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09-24-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
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: 161
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: 286
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: 286
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: 2,899
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: 12
Views: 182
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: 2,899
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: 162
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: 23
Views: 351
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: 116
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: 497
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: 229
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: 233
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: 766
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: 766
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: 519
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: 7
Views: 236
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: 276
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: 206
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: 519
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: 436
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: 781
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: 274
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: 203
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: 167
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: 354
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: 217
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: 354
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: 354
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: 267
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: 364
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Tires or rims?

Tires or rims?
09-05-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 762
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: 1,666
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: 353
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: 762
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: 353
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: 1,359
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: 176
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
09-04-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Only $14 ...

Only $14
https://www.parktool.com/en-us/product/scissors-szr-1?category=General+Shop+Tools
09-02-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Andy is spot on about the one gear easier..... ...

Andy is spot on about the one gear easier.....
Here's a gear ratio calculator from Sheldon RIP.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html

I prefer "Gear Inches" which is basically the tire...
09-02-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Using gears that put the chain at an extreme...

Using gears that put the chain at an extreme angle may result in noise etc.
Smallest ring (front) with the smallest cog (rear) or largest ring & cog.
Middle ring should be usable on all 7. Maybe...
09-02-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If she has bad knees, lowering the seat will make...

If she has bad knees, lowering the seat will make her bend them MORE.
09-01-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Longer B screw?

Longer B screw?
09-01-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 681
Posted By Bill Kapaun

ASSume all you want. I don't care. As I said,...

ASSume all you want.
I don't care.
As I said, it's your skull.
I'm done.
09-01-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Typical Shimano QR axles are 11mm longer than the...

Typical Shimano QR axles are 11mm longer than the hub spacing.
You need more than 5mm to clamp firmly.
The "nuts" are probably recessed a bit which may take up the extra length.
09-01-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 681
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Hard to believe, but if it is actually bending...

Hard to believe, but if it is actually bending while riding, why do you think it would stop?
Bending it back on a regular basis is just going to result in metal fatigue/breakage.
It's your skull.
09-01-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 176
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Thinking about it, with the type of drop outs you...

Thinking about it, with the type of drop outs you have, there probably isn't a "ledge" for the B screw to push against?

If you have the GTL version, it should barely have enough wrap capacity....
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