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07-02-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By sch

Clear example of tread coming loose from the tire...

Clear example of tread coming loose from the tire carcass. Could be manufacture defect or inadvertent damage. Either
way tire is defunct.
07-02-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 338
Posted By sch

The other unmentioned reason not to put disc...

The other unmentioned reason not to put disc brakes on a dropout/QR fork is that front disc braking torque has
been known to rotate the FW out of the dropout with catastrophic potentiality to ones...
07-01-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By sch

As per pdlamb: real problem is residual water in...

As per pdlamb: real problem is residual water in the rim that can't escape through any openings, unless you leave it out in
the sun with spoke holes uncovered for several days. I like pd's...
Forum: Southeast
06-24-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By sch

Don't live near or have any personal knowledge,...

Don't live near or have any personal knowledge, but I did have a tandem frame powder coated a year ago.

There seem to be a bunch of powder coaters in your area.
Call them up and ask, you might be...
06-23-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By sch

The innards of the brifter are going up (or down)...

The innards of the brifter are going up (or down) with each click but you can't tell because there is no cable
that moves. So you hear the ratchet but can't see the internal motion around the drum...
06-23-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 893
Posted By sch

Torque wrench should not be necessary. Pedals...

Torque wrench should not be necessary. Pedals need either an allen wrench (could be 6 or 8mm) or they will have
a flat for a wrench. Wrench will need to have jaws less than ~1/4" wide to work...
06-20-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By sch

This is where you read the referenced...

This is where you read the referenced instructions at least 3 times while looking at the mechanism on the bike. Looking
at several videos on youtube is also helpful. There was a thread a month or so...
06-20-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By sch

I use Simple Green or a variant water soluble...

I use Simple Green or a variant water soluble degreaser when cleaning chains etc. A decade or so back a gallon jug
in the garage started leaking and the stuff ran down several levels of the ...
06-19-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 224
Posted By sch

Although the Shimano joining pin works, it is a...

Although the Shimano joining pin works, it is a kludge. Quick link is a better approach.
One example: ...
06-17-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By sch

As to cones, my first good bike was a Peugeot...

As to cones, my first good bike was a Peugeot PX10, everything was Fr threaded. I was not impressed by the Normandy
cones or axles (mine were QR, so hollow) which bent early at the tips and one...
06-17-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By sch

You need something like this:...

You need something like this: https://www.parktool.com/product/freewheel-remover-fr-4?category=Cassette%20%26%20Freewheel and judging
by the rust access to a large bench vise with which to clamp the...
06-15-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,097
Posted By sch

FWIW we started tandem riding in 2007 on a 45#...

FWIW we started tandem riding in 2007 on a 45# steel tandem and on flat ground (under 4k ft for the century) we did the
century in 5H 5'. 18 mo later we got a Macchiatto which was ~30#. Never got...
06-15-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By sch

Put it on the rear and you will never know, plus...

Put it on the rear and you will never know, plus it will wear out faster.
06-13-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 709
Posted By sch

One might inquire more closely about past...

One might inquire more closely about past use/abuse IF you are considering an ATB or downhill frame. Road
frames, pretty much as above. Generally good for upwards of 100k miles or more.
06-10-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 938
Posted By sch

If you drill down mineral spirits and Dupont...

If you drill down mineral spirits and Dupont chain degreaser are essentially the same stuff: aliphatic hydrocarbons
with between 9 and 15 carbons perhaps with a little hexane as well. Alcohol (IPA...
06-10-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By sch

FWIW going from 24 to 30mm axle cranks means a...

FWIW going from 24 to 30mm axle cranks means a new and more expensive BB and incidentally a new and expensive BB tool
as the 24mm tools don't work on 30mm BB. Probably cheaper to see if the pedal...
06-10-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By sch

What I am hearing is the transition from the more...

What I am hearing is the transition from the more substantial thick part at the top of the fork to the thinner
all CF portion of the fork. Fork crowns are reinforced thicker areas. Nothing to be...
06-08-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 619
Posted By sch

Lube/fluids costs for bikes and their riders (ie...

