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03-22-17, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,961
Posted By FBinNY

I never use published dimensions for hubs,...

I never use published dimensions for hubs, trusting nobody but my own fingers to get this data.

However, I'm fairly certain that Shimano never altered the external dimensions of Dura Ace front...
03-23-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,297
Posted By FBinNY

I don't usually read EVERY post in a thread. I...

I don't usually read EVERY post in a thread. I do a quick scan, and sometimes miss stuff and end up repeating prior posts. Compost happens.
09-09-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,242
Posted By FBinNY

I know that there some who want to blame everyone...

I know that there some who want to blame everyone but the cyclist (and of course some who always blame the cyclist) But the hazard of turning vehicles is well known, and has been for a long time. ...
07-15-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,765
Posted By FBinNY

Gearing is like chain care, or wheel building,...

Gearing is like chain care, or wheel building, there's no one answer for everybody. For example I prefer touring with a triple usung a step and half separation in the middle and larger rings, with a...
06-23-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,200
Posted By FBinNY

You measure the distance between the pulleys. ...

You measure the distance between the pulleys. Shimano may have this dimension in their specs as "pulley distance" or cage length" or similar. In case it's not listed, short cages are typically 55mm...
04-18-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,045
Posted By FBinNY

This is one of those "buy it if you want it" but...

This is one of those "buy it if you want it" but you probably don't need it. It's a matter of deciding what your objectives are and considering alternatives.

I've been building wheels for nearly...
04-18-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,045
Posted By FBinNY

While matching pitch can be an effective way to...

While matching pitch can be an effective way to compare spoke tensions within the same wheel, (or same flange) it's not reliable for measuring absolute tension since the pitch is a function of spoke...
07-22-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,408
Posted By FBinNY

Don't use proofhide. It's designed to penetrate...

Don't use proofhide. It's designed to penetrate and soften leather, and can lead to the breakdown of the piston.


You don't need anything special, and aren't trying to grease or soften the...
05-16-14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,241
Posted By FBinNY

Sorry, this is a mechanic's forum, and you need...

Sorry, this is a mechanic's forum, and you need an electrician.

However based on your description, I suspect a bad contact in the lever, possibly due to some age related corrosion. I don't know...
10-02-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,099
Posted By FBinNY

Poor Shimano, when they do dumb things they get...

Poor Shimano, when they do dumb things they get called out.

Compare this to Campagnolo's providing paired brakes with the rear having less leverage and claiming it improves modulation, and helps...
09-04-11, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,837
Posted By FBinNY

I stopped making those gauges 20 years ago or...

I stopped making those gauges 20 years ago or more. I can probably repair it so, send it to at

Kingsbridge Cycle
22 south 6th Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550.

No promises, but I'll fix it for...
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