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09-19-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 103
Posted By sch

Since the front wheel is the usual reference...

Since the front wheel is the usual reference point for handlebar alignment, I would think the bars are more
likely to be off. If the wheel is ok in the fork it will point in the same direction if...
09-19-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By sch

Most commonly available acids will remove rust....

Most commonly available acids will remove rust. Cola is a dilute phosphoric acid solution and may create some iron phosphate
but this is not likely to last in chain use. Main problem is you must...
09-15-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By sch

It helps to have access to a shop with a...

It helps to have access to a shop with a selection of cable lengths and that is willing to swap you for the
right cable length. Your install is much neater with cables ~1.5-3" longer than the actual...
09-12-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By sch

Borrow a 9-10-11 spd rear wheel and see how much...

Borrow a 9-10-11 spd rear wheel and see how much effort it takes to put it on the bike first. As per Hillrider you will
find this difficult at best and aluminum does not take well to stress of this...
09-12-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By sch

5 spd FW spacing is same as 6 spd FW, but is...

5 spd FW spacing is same as 6 spd FW, but is ~5-6mm wider, hence need for longer axle and a spread of
rear fork spacing (120mm -> 126 mm ). 6 spd shifter should work ok with friction shifting or...
09-11-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 532
Posted By sch

My experience, starting with 5 spd FW and now...

My experience, starting with 5 spd FW and now with 11 spd cassettes is that once you have worn out two chains
the FW/cassette will object to the 3d chain and need to be changed. When the 3d chain...
09-08-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By sch

On two occasions my Di2 has had one shifter, L...

On two occasions my Di2 has had one shifter, L IIRC both times, stop working. First when the bike fell over and the front
wheel was rotated enough that the bar hit the top tube, and second when I...
09-05-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By sch

The Shimano HG 700 and HG 800 cassettes are both...

The Shimano HG 700 and HG 800 cassettes are both 11spd 11-34 only cassettes that happen to fit fine on 8-9-10spd
only hubs without the spacer or on 11 spd hubs with the spacer. IOW they are similar...
09-02-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,241
Posted By sch

One other aspect to the software, make sure you...

One other aspect to the software, make sure you finalize any changes in the system on the software, can't recall
the precise terminology but the software has to be told it is done before you...
09-02-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By sch

Normally when mounting a sq taper set, the end of...

Normally when mounting a sq taper set, the end of the spindle should be inset at least 1/16" from the crank
surface where the bolt meets it. Better to be closer to 1/8" inset. Then when...
08-31-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By sch

Cords/threads coming loose at the rim-tire...

Cords/threads coming loose at the rim-tire junction are common and no cause for concern. Just cut them off as close
to the tire as possible and carry on. With tread intact otherwise, just check...
08-30-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By sch

In major multi week bike races the teams will...

In major multi week bike races the teams will have two road bikes optimized for each rider and an additional TT bike. If a frame is trashed
backup frames are usually available from team resources...
08-29-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By sch

The HG 800 and HG 700 (nearly the same Ultegra vs...

The HG 800 and HG 700 (nearly the same Ultegra vs 105) are oddities in that they are 11 spd cassettes designed
to fit on 8-9-10 speed freehubs. They are shipped with the spacer needed if used on an...
08-29-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By sch

Tire is near end of life. If the cords showing...

Tire is near end of life. If the cords showing are in the middle of the tread, new tire NOW. If tread intact over
entire tire, then it is likely you could get maybe 50-200 more miles out of the...
08-27-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By sch

Suturing the sidewall might work for smaller...

Suturing the sidewall might work for smaller cuts, under 0.5" but 1" cuts?? The carcass has a minimum of 27 threads/in and
probably with the Schwalb closer to 100. Putting 8-10 dental floss...
08-27-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 684
Posted By sch

I actually looked at Nashbar before posting my...

I actually looked at Nashbar before posting my first reply above. In their current manifestation however the offerings
are restricted and no cheap CF. I also had a $110 (IIRC, ~16yr old price)...
08-27-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 684
Posted By sch

The vast majority of forks these days are made in...

