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02-18-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 543
Posted By HillRider

Shimano's silent clutch hubs were mostly spec'ed...

Shimano's silent clutch hubs were mostly spec'ed on Police bicycles so they could literally sneak up on a perp without being heard. These bikes are MTBs so that's why the hubs are MTB-types.

That...
02-18-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By HillRider

Sacrifice the "look" for practicality and safety....

Sacrifice the "look" for practicality and safety. I would never trust aluminum bolts for rack duty. They are barely adequate for holding water bottle cages.
02-17-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 361
Posted By HillRider

It's not what you want to hear but I have to...

It's not what you want to hear but I have to conclude you bought the wrong tires for the wrong bike. If "the rear part of the bike frame (which is a little deformed and enlarged for aerodynamics)"...
02-14-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By HillRider

Don't replace the rear derailleur until you try...

Don't replace the rear derailleur until you try the current one first. The short cage may not wrap up quite enough chain to allow the smallest couple of cogs with the granny chainring but there is...
02-13-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By HillRider

I have a Park FPF-4 bought in 2009 that's in...

I have a Park FPF-4 bought in 2009 that's in daily service and is great except for the OEM chuck. I replaced it with a Hirame pump head (identical to the "Hero" head on the $450 Silca Ultimate Pro...
02-13-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By HillRider

Shimano 6-speed and 7-speed freewheels differ in...

Shimano 6-speed and 7-speed freewheels differ in width by only about 3 mm. If that's enough then it will work. You will need a 6-speed shifter but indexing 6-speeds are rare so you may need to use...
02-12-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By HillRider

Shimano CN-6600 or CN-6700 will work fine.

Shimano CN-6600 or CN-6700 will work fine.
02-12-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By HillRider

+1. This is the way to use it. I bought a Hero...

+1. This is the way to use it. I bought a Hero chuck in 2010 as an aftermarket replacement for the OEM chuck on my Park PFP-4 floor pump. The chuck was ridiculously expensive ($75!) but worth every...
02-12-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By HillRider

Unless you already have the Racing Triple crank,...

Unless you already have the Racing Triple crank, I recommend looking for a more modern but currently out of production Chorus Triple crank. I had one from 2006 installed on a Litespeed Tuscany using...
01-21-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By HillRider

The sidewall of the tire should say. I expect...

The sidewall of the tire should say. I expect straight wall rims will lead to blow-offs at any reasonably high pressure.
01-21-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By HillRider

Why the rush? Ever hear: "there's never enough...

Why the rush? Ever hear: "there's never enough time to do it right but always time to do it over"?
01-21-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By HillRider

When a local bike shop failed several years ago,...

When a local bike shop failed several years ago, I went to their "Going Out of Business" sale which promised great bargains. There weren't any. The liquidator company running the sale had a few...
01-20-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 533
Posted By HillRider

The bracket should be dirt cheap. A piece of...

The bracket should be dirt cheap. A piece of scrap metal attached to a tube or between two tubes and fastened with radiator clamps should work fine.
01-20-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 533
Posted By HillRider

Not sure about your trike but the recumbent...

Not sure about your trike but the recumbent trikes I've seen have a long expanse of chain between the all-the-way forward mounted cranks and the rear derailleur. Somewhere in that open length there...
01-20-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 533
Posted By HillRider

I neglected to ask earlier but where are you...

I neglected to ask earlier but where are you getting a 17T granny chainring and what's it's bolt circle? Is it a repurposed cassette cog? The smallest real chainring I've ever seen is 20T but I've...
01-20-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 488
Posted By HillRider

As mentioned not all pedals have wrench flats,...

As mentioned not all pedals have wrench flats, only a hex socket, 8 mm if you are lucky, 6 mm if your not. You need an extra long hex wrench or a hex bit in a 3/8" square drive ratchet to protect...
01-20-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By HillRider

Based on your questions I have to assume you have...

Based on your questions I have to assume you have no experience building a bike wheel of any type. I also suggest you have the wheel built by a competent bike shop, preferably one with some e-bike...
01-19-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 571
Posted By HillRider

I think your chain rub problem is due to the...

