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07-18-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By Geekage

I'm pretty sure there's nothing preventing your...

I'm pretty sure there's nothing preventing your bike from working with the cables that fit BMX levers. Besides cable pull or hydraulics.

I don't know the difference between cable heads myself, but...
07-15-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Geekage

If you don't need an integrated solution, Paul...

If you don't need an integrated solution, Paul Component has a couple of things.

MicroShift Thumbies (https://www.paulcomp.com/shop/components/drivetrain/shifting/microshift-thumbies/) will mount...
07-14-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 337
Posted By Geekage

Depending on the bike, if it has downtube cable...

Depending on the bike, if it has downtube cable stops, you might be able to install barrel adjusters on them: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001C5GB28/...
07-14-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 922
Posted By Geekage

I can't speak to whether or not to replace a...

I can't speak to whether or not to replace a cartridge bottom bracket, but I'd at least remove it to inspect the bottom bracket shell. Inspect for rust, water intrusion, and sediment. If it's a steel...
07-13-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,819
Posted By Geekage

Someone has to be making a clamp on adaptor for...

Someone has to be making a clamp on adaptor for braze on ft derailleurs that pushes the derailleur out more. If not, I sure hope Problem Solvers is working on it.

Of course, it might not be too...
07-07-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,304
Posted By Geekage

Nothing wrong with using 10-sp parts for the...

Nothing wrong with using 10-sp parts for the front. I don't think the hood or lever shape is any different either. Actually, you might want to use the S-700 front shifter. I think it's made for Yaw...
07-03-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Geekage

Since you have a lathe, I'd kludge it and get a...

Since you have a lathe, I'd kludge it and get a 1 quill to 1-1/8 threadless stem adapter (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0028N14GQ/) and lathe that down, then use whatever threadless stem you want....
06-16-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 689
Posted By Geekage

Would something like a hitch platform mount in...

Would something like a hitch platform mount in the bed (https://www.rockymounts.com/collections/adaptor-and-truck-mounts/products/tomahawk-floor-mount) work for you?...
06-09-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 710
Posted By Geekage

Funny, I was just working on this tonight and...

Funny, I was just working on this tonight and your post was the fourth hit after Shimano, sjs cycle and eBay (twice).

Mine was worn down and pretty much fell out when I was redoing my cabling.
...
06-05-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By Geekage

Yeah, I'm on it. And look, no wear on the sides. ...

Yeah, I'm on it. And look, no wear on the sides.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x969/ss_cog_34f606952d23914de311171085fa625ac915474d.jpg

How 'bout that 14-28 Ultegra...
06-05-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,415
Posted By Geekage

Is a complimentary new bike check-up not...

Is a complimentary new bike check-up not something that most shops do? Or are people just not aware of the concept?

Come on, now somebody say, "You should have ridden it more before getting your...
06-03-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By Geekage

I guess I never noticed that kind of wear before...

I guess I never noticed that kind of wear before since my drivetrains never got that clean :)

The chain was toast, cracked on the outer links in three different places. Maybe from leaving it...
06-03-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By Geekage

Rivet wear

Has anyone else noticed wear on the sides of their cogs from the chain rivet heads?

I noticed this the last time I cleaned my drivetrain, but I finally got around to taking a picture.
...
05-24-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By Geekage

Yeah, the regular Deore, DX or XT, six speed or...

Yeah, the regular Deore, DX or XT, six speed or seven, will work.
05-23-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,076
Posted By Geekage

Ah, remember back when toe straps were ubiquitous...

Ah, remember back when toe straps were ubiquitous enough to be used for all sorts of things, just like that?
05-23-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By Geekage

Why not turn it all upside down? Sit,...

Why not turn it all upside down?

Sit, holding the inverted star nut setter on the ground between your feet. Hold fork upside down over that, place a wood block over the bottom of the steerer tube,...
05-23-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By Geekage

Rocky Mounts customer service certainly isn't...

Rocky Mounts customer service certainly isn't doing their brand much good.

