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08-16-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By cb400

MEC also seems to be the cheapest and you can...

MEC also seems to be the cheapest and you can often pick it up in store although like dh024 says they have had a lack of stock lately. I went in looking for a cassette tool, the bike section was bare...
08-15-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 72,764
Views: 11,818,657
Posted By cb400

Those deore m5__ hubs bring back traumatic...

Those deore m5__ hubs bring back traumatic memories, my bike came with them and every single cone was irreparably pitted, replacements are 10$ each and generic replacements won't work because of the...
08-03-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,821
Posted By cb400

I would check hubs as well. Maybe also a quick ...

I would check hubs as well. Maybe also a quick check that the freehub is spinning as it should with no chain attached.
08-03-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21,360
Views: 4,078,258
Posted By cb400

Yep and regular people looking to get into riding...

Yep and regular people looking to get into riding a bike buy one of these, have an awful time, maybe crash and hurt themselves and then give it up because it was such a bad experience. I feel the...
07-27-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 72,764
Views: 11,818,657
Posted By cb400

Usually being until you shift into big-big by...

Usually being until you shift into big-big by accident.
I'll admit 8 was a bit of an exaggeration, the official max is apparently 26t which really means 24t because of freewheel availability.
07-27-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,630
Posted By cb400

I put fenders on a mountain bike with the similar...

I put fenders on a mountain bike with the similar single hole, all I did was make an L bracket and bolt it to both the frame and standard fender bracket. Not the most elegant but it worked.
07-27-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 72,764
Views: 11,818,657
Posted By cb400

[/h2]That freewheel looks like it has about 4-8...

[/h2]That freewheel looks like it has about 4-8 too many teeth for the short cage NR, that gear it's in in the picture might be the max useable one in the big ring. That makes it about a 9 speed.
07-26-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,028
Posted By cb400

Before the long ride you should mark the cable's...

Before the long ride you should mark the cable's position with something (like a marker or ring of tape next to something that is fixed). If the problem comes back when the cable shifts that confirms...
07-26-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,028
Posted By cb400

That is consistent with a slightly too long cable...

That is consistent with a slightly too long cable looking at the picture. This is based my assumption that the cable attachment triangle is connected to the arm that holds the left brake pad.

Try...
07-26-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,192
Posted By cb400

Maybe you've got some weird lubricant breakdown...

Maybe you've got some weird lubricant breakdown going on inside the freewheel at those temperatures. You could put the freewheel through a solvent bath (mineral spirits or similar) and see if the...
07-26-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,028
Posted By cb400

By shifting to the right do you mean the right...

By shifting to the right do you mean the right pad touches or the left?

I don't know how your cables are routed but on older top tube routed cables you can usually move the cable through the...
07-17-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By cb400

Isn't the reason that technique has become a lost...

Isn't the reason that technique has become a lost art because of the move to alloy rims? The theory that it is more likely to fail catastrophically because of the stress makes some sense, is this...
07-08-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,997
Posted By cb400

I was also about to mention that feeling like you...

I was also about to mention that feeling like you are constantly sliding forwards can be solved by adjusting the seat tilt and where it is clamped on the rails. Getting it right takes a bit of...
07-02-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21,360
Views: 4,078,258
Posted By cb400

Today I went to see a bike, the seller told me he...

Today I went to see a bike, the seller told me he removes all the front derailleurs because they get stuck. Also thought that the crack crossing the inner and outer head tube lug was fine. People...
06-30-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By cb400

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This picture was before adding chain, grips and cables, it is all back together....
06-28-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By cb400

Front wheel has been rebuilt, bottom bracket...

Front wheel has been rebuilt, bottom bracket replaced, bottom of the headset replaced, rear wheel is next, I had a real fun time getting the freewheel off, had to disassemble it and pipe wrench the...
06-25-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,029
Posted By cb400

You should take it apart anyway to find out...

You should take it apart anyway to find out whether or not the cups/spindle are pitted, if any are then getting a cartridge bottom bracket is a no-brainer.
06-20-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By cb400

There's the final disassembly step complete after...

There's the final disassembly step complete after a bunch of wd40 and some hammering from through the bottom of the fork which seemed to work well (I used a t-handle wrench as a drift because I don't...
06-20-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By cb400

Hiding out from the rain this morning, it's not...

Hiding out from the rain this morning, it's not pretty or fancy or even sensible (700c front 27" rear) but it works very well now and the rear is...
06-19-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By cb400

They should have been suntour cyclone mII...

They should have been suntour cyclone mII symmetric shifters (these I think...
06-19-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By cb400

I think I'm going to put lots of elbow grease and...

I think I'm going to put lots of elbow grease and as little money into it as possible and get it back on the road for someone taller to enjoy, assuming I can unsieze the stem. The cyclone front...
06-19-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By cb400

Here are some better pictures, I think I just...

Here are some better pictures, I think I just figured it out while looking at the picture of the writing, for some reason I find writing in pictures much easier to read than on the frame itself. I...
06-19-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By cb400

Unknown 80s Norco ID (Solved, it's a 1982 Magnum SE)

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06-14-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By cb400

It's an xt m730, I think removing the cups would...

It's an xt m730, I think removing the cups would require a blind hole puller and finding a donor would be prohibitively expensive
06-14-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,211
Posted By cb400

It sounds like you've got a tube stuck down into...

It sounds like you've got a tube stuck down into the frame where you can't pull on it or otherwise reach it. Maybe if all else fails you could try to get a long tube (long enough to go all the way...
06-12-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,024
Posted By cb400

I can confirm that the early UG hub race (not...

