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06-24-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By cxwrench

What size rotor is on the bike now?

What size rotor is on the bike now?
06-24-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 198
Posted By cxwrench

When the pads start to wear you'll run into a...

When the pads start to wear you'll run into a situation where the pads have a small lip of material that's above the rotor. Eventually those 2 lips will touch and your kids brake will instantly stop...
06-23-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 225
Posted By cxwrench

What do you mean how does it work? Thin wrench on...

What do you mean how does it work? Thin wrench on the cone and normal wrench on the locknut, just like any adjustable hub.
06-23-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 71
Posted By cxwrench

The bicycle mechanics section, not the mtb...

The bicycle mechanics section, not the mtb section.
06-23-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 138
Posted By cxwrench

If you're going to exceed capacity ALWAYS make...

If you're going to exceed capacity ALWAYS make sure you have enough chain to go big/big otherwise you'll have big problems as HTupolev posted.
06-23-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By cxwrench

8/01/09. August. First. 2009.

8/01/09. August. First. 2009.
06-23-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 914
Posted By cxwrench

You have got to be kidding. Your assumption is...

You have got to be kidding. Your assumption is that the rider will not look in front of them and make sure the distance covered while looking down at their cassette, which takes about 1 second, isn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By cxwrench

You might want to look into that seat angle....

You might want to look into that seat angle. Pretty far nose down.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,044
Posted By cxwrench

Toxic...please. The info you were looking for is...

Toxic...please. The info you were looking for is all over the Shimano site. The whole site is set up in order of quality/performance/price. All of it. If you can't manage to tell the difference...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By cxwrench

You might be able to take the mechanism out of...

You might be able to take the mechanism out of the GRX lever and put it into an Ultegra lever so they match but I'm betting the odds of that working are extremely low. You'll never get an Ultegra...
06-22-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By cxwrench

If you want to remove it yes, acetone will do the...

If you want to remove it yes, acetone will do the job. Lacquer thinner usually works as well.
06-22-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 252
Posted By cxwrench

No idea...best bet would be to take it to a shop...

No idea...best bet would be to take it to a shop and have an experienced mechanic look at it. I think what might have happened is your freehub pulled out of the hub when your thru axle loosened. Many...
06-22-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By cxwrench

What tool are you using to take the wheel off?

What tool are you using to take the wheel off?
06-22-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By cxwrench

You most definitely don't want to use 'expanding...

You most definitely don't want to use 'expanding foam'. Some of the Trek bikes have a small hole on the bottom of the down tube that has a cover that you run a zip tie through and after wrapping the...
06-22-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By cxwrench

That's one of the dumbest ideas I've ever hears....

That's one of the dumbest ideas I've ever hears. First you want to use the pads recommended by the rim manufacturer. Some are black, some are grey (Zipp), some are red (Roval), some are blue...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By cxwrench

I don't understand what you're saying. "paired...

I don't understand what you're saying. "paired with an older Utegra lever (...that fits the profile of the GRX lever)? How do you plan on doing that? So you've got a 1x? Why would you even bother...
06-21-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By cxwrench

You shouldn't cross chain small/small for just...

You shouldn't cross chain small/small for just this reason. Easy fix: Don't do it. Those gear ratios make no sense anyway.
06-21-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 914
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ Exactly this. You should just know...if...

^This^ Exactly this. You should just know...if you're going 15 you might need to downshift 1-2 cogs...if you're going 20 then maybe 3-4. You should be able to feel what's going on when you're riding...
06-21-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By cxwrench

Penetrating oil. Time. If you can get the oil in...

Penetrating oil. Time. If you can get the oil in from the bottom of the post ( bottom bracket or bottle cage bolt hole) that helps. You may end up sacrificing the post to get it out. Take the saddle...
06-21-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 446
Posted By cxwrench

I wonder if the OP had made any choosings yet?

I wonder if the OP had made any choosings yet?
06-21-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 914
Posted By cxwrench

I'll never understand why people need numbers or...

I'll never understand why people need numbers or some other indication to tell them what gear they're in. Road shifters don't have this. Mountain shifters don't have them. If you need to shift,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By cxwrench

Wait...what?

Wait...what?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,557
Posted By cxwrench

No Larry. EVERY elite/pro racer...man or...

