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02-28-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 216
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If the wheel is still intact- Look at the...

If the wheel is still intact-
Look at the nipples to see where the spoke end is in relation to the screw driver slot.
That will tell you if you want to favor longer/shorter or if the spoke is "just...
02-27-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A spindle is what you mount the cranks to. ...

A spindle is what you mount the cranks to.
Typically an 8mmX1mm bolt.

For the shell, look up PARK Tools BTS-1
02-27-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Depends on the shop, which person, work load.... ...

Depends on the shop, which person, work load....
Many won't work on X-Mart bikes simply because the repair bill is going to be a good portion of the retail price of the bike.
$30-60/hr. on a $50...
02-27-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By Bill Kapaun

With the RDER on the smallest COG, the shifter...

With the RDER on the smallest COG, the shifter should be on the highest number.
Pulling cable causes it to move to larger cogs. (lower gears)
02-26-20, 09:39 PM
02-26-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 315
Posted By Bill Kapaun

3S is your size. Available here, although I...

3S is your size.
Available here, although I can't attest to the quality. The races have an "oxide" coating vs polished.
I've bought a few for flip bikes, so I don't know how well they lasted....
02-25-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 617
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Why? You have friction shifting. A Shimano...

Why? You have friction shifting.
A Shimano Tourney is more than adequate for a 5 speed.
02-24-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By Bill Kapaun

WHY? It's the difference in spoke tension that...

WHY?
It's the difference in spoke tension that causes the dish.
Back off the NDS spokes a bit. You probably don't need more than 1/4-1/2 turn.
It's either tighten DS or loosen NDS spokes.
Once...
02-24-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Loosen the NDS spokes some. On a multi cog rear...

Loosen the NDS spokes some.
On a multi cog rear wheel, the NDS spokes have a greater effect due to the bracing angle being different than the DS.
02-24-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF you look over the FDER carefully, you should...

IF you look over the FDER carefully, you should see a name/Model#.
Sometimes you have to look from the NDS of the bike to see it on the inside of the cage.
02-24-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 423
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I would assume you've destroyed the adjustable...

I would assume you've destroyed the adjustable cup races.
IS that what you mean, or do you need a spindle/axle too?
02-23-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 269
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Sometimes to can make the mismatch work by trying...

Sometimes to can make the mismatch work by trying various tweaks.
Try mounting 2-3mm higher than "perfect".
Sometimes a tiny bit of "twist", nose in or out.
I usually finish up with a new FDER...
02-23-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 315
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF your FDER will move an additional 2+mm toward...

IF your FDER will move an additional 2+mm toward the smallest ring, a 122.5 would work. Other option is a 127mm, but your FDER would need an additional 3mm of outward travel.
Do a bit of homework...
02-23-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Bill Kapaun

OP doesn't have a small/small. It's a 1X.

OP doesn't have a small/small.
It's a 1X.
02-23-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd just size it so you don't have any "droop"...

I'd just size it so you don't have any "droop" when on the smallest cog.
It could probably go shorter, but why not spread the load over more links?
02-22-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 326
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Going to 165mm cranks eliminated a lot of knee...

Going to 165mm cranks eliminated a lot of knee pain vs longer ones.
02-22-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 158
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Are the current (not replaced) "correct" spokes...

Are the current (not replaced) "correct" spokes original?
IF they are, they have the same fatigue life as those that broke.
Like pop corn, they'll soon be popping faster too.
02-22-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 315
Posted By Bill Kapaun

VP is just a brand. Assuming you have "British"...

VP is just a brand.
Assuming you have "British" threads (like most sq. taper BB's) just get a Shimano or other brand of the correct length.
02-21-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,034
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Such a slow day that you have to dig up 6 day old...

Such a slow day that you have to dig up 6 day old posts to argue about?
02-21-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is the metal actually stretched, or is it a...

Is the metal actually stretched, or is it a "smooth wobble"?
The original rear wheel on my hybrid sustained a severe wobble that was the result of very uneven spoke tensions.
The bike was still...
02-20-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I have pretty much a zilch sense of tone. I'd...

I have pretty much a zilch sense of tone. I'd need some kind of tone generator beeping in the background with the correct pitch for the tension of the spoke I was plucking.
Comparing 2 spokes? It's...
02-19-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Soak it in diesel. It might free up?

Soak it in diesel.
It might free up?
02-19-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You are going to use the "old" hub with the newer...

You are going to use the "old" hub with the newer body.
Period.
Offsets will be what they will be.
You may see a slight change in hub spacing (1-2mm?) with the body swap. just different generation...
02-19-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I stuffed a 133 hub into 126mm DO's . Albeit a...

I stuffed a 133 hub into 126mm DO's .
Albeit a low end Shimano hub, I was eating DS cones in 200-300 miles.
From that experience, I'm a bit leery at even a 4mm spread without alignment.
IF you are...
02-19-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It's not in the "looking". It's in reading the...

It's not in the "looking".
It's in reading the 1st post and noting the differences listed.
Else, it would have been a no brainer.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/images/k7hub-3-stylessm.jpg
...
02-19-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I think you missed the point about the FH body...

