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08-07-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 180
Posted By Crankycrank

You can also get clip in flat platforms for most...

You can also get clip in flat platforms for most types of pedals now so you won't have to change the pedal each time. Just do a search for whatever style pedal you have. Cheaper, easier than getting...
08-06-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 237
Posted By Crankycrank

My first question is what are you expecting to...

My first question is what are you expecting to get from a CF frame that your steel bike doesn't have? Not trying to discourage you or say one is better than the other but CF is a very generic term...
08-05-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 156
Posted By Crankycrank

Looking at a photo of a partially blocked bottom...

Looking at a photo of a partially blocked bottom bracket it looks as though the BB may be elliptical and can be rotated by loosening the pinch bolts to adjust belt tension. Just guessing though.
07-26-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 619
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes it looks that way from the photos and some...

Yes it looks that way from the photos and some tires have lower heights per width than others and lighter weight tires have thinner rubber on the tread sometimes giving you another less mm or so in...
07-23-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By Crankycrank

My guess is it's most likely a wheel bearing...

My guess is it's most likely a wheel bearing issue. Could be it needs greasing and bearing adjustment. It could work OK when starting out but may become stiff when lack of lubrication or too tight...
07-21-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By Crankycrank

You actually can re-grease the sealed bearings....

You actually can re-grease the sealed bearings. Just use a thin blade of some type and carefully pry off the seal. Better if you take off both seals which makes it easier to flush out the old grease...
07-17-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By Crankycrank

You need a JIS screwdriver....

You need a JIS screwdriver. https://www.vesseltools.com/handtools/screwdrivers/jis-japanese-industrial-standard Various mfrs and levels of quality available. Much harder to strip out "JIS-Philips"...
07-08-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Crankycrank

Shimano cassette bodies are fairly easy to flush...

Shimano cassette bodies are fairly easy to flush and lube. Doing this every 7K-12k miles will help it last for a very long time. Tutorial here. https://youtu.be/iQ6XgztsfmU
07-06-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Crankycrank

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsjN6B3eZb8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsjN6B3eZb8
07-03-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By Crankycrank

Velox or other brand of cotton tape and cut it to...

Velox or other brand of cotton tape and cut it to proper length..
07-01-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By Crankycrank

Been using the exact same rim and tape for...

Been using the exact same rim and tape for decades. It's fine, no need to worry about drying the tape. Velox is actually more breathable than any other non-cotton tape. Most any decent quality rim...
06-28-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By Crankycrank

Just something you get used to. After a few (or...

Just something you get used to. After a few (or many) miles it will become second nature. Many of us have been through the clipless pedal training period. Set the release spring to the lightest...
06-18-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 for everything rccardr mentioned. Get some...

+1 for everything rccardr mentioned. Get some Kool Stop Salmons and save your money. I have both the 6500 and 6600 calipers on different bikes with the same rims and can't tell the difference, both...
06-18-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By Crankycrank

For the average person they are safe especially...

For the average person they are safe especially Ritchey products. There are exceptions of course with some cheap, poorly made CF parts. Some people are not average and never bother to learn how to...
06-15-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Crankycrank

I vote for getting some inexpensive digital...

I vote for getting some inexpensive digital calipers. You'll eliminate the cost of 2 headsets and calipers will come in handy for many other uses for your bicycle and other things. It's always a good...
06-12-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 338
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 with what Miele Man mentioned but you can get...

+1 with what Miele Man mentioned but you can get chainring washers/shims to widen the space between chainrings. The 4700 crankset will work but try it first as is and get the shims if necessary. Keep...
05-31-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By Crankycrank

Another experienced vote for yes, it's fine. Been...

Another experienced vote for yes, it's fine. Been using the same setup for about 15k miles and no issues.
05-26-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,370
Posted By Crankycrank

Just to be sure, you are turning it in the...

Just to be sure, you are turning it in the correct direction? A couple things to try. Put the crank arm in the freezer for about 3 hours and then pour some boiling water on the crank surrounding the...
05-26-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By Crankycrank

This may be the problem. The closest Halfords to...

This may be the problem. The closest Halfords to me is about 6k miles away but having visited other UK forums, Halfords has developed a hit or miss reputation with their new bike prep and mechanic...
05-25-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By Crankycrank

This. Many people seem to dislike the stem nuts...

This. Many people seem to dislike the stem nuts but with 150k miles of riding I've found that I have far fewer tears at the stem by lightly snugging up the nut. Keeps the valve from wiggling around...
05-25-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,687
Posted By Crankycrank

Another vote for taking it back to the shop after...

Another vote for taking it back to the shop after checking to see if the wheel and quick release have been installed correctly. Don't try to make any repairs yourself as the shop can claim you are at...
05-12-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 570
Posted By Crankycrank

This^^. I'm just taking a wild guess but possibly...

This^^. I'm just taking a wild guess but possibly the spider was defective with the misaligned arms and forced the chainring to bend as it was bolted on weakening it and possibly starting a hairline...
05-09-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,569
Posted By Crankycrank

It doesn't matter much in my experience. Have...

It doesn't matter much in my experience. Have used too many types to recall. I just use the cheap marine grease and no issues. Bikes are mostly low demand on greases. But even if you buy the most...
05-06-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 701
Posted By Crankycrank

I can't see the quick link well enough in the...

I can't see the quick link well enough in the video or freeze frame to make a determination. Are you sure that it is the correct link for your chain. 10sp? link for 10sp? chain? Any visible damage to...
05-05-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,883
Posted By Crankycrank

Not sure why your local shop feels this isn't...

Not sure why your local shop feels this isn't doable because it is. If you want to save some cash you can buy some quality replacement 14 gauge quality spokes, (DT, Sapim, Wheelsmith) and fit them...
05-04-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By Crankycrank

Also known as a Concave Washer. Front Brake...

