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07-18-23, 07:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,728
Posted By HillRider

Another useful repair book is "Bicycling...

Another useful repair book is "Bicycling Magazine's Complete Guide to Bicycle Maintenance and Repair" published by Rodale Press. Most are long out of print but Amazon seems to have several of the...
07-10-23, 09:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,149
Posted By HillRider

Do you now have an understanding of how a spoked...

Do you now have an understanding of how a spoked wheel is constructed, how the spokes function and how it can be trued and tensioned? Did the youtube videos and your reading give you that...
07-09-23, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 767
Posted By HillRider

Dura Ace up through 8-speed was not compatible...

Dura Ace up through 8-speed was not compatible with other Shimano groups. Dura Ace 9-speed (which the OP has) is fully compatible with all other Shimano road groups up through 10-speed.
07-08-23, 08:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 868
Posted By HillRider

That Kool Stop tire jack is great for installing...

That Kool Stop tire jack is great for installing tires but not too useful for removing them.

OP: Try using a large pair of pliers to grab both of the tire's sidewalls just above the rim and...
07-01-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 668
Posted By HillRider

700c rims are actually 8mm smaller in diameter...

700c rims are actually 8mm smaller in diameter than 27". Their ISO diameter sizes are respectively 700c = ISO 622 mm and 27" = ISO 630 mm. Switching from 27" rims to 700c requires lowering the...
06-28-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By HillRider

This bike is not a collector's item and is...

This bike is not a collector's item and is unlikely to be in the future. I agree with the above posters, either cut the post to the proper size for you and ride the bike or sell it and buy something...
06-26-23, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By HillRider

I believe Bontrager has a "lifetime" warranty on...

I believe Bontrager has a "lifetime" warranty on those pumps. Any Trek/Bontrager dealer should be able to replace it at no cost. I also have a Bontrager pump and the dealer told me if anything ever...
06-26-23, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By HillRider

Shimano specifies their chainrings in matching...

Shimano specifies their chainrings in matching pairs for optimum shifting so going to a 52T chainring from a 50T may compromise shifting slightly but it will certainly work. Now a couple of...
06-25-23, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By HillRider

Contact Topeak's customer service. They are very...

Contact Topeak's customer service. They are very likely to send you a replacement o-ring (or perhaps a brand new pump) at no cost.
06-23-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By HillRider

Interesting configurations as the open ends are...

Interesting configurations as the open ends are fastened to the handles with roll pins. I guess they could make one style of handle and add a range of open ends.

Speaking of Hozan, years ago I...
06-20-23, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,095
Posted By HillRider

Don't even consider sizing the chain short enough...

Don't even consider sizing the chain short enough not to allow big-big. Yes, you shouldn't use that gear but a minor lapse in concentration means you will try to use it at some point. The chain...
06-20-23, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,015
Posted By HillRider

If the top tube is open at both ends into the...

If the top tube is open at both ends into the seat tube and head tube you could remove the fork and pass a 10GA shotgun cleaning brass brush through it by pulling the brush with a strong cord...
06-14-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,771
Posted By HillRider

I've had 10-speed Microshift downtube shifters...

I've had 10-speed Microshift downtube shifters mounted on Gevenalle shift/brake levers on two bikes for over 40,000 miles each and they have been great. I've also used 10-speed Dura Ace levers as...
06-13-23, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By HillRider

I agree, it looks very much like a motorcycle...

I agree, it looks very much like a motorcycle steering damper and a Google search or contacting local motorcycle shops may come up with a replacement. Is there any information engraved on that...
06-09-23, 08:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,532
Posted By HillRider

I'd like to jump in here with a couple of...

I'd like to jump in here with a couple of comments.

First, I agree with 79pmooney that there is no reason to install pedals with gorilla torque. Moderately tight is plenty and, as noted, pedal...
06-06-23, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Posted By HillRider

Note that recent chainrings have a specific...

Note that recent chainrings have a specific orientation to take advantage of the shaped teeths shifting aids. The big ring orientation is obvious since the chainstop pin faces out and opposite the...
06-06-23, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By HillRider

"Minimum Insertion" marks on seatposts I've...

