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09-11-17, 08:20 AM
Replies: 182
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Posted By hhnngg1

Nah. The badge of honor is being able to...

Nah.

The badge of honor is being able to mess with your chain even on the road, and not even get a spec of chain tattoo on you, leaving the other riders with you speechless at how 'pro' your...
09-05-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By hhnngg1

Chain rubbing on fd cage in big ring

My chain is rubbing my fd cage in my big gear.

I could probably redo it but if there is an easy adjustment I could do without messing up the good shifting would be helpful.
09-03-17, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,735
Posted By hhnngg1

No way. Waxing SAVES tons of time, unless you...

No way. Waxing SAVES tons of time, unless you enjoy riding with a black tattoo-bearing mess of a chain.

If you actually properly CLEAN your lubed chain, it'll take at LEAST 15 minutes, and you'll...
09-03-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,354
Posted By hhnngg1

Kerosene works a lot better than SimpleGreen...

Kerosene works a lot better than SimpleGreen (which kinda sucks for significantly dirty chains unless you put it into an ultrasonic cleaner of Simplegreen bath.)

Kerosene disposal is somewhat...
09-03-17, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,735
Posted By hhnngg1

I'm not even joking when I say that I could have...

I'm not even joking when I say that I could have purchased BOTH Di2 AND e-Tap together at full list price, if I charged myself the normal wage rate I get paid at my job for the total number of hours...
09-01-17, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By hhnngg1

Yes, that part is actually obvious because the...

Yes, that part is actually obvious because the cable won't even insert if it's not downshifted all teh way.


The tricky part is that you can insert the cable, have it nestle up on the hole so it...
09-01-17, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,735
Posted By hhnngg1

Two hours for a simple FD recabling job is...

Two hours for a simple FD recabling job is ridiculous by any standard! Especially if you've done it succesfully 4x in the past!
09-01-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By hhnngg1

Another aside - it was shockingly easy to...

Another aside - it was shockingly easy to incorrectly insert the shifter cable into the Tiagra (105 style) shifter. They really should change the design - it's too easy to incorrectly insert the...
08-31-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,735
Posted By hhnngg1

Just wasted 2 hrs of my life on my Tiagra - hope this helps you!

I just wasted 2 hours of my life redoing the cabling on my Tiagra 4700 (current-gen).

Just mentioning this so you don't do the same thing:

- I ran the cable the WRONG way through the FD bolt....
08-31-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By hhnngg1

Recabling Tiagra 4700 (new) shifters - they seem to only 'work' when hoods are down

I'm recabling my bike after a derailleur housing failure, and I noticed that the shifters only seem to 'click' and function when the rubber hoods are down. I actually spent a good 30 minutes trying...
08-29-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,882
Posted By hhnngg1

Ok, I did a little more digging - I think this is...

Ok, I did a little more digging - I think this is it:

Shimano SIS SP41 Outer Gear Casing Cap...
08-29-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,882
Posted By hhnngg1

OP here - amazingly, I somehow managed to find...

OP here - amazingly, I somehow managed to find that exact Shimano plastic ferrule pictured above, and sure enough, it fits into the shifter! Didn't see that on any of the videos I watched on youtube...
08-29-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,882
Posted By hhnngg1

Good points above - I do take care to try and...

Good points above - I do take care to try and have as clean as possible cable ends but it's possible that one of the fibers worked loose; although you should have seen it - the entire plastic housing...
08-29-17, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,882
Posted By hhnngg1

Do I need a ferrule for cable housing entering the Tiagra 4700 FD shifter?

I had a bizarre problem today - my FD shifting was always a bit mushy despite a recent brand-new Tiagra 4700 groupset install and new cables/housing. I am a noob to all this installation, so I made...
08-28-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By hhnngg1

Needs more cable tension for the FD. The way to...

Needs more cable tension for the FD. The way to do it varies by generation of your 105; my current Tiagra requires me to manually push the FD onto the big ring before pulling the cable taut to get...
08-17-17, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By hhnngg1

My 'standard' BB took me <5 mins to change, and...

My 'standard' BB took me <5 mins to change, and that's as a total noob with zero experience. Seriously the hardest part was looking up on the internet which tool to buy to get it off, and then which...
08-15-17, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By hhnngg1

Agree as well that you should also make sure...

