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05-27-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By cxwrench

Probably a riv nut for a number holder.

Probably a riv nut for a number holder.
05-27-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 962
Posted By cxwrench

10mm allen key from the NDS, 5mm allen in the DS,...

10mm allen key from the NDS, 5mm allen in the DS, you'll then separate the center part of the axle from the DS part of the axle. Then carefully remove the freehub. Use oil to lube, Mobil 1 works...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,513
Posted By cxwrench

But it can...people 'soft pedal' on descents to...

But it can...people 'soft pedal' on descents to keep their legs turning over but not putting a bunch of pressure on the pedals. When I was a kid and learning 'how to ride a bike' the experienced...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 1,513
Posted By cxwrench

Stupid question. If you can pedal you can go...

Stupid question. If you can pedal you can go faster.
05-24-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 291
Posted By cxwrench

The silver spacer(s) should NOT be there. Remove...

The silver spacer(s) should NOT be there. Remove it(them) and use the plastic screw to draw the crank arm on to the axle, then engage the safety plate and tighten the crank bolts.
05-22-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 436
Posted By cxwrench

Why are you posting here and waiting for replies?...

Why are you posting here and waiting for replies? Take a spoke from the DS and one from the NDS and check. Doesn't get much easier or quicker than that.
05-22-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By cxwrench

I've seen bearings installed upside down, the...

I've seen bearings installed upside down, the compression ring installed in all sorts of (incorrect) places, the already mentioned not loosening the stem bolts before trying to adjust. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 784
Posted By cxwrench

Doubtful. And bolting tri bars on a road bike...

Doubtful. And bolting tri bars on a road bike doesn't turn it into a tri bike.
05-22-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 684
Posted By cxwrench

They're aluminum, of course they have a short...

They're aluminum, of course they have a short fatigue life.
05-22-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By cxwrench

Don't overthink it, just bleed the brake. You can...

Don't overthink it, just bleed the brake. You can always remove the caliper and put it on the ground and take the lever off the bars and hold it as high as you can get it. It's not critical.
05-22-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By cxwrench

Measuring the seat tube will tell you absolutely...

Measuring the seat tube will tell you absolutely nothing about the actual post. A 32.0mm seat tube could NOT have a 31.8mm inner diameter, the will thickness would only be .1mm. Not possible. Nor...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,085
Posted By cxwrench

You should really to refrain from offering...

You should really to refrain from offering 'advice' no matter how helpful you think you're being. Really...just stop. Limit yourself to reading and learning.
05-20-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,604
Posted By cxwrench

Since she started this thread 6 years ago and...

Since she started this thread 6 years ago and hasn't been around for 4 years at all I'm pretty sure your reply won't get to her.
05-20-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 296
Posted By cxwrench

Why would you buy an 11 speed cassette? :wtf:

Why would you buy an 11 speed cassette? :wtf:
05-19-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By cxwrench

I'm sorry but why on earth would you feel the...

I'm sorry but why on earth would you feel the need to post that here? What you do has absolutely no bearing on what the OP will do.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,864
Posted By cxwrench

But not from heat. And as stated in the article...

But not from heat. And as stated in the article highly unlikely even due to spoke tension issues.
05-18-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By cxwrench

Eh...I'd use the carbon past from the beginning...

Eh...I'd use the carbon past from the beginning so I don't have to worry about whether it's going to slip or not.
05-18-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By cxwrench

They're not 'press-fit' bearings, they're...

They're not 'press-fit' bearings, they're cartridge bearings. You can remove the first one by tapping on the axle and it will drive the bearing out of the opposite side of the hub. Then you can put...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By cxwrench

Buy a helmet that fits properly.

Buy a helmet that fits properly.
05-18-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By cxwrench

Since you guys know more than me would you use...

Since you guys know more than me would you use grease w/ a carbon post and a carbon frame?
05-18-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Posted By cxwrench

Having someone stand on the DS of the bike and...

Having someone stand on the DS of the bike and hold the frame while you hit the NDS w/ the hammer helps too.
05-18-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 517
Posted By cxwrench

OP what are you talking about? I don't think you...

OP what are you talking about? I don't think you understand what 'cross chaining' means because you're not doing it. I think you mean 'chain line'.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 515
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ I did that for years, actually still do it...

^This^ I did that for years, actually still do it on one bike. 30/35 in the front, 50/60 in the back is a great way to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,864
Posted By cxwrench

And the final word on this: ...

And the final word on this:


https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/specialized-rejects-keldermans-giro-ditalia-disc-brake-complaints/
A 'significant impact' was to blame for the broken spoke, says...
05-17-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By cxwrench

ftfy.

ftfy.
05-17-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 16,312
Posted By cxwrench

Awesome first post, you might have set a record...

