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07-19-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By HillRider

This question was answered in your other posting....

This question was answered in your other posting. Yes, it's the same tool. The 5-10-speed claim was made before 11 and 12-speed chains were available but the standard CT-5 works with 11 and...
07-19-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By HillRider

Almost all chain manufacturer's from 8-speed on...

Almost all chain manufacturer's from 8-speed on up recommend against reusing a standard pin and provide either specific joining pins (8,9,10-speed Shimano) or a reusable master/quick link (SRAM,...
07-19-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By HillRider

The current Park web site description of the CT-5...

The current Park web site description of the CT-5 claims it works on 5 to 12-speed chains. The only disclaimer is that it won't peen Campy chain pins but most other chain tools won't either. I...
07-18-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By HillRider

+1 The frame is the thing that limits how much...

+1 The frame is the thing that limits how much clamping force it will tolerate and how much force it requires to keep the seat post from slipping.
07-17-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By HillRider

Was your shift lever in the highest gear...

Was your shift lever in the highest gear (smallest cog) position when you reattached the shift cable? I'd start from scratch at this point. Remove the shift cable, shift the shift lever to the...
07-17-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By HillRider

We often get question asking how to fit modern...

We often get question asking how to fit modern recessed nut brakes to older frames built for external nutted calipers. The difficulty is in drilling out the front of the brake bridge to fit the 8 mm...
07-16-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By HillRider

There is no structural reason it won't work...

There is no structural reason it won't work assuming the caliper reach allows the brake pads to align with the rim properly. However, one problem with modern rim brake frames is most are made for...
07-16-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By HillRider

Even with Quicklinks, you still need a chain tool...

Even with Quicklinks, you still need a chain tool to cut a new chain to the correct length.

Buy a good quality chain breaker. The cost isn't that much and it will be a lot easier to use, more...
07-16-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By HillRider

Brass and steel are obvious. "Alloy" means...

Brass and steel are obvious. "Alloy" means aluminum alloy and it was probably the material the ruined nipples were made of since salt corrodes aluminum badly.

Brass nipples are most commonly used...
07-15-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By HillRider

Based on the original specifications listing an...

Based on the original specifications listing an Octalink bottom bracket I assume the frame is English threaded. Remove both cups, generously grease the threads or wrap them in plumber's Teflon...
07-15-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By HillRider

For really boutique carbon wheels, that $250 will...

For really boutique carbon wheels, that $250 will barely be a down payment. I agree, the OEM wheels should be very high quality on a $5000 bike and I don't understand your desire to replace them. ...
07-13-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 931
Posted By HillRider

I would certainly overhaul the hubs, bottom...

I would certainly overhaul the hubs, bottom bracket and headset even if they do feel smooth. Old grease can dry out and provide no effective lubrication. Better to check. If the bearings have good...
07-12-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By HillRider

That never inhibited recommendations and...

That never inhibited recommendations and suggestions based on pure guesswork in the past. :roflmao:
07-12-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By HillRider

I'm not sure they can in a practical sense. Most...

I'm not sure they can in a practical sense. Most external cam skewers have plastic cam seats and weaker lever pivots. They are made for light weight rather than strength. The lever force needed to...
07-11-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By HillRider

Yes, the wide range cassettes are available but...

Yes, the wide range cassettes are available but at the cost of huge gearing gaps. MTB often have to shift under stress and fine tuning the gear choice isn't as important. For road and touring...
07-10-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By HillRider

No, the double and triple cranks required...

No, the double and triple cranks required different spindle lengths. The double was 102 mm and the triple 111 mm, both asymmetric.
07-10-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By HillRider

No, the Chorus and Record 10-speed triples used a...

No, the Chorus and Record 10-speed triples used a unique asymmetrical bottom bracket.
07-10-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By HillRider

External cam skewers can't develop as much...

External cam skewers can't develop as much clamping force as internal cam skewers. For vertical rear dropouts and rim brake forks, that's not an issue as their clamping force is adequate. The...
07-10-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By HillRider

Chorus (and Record) 10-speed triple cranks used a...

Chorus (and Record) 10-speed triple cranks used a specific 111 mm asymmetric bottom bracket which is NOT the same 111 mm spindle used for Centaur and below. IIRC, 10-speed Campy Ergo front shifters...
07-10-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By HillRider

I think you want a fork with straight blades, not...

I think you want a fork with straight blades, not really zero rake. Rake is incorporated into forks one of two ways, either by curving the blades or by using straight blades attached to the fork...
07-09-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By HillRider

The limit on the biggest cassette you can use is...

The limit on the biggest cassette you can use is obviously defined by your rear derailleur. Most Shimano 10-speed road rds have a 30T big cog limit but will accept a 32T in most applications. Any...
07-09-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By HillRider

I have four bikes, all 10-speed cassettes used...

I have four bikes, all 10-speed cassettes used with triple cranks so it certainly could be done, at least in the past.

The most suitable triple road crank was the Shimano FC-5703 105-level HTII...
07-07-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By HillRider

You need an English threaded bottom bracket, 68...

You need an English threaded bottom bracket, 68 mm wide for a standard road frame. Octalink V1 bottom brackets were made in two spindle lengths, 109.5 mm for double cranks and 118.5 mm for triple...
07-07-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By HillRider

They also come in different diameters depending...

They also come in different diameters depending on the largest cog size. In the past I've seem them marked "28T", "32T", etc. so pick the right diameter. Too large is better than too small except...
07-05-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By HillRider

I've had one of the older Feedback Sports repair...

I've had one of the older Feedback Sports repair stands for about 25 years and it's still in excellent condition. I don't own a shop or do commercial repairs but it is used a fair bit so longevity...
07-05-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By HillRider

Unless Shimano made a radical change from earlier...

