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10-30-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 228
Posted By sch

One place to start is here:...

One place to start is here: https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help?query=&area%5B%5D=153809
You can also do a search on youtube for how to adjust/bleed bicycle disk brakes.
You can also search...
10-26-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 443
Posted By sch

That looks like a significant % of the thickness...

That looks like a significant % of the thickness of the steel is now converted to rust judging from the
bubbled paint, and the hole in the tube suggests that the inside is also rusting as well. ...
10-17-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,332
Posted By sch

Thanks for the followup, but do let us know if...

Thanks for the followup, but do let us know if the repair fails or if it is still repaired in 6 or 12 months. Welding AL tubing 1/16" thick takes some experience
and sleeving it or adding a gusset...
10-13-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,310
Posted By sch

My standing is limited to crotch rest when...

My standing is limited to crotch rest when needed, mostly not but some rides more than others. Standing does a number on my
quads and since revising my two road bikes gearing, one with 34/32 low...
10-09-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 483
Posted By sch

To reiterate, the etube software has to be...

To reiterate, the etube software has to be "disconnected" in software as well as hardware and in the
proper way or the system will not function. On the one occasion my LBS, who does tandem refits...
10-03-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By sch

Might help to know which Di2 RD you have so the...

Might help to know which Di2 RD you have so the ref to the bolt is easier to find. Also 'bolt broken' : does that
mean the bolt snapped off, or screw head not drivable with standard tool or...
09-23-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By sch

My 11-32 cassette also makes different noises...

My 11-32 cassette also makes different noises when up or down shifting at different places in the cassette on
my Di2 bike. How much torque is on the system also alters the noise level. Some shifts...
09-19-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By sch

Since the front wheel is the usual reference...

Since the front wheel is the usual reference point for handlebar alignment, I would think the bars are more
likely to be off. If the wheel is ok in the fork it will point in the same direction if...
09-19-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 933
Posted By sch

Most commonly available acids will remove rust....

Most commonly available acids will remove rust. Cola is a dilute phosphoric acid solution and may create some iron phosphate
but this is not likely to last in chain use. Main problem is you must...
08-29-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By sch

The HG 800 and HG 700 (nearly the same Ultegra vs...

The HG 800 and HG 700 (nearly the same Ultegra vs 105) are oddities in that they are 11 spd cassettes designed
to fit on 8-9-10 speed freehubs. They are shipped with the spacer needed if used on an...
08-19-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 365
Posted By sch

Absent a bike DIY or CO-OP one source for cheap...

Absent a bike DIY or CO-OP one source for cheap apparently quality wheels is...
08-04-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By sch

Frame pictured "may" have 26 TPI threading in the...

Frame pictured "may" have 26 TPI threading in the RD hanger, ok for vintage Campy but slightly off for
the otherwise standard 10Mx1.0mm which is now the world wide standard. Probably makes little...
08-02-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,368
Posted By sch

Tailights are bad enough, the superbright...

Tailights are bad enough, the superbright headlights are even worse in steady mode and horrible in flash mode.
07-22-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By sch

If the BB shell has no obvious damage and the...

If the BB shell has no obvious damage and the insert has remained in place since the glue job, there should be no concern
about the frame integrity. If the shell comes loose again then a good clean...
07-20-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By sch

If the rim is looking like a potato chip or...

If the rim is looking like a potato chip or pringles chip, then it can frequently be straightened by taking it off the bike
and putting the low points (always at 180 points on the rim) on short...
07-19-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By sch

As per Clifford: full length housing either...

As per Clifford: full length housing either externally ziptied to the top tube or by cautious enlargement, if needed, of the
top tube openings to allow full length housing to be routed internally. ...
07-13-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,539
Posted By sch

Easiest way to assess hydration is unclothed...

Easiest way to assess hydration is unclothed before and after ride weight. Even in winter I will lose 2-3# weight on a
40-50 mile ride. In the summer 3# is minimum and have lost upto 5#, that is at...
07-09-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By sch

Sometimes 'gritty' is really just too tight. So...

