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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-27-16, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 82
Posted By Crankycrank
Try this site. GT Derailleur Hangers...

Try this site. GT Derailleur Hangers (http://derailleurhanger.com/gt.htm) Does it look like the '16 version? If not, go to their search by number of holes in the hanger.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-27-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 222
Posted By Crankycrank
There is not really anything that can be done to...

There is not really anything that can be done to fix a flat spot on a tire. Ride it until it dies.
Forum: Framebuilders 07-26-16, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By Crankycrank
"Helicopter Tape" is just clear polyurethane tape...

"Helicopter Tape" is just clear polyurethane tape sold under various names and yes it works very well for frame tube protection. It's easy to apply, easy to remove and not really all that expensive...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-16, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 540
Posted By Crankycrank
My thoughts are that this has been well hashed...

My thoughts are that this has been well hashed out with no definitive answer. Chain care is a bit of voodoo. Try some of the many suggestions and decide what works for you. Read some of the many...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-23-16, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Crankycrank
Mineral Spirits. Save the dirty solvent and let...

Mineral Spirits. Save the dirty solvent and let the gunk settle for several days, pour off the clean solvent and re-use over and over again.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,615
Posted By Crankycrank
Have you tried contacting PitLock? I have no idea...

Have you tried contacting PitLock? I have no idea if they would offer any help but worth a try.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-18-16, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Crankycrank
Replace it before going for another ride. That's...

Replace it before going for another ride. That's not a pit, it's a crater. The problem is that kind of damage could fark up your bearings which can ruin the race in the hub which is not available as...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-18-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Crankycrank
Yes, generally it will give a more supple ride...

Yes, generally it will give a more supple ride and the tire can conform to the road better giving more traction. Also it can make the tire roll faster since it can roll over deviations in the road...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-14-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 623
Posted By Crankycrank
There is also this. Shifters | Product Categories...

There is also this. Shifters | Product Categories | Gevenalle (http://gevenalle.com/product-category/shifters/) My guess is that you could mount the rear shift lever on the left side but contact...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-13-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 847
Posted By Crankycrank
Sheldon Brown-Bicycle Technical Information...

Sheldon Brown-Bicycle Technical Information (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/). Excellent resource for referencing all things bicycle. Sheldon passed away a few years ago and some info is a little dated...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-13-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,186
Posted By Crankycrank
I suspect the OP has moved on in the last 7...

I suspect the OP has moved on in the last 7 years. :rolleyes:
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-12-16, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By Crankycrank
Most frames made in the last 25 years will work...

Most frames made in the last 25 years will work with your groupset. The main difference between this and some older frames is that the rear dropouts were set at 126mm for narrower freewheel hubs but...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-12-16, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By Crankycrank
Not too many BB30 ready steel frames are around...

Not too many BB30 ready steel frames are around so if you want to keep everything SRAM then you can switch the BB to a threaded GXP version which requires a new matching crank or take your pick from...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-07-16, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Crankycrank
Check all the other spokes for proper tension as...

Check all the other spokes for proper tension as well. Spokes often break because they are too loose and even if the spokes were the proper tension some of the spokes can loosen up after one breaks.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-07-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Crankycrank
Excellent work Mr. tk1971!

Excellent work Mr. tk1971!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-07-16, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By Crankycrank
No shame in having a "spoke protector". They...

No shame in having a "spoke protector". They serve a useful purpose for many situations such as rough surfaces and beginners (until they get some experience with proper setup and recognizing when a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-05-16, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 618
Posted By Crankycrank
Not exactly what the OP has in the photo but just...

Not exactly what the OP has in the photo but just as stable, many types to choose from and should fit most bikes.
https://www.google.com/search?q=dual+leg+kickstand+for+bicycle&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-01-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,321
Posted By Crankycrank
This^^^^. Cheap, works and if you lose/wear out...

This^^^^. Cheap, works and if you lose/wear out the plastic wrap you can probably find more in any random trash can.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-01-16, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By Crankycrank
Have you determined where the leak is coming from...

Have you determined where the leak is coming from on your caliper? Piston seals, hose connection, bleed screw?
If it's just the piston seals you could try measuring the old seals and do a search for...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-30-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Crankycrank
Yes, they will fit. Use Shimano compatible brake...

Yes, they will fit. Use Shimano compatible brake pads. If your brake tracks are aluminum I prefer Koolststop brand Salmon colored pads over the Swisstop Green pads. Swisstop tend to lose some of...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-29-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By Crankycrank
I used latex tubes in the past. Tried a few...

I used latex tubes in the past. Tried a few different brands, Michelin, Continental, Vittoria, Air-B and one other which I can't remember the mfr. In my experience latex was actually easier to patch...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-24-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Crankycrank
Looks like someone got a little sloppy with the...

Looks like someone got a little sloppy with the headset installation or maybe removed and replaced the HS for some reason causing the chips. Probably not something to worry about but not up to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-22-16, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Crankycrank
And get the dropouts aligned to prevent the next...

And get the dropouts aligned to prevent the next axle from breaking prematurely. Dropouts that aren't squared tend to put a bowing pressure on the axle.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-16-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By Crankycrank
Miche 9 speed are different than their 10 speed...

Miche 9 speed are different than their 10 speed cogs. Their 10 speed are wider than Shimano's 10 speed cogs and also have an offset to the left which complicates spacing a bit. Having said that, the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-16-16, 05:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 494
Posted By Crankycrank
Your LBS should be able to order one or check...

Your LBS should be able to order one or check Amazon, Ebay, etc. Any 10 Speed Dura Ace, Ultegra, 105 or Tiagra cog will work and you may need a new lockring for the 12t cog.
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