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06-24-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By blamester

Open it up and see what's going on first.

Open it up and see what's going on first.
06-14-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,285
Posted By blamester

Setting up brakes is not actually intuitive. A...

Setting up brakes is not actually intuitive.
A close pad distance is not always best.
You can figure out the best distance for you.
Do a little testing at different distances.
In the beginning...
06-13-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,285
Posted By blamester

Those brakes should work fine. Lots of people...

Those brakes should work fine.
Lots of people use them very successfully.
Is the bike the wrong size or are the levers positioned badly.
It could also be you have the pads to close to the rim so...
05-10-22, 01:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,298
Posted By blamester

What if you had bought it new from the shop? I...

What if you had bought it new from the shop?
I use them.
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02-16-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 495
Posted By blamester

Move it and see if it's better. If it's not put...

Move it and see if it's better. If it's not put it back.
01-26-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,483
Posted By blamester

​​​​​​Well basically I think you have two...

​​​​​​Well basically I think you have two options.
Simplest is swap in a dual pivot and that should work better with your current lever.
Or try a long pull lever which is basically a non aero lever...
01-19-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,483
Posted By blamester

From the photo it doesn't seem to look like the...

From the photo it doesn't seem to look like the cable is routed correctly. The cable seems to be at an angle coming into the pinch bolt.
​​​​​​If pad distance is close try a longer distance.
I...
01-19-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By blamester

I have used 10 and 11 or 9 speed sprockets with 7...

I have used 10 and 11 or 9 speed sprockets with 7 or 8 speed spacers and it worked perfectly fine with friction. But less reliable in index mode.
Basically any combo of sprocket with the right...
11-28-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By blamester

Check the washer is not attached to the shifter....

Check the washer is not attached to the shifter. They can be stuck in there. And the washer on the black plastic part can be stuck to it too.
Worth checking, I have these at home and I thought I was...
11-21-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,897
Posted By blamester

I won't use aero levers again. Shimano 1050...

I won't use aero levers again.
Shimano 1050 brake levers and 7400 single pivots are the best brakes I have ever used.
Modern cables and pads.
One finger at any speed. You can switch hands and...
11-15-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By blamester

The gap doesn't matter if the brakes work. The...

The gap doesn't matter if the brakes work.
The gap is dependent on hand size, comfortably pulling the lever and how much power you need.
If they don't work the gap is wrong.
11-12-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 736
Posted By blamester

How bad are they? If you are still riding...

How bad are they?
If you are still riding without with no problems just wait till they get them.
Or order some yourself and bring them to the lbs.
10-29-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By blamester

It actually worth just tryng different levers. ...

It actually worth just tryng different levers.
Look at pics and find one with different pivot points.
Some combinations are better for you than they are for someone else.
And you will know...
10-21-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,806
Posted By blamester

Back off the tension and keep an eye on it. ...

Back off the tension and keep an eye on it.
You have caught it early so it's not a problem for now.
You can judge its development over time.
I would say you have plenty of time to figure out...
10-14-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 559
Posted By blamester

Set them up with the pads touching the wheel. ...

Set them up with the pads touching the wheel.
Then pull them. Hard. See what moves.
Do it a few times.
09-21-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,251
Posted By blamester

Why start with a road bike? Most likely it will...

Why start with a road bike?
Most likely it will be the wrong bike and you won't be able to get comfortable and then you wont ride it.
You have to learn how to ride a bike. So get a cheap hybrid or...
09-21-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By blamester

Patience. I'm not a doctor but 15 years of no...

Patience. I'm not a doctor but 15 years of no excersize may just be the cause.
I see so many people try too hard in the beginning and injure themselves or decide they just can't do it.
Its like...
08-25-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By blamester

Just cut it and if that doesn't work get a new...

Just cut it and if that doesn't work get a new outer.
08-19-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,689
Posted By blamester

Fit the wheel in the fork. Try to pull it out of...

Fit the wheel in the fork. Try to pull it out of it
See does anything move. Bounce up and down on it. Hold the brake on and push it back and forth. Be sensible. Think about what it goes thru when...
08-16-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,888
Posted By blamester

Check out classic and vintage. Rustoleum paint...

Check out classic and vintage. Rustoleum paint new thread.
08-16-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,888
Posted By blamester

Hammerite or similar. Spray can. Hang it up...

Hammerite or similar. Spray can. Hang it up somewhere warm and dry. Let it dry well.
08-16-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,888
Posted By blamester

That looks clean. Has it started to rust again. ...

That looks clean. Has it started to rust again.
Brcause it might be ok without paint if its kept inside out of the rain and damp.
If you paint set the bars position first.
Because it will crack...
08-13-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,888
Posted By blamester

Hard to tell but it looks like you need to clean...