"Minimum Insertion" marks on seatposts I've measured are 60 to 100mm above the bottom of the post. This allows enough to extend below the top tube/seat tube lower edges in most frames when the height...
06-04-23, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By HillRider

Are you sure the current crank is really worn...

Are you sure the current crank is really worn out? 10,000 miles is not a lot on a crank and you may be seeing intentionally "shaped" teeth intended to aid shifting. I have two FC-5703 triple...
06-01-23, 07:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,328
Posted By HillRider

The length of the rd's cage isn't what determines...

The length of the rd's cage isn't what determines the largest cog it will handle, it's the position of the jockey pulley. Those Shimano 9-speed road rear derailleurs, even the GS versions, were...
05-31-23, 05:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,328
Posted By HillRider

What Shimano is probably warning about is the...

What Shimano is probably warning about is the chain rubbing on the front derailleur cage. What I'm was talking about, and in reply to _ForceD_'s posting, was the comment that the chain could catch...
05-31-23, 08:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,328
Posted By HillRider

Current 50/34 (aka "compact") cranks are so...

Current 50/34 (aka "compact") cranks are so common that the chain interference issue has been long dealt with. Yes, a 53/34 crank can have snagging problems but not a 50/34 the OP is asking about.
05-28-23, 07:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,247
Posted By HillRider

I have used numerous KMC quick links on their own...

I have used numerous KMC quick links on their own and on Shimano chains. Have never had a problem, with any of them.
05-27-23, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By HillRider

That bike has a quick release front hub and disc...

That bike has a quick release front hub and disc brakes. Be sure the quick release is TIGHT and the "lawyer lips" are engaged when you install the wheel. Disc brakes tend to eject the front wheel...
05-26-23, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By HillRider

Ahh, the memories. I haven't ridden the Dirty...

Ahh, the memories. I haven't ridden the Dirty Dozen but I rode a bunch of Mon Valley Centuries and about every iteration of the Wheelmen's Centuries. Albany Hill out of Brownville was indeed a tough...
05-26-23, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By HillRider

Yeah, well, I have plenty of age to show. :50: ...

Yeah, well, I have plenty of age to show. :50: Anyway, I recall when a 7 or 8-speed 12x23 cassette paired with a 52/42 crank was common OEMs on new road bikes. The recent fitting of 11x32 or 34...
05-26-23, 08:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 806
Posted By HillRider

Your #1 is OMS but, as you note, the cost is...

Your #1 is OMS but, as you note, the cost is high. Your #2 appears to be mineral spirits but not the odorless variety. It will work fine as a degreaser and can't smell worse than diesel.

BTW,...
05-25-23, 04:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By HillRider

Yeah, my point was that changing the timing rings...

Yeah, my point was that changing the timing rings would have no effect on the overall gearing, not that the size of the rings was irrelevant for other considerations. What is essential is that they...
05-25-23, 08:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 897
Posted By HillRider

Changing the "synchronizing chainrings" (the...

Changing the "synchronizing chainrings" (the matched 34T rings on the left side) will have no effect on the overall gearing. They have to be the same size but the size doesn't matter.
05-24-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By HillRider

I expect that "26mm" description is more a...

I expect that "26mm" description is more a marketing term than a real size difference from the common 25mm tires. Perhaps it's done to make the buyer (that's you) think they are truly different and...
05-24-23, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By HillRider

The work-arounds suggested above will do fine but...

The work-arounds suggested above will do fine but if you really want an OEM replacement, try an older bike shop or bike co-op. They often have boxes of small parts salvaged from trashed or broken...
05-21-23, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By HillRider

The Shimano part/model number should be engraved...

The Shimano part/model number should be engraved on the caliper. Actually, I see Shimano's information engraved on the caliper cable anchor arm and above the blue body in your third photo. BTW, a...
05-02-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 538
Posted By HillRider

The "wedges" are pairs of tapered steel wedges...

The "wedges" are pairs of tapered steel wedges known as Jacobs Chuck Removal Wedges and are used in opposition to remove tapered-fit tools from Jacobs chucks. For bike crank removal they are placed...
05-02-23, 07:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 538
Posted By HillRider

As John said, properly installed neither should...

As John said, properly installed neither should hurt the crank. But if the crank has been in place for a long time and possibly very tight, a good quality regular extractor tool is stronger and...
05-01-23, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,212
Posted By HillRider

Another vote for doing it right. I also made a...

