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02-25-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 92
Posted By cxwrench

Wait...what? Why would an 11 speed cassette need...

Wait...what? Why would an 11 speed cassette need a spacer?
02-25-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 65
Posted By cxwrench

Has the wheel ever had a broken nipple? A piece...

Has the wheel ever had a broken nipple? A piece of tubeless sealant maybe?
02-25-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By cxwrench

Of course they will work. They were designed to...

Of course they will work. They were designed to work in 68 English and 70 Italian shells.
02-25-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By cxwrench

Really? Very few people are racing all the time...

Really? Very few people are racing all the time so there's no 'losing'. Nor is there any risk of getting run over. For the OP...do you really need to ask about this? Just try it and see, if it works...
02-25-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By cxwrench

Lots of variables...rider weight, tire...

Lots of variables...rider weight, tire size/construction/rim width, terrain...there is no single pressure that defines needing tubeless or not.
02-25-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By cxwrench

The eebrakes are great. Spendy but great. The...

The eebrakes are great. Spendy but great. The cables and housing that will come w/ the levers are good quality Shimano, they should be fine. The braze-on derailleur is offered with a clamp because...
02-25-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 92
Posted By cxwrench

Do you have the wheels now? Is there a cassette...

Do you have the wheels now? Is there a cassette on the wheel?
02-25-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By cxwrench

The OP weighs 130-140, this is way too much...

The OP weighs 130-140, this is way too much pressure.
02-24-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By cxwrench

Some (a lot) of this stuff you can figure out...

Some (a lot) of this stuff you can figure out yourself if you had just a bit more initiative. Go to the Shimano site and look at the different derailleurs and shifters, that alone will answer your...
02-24-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By cxwrench

If it ain't broke, fix it til it is.

If it ain't broke, fix it til it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 471
Posted By cxwrench

You don't need to change anything, just ride your...

You don't need to change anything, just ride your bike.
02-24-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By cxwrench

You are drastically overestimating the amount of...

You are drastically overestimating the amount of work involved in doing the work. Both fork and shock can be done in an hour easily.
02-23-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By cxwrench

If you have SL-M700 that have the flip up wire...

If you have SL-M700 that have the flip up wire twist thing on top then all you should have to do is tighten it up. If you have the newer shifters that just have the name plate on top you'd have to...
02-23-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 173
Posted By cxwrench

Hey now, you're the new guy that came asking for...

Hey now, you're the new guy that came asking for info and pretty much provided nothing. At the very least explain whatever your situation is with this frame/bike. All of these requests popping up...
02-23-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By cxwrench

A serial # won't get you any info about your frame

In most cases it's useless to ask for info and only provide a serial #. The rash of these threads has got me wondering if it has anything to do w/ stolen bikes. Unless it's starting w/ 'WTU" (Trek)...
02-23-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By cxwrench

If you don't go to a shop that can do it in house...

If you don't go to a shop that can do it in house you should change shops. We do at least one for and shock every day. It's ridiculous to send one someplace for regular maintenance.
02-23-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By cxwrench

I'm a 'big loop' kinda guy but I don't think that...

I'm a 'big loop' kinda guy but I don't think that should cause any problems like you're having.
02-23-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 67
Posted By cxwrench

I doubt you've done the obvious yet (get in touch...

I doubt you've done the obvious yet (get in touch w/ Reynolds). It's the black Park nipple wrench. Proprietary nipple wrenches are stupid and luckily only a few manufacturers (Mavic, Shimano,...
02-23-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,636
Posted By cxwrench

They are uninformed idiots.

They are uninformed idiots.
02-23-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 345
Posted By cxwrench

Whoah...could you provide any less information?

Whoah...could you provide any less information?
02-23-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By cxwrench

Well, the OP was talking about bleed port o-rings...

Well, the OP was talking about bleed port o-rings I think. That's the only one you'd ever lose.
02-23-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By cxwrench

Damn, you sound like you're on some kind of a...

Damn, you sound like you're on some kind of a mission. The o-rings are available, they are part # Y0C698030 Bleed screw and O-ring. You can even buy them from Amazon. Sounds like your bike shop...
02-23-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By cxwrench

Just a wild thought here but have your bike shop...

Just a wild thought here but have your bike shop order them from Shimano? I know it's crazy to go directly to the source but you don't need to overthink this.
02-22-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 301
Posted By cxwrench

Of course it's possible. You should probably...

Of course it's possible. You should probably check it...or have it checked.
02-22-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By cxwrench

SRAM doesn't really have cable fraying issues...

SRAM doesn't really have cable fraying issues like Shimano and older Campy. All shifts are the same so having problems ONLY in a couple of cogs in the middle is weird. Probably a cable/housing issue,...
02-22-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,636
Posted By cxwrench

You have got to be kidding me. C'mon, you're...

You have got to be kidding me. C'mon, you're joking...I know you're joking, right?
02-22-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 181
Posted By cxwrench

I hope you're not sitting around waiting for...

