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07-28-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By JohnDThompson

Well, from early Campagnolo catalogs, it appears...

Well, from early Campagnolo catalogs, it appears that the head of the bolt goes inside the slot:
07-27-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 352
Posted By cajunpedaler

Continental presta tubes have nice little washers...

Continental presta tubes have nice little washers that facilitate this.
They have a little rim where they seat nicely in a schrader hole.
07-26-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My understanding is that the bearings are (or...

My understanding is that the bearings are (or were when these first came onto the market) the same. The outside finish and total weight changed with price.

BTW there's a swing back to threaded BB...
07-26-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By grall1126

You guys are the best, what I did was take the...

You guys are the best, what I did was take the end of the screw driver placed it on the threads and pried it out, no it works!!!! I can't believe this was like that, unbelievable. Thanks for all of...
07-26-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,505
Posted By N2deep

Sorry but I need to clarify my recommendation....

Sorry but I need to clarify my recommendation. The intent is not to drill out or machine out the entire bearing. The intent is to drill or machine 4 spots or holes, 90 degrees apart, more if needed....
07-26-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By KCT1986

Seems like the screw on cap is stuck in the dust...

Seems like the screw on cap is stuck in the dust shield. Does the part with Blackburn on it have internal threads? If so, it's actually 2 separate pieces, 1 a retaining ring that holds the grommet...
07-26-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 242
Posted By andrewclaus

Of course, if the noise goes away when you stand...

Of course, if the noise goes away when you stand up out of the saddle and pedal, it's the saddle or clamp. It's amazing how that noise telegraphs to the BB.
07-25-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By CliffordK

If you can't find where the hole was, then don't...

If you can't find where the hole was, then don't worry about it.

If you can find where the hole was, then if you see tube sticking out, you need to patch or boot the tire.

If the tire is...
07-25-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By cxwrench

For most punctures the tire is never patched. If...

For most punctures the tire is never patched. If the hole is any larger than that you can 'boot' the tire but most people would just replace it.
07-24-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By CliffordK

I very much doubt the bike left the factory that...

I very much doubt the bike left the factory that way, although it could have been off at the factory, but I doubt it.

So the NDS was filed up, and the DS was filed down.

The first thing I would...
07-24-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By hotbike

I guess you never heard of a cargo bike. im...

I guess you never heard of a cargo bike.
im trying to integrate a few systems. It also has a rain canopy. We’ve experimented with aerodynamics , and I can tell you, if the front box was left with a...
07-24-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By JohnDThompson

Well, it's not "continually impacted." Once the...

Well, it's not "continually impacted." Once the hub axle abuts the bolt end, it is secured in place by the quick release. If the QR is loose enough to allow continual impacts, the wheel would not be...
07-24-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 827
Posted By dsbrantjr

And bigger steps between ratios than a triple...

And bigger steps between ratios than a triple with a closer-spaced cassette.
07-23-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 827
Posted By cyccommute

While I agree that triples have been just about...

While I agree that triples have been just about murdered, “range” isn’t everything. Your gearing...
07-23-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 287
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would advise the use of a Dremel®-type tool...

I would advise the use of a Dremel®-type tool with an abrasive cutting wheel to make those cuts. If you use a diagonal cutter, bolt cutter or similar it will leave a peaked cut with sharp, pointy...
07-22-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By dedhed

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3986_19264ea60f39bbd753491be37565361fd2c453a2.jpg

Like this.
07-21-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By dscheidt

Same way you repair a 5" long one? ...

Same way you repair a 5" long one? https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/vxhe8ea_22bfb913fbb4756b58eb1bf93211138a1acca4d6.jpg...
07-21-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 495
Posted By squirtdad

I carry a tube and a patch kit.... i have had to...

I carry a tube and a patch kit.... i have had to use both on the same ride, not often, but it has happened. I like the rema kits.....imho best quality. I write the date i bought the kit on...
07-21-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
Posted By SurferRosa

All freewheels have a lockring which holds the...