Also known as a Concave Washer. Front Brake should only have one, #56 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=56) . You're asking about the rear bolt part #'s. Check for bolt...
05-03-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 726
Posted By Crankycrank

And just to add another bit of validation. I and...

And just to add another bit of validation. I and many others here use mixed derailleur-shifter groupsets with NO issues as long as the DERAILLEURS have the same pull ratio. I'm running a 6500...
05-01-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By Crankycrank

A new hanger doesn't always mount up perfectly...

A new hanger doesn't always mount up perfectly aligned and needs to be checked. Probably not your issue but a good idea to rule it out as a problem.
04-22-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By Crankycrank

There is probably nothing special about the DT...

There is probably nothing special about the DT grease but getting the correct viscosity is the most important part. I'm the type of person who hates buying overpriced special bike lubes that are no...
04-14-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By Crankycrank

Also before attempting the Torx bit put a steel...

Also before attempting the Torx bit put a steel punch in the bolt head and give it a good wack. Sometimes this helps loosen things up slightly.
04-13-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Crankycrank

Axiom seems to have next to zero parts support....

Axiom seems to have next to zero parts support. Not good. You could try spares for Ortlieb bags that may be the same parts or can be fit to the Axiom mounting rails but not sure about that. ...
04-13-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Crankycrank

One thing I've used for smoothing small areas of...

One thing I've used for smoothing small areas of plastics is whats called a 3-way or 4-way nail file used on acrylic fingernails. The 3 & 4 refer to the various grits of file that are in different...
04-10-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By Crankycrank

Doesn't look like anything to be concerned about...

Doesn't look like anything to be concerned about yet. Could just be lube residue from being a fairly new bike. Wipe it off and check if it returns after a few rides.
04-09-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By Crankycrank

^^^ Ha ha, just one of the many joys of working...

^^^ Ha ha, just one of the many joys of working on bikes, or cars, or plumbing, etc. Glad you figured it out and let us know what happened.
04-09-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By Crankycrank

I'm guessing you just need to set the pads...

I'm guessing you just need to set the pads closer. 2 options here starting at 3:40 mins. Also gives you full setup info from the beginning if the pads aren't even. ...
04-02-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By Crankycrank

This may help....

This may help. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU2kQp9IeBc
03-24-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Crankycrank

Put the bearing cups in the freezer for an hour...

Put the bearing cups in the freezer for an hour or so before tapping them in. Helps to ever so slightly shrink the cups and they'll go in easier.
03-23-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By Crankycrank

You're not an idiot. That's something you don't...

You're not an idiot. That's something you don't run across too much these days as 1" steerers are becoming scarce with threadless setups. With a shim you have far more choices for stems if you decide...
03-23-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 210
Posted By Crankycrank

Yup, you need the larger cap. You could just use...

Yup, you need the larger cap. You could just use the Profile cap in the photo. I have a 1" CC Headset on my 1" steerer as well and the larger 1 1/8" cap was supplied with it to fit my 1 1/8' stem...
03-13-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 765
Posted By Crankycrank

Here are a few of many How-To videos on how to...

Here are a few of many How-To videos on how to properly adjust your "cup and cone" wheel bearings. If one doesn't work for you just check out the others listed or do a general search. Be patient as...
03-03-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By Crankycrank

Looks like this is an REI branded bike. Call up...

Looks like this is an REI branded bike. Call up the REI you bought it from. As you can see from the other posts there are no definite answers from your limited info.
02-19-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By Crankycrank

Easier to find the metric equivalent versions...

Easier to find the metric equivalent versions listed which would be 650 x 28mm wide. You can fudge the width a few millimeters in each direction (23-34 or so) but a little narrower is better than...
02-13-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,359
Posted By Crankycrank

There is no way that your bike should fail due to...

There is no way that your bike should fail due to using the pedals more. Don't even consider it. It should be strong enough to survive pedaling. It has pedals and should be designed to use them.
02-13-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,359
Posted By Crankycrank

OK, well in that case it sounds like a faulty...

OK, well in that case it sounds like a faulty frame. 200lbs is not all that heavy, plenty of other riders in your weight class (including me) ride around on much less robust bikes with no problems...
02-12-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,359
Posted By Crankycrank

I'd like to hear a little more info such as how...

I'd like to hear a little more info such as how far the seatpost was inserted and how much does the OP weigh before trashing the mfr. Not taking any sides, manufacturing farts happen. Where I live I...
02-03-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By Crankycrank

Any of the cleaners that the fabric mfrs. suggest...

Any of the cleaners that the fabric mfrs. suggest for "safe" cleaning that I've used don't get tough grease out. I've had success in the past on lycra, nylons and other synthetics by using waterless...
01-25-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 788
Posted By Crankycrank

Used for this type of lockring. I've found this...

Used for this type of lockring. I've found this tool to be near useless for tight lockrings on BB's but as Shimagnolo noted in in post #9...
01-10-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Crankycrank

Tires look perfectly fine to me. Shedding threads...

Tires look perfectly fine to me. Shedding threads is fairly common with some brands and models of tires. Better to cut the loose threads rather than pull off though.
12-22-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 913
Posted By Crankycrank

From the BOCA bicycle bearings website: Q: Do...

From the BOCA bicycle bearings website: Q: Do full ceramic bearings need lubrication?A:No, full ceramic bearings...
12-17-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,540
Posted By Crankycrank

Why not contact HED with a photo? They may choose...

Why not contact HED with a photo? They may choose not to give an opinion without seeing in the flesh or they could even say that they may replace it for free but I would definitely contact them first.
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