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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-28-15, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By wroomwroomoops
Duly noted, kind sir. Luckily, I have a fender...

Duly noted, kind sir. Luckily, I have a fender over my front tire.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-26-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By wroomwroomoops
I realized that 15 minutes ago, so fixing my...

I realized that 15 minutes ago, so fixing my problem would have been trivial, by replacing the brake cable (which is standard and I have plenty). But I didn't fix it that way: I found a canti brake...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-26-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By wroomwroomoops
Repairing a cantilever brake cable, in a pinch

My front cantilever cable broke - one of the "arms" the stirrup cable, also known as straddle cable, broke. This cable is, in my case, fixed to the actuator cable with some sturdy plastic piece. I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-26-15, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 919
Posted By wroomwroomoops
If we're going to nitpick: on the cassette you...

If we're going to nitpick: on the cassette you have sprockets, not cogs ;)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-22-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,174
Posted By wroomwroomoops
Well, if you heated the cyanoacrylate glue,...

Well, if you heated the cyanoacrylate glue, chances are the you have partially pyrolyzed it, and now no solvent will help. But on the upside, the polymer should be much more brittle. Hit the crevice...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-21-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,174
Posted By wroomwroomoops
Try nitromethane instead of acetone. It's one of...

Try nitromethane instead of acetone. It's one of the best solvents for removing cyanoacrylates, and it's relatively inexpensive. It's often used as fuel for RC cars and planes, see for example...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-21-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,582
Posted By wroomwroomoops
You keep reporting as fact something that is...

You keep reporting as fact something that is nothing more than your personal opinion and bias. Your contribution here is 0.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-21-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,333
Posted By wroomwroomoops
I think you should pat yourself on the back -...

I think you should pat yourself on the back - you're the one who absorbed knowledge and added your own intelligence to finish the project. So, job excellently done and mission actually accomplished...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-21-15, 05:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,582
Posted By wroomwroomoops
Not backwards as much as ... slightly...

Not backwards as much as ... slightly underpowered for a tandem. I guess I'd have an IM81 both front and rear.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-21-15, 05:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,582
Posted By wroomwroomoops
Which rollerbrake model exactly do you use on the...

Which rollerbrake model exactly do you use on the tandem, and in what role?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-21-15, 12:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,582
Posted By wroomwroomoops
Right you are - the Alfine 11 does indeed use the...

Right you are - the Alfine 11 does indeed use the centerlock spline. The small centerlock to be precise (there are TWO different centerlock standards - Shimano is going to Shimano).
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-21-15, 12:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,582
Posted By wroomwroomoops
Not at all true. Maybe you have the wrong...

Not at all true.

Maybe you have the wrong lever (I just pair them with V-brake levers) or have the cable too tight, or otherwise weirdly dialed in your setup. Whatever it is, you're dead wrong...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-19-15, 06:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,582
Posted By wroomwroomoops
That may be a problem, or it may not. Depends on...

That may be a problem, or it may not. Depends on the rear fork spacing and whether having a QR or full axle.
I will check the splines tomorrow, and then finalize the model and print it. That way I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-19-15, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,582
Posted By wroomwroomoops
Boom! 446039 Can someone please tell me the...

Boom!
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Can someone please tell me the exact specs for the Shimano rollerbrake splines?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-19-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,582
Posted By wroomwroomoops
This is an old thread but the topic is now quite...

This is an old thread but the topic is now quite interesting for me. I want to fit Shimano roller brakes to hubs with disk brake rotor mounting holes. This is more doable than it sounds. I'll design...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-19-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,875
Posted By wroomwroomoops
Is the Alfine 11 compatible with the Shimano...

Is the Alfine 11 compatible with the Shimano roller brakes? It needs a special spline for that.

Edit: answer is NOPE. Shimano uses exclusively disk brakes with the Alfine (8 and 11) hubs. A pity,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-19-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,875
Posted By wroomwroomoops
I see/saw that the Nexus 7 is quite widespread...

I see/saw that the Nexus 7 is quite widespread around here, so I assume it's less terrible than the Nexus 8. The best IGH for our weather seems to be the Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub. I have nothing...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-19-15, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,875
Posted By wroomwroomoops
Well, nice review I guess, but for me any IGH...

Well, nice review I guess, but for me any IGH review must also mention the performance in low temperature weather (-10 to -20 C). Nexus 8 was rubbish at low temperatures, but nothing as bad as as...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-19-15, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By wroomwroomoops
If I understand the gist of this problem here, we...

If I understand the gist of this problem here, we have a dilemma whether this is a scratch or a crack. Would it not be simple enough to find out by means of a very thin blade jammed into the crack -...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-18-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,208
Posted By wroomwroomoops
Here it is. If you want the STL file so you can...

Here it is. If you want the STL file so you can print the Presta adapter yourself, contact me or better yet, post here.
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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-18-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By wroomwroomoops
I replaced the Continental Contact with a...

I replaced the Continental Contact with a Schwalbe Marathon. Suggest fun and creative ways to get rid of the Continental tire.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-18-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,208
Posted By wroomwroomoops
Hey all, I am making these adapters from Nylon,...

Hey all, I am making these adapters from Nylon, using a 3D printer! Yay!!
I've been making other bicycle parts and tools by 3D printing (and all were my own designs) but earlier I didn't have...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-16-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,524
Posted By wroomwroomoops
First of all let me preface my post with this: I...

First of all let me preface my post with this: I think i am getting a bit irritated because I think that either the LBS or Cannondale are trying to pull a fast one on you. At the moment all you have...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-16-15, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,524
Posted By wroomwroomoops
Take the following as a purely "just in case"...

Take the following as a purely "just in case" type of advice: If/when you do receive that written confirmation from Cannondale, tell your spouse or partner about it and where you put it.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-16-15, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By wroomwroomoops
Aright, thanks. Really, there is no need to...

Aright, thanks.

Really, there is no need to buy Continental in a world where Schwalbe exists. I was suckered into the purchase by an attractively low price for a puncture resistant tire. Never...
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