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04-25-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By mikezs

It's an Alfine single speed part, FC-S500, and...

It's an Alfine single speed part, FC-S500, and it's about 6 years old now. Still just about available for sale so I bought another one and I've already swapped it over.

I did manage to get another...
04-25-17, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By mikezs

HollowTech II Failure

I've had a hollowtech 2 failure on my commuter bike (Alfine 8) that I couldn't seem to find anyone else has had (and therefore no way to fix)

The drive side arm has become detached from the...
03-02-12, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,775
Posted By mikezs

My brother has been riding a steel frame with a...

My brother has been riding a steel frame with a crack in it from rust at the chainstay for about 3 years, and he's fine. The bike got stolen, so I am unable to tell you how long the frame lasted...
02-21-12, 03:51 AM
Replies: 679
Views: 334,707
Posted By mikezs

It's not illegal in the UK. Not saying it's not...

It's not illegal in the UK. Not saying it's not irresponsible though... Don't get hit by a car, very selfish!
12-13-11, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,303
Posted By mikezs

Might be worth adding to the tips thread with a...

Might be worth adding to the tips thread with a link to here ;)
12-08-11, 05:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By mikezs

Sorry, I wasn't clear. The part of the pedal that...

Sorry, I wasn't clear. The part of the pedal that you bolt onto the crank can be separated from the pedal casing by the bolt that's nearest to the exposed threads.

This is the part I would attempt...
12-08-11, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 761
Posted By mikezs

I wouldn't have expected there to be any play....

I wouldn't have expected there to be any play. Sounds like the shaft that threads onto the crank might need it's bolt tightening up? Shouldn't take long to quickly whip it apart, even if there's...
12-08-11, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By mikezs

I'd like to know this information if you find it...

I'd like to know this information if you find it out as I have a 2009 Rockhopper with Specialized hubs
12-08-11, 03:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,630
Posted By mikezs

I'd certainly like to see the outcome

I'd certainly like to see the outcome
12-02-11, 03:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,630
Posted By mikezs

Here's my response from Specialized about getting...

Here's my response from Specialized about getting some new decals for my rockhopper:
12-02-11, 03:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,370
Posted By mikezs

The fact that it's Sheldon's preference to have...

The fact that it's Sheldon's preference to have front right should mean something about it ;)
11-30-11, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,370
Posted By mikezs

The easiest way to do this (but it's frowned...

The easiest way to do this (but it's frowned upon, you apparently shouldn't pump anything into the calliper, just suck from it) is to:
- Suck the fluid from each calliper with a syringe and 4mm...
11-25-11, 03:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By mikezs

It's perfectly fine to do and would be a waste of...

It's perfectly fine to do and would be a waste of a tube to just toss it! I'll let some more people reply saying it's fine, too...
11-25-11, 03:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,968
Posted By mikezs

Methylated spirits could help, or washing with...

Methylated spirits could help, or washing with Nikwax technical cleaner should cause no harm to your waterproofing.
11-24-11, 03:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By mikezs

It's almost certainly the brake pads moving in...

It's almost certainly the brake pads moving in the calliper under spring tension. Common solutions to this problem (along with squealing) is to put high temperature anti-seize compound (copper...
11-22-11, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 778
Posted By mikezs

Couldn't hurt to get your replacement part ahead...

Couldn't hurt to get your replacement part ahead of time to give you piece of mind. But if you're expecting it to wear out and it hasn't done so already, just keep going until it does!
11-22-11, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,611
Posted By mikezs

They look AWESOME!

They look AWESOME!
11-18-11, 02:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,460
Posted By mikezs

Just say I'm wrong and get it over with :D ...

Just say I'm wrong and get it over with :D

Having only fixed bikes i own or of close friends/family I haven't seen too many crank issues, but I have seen a crank that snaps at the eye more than...
11-17-11, 04:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,076
Posted By mikezs

The gap can be as small as you want, the rotor...

The gap can be as small as you want, the rotor isn't going to warm and the forks aren't going to get any closer, so the clearance is a moot point as long as they aren't touching now.
11-16-11, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 977
Posted By mikezs

I'd stick that on my wall. You won't find a...

I'd stick that on my wall. You won't find a factory riveted chain like that again!
11-16-11, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,460
Posted By mikezs

Probably being aluminium, it's more likely...

Probably being aluminium, it's more likely they're cracked than deformed. Have you whipped them off and inspected them?
11-15-11, 05:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,620
Posted By mikezs

I've got a similar 4 sided gripping one with 4...

I've got a similar 4 sided gripping one with 4 sizes (http://www.dirt-sky.com/index.aspx?s=Product&p=363). It's great to use, although if I was regularly building wheels I'd get the specific size one.
11-01-11, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,452
Posted By mikezs

The answer to all of these questions is to keep...

The answer to all of these questions is to keep your bike inside and don't ride it.
11-01-11, 05:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By mikezs

That's because they tend to sell the outers in...

That's because they tend to sell the outers in specific sizes (like 300mm for rear brake and dérailleurs) and bikes that have cable discs with a hydro disk "option" tend to have the entire length...
10-28-11, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,033
Posted By mikezs

Less torsional strength, so you're more likely to...

Less torsional strength, so you're more likely to snap a spoke if you wind up some massive torsion through torque going up a hill.

