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07-10-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By HillRider

That's the right design but the 6800 is a road...

That's the right design but the 6800 is a road skewer and probably sized for a 130mm hub. You need an MTB length skewer like this one:
https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-XT-M8000-Quick-Release...
07-10-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By HillRider

Any standard skewer long enough for a 135mm rear...

Any standard skewer long enough for a 135mm rear hub will work fine. Be sure you get an "internal cam" type with a steel shaft such as a Shimano or Campy. The Cross Check has horizontal dropouts so...
07-10-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By HillRider

Count the chainrings on the crank and the number...

Count the chainrings on the crank and the number of cogs on the rear freewheel. Tell us what they are such as 2 x 5. In the past "10-speed" bikes had two chainrings and 5 cogs for 10 total speeds. ...
07-09-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 729
Posted By HillRider

Allen (aka hex) fasteners are quite sensitive to...

Allen (aka hex) fasteners are quite sensitive to being damaged by cheap and/or worn hex keys, particularly in the smaller sizes. Torx are stronger and more tolerant of wear and I also much prefer...
07-09-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 350
Posted By HillRider

Build quality pretty much trumps spoke count in...

Build quality pretty much trumps spoke count in determining wheel durability. The only broken spokes I ever had were with a pair of 36 spoke OEM wheels that came on an '85 Bridgestone 400 which began...
07-08-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 547
Posted By HillRider

Anyone else remember Tom and Ray (aka...

Anyone else remember Tom and Ray (aka Click-and-Clack) on PBS's "Car Talk" with their humorous staff names at the end of the show? One was their Conservative Commentator Eileen Tudor Wright.
07-08-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,512
Posted By HillRider

My recent cars have also come with huge owner's...

My recent cars have also come with huge owner's manuals but the majority of the information covers the "infotainment" systems, other electronic do-dads and what all of the buttons and touch screen...
07-08-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 773
Posted By HillRider

The first cog to disappear from 10 and 11-speed...

The first cog to disappear from 10 and 11-speed cassettes as the largest cog increases is the 16T and it's the one I miss most. My current favorite is Shimano's 12x27 10-speed and it's a straight...
07-05-20, 08:50 PM
07-05-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 547
Posted By HillRider

You still haven't explained that 300 pound rider...

You still haven't explained that 300 pound rider difference and why other riders don't have the pulling problem.
07-05-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By HillRider

Exceeding the rear derailleur's wrap capacity by...

Exceeding the rear derailleur's wrap capacity by a few teeth should cause no problems. Assuming you size the chain long enough to allow shifting into big-big ( a necessity for safety) you may have...
07-05-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 547
Posted By HillRider

Those three sentences say a lot. The bike tracks...

Those three sentences say a lot. The bike tracks fine when walked, other riders don't have the problem and a 300(!!) pound rider difference makes it apparent. Which way does that 300 pounds go, are...
07-05-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By HillRider

Don't dismiss the plastic ferrules. They come...

Don't dismiss the plastic ferrules. They come standard on Shimano shifter cable sets and are durable and work very well.
07-04-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By HillRider

Actually you are comparing bottom (i.e. low)...

Actually you are comparing bottom (i.e. low) gears, not top. The calculation is quite straightforward to get the gear ratio for any combination of chainring and rear cog. Most commonly here in the US...
07-04-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By HillRider

Another question, do your frame and fork have...

Another question, do your frame and fork have enough clearance for 700-28 tires? A lot of older road bikes didn't.
07-04-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By HillRider

Correct so far. The "high alloy" stainless...

Correct so far. The "high alloy" stainless steels you are referring to are the "300-series", generically 18/8 Cr/Ni, the most common of which are 303, 304 and 316. They are high in Cr and Ni ...
07-03-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By HillRider

Is this an "integrated" headset or one using...

Is this an "integrated" headset or one using press-in cups? If it's a press-in design, the squeak could be between the cups and the headtube. Remove the cups, clean the exterior stems of the cups...
07-03-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By HillRider

Are the headset bearings original to the bike or...