Agree as well that you should also make sure you're using GOOD pads. There really is a big range in pad performance, and it is surprisingly easy to get really, really bad pads.

I recently...
08-14-17, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,263
Posted By hhnngg1

I had a similar problem with a more recent-gen...

I had a similar problem with a more recent-gen bike where I had close to zero effective slowing on any downhills with the rear brake.

Even at 225, you should have significant braking power with...
08-14-17, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By hhnngg1

Agree - nonresidue cleaners like alcohols work...

Agree - nonresidue cleaners like alcohols work great for rims.
08-14-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By hhnngg1

What to do with a 7/8sp wheel that I no longer need?

Any ideas of what to do with a 7/8sp wheel that I no longer need? I upgraded the group to Tiagra 10sp (as is my 2nd bike) so no longer need a 8sp wheel.

Also, the braking rim is REALLY worn on it...
08-05-17, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By hhnngg1

Sounds like your derailleur hangar is bent. ...

Sounds like your derailleur hangar is bent.

The classic sign of this is when you can fix one 'half' of the RD to shift well, but then when doing so messes up the opposite half. For example, you...
07-30-17, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,448
Posted By hhnngg1

I'm not going to comment on your photos as...

I'm not going to comment on your photos as unfortunately, I've never trusted checking by eyeball the alignment of my derailleur.

I recently fixed two misaligned derailleurs on my 2 bikes which...
07-29-17, 08:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,219
Posted By hhnngg1

I think this would suck at as a course. You...

I think this would suck at as a course.

You almost don't have to understand any mechanics to completely build a bike up from bare frame to full drivetrain and brakes. All the 'magic' happens...
07-28-17, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By hhnngg1

I freaking hate internal cable routing. My...

I freaking hate internal cable routing. My Cervelo has a FD hole so small that even Park Tool's 'internal cable routing kit' doesn't even fit through it.
07-19-17, 07:06 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,627
Posted By hhnngg1

I did that for a season since I was annoyed at...

I did that for a season since I was annoyed at how nearly impossible it felt to remove my cassette that my LBS installed.

As mentioned above, finger tight leads to terrible grooves being dug into...
07-19-17, 01:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,627
Posted By hhnngg1

By any chance do you think a (much) cheaper...

By any chance do you think a (much) cheaper Harbor freight tool would do the trik?






3/8" torque wrench...
07-19-17, 03:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,627
Posted By hhnngg1

Dumb question here, but how do you get a 3/8 inch...

Dumb question here, but how do you get a 3/8 inch torque wrench to attach to the cassette to tighten it up?
07-18-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By hhnngg1

Loose cables are likely if you're having problems...

Loose cables are likely if you're having problems going to the bigger cog. Watch a video on how to use the barrel adjuster or if it's already maxxed out (very possible, if not likely), how to tighten...
07-18-17, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,113
Posted By hhnngg1

Yep, you're correct about that $250 price...

Yep, you're correct about that $250 price differential for buying the whole group new for 105 vs ultegra, as well as ultegra getting the 'premium' markup.

I say 105 is the best value mainly...
07-18-17, 07:20 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,804
Posted By hhnngg1

Some of us actually like riding CLEAN bikes.

Some of us actually like riding CLEAN bikes.
07-17-17, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,113
Posted By hhnngg1

I think you've shopped enough to see that the...

I think you've shopped enough to see that the typical price upgrade from current-gen 105 to current-gen ultegra is about $500-600.

If you upgrade it yourself, it will probably cost you about...
07-17-17, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By hhnngg1

You will need some bike-specific tools. ...

You will need some bike-specific tools.

Look at the stuff in this kit, and you'll get an idea of what you're missing
...
07-17-17, 04:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,113
Posted By hhnngg1

The cost of nearly anything, even eTAP at $1200+,...

The cost of nearly anything, even eTAP at $1200+, can be arguably 'insignificant' over the cost of a 20 year old bike.

The cost difference of nearly $500 for ultegra vs 105 is significant to most.
07-17-17, 04:43 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,804
Posted By hhnngg1

Chain tattoos, which especially suck when you're...

Chain tattoos, which especially suck when you're wrenching your bike.
07-13-17, 09:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,113
Posted By hhnngg1

Agree - 105 is the best value; performs pretty...

