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10-08-09, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 545
Posted By fiver

Use a hight viscocity lube, such as phil wood,...

Use a hight viscocity lube, such as phil wood, when rebuilding these. It will resist washing away. Then occasionally lubricate them with tri flow on top of the phil. Works great.
10-08-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,503
Posted By fiver

That is, if you dismount to the left side and...

That is, if you dismount to the left side and shoulder with right Right. Moto style is nice once you get used to it anyway (I won't go back) :)
10-08-09, 11:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,374
Posted By fiver

This all seems way too complicated to me. I do...

This all seems way too complicated to me. I do one of 2 things: 1) Use Carb cleaner, a little bit goes a long way, and leaves the chain dry but it's a little nasty. 2) Park cleaner with simple green....
10-07-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
Posted By fiver

Andy, Thanks for the comment. You should...

Andy,
Thanks for the comment. You should definitely braze on a rear brake housing stop while you have the frame stripped. It's totally worth it, even if you have to pay someone ten bucks to do it....
10-07-09, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,292
Posted By fiver

Custom Surly Cross Check

Just wanted to show off my Cross Check before I have to sell it. I did a lot of work on it, wanted to see how nice I could make a Surly. I added a few braze-ons, powdercoated it Midnight Blue,...
10-20-07, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By fiver

Assuming you are talking about STI levers, just...

Assuming you are talking about STI levers, just push on the cable from the housing side, spinning it 180 occasionally, and you should be able to free it. Make sure the shifter is not putting the...
10-18-07, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,338
Posted By fiver

A pair of linear brake noodles would get the job...

A pair of linear brake noodles would get the job done.
10-17-07, 11:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By fiver

Your L The only reason to go to a 10 speed is if...

Your L The only reason to go to a 10 speed is if you really want that tiny performance advantage, there is a difference in which FD works best for compact and non compact cranks. Any reason not to...
10-17-07, 11:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,928
Posted By fiver

Internal stress is very hard to detect, but if...

Internal stress is very hard to detect, but if there is any bulging, chipping, or alignment issues, just make sure your friend mentions is to the mechanics the next few times he goes in for a tuneup.
10-17-07, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 758
Posted By fiver

The difference is .6mm. Have fun with the lathe

The difference is .6mm. Have fun with the lathe
10-16-07, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,584
Posted By fiver

You won't really have any problems, but my guess...

You won't really have any problems, but my guess is that they are just trying to discourage people from using a triple with these cassettes because of chain line issues. And since you can get more...
10-13-07, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 18,012
Posted By fiver

3/32 is what I would use unless I happened to...

3/32 is what I would use unless I happened to have a 1/8 cog. I've heard arguments that 1/8" is stronger, but we all use 3/32" on our mountain bikes and climbing hills puts a hell of a lot more...
10-13-07, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By fiver

At a LOCAL BIKE SHOP....

At a LOCAL BIKE SHOP....
10-11-07, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By fiver

Check your hubs.

Check your hubs.
10-11-07, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By fiver

word

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10-11-07, 06:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By fiver

Sorry. I was assuming Shimano barcons since they...

Sorry. I was assuming Shimano barcons since they are currently available. I have never used the Suntour barcons with a Sram derailleur, but it's good to know they're compatible.
10-10-07, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,011
Posted By fiver

Test ride a Bianchi Eros sometime. I like the...

Test ride a Bianchi Eros sometime. I like the feel of steel/ carbon, but mostly it just saves weight, and may change the handling depending on the geometry of that particular fork.
10-10-07, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By fiver

It's common for this to happen when reinstalling...

It's common for this to happen when reinstalling your wheel. Grab the front brake a few times and see if it goes away. If not, check you brake adjustment and realign your pads. Sounds like a pretty...
10-10-07, 10:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,799
Posted By fiver

Just a side note, most manufacturers TIG weld the...

Just a side note, most manufacturers TIG weld the disc mount, then fill in the gap with brass. Do you think epoxy is as strong as a TIG weld?
10-10-07, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,458
Posted By fiver

Not quite. It's safer to stick with Shimano...

Not quite. It's safer to stick with Shimano derailleurs. Your friction shifters will not have enough throw to move a SRAM derailleur through all the cogs. Different actuation :)

- and don't...
10-10-07, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By fiver

Well...I was going to recommend removing the...

Well...I was going to recommend removing the teeth from the outer ring to make yourself a chain guard, and reusing the bolts at the same time, but it sounds like that would be a "waste of time".
...
10-10-07, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,155
Posted By fiver

Not an issue, that would be exactly what they...

Not an issue, that would be exactly what they would do during production of the fork. Just use a lot of cutting oil! And get touch up paint if you're concerned about the finish.
10-10-07, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By fiver

First make sure your spindle is NOT JIS. If it...

First make sure your spindle is NOT JIS. If it is, it will be marked with a number and a letter. 3, 5, or 7 (indicating the length) and a letter such as H. If it does not have these markings then...
10-06-07, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By fiver

Bottom bracket cups if it happens more when your...

Bottom bracket cups if it happens more when your really cranking... grease your saddle rails too.
10-06-07, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,733
Posted By fiver

The brake boss will usually have 3 holes on it so...

The brake boss will usually have 3 holes on it so that you can manipulate spring tension on a single brake arm by reinstalling the spring on that side. Loosen the pivot bolt, move the spring tab to...
10-06-07, 02:53 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 420,862
Posted By fiver

To improve shifting performance of the rear...

