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11-26-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
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: 320
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: 320
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: 321
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: 128
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: 466
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: 321
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: 479
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: 736
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: 316
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: 409
Posted By squirtdad

simple solution, go friction ...

simple solution, go friction ...
09-06-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 627
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: 656
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: 1,201
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: 1,201
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: 176
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: 181
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: 701
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: 935
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: 656
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: 461
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, its 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: 461
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: 317
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: 558
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: 558
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: 197
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: 208
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: 702
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: 452
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: 898
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: 1,005
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: 1,049
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: 1,049
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: 438
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: 312
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: 389
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: 366
Posted By Alleytom

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

I refill the 8oz bottle from the 32oz bottle.
04-20-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By squirtdad

and for a bit of useless trivia the cable stop on...

and for a bit of useless trivia the cable stop on the stay with that shape is sometimes call a divers helmet stop

if you see one it is about 99.99% that you need a stepdown ferrule
04-15-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By bboy314

If the barrel adjusters are maxed out and the...

If the barrel adjusters are maxed out and the pads still have life, why not just tighten the cable?
04-14-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,589
Posted By Rolla

Heat shrink tubing?

Heat shrink tubing?
04-11-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By andrewclaus

You should attempt to get it out. The remaining...

You should attempt to get it out. The remaining frayed end may do fatal damage to the shifter, or at least jam it up. But not necessarily. I rode one of mine once for months until it fell out almost...
04-10-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Chain checkers can tend to cause one to replace...

Chain checkers can tend to cause one to replace chains before needed.
IF the checker says it's bad, THEN it's time to measure with a ruler to confirm.
I like to measure a 3' section of chain to get...
04-08-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Just me, but if I was pulling a trailer, the wide...

Just me, but if I was pulling a trailer, the wide gaps between gears would suck.
I'd do a 3x9 with a closer spaced cassette and a bit of thought on chain ring sizes to give me 3 useful ranges with...
04-03-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By Litespud

IME chain wear checkers are not particularly...

IME chain wear checkers are not particularly accurate*. If you want to do it right and consistently, get yourself a good steel >12" ruler with 1/32" gradations, directly measure the stretched-out...
03-28-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

How many rings are you dealing with? I assume a...

How many rings are you dealing with? I assume a 1x...

What problems have you had with ring bolts? Is the Wolf Tooth ring compatible w/ a chain ringed mount or a splined one? The description isn't...
03-18-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By bboy314

Id say it depends on how much time you have to...

Id say it depends on how much time you have to spend fabricating something, assuming the materials wont cost you anything. But it seems like a reasonable price to make it work properly and safely....
03-15-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By HillRider

Modern good quality (Shimano, Jagwire) cable...

Modern good quality (Shimano, Jagwire) cable housings all have a low friction liner. If used with quality die drawn stainless steel inner wires, no lube is needed and, for trail use, is not...
03-04-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By cxwrench

Any 7, 8, or 9 speed derailleur will work as well...

Any 7, 8, or 9 speed derailleur will work as well as any 10 speed road derailleur except Tiagra 4700.
02-13-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 899
Posted By Crankycrank

It should work purchasing the Chain L directly...

It should work purchasing the Chain L directly from the website. I just checked and looks like no issues. I think FBinNY might be a little slow responding to emails sometimes. His dealer list needs...
01-25-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By shelbyfv

In theory, if you have the extra links you could...

In theory, if you have the extra links you could add them by using two quick links. I've never tried this but in the age of $60 chains, I might consider it.
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