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08-03-15, 07:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,896
Posted By Just Riding

Like the OP, I ran into cone wrenches that were...

Like the OP, I ran into cone wrenches that were too thick for the flanged locknut on Shimano hubs (XT M760). I think I found that the maximum thickness cone wrench that will fit that locknut is...
07-28-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,522
Posted By Just Riding

I have run into stems using 7mm diameter bolts......

I have run into stems using 7mm diameter bolts... a real oddball. Calipers and a pitch gage are your friends.

Also many stems seem to use bolts with a reduced diameter head; standard hardware...
04-23-15, 08:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,074
Posted By Just Riding

Francis, Can you talk a little bit about...

Francis,

Can you talk a little bit about what you mean by "setting the elbows", and about how you do it. I think you are referring to getting the outside spokes to lie flatter along the hub...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,060
Posted By Just Riding

It also looks like the front brake cable housing...

It also looks like the front brake cable housing has pulled through the ferrule.

I don't think that brake would be much of a stopper; show stopper, maybe.
04-10-15, 03:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,116
Posted By Just Riding

Shift cables are typically about 1.1mm in...

Shift cables are typically about 1.1mm in diameter, and brake cables are about 1.5mm in diameter. A brake cable has nearly twice the cross sectional area as a shift cable. Using a shift cable as a...
03-04-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,468
Posted By Just Riding

I have the Felco C7 which I mostly use for...

I have the Felco C7 which I mostly use for cutting brake and derailer cables. It is also rated for cutting up to 2.5mm hardened spring wire.

I have looked at the Knipex 95-62-190 which is very...
08-22-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,702
Posted By Just Riding

Silca 2220 is the adapter that you want for a...

Silca 2220 is the adapter that you want for a Presta pump, Schrader valve.
07-25-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By Just Riding

Loops on a B68S measure 10.9cm, center to center....

Loops on a B68S measure 10.9cm, center to center. The B68S is the B67 without the springs and with the short nose (ladies version).
07-17-14, 10:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,222
Posted By Just Riding

Sometimes freewheels are on REALLY tight, and the...

Sometimes freewheels are on REALLY tight, and the usual wrench/bench methods don't work. I grew up in the Eisenhower era and have removed a fair number of freewheels, but a few years ago I couldn't...
04-16-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,608
Posted By Just Riding

Some tape measurements, with a micrometer and...

Some tape measurements, with a micrometer and digital calipers. Measuring tape is not like measuring metal; the measurements are approximate, but pretty close.

Velox: 0.58-0.60mm

Schwalbe...
09-08-12, 01:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,821
Posted By Just Riding

FB is correct; your tube is not seating in the...

FB is correct; your tube is not seating in the well of the rim at the valve. The tube stretches, and then splits at the edge of the valve reinforcement.

Many single wall rims have narrow wells...
07-29-12, 05:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,269
Posted By Just Riding

[QUOTE=blaronn;14537853]Ah, forgot about that...

[QUOTE=blaronn;14537853]Ah, forgot about that thing. Looks like the Revolutions fit easily in the "1.5" slot and the Competitions fit snugly in the "1.7" slot. Yep, those are the lines on the chart...
07-27-12, 06:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,269
Posted By Just Riding

The TM-1 comes with a little metal gauge with...

The TM-1 comes with a little metal gauge with multiple slots for measuring the diameter of spokes.
07-04-12, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,079
Posted By Just Riding

Below is an image clipped from a Shimano Tech doc...

Below is an image clipped from a Shimano Tech doc showing the locknut that requires a cone wrench. The part labeled 3 is the locknut.
07-04-12, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,079
Posted By Just Riding

When I went to regrease a Shimano rear hub on one...

When I went to regrease a Shimano rear hub on one of my bikes, I found that a 17mm cone wrench was needed for the locknut.

The hub is an XT, FH-M760. The locknut is not like the typical skinny...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Just Riding

The bolt you need is almost certainly a 5mm...

