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05-16-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By bboy314

The rear shifting should be compatible up to 10sp...

The rear shifting should be compatible up to 10sp road or 9sp mountain, front might be trickier. We are using a Deore 9sp front trigger shifter with Ultegra 10 speed front derailleur on our tandem,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,027
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Yes, discs get hot, sometimes very hot, and yes,...

Yes, discs get hot, sometimes very hot, and yes, sometimes hot enough to cause braking issues. No, that heat will not be sufficiently transferred (through the 'spider' on the rotor and through the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,027
Posted By cxwrench

I was a pro team mechanic for over a decade and...

I was a pro team mechanic for over a decade and I'll just say this: Pro racers are some of the most ignorant, under educated, know-nothings when it comes to bicycles that I've ever had the pleasure...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,027
Posted By WhyFi

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
05-13-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By Koyote

Looks like itís the rear tireÖ? If so, Iíd run...

Looks like itís the rear tireÖ? If so, Iíd run it. Worst that happens is it goes flat while youíre riding and you put in a tube. Itís highly unlikely to cause you to crash or anything else...
05-07-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By 70sSanO

Whether it is called tension or effective length...

Whether it is called tension or effective length is moot.

When you use the barrel adjuster it is called effective length, but turning a spoke nipple is changing the tension, even though it is...
05-07-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By 70sSanO

The first principle is to understand that an...

The first principle is to understand that an index system has a starting point and every shift references from that starting point.

For standard top normal rear derailleurs that starting point is...
05-02-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By Rolla

You need the rigid fork to match the length of...

You need the rigid fork to match the length of the suspension fork, and you'll need to ensure that the new fork has the same kind of dropouts, the correct steering tube diameter, and accommodations...
05-01-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 845
Posted By sweeks

The image looks much more consistent with a...

The image looks much more consistent with a problem with the metal, irrespective of any chemical exposure. Could the cracks seen in the image have been caused by the insertion of the pins in the side...
05-01-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Jeff Neese

It's not a choice you need to make, if you are...

It's not a choice you need to make, if you are refurbing a bike and using the existing wheels. Use whatever the rims are made for. There are adapters that let you use presta tubes in a rim drilled...
04-29-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By Iride01

Step throughs will generally be heavy. If it's...

Step throughs will generally be heavy. If it's expected that the current bike will still be used after recovery, then isn't just leaning the bike way over towards her to put the saddle low enough...
04-28-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 948
Posted By Camilo

He's not saying he wants to reuse a master link....

He's not saying he wants to reuse a master link. He's saying he broke the chain by pushing out a pin, and then pushing the pin back in -like we used to do in the (very) old days.

With modern...
04-28-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By Trsnrtr

You can enlarge the valve hole with a hand reamer...

You can enlarge the valve hole with a hand reamer or a drill.
04-28-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 948
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Kai Winters is 100% Incorrect - modern chains...

Kai Winters is 100% Incorrect - modern chains (anything intended for more than 6 speeds) have the pin peened when assembled at the factory and removing a pin and reinserting will leave the joint too...
04-28-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 948
Posted By delbiker1

IMO, the above post is not accurate. It might or...

IMO, the above post is not accurate. It might or might not hold. Do not be surprised if the chain comes off during a ride, reused pins usually do not seat properly. If/when that happens, a lot of...
04-19-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By Russ Roth

Nope, hubs with rubber shields have grooves the...

Nope, hubs with rubber shields have grooves the rubber can run in while ones without don't have good ways of sealing them to the hub. Most with boots also use a larger washer and specific spacers to...
04-18-22, 01:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Bike Gremlin

I would expect 1-1/8 threadless cups to fit that...

I would expect 1-1/8 threadless cups to fit that frame, along with a fork that is not tapered.

Does ATC stand for Axle To Crown?
If yes, then know that a shorter fork will tilt the entire bike...
04-17-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By _ForceD_

Your chain tool is designed to fix this problem....

Your chain tool is designed to fix this problem. Vid at this link shows how to do it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25gP6PmxhKI
Dan
04-16-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 325
Posted By CliffordK

Can you actually feel one of the links near the...

Can you actually feel one of the links near the problem being stiff?

Usually wiggling and lubing the link helps. WD40 or your favorite spray lube?

If the problem occurs at the splice, then the...
04-14-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 758
Posted By SpedFast

The tin on a car body is thin, soft, and flexible...

The tin on a car body is thin, soft, and flexible compared to tubing on a bike. Car body not structural per se. Bike frame structural, Good luck
04-14-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,092
Posted By Rolla

Heat shrink tubing?

Heat shrink tubing?
04-03-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 857
Posted By OldBike876

I use both. There are some spots where only a...

I use both. There are some spots where only a cone wrench really works.
04-03-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By Dave Mayer

Terminology is a problem here... I think you are...

Terminology is a problem here... I think you are referring to 'cartridge bearings'.

Both cartridge and cup and cone bearings can be well sealed or poorly sealed. In isolation, a simple air dam...
04-02-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By Rolla

I'm using such an adapter on the rear wheel of...

I'm using such an adapter on the rear wheel of one of my bikes, and there's no downside whatsoever. The brake works just as well as it did with the old six-bolt disc hub, with no play at the rotor....
04-02-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By katsup

Pros Able to use a 6 bolt rotor as well as...

Pros

Able to use a 6 bolt rotor as well as centerlock

Con

Need to use an adapter to use a 6 bolt rotor
Sometimes there is forward and backward play. Not noticeable when riding, but can...
04-01-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By alcjphil

What does the gap at the bottom of the stem...

What does the gap at the bottom of the stem faceplate look like? If it is smaller, loosen the bottom faceplate bolts and then tighten the top bolts an equal amount
Forum: Foo
03-29-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,089
Posted By genec

Exactly... their two cents is the same as yours....

