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03-09-24, 08:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,403
Posted By Hondo6

Knowing precisely what you have now in the way of...

Knowing precisely what you have now in the way of hubs would be a great help. Even as a newbie, you can post photos to your gallery and someone here will likely give a "pic assist" and post them here...
03-08-24, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And this is why we ask for more data than mere...

And this is why we ask for more data than mere model names.

Duragrouch- The adjustable cable end seating to lever pivot dimension has been done on other levers for decades. Likely the best known...
05-14-23, 12:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,046
Posted By shelbyfv

The tire will contain it, no worries.

The tire will contain it, no worries.
05-13-23, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By veganbikes

If you have new brakes that are leaking and you...

If you have new brakes that are leaking and you got them from an authorized dealer or they came on a brand new bicycle from an authorized retailer than you should go to that shop and have them help...
05-13-23, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Mountain bikers see sticks and crud getting...

Mountain bikers see sticks and crud getting jammed in their rear cogs often, roadies less so. Still a block of crud should be fairly easy to see and deal with. Glad it isn't something that will...
05-13-23, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By plumberroy

I changed to the drop bar off my Surly...

I changed to the drop bar off my Surly Steamroller (it's what I had) the original owner had added a rear brake and origin8 brake levers new cables were used I believe readjusting the cables have...
05-04-23, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By maddog34

was there a sack of Lawn Fertilizer near that...

was there a sack of Lawn Fertilizer near that bike? Ammonia Nitrate does nasty things to Steel.

Cat pee does too.. but that's usually isolated to a smaller area.

no amount of magic rust remover...
04-30-23, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,287
Posted By HillRider

You bought a road wheel which is spaced 130mm for...

You bought a road wheel which is spaced 130mm for the rear dropouts. The "R" in WH-RS-100 says it's a road wheel. Your frame is spaced 135mm, which is the old common MTB spacing. Yes, all 9-speed...
04-25-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 437
Posted By Welshboy

I suspect that the cost of the upgrade will be...

I suspect that the cost of the upgrade will be getting on towards the cost of a new 105 equipped bike.
04-10-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By kcjc

Dura Ace & Ultegra but apparently 105 is immuned....

Dura Ace & Ultegra but apparently 105 is immuned. There's other fun stuff, see https://www.instagram.com/thanksshimano/?hl=en.
03-29-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By Crankycrank

Possibly an old RockShox Judy. Vintage RockShox...

Possibly an old RockShox Judy. Vintage RockShox Judy FSX Carbon Mountain Bike Fork SERVICED GT-LTS Specialized | eBay...
03-27-23, 07:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,777
Posted By HillRider

The levers and end nuts are aluminum. The rod...

The levers and end nuts are aluminum. The rod and the internal cam are steel. I've never seen qr skewers with Al rods, the lightest I've see use Ti rods.
03-25-23, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

No suspension expert here (although I did a few...

No suspension expert here (although I did a few Mag 21 services way back when) but I would wonder if replacement parts are still even available. IIRC it was the rapid "advancements" and hard life...
03-20-23, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By HillRider

Assuming we are indeed discussing HTII type...

Assuming we are indeed discussing HTII type external cup bottom brackets. Enduro sells both replacement bearings and the tools needed to press out the old cartridges and press in their "superior"...
03-20-23, 06:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By shelbyfv

A different direction?

You know you can ride "gravel" with flat bars. :) Are you really going to be riding the long distances that necessitate drops? Most drop conversions seem to come off as kludges with goofy stems. ...
03-19-23, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By Canker

Trace Velo over on youtube has some cassette vids...

Trace Velo over on youtube has some cassette vids I think using ZTTO and VG sport, not 8 speed though. For what is worth I'm running a ZTTO BB on my mountain bike because they were the only company...
03-19-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By grumpus

. That's a cheap freewheel - £16.99 on Amazon....

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That's a cheap freewheel - £16.99 on Amazon. Parts are not available and probably not interchangeable with anything else. With extreme sprocket wear your chain is probably knackered too.
03-17-23, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I use goo-gone, which is a product containing a...

I use goo-gone, which is a product containing a solvent from citrus fruit (d-limonene). I've found this to be much better than anything else I've tried (propanol, OMS, gasoline) for getting sticky...
03-16-23, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,064
Posted By maddog34

here.. they are well worth having around......

here.. they are well worth having around... Snap-on, Mac, and Cornwell also sell JIS screwdrivers.
...
03-14-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,428
Posted By Crankycrank

Here's a chart listing Shimano and Microshift...

Here's a chart listing Shimano and Microshift pull ratios for the rear derailleurs. Looks like most, if not all 9sp Shimano have a 1.7 pull ratio and Advent uses a 1.1 so not interchangeable with...
03-10-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By Koyote

If the rotors are of good quality, thatís...

If the rotors are of good quality, thatís actually a pretty reasonable price ó especially if the shop is doing the installation.
03-05-23, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Ironfish653

Is this an MTB suspension fork? Fork travel is...

Is this an MTB suspension fork? Fork travel is set by the internal parts of the fork, so a smaller wheel wonít give you more travel.

Why do you want to put a 24Ē on the front, anyway?
In the...
03-03-23, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By canalligators

On close examination, it looks like the metal has...

On close examination, it looks like the metal has undergone a shearing tear. I would not use those bars, they are probably weakened and could break off completely. Especially so that you're not a...
02-24-23, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By veganbikes

It is not a high end component and not worth a...

