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02-09-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By gnrboyd

That's an interesting observation on your brake...

That's an interesting observation on your brake pads/wheels. I take it the new rims don't have the groove?

I had a similar problem with the grove cutting into the pads a little bit and creating an...
02-05-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By gnrboyd

Update: After another round of cleaning the rims,...

Update: After another round of cleaning the rims, nothing changed. The front still sounded like radio static. The rear sounded fine.

I then put my old (very worn & not high end) front brakes back...
01-27-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By gnrboyd

I ride a gravel trail mostly and after almost...

I ride a gravel trail mostly and after almost every ride, I wipe down the rim with some simple green to get most of the dust off. I sometimes will also clean it with alcohol. The back rim has the...
01-27-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By gnrboyd

Nothing scraping the rim other than the pad. I...

Nothing scraping the rim other than the pad. I see lines on the rim but nothing that appears to be a grove or scoring at least by running your finger over it. I have periodically picked out flakes...
01-27-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By gnrboyd

I disengaged the cable and just pushed the pads...

I disengaged the cable and just pushed the pads to the rim so I donít think it could be anything else. The back wheel is fine so it doesnít make sense that it would be pad quality. Iím stumped.
01-26-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By gnrboyd

Rim brake noise

My rim brake shoes were getting worn so I replaced them recently. Prior to replacing them, my front rim had been making a scraping sound when braking while my back was fine. (The sound is similar to...
01-26-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By gnrboyd

So, it sounds like my theory is correct based...

So, it sounds like my theory is correct based upon Andrew Stewart's comment, although likely not a major concern based upon other comments.

(And Tandem Tom, I'm not much for the smell of baby...
01-26-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By gnrboyd

Bicycle Tube Sizes

Because I always overthink things......

I have 700c x 32 Continental Gatorskin tires that I use on a Trek FX Hybrid which I ride mostly on a gravel trail. The tubes I have been using are...
01-19-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By gnrboyd

Thanks for the input everyone. I have...

Thanks for the input everyone.



I have checked the chain (which has about 4K on it) and it has zero stretch so far. The last chain was a KMC and I changed at about 8K. It was barely getting to...
01-19-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By gnrboyd

Chainring / Cassette Wear

Hello,

I have a Trek FX 7.4 Hybrid with a Shimano FC M-391 crankset (170 mm - 48t x 36t x 26t Ė square taper) . I have close to 12K miles on the bike and have noticed some wear on the cassette (9...
03-07-18, 12:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,863
Posted By gnrboyd

Since the bike is still half torn apart, it makes...

Since the bike is still half torn apart, it makes it difficult to check for chain rub and chain line. Hopefully, I will get more time this weekend to put some of it back together so I can get a...
03-06-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,863
Posted By gnrboyd

I guess I will leave it as is and see what it...

I guess I will leave it as is and see what it does when I get the bike put back together. Thanks for the feedback!
03-05-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,863
Posted By gnrboyd

Spacing from cassette to frame

Bike: 2014 Trek 7.4 FX Hybrid

I just replaced my Shimano rear axle set with a generic axle set from my LBS. The axle has cones that are 1.5 mm shorter than the originals (13.5 mm vs 15 mm each)...
02-26-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By gnrboyd

Great, that's good to know! I looked at...

Great, that's good to know!


I looked at the hubs when I repacked them and they appeared good to me. (Additional info about this diagnosis in another response below.)

There seemed to be no...
02-25-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By gnrboyd

Replacement hub/wheel dilemma

I recently added an update to a thread that was a couple of weeks old but didn't get any response so I thought I should post a new thread. I will skip over the previous details and start fresh here....
02-24-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By gnrboyd

Update: I took my existing axle and a very tiny...

Update: I took my existing axle and a very tiny file and was able to repair the threads so that the cones would thread on and off easily. However, I had a difficult time trying to get the cones...
02-08-18, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By gnrboyd

I actually was replying to cpach on his/her...

