Ultegra front derailleur - r8000 question

    After 17 years with Campy I'm slowly doing some upgrades , both for the bike and clothing including shoes for myself - I'm comfortable taking the bike to the local LBS for the big stuff like headset and BB including crankset but like to learn how to do some of the other things myself , for...
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    Seat post clamp - braze on or removable

    I have a 2003 Litespeed road bike , titanium , want to install a quick release seat post clamp - I removed the bolt/screw that tightens the existing clamp and what remains looks like it's part of the seat tube , wasn't expecting this , thought it would be a removable piece - does anyone know if...
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    Light weight road shoe

    Haven't bought road shoes in awhile , currently have Shimano with Look cleats (17 years old) - they feel heavy now and was wondering if there are much lighter shoes available these days , recommendations appreciated .
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    Tube/valve question - presta

    I know that the valve on a tubeless tire has a removable core to permit the injection of sealant - a few months ago I had some upgrades done by my local shop and asked them to install tubes rather than go tubeless - a couple days ago I was removing the plastic valve cap and the core of the valve...
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    Couple of bar wrap questions - roady rider

    Questions : My current wrap is overly cushy/puffy and I'd like to replace it with something moderately cushy - any suggestions on which brands offer a reasonably good range of wraps that maybe extend from thin and skin tight at one end of the spectrum to overly cushy/puffy at the other end ...
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    Shifting after component upgrade

    Recently upgraded components to Shimano ultegra - rear derailleur is R8000 11s GS with 11-32 rear cluster - experience smooth shifting going from small to large with no gear skip but from large back down it doesn't skip but feels like a 2 gear drop when I'm riding - I know I'll have to probably...
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    Bike upgrade - component pricing question

    I want to upgrade my road bike , mostly Shimano 6800 components including compact crank and new wheels ; I priced all the components at Excel bike in Colorado and then asked my LBS the same question - they were 50% more than Excel but that included labor . Now I don't know for sure where bike...
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    Campy component change/upgrade

    My current bike is all Chorus , 53/39 up front and 13-29 on the back ; I'd like to go to a 50/34 compact with 11-32 - currently I believe only Shimano offers 11-32 , if I stay with Campy I'd have to settle for 29 - but here are my questions : (1) Will the compact require new derailleurs ? (2) I...
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    Great bike mechanics - dying breed ??

    In previous years I've driven roughly 50 miles once a year to a favorite "old school" mechanic for a tune up and inspection before the start of the Summer season ; as part of the brake inspection/adjustment he would first true each wheel - this makes perfect sense to me. This year I went to a...
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    Thule fork mount carriers

    The Thule site shows 3 choices for my vehicle with factory load bars : Sprint(528) , ThruRide(535) , and Paceline (527) . My main concern is the ease and reliability of adjusting the grip strength on the fork , the Sprint had 3 reviews on their site & 2 were terrible. Anyone have personal...