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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-26-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Bill Kapaun
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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-25-16, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Dremel?

Dremel?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-25-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 309
Posted By Bill Kapaun
If you tend to ride on just a couple cogs, they...

If you tend to ride on just a couple cogs, they are probably worn.
That will accelerate chain wear.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-24-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 482
Posted By Bill Kapaun
I was visualizing rubber burning.

I was visualizing rubber burning.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-24-16, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 482
Posted By Bill Kapaun
You sure this frying pan method wasn't for disc...

You sure this frying pan method wasn't for disc brake pads?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-24-16, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By Bill Kapaun
IF it's your 1st, get new spokes & nipples. ...

IF it's your 1st, get new spokes & nipples.
Old, corroded threads can be a real pain for experienced builders. You just have no consistent "feel" for tightness.
Likely, you'll be rounding off the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-24-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Crank bolts are torqued to 30 or more Ft-Lb. ...

Crank bolts are torqued to 30 or more Ft-Lb.
Consider it may also be rusted on to some extent.

It can take quite a bit of force to break free.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-23-16, 10:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 683
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Rotate 180 and you have the same thing.

Rotate 180 and you have the same thing.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-23-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 683
Posted By Bill Kapaun
I think most people wouldn't notice the...

I think most people wouldn't notice the difference until it was pointed out to them.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-23-16, 12:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Also, the skinny tires don't help cushion the...

Also, the skinny tires don't help cushion the wheel from pot holes etc. like a bit bigger tire would.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-22-16, 11:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 802
Posted By Bill Kapaun
It's pretty coincidental, but it could have been...

It's pretty coincidental, but it could have been damaged before and this is where the "time bomb" exploded.
There simply isn't evidence to prove anything one way or another.

That's probably the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-22-16, 10:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 802
Posted By Bill Kapaun
You haven't even specified WHERE the spoke broke.

You haven't even specified WHERE the spoke broke.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-21-16, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By Bill Kapaun
I built a 132mm wheel to jam in my Rockhopper....

I built a 132mm wheel to jam in my Rockhopper. 6MM spread. 133mm was getting a bit too tight.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-21-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By Bill Kapaun
A very inexpensive option is to use 8 of 9 OR 9...

A very inexpensive option is to use 8 of 9 OR 9 of 10 cogs on the 7 speed body.
All you'd need is an X speed cassette, remove one cog and use an X speed chain.

Since you can use friction...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-21-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Bill Kapaun
8 speed and up uses a longer FH body than 7. ...

8 speed and up uses a longer FH body than 7.

IF you can find a longer body that fits, you can use it, but have to remove about 3-4mm of spacers from the NDS and dish the wheel even more to retain...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-21-16, 06:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 468
Posted By Bill Kapaun
You would need a new hub. Not that big of a...

You would need a new hub.
Not that big of a deal if you can build wheels.

BTW- Saying 105 is kind of like saying Chevy Impala. Very different cars over the decades.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-21-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By Bill Kapaun
In addition to the SRAM vs Shimano...

In addition to the SRAM vs Shimano incompatibility-
Shimano FRONT "road" shifters & "mountain" shifters have incompatibility problems.
You'll need something like a FD-R443 or 453 (numbers off the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-21-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Sometimes you see the "custom models" at box...

Sometimes you see the "custom models" at box stores too.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-18-16, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 176
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Depends on what I'm fishing for. Different size...

Depends on what I'm fishing for.
Different size bait for different size fish.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-18-16, 12:12 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,307
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Effect and cause.

Effect and cause.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-18-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 262
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Suntour FW's come in a 2 notch & 4 notch version....

Suntour FW's come in a 2 notch & 4 notch version.
Make sure you get the correct tool. Park FR-2 or FR-3.

They are pretty easy to break the notches off the tool, especially if it's been on a lot...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-17-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 451
Posted By Bill Kapaun
You actually think I would bother to tell you at...

You actually think I would bother to tell you at this point?
You are simply an amusing toy that I've grown weary of.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-17-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 451
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Divide number of spokes by 9 to get max crosses...

Divide number of spokes by 9 to get max crosses for "conventional" wheels.
Large hubs (like dyno hubs etc.) are in their own territory.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-17-16, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By Bill Kapaun
The way I try to describe it is that you KNOW you...

The way I try to describe it is that you KNOW you have play, but you can't really feel it.
I use QR tension for my "final" adjustment.
IF you had "absolute" Zero Play, where would the grease fit?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-17-16, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 451
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Keep digging. We LOVE to see little kiddies...

Keep digging.
We LOVE to see little kiddies bury themselves.
It's really amusing to see one back up their ignorance with more ignorance.
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