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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-27-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By edotomato
Well, thank you! I'd found a little spacer...

Well, thank you!

I'd found a little spacer table for various crank/cup combos on the park tools blog, but it only listed 1 max either side. (I got the bike whole off a friend, so I shall be...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-27-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 577
Posted By edotomato
Bottom Bracket Wobble (RaceFace)

I have a RaceFace Ride crank with Shimano BB70 cups. There is a 2.5mm spacer on each side between the frame and cups. I have tightened the crank up to the max, yet I can still move the crank side to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-04-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By edotomato
Pull off outer seal: easy. Add grease: easy-...

Pull off outer seal: easy.
Add grease: easy- moving smooth once again!
Replace seal: yeah, there's no way that seal is going back in.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-28-14, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By edotomato
Is this possible with out first removing the BB...

Is this possible with out first removing the BB from the bike? I'll have little inspect in a moment.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-28-14, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By edotomato
This was what I feared.

This was what I feared.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-28-14, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By edotomato
Sorry for the confusion, I meant stripped the...

Sorry for the confusion, I meant stripped the bike. It's a 3 piece with a sealed cartridge.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-28-14, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 525
Posted By edotomato
Cartridge BB Lubrication

My bikes been through some pretty grimy road conditions these past few months, and after stripping it, the BB was a bit gritty. I gave it a surface clean (I haven't removed it as I don't have a BB...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-21-14, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By edotomato
New Hub, Same Rims, Same Spokes: Okay?

Hello, hello.

Today, the ratchet mechanism in my freehub body went kaputt. Since I've been sort of planning to upgrade the drivetrain anyway, this seems like the perfect opportunity. However, I am...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 11-21-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By edotomato
Awesome! I love a good project.

Awesome! I love a good project.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 11-21-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By edotomato
Are you pulling my leg, or would this really...

Are you pulling my leg, or would this really work!? Surely it's more complicated.
Forum: Training & Nutrition 11-20-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,145
Posted By edotomato
Rollers! (Kreitler or Elite mag)

Hi guys, I'm looking to buy some rollers, because as much as I wish I could "Man up!", "Bite the bullet!", "Suck it up" and ride outside- it's just too cold!

So, to try and keep my hard-earned...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-02-13, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By edotomato
Thank you! Exactly the information I was looking...

Thank you! Exactly the information I was looking for.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-30-13, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By edotomato
Chainring compatibility with different width chains

I've got a bike with a 7-speed chainring that I'm looking to replace the drivetrain on, upgrading to either 10- or 11-speed. If I use 10-speed, will I have to use a 10-speed specific chainring, or...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-27-13, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,709
Posted By edotomato
The clicking is when I rotate the hub shell and...

The clicking is when I rotate the hub shell and freehub body together- and sounds similar, but quiter, to the rattling. A similar pitch and timbre.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-27-13, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,709
Posted By edotomato
To restate: The entire hub is still intact; free...

To restate: The entire hub is still intact; free hub, axle, hub shell. When I spin the hub around the axle it makes this noise.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-26-13, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,709
Posted By edotomato
Rear hub rattle

I have a Shimano Exage rear hub- freehub style for a 7speed cassette. Detached from the wheel, when I spin it around the axle it makes a clicking noise. Then when I shake it, it makes a similar...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-18-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By edotomato
Open BB headset mix and matching.

I replaced the top part of my open ball-bearing headset, but left the bottom (crown race, bearings, and cup) to retain enough stack height. The ball bearing tracks seemed to be at different angles as...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-12-13, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By edotomato
No, it works as usual- the band with the Sante...

No, it works as usual- the band with the Sante logo and the pearl coloured dome above it slide off and give access to flats, so usual wrenches fit.

I am planning on replacing it with a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-12-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By edotomato
Trust me, I have searched the Vancouver area for...

Trust me, I have searched the Vancouver area for a thin 32mm wrench that fill fit my specific cup- there being a very close clearance. I don't have the tools, I have access to them.



Thanks,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-12-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By edotomato
I've tried everything suggested- washers, two...

I've tried everything suggested- washers, two wrenches, locktite- and the problem persists. (I jest- I haven't used locktite.)

I think PianoFuji has identified the cause of the issue- and I will...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-12-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By edotomato
Just to be clear: I had tried using two wrenches....

Just to be clear: I had tried using two wrenches. And really, I mean really cranking down on it. But it still loosens.

A problem is that the flats on the adjustable race are about 2mm wide when...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-11-13, 10:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By edotomato
This is what I meant by I'd be tightening it...

This is what I meant by I'd be tightening it against itself. It still loosens off after doing this, to the point where I could unscrew it by hand, with ease. Another problem is that the wrench...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-11-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,145
Posted By edotomato
Oh headset woes..

I currently have a 25 year old Shimano Sante headset (ultegra level-ish) on my bike, but it loosens very quickly no matter what I try. There is a grooved, keyed washer that fits and locks onto the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-29-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By edotomato
Endlessly dirty chain

I kept wiping my chain down with a rag then relubing, maybe once a week. But every time I relube, I wipe off the excess and very quickly (almost immediate) the chain is covered again with liquid grey...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-12-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By edotomato
Cracked Wolber Alpine rims - replacements?

I have Wolber Alpine rims on my bike, but they have developed small cracks, parallel to the rim, around a couple of the eyelets. They're small, so I think I can leave them be while I look for...
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