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04-08-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By sch

This will be interesting. A romp through Amazon...

This will be interesting. A romp through Amazon suggests that unless you get a really large one cleaning a chainset
will require rotating same several times to get at all sides and best you...
04-07-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By sch

What euro sources have you looked at? It might...

What euro sources have you looked at? It might be worth looking/querying such as https://derailleurhangerstore.co.uk
or https://hangerbike.com/en/ in France. If Alchemy would be kind enough to...
03-31-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By sch

IME with clear coat on a bike with powder coat...

IME with clear coat on a bike with powder coat color coat and PC clear coat on top, I was putting decals on
and used automotive rattle can clear coat to cover the decals, the automotive CC was quite...
03-31-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By sch

Agree with Camilo, the "CF" that I can see looks...

Agree with Camilo, the "CF" that I can see looks like an applique onto what is probably an aluminum frame. If so
then I think this is all cosmetic and of little consequence. That assumes the...
03-21-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 198
Posted By sch

Shimano is not much for small parts such as this....

Shimano is not much for small parts such as this. You could get the whole brake for $15-25 on ebay.
03-21-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By sch

Bill: for completeness you need a pix of the RD...

Bill: for completeness you need a pix of the RD cage as well to show whether the cage is not fully straightened
out by the chain in the 'big-big' position.
03-15-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By sch

Try this one: ...

Try this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zLXiNwVwDI
03-09-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By sch

I assume you are referring to "chlorine bleach"...

I assume you are referring to "chlorine bleach" or a weak sodium hypochlorite solution rather than elemental chlorine
which is a highly toxic substance. Bleach will cause a white discoloration on...
02-19-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By sch

I suspect that the cups will be removable with...

I suspect that the cups will be removable with the right tool when the time comes. But you are right, the RH cup will
not tolerate re-install based on the buggered flutes. The "threads" are not...
02-16-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By sch

Looking at the center of the rotors, they clearly...

Looking at the center of the rotors, they clearly mount differently with the bottom coarsely splined a la cassette
type splines and the top with a finer sawtooth mount. So the hub disc mount would...
02-16-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By sch

Consider using loktite on the set screw to better...

Consider using loktite on the set screw to better secure it in place before reassembly, just a bit
not slathered. Presume the set screw is for a hub with sealed bearings?
02-14-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 982
Posted By sch

You realize a fairly athletic youthful human is...

You realize a fairly athletic youthful human is good for maybe 200-250 watts to the pedals for maybe an hour or two?
Pro level outputs are on the order of 400+ watts for 30-60 minutes at the top...
02-14-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By sch

BUMMER I have 3 sets of Frogs and now a brief...

BUMMER I have 3 sets of Frogs and now a brief search for (even before Wahoo, $$$) cleats shows no options.
Guess when the small number of cleats I have left wear out the pedals get chunked. ...
02-04-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By sch

Timing chains last 3-5x as long as the derailler...

Timing chains last 3-5x as long as the derailler chain on a tandem. It does not matter what kind of chain you
use. 5-6spd chains are fine but 8-9spd are also fine as are 10 or 11 spd chains. The...
01-31-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By sch

Might be worth checking with any local...

Might be worth checking with any local Specialized dealers and/or Specialized website for adapters for the entry
area designed for wire pull RD instead of Di2 RD. Seems likely Specialized was aware...
01-30-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 628
Posted By sch

Been using innominata, 3M and a few Harbor...

Been using innominata, 3M and a few Harbor Freight kit zips for 25 yrs on my bikes. Never had a failure yet. I use white
on my Ti or natural Al parts and black on the black bike. With cable changes...
01-27-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By sch

Andrew refers to the normal pawl/ratchet sound...

Andrew refers to the normal pawl/ratchet sound when coasting any rear wheel makes (unless fixie wheel). So the OP
needs to distinguish the expected sound from what they think they are hearing that...
01-27-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By sch

Google pops up this discussion:...

