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07-29-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF it's a 14-28, there's a good chance it's a...

IF it's a 14-28, there's a good chance it's a FREE WHEEL and NOT a cassette.
You need a 7 speed Shimano compatible "cog device" with a smallest cog smaller than what you have.
Freewheel or...
07-24-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Instead of taking a chance to break it while...

Instead of taking a chance to break it while "driving it home", I seat it first and then drive the metal cup home.
Pity the person that tries to remove the NDS cup first. For that reason, I always...
07-24-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Bill Kapaun

With the PO applied, tap the cog with a small box...

With the PO applied, tap the cog with a small box wrench or similar.
You want to "ring" it so the vibes help suck in the oil by capillary action.
No whacking hard!

Are you trying to orient the...
07-20-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is this a cup & cone BB? Removing the NDS cup &...

Is this a cup & cone BB?
Removing the NDS cup & spindle is the way to go if that's the case.
I use Liquid Wrench in a can.
Non aerosol, so I can fill a small hypodermic syringe and squirt a bit on...
07-20-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 410
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I don't see any evidence of you using any...

I don't see any evidence of you using any penetrating oil.
Get a GOOD one. WD-40 isn't.
07-16-21, 02:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This is the mechanics forum You are judged ...

This is the mechanics forum
You are judged
Ignore list
07-14-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Maybe a bit of tedious filing with a small...

Maybe a bit of tedious filing with a small triangular (or whatever else works) file and make the lock ring fit the FR 5.2?
Sounds like it's going to be a destructive removal eventually, but maybe...
07-13-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm just curious how a poster with one post can...

I'm just curious how a poster with one post can refer to their previous post?
07-12-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 503
Posted By Bill Kapaun

What's piece of mind worth?

What's piece of mind worth?
07-12-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 367
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You'll need to remove 5mm of spacing on the NDS....

You'll need to remove 5mm of spacing on the NDS. (Actually, I'd remove about 3mm and force the DO's 2mm)
IF QR, you need to cut off 5mm off the axle so the ends don't protrude beyond the DO's.
...
07-08-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Peace of mind beats increasing paranoia the...

Peace of mind beats increasing paranoia the further you get from home.
07-06-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A shot gun bore brush chucked in a drill...

A shot gun bore brush chucked in a drill motor.....
07-05-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Bill Kapaun

There's far less expensive solvents. Your call.

There's far less expensive solvents.
Your call.
07-02-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 748
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The fact yo went to a 46T from 50T means the FDER...

The fact yo went to a 46T from 50T means the FDER is going to have to sit noticeably higher than normal above the big ring.
You can't lower it to match the 46T because it'll interfere against the...
06-29-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Best for what? Money no object? Do what works...

Best for what?
Money no object?
Do what works for you, not other people.
Personally, I like 3X9, but you can be a lemming and go 1X and lose a lot of gearing versatility.
06-24-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Why do people assume RIMS are that perfect? ...

Why do people assume RIMS are that perfect?
I've seen 1mm variation from "bead" to bead" on cheap, NEW rims. Often with most the variation off to one side or the other.
You can often get an idea by...
06-21-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It sounds like the rings are simply spaced too...

It sounds like the rings are simply spaced too wide for 8 speed.
Back then, that crank used a wider chain and most likely, friction shifting. Much less fussy then newer stuff.

Without other...
06-21-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 609
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Crank was designed for how many rear cogs? FDER...

Crank was designed for how many rear cogs?
FDER designed for how many "speeds"?
Chain width? (speeds)
06-20-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Turn the barrel adjuster on the RDER a click or 3...

Turn the barrel adjuster on the RDER a click or 3 CCW. Keep track so you can go back.
Too far and it won't upshift to the smaller cog.
06-16-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I found a 6 AND 7 speed version of the CT-90 with...

I found a 6 AND 7 speed version of the CT-90 with docs attached.
I'll let you ponder the different part numbers:)
06-15-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Look at the fixed cup of the BB. French is 35mm...

Look at the fixed cup of the BB.
French is 35mm x 1mm and RH threading.
BSA is 1.375" x 24 TPI and is LH threaded.

IF French, it can be a real PITA can of worms with the odd threading. Else,...
06-14-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Most likely NOT- The FH bodies from that era...

Most likely NOT-
The FH bodies from that era have a different spline arrangement in regards to hub attachment.
Look at the 2 pdf's I've attached (couldn't find your specific model) and see if your...
06-11-21, 02:39 PM
06-11-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By Bill Kapaun

When using the glue, make sure you squeeze a bit...

When using the glue, make sure you squeeze a bit of glue out and then put the cap on the tube.
An air bubble will cause the glue to dry before its time. Better to waste a couple drops of glue than...
06-10-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Get a patch kit-...

Get a patch kit-...
06-09-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Not going to try to count the teeth from your...

Not going to try to count the teeth from your pic, but are you exceeding the MAX cog size for that RDER? Typically, "road" RDER's max out around 28T, although you "MIGHT" be able to get a couple more...
06-08-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This would be my choice for a solid, lower cost,...

