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05-15-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It's probably best you locate the crank you want...

It's probably best you locate the crank you want to be sure it is available.
05-14-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 545
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Cleaning a bike chain is part of the funeral...

Cleaning a bike chain is part of the funeral service my rags get before buried in the trash.
How environmentally friendly are your multiple attempts at reviving a dead horse?
05-13-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Bill Kapaun

30 year old shifters may have simply died. This...

30 year old shifters may have simply died.
This was a lower level group.
05-11-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That's a pretty generic Shimano compatible 3X7...

That's a pretty generic Shimano compatible 3X7 speed.
7 speed chain, DER's, Free Wheel & rings.
https://www.bikepedia.com/Quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?item=31688
05-11-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Bill Kapaun

630mm aka 27" is 8mm larger than a 622mm rim at...

630mm aka 27" is 8mm larger than a 622mm rim at the Bead Seat Diameter. BSD.
Buy tires with the correct BSD. The other dimensions are just how fat or skinny.
05-10-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is there a compelling reason to switch? You...

Is there a compelling reason to switch?
You throw in FDER adjustments/potential problems with the change in ring size & difference in #teeth between the 2.
IF you need lower gears, get a 9 speed...
05-10-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I would suggest the 24T smallest ring and a 12-28...

I would suggest the 24T smallest ring and a 12-28 cassette.
Your DER links don't work, but if they are 3X7 speed indexed or thereabouts, they should be good.
05-09-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,451
Posted By Bill Kapaun

12-13-14-15-16-17-19-22-25-28-32

12-13-14-15-16-17-19-22-25-28-32
05-09-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Loose balls will require 11 per side. 1/4".

Loose balls will require 11 per side.
1/4".
05-05-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By Bill Kapaun

These are rear hubs, but the idea is the same. ...

These are rear hubs, but the idea is the same.
The spoke holes on the opposite side of the hub are offset.
IF you are working CCW around the rim, the 2nd set has to be in the opposite hole that is...
05-05-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I can't imagine a wheel getting knocked out of...

I can't imagine a wheel getting knocked out of true from something so minor IF the spoke tensions were as even as they should be.
Maybe someday your friend will build a good wheel?

ALL the spokes...
05-05-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 673
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You need an early HG body. Keep the DS cone,...

You need an early HG body.
Keep the DS cone, seals etc. WITH the corresponding FH body.
Later ones may use a different spline pattern on the hub as the attached shows.
05-04-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Then why doesn't PARK TOOL call it a nut? ...

Then why doesn't PARK TOOL call it a nut?
Because EVERYBODY else calls it a tool.
05-02-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I would suspect the cable/housing needs...

I would suspect the cable/housing needs cleaned/lubed/replaced. Maybe "hose down" the FDER pivots with a spray lube?
Friction is probably preventing the last little bit of FDER "snap" to the lowest...
05-01-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 433
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The hub should have the same relation to the axle...

The hub should have the same relation to the axle which should go in the same place.
05-01-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 392
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I used a washer to act as a spacer back when I...

I used a washer to act as a spacer back when I used that type tool.
04-30-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 436
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If it's an X-Mart type bike, you're probably out...

If it's an X-Mart type bike, you're probably out of luck unless you can find a donor hub/wheel from the same brand/production run.
04-30-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The "more speeds", the narrower the cage is which...

The "more speeds", the narrower the cage is which doesn't work that well with your wider 6 speed chain.
The Tourney is a bit clunky, but works well for the application I stated.
04-30-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you have friction shifting, most any cheap...

If you have friction shifting, most any cheap FDER will work. Just get one appropriate for the size chain rings you have.
I turned the FDER on an old 2X5 Takara into a pretzel when I broke a chain....
04-29-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Just remove 5mm worth of spacing on the NDS side...

Just remove 5mm worth of spacing on the NDS side and redish. You may have to amputate 5mm of axle if a QR.

By redishing, I'd tighten the DS nipples 1/8 Turn and get the rest of the dish by...
04-27-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Bill Kapaun

They can, but your tire obviously has...

They can, but your tire obviously has "rot".
04-26-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I measured a SORA RDER I had laying around and...

I measured a SORA RDER I had laying around and it's 5x.8mm.
It's extremely close to a 10-32. A 10-32 nut screws on to 5x.8mm bolt freely. Just a bit snugger than the correct nut.
04-26-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It'd be Metric with a .8mm thread pitch. ...

It'd be Metric with a .8mm thread pitch.
1mm=.03937"
04-25-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Don't know if this will help? Brake Model#?

Don't know if this will help?
Brake Model#?
04-24-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 757
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I rest my case.

