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04-18-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By 70sSanO

Are you talking about running the large chainring...

Are you talking about running the large chainring and large cog?

Also, I don’t think the front shifter (left - 3) is indexed with a twist shifter.

John
04-18-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By 70sSanO

I like that. I recently replaced the house...

I like that. I recently replaced the house numbers on our facia.

But I’m not sure the boss would have approved of using my old bike chain.

But... “I’ve gotta go ride. Only a thousand more...
04-18-21, 07:56 PM
04-18-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 761
Posted By 70sSanO

You state the cable is fraying at the housing...

You state the cable is fraying at the housing end?

If that is the case, no amount of money on a cable will solve a poorly cut housing.

First step is to square off the housing ends and make sure...
04-17-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By 70sSanO

You might want to post this in Classic & Vintage....

You might want to post this in Classic & Vintage.

John
04-17-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By 70sSanO

Basically a bit more top end and less low end. ...

Basically a bit more top end and less low end. The rest will be the same.

For 7 speed, I assume...

14-16-18-21-24-28-32

12-14-16-18-21-24-28

John
04-17-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,638
Posted By 70sSanO

This question is probably more suited to a...

This question is probably more suited to a non-used, non-clearance, pre-pandemic purchase.

If I’m going to pay full retail, and have a choice, then color would weigh in the decision.

John
04-17-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By 70sSanO

Sure. There are a couple of ways to do this. ...

Sure. There are a couple of ways to do this.

You can add 5mm to the NDS, but that also means re-dishing the wheel and whether you have enough spoke threads to center it.

You can add 1-2mm of...
04-16-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By 70sSanO

This might work... ...

This might work...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-1-8-Track-Road-Bike-Threadless-STEM-50mm-MTB-Cruiser-Bicycle-1-25-4-Handlebar-/113604504561?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286

John
04-16-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By 70sSanO

I have not run that combination, but I have run 2...

I have not run that combination, but I have run 2 teeth over on multiple Shimano RD’s without any issues.

John
04-16-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By 70sSanO

There used to be a .pdf online of shimano freehub...

There used to be a .pdf online of shimano freehub body interchangeability by hub and shimano freehub body P/N. If you have a specific hub, I can look it up and give you other hubs where the body was...
04-16-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,057
Posted By 70sSanO

I honestly don't use a torque wrench very often...

I honestly don't use a torque wrench very often on my bikes. I used to use them a lot more on cars. But I decided to see how close "theoretically" they were. I got a digital scale with a metal handle...
04-15-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By 70sSanO

It’s probably just me, but I never found riding...

It’s probably just me, but I never found riding up and down a mountain to not be hard. I find the skills required are off the charts compared to road biking.

John
04-15-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 331
Posted By 70sSanO

You should be fine with the middle position. ...

You should be fine with the middle position. Triples are set to hit the middle of the cassette, or very close to it from the middle ring. I don’t see any problem running the whole cassette with a...
04-15-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By 70sSanO

While it sounds like it should feel quicker with...

While it sounds like it should feel quicker with a lighter tire in the rear, the amount of torque you have to apply to the rear wheel turn a heavier front tire washes out any “perceived” acceleration...
04-15-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,191
Posted By 70sSanO

So what are you doing to change your golf swing? ...

So what are you doing to change your golf swing?

My experience with hip and back pain has been bike is good, golf is bad. I had an interesting situation where I found out years ago my left leg...
04-15-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,164
Posted By 70sSanO

I think this speaks volumes especially in the...

I think this speaks volumes especially in the over 50, 60, 70... crowd. The perfect bike fit may not be some 30 or 40 years later. While some people can ride miles in the drops no matter the age,...
04-15-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By 70sSanO

If you can measure how much extension you needed,...

If you can measure how much extension you needed, it would be interesting to see if an older mtb front derailleur would work.

They don’t work with older road shifters because they don’t pull...
04-15-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 331
Posted By 70sSanO

I really doubt your 120mm spindle will work...

I really doubt your 120mm spindle will work especially if it is asymetrical and may actually be closer to using 123mm, as far as the DS.

There are a few things to consider. I’m far from an expert...
04-14-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,253
Posted By 70sSanO

Only on my dreams. John

Only on my dreams.

John
04-14-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By 70sSanO

Just on passing, what chain are you using? ...

Just on passing, what chain are you using?

Not that it is a problem, but if you are running a narrower chain, it might be just enough that the wider derailleur cage can’t quite move it enough,...
04-14-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By 70sSanO

I always love these tire mounting threads. ...

I always love these tire mounting threads.

I’m going to be 70 this year and I need to remind myself to never say to my grandchildren...

“Hey kids do you want to watch grandpa put a tire on...
04-14-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Posted By 70sSanO

It is always tough to sort out when everything...

It is always tough to sort out when everything shifts fine except a single cog, especially since it has been shifting poorly in that 2nd position cog for 4 years.

If it were the first position,...
04-14-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By 70sSanO

Ah yes. The country that lost not one, but two...

Ah yes. The country that lost not one, but two World Wars.

John
04-14-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 504
Posted By 70sSanO

Change shoes. That is the easiest and cheapest...

Change shoes. That is the easiest and cheapest solution. It is basically a wheelbase (frame size or head angle) and/or crank arm length issue.

Life is too short to change 30 years of riding and...
04-14-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By 70sSanO

I would think 46-30 chainrings with an 11, or...

I would think 46-30 chainrings with an 11, or 12-36 would be a good choice. Keep in mind the more you ride the stronger you’ll get.

