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12-08-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By HillRider

Look around at a Hardware or Lowes/Home Depot for...

Look around at a Hardware or Lowes/Home Depot for suitable size O-rings.
12-08-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 148
Posted By HillRider

Perhaps a silly question but does the bolt really...

Perhaps a silly question but does the bolt really take a 2 mm Allen? Maybe it's a 2.5 mm? If the 2 mm just spins it's either really striped or the wrong size.
12-07-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By HillRider

Perhaps water got into the housing and froze?

Perhaps water got into the housing and froze?
12-07-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By HillRider

Yes, they require a ferrule at the lever end of...

Yes, they require a ferrule at the lever end of the brake housing.
12-06-19, 09:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By HillRider

This is correct for a threadless headset and...

This is correct for a threadless headset and stem, particularly if you leave the steerer a few mm long and use a 5 mm or 10 mm spacer above the stem. For a threaded steerer you want the cut as close...
12-05-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By HillRider

It wasn't intended too as your statements were...

It wasn't intended too as your statements were correct. I was just making the point that the problem isn't universal and that something in the OP's bike configuration is causing his specific problem....
12-05-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By HillRider

A tube cutter tends to leave a ridge in the tube...

A tube cutter tends to leave a ridge in the tube at the cut which is why tubing cutters have built-in reamers. You don't want that in the steerer because it can interfere with the headset and stem....
12-05-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By HillRider

Worse yet, that $660 hex set is in SAE sizes so,...

Worse yet, that $660 hex set is in SAE sizes so, after paying that absurd price, you will find they don't fit your bike's bolts.
12-05-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By HillRider

My 1992 bonded aluminum frame Trek 1420 was...

My 1992 bonded aluminum frame Trek 1420 was 7-speed and came spaced 128 since my version came with a 126 mm hub. A higher line version of the same frame was 8-speed and used a 130 mm hub so the 128...
12-05-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By HillRider

Well, yeah, but all four of my 3x10 road bikes...

Well, yeah, but all four of my 3x10 road bikes will allow indefinite backwards pedaling and rolling the bikes backwards without the chain dropping so it's not a universal problem. However, they in a...
12-05-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 273
Posted By HillRider

Is the chain slack in the "granny" (smallest)...

Is the chain slack in the "granny" (smallest) chainring? Try having the bike in one of the largest rear cogs when in the granny to keep the chain tighter. A sure cure is a chain watcher that...
12-05-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 582
Posted By HillRider

Don't buy random one-of -everything tools until...

Don't buy random one-of -everything tools until you know 1) what jobs you really want to do and 2) what your specific bike(s) need. Obviously a good quality set of Allen keys is essential as is a...
12-05-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 490
Posted By HillRider

I think you are right. Campy hubs, at least my...

I think you are right. Campy hubs, at least my 2006 vintage Chorus hubs and other similar models, allow for hub final adjustment with the wheel clamped in the dropouts. Perhaps two of these were...
12-04-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 490
Posted By HillRider

Yeah, looks like someone just made a toy with...

Yeah, looks like someone just made a toy with left over parts. It's just a set of Campy dropouts hooked together with a bit of spare chain. I suppose they could be a set of 9 mm and 10 mm open end...
12-04-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By HillRider

That's right, and the least expansive is to use...

That's right, and the least expansive is to use the current front derailleur centered over the chainring with the limit screws. Disconnect and remove the shift cable and discard the left shifter.
12-03-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By HillRider

I agree 2K is a very short chain life unless you...

I agree 2K is a very short chain life unless you are changing it often to protect a particularly expensive cassette. How do you measure chain "stretch"? If you use a "chain checker" instead of the...
12-03-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By HillRider

Are you looking to replace just the left arm on...

Are you looking to replace just the left arm on your current crank or replace the entire crank? Your FC-5700 is a 10-speed crank and the FC-R7000 is 11-speed but that shouldn't matter if you change...
12-02-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 647
Posted By HillRider

Since this is an ebike and weight isn't a big...

Since this is an ebike and weight isn't a big factor, carry a KoolStop Tire Jack and three really good tire levers with you. Together, they will remove and remount nearly anything.
12-02-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By HillRider

The OP will need 9 mms of spacers on the NDS as...

The OP will need 9 mms of spacers on the NDS as he is going from 126 to 135 OLD. Otherwise your advice is spot-on.
12-02-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 314
Posted By HillRider

If the rollers and the races are in good...

If the rollers and the races are in good condition why replace headset? Clean off all the old grease, lubricate with new fresh grease and put it back together. I expect a Google search will give...
12-02-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 698
Posted By HillRider

I'm pretty light at 145 pounds (66kg) so I don't...

I'm pretty light at 145 pounds (66kg) so I don't put the demands on any bottom bracket that a much heavier rider would. However, one of the arguments in favor of HTII is that its stiffer than square...
12-02-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By HillRider

I recommend buying the proper length axle and...

I recommend buying the proper length axle and spacers, rebuilding the rear hub to 135 mm OLD and redishing it. The cost will be minimal and it will save the frame from further insult. I'd also ask...
12-01-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 698
Posted By HillRider

My experience with Shimano HTII external bottom...

My experience with Shimano HTII external bottom brackets has been very good. I have two BB6700 (Ultegra level) bottom brackets mounting FC-5703 (105 level) triple cranks with over 25,000 miles each...
11-29-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,158
Posted By HillRider

My reply was meant to be light-hearted manner and...

My reply was meant to be light-hearted manner and I certainly didn't take this entire thing seriously. :thumb: That said, I'm not sure that $2000 gets you a true $750 worth of parts.

I think...
11-29-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,564
Posted By HillRider

First, I'd use OMS (odorless mineral spirits) in...

