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07-16-19, 02:19 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 95,859
Posted By DMF

Did you read the original post on this thread? ...

Did you read the original post on this thread? No, you didn't.

First, your question contains nowhere near the amount of information required to generate a reasonable answer.
Second, you posted...
10-24-17, 11:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 95,859
Posted By DMF

If there still is, it's only 5 posts. Look...

If there still is, it's only 5 posts. Look below the advanced Reply editor section to Additional Options/Attach Files. You can upload there.
05-08-17, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 779
Posted By DMF

You don't say what the cassette range is on the...

You don't say what the cassette range is on the two rear wheels. I recommend one high range for road (smaller sprockets) and one low range for trails (larger sprockets). Quick wheel swap and you're...
06-16-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,753
Posted By DMF

Yeah, see, that's the thing. There is one school...

Yeah, see, that's the thing. There is one school of thought that unless you are very thorough - like ultrasound and recirculating filtered solvent thorough - solvent merely moves a goodly portion of...
06-16-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,753
Posted By DMF

Critical thinking also involves understanding the...

Critical thinking also involves understanding the opposing positions. Shimano is not telling you "not to clean your chain properly". Instead, you are trying to introduce the axiom that one can only...
06-16-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,753
Posted By DMF

[You really had to search to find a NINE YEAR OLD...

[You really had to search to find a NINE YEAR OLD thread to spew in.]


I'll bet you ignore the recommendation for oil changes in your car, too. After all, the manufacturers SELL CARS!



...
05-16-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 52,583
Posted By DMF

My guess is that you'd be wrong. Chains -...

My guess is that you'd be wrong. Chains - especially un-lubed chains - rust very quickly. Someone puts a bike up for the winter by leaning it against the house and it could easily be rusted solid...
04-14-15, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,504
Posted By DMF

Arrggh! I plead brain damage ! For some reason...

Arrggh! I plead brain damage ! For some reason I was picturing the bar backward, which would put the shifter out in front.

Ummm... Is old age an excuse??
04-13-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,371
Posted By DMF

I agree. If you don't screw up the spline fit,...

I agree. If you don't screw up the spline fit, Octalink rocks. A little heavier, but very durable.
04-13-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,455
Posted By DMF

Heh. Haven't been around for a while. Not...

Heh. Haven't been around for a while. Not lurking enough.


Here's a Campy thread that could use your attention.
04-13-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By DMF

Actually, that's a pretty good justification. ...

Actually, that's a pretty good justification. (One of not very many.)

If you're going to change the shifters too, then the index will also change. The FD is just a dumb lever. The smarts are...
04-13-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,504
Posted By DMF

Which would put them out of reach to anyone but a...

Which would put them out of reach to anyone but a contortionist...

Never mind! Brain fade.
04-13-15, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By DMF

I'm really not familiar with Campy, but IME all...

I'm really not familiar with Campy, but IME all good components have a model number cast or stamped on them. Look closely to see and we can narrow the year range at least to the period when that...
04-13-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,587
Posted By DMF

Bunch of tool snobs here! Granted, I LOVE really...

Bunch of tool snobs here! Granted, I LOVE really nice tools and would buy more Snap-On had I any more children to trade.

But some are constrained by $$ shortages.

The linked $40 ebay stand...
04-13-15, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,504
Posted By DMF

How the heck are you going to reasonably deploy...

How the heck are you going to reasonably deploy drop bars with bar end shifters? Figure that out first. Yah, maybe it can be done, but could you even reach them?

Wrong.
04-13-15, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,455
Posted By DMF

Is the axle the same? Find out. Is there...

Is the axle the same? Find out.

Is there some reason you don't like your 5800 crank?



What or who is "Stages"? And why is it significant?
04-13-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,379
Posted By DMF

Probably, but why tempt the gods? What, pray...

Probably, but why tempt the gods? What, pray tell, do you hope to gain?

(And to answer the question directly, we would need to know what you are using to shift it.)
04-13-15, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By DMF

No, the hub wasn't designed for the bike. But...

No, the hub wasn't designed for the bike. But the bike might have been designed for the hub.

There are several considerations, notable among them, how are you going to mount the shifters and...
04-13-15, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By DMF

BTW, is 52cm the right size for you?

BTW, is 52cm the right size for you?
04-13-15, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By DMF

Depends on your REAR components. You want the...

Depends on your REAR components. You want the front chain ring in the same plane as the rear cog. In general you can mount any square taper crank on any square taper axle (there are nuances), but...
04-13-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By DMF

You could wait on someone that is familiar with...

You could wait on someone that is familiar with old Campy (though with no hint in the subject line that could be a long wait).

OR you could do some research.
04-13-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,081
Posted By DMF

Electrical tape.

Electrical tape.
04-13-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,338
Posted By DMF

Stainless steel is generally more brittle than...

Stainless steel is generally more brittle than non-stainless steel, but if you don't know what's under the tin, you can't make a comparison.

Advice: Whatever you're using (and breaking), try the...
04-13-15, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By DMF

If the pics aren't too big you can upload them...

If the pics aren't too big you can upload them directly.

Any indication what the insert material is? Did you consider the suggestion that the insert is pinned in by something like the cable...
04-08-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,931
Posted By DMF

Cool! Thanks.

Cool! Thanks.
04-08-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 850
Posted By DMF

I'm confused on what bike it is on. It sounds...

I'm confused on what bike it is on. It sounds like a new-style BB/crank, but on an OLD bike? What year is the bike? Are there markings on the other components that would let us make an educated...
04-07-15, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,771
Posted By DMF

Yes, they are different. I have a thread here...

Yes, they are different. I have a thread here showing the actual thickness - that needs updating for the newer stuff. I'm trying to find it now.

