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10-24-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 349
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd suspect the angle of the brake track between...

I'd suspect the angle of the brake track between rims is different enough that the pads aren't hitting it "square", compared to the old rim.
I'd also suspect it'll get better as soon as the pads...
10-22-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That makes much more sense. My LBS only has non...

That makes much more sense.
My LBS only has non butted spokes that have yet to be the actual length I've wanted.
10-21-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 458
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You can make the tube of REMA glue last much...

You can make the tube of REMA glue last much longer if you squeeze the air out before capping. Waste a drop or 2 of glue doing this. It still beats leaving a semi to solid "plug of glue" in the...
10-17-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This is a bicycle mechanics forum. Not Tool Time.

This is a bicycle mechanics forum. Not Tool Time.
10-17-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 874
Posted By Bill Kapaun

But this wasn't posted on the hen pecked forum.

But this wasn't posted on the hen pecked forum.
10-12-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 543
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Mountain FDER's have a different pull ratio than...

Mountain FDER's have a different pull ratio than Road FDER's
Rear cable can be used for the new front.
10-09-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Measure! ...

Measure!
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x300/measure_dospacing_1e99b3738f589492acaf340928cd519c73547cf4.jpg
10-08-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Scroll down just a tiny bit- ...

Scroll down just a tiny bit-
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-spacing.html
10-08-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm not a fan of 1X anything.... Swapping to...

I'm not a fan of 1X anything....

Swapping to something like a 12-27 cassette may give more useful & closer spaced gears to avoid the larger jumps between gears.
Ride it and see what gears you...
10-04-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 452
Posted By Bill Kapaun

+1 Imagine you HAD to use 1" long spacers....

+1
Imagine you HAD to use 1" long spacers. Think how that would "leverage down" and tend to bend the bolt every time you hit a bump.
10-01-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 913
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Try real penetrating oil.

Try real penetrating oil.
10-01-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 556
Posted By Bill Kapaun

With just a bit of pressure in the tire- So you...

With just a bit of pressure in the tire- So you can basically still push the beads together with thumb & forefinger-
Push valve stem in-
Massage bead to bead seat-
Pull valve back out-
09-29-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,325
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You ask a question and then don't like the...

You ask a question and then don't like the answers.
Why do you persist?
Ignore list.
09-29-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Does it sag on small:small? If it doesn't, you...

Does it sag on small:small?
If it doesn't, you don't "have to".
If shifting seems a bit more sluggish, you might want to.
09-26-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By Bill Kapaun

What's the length on the current one? The CRANK...

What's the length on the current one?
The CRANK determines which BB.
What crank?
09-26-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,427
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You prefer Schwinn?

You prefer Schwinn?
09-25-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I would stick with cup & cone. DS will take...

I would stick with cup & cone.
DS will take similar force/stress from either type.
Torquing down the NDS on a cartridge is going to have a "wedging" effect spreading the shell, like a pipe fitting....
09-24-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I like the cassette selection in 9 speed for my...

I like the cassette selection in 9 speed for my main reason. Just more usable combinations seem to be available for us that have no use for an 11T cog.
Chain & shifters are slightly less than 10....
09-23-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This explains the above- ...

This explains the above-
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html#hyperdrivec
09-22-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 423
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This is a quick in situ test so see if you have...

This is a quick in situ test so see if you have some slack.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/444x356/chain_length_fc51d63707227a9a3b7aa8615f7d66505a6151e3.jpg
09-22-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 414
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A "chevron" pattern may be installed to "plow"...

A "chevron" pattern may be installed to "plow" loose dirt away from the center of the tire to reach "firmer" dirt.
One direction for rear traction and the other for front braking.
09-21-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A 73x122mm should be a 73x122mm. I expect the...

A 73x122mm should be a 73x122mm.
I expect the other is a version number, since it's "2" more.
09-20-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 902
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It's the housing that's "bedding in".

It's the housing that's "bedding in".
09-20-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 902
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd use a new piece of housing for the RDER...

I'd use a new piece of housing for the RDER "loop".
09-20-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Flat bar road shifter.

Flat bar road shifter.
09-19-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If it's opposite of the valve hole, it's the rim...

If it's opposite of the valve hole, it's the rim joint.
Sometimes you simply have a small flat spot that's best to leave alone and not screw with the tension.
09-18-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By Bill Kapaun

6mm is what I've seen. Buy the correct length...

