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Is Mean Time To Retune a major distinguishing factor between Sora and Ultegra?

No experience with road groupsets, but with MTB ones (I have 3 bikes, one with XT M8100 (shifter and derailleur), one with a mix of Deore/LX/XT (late 2000's), and one that was originally full Acera, ...
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Is Mean Time To Retune a major distinguishing factor between Sora and Ultegra?

I lack personal experience with the current Sora. My understanding is that the current Tiagra (4700) way outperforms its pricepoint, but it is two steps above Sora. In general, borrowing the economics ...
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Is Mean Time To Retune a major distinguishing factor between Sora and Ultegra?

My experience is with Sora and 105, but is at odds with yours. I run 3×9 Sora on a tourer and 2×11 105 on a gravel* bike, and have had much more experience with the former. I ride them in similar ...
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How to disassemble rear wheel hub with no lock nut?

I found the documentation for anyone who comes across this post.
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Did this part come from my bicycle?

If you check this video: Youtube, "Installing a Bontrager Duotrap S Sensor on a Trek Domane": At 1:32, the guy who's installing the Duotrap holds a rubber ...
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Shigura - Can i use a Shimano XT Lever on A Magura HS33 Hydraulic Rim Brakes

Maybe. Magura strongly suggests using their "Royal Blood" brake fluid, whereas Shimano specifies Mineral Oil. My understanding is that Magura's fluid is a variation of Mineral Oil but they'...
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Bike chain jumping at lowest and highest gear, fine in the middle

Did you clamp the cable in the correct spot on the deraileur? It's possible with some setups to direct the cable to the incorrect side of the clamp. Which in some cases may change the lever arm a ...
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Bike chain jumping at lowest and highest gear, fine in the middle

Check the outer housings are fully and firmly seated in the ferrules, and those are hard into the cable-stops on your frame, in the derailleur and in the shifter. Also check any barrel adjusters - ...
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How does paraffin chain wax perform in winter conditions (snow, road salt, -20° C)?

In my experience with immersion waxing, when temperatures drop a few degrees below freezing the wax in the chain stiffens and starts to impact shifting. You adjust the barrel a little and get going, ...
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How does paraffin chain wax perform in winter conditions (snow, road salt, -20° C)?

The home-brew wax lube I use (paraffin wax and tungsten disulfide powder in a slow-cooker) doesn't seem to like the cold (noticeably higher friction) even only down to -10 to -15C. I don't commute in ...
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How to remove the lock lever on a 2020 Suntour NEX suspension fork?

I have had the same problem, the lock out lever does not "pop off" as everyone tries to tell you. This lock lever is attached to the gas strut inside the fork leg, no matter what you try the ...
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Drivetrain lubrication for indoor training

Here is the case for wax as an optimal lube if you are OK with the added difficulty of using it. It's not just about drivetrain losses. Wax has also been shown to produce lower wear than wet lubes. ...
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Drivetrain lubrication for indoor training

Whatever is cheapest. when you're training, it doesn't matter how much Resistance you have. it will just mean you get a little bit of extra speed when you go outside. as such, there really isn't a ...
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Drivetrain lubrication for indoor training

The purpose of greasy and sticky lubes is to resist being washed out by water. (Hopefully this will never be a concern in your home.) The disadvantages to comfort and convenience are obvious. If your ...
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Drivetrain lubrication for indoor training

The bike I put on my trainer is the trekking one, that I happen to use sometimes for utility purposes (and remove from the trainer then). So I continue with the lubricant that is on the bike. In this ...
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