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mdcc_tester

Member since Nov 2009 • Last active Aug 2016

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    Are 7410 cleats still easy to find?

    No. They were until about 5 years ago, but the pedals were last made more than 20 years ago so you can see why nobody stocks them any more. The same Greek site which has the NOS 525s has SM-SH70 cleats.

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    best chairing out there?

    Probably the old pattern TA if you want a chainring which works perfectly well for not much money. If you want black, TA Full Track is nice but pricey. Stronglight and Goldtec are decent but anodised after tooth cutting, which means they are dirty. Shimano and Sugino are good quality but neither company seems interested in your business if their pricing is any indication. Campag are good too but don't justify being twice the price of the old pattern TA. Gebhardt are well made but only really worth considering if you want a size outside the normal range.

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    the spring on the right (lever side) is missing, no?

    Yes. They do sometimes get lost, it has no effect on the wheel retaining function of the QR but it does make fast changes more tricky. Given that lawyer lips have completely ruled out fast changes and ruined cycling for everybody, this is not much of a problem.

    You might have to do a better job of describing you rear wheel issue if you want an internet diagnosis.

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    Enzymes, how do they work?

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    are they worth the price?

    Do you want to pay that much of a premium for the look? I can think of several alternative makers who can do 7075T6 chainrings which are circular on the roller PCD and concentric with the bolt PCD for considerably less, and for my money their simpler designs are prettier too.

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    Nice pedals!

    Indeed. Swapped them over so that I could use race shoes for a few TTs, the bike has had PD-A525 for nearly 25 years which are better in that I can use them with my MTB shoes, but the 7410s definitely look better than white pedals with purple cleat hooks

    If I were a complete tart I suppose I'd be scouring the world for some NOS silver 525s

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    Eutrophication

    A problem which seems to be caused by phosphorus compounds in laundry detergent, not enzymes

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    I've always used non-bio capsules because environment

    Would you like to explain this

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    That's a wheel not a hub, and has J-bend rather than straight pull spokes

    RS10 (what he wrote) is straight pull but 16H, RS010 (what he linked to) is 20H but J-bend :-)

    It seems unduly hard to get the Novatec AS511SB without having to buy the matching rear, but this Czech shop lists the front only for ~£45

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    MDCC Medium Gear Champs?

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