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12-23-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By mitchmellow62

Spot on Andrew R. Stewart! Suntour is/was a...

Spot on Andrew R. Stewart! Suntour is/was a somewhat sad case: perhaps David and Goliath with Goliath winning. Time to move on at this point.
07-24-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,145
Posted By mitchmellow62

Cyccommute: I looked up the manual for the XTR...

Cyccommute: I looked up the manual for the XTR M972 and shimano recommended the big-big plus 2 back then: https://si.shimano.com/en/pdfs/si/5W70B/SI-5W70B-001-ENG.pdf . But that was for mountain...
07-15-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,145
Posted By mitchmellow62

So many people mistakenly call a half link a...

So many people mistakenly call a half link a "link" that to avoid any confusion Park Tool says to add 2 rivets (or 1 inch) to the length of the chain when using the big-big method. A small point but...
05-18-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 712
Posted By mitchmellow62

I'm not sure I see the problem. Or there isn't a...

I'm not sure I see the problem. Or there isn't a problem. This appears to be a road double with shimano or shimano compatible drivetrain. Sheldon Brown says the front chainline measurement should be...
05-05-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,023
Posted By mitchmellow62

I'm not sure of the angle of your drop out but...

I'm not sure of the angle of your drop out but you could consider this solution:...
04-13-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 529
Posted By mitchmellow62

Terracycle (T-cycle.com/) has 9 and 10 speed KMC...

Terracycle (T-cycle.com/) has 9 and 10 speed KMC in bulk.
02-27-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,286
Posted By mitchmellow62

Before blaming a shorter than OE stem one would...

Before blaming a shorter than OE stem one would need to study the front end geometry of the 3 bikes in question. A more vertical head tube angle and shorter trail dimension could give the...
01-07-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By mitchmellow62

"Borrow" the extractor ring from the other side...

"Borrow" the extractor ring from the other side before you spend money on a crank puller. I'd try penetrating oil, hammering and perhaps heat before. By the way, you can find extractor rings on...
12-20-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By mitchmellow62

Very interesting. But: 1. She'd never say...

Very interesting. But:
1. She'd never say yes. So this is mostly academic for me.
2. The method misses the "rinse" cycle because the part is locked in the bottle. Perhaps a second "wash" with...
12-07-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 987
Posted By mitchmellow62

There's lots of knowledge and experience on this...

There's lots of knowledge and experience on this forum but I would approach the problem by the KISS principle. Start with the simplest solution first. It is not unusual for one to get perfect...
11-26-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By mitchmellow62

Is there a cable guide on the underside of the BB...

Is there a cable guide on the underside of the BB shell held by a screw? I've had situations where the screw is long enough to interfere with the BB "housing" and cause binding. Hopefully I have my...
07-09-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By mitchmellow62

You'll get better prices with free shipping if...

You'll get better prices with free shipping if you buy directly from upanbike.com . Caveat: the free shipping from China is s..l..o..w!



Ergonomic grips seem to be largely misunderstood. They...
03-20-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By mitchmellow62

My lbs has the park tool SS-1 stay straightener...

My lbs has the park tool SS-1 stay straightener and has straightened a chain stay for me. That bend is very close to the dropout but it would still probably work. Your lbs could also give you an...
02-09-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,667
Posted By mitchmellow62

Some folks wrap drop bars from the top down to...

Some folks wrap drop bars from the top down to eliminate the need for any tape at all. The wrap is started by wrapping over itself enough to secure it. If I understand the moloko bars correctly, it...
02-05-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,872
Posted By mitchmellow62

Contrary to the crowd I have bought used...

Contrary to the crowd I have bought used cassettes. But I wouldn't buy that one. A cassette has to look pristine and the story has to be something like "I only rode it a hundred miles and then...
10-18-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,121
Posted By mitchmellow62

I'd try the suntour derailleur before tossing it....

