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01-16-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 21
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Try a different brand 23mm until you find one...

Try a different brand 23mm until you find one that fits.
01-16-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 32
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You will need a 4.5mm spacer to install before...

You will need a 4.5mm spacer to install before the 7 speed cassette.
8-10 speed uses a wider (longer) FH body for the additional cogs like this-...
01-11-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 534
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This is the method I use on old wheels. I...

This is the method I use on old wheels.
I determine an average tension per side by going around the wheel with the tension meter.
Spokes that are higher than average get a RED clip for each...
01-10-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Sometimes simply rotating the shifter a "few"...

Sometimes simply rotating the shifter a "few" degrees on the bar can change the ergonomics for better/worse.
01-10-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By Bill Kapaun

9 speed cassettes are available with more cog...

9 speed cassettes are available with more cog combinations than 8.

As far as friction shifting a greater number of cogs-
My friction shifting got better from 7 to 8 to 9.
It was simply a matter...
01-09-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I know nothing about bicycle hydraulics, but- ...

I know nothing about bicycle hydraulics, but-
IF the reservoir is overfull & sealed, there would be no room for the fluid to expand except to push the piston toward the disc.
01-05-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 294
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The disc brake means the NDS of the hub HAS to...

The disc brake means the NDS of the hub HAS to stay in the same place.
No way to remove spacers from the DS if you look at the exploded view.
01-04-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By Bill Kapaun

There is also a 3L. See the pdf

There is also a 3L. See the pdf
01-03-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The crank determines the BB length, not the other...

The crank determines the BB length, not the other way around.
01-03-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 222
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You're SURE it's not the BB?

You're SURE it's not the BB?
01-03-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 726
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Go look at a bike you haven't messed with for...

Go look at a bike you haven't messed with for correct chain routing.
01-01-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By Bill Kapaun

5mmx.8 is close to 10-32, but not 10-24.

5mmx.8 is close to 10-32, but not 10-24.
12-30-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Apparently you don't even need a tank? You...

Apparently you don't even need a tank?

You need to prep the surface to 'super smooth" prior to plating, so what's the point in dipping a frame in a SALT SOLUTION when you need mechanical means...
12-29-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 765
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That tool is way too long to give effective...

That tool is way too long to give effective leverage without using 3 arms.
The PARK remover allows you to secure the tool with a QR skewer.
Use a large adjustable wrench on the tool flats.
You...
12-29-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 765
Posted By Bill Kapaun

An 8" wrench is probably inadequate. I use a 1"...

An 8" wrench is probably inadequate.
I use a 1" box wrench which is MUCH longer and some are still a bit tight.

Is 8" a requirement or just something to further obscure your description?
You...
12-28-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I Googled- Shimano 5UG 9805 & Shimano 5UG 9806...

I Googled-
Shimano 5UG 9805 & Shimano 5UG 9806 and got hits.
12-27-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You have a Free Wheel, NOT a Cassette- ...

You have a Free Wheel, NOT a Cassette-
Freewheel or Cassette? (http://sheldonbrown.com/free-k7.html)

The fact you don't mention ANY brand for the DER's makes me think you probably have some box...
12-24-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Did you look at the tech docs like this?

Did you look at the tech docs like this?
12-23-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 302
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Since you have a "road" FDER which isn't...

Since you have a "road" FDER which isn't compatible with a "mountain" shifter, you'd be better off with friction shifting.
It's basically like an ON-OFF switch with trim positioning.
12-21-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By Bill Kapaun

For that era bike, I'd expect a 9x100mm front and...

For that era bike, I'd expect a 9x100mm front and a 10X130 or 135mm rear.
12-21-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Trek "Antelope" is a term used for several...

Trek "Antelope" is a term used for several different models of TREK's.
They would basically pick a model each year (usually? one of the 800 series??) and call it an Antelope.
Spacing depends on...
12-19-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Just posted what I use on a different thread....

Just posted what I use on a different thread. It's not apparent, but they also have female threads.
https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1243937-stripped-eyelet-mount-repair.html#post22345526
12-19-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I think this is a 5mm nut on both studs....

I think this is a 5mm nut on both studs. (possibly a #10-32)
5mm screw only turns about 1/2 turn going into the #8-32 gage....
12-19-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The rim joint is obviously misaligned. The "high"...

The rim joint is obviously misaligned. The "high" side becomes the "low" side when you flip the wheel.
Think of moving the meat the wrong direction on a meat slicer.
12-19-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 471
Posted By Bill Kapaun

70mm is Italian. The 56mm dimension is 52mm for...

70mm is Italian.
The 56mm dimension is 52mm for British.
Cup threading is also different than British.
12-19-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is there enough metal to drill & tap to 6mm?

