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11-03-23, 04:50 PM
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Posted By Leisesturm

12 mph is fast enough to get into trouble. I...

12 mph is fast enough to get into trouble. I don't agree that dual-pivot sidepulls are warranted for this bike, but, absolutely, a set of modern brake pads. A must. The o.p. very likely has bike...
11-02-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By e0richt

the "adjuster" is short for "barrel adjuster"...

the "adjuster" is short for "barrel adjuster" which allows one to tighten the cable so that you keep a good distance of brake pad to rim.
its a way of tightening the brakes without having to loosen...
10-25-23, 09:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,043
Posted By Jeff Neese

People have commented on the general crappiness...

People have commented on the general crappiness of those brakes, and while they may not be as good as most modern dual-pivot calipers, they're actually just fine. I have those on my Fuji. With...
10-25-23, 08:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,043
Posted By Iride01

OP, these two thing's might help you get going. ...

OP, these two thing's might help you get going.

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help?query=&area%5B%5D=48 I like the written articles better, but the videos are good too. They just are...
10-24-23, 07:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,043
Posted By smd4

Well, I won’t apologize for having high...

Well, I won’t apologize for having high standards, but we’ve all done the fix the way you’ve suggested. And know how the right tools just make the job easier. If you get the money I think you’d feel...
10-24-23, 06:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,043
Posted By choddo

The aluminium knurled cylinder which should have...

The aluminium knurled cylinder which should have the cable housing entering it but just has it sitting on top because it’s got ferrule on it, which from the above it should not have for this brake,...
10-24-23, 12:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,043
Posted By JohnDThompson

The lever is to open the calipers further to...

The lever is to open the calipers further to provide clearance when you need to remove the wheel; the threaded adjuster is to adjust cable tension without having to loosen the cable anchor, e.g. to...
10-24-23, 12:03 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By smd4

The Hozan Fourth Hand...

The Hozan Fourth Hand...
10-23-23, 11:51 PM
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Posted By maddog34

The CENTERING is set by holding the outer Cap nut...

The CENTERING is set by holding the outer Cap nut with a wrench, then holding the brake clamped on the rim, then loosen/tighten the nut on the other end of the brake mount/spindle.... or at least...
10-23-23, 04:49 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By Dictatokerr

Hey, I had the same issue with mine. I found...

Hey, I had the same issue with mine. I found pulling them in a bit and then tightening worked for me. If it's still tricky, maybe check the manual? Good luck!
10-23-23, 04:16 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By ARider2

This style of caliper brake and brake pad both...

This style of caliper brake and brake pad both tend to provide weak braking capacity even with brand new pads, cables and housing installed. I would replace pads, cables and housing and you may...
10-23-23, 02:47 PM
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Posted By maddog34

that's to prevent the caliper release from...

that's to prevent the caliper release from releasing on it's own... i've used a bread sack twist tie to do similar until a proper fix could be made...
10-23-23, 02:45 PM
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Posted By maddog34

actually, you "loosen" the barrel adjuster.... it...

actually, you "loosen" the barrel adjuster.... it appears to be as "Tight" as it can be.... it needs to be lefty-loosened to take up cable slack.
10-22-23, 06:45 PM
Replies: 53
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Posted By zandoval

Sometimes it takes some practice to get familiar...

Sometimes it takes some practice to get familiar with bicycle brake adjustment. These should be easy. Don't be afraid just dive in and git-er-done. I might add that fresh brake pads are very...
10-22-23, 06:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,043
Posted By macattack71

Normally you would tighten the barrel adjuster,...

Normally you would tighten the barrel adjuster, not sure what's going on with that one, and the zip-tie. The cable could be loosened, then tightened after taking up some slack in the cable by...
09-25-23, 07:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,475
Posted By choddo

So this bit is free to slide up & down? ...

So this bit is free to slide up & down?


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/744x982/img_8634_230ad8ddd9974dd9868c39c4c070c4ea7732916c.jpeg
09-25-23, 07:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,475
Posted By choddo

full suspension

full suspension
09-24-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,888
Posted By grumpus

"Tin plated brass" so you'll not get a lot of...