Awesome first post, you might have set a record there for the oldest dredge. And enough w/ the bold. Pay attention to the last post before yours and mind that date. 19 years is a little much.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,864
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...
05-15-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By cxwrench

You're considering putting 11 speed chains on 6...

You're considering putting 11 speed chains on 6 &7 speed bikes? :wtf:
05-15-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By cxwrench

Watch the YT videos. Make sure the cage is...

Watch the YT videos. Make sure the cage is parallel w/ the c-rings. Make sure it's not too high or too low. Make sure the support screw is engage. Make sure the limit screw(s) are properly adjusted....
05-15-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By cxwrench

Bleed kit for your specific brakes. Hose cutting...

Bleed kit for your specific brakes. Hose cutting tool. Whatever other 'normal' tools you need to work on your new brakes. 4 & 5mm allens, pokey tool to get the clamp open. Pad spreader.
05-15-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 202
Posted By cxwrench

I'd try these guys Euro Asia Imports...

I'd try these guys Euro Asia Imports (https://www.euroasiaimports.com/) . See if you can get Anthony on the phone, he's awesome.
05-15-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By cxwrench

ftfy.

ftfy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,946
Posted By cxwrench

No.

No.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,349
Posted By cxwrench

Sounds good to me OP. I'm 160ish and inflate to...

Sounds good to me OP. I'm 160ish and inflate to 80rear, 70 front w/ 28mm tires.
05-12-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By cxwrench

Or you could get the correct levers.

Or you could get the correct levers.
05-12-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By cxwrench

OP...very confusing post. The caliper should be...

OP...very confusing post. The caliper should be tight and centered. That's all there is to it. Do it the right way.
05-11-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 323
Posted By cxwrench

OP if you don't know how to figure this out you...

OP if you don't know how to figure this out you shouldn't be doing a 'refurb' or anything else to this bike.
05-09-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 843
Posted By cxwrench

It would take a metric **** ton of $$$ to get me...

It would take a metric **** ton of $$$ to get me to work over there.
05-09-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By cxwrench

Post photos. The Scott site specs: Syncros...

Post photos. The Scott site specs:

Syncros OE Press Fit E2 / Tapered 1.5"-1 1/8"
OD 50/62mm / ID 44/56mm, which is described like this on the Syncros site:


The Syncros Press Fit tapered...
05-09-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By cxwrench

Why are you confused? Because you use the wrong...

Why are you confused? Because you use the wrong term. I KNOW you were talking about housing but posted cables incorrectly. Use the correct term and it won't happen. And yes, I correct people all the...
05-08-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,789
Posted By cxwrench

I'm amazed this thread is on post 47 and could...

I'm amazed this thread is on post 47 and could get past "It depends" as the correct answer.
05-08-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By cxwrench

Right on their site: Headset VP Z-t, Top...

Right on their site:
Headset VP Z-t, Top Zero-Stack 1 1/8" (OD 44mm), Bottom Integrated 1 1/4"
So just like virtually other bike on the planet it needs a 1 1/8" stem.
05-08-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,072
Posted By cxwrench

Trying to compare results with all the variables...

Trying to compare results with all the variables you have is ridiculous.
05-07-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By cxwrench

No, it doesn't. If the amount of force needed to...

No, it doesn't. If the amount of force needed to move the derailleur changes it's drag in the cable/housing NOT a rise in spring rate. The tension never changes because the spring rate never changes....
05-07-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By cxwrench

Ok, this is as good a time as any to explain how...

Ok, this is as good a time as any to explain how this really works.

The barrel adjuster(s) do NOT adjust cable tension, that is always the same. You're changing the length of the cable relative...
05-07-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 328
Posted By cxwrench

Yes, there is. There are tons of good videos on...

Yes, there is. There are tons of good videos on YT that show how to do it. Try Park Tools or Art's Cyclery.
05-07-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 361
Posted By cxwrench

Campy never made white cables, nor do they...

Campy never made white cables, nor do they currently make black cables. There was white housing for a while. Lots of people make white housing, try Jagwire.
05-07-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By cxwrench

Wonder if this guy knows Larry?

Wonder if this guy knows Larry?
05-06-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 490
Posted By cxwrench

If you're not going to show us what you're...

If you're not going to show us what you're talking about, who knows? C'mon OP, make the effort.
05-05-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By cxwrench

As the previous posters have said pull the post...

As the previous posters have said pull the post out you'll know. If you're wondering about length just measure it and don't get anything shorter. Should be pretty easy to figure this out.
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