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07-06-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By msdumo

I can get the part. I found this on Aliexpress...

I can get the part. I found this on Aliexpress and this answered my question. Rear hub motors do not have the same planetary gear systems as mid motors.
I have a RM G060.500.D motor
...
07-06-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By msdumo

You are right and I did. Almost nothing related...

You are right and I did. Almost nothing related to the mechanics.
Ebikes are seeing a huge growth and require all of the mechanics of a regular bikes plus the knowledge of e-motors.
Might be too...
07-05-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By msdumo

Yes. It is a 750W Rear Fat bike hub motor

Yes. It is a 750W Rear Fat bike hub motor
07-05-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By msdumo

Ebike Question

Does anyone know if the nylon planetary gear & clutch is the same for Bafang Mid Motors or Bafang Hub Motor.
I have a 750 watt rear hub motor and might need to replace the nylon gears but everything...
07-05-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By msdumo

Bafang Motor question

Does anyone know if the nylon planetary gear & clutch is the same for Bafang Mid Motors as the Bafang Hub Motor.
I have a 750 watt rear hub motor and might need to replace the nylon gears but...
06-04-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By msdumo

Occasional clunky noise on rear hub motor

I have had my Ebike (Volt Bike Yukon 750) for 1 week. I love it and have 300km on it already.
I do get an occasional clunking noise between 20-24 KPM (12-16MPH) while pedaling and hoping it will...
11-07-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By msdumo

I removed the handlebars from the stem and...

I removed the handlebars from the stem and removed the stem on both bikes. Cleaned all parts, greased, replaced and check all fasteners.
Went for a ride today and noise is gone.
My forks are...
11-06-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By msdumo

Good advice. Got it done except for the torque...

Good advice. Got it done except for the torque part. Will test on my next ride and give you results. Thanks!
11-06-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By msdumo

Slight creak from handlebars

I have 2 hybrid bikes and recently have developed a slight creaking noise when pedaling moderately. I have checked all fasteners and they all seem to be okay.
The quill stems on the handle bars are...
10-18-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,113
Posted By msdumo

We use our senses like hearing as well as...

We use our senses like hearing as well as eyesight to let us analyze danger situations. As long as we use our brains to focus and act on them we can continue to ride.
I am always cautious when I...
10-16-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By msdumo

I got slime around for my trailer tires and snow...

I got slime around for my trailer tires and snow blower so I will try it on one of my bikes. Nothing to loose.
You mentioned latex and butyl tubes. Can you educate me on latex (pros and cons)?
10-15-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By msdumo

Slime Tire Sealant in tire tube?

I always have a pump and patch kit when I do long bike rides. Slow leaks are worse than flats.
Had 2 of them this month.
Finding a slow leak or fixing a flat while on a ride is not fun but more a...
10-09-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,113
Posted By msdumo

I started this thread and can't believe how much...

I started this thread and can't believe how much response it has created and how this thread has legs.
In summary it shows the diversity that exist in the cycling community. The pros and cons are...
10-06-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,625
Posted By msdumo

I liked how you stated the problem. So if I had...

I liked how you stated the problem.
So if I had to replace the derailleur can I use a derailleur (not Nexave) that goes to a higher gear on a cable release with this Nexave shifter?
10-06-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,113
Posted By msdumo

There is a swivel that has a screw. That one is...

There is a swivel that has a screw. That one is okay. There is not a screw that connects the mirror to the strap that goes around the handlebar.
This is where the movement occurs making the mirror...
10-05-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,625
Posted By msdumo

Nexave Shifter

I just got a 2002 Norco Avanti free. I cleaned it up and replaced chain and cassette to stop skipping.I like this bike so far but found shifting was reversed. This bike has Nexave shifter and...
10-05-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,113
Posted By msdumo

I bought the same ones. Just sent then back for a...

