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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-26-17, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,297
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Reduce the amount of toe out on that pad. I...

Reduce the amount of toe out on that pad.
I think if you just visualize what is happening, you'll see the problem.
The rim is "grabbing" the pad with it, because it's kind of "wedging in".
Pad can...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-26-17, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Bill Kapaun
I would be amazed if the bike didn't have linear...

I would be amazed if the bike didn't have linear Pull (V brakes) brakes.
How about a picture?

As far as pad length, if both fit the rim, either will work.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-26-17, 12:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 565
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Have you had the spokes properly tensioned?

Have you had the spokes properly tensioned?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-25-17, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Bill Kapaun
The smallest cog has a built in spacer. Only...

The smallest cog has a built in spacer.
Only that type cog can be used for the end cog.
So, no.
You'd have to get a 13x?? cassette AND an 11-3? cassette and use parts of both.

Will your RDER...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-25-17, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Bill Kapaun
It only takes a few minutes to look. I...

It only takes a few minutes to look.

I assume a Shimano hub has insufficient grease. Sometimes they do IMO, but not always.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-25-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 128
Posted By Bill Kapaun
IF the 9 speed works fine, I'd get the same...

IF the 9 speed works fine, I'd get the same replacement part because you KNOW it fits.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-24-17, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 188
Posted By Bill Kapaun
I'm ignorant about SRAM, but I've noticed Shimano...

I'm ignorant about SRAM, but I've noticed Shimano also spec's a different hub for their monster sized cogs.
I believe it's a strength issue.
One can generate a lot more force on the hub with a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-23-17, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Maybe if you simply tell us what bike it is?

Maybe if you simply tell us what bike it is?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-22-17, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 224
Posted By Bill Kapaun
mrrabbits Spokechart calculator shows- Spoke...

mrrabbits Spokechart calculator shows-
Spoke hole BCD 38MM
Offset 37MM
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-19-17, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Replace the friction shifter with the same. ...

Replace the friction shifter with the same.
They're pretty cheap and you don't have to worry about indexing.

The main reason I say this is the Falcon RDER. I'm not sure if Falcon is compatible...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-19-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 974
Posted By Bill Kapaun
http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/110136...

http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1101367-cottered-cranks.html
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-17-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 728
Posted By Bill Kapaun
This is my tool. I use an old axle spacer for a...

This is my tool. I use an old axle spacer for a "socket".
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-17-17, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Cheap stuff.

Cheap stuff.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-17-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By Bill Kapaun
This is my somewhat crude method for measuring...

This is my somewhat crude method for measuring unknown hubs.
Make a mark under each lock nut and flange, trying to keep them all on the same line.
Then I take my spoke ruler (metric scale) and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-16-17, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By Bill Kapaun
You need the FD-R453 to use trigger shifters with...

You need the FD-R453 to use trigger shifters with a "road" crank.
EDIT- Ignore. It's for a triple.

What FDER was on the bike originally? If it worked before, it should work now.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-14-17, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Since you will need a FDER & Shifter anyway, why...

Since you will need a FDER & Shifter anyway, why not just go to a "standard" 28-38-48 hybrid triple?
A xx-34T (or 32T) cassette would get you right around 17 GI, depending on tire "fatness".
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-14-17, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By Bill Kapaun
On many of these low end bikes, servicing the...

On many of these low end bikes, servicing the bearings with fresh grease would make huge strides in their longevity.
Most have an absolute minimum of grease from the factory that resembles a thin...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-13-17, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Bill Kapaun
IF it's an 8 speed cassette, removing a cog...

IF it's an 8 speed cassette, removing a cog doesn't work because the FH Body is longer. You'd end up with loose cogs.

7 Speed cog spacing is 5.0mm vs 4.8mm for 8 speed.

Does your shifter have a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-10-17, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Sun Race? Are you sure it's a Cassette and not...

Sun Race?
Are you sure it's a Cassette and not a Free Wheel?

Freewheel or Cassette? (http://sheldonbrown.com/free-k7.html)

And they do take special tools.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-08-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By Bill Kapaun
Measure the thickness of the pop can and you'll...

Measure the thickness of the pop can and you'll see why that won't work.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-05-17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,359
Posted By Bill Kapaun
[QUOTE=ChappyEight;19417536]...... repair the...

[QUOTE=ChappyEight;19417536]...... repair the fork suspension...........

IF both sides are "frozen", I'd be tempted to leave as is.
Will BOTH sides end up "equal" if you "free them up"?
Do you...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-04-17, 01:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,359
Posted By Bill Kapaun
You're not "beholden" to match the original...

You're not "beholden" to match the original parts.
If the bike will be ridden on relatively smooth pavement, a 26X1.50" tire will be a bit lighter and quicker accelerating.
I run 26X1.25 "street...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-02-17, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 360
Posted By Bill Kapaun
That's for the OP to decide. If you were to...

That's for the OP to decide.
If you were to tell me the same thing, I would be much more blunt.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-02-17, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By Bill Kapaun
"Step 1 is Gearing - dropouts 135 mm wide - the...

"Step 1 is Gearing - dropouts 135 mm wide - the hub is 105"

135mm spacing and 105 don't match. Has the 105 been respaced to 135mm?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-02-17, 03:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 256
Posted By Bill Kapaun
I think the NC is simply the date code, which...

I think the NC is simply the date code, which would be March 1989.
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