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08-08-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By bitpuddle

It changes the cable entry angle for appropriate...

It changes the cable entry angle for appropriate leverage. There was a corresponding tool to help select the correct setting.
08-03-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By bitpuddle

SRAM, Shimano and Campy are all a bit different,...

SRAM, Shimano and Campy are all a bit different, so check the manual for your specific drivetrain. Your method sounds like the newer Shimano technique. The latest Ultegra/Dura Ace seem to need a bit...
08-03-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By bitpuddle

NFS is my favorite chain lube. I’ve had good...

NFS is my favorite chain lube. I’ve had good luck with their suggested method of refreshing the chain: 12 drops at random, pedal to distribute the lube, thoroughly wipe off excess. If I give the...
08-03-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 766
Posted By bitpuddle

The missing part of this equation is the rimís...

The missing part of this equation is the rimís internal width (or the apparent tire size when mounted), but those numbers do seem high.

Assuming an average rim width, at that weight Iíd start...
08-03-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 912
Posted By bitpuddle

There is a lot to unpack in this. 1) if...

There is a lot to unpack in this.

1) if these rims can’t hold 100 psi, they aren’t safe. Given the lack of information in the post, I have no idea what they were designed for. What you are...
07-30-20, 12:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By bitpuddle

A stem corroding after six months seems really...

A stem corroding after six months seems really unusual. Is it used daily on an indoor trainer? Left outside exposed to salt water?
07-27-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By bitpuddle

According to this catalog...

According to this catalog (https://www.cannondale.com/-/media/files/manual-uploads/manuals/us_catalog_2008.pdf), I don’t see a Tiagra SystemSix, just a Six13, but who knows what was sold. Regardless,...
07-21-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By bitpuddle

You can convert the hubs on those wheels to...

You can convert the hubs on those wheels to either quick release or thru axles (the manufacturer sells different end caps), but we have no idea what frame you are trying to put them on or what...
07-13-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By bitpuddle

Iíve never had a tire that I couldnít pop off...

Iíve never had a tire that I couldnít pop off using the toes of my shoes, with the rim on the ground. Just the tip of the toes pushing down on the sidewall to get the bead worked loose.

I never...
07-10-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 698
Posted By bitpuddle

This. Spoke count is largely driven by...

This. Spoke count is largely driven by aerodynamics. If your fixed gear isnít being built as a go-fast bike, it doesnít matter too much.

32 spokes laced 3 cross used to be insurance against poor...
06-30-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By bitpuddle

Can you use it? Sure. Bicycles are very...

Can you use it? Sure. Bicycles are very low-requirement applications for lubricants (low torque, low speed, low temperature). You could use almost any lubricant. If youíre applying it where there...
05-27-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 969
Posted By bitpuddle

Love this. Iíve had something similar happen,...

Love this. Iíve had something similar happen, except it was the tip of the front derailleur cable touching the crank arm.
05-23-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By bitpuddle

Iíd defer to a paint expert, but I donít know if...

Iíd defer to a paint expert, but I donít know if you can stabilize the existing paint with that corrosion. I think this would be a fun restoration, but if I were doing it, Iíd blast and repaint the...
05-23-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By bitpuddle

Aluminum doesn’t respond to this kind of stress...

Aluminum doesn’t respond to this kind of stress as well as steel. You might be able to straighten it, but I wouldn’t trust the frame afterward.
05-23-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By bitpuddle

Just enough to hold the headset together. As...

Just enough to hold the headset together. As soon as you can apply the front brake and rock the bike back and forth without movement in the headset, youíve tightened enough. Barely more than...
05-03-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,160
Posted By bitpuddle

That's the thing with those lubricants: they can...

That's the thing with those lubricants: they can work really well, but they need a very clean chain to start.
05-03-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By bitpuddle

Definitely post some photos!

Definitely post some photos!
05-03-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,160
Posted By bitpuddle

If you are willing to very thoroughly clean the...

If you are willing to very thoroughly clean the chain (e.g. zero oil left on it), Squirt or the new Silca wax lube. The Silca lube will likely last longer on the chain but both are good.

if you...
04-23-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By bitpuddle

Yes, the fit should be tight, and as the bottom...

Yes, the fit should be tight, and as the bottom bracket is pressed in, it makes terrible noises.
04-21-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,062
Posted By bitpuddle

Why do you feel compelled to explain things? Go...

Why do you feel compelled to explain things? Go ride a bicycle and enjoy yourself.
04-20-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By bitpuddle

Sora is 9 speed, no? I’m assuming different...

Sora is 9 speed, no? I’m assuming different pull ratios, so no.
04-15-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,405
Posted By bitpuddle

That looks like a standard English threaded...

That looks like a standard English threaded (68mm) bottom bracket. Unless I'm mistaken (these are 15 year old components), there are no spacers needed for those cranks. If the cranks don't seat...
04-14-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,405
Posted By bitpuddle

The preload on those cranks is little more than...

The preload on those cranks is little more than finger tight. If you snug it down and the spindle is moving, you probably have another issue. It sounds like you have an issue with the bottom...
04-12-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By bitpuddle

If I were doing it, Iíd clean, inspect and...

If I were doing it, Iíd clean, inspect and re-grease every bearing on the bike. Iíd pull the derailleurs and overhaul them, pull the seatpost and stem and re-grease. Iíd unscrew every bolt, clean,...
04-11-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By bitpuddle

When people describe this behavior, I usually...

