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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-16-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,195
Posted By DMF
Yeah, see, that's the thing. There is one school...

Yeah, see, that's the thing. There is one school of thought that unless you are very thorough - like ultrasound and recirculating filtered solvent thorough - solvent merely moves a goodly portion of...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-16-16, 05:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,195
Posted By DMF
Critical thinking also involves understanding the...

Critical thinking also involves understanding the opposing positions. Shimano is not telling you "not to clean your chain properly". Instead, you are trying to introduce the axiom that one can only...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-16-16, 01:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,195
Posted By DMF
[You really had to search to find a NINE YEAR OLD...

[You really had to search to find a NINE YEAR OLD thread to spew in.]


I'll bet you ignore the recommendation for oil changes in your car, too. After all, the manufacturers SELL CARS!



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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-16-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,955
Posted By DMF
My guess is that you'd be wrong. Chains -...

My guess is that you'd be wrong. Chains - especially un-lubed chains - rust very quickly. Someone puts a bike up for the winter by leaning it against the house and it could easily be rusted solid...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-14-15, 12:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By DMF
Arrggh! I plead brain damage ! For some reason...

Arrggh! I plead brain damage ! For some reason I was picturing the bar backward, which would put the shifter out in front.

Ummm... Is old age an excuse??
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 916
Posted By DMF
I agree. If you don't screw up the spline fit,...

I agree. If you don't screw up the spline fit, Octalink rocks. A little heavier, but very durable.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By DMF
Heh. Haven't been around for a while. Not...

Heh. Haven't been around for a while. Not lurking enough.


Here's a Campy thread that could use your attention.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-15, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By DMF
Actually, that's a pretty good justification. ...

Actually, that's a pretty good justification. (One of not very many.)

If you're going to change the shifters too, then the index will also change. The FD is just a dumb lever. The smarts are...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By DMF
Which would put them out of reach to anyone but a...

Which would put them out of reach to anyone but a contortionist...

Never mind! Brain fade.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-15, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By DMF
I'm really not familiar with Campy, but IME all...

I'm really not familiar with Campy, but IME all good components have a model number cast or stamped on them. Look closely to see and we can narrow the year range at least to the period when that...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,813
Posted By DMF
Bunch of tool snobs here! Granted, I LOVE really...

Bunch of tool snobs here! Granted, I LOVE really nice tools and would buy more Snap-On had I any more children to trade.

But some are constrained by $$ shortages.

The linked $40 ebay stand...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-15, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 836
Posted By DMF
How the heck are you going to reasonably deploy...

How the heck are you going to reasonably deploy drop bars with bar end shifters? Figure that out first. Yah, maybe it can be done, but could you even reach them?

Wrong.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-15, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By DMF
Is the axle the same? Find out. Is there...

Is the axle the same? Find out.

Is there some reason you don't like your 5800 crank?



What or who is "Stages"? And why is it significant?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-15, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By DMF
Probably, but why tempt the gods? What, pray...

Probably, but why tempt the gods? What, pray tell, do you hope to gain?

(And to answer the question directly, we would need to know what you are using to shift it.)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-15, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By DMF
No, the hub wasn't designed for the bike. But...

No, the hub wasn't designed for the bike. But the bike might have been designed for the hub.

There are several considerations, notable among them, how are you going to mount the shifters and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-15, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By DMF
BTW, is 52cm the right size for you?

BTW, is 52cm the right size for you?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-15, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By DMF
Depends on your REAR components. You want the...

Depends on your REAR components. You want the front chain ring in the same plane as the rear cog. In general you can mount any square taper crank on any square taper axle (there are nuances), but...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By DMF
You could wait on someone that is familiar with...

You could wait on someone that is familiar with old Campy (though with no hint in the subject line that could be a long wait).

OR you could do some research.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By DMF
Electrical tape.

Electrical tape.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By DMF
Stainless steel is generally more brittle than...

Stainless steel is generally more brittle than non-stainless steel, but if you don't know what's under the tin, you can't make a comparison.

Advice: Whatever you're using (and breaking), try the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-15, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By DMF
If the pics aren't too big you can upload them...

If the pics aren't too big you can upload them directly.

Any indication what the insert material is? Did you consider the suggestion that the insert is pinned in by something like the cable...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-08-15, 03:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,814
Posted By DMF
Cool! Thanks.

Cool! Thanks.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-08-15, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 622
Posted By DMF
I'm confused on what bike it is on. It sounds...

I'm confused on what bike it is on. It sounds like a new-style BB/crank, but on an OLD bike? What year is the bike? Are there markings on the other components that would let us make an educated...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-07-15, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By DMF
Yes, they are different. I have a thread here...

Yes, they are different. I have a thread here showing the actual thickness - that needs updating for the newer stuff. I'm trying to find it now.

Yah, here it is. Please feel free to update...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-07-15, 02:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,330
Posted By DMF
I've had to replace a middle chain ring too -...

I've had to replace a middle chain ring too - mine on 9-speed Ultegra - and had many adventures finding the right one. Shimano uses many different thicknesses, and thickess determines where the...
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