I bought the same ones. Just sent then back for a refund.
The slightest bump or even wind would cause them to loose the setting requiring readjustment.
Also made it a little more difficult to apply...
10-03-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,449
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Posted By msdumo

I just tell everyone I am 21 with 49 yrs...

I just tell everyone I am 21 with 49 yrs experience (70yrs old). When I can't do the math I know I am too old.
10-03-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 864
Posted By msdumo

Calabogie is getting pretty busy this year. Covid...

Calabogie is getting pretty busy this year. Covid is sending a lot of city people out to God's country. Come and see us again.

Like the idea of a fast wipe down on the chain after every ride.
I...
10-02-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 864
Posted By msdumo

You are right 30k is 18 miles. Most people...

You are right 30k is 18 miles. Most people overstate their distance. I probably was including the seniors discount on the mileage.
At 70 yrs of age I bike and also do 8K (5Mi) runs 2-3 times a week....
10-01-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 864
Posted By msdumo

What is the schedule for TLC on a bike?

I have 4 bikes; 2 hybrids, 1 road and 1 mtb.
Most of my rides are 30k(5 mi) on pavement 4-6 days a week. The MTB sees gravel and sometimes muddy wet trails.
How often should I clean and lube the...
09-28-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By msdumo

You're right. Got a parts diagram. Nothing fancy....

You're right. Got a parts diagram. Nothing fancy. I plan to use wd40 and wipe the surfaces clean periodically.
I was hoping to reduce spring preload. Nothing to adjust. Pretty stiff.
09-28-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By msdumo

That is the conclusion I came to. Just too many...

That is the conclusion I came to. Just too many things to get right. The 15mm wrench in the car works.
Thanks guys!
09-28-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By msdumo

Fork Adjustment on Hybrid bike

I have a 2015 Norco Malahat with a Suntour M3010 forks.
What kind of maintenance should I do and what adjustments if any can I make.
...
09-27-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By msdumo

Can I convert to a skewer on rear axle?

I have a 35 yr Raleigh MTB and would like to be able to remove the rear wheel so it fits in my car.
It has a 5 speed freewheel and requires a wrench to remove the rear wheel.
Do I just have to swap...
09-27-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By msdumo

Good option. Thanks

Good option. Thanks
09-27-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By msdumo

Raising bars on a bike with canti brakes?

I have a mid 80s Raleigh MTB. I have raised my handle bars the max. The stem is too high and there is a risk that it could come out.
I would like to get my handlebars 2 more inches higher. The...
09-26-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,113
Posted By msdumo

I am very tech savvy but why spend a lot of money...

I am very tech savvy but why spend a lot of money (>$250) and have a device that relies on battery life, electronics and sensors to warn you of a dangerous situation when an inexpensive mirror with...
09-25-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,113
Posted By msdumo

Being a newbie I was surprised there were so many...

Being a newbie I was surprised there were so many replies to my thread.
It looks like there are more people in favor of mirrors than those who don't.
There was quite an exposure to the types: bar...
09-25-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,113
Posted By msdumo

You got it. My routine bike ride has 2 left turns...

You got it. My routine bike ride has 2 left turns across a highway. I would probably be not here without mirrors.
09-24-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,113
Posted By msdumo

Mirrors - Pros and cons?

Being a 70 yr old senior I find it difficult to turn my head and check for traffic especially on my road bike when on the down bars.
I've tried bar end mirrors on my hybrid and road but found they...
09-23-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By msdumo

Hydraulic Disc brakes problems

I'm the fix it guy in my neighborhood and even though I don't have a bike with hydraulic disc brakes I have had 3 people with fairly new bikes that have lost brakes this summer.

I bleed them and...
09-23-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By msdumo

Your link is right on and that is my bike. ...

Your link is right on and that is my bike.
First ride on it today. I put a new chain on it and encountered a lot of skipping. I will replace cassette and hope that clears it. Derailers needed...
09-23-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By msdumo

New addition -> Norco Avanti

Just got a Norco Avanti 24 spd from a friend who left it behind when he moved out west. From what I can find it looks like a 2002 Model.
Needed some TLC, a good cleaning and a new chain. It is on...
09-22-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
Posted By msdumo

I went to velo-orange site and found that they...

