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    Glue (not for tire) for carbon rims?

    I have some Cane Creek Carbon cronos. Their is about an inch split where the spoke goes into the fairing. I don't think this affects the structural integrity of the wheel's aluminium skeleton. The wheels are out of warranty and I don't want to pay a lot for the replacement. Is their any good...
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    "ovalized" head tube/ bad headset

    ok I have an 03 specialized aluminium frame, cane creek standard integrated headset. I started having a problem about three weeks headset would wobble...unless I tightened to binding...but then as soon as the binding was loosened it would wobble. I bought a new headset and changed...
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    Triple Crank Problem

    I am trying to fix my girlfriend's bike. It has pretty much defeated me. It is an Ultegra 9 speed triple crank and STI. From my understanding it should shift the small to middle chain ring on the first click, trim on the middle ring second click, shift to big ring on third click. I have...
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    How long should an integrated headset last?

    I am thinking about getting a fuji c7 carbon frame, it comes with an integrated headset.....I have read that these can cause actual wear inside the headtube at the frame bearing interface.......does anyone have any experience with this? If it does wear, how fast? Does it do so, so slowly that...
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    Replacement Stem Bolts for Deda Magic Stem?

    I am guessing I can go to a hardware store and just get a bolt that fits......if not how can I get replacement bolts?
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    Carbon Fiber Components?

    I have recently got a job in a bike shop. I am going to be buying my first carbon fiber road bike. A 2006 Fuji RC. I have ridden carbon fiber frames before, as test rides so to speak. I know carbon fiber is pretty good at dampening the road vibration. However, the bike comes with alloy...
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    Aero bars plus

    I just got a new Fuji track pro and am happy with the bike. I am a little curious as to positioning though. Compared to your road bike do you set up your track bike differently? I would think you would want the saddle a bit more forward and down. Also, does anyone have any recommendations as to...
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    High Flange Vs. Low Flange

    What is the difference between low and high flange hubs?
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    **** lane velodrome opening?

    I saw on their website that it is opening for training races tonight. (Wed. May 25th) Anyone going to be there? Anyone know any info like what categories, which races, and what time it starts?
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    chain ring problem?

    I have a bike with Ultegra 9 speed. When I am in the big chain ring and either my 12 or 13 cog. ...( 12-23 cassette) and put any hard pressure (accelerating) on the pedals my chain will fall off the outside of the chain ring. The chain has about 8k on it and is slightly stretched but no gear...
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    9 speed cassette on Ultegra 6600?

    On Shimano's website it says that the new Ultegra 6600 hubs are compatible with 9 speed and 10 speed cassettes. Does anyone know if there are special parts to make either of them work? Such as a spacer or special lock ring? I am especially interested in putting a 9 speed cassette on the hubs...
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    So there is a lot of information about a lot of track bikes out there. Except for one...the Abici time machine? As someone who is probably going to end up on a 1970's schwinn (and be happy about it)...I am just curious if anyone knows anything about them? Seems like the geometry is a bit...
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    new disc pads and squeal

    ok so I have magura martas. I have recently changed the pads and also had to bleed the brakes ( long story) anyways.. I have good solid lever feel and ok stopping power......However, my brakes squeal like piggies. I have cleaned the rotors and help. I have made sure they are well...
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    What kind of bike do you really need for track?

    Ok, I have already made a post about a 1st track bike, but I am still looking, and this forum seems a good place for advice. Do you really need a new fancy track bike? As long as it fits, it seems to me the best deal is getting an old (80's) track bike off of ebay. I know this is a vague...
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    1st track bike?

    i am sure this question is answered all the time...but I still need the help. As a person who is going to be competing all around which bike? I will be using the bike mainly for track racing...and secondarily for a 10 mile commute. Also price is an issue. I have been looking at things like the...
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    cassette wiggle?

    I have a set of shimano r540 wheels. After a rainy ride in which I did hit a pothole.. I noticed that my cassette wiggles a bit from side to side.....also my wheel is slightly out of true but I don't think that should cause a cassette to wiggle... also my bike has started to make a new quiet...
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    pro tour education...please

    so from the UCI webite...I gather that the pro tour is a collection of teams..that must compete at every race in a certain set of races. I understand that this is bad for small teams who don't have the budget to compete at all races. Also..this is good for tv and such because big name teams...
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    rear hub problem

    In September I repacked my rear hub bearings. Everything was going great...until this week. I was riding my trainer I looked at the rear hub non drive side when Igot off and grease had coated the outside. I wiped off the grease and decided maybe the races had come loose or something and...
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    winter training no bike I am a college student..things fell together in such a way that I am not able to have my bike from now until January 14. I am not planning on doing so well collegiate races which start in Feb. But in an effort to do as well as I can I am running....30-60 minutes depending...and weight...
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    biggest mountain chain ring?

    so I am thinking of buying a hardtail mountain bike for use as a commuter and also maybe racing some cyclocross for fun and training over the winter.My full suspension race bike is not so good for that stuff. I have found a bike that I think would be suitable for this purpose it is light and...