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10-18-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,231
Posted By Crankycrank

I'm thinking maybe contact KMC directly about...

I'm thinking maybe contact KMC directly about your suspect chain (with photos). They may want to know more and can confirm it's real or they may just tell you to purchase from "reputable" dealers but...
10-09-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Crankycrank

It could just be defective. This model has...

It could just be defective. This model has quality control issues from what I've seen in reviews.
10-07-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 762
Posted By Crankycrank

Better check the thickness of the Ambrosio and...

Better check the thickness of the Ambrosio and Miche cogs as they may be different than Shimano's and would require different thickness spacers to work properly. I know from experience that Miche's...
10-03-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,801
Posted By Crankycrank

Noted in 3rd paragraph....

Noted in 3rd paragraph. https://www.wired.com/2008/02/sheldon-brown-w/
09-28-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,599
Posted By Crankycrank

Here's a little bit of a clue....

Here's a little bit of a clue. https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2018/12/19/chain-reaction-cycles-says-it-will-stop-sales-shimano-us-canada#.XY9r0G5FzIU
09-24-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Crankycrank

Try here. Use the drop down lists at the top of...

Try here. Use the drop down lists at the top of the page for your model C'dale. ...
09-20-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By Crankycrank

I'm pretty cheap and have more time than money to...

I'm pretty cheap and have more time than money to fark around with such things as this but trying to salvage jockey wheel bearings is beyond what I'd call a good investment in effort. Not likely...
09-19-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By Crankycrank

Contact the company that makes the headset. Some...

Contact the company that makes the headset. Some carry undersized race spares. I believe Chris King still does so if no luck check to see if the King race has the same bearing angles.
09-17-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By Crankycrank

I would say 7 mm is about the thickest spacer I...

I would say 7 mm is about the thickest spacer I would attempt to use but you can usually get away with thinner thicknesses. Try stacking some washers you have laying around first to determine what...
09-17-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By Crankycrank

Can't advise you on getting new rims. That would...

Can't advise you on getting new rims. That would depend on whether you're willing to spend the money. Or you could try putting a spacer on your rear brake mount bolt between the brake and brake stay...
09-10-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By Crankycrank

You might want to look into getting the seat tube...

You might want to look into getting the seat tube reamed to accept a 27.2mm post as you'll have many more posts to choose from. BUT...…., have a good mechanic inspect it first to determine if the...
09-06-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By Crankycrank

Also try pouring some boiling water on the crank...

Also try pouring some boiling water on the crank where it's pressed on to the BB axle. Remove while hot.
09-05-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,259
Posted By Crankycrank

Photos would help as well as make/model of...

Photos would help as well as make/model of headset if you can determine what it is. Don't ride it until you fix it though as you can cause damage to the bearing and surfaces. Headsets are usually...
08-30-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By Crankycrank

Have you tried your local bike shop? Sometimes...

Have you tried your local bike shop? Sometimes they can order parts for you that don't show up in online sites.
08-29-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By Crankycrank

This ^^^ but if not the problem I'd give it about...

This ^^^ but if not the problem I'd give it about three tries. That's just me being the optimist trying to save a tube though. I use the Schwalbe Extra Lights as well, SV20 to be precise and am very...
08-28-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By Crankycrank

Very unusual with Mavic from my experience....

Very unusual with Mavic from my experience. Contact Mavic and see what they say. Could be a defect they're willing to exchange for you.
08-21-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By Crankycrank

What brand and model hub? Photos would also help....

What brand and model hub? Photos would also help. Have you checked any bike shops yet?
08-20-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By Crankycrank

Try "toeing" the pads in....

Try "toeing" the pads in. https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+toe+in+brake+pads+bicycle&ie=&oe=
08-15-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By Crankycrank

Just give the chain a good wipe with a rag after...

Just give the chain a good wipe with a rag after a few miles of riding after lubing. This usually gets rid of the excess lube that flings off onto your spokes.
08-13-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 980
Posted By Crankycrank

I'd be concerned that doing it this way only...

I'd be concerned that doing it this way only leaves a light film on the outside of the chain and not where you want the lube which is inside all the moving surfaces.
08-13-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,060
Posted By Crankycrank

Why not at least try to get the puller screwed...

Why not at least try to get the puller screwed on. The threads are already partially damaged so you've got nothing to lose. Just make sure you've got the puller screwed all the way in and pour some...
08-11-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By Crankycrank

It's impossible to give any guarantees about the...

It's impossible to give any guarantees about the condition of your fork from photos alone BUT those lines are where most CF forks are bonded to the crown. Not unusual for cosmetic lines to show up...
08-09-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By Crankycrank

Well, you could jump it off a good battery, even...

Well, you could jump it off a good battery, even a car battery as long as the car is not running. Once you get it started (if you're lucky) ride it around for at least 30mins on the highway to keep...
08-09-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By Crankycrank

This. If you have a machinist friend (or a cheap...

This. If you have a machinist friend (or a cheap pro nearby) it can be done for not too much $$. Check for bike Co-Ops nearby too. Not many will have the Heli-Coil tools necessary but worth it to ask...
08-09-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By Crankycrank

Only place I'm aware of that still has the Travel...

Only place I'm aware of that still has the Travel Agent is SJS Cycles in the UK. I vaguely recall hearing something about how they took over the mfr. of these but not positive about that. Anyways,...
08-05-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,086
Posted By Crankycrank

This stuff may be good for saddle repairs as well...

