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08-01-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 50
Posted By dsbrantjr

A problem with using a caliper is that there may...

A problem with using a caliper is that there may be a lip around the edge of the rotor which may be difficult to get around to make the measurement. An inexpensive micrometer or even a "Gauge-It"...
07-31-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 112
Posted By dsbrantjr

And no butchering your dropout.

And no butchering your dropout.
07-29-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 419
Posted By dsbrantjr

The things which stop your bike are brakes not...

The things which stop your bike are brakes not "breaks".
07-27-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By dsbrantjr

The "B" screw will likely need adjustment also. ...

The "B" screw will likely need adjustment also. Don't forget to size the new chain properly.
07-25-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By dsbrantjr

Clean the pedal and crankarm threads and grease...

Clean the pedal and crankarm threads and grease one or the other before assembling and torqueing.
07-25-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 493
Posted By dsbrantjr

I find that Harbor Freight tools lend themselves...

I find that Harbor Freight tools lend themselves to being ground down, bent, welded to and otherwise modified. I would not want to do any of those things to my pre-Wal-Mart Craftsman, Snap-On or...
07-24-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 990
Posted By dsbrantjr

And bigger steps between ratios than a triple...

And bigger steps between ratios than a triple with a closer-spaced cassette.
07-23-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would advise the use of a Dremel®-type tool...

I would advise the use of a Dremel®-type tool with an abrasive cutting wheel to make those cuts. If you use a diagonal cutter, bolt cutter or similar it will leave a peaked cut with sharp, pointy...
07-21-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Posted By dsbrantjr

Who cares what other people think?

Who cares what other people think?
07-21-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By dsbrantjr

Did you get 9 clicks before you serviced the...

Did you get 9 clicks before you serviced the bike? Check the cable travel with the cable disconnected from the derailleur as suggested by Iride01 (after checking for fraying). You may not have had...
07-20-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 409
Posted By dsbrantjr

I use a bar clamp across tool, BB and all to keep...

I use a bar clamp across tool, BB and all to keep the tool from camming out. Loosen the clamp a soon as you break the BB free.
07-19-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By dsbrantjr

If you are referring to the pin sticking out of...

If you are referring to the pin sticking out of the chain ring, it is intended to keep the chain from jamming between the chain ring and crank arm if it comes off.
07-19-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By dsbrantjr

https://www.kstoerz.com/gearcalc/compare/

https://www.kstoerz.com/gearcalc/compare/
07-19-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By dsbrantjr

Replacing the cassette with a 11, 12, 13, or 14...

Replacing the cassette with a 11, 12, 13, or 14 to 28 (14 to 28 would be my choice, I can't push 53x11) one would give you a ~20% lower low gear. You will probably need a new chain but I believe...
07-19-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,769
Posted By dsbrantjr

Yes, it is specifically designed to prevent...

Yes, it is specifically designed to prevent dissimilar metal (steel vs Ti in your case) electrolytic corrosion in marine environments; think sweat and road salts. ...
07-19-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,769
Posted By dsbrantjr

When you get this sorted out, use some Tef-Gel on...

When you get this sorted out, use some Tef-Gel on the new BB threads to help avoid getting it stuck again.
07-18-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By dsbrantjr

I don't but I do grease the lock ring threads,...

I don't but I do grease the lock ring threads, and all other threaded connections. I use Tef-Gel for dissimilar metal connections.
07-17-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 243
Posted By dsbrantjr

How is the rear derailleur/hanger alignment?

How is the rear derailleur/hanger alignment?
07-17-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By dsbrantjr

I forgot to mention that DEET insect repellent...

I forgot to mention that DEET insect repellent EATS rubber.
07-17-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By dsbrantjr

The last thing I would put onto rubber to try and...

The last thing I would put onto rubber to try and prolong its life would be any kind of oil or other petroleum product, which tend to make rubber soften and swell..
07-16-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 266
Posted By dsbrantjr

Use a fork crown-mounted cable stop to remove the...

Use a fork crown-mounted cable stop to remove the root cause of canti brake squeal/shudder.
07-15-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By dsbrantjr

Check inside the shifter to ensure that the cable...

Check inside the shifter to ensure that the cable is not fraying. It is much easier to replace it before it breaks than after.
07-14-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By dsbrantjr

That freewheel (not cassette) is a special one...

That freewheel (not cassette) is a special one with a slip mechanism for use with the Shimano Front Freewheel System, and may have specialized lubrication requirements. ...
07-13-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By dsbrantjr

also know as "Adel clamps" or MS21919 clamps;...

also know as "Adel clamps" or MS21919 clamps; make certain that you get the kind with the corrosion-resistant steel bands, they are stronger than aluminum.
07-13-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 465
Posted By dsbrantjr

also know as "Adel clamps" or MS21919 clamps;...

also know as "Adel clamps" or MS21919 clamps; make certain that you get the kind with the corrosion-resistant steel bands, they are stronger than aluminum.
07-12-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 651
Posted By dsbrantjr

I use Continental Easy Tape rim strips and have...

