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04-20-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By dsbrantjr

Measuring the length of the old valve stem would...

Measuring the length of the old valve stem would be my approach.
04-19-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 103
Posted By dsbrantjr

Check the torque on the cassette lock ring, and...

Check the torque on the cassette lock ring, and also check that the cassette overhangs the freehub body slightly, so that the lock ring bears upon the cassette and not the freehub. Is there a...
04-19-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By dsbrantjr

I'll bet that it is totally silent, too.

I'll bet that it is totally silent, too.
04-19-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 415
Posted By dsbrantjr

I can think of a certain politician who...

I can think of a certain politician who exemplifies this attitude.
04-16-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By dsbrantjr

+1 Never Fix A Running Piece

+1 Never Fix A Running Piece
04-16-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 240
Posted By dsbrantjr

If you make some measurements of the spacing with...

If you make some measurements of the spacing with the old and new rings you will able to make an intelligent decision on what thickness of shim/spacer you need. As Andrew Stewart mentioned they are...
04-15-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By dsbrantjr

If the wheel binds when the quick release is...

If the wheel binds when the quick release is applied the bearing adjustment is too tight, or less likely, you have a broken axle.
04-14-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 165
Posted By dsbrantjr

Well, lubing the moving parts is easier than...

Well, lubing the moving parts is easier than changing out the cables, so I would try that first. Try taking the cable off and see how the brake arms move on their pivots. You did correctly engage...
04-14-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By dsbrantjr

Could the bottom bracket be a Dura-Ace with a...

Could the bottom bracket be a Dura-Ace with a "low profile" J.I.S. taper? https://www.sheldonbrown.com/bbtaper.html
04-13-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 305
Posted By dsbrantjr

Thank you, folks referring to "adjusting tension"...

Thank you, folks referring to "adjusting tension" instead of indexing drives me nuts.
04-13-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By dsbrantjr

Try slacking off chain tension a little; maybe...

Try slacking off chain tension a little; maybe you are twisting the frame and taking the slack out of the chain.
04-13-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By dsbrantjr

I always set the low limit screw as the first...

I always set the low limit screw as the first step and leave it alone. I have never had to readjust it to be able to make a shift.
04-13-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 476
Posted By dsbrantjr

The tube will be constrained within the tire,...

The tube will be constrained within the tire, which is what gives the strength to the assembly. The tube just serves to seal in the air. There will always be a thinner spot into which the air will...
04-12-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By dsbrantjr

Absolutely, if you need a wider range of gearing...

Absolutely, if you need a wider range of gearing going to more front rings, not fewer, is the way to go. Or go with a compact double and coast downhill. I have triples on all of my bikes BTW.
04-12-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By dsbrantjr

Or by being poorly adjusted and ridden with the...

Or by being poorly adjusted and ridden with the chain rubbing over an extended period.
04-12-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By dsbrantjr

When reinstalling the derailleur, did you...

When reinstalling the derailleur, did you correctly engage the "B" screw with the tab on the derailleur mount?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,816
Posted By dsbrantjr

Not horror stories so much, but there are plenty...

Not horror stories so much, but there are plenty of examples of worried posts about minor scratches or dents on carbon parts on this forum.
04-12-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 270
Posted By dsbrantjr

Have the hub splines, especially where the larger...

Have the hub splines, especially where the larger cogs sit, gotten chewed up due to the pressure of the cogs against the splines? Sometimes the splines need to be cleaned up with a file for the...
04-12-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By dsbrantjr

if it works leave it be. Never Fix A Running...

if it works leave it be. Never Fix A Running Piece.
04-12-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By dsbrantjr

When you reattached the cable to the derailleur...

When you reattached the cable to the derailleur did you ensure that the derailleur and the shifter were both in the highest gear position, that is, on the smallest cog and with the most cable payed...
04-11-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By dsbrantjr

Sounds like it is time to break out the diagonal...

Sounds like it is time to break out the diagonal cutters or nail clippers and trim down the little nubs.
04-11-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By dsbrantjr

A noise every pedal revolution is unlikely to be...

A noise every pedal revolution is unlikely to be caused by the chain, more likely pedals, chainrings or other items which run at crank speed. Try swapping your pedals for a known-quiet pair,...
04-10-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 493
Posted By dsbrantjr

Another problem might be that if you buy...

Another problem might be that if you buy chainrings from someone else Shimano won't make any money.
04-10-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By dsbrantjr

Since it is an Acument Global Technologies ...

Since it is an Acument Global Technologies trademarked term, to be totally correct it should be written as Torx®
04-08-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By dsbrantjr

It is fairly easy to re-thread French 14mm x...

It is fairly easy to re-thread French 14mm x 1.25mm cranks to 9/16" x 20tpi. Of course you will need a left-handed tap for the left crank eye. People have suggested to just force pedals in but that...
04-07-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By dsbrantjr

When you find the correct one, buy two. And don't...