To improve shifting performance of the rear derailleur, loosen the B screw as much as possible. To do this, put the chain into the lowest gear combination (largest cog, smallest chain ring) and...
10-01-07, 11:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,383
Posted By fiver

???? Are you crazy???

???? Are you crazy???
09-29-07, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By fiver

It can be done, but requires cable splicers, a...

It can be done, but requires cable splicers, a lot of patience, and some figuring out. I don't think I would be able to really describe how to do it in writing, but I have configured such a set up...
09-29-07, 12:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By fiver

You could install a helicoil if you want to save...

You could install a helicoil if you want to save the crank arm. If not then check with your LBS on ordering the replacement arm.
09-29-07, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,500
Posted By fiver

Same crank arm length?

Same crank arm length?
09-29-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,475
Posted By fiver

That's too bad... I basically just need a new TPC...

That's too bad... I basically just need a new TPC lower assembly, one of my old mechanics didn't realize the lower threads were opposite threaded and broke off the bolt. Too much plastic to tig back...
09-27-07, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,475
Posted By fiver

Need parts- Manitou Mars Elite

anyone have a 01 or 02 Manitou Mars Elite fork kicken around? Manitou, as well as any distributer that I know of stopped carrying parts for this fork a few years ago. I'd like to save it if I can. ...
03-30-07, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By fiver

Is your derailleur height good? It should be...

Is your derailleur height good? It should be within 2-3 mm from the big ring.

Is your chain too long? You should not have any chain sag when in small - small.
03-30-07, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,667
Posted By fiver

110 is a fairly popular size actually. ...

110 is a fairly popular size actually. Especially since the compact crank revolution lately. If you ever want to run as low as a 34T chainring, up to a 50T, then go with 110. If you only want big...
03-30-07, 06:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By fiver

Sounds like you just need to tension the chain. ...

Sounds like you just need to tension the chain. TIghten one axle nut at a time, and pull the rim over until you achieve desired chain tension. The ticking could be a lot of things, but if it's...
03-30-07, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By fiver

Yeah sometimes you do run into problems. Front...

Yeah sometimes you do run into problems.
Front derailleurs are usually rated to handle up to a specific range, and largest ring,
MTB derailleurs are rated lower than road derailleurs, so the cage...
03-30-07, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By fiver

Well I can't say that I've had much experience...

Well I can't say that I've had much experience overhauling FW cranks, but for the ratcheting mechanism you may want to try DT Swiss Huji grease, as it is lighter, and intended to be used on their...
03-30-07, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,067
Posted By fiver

word

word
03-30-07, 06:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,003
Posted By fiver

I have upgraded older bikes to a dual pivot brake...

I have upgraded older bikes to a dual pivot brake many times. I believe their is a long pull Tektro dual pivot that is affordable and has a lot of stopping power. You should ask you LBS if they...
03-29-07, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,067
Posted By fiver

Nothing really. All BB's will have three...

Nothing really.

All BB's will have three distinguishing features:

1) Shell width (68, 70, 73, etc)
2) Spindle Length (108, 113, 118, etc.)
3) Spindle/crank interface (JIS square, ISIS, V1,...
03-29-07, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By fiver

If you are changing your cassette to an 11-27,...

If you are changing your cassette to an 11-27, stay with the derailleur you have (long cage) or find a medium cage derailleur.

I guarantee you will have CWC problems running a short cage...
03-29-07, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,430
Posted By fiver

I concur. Also try spraying water on the rotors...

I concur. Also try spraying water on the rotors before doing this. It will squeal like hell, but help brake in the pads.
03-28-07, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By fiver

Your LBS shop is right about the shifting being...

Your LBS shop is right about the shifting being affected negatively by your long cage derailleur.
Assuming you're running an 11-23 cassette, and 34-50 chain rings, your calculated chain wrap...
03-28-07, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,430
Posted By fiver

LOL...Sad but true Are these new brakes? ...

LOL...Sad but true

Are these new brakes?

All disc brakes, especially some hydro types, need to be ridden a while before the pads brake in.
Before the pads are broken in, it may feel like...
03-28-07, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By fiver

Get the Park

Get the Park
03-28-07, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By fiver

$45 for a basic tune up, not including cables. ...

$45 for a basic tune up, not including cables.

We charge $175 for a complete overhaul which includes cables, housing, grease, bearings, and brake pads.
03-26-07, 11:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By fiver

I charge $10-$15 to align a hanger. TO replace...

I charge $10-$15 to align a hanger.
TO replace it would be about double that after the part and labour.
03-26-07, 11:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By fiver

Eugene mechanic jobs?

Hey all,
I'm moving to Eugene in May and will be looking for a job. I'm currently the service manager and head mechanic at a shop in Ithaca, NY, and I'd be happy doing pretty much anything with...
03-26-07, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By fiver

What is the range of the crank set you have. You...

What is the range of the crank set you have. You can't calculate chain wrap capacity without taking the crank into consideration.
Subtract the small ring from the big wring on the cassette and...
03-26-07, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By fiver

Take it back to your LBS, they may have...

Take it back to your LBS, they may have overlooked something so you may want to ask them to check the hanger alignment, All shops should have the tools. Sounds like it's one of the following:
...
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