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08-10-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By cny-bikeman

If the chain has been replaced it may have been...

If the chain has been replaced it may have been sized too long. Also possible there is a problem with the pulley tensioning spring. "Never" is an exaggeration, but especially the small-small combo is...
07-09-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,207
Posted By cny-bikeman

I could understand avoiding chain removal in the...

I could understand avoiding chain removal in the "old days", but with the advent of quick links I don't see the problem. It actually takes much less interaction time to use a real oil solvent off the...
07-09-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By cny-bikeman

You did not mention the pedals. If you have not...

You did not mention the pedals. If you have not done so, remove them, clean the surfaces where pedals meet the crank faces, grease threads and reinstall. Chainwheel bolt can also cause clicking -...
03-21-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By cny-bikeman

If the bike is quite old and previously...

If the bike is quite old and previously mistreated it's possible that the right dropout may be damaged by repeated slippage, and no longer gives the nut on the axle a flat surface to grab. sometimes...
03-21-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By cny-bikeman

I dislike YouTube as any kind of primary source....

I dislike YouTube as any kind of primary source. I recommend first referring to Parktool.com or Sheldonbrown.com written instructions with pictures, then go to Park Tool videos. Other videos are...
03-17-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,104
Posted By cny-bikeman

You are arguing against a stance I have not...

You are arguing against a stance I have not taken, and misinterpreting what I originally said. The statement I quoted implied bubba could flex the frame, even when not pedaling, by twisting the...
03-17-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,104
Posted By cny-bikeman

I did not say the frame was not flexy, only that...

I did not say the frame was not flexy, only that I doubted the OP was detecting frame flex, as opposed to flex of the hb/stem
12-13-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,007
Posted By cny-bikeman

It's not par, but more like a double bogey to not...

It's not par, but more like a double bogey to not attend to wheel truing/tension for a couple years. In the 2nd case you should take any new bike back for a break-in check after a few weeks of...
12-01-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 92,508
Posted By cny-bikeman

Well, as long at the zombie thread has gone...

Well, as long at the zombie thread has gone astray anyway anyway, one could just Google the original question. Even simpler, if one merely types in 11/16 in, Google will display options for...
12-01-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By cny-bikeman

Actually, I've found that fiddling is preferable...

Actually, I've found that fiddling is preferable to poking around, and, tweaking is even better. However, I just came on this odd recommendation recently that one use a bizarre new approach. It's...
11-27-18, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,923
Posted By cny-bikeman

That gap is absolutely nothing but an aesthetic...

That gap is absolutely nothing but an aesthetic issue. There is no force on the wheel that will push it backward. The only purpose of putting something on the left side is to make it quicker to mount...
11-05-18, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 962
Posted By cny-bikeman

Whoops - don't know why I posted that. I've noted...

Whoops - don't know why I posted that. I've noted many times that the same link comes around based on the. number of chain links divided by chainwheel teeth in use..
10-28-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,281
Posted By cny-bikeman

Your assumption seems to be that if the rear...

Your assumption seems to be that if the rear triangle does not flex the pressure you apply to the pedals will result in more efficient forward motion. But pedals are off-center to the bike, so it...
10-26-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By cny-bikeman

If the loosening spoke cannot be tensioned to...

If the loosening spoke cannot be tensioned to roughly the same spec as the others on the same side then the rim is distorted at that point, period. It does not matter whether or not you can see it....
10-26-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By cny-bikeman

Caused by autocorrect combined with modern "just...

Caused by autocorrect combined with modern "just get it posted, hang what it looks like". I'm finding more and more typos and poor grammar even in commercial new sites.
10-26-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By cny-bikeman

If the rim itself is out of round - typically a...

If the rim itself is out of round - typically a flat spot - riding will not fix the problem. If it's due to spoke tension you would need a bit of luck for it to come back into round.
10-20-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 665
Posted By cny-bikeman

I agree with the other comments that it is...

I agree with the other comments that it is useless to try to remove rust from those wheels. Wherever you see rust chrome no longer exists, as chrome does not rust. The wheels will just rust again...
10-18-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 651
Posted By cny-bikeman

To go faster: Step away from the keyboard ...

To go faster:

Step away from the keyboard
Use the time you were researching how to save grams to ride more instead.
10-18-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By cny-bikeman

Forgive me, but I don't think it's done well. ...

Forgive me, but I don't think it's done well.

First, the smallest rear cog is not the "low" gear, as should be obvious by the fact that the shifter position is labeled "8". You also use incorrect...
10-14-18, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By cny-bikeman

The chain has several times more links than the...

The chain has several times more links than the inner ring has teeth, so it would not occur that often - would take several revolutions of the crank to bring around the same section of chain. If it...
10-12-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 435
Posted By cny-bikeman

When it shifts OK for a while and then fails a...

When it shifts OK for a while and then fails a housing fault would be the first thing I would suspect. The reason is that limit screws do not easily change, and the same goes for tension adjusters....
10-09-18, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By cny-bikeman

Forget that - what about time to give each bike...

Forget that - what about time to give each bike enough saddle time that it does not feel neglected, while keeping your wife happy as well! (I initially constructed that sentence a little differently,...
10-06-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By cny-bikeman

They're about $16 new from ebay, and much easier...

They're about $16 new from ebay, and much easier on your trigger finger.
10-06-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By cny-bikeman

Still not clear. Does the gear shifter (on the...

Still not clear. Does the gear shifter (on the handlebar) not stay in position, and therefore shifts the hub to 2nd gear, or does the shifter remain in the 1st gear position but the hub shifts out of...
10-06-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By cny-bikeman

You just said in post 5 that you had it on the...

