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04-07-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 346
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Kind of like post #2 BTW- Did you see these...

Kind of like post #2
BTW- Did you see these "children" make ANY attempt to help the OP? NO!
04-07-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 346
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You aren't telling me anything except you have a...

You aren't telling me anything except you have a burning desire to take my post(s) out of context like whiny child. .
Why are you so concerned? Actually, I don't give a rats ... about your concerns....
04-07-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 346
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You're commenting on something you apparently...

You're commenting on something you apparently don't understand.
Why do you want to 'engage"?
Who the hell are you to decide if I can prevail or not?
The whiny child hasn't commented since. You...
04-07-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By Bill Kapaun

YOU are the one that knows your spacing and how...

YOU are the one that knows your spacing and how much you need extra for nuts, washers etc.
04-07-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Unless you're incompetent.

Unless you're incompetent.
04-07-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Get the proper thread & pitch. ...

Get the proper thread & pitch.
https://wheelsmfg.com/products/hub-parts/all-axles.html
04-07-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The info needed is what you DID NOT provide. The...

The info needed is what you DID NOT provide. The size of the largest cog of the new FW. Think about it.
IF still 28T, the chain is good. If >28, your chain will probably need to be longer if it...
04-06-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The BSD (bead seat diameter) of a 26" "mountain"...

The BSD (bead seat diameter) of a 26" "mountain" rim is 22".
Of course a 1.50" tire isn't going to have the same diameter as a nominal 2.00" tire that this "26" size is based on.
My front tire on...
04-06-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 346
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Read the sentence just before that where I...

Read the sentence just before that where I mentioned hubs.
You're such a whiny child.
04-06-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 346
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Pay attention! You quoted me and don't even...

Pay attention!
You quoted me and don't even remember what the hell it's about?
Sounds like a yippie dog going after someones ankles.
04-06-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF the hub itself is trashed, you may as well...

IF the hub itself is trashed, you may as well "upgrade" to a Free Hub style.
Since you'll only find 8 speed & above FH's, a 4.5mm spacer needs to be added to use the 7 speed cassette.
IF you want...
04-06-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 346
Posted By Bill Kapaun

And some model numbers of these cassette Free...

And some model numbers of these cassette Free Hubs that Shimano & SRAM still make?
04-06-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 346
Posted By Bill Kapaun

How would YOU know? You simply don't find 7...

How would YOU know?
You simply don't find 7 speed cassette hubs because they don't make them. Cassettes are 8 speed & more.
That bike is an X-mart type bike. Odds of finding a cassette hub on those...
04-06-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 346
Posted By Bill Kapaun

read this- ...

read this-
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/free-k7.html
That bike MOST LIKELY has a Free Wheel, since it's a 7 speed.
How is the factory free wheel junk? A lot of online reviews are full of...
04-06-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 784
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Take a good straight edge and lay it along the...

Take a good straight edge and lay it along the "long" tubes to see if there is a bend.
04-06-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Sounds like you have a problem tree and you want...

Sounds like you have a problem tree and you want to adjust a forest.

I'd pay attention to where it wants to 'ghost shift" to.
I'd the adjust that DER barrel adjuster a click or 2 (keep track so...
04-06-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Repairing a cheap Free Wheel is like patching...

Repairing a cheap Free Wheel is like patching your under wear.
Get a new one.
04-05-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Posted By Bill Kapaun

How's the cable housing? It "sounds" like it's...

How's the cable housing? It "sounds" like it's compressing under tension.
04-05-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,317
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is this a new ZOMBIE thread record? 21 years 4...

Is this a new ZOMBIE thread record?
21 years 4 months 6 days since last responded to!
04-05-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 382
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ditto- You made my ignore list

Ditto-
You made my ignore list
04-04-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you have a 9 speed shifter, just get a 9 speed...

If you have a 9 speed shifter, just get a 9 speed cassette & chain. maybe $5-10 more than 8.
04-04-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 191
Posted By Bill Kapaun

SORA 3300 was 8 speed. Match the shifter to the...

SORA 3300 was 8 speed.
Match the shifter to the # of cogs. Either 8:8 or 9:9.
9 speed will require 9 speed chain.
04-04-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you can find-Sun Ringle MTX 39 Rim

If you can find-Sun Ringle MTX 39 Rim
04-03-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You've got a stuck crank. Do you want to screw...

You've got a stuck crank. Do you want to screw around with a substitute for penetrating oil?
Lean the bike on its side and load that baby up with Kroil or PB Blaster.
Let it soak. After awhile,...
04-02-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Get a longer seat post? Different bar?

