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04-21-24, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 306
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I had thought one of the differences between...

I had thought one of the differences between these and common butyl tubes was their inability to stretch much. As in the crossection/width had to match up pretty closely to that of the mounted tire....
04-20-24, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By Kontact

Yeah, really. You might not be able to do much...

Yeah, really. You might not be able to do much for yourself, but it is utterly unnecessary to keep bashing every home mechanic that even considers accomplishing something on their own.

This type...
04-20-24, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By Dan Burkhart

I have worked on hoses and cables routed through...

I have worked on hoses and cables routed through the headset, and believe me, thatís not where you want to start learning about steer tube shortening. I would leave this to the shop.
04-20-24, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By Kontact

Use a toothpick to get a drop in place.

Use a toothpick to get a drop in place.
04-20-24, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Kontact

I don't understand how parts are both too long...

I don't understand how parts are both too long and too short, but all QR skewers are not made with identical parts, so just switching them is like putting a Toyota piston in a Ford engine.

Just...
04-20-24, 02:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 614
Posted By ScottCommutes

Excellent post. I understand how it can be hard...

Excellent post. I understand how it can be hard to find a bike that works for you at 6' 4" tall. See what others say, but my hunch would be to replace the rear cassette and resize chain only. May...
04-20-24, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By FBinNY

Sometimes parts are renumbered simply because of...

Sometimes parts are renumbered simply because of cosmetic differences. Not saying this is so, but if the RD was made in different versions, that may be the case.
04-19-24, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 616
Posted By Iride01

Ditto what grumpus said. You don't have any...

Ditto what grumpus said. You don't have any adjustment to open them. I usually will undo the pinch bolt, then unscrew the barrel adjuster about half way and then squeeze the calipers together with...
04-18-24, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 461
Posted By 13ollocks

Threadless was patented in 1992. Can't speak for...

Threadless was patented in 1992. Can't speak for all manufacturers, but Litespeed MTBs were threadless by MY 1996 and most of their upper range road bikes were threadless by MY 2000
04-18-24, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By smd4

Thatís gotta be the BF record for the longest...

Thatís gotta be the BF record for the longest unnecessary re-posting ever.
04-17-24, 08:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 879
Posted By Aubergine

i agree completely (except for the DA. I'm not a...

i agree completely (except for the DA. I'm not a Shimano fan.)



I use Weinmann levers on some of my French bikes as more reachable replacements for the long Mafac levers. They work well and fit...
04-16-24, 10:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,090
Posted By Black wallnut

For that location, put it in a vise on top of a...

For that location, put it in a vise on top of a drill press table. Use a plunge cutting end mill to clean up the surface of the screw, then center drill then drill to tap drill size then tap. Using...
04-16-24, 08:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By Russ Roth

Your peeps have 12sp BSOs? 12sp chains only work...

Your peeps have 12sp BSOs? 12sp chains only work reliably on 12 or 11sp bikes and would work like crap on a 7sp bike where it might not even fit over some of the teeth of the FW or chainring....
04-16-24, 02:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,068
Posted By gearbasher

The plate was damaged when the chain was "cut" to...

The plate was damaged when the chain was "cut" to length? That link is where a pin would have been pushed out.
04-15-24, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Kontact

That is often indicative of a mismatch between...

That is often indicative of a mismatch between the derailleur and the chainline. Is this the original crank and BB that went with this derailleur?
04-15-24, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 833
Posted By FBinNY

So I have a few (10+) years on you. I agree that...

So I have a few (10+) years on you. I agree that overall quality is non comparable in many ways, but I put countless miles on bikes with steel rims, pressed steel (highly flexy) side pull brakes,...
04-14-24, 11:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 793
Posted By Heat88

I figured out what the problem is, and also how...

I figured out what the problem is, and also how the caliper works.

The problem is, even though there's plenty of pad left on the shoes or whatever there called, there's not enough for the caliper...
04-14-24, 09:22 PM
04-13-24, 06:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 532
Posted By wheelreason

One of the kids that used to work for us carried...

One of the kids that used to work for us carried out such a project. Could not talk him out of it. He was told in no uncertain terms that he was not to bring it into the shop, and that he was not do...
04-13-24, 02:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,090
Posted By FBinNY

Why? Quality. HSS is more than adequate to...

Why?

Quality. HSS is more than adequate to the task. Besides, it would be hard to get adequate speed for carbide to offer a benefit.

Carbide MIGHT make sense if this were a heat treated CrMo...
04-13-24, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By bboy314

Clipless or platform pedal? If platform, I like...

Clipless or platform pedal? If platform, I like my FiveTen Freeriders a lot and I have wide feet.
04-12-24, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Velo Mule

The rivets are to keep the assembly together at...

The rivets are to keep the assembly together at the factory. You don't really need the rivets and I have removed them when I clean a cassette. All the cogs must be flat. If one of them is bent or...
04-12-24, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 860
Posted By Glennfordx4

Final log off for Glennfordx4

Hello everyone,


My husband, Glenn, spent a lot of time here over the years and said countless times both how much help he received in his many projects, how he enjoyed sharing his experiences to...
04-12-24, 08:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 622
Posted By Iride01

What intelligent choices do you need to make that...

What intelligent choices do you need to make that knowing this answer will solve? The makers of the bike expect you to be able to shift to all the gear combinations. They sometimes caution you not to...
04-11-24, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 622
Posted By Kontact

No, it would absolutely be a bad idea to respace...

No, it would absolutely be a bad idea to respace your chainrings. The chain will get caught between them or not drop all the way.

Bikes work fine and don't need your re-engineering.
04-08-24, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By Russ Roth

I just make sure to give the flat screw driver a...

