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09-23-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 227
Posted By HillRider

Is there really any need for axles larger than...

Is there really any need for axles larger than the standard 10mm used for most rear hubs? They support a lot of very heavy riders with no strength problems. You could machine out the threads of...
09-23-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By HillRider

That's pretty much it. As long as the diameter...

That's pretty much it. As long as the diameter and attachment method (6-bolt or Centerlock) match it will fit. Another consideration is pad compatibility. Some rotors are specified for resin pads...
09-23-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 239
Posted By HillRider

It sounds like you need to adjust the "limit"...

It sounds like you need to adjust the "limit" screws which set the inner and outer derailleur travel limits. When you said the easiest (largest) cog isn't shifting well what is the symptom? Is the...
09-20-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By HillRider

My first clipless pedals in 1992 were Look road...

My first clipless pedals in 1992 were Look road pedals that took the delta 3-bolt cleat and I used the red version that allowed a bit of "float". They worked well when riding but were a horror to...
09-20-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By HillRider

The only time I've seen this done with any...

The only time I've seen this done with any "success" was on a bike set up for a rider with one severely deformed hand. That hand was unable to operate a brake lever so his other hand had to do both....
09-19-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 477
Posted By HillRider

There is more to it than just tools and parts if...

There is more to it than just tools and parts if you are going into business. Set up an LLC to protect your personal resources and you will need a retail license, sales tax exemption, etc. and, most...
09-19-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By HillRider

Rivendell sells their "Silver" downtube shifters...

Rivendell sells their "Silver" downtube shifters for $37 each and both front and rear are friction only. They are a modern take on the old Suntour "Power Ratchet" design and should work quite well.
09-17-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 283
Posted By HillRider

+1 SRAM never offered a triple crank and Shimano...

+1 SRAM never offered a triple crank and Shimano and Campy have discontinued all of their road triples. They seems to be doing the same with MTB/Trekking cranks and have never offered a Gravel...
09-16-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 274
Posted By HillRider

To get a reasonable gear range, particularly a...

To get a reasonable gear range, particularly a suitable low gear, you will have to go to a much wider range cassette and your current rear derailleur may not handle the larger big cog. Also, what...
09-15-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By HillRider

I believe it does take a Phil Wood tool. The...

I believe it does take a Phil Wood tool. The cups you show, and the PW tool, have 18 splines. The Shimano tool has 20 so that is certainly the wrong one. Several on-line shops list the PW tool at...
09-13-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 301
Posted By HillRider

+1 Teflon tape over the threads is pretty much a...

+1 Teflon tape over the threads is pretty much a guarantee that the cups/cartridge will remove without any drama.
09-13-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 173
Posted By HillRider

That trainer will accept any Shimano or Sram 8 to...

That trainer will accept any Shimano or Sram 8 to 11-speed cassette except Sram XD/XDR models. To minimize cost just transfer your current cassette to the trainer for the winter and transfer it back...
09-12-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By HillRider

The bike has a threaded steerer and headset and...

The bike has a threaded steerer and headset and uses a quill stem. You will have to raise or remove the top conical cover to get to the lock nut and threaded top race.

BTW, that bike has disc...
09-11-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By HillRider

Try to find the previous generation Tiagra crank...

Try to find the previous generation Tiagra crank (FC-4600). It has a more standard exposed 5-bolt chainring configuration but uses the same HTII bottom bracket.
09-11-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 293
Posted By HillRider

A different rear wheel with a freehub that will...

A different rear wheel with a freehub that will accept a "conventional" cassette is probably the least difficult and expensive approach.
09-09-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By HillRider

Can you change the rear cog for a smaller one?

Can you change the rear cog for a smaller one?
09-08-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 596
Posted By HillRider

Small cogs wear faster and are less tolerant of...

Small cogs wear faster and are less tolerant of being matched with a new chain than larger ones, particularly if you use them a lot. Your experience is common.
09-07-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By HillRider

Loosen the hex bolt several turns and then tap it...

