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03-04-24, 05:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 485
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I've just been bequeathed an Ebike with Shimano...

I've just been bequeathed an Ebike with Shimano BR-MT200 disc brakes. Low end.
$30 to replace the entire front system makes one wonder if they should just skip maintenance and replace (upgrade?) the...
02-29-24, 02:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 600
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Depends on the rim. Just run a caliper from...

Depends on the rim.
Just run a caliper from brake track to brake track on a cheap rim and you can easily see +/- 0.5mm and not always symmetrical. That can drive you nuts if you only have a "one...
02-27-24, 05:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,392
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Get a REMA patch kit. It's far superior than...

Get a REMA patch kit.
It's far superior than DIY methods.
With their feathered edges, you can overlap patches no problem. You can't do that with "rubber bricks".

I don't like stick on patches....
02-26-24, 11:41 PM
02-22-24, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By Bill Kapaun

My personal max (a bit conservative) is 2.2X the...

My personal max (a bit conservative) is 2.2X the internal width. (which means your tire width should be perfectly fine, rim wise.
My absolute minimum? I want the tire to "bulge out" at least 1 mm...
02-22-24, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Bill Kapaun

https://www.onlineconversion.com/

https://www.onlineconversion.com/
02-19-24, 02:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,505
Posted By Bill Kapaun

10 speed Freewheel? I doubt it! What's your...

10 speed Freewheel? I doubt it!
What's your budget?
What's the OAL?
Maybe you should help the people that ARE trying to help you instead of acting like a spoiled brat and responding to those that...
02-17-24, 08:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That sounds like a 126mm spaced FH-1050. ...

That sounds like a 126mm spaced FH-1050.
Typically, HB is a front hub and would use a 9mmx1mmx111 axle, NOT a 10mmx1mmx137.

Usually, you can just add 11mm to the OLD to determine axle length for...
02-15-24, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Try this for aday or 2. When making that shift,...

Try this for aday or 2.
When making that shift, just ease the lever up and then slowly let it back down on the "detent".
IF it holds that way, it would still indicate a "guminess" problem.
Just...
02-14-24, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Flushing shifters is about the only thing I use...

Flushing shifters is about the only thing I use WD-40 for.
Old grease and colder temps to thicken it more....
02-13-24, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Turn it slowly with caution. If it's an "odd"...

Turn it slowly with caution.
If it's an "odd" threading, it should tighten up quickly. Don't force.
A malformed thread will tend to resist the same for a turn or 2 and then might even seem to ease...
02-13-24, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Bearings should be 1/4". 11 per side if you...

Bearings should be 1/4".
11 per side if you don't use the retainers. Most of us don't, since grease will hold the bearings in place for reassembly.
Some retainers will reduce the ball count to 7...
02-11-24, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Do you have a "threaded fasteners" store in your...

Do you have a "threaded fasteners" store in your locale? Possibly a more "complete" auto parts store or larger box store hardware dept?
It should be Metric. 1mm is about .040", so if it looks to be...
02-11-24, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,283
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Sometimes you just have to write Fischer's...

Sometimes you just have to write Fischer's Automatische Gusstahlkugelfabrik.
02-10-24, 03:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,398
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Once I realized the flange holes weren't exactly...

Once I realized the flange holes weren't exactly opposite, it made building/clocking much more sensible.
It took a couple wheels before the light bulb went off.

To address (I think) one of your...
02-09-24, 05:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,398
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Do you know the history of that wheel since it...

Do you know the history of that wheel since it was born?
If not, you don't know what may have been done to it.
How much thread is in the nipple is what matters.

Maybe somebody put the chain on...
02-08-24, 02:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 434
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You should torque about 30 ft-lbs. Pretty firm. ...

You should torque about 30 ft-lbs. Pretty firm.

Often, you may have to give the barrel adjuster a click or 2 to match the new cassette. There is a bit of manf. tolerances.
02-04-24, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Was his name Rudolph:ride:

Was his name Rudolph:ride:
02-04-24, 05:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,294
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It would be less miserable with a newer bike with...

It would be less miserable with a newer bike with more gears.
I wouldn't try anything less than a 3X9 set up.
01-28-24, 10:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,492
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm not sure of your body ergonomics or reasons...

I'm not sure of your body ergonomics or reasons for shorter ranks.
I use 165mm because my old, beat up, knees simply don't bend like they used to.

While experimenting with shorter cranks, I tried...
01-27-24, 01:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Considering the price of the Tanpan, why not just...

Considering the price of the Tanpan, why not just get a correct RDER?


I would think you'd have to install it "backwards" to change the pull ratio to what you want.
01-24-24, 01:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,012
Posted By Bill Kapaun

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01-15-24, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Wait until the rings are shot and then "discover"...

Wait until the rings are shot and then "discover" it's under recall.
01-15-24, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 476
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The 8x1mm is LESS COMMON than the more common...

The 8x1mm is LESS COMMON than the more common 8mmx1.25 found in the US. (can't speak for the rest of the world)
I went to an Auto Parts Store and picked up a couple different lengths to go with an...
01-15-24, 03:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 476
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Do you use a bolt to retain the tool? ...

Do you use a bolt to retain the tool?

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01-11-24, 09:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,249
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you haven't stress relieved the spokes, the...

