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An alternative for used cranks for an old bike for "beater" style usage is to get a cheap, unbranded (new) chainset online. You will at least then have the assurance of any warranty that the company provide, and much lower chance of getting sold something broken. In the UK there are websites like SJS Cycles which provide parts in all price ranges. Last year ...


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I've actually never seen bent cranks, so that's probably the least of your worries. And if they are bent, then I don't think you'd be able to tell until they're mounted on the bike. Bringing pedals is a good idea - not to check for straightness, but to check if the pedal threads are damaged. If they're square-taper cranks, you should also check the dust cap ...


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Back when those were The Brake, the pad to use was the Scott Mathauser pad. The compound was soft, reminiscent of a pink pencil eraser. While no longer made, there are several brands that offer similar compound: Yokozuna and Kool-Stop come to mind. You will likely have to order pads to fit those calipers. It does appear as if Yokozuna actually still sells ...


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The stop rings go over the head of the bolt. The grooves on the ring line up with grooves on the bolt head and encourage it to keep from rattling loose. They are simply snapped or pushed over the head of the bolt once it is tightened in place. I suspect that in some country, they may be a requirement for manufacturers. However, I haven't ever actually ...


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They're called stop rings, and are intended to stop caliper bolts from loosening off due to vibration. I've never actually tried to use one - I just apply a medium strength (blue) threadlocker to the caliper bolts instead.


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Stop ring. Should have been in the instructions. Hopefully not very important if you have a lot. Search on part # Y-8C5 11000


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One thing I didn't know is that today's top pro riders (especially UCI pro teams) are often "billboards" of the bike industry as a whole. They are supplied by companies with framesets, groupsets, wheels and others. Not necessarily do they believe their bikes are the fastest available, nor even fit them the best. Is Trek, Specialized, Pinarello or Canyon ...


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That washer is a part of the "seal" system for the hub. If you look at the hub there is a lightweight metal cap pressed into the hub over the area of the bearing race, and that washer (which is plastic) fairly snugly fit into the hole in that cap. This doesn't create a water-tight seal, but it's tight enough to keep out a lot of the dust. I've never ...



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