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09-28-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Unless you have a rather light, skinny tired...

Unless you have a rather light, skinny tired bike, 40-11 may be more than you can spin unless screaming down hill.
Have you practiced a few panic stops when screaming down hill?
09-28-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By Bill Kapaun

And apparently, using penetrating oil is too...

And apparently, using penetrating oil is too expensive?
09-28-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By Bill Kapaun

https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Tourney-TY-MF-TZ500...

https://www.amazon.com/Shimano-Tourney-TY-MF-TZ500-Freewheel/dp/B073XTMQQV/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=7+speed+freewheel&qid=1664380825&qu=eyJxc2MiOiI1LjI0IiwicXNhIjoiNC43MSIsInFzcCI6IjQuMzQifQ%3D%3D&sr=8-6
09-27-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 202
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Trying to fix up that pair to a safe enough...

Trying to fix up that pair to a safe enough condition to sell w/ good conscience, got me into wheel truing.
The brake calipers had so much flex, the wheel had to be near perfectly true so the pads...
09-27-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 222
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Largest cog is rated @ 27T You "might" be able to...

Largest cog is rated @ 27T You "might" be able to exceed that by a couple teeth??
09-27-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 262
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Whatever type of patch, you want to remove the...

Whatever type of patch, you want to remove the "dead" oxidized rubber and get down to the good stuff.
Think of gluing to a rusty surface.

My response to glueless patches is they got me home, but...
09-27-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It's a left hand thread, so opposite of "normal"....

It's a left hand thread, so opposite of "normal".

Get the correct wrench-
Lay the bike on its right side and dribble in penetrating oil from the "top" and let soak for a few hours first....
09-26-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 202
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I doubt if that Huffy ever had an indexed system...

I doubt if that Huffy ever had an indexed system or compatible to anything RDER's.
The ones I dealt with had a twist grip shifter with an indeterminate number of coarse clicks.
In both cases, the...
09-26-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 405
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: 187
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, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 187
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A wheel truing doesn't move the hub/cogs...

A wheel truing doesn't move the hub/cogs anywhere.
It moves the rim in relation to the hub.

Hold both crank arms and rotate back & forth an 1/8 turn (more if you can) and see if you can feel...
09-24-22, 12:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 304
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, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 304
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Before turning screws, I'd try turning the barrel...

Before turning screws, I'd try turning the barrel adjuster 2-4 clicks and see IF that works. Just keep track of how many to restore it to the original position.
You may still have to adjust a screw...
09-23-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,948
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I've never bought that cheap of a rim either, but...

I've never bought that cheap of a rim either, but I bought a CHEAP Wheelmaster front wheel that had such variation.(it included a new rim BTW)
At the time, a $35 wheel for a flip bike made much more...
09-23-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 256
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.
09-22-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,948
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Did you try disconnecting the battery and waiting...

Did you try disconnecting the battery and waiting a bit?
09-21-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Have you actually grasped the pedals, attempted...

Have you actually grasped the pedals, attempted to move back and forth and look for play in the BB?
Compare the movement of the teeth on a chain ring, relative to a fixed object like a FDER.
09-21-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Make sure the brakes open wide enough too.

Make sure the brakes open wide enough too.
09-20-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 118
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Probably just some type of identification mark. ...

Probably just some type of identification mark.
If they start getting defective pads with a "3", they know they have to fix machine "3".
09-20-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Scratch up the brake track with coarse emery...

Scratch up the brake track with coarse emery cloth and one brake will put you over the bars.
09-19-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A 622mm is about 11.3% larger diameter than a...

A 622mm is about 11.3% larger diameter than a 559mm bead.
That's about like stretching a 1.8" dia tube to 2".
We'd think nothing of doing the latter.
09-19-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
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)
09-18-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Than say so instead of acting like an ankle...

Than say so instead of acting like an ankle biting Pekingese.
Ignore list because I don't like ankle biting Pekingese.
09-18-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 785
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Sure it does, but you need to read what FB means....

Sure it does, but you need to read what FB means.
Maximum that doesn't allow chain sag on Small:Small is what the vast majority of wrenchers would read into that.
09-18-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 536
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I wouldn't tell a total stranger what they should...