Is there enough metal to drill & tap to 6mm?
12-19-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 471
Posted By Bill Kapaun

More likely routine maintenance failed. If you...

More likely routine maintenance failed. If you drained the oil out of your engine and drove it to failure, would you blame the engine?

11 1/4" balls per side is correct. Using a different size...
12-17-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Flip the wheel and see of it's better/worse.

Flip the wheel and see of it's better/worse.
12-14-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If your mission is to reduce brake pad...

If your mission is to reduce brake pad replacement expenses, how often do you replace pads? How many years to amortize?

Knowing what you are trying to accomplish & why........
12-13-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By Bill Kapaun

9 speed Shimano should be compatible as far as...

9 speed Shimano should be compatible as far as rear shifting, road or mountain.
Since your left shifter is friction, it'll work with about anything.
12-09-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 737
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF you can remove the fixed cup, you can try the...

IF you can remove the fixed cup, you can try the PO from the opposite side.
Squirt onto the shell and let it run down the side of the cup. The beveled inner edge of the cup acts like a reservoir....
12-07-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The holes in Shimano lower end hubs tend to be...

The holes in Shimano lower end hubs tend to be "generous" in diameter @ 2.6mm.
15 gauge spokes look a lot worse.
12-05-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It'd seem a bit foolish to have a Ti axle on a...

It'd seem a bit foolish to have a Ti axle on a spare, but not on the 2 wheels you use all the time.
That would mean 3 axles.
12-03-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ignore list. That's what I think of new posters...

Ignore list.
That's what I think of new posters that want to do a poll.
12-03-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Bill Kapaun

12 balls WITH the cone installed? ONE ball...

12 balls WITH the cone installed?

ONE ball too many becomes very obvious vs the correct number with just a modicum of attentiveness. Start "under & work up".
I know "some" Shimano hubs take 11...
12-02-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Typically 10 per side. Since they can't spell...

Typically 10 per side.
Since they can't spell Raleigh, who knows?
12-02-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 908
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You want to make sure the races are in the...

You want to make sure the races are in the correct place.
Here's the cone I was referring to in my above post. You can see how rough it is-...
12-02-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 908
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Were "fried" bearings ever serviced? The higher...

Were "fried" bearings ever serviced?
The higher speeds from Ebikes put a much higher load (think heat too) than just poking around the path.
Low end hubs such as a Shimano FH-RM30 have an oxide...
12-02-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 641
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You need to find another of what you have:) ...

You need to find another of what you have:)
Trying to get the pads to strike 2 different rims EXACTLY the same way is very problematic to do ONCE. Back & Forth??? I think you'll introduce enough...
12-02-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 641
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If the rims are noticeably different in width,...

If the rims are noticeably different in width, the brake pad adjustments will drive you nuts.

I went to skinny rims on my Hybrid.
I had to rearrange and ADD a thin spacer to the point I almost...
11-21-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By Bill Kapaun

One in the bin is worth more.... Give it a try...

One in the bin is worth more....
Give it a try after flushing/lubing.

At my stage in life, any of the "A" series are better then I am. They'll all shift my 3x9's quite adequately.
11-17-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You were the one that mentioned it. I responded...

You were the one that mentioned it.
I responded why you can't.
11-17-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The FDER will jam against the middle ring if you...

The FDER will jam against the middle ring if you lower it more than just a "bit". That's WHY the HUGE gap between the largest ring and cage.
The smallest ring is moot since you won't get past the...
11-17-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It will REALLY SUCK as far as functionality. ...

It will REALLY SUCK as far as functionality.
The FDER will be "looking" for a big ring that isn't there.

I converted my bikes to a 22-32-44 w/ a more roadish cassette.
I changed the large ring...
11-17-21, 12:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 903
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The brake reach is simply incorrect for that...

The brake reach is simply incorrect for that wheel size. The pads are at the end of the slot and still don't reach far enough.
11-16-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Bill Kapaun

+1 I'm with John on this. You know 3X will NOT...

+1 I'm with John on this.
You know 3X will NOT cause ANY kind of problem.
4X has that element of doubt. (as small as it may be)
I'm in the same boat as you. I haven't built enough wheels to...
11-13-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Bill Kapaun

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQYq14TL31w&ab_cha...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQYq14TL31w&ab_channel=REI
Since you're so busy, go to the 0:40 mark. And learn from a girl.
11-13-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Bill Kapaun

And it takes so much effort to give it a...

And it takes so much effort to give it a try.........
11-13-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Burp the valve to unstick it before connecting...

Burp the valve to unstick it before connecting the pump.
11-13-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I think you're on the right track. I run a...

I think you're on the right track.
I run a slightly longer BB because I tend to use the middle ring & outer cogs.
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