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10-16-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Eggman84

I suspect that thick mud fell onto the chain,...

I suspect that thick mud fell onto the chain, then the mud would not pass through the derailleur cage, resulting in the derailleur essentially taking a circular path around the cassette and in this...
09-08-19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 745
Posted By Eggman84

All may not be lost. From what I see on the...

All may not be lost. From what I see on the internet, the Sugino Fuse 500 crankset uses a square taper bottom bracket. So you might be able to put in a shorter bottom braket if the chainline was a...
09-07-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 745
Posted By Eggman84

That may be a problem. The 3x10 speed Tiagra...

That may be a problem. The 3x10 speed Tiagra FD-4703 (as I think all Shimano road triple FDs) is designed for a 45 mm chainline. If you are running a MTB crankset, the chainline is likely 47.5 or...
09-07-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 745
Posted By Eggman84

Please read carefully. Cable pull changed...

Please read carefully. Cable pull changed starting with 10 speed MTB RD (REAR derailleur) so the road brifters are no longer compatible with MTB RDs. The road brifters have NEVER shifted a MTB FD...
09-07-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 745
Posted By Eggman84

You are correct that the RD-M739 total capacity...

You are correct that the RD-M739 total capacity is 38T. As others noted, you can probably exceed this to some extent. If your concerned about the total capacity, you can "upgrade" to the RD-M751,...
Forum: Touring
09-03-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By Eggman84

Yes it is rideable, even the northern portion of...

Yes it is rideable, even the northern portion of the 14. Yes, it can be hot (or cold given the time of year) and windy (though there are days when, believe or not, its calm) for most, if not all of...
09-03-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Eggman84

Yes, as I said in my above post I am, or have in...

Yes, as I said in my above post I am, or have in the past, used all three of these FDs in 3x9 setups, and most have MTB cranks with the 50mm chainline. These FDs don't seem to care what chain your...
09-03-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Eggman84

Using friction shifters really opens up your...

Using friction shifters really opens up your options. You are correct that in the indexed mode, the right shifter would only work with whatever number of rear cogs it was designed for (be that 7 or...
09-02-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Eggman84

You haven't said what shifters you are using. On...

You haven't said what shifters you are using. On Shimano road shifters, you have to peel back the rubber hood to find the number. On MTB shifters, I don't know where the number is. Barends, its on...
09-02-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Eggman84

Sorry about the links not working. I need to...

Sorry about the links not working. I need to make sure they work before posting links in the future. As to your current crankset (FC-M530), it came in 2 configurations, 44-32-22T and 48T-36T-26T....
Forum: Touring
09-02-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By Eggman84

From my location in Long Beach, October can still...

From my location in Long Beach, October can still see some warm/hot days (80+) along the coast. Maybe a little cooler to the north but temperatures can invert with northern portion being hotter than...
09-02-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 455
Posted By Eggman84

My first inclination was that your smallest cogs...

My first inclination was that your smallest cogs are worn, especially as skipping would get noticeably worse after putting on a new chain. However, you say you replaced the cassette (at the same...
09-02-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Eggman84

I have done a little research (partly to satisfy...

I have done a little research (partly to satisfy my curiosity) and this is what I have found. The Tiagra FD-4503 is designed for a 45mm chainline (per the service instructions at...
09-01-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Eggman84

If it is a Shimano FD than the number is on the...

If it is a Shimano FD than the number is on the inside of the inner cage. Without that, its hard to diagnose if its the derailleur or something else. My recommendation is to turn the rear of the...
08-27-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By Eggman84

I concur with Andy. Get a 110/74 BCD 5 arm...

I concur with Andy. Get a 110/74 BCD 5 arm square taper cranskset. With that, you have the largest selection of BBs (so the rings clear the frame but give you the lowest Q factor) and chainrings...
08-26-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By Eggman84

The "modern" triple FDs all seem to have the...

