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06-26-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

IIRC at one time Cinelli made both Eng/Rtl...

IIRC at one time Cinelli made both Eng/Rtl diameter and French diameter stems. A French one would measure out as about 21.8 to 21.9mm. Andy
06-26-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By dedhed

I believe it has to do with whether its SLR or...

I believe it has to do with whether its SLR or Super SLR

​​​​​​https://www.cyclabo.com/topics/hr6mzphvey/
06-26-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 355
Posted By dedhed

I put plug & play into my industrial stainless...

I put plug & play into my industrial stainless canted reflector fixtures. A little more expensive than ballast bypass but didn't feel like pulling those down to rewire.
I've bought a number of the...
06-26-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,186
Posted By easyupbug

The parts you refer to indeed coated for shipping...

The parts you refer to indeed coated for shipping as in industry we store them in a warehouses for what can be extended periods of time and there lubrication needs are met when put in service, this...
06-26-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 355
Posted By John Nolan

There are "plug and play" tubes that don't...

There are "plug and play" tubes that don't require rewiring, and then there are "ballast bypass" tubes that require, well, bypassing the ballast. If you're not replacing fluorescents, I'd say led...
06-25-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Hondo6

Thanks for posting the final outcome/resolution....

Thanks for posting the final outcome/resolution. All too often that never happens.
06-25-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By spelger

resurrecting my dead thread...about 3 weeks ago i...

resurrecting my dead thread...about 3 weeks ago i ended up removing the cable and found nothing wrong with it. shifted with no load and still had issues. looking inside for anything obvious i found...
06-25-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By CrimsonEclipse

So, quick link from now on. Alright, thanks...

So, quick link from now on.

Alright, thanks guys!
06-25-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 355
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.

...
06-25-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,186
Posted By davidad

Why would the factory use a preservative on...

Why would the factory use a preservative on something that is not stored for any length of time? If you wipe off the LUBE on the outside of the chain it will not attract sand and boulders as you...
06-25-22, 02:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 457
Posted By Trakhak

The trick with the Rema glue tube is to squeeze...

The trick with the Rema glue tube is to squeeze the tube gently until the glue reaches the top of the nozzle and then thead the top back on. With no air in the tube or nozzle, the glue will stay...
06-24-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By HillRider

"Peened" rivets (aka pins) are flared at the ends...

"Peened" rivets (aka pins) are flared at the ends to make a strong connection in thin chains like 9-speed and above. Pushing them out breaks off the flair and reams out the hole in the side plates...
06-24-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 355
Posted By HillRider

I have a 4-foot two-tube LED "fluorescent"...

I have a 4-foot two-tube LED "fluorescent" fixture over my work bench hung from short chains on hooks in the rafters. It provides a very bright but diffused light that is great to work with. These...
06-24-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,636
Posted By ThermionicScott

What a relief! Thank you. :lol:

What a relief! Thank you. :lol:
06-24-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,636
Posted By cyclokitty

Why have I been awoken from my slumber?!?! ...

Why have I been awoken from my slumber?!?!

lol, yes. It was resolved. If I recall, my wheel needed truing because the brake pad was rubbing. Then, a few years later my bike had a complete overhaul...
06-24-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Posted By Gummomarx

Mission accomplished, thanks to a combination of...

Mission accomplished, thanks to a combination of methods offered here and other forums:

The new pulley bolt arrived today. I removed the bottom pulley and with the chain on the smallest sprocket,...
06-24-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By blamester

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

Open it up and see what's going on first.
06-24-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By Mackers

I'd check with DT Swiss, since all other 350 hubs...

I'd check with DT Swiss, since all other 350 hubs in that database have the smaller holes.
Maybe you've just spotted a typo.
06-23-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 278
Posted By 3alarmer

...if you are going to do much hub...

...if you are going to do much hub repair/overhaul, they come in sets, and the handiest ones (for me) are 13-16mm, with occasional need for 17mm and 18mm.
There are a lot of companies that make and...
06-23-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I used Finish Line Fiber Grip to install my matte...

I used Finish Line Fiber Grip to install my matte finish CF seat post (Cannondale Save) a few years ago. A couple of weeks ago I decided to raise it by a quarter inch, and first removed it to wipe...
06-23-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Both the frame and the bottom bracket cups are...

Both the frame and the bottom bracket cups are aluminum, but I am not sure what grade of aluminum.

Shimano Dura Ace BB-R9100 Bottom Bracket | Merlin Cycles...
06-23-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By chubakka21

Thanks for the advise Barry. I messed with it...

Thanks for the advise Barry. I messed with it some more and put an Allen wrench in the hole and saw there was a pin hole so I tried to use the wrench to turn it. Well it didn't turn but it did...
06-23-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By Camilo

If you must use that term, understand that...

If you must use that term, understand that "brifters" refers to both Campy Ergo and Shimano STI.
06-22-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By dsbrantjr

My go-to for dissimilar metal joints/fasteners...

My go-to for dissimilar metal joints/fasteners where electrolytic corrosion is a concern, is Tef-Gel: https://www.tefgel.com/contain.php?param=tefgel_infor
06-21-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By bboy314

The width just needs to match the chain youíre...

The width just needs to match the chain youíre using. Usually will be either 1/8Ē or 3/32Ē for an internal gear setup. But why would you need a half link with sliding dropouts?
06-21-22, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By delbiker1

I have done this to a couple of cassettes. It has...

I have done this to a couple of cassettes. It has been mixed results and kind of pain to get good shifting over the whole cassette. You are likely to end up with ramps and pins on the cogs that do...
06-20-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 716
Posted By dedhed

I use the tub of marine grease I have for my...

