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10-21-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The ability to adjust cable "tension" (actually...

The ability to adjust cable "tension" (actually the casing length...) is essential to fine tune the shifter/rear der relationship. Having a back up or second device to do this isn't wrong. Those who...
10-21-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By cyccommute

Nope. There is not a patch out there that will...

Nope. There is not a patch out there that will stick worth a damn with “standard rubber cement”. Nor is making your own patches going to work all that well. Both aren’t even worth the time to try.
...
10-21-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By alcjphil

Choose the bottom bracket after you choose the...

Choose the bottom bracket after you choose the crank, not before. The crank you buy will determine the spindle length and type you need
10-19-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By 70sSanO

I will add that if they are the ST-M050...

I will add that if they are the ST-M050 integrated brake and shifters, you can go with a Shimano ST-EF51 3x7 integrated brake and shifters. They will work with linear (V) or cantilever brakes.

I...
10-17-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By cxwrench

Do NOT take it apart. Shimano shifters are NOT...

Do NOT take it apart. Shimano shifters are NOT user serviceable. Keep spraying and exercising the shifter. It should eventually start working again.
10-16-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By IPassGas

Ode to UN55 BB

It is sad that Shimano has archived the UN55 BB. I always thought that for its price is was a dependable component and a mostly true "bike standard" (thinking Sheldon on the proliferation of...
10-08-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm not a fan of 1X anything.... Swapping to...

I'm not a fan of 1X anything....

Swapping to something like a 12-27 cassette may give more useful & closer spaced gears to avoid the larger jumps between gears.
Ride it and see what gears you...
10-08-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By hokiefyd

When I'm evaluating a drivetrain, I look at the...

When I'm evaluating a drivetrain, I look at the range of gear inches, and compare that with a known quantity (like an existing bike). For example, I like and use a gear inch range of about 20 (low)...
10-07-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By gsa103

The only way that can happen is if the cable is...

The only way that can happen is if the cable is slipping. Put a Sharpie mark on the cable where you cinch it down, and see if it's slipping. Taking a little bit of sandpaper can help remove the...
10-06-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Iride01

Does that frame have the mounts and stuff for...

Does that frame have the mounts and stuff for panniers and things like fenders that might be desired for must ride times when caught in rain? But I guess the stylish trend is those oversize bags...
10-04-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By cyccommute

Cost is another consideration. You’ll need to...

Cost is another consideration. You’ll need to replace the cassette, derailer, chain, and shifters. Alivio is usually riveted so you may need to replace the crank as well. It’s a pretty substantial...
09-29-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Does it sag on small:small? If it doesn't, you...

Does it sag on small:small?
If it doesn't, you don't "have to".
If shifting seems a bit more sluggish, you might want to.
09-27-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll add that with an older bike the chance it...

I'll add that with an older bike the chance it has horizontal rear drop out slots is likely. So the current crop of QE skewers with an exposed cam lever riding on a curved bit of plastic might not be...
09-27-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By andrewclaus

Great suggestions above. A couple of details: 1)...

Great suggestions above. A couple of details: 1) If you've ever had problems with squealing front brakes and want to keep the cantis, using a fork-mounted cable hanger will help quiet them. 2) If you...
09-27-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Trevtassie

You can get a canti brake hanger/stop that mounts...

You can get a canti brake hanger/stop that mounts on the top of the steerer, under the headset locknut. Another type will clamp onto a 1" steerer above the locknut. Then there are ones that attach...
09-24-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I like the cassette selection in 9 speed for my...

I like the cassette selection in 9 speed for my main reason. Just more usable combinations seem to be available for us that have no use for an 11T cog.
Chain & shifters are slightly less than 10....
09-17-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 542
Posted By Kimmo

The only Shimano 11s cassette that will fit is...

The only Shimano 11s cassette that will fit is 11-34. There are probably other options with aftermarket brands. 11s cassettes generally require a longer cassette body, but some overhang the end of...
09-15-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 334
Posted By HillRider

ETRTO is the European Tire and Rim Technical...