Another vote for doing it right. I also made a couple of improvised DIY stands before "biting the bullet" and getting a good, purpose built stand. In my case I got an older version of the Feedback...
05-01-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,852
Posted By HillRider

Actually, you don't even need to purchase a new...

Actually, you don't even need to purchase a new 126mm OLD (137mm length) axle. Just cut 4mm off of the 130mm OLD (141mm length) axle you have. Axles cut easily with a good quality hacksaw blade...
04-30-23, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,025
Posted By HillRider

You bought a road wheel which is spaced 130mm for...

You bought a road wheel which is spaced 130mm for the rear dropouts. The "R" in WH-RS-100 says it's a road wheel. Your frame is spaced 135mm, which is the old common MTB spacing. Yes, all 9-speed...
04-27-23, 07:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,947
Posted By HillRider

First, will that FSA even take a 30T chainring? ...

First, will that FSA even take a 30T chainring? If the bolt circle is 110mm, the smallest chainring that will fit is 33T and 34T is far more common.

Second, that's a lot of trouble to go to to...
04-22-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,301
Posted By HillRider

Actually, the stresses are appreciable,...

Actually, the stresses are appreciable, particularly under hard braking and on stays not designed to handle them. Yes, welding is simple but precise alignment, as required by disc brakes, is not.
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04-17-23, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By HillRider

Did anyone note where the punctures were on the...

Did anyone note where the punctures were on the tube? If they were on the rim side it could well be the rim strip has shifted or failed, not a puncture through the tread. Several years ago a...
04-17-23, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By HillRider

Your crank with the 74mm granny BCD will take...

Your crank with the 74mm granny BCD will take down to a 24T chainring and it is an easy and low cost change. I've done that on several 130/74 triple cranks and it works quite well. The shift from...
04-08-23, 04:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,142
Posted By HillRider

I really shouldn't get into this already...

I really shouldn't get into this already contentious "discussion" but your argument is not applicable. Slowing a 2000 to 3000 pound race car from 150 mph as rapidly possible is far more severe...
04-06-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,190
Posted By HillRider

I have Spyres (road pull versions of the Spykes)...

I have Spyres (road pull versions of the Spykes) on one bike and they do work well. You are correct that the pad adjusters can be a bit fragile if you are careless. You have to use a good allen...
04-04-23, 08:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By HillRider

+1 My torque wrenches are Craftsman and Park...

+1 My torque wrenches are Craftsman and Park beam-type and, as long as the needles are centered over the zero mark, they are good.
04-02-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By HillRider

Yes it does, IF AND ONLY IF your rear derailleur...

Yes it does, IF AND ONLY IF your rear derailleur wrap capacity is adequate. If it's not enough than big-big won't work with bad things to follow.
04-02-23, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 673
Posted By HillRider

It sounds like you rear derailleur doesn't have...

It sounds like you rear derailleur doesn't have the "wrap capacity" you need for your gearing. You don't give your chainring sizes but for a 50/34 crankset you need (50-34)+(36-11) = 41 teeth of...
04-02-23, 08:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By HillRider

Did you thoroughly grease the cup and bottom...

Did you thoroughly grease the cup and bottom bracket shell threads before installing the cups? Did you torque the cups to spec (350 to 400 inch-pounds which is VERY tight)? If you didn't do both go...
04-01-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By HillRider

Performance's website shows them in stock both as...

Performance's website shows them in stock both as replacement pads and as complete holders with pads.
03-30-23, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
Posted By HillRider

After clamping the remover in place with the qr...

After clamping the remover in place with the qr skewer or axle nut.
03-27-23, 07:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,671
Posted By HillRider

The levers and end nuts are aluminum. The rod...

The levers and end nuts are aluminum. The rod and the internal cam are steel. I've never seen qr skewers with Al rods, the lightest I've see use Ti rods.
03-27-23, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,158
Posted By HillRider

I had a 1992 Trek 7000, a bonded aluminum frame...

I had a 1992 Trek 7000, a bonded aluminum frame hardtail with a 1-1/8" threaded fork. A similar frame with a change of headset should be compatible with your fork. I hope the original owner didn't...
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