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09-30-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 138
Posted By dsbrantjr

Power Grips straps might be a good compromise...

Power Grips straps might be a good compromise between nothing and clips/straps/clipless, and might be rules-compliant: https://www.powergrips.com/
09-30-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 161
Posted By dsbrantjr

But if you or your wife does choose the big-big...

But if you or your wife does choose the big-big (and probably will at some point) combination with a too-short chain you will damage your derailleur and/or frame.
09-30-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 227
Posted By dsbrantjr

Not the bottom bracket as much as the width and...

Not the bottom bracket as much as the width and threading of the bottom bracket shell in your frame. As mentioned it is likely British (ISO is interchangeable) threaded, and you need to measure the...
09-29-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 365
Posted By dsbrantjr

The operative word is "was". At least it died...

The operative word is "was". At least it died doing what it loved, as they say.
09-28-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By dsbrantjr

To what torque value are you tightening it? ...

To what torque value are you tightening it? Shimano cartridge bottom brackets are specified at 36-50ft-lb which is surprisingly high when going by feel.
09-27-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By dsbrantjr

They are weaker than steel and more likely to...

They are weaker than steel and more likely to corrode, gall, or seize than Ti. Same for aluminum nipples vs brass.
09-26-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Posted By dsbrantjr

A squirt of oil might do the trick, or some...

A squirt of oil might do the trick, or some Lock-Ease® graphite fluid, or moly disulphide powder.
09-26-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By dsbrantjr

The ramps are probably what appear to be broken...

The ramps are probably what appear to be broken teeth.
09-25-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,187
Posted By dsbrantjr

Seems like a moot point since you have already...

Seems like a moot point since you have already ordered the bike.
09-25-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By dsbrantjr

Preferably black? Stay away from aluminum bolts.

Preferably black? Stay away from aluminum bolts.
09-25-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By dsbrantjr

Here is a gear calculator that I find useful, it...

Here is a gear calculator that I find useful, it gives both graphical and numeric information; internal gear hub ratios are built in: https://www.kstoerz.com/gearcalc/compare/
09-25-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By dsbrantjr

Try swapping out your pedals for a known-quiet...

Try swapping out your pedals for a known-quiet pair. Clean and grease the male and female threads. Ensure that your chainring fasteners are secure.
09-24-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By dsbrantjr

They make left-handed drill bits for this...

They make left-handed drill bits for this purpose: https://harborfreight.com/search?q=left%20hand%20drill%20bit
09-23-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By dsbrantjr

I intended the nuts to be used as locknuts, acorn...

I intended the nuts to be used as locknuts, acorn nuts would not work for this. I prefer regular hex head screws because they use a larger drive size than button head. YMMV.
09-23-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 197
Posted By dsbrantjr

Get yourself some M3 x 30 or so mm socket head...

Get yourself some M3 x 30 or so mm socket head stainless cap screws and a couple of matching nuts, they will hold better than the original thumb nuts and springs.
09-23-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 389
Posted By dsbrantjr

If it appears to just be a dust cap, you could...

If it appears to just be a dust cap, you could put some sticky tape over the hole, or plug it with a wad of rope caulk, chewing gum, cut-down cork or similar.
09-23-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By dsbrantjr

Keep the lock rings identified, IIRC some !!T...

Keep the lock rings identified, IIRC some !!T lock rings are smaller than 12T ones.
09-23-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By dsbrantjr

Use a 1/2" to 3/8" drive adapter? An in-line...

Use a 1/2" to 3/8" drive adapter? An in-line adapter will not change the torque setting.
09-23-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By dsbrantjr

It sounds like whomever slammed the stem might...

It sounds like whomever slammed the stem might have gotten the wedge "wedged" into the butted section at the bottom of the steerer: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/handsup.html#danger so you can't...
09-22-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By dsbrantjr

Here is a really good calculator where you can...

Here is a really good calculator where you can compare two different drivetrains side-by-side, including graphical and numeric information including total range:...
09-20-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By dsbrantjr

Perhaps not, but the OP only has to make a single...

Perhaps not, but the OP only has to make a single shift work, so they may be able to be adjusted well enough to do the job. Otherwise flat bar road shifters as suggested by Bill Kapaun will surely...
09-20-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By dsbrantjr

Never Fix A Running Piece. Add fresh grease,...

Never Fix A Running Piece. Add fresh grease, reassemble, adjust and ride.
09-20-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By dsbrantjr

You need to align the inside of the bends with...

You need to align the inside of the bends with the narrow part of the clamp, which is often the area where the bolt is. Perhaps your spreader is interfering. As Crankycrank stated, someone got it...
09-20-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By dsbrantjr

Have you tried calling or emailing the...

Have you tried calling or emailing the manufacturer?
09-20-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By dsbrantjr

Manufacturers often make running changes during a...

Manufacturers often make running changes during a run/model year due to parts price or availability issues. This is why their literature often has "specifications subject to change" language in it.
09-19-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By dsbrantjr

Does your fixie have a derailleur hanger? Cable...

