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Vladimir is correct that 700c and 29er rims have the same bead-seat diameter. However, it's important to keep in mind that rims have a limited range of tire widths that they can handle, and 2" tires might exceed the maximum width of your rims. The rim manufacturer will probably have a tire-size guide, something like this. Also, even assuming the rims ...


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700c is the same rim bead-seat diameter ETRTO-622 and the same as road 28" and the same as MTB 29" (29er). So yes, you can fit 29" tyres on a 700c rim (of course, subject to the tyre and rim width compatibility What is the maximum or minimum tire width I can fit on my bicycle). Your confusion may stem from the fact that while it is common in ...


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It is apparently a hand-made frame by Bell Street Bikes, London. http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=184850&start=490#p2234953 It all started back in '87 when I worked in Bell Street Bikes NW1 after school building bikes like the BSB400 touring bike and the BSB Blazer ATB which was a 531 frame with TA chainset, Dia Compe brakes ...


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I think you are confused about the frame 'technologies' that Giant offers. More boxes checked does not mean a better frame, the choices are mutually exclusive. 'Advanced Composite' means a carbon fiber composite (CFC) frame. 'ALUXX' means an aluminium alloy frame. CFC frames are generally held to be superior to alloy ones. I'll give you that the 'SL' and ...


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The groves are for any cables that are routed under the stays. Your kickstand should have come with a counter plate - B in the picture below Your kickstand is slightly different but the mounting instructions will be the same as the kickstand below ergotec Double-leg kickstand Double Flex 3 manual Bicycles without a stand plate Check if the distance between ...


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Not really. The rear position on butterfly bars is about like riding on the tops with drop bars (or riding on flat bars), and that seems to be the "default" position, as that's where the controls are mounted. The outboard position is a bit like the ramps on drop bars, although higher up and much wider--road bars are rarely more than 440 mm wide, ...


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Looking at Shimano's Compatibility Document one can see that indeed, Tiagra ST-4700 brifters are compatible with their rear derailleur model RD-RX400. Can't blame you for wanting to stick with rim brakes. Although hydraulic disc systems are not as complicated or difficult to work with as it may seem, there are some negative aspects that (IMHO) make a ...


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Looks like a great candidate for a rebuild and learning experience. The sticker on the downtube clearly says "CroMo" meaning an alloy of steel with trace amounts of chromium, manganese and molybdenum. Either way its still steel, but a different alloy. I have a concern in the stem - it looks to be very far out of the threaded headset, so do check ...


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I ride a road bike with a 2010 Alfine 8 speed hub. The hub is very sensitive to shift cable adjustments. You wrote: The yellow markings on the internal hub form an almost straight line while on the 4th gear The yellow marks shouldn't be "almost" aligned. They should be exactly aligned. Friction in the cable housing can make it tricky to get this ...


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Try more tension on the belt. It will help with the skipping problem and a tighter belt will change how the belt vibrates. For internal gear hubs Gates recommends 35 – 50 Hz Montague Bikes - Adjusting Belt Tension with an Eccentric Bottom Bracket Based on this article you are adjusting the belt just 2 Hz more than the minimum. This gives you some wiggle ...


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I'd say their biggest disadvantage in this use, would be the drag they create. With loaded bike, it'd really make a big difference, as, for me, who is used to "normal brakes", it's already noticeable and annoying in relaxed, commuting riding. Typical drum brakes however, would make much more sense, as they share ease of maintenance and weather ...


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Not a great answer, but I did something like this on my old MTB. This isn't a good photo because the mudguard broke (for other reasons) and when I repaired it, the linkages no longer move the same way. However you can see that the original seatpost clamp was used around the seat tube (in yellow) At the bottom, the tip is wedged into the triangle space ...


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A lot of the difference is in the components, and therefore price. Sora/105/Ultegra drivetrains will make a big difference to their costs, as will the brakes (in-house/105/Ultegra), tyres and cranks (the highest spec has carbon cranks). So much of it is how much you're prepared to pay. The more expensive components will be lighter of course. Looking at the ...


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