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03-23-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By KerryIrons

The only possible issue is if the upper pulley...

The only possible issue is if the upper pulley was just about to touch one of the cassette cogs, and now with the larger diameter pulley it is hitting. And typically that can be solved with the B...
03-22-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Slightly larger der pulleys won't change the...

Slightly larger der pulleys won't change the indexing points that the der (and its pulleys) is told to line up with (as told by the shifter and cable). But adding pulley teeth has some of the same...
03-21-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By SpedFast

You may have to adjust the 'B' screw to...

You may have to adjust the 'B' screw to accomodate the larger diameter, but other than that you shouldn't notice any difference. Some friends of mine put larger (read=more teeth) on their MTBs...
03-21-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 401
Posted By Troul

try them out, verify the performance, & report...

try them out, verify the performance, & report back in this thread with your end results.

If they don't bind nor wobble excessively, they might be a nonissue.
03-21-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 862
Posted By KerryIrons

As a general rule, higher puncture resistance...

As a general rule, higher puncture resistance results in higher rolling resistance.
03-17-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By KerryIrons

Don't use oil. It can get aspirated and injected...

Don't use oil. It can get aspirated and injected into your tire. That will damage the inner tube. Grease is the answer.
03-17-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By JanMM

I would imagine the bolt circle diameter (BCD) of...

I would imagine the bolt circle diameter (BCD) of the two larger rings is 130 and that the inner ring’s BCD is 74. Measure to be sure.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-bcd.html
You’ll need to...
03-17-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By cyccommute

I wouldn’t use oil. Oil flows away from where it...

I wouldn’t use oil. Oil flows away from where it is needed. Grease would be better.
03-17-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 506
Posted By dedhed

Silicone greases are recommended for rubber and...

Silicone greases are recommended for rubber and plastics.
I personally use Napa sil glyde, Honda Shin-Etsu, or Dow molykote 55 on o rings and rubber seals
03-16-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,000
Posted By dedhed

AS stated the weld looks to stand proud of the...

AS stated the weld looks to stand proud of the mount. You may need an additional flat washer between the frame and rack strut to gain clearance of the weld if you'd rather not file the strut.

I...
03-16-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By 70sSanO

I believe the correct answer is to not lube. I...

I believe the correct answer is to not lube. I adhered to this mantra for decades.

However, the last few years I have been wiping new cables with tri-flow prior to inserting them into the...
03-15-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 854
Posted By 70sSanO

My advice, use the Park grease and don’t bother...

My advice, use the Park grease and don’t bother to read the next hundred posts that will probably follow as the thread spins off to parts unknown.

John
03-15-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 854
Posted By cyccommute

KerryIrons said to use the grease/heavy oil on...

KerryIrons said to use the grease/heavy oil on hand. trace 27.5 asked if the Park HPG-1 he has is good enough. Going out to buy new grease isn’t cheaper than what he has in hand.

Try to keep up.
03-14-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 854
Posted By soyabean

This is like asking what's the best beer. To...

This is like asking what's the best beer.

To each their own.

You really need to try many diff kinds out there. Easier when you are wrenching on a ton of bikes in a shop or flipping them.
...
03-12-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Iride01

It's something that you'll probably have to make...

It's something that you'll probably have to make compromises on from the ideal bend. But you want don't want either end of the housing to immediately be angled as it comes out of the cable stop of...
03-12-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By curbtender

Are you trying to reuse the old housing? I'd just...

Are you trying to reuse the old housing? I'd just replace it with derailleur housing and ferrels. You just want it long enough to make a smooth turn, but longer is better than too short.
03-12-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 for photos and brand/model of derailleur would...

+1 for photos and brand/model of derailleur would really help. Manufacturers usually post setup manuals online and will give a recommendation for housing loop length for your specific model. No way...
03-12-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By skom25

Plase take a photo. It will be easier to even...

Plase take a photo. It will be easier to even draw how it should look.

Cable length depends also from type of rear mech. Shimano with Shadow has much shorter outer cable than "standard".
03-11-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,294
Posted By cxwrench

Some of the threads on this forum :fight: or...

Some of the threads on this forum :fight: or maybe :50:
07-10-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By JW in AK

Since you only need a small amount from time to...

Since you only need a small amount from time to time, you really shouldn't overlook the idea of using flakes as drlogik and Iride01 suggest. That way you can keep a sealed jar of flakes and a bottle...
07-09-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By dsbrantjr

Shellacked cloth tape looks great finished off...

Shellacked cloth tape looks great finished off with jute twine wrappings.
07-09-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By drlogik

I mix my own shellac from flakes also for...

I mix my own shellac from flakes also for woodwork. The flakes last darn near forever so you can always mix up a fresh batch. Some blonde de-waxed shellac flakes mixed with Denatured alcohol will...
07-09-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By Iride01

Maybe shellac is another thing that'll be scarce...

Maybe shellac is another thing that'll be scarce for a time since it also is heavily dependent on India, Thailand and other Asian sources.

I've used shellac flakes for a long time and last sources...
04-18-21, 02:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By TiHabanero

In the shop we have two Park stands, and at home...

In the shop we have two Park stands, and at home I have a Park as well. Can't kill these things unless seriously abused. As long as one keeps them tuned once in a while no dishing tool is needed. The...
04-17-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By Mad Honk

I use the newest version of the VAR stand and it...

I use the newest version of the VAR stand and it is accurate and easy to use. no cranks to hold the wheel in place just a lever to move the stand to the proper hub width. Adjusting crank for the...
04-17-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I picked up a used Park TS2 about 10 years ago. ...

