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  1. alig

    Umbrella Holder for Bicycles?

    I found this umbrella holder gadget for bicycles https://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.26292 has anyone used these
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    Upgrading a cassette with spares

    I'm currerntly using a HG50 12-25 (9 speed) Rather than pay 80-100$ for a new cassette (I'd like a 11-25), I'd like to purchase the 11T cog and lockring instead My question is, can I use a 11T CS-6500 9 speed cassette cog, with a dura-ace 7700 11T lockring on a HG50 cassette?
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    Replacing a cassette sprocket

    I'm not a high cadence rider Still not sure if going from 12 to 11T is worth the hassle but thanks for the help, its nice to learn to service/upgrade your own bike
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    Replacing a cassette sprocket

    That's weird, I spend 99% of my time in 12T I've found that jensonusa "sells" (no stock) 11T ultegra cogs and lockrings My question is are these cogs and lockrings intercompatible (eg. ultegra lockring on HG-50 cassette and vice versa) My second question is are all newer shimano freehubs...
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    Replacing a cassette sprocket

    sounds like a massive pain will probably just buy a new cassette
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    Replacing a cassette sprocket

    I have a Shimano HG-50 9 speed 12-25 cassette Rather than buy a new cassette, I'd like to know if I can remove the 25T sprocket and replace it with an 11T sprocket to make a 11-23 If so, can anyone recommend a website here in Australia where I can buy cassette spares.
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    From V-brakes to 105 road brakes on a flat bar

    Okay I see Here's a crazy Q Do the bolts need to be paired up with the correct crank arm? ie. is there a L and a R crank bolt?
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    From V-brakes to 105 road brakes on a flat bar

    Peter Yes they're attached to 2 bosses on either side I've also applied plenty of grease to the spindle I don't know what you mean by the "aluminum extractor cap", is that the crank bolt that screws into the BB Alfeng, you're right, I measured the reach and its about 70
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    From V-brakes to 105 road brakes on a flat bar

    Thanks for the reply I am using a Shimano 105 Octalink FC-5502 Along with the matching (109.5) BB-5500
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    From V-brakes to 105 road brakes on a flat bar

    Hi all Can I swap mini-v brakes on a flat bar (CRX3) with 105 (BR-5501 "9" speed) brakeset? 2nd Q is, is there anyway to know how much to tighten a crankset without using a torque wrench (eg. tighten until you can't go any further in one motion) Looking down when seated, I can see the top of...
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    SL-R440 Shifter as a double?

    I paid $40AUD for a brand new 105 double Show me a link for a Ultegra which is marginally more and I will buy a few (and sell them here for a nice profit). By getting a few links back, I meant that if I go from a 50 to 53T, then obviously I can't shift up into the larger cogs (or largest) on...
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    SL-R440 Shifter as a double?

    The reason for swapping cranksets is because I'm looking to upgrade to a 53T I just bought a 105 double (5502) Once I sort out the chain line issue by getting the right BB length, will I then be able to switch from a long cage (sora) to a short cage 105? This way I can get a few links back in...
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    SL-R440 Shifter as a double?

    Okay so what would be the steps involved prior to fitting the double crankset? (I'm planning on keeping the same octalink BB and fitting a 105 53/39 octalink :confused: I can't get around what happens to the extra shift, do I need to open the unit and tweak it to operate as a double (ie...
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    SL-R440 Shifter as a double?

    Hi All Here's my setup Shifters - Shimano SL-R440 (3x9) Front Derailleur - SL-R443 Crankset - Sora Triple (50-x-y) BB - Octalink Looking on the shimano website, its states that the SL-R440 Shifter does double front shifting as well...
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    Crankset upgrade on Giant CRX 3 (08)

    Hi all Currently I have a CRX 3 (2008) with a Sora Triple FC-R453 50-39-30T Octalink. It is a 9 speed. Can I swap the bottom bracket and crankset to a FC-5603 Hollowtech II Triple (even though it is a 10 speed? If so can I also then change the 50T to a 52T chain ring at a later stage?
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    Cannondale Synapse Carbon frame - Opinions

    Hi all. I've been given the opportunity to purchase a Cannondale Synapse 2007 carbon frame. I've determined that its the correct size for me. It includes the Cannondale carbon SI crank with BB, Carbon seatpost, headset and stem, wheel skewers and rear derailleur hanger. My question is will I...
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    Installing a larger chainring

    Thanks for the advice. I was wondering what the heck BCD meant when shopping around for chainrings online I was planning on removing (disabling) the front derailleur anyway, and I thought I'd need to add a few links to the chain. As for the rear cassette, its an 11-35 (on the current wheel)...
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    Installing a larger chainring

    Hi all I have a progear hybrid, I would like to replace the 48T chainring with a 53T (and I'm planning to replace the wheels and tires with 700x28). I'm hoping to do it myself, and I guess I need to start by purchasing a chainring Firstly sorry if I come accross as having no idea, because I...
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    How did I do?

    Hey all I just bought this bike on ebay, I'd really appreciate your feedback on what you think http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=110161104038&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=001
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    Please tell me what you think of this bike

    Hey all, I'm looking at buying a progear CX400 hybrid bike http://www.progears.net/product.php?id=14 Would appreciate your opinion on the bike and components Here are the specs CX-400 FRAME Aluminium Hybrid 700C SIZE 15 〞18.5〞21〞 FORK RST CT-COMI Lock-out...