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09-30-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 136
Posted By cxwrench

Sweet Z!!! Did Robert Axle have anything?

Sweet Z!!! Did Robert Axle have anything?
09-30-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By cxwrench

Well...it's the front so it doesn't really affect...

Well...it's the front so it doesn't really affect steering :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,367
Posted By cxwrench

You see certain things often enough you don't...

You see certain things often enough you don't need to see the bike in person nor talk to a random bike shop manager, I don't care how 'experienced' he is.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,367
Posted By cxwrench

Ain't that the truth!

Ain't that the truth!
09-28-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 69
Posted By cxwrench

How can we suggest anything when we don't have...

How can we suggest anything when we don't have any idea what you're working with? I will never understand why people will post asking for help on an unknown component and not post photos...boggles my...
09-28-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By cxwrench

Bigger than 98" on the flats?

Bigger than 98" on the flats?
09-28-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By cxwrench

Not that...we already figured it out a few days...

Not that...we already figured it out a few days ago.
09-28-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 178
Posted By cxwrench

All righty then...what is it you'd like to know?...

All righty then...what is it you'd like to know? You haven't asked any specific questions. I'd get rid of those silly aero bars right away and re-tape the bars. This should obviously be posted in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,367
Posted By cxwrench

You posted this: "but the resin did not get...

You posted this: "but the resin did not get uniformly infused into the layup. Usually, a vacuum is used to “suck” the resin into the layup so that it is uniformly infused. "
That's not how it works....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 349
Posted By cxwrench

It's not about deciding. At Ironman Kona you...

It's not about deciding. At Ironman Kona you can't use a disc because they seem to think the crosswinds are a problem. Maybe for a triathlete that probably isn't very good on the bike and is very...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,367
Posted By cxwrench

I'm pretty sure my 'professional' experience is...

I'm pretty sure my 'professional' experience is equal to or most likely much greater than theirs. In my opinion many people w/ your bike shop guy's experience don't know anywhere near as much as you...
09-27-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By cxwrench

Make sure the caliper is parallel to the rotor.

Make sure the caliper is parallel to the rotor.
09-27-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By cxwrench

What are you talking about? The rack only needs...

What are you talking about? The rack only needs one hole per side and you have that one hole available. You just need a disc brake compatible rack.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,367
Posted By cxwrench

Heat and vacuum. Generally an autoclave is used....

Heat and vacuum. Generally an autoclave is used. Once cured the mold is opened and the frame removed. Some finish work is done along the mold lines and areas like bottom bracket, head tube, etc.
09-27-22, 03:45 PM
09-27-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By cxwrench

I never put grease on free hubs. It can't hurt...

I never put grease on free hubs. It can't hurt putting a little on so whatever floats your boat, I just don't see the need.
Never put loctite on the lockring. That's just stupid...it's supposed to...
09-27-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 447
Posted By cxwrench

The idea is to always have the newest tire/best...

The idea is to always have the newest tire/best tread/most puncture resistance on the front. I never leave a tire on the front wheel when replacing the rear, I swap them at that point.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,367
Posted By cxwrench

Nope. Like Koyote posted you'd have a bunch of...

Nope. Like Koyote posted you'd have a bunch of other damage as well.

If anyone cares, this is how I've seen carbon frames produced (at more than 1 facility). The pre-preg carbon comes in large...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,367
Posted By cxwrench

I doubt this as well.

I doubt this as well.
09-27-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By cxwrench

Post in the proper section, which isn't GD....

Post in the proper section, which isn't GD. Bicycle mechanics is what you're looking for.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,367
Posted By cxwrench

I still don't think that was a random frame...

I still don't think that was a random frame failure either. And as Koyote posted I'd not take it as an admission of that. I have a pretty detailed knowledge of how carbon frames are made and it's so...
09-26-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By cxwrench

They're all 2* tapers, they just start and end at...

They're all 2* tapers, they just start and end at different dimensions. I can't remember off the top of my head but if you mess up your crank arm either goes on too far or not far enough. Too far and...
09-26-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By cxwrench

Something happened to get the hanger out of...

Something happened to get the hanger out of alignment, it's the only answer. The hanger is straight, the bike works fine and there is no drama. The hanger gets bent and what happens is exactly what...
09-25-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By cxwrench

I think you really should take it to a bike shop....

I think you really should take it to a bike shop. Sorry, but I doubt (see what I did there?) you're going to be able to fix this on your own. Maybe a co-op will teach you while they fix it. I agree...
09-25-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By cxwrench

You start by posting in the proper section, which...

You start by posting in the proper section, which is not GD. It's...bicycle mechanics. You've been a member for 8 years, you should be aware of the different forum sections. You should also be able...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 349
Posted By cxwrench

Never raced at Encino...it's bumpier than...