Loosen the hex bolt several turns and then tap it flush with the cap. That should "uncompress" the foam and allow the plug's removal. Velox bar end plugs expand with a tightening bolt but loosen...
09-05-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By HillRider

I think you would be better off to buy a fork...

I think you would be better off to buy a fork with either a 1-1/8" straight or 1-1/8"x1-1/2" tapered threadless steerer and a matching headset rather than cobbling together a bunch of reducers to fit...
09-05-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By HillRider

I had that same bike years ago, a 1992 Trek 7000....

I had that same bike years ago, a 1992 Trek 7000. Once you get it road worthy, you will like riding it. As long as the new wheel is the correct size (26", ISO 559) matching the other one's...
09-03-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 585
Posted By HillRider

Some freehubs, unlike Shimano's, are bolted from...

Some freehubs, unlike Shimano's, are bolted from the non-drive side of the hub so the threading would appear left-handed from the drive side and would remove clockwise. You said the shop reversed the...
09-03-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By HillRider

That's unfortunate as Bike24 has a good...

That's unfortunate as Bike24 has a good reputation and I've dealt with them successfully in the past. I'm sure they will accept a return and give you a full refund.
09-03-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By HillRider

I'm guessing but from your description that "nut"...

I'm guessing but from your description that "nut" only tensions the shifter lever. All the way loose and it slips, all the way tight and you can't move it. Adjust it so the lever can be moved by...
09-03-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By HillRider

I don't know where you ordered that fork from but...

I don't know where you ordered that fork from but I'd return it if I could. It's either a counterfeit or a "real" Columbus fork that failed QC and was shipped anyway. I realize 1" steerer forks...
09-01-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By HillRider

Your freehub will accept Shimano 8,9 or 10-speed...

Your freehub will accept Shimano 8,9 or 10-speed cassettes in any of Shimano's component levels including Ultegra. You could install a 10-speed cassette but you will need 10-speed shifters to use it...
08-30-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 108
Posted By HillRider

Gevenalle uses Tektro brake levers for their...

Gevenalle uses Tektro brake levers for their integrated brake/shifters and offers replacement Tektro hood/bodies assemblies as maintenance parts. Look here:...
08-29-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By HillRider

If you feel it necessary to ask, the answer is...

If you feel it necessary to ask, the answer is clear. Replace them. Tire failure is a nuisance at best and a hazard at worst.
08-29-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By HillRider

+1 Either grind or file off the excess length or...

+1 Either grind or file off the excess length or install spacer washers between the pedal threads and the outside faces of the crank arms.
08-28-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By HillRider

There are two forums here: Electric Bikes ...

There are two forums here:
Electric Bikes
Electronics, gadgets, etc

Either is more likely to get you proper help.
08-28-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By HillRider

Those bars have been out of production so long...

Those bars have been out of production so long that I doubt anyone makes special tape for them, if they ever did. You probably need to buy two packages (4 rolls) of bar tape and use a complete...
08-27-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By HillRider

Is your seatpost clamp a removable collar type? ...

Is your seatpost clamp a removable collar type? Is it circular, not oval or aero? If yes to both questions, replacement seatpost collars are readily available from almost any bike shop or on-line...
08-26-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 467
Posted By HillRider

No, that's a recipe for problems in cold weather....

No, that's a recipe for problems in cold weather.

20W to 40W should be fine with a slight preference for the higher viscosity. I have used Tri-Flow in my Shimano freehub bodies for decades and...
08-25-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 279
Posted By HillRider

It is better in appearance and maybe you can use...

It is better in appearance and maybe you can use its dual function if you fit a rack but it's both heavier and more expensive that a plain radiator clamp.
08-25-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By HillRider

I did indeed answer the original question and it...

I did indeed answer the original question and it should have been clear what the "formula" is from the numerical example in my first post. Just substitute the rear cog size of interest for the 13T...
08-25-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By HillRider

Now I have no clue what you are asking. In your...

