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12-06-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 76
Posted By cxwrench

No.

No.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,011
Posted By cxwrench

Why else would you make a 1.5" tapered steerer?...

Why else would you make a 1.5" tapered steerer? The technology in Taiwan isn't necessarily 'way ahead' of ours, they just do what they're told. Some of their factories are newer but not really a...
12-06-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

Of course you were shot down because they do 'all...

Of course you were shot down because they do 'all do it'. So much that Shimano made it easier to get into the bottom of the shifter to remove the broken cable on 8000/9100. Shimano and Campy shifters...
12-05-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 355
Posted By cxwrench

My bad. If this a drop bar bike you are stuck...

My bad. If this a drop bar bike you are stuck with whatever brand your are currently using. No, you can't use Shimano SHIFTERS with SRAM drivetrain parts. A J-tec Shiftmate would probably allow it...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,545
Posted By cxwrench

Because if you're using normal bar tape it's the...

Because if you're using normal bar tape it's the wrong way to do it. As someone else posted before me the tape edges will get lifted up from the normal pressure your hands put on it. There's a reason...
12-04-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 355
Posted By cxwrench

You're putting brakes on...what does that have to...

You're putting brakes on...what does that have to with the drivetrain? There are thousands of bikes out there with SRAM drivetrains and Shimano brakes. You're not committed to anything.
12-03-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By cxwrench

It's got Red22. Leftovers from the team's parts.

It's got Red22. Leftovers from the team's parts.
12-03-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 89
Posted By cxwrench

Looks fine. Just take off the front brake and...

Looks fine. Just take off the front brake and you're done. I've got a Marin Alcatraz, it's more expensive at retail but my price at the shop was so good I had to get one. They're really fun bikes in...
12-02-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By cxwrench

Shimano 'spacing'. If you get an RD8000 GS you're...

Shimano 'spacing'. If you get an RD8000 GS you're good up to 34 probably 36 and you'll have enough chain wrap.
12-02-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

^Exactly this^ With that many bikes you're not...

^Exactly this^ With that many bikes you're not putting a ton of mileage on any of them (I'd guess there are favorites, but still...) so replacement intervals can be longer time wise. I'm talking...
12-02-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By cxwrench

You haven't told us which Ultegra derailleur you...

You haven't told us which Ultegra derailleur you have...and that makes a difference. Which model? SRAM is only going to say which SRAM derailleurs the cassette will work with, they won't ever mention...
12-01-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

I've said it time and time again...it's NOT THE...

I've said it time and time again...it's NOT THE CABLES that really need replacing (unless they're fatiguing and fraying inside the shifter) it's the HOUSING wear that causes deterioration in shifting...
12-01-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

'Engineer'...classic. "I'm an engineer, to save...

'Engineer'...classic. "I'm an engineer, to save time let's just assume I'm never wrong". This is the way you operate, right?
12-01-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By cxwrench

^This^

^This^
12-01-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

And what is it you and they do for a living? You...

And what is it you and they do for a living? You don't learn about bicycles just because you ride them. Sounds like your friends knowledge is as limited as yours. I build, service, and repair...
12-01-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

You arguing this point is like someone bringing a...

You arguing this point is like someone bringing a spoon to a gunfight.
11-30-22, 10:14 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

Wrong.

Wrong.
11-30-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By cxwrench

How am I a tease? There are no part numbers for...

How am I a tease? There are no part numbers for what the OP is looking for. I provided the link to the EV so he could see that for himself.
11-30-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By cxwrench

For the spring the OP was looking for? Or a new...

For the spring the OP was looking for? Or a new shifter paddle?
11-30-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

The cable can only be under as much tension as...

The cable can only be under as much tension as the derailleur spring creates. It's always the same really. When the derailleur is in any gear other than high (small cog) the spring force is always...
11-30-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By cxwrench

You can't get those parts separately. Here is the...

You can't get those parts separately. Here is the Shimano EV (exploded view) and part numbers:

Shimano EV ST-R8170 (https://si.shimano.com/en/ev/ST-R8170-4866)
11-29-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

Cables breaking in Shimano road shifters has been...

Cables breaking in Shimano road shifters has been happening ever since STI came on the market, so over 30 years. It has absolutely nothing to do w/ 'housing bends being too tight'. It has everything...
11-29-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

I promise you that your bikes don't shift as well...

I promise you that your bikes don't shift as well as they did when new. Not possible. In fact if you lived here I'd pay for your new cables/housing/labor if you didn't notice a difference after...
11-29-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

Lots of people do, especially if I maintain their...

