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09-25-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 92
Posted By MudPie

Another detail that helps is to grind or file the...

Another detail that helps is to grind or file the end of the brake housing flat, so the interface between the housing and bottom lever hole is clean and maximized contact area.
09-24-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,765
Posted By MudPie

Been there, done that!

Been there, done that!
09-24-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 232
Posted By MudPie

This is definitely something to consider and a...

This is definitely something to consider and a likely explanation for the decreased pressure for subsequent measurements.

The best way is to put a gauge in-line during the pumping process, and you...
09-14-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By MudPie

Good idea! Remove as much preload as possible.

Good idea! Remove as much preload as possible.
09-14-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 305
Posted By MudPie

Wow, that's a lot of damage for a bolt that is...

Wow, that's a lot of damage for a bolt that is only meant to preload the headset.
09-12-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 554
Posted By MudPie

One feature worth noting or considering is the...

One feature worth noting or considering is the suggested cutters (Knipex, Felco) and the bicycle specific cutters (Avenir (shown above), Park, Shimano) all are "bypass" type cutting action. The...
09-11-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 568
Posted By MudPie

If you still have your old chain, measure it for...

If you still have your old chain, measure it for "stretch". If the chain is 1/8" (or more) longer over 12", then the elongated probably reshaped the cogs such that a new chain won't mesh properly,...
09-09-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 540
Posted By MudPie

Correct, max is 28T....

Correct, max is 28T. https://media.canyon.com/download/manuals/Manual_RD_6700_EN.pdf
The derailleur capacity is greater for the GS compared to the SS, but max sprocket is still 28T for both.
09-08-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By MudPie

Dang! You are a wealth of knowledge. I'm glad...

Dang! You are a wealth of knowledge. I'm glad you're in the forum.
09-08-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By MudPie

Nothing more satisfying than finding the culprit!

Nothing more satisfying than finding the culprit!
09-06-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 419
Posted By MudPie

Those are pretty robust bottom brackets, so I...

Those are pretty robust bottom brackets, so I doubt you could damage them.
Clicks and squeaks are annoying but try the "cheap" fixes first, like checking the chain ring bolts or swap out the pedals...
09-05-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 347
Posted By MudPie

In my many years of wrenching on bicycles, cars,...

In my many years of wrenching on bicycles, cars, general machinery, I find this to be true.
08-30-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By MudPie

I have a set of Ultegra pedals and have over...

I have a set of Ultegra pedals and have over 40,000 miles on them. They still spin smooth and I've never serviced them. I cannot comment on the longevity of the 105s.
08-27-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 574
Posted By MudPie

Very true, the inside bead to inside bead is like...

Very true, the inside bead to inside bead is like 13mm. I just wanted to give a visual estimate at about 15mm. My 16mm strips are curling a bit at the edges, so the estimated 15 mm is about right.
08-27-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 574
Posted By MudPie

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/24386f38_f248_4ad2_a386_d3540601a3aa_a0f4367c5758aa66e02ff0b3169fc66c1323f225.jpeg...
08-27-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 559
Posted By MudPie

i wish more would offer smooth valve stems. Iím...

i wish more would offer smooth valve stems. Iím partial to Michelins and Kendas, because of smooth valve stems.
08-27-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 574
Posted By MudPie

I believe I have a set of Open 4CDs from the...

I believe I have a set of Open 4CDs from the early 90s in my garage. Iíll look later tonight and measure.
08-27-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 574
Posted By MudPie

The width of the rim tape is based on the rim...

The width of the rim tape is based on the rim construction and not the tire size. Youíll have to measure the width inside the rim where the tape sits. If the tape is too wide, it will interfere...
08-23-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By MudPie

Park is a great resource. And they offer...

Park is a great resource. And they offer replacement parts for their products. I recently bought a replacement pin for my 20 year old chain tool. And I just bought a replacement head for a 15yo...
08-23-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By MudPie

+1. To ensure the tire beads sits in the channel...

+1. To ensure the tire beads sits in the channel of the U, I pinch the tire bead together, and while pinching the tire, slide my fingers in opposite directions and pull the tire towards the unseated...
08-16-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By MudPie

I’m curious as to how it was initially installed!

I’m curious as to how it was initially installed!
08-14-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 738
Posted By MudPie

Yes, you are correct, for carbon steerer tubes! ...

Yes, you are correct, for carbon steerer tubes! The above mentioned Park Tool article says "When dealing with a carbon steerer tube, it is critical to have the steerer tube go all the way through...
08-14-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,101
Posted By MudPie

I've had the opposite experience with Trek. I...

I've had the opposite experience with Trek. I bought a 2008 Madone . In 2013, I noticed a creak from the seat post/ seat tube area. Upon inspection, I noticed a crack in an aluminum insert bonded...
08-14-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 738
Posted By MudPie

I've never heard of a requirement for a spacer. ...

I've never heard of a requirement for a spacer. Assuming you're referring to a threadless headset, the primary rule is the top of the stem or spacer needs to be about 3mm above the top of the steer...
08-13-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By MudPie

The squealing is probably at the pad to rotor...

The squealing is probably at the pad to rotor interface, and not related to the hydraulic system (ie don't need to bleed, unless the levers feel mushy all the time). In addition to new pads, you...
08-08-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By MudPie

Job is complete and easy, thanks. Any idea why...