Are the headset bearings original to the bike or replacements? If they are not original, the replacements may have the wrong seat angles and/or wrong diameter.
07-03-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By HillRider

How about adding Campy's "Compact cranks" with...

How about adding Campy's "Compact cranks" with the 110mm BCD, almost. Design it with one offset bolt to assure no other 110 mm chainring can ever be used.
07-03-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By HillRider

That seems to be an OK wrench and does cover the...

That seems to be an OK wrench and does cover the range needed for bottom bracket cups, crank bolts and lock rings. However, for bike use I'm partial to beam-type torque wrenches. They are less...
07-03-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By HillRider

I believe the geometry of the older front...

I believe the geometry of the older front derailleurs was different from newer ones. I had the same 3x8 105 group on my '96 Litespeed. The FD-1057 front derailleur had an actuating arm so long it...
07-03-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By HillRider

Good work and you are the ideal owner to take on...

Good work and you are the ideal owner to take on a project like this. You had the needed replacement parts already on hand and had the tools and knowledge to do the work.

We get a lot of...
07-03-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By HillRider

Yes, they are stainless steel. Even the...

Yes, they are stainless steel. Even the 300-series stainless steels, which are generally non-magnetic, become somewhat magnetic if cold worked as cables are when die-drawn.
07-02-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By HillRider

What you may have is an axle assembly intended to...

What you may have is an axle assembly intended to be used with a two part seal assembly with a narrow dust cap pressed into the hub shell and the dust seal on the cone that just fits inside it.
07-02-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By HillRider

Generally the dust caps that come with the OE...

Generally the dust caps that come with the OE axle and cones of most hubs are proprietary to that hub and different hubs, even from the same maker, aren't interchangeable. You will probably have to...
07-02-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By HillRider

DO NOT REMOVE THIS TAG!!! Showing my age too.

DO NOT REMOVE THIS TAG!!! Showing my age too.
07-02-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By HillRider

One reason to consider a longer stem is if his...

One reason to consider a longer stem is if his knees hit the handlebars with the current one. If it's a quill stem, a longer quill will allow him to raise the bars and be a bit more upright. If...
07-01-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By HillRider

Thanks. I saw that review which is how I first...

Thanks. I saw that review which is how I first heard about CarbonCycles at all. One of the commenters said he bought two of their forks 10 years ago so the company seem to have been around for a...
06-30-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By HillRider

CarbonCycles Forks?

I'm contemplating replacing the 53,000+ mile Easton carbon fork on my bike and a direct replacement has been hard to find. I need a 1-1/8" straight steerer, 375 mm A-C, 43mm rake, caliper brakes and...
06-29-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,544
Posted By HillRider

If he is just getting started and doesn't know...

If he is just getting started and doesn't know either bike repair or what tools to buy, these are WAY in the future.
06-29-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 921
Posted By HillRider

Shimano's recommended torque for the two pinch...

Shimano's recommended torque for the two pinch bolts on the NDS arm of their HTII cranks is 12 to 14 Nm or 106 to 122 in-lbs. I expect other similar cranks have similar specs. I've always tightened...
06-29-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By HillRider

No, it is very unlikely to work. The tube is...

No, it is very unlikely to work. The tube is toast and should be replaced.
06-29-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,544
Posted By HillRider

The first thing you should get is a good bike...

The first thing you should get is a good bike repair manual like Lennard Zinn's "Zinn and the Art of Road (or MTB) Bike Maintenance" or the Park Tool's "Blue Book" and read them cover to cover. ...
06-29-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By HillRider

"Over Locknut Dimension", i.e. the width of the...

"Over Locknut Dimension", i.e. the width of the hub between the locknut faces and the inside width of the frame's or forks dropout faces. In your case you want an OLD of 120 mm for the rear hub and...
06-29-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 539
Posted By HillRider

Agree the first photo tells us nothing but that...