The bolt you need is almost certainly a 5mm diameter; I'd guess maybe 20mm long or so. Since the bolt in question is on the NDS, you likely have plenty of room to use a longer bolt that will extend...
05-21-12, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,031
Posted By Just Riding

From your description, it sounds like you might...

From your description, it sounds like you might have a single wall rim with a fairly narrow well. Some of these rims are so narrow that the valve, with the reinforcing around it, has a hard time...
05-07-12, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By Just Riding

Check out http://www.freewheelspa.com/ . It...

Check out http://www.freewheelspa.com/ . It sounds like Pastor Bob can work minor miracles with freewheels that have led hard lives.
05-04-12, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 872
Posted By Just Riding

You might want to try posting this question in...

You might want to try posting this question in the Clydesdales/Athenas forum.

Lots of experience there with bikes for larger folks.
05-02-12, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 25,583
Posted By Just Riding

I looked at 2 presta valve cores that I had, and...

I looked at 2 presta valve cores that I had, and the external diameters measured about 4.50 to 4.55mm.

I'm pretty sure the thread pitch is 40 threads per inch (tpi), checked with a pitch gauge. ...
04-23-12, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,273
Posted By Just Riding

Thanks, HillRider. I think you're probably...

Thanks, HillRider. I think you're probably correct about the size.

I can't make sense though of why the lower part of the seat tube is tight; I honed the tube pretty thoroughly so there...
04-23-12, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,273
Posted By Just Riding

Trek 970 Seat Post Size?

A few months ago I picked up a Trek 970 frame. It had a crank and derailleurs, and also a stuck seat post. It was pretty beat up, but I thought it would be a good winter project to build it into an...
Forum: Touring
03-31-12, 08:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,590
Posted By Just Riding

I know that for the XT-M760 rear hub that you...

I know that for the XT-M760 rear hub that you actually do need a 17mm cone wrench for the locknut.

The locknuts for the hub are basically a round disc with a serrated outer surface and two narrow...
03-10-12, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,127
Posted By Just Riding

Your current stem is probably "French" diameter...

Your current stem is probably "French" diameter (22mm) and the nearest size quill adapters you're likely to find are "1" (22.2mm). See Sheldon Brown for more info.
...
Forum: Touring
03-03-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,788
Posted By Just Riding

I have a 54cm LHT with 26" wheels that I bought...

I have a 54cm LHT with 26" wheels that I bought for use as a city bike and for unpaved roads and trails. I am currently running 2" tires, and it works fine for how I use it. Skinnier tires are...
02-28-12, 06:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 25,066
Posted By Just Riding

Well, mineral oil may lube your chain, but I...

Well, mineral oil may lube your chain, but I wouldn't expect it to do a particularly good job at it or last very long. It lacks additives like tackifiers, anti-wear and anti-rust agents, and I don't...
Forum: Commuting
02-18-12, 07:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,022
Posted By Just Riding

Rivendell carries the hardware and stays for...

Rivendell carries the hardware and stays for these fenders.

http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/fe81.htm
02-17-12, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,080
Posted By Just Riding

The article in the link says the Campy balls had...

The article in the link says the Campy balls had tolerances of 0.001mm. Converting to inches (1mm=0.0393"), that's right about 0.00004" for the tolerances.

According to Wikipedia, that puts the...
02-07-12, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,730
Posted By Just Riding

On one bike I had tubes fail in places similar to...

On one bike I had tubes fail in places similar to what the OP is describing.

The rim on that bike was a single wall with a deep, narrow well in the center, and was drilled for Schraeder. There...
01-23-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,035
Posted By Just Riding

It may not be the Garmin. A large solar flare...

It may not be the Garmin. A large solar flare happened on Sunday, and one of the potential effects of the flare is interference with satellite communications and GPS systems.

Google "solar flare"...
01-11-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,363
Posted By Just Riding

I had a MTB wheel with a very tight (Shimano)...

