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04-20-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 136
Posted By aggiegrads

I would be very surprised if the bikes in those...

I would be very surprised if the bikes in those conditions only last a season or two. To make matters worse, they are probably regularly exposed to sand.

The only way to keep them looking good...
04-19-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By aggiegrads

I posted this a while back in another tool...

I posted this a while back in another tool thread. How many tools needed depends on the variety of bikes that need service, and the depth of service needed. I could probably run a small shop with...
04-10-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By aggiegrads

One thing worth mentioning (that you probably...

One thing worth mentioning (that you probably already know) is that drivetrains generally don’t tolerate “cross-chaining” well. This may not apply in this situation, but is good to know if you don’t...
04-06-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By aggiegrads

I'm glad you found something. I was going to...

I'm glad you found something. I was going to suggest unicycle rims. 24" is a common wheel size for unicycles, and they are built to take a beating. They also are wider as they tend to use wider...
03-31-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By aggiegrads

I would start with enough chain to go into the...

I would start with enough chain to go into the largest (or only) gear in front and the largest cog in the back and then add two full links. Because you are new, maybe even go with three links. As...
03-30-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 690
Posted By aggiegrads

I've never heard anyone call it anything other...

I've never heard anyone call it anything other than dish/dishing. Most tool makers (Park, EVT, Abbey, etc) calls the tool a dishing tool, (Some call it a wheel alignment gauge) and every wheel...
03-28-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By aggiegrads

You would probably have to measure in...

You would probably have to measure in milli-Ugga-Duggas.

metric-ugga-dugga spec is 8N-m, but you really should be holding a Carlsberg instead of a Bud Light, which I think is part of the...
03-12-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 990
Posted By aggiegrads

The DAG3 looks like a significant improvement...

The DAG3 looks like a significant improvement over the 2.2, but not in the same league as the Abbey. The Abbey is accurate and compact. My only grip with the Abbey is that you can't let the tool...
02-25-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By aggiegrads

Nope. Will not work. The spindle on the BB30...

Nope. Will not work. The spindle on the BB30 crank will be too short. There is simply no room between the spindle and the BB shell for an inboard bearing.
02-23-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By aggiegrads

If you stick to 3M brand, you will have better...

If you stick to 3M brand, you will have better luck. Make sure that the last wrap around the bars is not in tension and you will be fine.
02-16-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By aggiegrads

If you are happy with the gear range and...

If you are happy with the gear range and ergonomics, stick with what you have.

put the money towards N+1.
02-15-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By aggiegrads

I would say that 2mm is safe unless you are very...

I would say that 2mm is safe unless you are very powerful.
02-15-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,620
Posted By aggiegrads

I don’t think that the crankset pictured would...

I don’t think that the crankset pictured would take a 30t small ring. If it does, swap it and you are probably done.

I have two bikes with 10 speed road controls and a nine speed mountain...
02-15-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By aggiegrads

Tubeless is very sensitive to the quality of the...

Tubeless is very sensitive to the quality of the taping job. I always clean the rim with acetone prior to applying tubeless tape and make sure it gets a good stretch so it sets in the center...
02-15-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By aggiegrads

Yes. Additional cable length has more friction...

Yes. Additional cable length has more friction and different brake feel. Much less of an issue with hydraulic disc brakes.
02-13-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By aggiegrads

Compass discontinued the Grand Bois line even...

Compass discontinued the Grand Bois line even before they rebranded themselves as Rene Herse. The current equivalent is the Stampede Pass and it is a wonderful tire.
02-11-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By aggiegrads

As long as you keep sugary drink mix off of the...

As long as you keep sugary drink mix off of the guide, you will be in good shape.
02-10-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By aggiegrads

Yes. Looking closer, you are absolutely right. ...

Yes. Looking closer, you are absolutely right. You can't melt a weld.
02-10-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By aggiegrads

My guess is that if there are no wrench flats,...

My guess is that if there are no wrench flats, the entire post is one piece that is brazed on.

The tool to remove them is a torch, but then you need to repaint.
02-08-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 615
Posted By aggiegrads

One trick for using electrical tape for finishing...

One trick for using electrical tape for finishing is to make sure that the last wrap isn’t under tension. If you stretch the tape and try to stick it down in the “stretched” state, it will...
02-08-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,335
Posted By aggiegrads

Holy cow, Andy. That is beautiful. It is a...

Holy cow, Andy. That is beautiful. It is a shame that more shops don't have a small lathe.

I had a mechanic/machinist that was working on one of my bikes - a steel frame with a King headset. ...
02-07-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,335
Posted By aggiegrads

I like it, but it is annoying to have one hand on...

I like it, but it is annoying to have one hand on it at all times. If you get distracted or if you forget to get the wheel straight in the dropouts, you have to remove the tool to do another task,...
02-07-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,335
Posted By aggiegrads

Ben, the knife and drill sound awesome. I have a...

Ben, the knife and drill sound awesome. I have a Milwaukee drill that I got about 25 years ago and although it has a plastic handle, the working guts are all metal and the gear case is polished. I...
02-07-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,335
Posted By aggiegrads

It looks like Park is finally coming out with an...

It looks like Park is finally coming out with an update to the DAG 2.2 which appears to address the usability issues. Keep an eye out for the DAG-3. The pivot loos the same, but the measuring pin...
02-06-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,335
Posted By aggiegrads

What is the oldest tool that you use frequently?

What is your oldest tool that you use frequently? Bonus points for a cool backstory.

The oldest tool on my main workbench is my vise. It is a Craftsman branded model 5184 which is a rebranded...
02-04-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By aggiegrads

Make sure that your brake pads don't contact the...