Hard to tell but it looks like you need to clean or remove more chrome. A lot if work to get that right.
Probably why it was painted in the first place.
I think i would just paint it again to...
07-28-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By blamester

This. Likely last years and you won't notice...

This. Likely last years and you won't notice anything.
What have you got to lose?
06-27-21, 04:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,110
Posted By blamester

Do it over. Its snagged some where.

Do it over. Its snagged some where.
06-25-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,114
Posted By blamester

You got a fright. Thats o.k but you gotta think...

You got a fright. Thats o.k but you gotta think clearly.
In a area like that tapping won't tell you a lot.
Sit on the bike bounce up and down on the pedals and saddle. See shat happens.
Take it...
06-24-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,114
Posted By blamester

The stick was to light to prove anything.

The stick was to light to prove anything.
06-16-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,732
Posted By blamester

So there can only be paint damage. What else can...

So there can only be paint damage. What else can there be unless you jumped up and down on it.
I presume a person or persons have damaged the fork and Surly covered themselves against it.
06-07-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,153
Posted By blamester

These brakes should work fine. If they return...

These brakes should work fine. If they return slowly it's a lube or cable issue. The spongy feeling is the increased leverage you get with older non aero levers.
​​​​​​New pads and cables and...
06-05-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By blamester

Thanks

Thanks
05-16-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,462
Posted By blamester

Top drawer stuff.

Top drawer stuff.
04-06-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,131
Posted By blamester

Start looking for a frame. Same standards as your...

Start looking for a frame. Same standards as your one. Bottom bracket and seat post size
04-06-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,131
Posted By blamester

Well what I meant was if you have a fork that...

Well what I meant was if you have a fork that fits and it is handy to install then it might be worth doing. If you have to find a fork and get it installed it's not worth saving.
And is the rest of...
03-31-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,452
Posted By blamester

What changed? ​​​​​​Just the derailleur? The...

What changed?
​​​​​​Just the derailleur?
The cranks?
You sure you are turning the right screw.
03-25-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 983,096
Posted By blamester

Lovely bike. What shifters are they? Are they...

Lovely bike.
What shifters are they?
Are they the ratchet type?
Cheers
03-22-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,242
Posted By blamester

That falcon is a beauty I may steal some styling...

That falcon is a beauty I may steal some styling ideas and colours.
03-06-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By blamester

I would install the chain and cassette first. It...

I would install the chain and cassette first. It might work fine and you may not need the chainrings.
But if you do measure the bolt distance. And you probably don't need to buy nos 8 speed stuff...
03-04-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By blamester

If you can describe the problem with the shifting...

If you can describe the problem with the shifting we may be able to help.
02-19-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,722
Posted By blamester

It can be done with interrupter levers. Which I...

It can be done with interrupter levers. Which I think is the correct name. Some bikes come with them installed.
Some
02-18-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,745
Posted By blamester

So long as the finish is good that bike will look...

So long as the finish is good that bike will look good in any colour.
01-04-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By blamester

Does it drop the chain? if it doesn't I would...

Does it drop the chain?
if it doesn't I would try and adjust the fd first to get rid of the noise that way. No harm can be done by doing that.
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Sorry missed the bit where you tried to adjust...
12-28-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By blamester

Try it and see. It might work well enough until...

Try it and see. It might work well enough until you get the correct one.
11-18-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By blamester

They are basically caged bearings. 4 sets two...

They are basically caged bearings. 4 sets two each side. Check shimano tech docs for a diagram and installation.
11-18-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By blamester

I used automotive grease. Standard stuff.

I used automotive grease. Standard stuff.
11-18-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,194
Posted By blamester

Repack it first. I have one of these with thirty...

Repack it first. I have one of these with thirty thousand miles on it and it turns as smooth as day one. It's been on 4 bikes. The waterproof thing is bullxxxx in my opinion cos any time I opened...
11-16-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By blamester

If you want compliance go carbon.

If you want compliance go carbon.
10-30-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,256
Posted By blamester

If you only noticed on the stand it's fine. ...

If you only noticed on the stand it's fine.
​fine. If it doesn't show up when ridden it's not a problem. You could never bend the spindle no matter how strong you are.
09-30-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,033
Posted By blamester

See post 8 and 20

See post 8 and 20
09-29-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,033
Posted By blamester

You have to now remove the brake to adjust it...

You have to now remove the brake to adjust it correctly. A set of allen keys is nessecary. It's not difficult. There are likely grub screws and ball bearings in there so be careful..
09-27-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By blamester

Looks like a cable adjustment and lube. Look it...

Looks like a cable adjustment and lube.
Look it up on youtube.
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