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10-25-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By dsbrantjr

Shimano or Shimano-compatible (SRAM are)...

Shimano or Shimano-compatible (SRAM are) cassettes with the same number of cogs will be fine, except the bike with Campagnolo will require Campagnolo replacement cassettes. As to chains, any chain...
10-19-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By dsbrantjr

I prefer the separate brake and shift levers, for...

I prefer the separate brake and shift levers, for the reason above and for the ability to adjust their positions separately.
10-18-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By dsbrantjr

First check to make certain that the inner shift...

First check to make certain that the inner shift wire is not fraying inside of the shifter; getting the cable out before it breaks is WAY easier; check this regularly and whenever there is a shifting...
10-17-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By dsbrantjr

You can get shorter stems, or adjustable ones...

You can get shorter stems, or adjustable ones that you can set to different angles. You need to know your steerer diameter (yours is 1 1/8" per Cannondale) and bar clamp diameter (31.8mm)...
10-16-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By dsbrantjr

Too-tight cone adjustment will also result in a...

Too-tight cone adjustment will also result in a rough or notchy feel.
Edit: This can be caused by by an adjustment which feels perfect on the bench but then becomes too tight when the axle is...
10-16-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By dsbrantjr

Kano Kroil is IMO the best penetrant, followed by...

Kano Kroil is IMO the best penetrant, followed by PB Blaster
10-13-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By dsbrantjr

That is about my preferred tightness, "race...

That is about my preferred tightness, "race tight"; in case of a spill or crash the bar can move to minimize the chance of damage or injury, but will stay put under normal use. Same with brake and...
10-11-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 825
Posted By dsbrantjr

Never Fix A Running Piece. I'd leave it, or fill...

Never Fix A Running Piece. I'd leave it, or fill the dent with Bondo®-type stuff, and touch it up. Good chance that trying to fix it will make things worse.
10-09-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By dsbrantjr

I prefer the Jacobs chuck wedges to the pickle...

I prefer the Jacobs chuck wedges to the pickle fork because they exert a straight pull, with the force spread over a larger flat surface, so are less likely to dent or gouge the frame.
10-05-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By dsbrantjr

Played with the adjustment, eh? Never Fix A...

Played with the adjustment, eh? Never Fix A Running Piece. Did you remove and reinstall the chain as part of your deep cleaning? You may have routed it through the derailleur incorrectly. ...
10-04-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By dsbrantjr

If you have ridden the bike with the arm loose,...

If you have ridden the bike with the arm loose, there is a good chance that the tapered eye of the arm has gotten deformed (assuming you have the common square taper system). It is possible to...
10-04-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By dsbrantjr

If any, I would use a stainless washer. Remember...

If any, I would use a stainless washer. Remember that the bolt needs to be under constant tension in order for it not to loosen. A nylon washer is likely to compress or shrink over time, allowing...
10-03-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By dsbrantjr

Never Fix A Running Piece! You could try...

Never Fix A Running Piece! You could try pounding a Torx® key or fractional key into the recess, or epoxying a sacrificial 5mm key into the bolt to use for removal.
10-02-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By dsbrantjr

Try building up the thickness you need with a few...

Try building up the thickness you need with a few wraps of self-fusing silicone tape.
10-01-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 910
Posted By dsbrantjr

Kano Kroil® is best followed by PB Blaster® IME

Kano Kroil® is best followed by PB Blaster® IME
09-27-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By dsbrantjr

They are weaker than steel and more likely to...

They are weaker than steel and more likely to corrode, gall, or seize than Ti. Same for aluminum nipples vs brass.
09-26-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By dsbrantjr

The ramps are probably what appear to be broken...

The ramps are probably what appear to be broken teeth.
09-25-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,427
Posted By dsbrantjr

Seems like a moot point since you have already...

Seems like a moot point since you have already ordered the bike.
09-25-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By dsbrantjr

Preferably black? Stay away from aluminum bolts.

Preferably black? Stay away from aluminum bolts.
09-23-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By dsbrantjr

If it appears to just be a dust cap, you could...

If it appears to just be a dust cap, you could put some sticky tape over the hole, or plug it with a wad of rope caulk, chewing gum, cut-down cork or similar.
09-20-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By dsbrantjr

Manufacturers often make running changes during a...

Manufacturers often make running changes during a run/model year due to parts price or availability issues. This is why their literature often has "specifications subject to change" language in it.
09-18-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By dsbrantjr

Capitalization, avoidance of run-on sentences and...

Capitalization, avoidance of run-on sentences and some well-lighted and clearly focused photos might help us to understand your issue. Also, kind of brakes (caliper, cantilever, V-brakes) and model...
09-17-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 481
Posted By dsbrantjr

If the bolt threads are rolled, which is very...

If the bolt threads are rolled, which is very likely, there will not be enough material to cut full threads. Unless you have a way to roll threads you will be stuck.
09-16-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By dsbrantjr

I prefer brass nipples myself.

I prefer brass nipples myself.
09-15-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By dsbrantjr

"Chaos" is exactly right. There are something...

