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02-06-08, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 324
Posted By robhunterx

These will work but you may need to find a...

These will work but you may need to find a local(authorized Spinergy) bike shop for the axle & other parts that may be needed. An alternative could be to find a damaged Rev-X and press out the parts...
09-13-07, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,675
Posted By robhunterx

You may want to check the frame width hub...

You may want to check the frame width hub measurement (old). Most hybrids with 700 wheels have the 135 mm old hubs typically found on a mtb. Lacing up a mtb hub to a 700 rim could be a fun winter...
05-27-07, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By robhunterx

Sounds like you are describing a brake shoe/pad...

Sounds like you are describing a brake shoe/pad assembly that is typically found on v-brakes typically on a mtb or hybrid. If that is the case, they will have a stud coming out of the back of the...
05-07-07, 07:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By robhunterx

When you have bad knees like I do, the Speedplays...

When you have bad knees like I do, the Speedplays are the best pedals I have found. They are light, free floating and easier to get in/out than most. The X-1 has the ti spindles and is limited to...
05-06-07, 12:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,079
Posted By robhunterx

I love all 4 of my road bikes and I rotate them...

I love all 4 of my road bikes and I rotate them periodically. The aluminum frame GT Rage was my 1st. The 2 carbon fiber frame bikes are very comfortable and look good too. When I'm going 100 miles...
05-04-07, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By robhunterx

I suspect that if you replaced the 8 spd cassette...

I suspect that if you replaced the 8 spd cassette with a 7 spd and a spacer you would optimize your shifting. No problem with the triple shifter up front, you just set the FD stops & you have a few...
04-24-07, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By robhunterx

The various chainrings are pretty...

The various chainrings are pretty indifferent...while the spacing is definitely different on the various cassettes. Match your chain (and shifters) to the cassette.
04-24-07, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By robhunterx

The cassette is suspect.

The cassette is suspect.
04-24-07, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By robhunterx

New chain on old cogs in the back will usually...

New chain on old cogs in the back will usually result in this 'skipping' problem. Sounds like you need a new freewheel or cassette to properly mate up with that new chain. Good luck.
04-18-07, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By robhunterx

If that new chain slips on the smaller cogs on...

If that new chain slips on the smaller cogs on your 7 speed freewheel, it means that it is also worn and you will need a new freewheel as well. Try it 1st. If you need a new one, they are readily...
04-12-07, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By robhunterx

A new chain on a wore out cassette will give you...

A new chain on a wore out cassette will give you that 'skipping' sympton you described. The rear cogs, especially the smaller ones wear out way before the chainrings because they turn over so much...
04-12-07, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By robhunterx

There is some latitude in tube sizes but it would...

There is some latitude in tube sizes but it would be wise to match the size info written on the side of the tire to that on the box when you purchase the tube. Also helps to know if your rim is...
04-10-07, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By robhunterx

Hi Sisco kid: I am also in the Memphis Area...

Hi Sisco kid:
I am also in the Memphis Area and I have done a few rebuilds for myself and some of my friends. Be happy to look at your frame & drivetrain and share my thoughts/experience. Sounds...
04-10-07, 08:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 618
Posted By robhunterx

I wear Seedplays & I have had a few screws come...

I wear Seedplays & I have had a few screws come loose even with blue thread locker. Check them frequently during and after your next several rides after mounting them. I once walked up to the Start...
04-10-07, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,295
Posted By robhunterx

That set of instructions indicates that this is a...

That set of instructions indicates that this is a 'bottom pull' FD and that the cable should be routed under the bottom bracket. Specifically, the cable comes out of the left sti shifter inside of...
03-31-07, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By robhunterx

With a 7 speed freewheel, a 7 or 8 speed SRAM...

With a 7 speed freewheel, a 7 or 8 speed SRAM chain with 'Power link' will be very inexpensive and should give excellent service. The quote "9 speed RD" will not be a factor. Good Luck.
03-31-07, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,436
Posted By robhunterx

I added a couple of pieces of 4" long scrap oak...

