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  1. they are difficult to find on PMW the site because they make sliders, dropouts, and inserts. I've owned two frames with inserts like that- Vassago and Soma. (I think US-made Vassago frames like the Verhauen used genuine PMW sliders/inserts, but the Jabberwocky was a bit cheaper by using generic sliders and inserts.) I think both used IRD sliders, which are basically the same thing as the PMW sliders. they are not a perfect match, but they should work interchangeably. PMW will tell you they are not the same thing, but that's mostly because they want you to buy their product, but also because they are not exactly the same thing, even if they work together.
  2. Are these what you need? https://www.paragonmachineworks.com/catalog/product/view/id/3506/s/12-mm-left-side-insert-for-sliding-dropout-post-mount-160-rotor-choose-color/category/482/ https://www.paragonmachineworks.com/catalog/product/view/id/3514/s/12-mm-right-side-insert-for-sliding-dropout-no-hanger-choose-color/category/482/ Look under "adjustable dropouts"
  3. I would ask Paragon, but 142/135 should be interchangeable. Switching them to 148mm is unlikely to work, though.
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    I have some of those and I hate them. see my DIY foam organizer above. I'm almost finished with it.
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    the Habitat for Humanity ReStore on South First always has a ton of cabinets for cheap. go straight to the back of the store to find them.
  6. Gravel route today resulted in soggy shoes after several creek crossing along Slaughter Creek that had more than 12" of flowing water. So yeah, SATN is not good to go.
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    I bought this set of four interlocking floor mats for <$10 at Harbor Freight. they're about 10mm thick. they're just the right size to be cut in half and trimmed down to fit in the drawers and I'll have a few extras. Here's the SAE drawer. I drew one line with a yard stick along the bottom and started laying out the sockets with even spacing. it's not perfectly square, but it's close enough. I mapped them out on the "back" of the mat so it will look clean when I flip it over. I have some space left over, which might hold some hex keys or something: I've cut out about half of the the socket pockets. this took some trial and error, but I found this to work: put the box that the toolbox came in on a table top. it's four layers of cardboard so you can jab straight through and not worry about dulling the knife on the tabletop or scratching up the surface. extend utility knife blade all the way out (about 1") and start jabbing. cutting out each square takes a steady hand, but you can kind of saw through it to keep from sliding and slicing too far. flip the mat over and carefully cut out the rest of each square nice and clean. ^this socket fits perfectly in this spot. when I flip the mat over, it looks like this: bonus tip: for the very small sockets, cut the hole out about 150% of the length of the socket. they way, you can fit your finger behind the end of the socket to pry it out. you don't want the fit to be too tight so that the sockets fall in and are a challenge to dig out of the pocket.
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    Finally broke down and bought this Craftsman toolbox. $100 with tax at Lowes. Seems like a relatively solid deal and has more than enough room. Now all my sockets are rolling around in the drawers though. Need to visit Michael's to get some foam to cut out an organizer.
  9. I will visit the office next Friday, but otherwise it's all WFH. DM me later in the week to remind me to bring those.
  10. Bontrager XR4 tires, 29x2.4 TLR Kenda Flintridge 700x40. casing has a wobble. you won't feel it when riding, but if the frame has limited clearance, it might rub. Conti X-King, 29x2.2? missing one knob Felt TT saddle Sp[ecialized ergo drop bar Specialized Butcher 29x2.3
  11. there's no actual maximum tire width (within reason) that you can use on any rim. of course, a 5" fat bike wide tire on a 15mm wide road rim would cause problems, but a 2.8" tire is not going to blow off a Flow rim. it might not provide optimal handling and feel, but it will work. what's the inner width of that rim? the original Flows were, what, 25 or 26mm wide inside?
  12. my last bike shop job had a FULL box of these rear rack struts. I could make something out of two of these that would allow the sensor to slide along the bar, and slide horizontally perpendicular to the bar as well.
  13. I thought about that, but the holes are too far apart to make them line up with the rim that your are using as a reference point. the measuring tool needs to have more adjustment along the tool.
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