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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch16 View Post
    What maintenance is required on the Domane Iso Speed? Should it be taken apart occasionally?
    Unless you want it to look like the one in the above photo, yes it should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    He's pretty sure the noise is coming from his cassette. I'm pretty sure it's not. All that rust came from the 2 bearings, the bolts and bushing are aluminum.



    Wow, I had 16 year old neglected headset bearings that look much better.

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    You know how people always say "Damn triathletes"? There are so many good reasons, here's a couple:

    Saddle bag installation should be part of the standard IQ test...at least the strap is kinda right this time.



    She said her tape had been like this for "just a couple months"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    You know how people always say "Damn triathletes"? There are so many good reasons, here's a couple:

    Saddle bag installation should be part of the standard IQ test...at least the strap is kinda right this time.



    She said her tape had been like this for "just a couple months"...

    Needs a few more HS spacers...and scotch tape?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Needs a few more HS spacers...and scotch tape?
    Yes. Assembly lines use a type of scotch tape to secure the cables to the stem before wrapping the bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frdfandc View Post
    Yes. Assembly lines use a type of scotch tape to secure the cables to the stem before wrapping the bars.

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    Yeah, I guess it's cheaper. I hate that scotch tape...and cheap electrical tape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    Yeah, I guess it's cheaper. I hate that scotch tape...and cheap electrical tape.
    Good thing a mechanic never touches my bike, I use nylon filament packing tape to secure my cables before wrapping. I also clean all the residue off with mineral spirits before replacing it. The pictures you have been posting amaze me. For the most part, you could touch any part of my bike without having to wipe your hands off with the exception of the chain when it needs to be swapped out for the clean one after 800 miles or so. (then they get cleaned in spirits in an ultrasonic, oiled and wrapped in newspaper to get the excess off until they go back on the bike) I guess I might be a little ocd about keeping my bikes clean. As a result, I pretty much never have problems on the road! Some of the really crusty ones you post, make me wonder how much they get ridden.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    These latest posts renewed my disdain for tri-dooshes so much, I refused to wave back at em on my ride yesterday.

    I'm a bad emmer-effer when I get riled up.

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