No Larry. EVERY elite/pro racer...man or woman...rides in bib shorts. Most now in a one piece road race skin suit. I have never heard nor heard of a single rider wanting shorts for any reason. Not...
06-20-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 306
Posted By cxwrench

^This^

^This^
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,557
Posted By cxwrench

Bibs always. /thread.

Bibs always. /thread.
06-20-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 987
Posted By cxwrench

I may be an a-hole but I'm not bitter at all....

I may be an a-hole but I'm not bitter at all. You're on an online forum. You can post whatever you want about tire pressure and I'm able to post my opinion about how stupid I may think it is. Get...
06-20-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By cxwrench

Why don't you change the components that are...

Why don't you change the components that are causing the problem rather than the ones that won't matter?
06-19-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By cxwrench

Another brilliant question with next to zero...

Another brilliant question with next to zero details. Which XT? Swap to which derailleurs?
06-19-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 987
Posted By cxwrench

No, one of my missions in life is trying to...

No, one of my missions in life is trying to eliminate stupidity.
06-19-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By cxwrench

I copied that description from shimano.com.

I copied that description from shimano.com.
06-19-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 987
Posted By cxwrench

Your pinion is 'they feel awesome'. Our...

Your pinion is 'they feel awesome'. Our collective opinion is 'you're crazy'. All good.
06-19-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 255
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, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,951
Posted By cxwrench

Great post...too bad you're 13 years late to the...

Great post...too bad you're 13 years late to the party. :twitchy:
06-18-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 104
Posted By cxwrench

Looks like it's ok. Dropping to which side?

Looks like it's ok. Dropping to which side?
06-18-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 987
Posted By cxwrench

:popcorn

:popcorn
06-18-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By cxwrench

SHIMANO ACERA Rear Derailleur...

SHIMANO ACERA Rear Derailleur 8-speedRD-M3020-8Max cog is 40t.
06-18-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By cxwrench

Not really.They will impact your ability to walk...

Not really.They will impact your ability to walk to a certain degree.
06-16-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By cxwrench

Only you can answer that question.

Only you can answer that question.
06-16-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,136
Posted By cxwrench

Hmmm...all of that stuff does make finding the...

Hmmm...all of that stuff does make finding the right term or description a little more difficult.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By cxwrench

Jagwire makes Campy cables, just buy the housing...

Jagwire makes Campy cables, just buy the housing and cables separately. Or buy Campy cables. Why is this such a challenge?
06-16-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,136
Posted By cxwrench

As others have said 'branding' is the most...

As others have said 'branding' is the most correct term. I like it myself.
06-15-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,136
Posted By cxwrench

Nomenclature is not the correct word for what...

Nomenclature is not the correct word for what you're talking about. Look it up.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By cxwrench

Just use Jagwire, get whichever color you want.

Just use Jagwire, get whichever color you want.
06-15-22, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By cxwrench

Looks pretty simple. Thru axle threads into the...

Looks pretty simple. Thru axle threads into the piece that fell out. That piece is (supposed to be) held in by the set screw. I'm failing to see any mystery at all here.
06-15-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 489
Posted By cxwrench

You can 'true to straightness' and still be...

You can 'true to straightness' and still be wildly off on tension. How do you know other than guessing and then riding the wheel to see if it holds up? Please don't tell me that's how you do it.
06-15-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 489
Posted By cxwrench

Wow, an entire dozen? I promise they would have...

Wow, an entire dozen? I promise they would have been better if you'd had some way to judge tension. I've built close to 2000 and use one on every wheel I build or true.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By cxwrench

You might want to let us know exactly which...

You might want to let us know exactly which levers you have.
06-15-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,266
Posted By cxwrench

Where in the pro peloton? Ooooooohhhh...'they're'...

Where in the pro peloton? Ooooooohhhh...'they're' in the pro peloton. Got it.
06-14-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By cxwrench

Without seeing the bike the only thing I will say...

Without seeing the bike the only thing I will say is it's probably the chainrings. Or maybe more specifically the interface between the chain and the chainrings. I'd suggest Shimano rings.
06-14-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 241
Posted By cxwrench

You can buy tools made for stamping rings and...

You can buy tools made for stamping rings and such (18k, 24k, etc) that are custom. Brad Copeland has one that crimps his name. I think they're only about $150.00.

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