As with most brands, the trays slide side to side on the rack, so though you can't adjust the spacing between the bikes,...
05-19-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,933
Posted By Geekage

That's actually the Pedro's Six Pack. In a...

That's actually the Pedro's Six Pack.

In a previous reply, I had shown a picture of a cheap eBay chain tool that looks very similar. Having just taken the time to test it out, I cannot recommend...
05-19-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,110
Posted By Geekage

There are a few options on this page...

There are a few options on this page (https://bikepacking.com/index/add-cage-mounts-bike/). The King Universal Support Bolt (http://www.kingcage.com/index.php?products=yes)s look like a good bet, or...
05-19-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,229
Posted By Geekage

I put that fork on my road bike. It's designed...

I put that fork on my road bike. It's designed more for a mid-reach fork replacement, so it'll be about a centimeter longer, I guess. So that will slacken your angles a bit, maybe 0.5-1 degree. Which...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,906
Posted By Geekage

I use a helmet mirror. That way I only have to...

I use a helmet mirror. That way I only have to buy one for each helmet instead one for each bike :)

Seriously, my rationale is that a helmet mirror:

Works with any bike
Can be smaller for...
05-19-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By Geekage

This is what I did with my base bars: ...

This is what I did with my base bars:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x767/bars_zps26b94d09_ea2678cfcf55d6f54ec1378b70d2c5c7c4c6808c.jpg
But, as I said, I needed to use a...
05-18-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Geekage

It looks like you might be able to replace the...

It looks like you might be able to replace the plastic part the screws thread into. edit: sorry, that's mechanical. No similar part in the DI2 parts diagram....
05-18-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,933
Posted By Geekage

I think there are pretty significant differences...

I think there are pretty significant differences between the PB Swiss PB-470 and the Mini Bar, starting with the handle design and going on to bit capacity, bit holding, and tire levers. I could go...
05-18-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By Geekage

You mean this part? ...

You mean this part?
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/598x653/1558197041604_1ff3ccd0dae195ab4132c32a79f2e4de01581a94.jpg
Huh, I never noticed that before. Is the housing not...
05-18-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Geekage

Funny you should mention it. I recently wrote up...

Funny you should mention it. I recently wrote up a ifixit guide on how to replace that gasket...
05-18-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By Geekage

I have serious reservations about doctors (and...

I have serious reservations about doctors (and the whole medical industry) when it comes to older folks. I'd say "us older folks," but I'm in denial, I'm a decade younger than you :)

Okay, maybe...
05-18-19, 12:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,270
Posted By Geekage

Not a semi and not a coastal state, but there was...

Not a semi and not a coastal state, but there was this case: Cyclist killed after aerodynamic design of bus caused him to be sucked under vehicle...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,643
Posted By Geekage

Skipjack's not going to care what anyone else has...

Skipjack's not going to care what anyone else has to say about his flat, but I thought I'd chime in here about tubes too small for the tires.

Back when I was working in a shop, a coworker thought...
05-17-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By Geekage

What do you mean by "they don't feel to (sic)...

What do you mean by "they don't feel to (sic) powerful?" Being made for the shorter pull of sidepull and cantilever brakes, I'd expect the levers to give lots of power, it's just that they bottom out...
05-17-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Geekage

The funny thing is, the two pumps may very well...

The funny thing is, the two pumps may very well use the same gasket, especially if it's the one that looks like this:...
05-17-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,933
Posted By Geekage

As others have mentioned, the Jack knife style...

As others have mentioned, the Jack knife style can be difficult to use and access some bolt heads. But instead of buying individual L-shaped Allen wrenches, I go for the modular approach and buy...
05-17-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,289
Posted By Geekage

I don't suppose they use the same triples on...

I don't suppose they use the same triples on their mountain, road, and hybrid bikes? Even more volume discount. Not just on the cranksets, but also the derailleurs and cassettes (freewheels in some...
05-14-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By Geekage

In addition to checking for binding due to...

