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09-29-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By Crankycrank

Most sealed bearings you can carefully pry off...

Most sealed bearings you can carefully pry off the seal with a thin blade of your choice to flush and re-lube the bearings extending their life for many, many more miles. No need to remove them from...
09-28-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 56
Posted By Crankycrank

Post a photo and maybe someone will recognize it.

Post a photo and maybe someone will recognize it.
09-28-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 302
Posted By Crankycrank

Easiest way to sand down seams is to fold the...

Easiest way to sand down seams is to fold the tube so the seam is on the edge of the fold and just sand away until it's gone. No chance of sanding too much of the area around the seam and much faster...
09-27-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 87
Posted By Crankycrank

Shifters and derailleur have the same pull ratio....

Shifters and derailleur have the same pull ratio. Check this chart for more data. Row 203 for your derailleur. Bicycle Cassettes & Drivetrains - Google Sheets...
09-27-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 704
Posted By Crankycrank

As mentioned in post #4 Microshift makes a good...

As mentioned in post #4 Microshift makes a good solid replacement for 8sp triples. Can be had for under $25 delivered. Road 3x Front Derailleurs | microSHIFT...
09-25-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By Crankycrank

What make and model post is this and if you know...

What make and model post is this and if you know have you looked at the mfrs. website for a manual? Maybe YouTube has vids for a diagnosis/rebuild as well.
09-24-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 306
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. Works for almost anything Asian made which...

+1. Works for almost anything Asian made which is........almost everything.
09-24-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By Crankycrank

No issues. They were actually designed with the...

No issues. They were actually designed with the collar for just this purpose, and you actually only need one on the outside of the rim. As mentioned above you can order Schrader hole adapters for...
09-24-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 439
Posted By Crankycrank

Agree with all above suggestions and I would say...

Agree with all above suggestions and I would say learning to fix a flat is the most important and lubing your chain is essential. WARNING: Lots of "lively" debate on anything related to lubrication...
09-22-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Crankycrank

Size reference would help alot but I'm guessing...

Size reference would help alot but I'm guessing it a cable housing ferrule with the longer part being a dust/moisture guard. Probably a universal piece included with a cable kit which may or may not...
09-21-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By Crankycrank

Yellow Jersey in Arlington, WI. Bicycle Frame...

Yellow Jersey in Arlington, WI. Bicycle Frame Repair at Yellow Jersey (http://www.yellowjersey.org/zito.html) Website is a mess but very interesting to check out.
09-21-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Crankycrank

Most people adapt fairly quickly but it does take...

Most people adapt fairly quickly but it does take a little practice and something you should do for your first attempts on some grass or a soft surface as tipping over at a full stop is one of the...
09-20-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By Crankycrank

Since you mentioned many tourers pass by your...

Since you mentioned many tourers pass by your house, try putting up a "Bike Repair" sign in front for now and see what type of repairs people are needing and just start out slow offering services...
09-19-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Crankycrank

No, according to Shimano. SI-6CW0B-001-ENG.pdf...

No, according to Shimano. SI-6CW0B-001-ENG.pdf (shimano.com) (https://si.shimano.com/en/pdfs/si/6CW0B/SI-6CW0B-001-ENG.pdf) Look where it says "SIS Operation" on the lower right side. Looks like all...
09-19-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By Crankycrank

There's a chance your front derailleur just needs...

There's a chance your front derailleur just needs an adjustment since it could be the chain rubbing on it when you're putting down more power as the frame/cranks can flex slightly. Shift the...
09-19-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 375
Posted By Crankycrank

Totally agree with FBinNY. Just protect the CF...

Totally agree with FBinNY. Just protect the CF from scratches and chips and if it holds your weight, then it certainly can hold just the bike.
09-16-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, having to use excessive force to remove the...

Yes, having to use excessive force to remove the pump could tear the valve stem in some cases.
09-15-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, Canyon would be the place to ask for the...

Yes, Canyon would be the place to ask for the proper size so since you have already called them with no luck try this page and enter the frames serial number and see what comes up. You could also...
09-15-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 712
Posted By Crankycrank

If memory serves the hot ticket for mountain...

If memory serves the hot ticket for mountain bikes years ago was to use very narrow rims and 2"+ tires of that era were designed to work on those rims. Just guessing but maybe newer tires have a...
09-15-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 860
Posted By Crankycrank

As kind of a hail Mary attempt, try putting a...

As kind of a hail Mary attempt, try putting a teeny drop of oil on the spoke heads at the hub so they can move freely with the spoke flex then go for a ride to let the oil penetrate and see if you...
09-14-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Posted By Crankycrank

Here is a good article and also a data chart for...

Here is a good article and also a data chart for rear derailleur compatibility. Compatibility [04] Rear derailleurs | BikeGremlin...
09-14-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By Crankycrank

Ask Velocity. Most mfrs have a recommended size...

Ask Velocity. Most mfrs have a recommended size for their rims and would make the choice simple.
09-13-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By Crankycrank

Also make sure when you replace the wheel that...

Also make sure when you replace the wheel that it's inserted all the way into the dropouts when the quick release is clamped so it doesn't sit differently each time.
09-13-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 310
Posted By Crankycrank

Knowing what brand and model/type of BB you have...

Knowing what brand and model/type of BB you have will help find an answer.
09-11-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By Crankycrank

How to overhaul/adjust dual pivots. Not your...

How to overhaul/adjust dual pivots. Not your Tektro in the video but basically the same. How To Recondition Road Bike Caliper Brakes - YouTube
09-11-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By Crankycrank

Usually if you have shims from the factory they...