I think you missed the point about the FH body transplant.
UG to HG/UG.
OP wants to use "modern" cassettes, not Uni Glide.
I'm still unsure what the spacing currently on the bike is.
IF 135, make...
02-19-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you'd answered my question in post 15, 5 days...

If you'd answered my question in post 15, 5 days ago, I could have posted this pic-
...
02-19-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 412
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Switch the associated cone, seals etc. with its...

Switch the associated cone, seals etc. with its specific FH Body, since the bearing race is in the body.

What's the spacing on the bike now?
It wouldn't make sense to space the bike at 132 and...
02-18-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF you can find "exact" replacement parts, the...

IF you can find "exact" replacement parts, the task may be more manageable.
However, 18 & 24 spoke wheels aren't really for the inexperienced. You simply don't have as many spokes to "massage" a...
02-18-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I've always rotated each spoke to the same...

I've always rotated each spoke to the same position as a simple matter of ergonomics. You have to hold the tension meter the same way if you want to measure the same way.
Any reading that didn't...
02-18-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 986
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I need a little "help" when loading 50+ lbs. of...

I need a little "help" when loading 50+ lbs. of groceries in my rear baskets.
Practical trumps cool.
You can keep your bike better "disengaged" at public bike racks.
02-18-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 263
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I show- 12-13-15-17-19-21-23-25 and ...

I show-
12-13-15-17-19-21-23-25
and
11-12-14-16-18-21-24-28
You'd probably want to replace the 2 smallest.
02-18-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 263
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF you find the 11T cog is higher than you need,...

IF you find the 11T cog is higher than you need, you can use the 5 smallest cogs from your current cassette with the 3 largest from the newest cassette.
That would give a little more even steps...
02-18-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Most anything that leaves ANY kind of film is...

Most anything that leaves ANY kind of film is going to attract dirt.
Easier to wipe off a "dry" frame than a sticky, oily one.
02-17-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I found Sun Rims to be a good rim for the $$$. ...

I found Sun Rims to be a good rim for the $$$.
They typically have a small flat spot near the rim joint that won't affect the tire "roundness".
Else, expect to pay at least another $30 for a...
02-17-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 466
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF you are disassembling the rim on a regular...

IF you are disassembling the rim on a regular basis, you can wipe off rust/apply a bit of grease before it would be noticeable.
If you could find some steel fence wire of the correct diameter, it's...
02-17-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 466
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Some stainless steels are slightly magnetic. I...

Some stainless steels are slightly magnetic.
I would suspect SS. Else, you could have rust discoloration of the joint when it got wet.
02-16-20, 03:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,034
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It does certainly help the tool to break the cup...

It does certainly help the tool to break the cup free.
Else you are hallucinating.
02-15-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,034
Posted By Bill Kapaun

So is beating a dead horse without any effort to...

So is beating a dead horse without any effort to think things through.
IF it was a good idea, it would have been suggested earlier in the thread by someone knowledgeable.
I should have told you the...
02-15-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I think the problem will be the taper of the...

I think the problem will be the taper of the fork.
Any bumps and the weight will want to force the clamps to the smaller part of the taper and loosen.
02-15-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Bill Kapaun

8-1/2". Wheel barrow, baby carriage.... ...

8-1/2". Wheel barrow, baby carriage....
Motorcycle tire irons are much stouter and still not overly large.
02-15-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,034
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That means you have given up and are willing to...

That means you have given up and are willing to destroy the cup to get it off.
Sometimes you are desperate to SAVE the cup.
My method works as a 1st resort too, AND saves the cup.
Your...
02-15-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,034
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You still need a "tool retainer". Else you're...

You still need a "tool retainer". Else you're going to have stripped tools and possibly worse problems.
At that point, a 4 lb. hammer takes less set up time. You don't have to connect it to its...
02-15-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,034
Posted By Bill Kapaun

How about you? Most bike mechanics aren't going...

How about you?
Most bike mechanics aren't going to be equipped with 1/2" or larger impact wrenches and an air compressor to keep up.
And you still have to hold the rest of the bike.
My "tool set"...
02-15-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I don't think it matters which method you use.

I don't think it matters which method you use.
02-15-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It also may mean that you'd be wasting money...

It also may mean that you'd be wasting money trying to save a piece of crap and they want to avoid you being ripped off.
02-14-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I would guess a crappy RDER adjustment, assuming...

I would guess a crappy RDER adjustment, assuming it's shifting on the rear. Which way does it shift? Up or down?

Else, look for frame flex, like a broken weld or something.
02-14-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,034
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm simply amazed at the lack of evidence of...

I'm simply amazed at the lack of evidence of penetrating oil being used?
What are you thinking?
Here's my "tool set" for removing these cups-
...
02-13-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This seems to indicate you'd need a 6503 front...

This seems to indicate you'd need a 6503 front Shifter & DER....
02-13-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 271
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The term "ratchet lever" made me think of a QR...

The term "ratchet lever" made me think of a QR lever that he was trying to spin on.
I'm just not familiar enough with these for a red flag to fly.
Maybe someone can watch the video?
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