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02-24-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By JiveTurkey

On my MTB-turned-tourer/commuter, I'm...

On my MTB-turned-tourer/commuter, I'm successfully using:
- 8-spd 105 STI shifters (road)
- 8-spd Alivio crank with 22/38/bash guard (MTB)
- 8-spd 105 triple front derailer (road)

If your setup...
02-11-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,388
Posted By JiveTurkey

With a car, you likely need to find parts for a...

With a car, you likely need to find parts for a specific make, model, and year. This isn't so with the vast majority of bikes. There are no 1990 Trek 850 Antelope-specific parts.

Rather, the...
01-12-15, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,820
Posted By JiveTurkey

Based on the pic in the other thread, I assume...

Based on the pic in the other thread, I assume the FSA Moto is a two-piece crank with external bottom bracket cups.

I'm also guessing the three spacers you refer to are the bottom bracket cup...
12-29-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,982
Posted By JiveTurkey

+1 It may be a while before you need to...

+1

It may be a while before you need to replace the cassette, as they'll last a few chains.
12-29-14, 05:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,982
Posted By JiveTurkey

Less weight would be the main advantage. However,...

Less weight would be the main advantage. However, if mis-adjustment is the problem, then adjustment--not replacement--is the solution. Both will shift very well if adjusted correctly; both will suck...
12-29-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,982
Posted By JiveTurkey

Adjustment comes before replacement. After...

Adjustment comes before replacement.

After setup, cables often need adjusting to compensate for them slightly stretching after use.

Follow this: Park Tool Co. ParkTool Blog Rear Derailler...
12-22-14, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,433
Posted By JiveTurkey

Sounds to me like the new cassette is slightly...

Sounds to me like the new cassette is slightly off laterally (side to side) from the original cassette. I suggest following the rear derailer setup/adjustment instructions on the Park Tool website.
12-05-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,644
Posted By JiveTurkey

My 820 has a stock 1" threaded rigid fork. ...

My 820 has a stock 1" threaded rigid fork.

I did put a Dimension rigid fork on my wife's MTB commuter, in 1 1/8" though. It replaced a low-end low-travel stock suspension fork that had worn out...
12-05-14, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,644
Posted By JiveTurkey

Dimension 26" Mountain Fork 1" Threadless ...

Dimension 26" Mountain Fork 1" Threadless

Dimension 26" Mountain Fork 1" Threadless 260mm Black - mikesbikes.com...
12-04-14, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,729
Posted By JiveTurkey

Use the chain tool ONLY for breaking the chain,...

Use the chain tool ONLY for breaking the chain, NOT for splicing back together. Use a master link to connect two inner (thinner) links. If it's a Shimano chain, you can use a chain tool with the...
12-01-14, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 873
Posted By JiveTurkey

The lower level Shimano MTB lines are (from lower...

The lower level Shimano MTB lines are (from lower to higher): Altus, Acera, Alivio.

Before replacing the shifter, try dousing the moving parts in WD-40 as you work the levers. Often the old grease...
10-31-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,662
Posted By JiveTurkey

Trek made a 96er bike: 29" in front to better...

Trek made a 96er bike: 29" in front to better roll over obstacles, 26" in back for quicker acceleration. There may have been other manufacturers.

Some folks retro-fitted their 26" bikes to do the...
10-31-14, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,662
Posted By JiveTurkey

ERD (effective rim diameter) is the diameter, in...

ERD (effective rim diameter) is the diameter, in mm, of the circle made when measuring where the spoke nipples sit. Since both rims have the same ERD, if their respective hubs at the same dimensions,...
10-29-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,708
Posted By JiveTurkey

I've done it successfully. You can also rip...

I've done it successfully.

You can also rip off the old patc.h and apply one of the longer, rectangular patches over both holes.
10-27-14, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,954
Posted By JiveTurkey

Bear in mind that 700c x 45 mm is equivalent to...

Bear in mind that 700c x 45 mm is equivalent to 29 x 1.75".

