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Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,582
Posted By cxwrench

I know this an old post but it's entirely...

I know this an old post but it's entirely incorrect. The amount of power the rider is producing has absolutely ZERO affect on the what happens below the cog the chain is on. ALL of the power goes...
04-11-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By cxwrench

They're totally different fits, why would you...

They're totally different fits, why would you want to? If you really want to know look it up online.
04-11-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By cxwrench

My point is there would be basically zero chance...

My point is there would be basically zero chance of a single nipple of the wrong gauge ending up on the wheel in a production line environment.
04-11-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By cxwrench

Ok...

Ok...
04-10-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By cxwrench

You don't actually think the shop built those...

You don't actually think the shop built those wheels do you? At that level they come right out of the box, the rear is almost certainly already installed.
04-10-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By cxwrench

Great, now I'm gonna get a bill from someone!...

Great, now I'm gonna get a bill from someone! :roflmao2:
04-10-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By cxwrench

Just correcting your terminology for future use....

Just correcting your terminology for future use. And that 11mm should be what you're looking for.
04-09-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By cxwrench

BRAKE...not break. Unless it's broken. Did...

BRAKE...not break. Unless it's broken.

Did you just push the pads back and not adjust/center the caliper over the rotor? If you don't move the caliper relative to the rotor it's highly likely it...
04-09-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 186
Posted By cxwrench

The Sprint has a .5* steeper head angle, the fork...

The Sprint has a .5* steeper head angle, the fork has slightly less rake, but the trail is the same...58mm. They should feel nearly identical.
04-08-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By cxwrench

You'll never find SPD pedals w/ anything other...

You'll never find SPD pedals w/ anything other than 9/16" thread.
04-08-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By cxwrench

What? The rim is centered over the hub the same...

What? The rim is centered over the hub the same whether it's symmetric or not. The only difference is where the spokes holes are on the rim.
04-07-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 356
Posted By cxwrench

I'm gonna be 58 this month, I'm hardly a 'child'....

I'm gonna be 58 this month, I'm hardly a 'child'. I haven't seen you offering much in the way of help either. Just calm down and let's move on.
04-07-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 356
Posted By cxwrench

Please, add me to it as well.

Please, add me to it as well.
04-07-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By cxwrench

If you think you can make one on a lathe you need...

If you think you can make one on a lathe you need to forget about that. A mill, yes. Lathe, nope. Follow the advice in the previous posts, you'll be able to get one.
04-06-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By cxwrench

Nice. I like that frame, it's just cool looking....

Nice. I like that frame, it's just cool looking. And super practical.
04-06-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 356
Posted By cxwrench

Stay in your lane buddy, I've forgotten more...

Stay in your lane buddy, I've forgotten more about this than you'll ever know. See your post below.

You specifically said: 'cassettes are 8 speed & more'. Wrong.
04-06-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 356
Posted By cxwrench

The freehub? That doesn't matter. You can put a 7...

The freehub? That doesn't matter. You can put a 7 speed cassette on pretty much any freehub. You said 'cassettes are 8 speed or more'...that is not correct.
04-06-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By cxwrench

The clutch is meant to be 'on' whenever you are...

The clutch is meant to be 'on' whenever you are riding and 'off' only when removing the rear wheel.
04-06-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By cxwrench

You'd need 1 of the following things. Either: ...

You'd need 1 of the following things. Either:
1) A cassette wheel and a 7 speed cassette.
2) A cassette wheel and an 8 speed cassette/shifter/chain.
3) A cassette wheel and a 9 speed...
04-06-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 356
Posted By cxwrench

And wrong. Shimano make at least 4 different...

And wrong. Shimano make at least 4 different types, SRAM at least a couple. That's not counting the inevitable offerings from Sunrace and others.
04-06-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 276
Posted By cxwrench

Yes, the bleed valve/caliper should be as low as...

Yes, the bleed valve/caliper should be as low as possible even it means removing it from the frame. Lever obviously at the highest point, rotated to a horizontal position. If you did that poorly you...
04-06-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 774
Posted By cxwrench

Yet here you are.

Yet here you are.
04-05-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By cxwrench

Replace the housing too. Unless your cables are...

Replace the housing too. Unless your cables are fraying inside the shifter nearly all wear that has a negative affect on shifting happens in/to the housing.
04-05-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By cxwrench

Just google search 'headset cup removal'...you'll...

Just google search 'headset cup removal'...you'll get thousands of results in a fraction of a second. It's easy w/ the correct tool.
04-05-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 821
Posted By cxwrench

Do you have any idea how many threads/posts there...

Do you have any idea how many threads/posts there are on this exact subject?
04-05-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By cxwrench

I'm guessing a couple of things here. First, I...

I'm guessing a couple of things here. First, I think you probably have your terms mixed up. An 'upshift' is shifting to a higher/harder gear, so physically to a smaller cog. A 'downshift' is shifting...
04-05-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By cxwrench

If it's not rough why would you want to 'service'...

