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04-03-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Eggman84

For the most part the LA river and San Gabriel...

For the most part the LA river and San Gabriel rivers are controlled by the US Corps of Engineers and Los Angeles County Public Works Flood Control. Cities do not have authority over the gates or...
03-31-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 488
Posted By Eggman84

Per the Shimano specification sheet, (available...

Per the Shimano specification sheet, (available at https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/si/SI-53Z0D-000-00-ENG.pdf ) the RD-6500 GS is rated for 27T largest cog, and 37 tooth maximum capacity. If you want to...
03-22-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By Eggman84

Must have been happening with the old FD and RD...

Must have been happening with the old FD and RD and you just never noticed it. What you are describing is not caused by either derailleur. The derailleurs just move the chain onto a set cog or...
03-03-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 604
Posted By Eggman84

I rarely touch my inline shift cable adjusters,...

I rarely touch my inline shift cable adjusters, but they sure are handy when first setting up mechanical index shifting and occasionally as the shifter cables "stretch". Sure beats trying to get the...
02-25-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By Eggman84

The third piece is that part that connects the...

The third piece is that part that connects the right and left arm together, the spindle, which is part of the bottom bracket. You can use a cartridge style BB, which is available in various lengths,...
02-25-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By Eggman84

On older 3 piece cranksets like the FC M730 the Q...

On older 3 piece cranksets like the FC M730 the Q factor isn't set in stone like today's 2 piece cranksets. It depends on what length bottom bracket you use; a wider BB used to clear the chainstay...
Forum: Touring
02-18-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By Eggman84

Why not check out the Missouri State Parks...

Why not check out the Missouri State Parks website? They have an updated map of trail conditions at https://mostateparks.com/page/84206/katy-trail-state-park-advisory-map.
Just be aware, conditions...
02-15-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 459
Posted By Eggman84

I would avoid the modern triple FD, they are...

I would avoid the modern triple FD, they are optimized for very specific chainring combos. I have really good luck using older Shimano MTB FDs from the 3x7 and 3x8 days to shift my 3x9 touring bikes...
Forum: Touring
01-21-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Eggman84

Google is your friend; just keep looking. Try...

Google is your friend; just keep looking. Try https://www.oebb.at/en/reiseplanung-services/im-zug/fahrradmitnahme for some info. Also, what do you mean by "high speed". If thinking the TGV...
01-20-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,232
Posted By Eggman84

And therein lies the crux. Consider that their...

And therein lies the crux. Consider that their are tycially manufacturers; the rim manufacturer and the tire manufacturer. And sometimes there instructions are conflicting, or one or both don't...
01-14-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By Eggman84

The RD-RX810 is designed for the 2 x 11 gravel...

The RD-RX810 is designed for the 2 x 11 gravel drivetrain, with a total capacity of 40T but a maximum large cog of 34T. Shimano also specifies for this RD a maximum front difference: of 17T, which...
01-06-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 657
Posted By Eggman84

Double walled rim with a "spare" spoke nipple...

Double walled rim with a "spare" spoke nipple rattling around?
01-06-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By Eggman84

One difference is some noodles have an integral...

One difference is some noodles have an integral adjusting barrel, and others don't. Those with the barrel will be more expensive (I assume). So if you don't have an adjusting barrel elsewhere in...
01-03-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 400
Posted By Eggman84

Based on the video of how to install a cassette...

Based on the video of how to install a cassette on a Wahoo Kicker trainer, it appears they are using loose cogs, not one where the largest cogs are on a carrier (see minute 2:25 on the video at...
01-01-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Eggman84

Based on a review of the groupsets at BikeRumor ...

Based on a review of the groupsets at BikeRumor (https://bikerumor-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/GRAVEL_group_10_SW.jpg) the answer would seem to be yes, just rebranded Ultegra...
01-01-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Eggman84

Thanks Erik Aa for teh research. What you say...

Thanks Erik Aa for teh research. What you say makes sense considering what Shimano has done last several years.
01-01-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Eggman84

Popped out? Was this because you were loosening...

