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07-09-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 782
Posted By MudPie

Wow, this sounds like a neat challenge! People...

Wow, this sounds like a neat challenge! People who work in the well drilling field have various ideas and fishing tools to extract broken vertical pipe to recover.

My idea involves a tool that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,669
Posted By MudPie

i ran my GS Hardshells at 100psi, and also...

i ran my GS Hardshells at 100psi, and also experienced the occasional loose sidewall threads.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By MudPie

Some folks say the sole purpose of the stock...

Some folks say the sole purpose of the stock tires is to protect the rims during shipping.😀
05-27-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By MudPie

Any grease is fine. In fact, I dribble a bit of...

Any grease is fine. In fact, I dribble a bit of oil/chain lube onto the threads instead of smearing grease.. It's easier to apply than grease, and is fine for that application. Note, I usually...
05-27-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,037
Posted By MudPie

Is the bolt bottoming out against itself as you...

Is the bolt bottoming out against itself as you tighten it?
05-06-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By MudPie

The spacer may be specific to hub/cassette...

The spacer may be specific to hub/cassette combinations, and not a universal truth. For example, I have a Bontrager hub and if I use a Shimano Ultegra 10-spd cassette, I need the 1mm spacer but if I...
04-11-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By MudPie

I have a Bontrager freehub that needed an 11mm...

I have a Bontrager freehub that needed an 11mm hex bit. I successfully used a 7/16 hex bit as as substitute.
11mm = .4331
7/16 = .4375

I remember paying good money for that 1/2” drive socket...
03-04-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By MudPie

Regarding installing the tire, my trick is to...

Regarding installing the tire, my trick is to start opposite of the valve stem, and install the bead evenly in both directions towards the valve stem. As you place the bead onto the rim, pinch the...
02-19-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,254
Posted By MudPie

I just use old newspaper, maybe two layers thick....

I just use old newspaper, maybe two layers thick. I mainly place it under the chain line, and tape the corners down with masking tape. The amount of drips from bicycle maintenance, mainly from the...
12-26-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By MudPie

This only works when you imagine the wrench is at...

This only works when you imagine the wrench is at the 12:00 position.
12-04-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By MudPie

In addition to inner tubes, I buy rubber or vinyl...

In addition to inner tubes, I buy rubber or vinyl tubing at the local hardware store by the foot. For example, you could buy a foot of 1" diameter, thin wall vinyl tubing. You can cut the tubing to...
12-02-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 301
Posted By MudPie

I think this is the one: ...

I think this is the one: https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/ev/FH-5700/EV-FH-5700-3006A.pdf
12-02-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,213
Posted By MudPie

Do not use tire levers or any tools to install...

Do not use tire levers or any tools to install the tire - try to just use your hands. As mentioned above, it's not about strength and force, but technique. I've installed some pretty tight road tires...
11-29-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By MudPie

How did you determine the diameter and pitch? ...

How did you determine the diameter and pitch? Did you measure/count or did you obtain from Specialized documents?
11-10-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By MudPie

Pinch flats are usually characterized by two...

Pinch flats are usually characterized by two holes next to each other (also called snake eyes).
If the hole was at a spoke location, that could be a clue or point to the spoke as a suspect....
10-24-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By MudPie

Ditto - I've been using KMC chains with their...

Ditto - I've been using KMC chains with their Missing Link for over 12 years. The link comes with a new chain.. I believe KMC recommends no more than three re-uses of their Missing Link.. Some have...
10-22-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By MudPie

I've had a couple of Ultegra briifters...

I've had a couple of Ultegra briifters malfunction, almost as you describe. The pawls were not all engaging and presumed they suffered from dried out grease syndrome. Sometimes they would catch,...
09-24-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By MudPie

This is definitely something to consider and a...

This is definitely something to consider and a likely explanation for the decreased pressure for subsequent measurements.

The best way is to put a gauge in-line during the pumping process, and you...
09-12-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,836
Posted By MudPie

One feature worth noting or considering is the...

One feature worth noting or considering is the suggested cutters (Knipex, Felco) and the bicycle specific cutters (Avenir (shown above), Park, Shimano) all are "bypass" type cutting action. The...
09-05-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,061
Posted By MudPie

In my many years of wrenching on bicycles, cars,...

In my many years of wrenching on bicycles, cars, general machinery, I find this to be true.
08-23-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By MudPie

Park is a great resource. And they offer...

Park is a great resource. And they offer replacement parts for their products. I recently bought a replacement pin for my 20 year old chain tool. And I just bought a replacement head for a 15yo...
08-14-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,355
Posted By MudPie

Yes, you are correct, for carbon steerer tubes! ...

Yes, you are correct, for carbon steerer tubes! The above mentioned Park Tool article says "When dealing with a carbon steerer tube, it is critical to have the steerer tube go all the way through...
07-12-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By MudPie

Don't underestimate the importance of proper...

Don't underestimate the importance of proper torque when securing the lockring. It's probably 40 N-m, which is about 32 lb-ft of torque.
07-03-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By MudPie

See this site for torque values...

See this site for torque values https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/torque-specifications-and-concepts

Assuming you have square taper, the recommended range is "Crank bolt (including...
06-03-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By MudPie

I love that Park tool sells replacement parts. I...

I love that Park tool sells replacement parts. I have a Park floor pump (15+ years) and the head leaks and sometimes doesn't auto switch between Presta and Shrader. But for $2.99, I can get a...
05-26-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 695
Posted By MudPie

I just noticed the Shimano grease is made in...

I just noticed the Shimano grease is made in Germany.

https://www.jensonusa.com/globalassets/product-images---all-assets/shimano/cm228b00.jpg
05-26-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,188
Posted By MudPie

Very important detail!

Very important detail!
05-26-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,188
Posted By MudPie

You can also try a penetrating oil to loosen up...

You can also try a penetrating oil to loosen up the parts. It’s a cheap try.
05-23-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By MudPie

Seeing you donít have a barrel adjuster to remove...

Seeing you donít have a barrel adjuster to remove slack, Ttry this:
shift lever to small chain position.
loosen cable clamp.
remove chain from chainring and set on bottom bracket.
push...
05-23-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 498
Posted By MudPie

Here’s a short video on cleaning and relubing...

Here’s a short video on cleaning and relubing shifters. I’ve successfully used this method at least three times to make shifters good as new. However , I did not apply the grease as shown in the end....
05-16-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By MudPie

Try grabbing the chain, hand on each side of the...

Try grabbing the chain, hand on each side of the tight link and gently flex it back and forth, in the direction the chain does not normally bend. Hard to explain with words.

Let me try another...
05-15-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By MudPie

There are many tools offered to measure chain...

There are many tools offered to measure chain wear and this is one of them. https://www.parktool.com/product/chain-wear-indicator-cc-3-2 You can also use a tape measure. Chains don’t really...
05-09-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,655
Posted By MudPie

If you think he'd be mainly using it to tighten...

If you think he'd be mainly using it to tighten and check stems and seat posts, these preset ones might be fine: ...
05-05-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By MudPie

The chain you buy will probably be too long, so...

The chain you buy will probably be too long, so you will have to cut to length with the chain breaker.
Here's a good video on how to size a chain....
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