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05-24-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 219
Posted By cxwrench

The silver spacer(s) should NOT be there. Remove...

The silver spacer(s) should NOT be there. Remove it(them) and use the plastic screw to draw the crank arm on to the axle, then engage the safety plate and tighten the crank bolts.
05-24-22, 09:40 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By cxwrench

The 52 won't fit...unless your name is Mark...

The 52 won't fit...unless your name is Mark Cavendish and have a spare 140mm stem or thereabouts laying around.
05-23-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 405
Posted By cxwrench

You were tightening the NDS spokes, and checking...

You were tightening the NDS spokes, and checking tension on the DS?
05-23-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 405
Posted By cxwrench

:wtf:No, not at all. Just remove one from each...

:wtf:No, not at all. Just remove one from each side. Not a big deal at all.
05-22-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 405
Posted By cxwrench

Why are you posting here and waiting for replies?...

Why are you posting here and waiting for replies? Take a spoke from the DS and one from the NDS and check. Doesn't get much easier or quicker than that.
05-22-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By cxwrench

I've seen bearings installed upside down, the...

I've seen bearings installed upside down, the compression ring installed in all sorts of (incorrect) places, the already mentioned not loosening the stem bolts before trying to adjust. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 725
Posted By cxwrench

Doubtful. And bolting tri bars on a road bike...

Doubtful. And bolting tri bars on a road bike doesn't turn it into a tri bike.
05-22-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 238
Posted By cxwrench

Dibs on the OP's stuff.

Dibs on the OP's stuff.
05-22-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By cxwrench

31.8mm is the OUTSIDE diameter of the seat...

31.8mm is the OUTSIDE diameter of the seat tube...your seat post goes...wait for it...INSIDE the seat tube. Get it now?
05-22-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By cxwrench

They're aluminum, of course they have a short...

They're aluminum, of course they have a short fatigue life.
05-22-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 122
Posted By cxwrench

Don't overthink it, just bleed the brake. You can...

Don't overthink it, just bleed the brake. You can always remove the caliper and put it on the ground and take the lever off the bars and hold it as high as you can get it. It's not critical.
05-22-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By cxwrench

Measuring the seat tube will tell you absolutely...

Measuring the seat tube will tell you absolutely nothing about the actual post. A 32.0mm seat tube could NOT have a 31.8mm inner diameter, the will thickness would only be .1mm. Not possible. Nor...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 912
Posted By cxwrench

You should really to refrain from offering...

You should really to refrain from offering 'advice' no matter how helpful you think you're being. Really...just stop. Limit yourself to reading and learning.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 892
Posted By cxwrench

^NOT a road bike^

^NOT a road bike^
05-21-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By cxwrench

You say the derailleur is aligned and limits...

You say the derailleur is aligned and limits set...has this been done correctly by someone experineced in this type of thing? I only ask this because I have to un-**** bikes that customers have...
05-20-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 389
Posted By cxwrench

Chunk missing? You're kidding right?

Chunk missing? You're kidding right?
05-20-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By cxwrench

The odds that this is the same color are nearly...

The odds that this is the same color are nearly zero.
05-20-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,432
Posted By cxwrench

Since she started this thread 6 years ago and...

Since she started this thread 6 years ago and hasn't been around for 4 years at all I'm pretty sure your reply won't get to her.
05-20-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By cxwrench

Why would you buy an 11 speed cassette? :wtf:

Why would you buy an 11 speed cassette? :wtf:
05-19-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 466
Posted By cxwrench

650c is a 26" tire, not 650b.

650c is a 26" tire, not 650b.
05-19-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By cxwrench

How would you compress the threads? You've got a...

How would you compress the threads? You've got a solid threaded rod in the rivnut...nothing is going to compress. Just go til it's tight and doesn't spin.
05-19-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By cxwrench

I'm sorry but why on earth would you feel the...

I'm sorry but why on earth would you feel the need to post that here? What you do has absolutely no bearing on what the OP will do.
05-19-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 466
Posted By cxwrench

No...they're not equal to 27.5 they just happen...

No...they're not equal to 27.5 they just happen to share those 2 names. It would be more accurate to say '27.5 is the same wheel size as 650b'.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,804
Posted By cxwrench

But not from heat. And as stated in the article...

But not from heat. And as stated in the article highly unlikely even due to spoke tension issues.
05-18-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By cxwrench

Eh...I'd use the carbon past from the beginning...

Eh...I'd use the carbon past from the beginning so I don't have to worry about whether it's going to slip or not.
05-18-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By cxwrench

They're not 'press-fit' bearings, they're...

They're not 'press-fit' bearings, they're cartridge bearings. You can remove the first one by tapping on the axle and it will drive the bearing out of the opposite side of the hub. Then you can put...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 892
Posted By cxwrench

Definitely agree with most of what you've posted...

