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10-22-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 210
Posted By Crankycrank

Limit screws never need adjusting??? They can go...

Limit screws never need adjusting??? They can go out of adjustment for any number of reasons such as someone tried to do some misguided adjusting at some time. OP mentioned a problem that sounds like...
10-20-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 448
Posted By Crankycrank

Maybe a little late but a "socket nut" should...

Maybe a little late but a "socket nut" should work. Allen Socket Nuts : Bel-Metric, Metric Hardware, Metric Fasteners, Metric Bolts, Metric Nuts & Time-Sert Thread Repair (belmetric.com)...
10-15-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 514
Posted By Crankycrank

There is also this option. Not everyone's cup of...

There is also this option. Not everyone's cup of tea but some really like them. Watch the video to see them in action. CX – Compatible with Shimano Road Derailleurs – Gevenalle...
10-15-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By Crankycrank

All dust caps are not the same. Try going to your...

All dust caps are not the same. Try going to your local bike shop as they may have a collection of caps for cheap. You could also put some duct tape on them just to keep the crud out and not spend...
10-08-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By Crankycrank

You're right about different ways to clean a...

You're right about different ways to clean a chain and what works best. You'll get lots of "spirited" debate. I'll just mention that I soak my chain in a jar with Odorless Mineral Spirits which you...
10-08-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 388
Posted By Crankycrank

Performance and durability will be about the...

Performance and durability will be about the same. What you're paying for is lighter weight usually. Pricier Shimano cassettes will have cogs riveted to aluminum carriers and better finishing/plating...
10-05-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 495
Posted By Crankycrank

Getting a new freehub body will probably require...

Getting a new freehub body will probably require an entire new hub to match and with new spokes of the proper lengths. Unless you build the wheel yourself the cost might make you consider just...
10-03-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, not uncommon. The noise is the bare housing...

Yes, not uncommon. The noise is the bare housing wire ends scraping against the ferrules/adjusters. It helps if the housings are cut perfectly square but even then it can start with the noises over...
10-03-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Crankycrank

Glad you got it figured out. If you don't know...

Glad you got it figured out. If you don't know already there are plenty of YouTube videos on derailleur setup and everything else on your bike which are a great source for doing your own work. Park...
10-03-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By Crankycrank

I can vouch for that. Even fixed bikes for former...

I can vouch for that. Even fixed bikes for former military aircraft mechanics who couldn't figure out how to change a tire but worked on complex life or death mechanical jobs in the military and some...
10-03-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By Crankycrank

For a $10 chain tool don't expect to find a...

For a $10 chain tool don't expect to find a replacement pin. You may be able to substitute one from another brand but finding dimensions of other pins will be a challenge. Take it to your local bike...
09-30-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By Crankycrank

I can't see any reason why you would NOT take it...

I can't see any reason why you would NOT take it to the dealer for a warranty inspection. The more you mess with it the easier it is for them to say you broke it if it does need replacing. Most shops...
09-26-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,445
Posted By Crankycrank

Stop trying to modify your freehub body. A recipe...

Stop trying to modify your freehub body. A recipe for disaster. Buy one that suits your needs.
09-25-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 975
Posted By Crankycrank

You might want to reconsider your Bikeinn order....

You might want to reconsider your Bikeinn order. ^^^ I was tempted to order from them before and checked their reviews which are not that great. Bikeinn Reviews | Read Customer Service Reviews of...
09-22-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. Before you do anything else that might make...

+1. Before you do anything else that might make it appear you ruined something take it back. Should be under some type of warranty. Something like that would be considered the bike shop/mfr's fault...
09-20-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Crankycrank

I don't know for your R8020's but all Shimano...

I don't know for your R8020's but all Shimano hoods I've seen have little nubs on the inside that lock onto the lever body and hold the hood in place. Check the insides of yours and look for matching...
09-19-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 819
Posted By Crankycrank

I like to mention that on my 8-10 speed KMC...

I like to mention that on my 8-10 speed KMC chains that I often use the same quick link for around 10-12K miles and almost 3 chains before there is visible wear in the QL. They get removed and...
09-18-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 613
Posted By Crankycrank

Lighter Fluid also works well. It's basically...

Lighter Fluid also works well. It's basically just Naptha without having to buy a large amount.
09-17-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By Crankycrank

Try this place. Yellow Jersey, Service...

Try this place. Yellow Jersey, Service (http://www.yellowjersey.org/service.html) Not the only place that can do a great job but they seem to have pretty reasonable prices too. Don't be put off by...
09-17-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By Crankycrank

It's a defect. Could have happened even if the...

It's a defect. Could have happened even if the bike was hanging on the wall the entire time.
09-14-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,067
Posted By Crankycrank

Another advantage of Odorless Mineral Spirits is...

Another advantage of Odorless Mineral Spirits is that most of the gunk from the used solvent settles to the bottom of the container after a couple days and the good stuff can be poured into a clean...
09-12-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By Crankycrank

It's an oily lube which lubricates fine in all...

It's an oily lube which lubricates fine in all conditions but attracts more dirt than wax types which some don't like.
09-12-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Crankycrank

Absolutely. Cables too. You might even like it...

Absolutely. Cables too. You might even like it better as it gives a slightly less spongy feel.
09-10-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By Crankycrank

Also put a little paint on any bare steel in the...

Also put a little paint on any bare steel in the frame holes before installing the rivnuts to prevent the holes rusting out.
09-09-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Crankycrank

Most likely the covers to the bolt heads just pop...

Most likely the covers to the bolt heads just pop off with a thin blade. I'm assuming this is an in house Fuji brand adjustable stem but if not you can go to the mfrs. website and most will have...
09-04-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By Crankycrank

It LOOKS like the left crank is bent inwards from...

