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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...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 496
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: 351
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, 08:13 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: 351
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, 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...
02-22-21, 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, 10:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,637
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, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 822
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, 11:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,637
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...
02-20-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 822
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: 746
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, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
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, 10:03 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, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 746
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, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 746
Posted By cxwrench

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

Yes, grease. Uhhmmmm...95% wear? 95% of what?
02-18-21, 04:17 PM
02-18-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By cxwrench

Since you failed to specify which model of Revel...

Since you failed to specify which model of Revel you got I'll just say that for all practical purposes those forks are not adjustable. They have preload knobs but they don't do anything.
02-17-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 631
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ 40psi for a 130lb rider is insane. At...

^This^ 40psi for a 130lb rider is insane. At 160lb I'd probably crash every other corner w/ 40.
ETA: The 'less til you pinchflat' is not the smartest thing either. You may find your best pressure...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,200
Posted By cxwrench

It really takes time when the customer uses tire...

It really takes time when the customer uses tire levers and screws up their previously perfect tape. Then sealant gets under the tape and inside the rim. They bring the wheel in because the tire...
02-16-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By cxwrench

You're kidding, right? You're trying to provide...

You're kidding, right? You're trying to provide mechanical advice to someone and you can't tell that one of those photos includes the lockring and the other doesn't?
02-16-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By cxwrench

Jesus, just remove the cable guide, install the...

Jesus, just remove the cable guide, install the bb and then put the cable guide back on. Maybe you shouldn't be trying to tackle something this complicated. :innocent:
02-15-21, 03:00 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,200
Posted By cxwrench

You walk in the shop I work at and want the 'set...

You walk in the shop I work at and want the 'set up' done...clean/tape/valve install/tire install w/ sealant it's $40.00/wheel. If it's a bike or set of wheels you buy from us, no charge.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,464
Posted By cxwrench

No, it wasn't. It was painted there but...

No, it wasn't. It was painted there but definitely not made there.
02-12-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By cxwrench

Good god...periods, commas, punctuation...use...

Good god...periods, commas, punctuation...use them! At least make your posts as easy to read as possible.
02-12-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 684
Posted By cxwrench

Really? It's dirty and done backwards so it has...

Really? It's dirty and done backwards so it has tape securing it at the end of the drop. Wrong.
02-11-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By cxwrench

alcjphil is right, every damn disc brake bike...

alcjphil is right, every damn disc brake bike comes w/ at least one, many with 2. I find it hard to believe your shop is so lame they suggest it but don't give you one. What a bunch of idiots.
02-10-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 521
Posted By cxwrench

External Di2 battery.

External Di2 battery.
02-09-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,119
Posted By cxwrench

Understatement of the year so far.

Understatement of the year so far.
02-09-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 669
Posted By cxwrench

You saying the OP is lying or just stating a...

You saying the OP is lying or just stating a random fact that is basically useless in this thread?
02-07-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By cxwrench

Fork. You have some forks. Not shocks. Shocks go...

Fork. You have some forks. Not shocks. Shocks go in the back. Look under the crown, serial # should be on the bottom of the steerer tube.
02-06-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By cxwrench

Lube your chain. You can't expect miracles if the...

Lube your chain. You can't expect miracles if the bike is outside though.
02-06-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By cxwrench

If it worked previously and now it doesn't...and...

If it worked previously and now it doesn't...and nothing has changed, it's not an adjustment issues, it's more likely cable/housing or maybe a cable fraying in the shifter. Undo the cable from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By cxwrench

Not worth thinking about...and as far as I'm...

Not worth thinking about...and as far as I'm concerned latex tubes are more puncture resistant than butyl.
02-05-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By cxwrench

Those are shift pins. You should be looking at...

Those are shift pins. You should be looking at them from the other side of the ring. They help the chain move up from the small ring to the big ring. Notice how they are basically in 2 sets, one on...
02-05-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By cxwrench

Just because you have bigger gears on your bike...

Just because you have bigger gears on your bike doesn't mean you'll go faster.
02-04-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 428
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ I can't imagine why anyone would buy a...

^This^ I can't imagine why anyone would buy a used cassette.
02-04-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By cxwrench

You sure it's the noodles and not the housing?

You sure it's the noodles and not the housing?
02-04-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By cxwrench

Pull the lever and watch the center of the tire....

Pull the lever and watch the center of the tire. Is it being pushed a little to one side? If so there's your answer.
02-03-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 644
Posted By cxwrench

Put the bike upright. Don't worry about the angle...

Put the bike upright. Don't worry about the angle to the pulleys. Take another photo w/ the chain in the middle cog.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By cxwrench

No. Quick release hubs are narrower than thru...

No. Quick release hubs are narrower than thru axle hubs. And nothing 'magically' happens.
02-01-21, 11:07 PM
02-01-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,085
Posted By cxwrench

Moisture...is that you?

Moisture...is that you?
02-01-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By cxwrench

Whomever bled your brake failed. There is still...

Whomever bled your brake failed. There is still air in the system, sounds to me like it's in the lever. Generally this can be fixed w/o a full bleed. You can put the cup on the lever and pump it a...
01-31-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,151
Posted By cxwrench

OP...I know you're busy w/ tons of random posts...

OP...I know you're busy w/ tons of random posts from all the threads you've started but don't you think this thread should logically be in 'bicycle mechanics'? I realize that no one cares and just...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,268
Posted By cxwrench

So in the cold when you have less traction you...

So in the cold when you have less traction you raise the pressure a bunch?!? :foo:
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