I’m assuming your are coming down the 5 and then heading to the...
04-13-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By 70sSanO

While the cable remains the same length, the...

While the cable remains the same length, the cable housing essentially gets longer and shorter using the barrel adjuster which moves the rear derailleur. A longer housing kind of shortens the cable...
04-13-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 847
Posted By 70sSanO

As far as new vs old... In virtually...

As far as new vs old...

In virtually everything, new high quality functions better than old high quality.

High skill almost always trumps equipment.

High skill on new high end destroys...
04-13-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 847
Posted By 70sSanO

As for the OP... No, don’t buy that 2009...

As for the OP...

No, don’t buy that 2009 Stumpjumper. If there is any chance you might ever use the bike on a trail, get a bike with a tapered steerer.

I used to not give it much thought, but...
04-13-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By 70sSanO

Does it shift from the 36t when you are in the...

Does it shift from the 36t when you are in the lowest cog?

Can the cage be adjusted any closer to the seat post?

Also, exactly parallel to the chainring sounds good on paper, but in reality it...
04-13-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 155
Posted By 70sSanO

I would figure what low gear you need first. If...

I would figure what low gear you need first. If you “need” a 30t, maybe even a 32t, then that is the cassette you need to buy. But there is a point where it won’t work, such as a 34t and 36t.
...
04-12-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 331
Posted By 70sSanO

Just use the recommended BB for the new crank. ...

Just use the recommended BB for the new crank.

John
04-12-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By 70sSanO

If you like bike, you can replace the suspension...

If you like bike, you can replace the suspension fork with a rigid fork. But as Happy Feet stated, it would be good to know what bike you are swapping and where you plan to ride it.

If it is...
04-12-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By 70sSanO

If I read this correctly, the RD will not return...

If I read this correctly, the RD will not return to the 1st/2nd cog position with the cable detached and the wheel installed; but you can physically move it there. With the wheel removed and the...
04-11-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 914
Posted By 70sSanO

1983 Sears Free Spirit FS10. John

1983 Sears Free Spirit FS10.

John
04-11-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 847
Posted By 70sSanO

It all depends on what you plan to ride. On...

It all depends on what you plan to ride. On relatively casual beginner trails, then it is not a big deal to buy an older bike. Try to find one that has not been ridden much. Upgraded components can...
04-11-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By 70sSanO

In a rough sort of way you can probably measure...

In a rough sort of way you can probably measure to the tops and you might be in the neighborhood; might be down the street and around the block close.

There will be differences, bar width and...
04-11-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
Posted By 70sSanO

Your bigger problem is your LBS. if the...

Your bigger problem is your LBS. if the mechanic, intentionally or unintentionally, removed washers to fix your bike and left it off-center; then adjusted the brake caliper to compensate, you need...
04-10-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By 70sSanO

You can get TA’s or even Vuelta SE Plus. I’m...

You can get TA’s or even Vuelta SE Plus. I’m running 48/38 Sugino flat rings on my 6503 crank. The 6503 30t is still available on eBay.

It’s not that tough.

John
04-10-21, 10:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m not sure anyone can tell from that pic if...

I’m not sure anyone can tell from that pic if those are spacers/washers that should go in between the locknuts. The only way to know is if the OLD (over locknut dimension) is less than the dropout...
04-10-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,421
Posted By 70sSanO

I never knew. I couldn’t read the article in...

I never knew.

I couldn’t read the article in the link, but this may have been what you were referencing...
...
04-10-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,421
Posted By 70sSanO

Looks like IKEA has jumped into the bike boom. ...

Looks like IKEA has jumped into the bike boom.

John
04-10-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
Posted By 70sSanO

The key is really how the hub fits in frame...

The key is really how the hub fits in frame dropouts. You could probably tell if the hub has a lot more play when you install it; before you tighten the QR. At the very least see it. Also how it fits...
04-10-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,250
Posted By 70sSanO

I’ve got Bombers on my bikes, and a couple...

I’ve got Bombers on my bikes, and a couple back-ups, but it’s over. You can make almost any component fit on an older bike, but you can never fit a larger steerer into a smaller head tube. That is...
04-09-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,250
Posted By 70sSanO

While that is true, it is probably a decade too...

While that is true, it is probably a decade too late. A lot of older suspension forks can’t be re-built and no one makes a decent for with 1-1/8”, much less 1”, steerers anymore.

John
04-09-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By 70sSanO

It would be best to get a bike that fits, but...

It would be best to get a bike that fits, but depending on your finances, if you can ride downhill without any issues and you can’t/don’t want to buy a bike that fits better, just go for it.

You...
04-09-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 418
Posted By 70sSanO

An older used mtb, in very good condition, would...

An older used mtb, in very good condition, would probably fit what you are looking for; if you want flat bars and not drops.

The difference is really leverage and speed... and comfort, if that...
04-09-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By 70sSanO

Sure you can. In 2006 Shimano was still using 9...

Sure you can. In 2006 Shimano was still using 9 speed systems. The cable pull is the same as your Shimano 7 speed; SRAM always used a different pull/derailleur actuation. Old XT is infinitely better...
04-08-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,057
Posted By 70sSanO

The scale I have has a metal hook that fits...

The scale I have has a metal hook that fits around the handle so it is easier to keep it at a certain point. Yes the angle and also pulling on the same plane as the handle influences the reading. And...
04-08-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,076
Posted By 70sSanO

I think one issue is that everybody searches for...

I think one issue is that everybody searches for the typical Trek, Giant, Specialized, etc. Most people don't look at brands like Fuji, or Jamis, or Perfomance's Scattante.

There are good bikes...
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