I use Continental Easy Tape rim strips and have never had to replace one. They are thinner than Velox-type cloth tape so make tire mounting easier.
07-12-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By dsbrantjr

I do not cut corners when it comes to brakes and...

I do not cut corners when it comes to brakes and tires, I would suggest you use the correct parts, the cost of failure can be high. You might be able to get away with a different brand or generic...
07-11-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By dsbrantjr

80-20 and Unistrut are my favorite structural...

80-20 and Unistrut are my favorite structural one-off/prototyping systems; you are making good use of 80-20 in your designs. Fine work!
07-11-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By dsbrantjr

Using zero-centered rules will eliminate the need...

Using zero-centered rules will eliminate the need for mental math: https://www.geionline.com/rulers/center-finding-zero-centered/
https://www.fine-tools.com/center-finding-ruler.html
07-09-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By dsbrantjr

Shellacked cloth tape looks great finished off...

Shellacked cloth tape looks great finished off with jute twine wrappings.
07-07-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By dsbrantjr

A repair using a Helicoil® insert is another...

A repair using a Helicoil® insert is another possibility, it will make stronger threads than the original.
07-05-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By dsbrantjr

The limit screws will not move anything unless...

The limit screws will not move anything unless the derailleur is against one of the stops.
07-05-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,440
Posted By dsbrantjr

Idiot fans and barriers are nothing new. In the...

Idiot fans and barriers are nothing new. In the 1968 Olympics the soccer stadium had a moat around the field to protect the players, and especially referees, from the fans. From an LA Times...
07-04-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By dsbrantjr

I think that the safest course would be to use...

I think that the safest course would be to use 31.8mm Thumbies and shim them to fit the bar. Reducing the bar diameter will concentrate stresses at the ends of the reduced section, potentially...
07-03-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By dsbrantjr

My choice for dissimilar metal joints is Tef-Gel®...

My choice for dissimilar metal joints is Tef-Gel® which is specifically designed to resist electrolytic corrosion. It contains PTFE rather than metal; I don't like introducing another metal into the...
07-01-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 413
Posted By dsbrantjr

Worn patches? Do you skid your rear wheel...

Worn patches? Do you skid your rear wheel frequently while braking?
07-01-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By dsbrantjr

Since your chain moves back and forth along the...

Since your chain moves back and forth along the cassette and possibly front chain rings I find that chain line is less of a concern than with a single speed/fixed gear setup.

Am I the only one...
07-01-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 535
Posted By dsbrantjr

A coating of lubricant helps a lot to avoid this.

A coating of lubricant helps a lot to avoid this.
07-01-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 535
Posted By dsbrantjr

Hex drive tools (any drivers, actually) should be...

Hex drive tools (any drivers, actually) should be considered consumables which will need to be replaced when they become worn; a worn tool is more likely to strip out a drive recess. Hex drivers can...
07-01-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By dsbrantjr

If it were my installation, I would go with the...

If it were my installation, I would go with the larger-capacity derailleur, in case I wanted to go bigger in the future. I doubt that any difference in shifting would be perceptible.
06-29-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By dsbrantjr

Before you put bearings in with high-strength...

Before you put bearings in with high-strength Loctite 609, you might want to read the data sheet: ...
06-29-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 450
Posted By dsbrantjr

I'd go with the stainless (technically,...

I'd go with the stainless (technically, corrosion-resistant) option in a high-rust area. Any flaw or porosity in Ni plating, including those ind uced by assembly, will expose the underlying...
06-28-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would imagine that it is the polyester sateen...

I would imagine that it is the polyester sateen material which lines the inside of an outdoors jacket.
06-27-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By dsbrantjr

Well, if you have a leak in both systems you...

Well, if you have a leak in both systems you should be getting low in both reservoirs. Is this happening? If not, I would go with (2), and replace the pads after cleaning the discs with a solvent...
06-26-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 414
Posted By dsbrantjr

That dent on the end of the post looks like it...

That dent on the end of the post looks like it may have gotten slammed down onto a water bottle bolt/boss. Having said that I would agree with the other posters who advise replacement.
06-26-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By dsbrantjr

I wonder whether nitrile gloves would help to...

I wonder whether nitrile gloves would help to create more friction and get a better grip.
06-25-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By dsbrantjr

You need a spacer so that the top cap can bear...

You need a spacer so that the top cap can bear upon the spacer/stem combination in order to adjust the preload of the headset bearings. As it is, the topo cap is bearing on the steerer and not the...
06-19-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By dsbrantjr

I like to set the lever tension so it makes a...

I like to set the lever tension so it makes a mark on my palm when I push it home. It should take quite a bit of effort to open it up again. ...
06-18-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By dsbrantjr

In general, SRAM shifters with names, like...

In general, SRAM shifters with names, like "Attack" will work with Shimano derailleurs. SRAM shifters with numbers, like X.1 and X.3 will index correctly with SRAM derailleurs.
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