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06-27-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By cxwrench

Offset is not the only parameter to pay attention...

Offset is not the only parameter to pay attention to. Axle to crown (basically the length of the fork legs) is another.
06-27-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By cxwrench

Q-tip and Shimano mineral oil.

Q-tip and Shimano mineral oil.
06-27-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By cxwrench

Should be posted in 'bicycle mechanics' not GD,...

Should be posted in 'bicycle mechanics' not GD, obviously a mechanical question.
06-26-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By cxwrench

Either you're not actually cleaning/lubing them...

Either you're not actually cleaning/lubing them or it's some other mystery. A piston that's mostly in the bore can't be 'mis-aligned'. If it's mostly out of the bore that's another story.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,002
Posted By cxwrench

You can get a whole lot more information a whole...

You can get a whole lot more information a whole lot quicker by doing just that.
06-25-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By cxwrench

That's a new one I haven't heard of. Add it to...

That's a new one I haven't heard of. Add it to the list!
06-25-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By cxwrench

Wrong forum. Should be in 'bicycle mechanics' not...

Wrong forum. Should be in 'bicycle mechanics' not GD.
06-25-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 695
Posted By cxwrench

As others have posted look up track sprinting,...

As others have posted look up track sprinting, 200m time trial, and Keirin.


It's quick but it's definitely not that. In fact the average speeds in many crits are lower than the last couple...
06-25-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By cxwrench

Sounds like you need to make a trip to a bike...

Sounds like you need to make a trip to a bike shop.
06-25-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 202
Posted By cxwrench

Oddly enough a Trek dealer can provide you with...

Oddly enough a Trek dealer can provide you with all the information and probably even order the parts for you.
06-25-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By cxwrench

As I said if you're within spec small/small gives...

As I said if you're within spec small/small gives you the longest safe chain length. This results in the smoothest running drive train with no sag in the small/small. If you're within spec.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,002
Posted By cxwrench

Typical 'engineer'. As a mechanic hearing someone...

Typical 'engineer'. As a mechanic hearing someone say "I'm an engineer..." makes my skin crawl. I always want to reply with "Really? How cool is it driving the train?"
06-25-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 63
Posted By cxwrench

Every threadless headset has 'that silver piece'....

Every threadless headset has 'that silver piece'. It is absolutely essential to create adjustable bearing preload. If the orientation of the pieces is how you have it installed the bearing and the...
06-25-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By cxwrench

Since you haven't provided any info about your...

Since you haven't provided any info about your chainring sizes...who knows? Shimano spec is 22t difference between small and large rings, total capacity is 45t. If you are within spec the proper way...
06-24-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 457
Posted By cxwrench

What size rotor is on the bike now?

What size rotor is on the bike now?
06-24-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 457
Posted By cxwrench

When the pads start to wear you'll run into a...

When the pads start to wear you'll run into a situation where the pads have a small lip of material that's above the rotor. Eventually those 2 lips will touch and your kids brake will instantly stop...
06-23-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By cxwrench

What do you mean how does it work? Thin wrench on...

What do you mean how does it work? Thin wrench on the cone and normal wrench on the locknut, just like any adjustable hub.
06-23-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By cxwrench

The bicycle mechanics section, not the mtb...

The bicycle mechanics section, not the mtb section.
06-23-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By cxwrench

If you're going to exceed capacity ALWAYS make...

If you're going to exceed capacity ALWAYS make sure you have enough chain to go big/big otherwise you'll have big problems as HTupolev posted.
06-23-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By cxwrench

8/01/09. August. First. 2009.

8/01/09. August. First. 2009.
06-23-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,240
Posted By cxwrench

You have got to be kidding. Your assumption is...

You have got to be kidding. Your assumption is that the rider will not look in front of them and make sure the distance covered while looking down at their cassette, which takes about 1 second, isn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By cxwrench

You might want to look into that seat angle....

You might want to look into that seat angle. Pretty far nose down.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,002
Posted By cxwrench

Toxic...please. The info you were looking for is...

Toxic...please. The info you were looking for is all over the Shimano site. The whole site is set up in order of quality/performance/price. All of it. If you can't manage to tell the difference...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By cxwrench

You might be able to take the mechanism out of...

You might be able to take the mechanism out of the GRX lever and put it into an Ultegra lever so they match but I'm betting the odds of that working are extremely low. You'll never get an Ultegra...
06-22-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By cxwrench

If you want to remove it yes, acetone will do the...

