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01-27-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 284
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agree whole heartedly that the description mimics...

Agree whole heartedly that the description mimics what a cable friction issue causes. BTW given the road rash on the der I would also do a hanger alignment check too. Andy
01-16-23, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 548
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The tool does tend to break. Sometimes even when...

The tool does tend to break. Sometimes even when you're "pretty careful".
I'd recommend hosing down the important spot with a "real" penetrating oil vs WD-40 or similar.

You need to clamp the...
01-15-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 237
Posted By Crankycrank

My experience with Slime tubes is that they...

My experience with Slime tubes is that they aren't all that reliable at sealing punctures and are a complete PITA to patch as the Slime has to be completely cleaned off and any Slime seeping out will...
12-04-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By todd92371

Thanks guys! Just finished it and works great.

Thanks guys! Just finished it and works great.
12-04-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,963
Posted By FBinNY

Couldn't tell. When I'm posting from the cell...

Couldn't tell. When I'm posting from the cell phone, I don't see things like emojis. Therefore I read your post in the context of your prior posts about skewer strength.
12-04-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,963
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If it fits through the hollow axle and clamps,...

If it fits through the hollow axle and clamps, don't worry about it.
12-03-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 276
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Not about the specific question but might be a...

Not about the specific question but might be a factor anyway- As one raises the upper body weight shifts to the rider's butt. Often one finds that the narrow drop bar saddle to no longer support the...
12-02-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 484
Posted By dedhed

Tiagra 4700 10 speed shifter uses 11 speed pull...

Tiagra 4700 10 speed shifter uses 11 speed pull ratio over 10 speeds and your RD doesn't.

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11-28-22, 01:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 864
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't want to guess I would just want to use...

I wouldn't want to guess I would just want to use a pair of vernier calipers and measure things and confirm before I start buying things. If you have to hammer in a seatpost that is usually a good...
11-26-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By Nyah

Here's the story and the components that people...

Here's the story and the components that people are asking about:
I got the frameset new and added all the parts (everything new, except for crankset and some unrelated parts). Everything went well...
11-25-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,487
Posted By sweeks

I stand corrected; here's the most recent...

I stand corrected; here's the most recent information I could find: 2022 (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36234403/).
My source was ~20 years old. One take-away here is that nanoparticles of...
11-24-22, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,351
Posted By Guerc

Well, good information has no expiration date. ...

Well, good information has no expiration date. This thread answered my current question perfectly.

The original question was posed 18 years ago, answered 8 years ago, and still relevant today.
11-23-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,011
Posted By BBB_Adrift

Some excellent analysis and deduction in...

Some excellent analysis and deduction in evidence, Sir. However you do fall short in one aspect because you fail to take into consideration that I might be Anglophone but expatriated. This is...
11-23-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By veganbikes

So you don't hit your knuckles on exposed...

So you don't hit your knuckles on exposed chainring. If you leave it in a smaller ring you can just bang right into them as careful as people think they are I have seen enough mechanics and people...
11-20-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By FBinNY

Yes. Larger balls push the cones out, so if you...

Yes. Larger balls push the cones out, so if you use all the original parts, the OLD will be greater than before
11-20-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 515
Posted By Schweinhund

You've had the hub apart? You changed the balls...

You've had the hub apart? You changed the balls out? If you don't mind taking it back apart (no big deal) you can take the cone you removed from the axle and see if it seats into the bearings...
11-18-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 627
Posted By djb

Ya, I always use an awl to go over the cut area,...

Ya, I always use an awl to go over the cut area, sometimes its not really needed, but I do it anyway.
I've also had to get a file and file off a bit of the coiled metal that just is in the way a...
11-16-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By alcjphil

The fork in the picture needs a crown race so...

The fork in the picture needs a crown race so that the bearing will fit properly
11-15-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 609
Posted By Iride01

Yeah, I'm a little more grouchy this morning. ...

Yeah, I'm a little more grouchy this morning. And I realize that. You should see some of the replies I've written and wisely not hit the Submit Reply button!
11-14-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Many of the removable (thus threaded into a...

Many of the removable (thus threaded into a welded on base) brake boss use a thread locking compound to add extra insurance from a boss loosening from its base. Andy
11-14-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By Iride01

Snug it down. If it loosens up, then tighten a...

