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09-17-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 359
Posted By HillRider

Measure your current spindle from end to end. If...

Measure your current spindle from end to end. If it uses crank fixing bolts, measure the overall length. If it uses nuts, measure from the bottoms of the threaded ends. A cartridge matching that...
09-17-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By HillRider

It's hard to be sure from the picture but I think...

It's hard to be sure from the picture but I think you have the cable routed incorrectly at the clamp bolt. There is a little tab at about 8:00 (facing the bolt head) that you have the cable run...
09-15-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 711
Posted By HillRider

Campy also uses plastic retainers in their hubs.

Campy also uses plastic retainers in their hubs.
09-15-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 217
Posted By HillRider

ETRTO is the European Tire and Rim Technical...

ETRTO is the European Tire and Rim Technical Organization. ETRTO was the organization that brought standard nomenclature and defined sizes to the chaos of bicycle wheel and rim sizing in the past. A...
09-14-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By HillRider

My equally old HPX has a black rubber reversible...

My equally old HPX has a black rubber reversible (presta/Schrader) insert in the head that still seems pliable enough to work. I expect the kit you are considering is just that insert. Probably...
09-14-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 711
Posted By HillRider

There is no surface treatment for the steel balls...

There is no surface treatment for the steel balls used in bike bearings. They are generally a chrome steel alloy that is susceptible to rust. They are through hardened, not plated, and polished to a...
09-14-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By HillRider

On one bike I have an 8-speed 105 GS rear...

On one bike I have an 8-speed 105 GS rear derailleur (RD-1056) on an otherwise all 10-speed drivetrain (crank, shifters, cassette, chain) and it shifts just fine.
09-13-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By HillRider

A) You enlarge the holes in the cable stops to...

A) You enlarge the holes in the cable stops to clear a long #10 or M5 bolt and secure the other end with a nut. B) Concave cable stops can become flat cable stops by judicious application of a file...
09-13-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By HillRider

A sharp wood chisel is ideal for this. They are ...

A sharp wood chisel is ideal for this. They are flat on one side and ground to a shallow bevel on the other that meet in a very thin edge. It's ideal for driving under the edge of the crown race...
09-13-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 168
Posted By HillRider

That is correct, the downtube shifter mounting...

That is correct, the downtube shifter mounting bosses were removed or just fell off when the threaded rod failed or unscrewed. You can fasten a pair of Shimano downtube cable stops through the...
09-13-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 448
Posted By HillRider

You are going to have to reset the shifting no...

You are going to have to reset the shifting no matter what new rear derailleur you get, even a duplicate of the trashed one. You will have to set the low and high limit screws and then adjust the...
09-12-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By HillRider

Have you set the high limit screws correctly? I...

Have you set the high limit screws correctly? I have road triple cranks and road triple derailleurs on all four of my bikes and not one has the slightest problem shifting to the big chainring. This...
09-12-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,328
Posted By HillRider

Again, I have no idea how you are having so much...

Again, I have no idea how you are having so much difficulty installing the majority of the tire on the rim by hand and why you do so much damage. I really think you need someone to demonstrate...
09-12-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 244
Posted By HillRider

Your frame is most likely spaced 126 mm since it...

Your frame is most likely spaced 126 mm since it is 7-speed. It will have to fit a 130mm OLD (over locknut dimension) hub to accept any cassette above 8-speed and you can't safely cold set (i.e....
09-11-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,328
Posted By HillRider

I don't think you realize how a tire jack is...

I don't think you realize how a tire jack is used. Bike tires are supposed to be seated by hand as far a possible before the jack is used to seat the last relatively small section. I've never dealt...
09-11-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By HillRider

Perhaps the play is in the hub bearings. Can...

Perhaps the play is in the hub bearings. Can they be adjusted?
09-11-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By HillRider

You face a threaded bottom bracket to assure the...

You face a threaded bottom bracket to assure the thread in cups have flat and parallel surfaces to tighten against. Most non-threaded bottom brackets use pressed-in bearings and the outside faces of...
09-10-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 711
Posted By HillRider

Even if a bit dull, the cage will continue to...

Even if a bit dull, the cage will continue to work fine. Just be careful popping out and replacing the balls so you don't distort the cage. BTW, the balls and cage were not stainless steel.
09-09-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By HillRider

My experience exactly. I have 27,000 and 28,000...

My experience exactly. I have 27,000 and 28,000 miles on the cranks on my two most ridden bikes and they are still running and shifting well. I ride mostly in the "big" (50T) chainring and that...
09-08-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By HillRider

Chainrings are pretty tolerant of wear as the...

Chainrings are pretty tolerant of wear as the chain is "applied" to them under tension so they are much less likely to skip than equally worn cogs. Typically, they are also larger and with more...
09-08-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By HillRider

If you used a citrus degreaser (i.e. water based)...

If you used a citrus degreaser (i.e. water based) be sure you dry out the freehub body's interior completely before lubing it with anything. I expect that will require a couple of hours in a warm,...
09-08-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,184
Posted By HillRider

The last generations of both Ultegra and Tiagra...

The last generations of both Ultegra and Tiagra triples had the granny chainring bolted to the middle chainring like the old TA cranks. The granny bolt circle was about 92 mm and a 30T chainring is...
09-08-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 320
Posted By HillRider

What is your rear dropout spacing? If you have a...

What is your rear dropout spacing? If you have a 126 mm OLD frame and hub but have a 135 mm OLD skewer, it would not be threaded far enough to tighten.
09-07-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By HillRider

You can make the older, smaller press-screw crank...

You can make the older, smaller press-screw crank pullers work with HT1 (Octalink) or ISIS spindles by inserting a dime or similar size washer into the crank after the fixing bolt has been removed to...
09-06-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By HillRider

That was the common design a few years ago with...

