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Guidance to replace cassettes sprockets "individually"

If some sprockets are skipping when others still work well. Assuming the road is the same and terrain is flat most of the way, likely one sprocket that fits would see much more usage. This started to ...
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Guidance to replace cassettes sprockets "individually"

To gauge whether they need replacing, a good way is use a Rohloff HG-Check. There's not yet a 12-speed version, but here you could make that not matter because if you really wanted, you could take the ...
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Guidance to replace cassettes sprockets "individually"

Or is the idea bad to to start with? Definitely not a bad idea, but some difficulties with implementation. @mattnz mentions in his answer that we don't really have a good way to determine exactly ...
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Guidance to replace cassettes sprockets "individually"

The sprockets have ramps and such that assist in gear changes. Each brand is different, likely significant difference within brands. Changing to a sproket that is not the exact same part number will ...
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Could I have damaged the bearings/cone when replacing a tire? Front wheel wobbles side to side

From the number of deviations you have given, when a true wheel has a tire put on it and pumped up, some small deviations to the wheel can occur and loose some spoke tension. The problem is not the ...
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Can I replace just the internals of a wheel's hub instead of the whole wheel?

If it is a carbon wheel it is worth rebuilding with new hub: If it is only the bearing has worn out, just replace the bearing and keep using the wheel without rebuilding If the worn-out part are not ...
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How should I wash my MTB knee pads?

Washing them by hand with some active detergent should always be the safest, but putting them in the washing machine at low temperatures and low spin rates never harmed my pads. Maybe you could add ...
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How should I wash my MTB knee pads?

Read the manufacturer's suggestions first. Then I'd just chuck it all in the washing machine and run a normal cycle. If there's mud, I'd hose it all off when I wash the bike down before putting in the ...
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Can I replace just the internals of a wheel's hub instead of the whole wheel?

The Shimano XT HB-M8000 has a cup and cone bearing system. As such if the cups are damaged the hub is not able to be repaired (if the cones and bearings are damages these are easy and cost effective ...
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Can I replace just the internals of a wheel's hub instead of the whole wheel?

Replacing a hub does not mean replacing the spokes. Hub flange sizes are pretty standard. If you have for example a Shimano rear rim brake 135mm freehub for 36 spoke holes, you can usually put another ...
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Can I replace just the internals of a wheel's hub instead of the whole wheel?

Something may have been lost in translation, or some specifics not relayed in the post. The shop’s stance sounds odd in isolation. But it depends! Assuming the hub had cartridge bearings, those are ...
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Can I replace just the internals of a wheel's hub instead of the whole wheel?

Yes, it is sensible. On the assumption this is an aluminium rim. Wheels don’t just wear from rim braking. If this is a wheel used for off-road there will be accumulated fatigue in the rim at the spoke ...
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Which way should a seat post clamp be oriented?

Reversed if the post is carbon, especially for an expensive light weight post. Apply a very thin coat of fiber grip, then you don't need to go beyond the recommended Nm force.
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