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10-20-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 85
Posted By dsbrantjr

A Man with One Watch Knows What Time It Is; a Man...

A Man with One Watch Knows What Time It Is; a Man with Two Watches Is Never Quite Sure.
10-20-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By dsbrantjr

I have found that electrical tape tends to creep...

I have found that electrical tape tends to creep and bleed adhesive, and does not come off cleanly.
10-19-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 183
Posted By dsbrantjr

I agree but if you insist there are 1mm and 1.8mm...

I agree but if you insist there are 1mm and 1.8mm and possibly other spacers available, but if you space the cassette too far out you run the risk of not engaging enough of the lockring threads into...
10-19-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By dsbrantjr

I use die-drawn stainless inner wires with lined...

I use die-drawn stainless inner wires with lined housings, no lube. The cost is minimal and the improvement over old cable will likely surprise (and please) you. If you really don't want to replace...
10-19-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By dsbrantjr

Should be fixable with a few minutes' file work. ...

Should be fixable with a few minutes' file work. Often, you get what you pay for.
10-19-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By dsbrantjr

Which gear are you calling 6, big cog or small? ...

Which gear are you calling 6, big cog or small? My suspicion is that the cable is frayed inside the shifter, or it may be time for a cable and housing replacement.. I would shift to the small cog,...
10-18-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By dsbrantjr

Loosen the cable at the brake clamping bolt end...

Loosen the cable at the brake clamping bolt end and you should have plenty of clearance to remove the cable from the lever.
10-18-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By dsbrantjr

You may find it more economical to source a new...

You may find it more economical to source a new crankset than separate rings.
10-17-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By dsbrantjr

What cassette is on there now, and do you feel...

What cassette is on there now, and do you feel that you need higher or lower gearing? A 3X10 should have a pretty wide range already due to the triple up front, so an 11-34 cassette might just give...
10-16-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By dsbrantjr

Air, like water, will find a way if there is one.

Air, like water, will find a way if there is one.
10-16-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By dsbrantjr

A determined thief will, given enough time, get...

A determined thief will, given enough time, get what they want. The best you can do is to make it so time-consuming and difficult that they seek other prey. Or ride such a crappy bike that nobody...
10-16-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By dsbrantjr

Go to an auto paint store and buy some of their...

Go to an auto paint store and buy some of their paint prep solvent/cleaner. Axalta Prep-Sol or 3M Prep Solvent are best but costly. Second best would be acetone then denatured alcohol from the...
10-16-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By dsbrantjr

You might consider a chain or cable lock to run...

You might consider a chain or cable lock to run through your wheels and frame, then the thief will have to deal with two locks to steal the bike, or more important, find easier pickings.
10-16-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 452
Posted By dsbrantjr

One thing which might help would be to replace...

One thing which might help would be to replace the thick cloth rim tape like Velox, if that is what you have, with a thinner tape like Continental Easy Tape, a couple of layers of Kapton tape or a...
10-16-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By dsbrantjr

Taking on too much what? Most straightforward...

Taking on too much what? Most straightforward solution would be to replace the Claris derailleur, straighten the hanger if necessary, ensure your chain is long enough and move on.
10-16-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By dsbrantjr

Never Fix A Running Piece.

Never Fix A Running Piece.
10-15-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By dsbrantjr

Pitch is probably 0.8mm.

Pitch is probably 0.8mm.
10-15-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 90
Posted By dsbrantjr

My understanding is that, unfortunately, none of...

My understanding is that, unfortunately, none of the internal geared hubs are compatible with derailleur shifters. From the linked article: "Because of the uneven steps, most internal-gear hub...
10-14-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 213
Posted By dsbrantjr

Something like this should do it: ...

Something like this should do it: https://smile.amazon.com/VTR-Valve-Core-Removal-Tool/dp/B07997ZL1N
10-14-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By dsbrantjr

Yes, it is not a black-and-white thing but...

Yes, it is not a black-and-white thing but cantilever and calipers are grouped together pretty closely, far from V-brakes. Nice thing about cantilever brakes is that you can adjust the mechanical...
10-13-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By dsbrantjr

I am shifting a 42/32/22 crankset with an Alivio...

I am shifting a 42/32/22 crankset with an Alivio FD-M410, and it worked fine when had I put on a 46 tooth chainring; I removed it only because I preferred the lower gearing.
10-13-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 330
Posted By dsbrantjr

Toss them. The strength of a tire is in the...

Toss them. The strength of a tire is in the fabric/wire cords and yours are seriously compromised. They are unsafe and not usable. They might even blow out in your face while you are inflating them.
10-13-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By dsbrantjr

Good stuff: I have been using "3M yellow...

Good stuff: I have been using "3M yellow weatherstrip glue" since I worked as an auto mechanic in the '70s. Don't skimp on it, "ooze-out" can be wiped/rubbed off, or trimmed off after drying.
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10-12-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By dsbrantjr

And compared to aerodynamic and tire losses, seal...

And compared to aerodynamic and tire losses, seal drag is in the "mice nuts" category, down in the noise.
10-12-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By dsbrantjr

"...when i changed my shifting cable it started...

"...when i changed my shifting cable it started to shift 2 gears instead of 1... might indicate a problem with the cable or installation. Did you use the correct type of cable? Did you prepare the...
10-11-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By dsbrantjr

TA and Stronglight have slightly different-sized...