Sometimes 'gritty' is really just too tight. So yes, clean meticulously, examine races on hub and cone, replace the
balls and then find out the minor frustration of final adjustment of the bearing...
06-23-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,504
Posted By sch

Torque wrench should not be necessary. Pedals...

Torque wrench should not be necessary. Pedals need either an allen wrench (could be 6 or 8mm) or they will have
a flat for a wrench. Wrench will need to have jaws less than ~1/4" wide to work...
06-20-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 786
Posted By sch

This is where you read the referenced...

This is where you read the referenced instructions at least 3 times while looking at the mechanism on the bike. Looking
at several videos on youtube is also helpful. There was a thread a month or so...
06-19-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 483
Posted By sch

Although the Shimano joining pin works, it is a...

Although the Shimano joining pin works, it is a kludge. Quick link is a better approach.
One example: ...
06-17-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By sch

As to cones, my first good bike was a Peugeot...

As to cones, my first good bike was a Peugeot PX10, everything was Fr threaded. I was not impressed by the Normandy
cones or axles (mine were QR, so hollow) which bent early at the tips and one...
06-03-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,218
Posted By sch

This is something best practiced AT HOME with the...

This is something best practiced AT HOME with the tools you would have with you on the bike. Some wheels
are easy to remove from the frame and some are not, but more importantly some tire/wheel...
06-02-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By sch

Not enough slack in brake housing/cable in the...

Not enough slack in brake housing/cable in the bar area? Is by chance, the housing continuous from the
brifter to the brake? Not unusual for the rear brake to actuate when the bar is turned too far...
05-23-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By sch

Perhaps, but I really studied the Shimano tech...

Perhaps, but I really studied the Shimano tech lit and took the install down 3x and redid it and had a real bike mechanic check
the work with no change........ The brifters are 7000 series as well.
05-23-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 654
Posted By sch

A comment on my experience with the similar R7000...

A comment on my experience with the similar R7000 FD. I was really surprised by the increase in shifting effort
needed by the R7000 over the previous 6503 triple it replaced. Since my L hand has...
05-17-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By sch

Yes, the occasional availability (formerly,...

Yes, the occasional availability (formerly, haven't checked since the 8050s came out) of 11 spd Di2 FD/RD for under $300 and then a $60
cassette, the significant increase in gear range has its...
05-15-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By sch

I have had no problems with first the 6770, then...

I have had no problems with first the 6770, then the 6870 FD shifting on an Ultegra 6800 or 105 5800 series 50/34 chainsets.
Are there any spacers on the drive side of the BB or inside the CW on the...
05-14-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By sch

Sy Reene: Oil distilled from select infant...

Sy Reene: Oil distilled from select infant sperm whales......:deadhorse:
05-14-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By sch

Although no special tool was needed, my last...

Although no special tool was needed, my last adventure with an R7000 FD was frustrating to say the least. Cable
routing is a bit bizarre and even with 3 redos the shifter effort is higher than it...
05-13-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By sch

No such tool needed. FD is bolted to the bike...

No such tool needed. FD is bolted to the bike and in bolting you adjust for height relative to the large
chainwheel and angle as well. Once these are set the mounting bolts are tightened. Then...
05-05-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,391
Posted By sch

Shimano has drifted pretty far into the...

Shimano has drifted pretty far into the proprietary CW direction first with molded 5 screw CW and now with molded
4 screw CW. Replacement CW are costly enough that it makes sense just to buy a new...
04-14-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By sch

Shimano is 10x1.0M. Many moons ago Campy liked...

Shimano is 10x1.0M. Many moons ago Campy liked 10Mx26tpi threading on their rear axles which worked with
thin 10x1.0 axle nuts but a bit tight on wider axle nuts. Peugeot also used 10Mx26tpi on...
04-09-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By sch

Pull the cable out to check for frayed strands,...

Pull the cable out to check for frayed strands, another common cause of brifter malfunction as the cable wrap is pretty tight around a small radius
within the brifter.
04-01-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By sch

What I see is not corrosion but unremoved...