Now I have no clue what you are asking. In your OP you ask about switching from a 23T rear cog to a 13T rear cog and I gave you the equivalent cogs with your IGH. Now you are back to a 23T cog. ...
08-24-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By HillRider

Assuming you are asking about a 13T rear cog, the...

Assuming you are asking about a 13T rear cog, the values you want are:

A 13T rear cog at 0.733 ratio would be 13/0.733 = 17.7, say equivalent to an 18T rear cog
A 13T cog at 1.0 ratio is...
08-24-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 181
Posted By HillRider

You noted you have disc brakes so the hubs you...

You noted you have disc brakes so the hubs you choose have to accept the rotors, either 6-bolt or Centerlock, so that narrows your choices. I also recommend Shimano hubs and given the 135mm rear hub...
08-23-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 521
Posted By HillRider

I bought one of those VAR tire tools a few years...

I bought one of those VAR tire tools a few years ago and was disappointed with how it worked. As you noted it is more flexible and has less leverage than the Kool Stop. I gave mine away and rely on...
08-23-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By HillRider

Yes, you can have a bike that looks exactly like...

Yes, you can have a bike that looks exactly like that one. All you have to do is die in a bike accident caused by a careless motorist.
08-21-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By HillRider

He's not ProTour material but he is a pretty good...

He's not ProTour material but he is a pretty good strong rider and we have to do a lot of climbing which is hard on drivetrains. I'm amazed the chain didn't break too.
08-21-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,065
Posted By HillRider

+1 However, after the chain has been discarded, I...

+1 However, after the chain has been discarded, I keep used links with my on-bike tool kits as an emergency repair part if a chain is damaged during a ride. It only has to be good enough to get me...
08-21-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By HillRider

The most recent (and probably last) Shimano...

The most recent (and probably last) Shimano 10-speed road triple cranks used a "triplizer" middle chainring. The gearing was 50/39 (Tiagra) or 52/39 (Ultegra) with 130 mm BCDs and the 39T chainring...
08-21-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By HillRider

It can be done but normally it takes a long time....

It can be done but normally it takes a long time. As mentioned above, badly worn chainring teeth take on a uniformly pointed "shark tooth" appearance, not to be confused with the intentionally...
08-21-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By HillRider

As I noted above, chainrings should, and do, last...

As I noted above, chainrings should, and do, last well in excess of 10,000 miles even with extended chain use. On the two 30,000+ mile cranks and chainrings I referred to chains were routinely used...
08-21-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By HillRider

Not usually unless your riding is in very wet and...

Not usually unless your riding is in very wet and abrasive conditions such as heavy duty mountain biking. Typically chainrings outlast several chains and cassettes. I have well over 30,000 miles on...
08-21-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 521
Posted By HillRider

As noted, it certainly doesn't make the job...

As noted, it certainly doesn't make the job effortless but it makes nearly any tire/rim combination possible. I've used mine to install very tight fitting tires that were much too hard to fit by...
08-19-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By HillRider

Cane Creek still offers a 1" threadless headset...

Cane Creek still offers a 1" threadless headset in their 40-series. I have one on a mid-90s Litespeed frame I converted to threadless.
08-19-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 424
Posted By HillRider

Go right ahead. If you have access to the...

Go right ahead. If you have access to the required machinery, anything is possible.
08-19-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 424
Posted By HillRider

You are describing reducer bushings (M12x1.0 or...

You are describing reducer bushings (M12x1.0 or 1.5 OD by 9mm ID) and these would have to be custom made by a machine shop as I don't think anyone makes them commercially. The cost could be quite...
08-18-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 424
Posted By HillRider

Even if you could find a longer skewer, a qr hub...

Even if you could find a longer skewer, a qr hub has an axle too small (typically 10mm diameter) to locate properly in a thru-axle hole (usually 12mm). You need the correct hub and thru-axle.
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