I picked up a used Park TS2 about 10 years ago.
I downloaded the instructions from Park so I could "center" it and it's dead on. No dishing tool needed.
I initially started off with their TS8? I...
04-17-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The most important aspect of a truing stand...

The most important aspect of a truing stand (besides fitting the wheel/axle/rim radius) is solidity and repeatability. Everything else, IMO, are bells and whistles. The absolute best in this...
04-17-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By veganbikes

That is a fine truing stand. If you are looking...

That is a fine truing stand. If you are looking for the best, P&K Lie or Aivee would be top of the list but that is a fine truing stand which will give you loads of use.
03-07-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,571
Posted By Troul

The only thing a true cyclist becomes is...

The only thing a true cyclist becomes is financially broke. The cost of new bicycles, lubes, & new parts requires a good income!
03-05-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,589
Posted By downhillmaster

OP asks for advice and then counters it all with...

OP asks for advice and then counters it all with good natured goofiness and the obligatory reference to Sheldon :rolleyes:
03-04-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,589
Posted By 79pmooney

Down tube shifters - they are kinda like...

Down tube shifters - they are kinda like shoelaces. Takes longer, you've gotta sit down to tie them, they take a little skill. But it can be learned by just about anybody and become so natural that...
03-04-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,589
Posted By 70sSanO

Yes, and bit is and probably the cheapest route...

Yes, and bit is and probably the cheapest route to go. Even if you just want to try them out. I think you have downtube shifter bosses, you’ll probably need curved boss mounting stops. Just buy...
03-04-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,589
Posted By shelbyfv

I appreciate the simplicity but you do lose...

I appreciate the simplicity but you do lose functionality. Shifting while climbing is one situation I find uncomfortable. It's all slow motion compared to shifters on the bars. More of an issue in...
03-01-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,565
Posted By pdlamb

Proofide everything you can see on the B-17 that...

Proofide everything you can see on the B-17 that isn't metal. Yes, that includes the skived sides.
02-28-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,565
Posted By Rolla

I've never had a Brooks that didn't feel...

I've never had a Brooks that didn't feel perfectly comfortable after a dose of proofide and couple of rides; the Professional is probably the stiffest, but the B-17 is pretty supple right out of the...
02-24-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,155
Posted By Iride01

I'll always believe your ID and any medical info...

I'll always believe your ID and any medical info should be on your person. You and your bike may not wind up in the same place or even anywhere near when you have an accident. Same for my phone. I...
12-24-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 415,605
Posted By capnjonny

I often repaint bikes. I take off whatever chain...

I often repaint bikes. I take off whatever chain stay protector is there if it is chewed up. Most are made of some kind of tape. On the Fuji I just finished I was trying to think of something I...
11-06-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,248
Posted By Milton Keynes

Hmm... I've never heard of Dunlop/Woods valves...

Hmm... I've never heard of Dunlop/Woods valves before. You learn something new every day.
11-06-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,248
Posted By mtb_addict

ok...i search internet and found the "sphagetti"...

ok...i search internet and found the "sphagetti" acts as air seal and one-way valve...clever design...

...
09-10-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,071
Posted By surak

Castelli, Assos, Sportful to name a few high end...

Castelli, Assos, Sportful to name a few high end brands. Plenty of others, like Pearl Izumi, also have their fans.
06-19-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,332
Posted By frogman

Sounds like you haven't broke in your Brooks...

Sounds like you haven't broke in your Brooks saddle yet. They are typically hard and uncomfortable at first but after broke in you love them, like a good pair of leather shoes. The saddle will...
06-19-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,332
Posted By cyccommute

This stuff works for me....

This stuff works for me. (https://www.chamoisbuttr.com/) Don’t need much.
06-15-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,103
Posted By Charles Wahl

Here's the deal: 1. I ordered tires last...

Here's the deal:
1. I ordered tires last Wednesday AM; there was no notice on their website that there were any problems whatsoever related to the pandemic. I made an login at the same time as the...
06-12-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,750
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

you might want to store it in case the urge to...

you might want to store it in case the urge to ride returns, just saying
06-11-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,750
Posted By Retro Grouch

I went through that same process a year or so...

I went through that same process a year or so ago. I eventually donated all my stuff to a St Louis Co-op rather than haggle with somebody over the value of my life.
06-11-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,750
Posted By Troul

Once gave a fully disclosed condition lawn mower...

Once gave a fully disclosed condition lawn mower to someone once.... the person bad mouthed me behind my back saying I pawned off junk to them..
no good deed goes unpunished.
06-11-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,750
Posted By pdlamb

Is there an ebay broker near you (and if so, is...

Is there an ebay broker near you (and if so, is it open)? They'll take a cut, sure, but you'll get something for the lot with minimal hassle.

Of course, as soon as you dump everything, six months...
06-09-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,327
Posted By Bassmanbob

I liked the video a lot. The only thing I have...

I liked the video a lot. The only thing I have is that I do like to encourage the use of helmets. I'd either be dead or brain dead without mine.
06-06-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,327
Posted By one4smoke

I appreciate what he's trying to do there, but...

I appreciate what he's trying to do there, but honestly I found it rather sappy. It's such a snowflake era we're living in now.
06-05-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,054
Posted By wolfchild

A bell is the best way for a cyclist to announce...

A bell is the best way for a cyclist to announce their approach, it is a something which most people are familiar with and understand....Personally I can't stand cyclists who yell "on your left" or...
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