The vast majority of forks these days are made in east Asia. Taiwan has a rep for higher quality manufacturing, ie they seem
to care about their rep more than innominata mainland sources. There...
08-25-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By sch

The cable coating is much thinner than the heavy...

The cable coating is much thinner than the heavy plastic tubing that came out wadded up on the cable and
could only be liner material, which is visible in the cut housing end. The coating does have...
08-25-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 356
Posted By sch

A third possibility is deteriorating housing,...

A third possibility is deteriorating housing, which in some years awhile back had an inner lining to
reduce friction, but this lining could detach from the inside of the housing and bunch up to...
08-24-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,349
Posted By sch

My nightmare was a flat at 38mph just before...

My nightmare was a flat at 38mph just before hitting a 90 sweeping L turn, recall sliding down the road on my side
wondering if I would stop before hitting the metal railing. Mostly skin rash and...
08-24-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 704
Posted By sch

Wow, 'someone' must have Schwarzeneggered a pedal...

Wow, 'someone' must have Schwarzeneggered a pedal install to do that. Most people stop after turning the pedal 1-3 threads
when cross threading, to go all the way is to ignore the 3-4x increased...
08-20-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,776
Posted By sch

Considering the life span of large trucks, even...

Considering the life span of large trucks, even the full panoply of detectors now on most (but not all) cars would
take 20+ yrs to ripple out across the nations truck fleet. Would need detectors on...
08-20-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By sch

First pull the cable out completely and check for...

First pull the cable out completely and check for frayed wires mostly in the shifter on the handlebar. Is this a flat bar
or drop bar bicycle? Consider changing the shifter cables and housing. Next...
08-19-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 316
Posted By sch

I was surprised at the price considering the...

I was surprised at the price considering the components listed, expected innominata chinese source, but lo Modern is in Iowa....
08-19-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 316
Posted By sch

Absent a bike DIY or CO-OP one source for cheap...

Absent a bike DIY or CO-OP one source for cheap apparently quality wheels is...
08-13-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 621
Posted By sch

From the literature/website, your bike is recent...

From the literature/website, your bike is recent enough to have a cassette that mounts onto a freehub that is
part of the wheel hub. These are usually a replaceable item. You will need to identify...
08-10-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 150
Posted By sch

Yes, they will work fine. The levers are agnostic...

Yes, they will work fine. The levers are agnostic as to 2x or 3x (or for that matter
whether the cassette is 10 or 11 spd).
08-10-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 270
Posted By sch

If the first photo with the fingers and the 4...

If the first photo with the fingers and the 4 threads showing is ABOVE the hanger, you are fine. Locknut has more than
adequate thread engagement, but will probably have a small gap as it will be...
08-05-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 933
Posted By sch

Put a steel worm screw band on the headtube, much...

Put a steel worm screw band on the headtube, much stronger than any tape would be. As to the down tube crack: use a sharp
pointed center punch to dimple each end of the crack and drill ~3/32" hole...
08-04-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By sch

Frame pictured "may" have 26 TPI threading in the...

Frame pictured "may" have 26 TPI threading in the RD hanger, ok for vintage Campy but slightly off for
the otherwise standard 10Mx1.0mm which is now the world wide standard. Probably makes little...
08-02-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,293
Posted By sch

Tailights are bad enough, the superbright...

Tailights are bad enough, the superbright headlights are even worse in steady mode and horrible in flash mode.
08-02-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By sch

From the MSDS on the parktool.com site:...

From the MSDS on the parktool.com site: https://www.parktool.com/assets/doc/product/CB-4_SDS.pdf the major component
is 2-propanol in ~5% concentration probably in water but not explicitly stated....
08-01-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 439
Posted By sch

Best way is drill some holes where the logo is...

Best way is drill some holes where the logo is located. Steel is likely strong enough that the ring won't notice
the missing material. A friend with a welder could fill in the logo with a tig set up...
08-01-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 571
Posted By sch

Open bearings filled with the palm method...