Agree the first photo tells us nothing but that "scratch" shown in the second photo appears to indeed be a scratch. However, it's deep enough and in a high stress location that I would worry about it...
06-29-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By HillRider

I think you will find new 36H hubs pretty rare...

I think you will find new 36H hubs pretty rare these days so finding a matched set is not going to be easy. The matching R7000 rear hub is available in 36H but is set up as 130 mm, 11-speed....
06-29-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By HillRider

One possibility is to buy a new bike already di2...

One possibility is to buy a new bike already di2 equipped, swap your CLX50 wheels to the new bike, install the new bike's wheels on your bike and sell it. That way you get to keep your expensive...
06-27-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,281
Posted By HillRider

Thin tube frames, particularly carbon and...

Thin tube frames, particularly carbon and aluminum, should not be clamped by the frame tubes as damaging or crushing them is all too easy. The seat post is far more crush-resistant and is much...
06-26-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By HillRider

Do you have a bench vise? If so, open it up...

Do you have a bench vise? If so, open it up enough to allow the rim of the DS cup to rest on the jaw edges. Then use a soft mallet to pound on the end of the spindle and the cup should pop off.
06-26-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By HillRider

Yes, thank you. I know the chemistry of aluminum...

Yes, thank you. I know the chemistry of aluminum oxide layer formation. I was just wondering if the additives in antifreeze could have explained the cleaning effect (if it really happened) the OP...
06-26-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By HillRider

Antifreeze is more than just ethylene glycol. It...

Antifreeze is more than just ethylene glycol. It contains corrosion and deposit inhibitors and perhaps those did clean and brighten the aluminum as the poster was claiming.

BTW, the current...
06-26-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By HillRider

I used to buy Campy Veloce 10-speed cassettes...

I used to buy Campy Veloce 10-speed cassettes that had all loose cogs so you needed a spacer between each of them. I had to follow the instruction sheet's directions very carefully every time I...
06-26-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By HillRider

Wow, a reminder from the past! In 2006 I...

Wow, a reminder from the past! In 2006 I installed Kelly Take-offs using 7-speed downtube levers on a used 1983 Trek 400 for which I couldn't justify the cost of brifters. They were heavy but...
06-26-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By HillRider

When I got my first HTII crank and bottom...

When I got my first HTII crank and bottom bracket, I also bought the Shimano TL-FC16 which sells for $3 to $4 most places. It's a single purpose plastic "wrench" that is perfectly adequate since the...
06-26-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 283
Posted By HillRider

As noted, remove the shard, patch or replace the...

As noted, remove the shard, patch or replace the tube and keep riding. If, when you reinflate it, the tube shows any sign of bulging through the hole, add a patch to the inside of the tire or "boot"...
06-25-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By HillRider

I don't know where you rode that old Sears bike...

I don't know where you rode that old Sears bike with its "safety levers" (talk about a misnomer!!) but it couldn't have been in any really hilly area. I remember them from years ago too and thought...
06-25-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By HillRider

What you may have heard is using a Crockpot to...

What you may have heard is using a Crockpot to melt paraffin by those who lube their chains with wax. Otherwise any plain pot that holds solvent will do as heat isn't needed.

Finally, you may...
06-25-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 639
Posted By HillRider

The problem with the Aldi's stand is availability...

The problem with the Aldi's stand is availability which is hit-and-miss. I haven't seen them for sale in my local Aldi's for a long time.
06-23-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 825
Posted By HillRider

I agree about the relentless and sometimes...

I agree about the relentless and sometimes baffling march of "progress". My bike mechanical world has stopped with Ti and steel frames, English threaded bottom brackets, caliper rim brakes,...
06-23-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 915
Posted By HillRider

Absolutely, take that bike back to the dealer and...

Absolutely, take that bike back to the dealer and have it repaired properly and that probably means having the crank replaced. There is no reason for a new bike sold by any decent bike shop to have...
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