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09-17-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 104
Posted By HillRider

It's hard to be sure from the picture but I think...

It's hard to be sure from the picture but I think you have the cable routed incorrectly at the clamp bolt. There is a little tab at about 8:00 (facing the bolt head) that you have the cable run...
09-15-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By HillRider

ETRTO is the European Tire and Rim Technical...

ETRTO is the European Tire and Rim Technical Organization. ETRTO was the organization that brought standard nomenclature and defined sizes to the chaos of bicycle wheel and rim sizing in the past. A...
09-13-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By HillRider

A sharp wood chisel is ideal for this. They are ...

A sharp wood chisel is ideal for this. They are flat on one side and ground to a shallow bevel on the other that meet in a very thin edge. It's ideal for driving under the edge of the crown race...
09-12-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By HillRider

Your frame is most likely spaced 126 mm since it...

Your frame is most likely spaced 126 mm since it is 7-speed. It will have to fit a 130mm OLD (over locknut dimension) hub to accept any cassette above 8-speed and you can't safely cold set (i.e....
09-08-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By HillRider

Chainrings are pretty tolerant of wear as the...

Chainrings are pretty tolerant of wear as the chain is "applied" to them under tension so they are much less likely to skip than equally worn cogs. Typically, they are also larger and with more...
09-08-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By HillRider

What is your rear dropout spacing? If you have a...

What is your rear dropout spacing? If you have a 126 mm OLD frame and hub but have a 135 mm OLD skewer, it would not be threaded far enough to tighten.
09-04-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By HillRider

A front end accident severe enough to ruin the...

A front end accident severe enough to ruin the front wheel was also likely to have damaged either the headset or bent the steerer tube inside the headtube. I'd pull the fork and check the alignment...
09-01-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By HillRider

+1. I've successfully installed several headsets...

+1. I've successfully installed several headsets using just this kind of homemade tool. Unless you plan to install numerous headsets and on a regular basis buying a dedicated shop quality tool is...
09-01-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By HillRider

+1 I also expect this is your problem. You have...

+1 I also expect this is your problem. You have to upshift the rear shifter several times to assure the shifter is in it's most "relaxed" position and the cable is extended as fully as possible. ...
08-31-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By HillRider

Another option: Have the headtube of the new...

Another option: Have the headtube of the new frame milled to accept 30.2 mm ISO cups and buy an all-ISO headset.
08-30-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By HillRider

Another component that requires two of the same...

Another component that requires two of the same spanners is the Dura Ace FH-7700 rear freehub. The locknuts are not the common 17 mm hex nuts but round nuts with a serrated outer face and cone...
08-30-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 874
Posted By HillRider

Go back to that video and see how he did it. I...

Go back to that video and see how he did it. I don't have any idea how you can fit a large steerer without replacing the headtube.

Edit: I found what I believe is his video and he specifically...
08-25-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,080
Posted By HillRider

Many (most?) mechanics begin the wrapping at the...

Many (most?) mechanics begin the wrapping at the bar ends and wrap toward the stem and then finish and anchored with a wrap or two of "finishing tape". That way the overlapping layers have their...
08-24-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By HillRider

My 1992 Trek MTB came with 26x2.25 tires and I...

My 1992 Trek MTB came with 26x2.25 tires and I later "roadified" it with 26x1.25" smooth tires successfully.
08-21-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 535
Posted By HillRider

That's fine but start with something suitable.

That's fine but start with something suitable.
08-20-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By HillRider

You can grease the spindle itself too. Also...

You can grease the spindle itself too. Also grease the splines on the non-drive end.
08-20-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 311
Posted By HillRider

One easy and low-cost way to get lower gearing is...

One easy and low-cost way to get lower gearing is to swap out the current 30T smallest chainring for a 24T or 26T. Campy uses the common 74 mm bolt circle for their smallest chainrings and...
08-19-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,284
Posted By HillRider

I also have a Pacer and, believe me, it's not...