Agree - 105 is the best value; performs pretty much the equal of DA/ultegra and only weighs a tiny bit more, but costs $500 lest.

The current-gen Tiagra is probably equal in design and...
07-10-17, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By hhnngg1

That's good advice re: cleaning the rim. Even...

That's good advice re: cleaning the rim. Even though I'm waxed chain now, I was lube not too long ago, and it's very likely I got some lube remnants on the rim, as I was in the process of replacing a...
07-10-17, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By hhnngg1

How strongly should your rear brake grip (road bike)

I'm wondering whether my TT bike's rear brake isn't gripping as well as it should be.

I'm well aware that the front brake is MUCH stronger than the rear brake, and that it's normal to have a...
07-09-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,804
Posted By hhnngg1

Seriously, you probably need a derailleur hangar...

Seriously, you probably need a derailleur hangar adjustment tool for a small hangar adjustment. I was glad I bought one of these recently (despite likely only will having to need to use it 1-2x/yr on...
07-08-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By hhnngg1

Different chain lengths - should it affect shifting?

I've got 2 road bikes that are both 10sp (one current-gen Tiagra, the other older-gen DA).

One is a TT bike and one is a road bike, so the chain length slightly differs between them.

I'm...
07-08-17, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,704
Posted By hhnngg1

The clamp-type is more convenient and versatile...

The clamp-type is more convenient and versatile for typical road bikes, esp ones with round tubes.

The non-clamping one is very useful for aerodynamic bikes like the Cervelo P2 TT bike which has...
07-08-17, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By hhnngg1

I'm not sure how old your bike is, but my 2008...

I'm not sure how old your bike is, but my 2008 Cervelo P2C came stock with a FSA Gossamer crank + MegaExo BB. (This was prior to Cervelo's more recent BBright proprietary custom BB setup.)

I def...
07-08-17, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By hhnngg1

I'm pretty sure that a 105 crank will fit in the...

I'm pretty sure that a 105 crank will fit in the Mega-Exo BB, but it's a MUCH tighter fit than if you used a Shimano BB. You will likely require a rubber mallet to hammer it in.

The good news is...
07-08-17, 03:56 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,804
Posted By hhnngg1

Derailleur hangar adjustment tool when fiddling...

Derailleur hangar adjustment tool when fiddling makes it worse!:thumb:
07-07-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,804
Posted By hhnngg1

canklecat - Nice writeup and congrats on the move...

canklecat - Nice writeup and congrats on the move to wax - it's awesome!

I actually don't even worry about breaking apart the stiff paraffin links immediately after the waxed chain cools - I just...
07-03-17, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,174
Posted By hhnngg1

The Harbor Freight torque wrenches are ranged for...

The Harbor Freight torque wrenches are ranged for higher torques than the ones for small bike parts. 5Nm is the bottom end of their smallest torque wrenches; it doesn't seem like they're accurate...
07-03-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By hhnngg1

How tight for the rear brake bolt for a Shimano Tiagra brake?

I know, Google is my friend, but I actually did google it and couldn't find a definitive answer -

How tight should the brake mounting bole for a Shimano Tiagra (or similar 105-DA) brake be?

I...
07-02-17, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,166
Posted By hhnngg1

Yet another reason to go waxed. I never found a...

Yet another reason to go waxed. I never found a good solution as to what to do with all that used Orange Degreaser I used to go through - I seriously poured out most of it in the corner of my garden,...
06-27-17, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By hhnngg1

You still should verify that the hangar isn't...

You still should verify that the hangar isn't bent. A slightly bent hangar gives you good shifting on one side of the cassette, but it gets dodgy on the other side, which sounds suspiciously like...
06-27-17, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,992
Posted By hhnngg1

I haven't used Microshift, but I did look into...

I haven't used Microshift, but I did look into buying those in my recent Tiagra 10sp upgrade.

The prices on Microshift seem to be completely on par with Shimano for similar-level groupset. I was...
06-27-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,992
Posted By hhnngg1

105 should work great, even used provided its not...

105 should work great, even used provided its not abused.

Seriously, now that I've used:
Shimano Sora/2200 ('2000)
Shimano Tiagra 4700 (current-gen)
Shimano Dura-Ace ('2000)

I would def say...
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