It is not a high end component and not worth a lot of time servicing and probably not highly designed for being serviced. If it is spinning decently run it into the ground and if you have a decent...
02-21-23, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By ClydeClydeson

First, even if the bolt did thread through, the...

First, even if the bolt did thread through, the caliper is nowhere near in the correct position to actually interface with the rotor - I would try to mount the caliper directly to the mounting posts...
02-15-23, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 886
Posted By prj71

Books = Old School. YouTube or Park Tool...

Books = Old School.

YouTube or Park Tool website.
02-06-23, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By Joe Remi

This is not the same level as the mid-range...

This is not the same level as the mid-range Impels you're thinking of, I don't know why it also has the Impel name on it. It's a cheaper crank with one set of bolt holes, they're 64 BCD.
02-05-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 957
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Brakes are a very simple system of levers,...

Brakes are a very simple system of levers, pivots, cables and pads. The last part I would change are the calipers and levers. Cable, pad and rim brake tracks are the most variable, wear prone, parts...
01-27-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,862
Posted By blacknbluebikes

There's always a hack, sure. But, there's this...

There's always a hack, sure. But, there's this funny saying, "Right tool for the job..."
01-16-23, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By t2p

BH59 typically found on the lower end stuff ;...

BH59 typically found on the lower end stuff ; BH90 (typically) used on the higher end stuff

hoses have same outside diameter - BH59 has larger bore / inside diameter and is slightly more flexible...
01-13-23, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Russ Roth

My two 2.2 do a better job of fitting fatter...

My two 2.2 do a better job of fitting fatter tires and rims, and are also long enough to not need bolt-on extensions for 29er wheels with tires on them. The last 2.0 stand I used was old, so I'm not...
12-28-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,627
Posted By Kontact

Leave the threadlock alone. Use grease always,...

Leave the threadlock alone. Use grease always, anti-seize if you prefer. Threadlocker and anti-seize are not opposites. They compliment each other in this case.

Shimano knows what it's doing.
12-17-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Camilo

It is a Sram XD - or maybe an XDR driver/freehub...

It is a Sram XD - or maybe an XDR driver/freehub body. They look similar, but the XDR is 1.85 mm longer and can take an XD cassette with a spacer. XD driver cannot take an XDR cassette.

Definitely...
12-04-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,327
Posted By HillRider

Where did your friend get the bike and how much...

Where did your friend get the bike and how much did it cost? I assume it was a Big-Box store and around $50. This is not unusual given the cost and quality of those BSO bikes. The cost of adequate...
10-09-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 712
Posted By BikeLite

Someone needs to make a locking base grip that...

Someone needs to make a locking base grip that ESI's can be put on.
10-08-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

130mm rear wheels with a disk rotor mount are not...

130mm rear wheels with a disk rotor mount are not anywhere as common as the 135mm axle spaced ones. Are you sure of the rear dropout width? Pretty much all hybrids these days use the MtB standard of...
09-27-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By cxwrench

What are you talking about? The rack only needs...

What are you talking about? The rack only needs one hole per side and you have that one hole available. You just need a disc brake compatible rack.
09-25-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By Hondo6

Current RD will not work with ST-R7000s. Shimano...

Current RD will not work with ST-R7000s. Shimano changed the RD pull ratio with 11-speed road - and with 10-speed mountain, FWIW (to something else different from either 10- or 11-speed road).
...
09-24-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By dmark

Continental presta tubes have a shoulder on the...

Continental presta tubes have a shoulder on the locknut that sits in a Schrader hole to secure the presta valve.
09-14-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If the cones were OEM ones and they wore to the...

If the cones were OEM ones and they wore to the point of a sharp small end being sharp there's a lot of chance the cups are also worn. Do your homework as a replacement wheel can be the lower cost...
09-12-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By veganbikes

Not knowing the history of the old hanger I would...

Not knowing the history of the old hanger I would say replace it and get a new hanger from Wheels Manufacturing and make sure you are using a proper hanger alignment tool. Abbey...
09-03-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By Ironfish653

Here's the problem with old MTBs; Old Suspension....

Here's the problem with old MTBs; Old Suspension. Not every bike shop is a suspension specialist, and there are literally hundreds of models currently on the market, let alone all the vintage stuff,...
08-23-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By byscott

Good call.

Good call.
08-23-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By delbiker1

My only comment is the unraveling cable, it never...

My only comment is the unraveling cable, it never helps.
08-19-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By 70sSanO

If recently means from the oversized tube era,...

If recently means from the oversized tube era, then yes.

Modern(er) aluminum frames are better designed and hydroforming allows for different shapes to maximize the design for a better ride. It is...
07-31-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't invest money into that bike, fit is...

I wouldn't invest money into that bike, fit is part of it but the parts on it are not anything great and not worth much unless maybe sentimental value but that can only go so far. Find a bike that...
07-20-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By cyccommute

The only thing I would add is that 4mm metal...

The only thing I would add is that 4mm metal ferrules are available and far superior to the crappy Shimano plastic ferrules....
07-14-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,634
Posted By cyccommute

Sorry, no. Disc pads and rim pads have similar...

Sorry, no. Disc pads and rim pads have similar longevity. Disc pads are thinner but made of a tougher material but they are also being used on a harder material. Rubber pads are softer and thicker...
07-13-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,634
Posted By cxwrench

You can burn through a set of pads in less than...

You can burn through a set of pads in less than an hour or they can last a year or more. Totally depends on conditions. It's like asking 'how long is a piece of string'?
07-10-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
Posted By cyccommute

Agree with Bill Kapaun. Start with the cabling...

Agree with Bill Kapaun. Start with the cabling before anything else.
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