Does your fixie have a derailleur hanger? Cable guides and stops for the shifter? Does it have mounts for your existing brakes e.g. studs for V-brakes or cantilevers? Compatible bottom bracket...
09-19-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By dsbrantjr

In my experience stick-on anything tends to not...

In my experience stick-on anything tends to not stay stuck on for any length of time, especially with heat and water. Zip-tied or clamped-on will stay put much better.
09-18-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By dsbrantjr

Capitalization, avoidance of run-on sentences and...

Capitalization, avoidance of run-on sentences and some well-lighted and clearly focused photos might help us to understand your issue. Also, kind of brakes (caliper, cantilever, V-brakes) and model...
09-17-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By dsbrantjr

Bolts can be cut shorter. I am assuming that the...

Bolts can be cut shorter. I am assuming that the 17mm quoted was the length.
09-17-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By dsbrantjr

If the bolt threads are rolled, which is very...

If the bolt threads are rolled, which is very likely, there will not be enough material to cut full threads. Unless you have a way to roll threads you will be stuck.
09-16-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By dsbrantjr

Try some carbon assembly paste instead of grease....

Try some carbon assembly paste instead of grease. Or some valve grinding paste.
09-16-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By dsbrantjr

I prefer brass nipples myself.

I prefer brass nipples myself.
09-15-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By dsbrantjr

"Chaos" is exactly right. There are something...

"Chaos" is exactly right. There are something like 10 or more different "26 inch" tire diameters among the various old systems: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html ISO/ETRTO sizes are...
09-14-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By dsbrantjr

Going up X number of links from what you are...

Going up X number of links from what you are using on a different cassette is the wrong approach. Just go with big-big plus 2 links, bypassing the derailleur, as suggested, with your new cassette.
09-14-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By dsbrantjr

If you have a one piece "Ashtabula" crank on your...

If you have a one piece "Ashtabula" crank on your bike https://www.sheldonbrown.com/opc.html, it might be better for you to adapt it to a threaded bottom bracket type crank, using an adapter like...
09-13-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By dsbrantjr

Did you install the anti-rotation washers?

Did you install the anti-rotation washers?
09-13-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 128
Posted By dsbrantjr

How about fitting a chain retention device like...

How about fitting a chain retention device like this: https://problemsolversbike.com/products/shifters-derailleurs/chainspy_-_30979 ?
09-13-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By dsbrantjr

Some Girling brakes use a 10mm 5-point driver:...

Some Girling brakes use a 10mm 5-point driver: https://www.amazon.com/Laser-2948-Pentagon-Socket-Bit/dp/B0039UJKUE Could work, yours looks close to the same size.
09-12-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would suggest just installing a good road tire,...

I would suggest just installing a good road tire, lube/adjust as needed and enjoy the bike as-is. It was a fine bike when it was made, and it fits you, enjoy it for what it is.
09-12-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 574
Posted By dsbrantjr

I have had 2 sizes (C3 and C7) of Felco cable...

I have had 2 sizes (C3 and C7) of Felco cable cutters, and their #8 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) pruning shears as well, for decades and they still work as...
09-12-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 938
Posted By dsbrantjr

I have a Health-O-Meter balance which uses...

I have a Health-O-Meter balance which uses weights not springs (Dumpster® find) to weigh myself , and my dog by holding her and doing the math. It correlates well with my doctor and her vet. I have...
09-12-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By dsbrantjr

Not cheap but no chain to break: ...

Not cheap but no chain to break: https://www.amazon.com/Pedros-142722-Vise-Whip/dp/B001Q270CC Use on the small cog, put a chain whip on one of the larger ones where you have better leverage.
09-11-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By dsbrantjr

Is there a lip on the pad which is catching on...

Is there a lip on the pad which is catching on the edge of the disc? If so, file off the lip or replace the pads.
09-11-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By dsbrantjr

Do the easy and cheap things first. Adjust and...

Do the easy and cheap things first. Adjust and grease pedal bearings if possible. Swap the pedals with a known-quiet set, preferably platform type to rule out shoe/cleat noise. Clean and grease...
09-11-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By dsbrantjr

They might also need differently-sized master...

They might also need differently-sized master cylinders. The variables of master piston diameter and throw, lever mechanical advantage and slave piston diameter and number, and throw all interact,...
09-10-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By dsbrantjr

Fingernail polish. It comes in many different...

Fingernail polish. It comes in many different colors and has a handy applicator. Most stores will not object to you bringing your bike in to check the color match, although you should verify under...
09-10-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 560
Posted By dsbrantjr

The max cog and max capacity are separate...

The max cog and max capacity are separate specifications. Just because you are within one does not mean you can ignore the other. 28T cog is the specified limit, you may or may not have success...
09-10-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By dsbrantjr

10-speed road (but not mountain) derailleurs also...

10-speed road (but not mountain) derailleurs also have the same pull ratio.
Edit: Rear derailleurs
09-10-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By dsbrantjr

I set quill stems tight enough that the bars will...

I set quill stems tight enough that the bars will not move under normal loads, but loose enough that I can move them while holding the wheel still. This is referred to as "race tight". The idea...
09-09-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By dsbrantjr

If you find the correct hanger, buy two.

If you find the correct hanger, buy two.
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