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09-23-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 241
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And with a last name like you have we should heed...

And with a last name like you have we should heed your machining advise:) Andy
09-16-22, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By Bike Gremlin

This. Depending on the cost of your front...

This.

Depending on the cost of your front chainring/cranks (and the rear chainring), and other factors, your optimal choice may vary.

Some options:

A) Replacing in time
Replacing the chain...
09-16-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I use a 3' tape measure using the 1" & 37" marks...

I use a 3' tape measure using the 1" & 37" marks to avoid an error from the "hook".
It's short enough to avoid "parallax" and you get 3X the resolution. A 4' section is too long for me to make sure...
09-16-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 385
Posted By easyupbug

Were we astronomers parallax would be important...

Were we astronomers parallax would be important but as cyclists a 12" steel rule works well.
09-13-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
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.
09-10-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 223
Posted By Joeymckay

Gents I have solved the problem and I am ashamed...

Gents I have solved the problem and I am ashamed to say but I had them on backwards hahaha. Thanks again for help but it was just my ignorance in the end
09-09-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By Hondo6

Alternatively, I believe the OP could create a...

Alternatively, I believe the OP could create a personal album on BF and upload his photos to that - then ask for a photo assist from another BF member.

To the OP: yes, some of the commenters here...
09-08-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,680
Posted By _ForceD_

Im not familiar with the seat post system in the...

Im not familiar with the seat post system in the OP. But if the binder has more than one boltI think you have to make sure they are both torqued sufficiently AND EVENLY. My CF Specialized Venge has...
09-05-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By louky

Thanks to everyone! I was confused by some...

Thanks to everyone! I was confused by some previous posts where the poster bought the FR-7 and it was still too large. Apparently, there must have been an older Falcon hub that had a smaller...
09-04-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Only $14 ...

Only $14
https://www.parktool.com/en-us/product/scissors-szr-1?category=General+Shop+Tools
09-03-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,028
Posted By smd4

Man, no one spotted the easiest tell: look at the...

Man, no one spotted the easiest tell: look at the bottom serifs on the numeral 1 in each 10.
08-31-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I think so, especially when one is plodding...

I think so, especially when one is plodding uphill? 20 degrees is quite a bit.

Let me also be the first to point out that going from 18T to 36T freehub doubles the frequency of the angry swarm of...
08-30-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By Hondo6

^^^This. Per the late Sheldon Brown's online...

^^^This.

Per the late Sheldon Brown's online gear calculator (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html), a bike with a 50T front sprocket, an 11T rear sprocket, and 700c x 25 tires rolls...
08-29-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 449
Posted By 79pmooney

Good find! Now oil/grease that QR clamp. Drip...

Good find! Now oil/grease that QR clamp. Drip oil into the lever and skewer exits or disassemble, grease and assemble. QRs need the same lube and love as all the rest of the moving parts on a bike...
08-29-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 449
Posted By koala logs

Good news. I eliminated all the noise! You...

Good news. I eliminated all the noise!

You won't believe the solution: I loosened the QR skewer of the rear wheel by 1/8th of a turn! :foo::foo:

How I diagnosed the problem?

Yesterday, I...
08-29-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By HillRider

+1 Either grind or file off the excess length or...

+1 Either grind or file off the excess length or install spacer washers between the pedal threads and the outside faces of the crank arms.
08-28-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 524
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, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 449
Posted By icemilkcoffee

It might not be the BB. It could also be the...

It might not be the BB. It could also be the pedals or the chain rings.
But in general you can ride a squeeky bike to the end of the time.
08-24-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 239
Posted By smd4

I guess Im sort of a tool junkie. I like being...

I guess Im sort of a tool junkie. I like being able to do almost everything on my bike. Id never heard of Cyclus until I found these alignment tools, and was impressed by the price. Even more...
08-21-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,069
Posted By guy153

I reuse them, seems to be OK. 10 speed is the...

I reuse them, seems to be OK. 10 speed is the newest fangled on any of my bikes though. The 9 speed ones you were officially allowed to reuse.
08-21-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By HillRider

Not usually unless your riding is in very wet and...

Not usually unless your riding is in very wet and abrasive conditions such as heavy duty mountain biking. Typically chainrings outlast several chains and cassettes. I have well over 30,000 miles on...
08-20-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 585
Posted By StanSeven

I cleaned up the thread. Let’s stop with the...

I cleaned up the thread. Let’s stop with the personal attacks.
08-15-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By Chuck M

You are probably going to get anything but simple...

You are probably going to get anything but simple answers.
08-13-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 348
Posted By bwilli88

This is one place I can recommend a Dremel tool. ...

This is one place I can recommend a Dremel tool. Take it and soften the edge of the tool handle then use plasti-plasti-dip.
08-12-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 701
Posted By squirtdad

A good repair stand is the best tool decision I...

A good repair stand is the best tool decision I have made over the years. Mine in an older park P....someting 10, it folds, is is super stable for any maintenance that you can do.

big fan of...
07-30-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By wesmamyke

I think the FSA stuff is the "good" stuff,...