"Chaos" is exactly right. There are something like 10 or more different "26 inch" tire diameters among the various old systems: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html ISO/ETRTO sizes are...
09-14-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 688
Posted By dsbrantjr

Going up X number of links from what you are...

Going up X number of links from what you are using on a different cassette is the wrong approach. Just go with big-big plus 2 links, bypassing the derailleur, as suggested, with your new cassette.
09-13-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By dsbrantjr

Did you install the anti-rotation washers?

Did you install the anti-rotation washers?
09-12-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would suggest just installing a good road tire,...

I would suggest just installing a good road tire, lube/adjust as needed and enjoy the bike as-is. It was a fine bike when it was made, and it fits you, enjoy it for what it is.
09-12-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By dsbrantjr

Not cheap but no chain to break: ...

Not cheap but no chain to break: https://www.amazon.com/Pedros-142722-Vise-Whip/dp/B001Q270CC Use on the small cog, put a chain whip on one of the larger ones where you have better leverage.
09-11-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By dsbrantjr

They might also need differently-sized master...

They might also need differently-sized master cylinders. The variables of master piston diameter and throw, lever mechanical advantage and slave piston diameter and number, and throw all interact,...
09-08-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would suggest recabling the shift system...

I would suggest recabling the shift system (brakes, too), clean and lube the derailleurs and reevaluate. New brake shoes. New cables and housings can often make a remarkable improvement in...
09-08-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By dsbrantjr

You need a shorter skewer suitable for your...

You need a shorter skewer suitable for your dropout spacing/axle length.
09-07-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By dsbrantjr

I never saw any reason to get away from square...

I never saw any reason to get away from square taper BBs in the first place. "More modern" does not always mean "better", often it means "cheaper for the manufacturer".
09-06-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,344
Posted By dsbrantjr

Perhaps athletic ability and math acumen are not...

Perhaps athletic ability and math acumen are not related, or he misspoke.
09-05-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 447
Posted By dsbrantjr

Properly-torqued bolts should not loosen up. To...

Properly-torqued bolts should not loosen up. To what torque did you tighten the bolts? You should be using a torque wrench on a carbon frame.
09-04-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 622
Posted By dsbrantjr

Shimano 6 through 9 speed derailleurs, and 10...

Shimano 6 through 9 speed derailleurs, and 10 speed road derailleurs, all have the same 1.7:1 actuation ratio, so if you match the shifter and the cassette speeds you should be OK. Science Behind...
09-01-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By dsbrantjr

Yes, make certain that the derailleur is in its...

Yes, make certain that the derailleur is in its most-relaxed position (Inner front, outer rear) and that the shifter has paid out the maximum amount of cable; shift several times while pulling on the...
08-31-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By dsbrantjr

You will find out soon enough.

You will find out soon enough.
08-30-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By dsbrantjr

Check for cable fraying frequently, it happens...

Check for cable fraying frequently, it happens more often with the under-the-tape routing. Check elsewhere for excess friction.
08-27-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 644
Posted By dsbrantjr

I am also a fan of Continental tape.

I am also a fan of Continental tape.
08-27-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 625
Posted By dsbrantjr

I have standardized on Continental tubes, they...

I have standardized on Continental tubes, they have been of consistent high quality, plus they have those snazzy orange valve caps.
08-23-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 550
Posted By dsbrantjr

Although it sucks to have to do it, I think your...

Although it sucks to have to do it, I think your plan to take it to the shop is the right one. Don't ride it as you may cause damage to loose parts. Don't do anything which may void your warranty...
08-18-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By dsbrantjr

Understand and follow these instructions. ...

Understand and follow these instructions. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cables.html When trimming the final loop at the rear derailleur, I bend the housing to the approximate shape it will take...
08-17-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By dsbrantjr

What is the condition of the shift cables and...

What is the condition of the shift cables and housings?
08-16-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By dsbrantjr

You could install a new fork with disc brake...

You could install a new fork with disc brake mounts and have disc brake up front and rim brake in the rear. This makes some sense since the front can exert more braking force than the rear before...
08-16-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,188
Posted By dsbrantjr

But they do give the ability to swap the wheels...

But they do give the ability to swap the wheels between rim brake and disc brake bikes.
08-15-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By dsbrantjr

I like that the Tubus adapters separate the...

I like that the Tubus adapters separate the clamping and rack mounting functions to two different bolts.
08-14-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By dsbrantjr

Try getting yourself a set of internal-cam...

Try getting yourself a set of internal-cam skewers, like Shimano and Campagnolo make, they will hold better than the exposed-cam type you have shown, and ensure that the coil springs have the narrow...
08-13-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By dsbrantjr

Since the shifter is basically friction, the only...

Since the shifter is basically friction, the only issue you might come across would be if the shifter does not have enough cable pull to cover the range needed by the derailleur.
08-13-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By dsbrantjr

Now follow up the cleaning with a light...

Now follow up the cleaning with a light lubricant. PB Blaster has some lubricant properties but a dedicated lube like Tri-Flow will work better long-term.
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