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03-07-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 399
Posted By HillRider

Shimano's most recent but discontinued 10-speed...

Shimano's most recent but discontinued 10-speed FC-5703 105 triple crank was the last one to have a separate 74mm BCD for the granny chainring and that gives you the ability to replace the 30T with...
03-06-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 107
Posted By HillRider

If the bike currently has an 8-speed cassette...

If the bike currently has an 8-speed cassette (and had a 9-speed in the past) then the rear dropout spacing is 130 mm and the frame will accept a road 10/11-speed freehub.
03-04-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 711
Posted By HillRider

I doubt it. I have a '96 Catalyst (identical...

I doubt it. I have a '96 Catalyst (identical downtube decals, btw) and a '05 Firenze and I don't think 28 tires will fit either. Even 25s would be marginal depending on the make and model of the...
03-03-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 844
Posted By HillRider

And cars with no seat belts and ungrounded...

And cars with no seat belts and ungrounded electric appliances, and table saws without blade guards and carbon tet as a spot remover and.... you get the idea. The answer is that quite a few people...
03-03-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 844
Posted By HillRider

Yes you can and it's is an effective degreaser. ...

Yes you can and it's is an effective degreaser. It also an EXTREMELY flammable, explosive and toxic solvent and should NEVER be used for that purpose. Kerosene, or better yet Odorless Mineral...
03-02-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By HillRider

Radial lacing uses slightly shorter and slightly...

Radial lacing uses slightly shorter and slightly lighter spokes than 2X and 2X uses slightly shorter spokes than 3X. The weight differences are trivial but there are those who agonize over the...
03-01-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By HillRider

Sell the bike to someone shorter. :thumb:

Sell the bike to someone shorter. :thumb:
02-28-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By HillRider

The Octalink V1 bottom bracket in 118.5 mm width...

The Octalink V1 bottom bracket in 118.5 mm width was used with the FC-6503 Triple crank. For the FC-6500 double crank the length was 109.5 mm. Those particular bbs were only available in those two...
02-28-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,423
Posted By HillRider

Yep, real Zombie thread but as long as it's...

Yep, real Zombie thread but as long as it's back.... One problem with the "external" headset cups is that the headtube may not project above the top tube or below the downtube enough for the cups...
02-27-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 522
Posted By HillRider

I agree on avoiding glue or grease but Frame...

I agree on avoiding glue or grease but Frame Saver or Amsoil HDMP (exactly the same thing but cheaper) are excellent rust and corrosion preventatives that spray in as a thin liquid and dry to a waxy...
02-26-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By HillRider

There is no way to see how "fatigued" that frame...

There is no way to see how "fatigued" that frame is just by appearance as fatigue failures in aluminum give almost no warning. Obviously by the time you see a crack, it's game over.

That...
02-26-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By HillRider

Aluminum doesn't fatigue with time, only with...

Aluminum doesn't fatigue with time, only with miles and use. If that bike has a lot of riding time, particularly with a heavy rider and on rough roads or trails, I'd be a concerned. If it hasn't...
02-24-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By HillRider

What is the make and year of your bike? A...

What is the make and year of your bike? A cottered crank probably dates it from the 70's at the latest and before English bottom bracket threading was nearly universal. If the bike is a Raleigh...
02-24-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By HillRider

If it is 1" threadless, Cane Creek's 40 is one of...

If it is 1" threadless, Cane Creek's 40 is one of the few headsets available in that configuration.
02-24-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By HillRider

It sort of does. That's an "aero" seatpost and...

It sort of does. That's an "aero" seatpost and the remaining lower saddle clamp is adjustable for setback making it unique to that bike. Unless the OP can find the OEM missing parts, your...
02-24-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 276
Posted By HillRider

+1 on either the Cane Creek 40-series or Velo...

+1 on either the Cane Creek 40-series or Velo Orange's Gran Cru headsets. Both are reasonably priced and have good sealed cartridge bearing. The Gran Cru has a "split" crown race which allows...
02-23-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By HillRider

I believe the chain is actually too short and is...