Snug it down. If it loosens up, then tighten a tad more next time. Rinse and repeat as needed.
11-11-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 643
Posted By Chuck M

For thicker shims, vacuum cleaner belts cut to...

For thicker shims, vacuum cleaner belts cut to length are good.
11-10-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 499
Posted By redshift1

Car and motorcycle practice is to absolutely...

Car and motorcycle practice is to absolutely never do this. In these cases, taper often wears into the pads and so placing partially worn pads into a different caliper under possibly different load...
11-10-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By gugie

I've replaced several steerers in the past few...

I've replaced several steerers in the past few years. If the steerer is high tensile steel, I can drill, file, and sand out the steerer bits from the fork crown. If not I cut off the steerer just...
11-09-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,046
Posted By Imaginos

OP here. My new bikes are not tubeless ready.I...

OP here. My new bikes are not tubeless ready.I fixed the front flat today,paying attention to all things mentioned here and found the source of the flat,a tiny piece of wire about 1/4” long,most...
11-09-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 825
Posted By Nanomite

Yeah they shipped it today.... I even offered...

Yeah they shipped it today.... I even offered them to send a USPS label but they said no need.. $8 shipping to an APO
11-01-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,683
Posted By tcs

If you have the talent, I say go for it. ...

If you have the talent, I say go for it.

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I think...
10-31-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By Iride01

I've never intentionally used thread locker on a...

I've never intentionally used thread locker on a bicycle. Nor have I ever replaced any existing thread locker if I ever removed and cleaned the nut or bolt that may have had some on them.

If you...
10-31-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Lombard

Damn! What are you trying to do, deprive BF from...

Damn! What are you trying to do, deprive BF from getting their ad revenue? Troublemaker! :roflmao:
10-30-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By dedhed

​​​​​​https://www.ebay.com/itm/364028181092?hash=i...

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10-30-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By icemilkcoffee

You can drip some lubricating oil into the...

You can drip some lubricating oil into the freehub without opening it. You can hear and feel the difference once you do that
10-28-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,386
Posted By Dave Mayer

Our local Co-op has a tray with several dozen 10...

Our local Co-op has a tray with several dozen 10 x 1 x 145mm threaded rear hub axles. When I require something shorter, I take one of these ($2) parts and with a (metal) hacksaw blade cut them down...
10-26-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Rolla

No issues, but unless you have a guide for the...

No issues, but unless you have a guide for the saw it‘s hard to cut it straight. I use a rotary pipe cutter.

And you might be surprised at how easy it is to take off too much. Start with a...
10-23-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By JohnDThompson

Looks like a Roto bottom bracket shell. These...

Looks like a Roto bottom bracket shell. These date back to the time before under-the-shell cable routing became popular. There are braze-on cable guides to route the cables above the shell, but these...
10-11-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,229
Posted By gearbasher

Chain "stretch".

Chain "stretch".
09-21-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,429
Posted By Trakhak

I dimly remember from my bike shop mechanic days...

I dimly remember from my bike shop mechanic days wedging the wide blade of a big flat-blade screwdriver against one face of a pedal's adjustable cone to keep it from turning while I was tightening...
08-15-22, 01:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,468
Posted By SurferRosa

I would guess the o.l.d. is 120mm. He says...

I would guess the o.l.d. is 120mm.

He says it's a '70s Schwinn "ten-speed," and he shows a photo of a 5-speed freewheel. A 130mm axle would allow 5mm outside the locknut in each dropout, which is...
08-07-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By Hondo6

Finding the leak in the old tube is usually easy...

Finding the leak in the old tube is usually easy - just remove the old tube and inflate it somewhat with your frame pump, then look/feel to see where it's leaking. I've always been able to find such...
08-06-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By Kai Winters

Slime tubes suck ! Just had to replace one in...

Slime tubes suck !
Just had to replace one in the shop...freakin' green goo all over the inside of the tire and of course I had to clean it out to do the repair/replacement correctly...ick what a...
12-02-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,354
Posted By prj71

Don't people use google to search anymore? ...

Don't people use google to search anymore?

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=bike+cable+frame+grommets

Or how about Amazon?
...
12-01-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,216
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

What's the reason to pick that grease? It's what...

What's the reason to pick that grease? It's what you have on hand? It's what you read was magic:)?

Unless the riding is going to be in conditions on the edges of the weather bell curve most...
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