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10-19-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 101
Posted By HillRider

I did a similar swap on a friends early '70's...

I did a similar swap on a friends early '70's Raleigh that came with a Stronglight cottered crank and Raleigh's proprietary threading. We reused the OEM cups and replaced the spindle with a Suguino...
10-19-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By HillRider

Is it really a crack or just a scratch in the...

Is it really a crack or just a scratch in the paint? Hard to tell from the pictures.
10-18-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By HillRider

You need a new fork. End of discussion.

You need a new fork. End of discussion.
10-17-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 204
Posted By HillRider

+1 . The noise plus drag makes the chances the...

+1 . The noise plus drag makes the chances the chain is mis-routed pretty good.
10-16-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,196
Posted By HillRider

I get over 6000 miles on chains all the time. I...

I get over 6000 miles on chains all the time. I replace the chain and 10-speed cassette together between 6000 and 8000 miles when the chain shows about 1% elongation (1/8" in 12"). I see no reason...
10-15-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,445
Posted By HillRider

Now, aren't you glad you asked? :fight:

Now, aren't you glad you asked? :fight:
10-15-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,445
Posted By HillRider

Excellent point. That's why many of the most...

Excellent point. That's why many of the most accomplished athletes make poor coaches. They can do amazing feats but don't understand exactly how they do it and can't explain it to others. The old...
10-14-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By HillRider

A few forks have the crown race machined into and...

A few forks have the crown race machined into and integral with the base of the steerer but I have to assume yours doesn't. The American Classic web site no longer shows any headsets but they do...
10-13-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By HillRider

I don't think anyone can really answer that...

I don't think anyone can really answer that question for you. How long any given tire lasts depends on: how strong the rider is, how heavy the rider is, the condition of the roads, the terrain...
10-11-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 221
Posted By HillRider

Yes, but alcjphil's point was if the OP's bike...

Yes, but alcjphil's point was if the OP's bike came with brake (5mm) ferrules rather than shift (4 mm) ferrules, that could explain the housing fraying.
10-10-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By HillRider

Can your wheel holders be shaped like dropouts...

Can your wheel holders be shaped like dropouts and the wheel clamped with a qr skewer or axle nuts?
10-10-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,196
Posted By HillRider

There have been several lab-based experiments...

There have been several lab-based experiments testing commercial chain lubes for both friction and durability. A Google search should turn up a number of them including one Velonews magazine did a...
10-10-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,019
Posted By HillRider

Good advice but a bit late to help the OP. He...

Good advice but a bit late to help the OP. He posted this 13 years ago.
10-10-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,196
Posted By HillRider

As you may have gathered "the best chain lubes"...

As you may have gathered "the best chain lubes" questions are a very contentious and have been beaten to death in many, many long threads here. Almost everyone has their favorite and defends it...
10-08-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,059
Posted By HillRider

And just what is alcohol? They are all...

And just what is alcohol? They are all "chemicals" and OMS happens to be an effective one, alcohol (IPA, I assume) isn't.
10-07-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By HillRider

Cage length doesn't control the maximum cog size...

Cage length doesn't control the maximum cog size the derailleur will shift too, only how much chain the derailleur will "wrap up". Maximum cog is determined by the geometry of the parallelogram and...
10-07-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,059
Posted By HillRider

Alcohol is a very poor solvent for grease. Use...

Alcohol is a very poor solvent for grease. Use kerosene or Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS). WD-40 is also a decent grease solvent since it is mostly OMS containing a bit of oil. Let the parts soak...
10-07-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,153
Posted By HillRider

Headset tight. Maybe too tight? Does the fork...

Headset tight. Maybe too tight? Does the fork pivot freely?
10-07-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By HillRider

Yes, but stranger things have been tried. 1X ...

Yes, but stranger things have been tried. 1X drivetrains are all the rage these days so fitting a single chainring crank to a derailleur bike is common. Just not this crank.
10-06-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By HillRider

You will also need a "chain whip" to hold the...

You will also need a "chain whip" to hold the cogs stationary while you use the lock ring tool (the Park FR-5 as above) and a big wrench to unscrew the lockring.

As to which spoke to buy, take...
10-06-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 615
Posted By HillRider

That's a Track crank and requires a 1/8" chain...

That's a Track crank and requires a 1/8" chain and matching width cog. It will not work on a derailleur bike. Are you installing it on a real track bike or just a road single speed or fixie? Is...
10-06-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By HillRider

If you can find a 40H, 130 mm OLD 7-speed...

If you can find a 40H, 130 mm OLD 7-speed freehub, you can narrow it to 126 mm by removing a 4 mm NDS spacer, cutting the axle shorter and then lace it to your current rim. An 8/9/10-speed 130 mm...
10-06-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 740
Posted By HillRider

If your seat post was so high the leverage...

If your seat post was so high the leverage damaged the seat tube you probably need a larger frame. A longer post will help but the heat-affected area near the weld is going to be weaker than the...
10-05-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By HillRider

Can't be done on a fixie. I agree, on a road...

Can't be done on a fixie. I agree, on a road frame with its normal height bottom bracket, short crank arm (say 165 or 170 at most) are the way to go.
10-04-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By HillRider

Hmmmm, if the seat post is really "rusted...

