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05-26-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By dsbrantjr

The inner tube will stretch sufficiently to fully...

The inner tube will stretch sufficiently to fully fill the tire, a smaller tube will just stretch more. 2.125 to 2.25 is not that much of a stretch, as it were.
05-25-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 113
Posted By dsbrantjr

Skipping on a new-ish chain is a classic symptom...

Skipping on a new-ish chain is a classic symptom of a worn cog.
05-25-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would contact the dealer regardless; they may...

I would contact the dealer regardless; they may be quicker to respond than the manufacturer. After all they are the ones who received your money. They may well send you a new item in anticipation...
05-25-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 294
Posted By dsbrantjr

If/when you check your pedals be certain that...

If/when you check your pedals be certain that both the pedal and crank threads and mating surfaces are clean.
05-24-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 232
Posted By dsbrantjr

I expect that she will adjust to any differences...

I expect that she will adjust to any differences within a few hundred feet.
05-24-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By dsbrantjr

Magura HS-33 hydraulic rim brakes are amazingly...

Magura HS-33 hydraulic rim brakes are amazingly powerful. These folks have an exceptional price: https://www.bike-components.de/en/Magura/HS-33-R-Rim-Brake-p36410/ Kool-Stop make replacement pads
05-24-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By dsbrantjr

They tend to be fairly standard-sized; since it...

They tend to be fairly standard-sized; since it is a bolt and nut there is no thread compatibility to deal with.
05-23-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By dsbrantjr

Is the rim cracked or is it the seam where the...

Is the rim cracked or is it the seam where the ends of the hoop are joined? Is it directly opposite the valve hole?
05-23-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By dsbrantjr

You will help avoid stripping the screw's head or...

You will help avoid stripping the screw's head or the threads in the derailleur if you push the derailleur by hand and follow with the screw rather than trying to drive the derailleur against the...
05-23-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By dsbrantjr

Or use a quick release bolt on the existing...

Or use a quick release bolt on the existing clamp. Here is an example: https://www.amazon.com/Promax-Clamp-Quick-Release-Black/dp/B007Y5G9Z4
05-23-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By dsbrantjr

Some twine ideas here: ...

Some twine ideas here: https://www.hempbasics.com/shop/Category/natural-hemp-twine
05-23-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 238
Posted By dsbrantjr

The housing or ferrule (if fitted) needs to be...

The housing or ferrule (if fitted) needs to be firmly seated in the socket of both the brake lever and the brake itself. The housing also needs to make the same firm contact with any cable stops...
05-23-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By dsbrantjr

M6x1 is coarse thread, M6x0.75 is fine; both are...

M6x1 is coarse thread, M6x0.75 is fine; both are available, but coarse thread is more common. M5 and some of the larger sizes have 3 pitches to choose from, as do some of the larger SAE sizes. So...
05-23-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By dsbrantjr

Plast-Dip should work OK but twine should look...

Plast-Dip should work OK but twine should look attractive, especially if you use it to end your bar tape wrap also; a layer of shellac will make it long-lasting. Self-fusing silicone tape may also...
05-23-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 334
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would recommend a hacksaw with two worm drive...

I would recommend a hacksaw with two worm drive hose clamps as guides for cutting the steerer. It will cut cleaner than a wheel-type tube cutter that works by displacing metal which leaves heavy...
05-23-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By dsbrantjr

You will need replacement quick links in addition...

You will need replacement quick links in addition to your chain breaker. I also carry the cut-off links from sizing the chain in case I need to splice in some additional links. I carry a tool made of...
05-23-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By dsbrantjr

According to this chart, assuming M6x1 you would...

According to this chart, assuming M6x1 you would be better off using a #8 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) or #4...
05-22-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By dsbrantjr

Does your shifting require improvement?

Does your shifting require improvement?
05-22-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By dsbrantjr

EBay has several: ...

EBay has several: https://www.ebay.com/b/Maillard-Bicycle-Pedals/36137/bn_8208101
and these guys: https://www.velovilles.com/en/road-bike-parts/pedals/
but you will pay for them. I get wanting...
05-22-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 246
Posted By dsbrantjr

Great wheels, they are going to work fantastic...

Great wheels, they are going to work fantastic for you. Better?
05-22-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By dsbrantjr

A Helicoil will make stronger threads than the...

A Helicoil will make stronger threads than the original aluminum ones. Helicoil installation is commonly done in new work where stronger more wear-resistant threads are desired than can be obtained...
05-22-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 246
Posted By dsbrantjr

The ad states "chromed" which implies steel. If...

The ad states "chromed" which implies steel. If you want to stop with rim brakes, especially in wet weather, steer clear of chromed rims.
05-22-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 260
Posted By dsbrantjr

​​​​​​​Those rims are drilled for Presta valves,...

​​​​​​​Those rims are drilled for Presta valves, so be sure to have appropriate tubes on hand.
05-21-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 204
Posted By dsbrantjr

You might look into the Shimano FD-CX70 it should...

You might look into the Shimano FD-CX70 it should work well with that crankset.
05-21-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 643
Posted By dsbrantjr

I'm one of those guys who has had my FELCO cable...

I'm one of those guys who has had my FELCO cable cutters for 40 years and they work like new; I'd spend the money again if I had to.
05-21-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By dsbrantjr

It will likely be cheaper to buy a complete...

