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08-08-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By MudPie

Job is complete and easy, thanks. Any idea why...

Job is complete and easy, thanks. Any idea why the locking washer has the curved slot? I thought perhaps you could use a pin spanner to access the cones while the washer and nut were installed, but...
08-08-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By MudPie

Thanks for the notice on the reverse thread. Job...

Thanks for the notice on the reverse thread. Job is complete. All components removed, cleaned, greased and assembled.
08-07-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By MudPie

Thanks Andy! I wasn't sure if that curved slot...

Thanks Andy! I wasn't sure if that curved slot was part of the cone, and thus needing a tool to engage the curved slot. It sounds like no special tools needed. Thanks again,Andy!
08-07-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By MudPie

Bottom Bracket Tool for 1 Piece Crank

Attached pictures show the NDS of a one piece crank on a beater bike. Do I need a special tool to hold the ring with the curved slot as I lock it with the nut?
...
07-27-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 614
Posted By MudPie

Iíve rehabilitated a few brifters in this manner....

Iíve rehabilitated a few brifters in this manner. I always suggest trying this first as itís easy and low cost.
07-27-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By MudPie

maybe, see Park Tools instructions. Iíve used...

maybe, see Park Tools instructions. Iíve used the big chainring big cog methods with no problems.

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/chain-length-sizing
07-25-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By MudPie

That's how I lube my chain and been doing so for...

That's how I lube my chain and been doing so for 40+ years, except I only apply once.
I wouldn't be too worried about the grinding. Perhaps there is some sand or small particles in the...
07-25-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By MudPie

Wow, I didn't know some SRAM shifters are...

Wow, I didn't know some SRAM shifters are compatible with Shimano. Good to know! Thanks.
07-12-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By MudPie

Correct, I use a 1" socket to fit my Park...

Correct, I use a 1" socket to fit my Park cassette tool.
07-12-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By MudPie

Don't underestimate the importance of proper...

Don't underestimate the importance of proper torque when securing the lockring. It's probably 40 N-m, which is about 32 lb-ft of torque.
07-12-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By MudPie

The features you must match: 1) bottom bracket...

The features you must match:
1) bottom bracket design. The bottom bracket could be a square taper, or a splined interface.
2) crank arm must accommodate 3 chainrings.
3) if the cranks do not...
07-05-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By MudPie

Low cost option: ...

Low cost option:
https://www.jensonusa.com/Quality-Wheels-Alex-Y2000-26-MTB-Wheels
$55 for a rear (8speed)
$49 for front
I believe these are rim brakes and Shrader valve (you can always buy an...
07-03-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By MudPie

See this site for torque values...

See this site for torque values https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/torque-specifications-and-concepts

Assuming you have square taper, the recommended range is "Crank bolt (including...
07-03-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By MudPie

Thanks, I don't have issues with chain falling...

Thanks, I don't have issues with chain falling off the big ring, I just never seen a chain catcher to prevent a chain from dropping from the big chainring, until I looked at the above site.
07-03-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By MudPie

Thanks, I don't have issues with chain falling...

Thanks, I don't have issues with chain falling off the big ring, I just never seen a chain catcher to prevent a chain from dropping from the big chainring.
07-03-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 947
Posted By MudPie

Are the punctures on the rim or tire side of the...

Are the punctures on the rim or tire side of the tube? You seem to imply both. Are the punctures in the same location? What brand/model tires are you using?

1) if rim side, then perhaps a spoke...
07-02-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By MudPie

I have a chain catcher, but mine only prevents...

I have a chain catcher, but mine only prevents the chain from dropping off the small chain ring towards the frame. Do they make them for the chain dropping from the big chain ring towards the crank...
07-02-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By MudPie

Good deal! A good sense of accomplishment...

Good deal!

A good sense of accomplishment to think about, diagnose and solve the problem.
06-30-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 406
Posted By MudPie

My experience with quick links (SRAM and KMC) is...

My experience with quick links (SRAM and KMC) is all positive. I've been using chains with masterlinks for over 20 years and i cannot remember the last time I dropped a chain.

1. When you say...
06-27-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By MudPie

Can you clarify what got stripped? Did the...

Can you clarify what got stripped? Did the screws threads get damaged, such that you can turn the limit screw and the screw does not move. Or is the head of the screw damaged such that you can no...
06-25-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By MudPie

https://derailleurhanger.com/ I've never used...

https://derailleurhanger.com/
I've never used them, but marvel at their hanger database.
06-18-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By MudPie

I'd guess your NDS arm is not positioned...

I'd guess your NDS arm is not positioned sufficiently on the spindle, and the arm needs to travel towards the frame a bit more. It usually only requires finger torque to set the crank arm using the...
06-14-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By MudPie

How are the conditions of the brake cables and...

How are the conditions of the brake cables and housings?
06-14-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By MudPie

I've used Alligator brand cables with no...

I've used Alligator brand cables with no problems. They are a lower cost alternative to Shimano and SRAM cables I sometimes buy..

I never heard of Alhonga. I live in Southern CA so perhaps...
06-14-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By MudPie

No need to worry about brand compatibility. ...

No need to worry about brand compatibility. SRAM/Shimano/KMC components play well together. On my road bike, I have Shimano chainring, KMC chain and SRAM cassette.

