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08-02-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Rolla

Not a dumb question. Chain width is determined by...

Not a dumb question. Chain width is determined by the number of rear cogs, because the cogs get more narrowly spaced the more gears they have. Chainrings have lots of room in between them no matter...
08-01-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By trailangel

This is normal. Don't pedal backwards.

This is normal. Don't pedal backwards.
07-31-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By CliffordK

These are common and cheap. And, works fine with...

These are common and cheap. And, works fine with either bolt on or QR.

https://www.rearmechhanger.com/wp-content/uploads/383791631-1.jpg
07-31-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By shelbyfv

Classic symptoms. Your cassette is worn and will...

Classic symptoms. Your cassette is worn and will not work well with your new chain. This is how you know you need a new cassette. You cannot tell by looking.
07-25-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 347
Posted By Rolla

Take the pedals from another bike and put them on...

Take the pedals from another bike and put them on the bike that's squeaking. Remember that the left pedal is reverse threaded.
07-23-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,353
Posted By cyccommute

While I agree that triples have been just about...

While I agree that triples have been just about murdered, ďrangeĒ isnít everything. Your gearing...
07-23-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By HTupolev

An 11-36 is going pretty far beyond the design...

An 11-36 is going pretty far beyond the design specs for an RD-6700-SS. With hanger extenders and b-screw shenanigans or whatever you might be able to force it to clear, but even if you do, you'll...
07-23-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By cxwrench

No, it won't work. It's way over the max cog spec...

No, it won't work. It's way over the max cog spec of the derailleur and it's capacity. Find an 8 or 9 speed mtb derailleur and use that. If you want to use the 11-36 cassette you will obviously need...
07-17-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 402
Posted By Iride01

1/2" (.5000) is 12.7 mm. 9/16" (.5625") is...

1/2" (.5000) is 12.7 mm. 9/16" (.5625") is 14.2875 mm

I've never had any issues substituting a 13 mm wrench for a 1/2" wrench or a 15 mm wrench for a 9/16" wrench. However if the flats are worn on...
07-16-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 549
Posted By HillRider

If you have been on this forum for any length of...

If you have been on this forum for any length of time you have to have seen many, many threads that start out something like; "I just tried to remove my seat post and it's completely stuck. How can...
06-30-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By dsaul

After looking at the original chainrings in this...

After looking at the original chainrings in this listing https://www.ebay.com/itm/124717858486?hash=item1d09c37eb6:g:tTwAAOSwWCtgmPvC It is clear that the original has an offset mounting hole...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,156
Posted By Andy Somnifac

They're cheap and easy insurance. In my eyes,...

They're cheap and easy insurance. In my eyes, they're a no-brainer.
06-22-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 351
Posted By CliffordK

Virtually all freewheels will wobble a bit when...

Virtually all freewheels will wobble a bit when coasting. Less common with cassettes/freehubs, but it may still be there.

I'm surprised your mechanic replaced the axle. Now it is possible that...
06-19-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By alcjphil

What type of quick release? The open cam type is...

What type of quick release? The open cam type is much less effective than the closed type cam
06-17-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If I was you, I'd get a 1.85mm and a 1mm spacer,...

If I was you, I'd get a 1.85mm and a 1mm spacer, just to have them on hand. Last time I put an 8 speed Shimano cassette on a Zonda wheel (that was running a 10 speed cassette), it needed the 1.85mm...
06-15-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By cxwrench

Did you align the new hanger? Is any part of the...

Did you align the new hanger? Is any part of the drivetrain new and the rest old? Sounds like a new chain on an old cassette OR the hanger needs aligning. Just because it's new doesn't mean it's...
06-14-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By veganbikes

I use Pro or Elite link housing on my bikes...

I use Pro or Elite link housing on my bikes (occasionally have used the sport stuff if I need cheaper or need a certain color that I can't find in the higher end stuff) , wouldn't bother with Shimano...
06-14-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By cxwrench

The what? And Loctite should not be used...

