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07-14-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 715
Posted By dsbrantjr

Plus the possible medical/dental bills if it...

Plus the possible medical/dental bills if it fails; the potential for catastrophic failure (and I don't perceive any "minor" or "recoverable" failure mode on a fork, you are going down hard) is too...
07-14-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By dsbrantjr

Yeah, if you lock out the last cable pull you may...

Yeah, if you lock out the last cable pull you may jam the shifter mechanism trying to shift against the stop or even damage it if you hare ham-fisted enough. Same deal up front using a triple...
07-13-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By dsbrantjr

Did you torque first the main BB body and then...

Did you torque first the main BB body and then the NDS adapter to 50-70N-m as shown on page 17 of this document? https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-MDFC001-01-ENG.pdf

I thread the body...
07-12-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By dsbrantjr

Use it, or lose it. Thanks for supporting local...

Use it, or lose it. Thanks for supporting local business.
07-11-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 285
Posted By dsbrantjr

The tube fits the tire, so find one whose size...

The tube fits the tire, so find one whose size range includes 1.95" (~38mm) which is a fairly common size. Since the tube stretches to fill the tire you could go somewhat smaller or larger but larger...
07-11-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,635
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would suggest that you not mix old and new...

I would suggest that you not mix old and new bearing balls, just replace them all, they are not costly.
07-08-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would suggest that you consider NOT going...

I would suggest that you consider NOT going bigger but rather same or smaller, like 46/36/26 or similar. A bigger large ring is very likely going to be too high a gear for a hybrid. I changed the...
07-08-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,349
Posted By dsbrantjr

Consider what will happen if you break the bolt...

Consider what will happen if you break the bolt off in the hole. You will have a steel screw stuck in a softer alloy hole; good luck drilling it out.

"I've never tapped before". That is pretty...
07-08-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By dsbrantjr

Do the cheap and easy thing first and change the...

Do the cheap and easy thing first and change the brake pads to Kool-Stop salmon, you may be surprised at the improvement.
07-06-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 979
Posted By dsbrantjr

Way, way less than 1/4 turn. Likely less than 1...

Way, way less than 1/4 turn. Likely less than 1 degree. I set mine up with the locknut slightly tight but still movable, then make the final adjustment by tightening the cone or locknut, depending...
07-06-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By dsbrantjr

The only reason tubes blow out is that they are...

The only reason tubes blow out is that they are not properly constrained by the tire/rim combination. The tubes are the air seal, the tire and rim provide the strength which the tube lacks. When a...
06-29-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By dsbrantjr

I may catch a lot of flak for saying so, but I...

I may catch a lot of flak for saying so, but I have had very satisfactory results with Harbor Freight "click" type torque wrenches in 1/4". 3/8" and 1/2" drive. They are not as pretty as my...
06-28-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By dsbrantjr

I consider "single use" to mean "use on a single...

I consider "single use" to mean "use on a single chain". IIRC the single use thing is a patent workaround.
06-26-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By dsbrantjr

Especially important IMO are post-service checks....

Especially important IMO are post-service checks. It is well-known that the first flight of an aircraft after major service or re-rigging is one of the most dangerous. I recently had new tires...
06-25-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,548
Posted By dsbrantjr

Well, you could mark the seatpost position with a...

Well, you could mark the seatpost position with a Sharpie or something, raise the post high enough to clamp it and put it back when you are done.
06-24-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By dsbrantjr

If the cable is fraying inside the shifter, get...

If the cable is fraying inside the shifter, get it fixed before the end breaks off; you will have Hell to pay getting the broken-off head out.

As to adjustments, instead of "fidgeting", which as...
06-24-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would go further and suggest that after you...

I would go further and suggest that after you find the correct shim you just glue it into position. Done.
No need to fix it twice by removing material from the other side, possibly going too far...
06-23-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By dsbrantjr

You just need to put a 4.5mm spacer behind the...

You just need to put a 4.5mm spacer behind the 7-speed cassette to adapt it to an 8-9-10 speed freehub. Like this: ...
06-23-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By dsbrantjr

And apparently it does not do that very well... ...

And apparently it does not do that very well... ;-{
06-21-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By dsbrantjr

You assumptions as to length are likely correct. ...

You assumptions as to length are likely correct. As my Dad (tool and die maker) told me, "if you need a tool and do not buy it, you will pay for it and still not have it."
06-20-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,098
Posted By dsbrantjr

Try to be civil or at least not profane, if that...

Try to be civil or at least not profane, if that is the best you can manage, to the strangers on the Internet from whom you are asking free advice.
06-20-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By dsbrantjr

RF and microwave engineer, actually, but there is...

