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09-20-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By MudPie

I assume it's how you define a "better" cassette....

I assume it's how you define a "better" cassette. The more expensive ones (Shimano Dura Ace, SRAM Red) are the lightest cassettes, if weight is important. Otherwise the lower priced cassettes...
07-29-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 843
Posted By MudPie

Personally, I find it very satisfying to overhaul...

Personally, I find it very satisfying to overhaul wheel bearings. There's something about assembling it just right so you can feel the slight drag of the grease, but no mechanical binding nor any...
07-28-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By MudPie

+1. Imagine sitting on the saddle, looking down...

+1. Imagine sitting on the saddle, looking down at the bottom bracket. The engraving will read left to right.
07-20-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By MudPie

it may be daunting at first, especially if itís...

it may be daunting at first, especially if itís your first crank removal but youíre doing everything right. Thereís not much to go wrong. Just more force! But I understand the apprehension too. ...
07-20-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By MudPie

This is a pretty good video and instructions from...

This is a pretty good video and instructions from Park Tool. Note, he talks about wrench position and mechanical advantage. ...
07-20-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By MudPie

For the square taper spindle, yes, the smaller...

For the square taper spindle, yes, the smaller diameter tip is the correct size. You just might need more leverage to pull the crank arm off. Do you have an adjustable wrench that is about as long as...
07-16-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By MudPie

And make sure you remove the washer (if there is...

And make sure you remove the washer (if there is one) between the bolt and crank arm.

Years ago, I didn't look closely and left the washer in place. When I tried to remove the crankarm with the...
07-09-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,131
Posted By MudPie

Wow, this sounds like a neat challenge! People...

Wow, this sounds like a neat challenge! People who work in the well drilling field have various ideas and fishing tools to extract broken vertical pipe to recover.

My idea involves a tool that...
06-23-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 265
Posted By MudPie

I’ll guess the crank interface is a square taper....

I’ll guess the crank interface is a square taper.

see this: https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/crank-removal-and-installation-three-piece

Once you remove the crank, it’ll reveal what is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By MudPie

This might work for you: Trek Domane AL3, discs. ...

This might work for you: Trek Domane AL3, discs. $1350.

Its geometry is designed for comfort and endurance riding type.

...
06-16-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 793
Posted By MudPie

I would replace them. If the sidewalls fail, a...

I would replace them. If the sidewalls fail, a blowout will happen and it would pose a dangerous condition. In general, I tend to be on the cautious side of life, but better safe than sorry. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,150
Posted By MudPie

i ran my GS Hardshells at 100psi, and also...

i ran my GS Hardshells at 100psi, and also experienced the occasional loose sidewall threads.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,150
Posted By MudPie

There are both Gatorskin and Gatorskin Hardshell....

There are both Gatorskin and Gatorskin Hardshell. I’ve always used the latter. For my rims, the Gatorskins are a bit tough to mount when new. However, I’m always able to mount only using my hands...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By MudPie

Some folks say the sole purpose of the stock...

Some folks say the sole purpose of the stock tires is to protect the rims during shipping.😀
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By MudPie

If you’re like me, I prioritize endurance and...

If you’re like me, I prioritize endurance and longevity over weight and speed. I’d rather pedal than fix flats.
I’ve had great puncture protection with both Continental Gatorskin Hardshell and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By MudPie

+1 on the Voler Black Label bibs. Iíve tried a...

+1 on the Voler Black Label bibs. Iíve tried a few makes and models including Pearl Izumi PRO. The Volers were a bit tight for my taste initially but after the first mile or two, theyíve become my...
06-10-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,246
Posted By MudPie

I’m always a bit skeptic with fantastic claims....

I’m always a bit skeptic with fantastic claims. If it sounds too good to true, it probably is. But for that price, maybe the claims are accurate.
06-10-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By MudPie

If the 21mm refers to the valve length, that...

If the 21mm refers to the valve length, that seems pretty short.. 21mm = less than an inch (0.82").

Where did you get the 21mm number from?
06-09-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 892
Posted By MudPie

I'm not a pro-mechanic but wrench on my own cars...

I'm not a pro-mechanic but wrench on my own cars and bicycles since the 80's. I definitely prefer box and open end wrenches, over adjustable wrenches. A good quality box/open end wrench has a good,...
06-05-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By MudPie

I have both the Park and Shimano chainring nut...

I have both the Park and Shimano chainring nut tool and they both equally suck. For some reason, the 90 degree bend in the tool makes it hard get a good interface with the bit. The tendency is to...
06-05-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By MudPie

It could be threadlock compound. I’ve had some...

It could be threadlock compound. I’ve had some mounting bolts with a dab of lock compound on the threads. The compound is usually blue, since blue tends to indicate a grade. (Blue = removable, Red...
05-27-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By MudPie

Never had any problems in 20+ years of home...

Never had any problems in 20+ years of home wrenching.
05-27-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By MudPie

Any grease is fine. In fact, I dribble a bit of...

Any grease is fine. In fact, I dribble a bit of oil/chain lube onto the threads instead of smearing grease.. It's easier to apply than grease, and is fine for that application. Note, I usually...
05-27-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,150
Posted By MudPie

Is the bolt bottoming out against itself as you...

Is the bolt bottoming out against itself as you tighten it?
05-26-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,150
Posted By MudPie

Can you post a picture or two?

Can you post a picture or two?
05-26-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,150
Posted By MudPie

You are correct. I wasn't familiar with Ritchey...

