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12-07-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By KCT1986

If these are the ST-6510, there's someone who...

If these are the ST-6510, there's someone who sells 3D printed front covers on ebay, $20+/pair.
Original replacements parts (cover, hoods, levers) are hard to find since it's so long OOP.
10-15-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,058
Posted By KCT1986

Pic of FD from about the vintage of the OP. Some...

Pic of FD from about the vintage of the OP. Some of the FDs from the 1990s had the adjuster as outlined below to increase return spring tension. Little known feature and not always in the user...
10-14-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,058
Posted By KCT1986

It appears, based on the second photo by the OP,...

It appears, based on the second photo by the OP, that this FD has an adjuster for the spring tension. It's the allen bolt next to the inner cage, right above the chain in the 2nd photo. Depending...
10-07-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,010
Posted By KCT1986

While doing the flush/shift, don't force the...

While doing the flush/shift, don't force the small (b) lever. It's steel part ways, with a plastic tip. Too much force can break the tip (paddle) off or put cracks in the plastic covering at the...
10-07-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By KCT1986

The M8 bolts w/1mm thread pitch is sometimes...

The M8 bolts w/1mm thread pitch is sometimes listed as "fine" thread.

A 2" length w/washer or spacers is about right. I use a 40mm length bolt with about 8mm of spacers on a 118mm BB. This is...
10-02-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 872
Posted By KCT1986

If you try the nut route, the adjusters are...

If you try the nut route, the adjusters are usually M5. The thread pitch may be non-standard. These may be fine thread, 0.5 instead of the common 0.8.
10-02-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 872
Posted By KCT1986

An earlier post said 105, is that correct? Is...

An earlier post said 105, is that correct? Is the adjuster original for this RD?

Seems that there is a notch below/alongside the screw hole. Some of the older Shimano RDs had a plastic piece...
09-24-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By KCT1986

The Octalink V1s are 7700, 6500, 5500 & M95x...

The Octalink V1s are 7700, 6500, 5500 & M95x models. These are the only 4 that I can recall. Don't think that any other maker had V1 compatible BBs. Ritchey and/or Cannondale may have cranks that...
09-24-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By KCT1986

DA & Ultegra, 105 (BB-5500) are 109.5 or 118, in...

DA & Ultegra, 105 (BB-5500) are 109.5 or 118, in 68 or 70.

The 112.5 & 116 length are XTR, M95x series, MTB. Never seen these in 70.

As far as I can recall, these are the only models that were...
09-24-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 370
Posted By KCT1986

What model of Octalink BB are you considering? ...

What model of Octalink BB are you considering?

Thought the Octalink V1s were only available in 68/73 for the 112.5 (113) MTB length.
09-21-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,815
Posted By KCT1986

They are very similar & will fit quite well. ...

They are very similar & will fit quite well. There is a small difference in the shape. The curve in the area between the "point" and the area next to the opening where you access the bar clamp bolt...
09-12-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 722
Posted By KCT1986

As an owner of Dales bikes of the same vintage,...

As an owner of Dales bikes of the same vintage, I would also say ride it a bit and decide if you're OK with how it feels before deciding to put $$ into it. Depending on the tire size/pressure and...
08-08-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,178
Posted By KCT1986

If the tire has a wire bead, (non-foldable tire),...

If the tire has a wire bead, (non-foldable tire), check that the wire bead is bent or kinked. Deflate the tire and push the bead away from the rim and inspect all around the rim. Bend to straighten...
07-31-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By KCT1986

If you try other FDs, look for ones that are...

If you try other FDs, look for ones that are designed for chainring sizes similar to your cranks. The FD-5503 triple is designed for the 52-42-30 pattern. MTB FDs in the last 20 years are designed...
07-30-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By KCT1986

Based on the symptoms, seems that there is sticky...

Based on the symptoms, seems that there is sticky pawl and/or hardened grease clogging one of the valleys between the teeth. Doing a double-shift uses a different teeth that engages properly.

My...
07-27-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By KCT1986

Bought one of these back in the '80 labeled...

Bought one of these back in the '80 labeled CyclePro. Have built/rebuilt 2 dozen wheels over the years with it. Trued many wheels with it. Works OK.

Like many lower priced, needs a dishing tool...
07-04-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,469
Posted By KCT1986

The Ebay listing is for the later models, 5510,...

