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12-06-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 105
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I know your pain! EF-65 also had a "dual brake"...

I know your pain!
EF-65 also had a "dual brake" version that came in the same 7, 8 or 9 speed.
Since Shimano has left the manf. of these to the counterfeiters.......
I have no idea if their new...
12-04-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 892
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If it fits through the hollow axle and clamps,...

If it fits through the hollow axle and clamps, don't worry about it.
12-04-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 97
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This is how I do a quick check to see if the...

This is how I do a quick check to see if the "current" chain is sized correctly. It helps keep the hands cleaner when dealing with filthy chains too.
You want at least 1" slack, although you can...
11-28-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm more conservative then Sheldon and I wouldn't...

I'm more conservative then Sheldon and I wouldn't have any problem.
I presume you mean inner width? That's usually "about" 5-6mm less than outer.
11-12-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 597
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Or airplane tires- ...

Or airplane tires-
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1800x1270/zz_648962dd047a4b68ae3d3c3807e1598b41656a95.jpg
11-11-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I "think" you're correct about 24T. I need...

I "think" you're correct about 24T.
I need 165mm cranks, so when I bought mine, I got 22-32-44's to replace the 28-38-48's I had.
It gave me a bit lower gears using "more standard" cassettes.
They...
11-11-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 156
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF you have friction shifters, an upgrade to 9...

IF you have friction shifters, an upgrade to 9 speed only takes a cassette & chain.
Something to keep in mind next time you need a new chain.

Another option-
Instead of a larger BIG cog, a...
11-10-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 583
Posted By Bill Kapaun

On the rear DS, 1.5mm spokes are near their...

On the rear DS, 1.5mm spokes are near their elastic limit. I won't go less than 1.8mm, typically a 14/15/14.
I typically use 1 gauge heavier on the rear DS than the rear NDS & front.
11-10-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 389
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Nothing to stop you from applying a patch to a...

Nothing to stop you from applying a patch to a spare tube just to see if the stuff works.
11-03-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 796
Posted By Bill Kapaun

No. Ignore list

No.
Ignore list
11-02-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 796
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This is how I estimate chain length in situ. ...

This is how I estimate chain length in situ.
Put in on the largest ring & cog- (forgot that part before edit)
You want between 1-2" of "slack". Your 5* 1/8" (approx) wear will translate to a 1/2...
10-30-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Bill Kapaun

According to this you have a 36/22 in front and...

According to this you have a 36/22 in front and an 11-36 rear?
https://www.bikepedia.com/Quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?item=1236978

I can't see how a 1X? is going to be an upgrade. You'll just have...
10-30-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Back off the H screw? It may be jammed against...

Back off the H screw?
It may be jammed against it?
10-30-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 499
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That's an old Uni Glide Free Hub. OLD!! ...

That's an old Uni Glide Free Hub. OLD!!
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/images/k7hub-3-stylessm.jpg
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html
10-29-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 345
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This post will explain it- ...

This post will explain it-
https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1261955-inner-tube-help.html

Look for a tube sized 622-4?.
They will usually be listed to fit a range of sizes.
Look for...
10-29-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A 1mm thread pitch is 25.4 TPI. Mighty close to...

A 1mm thread pitch is 25.4 TPI. Mighty close to 26 TPI.
10mm is .394" vs .375" for 3/8".
ISTR that cones from one will screw on to the other, but not the opposite way?
A 3/8"x 24 (SAE) bolt screws...
10-27-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 577
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Maybe if you paid attention?

Maybe if you paid attention?
10-26-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By Bill Kapaun

match up the 622-xx number with the tire. I...

match up the 622-xx number with the tire.
I prefer to get a tube whereas the tire size fits fits in the middle of the range of the tube.
Example- Your tube is (622-)18 to 28mm
I'd find that tube...
10-26-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Make sure you move the brake shift levers to the...

Make sure you move the brake shift levers to the new position before marking/cutting. You don't want to find out you cut a bit too much.

You'll need a file or emery cloth to remove the burr. My...
10-25-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,926
Posted By Bill Kapaun

After 3 childish posts from "them", it was ignore...

After 3 childish posts from "them", it was ignore list.
Their ignorance is deafening or they are a inept troll.
10-25-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,081
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd back off all the nipples until 1 thread is...

I'd back off all the nipples until 1 thread is showing.
IF the rim mostly resumes its correct shape, you have a good chance of fixing.
IF you have "kinks", then nope. You might be able to make it...
10-24-22, 01:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,926
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You need to reread post #7 until it sinks in.

You need to reread post #7 until it sinks in.
10-22-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 421
Posted By Bill Kapaun

As a rule of the thumb. I'll measure the outer...

As a rule of the thumb. I'll measure the outer and subtract 5mm for an inner.

I'm pretty conservative about using "over wide" tires and I'd use a 32 without qualm on your rim.
Much more than that...
10-21-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Apparently that comes in 6 OR 7 speed? (I...

Apparently that comes in 6 OR 7 speed? (I couldn't find a 5 speed on a quick search)
5 & 6 speed FW's have the same cog spacing at 5.5mm.
7 speed has a 5.0mm cog spacing.
So, use the 6 speed...
10-20-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Scroll down just a bit. ...

