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08-25-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,907
Posted By Shinkers

I had a strange experience with a headset on my...

I had a strange experience with a headset on my 80's Raleigh.

Basically, the headset that was on the bike wasn't compatible with the threading of the fork. I'm not sure if Raleigh used a weird,...
08-20-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,324
Posted By Shinkers

Thanks for the info. I'm looking at a couple...

Thanks for the info. I'm looking at a couple weeks out still (weekend after labor day).

Thanks!
08-19-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,324
Posted By Shinkers

Pike's Peak

Hello,

I'm planning a trip to Colorado and have some questions regarding the Pike's Peak climb.

I'd like to start in town (Colorado Springs) and head through Manitou Springs then up the...
06-10-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By Shinkers

Pm'd

Pm'd
06-09-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,626
Posted By Shinkers

PM'd about the Sekine. I think that'd work for...

PM'd about the Sekine. I think that'd work for me...

Tricky, sorry I accidentally PM'd you!
06-09-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,626
Posted By Shinkers

PM'd about the Sekine. I think that'd work for...

PM'd about the Sekine. I think that'd work for me...
05-26-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,424
Posted By Shinkers

Renewing Membership Question

Hello,

I believe that my premium membership here is renewing, and I would like to cancel this feature. How do I go about doing this? I can't find anywhere to opt out.

Thanks.
04-14-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By Shinkers

Perfect. Thanks!

Perfect. Thanks!
04-14-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By Shinkers

Freewheel on track hub question

Sorry, this is on a mountain bike but this particular gets more traffic and has people who know what they are talking about on it...

I have a fixed/disk mountain hub on my bike from a fixed gear...
04-07-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Shinkers

In all fairness, it could have been the fork I...

In all fairness, it could have been the fork I had. Who knows what the inside of it looked like. Had I really wanted to keep the quill, I'd have tried a new threaded fork on this bike. However, I...
04-07-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Shinkers

Thanks for all of the replies. I know that...

Thanks for all of the replies.

I know that threadless is a major ball-up. Was there a period when 1" threadless was actually adopted more widely? Or did things just go from 1" threaded to 1 1/8"...
04-06-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Shinkers

I can never seem to get quills to stay quiet. I...

I can never seem to get quills to stay quiet. I put a threadless fork on my trek and really like it a lot better.
04-06-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 388
Posted By Shinkers

What am I looking for?

Hello,

My 1988 Trek 1200 has been perfect for what I use it for, and fits me very well. The only down side is tire clearance, and I'm now looking to change that. I'm hoping to find a frame that I...
04-02-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By Shinkers

Seemed to work fine to clean up the ratchets in...

Seemed to work fine to clean up the ratchets in my hub, but I'm sure that are better degreasers out there.



I don't have a scrap piece of the exact rubber that DT is using in this hub, and...
04-01-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By Shinkers

Denatured Alcohol + rubber

Hello,

I usually use Isopropyl alcohol for cleaning most things on my bike, but I ran out and I have a quart of Denatured alcohol in my shop. Anyway, I needed to clean and re-lube my hub, so I...
Forum: Touring
02-18-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,768
Posted By Shinkers

I also weigh about 200 lbs. and I plan to have...

I also weigh about 200 lbs. and I plan to have under 20 lbs. of gear. When I can ride, I'll start looking at what I'll actually be packing and start looking at weight.
Forum: Touring
02-18-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,768
Posted By Shinkers

My trek is aluminum, but I'm not too concerned...

My trek is aluminum, but I'm not too concerned since the the rack will be attached at the hub and at the brake bridge. The brake bridge should see a lot more force than my rack will provide. I also...
Forum: Touring
02-17-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,768
Posted By Shinkers

Well FWIW, I ended up picking up the Axiom rack....

Well FWIW, I ended up picking up the Axiom rack. The feet at the bottom place the rack far enough back to be well clear of my heels, and there should be no problem getting my sleeping pad and...
Forum: Touring
01-28-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,768
Posted By Shinkers

Thank you all for the replies. I can totally get...

Thank you all for the replies. I can totally get behind doing the cheapest thing first to start out, but I'll need to figure out what that actually is. I guess my first move is to try and see what...
Forum: Touring
01-27-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,768
Posted By Shinkers

I actually never thought about a trailer. That's...

I actually never thought about a trailer. That's a damn good idea. They aren't too horribly expensive, and would open up the door to taking more gear to be a bit more comfortable. Can't believe it...
Forum: Touring
01-27-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,768
Posted By Shinkers

Questions about overnighting on my road bike

Hello,

So this year I think I'm finally going to do some overnight rides. I've wanted to for the last several years but I always talk myself out of it.

Anyway, the ride that I have planned...
01-24-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By Shinkers

9-10 speed chain on a 7 speed cassette

What sort of issues can I expect doing this?

I'm looking into running a Microshift friction thumb shifter on my MTB with a 7 speed cassette and 10 speed clutched derailleur. I am unsure if a 7-8...
12-29-18, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Shinkers

Yep, I get that. At the time though, I would have...

Yep, I get that. At the time though, I would have thought that some slop in the cog threads was more likely than my chainring moving on it's mount. Having been a singlespeeder for years, I feel like...
12-28-18, 09:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Shinkers

Ha! I spoke too soon! I pulled everything...

Ha! I spoke too soon!

I pulled everything apart and used some anti seize, and puzzled over the fact that the cog was dead tight on the hub. It was a bear to get off. Once I retightened it, I felt...
12-28-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Shinkers

Update: So I've now figured out that it is...