If you want to remove it yes, acetone will do the job. Lacquer thinner usually works as well.
06-22-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 268
Posted By cxwrench

No idea...best bet would be to take it to a shop...

No idea...best bet would be to take it to a shop and have an experienced mechanic look at it. I think what might have happened is your freehub pulled out of the hub when your thru axle loosened. Many...
06-22-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 309
Posted By cxwrench

What tool are you using to take the wheel off?

What tool are you using to take the wheel off?
06-22-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By cxwrench

You most definitely don't want to use 'expanding...

You most definitely don't want to use 'expanding foam'. Some of the Trek bikes have a small hole on the bottom of the down tube that has a cover that you run a zip tie through and after wrapping the...
06-22-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 262
Posted By cxwrench

That's one of the dumbest ideas I've ever hears....

That's one of the dumbest ideas I've ever hears. First you want to use the pads recommended by the rim manufacturer. Some are black, some are grey (Zipp), some are red (Roval), some are blue...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By cxwrench

I don't understand what you're saying. "paired...

I don't understand what you're saying. "paired with an older Utegra lever (...that fits the profile of the GRX lever)? How do you plan on doing that? So you've got a 1x? Why would you even bother...
06-21-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By cxwrench

You shouldn't cross chain small/small for just...

You shouldn't cross chain small/small for just this reason. Easy fix: Don't do it. Those gear ratios make no sense anyway.
06-21-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,240
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ Exactly this. You should just know...if...

^This^ Exactly this. You should just know...if you're going 15 you might need to downshift 1-2 cogs...if you're going 20 then maybe 3-4. You should be able to feel what's going on when you're riding...
06-21-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By cxwrench

Penetrating oil. Time. If you can get the oil in...

Penetrating oil. Time. If you can get the oil in from the bottom of the post ( bottom bracket or bottle cage bolt hole) that helps. You may end up sacrificing the post to get it out. Take the saddle...
06-21-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 493
Posted By cxwrench

I wonder if the OP had made any choosings yet?

I wonder if the OP had made any choosings yet?
06-21-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,240
Posted By cxwrench

I'll never understand why people need numbers or...

I'll never understand why people need numbers or some other indication to tell them what gear they're in. Road shifters don't have this. Mountain shifters don't have them. If you need to shift,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By cxwrench

Wait...what?

Wait...what?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,705
Posted By cxwrench

No Larry. EVERY elite/pro racer...man or...

No Larry. EVERY elite/pro racer...man or woman...rides in bib shorts. Most now in a one piece road race skin suit. I have never heard nor heard of a single rider wanting shorts for any reason. Not...
06-20-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By cxwrench

^This^

^This^
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,705
Posted By cxwrench

Bibs always. /thread.

Bibs always. /thread.
06-20-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,059
Posted By cxwrench

I may be an a-hole but I'm not bitter at all....

I may be an a-hole but I'm not bitter at all. You're on an online forum. You can post whatever you want about tire pressure and I'm able to post my opinion about how stupid I may think it is. Get...
06-20-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By cxwrench

Why don't you change the components that are...

Why don't you change the components that are causing the problem rather than the ones that won't matter?
06-19-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By cxwrench

Another brilliant question with next to zero...

Another brilliant question with next to zero details. Which XT? Swap to which derailleurs?
06-19-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,059
Posted By cxwrench

No, one of my missions in life is trying to...

No, one of my missions in life is trying to eliminate stupidity.
06-19-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By cxwrench

I copied that description from shimano.com.

I copied that description from shimano.com.
06-19-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,059
Posted By cxwrench

Your pinion is 'they feel awesome'. Our...

Your pinion is 'they feel awesome'. Our collective opinion is 'you're crazy'. All good.
06-19-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By cxwrench

You can use whatever you'd like, spoke prep, oil,...

You can use whatever you'd like, spoke prep, oil, grease, linseed oil. If you build the wheel correctly it doesn't matter. There should NEVER be a 'break-in' period for a wheel. The user should be...
06-19-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,976
Posted By cxwrench

Great post...too bad you're 13 years late to the...

Great post...too bad you're 13 years late to the party. :twitchy:
06-18-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By cxwrench

Looks like it's ok. Dropping to which side?

Looks like it's ok. Dropping to which side?
06-18-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,059
Posted By cxwrench

:popcorn

:popcorn
06-18-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By cxwrench

SHIMANO ACERA Rear Derailleur...

SHIMANO ACERA Rear Derailleur 8-speedRD-M3020-8Max cog is 40t.
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