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08-11-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
Posted By Crankycrank

I also came up with the Oval 524 wheels listed...

I also came up with the Oval 524 wheels listed for that Kestrel. Their warranty says 2 yrs if no luck from Wiggle or Kestrel. Page 10...
08-07-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By Crankycrank

You can also get clip in flat platforms for most...

You can also get clip in flat platforms for most types of pedals now so you won't have to change the pedal each time. Just do a search for whatever style pedal you have. Cheaper, easier than getting...
08-06-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 273
Posted By Crankycrank

If you have any frame shops reasonably close take...

If you have any frame shops reasonably close take it there for a repair estimate and compare the cost with finding a used one that may end up being less than perfect for the same price. If none are...
08-06-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 333
Posted By Crankycrank

My first question is what are you expecting to...

My first question is what are you expecting to get from a CF frame that your steel bike doesn't have? Not trying to discourage you or say one is better than the other but CF is a very generic term...
08-06-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 326
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes a wider and heavier duty rim would reduce the...

Yes a wider and heavier duty rim would reduce the chance of pinch flats combined with a wider tire. Find out how wide of a tire can fit in your frame and don't forget that wider tires will generally...
08-05-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 172
Posted By Crankycrank

Not exactly what's on your bike but similar and...

Not exactly what's on your bike but similar and how-to adjust the BB belt tensioner video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrGKvgahgE8
08-05-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By Crankycrank

Should be OK. Measure the thickness of the cranks...

Should be OK. Measure the thickness of the cranks at the BB end as you may need to add spacers if the R8000 arm is not as wide.
08-05-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 172
Posted By Crankycrank

Looking at a photo of a partially blocked bottom...

Looking at a photo of a partially blocked bottom bracket it looks as though the BB may be elliptical and can be rotated by loosening the pinch bolts to adjust belt tension. Just guessing though.
08-04-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Crankycrank

Try removing the stem and disassembling the...

Try removing the stem and disassembling the parts, clean and add a light coat of grease to all surfaces that come in contact with each other including the part and wedge that insert into the fork...
08-03-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By Crankycrank

US site is showing this is in stock and no...

US site is showing this is in stock and no mention of any issues.
08-03-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By Crankycrank

See anything you like here?...

See anything you like here? https://www.google.com/search?q=shimano+6800+shifter+nameplate&oq=shimano+6800+shifter+nameplate&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.20020j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
08-03-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By Crankycrank

Check out the Gevenalle brake shifters. 10 speed...

Check out the Gevenalle brake shifters. 10 speed option and updateable to 11,12, etc. speed for the future. A few on this forum use and love them. https://www.gevenalle.com/product/cx2/ $200 here....
07-29-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 782
Posted By Crankycrank

My guess is that it's just an inexpensive, weak...

My guess is that it's just an inexpensive, weak seatpost. Not made to be extended that far out of the seat tube. Get any decent post with a clamp head for the seat on it and you should be OK. A few...
07-28-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By Crankycrank

Go to the spreadsheet here....

Go to the spreadsheet here. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16C3Rz6qmzmurSNd-L3IeMSFukkBFV6D1DRbfS59EDrE/edit#gid=847158527 Far right column shows the "pull ratio". Look for anything with a...
07-28-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By Crankycrank

Maybe. Since it has the Shimano 600 brakes on it...

Maybe. Since it has the Shimano 600 brakes on it those are circa mid-90's models and if the bike is that old you would want to give a look at the fork removed and look for cracks or other damage...
07-28-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By Crankycrank

Any technique you use can be checked by putting...

Any technique you use can be checked by putting the chain on the big chainring/big cog and small/small to make sure the derailleur isn't too horizontal for big/big and jockey wheels aren't rubbing...
07-26-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 638
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes it looks that way from the photos and some...

Yes it looks that way from the photos and some tires have lower heights per width than others and lighter weight tires have thinner rubber on the tread sometimes giving you another less mm or so in...
07-26-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 638
Posted By Crankycrank

Here's a good list of tires with their actual...

Here's a good list of tires with their actual measured mm width. Their measurements may not exactly match with yours mounted on different width rims but adjust accordingly. If you click on the link...
07-25-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Crankycrank

+1, probably the best option. Cheap, Easy and...

+1, probably the best option. Cheap, Easy and allows you to adjust as she grows. If she needs something higher than this it's probably time for a larger sized bike.
07-23-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Crankycrank

My guess is it's most likely a wheel bearing...

My guess is it's most likely a wheel bearing issue. Could be it needs greasing and bearing adjustment. It could work OK when starting out but may become stiff when lack of lubrication or too tight...
07-21-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Crankycrank

I can't make any recommendations on various...

I can't make any recommendations on various measurements for you but generally you want to sit more upright by moving your bars up and back towards you to relieve some of the weight on your arms,...
07-21-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By Crankycrank

Also try greasing the handlebar/stem clamp areas...

Also try greasing the handlebar/stem clamp areas and make sure your quick release/through axles are tight and any adapters are also tight. You'd be surprised how tricky it is to pinpoint sounds and...
07-21-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Crankycrank

You actually can re-grease the sealed bearings....

You actually can re-grease the sealed bearings. Just use a thin blade of some type and carefully pry off the seal. Better if you take off both seals which makes it easier to flush out the old grease...
07-20-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By Crankycrank

3800 miles is not really enough to wear out many...

3800 miles is not really enough to wear out many parts other than the chain unless the bike has seen some really extreme conditions or very poor maintenance. It may just need a few adjustments and...
07-19-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By Crankycrank

What make, model and spoke number is the rim?...