RF and microwave engineer, actually, but there is a lot of mechanics involved.

I would strongly suggest getting a copy of this book...
06-19-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By dsbrantjr

I put grease or Tef-Gel on all joints which do...

I put grease or Tef-Gel on all joints which do not have pre-applied threadlocker. Generally, properly-designed (not all are) and torqued joints do not require threadlocker although there are of...
06-18-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By dsbrantjr

Re: noise, how much wear is on your chain? If...

Re: noise, how much wear is on your chain?
If you do not have the tool a close-fitting screwdriver should do. Don't try to turn the nut with whatever tool, you want to turn the bolt and hold the...
06-16-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By dsbrantjr

Here is a chart with some guidelines; as noted on...

Here is a chart with some guidelines; as noted on the page the limits are not hard ones. I run 47mm tires on 19mm rims with no issues.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#width
06-14-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By dsbrantjr

Are you sure that there isn't a number like 622 x...

Are you sure that there isn't a number like 622 x 19 or similar? 622 is the ERTRO size for 700c. 630 x 19 would be 27"
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#iso
06-14-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,025
Posted By dsbrantjr

It works for a while, long enough to foist the...

It works for a while, long enough to foist the car onto the unsuspecting buyer.
06-13-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By dsbrantjr

It is SUPPOSED to be 25mm when mounted on a...

It is SUPPOSED to be 25mm when mounted on a specified width rim, per ERTRO specs. However, in practice they are all over the map both bigger and smaller. Of course they will measure differently...
06-13-19, 05:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By dsbrantjr

https://recklesscognition.wordpress.com/2009/01/13...

https://recklesscognition.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/methods-for-attaching-water-bottle-cages-without-screws-and-bosses/
Adding Water Bottle Cages to Bicycles without Braze...
06-11-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 432
Posted By dsbrantjr

I have '720s on two of my bikes and am very...

I have '720s on two of my bikes and am very satisfied with them. Instead of link wires I use straddle cables and Problem Solvers Wide Cable Carriers; extra points for using fork crown mount cable...
06-11-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By dsbrantjr

Ideally the tape would cover the entire base of...

Ideally the tape would cover the entire base of the rim without going up the side walls. If it too narrow it can squirm to one side and expose the spoke holes; too wide and it will interfere with...
06-09-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 567
Posted By dsbrantjr

Rather than metallic anti-seize, which is...

Rather than metallic anti-seize, which is intended primarily for high-temperature service like exhaust system studs and nuts, I use Tef-Gel, which contains PTFE (Teflon), and is specifically intended...
06-06-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 873
Posted By dsbrantjr

Put the chain in big rear, small front, closest...

Put the chain in big rear, small front, closest inboard. Adjust the screw, following Bill Kapaun's suggestion, until there is 1mm max clearance from the chain at its nearest point in the crank's...
06-06-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By dsbrantjr

Have you confirmed that your derailleur hanger is...

Have you confirmed that your derailleur hanger is correctly aligned? If it is not the best derailleur made will not give good results no matter how much you tweak; you may find that the Tiagra will...
06-01-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By dsbrantjr

If you do not find what you want you can install...

If you do not find what you want you can install inline adjusters, which function identically and can be mounted at any convenient point in the cable housing run..
06-01-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,593
Posted By dsbrantjr

And put a rag over the chain. Chain will bloody...

And put a rag over the chain. Chain will bloody knuckles every time.
05-31-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By dsbrantjr

Something like this: ...

Something like this: https://velo-orange.com/products/vo-threadless-stem-adaptor will allow you to use threadless stems on your quill headset. No point in starting over if your bike is in...
05-30-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By dsbrantjr

It might also be that the derailleur hanger is...

It might also be that the derailleur hanger is misaligned.
05-28-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By dsbrantjr

They will fit the rims. Check the clearance...

They will fit the rims. Check the clearance EVERYWHERE and ensure that you have at least 2mm additional clearance; on two of my bikes the front derailleur mech is the tight spot for the rear tire. ...
05-20-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,746
Posted By dsbrantjr

Buy a claw as HillRider suggests, and have the...

Buy a claw as HillRider suggests, and have the local bike shop do the alignment for you. The tool is not inexpensive and unless you align lot of hangers it is cheaper to pay the shop.
05-20-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By dsbrantjr

Judicious tapping with a rubber or rawhide mallet...

Judicious tapping with a rubber or rawhide mallet works as well. Just make small adjustments until you get the best alignment.
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