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09-24-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 790
Posted By alexk_il

I might have a similar problem with my front...

I might have a similar problem with my front brake, long stop and no hard bite.

The long stop seems to be due to the pads not being parallel to the rotor. The pads initially touch the rotor with...
09-23-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By alexk_il

No offence to US based cyclists, but your...

No offence to US based cyclists, but your national cycling habits might not be always relevant for the rests of the world.

Did you know that it is actually illegal in Europe to ride a bike...
09-22-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By alexk_il

I lost all my front lights on my bike once, also...

I lost all my front lights on my bike once, also had no reflectors on the front. The lights/reflectors on the back still worked fine, however facing crazy drivers trying to beat their personal speed...
09-22-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By alexk_il

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
09-22-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 330
Posted By alexk_il

Reflectors for toe clips

Unsurprisingly my MKS Sylvans came without extra plates/reflector holders that are shown on Zefal installation guide. Does anyone know what are these?

...
09-22-22, 02:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By alexk_il

Thanks, I checked what's going on on my bike, all...

Thanks, I checked what's going on on my bike, all as you explained. An interesting observation, my larger sprockets appear to have a few wider yet lower teeth. Downshifting is happening exactly where...
09-21-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By alexk_il

Thanks. I don't have the backpedaling shifting on...

Thanks. I don't have the backpedaling shifting on my other bike. Hmm....

Is it because of the different profile of the sprockets or because of a different derailleurs? Maybe both?
09-21-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By alexk_il

Accidently found one reason to fix it. I have to...

Accidently found one reason to fix it. I have to manually roll my bike backwards from my garage. I just discovered that rolling the bike backwards is somehow equivalent to backpedalling; the chain...
09-21-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By alexk_il

OK, found the reason for loosing the power on the...

OK, found the reason for loosing the power on the front while having a decent power on the back. Turned out the fixing bolt of my right brifter wasn't tightened properly and the brifters sligtly...
09-21-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By alexk_il

Thanks. Got the sandpaper, finger crossed it...

Thanks.

Got the sandpaper, finger crossed it will help. Another trick I learned from another thread is to swap rotors/pads from the good wheel to see if the problem is with these or with the brake...
09-21-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 790
Posted By alexk_il

Kind of makes sense, but not sure if this is how...

Kind of makes sense, but not sure if this is how my brakes work.

They come with the built in barrel adjuster that positions the brake arm at 5-5:30 o'clock, looking from where the cable goes.

I...
09-21-22, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By alexk_il

Old budget cup and cone Wellgo's that came with...

Old budget cup and cone Wellgo's that came with the bike. I might regrease them and put on another bike.
09-20-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 790
Posted By alexk_il

This is counterintuitive. Can you please explain...

This is counterintuitive. Can you please explain why moving the arm forward reduces the leverage?
09-20-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By alexk_il

Thank you. Watched a few videos on how to service...

Thank you. Watched a few videos on how to service tge Sylvan, seems to be a straight forward task. I just placed an order for Sylvan Touring pedals, I'm sure they will be fine.

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09-20-22, 03:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By alexk_il

The derailleur has a clutch to prevent exactly...

The derailleur has a clutch to prevent exactly this from happenning. Do I still need to worry?
09-20-22, 03:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By alexk_il

It didn't want to go up. The chain was stretched...

It didn't want to go up. The chain was stretched and it felt that if I press the lever harder something would snap
Single speed on the front, the difference is zero teeth
The only issue is the...
09-19-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By alexk_il

Flat pedals for toe clips?

Time to replace my 10 yo pedals that I was using with toe clips.

Any recommendations for modern decent quality pedals that can last?

Good quality flats I see on internet these days don't accept...
09-17-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 513
Posted By alexk_il

Not sure what your budgets are and if your bike...

