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04-22-24, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 172
Posted By FBinNY

The combination of a super large cassette with a...

The combination of a super large cassette with a wide range triple means much greater than normal take up will be needed. Offhand I don't know of any specific RD that will fill the bill, but that...
04-22-24, 09:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 233
Posted By FBinNY

You came for advice. Nobody says you have to...

You came for advice. Nobody says you have to accept it.
04-22-24, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 233
Posted By FBinNY

Yes, there's plenty of options, and as I...

Yes, there's plenty of options, and as I mentioned in my first post, various factors may require greater holding power. I don't get into internal vs. external cams arguments because I've seen...
04-22-24, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 233
Posted By FBinNY

The answer depends on your bike. Very...

The answer depends on your bike.

Very little clamping force is needed for front wheels, except those with disc brakes. Likewise for rear wheels if you have vertical dropouts.

Vertical...
04-21-24, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By FBinNY

If the clamp is replaceable, and replacements are...

If the clamp is replaceable, and replacements are available, the solution is simple.

Disregard the spec and tighten the clamp enough to do the job. If you cannot turn the bolt tight enough to hold...
04-20-24, 03:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 739
Posted By FBinNY

IMO road chainrings last something short of...

IMO road chainrings last something short of forever, ie. 50,000+ miles. While it's bedtime to replace chains and cassettes together, it's not always necessary. SOP is to replace a chain but keep a...
04-20-24, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By FBinNY

Sometimes parts are renumbered simply because of...

Sometimes parts are renumbered simply because of cosmetic differences. Not saying this is so, but if the RD was made in different versions, that may be the case.
04-20-24, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By FBinNY

BEFORE doing anything, take a moment to know what...

BEFORE doing anything, take a moment to know what the problem is. This is easy and takes less than a minute.

Eyeball the seat tube (frame) slot. When it was cut, the top was the same width as the...
Forum: Commuting
04-20-24, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By FBinNY

We all live making calls based on our experience...

We all live making calls based on our experience and worldview.

I've a lifetime of road riding, in all kinds of conditions. If folks were betting on how I were going to die, the smart money would...
04-19-24, 03:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 944
Posted By FBinNY

It's easy to criticize other people's suggestions...

It's easy to criticize other people's suggestions from the safe position of having offered nothing at all.

I don't speak for others, but I'll consider the source before taking it to heart.
04-19-24, 01:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 944
Posted By FBinNY

I'm with you. I take "can't work" and "won't...

I'm with you. I take "can't work" and "won't work" as a challenge

I step back and consider what would be needed for it to work, ie. slightly more chain take up. Than figure out how to make that...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-24, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By FBinNY

There's also "Skunky" which is lower cost. This...

There's also "Skunky" which is lower cost. This isn't self contained, needing water, but advertises a sponge bath of sorts, without needing to rinse. These and others are low cost enough to justify...
Forum: Commuting
04-19-24, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By FBinNY

I used to use DIY pre-dampened wash cloths,...

I used to use DIY pre-dampened wash cloths, followed by toweling dry as well as possible, then get dressed after some cool down. Though I've never used them, they now sell products made expressly...
04-19-24, 11:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 944
Posted By FBinNY

There's an easy way to confirm as I described...

There's an easy way to confirm as I described earlier.

Shift to big/big. Pull the lower loop forward 1" (2 links) and hook back onto the bottom of the chainring, letting the excess stick out the...
04-19-24, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By FBinNY

Most definitely remove the tape first. Besides...

Most definitely remove the tape first. Besides possibly causing seal problems, doubling up on rim tape will make for difficult tire mounting and seating. That's true both for tube and tubeless tires.
04-17-24, 04:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By FBinNY

Agree that this is a nice fork, from a caring...

Agree that this is a nice fork, from a caring builder.

Though I can't be sure, I suspect the raised crown trim is stamped, or cut sheet stock, brazed to a flat top crown as a builder...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-24, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 346
Posted By FBinNY

When I'm riding and there's a thunderstorm, I get...

When I'm riding and there's a thunderstorm, I get wet. I don't worry about lightening unless it's close (thunder within 1 second of flash) and even then not really worried unless I'm in an open...
04-17-24, 12:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By FBinNY

As noted, the classic forum is your best bet. ...

