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04-06-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By Amt0571

I always put the chain checker on the upper part...

I always put the chain checker on the upper part of the chain and press with my hand on the pedal. If it drops to 0.75, I replace the chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 440,289
Posted By Amt0571

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03-15-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 659
Posted By Amt0571

I always use grease on the BB. I only used...

I always use grease on the BB. I only used threadlock on a bike whose BB kept getting loose after a couple of rides. I still don't know why it got loose, but it fixed it.
03-11-21, 03:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By Amt0571

This is an id360 hub. I have one on my road bike...

This is an id360 hub. I have one on my road bike and have disassembled it several times.

This hub freehub body is only held together by pressure. If you pull the cassette, or the freehub body with...
03-05-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 886
Posted By Amt0571

It's more than tight enough. There are no marks...

It's more than tight enough. There are no marks of movement in the dropout.
03-03-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,919
Posted By Amt0571

I do it myself. It's usually faster (and cheaper)...

I do it myself. It's usually faster (and cheaper) than bringing the bike to the LBS, and having to go back to pick it up a few days later.

Moreover, I've not found any LBS that is up to my...
02-09-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By Amt0571

I prefer to spend a bit more on braking fluid and...

I prefer to spend a bit more on braking fluid and a lot less on my dentist. But to each his own.
02-01-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Amt0571

Compared with SRAM? yes. Extremely easy. You just...

Compared with SRAM? yes. Extremely easy. You just push fluid on the caliper and let it flow to the lever until air stops coming out.

I have SRAM brakes on my road bike and Shimano brakes on my...
02-01-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By Amt0571

The shimano kit consists of a syringe and a...

The shimano kit consists of a syringe and a funnel.

If you remove the plunger of the syringe, you can use it as a funnel on the lever.

When it's time to remove the syringe, you lightly put the...
01-26-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,478
Posted By Amt0571

Have you used the bike on a trainer and sweated a...

Have you used the bike on a trainer and sweated a lot over the bars?

I have no idea why this would happen, but a while ago I saw someone who had this happen on a bike he used on a trainer and he...
01-22-21, 02:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 587
Posted By Amt0571

You should not, and I can't feel any play with...

You should not, and I can't feel any play with the 3 bikes I've ridden with through axles.

However, in all of them experienced what the OP is saying. Play may be imperceptible, but it's there and,...
01-19-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,765
Posted By Amt0571

Sorry, I understood the wheel was dished to the...

Sorry, I understood the wheel was dished to the DS but perfectly round otherwise. If that's the case, you can move it towards the NDS by tightening the NDS spokes by the same amount. NDS spokes will...
01-19-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,765
Posted By Amt0571

It's not something to worry about if you don't...

It's not something to worry about if you don't want to do it.

If it was my wheel though, I'd tighten a bit (1/4 or 1/8 of turn will probably do) the NDS spokes (which will have less tension that...
01-15-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By Amt0571

I have SRAM Butter, which is basically the same,...

I have SRAM Butter, which is basically the same, and I use it for my dropper and forks, but I thought hubs worked better with something a bit thicker. Maybe I'm wrong.

Is there any grease expert...
01-15-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,537
Posted By Amt0571

Counter clockwise.

Counter clockwise.
12-17-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By Amt0571

Well, if you drop the chain unexpectedly when...

Well, if you drop the chain unexpectedly when sprinting, for example, it can cost you your teeth :lol:
12-16-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,001
Posted By Amt0571

I've had hydraulic brakes for lots of years. Zero...

I've had hydraulic brakes for lots of years. Zero issues putting the bike on its side as long as you don't press the brake lever in that position. I wouldn't put it inverted for a long time though,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,109
Posted By Amt0571

Maybe you have to learn a better shifting...

Maybe you have to learn a better shifting technique? When I shift to the small ring I usually upshift between 1 and 3 cogs depending on the situation. I can do it while pedalling standing up and...
12-15-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,273
Posted By Amt0571

Back in 1985 most bikes had totally inadequate...

Back in 1985 most bikes had totally inadequate gearing for amateur riders. It's that simple. Sometimes they were inadequate even for pro's, who spun at an extremely low cadence.

Professionals have...
12-14-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By Amt0571

I've had a screw pucture the inside part of the...

I've had a screw pucture the inside part of the rim (under the tape) and make a bulge on the part between the spokes. I put some electrical tape over the rim tape hole and kept riding it until I sold...
12-11-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,158
Posted By Amt0571

Thank god that someone understands it. I was...

Thank god that someone understands it. I was wondering if I had explained it badly due to not being an English native speaker.
12-10-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,158
Posted By Amt0571

Nope. The wear is below the saddle. The rails...

Nope. The wear is below the saddle. The rails finish is worn, and I can see how they rub the bibs if I look down when pedalling.

I have the same issues with other saddles that have no stitching.
12-10-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,158
Posted By Amt0571

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This is my fizik antares r3 large saddle. Probably the worst...
12-07-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,072
Posted By Amt0571

Shimano recently did to a poster who had recalled...

Shimano recently did to a poster who had recalled cranks more than 20 years ago.

If I was him, I'd at least try.
11-26-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By Amt0571

To be honest, I think it can't be done unless you...

To be honest, I think it can't be done unless you somehow manage to get hold a a lever like the HS66 you show here which, based on a quick search, seems quite difficult.

In any case, I've been...
11-26-20, 02:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,964
Posted By Amt0571

Metallic pads also wear the rotors faster. That's...

Metallic pads also wear the rotors faster. That's never been an issue for me as rotors last years to me, but he seems to be wearing rotors down at an alarming rate.

