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07-20-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 296
Posted By Litespud

grease the crank puller threads and ensure that...

grease the crank puller threads and ensure that itís screwed all the way in - the more threads you engage, the less likely you strip any when you really lean on it. When Iím doing crank/BB stuff...
07-20-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 332
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is this a cup & cone BB? Removing the NDS cup &...

Is this a cup & cone BB?
Removing the NDS cup & spindle is the way to go if that's the case.
I use Liquid Wrench in a can.
Non aerosol, so I can fill a small hypodermic syringe and squirt a bit on...
07-13-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 782
Posted By Camilo

Looking forward to hearing how it goes.

Looking forward to hearing how it goes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,082
Posted By Reflector Guy

It's not a gravel race, so no, no beards.

It's not a gravel race, so no, no beards.
07-07-21, 01:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By Camilo

Tooth brush. If that isn't good enough, get a...

Tooth brush. If that isn't good enough, get a tiny brass, stiff nylon, or steel brush that is available in any hardware or auto parts store.

Or the cone shaped metal brush that is used to clean...
07-01-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 511
Posted By dsbrantjr

A coating of lubricant helps a lot to avoid this.

A coating of lubricant helps a lot to avoid this.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,071
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.
06-26-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 540
Posted By trailangel

Did you orientate the QL to the top of the drive...

Did you orientate the QL to the top of the drive and slam the crank forward?
06-23-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By partyanimal

Bottom bracket question

Can someone suggest which tool i need to disassemble this crank and remove the bottom bracket?
I've done almost complete refurbs of bikes before with everything except the crank/BB. Gonna tackle...
06-13-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By gearbasher

Just curious. What brand repair kit includes that...

Just curious. What brand repair kit includes that tube?
06-10-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The 21 mm is the width of the rim. This number...

The 21 mm is the width of the rim. This number has little to do with the size of the inner tube. You'll want to choose a tube size appropriate to your tire size, i.e. in your case, 32 mm. The advice...
05-26-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 702
Posted By Phil_gretz

I would think that SRAM would include the quick...

I would think that SRAM would include the quick link as part of the count for the completed chain. It simply makes sense that way.
05-22-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,438
Posted By dedhed

Where does one find newspaper nowadays?

Where does one find newspaper nowadays?
05-22-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By cxwrench

Wayyyyy to messy.

Wayyyyy to messy.
05-14-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,104
Posted By aggiegrads

Next post - How do I get grease stains out of my...

Next post - How do I get grease stains out of my washing machine?

I have a hierarchy of towels in my house:
Bath
Beach
Dog
Car wash
Cyclocross
Bike cleaning
Oil and Grease
04-28-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By cjenrick

i remember buying a phill wood freewheel grease...

i remember buying a phill wood freewheel grease injector and enjoying the silence, until the pedals started spinning around,
04-21-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,113
Posted By billridesbikes

Next you're going to tell us you didn't line up...

Next you're going to tell us you didn't line up the 'C' in Continental with valve stem aren't you, you monster?
04-19-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Iride01

If you tighten them properly grease won't make a...

If you tighten them properly grease won't make a difference. And many times I put a light coating of grease on threads just to help with corrosion or even to help tighten it properly.

There are...
04-10-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By RocThrower

I had a hub that required an 11mm hex wrench to...

I had a hub that required an 11mm hex wrench to remove the freehub body. They are not a common size, but I was able to order one off of Amazon I believe. Park also makes one:...
03-02-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,183
Posted By _ForceD_

Your workbench looks a little bit like mine....

Your workbench looks a little bit like mine. Large, but only about enough cleared off space for the current project. Although all my spray lubes, and other such products are on a separate shelf....
01-17-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,270
Posted By Shimagnolo

Properly sized spokes put the head of the nipple...

Properly sized spokes put the head of the nipple in compression.
If spokes are too short, they can put the body of the nipple in tension, causing breakage.
Are the spokes long enough to reach the...
01-01-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By cxwrench

It is absolutely normal, although only because of...

It is absolutely normal, although only because of the caveman engineering of the Mavic freehub...the freehub needs to be cleaned and lubed. The reason this happens is because the amazing engineers at...
12-27-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,928
Posted By KCT1986

I always test the patched tube in a spare wheel...

I always test the patched tube in a spare wheel before putting it in as a spare. With the newer tubes that have a lot of mold lines and the newer type of patch kits, seems like patches are not as...
12-27-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,928
Posted By dsbrantjr

A patch which is correctly applied will fuse to...

A patch which is correctly applied will fuse to the rubber of the tube and become as one piece. You could hedge your bet by not folding the tube right where there is a patch.
12-23-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,438
Posted By shelbyfv

If your wobble is repeatable you are well on your...

If your wobble is repeatable you are well on your way to a resolution. Find a descent and do repeats while changing things. Start with your position, both saddle and bars. Change one thing at a...
12-20-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By HillRider

I do the same thing for either Shimano or Jagwire...

I do the same thing for either Shimano or Jagwire housing. Having a long roll allows you to cut the exact length needed for each housing run and encourages you to change the housing as needed and...
12-19-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By Crankycrank

Since you live in SoCal with lots of sunny days...