I can confirm that the early UG hub race (not attached by an allen bolt) only has two prongs. Maybe having 4 prongs is a good indicator of being able to swap easily?
06-12-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By cb400

Sometimes a deal on used parts is too good to be true

Like the title says, sometimes it's worth a shot, sometimes it pays off sometimes it doesn't.

Here's my example of it not: ...
06-03-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By cb400

https://youtu.be/b7SnkciBgLU I think that's...

https://youtu.be/b7SnkciBgLU
I think that's good enough for a used rim. I followed the tips about the spoke threading and it worked quite well as a starting point. I can see how it would make...
06-03-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By cb400

Ahhh I see so the starting place can be...

Ahhh I see so the starting place can be independent of the twist. Then I will also have to start in the 3rd hole counter clockwise of the hub logo to make it look fancy, and make sure the writing is...
06-02-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By cb400

I'm still trying to wrap my head around it, the...

I'm still trying to wrap my head around it, the guide I followed had the key spoke on the right of the valve hole for both types of offset but differing in placement of the first spoke. What is the...
06-02-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By cb400

Built my first practice wheel today

https://youtu.be/vNISr39Ts44

It's not perfectly straight or round being built from all a rim with a borderline unusable flat spot and thump. Good practice for making sure I can accurately...
05-28-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,844
Posted By cb400

I think I spent about 4 hours figuring it out the...

I think I spent about 4 hours figuring it out the first time I adjusted a triple derailleur. I then spent another 3 hours on the next triple. I'm a slow learner until I get it then I've really got...
05-27-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,258
Posted By cb400

I tried to turn onto the sidewalk in the rain via...

I tried to turn onto the sidewalk in the rain via a driveway ramp going probably 20km/h. I took it at too small of an angle and the tire sidewall grabbed it and threw me over. I scratched up the nice...
05-26-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By cb400

I wish I had found one of those, the lowest price...

I wish I had found one of those, the lowest price I could find one here is 10$!
05-25-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 72,764
Views: 11,818,657
Posted By cb400

I have a theory that in the pnw a lot of people...

I have a theory that in the pnw a lot of people already have bikes, the only ones left without are the serious bandwagon jumpers and they're only willing to pay about 100$ because they don't know...
05-23-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By cb400

I just did this myself on a wolber at18,...

I just did this myself on a wolber at18, replacing all the corroded/seized spoke nipples. What I learned is:

1. Penetrating oil first, wait a while.
2. try again with the spoke wrench.
3. if it...
05-17-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 105,107
Posted By cb400

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Replies: 20
Views: 2,640
Posted By cb400

That seller's pictures are always in the same...

That seller's pictures are always in the same location with the little box and always priced high even for vancouver. Maybe he's just optimistic and is open to offers. If cheap is an important...
05-06-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By cb400

These DX ones came with a plastic bushing that...

These DX ones came with a plastic bushing that fit over the weird motorcycle cable style cable but it didn't fit with the universal one. Maybe these bushings can be used to replace lost XT bushings...
05-06-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By cb400

That would be an ideal solution if the bushing...

That would be an ideal solution if the bushing inner diameter matched the universal cable end perfectly. It might still work if the unslotted part is very tiny but I suspect it would not allow the...
05-05-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 828
Posted By cb400

Oversized early MTB brake cable solution

I just wanted to share a solution I found (on an old google group by someone called Steve Sr.) for Deore DX SLR or similar brake levers requiring a now obsolete style of brake cable end. The...
05-05-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,005
Posted By cb400

There's a difference between pitted chrome and...

There's a difference between pitted chrome and surface rust. If the chrome has pitted or started flaking it can be made to look better but won't ever be the same and will probably re-rust easily. If...
04-26-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,219
Posted By cb400

A cheap beam torque wrench has been a great...

A cheap beam torque wrench has been a great investment for me. If I were to start building engines I'd make sure of the accuracy. It also works well as a breaker bar, the freewheels I've removed came...
04-23-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,362
Posted By cb400

You are correct although the picture is...

You are correct although the picture is deceiving, nothing was actually connected at the time. I've since connected it on the inner side. There is only an indent on the rear derailleur for the cable...
04-23-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,362
Posted By cb400

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Found the bit and installed it (I took it apart and cleaned it after this...
04-23-20, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,362
Posted By cb400

I believe you are exactly right, I remember...

I believe you are exactly right, I remember wondering what that weird bit was in the box of parts and I'm fairly sure it was one of those pulleys. I will check in the morning and see if I can get it...
04-22-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,362
Posted By cb400

Weird 90s Rocky Mountain mtb cable routing

Hey everyone, I picked up a 1990 rocky mountain project yesterday and having only worked on old road bikes, I'm not clear on all of this new fangled cable routing.

I was told it had all original...
04-20-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,603
Posted By cb400

I don't know REI's reputation in the states but...

I don't know REI's reputation in the states but if it is like MEC here it could be an option for some of the parts you want
Replies: 9
Views: 2,293
Posted By cb400

That 400$ is Canadian, if the above estimates...

That 400$ is Canadian, if the above estimates were in USD it works out to somewhere between the two.
I only see one set of threaded holes for a bottle cage which might be annoying for full on...
Forum: Introductions
04-10-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 686
Posted By cb400

Thank you! Thank you! Hello! ...

Thank you!

Thank you!

Hello!

Thank you and welcome to you as well!
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