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04-08-20, 08:05 PM
04-08-20, 01:31 PM
04-07-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That is a really bottom feeder RDER. (you don't...

That is a really bottom feeder RDER. (you don't find high level parts on a $50-70 bike)
A Shimano Tourney is a definite upgrade and not too expensive.
04-07-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 300
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF you have a 7 speed Shimano type rear wheel you...

IF you have a 7 speed Shimano type rear wheel you can borrow, give it a try.
That might be your simplest option.
I think the hub dimensions are similar enough to Shimano, that you could do a "hub...
04-07-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 379
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That's 2 prime numbers. It must be my Asperger's....

That's 2 prime numbers. It must be my Asperger's.

As a Marine Boilermaker (completed apprenticeship in 1971 at Puget Sound NS) we always used 1" or 1'. Or the hook if it wasn't that fussy.
They...
04-07-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 379
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Why not use the 43 & 79? It doesn't matter what...

Why not use the 43 & 79?
It doesn't matter what you use as long as you can add 36.
04-07-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By Bill Kapaun

How did it get bent? I've had a rim go way out...

How did it get bent?
I've had a rim go way out of true by just being dropped about 3 feet with the bike leaned over.
It was simply a poor quality BUILD with the spoke tension very uneven.
I was...
04-07-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 379
Posted By Bill Kapaun

When actually measuring with a ruler, the .5% on...

When actually measuring with a ruler, the .5% on my PARK checker is really .25%. I think your LBS is......
I take the chain off and measure a 3 foot section to reduce the human error to 1/3.
I use...
04-06-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Here's a different chart that lists your size. ...

Here's a different chart that lists your size.
Basically, you want to match up the DS since the FDER is related.
NDS, do the best you can.
Looks like a 113 or 117 are your options.
Your FDER must...
04-06-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 171
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A 27" tire would blow off your rim. The BSD is...

A 27" tire would blow off your rim. The BSD is 630mm vs 622mm.
04-06-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is there another mark on it such as 3-S, 3-P etc?...

Is there another mark on it such as 3-S, 3-P etc?

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/721x431/chart_81b532e7a11a73bfc2512126d1855e0b41c1e98e.jpg
04-06-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Maybe it is a pebble? Try turning the bike...

Maybe it is a pebble?
Try turning the bike upside down and moving the RDER back & forth. Maybe it'll fall out?
Maybe something is simply defective???
04-06-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Bill Kapaun

ISTR seeing that type on an early 70's Japanese...

ISTR seeing that type on an early 70's Japanese 10 speed? (Takara)
04-05-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 580
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Breaking at the J bend is typically too low...

Breaking at the J bend is typically too low tension.
As the wheel is rotating, the stress is constantly moving from spoke to spoke. If the tension is low, the weight transfer has kind of a "running...
04-05-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 580
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Rear wheels have dish, so different spoke tension...

Rear wheels have dish, so different spoke tension on opposite sides.

Is it the NDS spokes? That's usually a sign of the tension being too low .
J bend or elsewhere?
04-05-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Will it go all the way by pulling on the cable? ...

Will it go all the way by pulling on the cable?
That isolates it to shifter or RDER.
04-05-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 443
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Simply try pulling the cable tight with your hand...

Simply try pulling the cable tight with your hand and see if it goes into 1st when pedaling. IF it doesn't, it's not the shifter.
Cable tension doesn't really increase that much until you try...
04-05-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,405
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ignore list since you don't pay attention.

Ignore list since you don't pay attention.
04-04-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By Bill Kapaun

How many nuts do you see on the entire brake...

How many nuts do you see on the entire brake caliper?
Center
Pivot
These words are in the dictionary.
04-04-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Yes. As long as you stay with Shimano/SRAM...

Yes.
As long as you stay with Shimano/SRAM compatible, 9 speed is 9 speed.
Your limit may be max cog size when getting into the 30T area.
A "mountain" 9 speed RDER would fix that if needed.
04-04-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 395
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Obviously one caliper is frozen in place. ...

Obviously one caliper is frozen in place.
Disassemble, clean & lube the center pivot parts.
Keep track of the parts in order they come off, although that shouldn't be difficult.
Then, it's trying...
04-04-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,405
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I did not notice one word about following my...

I did not notice one word about following my instructions and ACTUALLY setting it yourself.
04-04-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is this possibly a Swiss or Raleigh BB?

Is this possibly a Swiss or Raleigh BB?
04-04-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 356
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It's normal.

It's normal.
04-03-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,405
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Obviously you need to download the instructions...

Obviously you need to download the instructions from PARK and set it up correctly.
I picked up a TS-2 for a song because of this problem.
Now I can do anything between 100-135mm and it IS centered....
04-03-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I use a CHEAP Bell pump & CO2 on the road. The...

I use a CHEAP Bell pump & CO2 on the road.
The pump lets me get the beads seated evenly and I put in about 30ish? PSI.
I then top it off with the CO2 without worrying about a crooked bead etc....
04-03-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 472
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Get it. Cone wrenches appear to be about $8.50...

