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07-12-24, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By Iride01

It might. But if it doesn't, a Shimano RD that...

It might. But if it doesn't, a Shimano RD that will work with whatever Shimano 10 speed STI's isn't too expensive. If you are getting Tiagra, realize there is a difference between the 4600 and the...
07-11-24, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By maddog34

we're gonna need a seat tube O.D.... if it's a...

we're gonna need a seat tube O.D.... if it's a 31.8mm, then a FD-2203 will work, etc... it's a budget model, but meets the criteria.

search: "Road triple front derailleur 31.8 clamp bottom pull"...
07-10-24, 09:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,721
Posted By SpedFast

I completely agree with both you and...

I completely agree with both you and CarbonFiberBoy, but the part about perched on your perineum with your arms and shoulders working as outriggers made me laugh. I don't believe I've ever heard...
07-10-24, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By bboy314

Rather than go off of listed specs, just measure...

Rather than go off of listed specs, just measure the frame, where the clamp sits, with an accurate caliper.
07-10-24, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By maddog34

the clamp "grabs onto" the Frame, not the post...

the clamp "grabs onto" the Frame, not the post itself. Many clamps have a shoulder that helps locate the Clamp on the frame without a hassle every time it's reclamped... that shoulder needs to be a...
07-08-24, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By FBinNY

As noted, the minimum chainring is related to the...

As noted, the minimum chainring is related to the crankset's bolt circle. But cranks can be changed, bringing up the next issue ---- the FD itself.

There's whether it can be mounted high or liw...
07-08-24, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 540
Posted By dedhed

https://youtu.be/dUPAKqS3dt8

https://youtu.be/dUPAKqS3dt8
07-08-24, 09:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 540
Posted By KerryIrons

Flip the wheel to the opposite side. If the...

Flip the wheel to the opposite side. If the offset is in the same way, then frame alignment is needed. If the offset is reversed, then the wheel needs to be correctly dished.
07-08-24, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 540
Posted By oldukbkr

Check the Q/R springs are positioned correctly -...

Check the Q/R springs are positioned correctly - narrow end towards the hub. Backwards springs can cause wheel alignment issues and itís easy to overlook.
07-08-24, 12:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 540
Posted By bboy314

Does your frame have vertical or horizontal...

Does your frame have vertical or horizontal dropouts?
07-07-24, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 407
Posted By ScottCommutes

Take it to a shop and be done with it. Daddy did...

Take it to a shop and be done with it. Daddy did it but he's still learning scares me because kids don't necessarily know the difference between good brakes and crappy brakes - and they might not...
07-06-24, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 521
Posted By FBinNY

the one thing we can know with near certainty is...

the one thing we can know with near certainty is that the spindle is not bent. That's about as near impossible as jumping over the moon.

It is possible that the crank isn't concentric on the...
07-04-24, 01:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 506
Posted By shelbyfv

Most folks put them on bikes and ride them. I...

Most folks put them on bikes and ride them. I assume that's not in the plan so you'll need to experiment. Boiling it sounds like a good first step. Onions, carrots and potatoes.
07-04-24, 06:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,150
Posted By Crankycrank

Get the local news to put a shout out to...

Get the local news to put a shout out to qualified mechanics to donate some of their time to a good cause. They could volunteer to do 1 bike or 25.
07-04-24, 06:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,150
Posted By grumpus

Have you seen the state of some of those Walmart...

Have you seen the state of some of those Walmart bikes? Get someone with proper basic bike mechanic skills.
07-02-24, 02:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,158
Posted By FBinNY

As opposed to the common wisdom, I prefer to err...

As opposed to the common wisdom, I prefer to err to the slack side except with brand new cups and cones. To be clear, I'm not saying that loose is OK. However the potential harm in excess preload is...
07-01-24, 07:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,158
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

JA Stein use to offer a tool that one could...

JA Stein use to offer a tool that one could preload the axle while the wheel is off the bike. I still have mine but nearly never use it. Instead, I still usually do a slightly loose bearing...
06-30-24, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,368
Posted By Iride01

Darn it. Missed the dead smell. I must have been...

Darn it. Missed the dead smell. I must have been upwind when I opened this.

Noobs! We all were one at one time. I learned about dredging up dead threads in the 80's when dead threads weren't even...
06-30-24, 09:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,368
Posted By grumpus

Why tack this onto a thread that died 17 years...

Why tack this onto a thread that died 17 years ago? Some of the responses you'll get will be to the original question, which was not what you wanted to know. Next time start a new thread that asks...
06-29-24, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By freeranger

Don't ride in the grooves in pavement. Absolutely...

Don't ride in the grooves in pavement. Absolutely normal for a tire to want to "follow" the groove. If you had a tire as wide as on a car, you might not notice it.
06-28-24, 08:50 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,340
Posted By Kontact

Why does this front wheel have a freehub sticking...

Why does this front wheel have a freehub sticking out of the other side in the picture?

Bike shops know that the top of the nipple has nothing to do with the spoke length.
06-28-24, 08:38 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,340
Posted By Kontact

Bike shop mechanics do not get profit sharing,...

Bike shop mechanics do not get profit sharing, are not getting rich on four spokes and have no reason to want some angry spoke buyer coming back. So; no, they didn't "play" you.
...
06-18-24, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If the pad is hitting the rim "at points", the...

If the pad is hitting the rim "at points", the rim isn't true.
The brake pad, for intents, is fixed and the rim is the movable part.

Once you have 10 posts, you can post a picture to better...
06-16-24, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By FBinNY

Long before you'll wear out a bearing, ceramic or...

Long before you'll wear out a bearing, ceramic or steel, (or even a bronze bushing) you'll see the effects of dirt accumulation and/or peripheral wear of the pulley.
06-16-24, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By Davet

A cable adjuster on the derailleur isnít...

