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10-21-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By Bob the Mech

Can I ask why the rear drop outs were spread to...

Can I ask why the rear drop outs were spread to 160mm when Sram XD drive rear hubs are 135mm wide (OLND) in 9mm Quick Release type, 142mm (OLND) in 12mm thru axle standard type and 148mm (OLND) in...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-18-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By cormacf

Funny you should mention that. For shorthand, I...

Funny you should mention that. For shorthand, I was going to say "Basically, a Wolverine with a slightly longer top tube." :)

Fantastic suggestion. Maybe I buy all the rest of the gear and try a...
10-12-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By dsaul

It's not too hard to find the mechanical...

It's not too hard to find the mechanical properties of 4130 steel. ASM Material Data Sheet (http://asm.matweb.com/search/SpecificMaterial.asp?bassnum=m4130r)

The real question is what kind of...
10-11-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 639
Posted By Iride01

While it's true that keeping a compressive force...

While it's true that keeping a compressive force on something like your steerer tube might make it stronger, that is absolutely what the cap, bolt and expansion plug are not designed to do. If they...
10-09-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 996
Posted By 79pmooney

This is dependent on 1) the pressure, 2) both the...

This is dependent on 1) the pressure, 2) both the thickness and material of the tube, and 3) the tube size relative to the tire.

1) is obvious. Twice the pressure, loses twice the psi per day. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-09-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 795
Posted By dsaul

The problem with IS mounts is that Shimano and...

The problem with IS mounts is that Shimano and SRAM make all of their drop bar hydro brakes in flat mount only. You can still swap them out and use an MTB post mount caliper, but they are starting...
10-05-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By yannisg

Thanks everyone for responding, and I appreciate...

Thanks everyone for responding, and I appreciate the recommendations.
The braking surface is concave so there must not be much material left.
I'm looking at a new wheel set to replace these rims....
10-04-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. I'm just giving an educated guess but the...

+1. I'm just giving an educated guess but the joint may be starting to distort due to the brake track being worn down too thin. Measure to be sure.
10-03-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By dedhed

Make sure something like the screw holding the...

Make sure something like the screw holding the cable guide on the bottom of the shell isn't causing misalignment. I had a similar problem on a Koga with internal light wiring.

Does the DS cup...
09-30-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By Papa Tom

I have a bunch of seat posts in my garage. Where...

I have a bunch of seat posts in my garage. Where do you live?
09-29-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,210
Posted By cxwrench

I was the one that made the 'no mechanical...

I was the one that made the 'no mechanical ability' comment. Sometimes people need to hear that so they realize that what they're trying to do is beyond their ability. I don't think we should shield...
09-28-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 478
Posted By HillRider

It's not a matter of not being willing to "fiddle...

It's not a matter of not being willing to "fiddle around for a day", it's a matter of not being able to source the part and not being able to repair the shifter anyway. They were never intended to...
09-28-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By Olefeller77

I think the seat tube will be fine but I would...

I think the seat tube will be fine but I would replace the measuring tape. Looks rough.
09-27-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 389
Posted By 2_i

The Dunlop/Woods thread is identical to that in...

The Dunlop/Woods thread is identical to that in Presta. I pumped tires with Dunlop valves numerous times using Presta pump heads both screw on and clamp on. Given that the connections to the pump are...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-25-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By Doug Fattic

No 1 mm makes a noticeable difference. A bit off...

No 1 mm makes a noticeable difference. A bit off in chain or seat stay length is more important that other places. That is because of the ratio of length difference between the hub width and the...
09-24-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By primov8

External battery mount. The earlier models of Di2...

External battery mount. The earlier models of Di2 and Campy EPS V1 had much larger batteries.
09-24-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By cyccommute

There arenít that many standards for O-rings. ...

There arenít that many standards for O-rings. Thereís just a lot of sizes. A good hardware store (not a big box) should be able to help.
09-18-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By dsbrantjr

Capitalization, avoidance of run-on sentences and...

Capitalization, avoidance of run-on sentences and some well-lighted and clearly focused photos might help us to understand your issue. Also, kind of brakes (caliper, cantilever, V-brakes) and model...
09-17-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
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...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-16-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,747
Posted By guy153

That looks really good! But are those bottle cage...

That looks really good! But are those bottle cage boss holes on the back of the ST in the second picture? They can be filled in but I hope the BB shell is the right way round with the left-tighty...
09-14-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By trailangel

When you get a puncture and roll the bike on the...

When you get a puncture and roll the bike on the flat tire, the tube moves around and continues to get more holes from whatever is stuck in the tire.....which might fall out in the process.
09-14-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 287
Posted By klasse

Chris King should be able to answer your...

Chris King should be able to answer your questions & tell you which parts to get. Not to dismiss any advice you are getting here, but to save you some time. They know their stuff. Whatever you get...
09-14-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 856
Posted By rosefarts

I do a bit of refurbs myself. I don't...

I do a bit of refurbs myself.

I don't consider it sacrilege to outright replace wear items. Especially since I probably spend more on beer or coffee while thinking about my solutions.

Asking on...
09-14-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By sortieavelo

No, I just greased the bearings, not the hub,...

No, I just greased the bearings, not the hub, which I oiled per video of RJ the bike guy. - Chris
09-13-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Using a flat bladed screwdriver and a...

Using a flat bladed screwdriver and a hammer/small mallet, tap on opposing ends 'til loose. Have not failed me yet.
09-12-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would suggest just installing a good road tire,...

I would suggest just installing a good road tire, lube/adjust as needed and enjoy the bike as-is. It was a fine bike when it was made, and it fits you, enjoy it for what it is.
09-11-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By 79pmooney

Shimano BBs are usually symmetric. Poor...