It LOOKS like the left crank is bent inwards from the angle of the pedal but always hard to tell if there is any optical distortion from photos. If so an old steel crank like that can be bent back. A...
08-31-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Crankycrank

Nope. Brake & Shift housing are constructed...

Nope. Brake & Shift housing are constructed differently where the brake housing usually has a little bit of compression, not good for indexed shifting. Shift housing is not made to withstand the much...
08-29-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 599
Posted By Crankycrank

Better yet is take it to the recycler as aluminum...

Better yet is take it to the recycler as aluminum is 100% re-usable.
08-29-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By Crankycrank

I think there is no possible way for anybody here...

I think there is no possible way for anybody here to give an accurate diagnosis without so much as a photo. Wait until you can get it to a shop for in-person inspection.
08-25-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By Crankycrank

If you're junking the frame make sure you recycle...

If you're junking the frame make sure you recycle the aluminum as it can be 100% melted down and re-used.
08-25-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By Crankycrank

Try holding the brake lever on with a strap and...

Try holding the brake lever on with a strap and left overnight. Leave the bike upright and when releasing the strap let the lever quickly snap back. This can sometimes release an air bubble trapped...
08-25-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Crankycrank

OP's original post translated^^^ Contact...

OP's original post translated^^^

Contact Fulcrum as you may be able to get it replaced under warranty.
08-24-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, as long as the other cogs are in good shape...

Yes, as long as the other cogs are in good shape of course. You may run into a slight issue with the new and old adjacent cogs not designed to work optimally with each other as each cassette has cogs...
08-23-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Crankycrank

I can't tell from the info and photos supplied...

I can't tell from the info and photos supplied what is different but yes, just about anything can be fake these days especially during the covid supply situation. You could contact Jagwire and ask if...
08-21-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By Crankycrank

Zemo, I would also add that if you have a good...

Zemo, I would also add that if you have a good amount of expertise in building your own chargers than ignore the rest of this, but if not, building your own can be very dangerous as many fires have...
08-16-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Crankycrank

:thumb: for threaded BB.

:thumb: for threaded BB.
08-16-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,360
Posted By Crankycrank

Not me personally but have seen people I know...

Not me personally but have seen people I know unable to get certain parts. It's a part of life for now with many things. Just have to wait it out until things get better but may get worse first. On...
08-16-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,252
Posted By Crankycrank

Agree that it could be perfectly fine. I say...

Agree that it could be perfectly fine. I say could be so I recommend taking it to 2 or more shops for their opinion. A bicycle CF specialist repair place would be best but you could also try other...
08-16-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Crankycrank

I suggest if you plan on purchasing any torx...

I suggest if you plan on purchasing any torx wrenches or bits, get the "security" versions which are just standard torx sizes with a hole in the center for special security torx bolts that have a...
08-15-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Crankycrank

I have a theory that may be completely off but I...

I have a theory that may be completely off but I think the shape of your shoe sole may make squeaking worse for some. The less you have to bend the cleat to fit the sole the better and some type of...
08-13-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Crankycrank

Check your derailleur limit screw so that it...

Check your derailleur limit screw so that it allows the chain to move far enough onto the last cog. Could be causing the ratchet in the shifter to not dis-engage fully and hesitate when shifting back...
08-12-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes you can use the non-finned pads. If you do...

Yes you can use the non-finned pads. If you do mountain descents or ride in extremely hot weather (as in the Pac Northwest lately :eek:) the fins might be a good idea. Here's Shimano's pad choice...
08-12-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Crankycrank

There are also screw-together cable splitters....

There are also screw-together cable splitters. Here are two examples. Cable splitters for S&S Coupled travel bikes (sandsmachine.com) (http://sandsmachine.com/ac_cable.htm) Just install at the bend...
08-12-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,172
Posted By Crankycrank

They're a little scarce for now but can still be...

They're a little scarce for now but can still be found. Try Ebay. kool-stop campagnolo super record 2011 brake pads salmon | eBay...
08-11-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Crankycrank

Evapo-rust. Removes rust without harming paint....

Evapo-rust. Removes rust without harming paint. Reusable as well. I believe the smallest container sold is a 1 liter size and not too expensive. Thompsons Ltd | Evaporust Evapo-Rust Remover 5L Safe...
08-11-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,004
Posted By Crankycrank

I agree with cxwrench that you're missing an axle...

I agree with cxwrench that you're missing an axle cap. Novatec website doesn't offer much info on axle configuration so contact them and ask or visit your LBS with the wheel. Contact Us – Novatec...
08-09-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By Crankycrank

A Shimano 105 7000 will need the HollowTech...

A Shimano 105 7000 will need the HollowTech II/BBR60 bottom bracket and will fit the same bb shell threads as the Octalink BB provided they're English threads and not Italian (which would be highly...
08-05-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Crankycrank

As mentioned they don't have to be symmetrical...

As mentioned they don't have to be symmetrical for all riders but if you want them to be just run a string across the tops of the hoods and eyeball the string against the top of the bars for it being...
08-03-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By Crankycrank

Or.....the presta nut was put there to keep the...

Or.....the presta nut was put there to keep the bolt from hitting the chain while the rack was not being used. I've done this so I don't have to keep two different length bolts on hand for rack or no...
08-02-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,158
Posted By Crankycrank

Has anyone checked the derailleur pulley cage to...

Has anyone checked the derailleur pulley cage to see if it's bent from your chain getting jammed in the wheel? Even with the hanger alignment checked the pulley wheels could be at an angle and...
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