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10-10-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Whatever size, I want to be at least a couple mm...

Whatever size, I want to be at least a couple mm wider than the exterior width of the rim minimum.
10-09-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,993
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If we could only block chain lube threads. How...

If we could only block chain lube threads.
How many 100's must we endure?

You absolutely cannot experiment.
You pick the wrong one and stick with it.
10-07-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 167
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Like this? You need M8x1.0 bolts, not the more...

Like this? You need M8x1.0 bolts, not the more common M8x1.25mm.https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/bb_remover_cf2c4326a7037951aa1406211e9cb3b144321f4b.jpg
10-05-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Most anyone that works on bikes on a regular...

Most anyone that works on bikes on a regular basis should have those bits in their spare "widgets" bin,
Many of these bikes either get scrapped or cannibalized for possibly useful items.
09-30-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 743
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Then "Like" it and make me famous.....

Then "Like" it and make me famous.....
09-30-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 743
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Like this- ...

Like this-
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09-27-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You'll basically see 1/2 the difference or .5mm. ...

You'll basically see 1/2 the difference or .5mm.

Look at your current wheel and see where the spoke ends in relation to the screw driver flat.
You can see if you are currently "shortish" or...
09-27-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 878
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I have Asperger's and I had no trouble adapting. ...

I have Asperger's and I had no trouble adapting.
You ride what you got and it gets natural fast.
Only problem is when you have bikes with both.
09-25-19, 06:27 PM
09-22-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 518
Posted By Bill Kapaun

+1 I've been down that road--- Inexperienced...

+1
I've been down that road--- Inexperienced and a 1st bike with some obsolete/NLA parts.
It can be done, but much better by one with experience and a knowledge of what they are getting themselves...
09-18-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,457
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Shorter cranks along with correct seat height. ...

Shorter cranks along with correct seat height.
My knees won't handle longer than 165mm without pain. Age/injury etc.
170mm and I have chronic pain.

EDIT-
I experimented with 160mm and that was...
09-18-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,457
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I find proper seat height makes my riding way...

I find proper seat height makes my riding way less miserable because of all the bad joints etc. old people have.
Because of my COPD, I have to ride a very "efficiently". A little tweek here & there...
09-15-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Silicone? I'd toss them. I'd run the rotor...

Silicone? I'd toss them.
I'd run the rotor through the dishwasher.
09-11-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,473
Posted By Bill Kapaun

My guess is that since it's on a recumbent, it...

My guess is that since it's on a recumbent, it has a LOT more chain to spread the wear.
09-09-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Normally your lock nut is serrated on the DO side...

Normally your lock nut is serrated on the DO side to grip the DO.
09-08-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I have a couple different length bolts and vary...

I have a couple different length bolts and vary the washer stack to cover the different spindle lengths.
This is my version to hold a fixed cup wrench....
09-08-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 664
Posted By Bill Kapaun

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Like this?
09-06-19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I think stainless is a bit "softer".

I think stainless is a bit "softer".
08-27-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Most likely the spoke tension is so uneven, the...

Most likely the spoke tension is so uneven, the wheel is easily prone to go out of shape.
The original factory wheel on my hybrid went semi taco when I did a panic stop/nose stand. Just the weight...
08-25-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,003
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Cats. They clean themselves.

Cats. They clean themselves.
08-17-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm not sure why you're posting if you aren't...

I'm not sure why you're posting if you aren't going to post a picture.
08-15-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Just look for an old 126mm spaced hub. (scrap...

Just look for an old 126mm spaced hub. (scrap bin)
QR axles are 11mm longer than the drop out spacing.
08-15-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By Bill Kapaun

There are too many additional components that you...

There are too many additional components that you didn't specify.
A different wheel set could easily make up a $200 diff.
Crank? All those other minor bits can be of very different costs & quality...
07-15-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you have to ask how to spend your money after...

If you have to ask how to spend your money after buying a $5000 bike, you don't need a $5000 bike.
07-06-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Automatic Transmission Fluid.

Automatic Transmission Fluid.
06-25-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,244
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I think your spokes were over fatigued before you...

I think your spokes were over fatigued before you dialed up the tension.
The fact they were "unscrewing themselves" meant they were LOOSE. That over bends the J bend. Kind of a running start for the...
06-24-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That's absurd.

That's absurd.
06-21-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,861
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I wouldn't. On a tight FW, you need to use the...

I wouldn't.
On a tight FW, you need to use the axle nut/skewer to secure the tool.
Once the FW starts to turn, it increases tension against the skewer and will rapidly bind up.
Doing it by hand,...
06-17-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By Bill Kapaun

We never did ask where the spokes were breaking,...

We never did ask where the spokes were breaking, but assumed it was at the elbow.
All of the other spokes have gone through the same number of fatigue cycles, although some probably weren't "over...
06-16-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I would be willing to go as small as 32mm without...

I would be willing to go as small as 32mm without worry.
06-15-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 966
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It sounds like a bad batch of spokes and/or...

It sounds like a bad batch of spokes and/or possibly bad build.
New spokes & a competent build and it would be better than new.
06-14-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This should help- ...

This should help-
https://www.probikekit.co.uk/blog/archive/tyre-and-tubular-sizing/
06-09-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Actually, I think I'm done pretending you're...

Actually, I think I'm done pretending you're actually serious enough to look up anything.
06-09-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A Sun Rims CR-18 is about .5mm narrower, stout &...

A Sun Rims CR-18 is about .5mm narrower, stout & reasonable cost.

New spokes & nipples make the job much easier.
06-06-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd suggest holding the FDER over with one hand...

I'd suggest holding the FDER over with one hand to relieve tension on the screw. It saves threads in the FDER body.
It's relatively soft aluminum & steel threads tend to wear it badly when screwed...
06-05-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,866
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Whatever you use, start applying penetrating oil...

Whatever you use, start applying penetrating oil now.
05-18-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,983
Posted By Bill Kapaun

+1 You may have to do this 2-3 times before you...

+1
You may have to do this 2-3 times before you get a good, straight push.
I'd use a Quicklink for repair. Too many chains that are not supposed to be rejoined with the pin.
05-16-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If it ain't broke....

If it ain't broke....
05-15-19, 06:42 PM
05-13-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Symptoms are classic for sticking/dirty...

Symptoms are classic for sticking/dirty cable/housing.
Replace the loop next to the RDER. That's usually the biggest contributor because it gets dirt on the cable and the severe bend wears the...
05-11-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I have so much respect for 3-in-1 oil, I've never...

I have so much respect for 3-in-1 oil, I've never owned a can in my 70+ years. it's hard to think of an instance where it's the best lube for the job. BTW, what are those other 2 things it does?
Get...
05-08-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I have a couple different length bolts + washers...

I have a couple different length bolts + washers to cover short to long.
8mmX1. Not the more common 8mmX1.25....
05-04-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I wouldn't. Replacement is such a simple job,...

I wouldn't.
Replacement is such a simple job, the thing could disintegrate and with next day shipping, you could be on the road again.
04-23-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF the chain was properly sized, you'd need to ad...

IF the chain was properly sized, you'd need to ad 1" or 1 link set.
Your chain might be sized a bit long?
Put the chain in BIG:BIG.
Measure as in the pic.
You'd need 4 half links minimum "slack"...
01-07-17, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,562
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A Shimano Tourney RDER is inexpensive and...

A Shimano Tourney RDER is inexpensive and appropriate for your bike. Chances are it'll be a SLIGHT step up in quality.

They come in 2 types-
A claw mount type (hooks over the axle and is retained...
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