Personally, I like the SRAM...
06-06-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By MudPie

I donít consider 2 years to be a long time for a...

I donít consider 2 years to be a long time for a tire. I usually buy tires in advance so when it comes time to change, I have one handy. I assume you kept them indoors. I canít comment on the...
06-05-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By MudPie

Are the tires old, age-wise? When were they...

Are the tires old, age-wise? When were they purchased? Your description sounds the material is “aged”. Can you post a pic? I used to use Krylions years ago and they were a quality tire.
06-05-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,040
Posted By MudPie

Yup, as stated above, it’s unintentional...

Yup, as stated above, it’s unintentional consequence of California Proposition 65. Not only is it on packaging but often posted on store entry doors.
06-03-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,828
Posted By MudPie

As stated above, practice at home and you'll gain...

As stated above, practice at home and you'll gain the skills and confidence. In addition, I opt to use tires that are designed for endurance riding and are more puncture resistant than light-weight...
06-03-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By MudPie

I love that Park tool sells replacement parts. I...

I love that Park tool sells replacement parts. I have a Park floor pump (15+ years) and the head leaks and sometimes doesn't auto switch between Presta and Shrader. But for $2.99, I can get a...
05-31-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By MudPie

I believe it's a go/no-go indicator that your NDS...

I believe it's a go/no-go indicator that your NDS crank arm is pressed in adequately onto the axle. If The crank arm is sufficiently engaged, you are able to pivot the plate and its little pin will...
05-28-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By MudPie

That's great that you made a custom tool for it. ...

That's great that you made a custom tool for it. I hope the nut stays tight, but then again, I'm sure there is great satisfaction in using the tool!
05-27-20, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By MudPie

You've accomplished what I dream of! Luckily...

You've accomplished what I dream of!
Luckily you don't have to assemble it for a morning ride tomorrow.
05-27-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By MudPie

Hangers are often the weak-link in the rear...

Hangers are often the weak-link in the rear derailleur system, so they become sacrificial in order to save the derailleur. Although I can't say if the hanger is bad, but if you do, these folks sell...
05-26-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By MudPie

I just noticed the Shimano grease is made in...

I just noticed the Shimano grease is made in Germany.

https://www.jensonusa.com/globalassets/product-images---all-assets/shimano/cm228b00.jpg
05-26-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By MudPie

Where does the grease go? I use primarily...

Where does the grease go?

I use primarily use the cheaper Park grease, Polylube 1000.
05-26-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By MudPie

It's hard to judge the how far the nut is...

It's hard to judge the how far the nut is recessed with respect to the gear, but something like this could work.
...
05-26-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,382
Posted By MudPie

Very important detail!

Very important detail!
05-26-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,382
Posted By MudPie

You can also try a penetrating oil to loosen up...

You can also try a penetrating oil to loosen up the parts. It’s a cheap try.
05-25-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By MudPie

I’ve successfully revived three Shimano shifters...

I’ve successfully revived three Shimano shifters by flushing and relubing. I followed this video, except I didn’t apply the grease. The Boeshield was the only lubricant.

...
05-25-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By MudPie

Iíd say you you got your moneyís worth after 30...

Iíd say you you got your moneyís worth after 30 years! Sometimes the peace of mind knowing the product wonít fail anytime soon is well worth the purchase price.
05-23-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By MudPie

The machining on that makes me want one. Good...

The machining on that makes me want one. Good looking tool!
05-23-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By MudPie

I totally agree that grease is a better, long...

I totally agree that grease is a better, long lasting lubricant. The problem is I donít think itís possible to apply grease to the pivots of an assembled shifter. The guy in the video slathers it...
05-23-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By MudPie

Seeing you donít have a barrel adjuster to remove...

Seeing you donít have a barrel adjuster to remove slack, Ttry this:
shift lever to small chain position.
loosen cable clamp.
remove chain from chainring and set on bottom bracket.
push...
05-23-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By MudPie

Here’s a short video on cleaning and relubing...

Here’s a short video on cleaning and relubing shifters. I’ve successfully used this method at least three times to make shifters good as new. However , I did not apply the grease as shown in the end....
05-23-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By MudPie

if you suspect the shifter, it probably needs a...

if you suspect the shifter, it probably needs a good cleaning and lubing. Iíve rehabilitated many Ultegra shifters. In my cases, the shifters would not click, or would do so erratically. Itís an...
05-23-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By MudPie

Ok, got it. Was it working prior, or did you do...

Ok, got it. Was it working prior, or did you do some work on it, and then it stopped working? As usual, hard to diagnose thru a series of texts, but letís start:

1. can you pull on an exposed...
05-23-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By MudPie

When you pivot the lever, what happens, or...

When you pivot the lever, what happens, or doesnít happen? Does the derailleur move? Or does the derailleur move but not guide the chain?
05-21-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 961
Posted By MudPie

One thing I like about Park is they sell...

One thing I like about Park is they sell replacement part for their goods. I recently bought a replacement pin for a chain tool and I need to get a replacement head for my floor pump. Everything...
05-16-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By MudPie

Try grabbing the chain, hand on each side of the...

Try grabbing the chain, hand on each side of the tight link and gently flex it back and forth, in the direction the chain does not normally bend. Hard to explain with words.

Let me try another...
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