Get a longer seat post?
Different bar?
03-31-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Longer BB spindle. Or the correct crank for the...

Longer BB spindle. Or the correct crank for the BB you have.

You still don't give any history for this bike.
Did it function properly before or is it a bike you recently acquired with no known...
03-31-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By Bill Kapaun

What's the rest of the story? Which inner side?...

What's the rest of the story?
Which inner side?
What did you change?
03-31-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 614
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Maybe for you.Not me.

Maybe for you.Not me.
03-30-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 614
Posted By Bill Kapaun

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/wheel-di...

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/wheel-dishing-centering
03-30-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 764
Posted By Bill Kapaun

+1 I keep a few assorted bungies close by. ...

+1
I keep a few assorted bungies close by.
They can often be used as a "third hand" for various household projects other than bikes.
03-30-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 614
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Offset. As in the attached Shimano doc. I...

Offset. As in the attached Shimano doc.

I call it dish and will continue to do so even if some kid doesn't like it.
03-30-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 614
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You can check the dish by simply flipping the...

You can check the dish by simply flipping the wheel in the stand.

I'd purchased a used 2.2 that was out of center.
I struggled with attempting to center it myself, but could only get it to center...
03-30-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ignore List

Ignore List
03-29-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 520
Posted By Bill Kapaun

And you're not? Ignore List

And you're not?
Ignore List
03-29-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 520
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Obviously you had your mind made up before you...

Obviously you had your mind made up before you posted.
Why not do a 1X NDS with a thinner spoke?
03-29-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I haven't built any in quite a while, but having...

I haven't built any in quite a while, but having more time than money + Asperger's, I find it therapeutic.
On my last couple builds, I intentionally went slower to try to extend the time. I got was...
03-29-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 754
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I think the eyeball is the best judge. Some...

I think the eyeball is the best judge.
Some brake tracks are angled.
You want the geometry as such that the pad doesn't want to move toward/away from the axle under hard braking.
I run my pads...
03-29-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It will have more "leverage" on a smaller...

It will have more "leverage" on a smaller diameter wheel.
In the end, heat dissipation will be the same issue (or not) if you are making high speed mountain descents.
03-29-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You should be good.

You should be good.
03-28-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm at the age where dead friends have been dead...

I'm at the age where dead friends have been dead twice as long as I thought, but it seems to me there was a batch of bad spokes from about 12-15 years ago.
You didn't specify what year/model TREK.
...
03-28-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A proper spoke tensioning should alleviate broken...

A proper spoke tensioning should alleviate broken spokes.

You might consider an offset rim for the rear such as this. It evens spoke tensions between sides, making a much "stronger" wheel.
Run...
03-28-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Presumably, 11 speed is fussier than 9?

Presumably, 11 speed is fussier than 9?
03-28-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is the cog & spacer thickness identical between...

Is the cog & spacer thickness identical between the donors?
03-27-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Yes- IF it's listed as a 26x DECIMAL number,...

Yes-
IF it's listed as a 26x DECIMAL number, it's a 559. 26x anything 1.25, 1.5, 1.75..........2.50......
IF a 26x FRACTIONAL number it isn't. ie: 26x 1-3/4".
See the tire sizing article mentioned...
03-27-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By Bill Kapaun

No problem. I have a 26x1.60" rear and a...

No problem.
I have a 26x1.60" rear and a 26x1.25" front on my Rockhopper.
03-27-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 348
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It'd be quite difficult to lace 24 spokes more...

It'd be quite difficult to lace 24 spokes more than 2X.
03-27-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 348
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ya think you could take a pic where the rotor...

Ya think you could take a pic where the rotor isn't covering the area of interest?
Sometimes a bit of thought can be useful.
03-27-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I've mixed cogs a bunch in the past. IF you are...

I've mixed cogs a bunch in the past.
IF you are building a "road" type cassette with small changes between adjacent cogs, it doesn't really matter.
It's the larger jumps where you might start to...
03-27-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 497
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The effect is 2X. You raise the seat another...

The effect is 2X.
You raise the seat another 10mm, when in the 6 o'clock because of the shorter crank.
When at 12 o'clock, the pedal is another 10mm closer to the ground then it was before....
03-27-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 754
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It's a Rockhopper in your pic. 87-89 had U...

It's a Rockhopper in your pic.
87-89 had U brakes which this doesn't. Wrong color to be earlier.
IF it has original Shimano bits, they'll have a 2 letter date code. YM with. year A starting in 1976...
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