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10-28-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By HillRider

I've used both 8-speed and 10-speed Shimano...

I've used both 8-speed and 10-speed Shimano barends (and liked neither) and had no problem with the high lever effort when mounted there. However, Gevenalle brifters position the levers similarly to...
10-28-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By HillRider

+1. Even if you could safely spread the dropouts...

+1. Even if you could safely spread the dropouts that far, which you can't, the chainline would be compromised. Short answer: buy the right hub.
10-27-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 550
Posted By HillRider

There are two approaches to chain replacement: ...

There are two approaches to chain replacement:

1. Replace it often, sometimes as often as every 1500 miles, if you are a heavy and/or strong rider. That way you don't wear the cassette cogs very...
10-27-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By HillRider

Be aware that Shimano barend (and downtube) rear...

Be aware that Shimano barend (and downtube) rear shifters are very high effort and take a lot of force to make a shift. I fitted a pair of SL-BS790 levers on Gevenalle brake/shift levers and soon...
10-26-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By HillRider

The only problem may be if your current 11x34...

The only problem may be if your current 11x34 cassette and chain have been used together for many miles. The old chain could mesh poorly with the new cassette under a lot of load. Probably worth...
10-26-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 114
Posted By HillRider

No, by the time you get as far from the hub as...

No, by the time you get as far from the hub as the 34T cog's radius, the spokes have angled toward the rim enough to give adequate clearance.
10-24-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By HillRider

It's not the inner chainring the fd mount has to...

It's not the inner chainring the fd mount has to satisfy, it's the larger chainring. The derailleur should be positioned low enough to just clear the 40T outer ring.
10-24-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By HillRider

Have you greased the splines on the Octalink bb...

Have you greased the splines on the Octalink bb spindle and have you torqued the crank bolts adequately? The installation torque is about 400 inch-pounds which is much higher than most riders...
10-22-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By HillRider

The only reason to grease a thru-axle is to...

The only reason to grease a thru-axle is to prevent corrosion from water or sweat. The axle is not a bearing race and does not need lube to prevent wear so any type of grease is more than adequate.
10-22-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By HillRider

Dorky is also another theft preventative.

Dorky is also another theft preventative.
10-22-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,325
Posted By HillRider

Shimano cable cutter followed by large needle to...

Shimano cable cutter followed by large needle to round out the liner for shift housing and "incompressible" brake housing. Side cutter pliers worked between the coils followed by a fine file to...
10-20-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By HillRider

Have you looked at Cane Creek 40-series? The...

Have you looked at Cane Creek 40-series? The specifically offer a "tall cover" option in a great variety of configurations and diameters.
10-19-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By HillRider

Quite right. I've used a 24" 1/2-square drive...

Quite right. I've used a 24" 1/2-square drive breaker bar and a socket over the remover tool and also the bench vise technique. Both give a huge increase in torque compared to a 10" wrench. If all...
10-19-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By HillRider

Same here. I'll reuse bar tape until it's too...

Same here. I'll reuse bar tape until it's too frayed and worn to hold together. One of my bike has had the same bar tape for 29,000 miles and it has been reused twice following cable and housing...
10-19-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By HillRider

Yes, done carefully and if you aren't too rough...

Yes, done carefully and if you aren't too rough on the tape your method can work well but, in general, starting at the bar end and working up leads to a more durable wrap for most of us.
10-19-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By HillRider

Just one comment. If you are using qr front hubs...

Just one comment. If you are using qr front hubs with disc brakes, be sure the qr skewer is kept very tight and the "lawyer lips" on the fork dropouts are in good condition. Most newer disc forks...
10-19-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By HillRider

How do you wrap the bars? If you start at the...

How do you wrap the bars? If you start at the drops and work up toward the stem the edges of each wrap face away from you and your hands don't tend to peel or lift them. Starting at the stem and...
10-18-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By HillRider

+1. Particularly since they are Suntour, not...

+1. Particularly since they are Suntour, not Shimano and not likely to be compatible.
10-18-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By HillRider

See your duplicate post above.

See your duplicate post above.
10-18-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By HillRider

A Shimano 7-speed freewheel and those 7-speed...

A Shimano 7-speed freewheel and those 7-speed brifters should work well with any Shimano 10-speed or earlier road rear derailleur or 9-speed or earlier MTB rear derailleur. You should be able to...
10-16-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By HillRider

I can't understand how you could run the cabling...

I can't understand how you could run the cabling to make that work unless you crossed them.
10-16-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By HillRider

"Standard" 1-1/8" head tubes are indeed 34 mm and...

"Standard" 1-1/8" head tubes are indeed 34 mm and that's the most common size. The "EC" designation means a "External Cup" or the common press-in style of upper and lower cups and require a 30 mm...
10-16-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By HillRider

For years I've used Jagwire's spiral wound brake...

For years I've used Jagwire's spiral wound brake housing and "compressionless" shift housing. I buy them in 25' or 30' rolls and they provide years worth of bike overhauls. The spiral wound brake...
10-16-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By HillRider

"Amsoil MPHD Heavy Duty Metal Protector" is...

"Amsoil MPHD Heavy Duty Metal Protector" is available at most NAPA auto parts stores and is identical to Frame Saver. You get a larger spray can for less cost and it works exactly the same. I am...
10-15-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By HillRider

There were a few 8-speed freewheels made and are...

There were a few 8-speed freewheels made and are still available. Here is one:...
10-14-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,415
Posted By HillRider

As noted the tightening torque spec for bolt-type...

