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10-11-18, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By 70sSanO

You can probably run 8 speeds with 11 speed...

You can probably run 8 speeds with 11 speed shifters if you re-space the 8 speed cassette by sanding down the spacers to the 11 speed width. You need a cassette that is not spidered. You will need...
10-02-18, 12:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By 70sSanO

If I remember correctly the type of mounting you...

If I remember correctly the type of mounting you show was used on 7 speed and a number of 8 speed, but not all. They could be mounted to a clamp or integrated by mounting the the brake.

i don't...
10-01-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By 70sSanO

I don't understand your question. Are you...

I don't understand your question. Are you talking about frame geometry or how high the handlebars are set.

With the exception of a frame that has a long top tube (stretches you out) you can mod...
09-29-18, 10:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By 70sSanO

As already mentioned 10 speed brifters with 9...

As already mentioned 10 speed brifters with 9 speed mountain rear derailleur.

While only 8 speed brifters, my wife is running 12-34 with a triple crankset and a 9 speed XT rear derailleur. She is...
09-29-18, 04:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,445
Posted By 70sSanO

Glad you found the right saddle. I used a Brooks...

Glad you found the right saddle. I used a Brooks Team Pro for decades on my road bike. But... after riding a mountain bike for a while, I swapped it out for a mountain bike saddle. I know people...
09-27-18, 12:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,531
Posted By 70sSanO

One more thing... I converted my wife's old road...

One more thing... I converted my wife's old road bike to a flat bar urban/commuter/hybrid or whatever you want to call it. It is a great around town/neighborhood/beach bike. It is set up as a 3x8...
09-26-18, 11:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,531
Posted By 70sSanO

My wife has ridden a road bike for a number of...

My wife has ridden a road bike for a number of years. She is not a great rider, and doesn't do a lot of miles, but she doesn't have a problem with riding drop bars.

Setup is the key. Her drop...
09-25-18, 10:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By 70sSanO

As great as your story, the memories that bike...

As great as your story, the memories that bike has created as it has been passed along is priceless. Good job!

​​​​​​​John
09-24-18, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 458
Posted By 70sSanO

I've often wondered if a Suntour XC front...

I've often wondered if a Suntour XC front derailleur could be modded to work with Shimano thumb shifters. I think it all comes down to cable pull and attach point on the derailleur. By attach...
09-21-18, 03:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,855
Posted By 70sSanO

Clipless is the best way to go. I just never got...

Clipless is the best way to go. I just never got around to them when I finally dumped my old cleated leathers. I still use clips and straps on my road bike. I use platforms on my mountain and flat...
09-20-18, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,382
Posted By 70sSanO

I've had no issues at all, but in the dirt there...

I've had no issues at all, but in the dirt there is a little give on the surface so the rollover may not be as severe as hard cornering on pavement. But I'm also running 50mm+ on 14mm which is...
09-19-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By 70sSanO

i'm not sure I would buy those specific shifters,...

i'm not sure I would buy those specific shifters, personally I'd look for some a little nicer. As far as friction shifting, there is a selector ring that allows index (Suntour RD only) or friction. ...
09-19-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By 70sSanO

Old Suntour thumb shifters are considered about...

Old Suntour thumb shifters are considered about the best out there. Find some with a metal strap or band that can be made to fit your bars. This is just an example...
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09-18-18, 01:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,508
Posted By 70sSanO

Research the specs for your old F3. I have seen...

Research the specs for your old F3. I have seen a rake of 43mm, but I don't know if that is the only rake. Don't know the axle-crown differences, if any on 700c caliper brake forks. Once you have...
09-08-18, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By 70sSanO

After thinking about it, do you have a 14-28...

After thinking about it, do you have a 14-28 freewheel with a 48-38-28 crankset? The specs you listed make no sense.

John
09-08-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By 70sSanO

Since you are on eBay, I would look for a 90's LX...

Since you are on eBay, I would look for a 90's LX or XT mtb derailleur. You could actually get an '80's mtb derailleur as well. I see no additional value in using a 10 speed road derailleur for...
09-07-18, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By 70sSanO

I'm no expert on 11 speed derailleur...