"Tin plated brass" so you'll not get a lot of clamping force before it threatens to strip - copper or aluminium cables deform which helps grip when they're clamped, steel not so much. Also you'd need...
09-21-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,888
Posted By RCMoeur

I completely understand this. For most of my...

I completely understand this. For most of my life, I didn't have much in the way of "excess cash", and even now that the inflow (for the moment) exceeds outlay, my penurious habits die hard. And...
09-21-23, 10:37 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,888
Posted By smd4

I'm not sure there's enough blood in my fingers...

I'm not sure there's enough blood in my fingers to play around with shredded cable ends.

Next question: Can I use the twist ties from a loaf of bread to secure my water bottle cages to the frame?
09-21-23, 10:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,888
Posted By dedhed

https://scion.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/api/colle...

https://scion.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/api/collection/p20044coll16/id/690/download
09-20-23, 10:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,888
Posted By kommisar

Sheldon Brown (or John Allen) says splicing a...

Sheldon Brown (or John Allen) says splicing a cable is easy and does not require any extra hardware:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/heroic-repairs.html

scroll down to the "splicing cables" section
09-20-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,475
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 and juntjoo you still haven't told us what...

+1 and juntjoo you still haven't told us what make and model your derailleur is. Kind of important to know to give specific instructions for setup such as how to route the cable at the clamp.
09-20-23, 04:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,475
Posted By smd4

The upper, higher screw is for the high gear, and...

The upper, higher screw is for the high gear, and the lower, bottom screw is for the low gear. That shouldn’t be too difficult to remember. The higher gear is the smaller, harder to pedal one. The...
09-20-23, 02:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,475
Posted By maddog34

:popcorn you are hurting your bike more than...

:popcorn
you are hurting your bike more than you are helping your bike.

DON'T BEND THE DERAILLEUR HANGER.. take it to a shop and have the DERAILLEUR HANGER STRAIGHTENED before you think you've...
09-20-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 75
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Posted By choddo

The B screw changes how the mech lines up...

The B screw changes how the mech lines up vertically. So that when it’s in the big cog like there, the chain coming off the top jockey wheel has just enough room to line up nicely onto the bottom of...
09-20-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,475
Posted By smd4

Cable puller is complete and unnecessary...

Cable puller is complete and unnecessary overkill. Pliers are fine; needle nose probably the easiest.
09-20-23, 09:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,475
Posted By Iride01

Oh, this might be a problem... Bike...

Oh, this might be a problem...



Bike frame? The part the RD is mounted on? If your RD hanger got bent, then you probably need to get that checked by a shop or get a derailleur hanger tool and...
09-20-23, 09:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,475
Posted By Black wallnut

What shifter and derailleur? Two screws adjust...

What shifter and derailleur? Two screws adjust limits. Once set they need to be left alone. Third screw is the "b" screw and is used to adjust the gap between the derailleur jockey wheel and the...
09-20-23, 09:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,888
Posted By pdlamb

If you're planning to use them for their intended...

If you're planning to use them for their intended purpose, forget soldering and go straight to welding.

But really, these things are not expensive. Get some tandem length shifter cables if that's...
09-19-23, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By RCMoeur

I think the original designers of twist shifters...

I think the original designers of twist shifters assumed that because the cable path had such gradual bends, there would never be a reason to replace the cable, as it should never break (downtube,...
04-25-23, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By mpetry912

nomadmax has given you some good advice. Suggest...

nomadmax has given you some good advice. Suggest you dismount the tire and re-mount it with the tube slightly inflated - just enough to hold shape so you don't get it pinched.

And yes make sure...
04-25-23, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By pdlamb

Once you're (re)trued the wheel, give it a spin...

