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10-18-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 298
Posted By shelbyfv

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-16-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By holytrousers

I guess you would have to set the High Limit...

I guess you would have to set the High Limit screw correctly too :innocent:
10-12-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By veganbikes

Not too shabby! I love those parts build with XTR...

Not too shabby! I love those parts build with XTR and stuff like that. My knock around hybrid has an XTR shifter and XT rear derailleur from the parts bin and got gifted the Surly Moloko bars on it.
10-10-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 865
Posted By Troul

I agree, after rereading, but the op brought up a...

I agree, after rereading, but the op brought up a heart condition that grabbed my attention which took my attention. I never said it it would work with the current der setup.
Have a great day!
10-08-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 517
Posted By 3alarmer

...those spokes of yours are made from pretty...

...those spokes of yours are made from pretty rugged stainless steel. If you can figure out a way to mar the surface of one hitting it with a rubber mallet against an aluminum surface as your backing...
10-07-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,431
Posted By squirtdad

why in the world would you even consider this? ...

why in the world would you even consider this? Hubs like this are designed to work a certain way, filling it with oil (which will end up being a mess) can't do anything but make then not work...
10-05-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By mechanicmatt

Mongoose Rockadile '97

I rebuilt this today. Thought I'd share.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/pxl_20211005_172843159_b1be90ba151d52c7d6829e7647781069aad711c3.jpg...
10-03-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By jjhabbs

My first "how to" video. How to straighten a derailleur hanger on vintage steel

Hey guys,
I am always posting in the vintage section of BFs. Thought I'd post it here also. Please check it out.

Thanks JJ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY8qPQSvBCc
10-03-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By ThermionicScott

That's because you don't pry them up! You have...

That's because you don't pry them up! You have to push the beads laterally into the center of the rim in order to free up the slack necessary to remove them.
10-03-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 288
Posted By alcjphil

That would be my guess as well. Yesterday, my...

That would be my guess as well. Yesterday, my SRAM X7 rear derailleur was exhibiting similar behavior. Replacing cable and housing solved the problem
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 479
Posted By Maelochs

Yup .... here you are, after the fact, doing...

Yup .... here you are, after the fact, doing research. My suggestion was to do the research first.

You want to keep coming back here complaining that you bought the wrong part and cursing people...
10-02-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By Iride01

Maybe cxwrench or another has some experience...

Maybe cxwrench or another has some experience with them. I'm on my first set of hydraulic brakes and have not needed to do any maintenance on them other than just pull the pads to check their...
09-30-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 569
Posted By atnyc

Yes. You're missing the condition of the bikes. ...

Yes. You're missing the condition of the bikes.

I agree with cxwrench

With older bikes, especially old entry level bikes, the modal and components level don't really matter. Far more important...
09-29-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By Merrimac

Custom Fat Chance bike

My neighbor in Northeastern Massachusetts bought this sweet custom bike from Chris Chance in Cambridge, around 1980. It is still in mint condition.
...
09-27-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,431
Posted By Iride01

Desperate? Surely this is exaggeration. It just...

Desperate? Surely this is exaggeration. It just seems you have a part that you don't like and you don't want to get one that you might like.

I too don't like the noise the rear hub on my new...
09-26-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 881
Posted By Bmach

Brifter, I cannot find any mention of them on...

Brifter, I cannot find any mention of them on Shimano’s web site. Also he is having problems with the “shifter” not shifting.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By shelbyfv

The manual...

The manual https://www.wahoofitness.com/instructions/kickrcore
09-26-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By ThermionicScott

Or at the very least, OP is not qualified to...

Or at the very least, OP is not qualified to maintain his bikes and should take them to a shop instead.
09-25-21, 08:09 AM
09-24-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,431
Posted By Trakhak

What we used to call "Famous last words." The...

What we used to call "Famous last words." The problem is not confined to grease getting behind the springs. I used to see a few broken freewheels each winter in New England, always as a consequence...
09-22-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 967
Posted By cyccommute

Awesomeguy has to start somewhere. Considering...

Awesomeguy has to start somewhere. Considering that the problem is likely cable length, thatís the place to start. Itís simple and easy to fix if that isnít the problem. I agree that tuning the...
09-20-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By shelbyfv

Unfortunately, the things you can do include some...

Unfortunately, the things you can do include some that you shouldn't do. Try flipping the stem or going to an angled stem within normal parameters, about 30 degrees max. If these don't give you a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,933
Posted By HTupolev

Pretty much all road bike forks, vintage and...

Pretty much all road bike forks, vintage and modern, have the front wheel axle offset forward of the steering axis. It's just visually subtler on modern forks because the tubing is a lot wider and...
09-19-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 810
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I've never seen an on bike chain scrubber...

.
...I've never seen an on bike chain scrubber that I thought was a good design. The concept itself is probably flawed, so I guess the one you're talking about is as good as any of them. I do not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,550
Posted By tomato coupe

A lot of people on Internet forums spend a lot...

A lot of people on Internet forums spend a lot more time online than they do actually talking to people. For them, the answer to your question probably is yes.
09-12-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,939
Posted By DiabloScott

Aren't you curious as to why and how some guy...

Aren't you curious as to why and how some guy signed up and makes his first post here on a five-year old thread to give a basic lesson with pseudo jargon on threaded fittings?