This would be my choice for a solid, lower cost, meat & potatoes rim.
https://www.treefortbikes.com/Sun-Ringle-Rhyno-Lite-Rim-29er-700c
How many spokes?
06-08-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Typically, they tend to show more wear than...

Typically, they tend to show more wear than actual.
Mine show's .25% on a new chain.
I use a tape measure and check a 3' section. I use the 1" & 37" marks to avoid an often inaccurate "hook end".
...
06-06-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Thread "treatment" shouldn't be white & powdery. ...

Thread "treatment" shouldn't be white & powdery.
IF this is, it's corrosion from a steel bolt into an aluminum caliper.
06-05-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 751
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Often, people simply replace both. Sometimes...

Often, people simply replace both.
Sometimes they simply replace the rear and do both the next time.
Moving the front to the rear pretty much boils down to "are you willing to expend the effort"...
06-04-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I know that makes life much easier, but this is a...

I know that makes life much easier, but this is a budget build.
However, I'd buy new nipples and wire brush the spoke threads thoroughly to regain some of the "feel" new spokes & nipples provide....
06-04-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 495
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Either you didn't have the chain on ANY ring, or...

Either you didn't have the chain on ANY ring, or it's too long.
Here's a pic of my Altus in Small:Small. I have the chain sized a bit long so I can go to a slightly larger cog if I want. (I change...
06-02-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm not up on anything but sq. taper, so be...

I'm not up on anything but sq. taper, so be warned-
"The BB shell is 68 mm"
That infers stand BSA threading?
I would have gotten a Sq. taper crank and extra long BB.
Maybe something that spec's a...
06-01-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 981
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Take a micrometer and measure the brake track...

Take a micrometer and measure the brake track thickness.

I'd probably disassemble both wheels and compare the bare rims for trueness.
The straighter the rim, the easier the build.
06-01-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,339
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This forum is full of posters that screw up most...

This forum is full of posters that screw up most anything.
05-30-21, 11:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Definitely NOT on >8 speed. Some might make a...

Definitely NOT on >8 speed. Some might make a case not >7 speed.
Quik Links save so much hassle.
05-30-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Maybe you shouldn't eliminate that either. I'd...

Maybe you shouldn't eliminate that either. I'd back off the L screw 1 Turn and see if the situation improves. You can always set it back to where it was.
Best to go to the PARK Tool site & start...
05-28-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,944
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Look at the other threads they started. Only...

Look at the other threads they started.
Only wants to listen to those that agree with them and ignores good advice even though they they don't apparently have the knowledge to tell the difference....
05-28-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,944
Posted By Bill Kapaun

How are you going to mount the calipers? You...

How are you going to mount the calipers?
You need the proper frame/fork.
05-28-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Max number of crosses is INTEGER(#spokes/9), so a...

Max number of crosses is INTEGER(#spokes/9), so a 3X is typically OK on a 28 but barely. Large hubs and/or small rims would probably be an issue though.
05-25-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Typically, the bearing balls for the front are...

Typically, the bearing balls for the front are 3/16" & rear are 1/4".
Cones AND races are radiused for a specific size ball.
Maybe somebody kludged something together to sell to an unsuspecting...
05-23-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 603
Posted By Bill Kapaun

No. I swapped the 44T ring for a 36T on my...

No.
I swapped the 44T ring for a 36T on my hybrid, making it a 22-32-36.
I have the FDER set as low as it will go to clear the middle ring or NOT HANG UP.
...
05-23-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 603
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Sounds like you have the FDER mounted too low to...

Sounds like you have the FDER mounted too low to clear the middle ring.
05-14-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,157
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Cleaning a bike chain is part of the funeral...

Cleaning a bike chain is part of the funeral service my rags get before buried in the trash.
How environmentally friendly are your multiple attempts at reviving a dead horse?
05-11-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Bill Kapaun

630mm aka 27" is 8mm larger than a 622mm rim at...

630mm aka 27" is 8mm larger than a 622mm rim at the Bead Seat Diameter. BSD.
Buy tires with the correct BSD. The other dimensions are just how fat or skinny.
05-10-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is there a compelling reason to switch? You...

Is there a compelling reason to switch?
You throw in FDER adjustments/potential problems with the change in ring size & difference in #teeth between the 2.
IF you need lower gears, get a 9 speed...
05-09-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Loose balls will require 11 per side. 1/4".

Loose balls will require 11 per side.
1/4".
05-05-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By Bill Kapaun

These are rear hubs, but the idea is the same. ...

These are rear hubs, but the idea is the same.
The spoke holes on the opposite side of the hub are offset.
IF you are working CCW around the rim, the 2nd set has to be in the opposite hole that is...
05-05-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I can't imagine a wheel getting knocked out of...

I can't imagine a wheel getting knocked out of true from something so minor IF the spoke tensions were as even as they should be.
Maybe someday your friend will build a good wheel?

ALL the spokes...
04-27-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 396
Posted By Bill Kapaun

They can, but your tire obviously has...

They can, but your tire obviously has "rot".
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