A cable adjuster on the derailleur isnít necessary if thereís one elsewhere upstream. Alternatively an inline adjuster can be installed.
06-16-24, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 882
Posted By Steve B.

Take the bike to a shop that can stick a derailer...

Take the bike to a shop that can stick a derailer alignment tool on it.
06-16-24, 01:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,202
Posted By nomadmax

Here's the 90mm compression plug I used for my...

Here's the 90mm compression plug I used for my carbon steer tubes. It protrudes past the stem, spacers and top headset bearings. In my opinion, it adds structural integrity to the carbon steer...
06-14-24, 09:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By Kontact

Set back seat posts are the norm for road bikes....

Set back seat posts are the norm for road bikes. I don't know why zero setback posts ever became common on them.
06-10-24, 10:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By Barry2

Give a man a fish. or Go to YouTube and...

Give a man a fish.
or
Go to YouTube and search for…… Park Tool Derailleur

you'll find some great “How to” videos from the Park Tool Guy

Follow those and Yes, you can adjust it yourself
...
06-10-24, 10:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,135
Posted By terrymorse

The nose of a saddle serves a very real purpose....

The nose of a saddle serves a very real purpose. It is neither just for aesthetics nor dangerous.

Where do these ideas come from?
06-10-24, 10:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,135
Posted By AJW2W11E

I'm glad you mentioned that. I'll try that.

I'm glad you mentioned that. I'll try that.
06-09-24, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 700
Posted By FBinNY

They'll work fine, but might be jittery for a...

They'll work fine, but might be jittery for a while.
06-09-24, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By One Wheel

Used. I can't rule out worn or not installed...

Used. I can't rule out worn or not installed properly, but they don't seem bent. I'll fiddle with derailleur height a bit, see if that does the trick.

Edit: seems you hit the nail on the head....
06-09-24, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By ScottCommutes

I know. One really good reason to get rid of the...

I know. One really good reason to get rid of the bag is it screams "break the car window and steal me".
06-08-24, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By veganbikes

Ebay is a poor place as anyone can post an image...

Ebay is a poor place as anyone can post an image of anything and say it is anything. Not sure why that would be a good way to find something but I would recommend just taking the bike down to your...
06-08-24, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By maddog34

There are several "size bearings" on your...

There are several "size bearings" on your schwinn... Wheel Bearings? Crank bearings? Pedal bearings?

most likely, you're referring to the crank bearings... they will require special tools and...
06-08-24, 01:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 654
Posted By FBinNY

11s Deore XT alone gets you close to home. If...

11s Deore XT alone gets you close to home. If you search that you'll see 2 versions, 8000 & 8130. However they're different enough that simply looking at the image should tell you.
06-07-24, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By squirtdad

JIS and ISO Campy is ISO some ideas ...

JIS and ISO Campy is ISO

some ideas

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=48420&category=4716
...
06-06-24, 06:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,497
Posted By SpedFast

I'd agree, if I had teeth. :(

I'd agree, if I had teeth. :(
06-06-24, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Back in the day when the interweb wasn't around...

Back in the day when the interweb wasn't around we would have potential customers call us and ask how much to fix their bike. We would reply that we really had to have hands on to be able to do that...
06-06-24, 12:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,497
Posted By soyabean

I still don't understand. Cutting rubber...

I still don't understand.

Cutting rubber inner tubes isn't cutting automotive vaccuum hoses.

Inner tubes can be cut with kids' scissors.
06-05-24, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 437
Posted By urbanknight

Hard to tell for sure just based on pictures, but...

Hard to tell for sure just based on pictures, but you probably just ran over something sharp or abrasive and it put a small cut in it. This can happen on the first ride of the hundredth.
06-05-24, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 522
Posted By FBinNY

Actually, not that complicated if you let the...

Actually, not that complicated if you let the bike tell you.

If one fits you need it. If one doesn't fit you can't use it.
06-03-24, 04:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,384
Posted By pdlamb

Agree with the diagnosis. First time, let the...

Agree with the diagnosis. First time, let the shop fix it for you. Somewhere around the second or third time you knock it over, the alignment tool starts to make sense.
06-03-24, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By gearbasher

Maybe this lube will help: ...

Maybe this lube will help:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/598x1575/61ihum3gu7l_05d06f4ce92e191f3e51a97a1ad5cbc76e4224e5.jpg

Seriously, the shifter was the only thing that...
06-03-24, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By FBinNY

It's time to stop replacing parts and focusing on...

It's time to stop replacing parts and focusing on finding the actual issue.

For example, (though it may apply here) replacing hangers is not the same as aligning them, because they aren't...
06-03-24, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By FBinNY

How many moving parts do you not lube? Lubing...

How many moving parts do you not lube?
Lubing chains has nothing to do with derailleurs, or even bicycles. ALL chains need to be lubricated because a chain is basically a bunch of plain bearings...
06-02-24, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By pmennen

Ok, I looked up the derailleur specs and it says...

Ok, I looked up the derailleur specs and it says Top sprocket Min. is 11T and Low sprocket Max is 34T which is exactly the range I would be going to, so I guess it should be fine. Doesn't that mean...
06-02-24, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By FBinNY

Odds are that you can go with 11-34. There...

Odds are that you can go with 11-34.

There are things to consider first.

1- you're adding 3 teeth to the required take capacity, so look up your RD specs, and calculate to know.

2- the 34t...
06-02-24, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By TiHabanero

It always amazed people when we put a new chain,...

It always amazed people when we put a new chain, cassette and jockey wheels on a bike. Shifting performance restored! The biggest surprise was when we replaced desperately worn out chain rings with...
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