You might find a 29" Schrader tube with the appropriate width range.
10-21-14, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By JiveTurkey

Best to get the pulley as close as possible,...

Best to get the pulley as close as possible, without it bumping into any cogs during forward pedaling. Sounds like you're there.
10-17-14, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By JiveTurkey

You mean freehub, right? ...

You mean freehub, right?

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=8-speed+freehub&safe=off&tbm=shop
10-17-14, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By JiveTurkey

It's possible to make this work, but lots of...

It's possible to make this work, but lots of things need to align and/or it takes a lot of modification:


Hub:

1) Is there a 4.5 mm spacer behind the 7-speed cassette?

In the unlikely...
10-11-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,270
Posted By JiveTurkey

On the original brake arm: Remove the fixing bolt...

On the original brake arm: Remove the fixing bolt with an allen wrench, then remove the boss with an open-ended wrench. Next, re-install the brake boss to the frame.
10-11-14, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,037
Posted By JiveTurkey

The shifter, cassette, and chain need to match...

The shifter, cassette, and chain need to match number of gears (though you can actually have a higher-speed/narrower chain). They come in 7/8-speed, 9-speed, and 10-speed)

The RD doesn't care; it...
10-10-14, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,834
Posted By JiveTurkey

No. Shimano 10-speed MTB ("Dyna-Sys") front and...

No. Shimano 10-speed MTB ("Dyna-Sys") front and rear shifters and derailers are incompatible with everything else.

Look for Shimano's "flat-bar road" 10-speed shifters, which will match the cable...
10-08-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By JiveTurkey

I'm using these on the downtube of my MTB turned...

I'm using these on the downtube of my MTB turned touring bike with STIs. They adjust easily, even while riding.

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Various Manufacturers Mickey Cable Barrel Adjuster - Harris Cyclery...
10-08-14, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,210
Posted By JiveTurkey

Look at your brake cables, where they attach to...

Look at your brake cables, where they attach to the levers, and compare it to this pic. To see the end, squeeze the lever and look inside.
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10-08-14, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,629
Posted By JiveTurkey

The rear cables are probably long enough to be...

The rear cables are probably long enough to be re-purposed as front cables. I do this when I re-do cables before their time.
10-06-14, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,425
Posted By JiveTurkey

Well, if it were me, I'd consider selling it,...

Well, if it were me, I'd consider selling it, then taking that money and another $200 and buying a bike that best fit my needs.

Shifter, rear derailleur, RD hanger/adapter, cassette, chain,...
09-17-14, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By JiveTurkey

The slots, that the brake pad posts slide up and...

The slots, that the brake pad posts slide up and down in, are only so long. So, on a long-reach caliper, the pads can only go so far up/in, which won't be as far high/close as the short-reach caliper...
09-17-14, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 736
Posted By JiveTurkey

In my experience, I've had to over-bend the rotor...

In my experience, I've had to over-bend the rotor to get it straight. Even if the boards could flatten the rotor completely, I suspect it'll spring back to some extent.
09-03-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,797
Posted By JiveTurkey

No, they're fine. Spokes are a lot tougher than...

No, they're fine. Spokes are a lot tougher than they may look.

Follow all or some of the tips above to untwist them.
09-02-14, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,797
Posted By JiveTurkey

Aksiums take a regular spoke wrench. You...

Aksiums take a regular spoke wrench.

You don't necessarily have to hold a bladed spoke as you turn the nipple. As with round spokes, when adjusting, you can overturn slightly, then turn the nipple...
08-22-14, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By JiveTurkey

Yep.

Yep.
08-19-14, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By JiveTurkey

Unfortunately, center-to-center cog spacing and...

Unfortunately, center-to-center cog spacing and overall cassette widths differ between the makes. For Campagnolo 10- and 11-speed, the c-c spacing even varies.

Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Frame and...
08-18-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,473
Posted By JiveTurkey

Going from 25 to 28 mm will make the tire stick...

Going from 25 to 28 mm will make the tire stick out about 1.5 mm in each direction. So, measure whether you have 1.5 mm on each side and above the tire, plus some buffer room. Or, just try it and...
08-18-14, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By JiveTurkey

Installation is the easy part. Clean the threads...