Open bearings filled with the palm method pictured rapidly get rid of any excess grease. Sealed bearings, with seals removed and
repacked by any method tend to get over filled and with the seal...
08-01-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By sch

You don't, you throw it away and use the vastly...

You don't, you throw it away and use the vastly better two piece symmetrical design used by SRAM/KMC/Wipperman et al.
My recumbent bought in 2001 had a chain with one of those, back then the...
07-27-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By sch

To say nothing of the likely medical bills/lost...

To say nothing of the likely medical bills/lost work and rehab that any mishap energetic enough to bend the
BB shell and ruin the frame could do to the rider.
07-23-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 380
Posted By sch

Once a new groupset is released it will take 4-8...

Once a new groupset is released it will take 4-8 months for it to trickle down into the retail market, and
sometimes longer for subspecialty items. Eg the Ultegra Di2 disc brifters were...
07-22-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 465
Posted By sch

If the BB shell has no obvious damage and the...

If the BB shell has no obvious damage and the insert has remained in place since the glue job, there should be no concern
about the frame integrity. If the shell comes loose again then a good clean...
Forum: Recumbent
07-20-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By sch

How tightly you grip the bars has a lot to do...

How tightly you grip the bars has a lot to do with how 'squirrely' the steering feels. Bents do best with a very light
touch on the bars. Try riding with just a light curl of the fingers over 1/3...
07-20-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By sch

If the rim is looking like a potato chip or...

If the rim is looking like a potato chip or pringles chip, then it can frequently be straightened by taking it off the bike
and putting the low points (always at 180 points on the rim) on short...
07-20-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By sch

30T cassette will get you ~10-11% reduction in...

30T cassette will get you ~10-11% reduction in perceived torque needed on hills, not insignificant. Likely your RD will cover the
30T, but as noted chain wrap may (but not likely) be a problem. I...
07-19-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By sch

As per Clifford: full length housing either...

As per Clifford: full length housing either externally ziptied to the top tube or by cautious enlargement, if needed, of the
top tube openings to allow full length housing to be routed internally. ...
07-16-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,285
Posted By sch

I have done this twice, back in the '08-'12 time...

I have done this twice, back in the '08-'12 time frame from the Weaver side. Smyrna has a lot more choice of
motels and restaurants than Weaver/Anniston and of course Anniston is a bit of a slog...
07-15-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By sch

It is not broken, it is an allen headed set screw...

It is not broken, it is an allen headed set screw that is essentially flush with the aluminum swing arm for the cage and
the hex socket is buggered up. I agree that this is not easy to do, but the...
07-14-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By sch

etap FD is ~$400, so some room to maneuver with a...

etap FD is ~$400, so some room to maneuver with a repair job. If the thread is indeed L handed and the set screw is
otherwise standard, an allen key size of 2.5mm (as per SRAM manual above) suggests...
07-13-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By sch

According to the SRAM literature, the high limit...

According to the SRAM literature, the high limit screw is L hand threaded if I am interpreting their statement: "the
high limit screw is reverse threaded" . The limit screws are allen headed set...
07-13-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,485
Posted By sch

Easiest way to assess hydration is unclothed...

Easiest way to assess hydration is unclothed before and after ride weight. Even in winter I will lose 2-3# weight on a
40-50 mile ride. In the summer 3# is minimum and have lost upto 5#, that is at...
07-09-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By sch

Sometimes 'gritty' is really just too tight. So...

Sometimes 'gritty' is really just too tight. So yes, clean meticulously, examine races on hub and cone, replace the
balls and then find out the minor frustration of final adjustment of the bearing...
07-08-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,239
Posted By sch

So the OP was unable to find the online manuals...

So the OP was unable to find the online manuals at Trek (see link above courtesy ljsense). Just a cursory look shows them
to be more comprehensive than expected. The sad part is that apparently...
07-06-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,432
Posted By sch

So generally favorable responses, the uncertainty...

So generally favorable responses, the uncertainty being whether the specific ones you end up with are a mainland knockoff
with questionable metallurgy but at least the $ cost will be low. There are...
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