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10-13-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,999
Posted By FBinNY

The frame is never implicated in chain such...

The frame is never implicated in chain such issues, which are exclusively related to chain and sprocket factors.

However, new drivetrain virtually eliminates most of the common causes, save for a...
10-10-17, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,056
Posted By FBinNY

Longer nipples only benefit high volume producers...

Longer nipples only benefit high volume producers who want to hide the fact that the spokes are too short and don't reach fully into the heads.

Typically spokes have 10mm of thread, so if the...
07-20-17, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By FBinNY

The easy stuff first. It doesn't matter...

The easy stuff first.

It doesn't matter which foot you put down and which you start with. Just do what's easier and more natural for you. In your case, with one leg weaker, it makes perfectly...
03-22-17, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,945
Posted By FBinNY

I never use published dimensions for hubs,...

I never use published dimensions for hubs, trusting nobody but my own fingers to get this data.

However, I'm fairly certain that Shimano never altered the external dimensions of Dura Ace front...
05-19-16, 09:27 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,498
Posted By FBinNY

There's the law and there's general practice. ...

There's the law and there's general practice.

Under the law, you're only entitled to the cost of repairs or fair market value at the time of the loss -- the depreciated value -- whichever is...
04-26-16, 05:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,382
Posted By FBinNY

How a bike is packed makes a significant...

How a bike is packed makes a significant difference in shipping costs.

All major carriers use "dimensional weight" using a formula (volume in inches / 166 = #s...
03-23-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,757
Posted By FBinNY

I don't usually read EVERY post in a thread. I...

I don't usually read EVERY post in a thread. I do a quick scan, and sometimes miss stuff and end up repeating prior posts. Compost happens.
09-09-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,260
Posted By FBinNY

I know that there some who want to blame everyone...

I know that there some who want to blame everyone but the cyclist (and of course some who always blame the cyclist) But the hazard of turning vehicles is well known, and has been for a long time. ...
07-15-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,827
Posted By FBinNY

Gearing is like chain care, or wheel building,...

Gearing is like chain care, or wheel building, there's no one answer for everybody. For example I prefer touring with a triple usung a step and half separation in the middle and larger rings, with a...
06-23-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,878
Posted By FBinNY

You measure the distance between the pulleys. ...

You measure the distance between the pulleys. Shimano may have this dimension in their specs as "pulley distance" or cage length" or similar. In case it's not listed, short cages are typically 55mm...
06-22-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 19,290
Posted By FBinNY

IMO and FWIW, adding a penetrating grade of oil...

IMO and FWIW, adding a penetrating grade of oil now can't hurt and might even help. In my experience, including with wheels in Cozumel, MX which may have the most corrosive air in the world (near...
04-30-15, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,165
Posted By FBinNY

Like with just about anything the dose makes the...

Like with just about anything the dose makes the poison. If you worked in a CF factory and were cutting forks day in and day out, then there are serious health risks that need to be managed. But...
04-18-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,504
Posted By FBinNY

This is one of those "buy it if you want it" but...

This is one of those "buy it if you want it" but you probably don't need it. It's a matter of deciding what your objectives are and considering alternatives.

I've been building wheels for nearly...
04-18-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,504
Posted By FBinNY

While matching pitch can be an effective way to...

While matching pitch can be an effective way to compare spoke tensions within the same wheel, (or same flange) it's not reliable for measuring absolute tension since the pitch is a function of spoke...
03-01-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 24,683
Posted By FBinNY

FYI- roller clutches are VERY sensitive to...

FYI- roller clutches are VERY sensitive to greases and oils with too much film strength. The rollers can slip on the grease instead of turning and rolling up the ramps and wedging, as they're...
01-31-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,976
Posted By FBinNY

The case for double or triple front rings is...

The case for double or triple front rings is fairly simple. The bulk of the weight is already invested in the cassette and RD, so with all that in, leveraging it for wider gearing, with a 2nd ring...
01-12-15, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,451
Posted By FBinNY

Chasing can correct damaged threads, such as when...

