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09-28-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 493
Posted By Troul

Lose it left, snap it right!

Lose it left, snap it right!
09-28-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Not the answer but an observation. It is...

Not the answer but an observation.

It is somewhat funny that a feature that when introduced was thought of as being such a big improvement (hook beaded rims, allowing far higher tire pressures) is...
09-26-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Germany_chris

The roundness of hole the bearing/BB is being...

The roundness of hole the bearing/BB is being pressed into is what effects longevity the Hambini fixes the roundness issues.
09-25-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 307
Posted By sweeks

I bought a nice SET...

I bought a nice SET...
09-25-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 762
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I wonder if the cog count the two different ft...

I wonder if the cog count the two different ft ders are were different too. If the OEM Sora was an 8 speed and the replacement was a 9 cog one the cage width and the amount of travel will be...
09-24-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 307
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. Works for almost anything Asian made which...

+1. Works for almost anything Asian made which is........almost everything.
09-23-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 448
Posted By FBinNY

The single most important thing to know if you're...

The single most important thing to know if you're going to ride a bike more than a few miles from home is how to fix a flat. Flats happen, and are only slightly less likely then stepping into dog...
09-17-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 394
Posted By DiabloScott

1. The chain on one of these bikes is not going...

1. The chain on one of these bikes is not going to last as long as a bike with less severe duty.
2. The chain on any bike with a single cog drivetrain can stretch significantly farther than the...
09-16-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By FBinNY

Sorry (I truly am) but No. Work is defined...

Sorry (I truly am) but No.

Work is defined as the product of force and distance. Other than the movement against the spring (not much force, not much work) and later the movement from the...
09-16-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 207
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Not sure this is correct. A longer straddle/link...

Not sure this is correct. A longer straddle/link cable will result in less leverage on the pad but the lever will feel more solid. A shorter cross cable will have more leverage but the lever will...
09-14-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 720
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It all depends on the tire's fit to the rim. And...

It all depends on the tire's fit to the rim. And this is why this type of question has no answer that is correct for all the possible tire/rim combos, the tens of thousands of the combos... This is...
09-13-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Disk brake pad bedding is generally thought of an...

Disk brake pad bedding is generally thought of an initial use requirement, not a many miles result. If not bed in well at their beginning we do see more noise and "power" issues later.

disk pads...
09-13-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 720
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Tubeless- Not in my book. Simply inflating the...

Tubeless- Not in my book. Simply inflating the tire to a working pressure solves this. No need to get messy or hard to mount stuff.

Agreed and this is why #3 didn't mention any tire creeping...
09-13-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 720
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The number one cause of a tube moving about...

The number one cause of a tube moving about within the tire/rim is too little air pressure. As the wheel turns there's a force acting on the tire, trying to rotate it around the rim. The tire could...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 115,191
Posted By NICKSON

I bought mine with my George Bush money from...

I bought mine with my George Bush money from 2008. 14 years later, it has made many moves with me. It has allowed me to go on recovery rides with tri-athlete friends. It has allowed me to put a...
09-06-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 589
Posted By Crankycrank

As far as getting the external cables out of the...

As far as getting the external cables out of the way for racks and stand clamps you can just release the brake and shifter cables by squeezing the pads together and pulling the cables out of the...
09-05-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 773
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Apparently you didn't read the last line in post...

Apparently you didn't read the last line in post 3.
A vise grip pliers with "sharp" teeth will cut and "unwrap" a frozen nipple with ease.
08-21-22, 01:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By cpach

Juicy 5s are pretty much ancient and the amount...

Juicy 5s are pretty much ancient and the amount of time and money to service both the master cylinder and the pistons, both of which likely need it at this point, would be better spent towards...
08-20-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By Ratspeed

Just had the new bosses brazed on! Took them to a...

Just had the new bosses brazed on! Took them to a local frame-builder and he had them done in about 20 minutes. :)

Here's the whole brazing video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zknR18Ib_Ec
...
08-19-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By byscott

I have a lot of bike-specific tools, acquired...

I have a lot of bike-specific tools, acquired over 40 or so years. I have never bought a “tool kit” of any sort. I think “get tools as you need them” is good advice. The other bit of advice that I...
08-15-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The answer is the grease that you will enjoy...

The answer is the grease that you will enjoy cleaning out and repacking before anything bad happens:) Andy
08-14-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I will take a small grain of salt with this...

I will take a small grain of salt with this advice. I was taught that with an IGH (and this was in the era of SA AW and Shimano 333 hubs being the usual) a very slightly loose bearing adjustment was...
08-10-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The assemblage of tools includes a few that won't...

The assemblage of tools includes a few that won't be needed for a 40 year old bike and lacks a bunch that are needed. Andy
08-10-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Many thousands (millions?) of bikes have no...

Many thousands (millions?) of bikes have no threadlocking compound or anti rotation clips on their caliper bolts and these bolts are still tight. I feel this stuff is more about the person who puts...
08-10-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Iride01

8 to 25 dollar BB cartridge? Just throw it away...

8 to 25 dollar BB cartridge? Just throw it away when it goes bad and keep your hands clean and stress low. It'll probably last a lot longer than you imagine. I don't think I've ever replaced a BB...
08-10-22, 02:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By Barchettaman

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-08-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By sweeks

The 11-speed oils is synthetic. I've run my...