I mean I understand...
09-08-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,400
Posted By genejockey

Nope. U-turning bicyclist turned into traffic...

Nope. U-turning bicyclist turned into traffic without looking or signalling, after giving every indication they were pulling off the path and stopping. Their fault. They f****d up. Then they blamed...
09-05-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By skloon

I did have to shorten the chain as I shortened...

I did have to shorten the chain as I shortened the boom but only 4 links and that was just enough to stop the chain from slapping the boom in the front granny ring

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,058
Posted By PeteHski

Why didn't you unclip the other foot instead?

Why didn't you unclip the other foot instead?
09-03-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 717
Posted By wolfchild

Next question: My water bottler got splashed with...

Next question: My water bottler got splashed with some road grime, should I clean it or toss it out and buy a new one ??
09-01-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,684
Posted By pressed001

The current 60mm stem is too long and I have...

The current 60mm stem is too long and I have ordered a 45mm along with a steerer tube extender which I believe will be necessary for a 20mm raise.

The shifting is impeccable but did not work with...
Forum: BMX
08-29-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By Oldbikenut

When you think about it, things really have...

When you think about it, things really have changed through the years!!

But to the OP your bike looks awesome and like I said before so fast!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By Psimet2001

tbh - sanding and cleaning a rotor has never...

tbh - sanding and cleaning a rotor has never truly worked in my experience. I have done it in mild situations when contamination wasn't most likely an issue but in cases of contamination it will just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By Psimet2001

Sounds like you're just cross polluting...

Sounds like you're just cross polluting everything - meaning you are changing one thing and not another until it's already been messed up.

1. Replace the rotors and pads all around. Full stop. No...
08-23-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,783
Posted By Darth Lefty

Springy stuff does not dissipate energy. Squishy...

Springy stuff does not dissipate energy. Squishy stuff does. Your bike is made of springy stuff. Your jiggling corpus, the air you are swimming in, and any oil you brought along to squeeze through...
08-23-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,783
Posted By ShannonM

OK, so Robin Williams' First Law of Comedy has...

OK, so Robin Williams' First Law of Comedy has been fully honored in the thread, but I was completely serious and not trying to generate jokes.

When we pedal, there is some displacement of the...
08-23-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,783
Posted By Phil_gretz

A $3.6 Billion pharmaceutical market might throw...

A $3.6 Billion pharmaceutical market might throw shade on this statement. Just sayin'...
08-22-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,783
Posted By ShannonM

Stiffness Does Not Matter

There's a meme (in the original sense of the word, a unit of cultural heredity, not the modern stupid-picture-of-a-cat-with-a-stupid-saying-in-white-letters sense,) that has been replicating in the...
08-22-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By base2

Stop wasting your time. That bike was loved...

Stop wasting your time.
That bike was loved just a little too much.
08-17-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,000
Posted By DaveSSS

About the 1.85mm spent spacer. That's included...

About the 1.85mm spent spacer. That's included with xdr freehub bodies, so an xd cassette can be used. An xd freehub body cannot be used with an xdr cassette.
08-17-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By jimc101

If you can afford to buy a DI2 equipped bike, you...

If you can afford to buy a DI2 equipped bike, you should be able to afford the chargers etc that go with it.

Just buy the OEM stuff
08-15-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,242
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

Classic carbon fear porn as always, by the usual...

Classic carbon fear porn as always, by the usual suspects. Dissimilar materials with correspondingly different properties of expansion as well as different flex characteristics causing a crack in the...
08-15-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,242
Posted By JohnDThompson

That was my first thought. That the "crack" is...

That was my first thought. That the "crack" is straight, and perpendicular to the axis of the fork blade makes me think it might be a joint where a metal fork end is bonded to the carbon fiber blade....
08-15-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,242
Posted By dsbrantjr

This is the same effect as when a concrete road...

This is the same effect as when a concrete road is paved over with macadam (tarmac); the underlying seams will soon appear in the macadam layer due to the expansion/contraction of the concrete at its...
08-15-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By cpach

Stem calculator

Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net (http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php) is a good tool for calculating the effect of different stems on handlebar position. The most angled stems commonly...
08-13-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,523
Posted By Maelochs

I usually arrange a meeting and the go rob the...

I usually arrange a meeting and the go rob the guy's house when he is at the meeting site. I usually suggest meeting at the local police station because that makes people think I am legit.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,340
Posted By jaxgtr

LOL... yea I noticed that when I posted it up. ...

LOL... yea I noticed that when I posted it up. I will have to get a new pic I guess
08-08-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By veganbikes

If it doesn't have Stop in the title it isn't a...

If it doesn't have Stop in the title it isn't a brake pad ; ) Swiss or Kool you are pretty much guaranteed to get good pads and with Kool Stop you can get all the odd ball stuff that doesn't exist...
08-07-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,164
Posted By SkinGriz

Thank you cxwrench... koolstop

Thanking cxwrench. Finally got around to getting koolstop pads for some dual pivot calipers. The Continentals.

They felt stickier and softer out of the package than what came with the Tektros.
...
08-07-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 350
Posted By veganbikes

The place the bike was bought probably does not...

The place the bike was bought probably does not have mechanics there. It was probably a Wally Mart purchase more than likely and they can barely put the bikes together let alone fix the problems they...
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