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Disc Brakes on the Silvio 2.0
Submitted by Doug Burton on Mon, 26/08/2013 - 19:19
So the first edition of the Silvio 2.0 assembly manual doesn't cover installation of disc brakes. We'll probably issue an addendum to cover this, but I wanted to get some info out about what's involved and what I've found will and won't work so far. Silvio 2.0 is princ
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Mysteries of the Diatech Headset
Submitted by Doug Burton on Sun, 02/06/2013 - 20:06
The Dia Compe Diatech (or ABN) headset that we use on Quests and Sofriders is pretty elegant and effective when you know how it works. It's pretty confusing when you've never seen one before. Even bike shops have some difficulty with it. The top clamp on the Diatech headset isn't inte
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Conversions: Axles, Hubs, Quick Releases and Adapter Brackets
Submitted by Doug Burton on Mon, 28/05/2012 - 15:24
Our conversion kits are designed to be versatile, fitting a variety of forks and accepting many wheel diameters. There are some subtilities to be aware of when using different types of hubs and axles for conversions. Quick Releases and Axle Widths: Our adapter brackets are made of 2.5mm carbon
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Setting knee clearance and X-seam on the Silvio 1.5
Submitted by Doug Burton on Sun, 25/03/2012 - 12:35
The Silvio 1.5 Front drive assembly is designed to accomodate long and short x-seams by making the upper "slider tube" and lower "boom tube" independently adjustable. There seems to be some confusion on this; folks are not seeing how they can move the handlebar and bottom bracket
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Putting the drive wheel up front
Submitted by Doug Burton on Wed, 18/08/2010 - 21:48
Sometimes, we get asked about how to put rear wheels in the front. All that is taken care of in our CB-Kit, if you like to build your own bike. And sometimes from folks who are doing their own front wheel drive bike on their own, we are asked how to put front wheels in the back  as well. Her
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