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09-28-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,127
Posted By jccaclimber

While itís not common in most circles, it...

While itís not common in most circles, it depends. Until the tire is leaving tangent to the rim increased width means wider. After that it means narrower. Yes, with hooked rims the tire does stay on....
09-27-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,359
Posted By jccaclimber

I wrote to Norton about this several years ago in...

I wrote to Norton about this several years ago in the process of putting together a shop safety document. Their response, in short, was that while you will clog the wheel and need to dress it, that...
09-27-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 447
Posted By jccaclimber

Two reasons: 1. They are still quite common. ...

Two reasons:
1. They are still quite common.
2. If you donít have rim brakes, your required level of true (axial runout) is much less.

If youíre not running rim brakes then anything that doesnít...
09-25-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 447
Posted By jccaclimber

It depends on how far ďout thereĒ is. If weíre...

It depends on how far ďout thereĒ is. If weíre talking my commute home from work Iím going to loosen the brakes to make the rim clear, ride slowly, and fix it at home.
If thatís not enough, or Iím...
09-25-22, 03:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By jccaclimber

Commute in the rain and itíll take half the time....

Commute in the rain and itíll take half the time.
I wouldnít recommend any corrosive, youíre likely to end up with pitting, which may be the least of your issues at that point.
09-24-22, 02:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 315
Posted By jccaclimber

If the amount itís off by is as small as I...

If the amount itís off by is as small as I suspect you could probably shim under the drive side locknut as well.
Shim stock, tin snips, a nibbler, and for thinner things a throwaway pair of scissors...
09-23-22, 01:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,975
Posted By jccaclimber

What specifically was the manufacturerís reply? ...

What specifically was the manufacturerís reply? They do still sell these, or at least claim to, so manuals should be available.

50% off sounds like a high asking price for a machine that doesnít...
09-20-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 663
Posted By jccaclimber

It doesn't work so well with the nearest shop...

It doesn't work so well with the nearest shop being 40 miles away, but I used to run a small business as a side gig in an unrelated hobby. It was heavily service based, and additionally I kept the...
09-18-22, 02:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,975
Posted By jccaclimber

Reaching out to the manufacturer is your best...

Reaching out to the manufacturer is your best bet. After that Iíd start digging around through the menus and see if thereís a way to home or rezero the device sensors. If you havenít tried it, I...
09-16-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,127
Posted By jccaclimber

If thereís a bicycle co-op near you they might be...

If thereís a bicycle co-op near you they might be happy for the hub and rim.
09-12-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 676
Posted By jccaclimber

That wonít be too bad. Stop a bit shy of the...

That wonít be too bad. Stop a bit shy of the spindle and use something to split the very last part.
09-12-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,152
Posted By jccaclimber

Letís say for a moment that the counterfeit costs...

Letís say for a moment that the counterfeit costs as much to make as the name brand product (Iím guessing it does not).
You get the same sale price, so right off you get the same margins as the OEM....
09-12-22, 02:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 676
Posted By jccaclimber

1. A split plate type puller, assuming you can...

1. A split plate type puller, assuming you can fit it in.
2. Iím assuming you want a non destructive method, but cutting a split in the crank arm will get it off.
3. Supporting the bike with the BB...
09-11-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 305
Posted By jccaclimber

We're saying the same thing about the gearing...

We're saying the same thing about the gearing restrictions change next year, but you can keep being all argumentative about it if you want. Whatever the OP chooses to do, it only needs to last...
09-11-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 305
Posted By jccaclimber

Then change the crank for a year as was also...

Then change the crank for a year as was also suggested above, or is it a proprietary BB interface to the frame too?

Re:rules change, ďchangingĒ, implying in the future, not ďchangedĒ, implying...
09-11-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 305
Posted By jccaclimber

The first hit I found on Google searching for...

The first hit I found on Google searching for this was a post about that rule changing, so it might be worth doing some research there.
Changing out or removing the large front ring seems the...
09-09-22, 02:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By jccaclimber

Most of my stuck expanding bar end plug...

