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07-19-24, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By maddog34

to obtain the correct rim-to-pad clearance, reset...

to obtain the correct rim-to-pad clearance, reset the cable with the brake"Click" in the "closed" position.
07-18-24, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By maddog34

a trick i learned a long time ago is to first...

a trick i learned a long time ago is to first turn the nut or bolt or screw backwards, and be aware of when the item "drops" just a tiny bit... that is the initial threads meeting up... THEN turn the...
07-18-24, 04:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By maddog34

there is nothing "simple" about maybe a dozen...

there is nothing "simple" about maybe a dozen various basic designs with various pad configurations.... and several "reach" lengths for center mounted types....

ever swapped a bike over from...
07-18-24, 01:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,250
Posted By maddog34

just talking to a biker buddy that bought a...

just talking to a biker buddy that bought a "Bafang 1000 watt Ebike" kit for a project... $879, shipped... it's a crank motor setup, "Easy To Install"

i'll be installing it after he tries..
i'll...
07-18-24, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 243
Posted By maddog34

get a bar with about a 2" rise, no more... and...

get a bar with about a 2" rise, no more...
and you'll want a longer steering stem too.... 20 to 40mm, for a start.
the "flat bars" make folks feel a bit cramped-up on their conversion bikes.
...
07-18-24, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By maddog34

best advice: buy better pedals. the end of...

best advice: buy better pedals.

the end of the spindle was likely peened (flared) or staked (a punch mark) to prevent the nut from unscrewing.
you are trying to re-install the nut over that...
07-18-24, 12:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By maddog34

poor performance in wet conditions, vulnerable to...

poor performance in wet conditions, vulnerable to getting knocked out of alignment, and just not as consistent or controllable as disc brakes...

and get this,,, bicycle rim brakes ARE,...
07-17-24, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 297
Posted By maddog34

the SL-m310s are better, IMO... i've installed...

the SL-m310s are better, IMO... i've installed lots of both, and always try to find the 310s.
07-17-24, 04:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 759
Posted By maddog34

everything i found lists the bb as a standard HT2...

everything i found lists the bb as a standard HT2 threaded road external bearing bb.... the 500 is a lower budget version of that year's 105, in that it used the old 5 bolt pattern, and a zillion...
07-17-24, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 454
Posted By maddog34

huh..... i just checked FIVE aluminum frames......

huh..... i just checked FIVE aluminum frames... none of them have an "Insert" in the seat tube.
for the record, the "test probe" is over 16" long.... 3 mtb, 2 road frames.
07-17-24, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By maddog34

"sitting for 7 years.." old grease gets...

"sitting for 7 years.."
old grease gets stiff.......

something might have gotten wound around the headset, then worked it's way in while you rode the bike.

i'm guess it;'s just old grease.
...
07-16-24, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 326
Posted By maddog34

that derailleur looks like a real piece of...

that derailleur looks like a real piece of garbage.
if it worked for more than a couple of rides, i'd say the rides were too easy, and in only one gear.
no company sells a part for that little...
07-16-24, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By maddog34

As i said earlier... look at the relationship of...

As i said earlier... look at the relationship of the Pedal Ends of the cranks to the Frame... are they Fairly Even?
Yes? ok... are they at least 1/4" away from the frame tubes? Yes? GO RIDE YOUR...
07-15-24, 07:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 759
Posted By maddog34

another thing that can cause the feeling choddo...

another thing that can cause the feeling choddo noted.... a broken frame or frame joint.
we will hope that isn't the case.
07-15-24, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 921
Posted By maddog34

How do the Bearing Races look, after cleaning? Is...

