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04-13-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 105
Posted By cxwrench

No...you're still backwards. CW 'loosens' the...

No...you're still backwards. CW 'loosens' the cable moving the derailleur to move to the smaller cogs. CCX 'tightens' the cable, moving the derailleur to the larger cogs. You need to put your...
04-13-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 105
Posted By cxwrench

You have it backwards. And you have a basic...

You have it backwards. And you have a basic misunderstanding that most people have. The cable always remains the same length, the housing effectively becomes shorter or longer depending on which...
04-12-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By cxwrench

I've done this lots of times...I ALWAYS relieve...

I've done this lots of times...I ALWAYS relieve tension over the whole wheel before moving spokes from one rim to the other.
04-12-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 122
Posted By cxwrench

Did you buy the bike at a proper bike shop?

Did you buy the bike at a proper bike shop?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 868
Posted By cxwrench

In that case the mechanics section shouldn't...

In that case the mechanics section shouldn't exist...get rid of it. If it is there we should use it properly...right? It's there for a reason.
04-12-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By cxwrench

Maybe you should try, oh...I don't know,...

Maybe you should try, oh...I don't know, something like Google? You enter what you're looking for and it comes up w/ thousands of answers in a fraction of a second. Really quite amazing.
04-12-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By cxwrench

I was thinking that in a production line scenario...

I was thinking that in a production line scenario there would be thousands of the correct size nipples on hand and it would be pretty hard for a small number of incorrect ones to make their way into...
04-12-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By cxwrench

Any 6, 7, 8, or 9 speed derailleur will work,...

Any 6, 7, 8, or 9 speed derailleur will work, excepting a few Dura Ace models.
04-10-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By cxwrench

Just correcting your terminology for future use....

Just correcting your terminology for future use. And that 11mm should be what you're looking for.
04-07-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 359
Posted By cxwrench

I'm gonna be 58 this month, I'm hardly a 'child'....

I'm gonna be 58 this month, I'm hardly a 'child'. I haven't seen you offering much in the way of help either. Just calm down and let's move on.
04-06-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By cxwrench

Yes, the bleed valve/caliper should be as low as...

Yes, the bleed valve/caliper should be as low as possible even it means removing it from the frame. Lever obviously at the highest point, rotated to a horizontal position. If you did that poorly you...
04-06-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 790
Posted By cxwrench

Yet here you are.

Yet here you are.
04-05-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By cxwrench

Just google search 'headset cup removal'...you'll...

Just google search 'headset cup removal'...you'll get thousands of results in a fraction of a second. It's easy w/ the correct tool.
04-05-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 832
Posted By cxwrench

Do you have any idea how many threads/posts there...

Do you have any idea how many threads/posts there are on this exact subject?
04-05-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By cxwrench

I'm guessing a couple of things here. First, I...

I'm guessing a couple of things here. First, I think you probably have your terms mixed up. An 'upshift' is shifting to a higher/harder gear, so physically to a smaller cog. A 'downshift' is shifting...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 933
Posted By cxwrench

Years ago I raced shifter karts. Pretty much...

Years ago I raced shifter karts. Pretty much everyone I raced with used WD to clean nearly the whole kart. The plastics, chassis, rear axle, and most importantly the chamber/pipe. Most chambers are...
04-04-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By cxwrench

Open the caliper bleed screw more. I usually open...

Open the caliper bleed screw more. I usually open them 3/4 to 1 turn. I NEVER drain the fluid out through the caliper, I ALWAYS push fluid up from there to the lever. Then I close off the caliper and...
04-02-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By cxwrench

This should get you started: ...

This should get you started:

https://i.imgur.com/drRj7lXl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/XrFXlqWl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/e3AvWsEl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/sKj2fIKl.jpg
04-01-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 595
Posted By cxwrench

It's wayyyyyy past it's 'expiration' date. Do NOT...

It's wayyyyyy past it's 'expiration' date. Do NOT use it. This is one of the worst ideas I've heard lately.
04-01-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By cxwrench

Best one I've seen today!

Best one I've seen today!
03-31-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By cxwrench

Short answer: No. They cannot be switched. One is...

Short answer: No. They cannot be switched. One is 3 pawl, the other is star ratchet. Not cross compatible at all.
03-31-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By cxwrench

That is interesting. Depending on the orientation...

That is interesting. Depending on the orientation of the ring the teeth align differently with the big ring and it's ramps & pins. I'm gonna have to mess around with this and see what happens.
03-31-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By cxwrench

You are correct, there was never a 6 or 7 speed...

You are correct, there was never a 6 or 7 speed dual control lever.
03-31-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,684
Posted By cxwrench

Careful Juan...the mods don't like when we point...

Careful Juan...the mods don't like when we point out the obvious truth.
03-31-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By cxwrench

Yes you can. Trek carbon frames haven't needed...

Yes you can. Trek carbon frames haven't needed the support plate for at least 2-3 years. On some frames there isn't room for it. The front derailleur mount area is reinforced and you won't hurt it w/...
03-30-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By cxwrench

Yes, they are 1/8" instead of 3/32" so there is...

