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04-12-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 509
Posted By Crankycrank

Let the shop know you what your good mechanic...

Let the shop know you what your good mechanic found and ask them to compensate you for the money you spent on the repair. Unbelievably crappy service from the shop. I'd report them to Giant if they...
04-11-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 509
Posted By Crankycrank

Everything OP has mentioned points to a missing...

Everything OP has mentioned points to a missing spacer on the axle. Measure the width of the axle from outside locknut to locknut then measure the inside width of your dropouts which is most likely...
04-10-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By Crankycrank

The store should take care of it if the bike is...

The store should take care of it if the bike is still under warrantee, which it sounds like it is. At some point learning to do this yourself will save you lots of time, headaches and $$$$'s. For...
04-10-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 358
Posted By Crankycrank

You can use most chainrings of the same BCD and 5...

You can use most chainrings of the same BCD and 5 arm. IMO Shimano's are the best as they have the best shifting ramp setup for quicker shifting to another ring. Stronglight and Specialties TA are 2...
04-09-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. Yup, that's made to be a quick handling bike...

+1. Yup, that's made to be a quick handling bike which may feel twitchy if you're used to riding a bike with more stable geometry. What were you riding before? As mentioned after more time riding the...
04-08-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 509
Posted By Crankycrank

Why not take it back to the shop you bought the...

Why not take it back to the shop you bought the bike from as it's only 3 months old and should be covered under warranty.
04-04-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By Crankycrank

You could basically mold a wedge for the flat...

You could basically mold a wedge for the flat side to use with a round seat clamp. Get some "JB Weld Steel Stik" epoxy putty. Has a fairly high crush resistance when fully cured and would be easy to...
04-04-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 794
Posted By Crankycrank

I like the Park HBH-2 as mentioned above and...

I like the Park HBH-2 as mentioned above and Juan's very well done DIY version in post #12. Very easy to use/no adjusting necessary, small size for storing, hard to break and cheap.
04-03-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 663
Posted By Crankycrank

Gel Nail Polish 101: Everything You Need to Know...

Gel Nail Polish 101: Everything You Need to Know About Gel Manicures | Teen Vogue (https://www.teenvogue.com/story/gel-manicures) You just need to decide if this is for evening events or a daytime...
03-31-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 437
Posted By Crankycrank

Is the derailleur aligned properly, cage parallel...

Is the derailleur aligned properly, cage parallel with the chainrings?
03-30-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 802
Posted By Crankycrank

The plate is supposed to keep your crank arm from...

The plate is supposed to keep your crank arm from sliding off the spindle if the clamp bolts come loose. The little notch in the plate sits in a groove on the spindle. Whether it's necessary or not...
03-29-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Crankycrank

I'm curious why you want to swap to a DA...

I'm curious why you want to swap to a DA crankset? If it was free then just switch it over and go for a test ride with your current 9 sp chain. I don't see much advantage if you're going to spend $...
03-27-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 436
Posted By Crankycrank

Another vote for it not being a problem. Just use...

Another vote for it not being a problem. Just use a couple good quality quick links. KMC, Connex, SRAM, Shimano and a few other big name chain mfrs. all make high quality and dependable quick links....
03-27-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By Crankycrank

I'm also not exactly sure what the question is...

I'm also not exactly sure what the question is but it sounds like you want to know if there's much difference between a one tooth cog change vs. a 2 tooth per shift. Well, the larger the tooth count...
03-23-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By Crankycrank

Here's a video on how to take apart a cartridge...

Here's a video on how to take apart a cartridge square taper BB although yours may be slightly different. Sealed Cartridge Bottom Bracket Disassembly/Assembly - YouTube
03-19-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By Crankycrank

I think the JB Weld "Steel Stik" would be better....

I think the JB Weld "Steel Stik" would be better. It's an epoxy putty that is a little harder and better for this situation. You can just pack it in the hole and re-drill it or insert a ferule before...
03-17-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By Crankycrank

I always recommend learning to do your own work...