Yah, here it is. Please feel free to update...
04-07-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,472
Posted By DMF

I've had to replace a middle chain ring too -...

I've had to replace a middle chain ring too - mine on 9-speed Ultegra - and had many adventures finding the right one. Shimano uses many different thicknesses, and thickess determines where the...
04-07-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,228
Posted By DMF

Not really. Chain suck is when the chain won't...

Not really. Chain suck is when the chain won't release cleanly from the cog. It can get pulled into the mech where it's not supposed to go, and otherwise interfere with shifts. Usually a sign of...
08-18-14, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 779
Posted By DMF

'Proper' flat fixing on skinny road tubes

Got a flat the other day. The bike was just sitting there on the stand. It had good air when I finished the ride and lost it sometime over then next two days. Timing was good as it turned out; I...
08-18-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By DMF

That helped! It's still not as quiet as I'd like...

That helped! It's still not as quiet as I'd like but it's a lot better.
08-13-14, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 725
Posted By DMF

Good post, WPH. I don't see the "unwinding...

Good post, WPH.

I don't see the "unwinding [down tube] barrel adjusters". Are you using the ones with the detents? Those would seem to be pretty difficult to move.

Dennis
08-13-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By DMF

Yea, missed the bit about the original wheels. ...

Yea, missed the bit about the original wheels.

Guz, run your fingers under the lips to be sure that they are clean and no part of the old tire broke off. Clinchers are pretty difficult to screw...
08-12-14, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 748
Posted By DMF

Hang on, maybe he has tubulars. Guz, there...

Hang on, maybe he has tubulars.

Guz, there is a type of tire that is a combined tube and tire. It is called a tubular. To mount it to the rim they use glue.

Nowadays tubulars are rarely...
08-12-14, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By DMF

Apologies. The clearance is smaller than I...

Apologies. The clearance is smaller than I remembered. I'll get another spacer. Hope that does it.

Dennis
08-12-14, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By DMF

I don't need an additional spacer. The cap is...

I don't need an additional spacer. The cap is not bottomed on the stem (I mean the fork tube, not the stem clamp - is hard against that.)

Another odd thing is that although it rattles, I can't...
08-12-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By DMF

Columbus headset adjustment

I'm on a 2003? Raleigh Professional with Columbus carbon fork. I believe it uses a Columbus-style headset.

The problem is that the thing rattles. The streets in this part of Dallas are like the...
08-12-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 95,859
Posted By DMF

Shimano has moved its site. Most of the tech...

Shimano has moved its site. Most of the tech docs (part sheets) seem to be there, but the Tech Tips seems to have disappeared. If you have a link, especially to the IGH docs, please post a note...
Forum: Texas
03-28-14, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,291
Posted By DMF

Yeah, so long as you can get to White Rock Lake...

Yeah, so long as you can get to White Rock Lake you can get to the head of the Santa Fe trail, which is a 4.5 mile straight shot downtown. There are several feeder trials to WRL (e.g. White Rock...
Forum: Texas
03-28-14, 10:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By DMF

I ran across a group at WRL on Monday, nominally...

I ran across a group at WRL on Monday, nominally at 6:30, out of Bicycles Plus - the Boathouse Ride? Bunch of skinny hammerheads, but after a couple of weeks I might be able to hang on the back of...
Forum: Texas
03-21-14, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By DMF

Good info, thanks. Last time I was out here...

Good info, thanks.

Last time I was out here - about 2008 - there was a bike shop on the Central Expy frontage road just north of Northpark Mall that had some good rides. It no longer seems to be...
03-11-14, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By DMF

I've heard this type of noise when the CHAIN...

I've heard this type of noise when the CHAIN needs lubing. Done it recently?
03-11-14, 12:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 95,859
Posted By DMF

Annette is back, thanks to Wordbiker. So is...

Annette is back, thanks to Wordbiker.

So is Barbara Eden, thanks to me figuring out how to use the forum features. BTW, the image is 400x500p. If anyone has a larger, I'll use it.
03-11-14, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,593
Posted By DMF

What chain are you using? 9 or 10 speed? Do...

What chain are you using? 9 or 10 speed?

Do you have a 10-speed chain you can try?
Forum: Texas
03-11-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By DMF

Thanks, that's a better list than the one I was...

Thanks, that's a better list than the one I was using. Here's another club that I found:

http://www.meetup.com/Dallas-Cycling-Trail-Riders-and-Weekend-Pub-Crawlers/

Yes, I'm familiar with RBM...
Forum: Texas
03-10-14, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By DMF

Question Daily rides in Dallas ?

I am a re-transplant from Atlanta, where there are weekday rides every day of the week (except Friday), all such rides starting at 6:30PM (give or take bit). I can't find much similar here in...
09-02-12, 05:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 95,859
Posted By DMF

Here is a new bicycle repair site that seems to...

Here is a new bicycle repair site that seems to have a lot to recommend it. Multimedia, with clear pics and small steps. Conversational, easily understood tone with attention given the what could...
05-30-12, 03:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,954
Posted By DMF

Wrongo, stubborn boy. You would have solved the...

Wrongo, stubborn boy. You would have solved the problem faster by eliminating a potential cause.

Haven't you ever watched House ?
04-20-12, 06:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,903
Posted By DMF

Okay, let's back up here. There are a lot of...

Okay, let's back up here. There are a lot of tangential comments, but no one has said what the operating requirements are.

Is the compressor tank going to be pressurized constantly, or asked to...
04-20-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,085
Posted By DMF

Heck, rain is my favorite riding buddy! Keeps...

Heck, rain is my favorite riding buddy! Keeps all the other a**holes away. ;)
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