Popped out? Was this because you were loosening the adjusting bolt and simply unthreaded it all the way? If this, then just just keep trying to thread it back in; small bolts can be hard to get...
01-01-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Eggman84

But the GRX is for gravel so is it only...

But the GRX is for gravel so is it only compatible with other gravel components (a third standard), or was it based on the MTB or road spacing?
01-01-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By Eggman84

Why are people so incapable of doing a little...

Why are people so incapable of doing a little research. In this ase a quick look at the Shimano website (https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/ultegra-r8000/CS-HG800-11.html) would...
01-01-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 512
Posted By Eggman84

CS-HG800-11 is the part number for the 11 speed...

CS-HG800-11 is the part number for the 11 speed ultegra cassette. See https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/ultegra-r8000/CS-HG800-11.html
12-16-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By Eggman84

On the picture of the front derailleur, it looks...

On the picture of the front derailleur, it looks like the shift cable used to be clamped further "down" (up in the picture). Specifically the cable looks flattened and one strand is frayed where...
12-13-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 964
Posted By Eggman84

My concern is will replacement wiring harnesses,...

My concern is will replacement wiring harnesses, controllers, displays, and even the motors and batteries be available in a few yrars for e-bikes sold today. E-bike sales are relatively small (at...
11-23-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Eggman84

Freehub not freely turning when back pedaling (or...

Freehub not freely turning when back pedaling (or coasting)? Clutch isn't going to fix a sticky freehub. And their is no such thing as JRA (just riding along). Something is preceding the chain...
Forum: Touring
11-22-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By Eggman84

I believe I have seen a few people ask if anyone...

I believe I have seen a few people ask if anyone wants to join them on a tour. Its not common and don't remember anyone ever joining up. You should try Adventure Cycling Association (ACA), they...
11-22-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,849
Posted By Eggman84

Thanks for posting the solution to your problem....

Thanks for posting the solution to your problem. And thanks to Andrew for suggesting the potential solution.
11-18-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,849
Posted By Eggman84

Good information Andrew; never thought how the...

Good information Andrew; never thought how the middle ring could be in the "shadow" of the small and big rings. But I find something odd about the OPs original post. There text is in italics below....
11-12-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,849
Posted By Eggman84

I was having a similar problem when I was...

I was having a similar problem when I was attempting to use Brifters with an older Shimano FD-M900. To overcome the hesitancy to shift to teh next larger ring, I slightly bent the inside cage plate...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Eggman84

There is a Route Verte route that goes from...

There is a Route Verte route that goes from Ottawa to Montreal, then onto Mt Tremblant. There is a reason you find information from Montreal to Mt. Tremblant; its very popular to take the Route...
10-20-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,171
Posted By Eggman84

From what I know, your ST-4500 shifters should...

From what I know, your ST-4500 shifters should work with the 9 speed cassette and Alivio RD-M4000 RD. However, if the RD is marked Dyna-Sys (what Shimano went to on the 10 speed MTB RDs), then it...
10-20-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 819
Posted By Eggman84

If the distance on the GPS is larger than the...

If the distance on the GPS is larger than the cycling computer, then increase the circumference on the cycling computer. To be "exact', rather than guessing how much to change it, calculate the...
10-16-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Eggman84

I suspect that thick mud fell onto the chain,...

I suspect that thick mud fell onto the chain, then the mud would not pass through the derailleur cage, resulting in the derailleur essentially taking a circular path around the cassette and in this...
09-08-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Eggman84

All may not be lost. From what I see on the...

All may not be lost. From what I see on the internet, the Sugino Fuse 500 crankset uses a square taper bottom bracket. So you might be able to put in a shorter bottom braket if the chainline was a...
09-07-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Eggman84

That may be a problem. The 3x10 speed Tiagra...

That may be a problem. The 3x10 speed Tiagra FD-4703 (as I think all Shimano road triple FDs) is designed for a 45 mm chainline. If you are running a MTB crankset, the chainline is likely 47.5 or...
09-07-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Eggman84

Please read carefully. Cable pull changed...