You are correct. I wasn't familiar with Ritchey Liquid Torque, but after reading its description, it looks to be the same friction enhancing compound.
05-26-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,150
Posted By MudPie

Loctite thread compound will not help. ...

Loctite thread compound will not help.

Friction between the seat post and interfacing seat tube is what keeps the seat post from slipping. As you tighten the binder bolt, it squeezes the seat tube...
05-07-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 467
Posted By MudPie

Although it might not be necessary, but since you...

Although it might not be necessary, but since you have a new cassette, I would put on a new chain, too. Might as well start with a fresh set of cassette and chain.

As mentioned, as chains wear...
05-06-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By MudPie

The spacer may be specific to hub/cassette...

The spacer may be specific to hub/cassette combinations, and not a universal truth. For example, I have a Bontrager hub and if I use a Shimano Ultegra 10-spd cassette, I need the 1mm spacer but if I...
04-28-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By MudPie

This is a typical 36mm BB wrench for the right...

This is a typical 36mm BB wrench for the right (drive) side BB. This one won’t quite work for you since it’s a box design and you’ll need an opened end version. I assume you can find one with an...
04-25-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By MudPie

I definitely don’t use it as much as I did in the...

I definitely don’t use it as much as I did in the 80s and 90s, but I’ve always liked its scent.
04-23-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By MudPie

You might want to address the sag issue first. A...

You might want to address the sag issue first. A new chain (of the same length) will not alleviate the sag. Can you post a pic of the sag.

It sounds like your chain is too long. You may want to...
04-11-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By MudPie

I have a Bontrager freehub that needed an 11mm...

I have a Bontrager freehub that needed an 11mm hex bit. I successfully used a 7/16 hex bit as as substitute.
11mm = .4331
7/16 = .4375

I remember paying good money for that 1/2” drive socket...
03-04-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By MudPie

Regarding installing the tire, my trick is to...

Regarding installing the tire, my trick is to start opposite of the valve stem, and install the bead evenly in both directions towards the valve stem. As you place the bead onto the rim, pinch the...
02-19-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,306
Posted By MudPie

I just use old newspaper, maybe two layers thick....

I just use old newspaper, maybe two layers thick. I mainly place it under the chain line, and tape the corners down with masking tape. The amount of drips from bicycle maintenance, mainly from the...
01-27-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,860
Posted By MudPie

on the above Park Tool Page, #6 offers an...

on the above Park Tool Page, #6 offers an equation for determining chain length. As an engineer, I also appreciate formulas.
01-23-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 534
Posted By MudPie

I use SRAM and KMC chains and they come with the...

I use SRAM and KMC chains and they come with the masterlink or quick link. I have a preference for SRAM if 9 spd and below, and KMC if 10 spd and above. Both brands are solid, and I prefer over a...
01-19-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By MudPie

I just measured my Shimano (I assume FW30)...

I just measured my Shimano (I assume FW30) freewheel removal tool and the outside dimension across the flats of the spline is 22.5mm.
01-18-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By MudPie

Yeah, I've been following the other link and...

Yeah, I've been following the other link and seems like you may've been the victim of poor quality tools. I assume that "bit of play" is enough to limit full engagement of the splines, which doesn't...
01-18-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,465
Posted By MudPie

I didn't realize this. Thanks!

I didn't realize this. Thanks!
01-16-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By MudPie

Yes, I've made the mistake of accidentally using...

Yes, I've made the mistake of accidentally using a Shimano freewheel remover instead of a Shimano cassette lockring tool. Both are 12 splined and the diameter of the freewheel remover is 22.6mm and...
01-10-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By MudPie

I've ordered from them as a consumer and had...

I've ordered from them as a consumer and had product sent to my house, without a commercial account..
12-30-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,342
Posted By MudPie

I assume you could send a query to KMC and ask,...

I assume you could send a query to KMC and ask, maybe send them pics of the chain and box. (BTW, I'm a big fan of KMC chains)..
12-26-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By MudPie

This only works when you imagine the wrench is at...

This only works when you imagine the wrench is at the 12:00 position.
12-25-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By MudPie

Those are all quality components. Is your...

Those are all quality components. Is your derailleur adjusted properly to the new cassette? Perhaps slight adjustment is needed (a turn or so on the adjusting barrel) to align to new cassette?
...
12-25-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By MudPie

Those cassette lockrings have the clicking...

Those cassette lockrings have the clicking detents which, IMHO, interfere with an accurate torque reading.

Another variable is if the threads are greased or dry. 40Nm on a greased thread will...
12-21-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By MudPie

Try the cheap thinks first, like removing the...

Try the cheap thinks first, like removing the pedals, clean threads, grease reinstall.
Depending on the type of bottom bracket, it might be unserviceable, but you could at least remove, clean...
12-21-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By MudPie

I'm not sure what you mean by "running it...

I'm not sure what you mean by "running it freewheel".
The sound can definitely be coming from the bottom bracket or even pedals or loose chainring bolts or....
Assuming you have the luxury of...
12-20-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By MudPie

And friends know I have rolls, and I've become...

And friends know I have rolls, and I've become the local "dealer" in brake and shift housing.
12-20-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By MudPie

JensonUSA sells a 33' roll of SP41 (gray colored)...

JensonUSA sells a 33' roll of SP41 (gray colored) for $18. They are somewhat local to you, I believe. I usually buy it by the roll, and never think I'd use it up, but somehow, I do.
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