I added a couple of pieces of 4" long scrap oak flooring at either end (with a hole for the bolt). I can tap on the appropriate side with a small hammer to enhance the allignment of the cups as I...
03-30-07, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,292
Posted By robhunterx

I can not tell from the photo but....Are there...

I can not tell from the photo but....Are there still 2 jockey wheels on this derailleur**********
03-27-07, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By robhunterx

Should work fine. Naturally, you will see a...

Should work fine. Naturally, you will see a little difference when in the small ring on those steepest grades. The slightly shorter spindle length on the BB is not likely enough to create contact...
03-27-07, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By robhunterx

That and the different spacing on the cassette....

That and the different spacing on the cassette. You have to match the shifters(rear) and the cassette to get good performance. Enjoy your new stuff.
03-11-07, 11:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By robhunterx

I would pull the crank arms off, clean and...

I would pull the crank arms off, clean and re-tighten. I can't quote you the torque specs but it needs to be very tight. If you continue to ride with a loose crank arm, it will ruin it. If that...
03-10-07, 12:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By robhunterx

Well you described problems in the hub and...

Well you described problems in the hub and problems with the rim & spokes. I don't think the 2 are necessarily related but that wheel sounds pretty bad. I would find (or build) a replacement. ...
03-10-07, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,507
Posted By robhunterx

If you ride in the south....that tape gets pretty...

If you ride in the south....that tape gets pretty nasty , pretty quick. You can get new quality bar tape for less than $10 if you shop around......reward yourself with the new tape!!!!!
03-09-07, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By robhunterx

I may have missed something.....but if you are...

I may have missed something.....but if you are just putting a 10 speed wheelset on a bike that is already set-up for 9 speed DA.....I don't think you have to change anything assuming you plan to stay...
03-06-07, 11:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,620
Posted By robhunterx

A point that I did not see mentioned above is...

A point that I did not see mentioned above is that the rim brakes are much more easily affected by mud than the disc because of their location on the bike. In my case acheiving and maintaining...
03-06-07, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,501
Posted By robhunterx

Here is some similar discussion ...

Here is some similar discussion http://www.velonews.com/phorum3/read.php?f=2&i=102898&t=102658 along that line. My source of info does not list the ERD for a Cosmos rim but an Open Pro is 605 mm...
03-06-07, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
Posted By robhunterx

I know there has been a lot written on this...

I know there has been a lot written on this subject but sometimes it can be coming from the handlebars/stem area or the seatpost/rails. It's a process of elemination and all of the advice above is...
03-06-07, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By robhunterx

You might find the parts you need at "Loose...

You might find the parts you need at "Loose Screws" http://loosescrews.com/index.cgi?h=main&m=top_ten&id=979306825385 Good Luck!!!!
01-11-07, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By robhunterx

I would have guessed it would be a 'braze-on' Fd...

I would have guessed it would be a 'braze-on' Fd but this spec list
http://www.airfreetires.com/specs/Step5.asp?BikeId=24931&Brand=Specialized&Model=S%2DWorks+Tarmac+E5+Record&Year=2005
says that...
01-09-07, 09:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 887
Posted By robhunterx

Hi barok: This should be very helpful for...

Hi barok:
This should be very helpful for proper FD setup:
http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=75
01-09-07, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,303
Posted By robhunterx

Hi matimeo You can get those downtube clamps...

Hi matimeo
You can get those downtube clamps here for $4.99 plus S&H:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280031975685&ih=018&category=420&ssPageName=STORE:PROMOBOX:GENERIC
This...
01-08-07, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By robhunterx

Nobody can explain it better than Sheldon Brown ...

Nobody can explain it better than Sheldon Brown http://sheldonbrown.com/frame-spacing.html
Enjoy!!!!!!
01-07-07, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By robhunterx

Here are some places to consider: ...

Here are some places to consider: http://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=10951
http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/12975-275_PROFF4-0-Search--/Profile-Design-Fast-Forward-Seatpost.htm...
01-07-07, 07:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,303
Posted By robhunterx

Oh...I missed 1 point. The front derailleur...