Not sure what your budgets are and if your bike allows it, upgraded my gears to 11-42t on the back and 40/24t on the front. All works smooth, even the scariest hills are easy now.
09-14-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 843
Posted By alexk_il

My Asima rotors have more cutouts than real...

My Asima rotors have more cutouts than real metal, it's quite likely that the pads are chirping when pressed hard against the hard edges of the cutouts. And then the whole frame resonates. Maybe, I'm...
09-14-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 843
Posted By alexk_il

Wow, I just discovered exactly the same issue on...

Wow, I just discovered exactly the same issue on my monster-cross project bike that finally got new shiny wheels and rotors and some old TRP Spyres brakes.

I get the same creaking with my rear...
09-14-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By alexk_il

One of my kids is genuinely confused between a...

One of my kids is genuinely confused between a pocket fidget spinner and the front wheel of my bike on the stand. Bingo! I think you nailed it. Will try sandpaper and isopropyl alcohol next week,...
09-14-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 762
Posted By alexk_il

Chain is too long, why make it shorter?

A noob here, please be gentle :)

Somehow installing a properly sized chain didn't work well on my first bike project - MTB frame, R7000 shifters, M8000 SGS derailleur with Jteck Shiftmate 8,...
09-13-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By alexk_il

Brakes in wet

I am running used TRP Spyres with unknown almost new pads they arrived with. New Ashima rotors, 180 front, 160 rear. By the look of it, front and rear pads are identical, 3.8-3.9mm thick.

I get a...
09-12-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By alexk_il

Good idea of using the tape, thanks. I think...

Good idea of using the tape, thanks.

I think I will take my chances though and will trust Trek to know what they are doing. The bike was designed to use mech brakes, the risks of them doing it...
09-12-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By alexk_il

Good point, thank you. How do I prevent the full...

Good point, thank you. How do I prevent the full housing from popping out of the cable guides which are too wide to keep the cable inside?
09-11-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By alexk_il

Thank you, I just needed the term "Cable stops"...

Thank you, I just needed the term "Cable stops" to find what's required.

Here is a quick video that explains how it works, perhaps it will be helpful for someone in the future.
...
09-11-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By alexk_il

Might work, the 7.3mm diameter seem to match my...

Might work, the 7.3mm diameter seem to match my guides. Thank you.
09-11-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By alexk_il

This is the bike Trek 6500 SLR...

This is the bike Trek 6500 SLR (https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/bikes/mountain-bikes/trek-6500-sg-review/). Was definitely sold with V-brakes.

The guides are about 7mm wide, the break cable is...
09-11-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By alexk_il

Is it "one size fits all" solution or are there...

Is it "one size fits all" solution or are there variants? I can see ferulles in the search window to be visually different.
09-11-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By alexk_il

Thanks, I guess that's what I am missing. 😁

Thanks, I guess that's what I am missing. 😁
09-11-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By alexk_il

It was originally sold with V-brakes and 3x, the...

It was originally sold with V-brakes and 3x, the frame supports disks. The previous owner has modified the bike for 1x with V brakes, I'm building 2x with TRP Spyres.

Here is another photo of the...
09-11-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 329
Posted By alexk_il

Cable routing on a vintage MTB

Currently running 1x with gear with all the cable routed nicely through cable holding guides on the top tube. See the photo attached.

Planning to change to 2x, I suspect the grey brake cable...
08-27-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 308,242
Posted By alexk_il

I've heard that 28=29er=622 650b=27.5=584 ...

I've heard that
28=29er=622
650b=27.5=584

So... It means that

27" is larger than 27.5" by 46mm?
27" is larger than 28" by 8mm?

Am I getting this right?
08-22-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By alexk_il

Thank you, I have around 5-7mm gap, not 2mm. Do I...

Thank you, I have around 5-7mm gap, not 2mm. Do I need to remove spacers or is it ok?
08-22-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By alexk_il

How to service the aheadset?