2x does look a lot cooler though...
10-26-11, 07:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,897
Posted By mikezs

That's the valve hole, and it's the stones on the...

That's the valve hole, and it's the stones on the floor you can see through it.
10-19-11, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By mikezs

Looks great! APART from that crappy aged...

Looks great!

APART from that crappy aged orange spoke protector! Get that sprayed grey (like the brakes) or grab a new one!

Adjusting toe-in for brakes should eliminate squeal (unless they're...
10-13-11, 05:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By mikezs

They should just pop off when you bend the chain...

They should just pop off when you bend the chain inwards towards the link...
10-13-11, 02:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By mikezs

You could probably heat-butt the link apart is...

You could probably heat-butt the link apart is there are no rocks around. Good suggestion :D
10-13-11, 01:57 AM
10-12-11, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,783
Posted By mikezs

I'm with this guy; don't bother learning to fix...

I'm with this guy; don't bother learning to fix or restore bikes, just sit on the couch indoors and you won't even need to ride! Problem solved!


"Polishing a turd", or however you want to put...
10-12-11, 02:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,057
Posted By mikezs

I got it for about $1.50 (£0.89) from RoseBikes...

I got it for about $1.50 (£0.89) from RoseBikes (http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/shimano-pedal-tool-tl-pd40/aid:22956) and had a £10 (~$16) voucher for them too! Can't imaging I'll use it more...
10-11-11, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By mikezs

If it's a good quality weld, it should be...

If it's a good quality weld, it should be stronger than before as there's extra reinforcing material added.
10-11-11, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,057
Posted By mikezs

Thanks for the tip about the order to reinstall...

Thanks for the tip about the order to reinstall bearings and keeping pedal mounted on the crank. I've just stripped my M515's down to every single part and was planning to do the bearings very soon.
10-10-11, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,301
Posted By mikezs

Here's a good solution to your problem ;) No new...

Here's a good solution to your problem ;) No new tools required

http://www.ctc.org.uk/resources/Magazine/201107050.pdf
10-10-11, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,836
Posted By mikezs

I removed a particularly stubborn one the other...

I removed a particularly stubborn one the other day with a set of Mole Grips/Locking Pliers. It's pretty much all I had to hand and worked a treat! They locked onto the flats very well (after a...
10-10-11, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By mikezs

Could be a super-loud reed switch...

Could be a super-loud reed switch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_switch) in the pickup on the fork leg?
10-07-11, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 596
Posted By mikezs

I don't think anyone has explained this yet, but...

I don't think anyone has explained this yet, but you don't seem to know:

The wheels have a special setup of nuts on the spindle that need a VERY precise adjustment to work. On each side, there is...
10-06-11, 02:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,059
Posted By mikezs

WD-40 does contain a lubricant and can be used...

WD-40 does contain a lubricant and can be used for it. Although there are better specific lubricants, if it's all you've got you don't HAVE to rush out and get one before riding.

EDIT:
10-05-11, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By mikezs

You could get a tyre with kevlar in as...

You could get a tyre with kevlar in as protection, or add another layer of puncture protection between the tyre and tube.
10-05-11, 03:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By mikezs

When you go to a LBS you are paying for more than...

When you go to a LBS you are paying for more than just their time and use of tools. They usually offer other things you may not be aware of like:

- Trained eye check-over of the bike
- A...
10-05-11, 02:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,537
Posted By mikezs

Something for the tips thread?

Something for the tips thread?
10-04-11, 08:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,445
Posted By mikezs

Same with me; Spray on loads of motorcycle dry in...

Same with me; Spray on loads of motorcycle dry in solvent lubricant. Gets in all the links and then solvent evaporates to leave great, non-dirt attracting lube all over the place.
09-30-11, 02:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,233
Posted By mikezs

They use the same method (you measure a number of...

They use the same method (you measure a number of links that are a specific size) but I've never seen one of those tools you hook around 1 link and have a 0.5, 0.75 and 1% wear scales on it.

...
09-28-11, 09:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,233
Posted By mikezs

Something I forgot to mention about lubrication...

Something I forgot to mention about lubrication is that there are also continuous lubrication systems available. I think they are patented under the name Scottoiler because I've only heard of them...
09-28-11, 08:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,233
Posted By mikezs

Two main types of motorbike chain nowadays: ...

Two main types of motorbike chain nowadays:
O-Ring, classic type of chain with the rubber o-rings people use and love all the time
X-Ring, similar to o-ring, but the cross section of it is an X....
09-28-11, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By mikezs

Having just bought my own house with a garage,...

Having just bought my own house with a garage, having a pretty good selection of tools and 5 bikes (and 2 motorbikes!) I'm quite interested in how others have tackled this.

In the past I've been a...
09-22-11, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,027
Posted By mikezs

Get a clean cut in the table (so it's not...

Get a clean cut in the table (so it's not pinched, frayed or flattened) and then get twisting when you install it! Easy :)
09-21-11, 02:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,457
Posted By mikezs

Is it the same spoke each time? Can you see a...

Is it the same spoke each time? Can you see a pattern to the spoke breakages?
09-15-11, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By mikezs

Someone on here used it for BB shells before with...

Someone on here used it for BB shells before with some success; the size of the bolt determines how much torque can be applied.

(I know this because I bought some last week...
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