Oh...I missed 1 point. The front derailleur really doesn't care whether you have friction or indexed shifting. As long as you keep the same or similar crankset/bottom bracket, it should continue to...
01-07-07, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,303
Posted By robhunterx

I have converted several 12 speed steel bikes to...

I have converted several 12 speed steel bikes to 18 speed(9 speed hub) with brifters. Both Shimano 105 and Ultegra perform nicely. There is usually a good savings in weight from replacing the rear...
01-07-07, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,096
Posted By robhunterx

I have seen a lot of variation in rim/tire...

I have seen a lot of variation in rim/tire combinations exactly as described above. One time the difficulty was because someone had doubled the thickness of Velox rim tape which prevented that extra...
01-07-07, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,130
Posted By robhunterx

Try replacing with 'Kool Stop' brake pads.....You...

Try replacing with 'Kool Stop' brake pads.....You will find that they are much easier on your rims. Good Luck.
10-31-06, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By robhunterx

I suspect you either need a new cassette or at...

I suspect you either need a new cassette or at least to replace that 3rd cog. That is usually the one that wears out 1st. It's fairly small in dia. and it sees a lot of use when riding in the...
09-21-06, 11:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,495
Posted By robhunterx

I retired at age 55 (engineering) and have...

I retired at age 55 (engineering) and have completly built up a dozen or so bikes in the past couple of years (mostly for me & my grandkids). My friends that I run & ride with quickly found that I...
09-02-06, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,541
Posted By robhunterx

If you broke a piece of the plastic channelling...

If you broke a piece of the plastic channelling inside, the shifter is toast, but replacement twist shifters are readily available on ebay. Good luck!!
09-02-06, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By robhunterx

Sounds like a link in the chain is the culprit. ...

Sounds like a link in the chain is the culprit. Turn the cranks backwards and watch the jockey wheels in the RD for that link. Good Luck!!
08-31-06, 09:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,055
Posted By robhunterx

I was given a cheap bike that was banged around...

I was given a cheap bike that was banged around by Hurricane Katrina on the MS Gulf coast. It had been submerged in salt water and all the annular spaces were filled with fiberglass insulation. By...
08-29-06, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By robhunterx

Sram Power links (and Sram chains) are a much...

Sram Power links (and Sram chains) are a much easier way to go for me.
08-23-06, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By robhunterx

The fluid trainers cost more but that is the...

The fluid trainers cost more but that is the state of the art if you plan to spend much time on it. I personally think that you will be happier with a fluid trainer rather than a mag. Good luck...
08-09-06, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By robhunterx

I ran across a situation where someone had put on...

I ran across a situation where someone had put on several layers of rim tape filling the inner section of the rim. That made it extremely difficult to get the tires on & off, especially stiff wire...
07-25-06, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,254
Posted By robhunterx

Sounds like the crown race on the fork is not a...

Sounds like the crown race on the fork is not a match for the headset or at least the lower bearings in this headset. Good luck on the bike and your self-wrench learning curve. We are all still...
07-17-06, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By robhunterx

That is a fairly modern brifter(10 speed Ultegra)...

That is a fairly modern brifter(10 speed Ultegra) to have a buildup of gunk as described above. Sounds like there may have been some type of foreign matter inside, maybe a metal shaving that had...
07-09-06, 12:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By robhunterx

It may just be a fine cable tension adjustment....

It may just be a fine cable tension adjustment. Since the RD parrallelogram (spring) pulls the mech. back to the smaller cogs, too much cable tension can cause this sympton. Try turning the RD cable...
06-29-06, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By robhunterx

Here is one ...

Here is one
http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Mountain-Bike-Suspension-Fork-1-Threaded-SR-M3000_W0QQitemZ180002320410QQihZ008QQcategoryZ36135QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
If you search on Ebay under MTB Forks-Other...
06-29-06, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 827
Posted By robhunterx

Here is a great source of info on tire/rim sizes ...

Here is a great source of info on tire/rim sizes http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html As you see the Schwinn lightweights are called "S-6" with an ISO size of 597 mm. But read Sheldon's...
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