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08-22-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By dsbrantjr

Poison ivy irritation is caused by an oily...

Poison ivy irritation is caused by an oily substance called urushiol; I agree with trailangel that this was the likely cause of your reaction, possibly from something like your shoes or clothes since...
08-22-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By dsbrantjr

Is the front derailleur suitable for a triple?

Is the front derailleur suitable for a triple?
08-22-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 156
Posted By dsbrantjr

Is the noise synchronized with your pedal...

Is the noise synchronized with your pedal cadence, or wheel speed? Try swapping your pedals for a known-quiet set, preferably platform type to eliminate shoe and cleat noise. Make certain that your...
08-22-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By dsbrantjr

I'd grind off the flared section, as advised.

I'd grind off the flared section, as advised.
08-21-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 362
Posted By dsbrantjr

I'd stock up on those parts against the time...

I'd stock up on those parts against the time (likely not too far in the future) when the manufacturer decides to discontinue them or "improve" them in a non-backwards-compatible way, in the name of...
08-20-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By dsbrantjr

Without being able to see anything, I suspect...

Without being able to see anything, I suspect that you have V-brakes (AKA direct-pull cantilever) and that the noodle (curved metal tube that carries the cable to the brakes) has come loose. It also...
08-19-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By dsbrantjr

Shearing the viscous oil is what gives the...

Shearing the viscous oil is what gives the resistance. Shearing the oil takes work, which creates heat. The oil circulates inside the housing and transfers the heat to the cooling fins. It also...
08-19-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By dsbrantjr

I agree with alcjphil that the shoes/cleats may...

I agree with alcjphil that the shoes/cleats may be causing the noise, but what is wrong trying with PTFE tape on the threads? If you don't like it, it will peel right off. BTW, I use Tef-Gel and...
08-18-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By dsbrantjr

You could also look at the Microshift...

You could also look at the Microshift derailleurs, they are Shimano-compatible. I have found them to perform well and be a good value. I know of no derailleurs which allow indexing spring force...
08-18-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By dsbrantjr

Try easy and cheap things before going deeper. ...

Try easy and cheap things before going deeper. The FD cable tip will move depending upon which front chainring you are using so check all of them. Check that the aglet (plastic or metal tip) on the...
08-18-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By dsbrantjr

The internet shopping service is closed on...

The internet shopping service is closed on Sundays, but it is unlikely that you will find a wheel or wheelset with the cassette already mounted, there are too many cassette choices for this to be...
08-18-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 400
Posted By dsbrantjr

This may already have occurred (freewheels are...

This may already have occurred (freewheels are more prone to axle breakage than freehub designs) and should be checked out.
08-17-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By dsbrantjr

Perhaps some careful measurements will confirm...

Perhaps some careful measurements will confirm your suspicions about tolerance issues. In my experience forcing a too-tight fit ("bigger hammer" approach) can cause more problems than it solves. ...
08-17-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By dsbrantjr

SRAM and Shimano cassettes are interchangeable. ...

SRAM and Shimano cassettes are interchangeable. There are various levels of cost/quality/weight/materials but all work pretty much the same. You won't go wrong by choosing a cassette with the same...
08-17-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 653
Posted By dsbrantjr

+1 Having the wire go under the tab instead of...

+1 Having the wire go under the tab instead of over shortens the lever arm, which will increase the force needed and also throw off the indexing, moving the derailleur too far per lever click.
08-15-19, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By dsbrantjr

Perhaps you are running your chain too tight,...

Perhaps you are running your chain too tight, which will wear sprockets quickly. There should always be a small amount of slack in the tightest position. Looking "tired" or "average" may not be a...
08-14-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By dsbrantjr

What lubricant does the manufacturer recommend?

What lubricant does the manufacturer recommend?
08-14-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 498
Posted By dsbrantjr

Stop drilling is used on cracks in aircraft so it...

Stop drilling is used on cracks in aircraft so it is a tried-and-true method. I would suspect that 1/8" would be a good choice of size, just be sure that the end of the crack gets drilled out by the...
08-14-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By dsbrantjr

Those are my go-to information sources.

Those are my go-to information sources.
08-13-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By dsbrantjr

How about some 0.004" shim stock? Most hardware...

How about some 0.004" shim stock? Most hardware stores have a K&S Metals display which should have it. Or McMaster-Carr has all kinds of shim stock materials.
08-13-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By dsbrantjr

If the cassette is dirty with sand or similar...

If the cassette is dirty with sand or similar particles, perhaps the sound is those particles getting crunched between the chain and cogs.
08-13-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By dsbrantjr

I put a bar clamp across the hub and tool to keep...

I put a bar clamp across the hub and tool to keep the tool in place. Works for BB tools as well.
08-13-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By dsbrantjr

It should be OK if there is sufficient frame and...

It should be OK if there is sufficient frame and component (brakes, front derailleur, fenders, etc.) clearance for the larger tires. Check all around to be sure, on two of my bikes the front...
08-12-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By dsbrantjr

I agree with sch, I see little upside to change...

I agree with sch, I see little upside to change for change's sake; Never Fix A Running Piece. Unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket, leave replacement until something wears out or...
08-11-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 405
Posted By dsbrantjr

Assumptions and calculations are fine but verify...

Assumptions and calculations are fine but verify using the actual hardware! When you assume...