The Ebay listing is for the later models, 5510, that uses 2 pieces for the name plate. The OP's pic are for earlier version that uses a small black holder upon which the cover snaps.

The later...
07-01-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By KCT1986

Yes, seems that the mismatch is the root of your...

Yes, seems that the mismatch is the root of your issue. The proper ferrule should do the trick. Get the same size as the cable, usually 4mm these days, (sometimes 4.5mm) and it should be good. ...
07-01-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By KCT1986

Are the cables and ends 4mm standard shifter...

Are the cables and ends 4mm standard shifter casing? Seems that the hole in the end look a little big and combined with the angled alignment, the wire strand of the casing is pushing through the...
07-01-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,947
Posted By KCT1986

Rema is mentioned as the preferred system. ...

Rema is mentioned as the preferred system. Couple of questions that comes to mind.

The new Rema that is supposed to be quicker. Are these the same? Just as good as the older Rema?

Park VP-1,...
06-25-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,527
Posted By KCT1986

Thanks for the info of the bike brand. I believe...

Thanks for the info of the bike brand. I believe that you have threadless type of headset, but Argon 18 uses a different setup from the more common types. They have an additional insert/converter...
06-24-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,527
Posted By KCT1986

It's not really too complicated to service a...

It's not really too complicated to service a headset, usually.

Start by IDing what you have, threadless 1 1/8" mostly now, or threaded on older/less $ bikes.

Search to see if you can find...
06-23-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By KCT1986

Per old Cinelli data, measurements: 66-156...

Per old Cinelli data, measurements:

66-156 drop, 90 reach
65-147 drop, 77 reach
64-142 drop, 78 reach
63-147 drop, 76 reach

Probably in MMs but on quite sure, or how they are measured. ...
06-16-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 751
Posted By KCT1986

Other things to check are: *Cable attachment...

Other things to check are:
*Cable attachment point, there's an arrow to mark if it goes on the inside or outside of the bolt. For the RD-6800 the SS (short cage) it's inside, for the GS (long) it's...
06-13-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 814
Posted By KCT1986

With square taper, it may "settle-in" during the...

With square taper, it may "settle-in" during the first few rides. It requires a little tightening of the crank fixing bolt.

Also check chainring bolts.
06-13-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By KCT1986

Depending on what type of STI you have, you can...

Depending on what type of STI you have, you can decide which shift positions to use, small to middle or middle to large. Then use the FD limit screw to lock-out the unused position.

The...
06-11-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,899
Posted By KCT1986

If the RD is the stock from 2003 (RD-5500 GS),...

If the RD is the stock from 2003 (RD-5500 GS), then it should be fine. I've used a RD-6500 GS, which is essentially the same with a ST-M570 9 sp shifter with no issues on a mountain bike.

You...
06-06-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By KCT1986

My tires are labeled "Performance" so probably a...

My tires are labeled "Performance" so probably a private label by CST.

Thanks for the alternate name. Also called Swiss Army from CST.
06-06-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By KCT1986

Nice find, both of them. Have tires like...

Nice find, both of them.

Have tires like your rear that I use for wet/iffy weather rides I when don't use my road bikes. Use on poor/old broken paved roads and light gravel. Slips a little...
06-06-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By KCT1986

Standard routing for the 5800 SS/GS is inside of...

Standard routing for the 5800 SS/GS is inside of the bolt. 6800SS is inside also, 6800GS is outside.

If this doesn't help, disassemble the cable adjusting barrel and inspect. Notice that the...
06-06-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By KCT1986

The screw just holds the plastic cover. The...

The screw just holds the plastic cover. The cover is largely cosmetic and serves as a dust shield & base to mount the shiny name piece.

I would leave as is. If you're worried about dust you can...
06-06-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By KCT1986

Is the model # 5800? These usually have the...

Is the model # 5800? These usually have the cable routed on the inside of the screw. Remove & see if there is a groove or an arrow mark indicating the normal routing position.

In the current...
06-05-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,521
Posted By KCT1986

Congrats, glad it worked out. Interesting...

Congrats, glad it worked out.

Interesting that the RD worked out. Guess that since you are using the low end (closer to hub) of the RD's range (because of the claw), the actuation is large enough...
06-05-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,521
Posted By KCT1986

That seems to be the Dura-ace compatible model. ...

