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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-03-15, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,001
Posted By Batavus
On carbon road bikes with internal cable routing,...

On carbon road bikes with internal cable routing, an inline adjuster for the FD at least, is very convenient. Dialling in the FD on modern groupsets has become more finicky, so when you are...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-16-15, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Batavus
Maybe you need to reconsider your riding style....

Maybe you need to reconsider your riding style. If you never lift your butt off the seat when going through potholes etc and you are heavier than average, then you are just asking for it. Three...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-31-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Batavus
Which part did you replace? Whenever I encounter...

Which part did you replace? Whenever I encounter a nexus hub with these symptoms, I consider it dead. It's the first thing I check with used hubs.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-30-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Batavus
Chances are it's the shield or cassette...

Chances are it's the shield or cassette mechanism, but I would check if the bearings are properly adjusted. Since removing the inner assembly is only two steps more than adjusting the bearing cone on...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-30-15, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Batavus
Take the shield off and examine it. You cannot...

Take the shield off and examine it. You cannot leave it out as it also acts as a sprocket spacer. If you leave it out the sprocket cannot be fasten securely with the clip. It will have some play,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-29-15, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By Batavus
Sometimes the steel shield or cover behind the...

Sometimes the steel shield or cover behind the sprocket is dented or slightly buckled and engages with the rubber seal behind it, causing the hub to put power back into the sprocket and chain when in...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-12-15, 12:38 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,170
Posted By Batavus
Te exception being a carbon road frame without...

Te exception being a carbon road frame without internal liners and impossible routing needing a recable....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-07-15, 01:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,170
Posted By Batavus
When I started looking for an apprenticeship as a...

When I started looking for an apprenticeship as a mechanic, being an enthusiast was actually what held several shops from hiring me.

One shop told me they didn't want to hire me because I'd have...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-30-15, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By Batavus
Didn't know that. Thanks!

Didn't know that. Thanks!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-30-15, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By Batavus
It comes in here:

It comes in here:
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-30-15, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By Batavus
FSA are supposed to be compatible with Hollow...

FSA are supposed to be compatible with Hollow Tech 2 BB's, but I've had some funky business go on with fitting FSA cranks to Shimano BB's. GXP is definitely not compatible with Shimano even if GXP...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-26-15, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 995
Posted By Batavus
Just picked this off some online retailer's site:...

Just picked this off some online retailer's site: As well as being the perfect match for the Ultegra 6800 crankset the BBR-60 is also backward compatible with any Shimano Hollowtech II crankset
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-08-15, 01:42 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,986
Posted By Batavus
Well put. There is just no way to make a roadie...

Well put. There is just no way to make a roadie mamil understand this theory. They are utterly brainwashed by the industry and its buzzwords. My time in a roadie shop made me hate roadies. If I may...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-08-15, 12:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,047
Posted By Batavus
+1 on it being a cable issue. Do you run full...

+1 on it being a cable issue. Do you run full length housing? The cable run has to be as smooth as possible with no sharp bends or kinks.

How is the angle of the cassette joint? I've seen...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-07-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,986
Posted By Batavus
It's gotten to the level where recreational...

It's gotten to the level where recreational riders with limited riding skills are actually limited by the hugely increased stiffness of carbon road frames, especially when combined with ridiculously...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-07-15, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By Batavus
I agree it shouldn't be and I feel your pain, but...

I agree it shouldn't be and I feel your pain, but I fear this is going to be a long chase. Kuddos to you if you can find a simple fix!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-07-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,986
Posted By Batavus
Guys, the problem is not press fit BB's...

Guys, the problem is not press fit BB's (eventhough I hate them with a vengeance, having worked on various press fit standards in a roadie shop).

The real problem is press fit BB's in conjunction...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-07-15, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By Batavus
Having worked a lot with BB30 cranks, I say check...

Having worked a lot with BB30 cranks, I say check the bearings for play as well. They wear out fast, because basically BB30 is a crap design, introduced to sell more bearings and have shops earn more...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-07-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 870
Posted By Batavus
I was less than impressed with the quality of...

I was less than impressed with the quality of Ultra Torque bearings when I worked in a roadie shop. They wear out fast when ridden by demanding riders. Especially the left side. They are a pain to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-06-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,594
Posted By Batavus
If it is that easy to get a tire off with a...

If it is that easy to get a tire off with a string, it's a doodle with your bare hands.

The only tip I can offer is using the palm of your hand to get the last bit of second bead over the rim, not...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 03-28-15, 03:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,628
Posted By Batavus
My longest fixed ride was a flat 124 miles in a...

My longest fixed ride was a flat 124 miles in a day. I did the same ride on a geared bike a year later. I didn't notice any difference. It was a long ass ride on both bikes.... (fixed ratio was...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-27-15, 03:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,425
Posted By Batavus
Of all the chaincases available, these are the...

Of all the chaincases available, these are the absolute worst you can choose. A pain to set up and the slightest rub will be amplified by the metal resonance-box.

The Hebie chainglider would be my...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-24-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Batavus
I tensioned a set of wheels that were for a...

I tensioned a set of wheels that were for a custom Yamaha TR-1 Cafe racer project. The builder laced them himself and that seems to be the hardest part since MC spokes are so stiff they can't be bent...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-21-15, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By Batavus
Ha, nice one! It just goes to show that noises...

Ha, nice one! It just goes to show that noises can come from anywhere on your bike. I think this information is valuable not just for newbies. I always have the same approach to tackling sqeaks and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-31-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 575
Posted By Batavus
Save yourself some money and run a Campag...

Save yourself some money and run a Campag cassette using your Shimano shifters and mech (assuming it is 10-speed). This combination can be set up to work almost flawlessly without the use of any...
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