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09-15-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By Eggman84

Jan tends to be a little dogmatic - I find his...

Jan tends to be a little dogmatic - I find his articles to be educational but not the final word. To answer your question though, no, still using index shifting. The setup I am using is 3x9 Ultegra...
09-14-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By Eggman84

Your main problem I believe is the front...

Your main problem I believe is the front derailleur. The Shimano FD-5504 was designed for



9 speed drive trains (should work fine with 10 speed because spacing and width of chainrings [not...
Forum: Touring
09-04-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By Eggman84

As Homer would say "Doh". Thank you for the...

As Homer would say "Doh". Thank you for the correction, Tiagra as a groupset came out in 2001. Should read my posts closer before submitting.

Karl (who hates being wrong but keeps doing it)
Forum: Touring
09-04-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 927
Posted By Eggman84

It did not go out of the factory with Tiagra STI...

It did not go out of the factory with Tiagra STI shifters; all Trek 520s of that era used barend shifters. Also Shimano introduced Tiagra in 2011, starting with 4400 at 9 speed. Per Trek catalogs,...
08-25-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 646
Posted By Eggman84

We all are assuming the :skipping" is happening...

We all are assuming the :skipping" is happening on the cassette. But chainrings also wear, particularly because they are typically made of aluminum, some can be relatively small, and frequently some...
08-24-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Eggman84

Going back to you original post you also said...

Going back to you original post you also said "The bottom race seems fine. Everything is spinning smoothly and seems to fit well. On the top though, every time I put the cup back on and start to turn...
08-24-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By Eggman84

Many would say the "new product" for a tire slash...

Many would say the "new product" for a tire slash is a new tire. Some times you are just unlucky and a tire gets damaged beyond repair prematurely. My favorite is car drivers ranting about the...
08-24-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 646
Posted By Eggman84

I can understand a chain wearing out in one year,...

I can understand a chain wearing out in one year, but find it odd that the cassette would be worn out after just 1 chain that was not worn beyond 0.75% (as you imply). You didn't mention which...
08-24-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By Eggman84

I am really trying to figure out how the balls...

I am really trying to figure out how the balls are compressible such that they can "stack up" after the race is tightened down. Or is the race loosing up as you turn the fork, which allows the balls...
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By Eggman84

Unless there is a problem with the rims or hubs,...

Unless there is a problem with the rims or hubs, I would keep the existing and save the money. From what I see the 2002 Trek 429 came with 36 spoke wheels, which are pretty much bomb proof, and the...
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,684
Posted By Eggman84

I assume you are quoting Trek when you say "The...

I assume you are quoting Trek when you say "The Trek 520 Grando is a go-anywhere adventure touring bike. It's built with drop-bars and 27.5 / 29er mountain bike wheels for balance and capability on...
08-19-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By Eggman84

That sounds like way more than just normal flex...

That sounds like way more than just normal flex of the chain ring. Something must be loose. Are al the chain ring bolts tight (in addition to the crank arm being secured properly the bottom...
08-19-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,265
Posted By Eggman84

I would say no, its not worth it. Why? Well the...

I would say no, its not worth it. Why? Well the OP says "I have a Trex bicycle that I purchased around 1994. I always loved that bike. It has about 24 gears, if I recall correctly." Its Trek and...
08-19-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By Eggman84

The Bafang BBSHD is a mid-mount e-bike...

The Bafang BBSHD is a mid-mount e-bike conversion. Requires you replace the current crankset and bottom bracket, but no change to the rear wheel. So does not answer what you were attempting to do...
08-14-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Eggman84

Is the wheel properly dished? With the wheel...

Is the wheel properly dished? With the wheel installed with the skewer set firmly against the "bottom" of the dropouts, is the distance from the rim to each chainstay the same? Also, if you reverse...
08-14-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 846
Posted By Eggman84

Do an internet search and you will be amazed...

Do an internet search and you will be amazed what turns up. I did a quick search for you using the term "oval concepts 524 hub manual" and found this video ...
08-14-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Eggman84

Others may say it clearer but the first step for...

Others may say it clearer but the first step for installing the FD is to get the outer cage parallel with the large chainring and the proper gap between bottom of the cage and large chainring. You...
08-07-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Eggman84

It depends. With the new rings installed, does...