Exactly... their two cents is the same as yours. But there ARE folks out there that do not understand that... and value those "two cents" as more... hence the real issue.
03-27-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,414
Posted By CliffordK

I've hit over 50 MPH on my bicycle (no motor,...

I've hit over 50 MPH on my bicycle (no motor, just pedals). But, a good hill helps A LOT. :giver:

Most commercial E-Bikes will have some sort of governor that will kick out at 20 MPH (or maybe...
03-24-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By 79pmooney

Also, the details of the clamp matter a lot. Are...

Also, the details of the clamp matter a lot. Are the edges rounded? Are there sharp edges to hole in the bolt the cable goes through? Does that hole line up nicely with the flat or groove the cable...
03-24-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By bboy314

Overtightening the pinch bolt can indeed mash the...

Overtightening the pinch bolt can indeed mash the threads to the point of eventually breaking.
Forum: Foo
03-07-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 408
Posted By Juan Foote

Naw, I am sure the cashiers check the prince is...

Naw, I am sure the cashiers check the prince is sending you will be fine.
03-04-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"I rode it a while after I bought it and I...

"I rode it a while after I bought it and I attributed the wobble to the messed up wheel, but clearly that is not the case" Jor3

I think the wobble and the bent stay are not interlocked (excepting...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,261
Posted By Daniel4

I don't wear lycra shorts. My shorts are loose...

I don't wear lycra shorts. My shorts are loose sport shorts, loose swimming trunks or long sweat pants, quick dry material. It depends on the temperature.

I used to wear cycling shirts. They have...
02-22-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By freeranger

Just curious--are the sidewalls marked front or...

Just curious--are the sidewalls marked front or rear on them also. Maybe it's recommended to run front and rear in opposite directions?
02-21-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 973
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Best take the entire bike with the bent front...

Best take the entire bike with the bent front wheel to a local bike shop.

But if not, then this appears to be the correct rim:

Weinmann ZAC-19 27.5" Rim, 36H, Machined Silver - Modern Bike...
02-21-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 973
Posted By CliffordK

The wheels should be pretty easy to track down. ...

The wheels should be pretty easy to track down.

Oh, here you go...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/284216534909

Just tell your wife you got her an UPGRADE for safe riding!!!! Plus the...
02-21-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 973
Posted By CliffordK

Ok, so the information you need to look for is: ...

Ok, so the information you need to look for is:

Front Wheel
650b (27.5)
Quick Release
Rim Brakes
Double Walled is probably best
Silver or bare aluminum

No need to worry about...
02-15-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,462
Posted By bargainguy

This is a safety issue, not a comfort issue. Bar...

This is a safety issue, not a comfort issue. Bar end extensions should be installed facing forward at a rise of 20-30 degrees above parallel to the ground maximum. Never straight up, and certainly...
02-15-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,462
Posted By Koyote

If you need that in order to ride the bike...

If you need that in order to ride the bike comfortably...You just need a different bike.
02-11-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By CV-6

Someone did their own mods. Not unusual if one...

Someone did their own mods. Not unusual if one wants to expand their gear choices. If you are going to go "back" to 5 speed, you may need to replace the axle. Or if you are handy, cut an axle down.
02-08-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By FastJake

Campy 8 and Shimano 7 (not 8) had the same...

Campy 8 and Shimano 7 (not 8) had the same cassette spacing. This is fine for switching wheels, but the cable pull of the shifters is not even close. Campy pulls a lot more cable.

Campy 8: 3.5mm...
02-08-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Shimano 7 speed indexing is compatible with Campy...

Shimano 7 speed indexing is compatible with Campy 8 speed, but for loosing that 8th cog use. (Both used 5mm c-c cog spacing).

JTek Shift Mates can translate the cable pull (actuation ratio) from...
02-01-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Are the wheels new? did you get them from a...

Are the wheels new? did you get them from a source that acres about their customers? If yes then contact them before you go further. It might be a simple fix as having the wrong axle end caps. Andy
02-01-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By curbtender

You can get a screwdriver on the dropout side....

You can get a screwdriver on the dropout side. Cut off the bend and screw it out.
01-31-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,892
Posted By gugie

60 kph (37mph) on a MUP? Too damn fast regardless...

60 kph (37mph) on a MUP? Too damn fast regardless if you're pedalling or pushing a throttle. It's the reason motorcycles are outlawed on MUPs (and if you can hit 60kph, it's a motorized vehicle).
...
01-31-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,892
Posted By squirtdad

if this is any thing like like the mups i uses,...

if this is any thing like like the mups i uses, 50 kph or 30 mph would be way too fast for safety. yours may be different, with lower traffic or less clueless people

what are you doing for brakes...
01-31-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Given the same bar location (height) I would...

Given the same bar location (height) I would think the stress the stem placed on the steerer would be pretty much the same regardless of a, locked tight, hinge in the stem's middle or not. The imaged...
01-28-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By Bill Kapaun

In pic #2, D-NL SCREAMS SHIMANO It's a...

In pic #2, D-NL SCREAMS SHIMANO
It's a conventional cartridge BB (probably a UN-26 quality) with the DS flange sheared off.
01-27-22, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By SalsaShark

This looks like a common OEM cartridge style...

This looks like a common OEM cartridge style square taper bottom bracket. They are not designed to be serviced. You look to have somehow destroyed yours and will likely have a difficult time...
01-22-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By 70sSanO

A simple answer is maybe. Your shifter will...

A simple answer is maybe.

Your shifter will work with the RD-1055 and the 105 is a better rear derailleur.

It all comes down to max cog and capacity.

The 105 max cog is 28t with a chain wrap...
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