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    Sold 26" Mavic 117 CD SUP Wheelset, Hope Ti Glide Hubs & Michelin WildGripper x Sport Tyres (NOS), 8 Speed Cassette.

    That sounds exactly like the original and correct Mavic ceramic rim cleaning tool! It was slightly gritty iirc though.
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    Seat Tube Woes - 1989 GT

    It's not a problem, don't stress. A decent bike shop with staff who worked before we were all buried in carbon will have the tool and the know how. It's no big deal. it's what the tool is for, and why you have one hanging up. You could put a straight edge on the seat tube to check it's not...
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    Seat Tube Woes - 1989 GT

    If you put a 27.0 post in there and it's wobbly and won't clamp, that's a lot like it's now a 27.2. The way the lugs are closed up also makes it look like that. If it was (still) 27.0 and oval, the post would be tight once it's in. You haven't changed the diameter if it's distorted, just...
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    XTR M952 chainring rot

    We used to see a lot of m950 series chainsets - i don't ever recall seeing a replacement ramped middle ring all alloy, so perhaps shimano changed the design early? Techdocs ought to give a compatibility rating, although it's not always reliable. There's an xtr 950 spider in the same drawer...
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    Marzocchi Z4 2001 replace steerer tube

    If the steerer tube in the fork is long enough to work but you want to raise the bar significantly, then don't change the steerer, use one of these: this replaces the stem, which then mounts on the top end. I've even seen 2 of these used together. Your lbs will sell them👍
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    brake pads v brake arm hitting tyre?

    Sometimes just moving the 1mm washer to the inner end of the mounting bolt is enough.
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    XTR M952 chainring rot

    Not sure the rings have meaningful part numbers stamped on although marked 9 and 10 speed - mostly 32t These guys have the plastic shifting ramps - perhaps all alloy was replaced? Here is a part no:
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    XTR M952 chainring rot

    Gawd that looks awful. Aren't the ramps plastic bonded on? I think we have loads of those rings, a colleague of mine kept ordering them by mistake and they don't fit much else than xtr 950s And have you ever ridden on salted roads?
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    Mystery Mercian

    Reminds me of the campagnolo tool kit
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    What to do with a cracked syncros seatpos?

    You could chop below the crack, then remove the glued-in head from the offcut, file and sand to get a nice fit in the shortened tube, prepare and glue it back in with whatever they used in the first place. Been done. It could easily be stronger than a cheap Internet post. And given how it...
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    Mystery Mercian

    Clearly a complete kit for breaking into the vaults at the Bank of England. Any very heavy canvas sacks tucked under the workbench? More seriously though they look like frame prepping tools - for facing and reaming - but I don't see any cutting heads - although they may have been kept elsewhere...
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    Mystery Mercian

    I've got tool envy with that VAR30😍 We have an ancient Cyclo tool to clamp on that style of cup... often requires hammering! ...although usually the bb is destined for the recycling so there's no need for delicacy. The tool itself is bent, beaten and welded back together but sees little use now😪
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    so old MTB frame to gravel bikes? thoughts? pics oin page 4

    I remember taking drop bars off plenty of bikes in the 80s and 90s to fit flats...(before hybrids were fully established) And now here we are!😆 The otherday we bought in a 90s galaxy with flat bars, it's back on drops now, but with a modern shape and stis🥳
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    Mystery Mercian

    TA and stronglight crank bolt removal tool I've ground down a standard socket, trying not to spoil the temper with all that heat. I hadn't thought a spark plug socket would be slim enough (or the right size!) Of course a 16mm crank bolt usually spoils your own temper🤯
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    i had no idea which section to put this in so G+OT it is

    Imagine what it costs when you've worn out your treads! Especially if you want to fit a full set of Yeezys or Magas🤣
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    Wanted Campgnolo Freehub Body

    There are some details online of the various methods. Simplest is to slim the campy spacers down 0.2mm and add a 1.5-2mm spacer behind the cassette. The chains don't mind the sprocket thickness, it's just the centre to centre needs that little adjustment. Of course you'll need a shimano 9...
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    Wanted Campgnolo Freehub Body

    Might be easier to respace your campy9 cassette to shimano9 spacing. Otherwise fhbs are usually specific to the hub, so let us know what that is👍 As a rule, setting a campy hub properly up for shimano is much more common that the other way round, so you might need to order a new freehub body if...
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    Where can I get Mafac straddle cables?

    After a few hundred miles on hope and xtr hydros, there i was on campy chorus monoplanars, not enjoying a long high speed decent😪 And they are way superior to mafac. Like many bicycles parts, they did get better and better over time. ... but if we want originality, our braking expectations...
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    Bikes and Bridges

    I love that "tubewrights" branding I bet the bridge was a catalogue model you could buy with or without installation, and you'd find them all over the country. I feel we need a "Retrobridge" forum
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    Where can I get Mafac straddle cables?

    It's true that the full kit to make your own would cost a lot less than $150... more like £15, and 15 minutes. Depends though on how original you want the cable ends to be. Somewhere in France there's a little drawer with 1000s in!
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