6mm is what I've seen.
Buy the correct length to suit.
1/4-20 is SLIGHTLY larger dia.
09-13-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It's a RH thread- The usual method of...

It's a RH thread-
The usual method of destroying the tool happens when it cocks a little bit and the pressure on the "tabs"gets concentrated in a small area.
IF you could add a close fitting pilot...
09-13-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Most any grease & occasional service is good. I...

Most any grease & occasional service is good.
I used to use boat trailer wheel bearing grease until it occurred to me that I don't ride in the rain.
Synthetic since.
09-12-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 715
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF you didn't tighten the lock nuts, expect the...

IF you didn't tighten the lock nuts, expect the same thing to happen.
Fronts are so easy to service, but I guess ignorance is bliss until it bites you.
09-11-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 412
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Are you sure the DS chain stay isn't "pinched in"...

Are you sure the DS chain stay isn't "pinched in" to make clearance for the rings?
How many rings & cogs?
IF both an odd number to can easily eyeball to see if the RINGS are where they are supposed...
09-11-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Apparently you like gazing at stars? Then leave...

Apparently you like gazing at stars? Then leave it on.
09-10-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I built my rear @110 kgf DS. NDS is listed @...

I built my rear @110 kgf DS.
NDS is listed @ 71% per SpoCalc.
135mm Shimano hub
09-09-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,524
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ignore list made.

Ignore list made.
09-08-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Classic sign of a spoke that's too short.

Classic sign of a spoke that's too short.
09-07-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 469
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Read Sheldon. Pursue his other articles too- ...

Read Sheldon. Pursue his other articles too-
https://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
09-07-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 740
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Growing up in what I consider a "truer"...

Growing up in what I consider a "truer" North/South state, I consider Red Bluff or so, the transition to Central Cal.
My younger brother RIP lived in Redding for 30+ years. We both scoffed at the...
09-06-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You know 124mm will work. Chain line is...

You know 124mm will work.
Chain line is obsessed about.
It basically means that if for example, you had a 3X9 set up, when on the middle ring, the chain would run perfectly straight when in the...
09-05-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 740
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF you still have the piece of chain you cut off,...

IF you still have the piece of chain you cut off, a couple Quik Links would be cheaper. I think I bought a bag of 10 far cheaper than individuals. I have two 9 speed bikes though.
It still doesn't...
09-05-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 740
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I still don't quite understand what you mean by...

I still don't quite understand what you mean by backwards.
In any case, if you ADD links, DO NOT use the old connecting pin.
Use quick links or a proper replacement pin.
I forgot once and turned a...
09-05-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 740
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'll assume you had the chain on the largest cog...

I'll assume you had the chain on the largest cog AND the chain ring at the same time.
I prefer to use the term "link sets", since it takes 2 to tango so to speak.
A set is 1".
So, either way, you...
09-05-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 740
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Spec's that would have been useful if included in...

Spec's that would have been useful if included in your 1st post.
You could shorten an inch although no real reason to do so.
Comparing to your 1X12 would require the same kind of info.
RDER...
09-04-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd call it a fluke until you get a 2nd similar...

I'd call it a fluke until you get a 2nd similar hole.
09-02-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Do they work on Canti's or V Brakes only. The...

Do they work on Canti's or V Brakes only.
The "4 Finger" versions of Shimano EF 51 & 65's (& more?) are convertible to either.
Important if "pre V Brake" vintage....
09-01-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You can do a lot with a length of threaded rod,...

You can do a lot with a length of threaded rod, flat washers, nuts & a bit of common sense.
08-30-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Without knowing which "Deore" RDER you have, one...

Without knowing which "Deore" RDER you have, one doesn't know the max cog size or amount of chain wrap available.
It might sound "brutal", but it sounds like you bought one step to good of a bike....
08-30-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 643
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you decide to lube the internals, see- ...

If you decide to lube the internals, see-
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/freewheels.html#lube
08-30-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 643
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Probably a good idea. IF it were a splined...

Probably a good idea.
IF it were a splined type, I'd encourage you to DIY.
I'd done a few splined type & still broke the tool on my first Sun Tour FW, because I let it cock ever so slightly.
You...
08-30-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ya think maybe some links to what you have might...

Ya think maybe some links to what you have might be helpful?
Ignore list-
08-30-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 643
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This is the way I retain the tool with an axle...

This is the way I retain the tool with an axle nut. It's just a quick mock up I made with a Sun Tour 4 prong FW, with some assorted FW tools in the background....
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