Most of my stuck expanding bar end plug experiences have been on 1970ís bikes with original expanding plugs still in them. On those unthreading nearly all the way is the first start. Then you have...
09-07-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,402
Posted By jccaclimber

Some light reading: ...

Some light reading:
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-handlebars.html
09-06-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By jccaclimber

In the world of machining, the hole doesn't need...

In the world of machining, the hole doesn't need to be terribly accurate. I had good luck welding on a stock washer. I did machine off some material first, but a motivated individual with a file...
09-05-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 368
Posted By jccaclimber

Understanding wheel spoke failures may help here....

Understanding wheel spoke failures may help here. If you break one spoke, maybe two, due to a specific event like a crash, itís easy enough to replace them if the rim isnít damaged. Itís not common...
09-05-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,152
Posted By jccaclimber

You see this with the calibration certificates on...

You see this with the calibration certificates on the boatloads of fake Mitutoyo calipers in the world. In that case the serial number on the calipers often doesnít match the one on the certificate...
09-05-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By jccaclimber

At least you arenít ruining a Park PZT-2 to open...

At least you arenít ruining a Park PZT-2 to open your grease tube.
09-05-22, 01:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By jccaclimber

I wonder if the seam is cleaned up flash from...

I wonder if the seam is cleaned up flash from mold half parting lines.
09-03-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 600
Posted By jccaclimber

What I was trying to get at with the ďDoing...

What I was trying to get at with the ďDoing something wrongĒ is that the removal method may not involve turning the hex you see. Even if they didnít have enough air (and from your description maybe...
09-03-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By jccaclimber

First guess is the wrong tool or a worn tool that...

First guess is the wrong tool or a worn tool that is slipping in the freewheel. There are a lot of freewheel tools, some of which are very similar to, but not compatible with, lock ring tools or...
09-03-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 600
Posted By jccaclimber

This is the point at which you should assume you...

This is the point at which you should assume you arenít doing something correctly. Itís also the point at which I point out that airline restrictions mean the tire shop guys probably arenít getting...
09-03-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By jccaclimber

This is a case where the only downside of the...

This is a case where the only downside of the disease is the presenting symptoms. If it shifts well then you are not at risk of having that condition cause harm to the rest of the system. If you...
09-03-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 191
Posted By jccaclimber

It might require a change in chain length, but...

It might require a change in chain length, but would letting the axle sit toward the back of the dropouts buy you more clearance?
09-03-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By jccaclimber

If itís a half inch from one spoke to the next...

If itís a half inch from one spoke to the next that is a much different thing than a half inch across a quarter of the wheel rotation.

The times Iíve had to save a wheel that far out I dropped...
09-03-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 579
Posted By jccaclimber

If that QR code is a serial number the claimed...

If that QR code is a serial number the claimed OEM might be able to help you track it through shipment/determine validity.
09-03-22, 01:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,402
Posted By jccaclimber

While calipers are incredibly handy, and while...

While calipers are incredibly handy, and while cheap junky calipers are astoundingly good (this coming from someone who has more in his metrology gear than you do in your bike), you can tell those...
09-01-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,402
Posted By jccaclimber

Sometimes the right twisting around and some very...

Sometimes the right twisting around and some very ginger spreading with a screwdriver does the trick. The rest of the time it just scratches up the bars and still doesnít go in. No specific...
08-31-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,029
Posted By jccaclimber

A file works assuming it isn't too far. You can...

A file works assuming it isn't too far. You can get an idea of how far you need to go by centering the wheel and seeing how far it is from touching the other fork end.
You don't need to try...
08-31-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,145
Posted By jccaclimber

It is particularly disappointing that you canít...

It is particularly disappointing that you canít buy a replacement frame, especially for something still in production! I wonder if they are short on frames and would rather enjoy the margin of a...
08-31-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By jccaclimber

A side effect of asking an uncommon question is...