That seems to be the Dura-ace compatible model. Marked with "8s" on the ring that says SIS/friction(?), probably under the D shaped handle in your pic. If this is the case, then the cable pull is...
06-03-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,521
Posted By KCT1986

It depends on which model these shifters are. ...

It depends on which model these shifters are. Usually these aren't marked with "Dura-ace" or "Ultegra". Common ones are:

SL-BS77-Native for 9 sp w/most Shimano or 8 sp with RD-740x series. ...
06-02-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,521
Posted By KCT1986

The ones I've seen have the model # molded into...

The ones I've seen have the model # molded into the (rubber?) padded shifter lever cover.
06-02-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,521
Posted By KCT1986

What is the model # of shifter? or is there a...

What is the model # of shifter? or is there a speed compatibility marking on it?

If they are SL-BS77, it works in index mode for 9 sp with the normal Shimano RDs. To use for 8 sp index, it...
06-01-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,757
Posted By KCT1986

Couple of comments on prior posts: "6,7, and...

Couple of comments on prior posts:

"6,7, and 8-speed systems have the same cog spacing" - This is not always the case. Although Shimano/Sram 7 & 8 are really close, 5.0 & 4.8; 6 speed can vary...
05-29-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,757
Posted By KCT1986

You can set up the shifter/RD as normal, set the...

You can set up the shifter/RD as normal, set the shifter to high position (smallest cog) and attached cable. This will put the extra click on the low end. Just need to adjust the low gear (big cog)...
05-29-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,757
Posted By KCT1986

of If I may chime in. If you get a 7 sp...

of

If I may chime in.

If you get a 7 sp Microshift shifter and use it with the RD-7400, it will shift correctly for 6 speed spacing. To shift 7 sp spacing, you will need a non-7400 series RD...
05-29-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,757
Posted By KCT1986

Dave, Thanks for sharing your experience...

Dave,

Thanks for sharing your experience about using an Accushift RD with a DA brifter. Guess that the Accushift ratios are the same as 740x DA or reasonably close.

Sometime in the future,...
05-28-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,757
Posted By KCT1986

Hey Dave, You mentioned early Accushift, do...

Hey Dave,

You mentioned early Accushift, do you know if anyone has accurately measured the shifter pull/derailleur actuation ration for these. I have an early set, Sprint 7000 series, I believe...
05-28-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,757
Posted By KCT1986

The info in the PDF is just a brief part of the...

The info in the PDF is just a brief part of the explanation. Use the URL on the top of the screen capture to read all of the info. The web site isn't mine, just something I found while doing...
05-27-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By KCT1986

Yes, 9 sp Shimano road shifters with a RD-740x...

Yes, 9 sp Shimano road shifters with a RD-740x will shift 8 sp. Extra click will be unused and needs to be blocked w/limit screw on RD. Even Duraace 9 sp was changed to have the same pull ratio as...
05-25-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,757
Posted By KCT1986

Per the attached (hope the attachment work, new...

Per the attached (hope the attachment work, new to this:)), there are a couple of option that would work. Use the URL to see full site.
Assuming that you have a 6 speed Shimano freewheel the 7...
05-21-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,148
Posted By KCT1986

Let us know what it measures. I have '85 & '86...

Let us know what it measures. I have '85 & '86 SRxxx frames and never had a problem. With tires that measure 23mm, regardless of label, I have ample room on all sides at the chainstays. The brake...
05-08-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By KCT1986

Looks to be the early aero DiaCompe lever, called...

Looks to be the early aero DiaCompe lever, called Aerocomps or Aerograndcomps. Hoods for those should be #252 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=252) . Ame also made...
04-21-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 992
Posted By KCT1986

It is good to have the stop in the dropout to...

It is good to have the stop in the dropout to provide consistent placement of the axle in relation to the RD hanger. With index shifting, the alignment of the RD to the cogs helps to provide...
04-10-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By KCT1986

The next series Tiagra, FD-4503 for triple was...

The next series Tiagra, FD-4503 for triple was also still 9 speed and should be fine.
Another upgrade would be FD-6503, Ultegra level.
Newer 105 & Ultegra (x600) series are 10 speed. Since I don't...
04-10-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By KCT1986

Welcome to the forum! Few questions for you to...

Welcome to the forum!
Few questions for you to clear-up and hopefully others will be along to help you.
Is the # 4408 or 4403?
Overall does the bike seem to have mostly Tiagra parts? Shifters,...
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