Please read carefully. Cable pull changed starting with 10 speed MTB RD (REAR derailleur) so the road brifters are no longer compatible with MTB RDs. The road brifters have NEVER shifted a MTB FD...
09-07-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By Eggman84

You are correct that the RD-M739 total capacity...

You are correct that the RD-M739 total capacity is 38T. As others noted, you can probably exceed this to some extent. If your concerned about the total capacity, you can "upgrade" to the RD-M751,...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By Eggman84

Yes it is rideable, even the northern portion of...

Yes it is rideable, even the northern portion of the 14. Yes, it can be hot (or cold given the time of year) and windy (though there are days when, believe or not, its calm) for most, if not all of...
09-03-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By Eggman84

Yes, as I said in my above post I am, or have in...

Yes, as I said in my above post I am, or have in the past, used all three of these FDs in 3x9 setups, and most have MTB cranks with the 50mm chainline. These FDs don't seem to care what chain your...
09-03-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By Eggman84

Using friction shifters really opens up your...

Using friction shifters really opens up your options. You are correct that in the indexed mode, the right shifter would only work with whatever number of rear cogs it was designed for (be that 7 or...
09-02-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By Eggman84

You haven't said what shifters you are using. On...

You haven't said what shifters you are using. On Shimano road shifters, you have to peel back the rubber hood to find the number. On MTB shifters, I don't know where the number is. Barends, its on...
09-02-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By Eggman84

Sorry about the links not working. I need to...

Sorry about the links not working. I need to make sure they work before posting links in the future. As to your current crankset (FC-M530), it came in 2 configurations, 44-32-22T and 48T-36T-26T....
Forum: Touring
09-02-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By Eggman84

From my location in Long Beach, October can still...

From my location in Long Beach, October can still see some warm/hot days (80+) along the coast. Maybe a little cooler to the north but temperatures can invert with northern portion being hotter than...
09-02-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By Eggman84

My first inclination was that your smallest cogs...

My first inclination was that your smallest cogs are worn, especially as skipping would get noticeably worse after putting on a new chain. However, you say you replaced the cassette (at the same...
09-02-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By Eggman84

I have done a little research (partly to satisfy...

I have done a little research (partly to satisfy my curiosity) and this is what I have found. The Tiagra FD-4503 is designed for a 45mm chainline (per the service instructions at...
09-01-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By Eggman84

If it is a Shimano FD than the number is on the...

If it is a Shimano FD than the number is on the inside of the inner cage. Without that, its hard to diagnose if its the derailleur or something else. My recommendation is to turn the rear of the...
08-27-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 812
Posted By Eggman84

I concur with Andy. Get a 110/74 BCD 5 arm...

I concur with Andy. Get a 110/74 BCD 5 arm square taper cranskset. With that, you have the largest selection of BBs (so the rings clear the frame but give you the lowest Q factor) and chainrings...
08-26-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 812
Posted By Eggman84

The "modern" triple FDs all seem to have the...

The "modern" triple FDs all seem to have the large inner cage, and are designed typically for a minimum of 12 T difference between middle and large chainrings. To get around this you can use a...
08-24-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By Eggman84

Tracked down a little more info on spacer...

Tracked down a little more info on spacer requirements. Can't vouch for this but see the article at https://www.slowtwitch.com/Tech/Cassette_Spacers_2013_3978.html

One suggestion is to remove the...
08-24-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By Eggman84

I'm still in the 9 speed era but what I have seen...

I'm still in the 9 speed era but what I have seen is that Shimano/SRAM 11 speed cassettes are wider than 8/9/10 speed ones. So yes, you need a new, wider freehub body (probably a new wheel), unless...
08-24-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By Eggman84

Did your other bikes have the same make and model...

Did your other bikes have the same make and model of IGH? If not, then the comparison may be faulty. Also I am unaware that IGH have pawls like derailleur equipped bikes with freewheels/freehubs. ...
08-23-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Eggman84

Might be the seat post hitting the inside of the...

Might be the seat post hitting the inside of the seat tube or the seat rails moving slightly in the seat clamp. I've never had either but have seen it them as issues on this forum in the past. Good...
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