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02-18-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By madman451

Bontrager has discontinued manufacturing...

Bontrager has discontinued manufacturing cranksets, so they probably didn't have an exaxt replacement for you.
01-14-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 273
Posted By madman451

What kind of race face bottom bracket and what...

What kind of race face bottom bracket and what kind of crank?
12-20-08, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,136
Posted By madman451

If you are at the point where you might spend...

If you are at the point where you might spend several thousand dollars on spokes, get a spoke cutter and a bunch of blanks (silver, black, 2.0, 1.8, butted). My shop is in the process of reducing...
12-13-08, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By madman451

Filing the slots open would be just fine. The...

Filing the slots open would be just fine. The keyhole shape is probably to prevent the wheel from falling out if the quick release fails (i.e. it was installed incorectly).
12-13-08, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By madman451

I would budget an hour and a half to change both...

I would budget an hour and a half to change both tires the first few times you do it.
12-11-08, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By madman451

Probably not. The cane creek setup requires 2mm...

Probably not. The cane creek setup requires 2mm holes in the rim to hold the head of the spoke, and most rims have much larger holes than that to accomodate a spoke nipple.
The only way I could...
12-10-08, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,693
Posted By madman451

The rear cable stop will come out with a small...

The rear cable stop will come out with a small screw, leaving a larger hole that you can stick the j-bend of a spoke in anf hook the cable when you see it.
12-01-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,294
Posted By madman451

I think Sapim's spoke wheel revolution cycle...

I think Sapim's spoke wheel revolution cycle ratings are just a marketing gimmick.
11-25-08, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By madman451

Your other wheels might have 135mm wide...

Your other wheels might have 135mm wide mountain-type hubs and the Mavic Cosmic has 130mm wide road-type hub. The you need a skewer made for a 130mm road hub, or to thread the skewer more (if you...
09-27-08, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,446
Posted By madman451

Torque it to the full specification every time. ...

Torque it to the full specification every time. What "feels" solid to your hand is not relavant to the forces your legs will put on it.
06-10-08, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By madman451

Velocity will sell you a 16 hole rim, just give...

Velocity will sell you a 16 hole rim, just give them a call/email. A Deep-V might be appropriate for this situation. If you want a paired spoke drilling, they can probably do that, since they say...
06-09-08, 03:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,396
Posted By madman451

Recently there was a customer who ended up paying...

Recently there was a customer who ended up paying $70 in order to put on a bottle cage because the bolt was siezed in the frame, had to be drilled out and and repaired. Grease botle cage bolts, too....
06-09-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By madman451

With longer than spec spokes you risk bottoming...

With longer than spec spokes you risk bottoming out on the threads, so it is better to round down on spoke length. if you don't want to pay for cuting and re-threading for a 1mm difference in spoke,...
06-08-08, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 681
Posted By madman451

I got one that looks like the dealextreme one...

I got one that looks like the dealextreme one above, but at menards for $20.
06-08-08, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,140
Posted By madman451

Both should go with your bike fine at the same...

Both should go with your bike fine at the same time. If the longest rack stays are too short, you can get longer ones or be creative.
06-06-08, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 373
Posted By madman451

You could email the guy at "Odds and Endos"...

You could email the guy at "Odds and Endos" http://www.oddsandendos.com/contactus.sc
They have been helpful for me before with small numbers of very specific spokes. Their website is in transition...
06-05-08, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By madman451

Get 274 mm spokes.

Get 274 mm spokes.
06-04-08, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By madman451

Threading a fork 5mm and cuting it to length...

Threading a fork 5mm and cuting it to length might run you $20 or so.
06-04-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By madman451

Check to see if it is just your 27.0 seatpost or...

Check to see if it is just your 27.0 seatpost or all 27.0 seatposts.
The best solution might be to have your LBS use a seat tube reamer to evenly shave off a bit of the inside of your seat tube. ...
06-04-08, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By madman451

I heard a friend talking about using one. He had...

I heard a friend talking about using one. He had some problems with it, but Schlumpf's customer service was very accomodating.
05-31-08, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,728
Posted By madman451

There are always options. If they don't have big...

There are always options. If they don't have big enough p-clamps for your seatstays, they can fashion custom mounts with discarded rack/fender/reflector hardware and a drill/hammer/vise. I do it...
05-29-08, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,962
Posted By madman451

A local framebuilder might be able to make you...

A local framebuilder might be able to make you some to your specifications. I suggest contacting some amd asking.
05-29-08, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By madman451

It will work great. Stripping your cassette to...

It will work great. Stripping your cassette to only one cog is purely aesthetic.
05-29-08, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By madman451

I have a Schwinn world sport fixie like this. I...

I have a Schwinn world sport fixie like this. I modified the dropouts. If you feel you have the finesse, an angle grinder will make 3 minutes of work of your dropout instead of 45 filing. 46/16 is...
05-14-08, 11:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,218
Posted By madman451

speed degreaser

speed degreaser
04-30-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By madman451

I've extended the threads on on a quil stem bolt...

I've extended the threads on on a quil stem bolt before ad it worked fine. As long as the die is sharp, you should get good threads. (I think it is 8m x 1.25) Just test its fit and strength befre...
04-22-08, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,951
Posted By madman451

As you look at (through) the rim on the truing...