Lube/fluids costs for bikes and their riders (ie HEED etc powders that work out to $0.50 or more per liter) can rankle a bit.
But 15 or so yrs ago I sat down and worked out the consumables cost/mile...
06-06-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By sch

Had that happen to me once, early in my Frog...

Had that happen to me once, early in my Frog days. It will be unlikely access is available from the other side.
My solution was application of sufficient force to the shoe to free it from the pedal,...
06-06-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By sch

It is useful to weigh yourself (best unclothed so...

It is useful to weigh yourself (best unclothed so sweaty bike clothes don't futz the weight) before and after a
ride in order to judge hydration, as any weight shift will be due to fluid loss. For...
06-05-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,674
Posted By sch

Past few yrs out of saddle only for crotch rest....

Past few yrs out of saddle only for crotch rest. I do recall a time frame around 2008-11 perhaps when I did a lot of
short hills (100-150yds, 6-8%) out of the saddle and over that season my climbing...
06-04-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By sch

FWIW the Campy cables that came with a Veloce...

FWIW the Campy cables that came with a Veloce 10spd brifter set a few years back had twist welded ends from the factory.
Makes threading them a piece of cake. Of course once installed you end up...
06-04-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By sch

something basic: Have you tightened up the brake...

something basic: Have you tightened up the brake to frame mounting bolt?
06-03-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,570
Posted By sch

This is something best practiced AT HOME with the...

This is something best practiced AT HOME with the tools you would have with you on the bike. Some wheels
are easy to remove from the frame and some are not, but more importantly some tire/wheel...
06-02-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By sch

Not enough slack in brake housing/cable in the...

Not enough slack in brake housing/cable in the bar area? Is by chance, the housing continuous from the
brifter to the brake? Not unusual for the rear brake to actuate when the bar is turned too far...
05-30-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By sch

Notches are to remove the cog only. You need a...

Notches are to remove the cog only. You need a tool with two tangs that fit in the notches, tool usually
held in place by the nut on the axle and turned with a large wrench. Once removed the...
05-30-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,198
Posted By sch

Most of the comments have been about quicklinks,...

Most of the comments have been about quicklinks, where the OP asked about chain. Dunnoh about Maribels finding the 11spd are better
(metallurgically?) than 10 spd, but personally I have found that...
05-28-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By sch

1) you have NO recourse if any problem(s) 2)...

1) you have NO recourse if any problem(s)
2) shipping from China post Covid is almost certainly boat, hence 2-4 week minimum
3)big assumptions as to fabric and bike rider friendly construction...
05-27-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By sch

Disc brakes and light weight are a plus if there...

Disc brakes and light weight are a plus if there are any hills in the area you are riding or if rain occurs while on a ride. If flat then the weight variance is
not so important, unless you have to...
05-23-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By sch

Perhaps, but I really studied the Shimano tech...

Perhaps, but I really studied the Shimano tech lit and took the install down 3x and redid it and had a real bike mechanic check
the work with no change........ The brifters are 7000 series as well.
05-23-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By sch

Pretty much, though I have carried a small Park...

Pretty much, though I have carried a small Park chain breaker in my on bike tool kits after a year of 3 chain breaks (two on a tandem), that was 11 yrs ago and I have never had
to use one since,...
05-23-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By sch

A comment on my experience with the similar R7000...

A comment on my experience with the similar R7000 FD. I was really surprised by the increase in shifting effort
needed by the R7000 over the previous 6503 triple it replaced. Since my L hand has...
05-22-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By sch

etherhuffer: absent some in depth knowledge of...

etherhuffer: absent some in depth knowledge of the gripshifter cable pull ratios getting something off ebay will be a shot in the dark. Since all of
this tech is '90s era, good luck with that....
05-22-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 228
Posted By sch

In theory a helicoil can be placed to repair the...