I actually was replying to cpach on his/her comment about the generic axle being ok to use. I was asking if they thought the generic cones were ok also since that is the more important piece of the...
02-08-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By gnrboyd

When you say the axle would be fine, are you also...

When you say the axle would be fine, are you also saying the cones as well? I wanted to replace the whole set.


Any idea what is considered the acceptable tolerance? I don't understand why...
02-08-18, 12:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By gnrboyd

What is your inside dropout measurement? Mine is...

What is your inside dropout measurement? Mine is about 130.5 so I do have to "stuff" the wheel in there a bit since this hub is a 135mm. It came from the Trek this way in 2014. I wonder if they...
02-07-18, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By gnrboyd

Bill....I got my info from the Shimano site. The...

Bill....I got my info from the Shimano site. The 40 manual looks the same as yours but the 30 is different. (Notice the one you used has an extra washer also. My axle does not have the extra...
02-07-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By gnrboyd

I looked up the part numbers for the RM-30 and...

I looked up the part numbers for the RM-30 and RM-40 cones (both 8 speed) and they appear to be different even though the thread and length seem to be the same. ???

RM-30 = Y3CC11000 - Cone M10...
02-06-18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By gnrboyd

Thanks for the input everyone ... Rather than...

Thanks for the input everyone ... Rather than responding to each of you, I will just add some additional comments related to all of the posts.

I'm glad to hear the size I have is pretty common. ...
02-06-18, 12:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,435
Posted By gnrboyd

Shimano Parts - Axle Set

I have an FH-RM30 rear hub on my 2014 Trek Hybrid 7.4 FX which has a 9 speed cassette. While repacking my hubs, I noticed that I have an area of damaged threads on my rear axle. (No doubt from my...
02-05-18, 11:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By gnrboyd

Update: I went to a bike shop this weekend...

Update: I went to a bike shop this weekend looking for a new bottom bearing race. The guy told me individual parts like that were getting harder and harder to come by and usually they just sell...
01-29-18, 10:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By gnrboyd

After reading the past few posts and thinking...

After reading the past few posts and thinking about it more, I think I will probably just try to find a replacement. Sometimes I just get a bit too frugal for my own good. (Ask my wife, she'll...
01-28-18, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By gnrboyd

Well, I think I will give this a try first and...

Well, I think I will give this a try first and see what happens.

Today, I didn't have time to work on but I did take a little closer look at the bottom cup. It has some black marks in it but I...
01-28-18, 03:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By gnrboyd

I don't currently have any of the 5/32" loose...

I don't currently have any of the 5/32" loose balls so if I am going to have to go buy something, maybe I would be better off just buying the race. ? Besides, the thought of trying to pack 23 loose...
01-27-18, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By gnrboyd

Replace or Use - Headset Bottom Race/Cup

I took my headset apart today on my 2014 Trek 7.4 FX Hybrid to clean and lube it for the first time. (5,300 miles) The headset has a caged bearing and race at the top and bottom of the head tube...
01-01-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,668
Posted By gnrboyd

So, did you determine problem was from worn...

So, did you determine problem was from worn teeth, loose chain rings or perhaps how the crank arm attached to the bottom bracket? It seems odd that any of those conditions would take a few miles...
01-01-18, 01:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,668
Posted By gnrboyd

Thanks for the info but I don't think I want to...

Thanks for the info but I don't think I want to order one from Australia. I noticed that this model has an A at the end. The US site for this company doesn't list one with an A. Perhaps the A is...
12-31-17, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,668
Posted By gnrboyd

Well, since it's 4 degrees outside, I decided it...

Well, since it's 4 degrees outside, I decided it was time to finally disassemble my bike to find out what bottom bracket I have. It's a VP Components BC-73 68mm 124.5mm. After poking around a...
10-09-17, 01:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,668
Posted By gnrboyd

Using your test of putting all my weight on one...

Using your test of putting all my weight on one pedal at the 6 o'clock position and then shifting to the other pedal at the same position, I was able to reproduce the clicking noise. (I did it with...
10-05-17, 11:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,668
Posted By gnrboyd

I did put on a different set of pedals to rule...