I'd try the suntour derailleur before tossing it. Sometimes they work with alternate cable attachment. I'm using a Suntour alpha 3000 with the Sunrace freewheel and Shimano shifters.
09-20-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,164
Posted By mitchmellow62

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/thIAAOSwjodaA7Fa/s-...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/thIAAOSwjodaA7Fa/s-l500.jpg
This is what I've done in the past. Works fine with the friction thumbies I use. One might need a little more creativity for a cable...
09-04-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,374
Posted By mitchmellow62

Nothing ventured nothing gained. Especially if...

Nothing ventured nothing gained. Especially if you already have all the components. My bet is that it will work.
07-24-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By mitchmellow62

That's too bad that the fix didn't work for you. ...

That's too bad that the fix didn't work for you. I imagine a lot depends on how/where the original tab broke and where one decides to drill the hole. Perhaps not all have enough remaining metal. ...
07-22-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By mitchmellow62

I replaced a Tiagra 4503 with a Sora and there...

I replaced a Tiagra 4503 with a Sora and there was no perceivable change in shifting. I later repaired the 4503 and am using it on another bike. If the spring retaining tab broke on yours, as they...
06-21-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,362
Posted By mitchmellow62

If the OP's frame is 126 OLD it is fairly easy to...

If the OP's frame is 126 OLD it is fairly easy to fit the right 8/9/10 speed hub into the frame without cold setting or going to the 8 of 9, 9 of 10 strategy. I had luck converting an old Shimano 105...
04-02-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,659
Posted By mitchmellow62

https://www.canadabicycleparts.com/sram-mrx-grip-s...

https://www.canadabicycleparts.com/sram-mrx-grip-shift-shifter-15535

$15 canadian. Says the front shifter is friction.
03-12-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,126
Posted By mitchmellow62

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

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The deed is done! The hole continues to exist. The other shifter...
03-12-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,109
Posted By mitchmellow62

I believe someone mentioned training as a factor...

I believe someone mentioned training as a factor in saddle comfort. If the OP hasn't done a lot of longer rides and the 520 is new I'd train a little before starting the search for a new saddle. I...
10-21-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,765
Posted By mitchmellow62

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I have a very similar story. Only this should probably be called a...
10-13-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,391
Posted By mitchmellow62

I have a '85 Viva Sport and it came with Suntour...

I have a '85 Viva Sport and it came with Suntour LePree derailleurs and hubs. The only component that was non Suntour were the Dia-Compe brakes.

Scans of the 1985 and 1986 catalogs can be found...
09-28-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,703
Posted By mitchmellow62

I once lived on the open prairie where wind was...

I once lived on the open prairie where wind was the norm. If it was really high (I never kept track of the number) I would go out against it for as far as I could or had time for. It was a...
09-25-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,866
Posted By mitchmellow62

Here's the link to all of the shimano...

Here's the link to all of the shimano documentation for your downtube shifters:
https://si.shimano.com/#/en/search/Keyword?name=A351 .

All of the documentation states that they are index or...
09-18-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,712
Posted By mitchmellow62

Seat height recommendations all deal with...

Seat height recommendations all deal with establishing the most efficient and powerful position and therefore are mainly for enthusiasts. OP, if you are a casual rider and plan to stay that way then...
08-01-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,564
Posted By mitchmellow62

You may also be able to use the axle from the...

You may also be able to use the axle from the original wheel making the O.L.D of the new wheel 120 mm. You'd have to experiment with cones, spacers and locknuts. When everything is in place there...
08-01-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,564
Posted By mitchmellow62

Kudos to your son. Let him know that fixing old...

Kudos to your son. Let him know that fixing old bikes can be addictive. The wheel you purchased has 126 mm O.L.D. and you are trying to fit it in a frame with 120 mm spacing. Please reference this...
04-27-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,183
Posted By mitchmellow62

Home Depot will color match their Behr oil...

Home Depot will color match their Behr oil enamel. I brought the fork in for them to match. I bought a quart on sale for just under $14. It's way too much paint but it can be recycled. They...
10-18-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,759
Posted By mitchmellow62

Converting a second generation 7 speed uniglide...

Converting a second generation 7 speed uniglide hub to 7 speed hyperglide is easy. You cannot convert a first generation uniglide hub. You can identify the second generation by the bulge near the...
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