Google pops up this discussion: https://forums.thepaceline.net/printthread.php?t=122676

From a google: [carbon forks compression plug torque specs] Several mfgs referenced in addition with manuals.
01-25-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,162
Posted By sch

IF I were thinking of the CF route, filling the...

IF I were thinking of the CF route, filling the slot with a piece of sheet aluminum stuck in place would reduce potential
for flex and then a $30-40 CF repair kit from amazon/ebay would be a start....
01-23-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By sch

Down tube not accessible internally for expander...

Down tube not accessible internally for expander approach, so options more expensive than coffeesnob suggests would be
dent removal car repair place. This would involve tack welding pulling rods to...
01-21-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,162
Posted By sch

Presumably aluminum frame? Recent thread about...

Presumably aluminum frame? Recent thread about Al frame rear dropout joint to chaintube crack fixed with weld and
"so far so good" after some months but bike was used on trainer only. Welding...
01-19-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By sch

I once dealt with a frame with no brazed on...

I once dealt with a frame with no brazed on bosses and when the OEM clampon shifters on the DT were replaced with 8 spd variants
in the late '90s I found it expedient to drill a small hole on the...
01-11-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By sch

But why go cheap, only $50 instead of $750... ...

But why go cheap, only $50 instead of $750...

ref to Rotor being even prouder of their cassettes than SRAM is of its Reds
01-09-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 704
Posted By sch

capnjonny: reminds me of the '70s, kind of...

capnjonny: reminds me of the '70s, kind of enjoyed taking bike apart to its smallest component parts (except freewheels/deraillers) and
cleaning last bit of greasy dirt off, then polishing...
01-09-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By sch

Depends on the tape and how irregular the rim...

Depends on the tape and how irregular the rim surface is, all the tapes I have seen designated as abrasion/impact resistant
are relatively stiff and thicker so not so good for air tight sealing of...
12-30-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,423
Posted By sch

KMC is a Taiwanese company that extensively...

KMC is a Taiwanese company that extensively manufactures in China so provenance is correct. As to fakes on Taobao, guaranteed, as it is an omnium
compendium chinese outlet. So is the chain a fake?...
12-29-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 19,350
Posted By sch

rekmeyata: you may not have noted the date on...

rekmeyata: you may not have noted the date on that post by gubawatts just over 14 yrs ago.......
12-28-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By sch

Resting HR ~62-65 before metoprolol, dropped to...

Resting HR ~62-65 before metoprolol, dropped to ~55 or so on 12.5mg with no noticeable effect on riding. More
recently started noticing skips and rapid rate events, monitor for 2 weeks suggests...
12-28-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By sch

If on the other hand you are talking about the...

If on the other hand you are talking about the chain wheels on the cranks, then the bike will not have any problems at
all with using 3x7 chainwheels on a 3x6 crank if that is what you ask about.
12-24-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By sch

If it is from the '80s that would suggest an...

If it is from the '80s that would suggest an incandescent or variant (halogen) bulb, not LED so AC would
be enough, DC optional. Be aware that small plugin transformers tend to be rated for a...
Forum: Recumbent
12-24-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,945
Posted By sch

Perhaps but it was clear that the Ti machine has...

Perhaps but it was clear that the Ti machine has a round tube with the axle having a through threading out the opposite
side from the mid drive cassette, where the steel machine had a square tube...
12-20-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By sch

The 39t small chain ring is the smallest that...

The 39t small chain ring is the smallest that will fit on that crank. You could probably rummage up a 50t chain ring to swap
for the 53 but only a new R crank with a smaller BCD will allow a...
12-17-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,142
Posted By sch

Part of the problem is the heart association...

Part of the problem is the heart association keeps revising down the level of 'acceptable' BP. Where for non geriatrics below 140 was
felt to be great, then it was below 130 a few years ago and now...
12-16-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By sch

Charger is separate, plugs in via connector on...

Charger is separate, plugs in via connector on 910 barend junction so need a 110v in US wall outlet to plug charger into
and that the bike can be close to. From this search you can look at some...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,514
Posted By sch

Looking at the higher end, pro tour bikes run in...

