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06-25-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 367
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. Since doing this years ago, I've gone...

+1. Since doing this years ago, I've gone through a few tubes of fluid and not had any dry up yet. Just finished off a tube that was opened 3 years ago and was able to use every last drop of it.
06-24-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By Crankycrank

As blamester mentioned, you have to take it apart...

As blamester mentioned, you have to take it apart in order to know what's going on. Wiggling things around won't give you, or us, any insight as to why it's loose. You may have a damaged bearing...
06-23-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By Crankycrank

Dang it! The old dead post trap.

Dang it! The old dead post trap.
06-23-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By Crankycrank

I think any CF paste will likely leave minor...

I think any CF paste will likely leave minor dulling at the least. Any of those above will have little to no difference in corrosion protection or scratching between them. Any scratching/dulling can...
06-23-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 257
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 ^^^ Park makes good ones or just do a search...

+1 ^^^ Park makes good ones or just do a search for "bicycle cone wrenches". Stay away from the cheapie, swiss cheese types as they sometimes bend or have a sloppy fit and slip off the nuts. Since...
06-23-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 266
Posted By Crankycrank

I'm wondering if you could install a spacer,...

I'm wondering if you could install a spacer, maybe 1" or 2" in the horizontal section of the maintube where it has a 4 bolt connection. Would move the front end forward and you could then move the...
06-23-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By Crankycrank

Your fender struts may be tight but is the tire...

Your fender struts may be tight but is the tire rubbing against the inside of the fender?
06-23-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes I'm with you on that but that's just us. Some...

Yes I'm with you on that but that's just us. Some will find this type of tube a wonderful thing and don't mind cutting the old tube. You can also in some instances, tie the punctured tube to the...
06-23-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Crankycrank

Here's another option to make changing a tube...

Here's another option to make changing a tube easier on Ebikes that are a PITA to remove the wheel. You just need to remove one bead of the tire and trade out the tube. Here's one example I found...
06-22-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 324
Posted By Crankycrank

Depending on how many speeds your chain was...

Depending on how many speeds your chain was designed for can have an effect as the fewer the speeds the easier it is to install the pin correctly and pins will usually be considered stronger as long...
06-22-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By Crankycrank

What make/model E-bike is it? Some have their own...

What make/model E-bike is it? Some have their own weird procedures. Have you tried contacting the place where you bought the bike from or checked their website for instructions? YouTube may even have...
06-21-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 163
Posted By Crankycrank

Both will work fine. Anti-Seize will last longer...

Both will work fine. Anti-Seize will last longer if your bike is underwater frequently but is a messy mess to clean off the threads and your hands and can be a permanent stain on clothes. Grease...
06-20-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 311
Posted By Crankycrank

Not sure if this is relevant for your...

Not sure if this is relevant for your granddaughters bike but check this article. One-piece ("Ashtabula") Cranks (sheldonbrown.com) (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/opc.html) If you have any bike shops...
06-20-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By Crankycrank

Always a badge of honor to be on your Ignore...

Always a badge of honor to be on your Ignore list. Is there anybody left that hasn't made it? Anyways, carry on, I've got better things to do.
06-20-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By Crankycrank

Mom passed away 5 years ago but great idea. I...

Mom passed away 5 years ago but great idea. I know your life. It's full time gadfly. Still waiting for some useful info from you for this thread.
06-20-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By Crankycrank

Nah, not really. Have you got something better?...

Nah, not really. Have you got something better? Be useful and post it for us.
06-20-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By Crankycrank

^^^^Oh I wouldn't disagree with either of you...

^^^^Oh I wouldn't disagree with either of you that his tests have their flaws but if you find a better site, I would really like to see it. Not dissing your opinions, I just haven't found anything...
06-19-22, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 347
Posted By Crankycrank

I don't see much point in trying to compete with...

I don't see much point in trying to compete with Mr Bierman's site. Bicycle Rolling Resistance | Rolling Resistance Tests (https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/) Has about the most extensive and...
06-19-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 178
Posted By Crankycrank

I'm going to take a wild guess and say that...

I'm going to take a wild guess and say that clamping over your bar tape might be the issue. Clamp should be on a bare surface.
06-19-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By Crankycrank

I've seen where some spacers and stems can have a...

I've seen where some spacers and stems can have a sloppy fit so when tightening the cap, the headset feels fine but after tightening the stem bolts the stem/spacers/headset will not be perfectly...
06-19-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By Crankycrank

My 2 cents is that Spoke Prep is the nicest to...

My 2 cents is that Spoke Prep is the nicest to use as it provides a little prevention of the nipple unscrewing itself if you're wheel takes a hit of some sort and can be turned a few occasions before...
06-19-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,108
Posted By Crankycrank

It's always hard for anyone to comment on whether...

It's always hard for anyone to comment on whether a shop is bad, or not, due to so many unknowns with communications between shop and customer. I always tell people to learn to do some of these...
06-18-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 464
Posted By Crankycrank

Here's one of many good videos on how to setup...

Here's one of many good videos on how to setup your derailleur. BikeGremlin is a forum member and lives in Serbia as well. Bicycle derailleur tuning academy - YouTube
06-18-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By Crankycrank

Unless you have a specific love for the 2002 105...

Unless you have a specific love for the 2002 105 I recommend looking at selling it as some of those parts, if in great condition, can get some premium prices at the moment. Use the profit for...
06-18-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 553
Posted By Crankycrank

I wouldn't have any confidence in anything...

I wouldn't have any confidence in anything epoxied in place for this. Just not strong enough.
06-18-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 553
Posted By Crankycrank

Oh, that's not good. The hole became too large...