I rest my case.
04-24-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 757
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Add a couple more chain rings and they don't work...

Add a couple more chain rings and they don't work out so well.
04-24-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If properly set up, a Tourney should shift 7...

If properly set up, a Tourney should shift 7 speed "good enough".
Personally, I only go 1 speed "skinnier" on DER's. As the # speeds goes up, the cages get narrower which can result in premature...
04-24-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you're a geezer, you may find shorter cranks...

If you're a geezer, you may find shorter cranks kinder to your knees.
I've gone to 165mm since 175mm is basically unrideable and 170 gives frequent knee pain.
04-24-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Grinder. Good motor skills/vision. A thread...

Grinder.
Good motor skills/vision.
A thread file would be handy to dress off the burrs.
04-24-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The chain ring will be bolted to the R. arm. If...

The chain ring will be bolted to the R. arm.
If that's missing, look for a new crank w/ring & matching BB.
04-23-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That's a new one for me too.

That's a new one for me too.
04-23-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Looking again, I see it's a Suntour. I don't...

Looking again, I see it's a Suntour.
I don't know if/when they changed, but early (like on a 72 Takara 2x5) they were a HIGH NORMAL, which is opposite of "most" FDER's.
IF so, that would make my...
04-23-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By Bill Kapaun

With a "cold install", I do it this way. Place...

With a "cold install", I do it this way.
Place chain on a larger ring.
Physically push the DER toward a larger ring to relieve pressure and turn any screw in a couple turns.
Does it return to...
04-23-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Here it is. Just GENTLY work it loose with a...

Here it is. Just GENTLY work it loose with a small, flat screwdriver or similar.

BTW- I built 3 wheels with that hub since I figured it's Shimano, it's "good enough".
It's a very low end hub...
04-23-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is there a brand name on the crank? IF the...

Is there a brand name on the crank?

IF the BB is a SQ. taper, most any arm will fit with a SQ. hole.
Just make sure the hole is oriented in the correct position, not 45 degrees off.
Q factor may...
04-23-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The FW might still be OK, depending on which...

The FW might still be OK, depending on which model Suntour-
Scroll down just a bit-
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-spacing.html

You can always go with a friction shifter and it won't...
04-23-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Maybe provide the model# of the hubs so we can...

Maybe provide the model# of the hubs so we can see too?
04-22-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You want a hybrid. Not a mountain bike. Hybrids...

You want a hybrid. Not a mountain bike.
Hybrids have 135mm rear spacing.
Skinny rims on hybrids are a bit problematic because the brake posts are space with a noticeably wider rim in mind.
I built...
04-22-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Finding a mountain bike with 120mm spacing and...

Finding a mountain bike with 120mm spacing and the ability to fit that size wheel is pretty slim.
You'd pretty much be confined to 27" wheeled 5 speed bikes. typically "road" bikes.
Then, you'll...
04-22-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,720
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Camel patches?

Camel patches?
04-22-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The spacing between the cogs is slightly...

The spacing between the cogs is slightly different although some claim it can work OK.
Scroll down just a bit-
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-spacing.html

You'll need a 4.5mm spacer...
04-21-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The diameter looks too small for an accessory...

The diameter looks too small for an accessory bar, but I can't think of another reason why one would attach extra weight.
Maybe someplace to put ones hand for a downhill "more aero" position?
04-21-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Isn't that a self extracting crank? Never had...

Isn't that a self extracting crank?
Never had one.
04-21-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IG Internal Gear. Suntour Uniglide does not...

IG Internal Gear.
Suntour Uniglide does not compute.
Pics?
04-21-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Bill Kapaun

See- ...

See-
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-bottombrackets.html
04-21-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Back off the FDER L screw and see if the FDER...

Back off the FDER L screw and see if the FDER will move inward a couple mm.
IF it does, you're "probably" good.
BB's don't always progress "symmetrically" between sizes, so it can be a bit of a...
04-20-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,036
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Why? Most of us leave one cone/lock nut intact....

Why?
Most of us leave one cone/lock nut intact. It preserves axle centering.
You can clean everything with the cone in place, so why remove it?
04-20-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Way. It's a friction shifter with "coarse"...

Way.
It's a friction shifter with "coarse" travel.
04-19-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Some people remove the cranks on little kids...

Some people remove the cranks on little kids bikes instead of training wheels for their children.
They let them coast around under push power and they seem to adapt quickly.
Maybe try a version of...
04-19-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 755
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You don't need the absolute "best" tool, but get...

You don't need the absolute "best" tool, but get GOOD tools.
I agree with the above about kits. Cheap "kits" should be banned.

When I started out, I bought tools to fix the things that "rotated"...
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