Hmmmm, if the seat post is really "rusted through" (is it steel or aluminum?) you probably should have the entire frame checked for internal rust damage before doing much additional work.
10-04-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By HillRider

Very interesting device but what's it for?

Very interesting device but what's it for?
10-03-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By HillRider

Just be sure you have the pulley oriented...

Just be sure you have the pulley oriented correctly. There are two ways and only one works properly. :thumb:
10-03-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 763
Posted By HillRider

Yeah, it makes fitting the rear derailleur cable...

Yeah, it makes fitting the rear derailleur cable a bit more involved but it's not difficult and how often do you do it anyway? It's a lot less additional hassle than trying to jury-rig cassette...
10-03-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By HillRider

As noted, make cutting the steerer to the final...

As noted, make cutting the steerer to the final length the last thing you do. Ride with a too long steerer and spacers above the stem until you are sure where you want the bars.

Conventionally,...
10-02-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 763
Posted By HillRider

Buy a suitable model Shiftmate and make all the...

Buy a suitable model Shiftmate and make all the problems go away. Having standard 10-speed Shimano cassettes work properly with Campy brifters and rear derailleur is easy with it.
10-02-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By HillRider

I've used Shiftmates to convert: 1) Shimano...

I've used Shiftmates to convert:
1) Shimano 9-speed cassette and Shimano rear derailleur with Campy 10-speed brifters.
2) Shimano 10-speed cassette and rear derailleur with Campy 10-speed brifters...
10-02-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 781
Posted By HillRider

A variation is: "Good judgement comes from...

A variation is: "Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from poor judgement".
10-02-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By HillRider

Perhaps that's why the forks are in such good...

Perhaps that's why the forks are in such good shape after all of those miles but I haven't heard of common failures with less "sophisticated" all-carbon dropouts.
09-30-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By HillRider

Your new derailleur requires a different cable...

Your new derailleur requires a different cable pull from that of your older 105 10-speed brifters. It requires the newer 10-speed cable pull which is the same as 11-speed pull. 10-speed Tiagra also...
09-30-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By HillRider

There are adjustable angle stems that can raise...

There are adjustable angle stems that can raise the bars significantly. They tend to be heavy but are functional. Here is one of the better examples:
...
09-30-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By HillRider

Details, details....... The concept remains...

Details, details....... The concept remains valid but the hole has to be bigger. :roflmao2:
09-29-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By HillRider

I consider those loose strands inconsequential. ...

I consider those loose strands inconsequential. There doesn't seem to be any structural damage to the dropout.
09-29-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 784
Posted By HillRider

I disagree with le mans. Yes the big chainring...

I disagree with le mans. Yes the big chainring is worn but probably not to the point of replacement. As you observed some of the teeth are asymmetric and shaped even new and that's intentional.
...
09-28-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By HillRider

Shimano's XT-level MTB pedals also have no wrench...

Shimano's XT-level MTB pedals also have no wrench flats but only an 8 mm hex socket on the crank end of the axles. They also require rethinking how to turn the wrench.
09-28-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 465
Posted By HillRider

An 8 mm (or 11/32") drill bit should make the...

An 8 mm (or 11/32") drill bit should make the hole the right size.
09-28-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 399
Posted By HillRider

Absolutely, do it once, do it right.

Absolutely, do it once, do it right.
09-28-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,601
Posted By HillRider

I've gotten both retail packaged and clearly OEM...

I've gotten both retail packaged and clearly OEM Shimano components from both US and UK sellers. Current items are more likely to be OEM and previous generation items are likely to be in retail...
09-27-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By HillRider

In my experience, it's later rather than sooner...

In my experience, it's later rather than sooner and, really, a lot later. I have two bikes with Easton EC90SLX all-carbon forks which have unreinforced carbon dropouts. One has 50,000+ and the...
09-26-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By HillRider

I did some searching and the consensus is they...

I did some searching and the consensus is they dissipate heat poorly and are unsuited for sustained braking in mountainous terrain. If you plan to tour with your bike and have long downhills to deal...
09-26-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By HillRider

Can you post a picture of the dropout? "....a...

Can you post a picture of the dropout? "....a loose fiber or two..." doesn't tell us enough.
09-24-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,601
Posted By HillRider

The one potential problem is obtaining components...

The one potential problem is obtaining components Shimano doesn't import to the US, for example their "Trekking" groups. I used to see them offered by German on-line shops but they now say they...
09-24-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By HillRider

I don't think it will matter. The OP's original...

I don't think it will matter. The OP's original problem wasn't from inadequate thread engagement, it was from poorly machined threads on the skewer that damaged the nut. Now that he's corrected it...
09-24-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By HillRider

That 10 mm of thread engagement is plenty. The...

That 10 mm of thread engagement is plenty. The skewer is threaded in two diameters of the male threads and there is no benefit to more. Your bike appears to have thick dropouts and that's probably...
09-22-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 532
Posted By HillRider

I recommend starting with a new bike and your...

I recommend starting with a new bike and your $750 budget will purchase a quite decent new one.

I don't know how old that Peugeot is but it may have French threads which will make it difficult...
09-22-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By HillRider

The O-ring is a tight fit intentionally as it...

The O-ring is a tight fit intentionally as it acts as seal to keep dirt and water out of the bearings.
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