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03-31-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 166
Posted By dsbrantjr

Friction thumb shifter? Cheap and simple. ...

Friction thumb shifter? Cheap and simple. Here's a pair for $10 with free shipping. https://smile.amazon.com/Sunrace-SLM10-Friction-Shifter-Set/dp/B007QMJH86
03-30-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By dsbrantjr

You should expect to need to make minor rear...

You should expect to need to make minor rear derailleur indexing and limit screw adjustments when switching between wheel and trainer
03-30-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By dsbrantjr

You need pedals with 9/16-20 threads, or just...

You need pedals with 9/16-20 threads, or just 9/16". Did you break the pedal, the crank arm or did you strip out the threads? Stripped threads are generally caused by insufficient installation...
03-30-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By dsbrantjr

You'll need to determine is whether the...

You'll need to determine is whether the chainrings are removable, that is, bolted not riveted on; some are; .
03-30-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 460
Posted By dsbrantjr

I do not trust chain checkers, I have heard too...

I do not trust chain checkers, I have heard too many reports of them showing e.g. 0.5% wear on new chains, which is why I use and recommend a rule/
03-29-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 460
Posted By dsbrantjr

Measuring over 3 feet as Bill Kapaun suggests is...

Measuring over 3 feet as Bill Kapaun suggests is great, if it is convenient to remove your chain from the bike, but one should be able to measure to 1/16" accurately with a good 15- or 18-inch steel...
03-29-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By dsbrantjr

Odd how the wheel doesn't spin around all by...

Odd how the wheel doesn't spin around all by itself until it is connected to the "generator".....
03-29-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By dsbrantjr

Did you check that? Perhaps one of your wheels...

Did you check that? Perhaps one of your wheels is flexing under power/load and contacting a brake pad.
03-29-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By dsbrantjr

Or perhaps Swiss bottom bracket... Velo Orange,...

Or perhaps Swiss bottom bracket...
Velo Orange, among others, makes a threadless bottom bracket which will work with either: ...
03-29-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By dsbrantjr

The UN-26 has a plastic non-drive side cup and...

The UN-26 has a plastic non-drive side cup and the UN-55 has a metal one. Many people prefer the metal one but I have not seen any real difference between the two. I use Tef-Gel Teflon anti-seize...
03-29-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By dsbrantjr

Buy a new bottom bracket to match your crankset,...

Buy a new bottom bracket to match your crankset, going the other way is letting the tail wag the dog.
03-29-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 425
Posted By dsbrantjr

Then fix this. There are truing tools available...

Then fix this. There are truing tools available or use a small, clean adjustable wrench; keep u=your oily fingers away from the rotor.
First rule of troubleshooting is to fix what you know is...
03-29-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By dsbrantjr

I highly recommend the Ergon brand of grips,...

I highly recommend the Ergon brand of grips, either the GP series if you choose a straight bar, or the GC series for swept-back ones. I like the feel of the BioKork models, they don't get slick or...
03-28-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By dsbrantjr

You might want to check with SunRace to ensure...

You might want to check with SunRace to ensure that the crankset taper is JIS to match the bottom bracket; it probably is but I did not see that specified and I am a belt-and-suspenders kind of...
03-28-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 162
Posted By dsbrantjr

Assembly paste is essentially grease with some...

Assembly paste is essentially grease with some kind of grit added so not appropriate on threaded fasteners. I use Permatex synthetic grease for most threaded joints like stainless nuts/bolts,...
03-27-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By dsbrantjr

Don't neglect to pull the inner wire out far...

Don't neglect to pull the inner wire out far enough when trimming the outer casing. Of course I have NEVER done this....
03-27-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 207
Posted By dsbrantjr

+1 too tight and not enough grease, hubs and...

+1 too tight and not enough grease, hubs and pedals, both.
03-26-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would definitely pursue a warranty claim.

I would definitely pursue a warranty claim.
03-26-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By dsbrantjr

It is likely that you will need to readjust your...

It is likely that you will need to readjust your settings slightly when switching between trainer and wheel. It should not take an hour. Try following this procedure: ...
03-26-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By dsbrantjr

I seriously doubt that inserting that screw into...

I seriously doubt that inserting that screw into the back of the fork had anything to to with the gap between fork and head tube. I suspect that you just noticed the gap.
Lock your front brake...
03-26-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By dsbrantjr

In my experience those kind of nipple wrenches...

In my experience those kind of nipple wrenches are best at rounding off the nipples you are trying to tighten. Park Tool and others make very nice wrenches to fit a single nipple size well.
And,...
03-26-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By dsbrantjr

They are to give your hands an alternate grip...

They are to give your hands an alternate grip position.
03-26-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By dsbrantjr

The adjuster also helps avoid chewing up the wire...

The adjuster also helps avoid chewing up the wire by clamping it repeatedly.
03-25-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By dsbrantjr

What possible advantage would be gained by...

What possible advantage would be gained by realigning a caliper which is not rubbing anything? Never Fix A Running Piece.
03-25-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 214
Posted By dsbrantjr

There is both the cable adjustment which adjusts...