Update:

So I've now figured out that it is 100% the cog moving on the threads. If I stomp on the pedal backwards, it will make the noise, and then if I do the same thing forwards it will do it...
12-28-18, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Shinkers

Well I tried deliberately running less chain...

Well I tried deliberately running less chain tension than I normally would, and it still popped. However, I also tried tightening the axle to a lower torque and got the noise more frequently. But...
12-27-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Shinkers

So here's what I've got so far: I have a...

So here's what I've got so far:

I have a regular threaded cog on one side, and a 6 bolt cog bolted to the rotor mount on the other side. I can get the pop on both cogs, which tells me it is likely...
12-27-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Shinkers

Cog thread and swapping

Hi,

So I finally got my fixed gear MTB built up, and during hard impacts (like on some bunny hops) and during some instances of braking with my pedals, I get a loud pop from the hub (142 Paul...
12-02-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Shinkers

I checked multiple times with calipers using...

I checked multiple times with calipers using different methods, and am pretty confident in my numbers this time around.

I think you have a good point, I will be using the rotor cog sparingly so I...
12-02-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Shinkers

I've remeasured with calipers and it looks worse...

I've remeasured with calipers and it looks worse than I thought. On my threaded cog, I'm within 1/2 a millimeter. Chainline on the crank is 51.5 and on the cog it's 51. With the disk cog it's 53.5 so...
12-02-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Shinkers

I'm going to remeasure to be sure, but I think...

I'm going to remeasure to be sure, but I think you're right.

Cheers!
12-01-18, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By Shinkers

Chainline, what can you get away with?

Hello,

So I'm building up my fixed gear mountain bike with a Paul Components 142 fixed hub. The threaded side is within 1/2 a millimeter of my crank's chainline of 52mm.

I'm going to be only...
09-23-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By Shinkers

Lefty Oliver (real world experience?)

Anybody have any time on this fork?

How does it compare to their hybrid style (newer, non-booted) mountain lefty's? Reason I ask is that I've always been interested in the Slate but I'm a bit...
08-12-18, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Shinkers

I'd also check that your tape is pulling up at...

I'd also check that your tape is pulling up at the edges anywhere.
08-11-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Shinkers

Last question, after sanding just a bit more, I...

Last question, after sanding just a bit more, I ended up with 33.97 in one spot going down to about 33.7mm at the narrowest spot. My cups are pretty round and 34.05mm.

This amount of ovalization...
08-11-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By Shinkers

Stress risers in head tube

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08-09-18, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6,580
Views: 2,024,680
Posted By Shinkers

Question for all of you: I'm finally getting...

Question for all of you:

I'm finally getting to my drop bar conversion, and I'm going to be putting a new fork onto my frame. Currently my fork A-C is ~420. I was looking at replacing it with a...
07-23-18, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Shinkers

FWIW I found this thread that is exactly the same...

FWIW I found this thread that is exactly the same situation that I have: https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/888785-quill-stem-creaking-help.html

Not sure what ended up fixing it, but it...
07-22-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Shinkers

I've got a spare frame and fork. Maybe I'll pull...

I've got a spare frame and fork. Maybe I'll pull the fork off of that and put it on this one and see if anything changes before I go and buy something. That'll give me a chance to try a different...
07-22-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Shinkers

I guess maybe a creak isn't the best way to...

I guess maybe a creak isn't the best way to describe it. While riding, it'll tick with every few pedal strokes. It sounds just like a drive train problem, but when I move the stem up or down it goes...
07-22-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By Shinkers

Threaded forks and quill stems

Hi,

I'm fed up with the fork on my trek. I have an '88 Trek 1200 with a stock steel threaded fork on it. In the last year, every stem I've had on it has ended up creaking regardless of how much I...
01-15-18, 09:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,944
Posted By Shinkers

I'm not fluent enough with triples to say. But...

I'm not fluent enough with triples to say. But coupled with a cassette with more range in the back, you could probably get pretty low. I'd assume 22/24 isn't unheard of.
01-15-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,944
Posted By Shinkers

I'm sure you could find a vintage triple that...

I'm sure you could find a vintage triple that would provide an adequate low gear.
01-14-18, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By Shinkers

Nashbar ftw.

Nashbar ftw.
01-12-18, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Shinkers

Well, the wheel's bb galled the shell on the way...

Well, the wheel's bb galled the shell on the way out so that pretty much decides things. I'll be using the Loctite since the shell is gouged now.


I do have the primer and will use some for...
01-12-18, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Shinkers

It's a Kona fatbike. I don't have any desire to...

It's a Kona fatbike. I don't have any desire to continue using the Wheels unit. The last one I had wrecked the frame this one replaced, and the fit with my SRAM cranks is a little hinky.


I'm...
01-12-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Shinkers

609 is a weak retaining compound to augment press...

609 is a weak retaining compound to augment press fit.

Right now I have a wheels thread together unit that's creaking like a banshee. I'm trying a SRAM unit to see if it's any better.

Frame is...
01-12-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By Shinkers

Loctite 609 on Nylon PF Cups

Anyone use retaining compound on SRAM nylon press fit BB's?

Thanks.
12-29-17, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Shinkers

If the bolt head spins, it should come out. You...

If the bolt head spins, it should come out. You may have some luck trying to twist it in the frame as well as driving it out with a punch. If all else fails, you can always drill it out.
12-28-17, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By Shinkers

I have an '88 1200 and a '91 1400, both should be...

I have an '88 1200 and a '91 1400, both should be pretty much the same as yours. From what I can tell, the bolt threads into an insert on the NDS seat stay. Looks similar to a helicoil or other...
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