Never raced at Encino...it's bumpier than Hellyer?!? They repaved the apron at Hellyer a bunch of years ago and screwed up by a tiny little bit. The black line went from 333m to 335m. Makes for some...
09-25-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 105
Posted By cxwrench

ALL droppers have play. Some more than others. If...

ALL droppers have play. Some more than others. If you'd let us know what brand/model we might be able to advise on service, but...
09-25-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 366
Posted By cxwrench

Corrosion, nothing more, nothing less.

Corrosion, nothing more, nothing less.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 349
Posted By cxwrench

Dunno, maybe not a great TT position on your...

Dunno, maybe not a great TT position on your bike? Maybe you're not a great bike rider (nothing at all meant by that)? All I know is that every girl/woman I ever worked with used a rear disc at EVERY...
09-24-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By cxwrench

Your whole post...you're kidding, right? JB Weld?...

Your whole post...you're kidding, right? JB Weld? :wtf: Zero details about size of rim, drilling...nothing. No details about the axle either. How on earth can anyone help you?
09-24-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 447
Posted By cxwrench

This is a mechanical question and should be...

This is a mechanical question and should be posted in 'bicycle mechanics' not GD. The only way to get good at installing tires is to do it a few hundred times.
09-24-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By cxwrench

Damn, just google it and compare to what you...

Damn, just google it and compare to what you have. Way easier and faster than posting here.
09-24-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By cxwrench

Loosen the stem clamp bolts. And this is a...

Loosen the stem clamp bolts.
And this is a purely mechanical issue/question and should be posted in 'bicycle mechanics' not here.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 349
Posted By cxwrench

Wrong. Read post 7.

Wrong. Read post 7.
09-24-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 307
Posted By cxwrench

Ok, so what you did was go the entire season...

Ok, so what you did was go the entire season without being able to adjust your bike as needed? You raced all summer and never asked anyone for help? I ONLY put the race wheels on when I got the race....
09-24-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 307
Posted By cxwrench

You're both right. Only front derailleurs have...

You're both right. Only front derailleurs have 'trim' positions but you can refer to adjusting the rear derailleur indexing as 'trimming' the derailleur. There are so many good videos on how adjust...
09-24-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 992
Posted By cxwrench

You'd be wrong. A mechanical brake can go from...

You'd be wrong. A mechanical brake can go from very strong to completely useless in less than half an inch of cable pull. You can trust me on this one, that arm has to start in the fully relaxed/back...
09-23-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 209
Posted By cxwrench

No way! I've never seen this before! Never!!! ...

No way! I've never seen this before! Never!!! !!!
!!! !!!
09-23-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,773
Posted By cxwrench

The plastic sleeve is 2 piece and overlaps in the...

The plastic sleeve is 2 piece and overlaps in the middle. Should be the same on both sides. Ideally you pull the bearing out with a tool that's made for that job. I used to use the Enduro...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 349
Posted By cxwrench

Always disc on back. If it was windy enough for...

Always disc on back. If it was windy enough for it to be dangerous they'd cancel the event. I worked for a women's pro team for a decade and they (even the smallest girls) ALWAYS used the rear disc....
09-23-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 113
Posted By cxwrench

ANY rotor that's the same size and attachment...

ANY rotor that's the same size and attachment method will work. You could use SRAM or whatever if that's all you could find.
09-23-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By cxwrench

That happens on tubular rims as well. Has nothing...

That happens on tubular rims as well. Has nothing to do w/ clincher or tubular.
09-23-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 307
Posted By cxwrench

So you trained all year on your race wheel?...

So you trained all year on your race wheel? What's the point of having training wheels?
09-23-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,773
Posted By cxwrench

If it's still tight in the frame, sure...leave it...

If it's still tight in the frame, sure...leave it alone.
09-23-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 208
Posted By cxwrench

A photo might help...

A photo might help...
09-22-22, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By cxwrench

It's a seal for a ferrule w/ the little tube...

It's a seal for a ferrule w/ the little tube sticking out. Supposed to keep the cable clean and dry inside the housing. I've never really used them.
09-22-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By cxwrench

No, it's not. It's 1 1/8".

No, it's not. It's 1 1/8".
09-22-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 449
Posted By cxwrench

Nice! I've ridden down there a little bit, very...

Nice! I've ridden down there a little bit, very cool spot.
09-22-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By cxwrench

Brake pads do a pretty good job of removing...

Brake pads do a pretty good job of removing anodizing. Or if only there was some kind of easily obtainable abrasive paper or fabric...
09-22-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By cxwrench

I can't tell anything from your photos,...

I can't tell anything from your photos, especially whether it's threaded or not as you haven't shown the stem or top of the headset. A quick (very quick) google search will show you the difference....
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