I did put on a different set of pedals to rule that out as the problem.
10-02-17, 11:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,668
Posted By gnrboyd

I will give your test a shot this weekend and see...

I will give your test a shot this weekend and see what happens.

I will look more into the Tange model if/when I replace the BB. Other than the design, is there any other advantage to this over...
10-02-17, 11:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,668
Posted By gnrboyd

To clarify the clicking, most of the time when...

To clarify the clicking, most of the time when I'm under a load and the noise is present, it is every revolution. Sometimes when I'm under load and think I should be hearing the noise, either I...
10-02-17, 11:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,668
Posted By gnrboyd

When I've tightened the chainring bolts in the...

When I've tightened the chainring bolts in the past, they seemed very tight already and didn't move much. I assumed the nut on the back wasn't spinning since they were already tight but I didn't...
10-01-17, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,668
Posted By gnrboyd

I have never had a bike with this type of bottom...

I have never had a bike with this type of bottom bracket so I wasn't aware the spindle was hollow all the way through. I still think I will wait and pull it out to see if it is labeled vs. me trying...
10-01-17, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,668
Posted By gnrboyd

I have not noticed any wobbling of the chain...

I have not noticed any wobbling of the chain rings on mine. Did the bottom bracket show any other signs of failure such as side to side play or louder than normal when turned by hand without the...
10-01-17, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,668
Posted By gnrboyd

Can you elaborate what is happening to cause the...

Can you elaborate what is happening to cause the chain to make clicking noises?
10-01-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,668
Posted By gnrboyd

I've checked the chain ring bolts twice and I...

I've checked the chain ring bolts twice and I don't wear riding shoes.
10-01-17, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,668
Posted By gnrboyd

Bottom Bracket Noise

Hello,

I have a 2014 Trek 7.4 FX Hybrid with about 5K miles on it. For most of the summer, I have been experiencing an intermittent clicking noise coming from the bottom bracket area when I am...
07-05-17, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,072
Posted By gnrboyd

Thanks to everyone for their input. Now.... I...

Thanks to everyone for their input. Now.... I just need to make up my mind on a phone.....
07-04-17, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,072
Posted By gnrboyd

I never really thought about getting just an...

I never really thought about getting just an extra rugged case just for rides. Good idea. Thanks!
07-04-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,072
Posted By gnrboyd

LOL.. I think you are probably right. I do waste...

LOL.. I think you are probably right. I do waste head space on things like this. I guess it's in my nature.
07-04-17, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,072
Posted By gnrboyd

So what you are saying is that swapping sims may...

So what you are saying is that swapping sims may not work without contacting the carrier each time? I have swapped sims on my current phone with an even older phone in the past and it worked fine...
07-04-17, 12:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,072
Posted By gnrboyd

I probably just need to quit worrying so much...

I probably just need to quit worrying so much about it and protect it the best I can.

Thanks
07-04-17, 12:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,072
Posted By gnrboyd

I've thought about that but I think the minutes...

I've thought about that but I think the minutes expire so there would always be an ongoing cost. I really have not investigated them recently though so perhaps that option is worth another look.

...
07-04-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,072
Posted By gnrboyd

Frugal Cyclist Needs Advice on Carrying Cell Phone on Rides

Hello,

I currently carry my older smartphone (It's not very smart.) in my saddle bag on rides. I only carry it for emergencies and never check it for messages, texts, etc. I've been thinking...
07-31-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,856
Posted By gnrboyd

DorkDisk... I didn't realize that rotating bike...

DorkDisk... I didn't realize that rotating bike tires wasn't a good idea. Thinking about it, it does make sense. Thanks for the tip.

Mick.. Thanks for the 2 tire suggestions. Those are more...
07-31-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,856
Posted By gnrboyd

Trek FX 7.4 Tires

Hello,

I'm looking for some advice on some tires for my 2014 Trek FX 7.4. The tires that came with the bike are 700 x 32 Bontrager AW1 Hard Case. I've had the bike about 2 full years now and...
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