As noted, the classic forum is your best bet.

Otherwise, it looks to be something from a UK framebuilder, possibly with 531 blade. Back in that era, lug makers offered crowns in endless...
04-16-24, 10:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,087
Posted By FBinNY

This is a freak kind of thing. While those of...

This is a freak kind of thing. While those of who've been around long enough have seen a few cracked plates, almost exclusively outer, it's not a common thing.

So, other than standard care in...
04-16-24, 05:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 884
Posted By FBinNY

FWIW, I was happy with mine for years, and...

FWIW, I was happy with mine for years, and replaced them with Campy Record (1st gen) only after a crash bent my front brake. If not for the crash they'd still be there.
04-16-24, 05:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,087
Posted By FBinNY

I doubt it. Shifting under load causes nicks and...

I doubt it. Shifting under load causes nicks and peening of the plates, especially outer ones. It also forces plates outward on pins.

So we see stiff links, and breakage by plates coming off...
04-16-24, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By FBinNY

Finally got a chance to look more closely at the...

Finally got a chance to look more closely at the photo. While I don't know what it implies, I find it very curious that the 2 "cracks" are just about 180 degrees apart, and perfectly straight and...
04-15-24, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 851
Posted By FBinNY

So I have a few (10+) years on you. I agree that...

So I have a few (10+) years on you. I agree that overall quality is non comparable in many ways, but I put countless miles on bikes with steel rims, pressed steel (highly flexy) side pull brakes,...
04-15-24, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By FBinNY

You might get more specific answers if you...

You might get more specific answers if you offered details about what needs fixing.

All I see is a photo of a wheel, which may or may not be perfectly OK.
04-15-24, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 470
Posted By FBinNY

Why is the limit backed out so far? Odds...

Why is the limit backed out so far?

Odds are that it's not doing anything at this point, and tightening it won't make a difference.

Keep in mind that limits don't affect cage position or...
04-15-24, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By FBinNY

Sometimes the easiest way is the best. Put...

Sometimes the easiest way is the best.

Put the bike in a warm place, ie. in the sun or near a radiator, and leave a vent hole---- leave a WB screw off.

Any moisture will evaporate and vent.
04-15-24, 09:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,155
Posted By FBinNY

As someone for whom 3mm or so once was the...

As someone for whom 3mm or so once was the difference between annoyance and grievous or fatal injury, I'm a big believer in the importance of luck.

If we live to talk about it, that's a good thing.
04-15-24, 07:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,713
Posted By FBinNY

Correct spoke tension isn't about the hub, but...

Correct spoke tension isn't about the hub, but about the spokes themselves, and to a lesser extent the rim.

Assuming 32 or 36 14g (2mm) butted spokes, I'd consider 90-105kgf just about right. The...
04-14-24, 05:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 851
Posted By FBinNY

Impossible to predict. Keep in mind that this is...

Impossible to predict. Keep in mind that this is a very simple bike without things like derailleurs which may be delicate or finicky.

I'd make sure the wheels are true and tight. Likewise all...
04-14-24, 05:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 851
Posted By FBinNY

I take a different tack with beater bikes. ...

I take a different tack with beater bikes. Basically, I don't do ANY upgrades, save possibly the saddle, and ride until something needs replacement, at which time I'll go with something better.
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04-13-24, 02:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,106
Posted By FBinNY

Why? Quality. HSS is more than adequate to...

Why?

Quality. HSS is more than adequate to the task. Besides, it would be hard to get adequate speed for carbide to offer a benefit.

Carbide MIGHT make sense if this were a heat treated CrMo...
04-13-24, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By FBinNY

Assuming you transferred thr cassette, we can...

Assuming you transferred thr cassette, we can rule that out. Likewise, I'd discount the hub or freehub, since they don't usually factor into a shifting.

However, hubs are not all precisely...
04-12-24, 10:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,106
Posted By FBinNY

"Best practiice", which is expensive unless you...

"Best practiice", which is expensive unless you have a friend with a machine shop is removal by EDM. This is how I used to remove broken taps (usually micro-adjust) for frame builders.

