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11-02-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 726
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This is how I estimate chain length in situ. ...

This is how I estimate chain length in situ.
Put in on the largest ring & cog- (forgot that part before edit)
You want between 1-2" of "slack". Your 5* 1/8" (approx) wear will translate to a 1/2...
10-29-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,269
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A 1mm thread pitch is 25.4 TPI. Mighty close to...

A 1mm thread pitch is 25.4 TPI. Mighty close to 26 TPI.
10mm is .394" vs .375" for 3/8".
ISTR that cones from one will screw on to the other, but not the opposite way?
A 3/8"x 24 (SAE) bolt screws...
10-26-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Bill Kapaun

match up the 622-xx number with the tire. I...

match up the 622-xx number with the tire.
I prefer to get a tube whereas the tire size fits fits in the middle of the range of the tube.
Example- Your tube is (622-)18 to 28mm
I'd find that tube...
10-26-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 305
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Make sure you move the brake shift levers to the...

Make sure you move the brake shift levers to the new position before marking/cutting. You don't want to find out you cut a bit too much.

You'll need a file or emery cloth to remove the burr. My...
10-25-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,055
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd back off all the nipples until 1 thread is...

I'd back off all the nipples until 1 thread is showing.
IF the rim mostly resumes its correct shape, you have a good chance of fixing.
IF you have "kinks", then nope. You might be able to make it...
10-21-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Apparently that comes in 6 OR 7 speed? (I...

Apparently that comes in 6 OR 7 speed? (I couldn't find a 5 speed on a quick search)
5 & 6 speed FW's have the same cog spacing at 5.5mm.
7 speed has a 5.0mm cog spacing.
So, use the 6 speed...
10-17-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,901
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You get maximum braking when you DON'T skid. ...

You get maximum braking when you DON'T skid.
You get maximum braking on the front since most your weight is transferring in that direction.
Practice your panic stops so you can perform one without...
10-14-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,107
Posted By Bill Kapaun

On "some" bikes, you don't put the axle all the...

On "some" bikes, you don't put the axle all the way seated in both DO's.
One side does and the other is set to line up the wheel properly between the stays.

Also, make sure it's not a tire bulge...
10-12-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm a bit ignorant on this because I've only...

I'm a bit ignorant on this because I've only dealt with 68mm shells.
Some "mountain" shells were 73mm.
I "believe" some replacement cartridges came with two 2.5mm spacers so you could use them on a...
10-12-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,093
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I avoid the senior center like a plague. They...

I avoid the senior center like a plague.
They expect me to act like a grown up!
10-11-22, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I suggest you give the bike a good braking test...

I suggest you give the bike a good braking test before you pass it on to someone.
Those calipers can be extremely flexy when "undamaged".
Now that they've been bent once?, they may be "compromised"...
10-08-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 567
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF this is a 2x5 combo, a 5 speed rear will be a...

IF this is a 2x5 combo, a 5 speed rear will be a Free Wheel, not cassette.
Freewheel or Cassette? (http://sheldonbrown.com/free-k7.html)
...
10-07-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By Bill Kapaun

+1 They're a very soft steel and a few strokes...

+1
They're a very soft steel and a few strokes with a flat file will do it.
You can then use a nail for a punch. Once you get it to start moving, the rest are easy.
10-04-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Dt's lowest cost spokes. I'd trust them vs a...

Dt's lowest cost spokes.
I'd trust them vs a "no name" spoke.
10-03-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Bill Kapaun

FIRST! Flush the innards with WD-40 or a...

FIRST!
Flush the innards with WD-40 or a similar solvent to dissolve the old, hard grease so the pawl can release.
Let sit for a bit and then slowly work the lever to the top gear position and...
10-02-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By Bill Kapaun

36T chain ring & 11-40 cassette.

36T chain ring & 11-40 cassette.
10-02-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,237
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you have to think about it, the gene pool can...

If you have to think about it, the gene pool can always use a little self chlorination.
10-01-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 918
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Get a rim with an offset spoke bed.

Get a rim with an offset spoke bed.
09-29-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 477
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You might be ale to get a rough idea by tapping...

You might be ale to get a rough idea by tapping the seat tube with a SMALL wrench or similar and listen to when the sound changes pitch/tone/different.

I'd give those rusty joints a workout with a...
09-26-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 496
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Replacing "a spoke"? Replace it and bring...

Replacing "a spoke"?
Replace it and bring tension up so it's true. You didn't do anything to the other spokes.

Disk brakes?
Do what you would do if you were truing it at home. Else get it good...
09-24-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Overtightening the QR can lead to gritty feeling...

Overtightening the QR can lead to gritty feeling bearings.
The axle bends/compresses (take your pick and argue with yourself) when the QR is snugged down. The tighter it's snugged, the tighter the...
09-24-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 367
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Wheels Manf. sells them to the rich- ...

Wheels Manf. sells them to the rich-
https://wheelsmfg.com/products/hub-parts/axle-spacers.html

Else, a pop can, heavy scissors and a 7/16" (for a 10mm axle) one of these....
09-23-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Assuming you have a decent/good quality hub, why...