As noted the tightening torque spec for bolt-type thru-axles is quite high. Surly's torque spec for the thru-axles on my new Midnight Special is 16 N-m which is a lot tighter than anyone would apply...
10-13-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By HillRider

As noted, chains are not group specific or...

As noted, chains are not group specific or manufacturer specific.
10-12-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By HillRider

Yeah, I've had and have bikes with less than...

Yeah, I've had and have bikes with less than 50,000 miles on them but I currently have three bikes with more, in one case a lot more, than 50,000 miles each.


Agree 100% but is what the...
10-12-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By HillRider

I'd work harder at getting the entire seatpost...

I'd work harder at getting the entire seatpost out of the frame rather than cobbling up a replacement saddle clamp. As cxwrench posted, penetrating oil, heat and time are where you start. Do a...
10-12-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By HillRider

What is the "expected lifetime" of a track crank?...

What is the "expected lifetime" of a track crank? 500 miles, 1000 miles? I expect a crank to last 50,000+ miles under all conditions and, so far, all of mine have. An aluminum airplane is a poor...
10-12-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By HillRider

Strong enough to tolerate what?

Strong enough to tolerate what?
10-12-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By HillRider

What is your current chainring? If it's a 1/8"...

What is your current chainring? If it's a 1/8" track-type ring you will have to change it to a 3/32" chainring to allow use of a 3/32" multi-speed chain. As noted you want a chain listed as 8-speed...
10-11-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 847
Posted By HillRider

Similar dents in shotgun barrels are "ironed out"...

Similar dents in shotgun barrels are "ironed out" as you describe but the plugs used to do it are precision machined hardened steel and have to be hammered or hydraulically forced under the dent. ...
10-10-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By HillRider

From a practical economic standpoint the project...

From a practical economic standpoint the project makes little sense. Why put time, effort and money into a cheap, poorly made base bike. However, as a fun winter project to see what you can...
10-10-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 717
Posted By HillRider

+1. The Vision is a track crank and expected to...

+1. The Vision is a track crank and expected to be used only on Velodromes, not for routine road riding. I would buy a crank with a steel spindle for durability and long fatigue life. This is...
10-10-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By HillRider

Yes, I think you have a square taper (ISO...

Yes, I think you have a square taper (ISO specifically) Chorus crank. Remove the fixing bolts with a suitable hex key (8 mm?) and the crank arms will come off using a standard 22mm crank puller. ...
10-10-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By HillRider

+1 Stay away from Gasoline. It both ineffective...

+1 Stay away from Gasoline. It both ineffective and dangerous. If there really is Loctite holding them in place, Acetone is a much more effective solvent for it.
10-09-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,013
Posted By HillRider

Nope. These aren't car tires which have a much...

Nope. These aren't car tires which have a much greater air volume, thicker rubber and lower pressure. Bike tires lose pressure rather quickly.
10-09-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,013
Posted By HillRider

I fill my road (700-23) tires every other day. ...

I fill my road (700-23) tires every other day. For larger, lower pressure tires I would top them up every three or four days.
10-09-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By HillRider

The quill should have a "Minimum Insertion" line...

The quill should have a "Minimum Insertion" line engraved on it. Do not raise the stem so that this mark is above the top of the headset lock nut. Nitto, among others, makes a stem with a tall...
10-09-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By HillRider

I would not grease the steerer, even a steel one....

I would not grease the steerer, even a steel one. I've also never heard of a threadless stem seizing on a steerer. As to the slotted cap, yeah, it does look like a good place for water leaks so...
10-09-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,571
Posted By HillRider

I have sets of Bondhus ball end allen key in both...

I have sets of Bondhus ball end allen key in both metric and SAE sizes. Also very nice and not as costly.
10-08-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,571
Posted By HillRider

My most recent tool purchase was a very mundane...

My most recent tool purchase was a very mundane Park 22mm cone wrench.

I just purchased a pair of Shimano WH-RX570 wheels for my new Surly Midnight Special build and they use 12mm thru-axles. My...
10-08-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By HillRider

Bike Friday's web site lists chainrings up to 60T...

Bike Friday's web site lists chainrings up to 60T in both 130 and 135 mm BCD: https://store.bikefriday.com/index.php?osCsid=84de5eaig7p8qi19o8gmosbfn4&cPath=67. These are intended for folding bikes...
10-08-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By HillRider

If you have a micrometer or a decent caliper you...

If you have a micrometer or a decent caliper you can sort them out. Shimano 8-speed cogs are 1.8 mm (0.071") thick and Shimano 10-speed cogs are 1.6 mm (0.063") thick.
10-08-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By HillRider

+1 N-W chainrings are purposely designed NOT to...

+1 N-W chainrings are purposely designed NOT to shift. And it's not "theory", it's pragmatic experience from 1X drivetrain users who don't want the chain to derail from their single chainring. Keep...
10-08-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By HillRider

If you are going to remain on flat trails and...

If you are going to remain on flat trails and only modest grades, that gearing should be fine. For a new rider in hilly terrain, you would want lower gearing and a smaller chainring would be the...
10-07-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By HillRider

The RT70 is a few grams lighter for the same...

The RT70 is a few grams lighter for the same size. Other than that, there is no functional difference. Buy the less expensive one unless you are a true weight weenie.
10-06-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By HillRider

You have to replace the entire disc, which is...

You have to replace the entire disc, which is quite easy. Any Shimano or other make center lock disc of the same diameter will work.
10-06-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By HillRider

How much pad-to-rotor clearance do you have? If...

How much pad-to-rotor clearance do you have? If it is excessive perhaps the operating arm on the caliper is running out of travel.
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