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05-01-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By mitchmellow62

I have the Sunrace slm10's on 1 inch drop bars. ...

I have the Sunrace slm10's on 1 inch drop bars. They're friction and incredibly cheap but reliable. At one time, Rivendel sung their praises. Mine are mounted just below the brake lever clamps and...
04-17-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By mitchmellow62

The current Blackjack D has rear dropouts that...

The current Blackjack D has rear dropouts that look like trackends to me: short horizontal and rear opening. Perhaps the Problem Solvers chain tensioner with hanger would be a nice option for you:...
03-20-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By mitchmellow62

My lbs has the park tool SS-1 stay straightener...

My lbs has the park tool SS-1 stay straightener and has straightened a chain stay for me. That bend is very close to the dropout but it would still probably work. Your lbs could also give you an...
03-10-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By mitchmellow62

I'm not familiar with what hubs Mavic uses and a...

I'm not familiar with what hubs Mavic uses and a side view of both parts would be nice. However, from what I can see you may have broken the hollow hub body fixing bolt (if one is used). I'm sure...
02-17-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By mitchmellow62

Sunrace shifters mirror Shimano as far as cable...

Sunrace shifters mirror Shimano as far as cable pull. In addition, Shimano 7, 8, 9 speed rear derailleurs can be mixed/matched with any 7, 8, 9 Shimano cassettes provided the shifter has the correct...
02-09-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 877
Posted By mitchmellow62

I have a Ultegra double 9 spd with a replacement...

I have a Ultegra double 9 spd with a replacement outer ring that has no pins/ramps. It does shift well enough for me but not as crisply as if the pins/ramps were present. I "grew up" without...
02-09-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 715
Posted By mitchmellow62

Some folks wrap drop bars from the top down to...

Some folks wrap drop bars from the top down to eliminate the need for any tape at all. The wrap is started by wrapping over itself enough to secure it. If I understand the moloko bars correctly, it...
02-08-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By mitchmellow62

+1 for worn cassette and possibly chain rings. ...

+1 for worn cassette and possibly chain rings. I'm assuming you experienced the symptoms in the most used gear combinations. They would be the most worn. Shifting to less used/worn combinations...
02-05-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By mitchmellow62

Contrary to the crowd I have bought used...

Contrary to the crowd I have bought used cassettes. But I wouldn't buy that one. A cassette has to look pristine and the story has to be something like "I only rode it a hundred miles and then...
01-10-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,960
Posted By mitchmellow62

My '89 just failed the string alignment test. ...

My '89 just failed the string alignment test. Different problem. Never mind.
01-10-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,960
Posted By mitchmellow62

I crawled up in the attic and located the 700c...

I crawled up in the attic and located the 700c rear wheel spaced at 126mm (actually measured 127). It started life on a 1991 Cannondale from the same lbs and was a frame/fork build they performed. ...
01-09-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,960
Posted By mitchmellow62

I am really laughing at myself!! By the color,...

I am really laughing at myself!! By the color, your Voyageur is an '88 or '89. I own one and believe it is an 89. The head tube angle and wheelbase are slightly different between the two years and...
01-09-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,960
Posted By mitchmellow62

What a conundrum. The picture at the brake...

What a conundrum. The picture at the brake bridge appears centered but it also appears to be shot at a slight angle from the right. Have you measured from seat stay to rim? What are the...
01-06-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By mitchmellow62

To say that the miamijim thread only moves the...

To say that the miamijim thread only moves the body closer to the DS dropout is true but somewhat incomplete. What he did was rearrange spacers/washers and locknuts to take 2 mm from each side...
01-03-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By mitchmellow62

As others have said, I'd put a chain on and see...

As others have said, I'd put a chain on and see if it clears. It looks tight. You may want to take a look at the following thread that addresses modifying a 130 mm 10 spd hub to fit 126 mm spacing:...
12-29-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,525
Posted By mitchmellow62

This is really a value/opinion question with no...

This is really a value/opinion question with no single right answer. Here's mine: Store it, provided there's no additional cost and the storage space is dry. I wouldn't have someone clean it up now...
12-26-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,467
Posted By mitchmellow62

Would it be possible to create "adaptors" from...

