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06-09-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 568
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

While I can't speak to other industries in our...

While I can't speak to other industries in our bike shop world Craftsman wrenches (and other common hand tools) are very common and work well. So I disagree with the above to a degree. Bike shop...
06-09-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 500
Posted By jccaclimber

Unlikely, but just to be sure, is the chain too...

Unlikely, but just to be sure, is the chain too worn to pass the tool rather than not worn enough? I have a Park CC3.2 (and a ruler). Every now and then I run into a chain so worn that the tip on...
06-09-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 568
Posted By Broctoon

Itís not just failing to make the adjustment...

Itís not just failing to make the adjustment tight that can cause the wrench to slip and round off a nut. Even in the best case, adjustable wrenches only engage the nut at two points. A box end...
06-09-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 568
Posted By ARider2

I use the ratcheting crank arm wrench from Hozan....

I use the ratcheting crank arm wrench from Hozan. The tool has 15mm on one side and 14mm on the other. I find it is of excellent quality and holds up well.

...
06-08-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 500
Posted By Rolla

Youíve probably done this, but be sure to check...

Youíve probably done this, but be sure to check the chain at different sections; they donít wear evenly across all the links.
06-06-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By cxwrench

Penetrating oil. Kroil. And time. It'll come out.

Penetrating oil. Kroil. And time. It'll come out.
06-06-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By CliffordK

Safet's Album: ...

Safet's Album:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/540468
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/21590052
...
06-04-21, 03:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,335
Posted By Camilo

Oh for F sakes! My head is spinning from the...

Oh for F sakes! My head is spinning from the irrelevant knowledge we've all gained.

Just go on EBay and buy a bunch of the right kind of glue. You can get bunches of the little tubes like the ones...
06-01-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By thook

i didn't even know there were plastic crimp/end...

i didn't even know there were plastic crimp/end caps :foo:

i've used heat shrink tube. works pretty good. subjectively, it looks cleaner
06-01-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By LarryRider

Following up to my question. I called Park Tool...

Following up to my question. I called Park Tool and they said it was a known issue and would be shipping me a new head today.

I went crazy trying to figure out what I was doing wrong, lol.
...
05-31-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,764
Posted By Papa Ado

I saw the pictures from Ricky, and agree with his...

I saw the pictures from Ricky, and agree with his conclusion. I've checked the seller's page and he sells a lot of counterfeit KMC products. We will take action and have asked our distributor in...
05-30-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,335
Posted By cyccommute

A whole bunch of chemistry goes into the science...

A whole bunch of chemistry goes into the science of tube patching. If a patch job goes wrong, itís usually because it didnít have the chemistry necessary to make a permanent bond.
05-29-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,335
Posted By cyccommute

I only really work with cans of vulcanizing fluid...

I only really work with cans of vulcanizing fluid at my local co-op. Even there with the cans being constantly opened and closed, a can of fluid can last for weeks. The fluid can dry out but that...
05-29-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 711
Posted By thook

that's 'cause they're made of vintage gold...

that's 'cause they're made of vintage gold sprinkled with a bit of fairy grease ;)

co-op is a good idea, if you have one
05-26-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 582
Posted By cxwrench

This method is for people that don't know how to...

This method is for people that don't know how to correctly size a chain and are too lazy to figure it out.
05-20-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By Russ Roth

As was already mentioned, your pads are upside...

As was already mentioned, your pads are upside down. The thicker part goes at the bottom. With many aluminum rims the sides are straight up and down and the angle of the pad isn't as significant but...
05-20-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 506
Posted By cyccommute

Not odd at all. The pads are upside down but itís...

Not odd at all. The pads are upside down but itís not uncommon to have a angle on the pads.
05-19-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 446
Posted By genejockey

Chuck wedges. Do a search for them on BF.

Chuck wedges. Do a search for them on BF.
05-18-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 798
Posted By williamskg6

Well, the step down ferrule arrived today, and I...

Well, the step down ferrule arrived today, and I noticed I had a problem - the stepped-down section was 5.6mm and would not fit. My frame fitting has a hole that is 4mm. Looking at the part, the...
05-18-21, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 641
Posted By cyccommute

Honestly, the best one I’ve ever used is SKS...

Honestly, the best one I’ve ever used is SKS Presta adapter...
05-14-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 941
Posted By aggiegrads

Next post - How do I get grease stains out of my...

Next post - How do I get grease stains out of my washing machine?

I have a hierarchy of towels in my house:
Bath
Beach
Dog
Car wash
Cyclocross
Bike cleaning
Oil and Grease
05-14-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By cpach

A helicoil would work but it's not worth the cost...

A helicoil would work but it's not worth the cost in this case unless sourcing parts ends up being difficult because pandemic. If you look on the back side of the left crankarm, there should be a...
05-04-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By dedhed

​​​​​​https://www.modernbike.com/shimano-tourney-f...

​​​​​​https://www.modernbike.com/shimano-tourney-ft35a-6-7-speed-short-cage-rear-derailleur-with-frame-hanger-for-bmx-track-frame
05-04-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

We have a couple of recent made Shimano entry...

We have a couple of recent made Shimano entry level ders with the same hanger plate slot direction. IIRC they were ordered without our seeing the "BMX" notation:) Andy
05-04-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By flypaca

Could be for track ends conversion to gears?