What I see is not corrosion but unremoved dirt/grease from an incomplete cleaning. Some mechanical addition to the
cleaning process should remove this innocuous residual. Or an ultrasonic cleaning...
02-24-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 846
Posted By sch

My Park chain cleaner is ~15+ yrs old. I use...

My Park chain cleaner is ~15+ yrs old. I use simple green undiluted twice, and then a third chain run through
with simple green 50% in water. Then water rinses until the water that is left in the...
02-06-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By sch

Excess oil would have dribbled out by now and the...

Excess oil would have dribbled out by now and the movement of the balls will distribute the grease around.
Nothing to worry about.
01-24-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,577
Posted By sch

My experience with TL1 is that the curve flattens...

My experience with TL1 is that the curve flattens out after a few years rendering the tool useless. The metal TL5 works well on really tight
tires but IME grooves the edges of the rim in that...
01-14-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,255
Posted By sch

Two comments: medical care may be 'free' but...

Two comments: medical care may be 'free' but 'pain and suffering' are not nor is lost time from work even with a salaried job with medical leave.
My personal history post crash 15yrs ago was medical...
12-05-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,855
Posted By sch

Looks like White comes in 3 lengths, but pricey...

Looks like White comes in 3 lengths, but pricey at $120+, if you could exchange......
Depends on how long your present BB is. Of course Shimano sq taper would be
80% cheaper. I had a White BB...
10-03-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By sch

I was also assuming peak to trough height on the...

I was also assuming peak to trough height on the teeth at 5/16 but really closer to 0.13", after I decided to go to the garage and look at some
soon to be recycled cogs from 10 spd cassettes: 15T...
10-03-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By sch

Just guessing but IF the width of the square is...

Just guessing but IF the width of the square is intended to bottom out on the square taper part of the spindle, then I
am assuming the square cutout is no more than 0.5" wide, so your circle is...
09-24-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By sch

Looking at the two bikes side by side, the Q3 has...

Looking at the two bikes side by side, the Q3 has more drop in the top tube than the Topstone but the other main difference is
drop bars versus straight bar. You will note little difference in the...
09-04-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,420
Posted By sch

Topeak Road Morph is my favorite: it has a short...

Topeak Road Morph is my favorite: it has a short retractable tube from pump to tube valve and
has a flip out top handly that improves leverage and best of all a flip out step on at the base so
you...
07-21-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By sch

DO NOT try to move either derailler 'by hand'....

DO NOT try to move either derailler 'by hand'. You risk breaking linkages internally causing fatal demise of the
innards. I once thought I had a major system failure, but it turned out to be failure...
Forum: Southeast
07-05-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,546
Posted By sch

Smokey Mtn Cycle club or similar name is in...

Smokey Mtn Cycle club or similar name is in Knoxville. Also to get an idea of what local riders like to ride go
to https://www.strava.com/heatmap#8.38/-82.90548/35.20887/hot/all You can change the...
06-29-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,244
Posted By sch

Formidable McGyvering skills there, not many with...

Formidable McGyvering skills there, not many with the tools and temperament to make such.

Steve H
06-07-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By sch

Seems like Shimano Claris cranksets were common...

Seems like Shimano Claris cranksets were common on those, but they came in 5 and then 4 bolt patterns, older ones were also
available in triple or double CW. Look at yours to determine which and...
05-18-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,252
Posted By sch

Looks like the screw is M4 and 8mm long. Next...

Looks like the screw is M4 and 8mm long. Next size up is the odd ball M4.5 for which taps are available and
on ebay the machinist world uses M4.5 screws for nominal sums in 8 to 12mm lengths. The...
05-16-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,567
Posted By sch

I had some experience with this. IME 9spd chain...

I had some experience with this. IME 9spd chain will work IF the cassette has no single tooth steps, ie 11->12 or 12->13. In this case the protruding
rivet will hang up on the next cog and try to...
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