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If you search cantilever brake parts you should find what you need. They are sometimes referred to as threadless post brake pads.


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When you are comparing specifications of bikes online, some parts may be not listed. Because 2013 bike doesn't have the hubs or brakes listed, it doesn't mean that they are not included. Both bikes have front and rear hubs as well as the brake levers. And most likely they are of similar quality or identical.


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Depending on the urban-ness of your area, there may be local "bike swap" events once or twice a year. If you really have a lot to get rid of, this could be one way to get it in front of the right people.


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Some links in this recent Bicycling article.


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According to BikeRadar, "The battery unit as well as the wiring for XTR Di2 are identical components to the ones used in Shimano's electronic road groups. The battery can be mounted on a bottle cage, in a seat tube, frame and can even be contained within the steerer unit of certain forks (via the use of PRO's new Tharsis components)."


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It depends on how you buy the brake, so you need to check whats coming with what you're buying. Typically, you get the caliper+pads+rotor+mounting hardware and buy the brake lever (which is a V-brake lever most of the time unless its a road brake in which case its a regular short pull lever) separately along with the cables+housing. In some cases though ...


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I'll try to make the best out of this question by giving what is hopefully a helpful answer to others. You would be really surprised just how clean you can get synthetic or cork bar tape, even if it's white, with a little bit of orange degreaser. Get a clean, preferably white rag, pour some on, and take one end of the towel in each hand and scrub the tape as ...


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According to rule 8, your choices are black, white, or try to match it to the blue frame color, which my be difficult.



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