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09-22-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 98
Posted By Crankycrank

Same pedal, same tick for my neighbors 520's. He...

Same pedal, same tick for my neighbors 520's. He seems to get around 15k dry miles out of them before needing a lube.
09-22-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, worth a try. OP just has to make sure it's...

Yes, worth a try. OP just has to make sure it's the correct type of rubber which, I think, most plumbing o-rings sold at hardware stores are. Nitrile (Buna N) is what is most common and works well....
09-21-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 397
Posted By Crankycrank

No, JB weld isn't strong enough to hold those...

No, JB weld isn't strong enough to hold those bosses to the frame for shifter stresses. As mentioned in post #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) from the linked...
09-20-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 379
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, you will need a spacer which are sometimes...

Yes, you will need a spacer which are sometimes included with the wheel. Contact the seller to find out if a spacer is included and if not they should be able to sell you one for cheap. Make sure you...
09-20-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Crankycrank

I would really advise not spreading the clamp too...

I would really advise not spreading the clamp too much as you can deform it permanently or weaken it. Having said that, just keep rotating the bars around as you pass it through the clamp until you...
09-19-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Crankycrank

As I get older my body makes it pretty clear...

As I get older my body makes it pretty clear about what position it likes. I've found that I can find a comfortable width for bars by sitting in a chair and while leaning forward slightly bring my...
09-18-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 464
Posted By Crankycrank

Try just brushing off as much surface rust as you...

Try just brushing off as much surface rust as you can off the chain without spending too much time doing so. Oil the chain with the lube of your choice and see if it works OK. New chains for 7 speeds...
09-17-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Crankycrank

Have a look at this thread....

Have a look at this thread. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/716680-recover-your-saddle.html
09-15-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 227
Posted By Crankycrank

Cheap method with some success it to turn bottom...

Cheap method with some success it to turn bottom bracketless frame upside down and pour enough icewater down seat tube to fill up the seatpost. Let sit for at least 15 mins. and change to fresh...
09-14-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By Crankycrank

Great pump. Worth spending a few bucks to save it...

Great pump. Worth spending a few bucks to save it IMO. Mine survived 20+ years of many flats and lending out to ham fisted gorillas jamming it against trees when pumping, breaking off their valve...
09-14-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 577
Posted By Crankycrank

The factory lube is very good and usually one of...

The factory lube is very good and usually one of the longest lasting lubes you can find. It does collect dirt if you're bothered by that. Do not put Squirt over factory lube. As previously mentioned...
09-14-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 279
Posted By Crankycrank

The Birzman tool is just a bearing separator...

The Birzman tool is just a bearing separator often used in car applications and can sometimes be found at auto parts stores through their tool loaner programs for free. Check around for pricing if...
09-14-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By Crankycrank

Haven't found this to be true at all. After...

Haven't found this to be true at all. After decades of trying many, many different types/brands/price of greases I finally settled on a tub of cheap marine grease for just about everything including...
09-13-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 399
Posted By Crankycrank

Yeah, don't waste your time trying to make it...

Yeah, don't waste your time trying to make it look any better. Nearly impossible for even the pro painters to make it perfect. You accomplished your goal of preventing rust so just ride it and enjoy....
09-12-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 905
Posted By Crankycrank

Not goofy at all. Been done by many for as long...

Not goofy at all. Been done by many for as long as bathroom scales have existed. As long as your scale is accurate you'll get accurate weights. Try weighing each bike several times and maybe on...
09-10-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By Crankycrank

Another vote for just getting a new bike....

Another vote for just getting a new bike. Probably cheaper and FAR fewer headaches than trying to match new parts to an old frame that will need to have the rear dropouts spread for newer hub spacing...
09-10-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By Crankycrank

You can use this chart to find the correct rear...

You can use this chart to find the correct rear derailleur "pull ratio" for your 10sp shifters. You'll need a 1.7 PR derailleur for 10 speed. Just make sure you include the proper cage length for...
09-08-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Crankycrank

5-10-15w oils are too light. Lubricates OK but...

5-10-15w oils are too light. Lubricates OK but will seep out through the seals. Phil's Tenacious or similar viscosity is a better choice. I use Chain-L since I already have some and it also works...
09-08-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Crankycrank

They, presumably, sent you a defective tire and...

They, presumably, sent you a defective tire and are obligated to send you a replacement at no extra charge. If this is the case I wouldn't do business with that company again.
09-08-20, 08:39 AM
09-07-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Crankycrank

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/11527...

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1152726-fbinny.html................... Posts #8 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) & #9...
09-06-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Crankycrank

Try contacting Velo Orange as may have the answer...

Try contacting Velo Orange as may have the answer for you.
09-02-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, you'll need a thinner socket. I'm not...

Yes, you'll need a thinner socket. I'm not positive but most 1/4" drive sockets should fit. Take it to the local hardware/tool store to find one. 2K km is usually not enough to need lube or new...
09-02-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Crankycrank

Need a little more info. The 820 has changed...

Need a little more info. The 820 has changed considerably over the years. Knowing what year it is will help. How many speeds, 7-8-9? Are the shifters original or newer replacements, Gripshift,...
09-01-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Crankycrank

Usually when the rubber becomes that degraded the...

Usually when the rubber becomes that degraded the casing is not far behind due to rotting. Maybe worth trying to save for a display piece but not for riding. Could end up in a blowout.
08-31-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Crankycrank

Most Shifters (but not all) have a band clamp on...

Most Shifters (but not all) have a band clamp on the bars and can be completely unbolted from them so you can remove your bars without worrying if the cables will be long enough to slide the shifters...
08-28-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 765
Posted By Crankycrank

Shimano 6403 hoods will work for 600 brakes and...

Shimano 6403 hoods will work for 600 brakes and can be found cheap. A short search only turned up black versions but you may have better luck. I believe vinyl paint may work to turn it white for...
08-23-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 486
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. Should be covered by warranty.

+1. Should be covered by warranty.
08-20-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By Crankycrank

Also try to find a good quality axle made of 4130...

Also try to find a good quality axle made of 4130 chromoly steel. Freewheel hubs break axles more often than the newer cassette style. There used to be a few suppliers of good quality axle upgrades...
08-20-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 551
Posted By Crankycrank

Are you sure it's not some fake Park Tool? You...

Are you sure it's not some fake Park Tool? You can contact Park to check if it's the real deal and if it is let them know you're not happy. I've never had one of these in my hands so can't say if...
08-18-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, a few things could cause this but try it out...

Yes, a few things could cause this but try it out first and report back.
08-18-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By Crankycrank

Not sure if any of these are what you're looking...

Not sure if any of these are what you're looking for but try here. https://www.mavicparts.com/collections/tools
08-17-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Crankycrank

Is this what you're looking for?...

Is this what you're looking for? https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-PD-M324-1972A.pdf
08-17-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By Crankycrank

Look for a bike "Co-Op" near you. These are...

Look for a bike "Co-Op" near you. These are community shops usually staffed by volunteers to help you learn to fix your bike and sometimes have a good supply of tools that you can use while there. A...
08-15-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By Crankycrank

A large seatpack would also work well, no rack...

A large seatpack would also work well, no rack needed. https://store.biketouringnews.com/categories/bicycle-bags-and-panniers/saddlebags-or-seat-bags.html
08-13-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Crankycrank

No. Read the link that dsbrantjr provided and it...

No. Read the link that dsbrantjr provided and it will explain which works on your bike. Only works one way.
08-11-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
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: 18
Views: 687
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: 342
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: 388
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: 417
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: 235
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: 157
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: 235
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: 175
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: 261
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: 246
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: 261
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: 945
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: 339
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...
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