I wouldn't tell a total stranger what they should do.
Everybody is different, so using specific numbers for cadence & gearing simply may not apply.
I'm 74 and simply could never come close to...
09-18-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Uni Glide. Other than the screw on end cog, you...

Uni Glide.
Other than the screw on end cog, you can take HG cogs and widen the narrow spline to make them fit.
The flat cogs can also be flipped to "double" their life.

Apparently, Dura Ace...
09-17-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Posted By Bill Kapaun

+1 A dry, way over tightened cone may be...

+1
A dry, way over tightened cone may be destroyed on a trip around the block.
09-16-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By Bill Kapaun

See post 12 ...

See post 12
https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1258734-chain-stretch-question.html#post22650075
09-16-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
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...
09-16-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Maybe the best "average", on paper. Everybody's...

Maybe the best "average", on paper.
Everybody's different and may find a slightly different combination is best for them. I know what you're trying to say, but you're trying to be too absolute.
09-15-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I've gotten a "blister" on a stem before. Since...

I've gotten a "blister" on a stem before.
Since yours still held some pressure, it did not "split lengthwise".
You had a longitudinal blister that popped.
09-15-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 536
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IS your seat set to the proper height? Too low...

IS your seat set to the proper height?
Too low will reduce your cadence AND strain your knees (more).
09-15-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 445
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I shoot for a minimum of 65 kgf on the NDS and...

I shoot for a minimum of 65 kgf on the NDS and not to exceed 120 KGF on the DS.
If I can't do that, get a different hub or offset rim.
09-12-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 809
Posted By Bill Kapaun

My personal choice would be external rim width +...

My personal choice would be external rim width + 3 to 5mm.
09-08-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Lube the pivot of the sticky one.

Lube the pivot of the sticky one.
09-08-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Are you sure the NDS is 1 cross? I'd expect...

Are you sure the NDS is 1 cross? I'd expect radial.

Calculate for 32 and it'll assume 16 per side. Use that for your DS.
Calculate for 16 and it'll assume 8 per side. Use that for your NDS.
09-07-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
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: 363
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...
09-07-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Bill Kapaun

What bike? Brand/model/year. What crank?...

What bike? Brand/model/year.
What crank? Brand/model.
THAT will give us something to start with-

Add in the "incidentals" that Andy mentioned.
09-06-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 363
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is the shifting friction or indexed? If...

Is the shifting friction or indexed?
If indexed, get a cheap Shimano to match up with the Shimano shifters.
If friction, it doesn't matter as long as it can handle the largest cog & chain wrap....
09-06-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 363
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Regular 6 speed has 5.5mm spacing vs 5.0 for 7...

Regular 6 speed has 5.5mm spacing vs 5.0 for 7 speed.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-spacing.html

I'd just get a 7 speed Free Wheel.
09-06-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By Bill Kapaun

With a 2.6" tire, I'm not sure if you can see the...

With a 2.6" tire, I'm not sure if you can see the rim well enough when riding?
Give the spokes a "pluck" test. They should "twang", not "thunk".
Squeeze adjacent pairs together firmly and see if...
09-06-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 371
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Tires or rims?

Tires or rims?
09-05-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
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, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,673
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You pretty much have it. To further implant the...

You pretty much have it.
To further implant the idea, imagine a 20" diameter hub in a 22" ID rim.
Now imagine trying to do cross 3.
09-05-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That could have been an accident, where I'd just...

That could have been an accident, where I'd just replace the 4. IF you break another, order the rest.
I'd closely examine the rim in that area.
You can use an adjustable wrench as a gauge to check...
09-05-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I keep hypodermic needles/syringes to apply a...

I keep hypodermic needles/syringes to apply a small drop of penetrating oil to old spoke nipples.
Do about 4-5 on the bottom (gravity is good), let it sit a minute, rotate 4-5 spokes & repeat.

If...
09-05-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Are the broken spokes all in one area as if they...

Are the broken spokes all in one area as if they were taken out with a stick?
OR
A random distribution, possibly all one one side, likely the NDS (left)?
IF the latter, that would suggest fatigue...
09-05-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,369
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: 179
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
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