Unless Shimano made a radical change from earlier brifters, the left shifter is pretty much a mirror image of the right one but with fewer "clicks". Pull gently on the inner wire while operating the...
07-05-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By HillRider

What brakes and levers do you have now? As a...

What brakes and levers do you have now? As a guideline:

Cantilever, caliper and "road" mechanical disc brakes use short pull levers.

V-brakes and "MTB" mechanical disc brakes use long pull...
07-05-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By HillRider

Yes. I guess I didn't word my answer properly. ...

Yes. I guess I didn't word my answer properly. By "opposite the crank arm" I meant it should be aligned with the crank arm. It's there to keep the chain from jamming into the space between the...
07-04-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By HillRider

There are indeed 4.5 mm bolts and they measure...

There are indeed 4.5 mm bolts and they measure 0.177" in diameter so that is what you have. If the nut is molded into the mirror base, you will have to get the proper size bolt from a specialty...
07-04-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By HillRider

A digital or dial caliper will give you all the...

A digital or dial caliper will give you all the dimensions you need.
07-04-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By HillRider

Shimano middle and granny chainring are mounted...

Shimano middle and granny chainring are mounted with the tooth count stamp facing inward. Obviously the large chainring is mounted with the engraving facing outward and the chain drop pin opposite...
07-03-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By HillRider

The Permatex will be fine for the bb cups and...

The Permatex will be fine for the bb cups and would also work for the crank arms. It's messy but effective.
07-02-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 321
Posted By HillRider

Your wheel size is 700c or, in ISO terms, it has...

Your wheel size is 700c or, in ISO terms, it has a bead seat diameter of 622 mm (hence the wheel label of 622 and the 25/28 is the rim width) and is almost the universal size on road and hybrid...
07-02-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By HillRider

It refers to how much cable gets pulled for the...

It refers to how much cable gets pulled for the same lever travel. Long pull levers have the cable anchor and pivot point further apart than short pull levers.
07-01-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By HillRider

Might help if you mentioned what it is. Not all...

Might help if you mentioned what it is. Not all of us recognize it by that name and a Google search didn't find it.
07-01-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By HillRider

You did remove the plug screws from the pedals...

You did remove the plug screws from the pedals right? I had several pairs of Frog and never had any difficulty injecting Phil Grease using the Duelco-type grease gun you pictured.
06-30-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,544
Posted By HillRider

I have two bikes with all-carbon Easton forks and...

I have two bikes with all-carbon Easton forks and have cut both steerers to allow a 10 mm spacer above the stems. One bike has 49,000 miles and the other 43,000 miles with no signs of distress so I...
06-19-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,026
Posted By HillRider

How old is this crank? I assume several years...

How old is this crank? I assume several years since it's a square taper. Try contacting Campagnolo-USA and see if they will warranty it with a repair or replacement.

I agree with the others,...
06-18-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By HillRider

I had a 2006 Chorus 10-speed triple group on my...

I had a 2006 Chorus 10-speed triple group on my bike and the left Ergo shifter had "micro clicks" and did shift over all three chainrings very well. Count the clicks on your left shifter, if there...
06-18-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By HillRider

Those plastic under the bottom bracket shell...

Those plastic under the bottom bracket shell cable guides were included with every Shimano group. Check with any reasonably well established bike shop which should have a bunch of spares and you...
06-18-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By HillRider

That's interesting. Mine are painted as you...

That's interesting. Mine are painted as you mentioned but I thought RX-100 was a step below 105 in Shimano's pecking order of the time. I'm surprised the RX-100 brakes have a better finish.
06-17-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By HillRider

Andy, long reach Shimano 105 DP brakes do exist. ...

Andy, long reach Shimano 105 DP brakes do exist. I have a pair, engraved BR-1055 and 47-57 mm, installed on a 2013 Surly Pacer. Mine are nutted, not recessed mount, and I use drilled out recess...
06-17-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By HillRider

Apparently you have never ridden in my area. ...

Apparently you have never ridden in my area. For all practical purposes there are no smooth surfaces. :p
06-16-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By HillRider

Silicone spray or silicone grease should be fine.

Silicone spray or silicone grease should be fine.
06-16-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 623
Posted By HillRider

No, the most common 5 mm bolt is M5x0.8 and is...

No, the most common 5 mm bolt is M5x0.8 and is the coarse pitch. M5x0.5 is the fine pitch and rarely found on bicycle components.
06-16-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By HillRider

I expect tightening the B-screw a bit would have...

I expect tightening the B-screw a bit would have solved that problem. I have a Shimano RD-6503 (9-speed) rear derailleur also rated for a 27T maximum on one bike and it appears that snugging up the...
06-16-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By HillRider

I think there are at least as many wannabee...

I think there are at least as many wannabee racers and weight weenies in Europe as there are here, maybe more as bike racing is far more popular there. However there are far more bicyclists in total...
06-16-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By HillRider

+1 Shimano is very conservative in their capacity...

+1 Shimano is very conservative in their capacity ratings and most often their rear derailleurs will handle a cassette somewhat larger than the published limit. Try the 30T with your 5600 before...
06-16-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By HillRider

Most current road or MTB chainrings intended for...

Most current road or MTB chainrings intended for double or triple cranks have ramps and shaped teeth to improve shifting, which is exactly what you don't want. An old-fashion "flat" chainring such...
06-15-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,564
Posted By HillRider

Hollowtech II is very easy to work with. The...

Hollowtech II is very easy to work with. The pinch bolts that hold the nds arm are just alternately tightened to about 100 inch-pounds with a 5 mm hex key. That's pretty tight and about as tight as...
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