I think your chain rub problem is due to the misaligned crank, not inherent in a 3x8 drivetrain. Replacing the crank is likely to fix it and, if you can find a replacement cassette with the gearing...
01-19-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 533
Posted By HillRider

Good point. I've regeared several 130/74 bcd road...

Good point. I've regeared several 130/74 bcd road triples from 52/42/30 and 50/39/30 to 52/42/26 and 50/39/26 and never had a problem with the 26 to 42 or 39 shift even with indexed shifters. With...
01-19-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 533
Posted By HillRider

OK, that's what I thought and I understand that a...

OK, that's what I thought and I understand that a for a trike there is no such thing as too low a low gear. BTW, there are cassettes with 50 and 52T big cogs intended intended for 1X deivetrains...
01-18-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 533
Posted By HillRider

Wow, that's 56 total teeth! Your going to need a...

Wow, that's 56 total teeth! Your going to need a hose reel for a rear derailleur to wrap up all that chain. Assuming 700c wheels that's an 11 gear-inch low gear. Do you really need that low a gear...
01-17-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 371
Posted By HillRider

Yeah, from a cost standpoint a stamped steel...

Yeah, from a cost standpoint a stamped steel hanger would be cheaper but it would also be too strong. You want a relatively weak hanger so it breaks first rather like a shear pin.
01-17-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By HillRider

Check with a second caliper if you can but I'd...

Check with a second caliper if you can but I'd believe the first one. You have a 1-1/8:" steerer. I assume it has a threadless headset and stem. Is there any diameter marking on the stem?

BTW,...
01-17-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By HillRider

I've seen this recommended several places and...

I've seen this recommended several places and tried it myself. It does make a very neat finishing tape but I found my hands tended to curl up the edges when holding the bars near the stem. I've...
01-17-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By HillRider

Since you are using friction shifting, your front...

Since you are using friction shifting, your front derailleur choice is pretty wide. I'd look for any of the Shimano 9 or 10-speed triple road models like a 105 FD 5503 (9-speed) or FD-5603 or FD...
01-16-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By HillRider

I solved this problem by adding a thin (2mm)...

I solved this problem by adding a thin (2mm) spacer between the front of the fork crown and the back of the brake caliper. The recessed nut was plenty long enough to retain full thread engagement.
01-15-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By HillRider

Have you tried contacting Cannondale? Maybe they...

Have you tried contacting Cannondale? Maybe they can provide them.

Otherwise, get a pair of the bolt-on cable stops that used to accompany every aftermarket set of Shimano STI brifters. Drill...
01-15-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By HillRider

Absolutely correct, but since few of us have a...

Absolutely correct, but since few of us have a large enough fleet of bikes to make n="significant sample size", all we can report is our own individual experience. However, a large enough number of...
01-15-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By HillRider

+1 My 1992 Trek 1420 is a bonded aluminum frame...

+1 My 1992 Trek 1420 is a bonded aluminum frame has well over 20,000 miles. It's now being ridden by my son and is still in great shape.
01-14-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By HillRider

Nashbar has several. Here are a couple of...

Nashbar has several. Here are a couple of options:

https://www.nashbar.com/dimension-1-quill-to-11-8-threadless-steerer-adaptor-spt-22-blk-22.2-50mm/p322409
​​​​​​...
01-14-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,891
Posted By HillRider

An interesting "pedal wrench" was the now long...

An interesting "pedal wrench" was the now long out of production Park RW-1. It was a flat take-along tool about 6" tong with a 15mm pedal wrench on one end and a 32mm headset wrench on the other. ...
01-13-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,891
Posted By HillRider

I have the now discontinued Pedro's "Pro" pedal...

I have the now discontinued Pedro's "Pro" pedal wrench which is very strong, heavy and durable. I bought it at a going-out-of-business sale for about half of the $30 retail price so it was worth...
01-13-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,738
Posted By HillRider

+1 on the Trek 520 or Surly Long Haul Trucker of...

+1 on the Trek 520 or Surly Long Haul Trucker of Disc Trucker for their versatility and durability. They will handicap you rather badly if you take them to the Saturday morning fast group road ride...
01-13-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By HillRider

Apparently these have an adjustment to vary the...

