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08-21-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,705
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Hey guys, I fixed it! I finally got the part...

Hey guys, I fixed it! I finally got the part (from Hong Kong - may they have courage and persistence, the brave souls) and replaced the bent derailleur hanger with the new one. I didn't detach the...
08-02-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,705
Posted By wroomwroomoops

So now I got to repair a Broken rear derailleur

I've been riding strictly singlespeed for the best part of the last two decades, and one of the reasons is because I hated troubleshooting derailleurs. But now my son broke his 1x8 speed bike...
07-29-11, 05:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 42,278
Posted By wroomwroomoops

6061 aluminum is NOT like 7075 aluminum. They're not even ALMOST similar!

Dear you who are reading, please spread the word: aluminum 6061 is much softer than 7075. 6061 is much easier to machine with CNC, because of its softness, but the chainrings made from aluminum 6061...
06-12-11, 02:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,504
Posted By wroomwroomoops

I sure as hell hope not. I like my existing...

I sure as hell hope not. I like my existing frames.

BB30 is Yet Another Attempt from bicycle part industry to get hapless cyclists re-purchase their frames and cranksets. But that's OK; why would...
06-11-11, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,504
Posted By wroomwroomoops

All these splined interfaces try to lock you in...

All these splined interfaces try to lock you in into the offering of the particular vendor. That's why I made it a firm and unchangeable policy to only purchase square taper BBs and cranks.
08-27-07, 10:19 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 422,328
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Oh, and related to chainring bolts: can't tension...

Oh, and related to chainring bolts: can't tension some of the bolts properly, because they are slipping? Clean with a degreaser or with alcohol the affected surfaces to remove any trace of grease or...
08-16-07, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 18,151
Posted By wroomwroomoops

I disagree: this is the first time I see someone...

I disagree: this is the first time I see someone asking for no-bull**** numbers/dimensions - and I, for one, welcome this novel idea of actually wanting to know the exact figures.

I can understand...
08-13-07, 06:51 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 422,328
Posted By wroomwroomoops

If you have a bike with a rear deraileur, or a...

If you have a bike with a rear deraileur, or a singlespeed with a chain tensioner (which basically looks a lot like a rear derailleur, or if you check this post...
07-03-07, 02:55 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 422,328
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Another tip: if you find yourself cycling in some...

Another tip: if you find yourself cycling in some place in Africa, Indonesia etc. temporarily without access to good lubricants for your bike components, be it chain or bearings, you can use coconut...
07-03-07, 02:37 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 422,328
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Hints and tricks thread

I thought it would be a good thing to have a thread where people post and discuss little tricks they came up, during the course of their cycling and bike-repair experience.

One trick I have: I...
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