I think the FSA stuff is the "good" stuff, essentially repackaged Tacx brand carbon grease. It's more rubbery than sandy in texture and tends to hold much better. Pretty much every other brand is...
07-30-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By base2

...And install the axle nut to hold the tool in...

...And install the axle nut to hold the tool in place.
07-30-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Crankycrank

Oval was bought out by ASI over 10 yrs ago. Here...

Oval was bought out by ASI over 10 yrs ago. Here is their website and I would try contacting them for help. Home (advancedsports.com) (https://www.advancedsports.com/home/#gallery)
07-29-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By veganbikes

If Fuji still is around you might just contact...

If Fuji still is around you might just contact them to find out. I mean pictures are handy and might help a little but I bet Fuji would be the best source.
07-27-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 905
Posted By bchains

As promised, Shimano sent me a new derailleur,...

As promised, Shimano sent me a new derailleur, cable, and chain - that's customer support! Given the lame rules of the forum I can't post a picture since I haven't done 10 posts so unfortunately the...
07-26-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By masi61

Update - I found out why my Dura Ace 7800 rear...

Update - I found out why my Dura Ace 7800 rear shifting was so inconsistent - the inner wire was slowly snapping off. It finally broke off the other day when I had it in the stand and was doing bike...
07-23-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By dsbrantjr

Or help someone else and rack up karmic points.

Or help someone else and rack up karmic points.
07-17-22, 03:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By jccaclimber

The BB cups/shell are probably one of the less...

The BB cups/shell are probably one of the less torque critical joints on a bike. Id be much more worried about the fasteners securing the crank arm. That said, using the proper tool and process...
07-10-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 272
Posted By dmark

T/A and Stronglight are different; I think all...

T/A and Stronglight are different; I think all others are 22.
PS: make sure the washer is out before threading puller in. (don't ask how I know)
07-09-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By dedhed

​​​​​​https://bikesmithdesign.com/Short_Cranks/faq...

​​​​​​https://bikesmithdesign.com/Short_Cranks/faqs.html
07-03-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 23,738
Posted By Chuck M

A zombie thread about chain cleaning and lube. ...

A zombie thread about chain cleaning and lube. This may be good. :popcorn
06-29-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By dedhed

I use a single edge razor blade to trim ribs.Way...

I use a single edge razor blade to trim ribs.Way faster than sanding them down
06-29-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I am not. Since we are both in Southern...

I am not.

Since we are both in Southern California, you can have my Pirelli RoadTube 700 x 23C-30C (60 mm stem); I even marked where the pinhole is.
06-29-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By Crankycrank

So many ribs like that are, of course, a royal...

So many ribs like that are, of course, a royal PITA but if you want to try, just fold the tire so the rib is on the edge of the fold and sand away at the area needed. Much easier and faster than...
06-25-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Hondo6

Thanks for posting the final outcome/resolution....

Thanks for posting the final outcome/resolution. All too often that never happens.
06-24-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Gummomarx

Mission accomplished, thanks to a combination of...

Mission accomplished, thanks to a combination of methods offered here and other forums:

The new pulley bolt arrived today. I removed the bottom pulley and with the chain on the smallest sprocket,...
06-22-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 677
Posted By HelpSingularity

I'm with 3alarmer, I now only use chains with the...

I'm with 3alarmer, I now only use chains with the quick-link, KMC and SRAM. It is practically idiot proof, and I should know. :lol:
06-14-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 905
Posted By bchains

Well guys, just to close the loop on this I...

Well guys, just to close the loop on this I emailed Shimano customer service and sent very close up photos of the derailleur. They responded:

"After reviewing your case with our QA team we have...
06-11-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By SoSmellyAir

To be fair, most Shimano chains now also come...

To be fair, most Shimano chains now also come with a Quick Link, including the one I linked above.
06-07-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By Dave Mayer

A cassette that goes to 36 teeth exceeds the...

A cassette that goes to 36 teeth exceeds the capacity of your 105 rear derailleur. If you have the older 105 (5800 long cage) unit, the maximum rated capacity is 32t. If you have the newer 7000...
06-07-22, 04:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By dsbrantjr

How did you determine this wear? If you used one...

How did you determine this wear? If you used one of those chain checkers you may be getting a pessimistic reading. Try measuring the chain with a good steel rule, instead.
It is also possible...
06-03-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By Iride01

I did the gasoline thing too when young and...

I did the gasoline thing too when young and stupid. Up until the day I was cleaning some parts in gasoline out at the front of the garage. The invisible fumes of the gasoline on that calm day...
06-03-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 861
Posted By ThermionicScott

These threads never reach their full potential...

These threads never reach their full potential until someone mentions that they use gasoline. :lol:
06-01-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Chris Bamford

And I seriously think you are right! Mission...

And I seriously think you are right!

Mission accomplished. Thanks to all who contributed much appreciated.

...
06-01-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 821
Posted By dsbrantjr

The inner cables are different and, crucially,...

The inner cables are different and, crucially, the housings are of very different construction, shift housing being substantially weaker. Never use shift cable or housing for brake systems, ever.
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