The what?
And Loctite should not be used everywhere, in fact very few places. Grease. Grease. Grease...and proper torque.
06-14-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,292
Posted By HillRider

The choice between 3 and 4 hooks depends on the...

The choice between 3 and 4 hooks depends on the spoke count and what it's divided by evenly. A 36H wheel uses a 3-hook protector (36/3 = 12) and a 32 H wheel uses a 4-hook (32/4= 8). The hooks have...
06-13-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 386
Posted By Moe Zhoost

It's for a Dunlop valve. Outer stem ...

It's for a Dunlop valve.

Outer stem
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/116x212/116px_dunlop_valve_adb8133eea0f50681e5efb3c99c16695199a0be8.jpg

Inner plug with tube installed...
06-12-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The outer end of the bushing looks like it's seen...

The outer end of the bushing looks like it's seen serious pressure/loads. I suspect that outer end has been deformed inwards so that the bushing is now sort of "crimped" onto the axle.

Have you...
06-09-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By cyccommute

Only some patches become part of the tube. Itís...

Only some patches become part of the tube. Itís a chemical process that requires a sulfur containing compound in the patch and an activator/accelerator in the fluid. When they two are placed in...
06-08-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 685
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Typically, they tend to show more wear than...

Typically, they tend to show more wear than actual.
Mine show's .25% on a new chain.
I use a tape measure and check a 3' section. I use the 1" & 37" marks to avoid an often inaccurate "hook end".
...
06-07-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 952
Posted By cyccommute

People like to bash on the big guys because they...

People like to bash on the big guys because they are the “big guys” but there’s a reason they are the “big guys”. They make good stuff that have a good reputation. I have P-handled hex wrenches that...
06-02-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 954
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A few comments- Common reasons for using a wheel...

A few comments- Common reasons for using a wheel truing stand are space/bike stand lacking, ease of seeing the rim and indicators and beliefs in a stand held wheel somehow the results will be better...
06-01-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 983
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Take a micrometer and measure the brake track...

Take a micrometer and measure the brake track thickness.

I'd probably disassemble both wheels and compare the bare rims for trueness.
The straighter the rim, the easier the build.
05-21-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By alcjphil

Unless your frame can be opened to allow the...

Unless your frame can be opened to allow the installation of a belt you can't make this modification. You also need adjustable dropouts to be able to tension the belt or chain
05-10-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Bad idea. Ti is not as strong per cross...

Bad idea. Ti is not as strong per cross sectional area as steel, so a part designed to be made from steel but then Ti is swapped in will result in a significantly weaker part. If you are a very...
05-09-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By dsaul

It's a bad idea. Powder coating is fairly thick...

It's a bad idea. Powder coating is fairly thick and will probably be thick enough to prevent the post from even fitting in the frame. If you could get it to fit, you would need to make sure you...
05-07-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'm no hydraulic brake expert but have had some...

I'm no hydraulic brake expert but have had some ski and bike exposure to epoxies. IME epoxy is not a structural material. It binds stuff that are though. It it your thought that the crack would have...
05-01-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By rosefarts

It's either that or his pens no longer click.

It's either that or his pens no longer click.
04-29-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Badger6

That could work, but based on the OP's needs...

That could work, but based on the OP's needs (climbing gear and gravel), it is not geared as low as the 2x drivetrain it would replace, and without a clutch there is real risk of dropping a chain,...
04-25-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The SA advice is to install the wheel, setting...

The SA advice is to install the wheel, setting the drive chain's tension (actually it's lack of tension but that's another thread). Then the indicator chain is fully threaded in and backed off only...
04-23-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,677
Posted By uncle uncle

Yes. I bought a Bell V1 Pro back around 1983, to...

Yes. I bought a Bell V1 Pro back around 1983, to compete in triathlons, where wearing a helmet was mandatory. I bought it a few weeks before my first event. I think I roaded with it on for every ride...
04-11-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you have "regular" commuting along with your...

