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Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By cxwrench

That freakin' novel I wrote isn't great advice?...

That freakin' novel I wrote isn't great advice? :roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By cxwrench

Since I'm still banned from the mechanics section...

Since I'm still banned from the mechanics section (and it's getting to be a bit tiresome) we'll do this here. Do the following, in this order:

1) Shift to the small cog and undo the cable from the...
12-23-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By cxwrench

Easily replaced, 3 tiny screws (typical for...

Easily replaced, 3 tiny screws (typical for Shimano) and the part which is cheap. And a brake bleed after install.
12-23-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,127
Posted By cxwrench

Hopefully you've figured out that no one here can...

Hopefully you've figured out that no one here can offer any real advice w/o seeing you on the bike. My advice would be to find a local shop that employs someone with a solid knowledge of fitting....
12-22-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By cxwrench

I'm here for ya. I have had a problem with the...

I'm here for ya. I have had a problem with the reservoir diaphragm leaking.

17 Y0C678000

Diaphragm R

It seems like they're easily damaged by too much pressure. The lever can be pumped up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 969
Views: 36,404
Posted By cxwrench

:wtf:

:wtf:
12-18-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,198
Posted By cxwrench

OP...come one, you can't really think...I mean...

OP...come one, you can't really think...I mean this is about the...nevermind. No. Not possible the way you have imagined it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 36,404
Posted By cxwrench

There's the issue...you're massively OCD. It's a...

There's the issue...you're massively OCD. It's a bike chain. It's a wear component. It's meant to be ridden. Put some lube on it, wipe it off, and ride your bike. Jesus, it's just not that important....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 36,404
Posted By cxwrench

It most certainly does take more time. You have...

It most certainly does take more time. You have to count the time spent melting the wax. And then the time the chain spends in the wax. Then taking it out and letting it harden and wiping it off. I'm...
12-17-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,650
Posted By cxwrench

The question that's really on my mind...when will...

The question that's really on my mind...when will Pitbull Pedals make Ti cleats?
12-16-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,340
Posted By cxwrench

Ok, because you're gonna be like that I'll...

Ok, because you're gonna be like that I'll clarify: It happens to all types and models of Shimano sti shifter...it doesn't happen to every shifter they've made.
12-15-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By cxwrench

'Approved for radial lacing' is always one to...

'Approved for radial lacing' is always one to look for. Or the opposite. Check the manufacturer's site. If it matters it'll be in the specs.
12-15-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By cxwrench

Pretty much any 130 bcd 53/39 or whatever...

Pretty much any 130 bcd 53/39 or whatever chainrings will physically fit on the crank, only 7800 rings will match and look correct. Shifting performance should be fine.
12-15-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By cxwrench

Where are you riding? Dirt? Pavement? If you're...

Where are you riding? Dirt? Pavement? If you're riding dirt you don't want narrower tires for 'less rolling resistance'. It doesn't work that way. Narrower tires need higher pressure to avoid pinch...
12-14-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By cxwrench

Not a great idea. Do it the right way.

Not a great idea. Do it the right way.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By cxwrench

They'll work. And yes, should be in the...

They'll work. And yes, should be in the mechanic's section. Where I'm still banned.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 989
Posted By cxwrench

I've got over 10 years as a team mechanic for pro...

I've got over 10 years as a team mechanic for pro teams here in the states. Hanging bikes by the wheels in a moving vehicle or trailer would be stupid. They'd swing and get damaged. In a team truck...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 989
Posted By cxwrench

Your whole post is wrong excepting the brass...

Your whole post is wrong excepting the brass nipple part but it doesn't really matter for storage. Hanging the bike from the wheels will do absolutely no harm. 'Pair of wheel sets'? What? Hanging a...
12-11-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,093
Posted By cxwrench

That's great but as they OP mentioned in the very...

That's great but as they OP mentioned in the very first post...he's looking for pads for CARBON rims.



As I posted previously either Swissstop Black Prince or Zipp Tangente grey.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 989
Posted By cxwrench

Don't 'squirt some oil on the cables'...all that...

Don't 'squirt some oil on the cables'...all that will do is attract dust and dirt. Just leave them dry.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 969
Views: 36,404
Posted By cxwrench

Please.

Please.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,407
Posted By cxwrench

The inner wide of chains (all of...

The inner wide of chains (all of them...5-8=2.38mm, 9-12=2.18mm) is basically the same. The outer width is what changes.That's why it's chainring spacing that changes.

I don't have any idea why...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,407
Posted By cxwrench

You could have just counted the cogs on the old...

You could have just counted the cogs on the old wheel and/or counted the clicks in the shifter and saved everyone a bunch of time and you'd know for sure...but no. Why not?
12-09-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,093
Posted By cxwrench

They seem to hold heat longer than the black pads...