Make sure that your brake pads don't contact the tire at any point in their travel.
02-04-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By aggiegrads

You can measure the sprockets to see if there is...

You can measure the sprockets to see if there is already a 1/8’ chain(the sprockets should be about 1/8” or 3.175mm wide. If it is thinner than 1/8”, any 3/32” single speed chain will work.
02-03-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By aggiegrads

Ah. Now this is a low cost solution. If a presta...

Ah. Now this is a low cost solution. If a presta nut under the rim isn't a risk, then I will use that. I may also pick up a few 010 and 108 o-rings to see if either of those work.

Would small tube...
02-03-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By aggiegrads

I have plenty of "reducer" presta nuts. They...

I have plenty of "reducer" presta nuts. They help center the stem, but do not prevent tube herniation, which is the problem that I am trying to prevent. I worry that the recipients of these bikes...
02-03-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By aggiegrads

If you do make a prototype and test (kudos!),...

If you do make a prototype and test (kudos!), don’t forget that the apparatus will never work better than it does on the first day. Especially if installed outside, water, dust, and corrosion will...
02-02-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By aggiegrads

Well, I am refurbing bikes out of my own pocket,...

Well, I am refurbing bikes out of my own pocket, so I was hoping that I could get them for "shop supplies" prices rather than "spare parts" prices.

I have purchased lube, grease, 50m rolls of...
02-02-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By aggiegrads

Thanks all. It looks like the best options are...

Thanks all. It looks like the best options are not significantly cheaper. This is for refurb bikes where the bike already has presta tubes that are good, but are on 26 rims drilled for Schrader. I...
02-02-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 819
Posted By aggiegrads

Looking for a low-cost alternative to presta rim grommet

Does anybody have a low-cost but safe alternative to presta rim grommets? Something that they have used successfully like a washer, o-ring, or something else that doesnít cost a buck and a half per ...
02-02-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By aggiegrads

The end stops on bike cables are not crimped,...

The end stops on bike cables are not crimped, they are welded, and I assume that it requires specialized equipment.

I don't know what your use case is, but every bend is going to add friction to...
02-01-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By aggiegrads

Yes, this. Whomever bled the brakes did not get...

Yes, this. Whomever bled the brakes did not get all of the air out.
01-31-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By aggiegrads

I swapped the 26t ring on my 26-36 with a 22 and...

I swapped the 26t ring on my 26-36 with a 22 and I am thrilled with the way it shifts.

Of course it is not the same as the stock, optimized configuration, but I can still shift with confidence.
01-31-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By aggiegrads

I recently swapped the chainrings on an M8000 and...

I recently swapped the chainrings on an M8000 and the chainring bolts were really tight. I think that they had Loctite in addition to be torqued down really well.

edit: also, I think that the...
01-31-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 19,861
Posted By aggiegrads

Just get the ferrules precrimped. They push on...

Just get the ferrules precrimped. They push on like 4mm housing end caps. https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=16738&category=1613
They look like this:...
01-30-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 635
Posted By aggiegrads

They aren’t cheap, but we use the Panduit...

They aren’t cheap, but we use the Panduit Dome-top Barb-ty at work to bundle the cables on ten million dollar systems.

These ties are very strong, have near infinite tightening adjustability due...
01-28-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 844
Posted By aggiegrads

More than likely, the loss of air when you detach...

More than likely, the loss of air when you detach is air coming from the hose, not from the tube. If it leaks until you get the presta valve screwed down, then something is wrong with your valve.
01-28-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 477
Posted By aggiegrads

The test is to see how easily you can get them...

The test is to see how easily you can get them off the rim. If they are really difficult to get off of the rim, then the chance of burping is low, and the chance of blowing off of the rim is even...
01-27-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,086
Posted By aggiegrads

I get the feeling that the "bubble blower" is not...

I get the feeling that the "bubble blower" is not the intended use for that item.
01-21-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By aggiegrads

I would try to get just the bearing cap first. ...

I would try to get just the bearing cap first. Mine is a tight fit, so if you can get that part off, the fork may slide easier on the top and bottom cup assemblies.
01-20-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,664
Posted By aggiegrads

I havenít used it, but I would happy to take a...

I havenít used it, but I would happy to take a look. There is a HF not too far away, and I assume that the price is right.
01-20-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,664
Posted By aggiegrads

Thanks for the information; it is good to know...

Thanks for the information; it is good to know that strength was not sacrificed for the holding function. If I worked in a high volume shop, I would agree with you, but because most of my wrenching...
01-20-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By aggiegrads

According to this...

According to this (https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-FH-4500-2582A.pdf), the freehub body that you need is Y-3CR98070, found in stock here:...
01-20-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,641
Posted By aggiegrads

The JIS standard is technically defunct. There...

The JIS standard is technically defunct. There are two standards that supersede JIS: DIN 5260 and ISO 8764. Reputable European cross point screwdrivers have been made to those standards for some...
01-18-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,641
Posted By aggiegrads

Philips bits have tapered blades and were...

Philips bits have tapered blades and were designed to be torque limiting. That is why you have to push so hard on the driver when the resistance increases. They “cam-out” when you turn too hard.
...
01-18-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,641
Posted By aggiegrads

I found that there a couple Wera bits that are...

I found that there a couple Wera bits that are JIS. At $1.67, there wasnít much of a reason not to toss a few in my last cart. https://www.kctoolco.com/wera-135042-1-x-25mm-phillips-bit/

They...
01-18-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,664
Posted By aggiegrads

Those look very nice. You will be very happy...

Those look very nice. You will be very happy with them. I have a couple of Feedback Sports tools, and I am pretty sure that Taiwan is their country of origin. That is a good thing. Taiwan has...
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