Would it be possible to create "adaptors" from mild steel (flat or angle) that could bolt to the outside of the existing dropouts with spacers/washers to widen the OLD? Perhaps extending straight...
11-21-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 663
Posted By mitchmellow62

Check out this repair:...

Check out this repair: https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1125590-fixing-front-derailleur-broken-spring-retention-tab-macguyver.html . I did and though my job wasn't as neat/professional it...
10-18-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 840
Posted By mitchmellow62

I'd try the suntour derailleur before tossing it....

I'd try the suntour derailleur before tossing it. Sometimes they work with alternate cable attachment. I'm using a Suntour alpha 3000 with the Sunrace freewheel and Shimano shifters.
10-18-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 840
Posted By mitchmellow62

Sunrace makes 7 speed freewheels that are Shimano...

Sunrace makes 7 speed freewheels that are Shimano compatible. I have one installed and it has performed well with shimano shifters. I haven't checked current prices but they were cheaper than...
10-09-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By mitchmellow62

I agree with everything above. And since you...

I agree with everything above. And since you quoted me, the FH-30 does NOT work. A stupid mistake on my part. I was able to go to 9 speed on 126 mm OLD without redishing the wheel. However, redishing...
09-28-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By mitchmellow62

You haven't said what freewheel/cassette you will...

You haven't said what freewheel/cassette you will use or how many cogs/speeds. According to Sheldon Brown, the six speed Accushift had sprocket spacing of 5.5 mm. Later Sun Tour Microdrive seven and...
09-27-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By mitchmellow62

With the quick release closed the wheel was as...

With the quick release closed the wheel was as solid as any other arrangement. The hanger does add some thickness. I can't remember if I used a slightly longer skewer with it. However, it would be...
09-27-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By mitchmellow62

You could also buy a claw hanger: ...

You could also buy a claw hanger:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/433x577/claw_hanger_06d4fb81ac37dab5c7885d87ad3f1971c7ae459b.jpg
I've used one and it is secure with the...
09-21-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,270
Posted By mitchmellow62

You're right. Even though I had a 3.0 back in the...

You're right. Even though I had a 3.0 back in the 90's I had forgotten how large they are. I doubt there's any clamp ons large enough. My bad.
09-21-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By mitchmellow62

My vote is that the "incompatibility" is due to...

My vote is that the "incompatibility" is due to the bottom bracket spindle length. Was the bottom bracket changed? If not, I'm guessing the chainline is too far out and the FD doesn't have enough...
09-20-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,270
Posted By mitchmellow62

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/thIAAOSwjodaA7Fa/s-...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/thIAAOSwjodaA7Fa/s-l500.jpg
This is what I've done in the past. Works fine with the friction thumbies I use. One might need a little more creativity for a cable...
09-12-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By mitchmellow62

A little help with my idle curiosity please

I have a "99 Schwinn Peloton that I really enjoy. The TIG welded frame was manufactured in Taiwan for Schwinn when owned by Scott . The main tubes are butted Reynolds 853 but I cannot find any info...
09-04-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,127
Posted By mitchmellow62

Nothing ventured nothing gained. Especially if...

Nothing ventured nothing gained. Especially if you already have all the components. My bet is that it will work.
08-29-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By mitchmellow62

It seems to me that the best place to diagnose...

It seems to me that the best place to diagnose the problem is with the crank assembly on the bike. As you slowly turn the crank you could mark the offending 4-5 inches of chain rub. Does it...
08-29-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By mitchmellow62

In the past I have used a larger touring...

In the past I have used a larger touring handlebar bag when on a fully supported week long ride. There are a number of reasons: I'm cheap; I already had it; Having all that space was nice. ...
08-21-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,105
Posted By mitchmellow62

Another for tension and overlap. Pop N Wood said...

Another for tension and overlap. Pop N Wood said it right. I'd add aero bars just for effect.
08-15-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By mitchmellow62

Do the Tubus adaptors mar the finish at all?

