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09-28-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By davidad

How much do you weigh?

How much do you weigh?
09-27-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By davidad

If you can find the brass one it should be...

If you can find the brass one it should be cheaper and works well.
09-24-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By davidad

Old Topeak mountain morph pump o-ring

I have an old 20 years mountain morph and it quit working. I haven't ridden for a long time because of health and I worked on some friends bikes and was going to use it. It didn't work. When I took...
09-23-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By davidad

I regrease mine every 5000 miles. On rare...

I regrease mine every 5000 miles. On rare occasions I adjust the bearing peload.
09-21-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By davidad

Go to the Avid site and see how they mount.

Go to the Avid site and see how they mount.
09-21-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By davidad

You beat me to my suggestion to detension and...

You beat me to my suggestion to detension and worry more about the radial true first.
09-20-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,688
Posted By davidad

Amen to that. He cuts through the manufacturers...

Amen to that. He cuts through the manufacturers BS.
09-19-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,688
Posted By davidad

Your wrong. Why the hell would manufacturers...

Your wrong. Why the hell would manufacturers worry about rust on an item that is turned over fairly quickly.
I ride a new chain between 800 and 1000 miles before I remove it and clean it an...
09-18-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,688
Posted By davidad

Second paragraph. ...

Second paragraph. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/chain-care.html
09-17-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,094
Posted By davidad

I have the VAR tool. Before I bought it I used an...

I have the VAR tool. Before I bought it I used an extra rear wheel screwed into the Der hanger to check and then make parallel. The hanger takes a 10mm bolt.
09-14-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By davidad

Think one of the gators got to it?

Think one of the gators got to it?
09-10-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By davidad

Boot the inside and use it on the rear.

Boot the inside and use it on the rear.
09-10-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 763
Posted By davidad

The balls should be a Chrome steel alloy, ergo...

The balls should be a Chrome steel alloy, ergo the bright finish on a new or reusable ball.
shimano uses stainless balls on some of their hubs. Their cheaper hubs use grade 100 balls. I use grade...
09-10-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 237
Posted By davidad

I try for at least 100Kg on the drive side on 32...

I try for at least 100Kg on the drive side on 32 and 36 spoke wheels. The NDS is the tension that keeps the rim centered.
The only time I have had problems with that is with a Power tap hub that had...
09-09-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By davidad

If the spokes have not been damaged and the hub...

If the spokes have not been damaged and the hub is in good shape you should be OK.
09-08-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By davidad

At 190 pounds and the weight of the bike I...

At 190 pounds and the weight of the bike I wouldn't bother.
09-08-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By davidad

Carefully work a pick under the inside part of...

Carefully work a pick under the inside part of the seal and pry it out. I take my freehub bodies apart and add a heavier piano wire spring and grease my freehub with a Morningstar freehub buddy (no...
09-08-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By davidad

In 262k miles I have not seen that problem. I...

In 262k miles I have not seen that problem. I built one wheel with Al. nipples and they broke when I tweaked the lateral true. I replaced them and had no more problems.
09-08-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,236
Posted By davidad

Wasn't that Bobkie's mistake?

Wasn't that Bobkie's mistake?
09-07-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 377
Posted By davidad

How often do you clean and replace your chain?

How often do you clean and replace your chain?
09-07-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 364
Posted By davidad

My NDS shield loosened and I had to replace the...

My NDS shield loosened and I had to replace the balls every time I overhauled the hub. The balls had lost their shine and the grease was black. Shimano didn't sell parts for that hub so I epoxied it...
09-07-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By davidad

I have replaced spokes for friends that had the...

I have replaced spokes for friends that had the corrosion spots on them. As I removed them they would break at the black spots like a brittle fracture. I don't remember the manufacturer but I doubt...
09-06-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By davidad

No.

No.
09-06-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 361
Posted By davidad

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/installing-cra...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/installing-cranks.html
09-04-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By davidad

You can measure the width of your BB shell and...

You can measure the width of your BB shell and find out if it's 73 or 68mm.
09-03-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By davidad

You weigh 85 kg or tensioned the spokes to 85?...

You weigh 85 kg or tensioned the spokes to 85? Forgive me but a spoke wrench in the hands of a novice can be a dangerous tool.
Front wheel replace it, back you might get by before the replacement.
09-01-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By davidad

Also, once the bolt has been properly torqued...