When you find the correct one, buy two. And don't assume that a new one will not require alignment.
04-07-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By dsbrantjr

I apply Tef-Gel to only the male threads after...

I apply Tef-Gel to only the male threads after cleaning the nuts/bolts and mating surfaces.
04-06-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By dsbrantjr

The item with the annular grooves is a ferrule...

The item with the annular grooves is a ferrule which fits over the end of the housing which contains the cable. The ferrule fits into the socket of the derailleur's barrel adjuster which consists of...
04-06-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By dsbrantjr

Check and make certain that none of your cable...

Check and make certain that none of your cable housings has gotten dislodged from their sockets due to the pothole. Check to be sure that your axles are secure in their dropouts. Are you really...
04-05-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By dsbrantjr

Measure a 12" length of chain with a good steel...

Measure a 12" length of chain with a good steel rule and you will know for certain. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chain-wear.html#measure
04-05-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By dsbrantjr

Never Fix A Running Piece. I am not sure what...

Never Fix A Running Piece. I am not sure what you could do in the way of cleaning/polishing the cups after removal that you could not do in situ.
04-05-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 247
Posted By dsbrantjr

I suspect that they are steel, judging by the red...

I suspect that they are steel, judging by the red rust. Check with a magnet.
04-05-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 298
Posted By dsbrantjr

Maybe someone has reset the spacing in the...

Maybe someone has reset the spacing in the intervening 39 years..
04-05-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By dsbrantjr

Never Fix A Running Piece

Never Fix A Running Piece
04-05-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By dsbrantjr

https://si.shimano.com/#/

https://si.shimano.com/#/
04-04-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By dsbrantjr

I find that cheap Harbor Freight tools are prime...

I find that cheap Harbor Freight tools are prime candidates for such modifications.
04-03-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,029
Posted By dsbrantjr

After you have applied Kroil or PB Blaster a...

After you have applied Kroil or PB Blaster a suggested, when you get the crank remover as tight as you dare, hit the end of the puller a sharp blow with a hand sledge, in line with the puller axis. ...
04-03-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 723
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would think the if you want the best...

I would think the if you want the best self-leveling you would NOT want a gel, but a liquid. I agree with ForceD, get your own bottle of plain vanilla clear nail polish. Remover, too, for clean-up,...
04-02-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By dsbrantjr

Since the OP states they have an old Giant frame...

Since the OP states they have an old Giant frame they likely do not have a press fit BB.
04-01-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By dsbrantjr

Did you correctly adjust the low and high limit...

Did you correctly adjust the low and high limit screws?
04-01-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By dsbrantjr

I hope that you filed a police report, leaving...

I hope that you filed a police report, leaving the scene of a bodily injury accident is a pretty serious offense.
03-31-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By dsbrantjr

New setup ≠ hanger alignment not needed.

New setup ≠ hanger alignment not needed.
03-31-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By dsbrantjr

Also check that the gap on your bar clamp is not...

Also check that the gap on your bar clamp is not closing fully; if there is no gap you will just be clamping the clamp against itself rather than against the bar. If there is no gap the clamp is too...
03-29-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 700
Posted By dsbrantjr

Re: Airplane, if you took the tire into the...

Re: Airplane, if you took the tire into the vacuum of space (the worst case altitude) the differential pressure would increase 14.7psi.
03-28-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 475
Posted By dsbrantjr

This one seems to be the exception, it attaches...

This one seems to be the exception, it attaches directly to the battery because it draws almost 30 amps, and will fill a car tire surprisingly fast: https://masterflowair.com/products/mf-1050 I...
03-28-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By dsbrantjr

You can see the impression of the hex nut in the...

You can see the impression of the hex nut in the plastic cover by the lighter-colored stressed areas of the plastic.
03-28-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 334
Posted By dsbrantjr

Depending upon the size and strength of the kid,...

Depending upon the size and strength of the kid, they may not have enough hand strength to close a QR sufficiently tightly. Using the internal cam type will help some, but....
03-28-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By dsbrantjr

No the 559/26" is on a 26" rigid MTB and the...

No the 559/26" is on a 26" rigid MTB and the 622/700c is on a 700c hybrid. I included the 559/622 ISO/ETRTO sizes for clarity, they need to match your rim diameter
03-27-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By dsbrantjr

I use Michelin Protek in 559/26in on a rigid MTB...

I use Michelin Protek in 559/26in on a rigid MTB and in 622/700c on a hybrid with good results https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/michelin-protek-26-inch-tire ...
03-27-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 414
Posted By dsbrantjr

Going into the small ring or pushing the RD...

Going into the small ring or pushing the RD forward both reduce the pressure/friction on the pulley bearings. When troubleshooting, do the easy and cheap things first. Lube is cheap and, like...
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