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08-11-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 112
Posted By Bill Kapaun

"Standard" procedure is to only loosen/remove...

"Standard" procedure is to only loosen/remove cone/lock nut from one end ONLY and then pull the axle out.
This maintains whatever spacing you HAD.
Make sure the other end isn't standing "proud" of...
08-11-20, 10:51 AM
08-10-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,348
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Careful use of emery cloth?

Careful use of emery cloth?
08-10-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 372
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Borrow a tension meter and compare to YOUR feel. ...

Borrow a tension meter and compare to YOUR feel.
Or have the LBS tension the wheel with the understanding that you want to know actual value to your feel.

As far as the rim being the limiting...
08-10-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 340
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF you want to deal with the trigonometry..........

IF you want to deal with the trigonometry....... (I don't and I was quite good at it 50 years ago)
Maybe dig out a piece of cardboard, compass, protractor..... and do a 1/4-1/2 size mock up?

The...
08-10-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I recommend aligning the fork ends to make sure...

I recommend aligning the fork ends to make sure they are parallel.
Too much of an angle and they want to bend the axle slightly when clamping.

I don't have any experience with your specific RDER-...
08-08-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Looks like the bearing race is toast. New hub,...

Looks like the bearing race is toast. New hub, which in your case would probably mean a different used wheel.
That's a Free Wheel hub. Cassette hubs are a very different animal.
Freewheel or...
08-07-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 241
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Believe what you want. I don't care.

Believe what you want.
I don't care.
08-07-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 223
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Put your chain on BIG ring & cog. See how much...

Put your chain on BIG ring & cog.
See how much slack you have with my quick method.
You want a minimum of 1" slack to be safe.
Excess can be removed....
08-07-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Agree Grip Shifters tend to be low level. Lots of...

Agree Grip Shifters tend to be low level. Lots of 7 speed stuff and rapidly diminishing models as you add additional cogs in the rear.
Also, keep in mind SRAM makes a Shimano compatible version and...
08-07-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 241
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Most hybrids have "mountain" parts, including...

Most hybrids have "mountain" parts, including cranks, FDER's & shifters
A flat bar road bike will have flat bar road shifters, & "road crank/FDER.
That was why my first sentence was a QUESTION,
...
08-07-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 241
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is an SLX a "mountain" shifter which is...

Is an SLX a "mountain" shifter which is incompatible with a "road" FDER?
Is it mounted high enough to clear ALL rings? Not just the outer.
08-07-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Bill Kapaun

No- They are claiming UP TO. Notice they don't...

No- They are claiming UP TO.
Notice they don't mention down to.....
08-06-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 326
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF you get a pinch flat with a 2.0" tire @ 65...

IF you get a pinch flat with a 2.0" tire @ 65 PSI, you need to learn to avoid such objects.
I used to weigh 250 and carry 50lbs. of groceries on my rear rack/baskets with 1.25" tires.
I had smooth...
08-06-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 326
Posted By Bill Kapaun

My CONSERVATIVE rule of the thumb is 2.2X the...

My CONSERVATIVE rule of the thumb is 2.2X the inner width.
Many people apparently exceed that without experiencing dire consequences.
08-06-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 326
Posted By Bill Kapaun

For a relatively low priced rim, look in to Sun...

For a relatively low priced rim, look in to Sun Rhino Lyte and the XL version.
A "fatter" tire can help.
What size are you using?
08-05-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Whatever the current Shimano series is during...

Whatever the current Shimano series is during that year should work most the time.
Number of speeds/model should also help since earlier versions will have fewer "speeds".
08-05-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You have to have the lock nut tight enough so...

You have to have the lock nut tight enough so that it LOCKS the cone in place and prevents it turning on the axle and tightening up.
Why do you think they call it a lock nut?
08-04-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Bill Kapaun

4mm too long is 4 mm too long. It's that...

4mm too long is 4 mm too long.
It's that simple.

If you provided some details such as hub, rim, number of spokes & length, one could check the math.

That said, if a somewhat standard 622mm...
08-04-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Not sure what a wheel builder would charge, but...

Not sure what a wheel builder would charge, but ask first.
Things you can do to minimize the expense.
New BRASS nipples.
Change 1 at a time.
Pop the spoke out and wire brush the threads with a...
08-04-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you wanted to upgrade to 9 speed, this would...

If you wanted to upgrade to 9 speed, this would be the cheapest time to do it
Add a chain & cassette, since you are getting new shifters anyway. The 8 speed RDER should work fine.
08-03-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I always inspect a new hub for proper grease....

I always inspect a new hub for proper grease. Many have a minimal amount.
08-03-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By Bill Kapaun

7 speed spacing is 5.0mm and 8 is 4.8mm. Cog to...

7 speed spacing is 5.0mm and 8 is 4.8mm. Cog to cog.
The more speeds your FW has, the greater the unsupported portion of the axle on the DS. Axle bending increases.
08-03-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A "Bunch" of years back, some frames were spaced...

A "Bunch" of years back, some frames were spaced at 128mm to handle 126/130mm also.