Once you're (re)trued the wheel, give it a spin and watch the tire. Sometimes a tire has a bulge in it (bad tire, return it for a replacement), and sometimes you'll have a tire that's not mounted...
04-25-23, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By nomadmax

This guy is right on the money. ^^^^^^^

This guy is right on the money. ^^^^^^^
04-25-23, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By masi61

No this is not common. 50 psi might be a bit too...

No this is not common. 50 psi might be a bit too low so certainly re-check if the condition goes away with them inflated more. But before you do that, I would ask about the tire install: did you...
04-25-23, 05:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By soyabean

50psi is definitely underinflated for a 27" tire,...

50psi is definitely underinflated for a 27" tire, and you have to have a true wheel first before you figure out anything after.

True the wheel, go at least 80psi in there, then come back here and...
04-24-23, 12:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By FBinNY

With any kind of luck ammonia might help. Remove...

With any kind of luck ammonia might help. Remove the seat post and pour a few oz. down the seat tube to fill the BB shell. Wait 24-48 hours then try your luck.

Otherwise, pressing accross is...
04-23-23, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By Crankycrank

This may help. Cannondale Eccentric Bottom...

This may help. Cannondale Eccentric Bottom Brackets are horrible, here's what you need to know. - YouTube
01-24-23, 04:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,998
Posted By shrtdstncrdr

There are a Lot of good ideas here. Up 'til now...

There are a Lot of good ideas here. Up 'til now I've been using a very large safety pin. I pull my pant leg tight at the ankle, fold the excess over towards the back, and put in the safety pin just...
01-21-23, 08:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,998
Posted By RChung

I used to do that. Seven years ago I woke in an...

I used to do that. Seven years ago I woke in an ambulance on the way to the ER with broken bones in my face and a partially flattened helmet, plus various other incidental injuries. I couldn't...
01-19-23, 03:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,998
Posted By Lombard

Please don't post any pics. :rolleyes:

Please don't post any pics. :rolleyes:
01-18-23, 09:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,998
Posted By Camilo

They still sell them. I got some last year, can't...

They still sell them. I got some last year, can't remember where. I now have 4. Why? I don't know. They certainly aren't as fool-proof or convenient as simple velcro straps. But I usually just do the...
01-11-23, 07:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 900
Posted By grumpus

Worn chain and/or worn cassette is the usual...

Worn chain and/or worn cassette is the usual reason for this. Or you might have a stiff chain link - check that each link will flex without sticking.
Freewheel or cassette depending on which you...
01-09-23, 01:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 900
Posted By JohnDThompson

No, there are a couple issues that make it...

No, there are a couple issues that make it problematic. First, your frame has an integral derailleur hanger that will interfere with any claw-mount; you'd need to chop off the integral hanger....
01-09-23, 12:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 900
Posted By veganbikes

I would try and clean up that rust it is not good...

I would try and clean up that rust it is not good nor safe and it will make a poorly performing bike even worse. Lubricate your bikes and they have a potential to last longer
01-09-23, 12:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 900
Posted By veganbikes

Not a special derailleur, a pretty standard...

Not a special derailleur, a pretty standard derailleur that everyone else is using aside from really bottom end bikes typically older low end which your shown derailleur is built for.

I didn't...
01-08-23, 11:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 900
Posted By Jeff Wills

And it's hard to tell from the photo, but it...

And it's hard to tell from the photo, but it looks like it's been spread open, likely by a derailleur getting caught in the spokes. It's fixable but not easily. I'd try to fix it, but then I'm not...
01-08-23, 11:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 900
Posted By urbanknight

Horizontal means the wheel loads from the front...

Horizontal means the wheel loads from the front or back. Vertical dropout means the wheel loads from the bottom. Your picture shows a vertical dropout.
01-08-23, 10:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 900
Posted By dedhed

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​​​​​​https://youtu.be/rCkQdyud85Q
01-08-23, 10:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 900
Posted By squirtdad

No, claw mount would only work with a horizontal...

No, claw mount would only work with a horizontal drop out not a vertical drop out.

Claw mounts currently are only on low end cheap bikes (40 years ago they were more common and higher quality...
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