There is both the cable adjustment which adjusts the moving pad and a pad adjustment which adjusts the fixed pad. You should adjust both to compensate for wear on both pads. Adjusting the cable...
03-25-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By dsbrantjr

You might consider having your derailleur hanger...

You might consider having your derailleur hanger aligned for best performance.
03-24-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By dsbrantjr

I use brake and shift cables with die-drawn inner...

I use brake and shift cables with die-drawn inner wires and lined housings, usually Shimano or Jagwire. You will need brake cables for brakes of course, and while your friction shifters can use any...
03-23-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 176
Posted By dsbrantjr

What was the failure mode? Many FDs have pretty...

What was the failure mode? Many FDs have pretty strong springs, IME. But of course cable/housing friction can also be problems.
03-23-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By dsbrantjr

Here is a good calculator to compare between...

Here is a good calculator to compare between different setups, both graphically and numerically: https://www.kstoerz.com/gearcalc/compare/
03-22-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By dsbrantjr

Yep, sometimes additional compression can...

Yep, sometimes additional compression can actually enlarge the file size of an efficiently-compressed file slightly.
03-22-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By dsbrantjr

You should adjust the lower limit screw to...

You should adjust the lower limit screw to provide a 1mm or so clearance between the chain and derailleur cage when in small front big rear combination then leave it alone. You adjust the indexing...
03-22-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By dsbrantjr

If you have sufficient derailleur throw you can...

If you have sufficient derailleur throw you can use thin (I think 0.4-0,6mm is the thinnest) chain ring spacers to move the big ring outboard a bit. I needed to do this when I replaced the big ring...
03-22-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By dsbrantjr

If your old chain was very worn it may have worn...

If your old chain was very worn it may have worn the cassette to the point where it does not mesh well with the new chain. If chain lubrication and a slight derailleur indexing adjustment (leave the...
03-22-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By dsbrantjr

That small amount of wobble or nutation actually,...

That small amount of wobble or nutation actually, should not be an issue.
03-21-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By dsbrantjr

Well, you shouldn't need to do anything with...

Well, you shouldn't need to do anything with limit screws unless something on your bike changes, but since you have you will need to get them readjusted properly. I would suggest following this...
03-21-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By dsbrantjr

Why don't you try putting your current and...

Why don't you try putting your current and proposed gear trains into this calculator and see how they stack up? https://www.kstoerz.com/gearcalc/compare/
40 or 42 teeth gets you into the 16-17...
03-20-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 527
Posted By dsbrantjr

That'll buff right out!

That'll buff right out!
03-20-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By dsbrantjr

Nail polish works well and will not be obvious...

Nail polish works well and will not be obvious where your damage is located. Stores tend to be pretty good about letting you bring your bike in to match the color.
03-19-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By dsbrantjr

Clean the mating surfaces of the bolts, nuts,...

Clean the mating surfaces of the bolts, nuts, rings and spider, sparingly lubricate only the male threads of the bolts with grease or Tef-Gel, hold the nut with the appropriate tool and apply 70~95...
03-19-20, 03:59 PM
03-18-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By dsbrantjr

This would be my solution.

This would be my solution.
03-17-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By dsbrantjr

Pushing the pin out worked fine on chains from...

Pushing the pin out worked fine on chains from the 5-speed era. The pin on a modern chain has the ends peened over to hold it in place. Pushing out the pin shears off the peened part and enlarges...
03-17-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By dsbrantjr

A new chain should come with the appropriate...

A new chain should come with the appropriate missing link. I avoid using
chains which use the "special joining links".
03-16-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 488
Posted By dsbrantjr

How about Dawn liquid in hot water after wiping...

How about Dawn liquid in hot water after wiping the heavy crud off with cloth?
03-16-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By dsbrantjr

I have one with a thin pin and a 1/2" socket...

I have one with a thin pin and a 1/2" socket drive to use with my torque wrench, which I highly recommend. I put a bar clamp across wrench, tool and axle to keep the tool from popping loose and to...
03-16-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 496
Posted By dsbrantjr

Here is a calculator you can use to compare two...

Here is a calculator you can use to compare two gearing schemes side-by-side, both graphically and numerically, to see how they stack up: https://www.kstoerz.com/gearcalc/compare/
Going from a 34...
03-16-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By dsbrantjr

Chainrings and clutched derailleurs are not...

Chainrings and clutched derailleurs are not exclusive of chain guides; they can be used in combination. I am a fan of belt-and-suspenders approaches.
03-15-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By dsbrantjr

A large box end wrench padded with leather might...

A large box end wrench padded with leather might make an effective lever to nudge the spider arm back into line. Assuming a steel frame you could use a dial indicator on a magnetic base to monitor...
03-15-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By dsbrantjr

Thanks for the feedback. So many times we make...

Thanks for the feedback. So many times we make recommendations and never hear whether, or how, they worked out.
03-15-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By dsbrantjr

I think you might have better luck with them...

I think you might have better luck with them making good on the recall if you can convince the seller, the original owner, to make the claim.
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