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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-24-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By JiveTurkey
On my MTB-turned-tourer/commuter, I'm...

On my MTB-turned-tourer/commuter, I'm successfully using:
- 8-spd 105 STI shifters (road)
- 8-spd Alivio crank with 22/38/bash guard (MTB)
- 8-spd 105 triple front derailer (road)

If your setup...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-11-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By JiveTurkey
With a car, you likely need to find parts for a...

With a car, you likely need to find parts for a specific make, model, and year. This isn't so with the vast majority of bikes. There are no 1990 Trek 850 Antelope-specific parts.

Rather, the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-12-15, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By JiveTurkey
Based on the pic in the other thread, I assume...

Based on the pic in the other thread, I assume the FSA Moto is a two-piece crank with external bottom bracket cups.

I'm also guessing the three spacers you refer to are the bottom bracket cup...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-29-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,069
Posted By JiveTurkey
+1 It may be a while before you need to...

+1

It may be a while before you need to replace the cassette, as they'll last a few chains.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-29-14, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,069
Posted By JiveTurkey
Less weight would be the main advantage. However,...

Less weight would be the main advantage. However, if mis-adjustment is the problem, then adjustment--not replacement--is the solution. Both will shift very well if adjusted correctly; both will suck...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-29-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,069
Posted By JiveTurkey
Adjustment comes before replacement. After...

Adjustment comes before replacement.

After setup, cables often need adjusting to compensate for them slightly stretching after use.

Follow this: Park Tool Co. ParkTool Blog Rear Derailler...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-22-14, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 675
Posted By JiveTurkey
Sounds to me like the new cassette is slightly...

Sounds to me like the new cassette is slightly off laterally (side to side) from the original cassette. I suggest following the rear derailer setup/adjustment instructions on the Park Tool website.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-05-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By JiveTurkey
My 820 has a stock 1" threaded rigid fork. ...

My 820 has a stock 1" threaded rigid fork.

I did put a Dimension rigid fork on my wife's MTB commuter, in 1 1/8" though. It replaced a low-end low-travel stock suspension fork that had worn out...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-05-14, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By JiveTurkey
Dimension 26" Mountain Fork 1" Threadless ...

Dimension 26" Mountain Fork 1" Threadless

Dimension 26" Mountain Fork 1" Threadless 260mm Black - mikesbikes.com...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-04-14, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By JiveTurkey
Use the chain tool ONLY for breaking the chain,...

Use the chain tool ONLY for breaking the chain, NOT for splicing back together. Use a master link to connect two inner (thinner) links. If it's a Shimano chain, you can use a chain tool with the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-01-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 514
Posted By JiveTurkey
The lower level Shimano MTB lines are (from lower...

The lower level Shimano MTB lines are (from lower to higher): Altus, Acera, Alivio.

Before replacing the shifter, try dousing the moving parts in WD-40 as you work the levers. Often the old grease...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-31-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By JiveTurkey
Trek made a 96er bike: 29" in front to better...

Trek made a 96er bike: 29" in front to better roll over obstacles, 26" in back for quicker acceleration. There may have been other manufacturers.

Some folks retro-fitted their 26" bikes to do the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-31-14, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By JiveTurkey
ERD (effective rim diameter) is the diameter, in...

ERD (effective rim diameter) is the diameter, in mm, of the circle made when measuring where the spoke nipples sit. Since both rims have the same ERD, if their respective hubs at the same dimensions,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-29-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 888
Posted By JiveTurkey
I've done it successfully. You can also rip...

I've done it successfully.

You can also rip off the old patc.h and apply one of the longer, rectangular patches over both holes.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-27-14, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By JiveTurkey
Bear in mind that 700c x 45 mm is equivalent to...

Bear in mind that 700c x 45 mm is equivalent to 29 x 1.75".

You might find a 29" Schrader tube with the appropriate width range.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-21-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By JiveTurkey
Best to get the pulley as close as possible,...

Best to get the pulley as close as possible, without it bumping into any cogs during forward pedaling. Sounds like you're there.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-17-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By JiveTurkey
You mean freehub, right? ...

You mean freehub, right?

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=8-speed+freehub&safe=off&tbm=shop
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-17-14, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By JiveTurkey
It's possible to make this work, but lots of...

It's possible to make this work, but lots of things need to align and/or it takes a lot of modification:


Hub:

1) Is there a 4.5 mm spacer behind the 7-speed cassette?

In the unlikely...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-11-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By JiveTurkey
On the original brake arm: Remove the fixing bolt...

On the original brake arm: Remove the fixing bolt with an allen wrench, then remove the boss with an open-ended wrench. Next, re-install the brake boss to the frame.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-11-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 593
Posted By JiveTurkey
The shifter, cassette, and chain need to match...

The shifter, cassette, and chain need to match number of gears (though you can actually have a higher-speed/narrower chain). They come in 7/8-speed, 9-speed, and 10-speed)

The RD doesn't care; it...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-10-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By JiveTurkey
No. Shimano 10-speed MTB ("Dyna-Sys") front and...

No. Shimano 10-speed MTB ("Dyna-Sys") front and rear shifters and derailers are incompatible with everything else.

Look for Shimano's "flat-bar road" 10-speed shifters, which will match the cable...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-08-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 791
Posted By JiveTurkey
I'm using these on the downtube of my MTB turned...

I'm using these on the downtube of my MTB turned touring bike with STIs. They adjust easily, even while riding.

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Various Manufacturers Mickey Cable Barrel Adjuster - Harris Cyclery...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-08-14, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By JiveTurkey
Look at your brake cables, where they attach to...

Look at your brake cables, where they attach to the levers, and compare it to this pic. To see the end, squeeze the lever and look inside.
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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-08-14, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By JiveTurkey
The rear cables are probably long enough to be...

The rear cables are probably long enough to be re-purposed as front cables. I do this when I re-do cables before their time.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-06-14, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By JiveTurkey
Well, if it were me, I'd consider selling it,...

Well, if it were me, I'd consider selling it, then taking that money and another $200 and buying a bike that best fit my needs.

Shifter, rear derailleur, RD hanger/adapter, cassette, chain,...
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