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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-17-15, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,007
Posted By Flyingblind9
I simply used a 5/8-11 threaded rod with large...

I simply used a 5/8-11 threaded rod with large nuts and washers. I then did one side at a time using the frame as a reference for squaring and the rod had sufficient diameter to be centered on the...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-10-15, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 714
Posted By Flyingblind9
This thread should probably be in the Bicycle...

This thread should probably be in the Bicycle Mechanics forum. As for what fits, koolstop road pads shouldn't have any problem fitting as it's the standard thread on pad. As long as the pad you are...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-10-15, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Flyingblind9
Yeah it sounds like a BB, but it could be a rear...

Yeah it sounds like a BB, but it could be a rear axle too as sounds transmit through the frame quite regularly. Were you spinning the crankset with the driveside pedal? If so, see if the noise is the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-10-15, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Flyingblind9
+1. Unless the chain had several thousand miles...

+1. Unless the chain had several thousand miles on it with minimal cleaning and maintenance before the skipping happened, I'd say they are probably fine. You'd have shark tooth syndrome at any rate!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-10-15, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Flyingblind9
As long as it's cleaned regularly I can't see why...

As long as it's cleaned regularly I can't see why you wouldn't get 3k out of it. I normally retire my Ultegra 6700 chains around 3k just to try and keep my components from wearing too much, but I've...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-10-15, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By Flyingblind9
If it is stretched that much I am amazed the...

If it is stretched that much I am amazed the chain isn't skipping or wrapping up. That kind of stretch has GOT to have some sort of wear on the rings and cogs.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-10-15, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 544
Posted By Flyingblind9
I've experienced this same thing with my Topeak...

I've experienced this same thing with my Topeak Joe Blow Sport. I think it has to do with the valve sticking a little bit and that stickiness will make it quite difficult for the pump to overcome as...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-09-15, 01:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,213
Posted By Flyingblind9
I'd frame that bad boy!

I'd frame that bad boy!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-03-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By Flyingblind9
^+1. I have noticed that FSA cranks tend to be...

^+1. I have noticed that FSA cranks tend to be quite tight in shimano bb's. Just go with the direct replacement FSA MegaExo and it'll be fine. Curious, how many miles did you get out of your current...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-03-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By Flyingblind9
I would personally just do them at the hoods,...

I would personally just do them at the hoods, since it is already there and the cables aren't to be routed under the bar tape. Also allows some small tweaking when riding if necessary rather than...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-03-15, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By Flyingblind9
With the cable disconnected, can you manually...

With the cable disconnected, can you manually shift the bike through all 11 gears? That'll tell you if your high or low limit screws are off. I'd highly recommend cables too since it has been a...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-31-15, 01:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Flyingblind9
Are you referring to 105 5800 or 5700? Both for...

Are you referring to 105 5800 or 5700? Both for example are Hollowtech II and they are significantly different in appearance. The 5800 looks more like a spaceship between the two IMO. As for what...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-31-15, 01:46 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 4,911
Posted By Flyingblind9
Yeah this guy is a world class dick. I have had...

Yeah this guy is a world class dick. I have had that happen to me before and I lived. I figured that was good enough for me and didn't care to pursue any legal action since it isn't exactly a regular...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-31-15, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By Flyingblind9
It sounds like there may be excessive friction...

It sounds like there may be excessive friction somewhere in the mechanism that isn't allowing the shifter to work properly.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-31-15, 01:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 515
Posted By Flyingblind9
Along with light oil in the freehub body, check...

Along with light oil in the freehub body, check your headset tightness. A pop could easily come from there if it is even SLIGHTLY loose. A very small shift up or down can cause quite a bit of noise...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-31-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By Flyingblind9
+1. Schwinn rarely used hard coatings on bikes of...

+1. Schwinn rarely used hard coatings on bikes of this vintage and your cups do not seem to be shot, although pictures may be deceiving! As long as the spindle looks good, and a light steel wool...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-31-15, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Flyingblind9
Most cranks flex to a degree, but often the frame...

Most cranks flex to a degree, but often the frame flexes more. When you say you got a new bike, which apparently had bent cranks, was it from a LBS new, or new to you? If LBS it certainly should be...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Flyingblind9
If it is spinning freely and smoothly, then I say...

If it is spinning freely and smoothly, then I say it is good to go. Going around 4-5 times is still pretty darn good. It's not, say, brand new, but I don't think you have anything to worry about....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-15, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Flyingblind9
I say go ahead and do it. If it makes you feel...

I say go ahead and do it. If it makes you feel faster or makes you enjoy riding the bike more, then there's no reason not to!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-15, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By Flyingblind9
Pardon my nitpicking of terminology, but be...

Pardon my nitpicking of terminology, but be careful with this. The number of gears in the back still cannot determine if it is a freewheel or a cassette. A freewheel threads onto the wheel hub. A...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By Flyingblind9
Sounds like you've been busy! I rarely put that...

Sounds like you've been busy! I rarely put that much effort into repairing tubes. I might patch one up during a ride if I feel like it, however I normally just throw in a new tube and scrap the other...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-22-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Flyingblind9
I've also found that park tool cone wrenches seem...

I've also found that park tool cone wrenches seem surprisingly soft. I marred one up pretty bad when a cone was seized to the axle on a very poorly maintained bike.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Flyingblind9
The only difference between 10 and 11 speed...

The only difference between 10 and 11 speed chains is the outer plating diameter. The inside dimensions are the same. The distance is so small that in many anecdotally evidenced situations, there's...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-19-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By Flyingblind9
First and foremost, it's helpful to know what...

First and foremost, it's helpful to know what bike you have and what standard of bottom bracket your bike uses to be able to determine how to fix it as not all are created equal. The noise could even...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-18-15, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Flyingblind9
You would notice a massive difference for example...

You would notice a massive difference for example of you ran a longer spindle i.e. BB30 vs. BB386EVO when trying to get the chain line correct. For reference, those bottom bracket standards, albeit...
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