ETRTO is the European Tire and Rim Technical Organization. ETRTO was the organization that brought standard nomenclature and defined sizes to the chaos of bicycle wheel and rim sizing in the past. A...
09-14-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 670
Posted By Unca_Sam

At least you know the question is silly, but it's...

At least you know the question is silly, but it's easy to answer.

Regarding Lube: Do what you please. I ride them as they ship, and really pay attention to drivetrain noise and shifting, then...
09-12-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By HillRider

Your frame is most likely spaced 126 mm since it...

Your frame is most likely spaced 126 mm since it is 7-speed. It will have to fit a 130mm OLD (over locknut dimension) hub to accept any cassette above 8-speed and you can't safely cold set (i.e....
09-10-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 857
Posted By Mad Honk

So when your done with the salad dressing...

So when your done with the salad dressing makings, do this. Get a pair of needle nosed pliers and pop out each bearing in the cage, clean the cage with a small brush, (think tooth brush) to clean out...
09-08-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,511
Posted By fietsbob

Triple crank is your next buy ... Shimano ...

Triple crank is your next buy ... Shimano Ultegra had a 130 -74 _ 50 -39- 30, 74bcd will take a 24t..
09-08-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By HillRider

What is your rear dropout spacing? If you have a...

What is your rear dropout spacing? If you have a 126 mm OLD frame and hub but have a 135 mm OLD skewer, it would not be threaded far enough to tighten.
09-07-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Chain ring wear won't add to chain wear much...

Chain ring wear won't add to chain wear much (assuming alloy rings). So replacement is usually driven by chain skip, chain drop and chain suck issues. But rough chain/ring teeth engagement can...
09-05-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By rccardr

Yes, you should be able to replace that 52 with...

Yes, you should be able to replace that 52 with an 11 speed 5800 50 tooth. Will require adjusting the height of the FD, adjusting front cable, etc. but should not require a change in chain length.
08-27-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 644
Posted By veganbikes

Velox or Newbaums would work. I have been using...

Velox or Newbaums would work. I have been using the Continental Easy Tape rim strips for years with zero issues on a wide (and narrow) variety of rims.
08-26-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 622
Posted By drlogik

Tubes are hit or miss. Even top brands can sell...

Tubes are hit or miss. Even top brands can sell faulty tubes. I "generally" have had good and fairly consistent results with Michelin and Continental tubes though. They do cost more but seem to hold...
08-25-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,172
Posted By Barry2

Finishing tape

I like this stuff (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0742K729M/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Barry
08-23-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By JohnDThompson

Assuming the same mounting interface, if you're...

Assuming the same mounting interface, if you're lucky, the new crank will fit on the old bottom bracket. But the only way to find out is to try it. Decent bottom brackets aren't terribly expensive,...
08-23-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By andrewclaus

It's definitely a suspension seat post. Put it...

It's definitely a suspension seat post. Put it back together, loosen the seat post clamp on the seat tube, and pull the whole thing out of the seat tube. Then buy a rigid seat post of the exact same...
08-21-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,362
Posted By TheCharm

I know - this does concern me. Often times, the...

I know - this does concern me. Often times, the answer me with a slight smirk on their face as if to suggest "torque wrenches are for rookies". I actually don't think it's cool as I'm of the opinion...
08-20-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,362
Posted By cpach

My favorite I've used is the Effetto Giustaforza...

My favorite I've used is the Effetto Giustaforza II torque wrench, which is 2-16 nm. This is my personal wrench which I use a lot. Goes around $170 for a wrench with bits:...
08-15-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By 70sSanO

Here is a YouTube that shows the installation. It...

Here is a YouTube that shows the installation. It looks like there is also a front rack. For now I wouldnít install the rack until I figured out the brake and fork. Once you can see how it goes...
08-14-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By cyccommute

I donít agree. I had an Old Man Mountain long...