The "modern" triple FDs all seem to have the large inner cage, and are designed typically for a minimum of 12 T difference between middle and large chainrings. To get around this you can use a...
08-24-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Eggman84

Tracked down a little more info on spacer...

Tracked down a little more info on spacer requirements. Can't vouch for this but see the article at https://www.slowtwitch.com/Tech/Cassette_Spacers_2013_3978.html

One suggestion is to remove the...
08-24-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By Eggman84

I'm still in the 9 speed era but what I have seen...

I'm still in the 9 speed era but what I have seen is that Shimano/SRAM 11 speed cassettes are wider than 8/9/10 speed ones. So yes, you need a new, wider freehub body (probably a new wheel), unless...
08-24-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 443
Posted By Eggman84

Did your other bikes have the same make and model...

Did your other bikes have the same make and model of IGH? If not, then the comparison may be faulty. Also I am unaware that IGH have pawls like derailleur equipped bikes with freewheels/freehubs. ...
08-23-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Eggman84

Might be the seat post hitting the inside of the...

Might be the seat post hitting the inside of the seat tube or the seat rails moving slightly in the seat clamp. I've never had either but have seen it them as issues on this forum in the past. Good...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,331
Posted By Eggman84

I've heard of it, but can't remember where. It...

I've heard of it, but can't remember where. It seems to me the vast majority of tours end at some point, whether it be after 1 year or 5 years. I would think you would want to have plans to take...
08-22-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By Eggman84

Wow, have to admire your patience. Does he pay...

Wow, have to admire your patience. Does he pay in beer?
08-22-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 524
Posted By Eggman84

What do you mean by "not good"? More information...

What do you mean by "not good"? More information would be helpful But my guess is the BB length (115) had the chain line set properly for the double. Now that you have added in the 3rd (inner I...
08-22-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By Eggman84

Kudos to your trying to help your dad. Park...

Kudos to your trying to help your dad. Park Tools has really good maintenance videos. Send him a link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGCTGpvdT04Q5OLMUo0yzTOjLtv7yT47O. and he can select the...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By Eggman84

Your question seems rather open ended and vague. ...

Your question seems rather open ended and vague. If your asking "have people toured on the bikes you listed" the answer is yes. If your asking "what is best", well that depends on the individual. ...
08-20-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By Eggman84

Maybe the OP has gone down the rabbit hole of...

Maybe the OP has gone down the rabbit hole of historic tire size and no longer cares why they crashed. But in case they haven't then Lennard Zinn (before any one piles on I will admit he may not be...
08-17-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By Eggman84

I am so glad tubeless works well for you (and...

I am so glad tubeless works well for you (and many others that are technically astute). But what I am reading from reputable sources (maybe you don't consider Leonard Zinn or Jan Heine reputable -...
08-15-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By Eggman84

Jan Heine over at Rene Herse Cycles has done a...

Jan Heine over at Rene Herse Cycles has done a fair amount testing of tubeless setups and has published some clear intelligent pointers at...
08-13-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By Eggman84

And there I was thinking one of the reasons bike...

And there I was thinking one of the reasons bike manufacturers went to thru axles (at least on front wheels) was they wouldn't loosen when used with disk brakes (unlike with QR where wheel ejection...
08-13-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,058
Posted By Eggman84

Seems you have plenty of recommendations how to...

Seems you have plenty of recommendations how to remove the crankset. I understand wanting to keep the bike period correct; I have a Trek 520 from 1992 that is essentially unchanged though I have...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,455
Posted By Eggman84

Are they available in Italy? They may be...

Are they available in Italy? They may be made/marketed for the US (and other countries) markets. I don't think of Italy as being a big touring market (not like Germany) but maybe a few touring...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,445
Posted By Eggman84

Jan Heine over at Renee Herse Cycles (formerly...

Jan Heine over at Renee Herse Cycles (formerly compass Cycles) has answered just the this question. You will find your answer at...
08-12-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Eggman84

I should be more helpful.. You can test if its...