Assuming you have a decent/good quality hub, why not just get another CR-18 rim and use your existing hub & spokes?
I would get new nipples if yours aren't smooth turning.
09-19-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By Bill Kapaun

We've got bling and we know how to show it? (ZZ...

We've got bling and we know how to show it? (ZZ Top)
09-16-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I use a 3' tape measure using the 1" & 37" marks...

I use a 3' tape measure using the 1" & 37" marks to avoid an error from the "hook".
It's short enough to avoid "parallax" and you get 3X the resolution. A 4' section is too long for me to make sure...
09-08-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Lube the pivot of the sticky one.

Lube the pivot of the sticky one.
09-07-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It would be totally normal to have to tweek the...

It would be totally normal to have to tweek the RDER barrel adjuster a click or 3 when swapping.
Manufacturing tolerances on supposedly identical parts.
09-07-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 408
Posted By Bill Kapaun

7 speed FW's seem to be abundant on Google? ...

7 speed FW's seem to be abundant on Google?

For a 7 speed, I wouldn't go any higher level than Altus. (older? 8 speed)
As the # speeds goes up, chain & DER's get narrower.
You're more prone to...
09-05-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 846
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.
09-05-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,231
Posted By Bill Kapaun

On day 2 of riding my then new to me hybrid, I...

On day 2 of riding my then new to me hybrid, I made an unplanned abrupt stop.
I did a nose stand with the rear wheel about 3' (I wasn't looking back at the time) off the ground.
I kind of stepped...
09-04-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By Bill Kapaun

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/product/freewheel-r...

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/product/freewheel-remover-fr-7?category=Cassette+%26+Freewheel
09-04-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Only $14 ...

Only $14
https://www.parktool.com/en-us/product/scissors-szr-1?category=General+Shop+Tools
09-02-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Using gears that put the chain at an extreme...

Using gears that put the chain at an extreme angle may result in noise etc.
Smallest ring (front) with the smallest cog (rear) or largest ring & cog.
Middle ring should be usable on all 7. Maybe...
09-01-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Typical Shimano QR axles are 11mm longer than the...

Typical Shimano QR axles are 11mm longer than the hub spacing.
You need more than 5mm to clamp firmly.
The "nuts" are probably recessed a bit which may take up the extra length.
09-01-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 720
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Hard to believe, but if it is actually bending...

Hard to believe, but if it is actually bending while riding, why do you think it would stop?
Bending it back on a regular basis is just going to result in metal fatigue/breakage.
It's your skull.
08-30-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Put it on the largest ring & cog. You should...

Put it on the largest ring & cog.
You should have 1-2" slack. (2-4 half links)
Noticeably more and you need to shorten the chain.
...
08-29-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 205
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd 168 on both. You have a double wall rim, so...

I'd 168 on both.
You have a double wall rim, so you don't have concerns about a spoke being so long it protrudes into the rim strip.
.4mm short is only .016".
If using thinner spokes, they may...
08-29-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If it shifts fine, enjoy a bit of extra clearance...

If it shifts fine, enjoy a bit of extra clearance from the spokes.
08-28-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 222
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm an old guy with bad knees. Anything beyond a...

I'm an old guy with bad knees. Anything beyond a 165mm length causes pain.
You'll be able to spin 170's a bit faster, but need a slightly lower gear, because of the slight decrease in leverage.
If...
08-27-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,252
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Nice to see you're not dead!:)

Nice to see you're not dead!:)
08-26-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That's what I'd try in the same situation.

That's what I'd try in the same situation.
08-26-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,985
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Forks can be quite difficult to bend. With the...

Forks can be quite difficult to bend.
With the diameter reducing and the curving near the ends, there's a lot of directions it can go wrong if using "crude" tools.
Reducing by 4 mm of spacers is...
08-26-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,985
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I built a wheel for an old bike that had 94mm...

I built a wheel for an old bike that had 94mm width.
I found a HB-M290 hub and removed a 2mm spacer from each side.
It was still snug, but usable.
08-23-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Because it takes a crank that requires those...

Because it takes a crank that requires those offsets.
The crank determines the BB, not the other way around.
08-22-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ironically, Slime realizes some of their...

Ironically, Slime realizes some of their limitations.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/213x324/shopping_a925db3491a9122446cf2ecb44ed2b7a2d5a449b.png
I use these on my...
08-22-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Back in grade school, we learned things about PI...

Back in grade school, we learned things about PI and it' relation to the diameter/circumference of a circle.
That's apparently a lost art?
08-17-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 286
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Lube it.

Lube it.
08-17-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 286
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It sounds like you have the FDER cage jammed...

It sounds like you have the FDER cage jammed against the H limit screw.
Back off the cable tension or H screw just a bit.
08-15-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 805
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Synthetic automotive. I used to use boat...

Synthetic automotive.
I used to use boat trailer grease and then realized I don't ride under water.
08-13-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By Bill Kapaun

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