How do the Bearing Races look, after cleaning? Is there ANY pitting/discoloration on the bearing Balls?
if both are clean and not pitted, then the "notchiness" was the Old Grease in lumps on the...
07-14-24, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By maddog34

i'd look at the distance from the Pedal End on...

i'd look at the distance from the Pedal End on each crank arm to the Chain Stay tubes of the Frame.
they're NEVER "dead even", there's always a touch of variance....

are they relatively even?...
07-14-24, 06:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,250
Posted By maddog34

it's a matter of arrogance... the hikers/walkers...

it's a matter of arrogance... the hikers/walkers feel superior because they choose to stroll... i choose to Roll.
once while riding a rather long old trail i helped keep clear, we came across two...
07-13-24, 03:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,250
Posted By maddog34

it seems the majority of the problems are behind...

it seems the majority of the problems are behind the controls.
07-13-24, 02:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,250
Posted By maddog34

as weight of vehicle increases, so will damages...

as weight of vehicle increases, so will damages caused by collisions/crashes. Stopping distances also increase, and at an exponential rate.
riding any open vehicle with no helmet is inherently...
07-13-24, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By maddog34

those aren't "washers".. they are v-brake pad...

those aren't "washers".. they are v-brake pad pivot cup/cone sets that will allow more careful alignment of the pads to the disc... and may not be needed with a correct adapter and proper setup.
the...
07-13-24, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 453
Posted By maddog34

comparing the two hubs.. you'll need to swap all...

comparing the two hubs.. you'll need to swap all of the drive side parts, not just a cone and freehub.
the 7 sp. is an old LX, and the 8-9-10 is an STX/paralax design hub...... there may be too many...
07-12-24, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By maddog34

Ok...i was busy earlier... just noticed THE VICE...

Ok...i was busy earlier... just noticed THE VICE GRIP on that Surly... What in the :foo::innocent::roflmao2:... let me guess... you got the wrong post size....
07-12-24, 09:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 453
Posted By maddog34

gonna need exact model numbers on those hubs,...

gonna need exact model numbers on those hubs, bubs. "should be able to" isn't always "WILL be able to"...

and there is no better time to learn wheel building than when you want to, but aren't...
07-12-24, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By maddog34

Originally Posted by andresmuro I have 4 bikes...

Originally Posted by andresmuro
I have 4 bikes set up with micronew 9 speed. They are wonderful. Worth every cent. Highly recommended.

:innocent:
07-12-24, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By maddog34

brifter shift swing looks to be about two inches,...

brifter shift swing looks to be about two inches, and then it goes "CLUNK!" when brand new, but only after you give it an extra nudge...."not bad, once you get used to it!"
that shift paddle also...
07-12-24, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By maddog34

a $15 derailleur from Walmart... i'd guess it...

a $15 derailleur from Walmart... i'd guess it will kinda work with 4600 Tiagra shifters., but that it won't work for 10 sp. with 4700

i'll also guess that it will twist, bend, wear out, and break...
07-12-24, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,250
Posted By maddog34

this is no different than the backlash against...

this is no different than the backlash against motorized bikes... except it's quieter.

i used to watch a man fly past a shop i worked at, every day, about noon... he was HAULING!
the cops pulled...
07-12-24, 10:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 798
Posted By maddog34

try the disc... i use my pneumatic die grinder...

try the disc... i use my pneumatic die grinder tool with a 3" thin cutoff disc... wear a mask, tho.. CF dust.
work slowly and carefully.

the grit-covered hacksaw blades work well too..
07-11-24, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By maddog34

we're gonna need a seat tube O.D.... if it's a...

we're gonna need a seat tube O.D.... if it's a 31.8mm, then a FD-2203 will work, etc... it's a budget model, but meets the criteria.

search: "Road triple front derailleur 31.8 clamp bottom pull"...
07-11-24, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By maddog34

And a shorter trailer tongue is quicker to turn...

And a shorter trailer tongue is quicker to turn when backing up, making backing up more difficult
07-10-24, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By maddog34

the clamp "grabs onto" the Frame, not the post...

the clamp "grabs onto" the Frame, not the post itself. Many clamps have a shoulder that helps locate the Clamp on the frame without a hassle every time it's reclamped... that shoulder needs to be a...
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By maddog34

the decal on the frame claims a 54cm size... that...

the decal on the frame claims a 54cm size... that would be from the center of the BB to the top of the seat tube, i'd guess... the true measure is to measure from the center of the seat tube to the...
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By maddog34

it will be a fun ride... if you're 5'1" or...

it will be a fun ride... if you're 5'1" or shorter... !

looks to be in nice condition... $200 is a fair price. Check to make sure the Brake Tracks aren't worn out, and that the Wheel Bearings...
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By maddog34

Zeus Frames were sometimes made by a builder...

