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How do I fit an e-hub motor axle that is too big?

Since you say you were able to get it into the dropouts, it appears you're talking about the over-locknut dimension (OLD) of the hub and frame, sometimes known as the frame spacing, and that you're ...
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Converting Belt Drive Bike With Paragon Sliders to Conventional Cassette

If what you have now is the plain "no hanger" drive side Paragon insert, there's not really a good way of getting a rear derailleur installed on to it. Depending on the situation, it's ...
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700c to 26in V-brake conversion

There are clamp-on V-brake mounts that could be added to your seatstays. My guess is that you would need to take a hacksaw to your existing brake mounts, as they would interfere with the brake arms. ...
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Replacing a hanger mount derailleur with a direct mount derailleur

You need a ~$5 claw hanger. Do not try and salvage the one off your old derailleur - they're generally pressed together and don't have enough metal to tap for a hole. Guess how I know that. The only ...
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Height-adjustable V-brakes?

I've never seen another v-brake set that does what Motolites do. What does exist for much less, though you'd need to change levers, is the old Tektro tri-align cantilever brake: I'm not 100% sure ...
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Can a Mavic Freewheel Body (HG11 B9) fit into a 28"Mavic Ksyrium Elite Wheel (that already has a Shimano freehub)?

The question is hard to answer without knowing the exact version of the wheel. Mavic has a good technical manual website, that can help to check compatibilities: https://technicalmanual.mavic.com/tech-...
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Fitting dropbars on Whyte 429 - advised road levers wont match Deore rear-mech, Alternative wanted matching rear mech/gravel shifters

Using road levers with mtb derailleurs is called a "mullet" setup. As I understand it, this is easier with SRAM than Shimano, but there are some viable Shimano configurations. See here. ...
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Can someone recomend compatible Road/Lever shifters to drive a Shimano Deore RD-M5020-SGS, Shadow Plus, 10 Speed rear mech

This question is really about what your plans are for your brakes and whether bar-end shifters are acceptable to you. The bike has Tektro hydros. You could do the Hylex + Microshift Shimano Mountain ...
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1 piece to 3 piece crank conversion

If going with the adapter which interfaces an American BB shell with a sealed cartridge BB, 68x113 works with most standard mtb crank arms. You'll also need to stick with mtb chain ring setup. The ...
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1 vote

Options for renewing drivetrain / upsizing crankset

It looks like the M780 crank takes standard 104mm 4-bolt chainrings, so in my opinion the best solution would be replacing just middle and large rings with larger ones. There are third party ...
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Twist and go front wheel conversion on existing ebike

Even assuming it is legal, it's not technically doable. A kit designed for the rear wheel won't physically fit into a front fork. On a bike like the one pictured, rear wheel hubs have a 135mm width, ...
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Twist and go front wheel conversion on existing ebike

Presuming you're in the UK, the law states: Its electric motor must have a maximum power output of 250 watts (and) should not be able to propel the bike when it’s travelling more than 15.5mph From ...
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