Lots of people do, especially if I maintain their bike(s). If you ride regularly (3-5 days a week) once a year is the longest you should go between replacing them. The main reason you replace the...
11-27-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

Why am I not surprised at all?

Why am I not surprised at all?
11-27-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

Thanks man!

Thanks man!
11-27-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

That would be kinda funny. They seem to think I'm...

That would be kinda funny. They seem to think I'm such a bad guy but all I've seen is support from you all. The mods think they're protecting everyone from me but all I've seen is people wanting me...
11-27-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

You can try but they seem to be on quite the...

You can try but they seem to be on quite the power trip lording over their forum. Maybe they're waiting for Dec 1...or maybe the new year. I haven't heard anything.
11-27-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By cxwrench

I love them, they're on my Crockett. ...

I love them, they're on my Crockett.

https://i.imgur.com/J9L7Gpql.jpg
11-27-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

Thanks if you're talking about me, but it's CX,...

Thanks if you're talking about me, but it's CX, not XC. Cyclocross, not Cross Country.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,011
Posted By cxwrench

Got it :thumb:

Got it :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,545
Posted By cxwrench

"Set for balance"? What? and "seat post offset...

"Set for balance"? What? and "seat post offset should used to adjust reach"? No. Not how it's done.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,545
Posted By cxwrench

"Set for balance"? What? and "seat post offset...

"Set for balance"? What? and "seat post offset should used to adjust reach"? No. Not how it's done.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,011
Posted By cxwrench

I'm not sure I understand your point?

I'm not sure I understand your point?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,545
Posted By cxwrench

You start at the drop, not the top, so you're...

You start at the drop, not the top, so you're stopping a few inches from the stem, not starting.
11-26-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

You're kidding, right? You're more likely to...

You're kidding, right? You're more likely to break a chain, you going to carry a spare one of those too?
11-26-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By cxwrench

I 'figure 8' every bar I wrap. I start pulling...

I 'figure 8' every bar I wrap. I start pulling out on the drop, figure 8 at the SHIFTER, end up pulling forward on the tops. The only tape that is a problem is the 2 thicker sizes of Lizard Skins...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,011
Posted By cxwrench

Back when I worked for Kodak/Sierra Nevada the...

Back when I worked for Kodak/Sierra Nevada the Healthnet guys rode Giant TCX frames. Some of the guys definitely complained about their frames losing stiffness over the season. A guy I know that...
11-25-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

You just had to post something didn't you?

You just had to post something didn't you?
11-24-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By cxwrench

In lieu of.

In lieu of.
11-24-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,417
Posted By cxwrench

You're overthinking this massively. Replace the...

You're overthinking this massively. Replace the cables/housing once a year like you'd change the oil in your car...it's preventative maintenance. If you're that worried about it carry a spare cable...
11-23-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By cxwrench

Those are NOT carbon wheels. That is an aluminum...

Those are NOT carbon wheels. That is an aluminum rim with a carbon fairing.
11-23-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,897
Posted By cxwrench

The OP posted once...one time...in 2014. Nothing...

The OP posted once...one time...in 2014. Nothing since. What on earth makes you think they're still around?
11-23-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By cxwrench

Why would you even...?

Why would you even...?
11-21-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,473
Posted By cxwrench

I've always thought it was the orientation of the...

I've always thought it was the orientation of the cable across the top of the brake arms, but I've been been working in shops since a little before V-brakes actually came out. I guess it would be...
11-20-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By cxwrench

Rotating the shifter so the lever(s) are up...

Rotating the shifter so the lever(s) are up higher helps. Don't position them low under the bar. Seems like you'd have found a position that works if you have 'tried everything'.
11-20-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By cxwrench

You're kidding, right? What kind of derailleur...

You're kidding, right? What kind of derailleur did you 'bend'? Or did you actually just bend the hanger? How many gears on the back of your bike? That's a must-know before any advice can be offered....
11-20-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By cxwrench

If you want 4 piston brakes just buy what works...

If you want 4 piston brakes just buy what works for your budget. Don't make your decision based on servo-wave or not.
11-17-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 3,473
Posted By cxwrench

I'm pretty sure you have no idea who you're...

I'm pretty sure you have no idea who you're talking to here.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By cxwrench

What do you mean 'not deep enough for Dogma F'?...

What do you mean 'not deep enough for Dogma F'? The bike isn't the determining factor for rim depth, that's all about what the rider prefers.
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