Oh, that's not good. The hole became too large for the helicoil to work properly. You can try one of these inserts, should be big enough to thread securely into the hole, no need to tap threads as...
06-17-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 553
Posted By Crankycrank

Helicoils come in different lengths so that may...

Helicoils come in different lengths so that may be one thing you can fix. A too long coil can always be shortened if needed so doesn't have to be exact. Without seeing what all you did for the...
06-17-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 95
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 ^^^^ Had basically the same thing happen to...

+1 ^^^^ Had basically the same thing happen to some 6600 Ultegra STI's and just needed some lube in the internals and any moving parts of the shifter.
06-17-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By Crankycrank

Not normal. You mentioned the bike is new so the...

Not normal. You mentioned the bike is new so the first thing you should do is take it to the shop you bought it from and let them inspect it. Anything you do to correct it and fails, the shop can...
06-17-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By Crankycrank

Personally, if the hub is performing fine for now...

Personally, if the hub is performing fine for now I would just keep it until it doesn't. What are your concerns about the R13?
06-16-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Crankycrank

An explanation of what you did to fix it and...

An explanation of what you did to fix it and maybe a photo is always useful to others who may have the same problem and the posters who offered advice would benefit too if they knew what the fix was.
06-15-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By Crankycrank

You basically just have to match up the number of...

You basically just have to match up the number of teeth, width to some degree but there is some fudge room and the size of the bolt holes to make a good fit in the jockey wheels. Shouldn't need to...
06-15-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By Crankycrank

These might work too. Shoot them an email to make...

These might work too. Shoot them an email to make sure. Velo Orange Sealed Bearing Jockey Wheels, 10 tooth (velo-orange.com)...
06-15-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 106
Posted By Crankycrank

A few bike specific companies sell replacement...

A few bike specific companies sell replacement plungers. The hard part is finding the dimensions of them but probably something will work. Check websites for spares; Silca, Topeak, Lezyne, SKS,...
06-15-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 242
Posted By Crankycrank

I've met some motorcycle tourers that claim Lemon...

I've met some motorcycle tourers that claim Lemon Pledge attracts bees. Kind of amusing and not sure if that's an old wives tale but if you notice an unusual amount of bees stalking you, it may be...
06-15-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 579
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 and bchains, please post a photo of the...

+1 and bchains, please post a photo of the differences between the two. I always am curious about these things.
06-14-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Crankycrank

Yup, lots of choices. Shimano makes several, or...

Yup, lots of choices. Shimano makes several, or more, grades of niceness at different prices. All will work fine. downtube shift cable stops - Search (bing.com)...
06-14-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 ^^^. -Tapping a torx bit into the hole may...

+1 ^^^.
-Tapping a torx bit into the hole may have enough grip to turn it,
-Bolt/Screw extractors Screw Extractors - Ace Hardware...
06-14-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 514
Posted By Crankycrank

There can be some extra wear, mostly in the...

There can be some extra wear, mostly in the chainrings with the softer aluminum vs. steel cogs. It depends on your setup, weight, leg strength, how well you keep the chain lubed, short chainstays are...
06-14-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 234
Posted By Crankycrank

Not sure of any of these would work for you but...

Not sure of any of these would work for you but another option. Shop around on Ebay etc. for cheaper options. Leaning wall racks, no tools needed. wall leaning rack for bicycle - Bing images...
06-13-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By Crankycrank

The description is a little vague, but you maybe...

The description is a little vague, but you maybe could take the brake cable "housing" from another bike or most bike shops sell small lengths of it for cheap and could make sure you're getting the...
06-13-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 675
Posted By Crankycrank

No, no, no. Water does nothing good and...

No, no, no. Water does nothing good and everything bad when mixing with OMS. Use it straight as a solvent
06-13-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 381
Posted By Crankycrank

Even with all the super wide gearing available...

Even with all the super wide gearing available now with doubles, I still prefer a triple so that you can run a closer ratio cogset with smaller jumps between shifts. If setup properly and good...
06-13-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 487
Posted By Crankycrank

All good advice above and also whatever seatpost...

All good advice above and also whatever seatpost you end up using, the original or new, make sure to put some grease on the post when installing to prevent corrosion and this from happening again.
06-13-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By Crankycrank

Personally I would rather have a good 36 hole...

Personally I would rather have a good 36 hole build for peace of mind since you say you're a big person, I'm guessing that means well over 100kg plus the 25kg of gear. Have you taken a loaded test...
06-12-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By Crankycrank

Pads may not need to be replaced. Take them out...

Pads may not need to be replaced. Take them out of the calipers and sand them down to virgin material on a flat surface.
06-12-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 386
Posted By Crankycrank

Have to ask, are you having any problems with the...

Have to ask, are you having any problems with the current wheel and how much do you weigh? Many 32h setups are very strong and may be all you need.
06-11-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 552
Posted By Crankycrank

Just have to throw in my anal opinion on seat...

Just have to throw in my anal opinion on seat tube clamp bolts. I always grind off the little notch that holds the female end in place and use that end to do the turning. Campy are a little more time...
06-11-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By Crankycrank

I recommend NOT using WD-40 on any lubed joints...

I recommend NOT using WD-40 on any lubed joints and bearings unless you plan on using it just for cleaning and use proper lubes afterwards. It has a solvent that will dissolve grease and WD-40 is a...
06-09-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By Crankycrank

My neighbor behaves the same way after a few...

My neighbor behaves the same way after a few beers, next morning he's fine, no loss of air. Seriously, I would just wait to see if it happens again as it could be just some freak combination of...
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