I believe the chain is actually too short and is pulling the cage too close to the big cog. Did you duplicate the original chain's length when you installed the new one? Is it a new freewheel with a...
02-23-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By HillRider

I also tried it a while ago and came to the same...

I also tried it a while ago and came to the same conclusion. It did wrap neatly and looked good initially but the edges curled up when I placed my hands on the tops near the stem and it got ragged...
02-23-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By HillRider

​​​​​​Any bike shop should have a spare lying...

​​​​​​Any bike shop should have a spare lying around or even give or sell you a complete skewer. BTW, the threading on most qr skewers is M5x0.8mm and is close but not identical to #10-32.
02-23-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By HillRider

Duplicate post. Sorry

Duplicate post. Sorry
02-22-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By HillRider

That's true but Tektro's OEM pads are pretty...

That's true but Tektro's OEM pads are pretty poor. Kool Stop's Salmon "Dura" pads are far better and should fit the Tektro pad holders.
02-22-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By HillRider

Why would new springs help? All the springs do...

Why would new springs help? All the springs do is center the skewer to make it easier to install the wheel in the dropouts. They do nothing to adjust the skewer length.


I don't think a spoke...
02-21-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By HillRider

The Tektro caliper brakes I have (R539) do use...

The Tektro caliper brakes I have (R539) do use the same insert pads as Shimano caliper brakes.
02-21-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By HillRider

There is nothing systematically wrong with KMC...

There is nothing systematically wrong with KMC chains. I've had good service from them and they also make some of Shimano's chains. Apparently you got a, presumably rare, defective one.
02-21-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By HillRider

Just reinstall the cups and forget about it. No...

Just reinstall the cups and forget about it. No harm done. Did the crown race seat normally or was it too easy to seat? If you really have a JIS headset (27.0 mm) the crown race would be oversize...
02-20-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By HillRider

I measured the diameter of the unthreaded part of...

I measured the diameter of the unthreaded part of two skewers I have and they were 0.195" (4.95mm) and 0.198" (5.02mm) so I think they would take nearly full height threads. That said, even if the...
02-20-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 560
Posted By HillRider

I looked at a couple of 130 mm skewers I have in...

I looked at a couple of 130 mm skewers I have in my parts box and, while they will go narrower than a 130 mm hub requires they don't seem to have enough threads to get to 120. You might have better...
02-20-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 292
Posted By HillRider

Why are you so fixated on which is harder to...

Why are you so fixated on which is harder to move? Given the weight and extra drag I have to think neither style would make any difference.

A differential allows one driven wheel to rotate at a...
02-20-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 292
Posted By HillRider

If both wheels are driven, the freewheel only...

If both wheels are driven, the freewheel only allows both to freewheel while coasting but, if it has a solid axle, that would not allow one wheel to rotate at a different speed than the other. Each...
02-20-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,176
Posted By HillRider

I'm going to make one more comment then stay out...

I'm going to make one more comment then stay out of this soon to be heated thread. Equating Campy to Ferrari is quite unfair to Campy. Both are expensive but that's all they have in common. Campy...
02-20-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 292
Posted By HillRider

I didn't see one either and, yes, that is the...

I didn't see one either and, yes, that is the Nexus hub. It does seem to be an awkward and excessively complex design. Front steering, even if it has two front wheels and requires Ackerman...
02-19-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,176
Posted By HillRider

I had one bike with a complete 2006 Chorus...

I had one bike with a complete 2006 Chorus 10-speed group and another identical frame set with 2006 Ultegra 10-speed. I must be too insensitive but if the Campy components were better than the...
02-19-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By HillRider

Are you sure you are not hearing the ratchet in...

Are you sure you are not hearing the ratchet in the freewheel or freehub? Some freehubs (Campagnolo, Chris King, etc.) are very noisy when spun and can be heard while riding, think angry bees. ...
02-19-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By HillRider

New rear wheel, new cassette, new chain, rear new...