They seem to hold heat longer than the black pads so they can contribute to heat damage on carbon rims. It's always a good idea to use pad holders that have holes in the back to relieve heat build up...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,407
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ Shimano 8, 9, and 10 speed have the same...

^This^ Shimano 8, 9, and 10 speed have the same cable pull as 7, 8, and 9 speed mtb bike derailleurs as well. You can't use a 10 speed Shimano road shifter with a 10 speed Dyna-Sys mtb derailleur....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,407
Posted By cxwrench

You guys are talking about 2 different scenarios.

You guys are talking about 2 different scenarios.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,407
Posted By cxwrench

I don't know what you're really asking, but there...

I don't know what you're really asking, but there have been 2x5, 2x6, 2x7, 2x8, 2x9, 2x10, 2x11, and 2x12. There have also been 3x5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and some 10. Why your bike doesn't shift well? Who...
12-07-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,340
Posted By cxwrench

It will always be a mystery...

It will always be a mystery...
12-06-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,897
Posted By cxwrench

No.

No.
12-03-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By cxwrench

Looks fine. Just take off the front brake and...

Looks fine. Just take off the front brake and you're done. I've got a Marin Alcatraz, it's more expensive at retail but my price at the shop was so good I had to get one. They're really fun bikes in...
12-02-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,340
Posted By cxwrench

^Exactly this^ With that many bikes you're not...

^Exactly this^ With that many bikes you're not putting a ton of mileage on any of them (I'd guess there are favorites, but still...) so replacement intervals can be longer time wise. I'm talking...
12-02-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By cxwrench

You haven't told us which Ultegra derailleur you...

You haven't told us which Ultegra derailleur you have...and that makes a difference. Which model? SRAM is only going to say which SRAM derailleurs the cassette will work with, they won't ever mention...
12-01-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,340
Posted By cxwrench

'Engineer'...classic. "I'm an engineer, to save...

'Engineer'...classic. "I'm an engineer, to save time let's just assume I'm never wrong". This is the way you operate, right?
12-01-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By cxwrench

^This^

^This^
12-01-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,340
Posted By cxwrench

You arguing this point is like someone bringing a...

You arguing this point is like someone bringing a spoon to a gunfight.
11-30-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,340
Posted By cxwrench

The cable can only be under as much tension as...

The cable can only be under as much tension as the derailleur spring creates. It's always the same really. When the derailleur is in any gear other than high (small cog) the spring force is always...
11-29-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,340
Posted By cxwrench

Cables breaking in Shimano road shifters has been...

Cables breaking in Shimano road shifters has been happening ever since STI came on the market, so over 30 years. It has absolutely nothing to do w/ 'housing bends being too tight'. It has everything...
11-27-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,340
Posted By cxwrench

Why am I not surprised at all?

Why am I not surprised at all?
11-27-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,340
Posted By cxwrench

Thanks man!

Thanks man!
11-27-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,340
Posted By cxwrench

You can try but they seem to be on quite the...

You can try but they seem to be on quite the power trip lording over their forum. Maybe they're waiting for Dec 1...or maybe the new year. I haven't heard anything.
11-27-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By cxwrench

I love them, they're on my Crockett. ...

I love them, they're on my Crockett.

https://i.imgur.com/J9L7Gpql.jpg
11-27-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,340
Posted By cxwrench

Thanks if you're talking about me, but it's CX,...

Thanks if you're talking about me, but it's CX, not XC. Cyclocross, not Cross Country.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,558
Posted By cxwrench

You start at the drop, not the top, so you're...

You start at the drop, not the top, so you're stopping a few inches from the stem, not starting.
11-26-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,340
Posted By cxwrench

You're kidding, right? You're more likely to...

You're kidding, right? You're more likely to break a chain, you going to carry a spare one of those too?
11-26-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,150
Posted By cxwrench

I 'figure 8' every bar I wrap. I start pulling...

I 'figure 8' every bar I wrap. I start pulling out on the drop, figure 8 at the SHIFTER, end up pulling forward on the tops. The only tape that is a problem is the 2 thicker sizes of Lizard Skins...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,473
Posted By cxwrench

Back when I worked for Kodak/Sierra Nevada the...

Back when I worked for Kodak/Sierra Nevada the Healthnet guys rode Giant TCX frames. Some of the guys definitely complained about their frames losing stiffness over the season. A guy I know that...
11-25-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,340
Posted By cxwrench

You just had to post something didn't you?

You just had to post something didn't you?
11-24-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By cxwrench

In lieu of.

In lieu of.
11-24-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,340
Posted By cxwrench

You're overthinking this massively. Replace the...

You're overthinking this massively. Replace the cables/housing once a year like you'd change the oil in your car...it's preventative maintenance. If you're that worried about it carry a spare cable...
11-23-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By cxwrench

Those are NOT carbon wheels. That is an aluminum...

Those are NOT carbon wheels. That is an aluminum rim with a carbon fairing.
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