I hope you're not sitting around waiting for replies about this...just try it and see what happens. If the out-of-roundness is going towards the hub you probably won't have much luck, the rim is most...
02-22-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By cxwrench

But you have time to wax? :wtf: The teams...

But you have time to wax? :wtf:

The teams all used to use diesel til about '05. I remember getting to the Tour of Georgia and it was specifically noted in the race bible 'NO MORE DIESEL' for...
02-22-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 484
Posted By cxwrench

Medium or around 54cm should be good for you....

Medium or around 54cm should be good for you. Mtb? 17.5-18.5" ish. XS? No way.
02-22-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,636
Posted By cxwrench

I would try this because it's easy and takes very...

I would try this because it's easy and takes very little time:

Put the bike on the rear wheel like you're doing the mother of all wheelies. Pump both brake levers a bunch...this should get any air...
02-21-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By cxwrench

Well, pretty simple. If the cup won't screw in...

Well, pretty simple. If the cup won't screw in directly to the lever body you need the piece. It comes w/ the bleed kit I believe. The hole in the lever will be much bigger than the threaded end of...
02-21-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By cxwrench

It should work if the bb shell is indeed English.

It should work if the bb shell is indeed English.
02-21-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By cxwrench

The regular Shimano bleed kit will work fine. The...

The regular Shimano bleed kit will work fine. The levers usually need the angle at which they're sitting to be changed as you go through the bleed process. I don't remember exactly what it was but I...
02-20-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By cxwrench

An alloy square taper bottom bracket? Good luck...

An alloy square taper bottom bracket? Good luck w/ that. They're all steel.
02-20-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By cxwrench

SS nuts/bolts don't suck any more than normal...

SS nuts/bolts don't suck any more than normal ones.
02-20-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 820
Posted By cxwrench

This goes back to when I was still a team...

This goes back to when I was still a team mechanic and washed bikes every damn day. I used Pedro's degreaser (https://pedros.com/products/clean-and-lube/degreasers-andcleaners/degreaser-13/) the last...
02-20-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By cxwrench

Funny, I don't seem to have problems w/ them.

Funny, I don't seem to have problems w/ them.
02-20-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ Ok, that's not a 'nut' that's one...

^This^


Ok, that's not a 'nut' that's one of the bottom bracket cups. The seals have grease on them, it's nothing unusual. It's not solidified at all. The only thing you've got correct is that is...
02-20-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By cxwrench

I never said that high quality components don't...

I never said that high quality components don't also have loose ball bearings, did I? Many of the best quality, most durable hubs in the world are loose ball or caged ball.



At the price...
02-20-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By cxwrench

Riding a bike doesn't magically improve the...

Riding a bike doesn't magically improve the quality of poor quality bearings. They just wear more.
02-20-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By cxwrench

I predict a thread titled "I broke my 2008...

I predict a thread titled "I broke my 2008 Specialized Globe Centrum Elite IG3 frame" in 30-60 days.
02-20-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By cxwrench

A bike shop did that? :wtf:That's some pretty...

A bike shop did that? :wtf:That's some pretty horrific work.
02-20-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 252
Posted By cxwrench

Cheap bikes have cheap bearings, most likely...

Cheap bikes have cheap bearings, most likely loose balls. I've seen new bikes in the $400-700 range that sound like the bearings and cones need to be replaced. Grease will not fix crap bearings.
02-20-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By cxwrench

No. It differs w/ every builder/manufacturer....

No. It differs w/ every builder/manufacturer. With some smaller builders they are completely random. Most of the big companies use some kind of code to tell where and when the frame was built. In...
02-19-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By cxwrench

It makes sense to grease pretty much every place...

It makes sense to grease pretty much every place that parts touch on a bike with a very few exceptions.
02-19-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 629
Posted By cxwrench

Your traction will suffer and you'll bounce off...

Your traction will suffer and you'll bounce off rocks as you DROP pressure? Wrong.
02-19-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By cxwrench

Guess I better go clean the grease off the...

Guess I better go clean the grease off the outside of a few thousand chainring bolts/nuts. I'm sure I've skipped a few but I have greased 99.999% of the bolts/nuts I've ever installed. Nuts spinning...
02-18-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By cxwrench

Grab your tension meter and the chart that comes...

Grab your tension meter and the chart that comes with it. Measure your spokes (in mm) and match them up to the chart. I'm guessing Specialized probably targets around 110-120kgf for the drive side...
02-18-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,290
Posted By cxwrench

Simple, you rip the derailleur off the bike....

Simple, you rip the derailleur off the bike. Look, this is not rocket surgery. If the pulley cage is pulled so far forward by the chain that you can't push it any further by hand, the chain is too...
02-18-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By cxwrench

Yes, grease. Uhhmmmm...95% wear? 95% of what?

Yes, grease. Uhhmmmm...95% wear? 95% of what?
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