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07-08-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
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
07-08-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 156
Posted By Crankycrank

IMO lube is not necessary since you're most...

IMO lube is not necessary since you're most likely to get a flat and remove the wheel before corrosion sets in. I would stay away from anti-seize for your axles as it is messy and hard to get off...
07-07-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 586
Posted By Crankycrank

Either is fine but I would go with the 18-25...

Either is fine but I would go with the 18-25 version for less bulk and weight but not much in it really. Most of the world has been using tubes manufactured this way for decades so no sense...
07-07-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 708
Posted By Crankycrank

Only help I can offer is to just google your Trek...

Only help I can offer is to just google your Trek bikes models and "owners manual" and see what comes up.
07-07-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By Crankycrank

Here's a good video on overhauling your brakes....

Here's a good video on overhauling your brakes. Proper tightening of the #1 bolt starts at 5:00 mins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqbCR83psAg
07-07-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 123
Posted By Crankycrank

I just made the assumption that you were looking...

I just made the assumption that you were looking for a track type fixie with road bars as your frame has not the best geometry for that and is more suited to an upright riding position but certainly...
07-07-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 123
Posted By Crankycrank

From some photos I've seen the frame you have is...

From some photos I've seen the frame you have is from an inexpensive mountain/hybrid bike. If you're looking to build a road single speed this would not be a good choice. Depending on what parts you...
07-06-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By Crankycrank

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsjN6B3eZb8
07-06-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Crankycrank

The price of the bike pretty much explains why...

The price of the bike pretty much explains why your not getting standard, stronger parts for a mountain bike. Proper durable parts cost money. It would be a fools game to try to spread the dropouts...
07-05-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Crankycrank

Not exactly the same stem as yours but similar...

Not exactly the same stem as yours but similar and made by TransX. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEuFt7qcg7E
and another. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ktwdqMp5io
07-04-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By Crankycrank

Here's a good one. BikeCalc.com - Bicycle Gear...

Here's a good one. BikeCalc.com - Bicycle Gear Ratio Chart (http://www.bikecalc.com/gear_ratios)
07-04-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Crankycrank

Another option for brake/shifters....

Another option for brake/shifters. https://www.gevenalle.com/product/cx2/ o
Or if you want to save $40 you can order this setup without the shifters and MAYBE your current bar end shifters can be...
07-03-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By Crankycrank

Also try removing the tube pump it up to big...

Also try removing the tube pump it up to big sausage size and stretch a section at a time under water. This makes the hole a little bigger. Also check the base of the stem by wiggling it around under...
07-03-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 955
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. If you install the spokes yourself and don't...

+1. If you install the spokes yourself and don't feel comfortable tightening/truing the wheel any decent shop can finish it off for you and you will have saved some cash.
07-03-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 318
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..
07-02-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By Crankycrank

I'm not a shop rat but this doesn't surprise me....

I'm not a shop rat but this doesn't surprise me. Be grateful for the ham fisted amateur though as it keeps mechanics and shops in business. :fred:
07-02-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Crankycrank

Shimano makes an OEM chainring guard for most if...

Shimano makes an OEM chainring guard for most if not all Altus cranks. This is probably one of those items best sorted out at the bike shop as exact specs are hard to come by for your particular...
07-02-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 432
Posted By Crankycrank

As mentioned old freewheel hubs are not great for...

As mentioned old freewheel hubs are not great for heavyweight loads such as touring and your weight combined. The problem is that the driveside hub bearing is close to the center of the axle creating...
07-01-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By Crankycrank

No worries at all. I didn't take is as a...

No worries at all. I didn't take is as a dismissive reply. :beer:
07-01-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
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...
06-30-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By Crankycrank

You don't want to use anything other than metal...

You don't want to use anything other than metal for this. Nylon and rubber squish and can eventually cause the crank bolt to back out and ruin the crank.
06-30-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Crankycrank

Anything with graphite is not necessarily great...

Anything with graphite is not necessarily great for bearings. I'm not the expert but have read this in various articles such as this. Scroll down to "5.3". Good article on what works for bikes as...
06-29-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By Crankycrank

Just wanted to check if you have tried the new...

Just wanted to check if you have tried the new cassette with your current derailleur as sometimes if you have the longer cage length version it may handle a 34t cog even though it's only rated for...
06-29-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 381
Posted By Crankycrank

This is made by a company called "Mr. Control" in...

This is made by a company called "Mr. Control" in Taiwan. https://www.mrcontrol-bike.com/product_d.php?lang=en&tb=1&id=3339 Seems to be difficult to find a seller here but their website has a contact...
06-29-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By Crankycrank

Contact Zipp, they would know better than anyone.