The 11-speed oils is synthetic. I've run my Alfine-11 with Royal Purple 75w-140 gear oil (THIS (https://royalpurpledirect.com/max-gear-75w-140-high-synthetic-gear-oil/)) for 10,600 miles. I use the...
08-08-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 559
Posted By cyccommute

Yup. The bikes below have mountain cranks. The...

Yup. The bikes below have mountain cranks. The white bike has had a couple of different mountain cranks on it. The first picture is of the bike using an XT 44/32/20 external bottom bracket crankset....
08-06-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By cyccommute

You can do what you have done with long pull...

You can do what you have done with long pull linear pull brakes and short pull road levers but it far from ideal as you can probably see. The pads have to be very, very close to the wheel for it to...
08-05-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 768
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Measuring 9 Speed Movements

This thread is already many years old and others have gone before me here. I have run mixed drivetrains since the mid 1990s and don't want to move on from my many Campy Ergo (second gen pointy hood...
08-05-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 366
Posted By HelpSingularity

Speaking as a fellow geezer who is now gently...

Speaking as a fellow geezer who is now gently entering the twilight phase of my storied cycling career, I would guess that, at least, a partial solution for your "need for speed" TM :) is not bigger...
08-05-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By Hondo6

Thanks for taking the time to answer. Oh...

Thanks for taking the time to answer.

Oh well. I was hoping you had a source of hard info on FD pull ratios (e.g., SRAM 7-speed double FD pulls X.Xmm cable to shift, Shimano Mountain 10-speed...
08-05-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 385
Posted By veloz

I use a cotton swab (Q-tip) with the head cut off...

I use a cotton swab (Q-tip) with the head cut off at a sharp angle.
08-04-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By Durian Grey

For anyone else that finds this via search, I'm...

For anyone else that finds this via search, I'm told it will work by a local mechanic who's tried it.

I'm ditching the idea however since I learned that the cassette I wanted to use (SRAM XPLR...
08-03-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If: (a) the bolts are properly engaged in the...

If: (a) the bolts are properly engaged in the threads - at least ~2 bolt diameters deep into the threads, and
(ii) the current bolts/rack arrangement doesn't interfere with the movement of the...
07-31-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 605
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The first thing I think of is that your legs are...

The first thing I think of is that your legs are stronger than your arms are and there's some friction that your arms can't over come but your legs do. A common cause is a rubbing brake. There are...
07-26-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 608
Posted By Camilo

Good book recommendations already. But since this...

Good book recommendations already. But since this is 2022, youtube, which actually shows how it's done rather than describing it is the way to go. Park Tool has a series of videos from building to...
07-23-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And riser or swept back bars if a riser stem...

And riser or swept back bars if a riser stem isn't enough hand height. Don't forget that the higher the hands get the more seat set back most riders want. Andy
07-23-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By Hondo6

While cxwrench can be a bit blunt at times, he...

While cxwrench can be a bit blunt at times, he has a point. When asking for advice, giving all the relevant information you have up-front certainly helps the person(s) who might give advice.
...
07-23-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Back in the Bio Pace chain ring era the industry...

Back in the Bio Pace chain ring era the industry found that the slight rotational movement of the rear cage (as the chain slack was taken in and played out) made no appreciable difference to the life...
07-23-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By tFUnK

Too much distance between the stem and the...

Too much distance between the stem and the headset may allow the steer tube to act as a lever and place too much torque against the headtube.
07-22-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 550
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I try to talk customers into having a spacer or...

I try to talk customers into having a spacer or two ABOVE the stem when installing replacement forks. As one can always go back and cut off another 10mm... I can't remember how many customers I have...
07-18-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 429
Posted By 70sSanO

If you do it on the bike, I would be concerned...

If you do it on the bike, I would be concerned about bending the integrated hanger and not the RD cage.

John

Edit added: As far as bending it off a bike. Get an inexpensive universal/claw...
06-30-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,003
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Nor has the OP an understanding to Shimano's...

Nor has the OP an understanding to Shimano's marketing methods. Of course they would make a unique tool. Andy
06-30-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,003
Posted By zacster

Hollowtech II preload adjustment tool?

WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Why does that require a special tool? Why isn't it a standard 8 or 10mm allen wrench that everybody already has, or is at least available at a hardware store? Why...
06-30-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 769
Posted By sjanzeir

Wise people...

Wise people (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1060866-your-advice-buying-tools.html) once told me to buy the quality tools that I specifically need for the bikes I have as and when I...
06-19-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,347
Posted By DiabloScott

I have never changed chainrings on a crank in 40...

I have never changed chainrings on a crank in 40 years of cycling. I knew they were available, but it was always a very high-end kind of component - like something you'd MAYBE do for a Dura Ace or...
06-19-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,347
Posted By alcjphil

What brand and model of crank? One or both...

What brand and model of crank? One or both chainrings? Without knowing this it would be impossible to tell if what the shop is telling you is true. Sometimes if you have to replace both rings a...
06-11-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I would do 3 cross and a 1.8mm spoke for the rear...

I would do 3 cross and a 1.8mm spoke for the rear DS.
06-08-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By masi61

What is your theory as to why the powder coating...

What is your theory as to why the powder coating is making the quick release skewers lose their grip? Are you using internal cam or external cam skewers? If the external type are slipping get some...
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