I always recommend learning to do your own work but this being an old Masi it's something special and maybe not the best bike to practice your learning skills on. I like Adams Ave. Bike Shop on,...
03-16-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 715
Posted By Crankycrank

Home Page Chain-L High Mileage Bicycle Chain...

Home Page Chain-L High Mileage Bicycle Chain Lubricant (chain-l.com) (http://chain-l.com/) Just answering the question. Let's not turn this into a chain lube thread. :fight:
03-15-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By Crankycrank

This. Almost impossible to spot a worn cassette...

This. Almost impossible to spot a worn cassette from a photo, especially a bad photo, unless it's severely worn or has missing, bent or chipped teeth. To clean make up a flossing string from rags or...
03-15-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 659
Posted By Crankycrank

Agreed. You never know who might have worked on...

Agreed. You never know who might have worked on it from the factory to the buyer though but still pretty unlikely. There are also threadlocks that are applied and allowed to dry before installation...
03-14-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 or is that +3 to everything said above. And as...

+1 or is that +3 to everything said above. And as mentioned by Dan Burkhart Campy still offers an option of some brake sets that were dual front and single rear and maybe other mfrs do that too.
03-14-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 659
Posted By Crankycrank

Contact Park as they are usually very good with...

Contact Park as they are usually very good with customer support. An aluminum tool has some advantages such as being less likely to chew up the notches on a BB but it's not designed to handle a BB...
03-12-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By Crankycrank

I've used the twist weld method on around 20...

I've used the twist weld method on around 20 stainless cables with a mini-butane torch and no problems yet with the heat reducing the life of the cables or harming the derailleur/brakes which the...
03-11-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. I would be surprised if your LBS didn't have...

+1. I would be surprised if your LBS didn't have one and I doubt it would be priced higher than any other source. These are going for around $8 on the net. :eek: TL-FC25 Shimano Bottom Bracket...
03-10-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By Crankycrank

It's A. Also in this video in various parts of...

It's A. Also in this video in various parts of the vid but the best shot starts at about 4:20. How To Remove/Clean/Degrease/Lube/Install A Freehub Body On A Bike Wheel - YouTube. There is not always...
03-10-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,320
Posted By Crankycrank

It's an informed, honest review which is not the...

It's an informed, honest review which is not the sales pitch you get from the manufacturer. The Pixies would agree.
03-09-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By Crankycrank

You Tube is a great place to find tutorials to...

You Tube is a great place to find tutorials to fix & service anything on your bike. All your questions have a video available. This page has some for servicing different twist grips, how to change to...
03-09-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,320
Posted By Crankycrank

^^^^Great video. Thanks

^^^^Great video. Thanks
03-07-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By Crankycrank

Check if the cassette lockring is tight. If the...

Check if the cassette lockring is tight. If the cassette was taken apart some dirt may have gotten between the spacers when put back on. Shifting can hesitate if the cassette is worn and will usually...
03-04-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Crankycrank

Use the same grease used for the bearings. WD-40...

Use the same grease used for the bearings. WD-40 is a solvent and will dissolve the bearing grease. If your seals are new they will loosen up over time. Dragging seals are normal to some extent and...
03-02-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,919
Posted By Crankycrank

In this case the OP should feel good about giving...

In this case the OP should feel good about giving himself a needed break while putting money in the pocket of a mechanic that probably needs it.
03-02-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 628
Posted By Crankycrank

Another vote for this being normal, nothing to...

Another vote for this being normal, nothing to worry about. I use lightweight/thin walled top quality tubes. Every one I've ever had has a bulge and no problems. If you're paying $6 a tube and a good...
03-01-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Crankycrank

I've lost a lot of money on my beginner mistakes...

I've lost a lot of money on my beginner mistakes over the years but saved a whole lot more from the lessons learned. I'll also add that with this type of bottom bracket be very certain when you...
03-01-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Crankycrank

I'm not sure you'll gain anything with wider...

