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03-31-24, 07:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By andrewclaus

It is fairly common knowledge. It's on the Park...

It is fairly common knowledge. It's on the Park Tools site and elsewhere if you look. I learned that method by volunteering at a non-profit shop. I'm now one of the lead mechanics (that's a little...
03-20-24, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 459
Posted By Crankycrank

Also, if it's really stuck on there, put your...

Also, if it's really stuck on there, put your quick release skewer through the tool and axle to hold it in place and have it tight enough to leave a little bit of play to allow the freewheel to turn...
02-19-24, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By zacster

Sometimes I get enough exercise going up and down...

Sometimes I get enough exercise going up and down the stairs that I don't need to get on the trainer afterwards. :lol:
02-07-24, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By smd4

White lithium worked perfectly fine for us.

White lithium worked perfectly fine for us.
02-06-24, 01:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By Duragrouch

Yeah I think for cheap coaster brakes, standard...

Yeah I think for cheap coaster brakes, standard auto wheel bearing grease should be good, a good quality one typically has a 500 F degree "drop point", the temp at which it liquifies and runs.
...
02-04-24, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By FBinNY

It depends on your weight and riding conditions. ...

It depends on your weight and riding conditions.

For typical use by adults or youths on f as irly level terrain, any grease will do.

However, if your heavier, or there are long and/or steep...
02-04-24, 06:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My usual go to for years was common auto axle...

My usual go to for years was common auto axle bearing grease. But having done so many coaster brake overhauls I find the kind of grease to be low on the list of importance. Un worn parts set to good...
02-04-24, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Posted By 79pmooney

I've never opened a coaster brake and haven't...

I've never opened a coaster brake and haven't owned one for some 60 years. I have no idea what the grease actually does on those hubs. But, something I have thought about a lot is - what if someone...
02-04-24, 03:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,334
Posted By FBinNY

Placebo effect. Any bike whose wheels...

Placebo effect.

Any bike whose wheels freespin a few revolutions off the ground, has negligible bearing drag in the scheme of things.

BITD we used to do downhill coasting races. We experimented...
01-14-24, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 539
Posted By Bike Gremlin

I like this tool by Shimano - very durable (you...

I like this tool by Shimano - very durable (you need a 32 mm socket/wrench to "operate" it):
TL-UN74-S...
01-06-24, 06:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 573
Posted By wheelreason

I'm so disappointed, I thought this was going to...

I'm so disappointed, I thought this was going to be a "Can I use a square crankarm with a diamond one" thead...
12-28-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By rm -rf

Is it two bolts on the non-drive side crank arm?...

Is it two bolts on the non-drive side crank arm? (oh, you mentioned two bolts in the post.)

I'm guessing it wasn't properly installed and torqued before the arm fell off. Loktite sounds like a bad...
12-28-23, 08:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By Crankycrank

Can't really hurt but IME not necessary if the...

Can't really hurt but IME not necessary if the pinch bolts are tight enough. Use a torque wrench if in doubt and the preload cap won't come off if the bolts are tightened properly.
12-16-23, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By smd4

Back in the day you could take a correspondence...

Back in the day you could take a correspondence course for many careers that you would think required lots of hands on experience. ICS (the International Correspondence Schools) of Scranton, PA was...
12-15-23, 07:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,224
Posted By Kai Winters

Perhaps the handlebar/stem interface...happened...

Perhaps the handlebar/stem interface...happened to me once this year...it was a tiny bit loose after a position adjustment and I failed to tighten it to torque spec.
Headset...
12-11-23, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,442
Posted By alcjphil

Back from the dead after 16 years

Back from the dead after 16 years
11-28-23, 07:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,514
Posted By Kontact

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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daniell You should check that your wheel is in...
11-18-23, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By pepperbelly

I rode it this afternoon. I only rode 7 miles but...

I rode it this afternoon. I only rode 7 miles but it was enough to check it.
It shifts easily and is quiet. I went through all of the gears and both front rings with no problems.
It pedals so...
11-16-23, 09:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,128
Posted By mpetry912

yes, that's right. the drive side cup will be a...

yes, that's right. the drive side cup will be a wrong way "left hand" thread. If the flats are rounded off get a big bolt and nut with some washers following the Sheldon Brown technique. Tool...
11-10-23, 11:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,118
Posted By cyccommute

There are ways to add length to the chain but...

There are ways to add length to the chain but this isn’t it for any chain above 8 speeds…and even that would be somewhat questionable. You could double up on the quick link without issue but any...
10-14-23, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By choddo

Why did she kill the man? Did he drive a diesel...

Why did she kill the man? Did he drive a diesel with a broken particulate filter?
09-20-23, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By Bill Kapaun

PARK HCW-4 Make do DS retainer. ...

PARK HCW-4
Make do DS retainer.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/437x395/bb_tool1_71fad4a04f8bc93c4cdc72c24656bc7705760f43.jpg...
07-23-23, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By aggiegrads

Spares (not tools) for roadside rescue kit to keep in car

I keep a spare toolkit in my car and have used it many times to get stranded cyclists back on the road. I know what tools that I need, and I know how to use them, so that is not what this thread is...
07-19-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By SkinGriz

Yep. I read a good book Success Made Simple (I...

Yep.
I read a good book Success Made Simple (I think).
Basically the book was about why Amish businesses rarely go BK.
The reason is they’re OK with growing slow and eschew debt.

I don’t...
06-27-23, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Pop N Wood

User Papa Ado from KMC posted the following about...