Zeus Frames were sometimes made by a builder named Razesa.
if built up by Zeus, they would be equipped with all Zeus Parts.
your bike has a mish-mash of decent parts that will need extensive...
07-08-24, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By maddog34

i picked up some clear car hood protector...

i picked up some clear car hood protector material from a car wrap/window tint place... it comes with an adhesive backing.. and it lasts indefinitely.
the guy gave me several trim pieces for free.....
07-08-24, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By maddog34

the ultrasonic cleaner machine had nothing to do...

the ultrasonic cleaner machine had nothing to do with that ugly mess.

simple green even dulls baked on factory gloss paint jobs... i quit using that crap after it dulled up several brand new...
07-06-24, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By maddog34

there are several far easier to use spoke length...

there are several far easier to use spoke length calculators online... many contain a database of a wide range of hubs, both front and rear... they have a similar large database of rims too.... i...
07-06-24, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By maddog34

-3 links, +3 links... if the chain is now sized...

-3 links, +3 links... if the chain is now sized correctly, it should remain the same length.

too short of a chain increases rolling friction and wear.
new gears should always be accompanied with...
07-05-24, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By maddog34

6-7-8 are the same size, and the quick links...

6-7-8 are the same size, and the quick links typically interchange between brands, In an Emergency ONLY.
9 speed is narrower outside, but fairly similar inside width.. the 9 sp. QL won't fit the...
07-05-24, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By maddog34

i just did. i just cut to the core of the issue. ...

i just did. i just cut to the core of the issue.

are you wondering if mixing chain sizes is a workable scenario? then ASK if it's a workable scenario.. it's not... even the quick links won't fit...
07-05-24, 08:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By maddog34

you will never "need a few links of chain(for get...

you will never "need a few links of chain(for get home repairs)" EVER.
carry a chain tool and a spare quick link, if you're that worried about breaking a chain.

better plan? replace your chains...
07-04-24, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By maddog34

i've worked in a high volume production machine...

i've worked in a high volume production machine shop... sadly, it is virtually impossible to stop every defect from being shipped... we shipped extra pieces as a courtesy... 240 fresh brass standoffs...
07-03-24, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By maddog34

contact your nearest or favorite Specialized...

contact your nearest or favorite Specialized Bicycle outlet... that's a Specialized post.
07-03-24, 04:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,334
Posted By maddog34

And if the non-bike "welder" Doesn't pass, they...

And if the non-bike "welder" Doesn't pass, they will blow a hole in your expensive collector-quality Reynolds 531 frame large enough to park a Smart Car in, then claim it must be "that stupid cheap...
07-03-24, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By maddog34

turn the low limit screw in one full turn from...

turn the low limit screw in one full turn from the "normal" limit position... Pull the cable tight by hand, clamp it in place.. return the low limit screw to the correct operating location.
still...
07-03-24, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By maddog34

the RD-M510.. they work wonderfully... available...

the RD-M510.. they work wonderfully... available in matte silver or satin black finishes.

i've installed a few dozen of them, and there's one on the workbench right now.
07-02-24, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 579
Posted By maddog34

IIRC, the RSX group was renamed to Sora.. other...

IIRC, the RSX group was renamed to Sora.. other than a few updating changes to cage shapes, they are the same in operation.

look at the numbers you see on the back side of the cage... if it ends...
07-01-24, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By maddog34

have you cleaned/inspected the jockey rollers...

have you cleaned/inspected the jockey rollers lately?
the upper rollers experience side-loading during shifts that end once the shift is completed...

i give pivot pins and jockey rollers an...
06-29-24, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By maddog34

the spring tensions change from model to model,...

the spring tensions change from model to model, with no direct correlation to the available swing distance.

case in point... the old MTB Front Ders with INSANELY Too Much spring tension, causing...
06-29-24, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By maddog34

next time, remove the removable handle before...

next time, remove the removable handle before going on a ride, and place it in your underseat stash pouch....;)
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