I also have a Pacer and, believe me, it's not light! Lighter than other Surlys? Sure, but not compared to other good quality steel frames I've owned. It's also not at all delicate.

Yours had a...
08-13-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By HillRider

That is exactly the problem I ran into using my...

That is exactly the problem I ran into using my Lezyne Road Drive mini-pump. After 150 strokes to get reasonable pressure, unscrewing the hose also unscrewed the valve core and both it and all the...
08-11-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 200
Posted By HillRider

You have plenty of axle support in the dropout so...

You have plenty of axle support in the dropout so there is no problem. If you want to even the axle up you can but it's not essential. The "standard" axle protrusion from each locknut face is 5.5...
08-10-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 779
Posted By HillRider

As usual for government agencies, the CPSC...

As usual for government agencies, the CPSC ignores us left-handed riders and doesn't seem to care for our safety. :speedy:
08-10-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By HillRider

Did the guy that hit your friend stop and does he...

Did the guy that hit your friend stop and does he have insurance? Along with paying for medical costs it should cover the cost of repairing or replacing the bike.
08-01-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By HillRider

Friction front shifting has its advantages right...

Friction front shifting has its advantages right here in North America too. As noted, the choice of a front derailleurs becomes far less critical and you can trim the FD in any possible gear,...
07-28-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By HillRider

Any Shimano 9-speed MTB rear derailleur will do...

Any Shimano 9-speed MTB rear derailleur will do fine. Don't get a 10-speed MTB rear derailleur as they also have different geometry and won't work with a 10-speed road shifter.
07-28-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 603
Posted By HillRider

Yes, you are correct the top of the stem defines...

Yes, you are correct the top of the stem defines the location of the top cap and it shouldn't touch the steerer at all. That's really why the exact 90 steerer cut isn't so important.
07-28-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 603
Posted By HillRider

The most common saw guide used to cut steerers...

The most common saw guide used to cut steerers are two hose clamps tightened around the steerer spaced apart the same way as you proposed for the stems. Use a fine tooth hacksaw (32 tpi is good) and...
07-26-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By HillRider

Shift the bike into big-big (largest chainring...

Shift the bike into big-big (largest chainring and largest cog). If it will shift into that gear with slack to spare you can shorten the chain until it just does. However the chain must allow...
07-26-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 795
Posted By HillRider

The ultimate solution is a more suitable bike. A...

The ultimate solution is a more suitable bike. A "gravel" bike running wide tires, low pressure would make a big difference and a full suspension MTB would solve the problem completely. Both...
07-25-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 776
Posted By HillRider

My "wheel maintenance toolkit" consists of a set...

My "wheel maintenance toolkit" consists of a set of Park loop spoke wrenches and a specific Shimano spoke wrench for their pre-built wheels (which I have one pair). I visually check my wheels for...
07-24-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 847
Posted By HillRider

There are several pedal models that have no open...

There are several pedal models that have no open end wrench flats but only a hex wrench socket at the inboard side of the spindle. I have Shimano XT MTB pedals with only 8 mm hex sockets for removal.
07-23-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 511
Posted By HillRider

Andy, it was when we were in 8th grade. Maybe not...

Andy, it was when we were in 8th grade. Maybe not so much any more.
07-22-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 615
Posted By HillRider

There is a third type of buyer; the impulse...

There is a third type of buyer; the impulse buyer. Buys the first thing he sees without making sure it really does meet his needs. I think the OP did just that, bought a track/fixie/single speed...
07-21-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By HillRider

If the Modolos don't work out there is an...

If the Modolos don't work out there is an alternative to downtube or barend shifters. Gevenalle sells dropbar brake levers fitted with adapters that accept downtube or barend shift levers but...
07-19-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By HillRider

Give the enamel time to dry thoroughly before...