When people describe this behavior, I usually assume it is a free hub issue: a sticking pawl, or a damaged one (broken, spring damaged, etc). Though it is possible I don’t understand what you mean by...
03-26-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,288
Posted By bitpuddle

Silva currently sells a light synthetic oil for...

Silva currently sells a light synthetic oil for this, rather than a grease. You might want to check out what it is and use something similar.
03-26-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By bitpuddle

Depends on the kind of headset. External cups...

Depends on the kind of headset. External cups might need to be replaced. If it is an integrated headset, the surfaces can usually be re-faced if need be.

without knowing what kind of headset it...
03-10-20, 12:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,142
Posted By bitpuddle

What hit the fork to cause that? Forks are...

What hit the fork to cause that? Forks are pretty stout, but that looks like it was a relatively concentrated force. Iíd be more concerned about the fork than the paint initially.
03-10-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By bitpuddle

5mm sounds like a lot. Are the wheels...

5mm sounds like a lot.

Are the wheels true? If so, if you push the rim from side to side, does the hub have lateral play? If they are the original wheels, it wouldn’t be unusual to either need...
03-07-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By bitpuddle

I assumed the OP crossed it out, but, yes, if it...

I assumed the OP crossed it out, but, yes, if it came that way, it is weird.

Looking at that cover, the simple explanation is that they forgot to include the cable guide, but who knows. Any cable...
03-07-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By bitpuddle

What is under that cover? It wouldnít be usual...

What is under that cover? It wouldnít be usual to have guides on the back of that cover. Full-length housing would be a little unusual.

Also, what is going on with the paint on the bottom...
03-01-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By bitpuddle

Just out of curiosity, why are you putting 36...

Just out of curiosity, why are you putting 36 spoke wheels on an Emonda? 36 spokes on a modern wheel are overkill in most cases, particularly on a super-light bike like an Emonda.
03-01-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By bitpuddle

This. You just need parts for a threaded...

This. You just need parts for a threaded headset. Any shop that deals in older bikes should be able to help; youíll likely find one in a used parts bin.
03-01-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By bitpuddle

I’d recommend you spend some time working on leg...

I’d recommend you spend some time working on leg speed
02-28-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By bitpuddle

I’m glad you got that sorted. I was going to ask...

I’m glad you got that sorted. I was going to ask if you were using Bluetooth. Sometimes there are issues if you don’t completely disconnect from the app (like turn off Bluetooth on the phone) where...
02-28-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By bitpuddle

Unless the old rims are also Belgiums, the old...

Unless the old rims are also Belgiums, the old spokes might be the wrong length. The “correct” way to do this is get the rims and hubs, measure them and calculate the appropriate spoke length, and...
02-28-20, 02:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By bitpuddle

Which mode does the e-tube software show the...

Which mode does the e-tube software show the system is in? Do you have a Garmin or othe head unit that can read and verify the mode? It seems like the mode isnít actually set, but it is difficult...
02-24-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By bitpuddle

It is very weird that both front and rear are...

It is very weird that both front and rear are having the same issue. If it was just one, you could investigate a bad caliper/seal or something letting air into the system. But the odds of having two...
02-24-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 16,820
Posted By bitpuddle

Unless you’re having issues with your bottom...

Unless you’re having issues with your bottom bracket (worn bearings, creaking), I wouldn’t touch it. If you need to replace, I’d consider a screw-together model like WheelsManufacturing.
02-24-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By bitpuddle

I expect to face all disc mounts. Is is just...

I expect to face all disc mounts. Is is just something you do if you build a bike well, like chasing threads. The factory might have done it, but I wouldnít assume so. Certainly not some kind of...
02-24-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By bitpuddle

Drive and non-drive side spokes should be a...

Drive and non-drive side spokes should be a couple of mm different, but those old hubs might have required so much less dish that the factory used the same length spokes to save money. Any reasonable...
02-11-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 544
Posted By bitpuddle

Looks like part of a bearing punch or press.

Looks like part of a bearing punch or press.
02-11-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,083
Posted By bitpuddle

Bicycles are very low-demand applications for...

Bicycles are very low-demand applications for lubricants: low speed and low load. Really any grease is fine. You can use anti seize compounds interchangeably with grease on threads, but the reverse...
02-05-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,774
Posted By bitpuddle

All things being equal, swapping that fork for...

All things being equal, swapping that fork for the original would make for a twitchier handling bike. Without knowing what frame you have, it is difficult to get the full picture. Also pay attention...
02-02-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,529
Posted By bitpuddle

Those are a bit of a PITA. They loosen via a...

Those are a bit of a PITA. They loosen via a splined (not hex) socket from the non-drive side. You’d have to look at the service manual to be sure, but it is big (M13 or M14).
02-02-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By bitpuddle

Any idea what year that Silca is from?

Any idea what year that Silca is from?
02-02-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 707
Posted By bitpuddle

In addition to what other people have mentioned,...

In addition to what other people have mentioned, some tires have more permeable casings than others. After initial setup, there can be some extra loss while the sealant works into the sidewalls.
01-22-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 712
Posted By bitpuddle

CAAD13 has a BB30A bottom bracket shell; you’d...

CAAD13 has a BB30A bottom bracket shell; you’d need the BB30A bottom bracket.
01-20-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By bitpuddle

The price might be dropping because of the Roam. ...

The price might be dropping because of the Roam.

I got the Bolt because I liked the smaller size.
01-04-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By bitpuddle

751 won’t rust through unless it was really badly...

751 won’t rust through unless it was really badly neglected. Most of the time, the rust is just on the surface. Once you get it cleaned up inside and out, a treatment with framesaver (or equivalent)...
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