All freewheels have a lockring which holds the cogset cluster to the body of the freewheel. The lockring is usually reverse threaded and is held in place by tightening with a hammer and punch. Its...
07-19-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 237
Posted By gearbasher

If you decide to remove the self extractors, they...

If you decide to remove the self extractors, they have reverse threads. You will then need a crank puller with reverse threads to remove the crank arms.

See this forum thread:...
07-19-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 773
Posted By dsbrantjr

Replacing the cassette with a 11, 12, 13, or 14...

Replacing the cassette with a 11, 12, 13, or 14 to 28 (14 to 28 would be my choice, I can't push 53x11) one would give you a ~20% lower low gear. You will probably need a new chain but I believe...
07-18-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By jimc101

Pictures? If your struggling to do this, thinking...

Pictures? If your struggling to do this, thinking that taking it to a good LBS is the best option as getting this and everything else right is quite important.
07-17-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Iride01

Very hard to see the crack, but I maybe sorta...

Very hard to see the crack, but I maybe sorta think it's there.

https://i.imgur.com/3Tgj0DQ.jpeg

What is on the right side of the hole along it's circumference wouldn't worry me too much other...
07-17-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By dsbrantjr

I forgot to mention that DEET insect repellent...

I forgot to mention that DEET insect repellent EATS rubber.
07-17-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By rydabent

One of the big thing is to keep oily sun screen...

One of the big thing is to keep oily sun screen off of them. The oil in sun screens attack the rubber and make it soft and sticky.
07-17-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By easyupbug

I have used 303 Aerospace Protectant for years...

I have used 303 Aerospace Protectant for years now, it is a water based dressing for vinyl, plastics, rubber, and leather. There are others out there, B.E.S.T. Rubber Roof Cleaner/Protectant is...
07-16-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Many floor pumps have what's known as a check...

Many floor pumps have what's known as a check valve in their base. A valve that lets the compressed air travel from the cylinder to the hose but stops air from going the other direction. BTW a Presta...
07-16-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This stem has a single bolt handle bar clamp,...

This stem has a single bolt handle bar clamp, just like millions of stems made over the many decades before current time. Nothing unique or special. To remove the bars from the stem one loosens the...
07-16-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 188
Posted By hokiefyd

My RIDE RIGHT COMFORT SYSTEM STEM has gone LIMP:...

My RIDE RIGHT COMFORT SYSTEM STEM has gone LIMP: the SPECIALIZED CROSSROADS HYBRID BIKE! - YouTube

He eventually gets to the stem at about 2:00 in...
07-14-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I think you are all wrong - that is a rear wheel...

I think you are all wrong - that is a rear wheel meant to be paired with a Shimano front freewheel system - there is no freewheel in the rear wheel, it's built into a crank. This long obsolete...
07-14-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By dsbrantjr

That freewheel (not cassette) is a special one...

That freewheel (not cassette) is a special one with a slip mechanism for use with the Shimano Front Freewheel System, and may have specialized lubrication requirements. ...
07-13-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By Iride01

Probably. But if you had or have doubts...

Probably.

But if you had or have doubts about something that is such an easy thing to remedy. Especially now with them not installed.

It wouldn't matter to me if they were new or old. If I...
07-11-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 210
Posted By shelbyfv

Since you'll need to replace both the bb and...

Since you'll need to replace both the bb and crank, I'd suggest you look for a current HT2 setup that will be compatible with your gearing. You'll appreciate the lack of drama, so easy.:thumb:
07-10-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 197
Posted By Broctoon

I had a 105 BR-5700 caliper with a pivot bolt too...

I had a 105 BR-5700 caliper with a pivot bolt too short to reach the recessed nut, even with a really long nut. The trouble was that it barely fit through the front side of the fork, not even that it...
07-08-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 314
Posted By JoeTBM

Agree a glue gun will not generate enough heat. I...