Since you live in SoCal with lots of sunny days you could just hang them up outside for a few days or until the smell is minimal or disappears.
12-18-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By dedhed

https://www.quora.com/Do-rubber-products-off-gas-c...

https://www.quora.com/Do-rubber-products-off-gas-chemicals-Could-this-off-gassing-be-potentially-harmful-in-high-enough-concentrations-What-is-the-composition-of-rubber-smell
12-10-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,987
Posted By Koyote

Six posts so far, and nothing salty. I'm...

Six posts so far, and nothing salty.


I'm disappointed.
12-07-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 799
Posted By sweeks

My study (n=1) of Octalink V1 crankset finds an...

My study (n=1) of Octalink V1 crankset finds an incidence of "zero" loose cranks, irrespective of side.
Same for ISIS crankset (n=1), and square taper cranks (n=3).
Small sample sizes, but all...
12-06-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By caloso

I have a 3T stem with Torx. It’s annoying, but...

I have a 3T stem with Torx. It’s annoying, but not annoying enough for me to replace them. *shrug*
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,739
Posted By HTupolev

Jacques Anquetil pointed his toes down, and by...

Jacques Anquetil pointed his toes down, and by most accounts, he was pretty good at riding a bicycle.

But Eddy Merckx tended to drop his heels. Was Merckx riding in an "incorrect" stance?
12-03-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By MyRedTrek

Why don't all rim brake rims have wear indicator grooves?

Both my Giant Cypress and my Trek Verve came with rims with wear indicator grooves. However of the aftermarket rims I've been looking at, I don't think I've seen any that have them. Anyone have...
11-24-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,757
Posted By tkamd73

I like simple green, but when it comes to...

I like simple green, but when it comes to hardened grease, I don’t have the patience to wait for it to work, So it’s usually WD40, or something similar first, then simple green.
Tim
11-17-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By cwilly8

Shimano recall success!

My father-in-law was about to throw out his 25-year old hybrid bike -- a Univega Via Carisma. Instead, I got it and started refurbing it for a general purpose knock-around bike. While searching for...
10-23-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 719
Posted By twowheelies

Funny, thats exactly what i did as part of the...

Funny, thats exactly what i did as part of the overhaul... maybe i didn't use enough lube. I'll try it again.
10-20-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,250
Posted By grizzly59

I would go for more leverage before whacking...

I would go for more leverage before whacking things with a hammer. You don't want to find a weak spot in one of the rim's / hub's spoke holes. +1 to Sovende on putting the QR back on loosely if you...
09-24-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By alcjphil

Are you taking tire pressure after you have used...

Are you taking tire pressure after you have used the pump?. In order to take tire pressure using a gauge, you have to release air from the tire which will give a lower pressure. In high volume low...
09-12-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,836
Posted By SurferRosa

https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws....

https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/breaking-away-reunion-1473865667.jpg
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09-07-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By lhill

Thanks again all, this morning on a ride my bike...

Thanks again all, this morning on a ride my bike was really making noises, even a squeak. At a stop, I jumped up and down on each pedal and all quiet until I grabbed the brakes and begun to rock...
09-06-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,708
Posted By dsbrantjr

Perhaps athletic ability and math acumen are not...

Perhaps athletic ability and math acumen are not related, or he misspoke.
09-01-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By matejm

Thanks everyone for the suggestions! I was able...

Thanks everyone for the suggestions! I was able to finally get it off! :)

I ended up further greasing and setting up the BB tool so that there was a 3-foot lever on each side of it and even with...
08-23-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,781
Posted By Iride01

2020 Sirrus 3.0??? Specialized Sirrus Recall...

2020 Sirrus 3.0???

Specialized Sirrus Recall (https://www.specialized.com/us/en/safety-notices)

I hope your bike shop was aware of the recall and knew that your bike already had the fix or that...
08-21-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By Barry2

Don't forget to align the tire bead in the bottom...

Don't forget to align the tire bead in the bottom of the rim "U"
If you allow the bead of the tire to rest at the top of the rim "U" you may not have enough slack to get the last piece of the bead...
08-17-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Maybe it's one of those brain teaser puzzles.When...

Maybe it's one of those brain teaser puzzles.When the solution comes to you, you probably will have no idea how you did it....
08-11-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By CerveloS5

Turns out Wheels Mfg sent me the wrong adapter! ...

Turns out Wheels Mfg sent me the wrong adapter! Correct adapter doesn't have the extra lip.

https://i.ibb.co/Kq4WGhb/IMG-9099.jpg (https://ibb.co/NjDK3Ct)
08-08-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By JohnDThompson

A big adjustable wrench will loosen the locknut....

A big adjustable wrench will loosen the locknut. Be aware that it is a left-hand thread, so clockwise to loosen. Same with the cone. And if you're doing an overhaul (remove crank, clean out old...
08-08-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By andrewclaus

The (sole?) advantage of those BBs is that you...

The (sole?) advantage of those BBs is that you don't need any special tools to work on them. Most of the time an adjustable wrench and a screwdriver, and occasionally a hammer, will do the trick.
08-07-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The ring with the curved slot is a lock washer....

The ring with the curved slot is a lock washer. It's ID hole has a tab that engages with a slot on the BB shaft (or the arms) to keep this part from turning when the lock nut is worked on. But...
07-12-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Iride01

On the smaller cogs sometimes you'll feel the...

On the smaller cogs sometimes you'll feel the chain "rumble" as the rollers engage the cog. So what you are feeling might be normal. I typically will notice it the few times I clean the gunk from...
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