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09-12-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 910
Posted By mitchmellow62

Food for thought: ...

Food for thought: https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/grand-prix-5000-comparison

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/specials/rim-width-test
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Forum: Recumbent
08-30-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By mitchmellow62

My 2 cents: Everything is a tradeoff. In the...

My 2 cents: Everything is a tradeoff. In the majority of cases a recumbent is more comfortable. But there is "recumbutt" for some. And others get numb feet, evidently when the bottom bracket is...
08-30-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By mitchmellow62

I'm unfamiliar with that specific derailleur but...

I'm unfamiliar with that specific derailleur but based on previous experience I would make sure the B screw is adjusted correctly. Use the method prescribed by Shimano in their technical documents....
08-16-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 598
Posted By mitchmellow62

Man, all these years I thought it was "Gerry...

Man, all these years I thought it was "Gerry rigged" and started as a slur against the Germans during one of the world wars. Never heard of jury rigged. This forum is an education in more ways than...
08-04-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By mitchmellow62

I agree. My one experience with this type of...

I agree. My one experience with this type of pedal wasn't good. My grandson (12 at the time) was able to destroy them in short order. I can't recommend them.
07-29-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By mitchmellow62

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cone-adjustment.html

Sheldon said it so it's got to be true!
07-28-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By mitchmellow62

In the second photo the shell threading at the...

In the second photo the shell threading at the approximate 7 o'clock position don't look the best.
07-24-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,134
Posted By mitchmellow62

I should have added: Leave it to Shimano to add a...

I should have added: Leave it to Shimano to add a little complexity.
07-24-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,134
Posted By mitchmellow62

Cyccommute: I looked up the manual for the XTR...

Cyccommute: I looked up the manual for the XTR M972 and shimano recommended the big-big plus 2 back then: https://si.shimano.com/en/pdfs/si/5W70B/SI-5W70B-001-ENG.pdf . But that was for mountain...
07-24-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,134
Posted By mitchmellow62

I'm curious if anyone has compared the different...

I'm curious if anyone has compared the different methods to see if the result differs?

Suddenly I can hardly wait for the next chain to stretch beyond spec!!! So far I think we have the...
07-17-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,134
Posted By mitchmellow62

I think we're demonstrating the confusion of...

I think we're demonstrating the confusion of terminology I was talking about. For some, such as https://www.supercrossbmx.com/blogs/news/full-link-chain-vs-half-link-chain and...
07-15-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,134
Posted By mitchmellow62

So many people mistakenly call a half link a...

So many people mistakenly call a half link a "link" that to avoid any confusion Park Tool says to add 2 rivets (or 1 inch) to the length of the chain when using the big-big method. A small point but...
07-08-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By mitchmellow62

So do it and report the results.

So do it and report the results.
07-08-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By mitchmellow62

I'm not sure we're getting through. General...

I'm not sure we're getting through. General consensus is to lengthen the chain and then see about derailleur adjustment. But it's your bike so I wish the best of luck.
07-08-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 806
Posted By mitchmellow62

BeeRich: I don't understand the reluctance to get...

BeeRich: I don't understand the reluctance to get the chain length right. You seem to have the mechanical aptitude but lack experience. Park Tool videos (among others) can remedy that in this case. I...
06-07-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 557
Posted By mitchmellow62

OP: I agree with all the comments recommending...

OP: I agree with all the comments recommending another LBS and the idea that simple adjustments may be all that is needed. However, are you aware that there is a trim function for the front...
05-24-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By mitchmellow62

I think we're on the right track but I don't...

I think we're on the right track but I don't totally agree with Hondo6. The original crankset looks to me to have riveted chainrings. It also has no labeling. I'm doubting it is Campagnolo. Also,...
05-21-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By mitchmellow62

If the chainline looks different to you since...

If the chainline looks different to you since changing cassettes and you replaced the Bottom Bracket bearings (you said BB bearing) then take a second look at the Bottom Bracket installation. It...
05-18-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By mitchmellow62

I'm not sure I see the problem. Or there isn't a...

I'm not sure I see the problem. Or there isn't a problem. This appears to be a road double with shimano or shimano compatible drivetrain. Sheldon Brown says the front chainline measurement should be...
05-16-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By mitchmellow62

ADDENDUM: Also note that the recommended front...

ADDENDUM: Also note that the recommended front chainline measurement for Shimano MTB triples is 47.5 to 50 mm (47.5 preferred) so there can be some leeway in chainline. I realize I just refernced...
05-16-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By mitchmellow62

John is absolutely correct. Being the lazy SOB...

John is absolutely correct. Being the lazy SOB that I am, my line of sight judgment was that it was good enough. This discussion has spawned an after the fact analysis. I hope my assumptions are...
05-16-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 575
Posted By mitchmellow62

Freehub body swaps aren't that difficult,...

Freehub body swaps aren't that difficult, especially on 135mm OLD. If it were 126mm you might have to move spacers and redish the wheel but with 135mm OLD there should be room for the new 8/9 body. ...
05-05-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By mitchmellow62

I'm not sure of the angle of your drop out but...

I'm not sure of the angle of your drop out but you could consider this solution:...
04-13-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 509
Posted By mitchmellow62

Terracycle (T-cycle.com/) has 9 and 10 speed KMC...

Terracycle (T-cycle.com/) has 9 and 10 speed KMC in bulk.
03-31-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By mitchmellow62

How does the chainline look? If I found the...

How does the chainline look? If I found the correct specs for your Soma it comes with 132.5 mm rear spacing so either 130 or 135 rear wheels can be used. What are you using?
03-27-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By mitchmellow62

I said "geometry compensated" and I think the...