In addition to checking for binding due to corrosion on the pivots or buildup in the noodle, check your brake housing length so it's not pulling (or pushing) the arm to one side.
05-11-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By Geekage

I beg to differ. Too many times I've had the...

I beg to differ. Too many times I've had the Velox tape migrate side to side in the rim. Often it'll ride up out of the spoke bed, expose a spoke hole, and cause a flat. Even if it's the full inside...
05-05-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 656
Posted By Geekage

I think the problem with oetiker clamps is you...

I think the problem with oetiker clamps is you need a special tool. Don't know if you can make do with something like channel lock pliers or even diagonal cutters, but then again, you don't need it...
05-03-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By Geekage

I think the Marlin 5 is an upgrade over the 820. ...

I think the Marlin 5 is an upgrade over the 820.

I'm currently looking for a used bike for my kid: size XS, disc brakes, and 27.5 or 29". So pretty much not the 820. The Marlin obviously has some...
Forum: Introductions
05-02-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Geekage

I was wondering if you were going to add any...

I was wondering if you were going to add any extras to the book. Okay, bought the paperback. It's just not the same as waiting for individual chapters to show up on Usenet.
Forum: Introductions
05-01-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 606
Posted By Geekage

Bob! I just saw one of your replies to a...

Bob!

I just saw one of your replies to a mechanics thread and said to myself, "Is this the same guy who wrote Spike Bike?"

A quick search also showed your name and a 30th anniversary edition...
04-23-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By Geekage

Inconsistent placement could also put the brake...

Inconsistent placement could also put the brake pad into the tire or spokes.

It's probably best to keep the part in the dropout so you don't have to eyeball the placement. Even without a similar...
04-05-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By Geekage

Road shifters? There's the set screw that holds...

Road shifters? There's the set screw that holds in the brake pivot pin. At least for the models with the shift housing coming out the side instead of under the bar tape.
03-27-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,239
Posted By Geekage

Does anyone have any experience with the Feedback...

Does anyone have any experience with the Feedback Sports torque wrench? It's a beam style that only goes up to 10Nm, but it still works as a ratchet for higher torques.

I like that it seems...
03-20-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,607
Posted By Geekage

I've built up a couple of wheels with black brass...

I've built up a couple of wheels with black brass nipples. DT even. Specifically these (https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=80845&category=466) since I didn't want the...
03-14-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By Geekage

If it's really a 635mm bead seat diameter, you'll...

If it's really a 635mm bead seat diameter, you'll definitely notice that the bead is very loose. Probably just holding the tire up to the rim will show that it's not going to fit.
03-11-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,101
Posted By Geekage

The Trek 800 is their bottom of the line mountain...

The Trek 800 is their bottom of the line mountain bike*. I'm not saying it's crap, but it's certainly not going to be as durable as slightly more expensive bikes. The components may just be suffering...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By Geekage

Do you have to loosen the caliper bolts just to...

Do you have to loosen the caliper bolts just to remove the wheel? It looks like otherwise the disc would hit the caliper as you slid the wheel forward to get the chain off either the chainwheel or...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,379
Posted By Geekage

Yeah, but it's a bit of a hack getting horizontal...

Yeah, but it's a bit of a hack getting horizontal dropouts and disc brakes to coexist.

The Surly horizontal dropouts need to have slotted IS disc brake mounts so the disc caliper can be slid back...
03-03-19, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By Geekage

I was suggesting you swap both the pads and the...

I was suggesting you swap both the pads and the rotors (if they're the same size. Yeah, you'll have to unbolt them), so they'd be the ones that had already been bedded together.

But I guess you...
03-02-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By Geekage

The difference between the two brakes is...

The difference between the two brakes is internal. Much like the BB7, it has ramps that ball bearings on the piston ride along. As you pull the lever more, the ramps/divots get shallower. Because...
02-26-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By Geekage

I've heard that some sort of anti-seize is...

I've heard that some sort of anti-seize is usually preferred for aluminum-titanium interfaces. And not just grease. Nickel or copper based anti-seize is up to debate.
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