Job is complete and easy, thanks. Any idea why the locking washer has the curved slot? I thought perhaps you could use a pin spanner to access the cones while the washer and nut were installed, but...
08-08-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By MudPie

Thanks for the notice on the reverse thread. Job...

Thanks for the notice on the reverse thread. Job is complete. All components removed, cleaned, greased and assembled.
08-07-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By MudPie

Thanks Andy! I wasn't sure if that curved slot...

Thanks Andy! I wasn't sure if that curved slot was part of the cone, and thus needing a tool to engage the curved slot. It sounds like no special tools needed. Thanks again,Andy!
08-07-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By MudPie

Bottom Bracket Tool for 1 Piece Crank

Attached pictures show the NDS of a one piece crank on a beater bike. Do I need a special tool to hold the ring with the curved slot as I lock it with the nut?
...
07-27-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By MudPie

Iíve rehabilitated a few brifters in this manner....

Iíve rehabilitated a few brifters in this manner. I always suggest trying this first as itís easy and low cost.
07-27-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By MudPie

maybe, see Park Tools instructions. Iíve used...

maybe, see Park Tools instructions. Iíve used the big chainring big cog methods with no problems.

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/chain-length-sizing
07-25-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 272
Posted By MudPie

That's how I lube my chain and been doing so for...

That's how I lube my chain and been doing so for 40+ years, except I only apply once.
I wouldn't be too worried about the grinding. Perhaps there is some sand or small particles in the...
07-25-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By MudPie

Wow, I didn't know some SRAM shifters are...

Wow, I didn't know some SRAM shifters are compatible with Shimano. Good to know! Thanks.
07-12-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By MudPie

Correct, I use a 1" socket to fit my Park...

Correct, I use a 1" socket to fit my Park cassette tool.
07-12-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By MudPie

Don't underestimate the importance of proper...

Don't underestimate the importance of proper torque when securing the lockring. It's probably 40 N-m, which is about 32 lb-ft of torque.
07-12-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By MudPie

The features you must match: 1) bottom bracket...

The features you must match:
1) bottom bracket design. The bottom bracket could be a square taper, or a splined interface.
2) crank arm must accommodate 3 chainrings.
3) if the cranks do not...
07-05-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By MudPie

Low cost option: ...

Low cost option:
https://www.jensonusa.com/Quality-Wheels-Alex-Y2000-26-MTB-Wheels
$55 for a rear (8speed)
$49 for front
I believe these are rim brakes and Shrader valve (you can always buy an...
07-03-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By MudPie

See this site for torque values...

See this site for torque values https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/torque-specifications-and-concepts

Assuming you have square taper, the recommended range is "Crank bolt (including...
07-03-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By MudPie

Thanks, I don't have issues with chain falling...

Thanks, I don't have issues with chain falling off the big ring, I just never seen a chain catcher to prevent a chain from dropping from the big chainring, until I looked at the above site.
07-03-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By MudPie

Thanks, I don't have issues with chain falling...

Thanks, I don't have issues with chain falling off the big ring, I just never seen a chain catcher to prevent a chain from dropping from the big chainring.
07-03-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 998
Posted By MudPie

Are the punctures on the rim or tire side of the...

Are the punctures on the rim or tire side of the tube? You seem to imply both. Are the punctures in the same location? What brand/model tires are you using?

1) if rim side, then perhaps a spoke...
07-02-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By MudPie

I have a chain catcher, but mine only prevents...

I have a chain catcher, but mine only prevents the chain from dropping off the small chain ring towards the frame. Do they make them for the chain dropping from the big chain ring towards the crank...
07-02-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By MudPie

Good deal! A good sense of accomplishment...

Good deal!

A good sense of accomplishment to think about, diagnose and solve the problem.
06-30-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 466
Posted By MudPie

My experience with quick links (SRAM and KMC) is...

My experience with quick links (SRAM and KMC) is all positive. I've been using chains with masterlinks for over 20 years and i cannot remember the last time I dropped a chain.

1. When you say...
06-27-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 696
Posted By MudPie

Can you clarify what got stripped? Did the...

Can you clarify what got stripped? Did the screws threads get damaged, such that you can turn the limit screw and the screw does not move. Or is the head of the screw damaged such that you can no...
06-25-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By MudPie

https://derailleurhanger.com/ I've never used...

https://derailleurhanger.com/
I've never used them, but marvel at their hanger database.
06-18-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By MudPie

I'd guess your NDS arm is not positioned...

I'd guess your NDS arm is not positioned sufficiently on the spindle, and the arm needs to travel towards the frame a bit more. It usually only requires finger torque to set the crank arm using the...
06-14-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 745
Posted By MudPie

How are the conditions of the brake cables and...

How are the conditions of the brake cables and housings?
06-14-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By MudPie

I've used Alligator brand cables with no...

I've used Alligator brand cables with no problems. They are a lower cost alternative to Shimano and SRAM cables I sometimes buy..

I never heard of Alhonga. I live in Southern CA so perhaps...
06-14-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,233
Posted By MudPie

No need to worry about brand compatibility. ...

No need to worry about brand compatibility. SRAM/Shimano/KMC components play well together. On my road bike, I have Shimano chainring, KMC chain and SRAM cassette.

Personally, I like the SRAM...
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