User Papa Ado from KMC posted the following about their ebike chains

E bike chain wear - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/1216978-e-bike-chain-wear.html)
05-28-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,287
Posted By sweeks

I'm arrested at the 9-speed stage... this makes...

I'm arrested at the 9-speed stage... this makes me feel somewhat good about that! :D
05-26-23, 06:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By Jeff Neese

Like dsaul said, you should be able to just...

Like dsaul said, you should be able to just remove and reinstall the rubber rim strip. If the wheel is really old, the rubber may be brittle and/or stretched out, or maybe fused to the rim, and...
05-24-23, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By HillRider

The work-arounds suggested above will do fine but...

The work-arounds suggested above will do fine but if you really want an OEM replacement, try an older bike shop or bike co-op. They often have boxes of small parts salvaged from trashed or broken...
05-22-23, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,737
Posted By twowheelies

The Park tool/ PB blaster/friction paste worked...

The Park tool/ PB blaster/friction paste worked on one of the screws, but I had to use a screw extractor on the other. Then I was able to adjust the crankset and take the play out of it, so mission...
05-07-23, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By dsbrantjr

The nice thing about chuck wedges is that they...

The nice thing about chuck wedges is that they push straight and evenly against the crank and BB, a pickle fork is wedge-shaped and more likely to do collateral damage.
04-02-23, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 709
Posted By HillRider

It sounds like you rear derailleur doesn't have...

It sounds like you rear derailleur doesn't have the "wrap capacity" you need for your gearing. You don't give your chainring sizes but for a 50/34 crankset you need (50-34)+(36-11) = 41 teeth of...
03-20-23, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,254
Posted By dddd

No worse than deep-slotted cleats or M71 "death"...

No worse than deep-slotted cleats or M71 "death" pedals in terms of safety.
But I recall that one beta tester complained of getting his socks wet while using a roadside outhouse.
03-18-23, 02:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By brixxton

One love

Friction shifters rule!!
03-18-23, 07:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 ^^^. Won't work. Here's a chart listing "pull...

+1 ^^^. Won't work. Here's a chart listing "pull ratio" for each and they are different. Bicycle Cassettes & Drivetrains - Google Sheets...
03-15-23, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By dsaul

They most certainly should notice that the crank...

They most certainly should notice that the crank arms aren't 180 degrees apart. Note the orientation of the square that interfaces with the bottom bracket spindle.
03-14-23, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,135
Posted By veganbikes

So you need to figure out the taper. That is the...

So you need to figure out the taper. That is the important thing, this one has a diamond taper on the DS and square taper on the NDS and while technically both are square taper they won't match up...
03-13-23, 10:50 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,635
Posted By GhostRider62

5mm is easy to measure with my micrometer. ...

5mm is easy to measure with my micrometer.

Clean the chain and hang it side by side with a new chain.

5mm is 0.4% and time for a new one.

A nail is cheaper than a Park go/no go gauge
03-04-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,562
Posted By DiabloScott

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I like this position a lot. First off - it's not...
03-03-23, 09:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,562
Posted By smd4

It’s fine parallel to the chainstay. There’s...

It’s fine parallel to the chainstay.

There’s a one in ten trillion chance you’ll catch something to open the lever. If a branch ever did get caught it would break before exerting enough lateral...
02-11-23, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By MidTNBrad

Quick update....I found this...

Quick update....I found this https://www.whiteind.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Freehub-Body-Identification-Guide-1.pdf document on WI's web site and it looks like I was sent a wheelset with a 10 HG...
02-08-23, 05:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,463
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

And this thread is pretty mild.

And this thread is pretty mild.
02-07-23, 08:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,463
Posted By JohnDThompson

Or a few seconds with a bench grinder to chamfer...

Or a few seconds with a bench grinder to chamfer the end.
02-05-23, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By sweeks

True, but a "no-tool" master link made by another...

True, but a "no-tool" master link made by another brand may be used with a Shimano chain as long as it's for the same "speed" chain. Examples I'm familiar with are KMC ("Missing Link") and Wippermann...
02-04-23, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,195
Posted By dedhed

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help/st...

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help/stem-removal-installation-quill-stems
02-03-23, 06:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Just spitballing here, but looks like a hex head...

Just spitballing here, but looks like a hex head of the appropriate size bolt would mate to the depression in the cup if the spindle were removed. Thread on a nut and you have a removal tool.
01-27-23, 06:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,804
Posted By dedhed

Chain on top step on pedal

Chain on top step on pedal
01-15-23, 02:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By Kontact

In answer to the OP, there is no problem mixing...

In answer to the OP, there is no problem mixing new balls from one lot with new balls from another lot. I might not do it in a nuclear reactor, but there is no real difference from one new bearing to...
01-14-23, 07:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 837
Posted By dedhed

Define "lot". Do you have a clue what the vendor...

Define "lot". Do you have a clue what the vendor sold you?

Just put them in. It's a pedal going 100 RPM with minimal load, not an F1 car
12-28-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,587
Posted By FBinNY

Something to keep in mind is that there are two...

Something to keep in mind is that there are two main types of thread lockers.

One is an adhesive, like Loc-tite and others. These may be the liquids people are familiar with, or preapplied as a...
12-28-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,587
Posted By Kontact

Leave the threadlock alone. Use grease always,...

Leave the threadlock alone. Use grease always, anti-seize if you prefer. Threadlocker and anti-seize are not opposites. They compliment each other in this case.

Shimano knows what it's doing.
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