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12-04-23, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By Trakhak

If the idea is to return the frame to its...

If the idea is to return the frame to its original (hole-less) state, you might want to ask the moderators to move this thread to the Framebuilders section. (To do so, click the round red "Report"...
12-02-23, 04:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,669
Posted By alcjphil

Over the years I have built up a selection of...

Over the years I have built up a selection of ferrules useful for building bikes. When I change cables, I never discard the ones from the cables I am changing. I have a bag of ferrules from cable...
12-02-23, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

While the gumminess took years to set in, after...

While the gumminess took years to set in, after the factory assembly, using a light oil won't last anywhere near as long. So, this relubing should be an annual thing. BTW I'll drip a medium thick...
12-01-23, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By 70sSanO

A number of years ago I went with KMC X series...

A number of years ago I went with KMC X series chains. Relatively cheap, nickle plated, easy to clean, seem to hold up well. I think the current one is an X8 for 6/7/8 speed. Will work with any...
11-30-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,818
Posted By cpach

I wouldnít care. I like picky customers who are...

I wouldnít care. I like picky customers who are saneóI can meet high standards and picky customers can give me an opportunity to impressóI just need to be really clear with my communication!

...
11-30-23, 11:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,818
Posted By Bald Paul

That would be my first thought. Working in...

That would be my first thought.
Working in auto dealerships, you would be surprised at the number of "ever since you" complaints you get. Things like "ever since you put air in my tires my...
11-29-23, 08:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 891
Posted By dedhed

Is anything cracked? broken? Planning on...

Is anything cracked? broken? Planning on different bars? Using these bars then shim them
11-29-23, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By joejack951

Iíve had this painful experience previously as...

Iíve had this painful experience previously as well. Next time, use a hair dryer to warm up the adhesive and it will peel with far less force. Thatís my plan at least!
11-28-23, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By KCT1986

No, the OP's brifters are 5500 series 9 speed...

No, the OP's brifters are 5500 series 9 speed units. The ST-x600 series were 10 speed. Easy to tell the difference between both series, the name plates are different and the angle that the body...
11-28-23, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By choddo

A lot of people assume motorbike when you say...

A lot of people assume motorbike when you say bike, in my experience.
11-22-23, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 360
Posted By dedhed

Nothing missing. standard cartridge bottom...

Nothing missing. standard cartridge bottom bracket.

​​​​​​https://youtu.be/yBnYoYVTnlo
11-22-23, 07:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 744
Posted By Kontact

This type of headset was designed to not need a...

This type of headset was designed to not need a pair of pliers to tighten. The knurled cup is adjusted by hand, then the lockring and top nut are tightened to each other to prevent the cup from...
11-21-23, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By cyccommute

No, it’s not much more complicated than that. You...

No, it’s not much more complicated than that. You can vary the ERD by 2 to 3 mm but not much more. If you go outside of the ERD by much more, you’ll either not have enough threads engaged on the...
11-21-23, 07:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,206
Posted By Kontact

If you wanted to use some sort of extractor,...

If you wanted to use some sort of extractor, you'd remove both the extractor cap and the bolt, just like on a traditional crank.
11-20-23, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By SurferRosa

Try searching the net for "rim erd database"? ...

Try searching the net for "rim erd database"?

https://www.kstoerz.com/freespoke/rims?MfgId=9
11-20-23, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By grumpus

Rims with angled spoke holes are right or left...

Rims with angled spoke holes are right or left handed i.e. the first spoke hole after the valve hole is angled to either the drive or non-drive side - this is not a problem when you're lacing from...
11-20-23, 09:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,206
Posted By Kontact

Please read all the stuff I wrote for your in...

Please read all the stuff I wrote for your in your thread.

Did you check that there aren't any washers on the driveside between the crank and the bearing?

Take the crankarm off and look at the...
11-20-23, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By squirtdad

why switch? sun cr-18 are not fancy but are...

why switch? sun cr-18 are not fancy but are durable and work well

in general same ERD and same hole pattern (offset or not offset) should take the same length

cr18 are 548 erd with no offset...
11-20-23, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Yes, do duplicate the ERD, don't forget about...

Yes, do duplicate the ERD, don't forget about spoke count.

What is less straight forward is that different rim companies measure their rims' ERDs differently. Some companies measure to the rim's...
11-19-23, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By Chuck M

Drilling a little deeper into oldbobcat's link to...

Drilling a little deeper into oldbobcat's link to the Bike Tires Direct site, I did find these. https://www.biketiresdirect.com/product/panaracer-pasela-road-tire-27-inch?fltr=3764
11-18-23, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Kontact

Correct. 26mm was the old road standard, but...

Correct. 26mm was the old road standard, but you'll likely only find vintage style or inexpensive bars in this size. So a very common 1 1/8" and 31.8mm stem is the right choice - and there are plenty...
11-18-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Camilo

Yes, all you need to change from a 26.0 handlebar...

Yes, all you need to change from a 26.0 handlebar to a 31.8 handlebar is get a new stem. That's pretty much the standard drop bar dimension nowadays, it's unusual to see 26.0 any more. Although I do...
11-18-23, 05:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 906
Posted By baggewagge

Might be a bit late since OP likely found info...

Might be a bit late since OP likely found info elsewhere. But for others who are interested some of the info cen be found in Shimano's publicly available SDS

The white IGH grease version Y04120800...
11-17-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Kontact

28.6mm is 1 1/8". The latter dimension is listed...

28.6mm is 1 1/8". The latter dimension is listed under headset.
11-16-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By soyabean

The OP already reposted another thread about...

The OP already reposted another thread about this, so I'll take the liberty to repost the same pic as well.

It's amazing how a clean RD can work like new.