Do the Tubus adaptors mar the finish at all?
08-11-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,922
Posted By mitchmellow62

I doubt that happened in shipment. At the least,...

I doubt that happened in shipment. At the least, I'd renegotiate the price.
07-24-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By mitchmellow62

That's too bad that the fix didn't work for you. ...

That's too bad that the fix didn't work for you. I imagine a lot depends on how/where the original tab broke and where one decides to drill the hole. Perhaps not all have enough remaining metal. ...
07-22-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By mitchmellow62

I replaced a Tiagra 4503 with a Sora and there...

I replaced a Tiagra 4503 with a Sora and there was no perceivable change in shifting. I later repaired the 4503 and am using it on another bike. If the spring retaining tab broke on yours, as they...
07-21-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By mitchmellow62

Carpal tunnel syndrome is as much about wrist...

Carpal tunnel syndrome is as much about wrist position and grasp as it is about weight bearing. Maintaining a neutral wrist position and a light grasp is important. The ergon grips (and the like)...
07-13-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 854
Posted By mitchmellow62

All-City, Salsa, Rivendell, Waterford are all...

All-City, Salsa, Rivendell, Waterford are all alternatives to the big brands. I'm sure there are more.
06-29-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,131
Posted By mitchmellow62

OP: Any bike of any era? Wheel building? ...

OP: Any bike of any era? Wheel building? Shimano components? Campy components? Are finances of any concern? The list could get quite long! I've never gotten beyond 9 speed of the Shimano flight...
06-21-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,980
Posted By mitchmellow62

For the sake of clarity, in my case the 105...

For the sake of clarity, in my case the 105 uniglide hub started life with 126 mm OLD and remained so when converted to 9 speed hyperglide. In Miamijim's case, he converted a 130 mm OLD shimano hub...
06-21-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,980
Posted By mitchmellow62

If the OP's frame is 126 OLD it is fairly easy to...

If the OP's frame is 126 OLD it is fairly easy to fit the right 8/9/10 speed hub into the frame without cold setting or going to the 8 of 9, 9 of 10 strategy. I had luck converting an old Shimano 105...
06-16-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By mitchmellow62

To summarize: * Relatively frequent inspection...

To summarize:
* Relatively frequent inspection of cable to avoid fraying.
* Replace cable as often as every year (for those who do: How does the cable look at one year?).
* Shoot a little light...
06-15-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 427
Posted By mitchmellow62

2 examples of rack built to mount without eyelets...

2 examples of rack built to mount without eyelets or braze ons. There are probably more:
...
06-14-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 615
Posted By mitchmellow62

Shimano brifter preventive maintenance?

Do any of you follow a schedule of preventive maintenance on your Shimano Brifters? I have had friction shifters on all my recent bikes but I just acquired a 2002 Specialized with 9 speed Ultegra...
06-09-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Posted By mitchmellow62

There are many good videos on Youtube with...

There are many good videos on Youtube with various suggestions. No single suggestion has worked for me. I have had a number of Conti road tires and they have all been difficult to mount but they also...
06-04-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 735
Posted By mitchmellow62

Hopefully I have interpreted the OP correctly....

Hopefully I have interpreted the OP correctly. Conversion from a 7 speed to a 9 speed wheel/cassette will require more than just putting the wheel in place.

1. The space between cogs in the...
05-11-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By mitchmellow62

To the OP: Can you post a picture of the top of...

To the OP: Can you post a picture of the top of the ring where the chain is seated well?
05-10-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By mitchmellow62

If the chain measures correctly with a 12 inch...

If the chain measures correctly with a 12 inch ruler and it fit the Sugino RD2 crankset and the 8 speed cassette then I would suspect the new chainring.
05-10-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By mitchmellow62

+1 on it looking like a chain pitch issue. Pitch...

+1 on it looking like a chain pitch issue. Pitch is the distance between pins. However, I thought all bicycle chain was 1/2 inch pitch so I'm a little baffled.
04-02-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,120
Posted By mitchmellow62

They are described as friction in the lower part...

They are described as friction in the lower part of the page under the "description" area. I agree with others that they are actually what SRAM called micro-adjusting which means there are numerous...
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