I said "geometry compensated" and I think the right term is "suspension compensated" for the correct rigid fork. I have seen them for 26 inch mountain bikes and have no idea if they exist for 700c...
03-27-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By mitchmellow62

The 26 inch fork steerer is threaded and I think...

The 26 inch fork steerer is threaded and I think it is probably 1 1/8 inch. So it's possible that you could cobble together hybrid frame and 26" fork using the threaded headset if the steerer is the...
03-23-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 963
Posted By mitchmellow62

It seems to me that converting a triple to 1x by...

It seems to me that converting a triple to 1x by using the middle ring would give the correct chain line. If you convert a double the chain line will be off no matter which chainring you choose to...
02-27-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,186
Posted By mitchmellow62

I've changed stem length by a lot more and not...

I've changed stem length by a lot more and not noticed a handling difference. I really like Andrew Stewart's idea. Line them up side by side with the front axles/wheels even and strap them...
02-27-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,186
Posted By mitchmellow62

Before blaming a shorter than OE stem one would...

Before blaming a shorter than OE stem one would need to study the front end geometry of the 3 bikes in question. A more vertical head tube angle and shorter trail dimension could give the...
02-09-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By mitchmellow62

Cathy Arkansas - How did you decide a new...

Cathy Arkansas - How did you decide a new shifter is needed? Are those really cracks near the cable housing? Friction shifters are pretty much bomb proof. What symptoms/problem are you trying to...
01-29-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By mitchmellow62

It doesn't appear to be if you look at this...

It doesn't appear to be if you look at this schematic: https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/ev/BB-UN100/EV-BB-UN100-3834.pdf
01-28-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By mitchmellow62

Correction: 5 photos in NDS, DS, NDS, DS, NDS...

Correction: 5 photos in NDS, DS, NDS, DS, NDS sequence.
01-28-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By mitchmellow62

I too think you have a sealed bearing cartridge....

I too think you have a sealed bearing cartridge. However, it may not be like a shimano. There have been a number of styles. For example, the Phil Wood had threaded "mounting rings"(shimano calls them...
Forum: Recumbent
01-22-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,735
Posted By mitchmellow62

Almost!! Slowly loaded first page. Able to get...

Almost!! Slowly loaded first page. Able to get to message board. Then it failed moving to technical discussions. So close. In the past it seemed to help if I allowed each page to fully load. I...
01-07-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 482
Posted By mitchmellow62

"Borrow" the extractor ring from the other side...

"Borrow" the extractor ring from the other side before you spend money on a crank puller. I'd try penetrating oil, hammering and perhaps heat before. By the way, you can find extractor rings on...
12-23-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By mitchmellow62

Excellent. I like happy endings. That cleaned...

Excellent. I like happy endings. That cleaned up nicely.
12-20-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By mitchmellow62

Very interesting. But: 1. She'd never say...

Very interesting. But:
1. She'd never say yes. So this is mostly academic for me.
2. The method misses the "rinse" cycle because the part is locked in the bottle. Perhaps a second "wash" with...
12-14-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,177
Posted By mitchmellow62

Thanks for posting. I purchased a rear hub at a...

Thanks for posting. I purchased a rear hub at a local coop for almost nothing thinking I would harvest the 8/9/10 speed hub body. The hub was unlabeled and I assumed it was a shimano knockoff. I...
12-12-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,177
Posted By mitchmellow62

Everyone knows this is an old thread from 2019? ...

Everyone knows this is an old thread from 2019? The OP never posted if he solved it or not. He also never said if it really was a shimano hub. I'm betting it wasn't and the hub body was attached...
12-07-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 970
Posted By mitchmellow62

There's lots of knowledge and experience on this...

There's lots of knowledge and experience on this forum but I would approach the problem by the KISS principle. Start with the simplest solution first. It is not unusual for one to get perfect...
11-26-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By mitchmellow62

Oops. I should have read more closely. ...

Oops. I should have read more closely. Identical BB.
11-26-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By mitchmellow62

Is there a cable guide on the underside of the BB...

Is there a cable guide on the underside of the BB shell held by a screw? I've had situations where the screw is long enough to interfere with the BB "housing" and cause binding. Hopefully I have my...
11-22-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 951
Posted By mitchmellow62

What are you replacing Dreamy? I'm assuming...

What are you replacing Dreamy? I'm assuming there will be no compatibility issues with what you are planning. Your expectations of performance will likely be based on the quality of the derailleur...
11-11-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By mitchmellow62

Could the return spring in the parallelogram be...

Could the return spring in the parallelogram be losing tension? Possibly the slight increase in friction in the new cable/housing can't be overcome at the end range of the spring? I have a 9 spd...
09-22-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By mitchmellow62

https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/...

https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/ev/HB-M550/EV-HB-M550-1116.pdf
https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/ev/FH-M550/EV-FH-M550-1106.pdf...
09-11-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By mitchmellow62

Not sure what is meant by carburetor/tank...

Not sure what is meant by carburetor/tank overflow tube. On a carbureted motorcycle I would suspect a bad float or adjustment that doesn't shut off the flow from the tank when the float bowl is...
08-30-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By mitchmellow62

The actual width and height of tires vary...

The actual width and height of tires vary dependent on rim and manufacturer. You can get some idea from https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com if your tire of interest is listed. However, there...
08-23-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By mitchmellow62

The Sheldon Brown site can be overwhelming and is...

The Sheldon Brown site can be overwhelming and is difficult to navigate. Start with this article: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/free-k7.html . There are links toward the end that you can branch out...
08-22-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By mitchmellow62

OP: You need to spend a bunch of time on...

OP: You need to spend a bunch of time on SheldonBrown.com to understand your predicament. Friction shifting is very forgiving and works with a number of different speeds. Indexed shifting is very...
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