I'm no expert on 11 speed derailleur compatibility to cassette, but this thread may be of interest if you have a shadow rear derailleur.
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09-02-18, 10:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 443
Posted By 70sSanO

Based on all the parameters, stem angle, length,...

Based on all the parameters, stem angle, length, drop bar, etc., just get an adapter and use a threadless stem to get exactly what you want.

​​​​​​​I think most people would think cutting part of...
09-02-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By 70sSanO

If it is an '87 you probably have a 6 speed...

If it is an '87 you probably have a 6 speed freewheel. I went from a 52/42 to a 46/38 but ultimately went with a triple setup as 46/38/30. A 50/34 won't buy you enough if you are having issues...
09-02-18, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 443
Posted By 70sSanO

Go get a Kalloy Dirt Drop stem... ...

Go get a Kalloy Dirt Drop stem...

https://www.modernbike.com/kalloy-dirt-drop-quill-stem-25.4-25d-x-100mm-silver

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09-01-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By 70sSanO

I've been running 28mm Kenda Karvs on my flat bar...

I've been running 28mm Kenda Karvs on my flat bar commuter road bike. I tried them out on some dirt, when it had drop bars and friction DT shifters (yikes!!!), and they worked pretty good on...
09-01-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By 70sSanO

You can always remove the freehub, flush it out...

You can always remove the freehub, flush it out and run some Phil's Tenacious Oil into it. If it quiets down, fine, if not try to find a new freehub. Personally, I wouldn't try to disassemble it.
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09-01-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 432
Posted By 70sSanO

So in 1988 I went from a 6 speed freewheel to a 7...

So in 1988 I went from a 6 speed freewheel to a 7 speed freewheel on a Cannondale frame with 126mm dropouts. No issues. Same thing on a second 126mm Cannondale. And a steel Univega, and a couple...
08-29-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By 70sSanO

Done: MTB rapidfires on drop Bar...

Done: MTB rapidfires on drop Bar (http://forums.roadbikereview.com/components-wrenching/done-mtb-rapidfires-drop-bar-257365.html)

The shifters are 8 speed, but if you find 9 speed shifters that...
08-26-18, 11:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,304
Posted By 70sSanO

I have no idea on the profit margins of bike...

I have no idea on the profit margins of bike shops. I suspect there is never "too much" profit especially when dealing with different bicycle companies that place certain demands on the retailer.
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08-25-18, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,566
Posted By 70sSanO

Understand. The one's I've installed, on...

Understand. The one's I've installed, on mountain bikes, have a base plate, or crown race as Cane Creek identifies it... even though it is not a bearing surface.

John
08-25-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,566
Posted By 70sSanO

Well I learned something new today. My steel...

Well I learned something new today. My steel fork needs a crown race/baseplate/conical spacer (pick one), but a plastic fork doesn't.

John
08-24-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,219
Posted By 70sSanO

Yes you would need a receipt or gift receipt. It...

Yes you would need a receipt or gift receipt. It is pretty common these days to include one with the gift no matter what type of gift you receive.

John
08-24-18, 09:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,566
Posted By 70sSanO

So what was Canyon's response to no fork race? ...

So what was Canyon's response to no fork race? That alone would be a cause of concern going forward. Obviously the headset has a sealed bearing so it is not like there are ball bearings digging...
08-24-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By 70sSanO

As others have mentioned, a 9 speed chain...

As others have mentioned, a 9 speed chain shouldn't break any more than an 8 or 7. Typically poor shifting techniques are the cause.

A rider will find himself/herself in the wrong gear and while...
08-23-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,710
Posted By 70sSanO

Congratulations on getting back on the bike. If...

Congratulations on getting back on the bike. If older bikes are something that gets you addicted, that isn't a bad thing. Generally a lot easier to work on, they last forever, but parts can be a...
08-23-18, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By 70sSanO

If you want a classic look triple, that can be...

If you want a classic look triple, that can be run as a double, an XT FC-M730 is a great looking classic crank. The only thing "possibly" better is an XTR FC-M900, except the XTR uses graphics that...
08-22-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By 70sSanO

You could probably find a used 7400 crankset in...

You could probably find a used 7400 crankset in excellent condition on eBay if you wanted to get another one. I ran a 7400 for years until I went to a triple. But it is probably a good time to...
08-21-18, 10:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By 70sSanO

Not sure if this is of any value as this only...