Also, once the bolt has been properly torqued don't come back and retighten the bolt. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/installing-cranks.html
08-26-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By davidad

Wheel balance is irrelevant on a bicycle wheel....

Wheel balance is irrelevant on a bicycle wheel. Does it make noise when you are riding it?
08-25-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By davidad

1/32" reinforced rubber gasket material that is...

1/32" reinforced rubber gasket material that is used in pipe flanges. I super glue it in place and cover it with duct tape to prevent fretting flats. I put the repaired tires on the back even though...
08-24-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 668
Posted By davidad

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/chain-care.htm...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/chain-care.html
08-24-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,580
Posted By davidad

You will notice that the wheels are more durable.

You will notice that the wheels are more durable.
08-24-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,580
Posted By davidad

I never could get my bike to fly upside down, so...

I never could get my bike to fly upside down, so I guess the tensiometer worked.
08-21-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By davidad

100 % on the double butted spokes. They make for...

100 % on the double butted spokes. They make for a more durable wheel.
08-18-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By davidad

I overhaul my shimano hubs at about 2500 miles...

I overhaul my shimano hubs at about 2500 miles and the freehub body every 500 miles. I rarely need to replace balls.
08-18-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By davidad

I'm glad to help.

I'm glad to help.
08-17-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,675
Posted By davidad

J have both the Brandt and Schraener books. I...

J have both the Brandt and Schraener books. I like the spoking method in Gerd's book. For hub maintenance you can use Park's site or the manufacturers.
08-15-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By davidad

I think either will work.

I think either will work.
08-15-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,113
Posted By davidad

Any damage to the front wheel? That would...

Any damage to the front wheel? That would indicate an impact that cracked the frame. Part of the crack looks as if it is in the adhesive joint.
08-15-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By davidad

I didn't care for my freehub body on that hub so...

I didn't care for my freehub body on that hub so I replaced it with an Ultera freehub body. Works fine.
08-13-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By davidad

I don't think that it is a DT hub. Trek has used...

I don't think that it is a DT hub. Trek has used Novatec for their hubs as well as DT.
08-13-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By davidad

If you can get enough purchase with it mounted in...

If you can get enough purchase with it mounted in a vice you can use the frame as a lever.
08-13-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By davidad

I have good luck with this one and it is...

I have good luck with this one and it is repairable when necessary(once in 20 years).
https://www.topeak.com/us/en/products/mini-pumps/244-turbo-morph%C2%AE-g
08-13-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 628
Posted By davidad

From the specs that I find you have a shimano...

From the specs that I find you have a shimano freehub. You are going to need to overhaul the hub and flush out the freehub body and hope that it frees up. If not they are easy to find.
08-11-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,580
Posted By davidad

In his book Gerd Schraener, a professional wheel...

In his book Gerd Schraener, a professional wheel builder, said he was surprised that he could do a better job of tensioning a wheel accurately with a tensiometer.
08-11-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 11,479
Posted By davidad

Bearings should have a slight amount of preload...

Bearings should have a slight amount of preload or they wear out sooner.
08-11-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 383
Posted By davidad

You may find that you need to loosen all of the...

You may find that you need to loosen all of the spokes to be able to true the wheel. This isn't always the case, but it happens.
How many miles on the wheel and how many spokes in it? A tandem...
08-10-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By davidad

I know that there is a tool for this, but I have...

I know that there is a tool for this, but I have been using a 7/16" nut over the drive side axle to adjust my bearings. I put a skewer through it and the axle with the end cap on the NDS. I Tighten...
08-10-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By davidad

Ultra sonic cleaner with 50% solution of Simple...

Ultra sonic cleaner with 50% solution of Simple Green. Rinse, dry reinstall and lube with 1 part chain saw bar oil and 4 parts unscented mineral spirits. Ride for 800 miles and repeat. Chain should...
08-10-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 811
Posted By davidad

On a 20" rim with a large flange hub the 2 cross...

On a 20" rim with a large flange hub the 2 cross may make it easier to true. A friend had a 20 on a Sturmey archer front drum brake hub that was difficult to spoke and get the wrench on the nipples...
08-09-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By davidad

If the balls still have their finish they are not...

If the balls still have their finish they are not worn.
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