A side effect of asking an uncommon question is that part of the collective user base will err on the side of caution and come up with potential issues.

Putting this a different way, is swapping...
08-30-22, 11:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By jccaclimber

Correct. Assuming an otherwise well maintained...

Correct. Assuming an otherwise well maintained system, if a gear is skipping under load that gear and/or chain is due for replacement. Since youíve tried it with a new chain the issue is probably...
08-30-22, 02:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By jccaclimber

Total riding miles isnít a great way to measure...

Total riding miles isnít a great way to measure individual sprocket lifespan given all the variables in use.
Assuming the correct length chain and proper derailer adjustment, if you are skipping...
08-30-22, 01:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By jccaclimber

One thing to add on BBs, and really bicycle...

One thing to add on BBs, and really bicycle bearings in general. Their definition of sealed isnít quite as robust as mine, but for dust, dirt, grease, and an occasional sprinkle (not spray) with the...
08-29-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,211
Posted By jccaclimber

So, to summarize that, you still have to flip the...

So, to summarize that, you still have to flip the wheel? It sounds like the math youíre doing is pretty similar to flipping a wheel with an indicator, and the wheel ends up flipped in the end...
08-29-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By jccaclimber

So many questions, but all the result of research...

So many questions, but all the result of research so itís fair game. Iíll answer a few.
1. The Dutch werenít silly enough to try to make their own bottom bracket standard, or at least werenít...
08-29-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By jccaclimber

Simple is relative to what you have on hand and...

Simple is relative to what you have on hand and what is common with your other bikes I guess. I already have cone wrenches, grease, and two bottles of loose bearings. I donít have any cartridge...
08-28-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By jccaclimber

Iím fishing at this point, but does it happen...

Iím fishing at this point, but does it happen faster if you ride in the large rear sprocket vs. the small one?

Edit, I was thinking you had thrown an old multispeed freewheel on, not a single...
08-28-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By jccaclimber

Is the inside of the freewheel designed in a way...

Is the inside of the freewheel designed in a way that rubs the bearing?
Iíve seen a rare freewheel where the last couple threads are undersized, putting a larger than usual squeeze on the hub.
08-28-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 213
Posted By jccaclimber

170 or 175 is the length of the crank arm from...

170 or 175 is the length of the crank arm from the center of the pedal spindle to the center of the BB spindle. Itís often labeled on the inside of the crank arm near the middle or near the pedal...
08-28-22, 02:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 530
Posted By jccaclimber

Iím surprised the nail set didnít work, and Iím...

Iím surprised the nail set didnít work, and Iím assuming you had it on a fairly small socket so that you werenít just flexing the chain. Sounds like you need a bigger hammer.
Grinding the head a bit...
08-28-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By jccaclimber

1. For future reference, yarn and a vacuum...

1. For future reference, yarn and a vacuum cleaner is a good way to get something from Point A to Point B in a tube system. Compressed air works too, but the opposite way obviously. Use the yarn to...
08-27-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 591
Posted By jccaclimber

1. Unevenly or improperly tensioned wheels often...

1. Unevenly or improperly tensioned wheels often fall out of true easily. Spoke twist when truing quickly cause issues as well. Put a piece of tape on the spoke near the rim. After you adjust the...
08-26-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 144
Posted By jccaclimber

Iíve seen a lot of slipping expansion caps....

Iíve seen a lot of slipping expansion caps. Usually thereís something like the expanding section being under torqued, or being made of something unsuitable like plastic.

Iíve also seen cases where...
08-26-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By jccaclimber

I was wondering about the lubricant on the...

I was wondering about the lubricant on the rolling elements in there opposed to the ratchet system. I havenít opened one in a while so I donít remember if itís grease on the rolling elements and oil...
08-26-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 482
Posted By jccaclimber

Would soaking a free hub in solvent to bad things...

Would soaking a free hub in solvent to bad things to the lubricant in the freehub bearings, or are they better sealed than that?

For the OP, I used Vactra#2 last time I had to oil pawls, but only...
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