It depends. With the new rings installed, does the chain fall between the small middle or middle large? It also might not work if you have indexed front shifting (which moves the chain a very...
08-03-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By Eggman84

I have a Co-motion frame that has 132.5 OLD...

I have a Co-motion frame that has 132.5 OLD spacing on the rear. That way you can use wither a 130 OLD hub (which I use) or a 135 OLD hub, and only have to compress/widen the dropouts 2.5 mm, which...
07-24-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By Eggman84

This is how a 3 x 9 Ultegra FD and shifter (of...

This is how a 3 x 9 Ultegra FD and shifter (of the same vintage as your 105) that I have functions:Upshifts - 4 clicks (steps)


3 clicks (first one barely moves the FD and is almost...
07-24-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By Eggman84

I am going to guess you have 3 x 9 speed 105...

I am going to guess you have 3 x 9 speed 105 components (FD-5703 and ST-57-04). The Shimano setup and operation manual is at https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/si/SI-5LX0B-001-ENG.pdf. This combination of...
07-17-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Eggman84

There isn't much space in the rear derailleur...

There isn't much space in the rear derailleur cage to start with, but it does not need to be because the chain just runs in a straight line (laterally) from the lower pulley to upper pulley . Is...
07-17-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Eggman84

Your problem statement is very unclear. Are you...

Your problem statement is very unclear. Are you saying the upper pulley of the Rear Derailleur appears to be hitting the large cog? OR Are you saying the chain appears to be rubbing on the inside...
07-17-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By Eggman84

Based on that crankset and age of your frame you...

Based on that crankset and age of your frame you most likely need a square taper bottom bracket (BB) with BSA (English) thread, 68 mm BB shell, JIS taper, and, from Sheldon Brown's Crankset...
07-14-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,248
Posted By Eggman84

I am totally into returning to the 60s, 70s, even...

I am totally into returning to the 60s, 70s, even the 80s when we got actual manuals for everything (and before we had complicated things like cell phones, PCs, "modern" cars that last more than 100k...
07-02-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By Eggman84

Are you "pulling" the tire our of the rim for th...

Are you "pulling" the tire our of the rim for th e picture? If so, then that looks like the damage is right on the part of the tire that sits against the rim. If you ride with low pressure, then...
06-29-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Eggman84

What seems to be the trouble? Could be a a...

What seems to be the trouble? Could be a a fraying cable. Could be old grease (or dirt) needing to be flushed out. But no, brifters, particularly Shimano, can not designed be repaired/rebuilt.
06-29-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 669
Posted By Eggman84

Not sure what to see in the 1st photo so no...

Not sure what to see in the 1st photo so no opinion on it. The 2nd photo, my opinion is it is a scratch stretching left to right. The reason I say that is at the left end, it appears that a two...
06-23-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By Eggman84

Was unaware that any Suntour front thumb shifters...

Was unaware that any Suntour front thumb shifters (or Shimano thru early 90s for that matter) were ever "indexed" in the current sense of the word. Suntours were micro-ratcheting (friction) but not...
06-19-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Eggman84

Sounds like you need a little more cable tension....

Sounds like you need a little more cable tension. Shift to the small chain ring, then using an inline barrel adjuster (if one is installed), turn it maybe 1/2 turn to tighten cable, then try...
06-08-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By Eggman84

Just wondering, what 42T chainring are you using...

Just wondering, what 42T chainring are you using now (manufacturer and model #?


Looking at the archived Shimano Compatibility Chart from 2014/2015...
06-08-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By Eggman84

You are correct, my mistake. In that case, good...

You are correct, my mistake. In that case, good luck finding a 104BCD 4 arm 42T middle ring; in the MTB world that number of teeth was designed primarily for the outer position of a triple...
06-08-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By Eggman84

Lets step back for a minute. The Shimano FC-M785...

Lets step back for a minute. The Shimano FC-M785 crankset only comes as a double (either 40-28, 38-26, 38-24 matched rings) so there is no "middle" position. The larger chainring fits on the outer...
06-08-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 256
Posted By Eggman84

You might want to look at Vuelta chainrings. ...