If you have "regular" commuting along with your "fairly wicked hill", going 1X is the last thing I'd do.
You don't specify what chain ring you want to use, but will assume small enough to use a 42T...
04-11-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Iride01

If you really want the best range of gears to...

If you really want the best range of gears to climb with, then I don't know why you wouldn't go for a 3x with 9 maybe 10 on the rear. For 1x you really will have to consider some of the newer and...
04-10-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By Dan Burkhart

The shift rod is specific to the axle length. The...

The shift rod is specific to the axle length. The pin should protrude 14mm from the end of the axle at the point where it meets resistance when inserted. If this measurement is off, it is the wrong...
04-08-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,708
Posted By 70sSanO

Having built bikes from the frame, as well as...

Having built bikes from the frame, as well as buying, unless your friend has great connections/sources/parts bins to get parts cheap, and can build the bike himself, it is almost always more...
04-06-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By rccardr

Freewheels are cheap- like under $50, easy. ...

Freewheels are cheap- like under $50, easy.
Wheels are more expensive- like over $100, easy, plus the cassette which will be about the same cost as a freewheel.
Even in Canada.
Assuming your tech...
04-04-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By *Scuba

I do not have experience with the specific brake...

I do not have experience with the specific brake caliper, but I have ran into similar issues.

My solution is to get a spare L shape allen key, cut down the shorter end and grind/file the end to...
03-18-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By veganbikes

Hopefully the price is pretty low assuming not...

Hopefully the price is pretty low assuming not heavily used or needing a lot of work the lower costs bikes hold their value even less over time especially with use. However it sounds like a medium is...
03-16-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By cxwrench

Any 7, 8, or 9 speed Shimano derailleur will...

Any 7, 8, or 9 speed Shimano derailleur will work, and nearly all 10 road derailleurs will work.
03-15-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By DaveSSS

The way to tell if a cassette is worn out is to...

The way to tell if a cassette is worn out is to install a new chain. If the chain skips while pedaling with a high torque on the most-worn sprockets, it's worn out. If there's no new-chain skip,...
03-12-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By dedhed

The inside of the chain is relatively the same,...

The inside of the chain is relatively the same, the outside is thinner to accommodate the narrower spacing of the cogs. The "length" of a link is the same. On the front the issue is the spacing...
03-05-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By HTupolev

Yes. They usually work pretty well assuming...

Yes. They usually work pretty well assuming they're properly assembled... which unfortunately can be tricky, because sometimes they have a surprisingly large amount of internal parts all lined up on...
03-03-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,620
Posted By Trakhak

Paging cyccommute Others can tell you in...

Paging cyccommute

Others can tell you in detail why petrol can be used as a degreaser and why doing so is very dangerous and a bad idea. Counter-arguments boil down to "I've used petrol/gasoline...
03-03-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,620
Posted By HillRider

Yes you can and it's is an effective degreaser. ...

Yes you can and it's is an effective degreaser. It also an EXTREMELY flammable, explosive and toxic solvent and should NEVER be used for that purpose. Kerosene, or better yet Odorless Mineral...
03-02-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Iride01

When setting the adjuster initially before...

When setting the adjuster initially before snugging the cable down in the holdfast, I try to consider which way I'll normally have to adjust the particular cable I'm dealing with.

Usually my...
02-23-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Phil_gretz

^ this. Steel machinists ruler. It's the...

^ this. Steel machinists ruler. It's the simplest and most sensible way to measure chain elongation. Have the steel rule as part of your machinists tool chest, along with calipers, thickness/gap...
02-23-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By DaveSSS

Any chain can be measured for the true change in...

Any chain can be measured for the true change in pitch with a 12 inch precision machinist's rule. Place one end on the edge of a pin. The pin at the opposite end will be completely covered when the...
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