I use the tub of marine grease I have for my trailer
06-20-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,059
Posted By Rdmonster69

I legit LOL'd on this comment. My thoughts on PSI...

I legit LOL'd on this comment. My thoughts on PSI ? Meh ....run what ya want if it suits you. The OP was asking about pumps that would get his tires pumped up to high pressure easily...not if people...
06-20-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By 70sSanO

Absolute or comparative data? Since real...

Absolute or comparative data?

Since real world riding surface might vary between a pristine MUP and cobblestones, the actual rolling resistance of a tire is meaningless.

But the comparative...
06-20-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,613
Posted By Hondo6

FWIW: resurrecting "dead" threads is generally...

FWIW: resurrecting "dead" threads is generally somewhat frowned upon. This thread has been inactive for nearly 2 1/2 years

A more accepted method is to first research the issue using BikeForums...
06-20-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By bboy314

Without seeing it in person Iíd guess this is the...

Without seeing it in person Iíd guess this is the ďjuvenileĒ size 1 piece bottom bracket:

https://www.modernbike.com/sunlite-mini-hex-one-piece-bottom-bracket-cup-set
06-19-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The first 3 can greatly depend on the competence...

The first 3 can greatly depend on the competence of the operator.
You don't know if said "operator" is a 10 year old kid or an experienced user.
Experienced users may be incompetent mechanics.
...
06-19-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,059
Posted By Jeff Neese

Considering that 123 psi is printed right on the...

Considering that 123 psi is printed right on the side of the tire, I would hardly call it "ridiculous". By the time I top them off again (couple of weeks), they're usually down around 95-100 psi. I...
06-19-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By KerryIrons

I've been using grease for 50 years and have...

I've been using grease for 50 years and have built well over 100 wheels. Thinking too much about this is a waste of time.
06-19-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By cxwrench

You can use whatever you'd like, spoke prep, oil,...

You can use whatever you'd like, spoke prep, oil, grease, linseed oil. If you build the wheel correctly it doesn't matter. There should NEVER be a 'break-in' period for a wheel. The user should be...
06-19-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,178
Posted By 2old

Obviously, it's not possible to assess the wheel,...

Obviously, it's not possible to assess the wheel, but the other issues can be resolved easily. Chainrings, cassette and chain, whether your bike is 2X8 - 2X11, are readily available. You might look...
06-19-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,178
Posted By Bike Gremlin

Without taking a look at your bike, and at the...

Without taking a look at your bike, and at the local parts availability (not taking that for granted), it's difficult to answer that question - at least for me. :(
06-19-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,770
Posted By kommisar

Lets not get angry over a 2 year old thread....

Lets not get angry over a 2 year old thread. Sheldon Brown (or John Allen) says splicing a cable is easy and does not require any extra hardware:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/heroic-repairs.html
...
06-18-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 286
Posted By caloso

It’’s fine. DA 7800 crankset on a Chorus/Centaur...

It’’s fine. DA 7800 crankset on a Chorus/Centaur drivetrain. It drives my Campy snob teammate crazy, but it works perfectly.

...
06-18-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By jimc101

105 is the name of the groupset, not the specific...

105 is the name of the groupset, not the specific models, and 105 as a line has been going for 40 years now, so the 2002 has nothing to do with a 2023 groupset, other than the name.

You need to...
06-18-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 672
Posted By cyccommute

Iíd go further and say that even spoke tension...

Iíd go further and say that even spoke tension limits for rims is hard to find. You can find ďrangesĒ but nothing that is concrete nor that suggests the values have been measured. Velocity, for...
06-18-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By Darth Lefty

If itís not what andrewclaus said above then itís...

If itís not what andrewclaus said above then itís very likely the high limit adjustment.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNG7g83lI-s
06-17-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 583
Posted By jccaclimber

Iíll start with pointing out that even just an...

Iíll start with pointing out that even just an elbow rest suddenly coming loose at an unexpected time can be disastrous. That said, if you want to accept the risk here are a few thoughts:
1. It...
06-17-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 672
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I don't think I have ever seen spoke manufacture...

I don't think I have ever seen spoke manufacture tension suggestions/limits, rims sure, hubs WRT lacing/cross pattern sort of. But I cant say I've heard of a spoke brand stating limits.

Can you...
06-17-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By phughes

I wouldn't give those scratches a second thought....

I wouldn't give those scratches a second thought. For the most part, all you have done is removed paint. If it bothers you, touch it up with paint or simply hit it with a Sharpie marker.
06-17-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By DiabloScott

Nicks and gouges on aluminum parts can be stress...

Nicks and gouges on aluminum parts can be stress risers for fatigue failure - good idea to keep an eye on them because you don't want handlebars to fail.
But those look like minimal worry.



I...
06-17-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Iride01

I assume those are aluminum bars with a black...

I assume those are aluminum bars with a black finish. I probably wouldn't worry about it. But I'd check regularly.

Less of a problem if you only do leisurely rides. But the more your riding is...
06-17-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By hokiefyd

If that's a metal handlebar, as it appears it is...

If that's a metal handlebar, as it appears it is (either aluminum or steel), then you should have no worries at all.
06-17-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By Rolla

I don't think I own a handlebar that doesn't have...

I don't think I own a handlebar that doesn't have those kinds of scratches. Scratches can be dangerous if they're deep and/or if the part is ultra thin or carbon fiber. Doesn't look like any of those...
06-16-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By JohnDThompson

Pic assist: ...

Pic assist:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1224x1632/80-img_6184_f3d6698f6f515f83b5e08fce53d4ac0102849994.jpg

It appears that the derailleur is mounted on an integral...
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