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11-11-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By unterhausen

It probably works better having it open. It's...

It probably works better having it open. It's amazing where water will accumulate.
09-13-23, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By dedhed

Grade 25 is plenty good for bicycle bearings ...

Grade 25 is plenty good for bicycle bearings
check industrial suppliers like this

​​​​​​https://motionandrotation.se/
08-23-23, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By base2

From the underside, use a nail or a pick and push...

From the underside, use a nail or a pick and push out the rivet that spreads out the finger-like tabs. From the front side a remove the rivet. A flat bladed screw driver under the rivet head might be...
08-21-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By KerryIrons

The fatal failing of many chain checkers is that...

The fatal failing of many chain checkers is that their measure of the roller spacing is not accurate. Some will show a chain 50% worn right out of the box. Believe the ruler.
04-26-23, 04:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,937
Posted By shelbyfv

5-7 Nm is more than you might think if using a...

5-7 Nm is more than you might think if using a small Allen wrench. You won't likely achieve that w/o mashing the cable. Shop for a good price and lay in some spares.:thumb:
04-13-23, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By soyabean

I'll be honest, this takes a bit of engineering...

I'll be honest, this takes a bit of engineering innovation from a DIY perfectionist.

Some folks can half-arse everything with zip ties.

My installs look like they are done from the factory.
...
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...
02-08-23, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Kontact

If everything else was done correctly, then your...

If everything else was done correctly, then your fork's flat mount may not be square and flat, causing the caliper to move around and loosen the screws. Take the bike to the dealer and have them...
01-31-23, 09:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,242
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

With the shorter cable length, and often the more...

With the shorter cable length, and often the more direct path it takes, a front brake will pretty much always have less mush once the pads make contact with the rim. So even with the initial pad...
01-19-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,794
Posted By 79pmooney

And more serious - why not just go with...

And more serious - why not just go with cantilevers? Now, I have only used the ancient Mafac calipers and the mid '80s Shimano that came stock on my '84(?) Miyata 610 that copied the Mafac geometry....
01-11-23, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By rumrunn6

fwiw, if you don't mind paying a cpl bucks to...

fwiw, if you don't mind paying a cpl bucks to replace something you already have, I'm very fond of this style, which I have on 2 bikes. wouldn't put something like this on my road bike (which has...
01-08-23, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,228
Posted By Crankycrank

One thing that can help just a little bit is to...

One thing that can help just a little bit is to cut the cable when it has similar curves in it as when it's installed. The strands on the outer radius have to travel further and if cut when...
01-03-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By dedhed

Don't be surprised if you need to make a minor...

Don't be surprised if you need to make a minor derailleur adjustment
11-26-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 933
Posted By 70sSanO

Did you attach the cable to the correct side of...

Did you attach the cable to the correct side of the attach bolt?

John
10-31-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By FBinNY

Screw fasteners have been in it use for over a...

Screw fasteners have been in it use for over a century before adhesive threadlockers existed. Moreover, 10s of millions of bikes with cantis have been been sold and used for decades without thread...
10-31-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By pdlamb

IIRC, you're supposed to clean all oil and grease...

IIRC, you're supposed to clean all oil and grease off surfaces you're going to Loctite together.

That's a hassle I don't need, so when I unscrew a canti arm (happens every five or ten years), I...
10-11-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By veganbikes

Those grips look like ESI grips which are fine...

Those grips look like ESI grips which are fine grips and would look good without needing to harm animals. My favored grips no matter what are going to be Ergon Grips in this case GC-1s (they are...
10-10-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Checking my tension meter calibrator for accuracy

Ten years ago, I built a calibration jig to test my tension meter. The primary reason at the time was because I was doing a lot of building with bladed spokes and the calibration chart that came with...
10-08-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 940
Posted By cxwrench

That won't help. The cable breaks because it...

That won't help. The cable breaks because it fatigues from shifting...getting pulled around the shift drum then let go. Just like bending a paper clip, just takes longer. It's not the friction of the...
10-01-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If you are only looking to lift the chain to...

If you are only looking to lift the chain to where an axle would be a piece of 3/8" All Thread rod w/ nuts will do the same. An old hub, cut from a wheel, with an old cog is another possibility. Andy
09-29-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 767
Posted By cyccommute

No clue on the seatpost, although it looks a bit...

No clue on the seatpost, although it looks a bit like a long layback Velo Orange Grand Cru. However, I think you may want to reassess whether or not it’s even worth trying to remove the post. The...
09-12-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By FBinNY

Quick. Easy, and gentle on components. ...

Quick. Easy, and gentle on components.

Jacobs chuck wedges, #6.

Fill the space with cone wrenches to get within the working range.
09-11-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By cyccommute

SRAM, here too. Mostly because of the quick link...

SRAM, here too. Mostly because of the quick link that SRAM uses. Nothing wrong with Shimano but I don’t like the silly pin thing that Shimano uses. I also have used KMC which uses quick links as...
09-06-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By squirtdad

simple solution, go friction ...

simple solution, go friction ...
09-06-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 846
Posted By JohnDThompson

More trouble than it is worth. If the external...

More trouble than it is worth. If the external cabling bothers you that much, get a bike designed for internally routed cables.
09-06-22, 02:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By stevel610

My guess is a track bike won't last all that long...