Could be for track ends conversion to gears?
05-01-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By gearbasher

I've always used olive oil to remove oil based...

I've always used olive oil to remove oil based paint from my hands. Never thought of trying it on grease. No vegetable oil for me. All my Italian ancestors will haunt me.
05-01-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 547
Posted By Gresp15C

It's a place, usually operated as a non-profit...

It's a place, usually operated as a non-profit and staffed by volunteers, that provides community support for bikes. If one exists, they often have piles of old donated parts, and people who can...
04-25-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 418
Posted By univega.duder

dedhed Thanks for the links. I like the idea of...

dedhed Thanks for the links. I like the idea of using the Nylon machine screw from the hardware store and the 10W30 motor oil.
04-25-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By JohnnyB65

I've never heard of that and I just pulled the...

I've never heard of that and I just pulled the box out of the trash that had the correct tube from Amazon and there is not one word of English on the box so I have know ideal what it says. I've...
04-24-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By dedhed

https://www.etrailer.com/question-115393.html ...

https://www.etrailer.com/question-115393.html

​​​​​​https://www.etrailer.com/question-84387.html
04-24-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,211
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Rochester's non profit bike recycler (R Community...

Rochester's non profit bike recycler (R Community Bikes) has a fellow who is challenged as PC labels go. His job is to patch tubes. I have seen his work spot and it puts all of ours to shame. Very...
04-22-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Good advice as the sealant is stupid. It sees the...

Good advice as the sealant is stupid. It sees the valve as a big hole to clog in:) We see clogged valves with old sealant filled tubes regularly. Andy
04-21-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By Iride01

All the parts recycle pretty well. Send it to...

All the parts recycle pretty well. Send it to the scrapyard. Takes a lot of steel to make a dollar, but the aluminum parts add up pretty quick.
04-21-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By stavstav

Update: Can't believe how fast Park Tool support...

Update: Can't believe how fast Park Tool support is. They already replied and said the problem is with most probably with the top tube assembly, and they will send a replacement at no cost. Amazing
04-21-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By cyccommute

The ď68Ē on your bottom bracket is a clue but...

The ď68Ē on your bottom bracket is a clue but there is another clue as well. The ďBCĒ (red arrow) stands for British Cycle which has been shortened from BSC or British Standard Cycle. Youíll often...
04-16-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By jfny1978

Thanks, that's all I needed! The crank set is off!

Thanks, that's all I needed! The crank set is off!
04-16-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By squirtdad

here is sheldon on one piece (aka ashtabula)...

here is sheldon on one piece (aka ashtabula) cranks https://www.sheldonbrown.com/opc.html
04-13-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By mrrabbit

Some hubs like the Chosen A5012 are part. 1....

Some hubs like the Chosen A5012 are part.

1. Locknut inside hub on non-drive side is loosened first.
2. Then freehub is loosened and removed.

Both sides use a 11mm allen wrench.

=8-|
04-11-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And expect the freehub body to be REALLY tightly...

And expect the freehub body to be REALLY tightly secured in the shell. We have had serious spoke untensioning happen while two of us turn the wheel with the wrench held in the Wilton vise. Andy
04-11-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By MudPie

I have a Bontrager freehub that needed an 11mm...

I have a Bontrager freehub that needed an 11mm hex bit. I successfully used a 7/16 hex bit as as substitute.
11mm = .4331
7/16 = .4375

I remember paying good money for that 1/2” drive socket...
04-10-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By dsbrantjr

Since it is an Acument Global Technologies ...

Since it is an Acument Global Technologies trademarked term, to be totally correct it should be written as Torxģ
04-10-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By cxwrench

Just correcting your terminology for future use....

Just correcting your terminology for future use. And that 11mm should be what you're looking for.
04-10-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By RocThrower

I had a hub that required an 11mm hex wrench to...

I had a hub that required an 11mm hex wrench to remove the freehub body. They are not a common size, but I was able to order one off of Amazon I believe. Park also makes one:...
04-07-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Until they suffer too much wear or even their...

Until they suffer too much wear or even their better seals let too much water in them and the lube "breaks down". Maintenance free is the marketing term for disposable. Andy
04-07-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By veganbikes

Derailleur hangers are not speed specific but...

Derailleur hangers are not speed specific but bike specific: https://wheelsmfg.com/derailleur-hangers.html. You might be thinking of the cheap claw style derailleurs like this:...
04-05-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 17,272
Posted By wgscott

Just out of curiosity, what year is it where you...

Just out of curiosity, what year is it where you live?
04-04-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A few comments- Rear brakes, even with the exact...

A few comments- Rear brakes, even with the exact same set up, will always be less "powerful" due to weight transfer during braking and that longer cable. Old "rubber" pads do get less grabby over...
04-04-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,345
Posted By Pop N Wood

Electric heat guns are easier to control, less...

Electric heat guns are easier to control, less chance of searing paint. Harbor Freight sells them for $8 at times.
04-03-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,029
Posted By _ForceD_

Iím not a nail polish expert...but I think pretty...

Iím not a nail polish expert...but I think pretty much ALL nail polishes are that. Why not splurge the <$10 and get your own bottle to keep with your bike stuff and never have to bother wifey for...
04-02-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By dsbrantjr

Since the OP states they have an old Giant frame...

Since the OP states they have an old Giant frame they likely do not have a press fit BB.
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