It will likely be cheaper to buy a complete crankset, sometimes including a bottom bracket, than just the two arms. And you get new rings in the process.
05-20-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 96
Posted By dsbrantjr

Vibra-Tite is good for its purpose but if blue...

Vibra-Tite is good for its purpose but if blue Loctite doesn't hold them Vibra-Tite will not either.
05-20-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 211
Posted By dsbrantjr

I agree, the old plating would need to be...

I agree, the old plating would need to be stripped, the rings polished to remove the pitting (if it could be) and the rings plated with (probably) copper as an adhesion layer then nickel, which would...
05-20-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By dsbrantjr

The hub likely produces 6 volts AC and the LED...

The hub likely produces 6 volts AC and the LED only lights on alternate half-cycles which is why it flickers. You cannot charge batteries with AC. You might be able to hook up a bridge rectifier to...
05-20-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 359
Posted By dsbrantjr

Toss the chain checker and measure with a ruler.

Toss the chain checker and measure with a ruler.
05-20-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By dsbrantjr

First decide upon a fork material you would...

First decide upon a fork material you would prefer; this will eliminate many choices right off the bat. Aluminum, steel, carbon are the likely choices, I don't see putting a titanium fork on an old...
05-20-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By dsbrantjr

All of the wedges I have come across have been...

All of the wedges I have come across have been steel. Grease the wedge, bolt threads and adapter and install.
05-20-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 190
Posted By dsbrantjr

What about carving properly-fitting plugs out of...

What about carving properly-fitting plugs out of old wine bottle corks? They should blend well with the tape and make a good cushion against your frame.
05-20-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 96
Posted By dsbrantjr

I agree with bikemig about building a wheel on a...

I agree with bikemig about building a wheel on a hub with an obsolete freewheel thread. Why paint yourself into a corner?
05-18-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By dsbrantjr

You are heading into hazardous territory. You...

You are heading into hazardous territory. You cannot just mix and match braking components, you will need to understand the relationship between pedal force and braking force, which will depend upon...
05-18-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 152
Posted By dsbrantjr

Is the cassette being securely clamped by the...

Is the cassette being securely clamped by the (properly-torqued) lock ring? Is there a spacer missing?
05-18-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By dsbrantjr

I misspoke, I meant to say French-threaded cranks.

I misspoke, I meant to say French-threaded cranks.
05-18-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,265
Posted By dsbrantjr

That "Indian", Iron Eyes Cody, was an actor of...

That "Indian", Iron Eyes Cody, was an actor of Sicilian ancestry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_Eyes_Cody
05-18-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By dsbrantjr

Limit screws only have an effect when the...

Limit screws only have an effect when the derailleur is at the extremes of it travel; they will have no influence on the derailleur's behavior in any of the in-between gears.
As suggested, follow...
05-18-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By dsbrantjr

Might the pedals have had the old 14 mm x 1.25 mm...

Might the pedals have had the old 14 mm x 1.25 mm French threads? Did you swap the pedals left for right?
05-18-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By dsbrantjr

Besides the preceeding suggestions I would advise...

Besides the preceeding suggestions I would advise removing the axle positioning screw as-is, as it looks likely to break if you attempt to straighten it, making the stub difficult to extract. . You...
05-17-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By dsbrantjr

You should only need to adjust the limit screws...

You should only need to adjust the limit screws if something changes, like a new cassette or derailleur or if the derailleur hanger is adjusted.
05-17-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 744
Posted By dsbrantjr

These are smaller and might be a closer fit: ...

These are smaller and might be a closer fit: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-16-in-Aluminum-Ferrules-10-Pack-42574/205887624
05-17-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 461
Posted By dsbrantjr

https://www.gevenalle.com/product/single-speed-shi...

https://www.gevenalle.com/product/single-speed-shifters-for-use-with-all-cable-brakes/ Cane Creek (which these might be, rebranded) and Tektro have similar/identical.
05-17-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By dsbrantjr

If the brakes are disc type I would suspect the...

If the brakes are disc type I would suspect the pads just kissing the rotor. If a hub was squealing I expect it would be pretty much gone unless it was a rubber seal..
05-17-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By dsbrantjr

Any chance you could get the bike shop to let you...

Any chance you could get the bike shop to let you use the tools you gave them?
05-17-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 168
Posted By dsbrantjr

And getting the broken-off end out of the...

And getting the broken-off end out of the shifter is exquisite torture, so best to catch if beforehand.
05-17-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 744
Posted By dsbrantjr

I agree. Trying a splice or soldering an end on...

I agree. Trying a splice or soldering an end on brake cables is one of the more hazardous ideas I have heard and I cannot recommend against doing it strongly enough. The ends on cables are applied...
05-17-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By dsbrantjr

I know, right? My father was a tool-and-die...

I know, right? My father was a tool-and-die maker used to working to precision of 0.0005" (half a thousandth) and less, and one of his Scottish co-workers would drive him nuts asking for a "wee"...
05-17-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By dsbrantjr

You can shift a double with triple shifters, you...

You can shift a double with triple shifters, you just need to decide how to set it up. I prefer setting it so that the extra shift leaves a slack cable when the chain is in the small ring, rather...
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