Not sure if this is of any value as this only pertains to down tube shifters, although it may work with stem shifters, bar ends, or Paul's thumbie mounts. I doubt if 2006 had downtube shifters.
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08-19-18, 08:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,219
Posted By 70sSanO

From what I understand Campagnolo has a 3 year...

From what I understand Campagnolo has a 3 year warranty. If the design/quality control resulted in a universally poor product that failed in a year, nearly all of them would be sent back to...
08-11-18, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 422
Posted By 70sSanO

You have a few options. The cheapest route is to...

You have a few options. The cheapest route is to flip-flop your existing stem, if you haven't already, to see if it helps. From there you can get a better fitting stem and/or get an extender for...
08-11-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,016
Posted By 70sSanO

It's pretty simple. You prep the repair area,...

It's pretty simple. You prep the repair area, cut the glass, and mix up the resin. Even though I'm using a wooden stir stick I invariably use a finger or 2 to push or smooth something out and get...
08-11-18, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 514
Posted By 70sSanO

FWIW... A Dura Ace RD-7800 max cog is 27t. 28t...

FWIW... A Dura Ace RD-7800 max cog is 27t. 28t should be no problem, 30t might be a push. A longer B screw might solve that, but you should be aware of what your rear derailleur can handle.
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08-11-18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,016
Posted By 70sSanO

Thanks for the tip on baby powder. Mine were a...

Thanks for the tip on baby powder. Mine were a little sticky and I used Goo Gone and then powder and it works. Reminded me of using baby powder on my hands after repairing surfboard dings.

John
08-11-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By 70sSanO

The FD-4603 had the older 10 speed cable pull so...

The FD-4603 had the older 10 speed cable pull so the will work with 7-9 speed brifters. The FD-4703 have the new 10 speed (11 speed?) cable pull and won't work with older 7-10 speed brifters. My...
08-10-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,090
Posted By 70sSanO

Not sure if that is the case where the customer...

Not sure if that is the case where the customer can just go to Walmart and buy a new bike rather than pay for service. Why would anyone want to pay $100 when a new bike costs $100.

I do my own...
08-10-18, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By 70sSanO

I setup my saddle position the same, relative to...

I setup my saddle position the same, relative to the crank, and then measure from the saddle to locate the handlebars. This does take the seat tube angle out of play, but for me it is more important...
08-09-18, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By 70sSanO

The Claris FD-2403 has the specs you are looking...

The Claris FD-2403 has the specs you are looking for. I'm not sure why it isn't working.

https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/claris-2400/FD-2403-F.html

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08-09-18, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By 70sSanO

I can't tell you if the Deore front derailleur...

I can't tell you if the Deore front derailleur will work with Claris road shifters. But I've used a Tiagra FD-4603 with Claris brifters, and an FSA Omega crank with a 46-39-30 setup with no issues. ...
08-08-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 774
Posted By 70sSanO

Probably the definitive thread on putting 10...

Probably the definitive thread on putting 10 speeds in 126mm dropouts.

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/591501-10-speeds-126mm-hub-success.html

I'm going to try this with Dura Ace...
08-08-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By 70sSanO

Is it safe to say that this is a new development?...

Is it safe to say that this is a new development? Was the shifting fine for years and this just started? If so, you haven't made any changes that caused this?

​​​​​​​John
08-07-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By 70sSanO

I've bought 2 bikes for my wife off of eBay. Not...

I've bought 2 bikes for my wife off of eBay. Not to say that is what you'll want to do. But the first thing, after fit, is to find a bike that has not had much use. They are out there. People buy...
08-07-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By 70sSanO

The best part of building your own bike is being...

The best part of building your own bike is being able to make it the way you want it and not a factory build. It is fun to track down a part or figure out how mix-n-match eras.

John
08-06-18, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By 70sSanO

Find another bike shop. I've never had...

Find another bike shop. I've never had angled/pinned/ramped chainrings.

John
08-05-18, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By 70sSanO

As already mentioned, SRAM made Shimano...

As already mentioned, SRAM made Shimano Gripshift compatible shifters, so don't swap out your left (FD) shifter. SRAM MRX was their lower end shifters. There are better vintage Shimano compatible...
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