I've been using DiscoBrakes...
11-26-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 642
Posted By Amt0571

If it's only happening on the 11T and the other...

If it's only happening on the 11T and the other gears work fine, it's the limit screw.
11-17-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By Amt0571

I'm totally impressed they're honouring a recall...

I'm totally impressed they're honouring a recall more than 20 years later.

It speaks really well about them.
11-13-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Amt0571

I'm betting the shifter is OK. If you did the...

I'm betting the shifter is OK. If you did the bleed without retracting the pistons first, the system probably ended up overfilled.
11-13-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By Amt0571

I've had his happen with MT520 brakes, SLX brakes...

I've had his happen with MT520 brakes, SLX brakes and SRAM Rival HRD brakes.

In the three cases fluid came out when separating the pads, but once the brake was properly bled and new pads were...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,274
Posted By Amt0571

Grades around 20% are relatively common in...

Grades around 20% are relatively common in certain areas of Spain, especially on backroads. On my commute I regularly climb (climbed before Covid at least) a 3km road that goes over 20% in a couple...
11-06-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 673
Posted By Amt0571

I recently had the same issue with an old bike. ...

I recently had the same issue with an old bike.

You need as specific tool. I bought an XLC TO-S19 (look it up in Google) and it solved the issue.

Another option is to file a socket wrench, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,640
Posted By Amt0571

I don't know if it's legal in the USA. In Europe,...

I don't know if it's legal in the USA. In Europe, as long as you follow the traffic rules, you can do it.

I've done it several times. Just make sure that:

1. You will be able to hold a higher...
11-03-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 936
Posted By Amt0571

I don't think it's necessary for a single spoke....

I don't think it's necessary for a single spoke. It's not like he has to rebuild the whole wheel. Just mounting the new spoke and making sure the wheel is straight should be enough,
11-01-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,210
Posted By Amt0571

The shape suggests me it's a scratch.

The shape suggests me it's a scratch.
10-31-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 933
Posted By Amt0571

DOT fluid has more resistance to heat than...

DOT fluid has more resistance to heat than mineral oil. Moreover, when water enters a DOT brake, its dissolved evenly on the fluid, so the chances of it boiling are few.

On a mineral oil system,...
10-31-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,327
Posted By Amt0571

I can assure you based on practical experience...

I can assure you based on practical experience that a 90s steel hardtail is going to sink like a rock.
10-29-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By Amt0571

I didn't say anything about it as I was expecting...

I didn't say anything about it as I was expecting a replacement frame anyway.

Also, the stock MT400 brakes didn't had this issue.
10-23-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 610
Posted By Amt0571

Most non high-end shimano pedals have them. ...

Most non high-end shimano pedals have them.

IMO, all pedals should have them. It's lots of fun to remove a stuck pedal that only has an allen socket that gets rounded with a minuscule amount of...
10-23-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,132
Posted By Amt0571

I'm in Europe, so I have no idea how's the second...

I'm in Europe, so I have no idea how's the second hand market in the USA. Here there's a flood of more than decent second hand 26" bikes for around 300€.

I'd buy that before a Walmart bike for...
10-22-20, 04:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Amt0571

Why do you want to replace the crankset? remove...

Why do you want to replace the crankset? remove the belt chainring, and buy a normal chainring with the same BCD.
10-21-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,605
Posted By Amt0571

I ride a "light sportscar" 13.8kg hardtail...

I ride a "light sportscar" 13.8kg hardtail :innocent:

Jokes aside: what do you expect from the bike? where and how are you going to ride? who will do the bike maintenance? answering that questions...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 17,150
Posted By Amt0571

I also carry a spoke wrench so I can fix the...

I also carry a spoke wrench so I can fix the taco'd wheel. This and the cable weight next to nothing. I'm not trying to win the TDF anyway.

It's nice to know that you break frames at a faster rate...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 17,150
Posted By Amt0571

1. I would only buy Dura Ace if a bike I liked...

1. I would only buy Dura Ace if a bike I liked happened to be at the correct price point when I needed it. That's not a selling point for me though. I wouldn't buy Dura Ace because Dura Ace. I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 17,150
Posted By Amt0571

If you carried a spare, as I usually do, you...

If you carried a spare, as I usually do, you could have replaced that on the road. You can't do that when a Di2 goes haywire.

BTW, if your cables are breaking twice a year, you have something...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 17,150
Posted By Amt0571

Indexed shifting, specially when applied to...

Indexed shifting, specially when applied to brifters, is a huge improvement.

Electronic shifting is a solution looking for a problem. It's only advantage is that it allows you to shift from...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 17,150
Posted By Amt0571

SRAM mechanical derailleurs labeled "Yaw" don't...

SRAM mechanical derailleurs labeled "Yaw" don't need trimming when properly set-up.

IMHO, electronic shifting is something the industry invented to keep selling bikes when it ran out of ideas. I...
10-19-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By Amt0571

Never happened to me before the retaping. Neither...

Never happened to me before the retaping. Neither did on my previous bike. My saddles have been set at 77cm from the center of the bottom bracket for years.
10-19-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 795
Posted By Amt0571

I rode a bike with Microshift R8 brifters and RD...

I rode a bike with Microshift R8 brifters and RD for 5 years. They felt a bit "harsh" when shifting and were not as precise as higher quality shifters, but they worked perfectly and didn't give me...
10-09-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 994
Posted By Amt0571

Pawls can slip if worn or if somene lubricated...

Pawls can slip if worn or if somene lubricated them with an oil that's too thick or contaminated. The oil is really important and is the main cause of slipping.

I have some low quality hubs that...
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