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01-26-09, 05:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,114
Posted By cascade168

Try installing the bearing WITHOUT the lower...

Try installing the bearing WITHOUT the lower seal, and right side up, of course. If you notice, the instructions specifically state, in at least two places, to install that lower seal "IF...
01-26-09, 05:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,114
Posted By cascade168

+1. Definitely upside down. The cartridge...

+1. Definitely upside down. The cartridge bearing should have a chamfer on the inner surface that mates with the angle on the crown race.

Try using the instructions:
...
01-23-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,309
Posted By cascade168

SoilSampler was correct. That is a typo. ...

SoilSampler was correct. That is a typo. Trust me, I worked with hundreds of those hubs - at the source.
01-23-09, 02:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,309
Posted By cascade168

Here's the poop... FTS freehubs (for old...

Here's the poop...

FTS freehubs (for old hubs like a Helium):
M40082 freehub
M40066 pawls - for FTS freehubs - it's VERY important to get the correct pawls. No others will work.

FTS-L...
01-22-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,272
Posted By cascade168

Dish soap to make a soapy water solution is fine....

Dish soap to make a soapy water solution is fine. In fact, it's recommended by some makers of UST tubeless tires and wheels (it makes that job MUCH easier) and I always use it for UST, if it's...
01-21-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By cascade168

After taking another look at this thread I'm...

After taking another look at this thread I'm inclined to lean more toward the freehub binding. If it's not turning (backward) freely, then the chain is going to tend to bunch up on the chainstay....
01-21-09, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By cascade168

That's almost always dirt and crud that causes...

That's almost always dirt and crud that causes that. Clean and lube your chain.
01-18-09, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,924
Posted By cascade168

Upon further thought, my comment about axle vises...

Upon further thought, my comment about axle vises really should have been "nice_to_have". What you do need is something to hold the axle steady. You could do this with a pair of ViseGrips. ...
01-17-09, 06:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,681
Posted By cascade168

Yes, excellent observation.

Yes, excellent observation.
01-17-09, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,285
Posted By cascade168

Well, at least one person understands what "the...

Well, at least one person understands what "the bottom line" on this question is. Those old stems with the hole in them to route the front brake cable will never give an elegant solution. ...
01-17-09, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,924
Posted By cascade168

I've often done SPD pedals with just an open end...

I've often done SPD pedals with just an open end wrench and a 1/4" drive socket. You use the open end on the adjustment nut and the socket on the lock nut (I'm not giving sizes here as there are...
12-30-08, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By cascade168

General rule of thumb when troubleshooting...

General rule of thumb when troubleshooting bicycle computers:

ALWAYS replace the battery/s first and see what happens. That will fix more than 95% of problems. To not replace the battery and...
12-29-08, 08:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,602
Posted By cascade168

As you found out, it is a standard proceedure. ...

As you found out, it is a standard proceedure. That's why it's in Barnett's.
12-29-08, 05:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,602
Posted By cascade168

Maybe you should read my post. He can get the...

Maybe you should read my post. He can get the job done the correct way for $10 in a shop. It was pretty obvious from all of the previous posts that no one, to that point, had any idea of how...
12-29-08, 05:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,602
Posted By cascade168

You guys are killing me. There is a tool...

You guys are killing me.

There is a tool that is specifically made for this job. It's a seat tube reamer - not a hone. A hone is what you use after the seat tube is reamed to the correct...
12-27-08, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 611
Posted By cascade168

As usual, the most sage of advice concerning this...

As usual, the most sage of advice concerning this problem comes from our dearly departed friend, Sheldon Brown:

http://sheldonbrown.com/stuck-seatposts.html
12-27-08, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By cascade168

I would usually size down, but if your rim is...

I would usually size down, but if your rim is double wall, then 1 or 2mm extra is very unlikely to cause any problems.
12-27-08, 02:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 980
Posted By cascade168

Found these two googling (there are more, to be...

Found these two googling (there are more, to be sure):

http://www.starbike.com/php/product_info.php?lang=en&pid=6105

http://www.dp76.com/products/dt-swiss-spoke-tying-wire-and-solder/
...
12-25-08, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By cascade168

Cheers to all!!! Merry Christmas and Happy...

Cheers to all!!! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone ;-))))

Let's all keep those tires inflated in '09. Haha.
12-23-08, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By cascade168

On many early '80's Japanese bikes those type...

On many early '80's Japanese bikes those type hangers were the standard. I have an old Nishiki with one of those that has a modern 105 RD mounted on it. Works fine with no problems. Plus,...
12-22-08, 10:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
Posted By cascade168

Put them in a box and mail, or UPS, them back to...

Put them in a box and mail, or UPS, them back to yourself. Probably won't cost more than $10.
12-20-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,903
Posted By cascade168

Yeh, I was having brain cramps yesterday. I...

Yeh, I was having brain cramps yesterday. I saw "shifters" and "shredding" and off I went. I just want people to know that it's important to keep an eye on the cables. An early diagnosis...
12-19-08, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,217
Posted By cascade168

If you look at the watermark on the picture you...

If you look at the watermark on the picture you will see that it's "QBP". I.e. any LBS can order this part for you.
12-19-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,217
Posted By cascade168

Yup, brain fart.

Yup, brain fart.
12-19-08, 10:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,903
Posted By cascade168

Unusual? Yes. Have I seen it happen? Yes,...

Unusual? Yes. Have I seen it happen? Yes, but only rarely.
12-19-08, 10:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,903
Posted By cascade168

To be fair to Shimano ... I also recall that...

To be fair to Shimano ...

I also recall that part of my conversation with them was about riding conditions and how much shifting goes on. What this boils down to is are you riding on the flats...
12-19-08, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,935
Posted By cascade168

This is the 800 lb gorilla of bike parts...