This stuff may be good for saddle repairs as well or adding scuff protection to a saddle or repairing scuffed cycling shoes etc. https://tufftoe.com/products/tuff-toe-work-boot-toe-protection-repair...
07-27-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By Crankycrank

I once had a wheel magnet sensor innards break...

I once had a wheel magnet sensor innards break loose. This made the once-per-rotation click most but not all the time. Tried gluing it back together but no luck. A new sensor solved the problem. Try...
07-27-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,864
Posted By Crankycrank

That's a really nice repair you did on the...

That's a really nice repair you did on the shifter boss. If you find it comes loose again try one of these. The through bolt is a little stronger setup....
07-25-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,003
Posted By Crankycrank

That does look odd. Are you sure you didn't lock...

That does look odd. Are you sure you didn't lock up the wheel while braking? Since that tire looks to have a lot of wear a slight skidding incident may do that to the rubber but just guessing.
07-18-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Crankycrank

I don't know the answer to your question but one...

I don't know the answer to your question but one thing that may help is to look for a manufacturer name labeled or stamped somewhere on the trainer and do a search with that info. Performance and...
07-16-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By Crankycrank

Probably nothing to worry about but I would get a...

Probably nothing to worry about but I would get a .2mm shim for the bars just to ease my mind.
07-12-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 506
Posted By Crankycrank

Not much of a shout out if you don't name the...

Not much of a shout out if you don't name the shop.:thumb:
07-09-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,183
Posted By Crankycrank

Myself and a few others here regularly re-use...

Myself and a few others here regularly re-use quick links of all brands with zero failures. I have used a single KMC 10sp link on three different chains for well over 10k miles having taken them off...
07-09-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By Crankycrank

Contact Selle Anatomica. I've heard they offer...

Contact Selle Anatomica. I've heard they offer very good customer support.
07-08-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,093
Posted By Crankycrank

I used to just mix some motor oil with grease...

I used to just mix some motor oil with grease until it was just thick enough not to drip. Worked perfect in Shimano Freehub Bodies. You want as thin as possible but not too thin where it oozes...
07-08-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Crankycrank

Also make sure you check the hanger alignment...

Also make sure you check the hanger alignment with a suitable tool when installing a new one as they don't always bolt on perfectly aligned.
07-02-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,191
Posted By Crankycrank

Easiest way to sand a seam is fold the tube so...

Easiest way to sand a seam is fold the tube so that the seam is on the fold. Makes the seam stand out and simple to sand down to match the surface.
06-28-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By Crankycrank

Another vote for getting the quick link pliers...

Another vote for getting the quick link pliers or if out on the road you can use this trick. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Uednr4zFI Even a rock will do to knock the link loose.
06-25-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, I would agree somewhat but they can't be...

Yes, I would agree somewhat but they can't be much worse than the pistons that shattered. I'm getting the impression that this is not an unusual problem with the Shimano calipers since I've seen this...
06-25-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Crankycrank

Ebay lists a few aftermarket aluminum pistons...

Ebay lists a few aftermarket aluminum pistons from China. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=replacement+caliper+piston+for+Shimano+BR-RS805&_sacat=0 Looks like...
06-24-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By Crankycrank

Cannondale BB silliness explained....

Cannondale BB silliness explained. https://www.kogel.cc/blogs/kbba/cannondale-bb30a-and-pf30a-explained I know nothing about the products of the company that created this article but at least will...
06-23-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By Crankycrank

Looks to me like the paint has worn off in those...

Looks to me like the paint has worn off in those spots. Is there anything you do that rubs on the stem there?
06-18-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By Crankycrank

Looks perfect to me. Just the right length for...

Looks perfect to me. Just the right length for the cable and out of the way if you want to attach a rack.
06-17-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,143
Posted By Crankycrank

I haven't come across too many faulty Schrader...

I haven't come across too many faulty Schrader valves in my 60yrs lifetime and very odd that you're having multiple leaking valves. Since you haven't found any leaks even from dunking in water it may...
06-12-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 873
Posted By Crankycrank

Ride as is. Take the money you saved by not...

Ride as is. Take the money you saved by not getting a paint job or new bike and take a bike vacation to an exotic land. That's what I would do anyways.
06-11-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,965
Posted By Crankycrank

Yikes, point taken. Fortunately I probably only...

Yikes, point taken. Fortunately I probably only use about 1 wipe a year on the road but won't be buying any more.
06-11-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,965
Posted By Crankycrank

Baby wipes are also great for carrying on your...

Baby wipes are also great for carrying on your bike. Even chain glop comes off. If the wipes dry out just add water. Just don't flush them down the toilet, they clog drains.
06-09-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By Crankycrank

I'm with the grease crowd. Anti-Seize is a little...

I'm with the grease crowd. Anti-Seize is a little more long lasting but is a big mess to clean off especially when it gets on your hands if you have to do a mid-ride adjustment. Either will work fine...
06-09-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By Crankycrank

Screw the bolt all the way into the wedge then...

Screw the bolt all the way into the wedge then loosen the bolt about 1/4". Tap the head of the bolt with a rubber mallet or a steel hammer with a block of wood to protect the bolt. This will push the...
06-05-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,151
Posted By Crankycrank

Only 400 miles on a 105 cassette and as you claim...

Only 400 miles on a 105 cassette and as you claim well lubricated and not hard use would tell me something is very wrong. As far as using cogs too much I do big ring-small cog cross chaining...
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