That was the common design a few years ago with the granny chainring having its own bolt circle on the crank spider. Also, granny rings just about never have any shifting enhancements or shaped...
09-06-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,163
Posted By HillRider

Yeah, I heard him and also caught the error. As...

Yeah, I heard him and also caught the error. As noted, math isn't everyone's field of expertise.
09-04-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 584
Posted By HillRider

Because there are two types of rotor mounts,...

Because there are two types of rotor mounts, 6-bolt and centerlock. The rotor needs to match the mounting method although there are adapters to allow a 6-bolt rotor to mount on a centerlock hub.
09-04-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By HillRider

Not a problem. Modern 8-speed chains work just...

Not a problem. Modern 8-speed chains work just fine on older 6 and 7-speed freewheels and cassettes.
09-04-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By HillRider

A front end accident severe enough to ruin the...

A front end accident severe enough to ruin the front wheel was also likely to have damaged either the headset or bent the steerer tube inside the headtube. I'd pull the fork and check the alignment...
09-02-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 687
Posted By HillRider

I did just that and came to the conclusion I...

I did just that and came to the conclusion I posted.
09-02-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 687
Posted By HillRider

Not that hard really. If you take a straight...

Not that hard really. If you take a straight edge and lay it along the centerline of the headtubes in both of the photos of your bike, the line passes a fair bit behind the forks' dropouts showing a...
09-02-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 687
Posted By HillRider

If the fork is Aluminum it is definitely a...

If the fork is Aluminum it is definitely a throw-away. Aluminum does not respond well to being bent and is more prone to failure if it is.

If the fork is steel it can be straightened if the...
09-01-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By HillRider

+1. I've successfully installed several headsets...

+1. I've successfully installed several headsets using just this kind of homemade tool. Unless you plan to install numerous headsets and on a regular basis buying a dedicated shop quality tool is...
09-01-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By HillRider

+1 I also expect this is your problem. You have...

+1 I also expect this is your problem. You have to upshift the rear shifter several times to assure the shifter is in it's most "relaxed" position and the cable is extended as fully as possible. ...
08-31-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,328
Posted By HillRider

Is a tire bead jack worth having? Absolutely yes....

Is a tire bead jack worth having? Absolutely yes. They are a huge advantage when seating tight tires.

The Koolstop tire jack is definitely the one to get. I have one and it's great. I did a Google...
08-31-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By HillRider

Another option: Have the headtube of the new...

Another option: Have the headtube of the new frame milled to accept 30.2 mm ISO cups and buy an all-ISO headset.
08-30-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By HillRider

Another component that requires two of the same...

Another component that requires two of the same spanners is the Dura Ace FH-7700 rear freehub. The locknuts are not the common 17 mm hex nuts but round nuts with a serrated outer face and cone...
08-30-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 876
Posted By HillRider

Go back to that video and see how he did it. I...

Go back to that video and see how he did it. I don't have any idea how you can fit a large steerer without replacing the headtube.

Edit: I found what I believe is his video and he specifically...
08-28-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By HillRider

Sure, you could use full length housing zip-tied...

Sure, you could use full length housing zip-tied in place. Use good quality lined housing and good die drawn cables to minimize friction. An option is to find some clamp-on cable stops to minimize...
08-28-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By HillRider

No guessing needed. That Trek 400 certainly has...

No guessing needed. That Trek 400 certainly has a 68 mm BSA threaded bottom bracket. I had an '83 version and it was BSA threaded.
08-27-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 684
Posted By HillRider

I have two Litespeed road bikes that came with...

I have two Litespeed road bikes that came with Easton EC90SLX all-carbon forks. I purchased them in 2006 and both are still going strong with 54,000 and 51,000 miles respectively. They are very...
08-27-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,082
Posted By HillRider

Yes, it probably could work but I see two...

Yes, it probably could work but I see two potential problems:

1. You would have to cut the tubing to length and slip it over the bars before the brake levers or brifters were installed. Also you...
08-26-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,082
Posted By HillRider

I also tried Silicone tape and went back to...

I also tried Silicone tape and went back to electrical tape. The silicone tape tends to curl and move if one of your hand positions is near the stem. Another vote for premium electrical tape (3M)...
08-25-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,082
Posted By HillRider

Many (most?) mechanics begin the wrapping at the...

Many (most?) mechanics begin the wrapping at the bar ends and wrap toward the stem and then finish and anchored with a wrap or two of "finishing tape". That way the overlapping layers have their...
08-25-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By HillRider

The reason the cables said "not for Campagnolo"...

The reason the cables said "not for Campagnolo" is that Campy shifters in particular and brake levers to a lesser extent require a slightly smaller cable end barrel than Shimano and SRAM. Using...
08-24-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 536
Posted By HillRider

If you pick the wrong frame and components, you...

If you pick the wrong frame and components, you will get great disappointment. Do your homework before buying anything.
08-24-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By HillRider

The general rule when you are replacing loose...

The general rule when you are replacing loose balls is to fill the race completely full and then remove one or two balls. Also, if the top race is adjusted properly, how can the balls even move...
08-24-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By HillRider

My 1992 Trek MTB came with 26x2.25 tires and I...

My 1992 Trek MTB came with 26x2.25 tires and I later "roadified" it with 26x1.25" smooth tires successfully.
08-24-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 698
Posted By HillRider

Hows bad is the damage? If it's just the lead...

Hows bad is the damage? If it's just the lead thread you may be able to "chase" it by threading the pedal in from the back side of the crank arm.
08-23-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By HillRider

I have lockrings from a Campy Chorus 10-speed...

I have lockrings from a Campy Chorus 10-speed rear hub and the threads mike 1.060" or 26.92 (nominally 27 mm) in diameter. That should be the lockring you need for your Record hub too.

If I...
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