I had a MTB wheel with a very tight (Shimano) freewheel. Using a vise on a workbench, I couldn't get it off.

I mounted the tire on the wheel, inflated it, and stood the wheel on the floor. I had...
01-10-12, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,340
Posted By Just Riding

I have that same puller and have used the 14mm...

I have that same puller and have used the 14mm recess to remove the crank bolt sometimes, but I never thought to put a 14mm allen wrench in it when pulling the crank. That would give pretty good...
01-08-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,138
Posted By Just Riding

It turns out that a 5mm flat washer is a pretty...

It turns out that a 5mm flat washer is a pretty good match for the dia. of a stock 6mm bolt head. The ID is about 5.3mm, so it needs to be opened up a bit. I used a small grinding bit in a dremel...
01-08-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,138
Posted By Just Riding

It turns out that a 5mm flat washer is a pretty...

It turns out that a 5mm flat washer is a pretty good match for the dia. of a stock 6mm bolt head. The ID is about 5.3mm, so it needs to be opened up a bit. I used a small grinding bit in a dremel...
01-08-12, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,138
Posted By Just Riding

Thanks for the link to McMaster Carr, but if they...

Thanks for the link to McMaster Carr, but if they carry, say, 6mm SS flat washers with the same OD as the head of a socket head cap screw, I can't find them. If you know where they are, can you post...
01-07-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,138
Posted By Just Riding

Out of curiosity, I pulled some bolts on 4 stems....

Out of curiosity, I pulled some bolts on 4 stems. On two of the stems, a Ritchey and a Profile Design, I was surprised to find out that the bolts used were 7mm x 1.0mm. This is an unusual size; try...
01-06-12, 10:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,138
Posted By Just Riding

Split washers with a little modification would...

Split washers with a little modification would probably be fine.

First, I'd bend the split ends to take the "spring" out of the washer so it lies flat, and then I'd give each side of the washer a...
01-06-12, 09:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 38,804
Posted By Just Riding

I use needle nose pliers to put a light squeeze...

I use needle nose pliers to put a light squeeze on the end caps. I haven't had a problem with them staying in place.

If I need to remove the cable for some reason, I'll squeeze the end cap at 90...
01-06-12, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,138
Posted By Just Riding

I have replaced rusted hardware on a few stems...

I have replaced rusted hardware on a few stems with stainless hardware and run into the same problem with new SS washers having an O.D. too large to fit in the recesses. While the OEM 5mm and 6mm...
12-19-11, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,856
Posted By Just Riding

The tubing that I use to protect from cable slap...

The tubing that I use to protect from cable slap is "Jagwire Black Housing Liner", part no. CA2206. When I used donuts, they ended up migrating and becoming ineffective. The housing liner just...
12-08-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,431
Posted By Just Riding

As already mentioned, the differences between a...

As already mentioned, the differences between a pedal wrench and a typical 15mm wrench are the thickness of the head and the length of the wrench.

I checked a couple of 15 mm wrenches that I have...
10-27-11, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Just Riding

"RaceGuard" is not a Schwalbe tire model, but one...

"RaceGuard" is not a Schwalbe tire model, but one of several puncture protections systems that they use.

The tire markings on some Schwalbe tires are small; look on the sidewall right next to the...
09-27-11, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 15,148
Posted By Just Riding

I ran into the same thing when I went to replace...

I ran into the same thing when I went to replace the chain on my LHT. The original chain was a SRAM PC-971, so I just picked up another. After I installed it, I discovered the "missing links". I...
07-02-11, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,178
Posted By Just Riding

Get the right size cone wrench. As already...

Get the right size cone wrench. As already mentioned, what you really need it for is putting the parts back together.

The right hand side cone needs to be locked tightly against the locknut. It...
05-18-11, 06:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,962
Posted By Just Riding

Phil Wood grease and Chain-L; my 2 favorite...

Phil Wood grease and Chain-L; my 2 favorite lubes... for bikes. :)

Thanks for the info!
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