Shimano BBs are usually symmetric. Poor tolerances on the crank might make for a couple of mms difference in fit on the spindle. Maybe the right is a touch big and the left a touch small? (I replaced...
09-09-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,244
Posted By cyccommute

Frankly, I donít care what Di2 does or doesnít...

Frankly, I donít care what Di2 does or doesnít allow. Di2 isnít the be all/end all of bicycle shifting. I also donít care what racers do or donít do. They donít usually buy their own stuff so it...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-08-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,145
Posted By squirtdad

Spec max on that frame is 35. going to a 42 is...

Spec max on that frame is 35. going to a 42 is 9mm (almost a centimeter) over spec. I am not the hands on guy, just a numbers guy so go with what the hands on guys say, but that seems to me to...
09-07-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 458
Posted By cxwrench

I don't care what it says on the spec sheet those...

I don't care what it says on the spec sheet those OEM tires were not actually 25mm wide. It was very common to label a tire 25 or whatever when it was only 20-21mm wide and then claim you had the...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-05-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By unterhausen

For me, the main challenge would be talking...

For me, the main challenge would be talking myself into ruining the paint job on a perfectly good frame to put v-brakes on it. If you are proposing to do it yourself, it depends on your skills.
09-04-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By JohnDThompson

Some Maillard/Atom/Normandy (different brands...

Some Maillard/Atom/Normandy (different brands from the same company) freewheels were available in either metric or English thread, so they could be used on many manufacturer's bikes. Schwinn used...
09-04-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By Trakhak

Given that you presumably don't want to endanger...

Given that you presumably don't want to endanger your daughter, stop asking people to guess what the problem is and take the bike to a bike shop for a thorough inspection.
09-03-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By fietsbob

Why is every one allergic to measuring their own...

Why is every one allergic to measuring their own stuff?


:rolleyes:
09-01-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By Dave Mayer

First, a 'sealed' wheelset is meaningless. This...

First, a 'sealed' wheelset is meaningless. This must refer to the hubs. Even when applied to hubs, this term is also misleading and misguided. Why?

Because most decent loose ball hubs are very...
09-01-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By dedhed

Once the stem is tightened, the star nut does...

Once the stem is tightened, the star nut does absolutely nothing, and you could remove the top cap if you so desired.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-01-20, 01:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,373
Posted By guy153

Ain't that the truth. And now they've made the...

Ain't that the truth. And now they've made the frames too stiff they're selling everyone on fat tyres and really long seatposts.
08-31-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By cxwrench

Your stem and/or spacers is most likely stuck to...

Your stem and/or spacers is most likely stuck to your steerer tube. There's plenty of room between the top of it and the top of the stem. Remove the spacers and clean them up then grease them. Make...
08-30-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Without knowing which "Deore" RDER you have, one...

Without knowing which "Deore" RDER you have, one doesn't know the max cog size or amount of chain wrap available.
It might sound "brutal", but it sounds like you bought one step to good of a bike....
08-29-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Bob the Mech

Well imagine if you had shorter fingers.......and...

Well imagine if you had shorter fingers.......and the lever was too far away for you to reach it.....wouldn't it be great if those levers had some sort of mechanism by which that lever could be moved...
08-28-20, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By squirtdad

sounds like your dura-ace AX again (case you...

sounds like your dura-ace AX again (case you have not guessed the AX group with all of it's aero design is an odd duck)

it seems they have and internal clamp..

guessing that you pop the dust...
08-24-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 514
Posted By cyclist2000

I have been reading this thread and I don't...

I have been reading this thread and I don't understand what is the problem, I mean there is the recall notice but it doesn't say what is being done for the crank problem? Isn't the probable solution...
08-24-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By aggiegrads

You left out one key detail - the width of your...

You left out one key detail - the width of your rims. Although it is unlikely that you have rims wider than 35mm, if your bike is a converted fat bike or something designed for *much* wider tires,...
08-20-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By cpach

Ryde Andra are really nice for heavy duty...

Ryde Andra are really nice for heavy duty touring. If it were me I would spend the extra for double butted spokes, at least on the NDS of the rear wheel. Butteds spokes have more than enough tensile...
08-20-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By ShannonM

Don't worry about it. Phil Wood freehubs have 4...

Don't worry about it. Phil Wood freehubs have 4 large, thick ratchet pawls and stiff springs, larger axles and larger, extremely well-sealed bearings. They usually do this when new... all those big,...
08-19-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Iride01

Durn, I sort of thought they were cussing when I...

Durn, I sort of thought they were cussing when I read "bafang". Would be interesting to know what bike. Old bike with a freewheel will have the rear axle stressed even more with weight of batteries...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-17-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By bulgie

I'm not optimistic about your chances of getting...

I'm not optimistic about your chances of getting an expander in there. The regular method of squeezing it in metal (not wood) tube blocks from the outside may be worth trying, if you don't mind...
08-16-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,032
Posted By cyccommute

That sounds more like lawyering than engineering....

That sounds more like lawyering than engineering. I canít see any reason why rims for rim brakes canít be used for discs. Rim brake rims look a little goofy with disc hubs...kind of a belts and...
08-14-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By Mojo31

Where did the frame break? Pictures would sure...

Where did the frame break? Pictures would sure help.
08-14-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,148
Posted By CliffordK

Is there any history of going down on the bike...

Is there any history of going down on the bike for whatever reason in the past? Running into a parked car or door, flipping in a pothole, just plain crashed, etc? Roof Rack accident?

It could...
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