You just said in post 5 that you had it on the large chainwheel and the small cog when you had the problem, but now you said you have always had it on the middle chainwheel. If you change to a...
10-06-18, 07:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 443
Posted By cny-bikeman

The combination of the large chainwheel in front...

The combination of the large chainwheel in front and the smallest cog in back should only be ridden when you are going over 20mph. When riding your feet should be turning the pedals at least one...
10-01-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By cny-bikeman

I would just go for new pedals, and search for...

I would just go for new pedals, and search for alloy quill pedals rather than platform if you want the same type as pictured. Rather than depending only on a few recommendations here look for ones...
10-01-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 304
Posted By cny-bikeman

There's no good reason to merely keep the same...

There's no good reason to merely keep the same spoke length. If you actually mean can you reuse the spokes, it's not merely a question of length, but of what condition they are in. Also, if your rim...
09-30-18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By cny-bikeman

...also may occur with bad chainline, such as...

...also may occur with bad chainline, such as riding the small chainring (esp. on triple) with small rear cogs.
09-26-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By cny-bikeman

Still, with the search I mentioned there are...

Still, with the search I mentioned there are several well-rated stands for $50 or less. The retail price for that stand is not reasonable - the $24 is probably closer to what it's actually worth. Go...
09-26-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 962
Posted By cny-bikeman

There's no "but" necessary. I did not say it was...

There's no "but" necessary. I did not say it was impossible for the chain link to cause the symptom, merely that it was unlikely, so that looking at the chain as a cause is very seldom productive. Rm...
09-26-18, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 901
Posted By cny-bikeman

That is one hefty litote - the two reviews are...

That is one hefty litote - the two reviews are awful. It may be quibbling, but I don't care for products where the supplier does not bother with a clear, grammatical description. Finally, a simple...
09-25-18, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,193
Posted By cny-bikeman

The portion of your post that I put in bold above...

The portion of your post that I put in bold above is an opinion that does not give us good information. What is needed is your observation of what happens when you follow FD's suggestion in post 4....
09-24-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 962
Posted By cny-bikeman

It's nice that replacing the link worked for you,...

It's nice that replacing the link worked for you, but once per crank rev noises are almost never the chain. A bad link in a chain does not come around once per crank rev except in a 1:1 gear ratio....
09-20-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By cny-bikeman

What you posted is correct - IF the correct rod...

What you posted is correct - IF the correct rod is being used - not always the case. We used a couple alternative methods, but it does not sound to me like a simple adjustment issue. In any case we...
09-20-18, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By cny-bikeman

I would first check for cable/housing friction,...

I would first check for cable/housing friction, as the cable may be catching briefly before releasing suddenly.
09-20-18, 05:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By cny-bikeman

Which model of SA hub (pics might help)? Do you...

Which model of SA hub (pics might help)? Do you mean the shift lever won't stay in the 1st position or the hub won't stay in 1st gear? What do you mean by "pin position in the thread"? We need...
09-19-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By cny-bikeman

The most likely cause for noise only when in the...

The most likely cause for noise only when in the saddle is of course the saddle/post. Tighten the seat post saddle clamp bolts and see if that fixes the issue. Then check to see if flexing the saddle...
09-19-18, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By cny-bikeman

If that does not work we can all go on guessing...

If that does not work we can all go on guessing as to the cause ("this happened to me one time") or you can assist with diagnosis by providing the info I requested in post 5 (and noted again in post...
09-19-18, 06:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,401
Posted By cny-bikeman

I think you are on to something here, but to make...

I think you are on to something here, but to make it even better just a 2nd wheel in back! It would not only be more stable, but each wheel and tire on such a "tri-bike would have to carry less...
09-18-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By cny-bikeman

The point is to see if the derailleur shifts...

The point is to see if the derailleur shifts properly to both large and small cogs when the cable is not in the equation at all. Set up the limits so when you push the derailleur in it sets the chain...
09-18-18, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By cny-bikeman

Number one reason for failure to reach the small...

Number one reason for failure to reach the small cog is cable/housing friction. Disconnect the cable, push the derailleur in by hand and then release. If it did not hit he small cog before and does...
09-17-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By cny-bikeman

No, it's neither obvious nor true that I think...

No, it's neither obvious nor true that I think you owe me anything.
09-16-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By cny-bikeman

Serious question - What would you do with such...

Serious question - What would you do with such information? Would you overhaul a hub more often specifically to avoid a broken bearing from corrosion? If it's due to a manufacturing defect would you...
09-16-18, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By cny-bikeman

Asking the goal of a question or for more detail...

Asking the goal of a question or for more detail on what will help the OP is being tough? Wow. Did you somehow detect hidden sarcasm or "attitude"?
09-16-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By cny-bikeman

The form of a question does not matter much, if...

The form of a question does not matter much, if one assumes that a person asking for help has no responsibility to be clear and informative, and if one does not really care about the quality or...
09-16-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By cny-bikeman

You say it "seems true" but also say there is a...

You say it "seems true" but also say there is a 3mm side-to-side difference. It's on or the other. The rim could be physically bent or it could be you just are not using proper truing technique. Is...
09-16-18, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,175
Posted By cny-bikeman

The OP indicated in post 15 that he got the wheel...

The OP indicated in post 15 that he got the wheel back in shape - 7 months ago to the day.
09-15-18, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By cny-bikeman

A long cage is for taking up chain slack on a...

A long cage is for taking up chain slack on a wide range gear system. Although a long cage derailleur typically can handle larger cogs it does not necessarily mean the top pulley is low enough to...
09-15-18, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 358
Posted By cny-bikeman

1. Make sure the rear derailleur has capacity for...

1. Make sure the rear derailleur has capacity for a 40 tooth large cog.
2. Forget about 48+ chainrings. With only 8 speeds it's a waste to have a downhill only 48-11. Even if you limit your top...
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