Chasing can correct damaged threads, such as when there was some cross-threading. But it can't magically restore metal that's not there in a stripped thread. If it's truly stripped, such that it...
07-22-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,697
Posted By FBinNY

Don't use proofhide. It's designed to penetrate...

Don't use proofhide. It's designed to penetrate and soften leather, and can lead to the breakdown of the piston.


You don't need anything special, and aren't trying to grease or soften the...
05-16-14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,821
Posted By FBinNY

Sorry, this is a mechanic's forum, and you need...

Sorry, this is a mechanic's forum, and you need an electrician.

However based on your description, I suspect a bad contact in the lever, possibly due to some age related corrosion. I don't know...
11-30-13, 10:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,712
Posted By FBinNY

If anything Chain-L is stickier than T9. IMO,...

If anything Chain-L is stickier than T9. IMO, it's much stickier which is the point.

OTOH the long service life means you can wipe down the outside of the chain until it's almost dry, then...
07-06-13, 01:48 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 19,578
Posted By FBinNY

I don't know how it plays out with motorcycles,...

I don't know how it plays out with motorcycles, but try riding a bicycle 100 or more miles in an upright position, then tell me that this is more comfortable than the classic dropped bar position.
06-27-13, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,871
Posted By FBinNY

Strictly 3rh hand, but I see many threads...

Strictly 3rh hand, but I see many threads alluding to FSA crank loosening issues.

I would attribute this to spindle play, allowing the crank to rotate very slightly with respect to the spindle...
04-14-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,956
Posted By FBinNY

+1, the metric or ERTRO size tells the story. ...

+1, the metric or ERTRO size tells the story. your EA-3 tire is xx-590, mtn tires are xx-559, so you're looking at a difference in diameter of 41mm.
02-17-12, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,293
Posted By FBinNY

+1, Campy heads are a bit smaller. When I...

+1,

Campy heads are a bit smaller. When I ran Campy's east coast service center I had a steady volume of levers sent in with the old cable jammed into the cam. it was enough that I ended up...
10-02-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 18,347
Posted By FBinNY

Poor Shimano, when they do dumb things they get...

Poor Shimano, when they do dumb things they get called out.

Compare this to Campagnolo's providing paired brakes with the rear having less leverage and claiming it improves modulation, and helps...
09-04-11, 09:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,434
Posted By FBinNY

I stopped making those gauges 20 years ago or...

I stopped making those gauges 20 years ago or more. I can probably repair it so, send it to at

Kingsbridge Cycle
22 south 6th Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550.

No promises, but I'll fix it for...
01-21-11, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 30,764
Posted By FBinNY

The brake cables are obvious and you have the...

The brake cables are obvious and you have the basics. The gear wire is usually about as easy, but not always. Fold back the hood from the bottom about half way like rolling up shirtsleeves, to...
11-09-10, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 21,594
Posted By FBinNY

Sounds like you've either washed some grit into...

Sounds like you've either washed some grit into your chain, or possibly have a spot of rust. It's a common problem when folks wash chains but don't do a thorough job.

Before doing anything else...
08-02-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,298
Posted By FBinNY

It might be a replacement, but I don't think...

It might be a replacement, but I don't think it'll necessarily be an upgrade.

I'm still riding square taper for the simple reason that not one of my original cup & spindle bottom brackets ever...
07-30-10, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,352
Posted By FBinNY

I assume you have the axle out of the hub. If so...

I assume you have the axle out of the hub. If so it isn't necessary to remove the cone and you can complete the service leaving it as it is. if the issue is that the cone or axle needs to be...
03-20-10, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By FBinNY

If this is your bike, have it straightened, or...

If this is your bike, have it straightened, or continue to ride it as if the handling is OK

If it's one you're considering buying, take a pass. If a front end collision bent the fork, there's...
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