Installation is the easy part. Clean the threads and use plenty of grease.
08-15-14, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,321
Posted By JiveTurkey

Nope. I think you're conflating the headset to...

Nope. I think you're conflating the headset to fork interface with the cup to frame interface (what this thread is about). Even if we were talking about the former, ideally there's zero play (while...
08-15-14, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By JiveTurkey

Not sure what part you're referring to, but if...

Not sure what part you're referring to, but if it's a rubber gasket, you can pull the pump apart and bring the gasket to a local hardware store and look for a replacement. I suggest an actual...
08-15-14, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By JiveTurkey

This is incorrect (unless you're using an...

This is incorrect (unless you're using an alternate cable routing or some kind of cable-pull modifier).

As jimc101 said, the shifter and cassette need to match speeds.

The speed of an RD is...
07-03-14, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,034
Posted By JiveTurkey

May want to try the Mountain Biking forum; they'd...

May want to try the Mountain Biking forum; they'd have more experience overall with rear suspension.
06-24-14, 01:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,771
Posted By JiveTurkey

By "checked cables," did you mean you adjusted...

By "checked cables," did you mean you adjusted the cable tension so the RD lines up with the correct cog in a given gear?
06-12-14, 01:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,357
Posted By JiveTurkey

Those are very cheap brake calipers that are...

Those are very cheap brake calipers that are probably flexing under braking. The easiest way to get significantly better braking is to replace them with more modern calipers. Tektro is one such brand...
06-11-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,212
Posted By JiveTurkey

It's possible reversing which cable is over/under...

It's possible reversing which cable is over/under the other will pull them both away from the tube. This can be tried easily by detaching, re-routing, and re-attaching just one of the cables.
...
06-11-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,113
Posted By JiveTurkey

If it makes you feel better, I'm running tires...

If it makes you feel better, I'm running tires labeled 26x2.35 (57-559), which are 3.0 times the width of the 19 mm rims they sit on. My mountain bike has been like this for years with zero problems.
05-29-14, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By JiveTurkey

See if your crank is listed here, to find the...

See if your crank is listed here, to find the correct BB spindle length: Sheldon Brown's Bottom Bracket Size Database (http://sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html)
05-15-14, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,774
Posted By JiveTurkey

As has been stated, this will require many part...

As has been stated, this will require many part swaps.

Going with a compact crank and/or lower-geared cassette may get you the same effect a lot easier/cheaper.

What are the tooth-counts of...
05-15-14, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By JiveTurkey

It's where the cable pulls from, so you have a...

It's where the cable pulls from, so you have a Top Pull.
05-07-14, 01:27 PM
05-07-14, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,766
Posted By JiveTurkey

Probably. Looking at the crank models, the ones...

Probably. Looking at the crank models, the ones that end in "-8" work with the Octalink BBs.

If you have the crank in hand, it should be very obvious if it' takes a square-taper or splined...
05-07-14, 10:44 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,956
Posted By JiveTurkey

The OP asked about N2 vs CO2 cartridges, not N2...

The OP asked about N2 vs CO2 cartridges, not N2 vs. air or the rest of the periodic table.

If an N2 cartridge fits and would fill a tire to the same pressure as a CO2 cartridge, they sound...
05-02-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,297
Posted By JiveTurkey

In conjunction with a lockring removal tool, of...

In conjunction with a lockring removal tool, of course, I'd try a flexible pin spanner, with larger pins, like:

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05-02-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By JiveTurkey

Aesthetically-speaking, not sure it matters what...

Aesthetically-speaking, not sure it matters what any of us think. It's up to the owner to accept function over form.

As for alternatives: How about crossing the housing behind the rear cable stop...
02-15-14, 10:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,915
Posted By JiveTurkey

Sorry if I'm misunderstanding and way off...

Sorry if I'm misunderstanding and way off here...how about these drop-style barends:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0013G6PB8

I used them on ny MTB turned tourer for a while. The were okay.
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