Here, I'd...
04-12-24, 09:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,061
Posted By FBinNY

Is the pot calling the kettle black? While I...

Is the pot calling the kettle black? While I don't believe I've harassed the OP by suggesting he determine the problem, I compare that to your post which seems more focused on attacking me than...
04-12-24, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,061
Posted By FBinNY

I agree in principle. However, I've seen too...

I agree in principle. However, I've seen too many examples of OPs poor judgement or explanations in identifying a problem.

Earlier, twisting is mentioned, based on the binder ears being off...
04-11-24, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By FBinNY

Who knows? Still not a mechanical problem, except...

Who knows? Still not a mechanical problem, except fine tuning expectations to reality. IMO saddles are about comfort, not precise weight specs.
04-11-24, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By FBinNY

How is this a mechanical issue? Are you looking...

How is this a mechanical issue? Are you looking for advice on how b to shave off 16 grams,?
04-11-24, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By FBinNY

Take the wheel off and spin it holding the axle...

Take the wheel off and spin it holding the axle in your fingers. Try it both letting the cassette turn with it, and not letting it turn.

You're feeling and listening for roughness in either the...
04-11-24, 12:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,061
Posted By FBinNY

IMO the force that would be needed to twist the...

IMO the force that would be needed to twist the tube here is beyond staggering. The tube is well constrained by the top tube, so we're talking about twisting noticeably over an inch or two. I...
04-10-24, 01:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,061
Posted By FBinNY

Damn you, you.stole my answer!! To the OP. ...

Damn you, you.stole my answer!!

To the OP.

It sounds like we're being facetious, but the truth is that's basically it. Jig the frame up the same way, and use the same tools and force as before....
04-09-24, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,317
Posted By FBinNY

I guess it wouldn't be fair take his cash on my...

I guess it wouldn't be fair take his cash on my old Frejus 10s, which I semi retired 75,000 miles.
04-09-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,317
Posted By FBinNY

Let's not go overboard here. The frame cracked...

Let's not go overboard here. The frame cracked and is I obviously toast. However, brazed, silver soldered, or welded, there will always be a heat affected zone of a few inches, with a gradient from...
04-09-24, 09:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,317
Posted By FBinNY

Sucker bet. Plenty of (most?) steel bikes last...

Sucker bet. Plenty of (most?) steel bikes last that and longer. We don't hear about it because few people ride anywhere close to that in a lifetime.
04-09-24, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 305
Posted By FBinNY

A bit of geometry might help. Any cable is...

A bit of geometry might help.

Any cable is most effective when pull an arm at 90 degrees, the same as you would be.

So, you're looking for a length that achieve that when the shoes contact...
04-08-24, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By FBinNY

+1 CLEARLY an oversize lockring. I can see...

+1

CLEARLY an oversize lockring. I can see it overlapping the roots of the sprocket teeth.

BTW thanks for the photo which saved lots of time.
04-08-24, 03:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,317
Posted By FBinNY

It seems to be a welded aluminum frame. If so...

It seems to be a welded aluminum frame. If so I'd consider it a defect and file a warranty claim.

As to the cause, possibly there was a defect in the tube itself. Or, unrelieved stress from a...
04-08-24, 04:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By FBinNY

I did a very quick search and found this exploded...

I did a very quick search and found this exploded view. (https://product-cdn.alltricks.com/large/86/199086/2199086/4244651)

If that looks familiar, it seems to use a spring ball on the left, and...
04-07-24, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By FBinNY

Before moving on, you need to think about the...

Before moving on, you need to think about the underlying cause (or causes).

On a hunch. I suspect it's somehow related to the QR adaptor. Whether it's a loose adjustment, or that hub's design...
04-07-24, 04:10 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,530
Posted By FBinNY

And, of course, you can be a grouch without...

And, of course, you can be a grouch without being retro.
04-07-24, 01:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,515
Posted By FBinNY

Do not put volatile or flammable solvents into an...

Do not put volatile or flammable solvents into an ultrasonic.

Ultrasonics lower the vapor pressure and greatly increase evaporation rates. (how room humidifiers work) This means that any fire or...
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