In theory a helicoil can be placed to repair the thread, such are made in R/L threading for bicycle cranks. It involves drilling a larger hole
with a specific drill in the crank and then tapping the...
05-22-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By sch

I used to charge mine on the first of each month,...

I used to charge mine on the first of each month, then I installed the variant with gear shift position and battery charge indicator, now I
find I can go 3 months between recharges, recharging at...
05-22-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By sch

SRAM had two different lines of grip shifters in...

SRAM had two different lines of grip shifters in the past, one for their RD which had a different pull ratio from Shimano and one for Shimano variant
RD pull ratios. IIRC the Attack series were...
05-18-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
Posted By sch

Looked at the Zep stuff, it would work but is...

Looked at the Zep stuff, it would work but is possibly an order of magnitude more hazardous than TSP, as it is sodium hydroxide
which for practical purposes is the ultimate alkali. It works just...
05-18-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
Posted By sch

If the already suggested are inadequate, TSP soak...

If the already suggested are inadequate, TSP soak and heavy mechanical brushing would be the next step. TSP is a bit
harder to find these days but is a superb degreaser. Since TSP is pretty alkaline...
05-17-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By sch

Yes, the occasional availability (formerly,...

Yes, the occasional availability (formerly, haven't checked since the 8050s came out) of 11 spd Di2 FD/RD for under $300 and then a $60
cassette, the significant increase in gear range has its...
05-17-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By sch

Power splines did have a rep for not lasting as...

Power splines did have a rep for not lasting as long as Shimano equivalents but at $18-20 for a BB this is not a big deal
to change every 3-4 yrs considering a swap to Shimano would mean a new...
05-17-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By sch

Pedal threads are "non-standard" pitch for the...

Pedal threads are "non-standard" pitch for the diameter at 9/16x20TPI and the L sided crank is threaded L hand. In your
scenario if the pitch really is 20TPI then best bet is to find an LBS with...
05-16-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By sch

wheelsmfg.com is thought by my antivirus to have...

wheelsmfg.com is thought by my antivirus to have "malicious software" and refuses to allow any downloads.....
It does appear that your CW are too far out and you will have to figure out how to...
05-15-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By sch

I have had no problems with first the 6770, then...

I have had no problems with first the 6770, then the 6870 FD shifting on an Ultegra 6800 or 105 5800 series 50/34 chainsets.
Are there any spacers on the drive side of the BB or inside the CW on the...
05-14-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 576
Posted By sch

Sy Reene: Oil distilled from select infant...

Sy Reene: Oil distilled from select infant sperm whales......:deadhorse:
05-14-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By sch

Although no special tool was needed, my last...

Although no special tool was needed, my last adventure with an R7000 FD was frustrating to say the least. Cable
routing is a bit bizarre and even with 3 redos the shifter effort is higher than it...
05-13-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By sch

No such tool needed. FD is bolted to the bike...

No such tool needed. FD is bolted to the bike and in bolting you adjust for height relative to the large
chainwheel and angle as well. Once these are set the mounting bolts are tightened. Then...
05-11-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By sch

Splines can be damaged, but the spindle is steel...

Splines can be damaged, but the spindle is steel and the crank aluminum so crank more likely to be damaged.
Sounds sort of like the crank was not far enough in, and the pinch bolts failed to fully...
05-11-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By sch

OTOH the shop could argue the coating was scraped...

OTOH the shop could argue the coating was scraped off in the course of adjustment and not their problem.
Looks like some striations above and below the missing patch. Perhaps the wedge should be...
05-11-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By sch

Looks like the clear coat over the CF core is...

Looks like the clear coat over the CF core is breaking off. In part this would be UV resistant. Practically this
is probably not serious, especially if that part is buried in the seat tube but since...
05-09-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By sch

I would go with cheaper in this scenario,...

I would go with cheaper in this scenario, assuming sealed bearings. A bit more money acceptable if Taiwan or Japanese originated is an
option, ie as much as $20-25. These are ALL generic items with...
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