First, I'd use OMS (odorless mineral spirits) in place of kerosene as the solvent. It has much less odor (duh) and evaporates more cleanly. Also, acetone is very volatile so store your paraffin...
11-29-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,158
Posted By HillRider

Yes, i know its anodizing which is why I put...

Yes, i know its anodizing which is why I put paint in quotes. Also what's $150 in 1995 equivalent to in today's cost? I assume the current cost for that derailleur is in NIB condition so your 1995...
11-28-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By HillRider

Any chance the lower bearing is upside down?

Any chance the lower bearing is upside down?
11-28-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,158
Posted By HillRider

Let me understand this, $2000 for a "paint job"...

Let me understand this, $2000 for a "paint job" right? P.T. Barnum was right.
11-27-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,198
Posted By HillRider

The fact that the OP had to change the wheels the...

The fact that the OP had to change the wheels the bike came with due to broken spokes makes me think maddog34 has it right, the bike was pretty badly abused by the former owner and the frame and fork...
11-27-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By HillRider

Years ago I used IG chains with HG 7 and 8-speed...

Years ago I used IG chains with HG 7 and 8-speed cassettes because they were slightly less expensive than a similar HG chain. Shifting was just fine.
11-26-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By HillRider

Some of those marks seem to be from shoe rubbing...

Some of those marks seem to be from shoe rubbing but others, particularly the small pits, make me think the bike was ridden on salt-treated winter roads.. You could grind and sand them out but I'd...
11-26-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,406
Posted By HillRider

It's taken two more pages of postings to...

It's taken two more pages of postings to conclude, once again, that there are a LOT of greases that work fine in bicycle bearings.
11-26-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By HillRider

Trim means to make small adjustments. You can...

Trim means to make small adjustments. You can use a 10-speed chain with a 9-speed cassette.
11-24-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By HillRider

Some cartridge bearing headsets like the Velo...

Some cartridge bearing headsets like the Velo Orange Gran Cru and some FSA models offer a split "crown race" (actually its just a bearing support, not really a race) which greatly eases installation...
11-24-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By HillRider

The auto parts store's (NAPA specifically) equal...

The auto parts store's (NAPA specifically) equal to Frame Saver is Amsoil's "HDMP" Heavy Duty Metal Protector. It and Frame Saver are exact duplicates but HDMP comes in a much larger spray can for...
11-24-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By HillRider

Cartridge bearing headsets have what is actually...

Cartridge bearing headsets have what is actually just a base plate to support and position the lower cartridge and it isn't really a "crown race". However, they are very often referred to as crown...
11-24-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,368
Posted By HillRider

The real question is "how fast can you go?" Are...

The real question is "how fast can you go?" Are you strong enough to turn an 11x52 or even a 12x52 effectively? For all but the strongest riders or those who insist on pedaling down hills, an 11T...
11-23-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By HillRider

I believe that "split ring" is the conical...

I believe that "split ring" is the conical compression ring that keeps the upper bearing cartridge centered on the steerer. It's not part of the bearing assembly. I agree the lower item is just...
11-22-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 166
Posted By HillRider

Try the Electronics, Lighting and Gadgets and...

Try the Electronics, Lighting and Gadgets and forum here. The members there are more likely to be able to help.
11-22-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By HillRider

Depends on which model. Tiagra FC-4400 is a...

Depends on which model. Tiagra FC-4400 is a 9-speed square taper crank. Tiagra FC-4500 is a 9-speed HTII crank. Apparently Tiagra skipped HT1 entirely.
11-22-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 823
Posted By HillRider

Possibly obtained from Orbea's Asian supplier as...

Possibly obtained from Orbea's Asian supplier as overrun or gray market parts. Could be the same as the real thing but without the QC and other "unnecessary" expenses, thus the low price. Probably...
11-21-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By HillRider

No question Chris King is an excellent headset, I...

No question Chris King is an excellent headset, I have one with 48,000 miles on one bike and it's still going strong. However, I don't think many '90's MTBs warrant the cost of a Chris King or Cane...
11-21-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By HillRider

It would be nice if the OP clarified his...

It would be nice if the OP clarified his intentions before any more advice is posted here. We are shooting in the dark at this point.
11-18-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 625
Posted By HillRider

I wish there were more alternatives to 11T small...

I wish there were more alternatives to 11T small cog cassettes. Most 10-speed and nearly all 11-speed cassettes start with an 11T and for most riders that's a wasted cog. Campy used to make 13x26...
11-18-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 625
Posted By HillRider

One consideration is the front derailleur if you...

One consideration is the front derailleur if you go to a 22/32/38 chainring configuration. Many current front derailleurs require a 10 tooth minimum difference between adjacent chainrings so the...
11-18-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By HillRider

Ritchey's web site does not show any currently...

Ritchey's web site does not show any currently available threaded headsets. The OP would have to find an NOS one.

Also, if the old headset is in poor condition, the lower cup and crown race are...
11-18-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By HillRider

Velo Orange sells a very good 1" threaded headset...

Velo Orange sells a very good 1" threaded headset with (the preferred) cartridge bearings and it is available in black. It's not particularly cheap but very high quality. Look here:...
11-17-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By HillRider

I did a Google search for "Mary style handlebars"...

I did a Google search for "Mary style handlebars" and got a long list of hits that include discussions of their merits. You should find your answers there. Apparently "Mary" is a trade name used by...
11-14-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,369
Posted By HillRider

Well, the OP should know if he has a problem by...

Well, the OP should know if he has a problem by now. This thread is over two years old.
11-12-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By HillRider

The bottom bracket cup are included in that...

The bottom bracket cup are included in that groupset, they are the empty cups just above the derailleurs. The bearings on those Campy cranks are on the crank spindles themselves. Assuming the cups...
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