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The boss spacing changed from 60 mm to 80 mm with the advent of mountain bikes which use wider wheels. 60mm is the spacing the Dia Compes were made for. What you need are cantilevers made for the narrower spacing with an adjustment for spring tension. Avid Shorty Ultimates are adjustable and their wide setting works well with 60 mm post spacing. Spring ...


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In my opinion, the only time it is worth upgrading is after the part in question has worn out. If that is the case for you, and if you plan to keep the bike for a while, I would say that upgrading the cassette is a decent investment. We're not talking about a huge outlay to explore different equipment. Your experience might nudge you toward or away from ...


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There's no harm in doing so, as long as you identify compatible components. You do take a hit on cost, by which I mean that components work out a lot cheaper when bought as part of the bike, rather than standalone. So economically it would probably make sense to stuff the money in a piggy bank, and save up for a new bike with better components, since when ...


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Pretty much been done to death with evangelistic enthusiasm on many forums. Smaller wheels - more agile and responsive, lighter/stronger, easier to control Larger Wheels - roll better over small obstacles therefore considered faster in straight lines, lower tire pressures (due bigger tire) provide more traction off paved roads. Slower to accelerate ...


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If you take cycling seriously, the relationship that you have with your LBS is very important. Everyone at my LBS knows me and I know them. Having purchased many high-end bicycles over the past 20 years from two bike shops (depending on where I lived), I get first-rate customer service anytime I walk through the door. The owners, sales staff, and my ...


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My hoods were degrading too causing me to get black rubber on my hands after every ride. I called Shimano and they said that they no longer support the ST-5500 lever and they do not carry any replacement parts. I called Hudz, and they said that they do not have hoods that are compatible. A STOPGAP SOLUTION: Rub your hoods with baby powder. It makes them ...



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