New rear wheel, new cassette, new chain, rear new shifter, possibly a new chainring and/or a new crank. 10-speed will work with your current rear derailleur unless you go for too large a big cog. 11...
02-18-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 940
Posted By HillRider

A flexible vinyl or rubber office chair mat or...

A flexible vinyl or rubber office chair mat or hall runner is cheap, sturdy, easy to clean, and rolls up when not in use. They are available from Amazon, Home Depot, Walmart, etc. in a variety of...
02-18-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By HillRider

No, at least not well. The M280's are MTB-style...

No, at least not well. The M280's are MTB-style calipers and require "linear pull", i.e. long pull levers. STIs are all short pull levers and won't have enough cable pull to operate the brakes...
02-17-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By HillRider

If it wasn't tightened with a torque wrench it a...

If it wasn't tightened with a torque wrench it a very good chance it wasn't tightened nearly enough. The recommended torque is in the range of 40 to 45 Nm and that's MUCH tighter than you think and...
02-16-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By HillRider

Whether you can keep your old bottom bracket or...

Whether you can keep your old bottom bracket or not depends entirely on the new model crank you choose. Unless it uses the exact same bottom bracket, you may have no choice. I run my bottom...
02-16-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By HillRider

Yes, your shoes are far enough away but the...

Yes, your shoes are far enough away but the proximity of the bar tape and the cable housings are going to make a "not quite a match" pretty obvious. As Andy noted, any color of bar tape except black...
02-16-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By HillRider

Well, there is no "gear changing" to consider...

Well, there is no "gear changing" to consider since this is a fixed gear and the chainline should have no angularity.
02-16-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By HillRider

They are functionally the same and completely...

They are functionally the same and completely interchangeable. Given that they have the same exact model number they should be identical as Shimano doesn't have annual changes.
02-15-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 432
Posted By HillRider

Aligned properly a fixed gear chainline should...

Aligned properly a fixed gear chainline should always be straight between the chainring and cog so there should be no side loading on the chainring to cause flex. I also think 2mm should be adequate.
02-14-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 844
Posted By HillRider

Years ago Buhl Planetarium here in Pittsburgh...

Years ago Buhl Planetarium here in Pittsburgh had, as one of its scientific displays, a bicycle powered generator that had the rear tire driving a friction roller. It was wired to a panel board with...
02-14-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By HillRider

I didn't know the Syzr ever got into production. ...

I didn't know the Syzr ever got into production. I remember seeing the "coming soon" announcements on Speedplay's website but "soon" seemed to go on forever and I stopped checking. As I mentioned,...
02-13-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By HillRider

I'm aware of the Wahoo buy-out but, since...

I'm aware of the Wahoo buy-out but, since companies don't usually drop profitable products, I wonder how well those discontinued pedals were selling. Perhaps Wahoo just did a needed house cleaning. ...
02-13-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By HillRider

I was a big Speedplay Frog fan and rode with them...

I was a big Speedplay Frog fan and rode with them for many years and probably 100,000 miles. However the spotty availability and ever increasing prices finally converted me to Shimano SPDs. I was a...
02-12-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By HillRider

So did the Trek- built Kleins from the late...

So did the Trek- built Kleins from the late 1990's. There was a thin threaded rod that passed through the bosses and the downtube along with double sided tape to hold the bosses in place. The rod...
02-11-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 481
Posted By HillRider

Vegnbikes and I agree most heartily on this one. ...

Vegnbikes and I agree most heartily on this one. I have Genenalle 10-speed brake/shifters on three bikes and absolutely love them. I use their Microshift-sourced shift levers on two bikes and...
02-10-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By HillRider

Do you really want them gone permanently and what...

Do you really want them gone permanently and what type of brake are you going to replace them with? Be certain The world is full of bikes that have been permanently altered and then, after it's too...
02-09-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By HillRider

I have a Dura Ace rear hub with 74,000 miles and...

I have a Dura Ace rear hub with 74,000 miles and is on its third rim. The cones, races and freehub body are all original and still in excellent condition. It would have been foolish not to reuse this...
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