You might want to look at Vuelta chainrings. They make a 42T 104 BCD versions without ramps and pins (SE Flat) and ones with ramps and pins (SE Plus). The 42T version is listed for both middle and...
04-28-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By Eggman84

To answer your question, it the cut is only the...

To answer your question, it the cut is only the outer tread (rubber), and not cut thru the casing (threads), then no you do not need a boot. Just inflate it, and if its not bulging (which would...
04-26-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,163
Posted By Eggman84

I am not going to quote your whole past. Just...

I am not going to quote your whole past. Just thanking you for the update/research. I am guilty of giving you bad advise in the very first response. I was not aware that Shimano had made what...
04-25-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,163
Posted By Eggman84

The RD-6700 is a short cage model (SS), the...

The RD-6700 is a short cage model (SS), the RD-6703 is the longer cage style (GS) designed for triples. The "A" you are referring to is only for interchangeability of specific parts; its not really...
04-22-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By Eggman84

My two cents: #1...

My two cents:

#1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) ) Even though you replaced the cassette with an "exactly" identical cassette, there may be just enough...
04-21-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,123
Posted By Eggman84

Look at it as an opportunity to "upgrade" the...

Look at it as an opportunity to "upgrade" the customer to electric shifting, which can be programmed to avoid cross chaining, or to a 1x system. That or point them to the internet where their are...
04-21-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,310
Posted By Eggman84

Uhm, if I read your post correctly, your brakes...

Uhm, if I read your post correctly, your brakes were worn but your chain, which had never been changed, was just fine. Over 5 years of steady riding would tend to wear the chain (and chainrings and...
04-21-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By Eggman84

Most bike stores stock a wide range of the most...

Most bike stores stock a wide range of the most common disk brake pads. So I suggest you take a ride down (on your bike) to your LBS and they would be glad in these trying times to set you up with...
04-13-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,524
Posted By Eggman84

You may be missing the plastic spacers that go...

You may be missing the plastic spacers that go between the outboard bearings and crankarms (quite often 1 or 2 spacers on each side). Look at the backside of the crankarm for the Shimano part Number...
04-03-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,051
Posted By Eggman84

For the most part the LA river and San Gabriel...

For the most part the LA river and San Gabriel rivers are controlled by the US Corps of Engineers and Los Angeles County Public Works Flood Control. Cities do not have authority over the gates or...
03-31-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,229
Posted By Eggman84

Per the Shimano specification sheet, (available...

Per the Shimano specification sheet, (available at https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/si/SI-53Z0D-000-00-ENG.pdf ) the RD-6500 GS is rated for 27T largest cog, and 37 tooth maximum capacity. If you want to...
03-22-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By Eggman84

Must have been happening with the old FD and RD...

Must have been happening with the old FD and RD and you just never noticed it. What you are describing is not caused by either derailleur. The derailleurs just move the chain onto a set cog or...
03-03-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,056
Posted By Eggman84

I rarely touch my inline shift cable adjusters,...

I rarely touch my inline shift cable adjusters, but they sure are handy when first setting up mechanical index shifting and occasionally as the shifter cables "stretch". Sure beats trying to get the...
02-25-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By Eggman84

The third piece is that part that connects the...

The third piece is that part that connects the right and left arm together, the spindle, which is part of the bottom bracket. You can use a cartridge style BB, which is available in various lengths,...
02-25-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 700
Posted By Eggman84

On older 3 piece cranksets like the FC M730 the Q...

On older 3 piece cranksets like the FC M730 the Q factor isn't set in stone like today's 2 piece cranksets. It depends on what length bottom bracket you use; a wider BB used to clear the chainstay...
Forum: Touring
02-18-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 911
Posted By Eggman84

Why not check out the Missouri State Parks...

Why not check out the Missouri State Parks website? They have an updated map of trail conditions at https://mostateparks.com/page/84206/katy-trail-state-park-advisory-map.
Just be aware, conditions...
02-15-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By Eggman84

I would avoid the modern triple FD, they are...

I would avoid the modern triple FD, they are optimized for very specific chainring combos. I have really good luck using older Shimano MTB FDs from the 3x7 and 3x8 days to shift my 3x9 touring bikes...
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