I'm not sure you'll gain anything with wider rims. The current trend of course is to go wider but from some riders I've talked to it's highly overblown the actual improvement, if any, in performance...
03-01-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 756
Posted By Crankycrank

If you really want to use the 3D printer what...

If you really want to use the 3D printer what about just creating a thingy that snaps on to the outer ring in any kind of creative design you can think of? No fasteners needed.
02-24-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By Crankycrank

I'll say it again, measure your chain first. It...

I'll say it again, measure your chain first. It may only be half worn. If a new one is needed yes, just order the chain. Highly unlikely any of the cassette cogs are worn and even if they are you can...
02-24-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 832
Posted By Crankycrank

That cassette looks almost new. Most riders go...

That cassette looks almost new. Most riders go through about 3 chains for every cassette and the best way to know if it needs replacing is if a new chain skips on the cogs. Install new chain and if...
02-24-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By Crankycrank

Depending on how much you're going to cut you may...

Depending on how much you're going to cut you may not have to lower the star nut but if you do all you need to do is tap it down further, no removal necessary.
02-24-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Crankycrank

You might want to check this review of your...

You might want to check this review of your Kestrel as it mentions saddle clamp problems and has a video that, sort of, shows the clamp itself. Scroll down to "Saddle Clamp Issues" about a third of...
02-23-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By Crankycrank

Here's just one example. I have no experience...

Here's just one example. I have no experience with this brand so can't comment on quality. Scroll to bottom of the page if you want slightly taller versions. 1-1/8" OMNI Racer WORLDS LIGHTEST...
02-22-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Crankycrank

Here's one version. Mid-Foot Cycling...

Here's one version. Mid-Foot Cycling (mid-foot-cycling.com) (https://mid-foot-cycling.com/) This was a semi-popular thing a few years ago and some riders stuck with it. I found these not having to...
02-21-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 802
Posted By Crankycrank

Sounds like a warranty claim before you go and...

Sounds like a warranty claim before you go and buy a replacement. Cracked links seem to come up every once in awhile with different mfrs. I can't answer why but KMC are as reliable as anything out...
02-21-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Crankycrank

Hardtail conversion kit. :thumb: I see they've...

Hardtail conversion kit. :thumb: I see they've made up for the lack of suspension by running really low tire pressures.
02-20-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By Crankycrank

That's a pretty crappy install by a shop if the...

That's a pretty crappy install by a shop if the BB cup was pristine before they installed it. The flutes shouldn't have any damage at all. With the price of the Praxis BB's I wouldn't be happy and...
02-16-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 440
Posted By Crankycrank

Use the proper cassette tool. If you ever have to...

Use the proper cassette tool. If you ever have to use Gorilla torque to get the lockring off the freewheel tool can strip or mangle the notches.
02-12-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By Crankycrank

Ha ha, yes maybe you're old (me too at 62)...

Ha ha, yes maybe you're old (me too at 62) "Slamming" is a common term for lowering the bars/stem as far as possible and usually requires eliminating all spacers. "Flipping the stem" is just turning...
02-11-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By Crankycrank

I was just going to say that you could cut off...

I was just going to say that you could cut off the studs and thread the mounts to take threaded bosses later on if needed. A little work and needs to be done accurately so everything is straight but...
02-07-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 477
Posted By Crankycrank

I would suggest since this is a new bike that you...

I would suggest since this is a new bike that you take it back to the shop you bought it from before doing any work on the hub. If something is broken you may cancel out any warranty by admitting you...
02-01-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 637
Posted By Crankycrank

aggiegrads made a very important point in post #2...

aggiegrads made a very important point in post #2 that the bolts are Torx, not allen head. You'll strip those out without the proper wrench. You can see them here. Shiman Deore FC-M6000-2 Outer...
01-31-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 919
Posted By Crankycrank

Might want to contact Yellow Jersey as well. A...

Might want to contact Yellow Jersey as well. A frame repair at Yellow Jersey, 1964 Paramount #R43 (http://www.yellowjersey.org/r43.html) Not the easiest website to navigate but lots of interesting...
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