Apparently these have an adjustment to vary the cable pull so they will work with both types of brakes. However, the web page noted "OE" (original equipment) which implies these aren't sold as an...
01-12-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By HillRider

You say the lawsuit was for an aluminum frame and...

You say the lawsuit was for an aluminum frame and yours is Cr-Mo so it's unlikely to be part of the problem. As recommended above, contact REI with your bike's description and serial number and ask...
01-12-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By HillRider

They can. It's called "friction front shifting"...

They can. It's called "friction front shifting" and can be trimmed exactly as you wish. :)

More seriously, the electronic groups (Shimano Di2, etc.) automatically reposition the front derailleur...
01-10-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By HillRider

Not necessarily. If the gearing exceeds the rear...

Not necessarily. If the gearing exceeds the rear derailleur's chain wrap capacity, then having no slack in small-small could give a chain too short to allow big-big. I've done that on several...
01-09-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 588
Posted By HillRider

Yes 12xanything cassettes are getting hard to...

Yes 12xanything cassettes are getting hard to find. My favorite 12x27 10-speed is out of production and nearly impossible to find and 12x30 10-speed is getting hard to find. I don't understand this...
01-09-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By HillRider

Perhaps, but if you don't replace them now, I...

Perhaps, but if you don't replace them now, I expect you will have to do so in the not-too-distant future and that means rebuilding the wheel twice. Your choice.
01-09-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By HillRider

My first "good" bike was a 1985 Bridgestone 400...

My first "good" bike was a 1985 Bridgestone 400 and, yes it had 27" (ISO 630) Araya rims, laced to Sansin hubs, 36H, 4X with 14 ga (2.0 mm) no-name plated spokes. The rear hub was 126mm OLD and, of...
01-09-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 599
Posted By HillRider

More information needed. How many speeds and how...

More information needed. How many speeds and how old and worn are the chain and cassette? Have you changed the cables and housing recently? Has the shifting been set up and adjusted properly (limit...
01-08-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By HillRider

How many rear cogs does the bike have? The chain...

How many rear cogs does the bike have? The chain should match the cog count, i.e. 8-speed, 9-speed, etc. Buy the same width master link.
01-08-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 391
Posted By HillRider

If the buyer is local you could make arrangements...

If the buyer is local you could make arrangements to meet him/her after the sale is over to cut the steerer to its final length.
01-06-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 606
Posted By HillRider

I wasn't sure what the OP was describing. Why...

I wasn't sure what the OP was describing. Why would anyone buy those lined metal noodles in a pack of 10? The $6 each seemed more reasonable for them. The 10 for $10 probably are just thin plastic...
01-06-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By HillRider

A flattened profile on rear tires is normal as...

A flattened profile on rear tires is normal as mileage accumulates. Ignore it and just use the tires until they are worn to a very thin tread depth or until the casing shows in a spot or two. The...
01-04-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By HillRider

The differences will be minor and of no practical...

The differences will be minor and of no practical consequences. The more expensive cassettes will be a bit lighter due to the larger cogs being joined on a common spider and the most expensive like...
01-04-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By HillRider

Aluminum has been used for handlebars on pretty...

Aluminum has been used for handlebars on pretty much all half-decent bikes for many decades. My '85 Bridgestone 400 and a used '83 Trek 400 both came with aluminum bars and I'd be astounded if your...
01-04-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By HillRider

I am a big fan of the Gevenalle shifters and have...

I am a big fan of the Gevenalle shifters and have them on four bikes. They are available in 9,10 and 11-speed form and in both road and MTB derailleur compatibility and with both road and MTB cable...
01-03-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 359
Posted By HillRider

Bill has it right, this could turn into a...

Bill has it right, this could turn into a frustrating money pit. How modern do you want to go? 10 or 11-speed rear cassette? Brifter- style index shifting? Or are you content with 6 or 7-speed...
12-31-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 29,949
Posted By HillRider

Zombie thread. You realize the last posting...

Zombie thread. You realize the last posting prior to yours was 10 years ago? Anway, good to re-read history. Happy New Year.
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