The "rubber seals" are part of the...
11-13-23, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 454
Posted By Steve B.

Thanks, but itís the shifter I need, found one at...

Thanks, but itís the shifter I need, found one at Cambria for $112 less 20%. Good deal so ordered one.
11-13-23, 01:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 874
Posted By Lenton58

As everyone is saying, 'cross chaining' is a big...

As everyone is saying, 'cross chaining' is a big deal and ill advised. You just have to learn how much your equipment can tolerate ó lots of info here already.

Moreover, the more your chain is...
11-13-23, 11:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 702
Posted By Leebob69

You guys are making me very glad I started this...

You guys are making me very glad I started this thread. Great info all around. I'll start by measuring the cranks housing width today. One of the first bike related tools I bought was a digital...
11-13-23, 10:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 702
Posted By Leebob69

Thank you for that great link....

Thank you for that great link. :thumb::thumb::thumb:
Forum: Framebuilders
11-13-23, 04:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 515
Posted By dsaul

I posted this seat tube from Nate Zukas in the...

I posted this seat tube from Nate Zukas in the last thread about this issue. If you have the skills to do this, it is the best solution to the problem.
...
11-12-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 811
Posted By choddo

Shimano chains come with master links now

Shimano chains come with master links now
11-12-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,206
Posted By Kontact

You guys don't know what you are talking about. ...

You guys don't know what you are talking about.

The 8mm is the crank bolt. The 10mm is the extractor cap.

If the bike uses external bearings, the drive side should have no spacers or washers....
11-12-23, 06:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 874
Posted By Trakhak

There are several different ways to compare...

There are several different ways to compare sprocket/chainring/wheel combinations. Some people prefer "gain ratios" or "gear development," but I've used "gear inches" for many decades, so that's what...
11-11-23, 09:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 705
Posted By Russ Roth

They can be straightened a few times if the...

They can be straightened a few times if the hanger isn't bent badly but more than a few times and there's a good chance of it snapping. The issue of breaking leading to replacement hangers was...
11-11-23, 09:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 874
Posted By 79pmooney

The chain is probably hitting the teeth of the...

The chain is probably hitting the teeth of the big chainring. Ths is basically a fact of life on any bike with lots of cogs in back unless the chainstays are very long. It is made worse when the...
11-11-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By FordTrax

My experience has been that the tires don't...

My experience has been that the tires don't measure out to what they are specified to be ... perhaps because the internal wheel width that I have is different than what they were designed / measured...
11-11-23, 08:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By choddo

and wastes metal even if you recycle them. and...

and wastes metal even if you recycle them.
and means you have to adjust them all over again.
11-10-23, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By Kontact

That M50 pad doesn't look like it has any angle...

That M50 pad doesn't look like it has any angle adjustment. I don't know why you would want those when the insert style allows you to replace your pads without adjusting anything.
11-10-23, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
Posted By JohnDThompson

Assuming indexed shifting, are the housing ends...

Assuming indexed shifting, are the housing ends splayed? My experience with plastic end caps is that they can crack, and allow the housing to splay at the ends, adversely affecting shifting. I always...
11-10-23, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I love having more data:) Unless the cable's...

I love having more data:)

Unless the cable's condition (freely sliding in casing and no fraying or wear flattening yet) is bad most would just loosen the cable anchor bolt, zero out any adjusters...
11-10-23, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Well it depends on why you are having to do so...

Well it depends on why you are having to do so much servicing. It reads that you are getting so much grit/grime inside the housing sections that it hinders cable movement, correct? When you pull the...
11-10-23, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 640
Posted By JohnDThompson

Probably not. Full-length housing increases...

Probably not. Full-length housing increases friction and can interfere with reliable indexed shifting. Where are the cables failing, exactly?
11-10-23, 08:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By veganbikes

I would buy Kool Stop or SwissStop pads from your...

I would buy Kool Stop or SwissStop pads from your local shop. Good stiff shoes with good quality pads with a high end compound is always the way to go. Molded pads are really only something I would...
11-10-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By FBinNY

Short answer, Yes, but there MAY be an issue. ...

Short answer, Yes, but there MAY be an issue.

Road brakes only open so far, so pad thickness is important, especially with wider rims.

If you use these and find the brakes don't open far...
11-10-23, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By grumpus

You could, but do you really want to? Kool Stop...

You could, but do you really want to? Kool Stop inserts stop better, last longer and don't wear rims as much as Shimano, IME.
11-10-23, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By jolly_codger

Yes you can. (I suggest considering replacing...

Yes you can. (I suggest considering replacing your current pads with Kool Stops or something similar. They are easy to remove & replace and bonus, for about the same price as the M50T sets you will...
11-08-23, 07:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I do know the Shimano RSX crank comes in a 110/74...

I do know the Shimano RSX crank comes in a 110/74 BCD version, which has 26T/36T/46T
11-08-23, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 517
Posted By dedhed

Trouble is he has a 74 BCD 4 bolt crank. Doesn't...

Trouble is he has a 74 BCD 4 bolt crank. Doesn't seem to be a lot of options for chain rings. 5 bolt available all day long.
11-08-23, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 811
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Shimano CN-HG50 is an 8-speed chain. You use this...

Shimano CN-HG50 is an 8-speed chain. You use this tool to push that pin out from either direction.

CT-3.2 Chain Tool | Park Tool (https://www.parktool.com/en-us/product/chain-tool-ct-3-2)

Do...
11-08-23, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By Kontact

Okay, this isn't making any sense. The plate...

Okay, this isn't making any sense. The plate shown in the OP goes under the brake lever body on recent shifters, allowing access to the shift mechanism. It should be a common part.

The "name...
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