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08-06-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 380
Posted By aggiegrads

I have learned as much in the last ten years...

I have learned as much in the last ten years fixing kids bikes at our local non-profit shop than I did in a lifetime of fixing my own family’s and friend’s bikes. You learn what components are most...
08-05-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By aggiegrads

I’m going for the long game. Shimano hub, loose...

I’m going for the long game. Shimano hub, loose free hub body.

what do I get if I win?
08-05-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By aggiegrads

This, 1000%. No matter which mapping site you...

This, 1000%. No matter which mapping site you use, review your route with multiple layers. I usually try to verify with the standard (Mapquest/AppleMaps base layer) map, OSM, Satellite, and USGS...
08-05-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By aggiegrads

Does the clamp have a lip that is wider than the...

Does the clamp have a lip that is wider than the thickness of the seat tube? That could put pressure on a very thin ring directly on the post. Not likely with a carbon frame, but worth a measure.
Forum: Touring
08-04-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 443
Posted By aggiegrads

If it weren’t for the COVID supply chain...

If it weren’t for the COVID supply chain problems, I would suggest a square taper Sugino triple like the xd 600.

That is what comes stock on the LHT. I have run mine 22-36-chain guard with 10...
08-04-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By aggiegrads

I don’t see a question in your post, but if you...

I don’t see a question in your post, but if you want to replace it, go ahead.

my guess is that the creaking could possibly be solved be removing the stem from the steerer tube and grease the...
08-02-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 239
Posted By aggiegrads

Did you lube or replace the cables?

Did you lube or replace the cables?
07-30-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By aggiegrads

QBP lists it as discontinued and has a max order...

QBP lists it as discontinued and has a max order quantity of three, so no hoarding.
07-30-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By aggiegrads

agree with fietsbob that you can increase pad...

agree with fietsbob that you can increase pad clearance, but you still lose some ability to exert force. In my experience, long pull + cantilever = loss of braking power.

The speed dials give...
07-30-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 606
Posted By aggiegrads

The un-26 is also OB. the replacement for...

The un-26 is also OB.

the replacement for both (from Shimano’s B2B site) is the UN-300. Tourney series, ugh.

Fortunately, Tange, IRD, and a few others make good square taper BBs, but none...
07-30-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By aggiegrads

frogman, I would lean towards a true short pull...

frogman, I would lean towards a true short pull lever. Even at the shortest pull setting, the speed dials pull more cable than short pull levers (about 1.5x if I recall). Unless you are confident...
07-30-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By aggiegrads

Make sure that the handlebars are not twisted 360...

Make sure that the handlebars are not twisted 360 degrees in either direction.
07-29-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 249
Posted By aggiegrads

I would try the community Cycling Center on...

I would try the community Cycling Center on Alberta and 17th to see if they have an XT 9 speed rear derailleur. M771 or M772 (shadow) is what you want.

That RD will work great in your setup.
07-29-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By aggiegrads

Two extra teeth is generally OK. I have not tried...

Two extra teeth is generally OK. I have not tried your specific derailleur, but most people find that it is OK to go two or four teeth over spec. You may need to run the B screw in much farther to...
07-28-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,889
Posted By aggiegrads

Sweet! What are the two cogs? Is there really...

Sweet! What are the two cogs? Is there really enough adjustability in the sliding dropouts to accommodate more than a one-tooth difference?

I am considering a dinglespeed setup for my nature boy.
07-27-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 645
Posted By aggiegrads

And probably an M6 bolt.

And probably an M6 bolt.
07-27-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 645
Posted By aggiegrads

worst case? Death. There is a reason that you...

worst case? Death. There is a reason that you don’t see one-bolt stems on the market.

I play fast and loose with drivetrain specs (low consequence), I mix and match brakes and levers across...
07-22-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By aggiegrads

Frustrating when the wedge is just rattling...

Frustrating when the wedge is just rattling around and the stem itself is stuck. If you are lucky, it is just a too-thick coating of paint holding the stem stuck.

I would try penetrating oil...
07-21-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By aggiegrads

Is the wedge bolt completely free?

Is the wedge bolt completely free?
07-21-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,461
Posted By aggiegrads

Touring on a SS seems like a suicide mission. ...

Touring on a SS seems like a suicide mission. Where do you tour?
07-21-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By aggiegrads

It also looks like the brake pads were out of...

It also looks like the brake pads were out of alignment. If you look at the wear pattern, the pads are having roughly a third of their surface not contact the braking surface and instead dive under...
07-20-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By aggiegrads

Kids and adults that act like kids.

Kids and adults that act like kids.
07-20-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By aggiegrads

You must not have kids.

You must not have kids.
07-20-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 241
Posted By aggiegrads

Are you sure that the stem cap isn't bottoming...

Are you sure that the stem cap isn't bottoming out on the expansion plug or steerer tube? You might need a little bit of extra spacer. Have you replaced the stem or changed the stack recently?
...
07-20-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By aggiegrads

I had the same thing happen to my cross race bike...

I had the same thing happen to my cross race bike (Kona Jake the Snake), I bent the hangar, pulled the RD into the spokes, and had to rebuild the wheel. Even the chain bent.

Replaced the RD,...
07-20-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 460
Posted By aggiegrads

Ben, PM me if you need to borrow a hangar...

