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    Little Things You Hate

    8120GS is still for 1x12; its more compact body geometry compared to 8100 is primarily what limits it to 45T sprocket. The 2x variant has the long-cage SGS designation, but its geometry is different again; there is less offset on the top pulley, contributing to reduced max. sprocket clearance...
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    Little Things You Hate

    Or brake rotor bolt....
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    Little Things You Hate

    Is the torque on those 6" nuts measured by the weight of the hammer? For bike stuff I have a pretty well tuned torque finger; hold the allen key in the knuckle closest to the tip of my index finger, on a 4mm hex, the finger grip releases pretty well on 6Nm.
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    Crank arm retaining clip installation

    Two-piece (not all are Hollowtech) cranks were made for several years without the "safety" clip/plate/thing, so it's an afterthough probably dictated by some dingbat American lawer.
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    Crank arm retaining clip installation

    Looks better than the output of your autocorrect. ;):p
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    Bike Geometry

    I'm trying to work out how colour relates to geometry.....
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    Crank arm retaining clip installation

    Can't be. Too much hair.
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    Crank arm retaining clip installation

    Just a follow-on, the end of the spindle should sit about 2mm back from the edge of the crank bore. Much more and the "safety" (I use that term loosely) pin won't drop into the locating hole. Too far out and as well as the pin not meeting the hole, the cap will bottom out on the spindle and...
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    Crank arm retaining clip installation

    Yep, the slot goes over the outboard pinch bolt. Otherwise you can't get in & flip it up to pull the crank off.
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    Crank arm retaining clip installation

    Shouldn't matter.
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    Crank arm retaining clip installation

    Seems doubtful, OP mentions one on drive side as per Shimano's spec. The reason for a spacer is that the crank/BB assembled width is designed to allow for a BB-mounted chain guide or front derailleur.
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    Crank arm retaining clip installation

    Interesting, first thing I've known about the stepped plate; all the ones I've seen have been the normal flat-top.
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    Crank arm retaining clip installation

    Not being able to drop in suggests the crank hasn't been pulled right up into the BB. If there's a gap between the spider/butt of the drive side crank & the BB housing, you need to pull it in more. The spindle can be a quite snug fit in the bearing cover/sleeve.
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    Wheel Build Advice Thread

    Build about 10kgf higher than you think you need to. It's not commonly realised that wheels lose a bit of tension once the tyres are fitted & inflated. So an original build of 100kgf rear drive/front disc sides might drop to 90 or so, be a bit floppy and be prone to detensioning. On a mid-spec...
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    The stupid questions thread.

    Yaw*
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