Contact Zipp, they would know better than anyone.
06-28-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Crankycrank

My first choice would also be the KoolStop...

My first choice would also be the KoolStop Salmon pads although the latest version of Shimano Dura Ace pads are good too and better than the old 7700 pads.
06-28-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
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...
06-27-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 105,732
Posted By Crankycrank

This belongs in the "Bicycle Mechanics" section...

This belongs in the "Bicycle Mechanics" section but these videos may help....
06-27-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By Crankycrank

Try here for hard to get parts....

Try here for hard to get parts. https://www.mavicparts.com/pages/shop-by-wheel
06-27-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By Crankycrank

What light are you mounting and photos of the...

What light are you mounting and photos of the frame would help. Should not be too difficult to find a solution. Some mfrs. even offer separate mounts for this or Ebay may have something if not...
06-24-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 203
Posted By Crankycrank

Examples here. Take your pick....

Examples here. Take your pick....
06-23-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Crankycrank

I've noticed that some mfrs are also making their...

I've noticed that some mfrs are also making their newer tires slightly narrower than in the past for a given marked width. Something about the trend for rims to be wider than in the past which...
06-22-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Crankycrank

If it were mine I would just replace the bolt...

If it were mine I would just replace the bolt with something more common that can be used with metric wrenches such as these....
06-21-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By Crankycrank

You can disassemble the gauge to clean out any...

You can disassemble the gauge to clean out any gunk. Just be careful not jostle the inner gears and what not. (Looks like a simple clock inside). Probably the stem on the gauge just needs cleaning...
06-21-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 265
Posted By Crankycrank

Wrong type of chain. You need one designed for a...

Wrong type of chain. You need one designed for a 7 speed setup. The single speed chain may work but not very well and the clicking is probably the masterlink is just too wide no matter how you mount...
06-21-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By Crankycrank

I generally stay out of chain lube discussions...

I generally stay out of chain lube discussions but will answer your question as these come up frequently and chain lube discussions are usually more contentious than politics. This is why you may get...
06-20-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Crankycrank

+1, try this first. If no luck another option is...

+1, try this first. If no luck another option is the Gavenalle shifters. Also $200 but they'll be brand new. https://www.gevenalle.com/product/cx2/
06-19-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By Crankycrank

Odorless Mineral Spirits. Yes, it's a petroleum...

Odorless Mineral Spirits. Yes, it's a petroleum product but not so un-environmental if used properly. For degreasing chains drop it in a jar and swish around, remove chain and save the used spirits...
06-19-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 396
Posted By Crankycrank

Where are you located? Do you have any bike...

Where are you located? Do you have any bike Co-Op's near you that are open? This sounds like something that would really be much easier to fix with an experienced mechanic guiding you in the flesh....
06-19-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By Crankycrank

Yup, quick link. Reusable, no chain breaking...

Yup, quick link. Reusable, no chain breaking tools required to remove your chain when needed. One example here. Shop around to save a buck or go to your local bike shop. Make sure you get the proper...
06-18-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 783
Posted By Crankycrank

I wouldn't even want to give you a recommendation...

I wouldn't even want to give you a recommendation on that not being able to see it in the flesh. I usually take chances that others wouldn't on things like this as I know what to look for with...
06-18-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
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, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Crankycrank

You could just remove the BB and it will probably...

You could just remove the BB and it will probably have all the info you need printed on it.
06-18-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 783
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...
06-17-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,390
Posted By Crankycrank

It probably wasn't when he posted it over 6 years...

It probably wasn't when he posted it over 6 years ago.
06-17-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 542
Posted By Crankycrank

Trek has a 2 year warranty on wheels. I would...

Trek has a 2 year warranty on wheels. I would contact Trek first.
06-15-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By Crankycrank

This. I'm a slow typist and brifter is far easier...

This. I'm a slow typist and brifter is far easier to type. Carbon Fiber = CF, Bottom Bracket = BB, etc. Of course sometimes you need to elaborate. My neighbor is young and in the Navy and every...
06-15-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Crankycrank

Another option is the Tubus quick release lower...

Another option is the Tubus quick release lower rack mount https://www.tubus.com/en/products/accessories-rear-carriers/tubus-product/adapter-set-for-qr-axle-mounting And for the upper rack stays a...
06-15-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
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...
06-14-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 589
Posted By Crankycrank

What seat post? Photos would be helpful.

What seat post? Photos would be helpful.
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