I'd say your mechanic lacks experience. Using the term "mechanic" is being way too generous to MANY LBS...
08-03-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 516
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF the spokes keep loosening, you might try some...

IF the spokes keep loosening, you might try some BLUE or GREEN Locktite on the threads.
A 1 cross pattern & all that extra torque from the motor is putting them through a major strain. When one...
08-03-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Bill Kapaun

They would ALL be great IF they did what they say.

They would ALL be great IF they did what they say.
08-03-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A PROPERLY built wheel shouldn't need any after...

A PROPERLY built wheel shouldn't need any after maintenance re: tension/dishing etc.
08-02-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 488
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Road & mountain FDER's/shifters don't match. As...

Road & mountain FDER's/shifters don't match.
As mentioned you can get the Claris FB shifters OR change the FDER to a mountain (Acera/Altus?) type if you are going to use mountain shifters.
Rear...
08-02-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The only good multi tool is a dead......

The only good multi tool is a dead......
07-31-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By Bill Kapaun

OK- I think i understand your dilema- You have...

OK- I think i understand your dilema-
You have an Italian BB shell, but use "Japanese" type cranks.

You might look at this link for cranks that use a 113mm spindle. Scroll down a ways.......
07-31-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 165
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Your scenario is like finding a tire and looking...

Your scenario is like finding a tire and looking for a car to fit.

No clue what a "standard 70mm J.I.S crank" is because there are way too many "standards" & 70mm says Italian which isn't really...
07-31-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 516
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Much depends on how many spokes the wheel has,...

Much depends on how many spokes the wheel has, your riding style and your weight.
Likely it's just a "standard" 14 gauge nipple for a 2mm diameter spoke.

IF one came entirely loose, your other...
07-31-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 653
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Sometimes, something as innocuous as WD-40 will...

Sometimes, something as innocuous as WD-40 will work for some adhesives.
No clue about Gorilla Glue #4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) .
07-30-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By Bill Kapaun

And EXACTLY what did YOU do to help? KMA

And EXACTLY what did YOU do to help?
KMA
07-30-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You didn't find it the other way around because...

You didn't find it the other way around because you would have opposite answers to the same question.
Illogical.
07-29-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 181
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Personally, I'd go for a 22-32-42/4 What's the...

Personally, I'd go for a 22-32-42/4
What's the odds you ever need a 48-11, or even 44-11? Remember, you're touring, not racing.
Then if you go to something like a 12/13-30 cassette, you can have a...
07-29-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Shimano spec's their RDER's to work in a worst...

Shimano spec's their RDER's to work in a worst case scenario re: hangar geometry etc. (not all bikes are exactly the same in this regard)
You're "probably" good, but one simply cannot guarantee...
07-28-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 435
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Which do YOU call "low". The same as the rest of...

Which do YOU call "low". The same as the rest of us?

IF it skips 2 when going to a smaller cog (physically), it indicates excessive friction in the cable/housing. You are relying on RDER spring...
07-27-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Bill Kapaun

So it's a guess about tire pressure and it's a...

So it's a guess about tire pressure and it's a guess about spoke tension and it's a guess about how many spokes and it's a guess about which hub.......
07-27-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Guessing what pressure you have and actually...

Guessing what pressure you have and actually knowing.........

You may also have a wheel problem where the spokes are getting loose.
Grab adjacent pairs and squeeze them together to see if you...
07-27-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I just when to a cheap 22-32-44 crank to solve a...

I just when to a cheap 22-32-44 crank to solve a similar issue. <$60 for a crank & BB.
07-26-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Err on the long side.

Err on the long side.
07-26-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You might mention what tire pressure you are...

You might mention what tire pressure you are using. It sounds like it might be too low.
07-26-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,861
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Have you actually tried using one of those...

Have you actually tried using one of those relatively flimsy things?
How clean were your hands after?
The jaws aren't going to open wide enough on a too long chain.
It doesn't HAVE TO BE screw...
07-26-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,861
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Don't know why? 2 screw drivers work fine,...

Don't know why?
2 screw drivers work fine, especially if you aren't trying to hold a camera in the other hand.
A person could use a couple nails as far as that goes.
07-25-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I don't know what your intended use is, but if...

I don't know what your intended use is, but if it's simply pavement riding, you may want a tire with a smoother tread.
There's quite a bit of leeway when it comes to styles that will fit.
Your BSD...
07-23-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Shimano Tourney is probably your best bet....

Shimano Tourney is probably your best bet. Anything "fancier" will be "more speeds" and a narrower cage.
07-22-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By Bill Kapaun

How many crosses? What size rim? Bike wheels...

How many crosses?
What size rim? Bike wheels come in multiple diameters.
07-22-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I assume you mean the smallest cog/ring in...

I assume you mean the smallest cog/ring in physical size.
That's what you'd expect from a friction shifter that doesn't have enough friction to hold the position.
Sure the shifters are Shimano, or...
07-21-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Just what are all those COMMON sizes found on...

Just what are all those COMMON sizes found on bikes?
Will they ALL work in situ?
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