I went to velo-orange site and found that they have spacers for 68mm cartridges.
Don't know how they work but could that get me the 2mm I need to get to 70mm?
Someone suggested I could thread the...
09-21-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By msdumo

Good advice. I have a 35 yr old Raleigh MTB...

Good advice.
I have a 35 yr old Raleigh MTB with cup and cone BB with pitted cones.
Not ready to spend $100 on it yet but if I do it will be with 2 piece crankset, new chain and hollow shaft BB....
09-21-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By msdumo

When do I need new chainrings

What is the best way to determine that the chainrings need to be replaced?
When is a chain ready for replacement?
Is chain life the only consequence of riding with a bad chainring?
09-18-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By msdumo

Thanks for the offer. Pretty generous and kind of...

Thanks for the offer. Pretty generous and kind of you. My 6 spd Tourney shifter works very well.
09-18-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
Posted By msdumo

Measured everything. Have 70 mm shell, spindle...

Measured everything. Have 70 mm shell, spindle length is 127.7mm and offset is 3mm.
I have a Raleigh Grandprix that was made in Italy. No idea on this my Raleigh Portage. So took end of my Norco and...
09-18-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
Posted By msdumo

Great answer. You educated an engineer and I now...

Great answer. You educated an engineer and I now know the difference between a shaft and a spindle.

I measured shell length at 70 mm and the length of spindle at 127.7 mm. You are right on with 3...
09-18-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
Posted By msdumo

The bike (Raleigh Portage) has steel frame, 26 x...

The bike (Raleigh Portage) has steel frame, 26 x 2" in wheels, 5 spd freewheel, mountain bike riser bars, no fenders and cantelever brakes.
Can't remember when I bought it but thinking 1985-87. So...
09-17-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
Posted By msdumo

It is asymmetrical. There is a line stamped on...

It is asymmetrical. There is a line stamped on the spindle to indicate the gear side.
09-17-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
Posted By msdumo

It's a mid 80s Raleigh portage mountain bike. I...

It's a mid 80s Raleigh portage mountain bike. I tried to look up but all I get is the road bike. Can't find any info on bike?
09-17-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
Posted By msdumo

Is the spindle what I call the crank axle. I'm a...

Is the spindle what I call the crank axle. I'm a newbie
The axle has "5S H-8" stamped on it. Does that help?
09-17-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
Posted By msdumo

Convert BB from cup&cone to cartridge

I have a late 80s Raleigh Mountain bike with 26in wheels with cup and cone bottom bracket with square cranks.
The cone on the axles are pitted and need to be replaced. The ball bearings look healthy...
09-17-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By msdumo

I installed the Shimano Tourney 6 spd shifter as...

I installed the Shimano Tourney 6 spd shifter as John suggested and all is well.
Thanks
09-14-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By msdumo

90s Raleigh Grandprix specs?

I am a newbie and would like to know what is considered a vintage bike?
I have tried to get specs for this bike on the internet but have had no luck.
Is there a better way to identify components...
09-14-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By msdumo

Thanks John. My Shimano 6 spd Tourney shifter...

Thanks John.
My Shimano 6 spd Tourney shifter should arrive soon and you confirmed my plan of attack.
I will provide feedback for others when done.
09-13-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By msdumo

I don't think the Shimano Tourney shifters have a...

I don't think the Shimano Tourney shifters have a friction setting. Can you suggest a shifter that does or should I just use a friction shifter with no indexing?
09-12-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By msdumo

Can I adjust cable on rear derailer to skip first...

Can I adjust cable on rear derailer to skip first or last index on a Shimano sl-tx30-6r 6 speed shifter?
Thanks for reply. My first post!
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