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Is this brake mounted incorrectly?

The brake pads are too high and barely contacting the rotor, which is wrong. It's also dangerous and the bike shouldn't be used in this condition. If the wheel in the picture is properly in place in ...
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Is this brake mounted incorrectly?

Yes, that caliper is mounted incorrectly. As others have noted, the pads are not contacting the rotor appropriately. Perhaps, the caliper is mounted using an adapter where none is needed. I have had ...
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Is this brake mounted incorrectly?

This does not look right at all. The pads are just gripping the very outer part of the disc as you yourself have noted. I'm not sure about the cause. Perhaps incompatible parts(after a swap of forks) ...
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Setting the Ritchey Venturemax handlebars in gravel

There's really not a right or wrong here. There's what's right for you. I had my bars and levers set up (what I thought was) the "orthodox" way, and when I saw a fitter, he rotated my bars ...
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Strategy for waxing (reinstaling) 12 speed chains

There are, in fact, reusable 12s quick links. The Wipperman Connex 12s link just became available. It should be reusable for the entire life of the chain, as it doesn't snap closed. It relies on the ...
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Tire inflation issue when using a Presta to Shrader adapter

It may be a case of one or a combination of both of the following possibilities: The inside diameter of the Presta (valve) to Schrader (pump head) adapter is machined too small, and therefore when ...
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Shimano BB: add grease over threadlock?

Grease on the threads of both the shell and cups is necessary to prevent galling the metal as torque increases to its final setting. The water proof quality of grease helps prevent ingress of water ...
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Is this brake mounted incorrectly?

No, the brake pads are not contacting the disk in the right place - the pads are too far away from the disk. Looking at the disk you can see where the pads use to contact the disk - the wear path of ...
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Setting the Ritchey Venturemax handlebars in gravel

There are no instructions because there is no single correct angle recommendation that will be correct for everyone. Obviously, the bars should generally have the shifters pointed forward, but beyond ...
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How long can I leave tubular glue to dry on carbon rims?

The question references two coats of glue. Just for the record, you should pre-coat both the rim and the tire. Many sources that I've seen, e.g. Park Tool and Above Category Cycling suggest two coats ...
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How tight should a threaded BB be?

Shimano recommend 50-70 Nm of Torque on both Octalink(yours) and square taper bottom brackets. If you do not have a torque wrench you can try to approximate it by remembering that 1Nm is approximately ...
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