Looking at the higher end, pro tour bikes run in the $10-14k range and are, for most of us imperceptibly different from
what are sold in the $5-7k range, maybe 500g lighter. Then compare what you...
12-12-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By sch

If you had access to a MIG welder or a friend...

If you had access to a MIG welder or a friend with one, weld a slightly smaller nut to the stripped nut and
use a wrench to get it off. Replacement "T" nuts are available for this type mount....
12-12-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By sch

super glue 'might' work, but tape won't fit...

super glue 'might' work, but tape won't fit through the housing. To echo rhenning, if pushing the cables through results
in fraying/unraveling use the old RD cable for the FD and get a new RD...
12-11-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,084
Posted By sch

Since gates belts are available in a limited # of...

Since gates belts are available in a limited # of sizes, I assume you are coordinating your build with manufacturer
who can do the slightly dicey math of 4 separate belts and bottom brackets. This...
Forum: Recumbent
12-10-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,945
Posted By sch

Brief follow up to mmatarella post: after some...

Brief follow up to mmatarella post: after some back and forth emails, it developed that his steel Rotator needed a
different mid drive axle length from the Ti rotator I have and he elected not to...
12-05-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By sch

Shimano forced a big change in the grupo market...

Shimano forced a big change in the grupo market where one package had cassette, brakes, brifters, RD/FD and cables
chainset and chain for a package price and then shut down the Euro to US supply...
12-02-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By sch

As above, or google on bicycle plastic shim...

As above, or google on bicycle plastic shim strips for mounts for some options. If you have been around the block
a few times you will have a bunch of these from prior computer/rear light/bar light...
12-01-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By sch

I suspect $1100 is the lower end of costs but it...

I suspect $1100 is the lower end of costs but it should be under $1500. Covid has made finding all the parts needed a bit
dicey. I have also done two conversions, one in 2013 when 10spd Ultegra Di2...
11-28-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 730
Posted By sch

My Teledyne Titan CP Ti frame built in '76 hung...

My Teledyne Titan CP Ti frame built in '76 hung in the basement fully assembled from ~'79 to '00 when I took it down and rebuilt
it with modern drive train. The aluminum seat post slid right out...
11-27-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,468
Posted By sch

My preferred degreaser is also simple green or...

My preferred degreaser is also simple green or equivalent. Water solubility is a factor as is lack of flammability. Undiluted it
is excellent for chains/cogs/chainwheels and after most of the...
11-25-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By sch

Threading in this case: 1.25m or 20TPI are...

Threading in this case: 1.25m or 20TPI are essentially identical for threaded part lengths under 5/8". However 14M
pedal shafts are about 0.05" smaller than 9/16" pedal shafts, which means the...
11-25-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By sch

There was another recent thread about an AL bike...

There was another recent thread about an AL bike tubing crack in an adjacent area on the chain stay that the OP
welded and "so far so good" by OP report after some months, but that bike IIRC was...
11-23-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By sch

The springs are primarily to center the QR...

The springs are primarily to center the QR relative to the hub so as to facilitate replacing the wheel in the frame. So useful only
for the few seconds needed then. This site is useful for cones:...
11-22-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 709
Posted By sch

"Real" helicopter tape is sold in sizing big...

"Real" helicopter tape is sold in sizing big enough for a helicopter blade and is priced accordingly. Numerous vendors
sell variants represented as such cut down for bicycle use with entirely...
11-19-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,574
Posted By sch

A followup report after ~1000 or so miles of...

A followup report after ~1000 or so miles of riding would be appreciated. Thanks very much for the well documented repair.
I would have no real concerns about riding the frame with provisos that...
11-16-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By sch

Cable is standard generic shifter cable, of which...

Cable is standard generic shifter cable, of which 98% are the same diameter. Stainless is the best choice as it is
not much more expensive than galvanized and coated cables tend to lose their...
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