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04-13-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 105
Posted By 70sSanO

While the cable remains the same length, the...

While the cable remains the same length, the cable housing essentially gets longer and shorter using the barrel adjuster which moves the rear derailleur. A longer housing kind of shortens the cable...
04-13-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 350
Posted By 70sSanO

As far as new vs old... In virtually...

As far as new vs old...

In virtually everything, new high quality functions better than old high quality.

High skill almost always trumps equipment.

High skill on new high end destroys...
04-13-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 350
Posted By 70sSanO

As for the OP... No, don’t buy that 2009...

As for the OP...

No, don’t buy that 2009 Stumpjumper. If there is any chance you might ever use the bike on a trail, get a bike with a tapered steerer.

I used to not give it much thought, but...
04-13-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 97
Posted By 70sSanO

Does it shift from the 36t when you are in the...

Does it shift from the 36t when you are in the lowest cog?

Can the cage be adjusted any closer to the seat post?

Also, exactly parallel to the chainring sounds good on paper, but in reality it...
04-13-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Posted By 70sSanO

I would figure what low gear you need first. If...

I would figure what low gear you need first. If you “need” a 30t, maybe even a 32t, then that is the cassette you need to buy. But there is a point where it won’t work, such as a 34t and 36t.
...
04-12-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By 70sSanO

Just use the recommended BB for the new crank. ...

Just use the recommended BB for the new crank.

John
04-12-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 145
Posted By 70sSanO

If you like bike, you can replace the suspension...

If you like bike, you can replace the suspension fork with a rigid fork. But as Happy Feet stated, it would be good to know what bike you are swapping and where you plan to ride it.

If it is...
04-12-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By 70sSanO

If I read this correctly, the RD will not return...

If I read this correctly, the RD will not return to the 1st/2nd cog position with the cable detached and the wheel installed; but you can physically move it there. With the wheel removed and the...
04-11-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 901
Posted By 70sSanO

Congrats on getting 10 posts so you can post...

Congrats on getting 10 posts so you can post pics!

John
04-11-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 456
Posted By 70sSanO

1983 Sears Free Spirit FS10. John

1983 Sears Free Spirit FS10.

John
04-11-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 350
Posted By 70sSanO

It all depends on what you plan to ride. On...

It all depends on what you plan to ride. On relatively casual beginner trails, then it is not a big deal to buy an older bike. Try to find one that has not been ridden much. Upgraded components can...
04-11-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By 70sSanO

In a rough sort of way you can probably measure...

In a rough sort of way you can probably measure to the tops and you might be in the neighborhood; might be down the street and around the block close.

There will be differences, bar width and...
04-11-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By 70sSanO

Your bigger problem is your LBS. if the...

Your bigger problem is your LBS. if the mechanic, intentionally or unintentionally, removed washers to fix your bike and left it off-center; then adjusted the brake caliper to compensate, you need...
04-10-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 401
Posted By 70sSanO

You can get TA’s or even Vuelta SE Plus. I’m...

You can get TA’s or even Vuelta SE Plus. I’m running 48/38 Sugino flat rings on my 6503 crank. The 6503 30t is still available on eBay.

It’s not that tough.

John
04-10-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m not sure anyone can tell from that pic if...

I’m not sure anyone can tell from that pic if those are spacers/washers that should go in between the locknuts. The only way to know is if the OLD (over locknut dimension) is less than the dropout...
04-10-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,277
Posted By 70sSanO

I never knew. I couldn’t read the article in...

I never knew.

I couldn’t read the article in the link, but this may have been what you were referencing...
...
04-10-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,277
Posted By 70sSanO

Looks like IKEA has jumped into the bike boom. ...

Looks like IKEA has jumped into the bike boom.

John
04-10-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 514
Posted By 70sSanO

The key is really how the hub fits in frame...

The key is really how the hub fits in frame dropouts. You could probably tell if the hub has a lot more play when you install it; before you tighten the QR. At the very least see it. Also how it fits...
04-10-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve got Bombers on my bikes, and a couple...

I’ve got Bombers on my bikes, and a couple back-ups, but it’s over. You can make almost any component fit on an older bike, but you can never fit a larger steerer into a smaller head tube. That is...
04-09-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,139
Posted By 70sSanO

While that is true, it is probably a decade too...

While that is true, it is probably a decade too late. A lot of older suspension forks can’t be re-built and no one makes a decent for with 1-1/8”, much less 1”, steerers anymore.

John
04-09-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By 70sSanO

It would be best to get a bike that fits, but...

It would be best to get a bike that fits, but depending on your finances, if you can ride downhill without any issues and you can’t/don’t want to buy a bike that fits better, just go for it.

You...
04-09-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 288
Posted By 70sSanO

An older used mtb, in very good condition, would...

An older used mtb, in very good condition, would probably fit what you are looking for; if you want flat bars and not drops.

The difference is really leverage and speed... and comfort, if that...
04-09-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By 70sSanO

Sure you can. In 2006 Shimano was still using 9...

Sure you can. In 2006 Shimano was still using 9 speed systems. The cable pull is the same as your Shimano 7 speed; SRAM always used a different pull/derailleur actuation. Old XT is infinitely better...
04-08-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 861
Posted By 70sSanO

The scale I have has a metal hook that fits...

The scale I have has a metal hook that fits around the handle so it is easier to keep it at a certain point. Yes the angle and also pulling on the same plane as the handle influences the reading. And...
04-08-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 835
Posted By 70sSanO

I think one issue is that everybody searches for...

I think one issue is that everybody searches for the typical Trek, Giant, Specialized, etc. Most people don't look at brands like Fuji, or Jamis, or Perfomance's Scattante.

