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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-28-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,072
Posted By TallRider
I don't think upgrading the crank is particularly...

I don't think upgrading the crank is particularly much bang for buck.

But if you don't need the gearing range of a triple anyway, no harm in saving some weight.
If you're limiting your search to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-28-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,680
Posted By TallRider
As others here have mentioned, I will wipe the...

As others here have mentioned, I will wipe the excess factory lube off the *exterior* of the chain, so it doesn't function as a dirt magnet. The place where you want the lube is *inside* the pivots...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-28-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,330
Posted By TallRider
Interesting. It appears to be a misconception in...

Interesting. It appears to be a misconception in labeling based on the R200 and R200a

For comparison in naming conventions, Tektro's current aero brake lever for caliper brakes, the R340, has the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-24-15, 12:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,066
Posted By TallRider
I paid $65 for the crank on eBay last year. I...

I paid $65 for the crank on eBay last year. I just asked if the seller was willing to offer me a partial refund, but unless they know about the stripped threads, they could suspect I did it myself...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-23-15, 01:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,066
Posted By TallRider
I plan to ride it until I need to remove it,...

I plan to ride it until I need to remove it, which may be a few years or a few months.
I don't think there's enough threading left for the Bicycle Research tool to work, which may be true for...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-23-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,066
Posted By TallRider
installed ebay crank with stripped dustcap threads - remove or re-tap?

I purchased a nice-looking Shimano FC-6206 (600EX, XT predecessor, sometimes known as "Deerhead" crank) on eBay. After installing the crank, I noticed that the drive-side dustcap threads (also used...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-23-15, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By TallRider
I use a fair bit of trial and error. But if I...

I use a fair bit of trial and error.
But if I need to buy a new bottom bracket, and the original intended spindle length for the crank (for proper chainline when used as a triple) is known, it seems...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-22-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By TallRider
chainline adjustment for running a triple crank as a double

I'm a tall guy, and use 180mm cranks when I'm able.

I plan to use a Shimano "deerhead" triple crank (FC-6206) as a compact double. I am trying to calculate how much shorter a bottom bracket...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-05-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,347
Posted By TallRider
Agreed. Rotating weight tends to matter more than...

Agreed. Rotating weight tends to matter more than non-rotating weight, was my point. When climbing at a constant speed, rotating weight doesn't matter any more. However, I don't think that rotating...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-22-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,035
Posted By TallRider
Glad to help. Hope you ended up getting something...

Glad to help. Hope you ended up getting something you like.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-10-14, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By TallRider
I'd tried the route that e_guevara mentions,...

I'd tried the route that e_guevara mentions, keeping the cable under tension. (I think I'd mentioned this in post #5 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) as well - when...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-06-14, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By TallRider
Thanks for the tip on super glue. I will use...

Thanks for the tip on super glue. I will use epoxy. The adhesive actually won't be under substantial stress - when there is tension on the cable, the cable head sits tight against the plastic...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-06-14, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By TallRider
e_guevara, thanks for your post. I edited the...

e_guevara, thanks for your post. I edited the original post to be more clear on the points you raised, and added a couple photos with the cable head installed.
Super-glue might actually do the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-06-14, 07:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By TallRider
possible broken cable-head holder inside STI road shifters (pictures)

I'm working on a bike with newer 8-speed Sora STI shifters, and I think the bracket piece that holds the cable-head may be broken.

I feed the cable in correctly and it sits where it's supposed to,...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 08-05-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,159
Posted By TallRider
You really know it's an old thread when the frame...

You really know it's an old thread when the frame in question has been a multi-geared bike for over 7 years. I built that Schwinn Traveler frame into a 14-speed road bike in 2007. I keep it at my...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-27-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By TallRider
Update: Thanks to FBinNY for suggesting the trim...

Update: Thanks to FBinNY for suggesting the trim issue. Shifting worked crisply in each direction on every sprocket, and the skipping problem only happened on one sprocket, so I hadn't considered...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By TallRider
Thanks for the comments. The skip mostly...

Thanks for the comments.

The skip mostly appears to be a power skip (the sort that typically happens with a worn cassette). Pedaling load increases the probability of a skip. However, sometimes...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-14, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By TallRider
new chain skips on new cassette

I just replaced chain and cassette on my commuting bike, and the chain skips on the gear that I use most (and on none of the others). Maybe something that will go away as it wears in? More likely a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-28-14, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 937
Posted By TallRider
A quick web search indicates the Columbia...

A quick web search indicates the Columbia Lexington was a low-end bike in its time (presumably 1970s or early 1980s). Which is to say, it was never nice enough to make it worthwhile pouring much...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-16-14, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,258
Posted By TallRider
good luck, and enjoy!

good luck, and enjoy!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-14-14, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,962
Posted By TallRider
I bet you can't feel this ;) ...

I bet you can't feel this ;)
http://janheine.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/tires_comp_650_42.jpg

Here is a run-down by Jan Heine of Bicycle Quarterly, on some of the "new science" that the OP...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-14-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,962
Posted By TallRider
I don't see any reason for you to go to a smaller...

I don't see any reason for you to go to a smaller tire unless you tend to ride on consistently smooth roads. I ride 28mm on my go-to road bike, and would ride larger if the frame would take them....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-14-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By TallRider
Nice big bike. 6-speed freewheels are...

Nice big bike.

6-speed freewheels are readily available (as FBinNY notes, there's very little chance it is a cassette).

I run a number of bikes with 27" wheels and it's easy enough to find...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-14-14, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,391
Posted By TallRider
I concur with the above. The differences aren't...

I concur with the above. The differences aren't very meaningful, and master links are convenient for removing and cleaning your chain. Also, I have used Shimano chains with master links from another...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-14-14, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,258
Posted By TallRider
There are some newer road brake systems that use...

There are some newer road brake systems that use a different amount of cable-pull, but otherwise pretty much everything designed for road brakes is compatible.
Since you are replacing the levers,...
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