Usually if you have shims from the factory they are needed but not always. If you find that everything works fine just leave it as is but don't lose the shims in case you find out you do need them...
09-11-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By Crankycrank

Ha ha, don't feel too bad. I remember a local TV...

Ha ha, don't feel too bad. I remember a local TV station had a segment on bike safety and the "expert instructor" had his helmet on backwards the entire time.
09-11-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 285
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. This is a good time to learn how to change a...

+1. This is a good time to learn how to change a tire and patch a flat. Watch some YouTube videos on technique and make sure you check carefully inside the tire for anything that may have caused the...
09-11-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Crankycrank

On ebay and such you can find all kinds of...

On ebay and such you can find all kinds of chairing guards with different types of fasteners. Some will clip onto the cutouts of the chainring, but I have never seen anything that will bolt on to the...
09-10-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By Crankycrank

Gotta ask. Did you loosen the two crank arm clamp...

Gotta ask. Did you loosen the two crank arm clamp bolts before trying to undo the cap?
09-10-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By Crankycrank

+1^^^. Pretty rare these days with shoes being...

+1^^^. Pretty rare these days with shoes being compatible with most cleats but if you installed the cleats and had to force them to bend to the contour of the shoe when screwing them down this could...
09-08-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,378
Posted By Crankycrank

"Is it normal wheels go out of true after a...

"Is it normal wheels go out of true after a fall?"
There are no normals in a fall. If your wheel is out of true just fix it and enjoy the ride.
09-06-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 588
Posted By Crankycrank

As far as getting the external cables out of the...

As far as getting the external cables out of the way for racks and stand clamps you can just release the brake and shifter cables by squeezing the pads together and pulling the cables out of the...
09-05-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By Crankycrank

Belt drives.

Belt drives.
09-05-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By Crankycrank

I would just take it back to the shop since it's...

I would just take it back to the shop since it's a new bike and let them fix it. Any evidence that you have been tinkering with it can give the shop reason to think that you have caused the problem...
09-04-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 593
Posted By Crankycrank

My terminology is probably not the best for using...

My terminology is probably not the best for using "flutes" to describe what the inside of a Shimano freehub bolt looks like, but you can see in this photo where the wrench would fit, and it's...
09-04-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Crankycrank

Grab the frayed cable end with some pliers and...

Grab the frayed cable end with some pliers and try twisting and pushing the cable to break loose the cable end in the shift lever. Make sure you twist the cable in the direction that doesn't unwind...
09-03-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 593
Posted By Crankycrank

Freehub Service | Park Tool...

Freehub Service | Park Tool (https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help/freehub-service) Here's a basic view of some different freehubs and how to remove them. If it just pulls off, it may take...
09-03-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 593
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. Are you trying to undue the hex fitting...

+1. Are you trying to undue the hex fitting visible in the picture? I'm thinking there may be a bolt like shimano hubs use that has multi-flutes where the axle enters the hub and uses a standard...
09-03-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 537
Posted By Crankycrank

And be patient when learning what gear to be in....

And be patient when learning what gear to be in. It takes some experience plus finding what is a comfortable cadence for you and will eventually become second nature.
09-01-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 612
Posted By Crankycrank

That "Bell Bracer 100" can be found from many...

That "Bell Bracer 100" can be found from many places apparently so just do a search for the best price and a trusted seller.
08-30-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By Crankycrank

Video of how to replace hoods although this is...

Video of how to replace hoods although this is for a Shimano it's basically the same. In addition to using the alcohol as a lubricant you can throw the new hoods in some near boiling water for a...
08-30-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 329
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 for all mentioned above. I would go with the...

+1 for all mentioned above. I would go with the thumb shifters over the twist shifters as they're much easier to service if a cable breaks and easier for a young rider to work on or slightly less...
08-29-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 459
Posted By Crankycrank

Sounds like you did good by going through all the...

Sounds like you did good by going through all the other potential issues, but I would ask if you greased the saddle rails and seatclamp parts where they contact each other. Although it squeaks when...
08-28-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By Crankycrank

Welcome back Mr. FBinNY. Hope to see some more...

Welcome back Mr. FBinNY. Hope to see some more posts from you. Not giving up my Chain-L. They'll have to pry it from my cold, dead hands.
08-28-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 527
Posted By Crankycrank

Ha ha, don't know if it's just Shimano as I just...

Ha ha, don't know if it's just Shimano as I just discovered this now. Maybe will be obsolete in a year or two or maybe all chains will use this design in the future. I'm still waiting for my 10sp to...
08-28-22, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By Crankycrank

They also come in a clamp-on version if you...

They also come in a clamp-on version if you prefer and yes, that will work with your 9sp triple Tiagra 4403, 52t. Just did the exact same replacement for my friends Tiagra Triple and works as good or...
08-28-22, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 527
Posted By Crankycrank

Looks like you, unfortunately, as you have...

Looks like you, unfortunately, as you have already found, have a 12 sp design chain tool that won't take the Shimano "DYNAMIC CHAIN ENGAGEMENT+" (cough, cough) design with the larger side plates....
08-28-22, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 123
Posted By Crankycrank

Try shooting Bafang an email. Maybe covered under...

Try shooting Bafang an email. Maybe covered under warranty or they might have a suggestion to troubleshoot/fix the problem. BAFANG | After Sales Support | (bafang-e.com)...
08-28-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 459
Posted By Crankycrank

I'd say it would be jumping to conclusions to...

I'd say it would be jumping to conclusions to assume the bearings need lube or are shot. Could just need greasing the threads and tightened properly but no way to know for sure if it's even coming...
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