Yes, they are 1/8" instead of 3/32" so there is more material. Everything lasts longer. 190 cranks are an incredibly bad idea as far as I'm concerned. If you're going SS it'll work but unless you're...
03-30-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 622
Posted By cxwrench

You ALWAYS have to check if the rim is centered...

You ALWAYS have to check if the rim is centered when you true a wheel...but you can do it by flipping the wheel in the stand or the frame as Bill posted.
03-30-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 804
Posted By cxwrench

You're right about what it does but it's a pin in...

You're right about what it does but it's a pin in the plate that goes in a round hole on the axle. The 'stopper plate' wasn't on the original hollowtech cranks but was added a year or 2 later,...
03-25-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By cxwrench

+1 chain too tight.

+1 chain too tight.
03-24-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,684
Posted By cxwrench

No, I wasn't born w/ the knowledge but I had...

No, I wasn't born w/ the knowledge but I had respect for the people that did have it. I was taught to look at problems in a logical way and not ask the same question repeatedly. If I was told my...
03-23-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By cxwrench

I've never seen one. There are major differences...

I've never seen one. There are major differences between headset cups and BB cups. H/S cups had a hard edge that is perpendicular to the head tube. The 'rocket' tool (RT-1 & 2) work great for H/S...
03-23-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,260
Posted By cxwrench

I mentored at those for years, Larry Nolan runs a...

I mentored at those for years, Larry Nolan runs a great program.
03-22-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 804
Posted By cxwrench

You do know that there are more than 1 kind of...

You do know that there are more than 1 kind of hollow axle crank, right? You want help you need to provide details. Barry2 is incorrect, nearly every hollow axle that has a preload cap/screw needs to...
03-22-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By cxwrench

I know this sounds crazy but have you tried the...

I know this sounds crazy but have you tried the bike manufacturer?
03-22-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By cxwrench

I'd give that video 3 out of 5 stars. If you're...

I'd give that video 3 out of 5 stars.
If you're going to 'bleed' then no fluid in the cup. Push fluid up from the caliper as he does. I rotate the lever so that the cup is flat when attached. This...
03-21-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By cxwrench

Wayyyyyy to many variables we don't know about....

Wayyyyyy to many variables we don't know about. Short answer: There won't be a bit of difference between the 2.
03-21-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,690
Posted By cxwrench

At this point it's all shop guys. We do have some...

At this point it's all shop guys. We do have some customers with some pretty crazy SS rigs though. Been a while since we've built/sold one.
03-21-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By cxwrench

You might want to try just burping the lever...

You might want to try just burping the lever first. If it's been over a year since they were bled or they've never been bled do the full bleed. Fluid will probably come out grey/black so you'll know...
03-21-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By cxwrench

Crank Bros.

Crank Bros.
03-21-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 14,690
Posted By cxwrench

New bike day...a bunch of us at the shop have...

New bike day...a bunch of us at the shop have built these up.

https://i.imgur.com/zKhTsIIl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/cIICKxLl.jpg
03-21-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 762
Posted By cxwrench

That tire? No difference.

That tire? No difference.
03-21-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By cxwrench

Wut? :foo:

Wut? :foo:
03-18-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,260
Posted By cxwrench

This should be covered pre-race by the official,...

This should be covered pre-race by the official, and a lot of times in lower category races they don't pull riders until 5-10 laps from the end. Even USAC officials know that beginners have to learn...
03-18-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,260
Posted By cxwrench

When you get dropped don't chase too hard, slow...

When you get dropped don't chase too hard, slow down and wait for the pack to come around again. If you get lapped like this DO NOT involve yourself in any real racing, especially breakaways or the...
03-18-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 883
Posted By cxwrench

Do the tap test. Do NOT pay any attention to...

Do the tap test. Do NOT pay any attention to posters saying it's fine after looking at crappy blurry photos. Carbon road bikes are designed to be ridden, not crashed into furniture w/ sharp edges....
03-18-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 543
Posted By cxwrench

If there are any problems the internet will fix...

If there are any problems the internet will fix it. Just look at the current handlebar debacle. A month ago MVDP's bar broke in a race. They advised all Aeroroad owners to stop riding their bikes....
03-17-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,246
Posted By cxwrench

The OP is asking for help riding in a group...not...

The OP is asking for help riding in a group...not so much riding solo. He therefore can't take the 'racing line' because he's in the group...he has to ride the same line the riders around him are...
03-16-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ Why are you worried about efficiency on...

^This^
Why are you worried about efficiency on the road w/ gravel tires? Just ride and enjoy the view.
03-16-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By cxwrench

Any 7, 8, or 9 speed Shimano derailleur will...

Any 7, 8, or 9 speed Shimano derailleur will work, and nearly all 10 road derailleurs will work.
03-16-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By cxwrench

Pull the lever, look into the gap...should be...

Pull the lever, look into the gap...should be obvious at that point.
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