I just make sure to give the flat screw driver a quick wipe off before wedging it in between the pads and giving a slow twist till the pads are fully seated and them remove them. These tools are just...
04-08-24, 03:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,312
Posted By Barry2

Are you sure it's a crack and not a scratch in...

Are you sure it's a crack and not a scratch in the paint?

Barry
04-08-24, 03:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,312
Posted By FBinNY

It seems to be a welded aluminum frame. If so...

It seems to be a welded aluminum frame. If so I'd consider it a defect and file a warranty claim.

As to the cause, possibly there was a defect in the tube itself. Or, unrelieved stress from a...
04-08-24, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is that the correct lock ring? It looks too big...

Is that the correct lock ring? It looks too big for an 11T cog and won't allow the chain to fully engage?
04-08-24, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By KCT1986

Looks like that may be a lockring for a cassette...

Looks like that may be a lockring for a cassette with a larger outer sprocket. Is it marked 11T?
04-08-24, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,029
Posted By Steel Charlie

How the bar is tilted and where the lever bodies...

How the bar is tilted and where the lever bodies are positioned obviously makes the difference. And that's a massively adjustable system. If you are going for a "look" then functionality may suffer.
04-08-24, 08:16 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,510
Posted By cyccommute

Aren't you the same guy that said this? ...

Aren't you the same guy that said this?



It certainly seems that you are saying that we really do need to change everything every 5 years or else we are going to die. You certainly seem to be...
04-08-24, 06:38 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,510
Posted By seypat

After reading through the entire thread, I get...

After reading through the entire thread, I get the sense that the OP is one of these. Now to figure out which one of the usual suspects gave birth to it. I don't think it was Keyser Soze.
...
04-07-24, 11:35 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,510
Posted By Wileyrat

Wow, how novel, a discussion on rim vs disc...

Wow, how novel, a discussion on rim vs disc brakes. Just curious, any of you guys hear about soaking your chains in wax as a form of chain lube? :lol::lol::lol:
04-07-24, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 690
Posted By Kontact

It sounds like you ride fairly toes out. I...

It sounds like you ride fairly toes out.

I would go right to ebay. Custom spindles are a bit much for fitters - some of whom can't overhaul a pedal or guarantee the spindle won't break.
04-07-24, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 741
Posted By Kontact

It sounds like you are asking about a front...

It sounds like you are asking about a front derailleur. If the derailleur won't move far enough to the left to allow the chain to go to the smallest chainring, either the L screw is too tight, or the...
04-07-24, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

IME all Shimano indexed intended 8 cog cassettes...

IME all Shimano indexed intended 8 cog cassettes have had the same cog to cog center dimensions, they all are interchangeable WRT the cog spacing. The same for SRAM 8 speed cassettes and the two...
04-07-24, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 744
Posted By ScottCommutes

Do they call this "parts cannon" in bike repair? ...

Do they call this "parts cannon" in bike repair? I'm only familiar with the term in the context of auto repair.

It's never the best way to fix anything, but in certain situations even missing...
04-06-24, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 744
Posted By FBinNY

Fixing a bike isn't like throwing spaghetti...

Fixing a bike isn't like throwing spaghetti against the wall to see if it sticks.

You have to form a theory, then test to confirm. I earlier suggested a test for worn sprockets. Do that before...
04-06-24, 09:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,076
Posted By squirtdad

IME the parts don't work well at all because...

IME the parts don't work well at all because they are the cheapest of the cheapest (cost and quality)
Wrenching on any BSO (friends, relatives and neighbors bring them to me) will show you that....
04-06-24, 08:56 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,510
Posted By Wildwood

As an occasional retrogrouch, I will move beyond...

As an occasional retrogrouch, I will move beyond the disc brake discussion, and say Technically that I cannot foresee:
1a. Using 13 cogs on a cassette,
1b. Neither a 10 cog nor one with 52 teeth....
04-06-24, 04:38 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,510
Posted By shelbyfv

I was actually "in the business" way back when...

I was actually "in the business" way back when this happened. I can tell you that nobody with any expertise or experience thought it would work. Obviously it didn't and now we have the abandoned...
04-06-24, 03:17 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,510
Posted By Dave Mayer

Disc brakes were ported over to road bikes...

Disc brakes were ported over to road bikes because our latest gen of road riders grew up on mountain bikes and are too young to know that there are a lot of so-called recent innovations that don't...
04-06-24, 02:44 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,510
Posted By Frkl

I'm going to go adjust my friction shifters. Oh...

I'm going to go adjust my friction shifters. Oh wait, they don't ever need to be adjusted. So i guess i'll just move on.
04-06-24, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,076
Posted By Arrowana

I'd say the frame is generally the best part of...

I'd say the frame is generally the best part of one of these bikes. The rest of the parts are what hold them back.
04-06-24, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,076
Posted By Chuck M

Maybe you should buy two or three of them then.

Maybe you should buy two or three of them then.
04-06-24, 08:57 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 6,510
Posted By cyccommute

You are making the mistake of assuming that rim...

You are making the mistake of assuming that rim brakes are not disc brakes. Converting drum brakes on cars to disc brakes was a great improvement. Hub mounted disc brakes are just making the “disc”...
04-05-24, 10:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 816
Posted By ScottCommutes

You are guilty of making a common product...

You are guilty of making a common product valuation error. You scored a Cannondale bike for $250 because it was used. One reason the price for a used bike is less than the cost of a new bike is...
04-05-24, 10:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 744
Posted By Kontact

Take a look at the pulleys.

Take a look at the pulleys.
04-05-24, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

When teaching people about truing wheels I often...

When teaching people about truing wheels I often suggest they "pick up" a wheel that they can practice on and not worry about their own bike.

I have to admit that I am a bit hesitant to strongly...
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