What make, model and spoke number is the rim? Might give us a clue as to whether this is normally a crack prone rim.
07-19-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By Crankycrank

Well I can't take credit for the spreadsheet as...

Well I can't take credit for the spreadsheet as it was posted/created by another BF member (can't remember who) awhile back but yes, it sure is useful. Also at the very bottom of the webpage there...
07-19-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 284
Posted By Crankycrank

Use this chart. Look under the "Pull Ratio"...

Use this chart. Look under the "Pull Ratio" column and find anything with a 1.7 ratio and it will work with your 9 speed as long as the cage length is what you need for your gearing setup....
07-18-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Crankycrank

As mentioned a lot more info is needed to know...

As mentioned a lot more info is needed to know what part you need. You can start by going here. https://www.cannondale.com/en-us/bikes/active/fitness/quick#sort=%40msrp%20descending Determine which...
07-17-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By Crankycrank

You need a JIS screwdriver....

You need a JIS screwdriver. https://www.vesseltools.com/handtools/screwdrivers/jis-japanese-industrial-standard Various mfrs and levels of quality available. Much harder to strip out "JIS-Philips"...
07-13-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. I would check this first and before you do...

+1. I would check this first and before you do any more riding. Make sure the shifter is in the smallest sprocket position when you check at the shifter. Also check to make sure the cable housing is...
07-13-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Crankycrank

I vote for just getting another headset. Not much...

I vote for just getting another headset. Not much money to be saved, if any, by just buying a few parts over buying a whole new headset and everything will be brand new.
07-10-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Crankycrank

First, read the links I provided in post #2...

First, read the links I provided in post #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) which will answer all your questions. BSA (British Small Arms also referred to as...
07-09-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By Crankycrank

Your frame has a threaded (BSA) 73mm bottom...

Your frame has a threaded (BSA) 73mm bottom bracket shell which will not work with your PF30 (Press Fit 30) BB. https://wheelsmfg.com/bb-standards...
07-09-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Crankycrank

Glad to help. YouTube is great for maintenance...

Glad to help. YouTube is great for maintenance and repair videos. Much easier to see it done than have it explained IMO especially when I'm trying to explain it. :50: I also hate throwing things away...
07-08-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By Crankycrank

Shimano cassette bodies are fairly easy to flush...

Shimano cassette bodies are fairly easy to flush and lube. Doing this every 7K-12k miles will help it last for a very long time. Tutorial here. https://youtu.be/iQ6XgztsfmU
07-08-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Crankycrank

IMO lube is not necessary since you're most...

IMO lube is not necessary since you're most likely to get a flat and remove the wheel before corrosion sets in. I would stay away from anti-seize for your axles as it is messy and hard to get off...
07-07-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 954
Posted By Crankycrank

Either is fine but I would go with the 18-25...

Either is fine but I would go with the 18-25 version for less bulk and weight but not much in it really. Most of the world has been using tubes manufactured this way for decades so no sense...
07-07-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,827
Posted By Crankycrank

Only help I can offer is to just google your Trek...

Only help I can offer is to just google your Trek bikes models and "owners manual" and see what comes up.
07-07-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Crankycrank

Here's a good video on overhauling your brakes....

Here's a good video on overhauling your brakes. Proper tightening of the #1 bolt starts at 5:00 mins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqbCR83psAg
07-07-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By Crankycrank

I just made the assumption that you were looking...

I just made the assumption that you were looking for a track type fixie with road bars as your frame has not the best geometry for that and is more suited to an upright riding position but certainly...
07-07-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By Crankycrank

From some photos I've seen the frame you have is...

From some photos I've seen the frame you have is from an inexpensive mountain/hybrid bike. If you're looking to build a road single speed this would not be a good choice. Depending on what parts you...
07-06-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Crankycrank

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsjN6B3eZb8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsjN6B3eZb8
07-06-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Crankycrank

The price of the bike pretty much explains why...

The price of the bike pretty much explains why your not getting standard, stronger parts for a mountain bike. Proper durable parts cost money. It would be a fools game to try to spread the dropouts...
07-05-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Crankycrank

Not exactly the same stem as yours but similar...

Not exactly the same stem as yours but similar and made by TransX. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEuFt7qcg7E
and another. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ktwdqMp5io
07-04-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By Crankycrank

Here's a good one. BikeCalc.com - Bicycle Gear...

Here's a good one. BikeCalc.com - Bicycle Gear Ratio Chart (http://www.bikecalc.com/gear_ratios)
07-04-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Crankycrank

Another option for brake/shifters....

Another option for brake/shifters. https://www.gevenalle.com/product/cx2/ o
Or if you want to save $40 you can order this setup without the shifters and MAYBE your current bar end shifters can be...
07-03-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 563
Posted By Crankycrank

Also try removing the tube pump it up to big...

Also try removing the tube pump it up to big sausage size and stretch a section at a time under water. This makes the hole a little bigger. Also check the base of the stem by wiggling it around under...
07-03-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,217
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. If you install the spokes yourself and don't...

+1. If you install the spokes yourself and don't feel comfortable tightening/truing the wheel any decent shop can finish it off for you and you will have saved some cash.
07-03-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By Crankycrank

Velox or other brand of cotton tape and cut it to...

Velox or other brand of cotton tape and cut it to proper length..
07-02-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Crankycrank

I'm not a shop rat but this doesn't surprise me....

I'm not a shop rat but this doesn't surprise me. Be grateful for the ham fisted amateur though as it keeps mechanics and shops in business. :fred:
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