I donít agree. I had an Old Man Mountain long ago. The skewer bent and was almost impossible to remove from the hub. I went a different route.



I agree that the quick release mount is a...
08-12-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By shelbyfv

I don't think you have prayer of the 36T...

I don't think you have prayer of the 36T cassette working with the 6600 RD. As you say, that is 9 teeth over the max cog. Chain wrap does not factor in this.:thumb:
08-12-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By rhenning

This was a big thing in the 1990s and was more a...

This was a big thing in the 1990s and was more a sales gimmick than something that made the bike better. My bikes like that eventually had the cable on the outside of the frame. Roger
08-11-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By Amt0571

I don't. It's just not worth it. They're...

I don't. It's just not worth it. They're extremely cheap and small, so you can store 10 years worth of pins for your brakes if needed. I replace them everytime I replace pads.
08-02-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

In the 52 years of riding multi geared bikes I...

In the 52 years of riding multi geared bikes I have only needed a chain tool twice. One of those times was on a tandem. I don't bother to carry one (excepting my self contained multi day tours). I...
07-31-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 231
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Your scenario is like finding a tire and looking...

Your scenario is like finding a tire and looking for a car to fit.

No clue what a "standard 70mm J.I.S crank" is because there are way too many "standards" & 70mm says Italian which isn't really...
07-30-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 650
Posted By Rogerogeroge

If you're replacing bar tape and brake cables on...

If you're replacing bar tape and brake cables on a bike that old, go ahead and replace the brake cable housing. Replace the shifter and cable housing as well if the bike has had significant use.
07-28-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 760
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Measuring a seat tube with calipers will give you...

Measuring a seat tube with calipers will give you inconsistent measurements. The insert type of gauge is best. I'd say that from your measurements, the 26.6 spec is probably accurate. It's clear that...
07-26-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's been common knowledge for a few decades that...

It's been common knowledge for a few decades that both fresh pads and Kool Stop's in particular improve braking performance. Andy
07-26-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 584
Posted By HillRider

Shift the bike into big-big (largest chainring...

Shift the bike into big-big (largest chainring and largest cog). If it will shift into that gear with slack to spare you can shorten the chain until it just does. However the chain must allow...
07-25-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By dsaul

Both do the same thing, which is effectively make...

Both do the same thing, which is effectively make the cable housing longer or shorter. Clockwise will make the housing shorter(move the derailleur toward the smaller cogs) and counterclockwise makes...
07-23-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 535
Posted By HillRider

Andy, it was when we were in 8th grade. Maybe not...

Andy, it was when we were in 8th grade. Maybe not so much any more.
07-17-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By Crankycrank

You need a JIS screwdriver....

You need a JIS screwdriver. https://www.vesseltools.com/handtools/screwdrivers/jis-japanese-industrial-standard Various mfrs and levels of quality available. Much harder to strip out "JIS-Philips"...
07-14-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,453
Posted By JohnDThompson

If properly done, brazed-on eyelets should be...

If properly done, brazed-on eyelets should be close enough to strong as integral eyelets as doesn't matter. At Trek, we milled the dropout a little to give more surface area for the joint. A round...
07-13-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 474
Posted By stevel610

Old bikes are awesome. Biketiresdirect.com has a...

Old bikes are awesome. Biketiresdirect.com has a good assortment of 27" tires. Usually around 14 styles. Last time I looked a couple of days ago they had 4 styles in stock. Fortunately both Schwalbe...
07-10-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,451
Posted By WizardOfBoz

All the guys I respect say the same thing: use a...

All the guys I respect say the same thing: use a triangular file to chase just those last few threads. Start with the file in a good thread, get it up near where the crud is, then gently see if you...
07-10-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,451
Posted By dedhed

This. Careful, patient, wear cheaters.

This. Careful, patient, wear cheaters.
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