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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-23-16, 07:02 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By cny-bikeman
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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-22-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 304
Posted By cny-bikeman
I do not see anywhere above that it was confirmed...

I do not see anywhere above that it was confirmed you are not trying to run the 11t from the small chainring, which could be a problem, especially on a triple or with short chainstays.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-22-16, 04:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 397
Posted By cny-bikeman
++Probably 95% or more of the people obsessing...

++Probably 95% or more of the people obsessing over number of speeds, weight, stiffness or "upgrading" to a higher model component would be better served by just addressing things such as the fit of...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-22-16, 04:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By cny-bikeman
You're welcome, but it's considered polite to...

You're welcome, but it's considered polite to advise of the eventual fix. BTW, you might want to check out the following regarding the Q/R adjustment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHTyVSf8VlQ
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 212
Posted By cny-bikeman
I mentioned how to adjust only as a point of...

I mentioned how to adjust only as a point of reference. Adjusting does no good if the chain and especially the freewheel are not compatible. Likely the spacing between cogs is slightly smaller than...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-16, 05:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By cny-bikeman
My bad, did a very quick search and totally...

My bad, did a very quick search and totally missed the fact that Raleigh made a 2003 Pro model with 10 speed cassette.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-16, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 212
Posted By cny-bikeman
Using both an incompatible freewheel and chain...

Using both an incompatible freewheel and chain are the likely source of your problem. You adjust the derailleur by loosening the screw, moving the derailleur to the center cog, and then tightening...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-16, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By cny-bikeman
The ball bearings, which are standard 3/16 front...

The ball bearings, which are standard 3/16 front and 1/4 inch rear, may be the least of your problems. The bearing surfaces (cones and cups) need to be inspected. You will also need the correct...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 405
Posted By cny-bikeman
There are various products that will remove rust...

There are various products that will remove rust - just Google rust remover. But remember that the original finish, whether paint or chrome, is gone, so if not protected somehow it will rust again.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By cny-bikeman
+1 Without knowing what number of cogs the OP is...

+1 Without knowing what number of cogs the OP is working with one can't just say it's OK to go ahead.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 222
Posted By cny-bikeman
Not a good assumption. Raleigh does not make a...

Not a good assumption. Raleigh does not make a current Professional model with a 10 speed cassette. The OP needs a "6/7/8 speed" chain, NOT a 10 speed chain.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 212
Posted By cny-bikeman
The Positron II does not have limit screws, so...

The Positron II does not have limit screws, so it's critical that it be used on the freewheel for which it is designed. One that has slightly less spacing between cogs would cause the problem you...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By cny-bikeman
I don't think the rim is worth fixing, as from...

I don't think the rim is worth fixing, as from your description it has both a flat spot and is physically bent in addition to the bulge. That's the reason you can't true in that spot - you can't...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 192
Posted By cny-bikeman
Should not have to do anything to the...

Should not have to do anything to the dropouts/axle.

Rotate the bearings to make sure they are still smooth, might want to carefully pop off the black seals to check/add grease (use a very...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 246
Posted By cny-bikeman
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The problem with the above photo (other than tire levers being an absolute last resort when remounting), as...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 192
Posted By cny-bikeman
Loosening the set screw and axle nut on the same...

Loosening the set screw and axle nut on the same side may allow the axle to slide out as the hub appears to have cartridge bearings (I believe I see the edge of a black seal for the bearings).
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-20-16, 05:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By cny-bikeman
Nothing's wrong - ride it. As long as the q/r is...

Nothing's wrong - ride it. As long as the q/r is sufficiently tightened (don't overdo it) and the wheel is centered you're OK.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-19-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 867
Posted By cny-bikeman
The bike is not "slightly" too large when you...

The bike is not "slightly" too large when you have to not only bottom out the seat but also turn the clamp upside down, and it's still too high. You could always just put some blocks on the pedals to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-18-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By cny-bikeman
Above advice is spot-on, but if you've adjusted...

Above advice is spot-on, but if you've adjusted hundreds of bicycles you should know by now that the limit screws have nothing to do with the problem you describe.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-18-16, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 298
Posted By cny-bikeman
It may also be possible the B screw is way too...

It may also be possible the B screw is way too far out.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-17-16, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By cny-bikeman
Then just get a "chainring guard," probably 130mm...

Then just get a "chainring guard," probably 130mm BCD, to install in place of the outside ring - done. Although ideally you would install a plain chainring in place of the ramped/pinned one in the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-17-16, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By cny-bikeman
The grease in the bearings gets "stirred" quite a...

The grease in the bearings gets "stirred" quite a bit - so don't worry about it.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-17-16, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 138
Posted By cny-bikeman
To expand on the above post - You can use the...

To expand on the above post - You can use the cranks you have, just need to get a chainring and bashguard. BCD refers to the diameter of the mounting bolts for the chainrings, needed to find a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-17-16, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By cny-bikeman
As the wheel is off to the left in the second set...

As the wheel is off to the left in the second set of pics that would normally mean that the axle needs to be moved further forward in the left dropout, and indeed there seems to be more space in...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-16-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 285
Posted By cny-bikeman
I can't stand the paper type towels, but when I...

I can't stand the paper type towels, but when I use as red shop towel such as one gets at Harbor Freight I start by using it for minor cleaning, polishing, etc. I progressively use it for dirtier...
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