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12-01-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,587
Posted By cxwrench

You arguing this point is like someone bringing a...

You arguing this point is like someone bringing a spoon to a gunfight.
11-30-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,587
Posted By cxwrench

Wrong.

Wrong.
11-30-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 102
Posted By cxwrench

How am I a tease? There are no part numbers for...

How am I a tease? There are no part numbers for what the OP is looking for. I provided the link to the EV so he could see that for himself.
11-30-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 102
Posted By cxwrench

For the spring the OP was looking for? Or a new...

For the spring the OP was looking for? Or a new shifter paddle?
11-30-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,587
Posted By cxwrench

The cable can only be under as much tension as...

The cable can only be under as much tension as the derailleur spring creates. It's always the same really. When the derailleur is in any gear other than high (small cog) the spring force is always...
11-30-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 102
Posted By cxwrench

You can't get those parts separately. Here is the...

You can't get those parts separately. Here is the Shimano EV (exploded view) and part numbers:

Shimano EV ST-R8170 (https://si.shimano.com/en/ev/ST-R8170-4866)
11-29-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,587
Posted By cxwrench

Cables breaking in Shimano road shifters has been...

Cables breaking in Shimano road shifters has been happening ever since STI came on the market, so over 30 years. It has absolutely nothing to do w/ 'housing bends being too tight'. It has everything...
11-29-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,587
Posted By cxwrench

I promise you that your bikes don't shift as well...

I promise you that your bikes don't shift as well as they did when new. Not possible. In fact if you lived here I'd pay for your new cables/housing/labor if you didn't notice a difference after...
11-29-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,587
Posted By cxwrench

Lots of people do, especially if I maintain their...

Lots of people do, especially if I maintain their bike(s). If you ride regularly (3-5 days a week) once a year is the longest you should go between replacing them. The main reason you replace the...
11-27-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,587
Posted By cxwrench

Why am I not surprised at all?

Why am I not surprised at all?
11-27-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,587
Posted By cxwrench

Thanks man!

Thanks man!
11-27-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,587
Posted By cxwrench

That would be kinda funny. They seem to think I'm...

That would be kinda funny. They seem to think I'm such a bad guy but all I've seen is support from you all. The mods think they're protecting everyone from me but all I've seen is people wanting me...
11-27-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,587
Posted By cxwrench

You can try but they seem to be on quite the...

You can try but they seem to be on quite the power trip lording over their forum. Maybe they're waiting for Dec 1...or maybe the new year. I haven't heard anything.
11-27-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By cxwrench

I love them, they're on my Crockett. ...

I love them, they're on my Crockett.

https://i.imgur.com/J9L7Gpql.jpg
11-27-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,587
Posted By cxwrench

Thanks if you're talking about me, but it's CX,...

Thanks if you're talking about me, but it's CX, not XC. Cyclocross, not Cross Country.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,443
Posted By cxwrench

Got it :thumb:

Got it :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,028
Posted By cxwrench

"Set for balance"? What? and "seat post offset...

"Set for balance"? What? and "seat post offset should used to adjust reach"? No. Not how it's done.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,028
Posted By cxwrench

"Set for balance"? What? and "seat post offset...

"Set for balance"? What? and "seat post offset should used to adjust reach"? No. Not how it's done.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,443
Posted By cxwrench

I'm not sure I understand your point?

I'm not sure I understand your point?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,028
Posted By cxwrench

You start at the drop, not the top, so you're...

You start at the drop, not the top, so you're stopping a few inches from the stem, not starting.
11-26-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,587
Posted By cxwrench

You're kidding, right? You're more likely to...

You're kidding, right? You're more likely to break a chain, you going to carry a spare one of those too?
11-26-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By cxwrench

I 'figure 8' every bar I wrap. I start pulling...

I 'figure 8' every bar I wrap. I start pulling out on the drop, figure 8 at the SHIFTER, end up pulling forward on the tops. The only tape that is a problem is the 2 thicker sizes of Lizard Skins...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,443
Posted By cxwrench

Back when I worked for Kodak/Sierra Nevada the...

Back when I worked for Kodak/Sierra Nevada the Healthnet guys rode Giant TCX frames. Some of the guys definitely complained about their frames losing stiffness over the season. A guy I know that...
11-25-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,587
Posted By cxwrench

You just had to post something didn't you?

You just had to post something didn't you?
11-24-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By cxwrench

In lieu of.

In lieu of.
11-24-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,587
Posted By cxwrench

You're overthinking this massively. Replace the...

