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Bought a CX bike. Swapping it from 11-32 cassette to 11-42, so it climbs more easily on gravel rides.

professional bike fitting scheduled for 2/15 😎

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(Related: my $1200ish in bike purchases is earning my wife a much nicer spa package for Valentine’s Day)

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Went to flip the stem on the dirt jumper and the cap bolt just spun. Stripped from factory. So instead of going to Rays on thursday, I had to drill out the old bolt and take the entire front end off the bike. Good news is that a new star nut was only $2. Most likely hitting up Rays tomorrow night. 

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I ordered 3 of the wrong size tubes and was sent 2 of the wrong and 1 of the right.

20"x  1 1/2 is 2" larger diameter than 20"x 1.5

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13 hours ago, motocat12 said:

I ordered 3 of the wrong size tubes and was sent 2 of the wrong and 1 of the right.

20"x  1 1/2 is 2" larger diameter than 20"x 1.5

When you are dealing with those less common sizes always check the ISO bead diameter. I learned that when I had a BikeE recumbent with ISO 305 (16") and ISO 406 (20") wheels. For some reason both 305 and 349 are both 16" and 305 and 351 are both 20" 🤯

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I have those numbers down pat when they are available. But many sellers don't say or pass them off the same as my 1 correct one. I've argued over the dual existence with bikeshops before.The website box photo didn't say. The version of the box I got said 451 and i went, oh crap. again. thanks sunlite!

The 1/4" ones are easier. I don't even have 1/8 inch decimals memorized.

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