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comment Halfords just replaced my chainset and it is a 10 speed one, but my cassette is 8 speed. Am I ok?
Nope, width at the front is important because an 8 speed front d will shift much further out than a 10 speed front d. Restricting the H screw will help but a struggle to get perfect and keep in trim. They could have also put a new 9 or 10 speed chain on because some 8 speed chains would be too wide on a 10 speed spaced crank.
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revised Picking bottom bracket and chain set for older mtb frame
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answered Picking bottom bracket and chain set for older mtb frame
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comment Shimano Acera Shifters - How to remove gear cable
@Batman - push and pull! Push till the cable stop comes out, pull the rest of the way.
Aug
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answered Shimano Acera Shifters - How to remove gear cable
Aug
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answered Will a 9 speed crank work with 10 speed groupset?
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Aug
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comment Is the max pressure on tubeless rims specifically for tubeless, or do they apply to tubed tires too?
Do you mean Mavic?
Aug
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comment Is the max pressure on tubeless rims specifically for tubeless, or do they apply to tubed tires too?
The video that shows how a UST seals is here: pinkbike.com/news/To-The-Point-UST-Rims-Tires-2013.html
Aug
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comment Felt carbon steerer compression plug removal
I think the felt is a re-brand KCNC compression plug so you could search that. Also there may be a smaller hex screw at the bottom of the threaded shaft (possibly 3mm) that may be able to be loosened. Use a bright torch to see.
Aug
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comment Tools needed to perform groupset overhaul
Cable cutters are an under rated tool that save a lot of headaches. Side cutters work for cables but not as good or as easy.
Aug
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comment Tools needed to perform groupset overhaul
Asking the bike shop to remove the existing crankset and bottom bracket would probably be cost effective and save you having to buy 2 tools that you are unlikely to ever use again (as is my personal experience).
Aug
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comment Tools needed to perform groupset overhaul
+1 A stand is essential. FYI, you will need to replace (or remove and reuse) cables if replacing shifters as the cable stop is at the shifter end.
Aug
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comment Is the max pressure on tubeless rims specifically for tubeless, or do they apply to tubed tires too?
Yep exactly. Other point to note is that UST is a standard that sets rim hook and tire bead design. A rim or tire carrying the UST logo will have to meet the set design standard, it doesn't allow variation. There are other standards emerging such as Bontrager's Tubeless Ready (TLR) and other various shared systems which are a lot more interchangeable with tubeless tyres. UST generally allows for pressures of 35-65 psi.
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comment Is the max pressure on tubeless rims specifically for tubeless, or do they apply to tubed tires too?
The bottom picture below shows a profile of a UST rim, but not of a seated tire. UST rims have a design that sits the tire in the inner groove to allow it to be inflated with a hand pump.
Aug
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comment Tools needed to perform groupset overhaul
Either what PeteH says above or jump on Park Tools website and familiarise yourself. Identify the parts you have and what tools you need. The difficulty you will find is that there are many different standards. For example removing a Sora crankset requires a crank puller and the bottom bracket a cartridge tool. Installing a 105 bottom bracket requires a threaded external tool, installing the crankset needs a hex wrench. It'll still be cheaper to buy tools but many you'll only use once (go cheap) and others a lot in the future (buy quality). You can also on sell 2nd hand tools (and buy them).
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