You're overthinking this massively. Replace the cables/housing once a year like you'd change the oil in your car...it's preventative maintenance. If you're that worried about it carry a spare cable...
11-23-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 180
Posted By cxwrench

Those are NOT carbon wheels. That is an aluminum...

Those are NOT carbon wheels. That is an aluminum rim with a carbon fairing.
11-23-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,886
Posted By cxwrench

The OP posted once...one time...in 2014. Nothing...

The OP posted once...one time...in 2014. Nothing since. What on earth makes you think they're still around?
11-23-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 457
Posted By cxwrench

Why would you even...?

Why would you even...?
11-21-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,397
Posted By cxwrench

I've always thought it was the orientation of the...

I've always thought it was the orientation of the cable across the top of the brake arms, but I've been been working in shops since a little before V-brakes actually came out. I guess it would be...
11-20-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 84
Posted By cxwrench

Rotating the shifter so the lever(s) are up...

Rotating the shifter so the lever(s) are up higher helps. Don't position them low under the bar. Seems like you'd have found a position that works if you have 'tried everything'.
11-20-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By cxwrench

You're kidding, right? What kind of derailleur...

You're kidding, right? What kind of derailleur did you 'bend'? Or did you actually just bend the hanger? How many gears on the back of your bike? That's a must-know before any advice can be offered....
11-20-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By cxwrench

If you want 4 piston brakes just buy what works...

If you want 4 piston brakes just buy what works for your budget. Don't make your decision based on servo-wave or not.
11-17-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,397
Posted By cxwrench

I'm pretty sure you have no idea who you're...

I'm pretty sure you have no idea who you're talking to here.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By cxwrench

What do you mean 'not deep enough for Dogma F'?...

What do you mean 'not deep enough for Dogma F'? The bike isn't the determining factor for rim depth, that's all about what the rider prefers.
11-16-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,397
Posted By cxwrench

And you have to adjust pad position as they wear...

And you have to adjust pad position as they wear helically. They don't wear flat unless you have XTR/XT brakes w/ the linkage.
11-16-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By cxwrench

Replace the whole thing, it's cheaper than the...

Replace the whole thing, it's cheaper than the bearings alone.
11-16-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,397
Posted By cxwrench

Wrong.

Wrong.
11-15-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,397
Posted By cxwrench

Everywhere til about '96 or so.

Everywhere til about '96 or so.
11-15-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,397
Posted By cxwrench

You have what is most likely the worst 'linear...

You have what is most likely the worst 'linear pull' brakes on the planet. They are nearly impossible to keep adjusted properly. Get some decent brakes and they'll be much better. You won't go...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,443
Posted By cxwrench

What you're missing is that the bicycle frame is...

What you're missing is that the bicycle frame is designed with a fatigue limit far far above that theoretical 66nm. That being the case if the frame is manufactured properly it will never get close...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,990
Posted By cxwrench

Exactly. "I've had 3 metal forks break so I'm not...

Exactly. "I've had 3 metal forks break so I'm not going to ride carbon because it's some weird magic I can't see and therefore don't trust". Ok...:twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,443
Posted By cxwrench

A 'woven' piece of carbon is nearly always...

A 'woven' piece of carbon is nearly always cosmetic. It doesn't provide any difference in stiffness in any direction because 50% of the material is always positioned perpendicular to the other 50%. A...
11-10-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,646
Posted By cxwrench

Glad you got a laugh out of it.

Glad you got a laugh out of it.
11-09-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,646
Posted By cxwrench

Apparently I'm still banned from that section. I...

Apparently I'm still banned from that section. I got the vacation for being a dick nearly all the time. I'm 'toxic'.
11-09-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,646
Posted By cxwrench

I'm not seeing the mechanics section...am I...

I'm not seeing the mechanics section...am I somehow selectively banned from just that section?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,443
Posted By cxwrench

A properly designed and constructed carbon...

A properly designed and constructed carbon bicycle frame has a virtually infinite fatigue life. Under normal (not involving a crash that exceeds the limits of the frame construction) conditions a...
11-09-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,646
Posted By cxwrench

What did I miss while on 'vacation'?

What happened to the 'bicycle mechanics' section?
11-01-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By cxwrench

There are also Shimano pads that fit as well as...

There are also Shimano pads that fit as well as MTX and others.
11-01-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By cxwrench

Did you bother to read the OP's very first post?...

Did you bother to read the OP's very first post? I've bolded the parts you obviously didn't pay attention to. Your reply w/ all that information and those visuals is great, but it's not what the OP...
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