Give the enamel time to dry thoroughly before clear coating. If you want the decals to be there for the life of the paint job, put them on under the clear. If you want to be able to replace them,...
07-16-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By HillRider

It will fit and work but, as cpac noted, the 11...

It will fit and work but, as cpac noted, the 11 to 13 shift will probably not be very good. If you are not rushed it will shift adequately but probably not under load. BTW, I'm also a big fan of...
07-16-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 533
Posted By HillRider

You might be better off cost-wise to try to find...

You might be better off cost-wise to try to find a used but newer geared bike that fits your daughter then to try to restore that Schwinn.

Assuming the Schwinn was geared to begin with, you will...
07-14-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 747
Posted By HillRider

Of course they are "profit-driven". You think...

Of course they are "profit-driven". You think the Chinese aren't? Part of the brand name maker's overhead cost is assuring the frames they also source from Asia are built to a reliable quality...
07-13-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,160
Posted By HillRider

Nothing will slow you down faster than a flat...

Nothing will slow you down faster than a flat tire and running below minimum pressure is a good way to insure that will happen. Add drag other ways.
07-11-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By HillRider

Most bike shops will have a seatpost sizer tool...

Most bike shops will have a seatpost sizer tool which is a tapered graduated rod. You insert it into the seat tube and read the size graduation at the top of the tube. Far better than guessing.
07-11-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By HillRider

You will need a new rear wheel as 8/9/10-speed...

You will need a new rear wheel as 8/9/10-speed freehub bodies won't accept an 11-speed cassette. You will also need a new rear derailleur as 11 speed derailleurs have different geometry from...
07-10-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By HillRider

Any standard skewer long enough for a 135mm rear...

Any standard skewer long enough for a 135mm rear hub will work fine. Be sure you get an "internal cam" type with a steel shaft such as a Shimano or Campy. The Cross Check has horizontal dropouts so...
07-08-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 935
Posted By HillRider

Anyone else remember Tom and Ray (aka...

Anyone else remember Tom and Ray (aka Click-and-Clack) on PBS's "Car Talk" with their humorous staff names at the end of the show? One was their Conservative Commentator Eileen Tudor Wright.
07-05-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By HillRider

Don't dismiss the plastic ferrules. They come...

Don't dismiss the plastic ferrules. They come standard on Shimano shifter cable sets and are durable and work very well.
07-04-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 332
Posted By HillRider

Another question, do your frame and fork have...

Another question, do your frame and fork have enough clearance for 700-28 tires? A lot of older road bikes didn't.
06-29-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By HillRider

No, it is very unlikely to work. The tube is...

No, it is very unlikely to work. The tube is toast and should be replaced.
06-29-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,146
Posted By HillRider

The first thing you should get is a good bike...

The first thing you should get is a good bike repair manual like Lennard Zinn's "Zinn and the Art of Road (or MTB) Bike Maintenance" or the Park Tool's "Blue Book" and read them cover to cover. ...
06-26-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By HillRider

As noted, remove the shard, patch or replace the...

As noted, remove the shard, patch or replace the tube and keep riding. If, when you reinflate it, the tube shows any sign of bulging through the hole, add a patch to the inside of the tire or "boot"...
06-23-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 963
Posted By HillRider

I agree about the relentless and sometimes...

I agree about the relentless and sometimes baffling march of "progress". My bike mechanical world has stopped with Ti and steel frames, English threaded bottom brackets, caliper rim brakes,...
06-23-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,254
Posted By HillRider

Absolutely, take that bike back to the dealer and...

Absolutely, take that bike back to the dealer and have it repaired properly and that probably means having the crank replaced. There is no reason for a new bike sold by any decent bike shop to have...
06-22-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By HillRider

That adjuster is in pretty dirty and corroded...

That adjuster is in pretty dirty and corroded condition, so bad I can't even see the threads, so I'm pretty sure it's just frozen from crud. No, that tab isn't a release and it doesn't move, it just...
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