Agree a glue gun will not generate enough heat. I might try dimpling the center of the head with an awl and then carefully (slowly) try drilling it out with a bit just smaller then the head to break...
07-08-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,699
Posted By Bald Paul

Water is good, but you have to replace the...

Water is good, but you have to replace the electrolytes you are losing through your sweat (that gritty salt thing.) I will usually bring some packets of Gatorade powder to add to my bottles at refill...
07-07-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By Barry2

Made for just that job...

Made for just that job (https://www.performancebike.com/rema-tip-top-tubeless-patch-kit-5060160/p-fthvhdfcquargqhe?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuv-ksY_S8QIVNQnnCh1-IAhrEAQYAiABEgJI-fD_BwE)
The patch is not...
07-07-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By squirtdad

that is a french threaded bottom bracket a...

that is a french threaded bottom bracket

a good option would be velo orange ...
07-03-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 509
Posted By CliffordK

When you pump it up to 2x size, then put it under...

When you pump it up to 2x size, then put it under water, also wiggle the valve stem. Look for cuts/cracks around the rubber or valve joint.

It is also possible that the hole is "near" the valve,...
07-03-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 509
Posted By Mad Honk

I'd suspect the tube leaks around the stem under...

I'd suspect the tube leaks around the stem under pressure. I ran through a batch of Sunlite tubes that were hit or miss. the failure was at the stem juncture with the tube at about 100psi. ...
07-03-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

While there are TI specific AS compounds (and...

While there are TI specific AS compounds (and other metal referenced ones) the overlap with most all the hardware store stuff is large. I suspect for most all bike work it's like the chain lube...
07-02-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By 70sSanO

I think it is reasonable to state that the...

I think it is reasonable to state that the average cyclist is not spinning out a 50-11 on the flats; maybe with a 25mph tailwind.

But sure enough going down a double digit grade; that does take a...
07-02-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By Phil_gretz

Don't overlook or dismiss the 46/30T chainring...

Don't overlook or dismiss the 46/30T chainring combination for her bike. Several folks have offered this solution, and it's a valid one. Most bikes are geared WAY too high for the average rider,...
07-02-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By ThermionicScott

Good thought, but I'm pretty sure the OP's bike...

Good thought, but I'm pretty sure the OP's bike has horizontal dropouts. I can't find a 1987 catalog, but the 1988 catalog shows horizontal dropouts:...
07-02-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,579
Posted By andrewclaus

A friend recently had his front thru axle come...

A friend recently had his front thru axle come loose on a descent, and he narrowly avoided a crash. I didn't see the problem first hand, and am not familiar with his bike, but he blames user error.
...
07-02-21, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By oberwl

You don't need to wait at all, I use Rema...

You don't need to wait at all, I use Rema patches. The key is to either don't remove the plastic film on top or if you do, make sure to break it from center and remove it in a circular pattern so you...
07-01-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 625
Posted By BCDrums

Addendum

CC,

My shifting problem came down to an out-of-spec position of wheel axle in the dropout, but, spurred by your comment, I flushed and lubed my DA 7700 shifter anyway. After the lubing, it shifts...
06-30-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By Barry2

I didn't know these existed !!!! I like it........

I didn't know these existed !!!!
I like it..... mainly because it would let me keep my Stages dual sided (crank) power meter.

bikinGreen CNC Chainring 46/30T FoR Shimano 4 Arm 10-11Spd Road...
06-30-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By rccardr

You can try a Bikingreen 46/30 110 bcd setup,...

You can try a Bikingreen 46/30 110 bcd setup, pretty sure they make them in both 4 and 5 bolt systems, and I think her current crank is 110bcd.
Larger issue may be whether you can get the FD low...
06-30-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 625
Posted By BCDrums

Good shifting restored!

When I moved the wheel back to the far end of the dropout in the Spring, I wasn't using the 13T cog as much, and didn't connect that change to the degraded shifting from 1 to 2.

Following the...
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