TA and Stronglight have slightly different-sized threads from the standard and each other so you need a specific tool for each.
Stein Tools make one:...
10-11-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 221
Posted By dsbrantjr

Did you form the cable housing to its approximate...

Did you form the cable housing to its approximate final shape before you cut it? If you left it straight while cutting it, when you bend it to its working shape you will stress the strands in just...
10-10-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By dsbrantjr

Were they otherwise identical, like chainring...

Were they otherwise identical, like chainring teeth, etc? Same chain?
10-10-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By dsbrantjr

Be aware that those under-the-tape cables have a...

Be aware that those under-the-tape cables have a tendency to fray the center wire due to the relatively sharp bends they undergo, so inspect them frequently.
10-10-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By dsbrantjr

Here is a chart with some tire/rim width...

Here is a chart with some tire/rim width suggestions, scroll most of the way down to see the chart. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html Note that the suggestions are not hard-and-fast. ...
10-10-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By dsbrantjr

Gevenalle's Audax line may allow you to move your...

Gevenalle's Audax line may allow you to move your barcon shifters to their modified brake levers, https://www.gevenalle.com/product/audax/ avoiding compatibility issues.
Look into Microshift's...
10-09-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By dsbrantjr

With folks' concerns about the fragility of...

With folks' concerns about the fragility of carbon (I don't use it, myself) someone may want to ring in abut the wisdom of putting an extender on a carbon steerer. Longer lever arm and all of that.
10-08-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By dsbrantjr

From an Amazon review: "It was pretty easy to...

From an Amazon review: "It was pretty easy to set up once I realized that I had to mount the sending unit higher up on the fork than where my wired unit was mounted. "
10-08-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By dsbrantjr

Is it possible to move the magnet further out on...

Is it possible to move the magnet further out on the wheel and still get near the sensor? Perhaps the magnet is not moving past the sensor quickly enough. Yeah, the instructions are pretty vague.
10-08-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By dsbrantjr

I live to serve. Checking for a distorted seat...

I live to serve. Checking for a distorted seat tube as Andrew Stewart suggests might get to the root cause, but if you have to pay someone to do it a shim might be more cost effective and would do no...
10-08-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By dsbrantjr

I have had good results with KMC and SRAM chains...

I have had good results with KMC and SRAM chains with quick links as well.
10-08-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By dsbrantjr

You could make a shim from 0.002" shim stock...

You could make a shim from 0.002" shim stock (approximately 0.05mm) which would bring a 26.0mm post up to very near 26.1mm, like this in stainless: https://www.mcmaster.com/2317K52, or brass is...
10-08-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By dsbrantjr

As mentioned, don't shift without pedaling. One...

As mentioned, don't shift without pedaling. One of these will hold the rear wheel off of the ground: https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Display-Stand/dp/B000C17HJ4
10-07-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By dsbrantjr

I am not certain that it is wise to work the...

I am not certain that it is wise to work the material any more than the dent has done, for fear of making it brittle or starting cracks. If it were my bike I would fill it with Bondo and paint over...
10-07-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By dsbrantjr

I run 9-speed cranksets on all 3 of my 7-speed...

I run 9-speed cranksets on all 3 of my 7-speed bikes with no issue.
10-07-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,155
Posted By dsbrantjr

I am going to bet that AnkleWork is correct in...

I am going to bet that AnkleWork is correct in his/her assessment that something has broken, likely in the back by the OP's description.
10-07-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By dsbrantjr

I use a bar clamp across BB, tool and all, holds...

I use a bar clamp across BB, tool and all, holds the tool in nicely. Just loosen it after you break the BB loose, you probably won't need it further once the BB starts moving..
10-07-19, 04:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By dsbrantjr

Well, more air would be a quick and easy thing to...

Well, more air would be a quick and easy thing to check before going further.
10-06-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By dsbrantjr

And buy a couple of extras while you are at it,...

And buy a couple of extras while you are at it, they are not costly.
10-06-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By dsbrantjr

If the piece you are referring to which holds the...

If the piece you are referring to which holds the cassette on the freehub is the "cassette lockring" (although they usually do not have flats) you need the appropriate cassette lockring tool to...
10-06-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 741
Posted By dsbrantjr

In general aluminum needs to be re-heat treated...

In general aluminum needs to be re-heat treated after welding to regain its strength, which was apparently insufficient. I agree with headasunder's suggestion of a longer post. You also do not...
10-05-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By dsbrantjr

The difference is about 3%

The difference is about 3%
10-04-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By dsbrantjr

Is the battery fresh, of the proper type and...

Is the battery fresh, of the proper type and orientation, per this? https://www.cateyeamerica.com/Product%20Support%20Documents/Computers/CC-6000_E.pdf
10-04-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 730
Posted By dsbrantjr

Remove the wheel and drill out the screw from the...

Remove the wheel and drill out the screw from the inside, starting with a small bit and working up to a larger one. At some point the screw will back itself out. You will likely need a new...
10-03-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By dsbrantjr

You don't want a negative ratio, that would turn...

You don't want a negative ratio, that would turn the rear wheel backwards, you want a reduction ratio, or less than 1:1. I also doubt that the metal piece pictured will take the stresses of...
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