Ben, PM me if you need to borrow a hangar alignment gauge.
07-20-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 815
Posted By aggiegrads

I have found OSM to be the best layer to double...

I have found OSM to be the best layer to double check routes, because they are the easiest for users to edit. Better yet, join OSM and mark those bad connectors so others don’t end up in the same...
07-15-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15,825
Views: 1,630,966
Posted By aggiegrads

Looks like "Recreational Corridor".

Looks like "Recreational Corridor".
07-15-20, 08:04 AM
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Views: 1,630,966
Posted By aggiegrads

Yes, I ordered it a few months after the ride and...

Yes, I ordered it a few months after the ride and took delivery in February 2018.

It was the perfect bike for this trip.

...
07-13-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By aggiegrads

If the $17 includes a quick fix (Wheel true or...

If the $17 includes a quick fix (Wheel true or bearing adjust) then you are getting a very fair price, especially if the work is done while you wait.
07-13-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By aggiegrads

Probably a machine in Taiwan or China. what...

Probably a machine in Taiwan or China.

what problem are you trying to solve? Do you need to service the hub?
07-13-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,496
Posted By aggiegrads

Shimano six and seven speed shifters seem to be...

Shimano six and seven speed shifters seem to be out of stock most places, as well as inexpensive (<$30USD) floor pumps. Tubes are hit and miss, although J&B is starting to have new stock trickle...
07-12-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By aggiegrads

Cassette spacing and cable pull for Shimano...

Cassette spacing and cable pull for Shimano indexed mountain and road rear derailleurs was consistent until 10 speed when things changed on the mountain side, so having Deore (Mountain) components on...
07-12-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By aggiegrads

This is excellent advice if you want to fix the...

This is excellent advice if you want to fix the bike on your own. The folks here on this forum are willing to help, but you will likely need to take some high quality photos (which you also need...
07-12-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By aggiegrads

When you say the rear shifter, do you mean the...

When you say the rear shifter, do you mean the rear rear derailleur or the rear shifter mounted on the handlebars? The rear derailleur difference does not matter. What does usually matter is the rear...
07-11-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By aggiegrads

No. You have to use a rim-brake compatible rim. ...

No. You have to use a rim-brake compatible rim.

You cannot put rim brakes on the Brand-x frame you are getting though. That requires discs.
07-11-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By aggiegrads

I think that there are two ways to do this, cup...

I think that there are two ways to do this, cup converters or a conversion crown race.

I have not used the cup converters, and that may be a more versatile solution. I have used the conversion...
07-11-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,606
Posted By aggiegrads

How long does the curing process take? I’m dying...

How long does the curing process take? I’m dying to see this completed.
07-11-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 892
Posted By aggiegrads

Where are you located? This may help determine...

Where are you located? This may help determine option that are available close to you. Are you willing to go used?
07-10-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,286
Posted By aggiegrads

Yeah, even home depot has a decent little needle...

Yeah, even home depot has a decent little needle file set. That would be my second choice after the dedicated die.
07-10-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,286
Posted By aggiegrads

My shop has a die for threading steerer tubes,...

My shop has a die for threading steerer tubes, https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=44333

Your best bet is a shop that has been around for a while, or a Co-Op that works...
07-09-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By aggiegrads

You might be right. It looks a the chain is...

You might be right. It looks a the chain is lifting in a consistent manner. I would mark the link where the problem is happening and see if it does again in the same place.

I have a purple...
07-08-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By aggiegrads

If you have a way to measure the chain, that...

If you have a way to measure the chain, that would be the best path forward. If you have a set of calipers, the measurement over the pins should be 7.0mm or less.

If you don't have a set of...
07-08-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By aggiegrads

Looking at KMC chains, most that are marked "Z"...

Looking at KMC chains, most that are marked "Z" are 6, 7, and 8 speed chains. Most of the 8-speed chains are marked "narrow" on the links.

My guess is that you have a 7 speed chain on your bike.
07-08-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By aggiegrads

In general, the axle bearings are cup and cone,...

In general, the axle bearings are cup and cone, and the freehub is replaceable, but not serviceable.

If you get the part number from the hub, you can find exploded drawings on Shimano's website.
07-08-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By aggiegrads

My first attempt would be using a Dremel cutoff...

My first attempt would be using a Dremel cutoff wheel to cut a slot in the end for a flat head screwdriver.

I also second the idea to use penetrating oil before putting a lot of force on the...
07-04-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By aggiegrads

Universal has several different ones, from...

Universal has several different ones, from machined Aluminum to inexpensive brass (similar to standard brake ferrules.
07-04-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 596
Posted By aggiegrads

No different that Shimano’s current 4 bolt...

No different that Shimano’s current 4 bolt asymmetric.

The reason I totally understand. This is done for mistake proofing. Google “Poke-Yoke”. You can’t screw up the clocking of the teeth.
...
07-04-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By aggiegrads

I am a tool nerd of epic proportions, and I have...

I am a tool nerd of epic proportions, and I have both. It looks like many of the opinions are from people who only have or used one or the other. The 95-61-190 (tel:95-61-190) DOES have an opening...
07-01-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,781
Posted By aggiegrads

130mm.

130mm.
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