Scroll down just a bit.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-spacing.html
10-19-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Totally agree! I'm going to play psychic...

Totally agree!
I'm going to play psychic though, remembering when I bought my first new 7 speed cassette and wondering what the "weird" spacer was for.
The only one WITHOUT 3 bumps. (reverse...
10-19-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Bill Kapaun

First EV I found with an 11-28 Dura Ace. Some...

First EV I found with an 11-28 Dura Ace.
Some have 3 cogs with the built in spacer....
10-19-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I was trying to educate you. Lost cause ...

I was trying to educate you.
Lost cause
Ignore list
10-19-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By Bill Kapaun

No idea why you would mention Vernier then. ...

No idea why you would mention Vernier then.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernier_scale
https://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-utility-caliper-63664.html
10-19-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 371
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Vernier is a type of measurement which works...

Vernier is a type of measurement which works wonderfully in the decimal system.
They can be inside or outside.
10-18-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,926
Posted By Bill Kapaun

How old are you? 9? I;m intelligent/mature...

How old are you? 9?
I;m intelligent/mature enough to not over ride the conditions available.
I've yet to see an intelligent post from you and often offer stupid or dangerous advice because of your...
10-18-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,926
Posted By Bill Kapaun

How old are you, 10? Thanks to a city that does...

How old are you, 10?
Thanks to a city that does an extremely poor job of keeping bike lanes swept, there is always some degree of fine silt/sand build up. Sometimes to point of being skittish in...
10-18-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,926
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Apparently you are unaware of sand & ice?

Apparently you are unaware of sand & ice?
10-18-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,926
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Riding with locked elbows does equate to braking...

Riding with locked elbows does equate to braking with locked elbows!
That just shows how you are just looking to argue.

I brake all the time with flexed elbows.
There's a hell of a lot of...
10-18-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,926
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Kind of hard to lock your elbows without moving...

Kind of hard to lock your elbows without moving back.
Don;t believe me?
Then pull yourself up over the bars and hog down on the brake.
10-18-22, 01:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,926
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Pushing your butt back off the seat allows you to...

Pushing your butt back off the seat allows you to lock your elbows and takes weak muscles out of the equation.
Just a few practice "panic stops" will make future "panic stops" much less panicky.
10-17-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,926
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You get maximum braking when you DON'T skid. ...

You get maximum braking when you DON'T skid.
You get maximum braking on the front since most your weight is transferring in that direction.
Practice your panic stops so you can perform one without...
10-14-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,136
Posted By Bill Kapaun

On "some" bikes, you don't put the axle all the...

On "some" bikes, you don't put the axle all the way seated in both DO's.
One side does and the other is set to line up the wheel properly between the stays.

Also, make sure it's not a tire bulge...
10-13-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 542
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm frugal too, but that wouldn't stop me from...

I'm frugal too, but that wouldn't stop me from picking up an old lug wrench and a couple sockets out of the "orphan bin" at a pawn shop, using a hack saw to cut of the 2? ends I don't need, and look...
10-13-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 542
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This has 2 of the needed sizes. ...

This has 2 of the needed sizes.
https://www.amazon.com/Performance-Tool-W2-Metric-Wrench/dp/B000FW2NU8?th=1
Cut off the 21 & 22 mm and weld on 14 & 15mm sockets and you're set.
10-12-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm a bit ignorant on this because I've only...

I'm a bit ignorant on this because I've only dealt with 68mm shells.
Some "mountain" shells were 73mm.
I "believe" some replacement cartridges came with two 2.5mm spacers so you could use them on a...
10-12-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 550
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If the old nipples are the least bit "balky"...

If the old nipples are the least bit "balky" because of corrosion, splurge for new nipples and wire brush the threads on the spokes to give you a more consistent feel when tensioning back up.
A wire...
10-12-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Don't trust your chain checker until you checked...

Don't trust your chain checker until you checked it.
My PARK shows .25% on a new chain.
Actually measure the chain with a scale/tape.
I measure a 3' length for better resolution, using the 1 & 37"...
10-12-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,150
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I avoid the senior center like a plague. They...

I avoid the senior center like a plague.
They expect me to act like a grown up!
10-12-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Yep

Yep
10-12-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 520
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The ALTUS will work fine with your 7 speed, I...

The ALTUS will work fine with your 7 speed,
I have one shifting a 9 speed which is a tad more finicky then 7.
10-12-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Bill Kapaun

1. The 175 is 175mm arm length. 170mm should work...

1. The 175 is 175mm arm length. 170mm should work just fine and even better if your son is "sub adult" size. (I use 165mm because it's much easier on my old knees)
You won't find that model number...
10-12-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You've probably clogged up the valve stems with...

You've probably clogged up the valve stems with Slime if they won't accept air.
Go to your local auto parts store and get a removal tool, similar to this. They come in many different versions, but...
10-11-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Bill Kapaun

My concern isn't about breakage, but bendage. ...

My concern isn't about breakage, but bendage.
I've dealt with this type on Huffy's where you would end up bottoming the lever against the bar because of flex.
10-11-22, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I suggest you give the bike a good braking test...

I suggest you give the bike a good braking test before you pass it on to someone.
Those calipers can be extremely flexy when "undamaged".
Now that they've been bent once?, they may be "compromised"...
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