This is the 800 lb gorilla of bike parts inventory. If you really want to be able to fix most broken spoke walk-ins then you pretty much need spokes that cover the 250-306mm range. You need...
12-19-08, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,903
Posted By cascade168

I have not seen this on anything but 10 speed...

I have not seen this on anything but 10 speed shifters, to the best of my recollection. Campy shifters had a similar problem in years gone by, and the solution to that was to only use Campy...
12-19-08, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,217
Posted By cascade168

All new Shimano shifter sets come with new barrel...

All new Shimano shifter sets come with new barrel adjusters. So ... if a shop is just replacing a broken shifter, or whatever, they will frequently end up with a surplus set set of brand new...
12-19-08, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,903
Posted By cascade168

You have discovered Shimano's dirty little...

You have discovered Shimano's dirty little secret. While I am a big Shimano fan myself, this is a very common problem. It is always the right shifter and I have seen it in D/A, Ultegra, and...
12-10-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,889
Posted By cascade168

The first thing you should do is to measure the...

The first thing you should do is to measure the distance between the flats. There are at least four different sizes that I know of, and, if you are going to invest in a fixed cup tool then you...
12-03-08, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By cascade168

Check and see if it's not your left crank arm...

Check and see if it's not your left crank arm hitting the end of your FD cable (which would be sticking out too far). Happens all the time.


The solution is to trim back the cable and bend...
12-01-08, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,154
Posted By cascade168

A huge part of "how_long_spokes_last" is what...

A huge part of "how_long_spokes_last" is what kind of quality they are. There are a lot of really very_poor_quality spokes out there. If they are galvanized, then it depends a lot on how well...
11-30-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By cascade168

Sorry, I don't know the answer to your question,...

Sorry, I don't know the answer to your question, but there is a much better/active thread to post your question:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=394187&page=23

Lots of great info on...
11-26-08, 01:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By cascade168

Ok, to reference your initial post ... The...

Ok, to reference your initial post ...

The "same feel" to a racer means little. A serious racer is willing to suffer an amazing amount to go some tiny bit faster . This suffering will make...
11-26-08, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By cascade168

Really, please post the pictures. Shimano...

Really, please post the pictures. Shimano skewers are pretty much as good as they get. There is nothing unusual about Cosmic axles. Pictures, please!
11-26-08, 01:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By cascade168

To really make this a meaningful poll you need to...

To really make this a meaningful poll you need to specifiy the application. It makes a tremendous amount of difference. Racers are doomed to suffer an uncomfortable ride. Fitness riders,...
11-26-08, 12:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,098
Posted By cascade168

This is only true to a certain pressure. At...

This is only true to a certain pressure. At some point increased pressure does not decrease rolling resistance. See the thousands of posts on r.b.t. for this discussion, in depth. 90 psi...
11-21-08, 11:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By cascade168

Yes, I agree. But, recently I started using...

Yes, I agree. But, recently I started using the Park HT-6/8/10 tools for pedals that don't have 15mm wrench flats and these tools are fantastic for this usage. If you have never tried them I...
11-21-08, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,298
Posted By cascade168

It's hard to say "that's my favorite bike tool",...

It's hard to say "that's my favorite bike tool", but it's right up there. Easily one of the best bike specific tools ever made. Worth every penny. For really stubborn pedals, I whack...
11-06-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By cascade168

I have sanded, ScotchBrited, emeryclothed, and...

I have sanded, ScotchBrited, emeryclothed, and filed those posts to remove corrosion, nicks, dings, burrs, etc. As long as they are round and well greased they should work just fine. If, while...
11-03-08, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 998
Posted By cascade168

Wired cadence computers are kind of a PITA as...

Wired cadence computers are kind of a PITA as there is no elegant way of running the cadence wire from the sensor to the computer head bracket. That being said ...

Do every thing with...
11-03-08, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,726
Posted By cascade168

Maybe it's just me, but ... If I was paying...

Maybe it's just me, but ...

If I was paying ~$1000 for a hub, I think I'd take the time to get the correct grease for it.

I have a lot of experience with Mavic hubs and am always amazed at how...
10-30-08, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 108,546
Posted By cascade168

My first post in this thread ... My 705 is...

My first post in this thread ...

My 705 is supposed to arrive tomorrow and I have been looking around for microSD cards, maps, etc.

Anyway, the '09 NT Update is available at Circuit City for...
10-23-08, 10:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,059
Posted By cascade168

Exactly what I have observed.

Exactly what I have observed.
10-23-08, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,059
Posted By cascade168

Whether they should wobble, or not, many brand...

Whether they should wobble, or not, many brand new bikes have a very noticeable wobble in the cassette and it's not because the lockring is not tight. Been there, checked it out, tightened the...
10-23-08, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,343
Posted By cascade168

Geez, is it just me, or is everyone here missing...

Geez, is it just me, or is everyone here missing the intent of the OP's question (it's a little vague)?

When you do the chain tensioning adjustment on a BMX, or fixie, or single speed, you try to...
10-20-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By cascade168

You probably have something sharp stuck in your...

You probably have something sharp stuck in your tire. Unless you find it and remove it, you will continue to flat tube after tube. A very common cause of flats these days is a small piece of wire...
10-14-08, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 466
Posted By cascade168

Not a good thing to reuse. Do the smart...

Not a good thing to reuse.

Do the smart thing and get a new pin. Better yet, get a Wipperman or SRAM master link and then you can shorten to your heart's content. And, you can easily fix...
10-14-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,120
Posted By cascade168

I totally disagree. The amount of flex in any...

I totally disagree. The amount of flex in any CF component is based on the lay up of the CF, which is based on the design of the component. As in the example I stated previously, the...
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