My guess is a track bike won't last all that long doing the types of things you want to do. The solution is to sell the bike and buy one built to do what you want to do with it.
08-29-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,042
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I think others have the correct opinion, the...

I think others have the correct opinion, the repair while being doable will be expensive and if not done properly a risk of failure. Remember Al tends to have rapid crack propagation (once a crack is...
08-29-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,042
Posted By squirtdad

I hate to break the news to you, but there will...

I hate to break the news to you, but there will not be a cheaper solution, I would take the discount. you might be able to recoup some of the loss by taking the parts of the damaged bike and...
08-27-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By hevysrf

Instead of tapping, drill out the threads and use...

Instead of tapping, drill out the threads and use a longer bolt with a nut and washer on the outside.
08-25-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By cranky old road

Is the chain routed through the rear derailleur...

Is the chain routed through the rear derailleur correctly? There is usually a guide between the jockey wheels that the chain can rattle against if it is not run under it.
08-11-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,467
Posted By BTinNYC

Private, not General, opinion; mechanical stuff...

Private, not General, opinion; mechanical stuff happens and a bit of lightweight protection for the spokes from a bad chain incident is fine.

I used to remove dork discs to prove my competence,...
07-14-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,943
Posted By HillRider

That's a mistake. Your front brake is capable of...

That's a mistake. Your front brake is capable of well over half of your braking effort and should be used in conjunction with your rear brake. Don't be afraid of it and get used to using it.
07-12-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,299
Posted By KenCarlson

I use Gatorade bottles, and I don't even need to...

I use Gatorade bottles, and I don't even need to buy the drink in the first place. I just pick up discarded bottles from the roadside.

-Ken
07-06-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By Barry2

+1 on this stuff. Its all I use on bar tape...

+1 on this stuff.
Its all I use on bar tape ends.
it never comes loose, itís soft under your palms and there is no glue to migrate out on hot days.

Barry
07-06-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By John Nolan

I would suggest trying a self-fusing silicone...

I would suggest trying a self-fusing silicone tape.
06-27-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By deacon mark

I do not grease of do anything to stainless steel...

I do not grease of do anything to stainless steel die-drawn cables with shimano or jagwire housing. No need it only serves to gum things up in most cases down the road.
06-25-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By dedhed

30 feet of LED goodness. Somewhere around 40K...

30 feet of LED goodness. Somewhere around 40K lumens if you can believe the manufacturer claims.

...
06-24-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 721
Posted By Rolla

These are about $15.00 at your favorite local...

These are about $15.00 at your favorite local hardware store. I use two, and clamp them where I need them.
...
06-23-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By HillRider

No, do NOT make the chain shorter than required...

No, do NOT make the chain shorter than required to wrap big-big. If it's too long for the rd to wrap up the total teeth then avoid small-small. BTW, you do not subtract two links from the length...
06-21-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Half links can be used to fine tune the position...

Half links can be used to fine tune the position of the BB (as with eccentric) or the rear axle (and thus rim WRT brakes) to suit those aspects best set up. Seat set back and brake pad location in...
06-13-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,663
Posted By hokiefyd

I really like triples for how I ride (with an...

I really like triples for how I ride (with an upright commuter/touring riding position). I use the chain rings for gross changes in speed range and then think of the cassette as a way to trim or...
06-11-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By Mr. 66

This may sound silly but, have you tried plain...

This may sound silly but, have you tried plain water?
05-04-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,107
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

and as one who is old enough to have ridden...

and as one who is old enough to have ridden natural fiber tires (cotton, silk casing threads, some with natural rubber tread caps) I will say "thank you that current tires are different". Modern...
05-01-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,283
Posted By Dan Burkhart

The brake arm does nothing to prevent the axle...

The brake arm does nothing to prevent the axle from rotating. It simply anchors the brake.
04-28-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,429
Posted By Crankycrank

+1, especially on an Ebike. The motor is most...

+1, especially on an Ebike. The motor is most likely putting more torque on that chain than most humans will and if it snaps the motor keeps spinning potentially getting the chain wrapped up in your...
04-28-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,429
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Kai Winters is 100% Incorrect - modern chains...

Kai Winters is 100% Incorrect - modern chains (anything intended for more than 6 speeds) have the pin peened when assembled at the factory and removing a pin and reinserting will leave the joint too...
04-27-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 786
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Al makes for a poor bearing surface. A spoke...

Al makes for a poor bearing surface. A spoke nipple that is intended to be able to be turned in the future is just a bearing that isn't yet being used. Al likes to gall when pressed hard and moved...
04-23-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF you want a new shifter get your choice of 8 or...

IF you want a new shifter get your choice of 8 or 9 and a cassette to match.
If you go to 9, you'll also need a 9 speed chain, along with the cassette.
Replacing a rear shifter is absolutely the...
04-21-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,282
Posted By alcjphil

I had a set of wheels with this type of rubber...

I had a set of wheels with this type of rubber seal. Yes, on the workstand you would see that the wheel would slow down faster than a wheel without the seal. In practice while riding you would never...
04-20-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By Alleytom

I refill the 8oz bottle from the 32oz bottle.

I refill the 8oz bottle from the 32oz bottle.
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