If you haven't stress relieved the spokes, the bends get progressively set in their "final" position, whenever you hit a good bump etc.
As it gets to "final position", there is less deviation from...
01-09-24, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You might try flushing "the innards" with WD-40...

You might try flushing "the innards" with WD-40 or similar.
Cold weather can make grease a bit thicker causing pawls etc. to not move as quickly as they should.

Since the rear up shifts rely on...
01-09-24, 04:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,055
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Generally, when we service the bearings, we "over...

Generally, when we service the bearings, we "over tighten" the DS lock nut because it's less accessible. It looks like yours is loose.

IMO- your best solution is-
Remove the cassette....
01-06-24, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you look at "conventional" bikes with FDER's,...

If you look at "conventional" bikes with FDER's, the seat tube is directly above the crank and the FDER is attached to it.

On your bike, the seat tube is offset a couple inches or so and the FDER ...
12-25-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That just put you on mine. I invite others to...

That just put you on mine.
I invite others to add you to theirs.
12-22-23, 03:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,953
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Once the LIMIT Screws are set, they should NEVER...

Once the LIMIT Screws are set, they should NEVER need to be changed. Possible exception being a very minor change if a different cassette is swapped in.

I'm guessing your cables are old & gummed...
12-18-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That's what I was thinking, but I',m not up on...

That's what I was thinking, but I',m not up on the latest.
I wouldn't expect an Allez to have "too clunky" wheels.

OP- A deep V type wheel tends to be heavier and are designed more for constant...
12-15-23, 03:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,248
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Originally Posted by smd4 "Boilers are tested...

Originally Posted by smd4
"Boilers are tested at four times the maximum allowable working pressure....."
Bull!
As one who was a journeyman Boilermaker, having completed my apprenticeship at Puget...
12-14-23, 06:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,248
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I won't "officially" recommend bla bla. ...

I won't "officially" recommend bla bla.

Since that tire comes in a 45mm version, I'd have no qualms adding 10 psi to a 35mm version. (assuming the construction is the same)
You might do a...
12-14-23, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I can't imagine NOT having something to lock the...

I can't imagine NOT having something to lock the cones in place.

I learned a long time ago to say- "Let me look at it first".
Too many times something was basically unrepairable and then it...
12-11-23, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,377
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Don't be afraid to look at other Shimano...

Don't be afraid to look at other Shimano compatible brands.

Likely the differences between the 830 & 850 is likely finish and/or weight.

You could -
Use the 6 largest cogs from option 1 of...
12-08-23, 10:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,167
Posted By Bill Kapaun

DON'T "make" the bracket move by turning screws....

DON'T "make" the bracket move by turning screws. The metal in the DER body is very soft vs the STEEL screw threads.
"Pull" the DER off the stop to relieve tension/force and then turn the screw.
The...
12-05-23, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That side gets the force of gravity...

That side gets the force of gravity pushing/pulling (however you want to look at it) down and the pull of the chain (when pedaling) forward.
NDS just has gravity.
IME, DS cones are more prone to...
12-05-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 714
Posted By Bill Kapaun

New nipples will give you a much better "feel"...

New nipples will give you a much better "feel" when tightening. Clean the threads on the spokes with a wire brush too.
12-04-23, 04:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,146
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A simple picture or 2 would make things much...

A simple picture or 2 would make things much easier to know what you are talking about!
There's really no excuse other than to drag things out, although you seem to enjoy that.
You are capable of...
11-28-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By Bill Kapaun

+1 From a 75 year old with severe COPD. Lots...

+1
From a 75 year old with severe COPD.
Lots of closely spaced, lower gears for me.
If you can actually spin an 11T cog with a good cadence, you're probably going too fast for your brakes.
11-25-23, 12:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,835
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Aluminum rims also stop much better than...

Aluminum rims also stop much better than steel.Especially when wet.
Since your bike has 27" wheels, that's a fly in the ointment, trying to find good, used ALUMINUM ones.

Maybe your "donor" bike...
11-23-23, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Bill Kapaun

"... In 1961 the first full truckload order for...

"... In 1961 the first full truckload order for WD-40 Multi-Use Product was filled when employees came in on a Saturday to produce additional concentrate to meet the disaster needs of the victims of...
11-23-23, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Simple thing to do is look at similar bicycles.

Simple thing to do is look at similar bicycles.
11-22-23, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Does a 4mm open end wrench fit well? For a gauge....

Does a 4mm open end wrench fit well? For a gauge.
A dose of penetrating oil and that may work.
11-16-23, 07:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,655
Posted By Bill Kapaun

+1. I just keep an adapter on my key chain. ...

+1.
I just keep an adapter on my key chain.
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11-16-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 725
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The number of teeth on the RDER pulley is NOT...

The number of teeth on the RDER pulley is NOT related to the number of cogs.

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11-16-23, 01:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 491
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Set the bike upside down with the chain on the...

Set the bike upside down with the chain on the smallest ring.
You can now simply lift the chain up and lay it on the Bottom Bracket.
11-16-23, 12:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 491
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Lift the chain off the rings and rotate the...

Lift the chain off the rings and rotate the crank.
Confine your test to the BB only.
11-15-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 577
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I personally wouldn't bother. It's not like...

I personally wouldn't bother.
It's not like turning the nipples is regular maintenance on a properly tensioned wheel.
If/when you rebuild the wheel, you'll remove the tire etc. and then you can...
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