The front fork column wobbles a bit in the headset of my Trek 6500 SLR (https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2006/trek/6500#/us/en/2006/trek/6500/details) (with Aheadset Slimstak w/semi-cartridge...
08-11-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By alexk_il

I'm not aware of Tektro dual piston mechanical...

I'm not aware of Tektro dual piston mechanical disk brakes that can fit my post-mount frame. Please feel free to recommend me a product, will gladly consider.



Not sure why you generalize by...
08-10-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By alexk_il

I saw that, seems to be a rebranded solution from...

I saw that, seems to be a rebranded solution from https://www.assolutions.ca/flat-mount-caliper-to-post-mount-adapter-guide/....
08-10-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By alexk_il

Flat to Post mount adapters for dummies

Are there adapters that allow Flat mount callipers on Post mount frames with larger rotors? I do understand that this is impossible with the rotors of the same size, but what prevents adapting a...
08-10-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 82
Posted By alexk_il

Difference between Shimano XT M780 and M785 the same cranks

I have chainrings for M785 double cranks, now looking for the cranks.

Can I use M780 cranks instead? Are they different in any way? Do I need to use BB spacers to make the M780 work as a double,...
08-10-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By alexk_il

Not sure if I am motivated to follow a general...

Not sure if I am motivated to follow a general discussion of the modern trends in the velo industry. Perhaps my original point that triggered your concerns was not expressed in the most concise way....
08-09-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By alexk_il

So, the Tektro C550 (almost identical to Trp...

So, the Tektro C550 (almost identical to Trp Spyre) is out, they come with flat mount, not compatible with my post mount. TRP Spyres is the next candidate. Looks like it's serviceable, should last as...
08-09-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By alexk_il

"However you either noticed or were made aware by...

"However you either noticed or were made aware by someone that cares more than they should that Pogačar and his UAE Team Emirates squad actually switched between disc and rim and funnily enough every...
08-08-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By alexk_il

Read a few reviews about Juin's seals eventually...

Read a few reviews about Juin's seals eventually leaking, decided to go with full mechanical calipers. If V-brakes are good enough pro racers, then mechanical calipers are more than enough for my...
08-08-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By alexk_il

Thank you all, for your help. Just to...

Thank you all, for your help.

Just to confirm, I took my bike with MTB V-brakes with road shifters for their first long ride on a flat track. The brakes stop relatively well however they...
08-06-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By alexk_il

​​​Thank you. No intentions to argue with you, I...

​​​Thank you. No intentions to argue with you, I am still new to all this stuff, would be silly of me to prove anything to "Bike Gremlin". 😁
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But... I still can't get my mind around it. Can...
08-06-22, 02:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By alexk_il

Mechanical disk brakes for dummies

Just learned that road brakes pullers have different brakes pull ratio from mtb pullers. Ok, makes sense, but I am confused now.

Does it mean that mechanical road calipers are different from mtb...
08-02-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By alexk_il

​​​​​​🤦🏻🤦🏻🤦🏻🤦🏻😂😂😂😂 This is where my naive...

​​​​​​🤦🏻🤦🏻🤦🏻🤦🏻😂😂😂😂

This is where my naive thinking that the newer M6000 is better than the old M785 backfired.

Thanks a lot. Will call the shop and ask for the original M785 inner ring instead...
08-02-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By alexk_il

I finally understand where the problem is.

I finally understand where the problem is, it's all about the evolution of the modern drivetrains and availability of the new parts:
"SRAM abandoned the front derailleur long ago, and 1x drivetrains...
08-02-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 52
Posted By alexk_il

SRAM GX 2s FD pushed out of limits

Can't find a way to delete this post, please ignore.

Sorry for the mess.
08-01-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 665
Posted By alexk_il

Agree, all that 50/34 chainrings on mid level...

Agree, all that 50/34 chainrings on mid level hybrids is a scam by the velo industry. Nobody is that fast, and those who are are not riding these bikes anyway.

However as I tried to explain...
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