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  1. Edisonian

    How long do brake pads last & how to help them last longer?

    So last year, I bought a Cervelo P2 2010. It was discounted, since it was last year's model. I probably put 3000 miles on it by the end of the summer. The rear brake started squealing then; they were the ones that came with the bike, FSAs, I think. I changed them out for some Kool Stop...
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    Does this look ok for a 11-32 cassette on a Shimano GS derailleur?

    So after a bit of a debacle last year getting a LBS to upgrade my cassette to more teeth (which a lot of users here helped me though, thank you) -- I decided to do it myself. I bought a SRAM 9-speed 11-34 to try and replace my current Trek 1200's Ultegra 12-27. I knew I was reaching, but...
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    Ultegra 12-27 cassette -- uhhh, where does this part go?

    So I finally decided to learn how to change my cassette. It wasn't hard after all! I still have a few questions though. (Another one in another post, actually). But for this one, a picture: This is my cassette, taken off my bike and cleaned. I could figure out how to put...
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    Should I feel ripped off by this repair?

    Hey there -- First post to this board. Hope you guys can help with some advice. Two weeks ago, I dropped off my bike at the LBS for a tune-up and a change to a bigger cassette in preparation for a hilly race I've entered in mid-September. I got an estimate of $240, which seemed a little...