There are good bikes...
04-08-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 835
Posted By 70sSanO

Almost all of this only applies to a seasoned...

Almost all of this only applies to a seasoned rider.

You want exactly want you want, and so do I after decades of riding. Not for a first racing bike. I am willing to bet your thought testing your...
04-08-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By 70sSanO

While there will be a range, condition is king. A...

While there will be a range, condition is king. A low price on a thrashed bike will probably cost more than you anticipate to replace worn out components.

Best used bikes come from people who...
04-08-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 861
Posted By 70sSanO

Yes it is hit or miss; maybe more of a trend...

Yes it is hit or miss; maybe more of a trend usually lower or higher over multiple tests. And I think accuracy is more important at lower torques.

I understand now you are referring to using a...
04-08-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 835
Posted By 70sSanO

Having built bikes from the frame, as well as...

Having built bikes from the frame, as well as buying, unless your friend has great connections/sources/parts bins to get parts cheap, and can build the bike himself, it is almost always more...
04-08-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,212
Posted By 70sSanO

If I recall the premise is that real life roads...

If I recall the premise is that real life roads are not the perfectly smooth surface of a drum and the width and pressure maintains contact and rides more smoothly than a harsher narrower and higher...
04-08-21, 01:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,519
Posted By 70sSanO

Well I guess that crank is coming loose. John

Well I guess that crank is coming loose.

John
04-07-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By 70sSanO

A friend and I started a classic car club in the...

A friend and I started a classic car club in the early 90’s. The issue with it becoming a formal club is liability. I can’t speak for bike clubs, but to protect us, we had to have club liability...
04-07-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,265
Posted By 70sSanO

I ride 90’s mtb’s. My Serotta is spec’d at 72*...

I ride 90’s mtb’s. My Serotta is spec’d at 72* head angle, it was 40” WB. But for a road bike, especially wanting one that is aggressive, 70.5* is really slack.

The comparison between my 73* and...
04-07-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 861
Posted By 70sSanO

A don’t think arm length, or an extension on the...

A don’t think arm length, or an extension on the wrench, will change the torque applied. It will only change the scale reading; and give you more leverage.

The other thing is there are tolerances...
04-07-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 861
Posted By 70sSanO

For those with accuracy attention deficiency... ...

For those with accuracy attention deficiency...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaqBA-xSGbc

John
04-07-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 3,954
Posted By 70sSanO

As in bike paths? It must be pretty satisfying...

As in bike paths? It must be pretty satisfying to record those KOM(up)s.

John
04-06-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By 70sSanO

Pretty amazing. With a 46t chainring and an...

Pretty amazing. With a 46t chainring and an 11-34 you can cover everything with no wrap concerns or chainline issues. And shift under load at any time.

John
04-06-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 869
Posted By 70sSanO

There are a couple of pieces to this, one of...

There are a couple of pieces to this, one of which is getting your child to get back on the trail-a-bike.

If you replace the frame/bike, it might be an easier sell since you got a better bike that...
04-06-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 277
Posted By 70sSanO

Just so I can make sure I don’t incorrectly use...

Just so I can make sure I don’t incorrectly use the term. I’m not sure if there is really more or less dish if the rim is centered between the locknuts.

That said I’ve used more dish to a typical...
04-06-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 277
Posted By 70sSanO

I believe the freewheel to locknut/DS dropout...

I believe the freewheel to locknut/DS dropout remains the same. If all the additional 4mm is on the NDS the dishing angles become more symmetrical(?) and the wheel is stronger. Adding NDS spacers...
04-06-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 861
Posted By 70sSanO

I have a few torque wrenches. One is a 1/2” drive...

I have a few torque wrenches. One is a 1/2” drive that I used when I was fixing my cars. The other is an old JoLine 3/8 my Dad got from aerospace surplus 50 years ago. I just picked up an old, looks...
04-06-21, 09:48 AM
04-05-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By 70sSanO

With sag? John

With sag?

John
04-05-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By 70sSanO

There are 1” rigid mtb forks on eBay. But...

There are 1” rigid mtb forks on eBay. But 465-470 seems huge for a 26er and likely a tough find especially with a 1” steerer.

I think my Kona P2 has an ATC of 410mm.

John
04-05-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 277
Posted By 70sSanO

My recollection was 130mm was late 80’s early...

My recollection was 130mm was late 80’s early 90’s. For a road bike I don’t recall any late 70’s early 80’s at 130mm.

I know some 80’s mtb had 130mm and then went to 135mm.

But you can run 6...
04-05-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,118
Posted By 70sSanO

The saddle vs. seat is truly a unique term in the...

The saddle vs. seat is truly a unique term in the US.

As stated before casual/recreational/new riders will use the term seat. Years ago it was a bike seat. When I was a kid we called it a bike...
04-05-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By 70sSanO

How Bent is a Bent Axle?

I made a cassette/gearing change on my road bike a few weeks ago 7 to 8 speed. 14-34 to 14-36. The gearing change has been great, but I just can't get the drivetrain to be a silent when adjusted to...
04-05-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By 70sSanO

You’re right. I feel so stupid because I...

You’re right. I feel so stupid because I recently bought a few Sora 3300 freehubs so I should have remembered Shimano made 8 speed
Sora.

John
04-04-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m not aware of 8 speed Sora but since you had...

I’m not aware of 8 speed Sora but since you had one figured maybe way back. 9 speed shifters won’t work with an 8 speed cassette. They should work with the Acera read derailleur.

John

Edit...
04-04-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By 70sSanO

8 speed Shimano Sora shifters will work with 8...

8 speed Shimano Sora shifters will work with 8 speed cassette and Acera rear derailleur.

If there is a mtb front derailleur, it won’t work with the Sora shifters because the cable attach point...
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