As you look at (through) the rim on the truing stand, a standard nipple at the rim will tighten the spoke then turned clockwise buy will loosen the spoke if it is at the hub. Some exotic wheelsets...
04-22-08, 01:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By madman451

I would recommend a carbon assembly grease to...

I would recommend a carbon assembly grease to improve grip and to reduce scratching on your seatpost. What my shop uses is :

http://www.lickbike.com/productpage.aspx?PART_NUM_SUB='2848-00'
04-17-08, 02:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By madman451

Should be fine as long as you use something (like...

Should be fine as long as you use something (like a singelator or rear derailleur) to keep tension on the chain.
03-15-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,523
Posted By madman451

You can get a good estimate by taking off the...

You can get a good estimate by taking off the tire, measuring the circumference around the inside of the rim where the spoke nipples sit and dividing that answer by 3.1415. Use a string or soft tape...
03-14-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By madman451

The dfference in spacing (shimano 7speed vs Campy...

The dfference in spacing (shimano 7speed vs Campy 9/10) is probably 0.35 or 0.73 mm (depending if the cranks are 9 or 10 speed Campy specs). This could easily be accomodated with chainring spacers...
03-12-08, 01:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By madman451

An ultegra/open pro build is great. You cannot...

An ultegra/open pro build is great. You cannot use sram casettes with the newest (7800) dura-ace hubs. I have aerohead-aerohead o/c, whch are almost as strong, but do come in all sorts of colors...
03-12-08, 01:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By madman451

Round down, not up. You may run out of threads...

Round down, not up. You may run out of threads to tighten with with an overly-long spoke. Rounding to the nearest even (or odd) number should be fine too, so you will be fine with 304's and 276's...
03-11-08, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By madman451

A 3/16" hex nut driver like this :...

A 3/16" hex nut driver like this : http://www.branfordbike.com/images/tools/wihand.jpg.
03-10-08, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By madman451

The current Bontrager posts have an adjustment...

The current Bontrager posts have an adjustment system (two hemispheres) that should allow infinite adjustment, enabling the tilt you desire.
03-05-08, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By madman451

Upon request, the local police will probably...

Upon request, the local police will probably investigate and tag suspected abandoned bikes, then remove them if still abandoned in 1-30 days, depending on your city's policy, and then give the owner...
03-03-08, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,647
Posted By madman451

Hot glue only the botom edge, not the whole...

Hot glue only the botom edge, not the whole surface. Pull the fabric tight aroung the bottom edge and glue it there.
02-24-08, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,647
Posted By madman451

I've recovered saddles with "marine vinyl" - a...

I've recovered saddles with "marine vinyl" - a semi-strechy thick vinyl- any had good luck. You can hot-glue it to the botttom inside where there were probably staples before, which is easy to do in...
02-10-08, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By madman451

Most major manufacturers make decent aluminum...

Most major manufacturers make decent aluminum frames. If you want peace of mind, Trek offers a lifetime warranty on all their frames, so if it breaks, they will replace it.
02-10-08, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,284
Posted By madman451

Peel them off with your fingernails as much as...

Peel them off with your fingernails as much as possible, then use "Goo Gone." Goo Gone is pretty mild and I have never had it damage a finish I used it on. It is not as strong as "goof off," but...
01-24-08, 02:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By madman451

I have used Powder Coating Technologies...

I have used Powder Coating Technologies (http://www.powdercoatingtech.com/) and they were nice and did a fine job. (just remember to specify what to mask - see other threads) They are located in...
01-21-08, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By madman451

I have a 11-28 10 speed SRAM cassette on my...

I have a 11-28 10 speed SRAM cassette on my Ultegra 6600 rear hub.
01-20-08, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By madman451

My LBS has a stock of them; check yours if you...

My LBS has a stock of them; check yours if you can.
01-18-08, 07:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,060
Posted By madman451

!!! Mask the whole steerer tube and crown...

!!! Mask the whole steerer tube and crown race/where the crown race sits.
I did not and the tool to re-face where tht crown race fits would not fit around the steerer tube (powder coats are...
01-09-08, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By madman451

Standard is 5mm x 0.8mm with a T25 torx head on...

Standard is 5mm x 0.8mm with a T25 torx head on them.
01-04-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,375
Posted By madman451

I have those hubs. You need two 13mm cone...

I have those hubs. You need two 13mm cone wrenches for the front hub and two 15mm cone wrenches for the rear hub. Also, an axle vise would be very helpful. I have two 13/15 double ended wrenches...
01-01-08, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By madman451

It seems in the picture that this is the top of...

It seems in the picture that this is the top of the bb area. If it is, there is a small rubber piece that fits in the hole, and the cable goes through.
12-17-07, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,783
Posted By madman451

You might have to run cable housing all the way...

You might have to run cable housing all the way to the deraileur, or somewhere you are missing a cable housing stop, as you should never have the problem you described. Make sure there is enough...
12-09-07, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 741
Posted By madman451

You can just jam it up there. You may make the...

You can just jam it up there. You may make the cable housing end nice and flat with a grinding wheel. A ferrule might not fit very well. I just installed my own a couple months ago.
12-08-07, 02:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By madman451

I had a Raleigh and was able to carefully pry it...

I had a Raleigh and was able to carefully pry it off with a screwdriver from the front, as the rivets were straight and pulled out.
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