I should be more helpful.. You can test if its some failure by putting the bike in a stand, then pull HARD on the brake lever hard. Do you hear the click? Where is it coming from? When you first...
08-12-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Eggman84

Sounds like when you squeeze hard something...

Sounds like when you squeeze hard something internally in the caliper is failing (the click) and the pads are thus not clamping the rotor. Sounds dangerous unless you don't mind not having emergency...
08-12-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,058
Posted By Eggman84

If the DS crankarm is stripped, why would you...

If the DS crankarm is stripped, why would you want to reinstall it. Someone else would then be presented with the same problem in the future. I guess you could try to re-thread the crank (or...
08-12-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By Eggman84

Not to be difficult but it seems we are missing...

Not to be difficult but it seems we are missing lots of information. First is are the shifters friction or indexed? With the old wheel did you have to trim the FD to keep itfrom rubbbing? Are you...
08-06-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Eggman84

The Zee derailleur you show is based on Shimano's...

The Zee derailleur you show is based on Shimano's 10 speed MTB geometry, labeled Dyn-Sys. Shimano's road and MTB RD and indexed shifters up to and including 9 speed were for the most part...
08-06-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By Eggman84

Whats the chance what you are experiencing isn't...

Whats the chance what you are experiencing isn't due in part to different gearing. Sure these bikes are geared differently, and we know too high a gear can place undue stress on the old knees.
08-05-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By Eggman84

SunRace 10 speed cassettes use the same spacing...

SunRace 10 speed cassettes use the same spacing as Shimano and SRAM 10 speed cassettes (SRAM has long used the Shimano spacing to maintain compatibility - Campagnolo has their own spacing). Bsut...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,623
Posted By Eggman84

It is called a lock. I don't care what type you...

It is called a lock. I don't care what type you have, but use it each and every time you leave your bike unattended (yes I include when I am sleeping in a campground as unattended) and it will cut...
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By Eggman84

So how much are tires, cables, and tape? Are you...

So how much are tires, cables, and tape? Are you doing the work or is that something you would have a shop do? A "complete overhaul" could eat up teh diffence between the 2 bikes real quick, ...
08-05-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By Eggman84

Are you asking if Sunrace cassettes use the same...

Are you asking if Sunrace cassettes use the same spacing as a sram or shimano cassette? Also cassettes do not define cable pull; its shifter cable pull x derailleur shift ratio = cassette spacing. ...
08-05-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By Eggman84

Space for wider tires, shorter chainstays, wider...

Space for wider tires, shorter chainstays, wider cassettes, and reduced manufacturing costs with 2 piece cranks. Some frames even are using a "dropped" drive side chainstay. But not to worry,...
08-05-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By Eggman84

IF the two brakes you quote (Mafac racer or Dia...

IF the two brakes you quote (Mafac racer or Dia Compe) are vintage, then they are centerpull, though the Dia Compe could be vintage wide cantilevers. In any case, centerpull and cantilever type...
Forum: Touring
08-04-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,295
Posted By Eggman84

Depends on what you think are bad climbs. For me...

Depends on what you think are bad climbs. For me the climbs on that route are long but generally aren't steep if you have low gears (20 gear inches). Wind, you will generally be going slow so won't...
Forum: Touring
08-03-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,295
Posted By Eggman84

As someone noted above I would also recommend a...

As someone noted above I would also recommend a west to east route. Out of Denver you start climbing almost right away. Starting out of Glenwood Springs though I think you can take 3 easy days with...
08-01-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 410
Posted By Eggman84

Sure buy from Amazon. They try as hard as...

Sure buy from Amazon. They try as hard as possible not to pay any tax and don't support your community in any way, but that stuff is way over rated.
07-30-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Eggman84

Thanks Eric. Done.

Thanks Eric. Done.
07-30-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Eggman84

Sorry, the video was for a different problem. ...

Sorry, the video was for a different problem. Ignore it.
07-30-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Eggman84

You need to change the bolts securing the brakes...

You need to change the bolts securing the brakes with ones designed so that the rack can mount to the brake bosses. See...
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