If it's not rough why would you want to 'service' it? It's generally accepted that when they do start to feel worn/rough you buy a new one. It's not worth most people time to try to take one apart...
04-05-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By cxwrench

Nearly anything is possible if you throw enough...

Nearly anything is possible if you throw enough money at it but this is just stupid and makes absolutely no sense.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 922
Posted By cxwrench

Years ago I raced shifter karts. Pretty much...

Years ago I raced shifter karts. Pretty much everyone I raced with used WD to clean nearly the whole kart. The plastics, chassis, rear axle, and most importantly the chamber/pipe. Most chambers are...
04-04-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By cxwrench

Open the caliper bleed screw more. I usually open...

Open the caliper bleed screw more. I usually open them 3/4 to 1 turn. I NEVER drain the fluid out through the caliper, I ALWAYS push fluid up from there to the lever. Then I close off the caliper and...
04-04-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By cxwrench

Obviously the bleed port on the caliper has to be...

Obviously the bleed port on the caliper has to be open and the plug has to be out of the cup. Right? Otherwise there is absolutely nothing that should stop you from pushing fluid up for the caliper...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,138
Posted By cxwrench

87mph...or something.

87mph...or something.
04-03-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 915
Posted By cxwrench

Huh...well, it's not ...not like proper...

Huh...well, it's not ...not like proper penetrating oils. Get some of you'll be trying to get that thing off for a week.
04-03-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 915
Posted By cxwrench

Does it say anywhere on the bottle that it's a...

Does it say anywhere on the bottle that it's a penetrating oil?





No.
ETA: It doesn't look like that should be very stuck, you might just need some more leverage.
04-02-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By cxwrench

This should get you started: ...

This should get you started:

https://i.imgur.com/drRj7lXl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/XrFXlqWl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/e3AvWsEl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/sKj2fIKl.jpg
04-01-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 528
Posted By cxwrench

It's wayyyyyy past it's 'expiration' date. Do NOT...

It's wayyyyyy past it's 'expiration' date. Do NOT use it. This is one of the worst ideas I've heard lately.
04-01-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ You do know that you have to adjust new...

^This^ You do know that you have to adjust new derailleurs, right? 100% of the time SRAM derailleurs need their limit screws opened up a bit or maybe more.
04-01-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,622
Posted By cxwrench

Seriously! :eek:

Seriously! :eek:
04-01-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,622
Posted By cxwrench

It seems the OP has struck a nerve w/ someone so...

It seems the OP has struck a nerve w/ someone so the thread lives on. You can't post anything 'bad' about him or you get in trouble.
04-01-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By cxwrench

Best one I've seen today!

Best one I've seen today!
04-01-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By cxwrench

Funny but this seems like an ideal post for the...

Funny but this seems like an ideal post for the 'bicycle mechanics' section of the forum, not GD.
03-31-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By cxwrench

Short answer: No. They cannot be switched. One is...

Short answer: No. They cannot be switched. One is 3 pawl, the other is star ratchet. Not cross compatible at all.
03-31-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By cxwrench

That is interesting. Depending on the orientation...

That is interesting. Depending on the orientation of the ring the teeth align differently with the big ring and it's ramps & pins. I'm gonna have to mess around with this and see what happens.
03-31-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By cxwrench

Maybe you should read this: The truth about...

Maybe you should read this:

The truth about Shimano chainrings. (https://www.thetallcyclist.com/2013/01/the-truth-about-the-shimano-a-and-b-type-chainrings/)

The big ring has to be in the...
03-31-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 334
Posted By cxwrench

You are correct, there was never a 6 or 7 speed...

You are correct, there was never a 6 or 7 speed dual control lever.
03-31-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By cxwrench

XD? Yes, they're all compatible. XRD (road) no,...

XD? Yes, they're all compatible. XRD (road) no, but XD is pretty much XD. You have to spin the cassette so the splines line up before tightening, that's all there is to it.
03-31-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By cxwrench

There is nothing about a small ring that needs to...

There is nothing about a small ring that needs to be positioned correctly unless you have one of the non-round elliptical rings. There are no ramps, pins, nor any other 'shape' that will aid...
03-31-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By cxwrench

No, but I did have an '@trekbikes.com' email...

No, but I did have an '@trekbikes.com' email address for a few years. Contact Trek if you'd like, they'll confirm.
03-31-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 4,622
Posted By cxwrench

Careful Juan...the mods don't like when we point...

Careful Juan...the mods don't like when we point out the obvious truth.
03-31-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By cxwrench

Yes you can. Trek carbon frames haven't needed...

Yes you can. Trek carbon frames haven't needed the support plate for at least 2-3 years. On some frames there isn't room for it. The front derailleur mount area is reinforced and you won't hurt it w/...
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