Whatever you do make absolutely certain that the chain is long enough to shift into the 46 front/40...
08-11-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By dsbrantjr

With the cable disconnected, do both sides move...

With the cable disconnected, do both sides move back and forth freely? I have had canti posts mushroomed out at the ends which caused binding; a little file work took care of the problem. Only...
08-10-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 457
Posted By dsbrantjr

I have an IceToolz 4th hand, but they are all...

I have an IceToolz 4th hand, but they are all pretty much identical as far as I have seen, and should all work fine. I also have a 3rd hand wire clamp, made I believe by Bell, which holds brake...
08-10-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By dsbrantjr

It sounds like you have the old cup-and-cone type...

It sounds like you have the old cup-and-cone type of bottom bracket. Here are a couple of links there are tons more online:
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/bbcups.html...
08-10-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,929
Posted By dsbrantjr

Another reason to use square taper would be on a...

Another reason to use square taper would be on a long tour, where replacements are much more likely to be readily available than the latest-and-greatest BB du jour.
08-10-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By dsbrantjr

Even though you installed the cassette as a unit...

Even though you installed the cassette as a unit you might check for presence and correct position of all spacers; some of them are quite thin and maybe not apparent to a quick look. Is there...
08-10-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By dsbrantjr

You are extremely lucky that you found it before...

You are extremely lucky that you found it before the cable head broke off inside the shifter, it is an awful job to get them out. Check for fraying routinely and certainly when any unexpected change...
08-10-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 536
Posted By dsbrantjr

Yeah, I have about 50 pounds of that stuff!

Yeah, I have about 50 pounds of that stuff!
08-10-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,929
Posted By dsbrantjr

Newer does not always mean better. It might mean...

Newer does not always mean better. It might mean cheaper to make or faster to assemble, which saves the manufacturer money. Or it may cater to the "gotta have the latest" crowd,
There is...
08-10-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By dsbrantjr

Perhaps you should check your limit screw...

Perhaps you should check your limit screw adjustments, after you check the derailleur hanger as suggested previously. As mentioned Tourney derailleurs are pretty robust.
08-10-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By dsbrantjr

Never Fix A Running Piece. You shouldn't be...

Never Fix A Running Piece.
You shouldn't be using the small cogs when in the small chain ring anyway, it is called cross-chaining and it wears the drivetrain more quickly and is less efficient than...
08-10-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By dsbrantjr

You could drill and countersink the holes...

You could drill and countersink the holes yourself, aluminum chainrings will be easier than steel to drill but both are doable.
08-10-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 651
Posted By dsbrantjr

The drop will be half the diameter difference,...

The drop will be half the diameter difference, not the whole amount.
08-10-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By dsbrantjr

You will very likely have to readjust your rear...

You will very likely have to readjust your rear derailleur when you swap wheels, both limits and indexing, unless you are very lucky and the wheels' cassette positions match exactly; unlikely.
...
08-09-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By dsbrantjr

You can also have Heli-Coil or similar threaded...

You can also have Heli-Coil or similar threaded inserts put in to repair the stripped threads stronger than original.
08-09-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By dsbrantjr

Put the cassette onto the hub and ensure that it...

Put the cassette onto the hub and ensure that it overhangs the end of the hub by a couple of millimeters so that the lock ring can clamp it securely; if it is flush or recessed you need a spacer.
08-09-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By dsbrantjr

If you are using those link wires I would suggest...

If you are using those link wires I would suggest ditching them for straddle cables and Problem Solvers Wide Cable Carriers instead. Makes it much easier to adjust the canti brakes. Leave the...
08-08-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By dsbrantjr

I suspect that the bolt thread size/pitch is...

I suspect that the bolt thread size/pitch is common to most of them, so you could either use the bolt from the plug with your orange cap, or your existing bolt with the new plug.
08-08-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By dsbrantjr

This peeling (and difficulty in clamping them) is...

This peeling (and difficulty in clamping them) is why I stick with un-coated, die-drawn inner wires with lined housings. The coating causes too many headaches for my taste.
08-08-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By dsbrantjr

I suspect that it is the same rubber as the rest...

I suspect that it is the same rubber as the rest of the tire, just without the carbon black added.
08-07-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 930
Posted By dsbrantjr

It will be whatever the design of the crankset...

It will be whatever the design of the crankset requires, the 10-speed may or may not be the same as 9-speed, not way to tell except from the manufacturer or trial-and-error.
08-06-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By dsbrantjr

It may come as a surprise to some, but there are...

It may come as a surprise to some, but there are other places to buy things besides EBay. ;o)
08-06-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By dsbrantjr

Worst for me are those little steel wires from...

Worst for me are those little steel wires from car tire belts. They go right through the tire and tube like needles and are very difficult to find and remove. I turn the tire inside-out and run a...
08-06-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By dsbrantjr

Most of what you will need to know to maintain...

Most of what you will need to know to maintain and repair your bike can be found on sites like Sheldon Brown's https://www.sheldonbrown.com/ and Park Tool's https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help
08-06-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By dsbrantjr

I use Continental tubes, I feel that they are...

I use Continental tubes, I feel that they are worth the price premium.
08-04-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 751
Posted By dsbrantjr

I think that your toothpaste oozes out after...

I think that your toothpaste oozes out after flight because the tube is getting compressed; likely due to rough cargo handling. Air pressure at altitude is lower than a sea level so it would tend to...
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