Get it.
Cone wrenches appear to be about $8.50 new. (online)
Crank puller would put you over $50 easily.
Go to the PARK tools website and download the catalog to identify part numbers to research...
04-03-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 472
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF you don't have the tools jump on it. Looks...

IF you don't have the tools jump on it.
Looks like a Helicomatic removal tool?...
04-03-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Bill Kapaun

So, you've already changed the crank from an...

So, you've already changed the crank from an "e300x" The BB for the double version of that is listed at 113mm.
You need to look closer at the last link in post 4.
Also look at the various spindle...
04-03-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Original spacing should be 126mm. You can...

Original spacing should be 126mm.
You can spread the DO's by 4mm by just stuffing the wheel in.
The right way is to have it cold set and the DO's realigned.
04-03-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 173
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Put the chain on the largest cog & ring and see...

Put the chain on the largest cog & ring and see how much excess chain you have.
IF you have at least three 1/2 links, you are good. (1-1/2")
Each 2 teeth > cog will require 1/2" more chain.
You...
04-02-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You can see the difference in pull ratios. The...

You can see the difference in pull ratios.
The plastic "plug" is moved so that the "link" is on the other end for canti's....
04-02-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You use the QR on V brakes to release the wheel. ...

You use the QR on V brakes to release the wheel.
Possibly with them set out too far, you've screwed up the geometry?
04-01-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I've personally put an extensive wobble in a rear...

I've personally put an extensive wobble in a rear wheel when I did a nose stand on my new to me then, Globe. I put the rear wheel "high" in the air and kind of stepped off to the left.
I'm was then...
04-01-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Have you seen the wheel? Your guess doesn't mean...

Have you seen the wheel? Your guess doesn't mean much.
It could have been extra terrestrials, but that doesn't describe the TYPE of damage.
04-01-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By Bill Kapaun

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/freewheels.html#lube

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/freewheels.html#lube
04-01-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Bill Kapaun

https://www.amazon.com/Wheel-Master-Hybrid-Comfort...

https://www.amazon.com/Wheel-Master-Hybrid-Comfort-Double/dp/B00VIVMPJE/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&qid=1585771514&refinements=p_n_feature_keywords_two_browse-bin%3A6128293011%2Cp_n_feature_keywords_three_bro...
04-01-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By Bill Kapaun

How many cogs? Just match that up. Scroll down...

How many cogs? Just match that up.
Scroll down a bit and pick the tool you need to remove the old one.
You don't need a tool to install, only remove.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/freewheels.html
04-01-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Bill Kapaun

See if the HUB has a brand & model such as- ...

See if the HUB has a brand & model such as-
Shimano FH-RM30.
Actually count the cogs to see if they are 7 or 8 of them. (r other?)
That info may be very helpful.
04-01-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You need a 622mm rim. AKA 700c, 29'r. 8 cogs in...

You need a 622mm rim. AKA 700c, 29'r.
8 cogs in back? Likely a cassette, but make sure it's not a Free Wheel. The hubs are different.
The only reference I can find indicates 7 speed though??...
03-31-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,405
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If long & wide enough, it'll suffice as a wheel...

If long & wide enough, it'll suffice as a wheel holder for a wheel with that specific OLD.
It's the rest of the parts that matter.
03-31-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,405
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The rather puny "arms" supporting the "feelers"...

The rather puny "arms" supporting the "feelers" don't inspire confidence in me.
I wonder how true of an arc they swing for different size wheels.
It appears you need a "calibration wheel" to set...
03-31-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I trust mine implicitly so far. If it shows a...

I trust mine implicitly so far.
If it shows a "snug" .5%, I know it's really .25% as verified by ruler.
I haven't seen a worn enough chain to check the .75% side. When I do, I'll also measure that...
03-31-20, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Something like this although you may be able to...

Something like this although you may be able to find a better price.
https://www.amazon.com/KMC-116L-6-Speed-Bicycle-Chain/dp/B00HZ8POGK
03-30-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Do you have room to fit the tires?

Do you have room to fit the tires?
03-30-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By Bill Kapaun

There's a lot more to it then just bearings. ...

There's a lot more to it then just bearings.
Likely the cones and possibly the entire hub is trashed if the wobble is as bad as you describe.
You need to identify the hub so we have a clue.
What...
03-30-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By Bill Kapaun

9/16"-20 Left hand thread. typically, 1/2" is...

9/16"-20
Left hand thread.
typically, 1/2" is found on cheaper or older bikes with 1 piece cranks.
03-29-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By Bill Kapaun

First thing is measure your chain. I like to...

First thing is measure your chain.
I like to measure a 3' section if i have the chain off the bike. It reduces the human error to 1/3.
Wear up to 1/16"/foot is considered acceptable.
At...
03-29-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Depending on the type of damage, a simple...

Depending on the type of damage, a simple truing/tensioning might make the wheel like new.
IF the metal isn't stretched/deformed, but the wobbles are "smooth", it's a good candidate.
Shortly after...
03-28-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Brand names? What gauge spokes? Bicycles...

Brand names?
What gauge spokes? Bicycles typically use 14 ga. (2.0mm) but might be a size smaller/larger. (+/- about .2mm)
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