Definitely agree with most of what you've posted except the upright position comment. The more upright you sit the less weight on the front end, the less 'stable' the bike will be. I agree 100% w/...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By cxwrench

Buy a helmet that fits properly.

Buy a helmet that fits properly.
05-18-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By cxwrench

Since you guys know more than me would you use...

Since you guys know more than me would you use grease w/ a carbon post and a carbon frame?
05-18-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 342
Posted By cxwrench

Having someone stand on the DS of the bike and...

Having someone stand on the DS of the bike and hold the frame while you hit the NDS w/ the hammer helps too.
05-18-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By cxwrench

OP what are you talking about? I don't think you...

OP what are you talking about? I don't think you understand what 'cross chaining' means because you're not doing it. I think you mean 'chain line'.
05-18-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By cxwrench

Not really, the master/slave and thus the amount...

Not really, the master/slave and thus the amount of fluid pumped and how fast it is pumped make the difference. Those pads are different shapes only to fit the calipers they work with. The larger...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ I did that for years, actually still do it...

^This^ I did that for years, actually still do it on one bike. 30/35 in the front, 50/60 in the back is a great way to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,804
Posted By cxwrench

And the final word on this: ...

And the final word on this:


https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/specialized-rejects-keldermans-giro-ditalia-disc-brake-complaints/
A 'significant impact' was to blame for the broken spoke, says...
05-17-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 342
Posted By cxwrench

I'd agree w/ that 100%, and depending on your...

I'd agree w/ that 100%, and depending on your riding conditions maybe more often. I've seen some crank axles w/ tons of rust and had to smack the **** out of them to get them to come out.
05-17-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By cxwrench

ftfy.

ftfy.
05-17-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,274
Posted By cxwrench

Awesome first post, you might have set a record...

Awesome first post, you might have set a record there for the oldest dredge. And enough w/ the bold. Pay attention to the last post before yours and mind that date. 19 years is a little much.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,804
Posted By cxwrench

At the pro level, especially Pro Tour EVERY last...

At the pro level, especially Pro Tour EVERY last thing should be getting checked after every stage. There are 8 riders and most teams have 5-6-7 mechanics for Grand Tours. Every bike, including...
05-16-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 342
Posted By cxwrench

Try some penetrating oil and then hit it harder....

Try some penetrating oil and then hit it harder. It's no doubt got a bunch of rust and that's making it tight.
ETA: Be prepared for removal to ruin your bb bearings.
05-16-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,048
Posted By cxwrench

Hey bud, referring to you as a luddite is not...

Hey bud, referring to you as a luddite is not necessarily a bad thing...calling me an a-hole? C'mon, lighten up.
05-16-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 88
Posted By cxwrench

Stick? Rock? Something fell into it at the coffee...

Stick? Rock? Something fell into it at the coffee shop? Surly donkey kicked it? Could be nearly anything, and none of those posibilities are worth worrying about. If it breaks in the future replace...
05-16-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,048
Posted By cxwrench

Really? Cuz replacing a cable every now and then...

Really? Cuz replacing a cable every now and then is such a traumatic experience? I'm sure you've heard the term 'luddite'...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,804
Posted By cxwrench

I was a pro team mechanic for over a decade and...

I was a pro team mechanic for over a decade and I'll just say this: Pro racers are some of the most ignorant, under educated, know-nothings when it comes to bicycles that I've ever had the pleasure...
05-16-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By cxwrench

So you're ignoring facts about different speed...

So you're ignoring facts about different speed drivetrains and parts that were designed and engineered to work together by very intelligent people and trying it yourself just to 'see how it works'?
05-16-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By cxwrench

Maybe the 'best' for 11 speed drivetrains...it's...

Maybe the 'best' for 11 speed drivetrains...it's apparent to me that you need to do some research about multi-speed chains and what should work with what. It makes zero sense to use a D/A 11 speed...
05-15-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By cxwrench

What are 'TPK' brakes?

What are 'TPK' brakes?
05-15-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By cxwrench

You're considering putting 11 speed chains on 6...

You're considering putting 11 speed chains on 6 &7 speed bikes? :wtf:
05-15-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 91
Posted By cxwrench

Watch the YT videos. Make sure the cage is...

Watch the YT videos. Make sure the cage is parallel w/ the c-rings. Make sure it's not too high or too low. Make sure the support screw is engage. Make sure the limit screw(s) are properly adjusted....
05-15-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By cxwrench

Bleed kit for your specific brakes. Hose cutting...

Bleed kit for your specific brakes. Hose cutting tool. Whatever other 'normal' tools you need to work on your new brakes. 4 & 5mm allens, pokey tool to get the clamp open. Pad spreader.
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