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01-27-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 488
Posted By blacknbluebikes

There's always a hack, sure. But, there's this...

There's always a hack, sure. But, there's this funny saying, "Right tool for the job..."
01-16-23, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By t2p

BH59 typically found on the lower end stuff ;...

BH59 typically found on the lower end stuff ; BH90 (typically) used on the higher end stuff

hoses have same outside diameter - BH59 has larger bore / inside diameter and is slightly more flexible...
01-13-23, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By Russ Roth

My two 2.2 do a better job of fitting fatter...

My two 2.2 do a better job of fitting fatter tires and rims, and are also long enough to not need bolt-on extensions for 29er wheels with tires on them. The last 2.0 stand I used was old, so I'm not...
12-28-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By Kontact

Leave the threadlock alone. Use grease always,...

Leave the threadlock alone. Use grease always, anti-seize if you prefer. Threadlocker and anti-seize are not opposites. They compliment each other in this case.

Shimano knows what it's doing.
12-17-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By Camilo

It is a Sram XD - or maybe an XDR driver/freehub...

It is a Sram XD - or maybe an XDR driver/freehub body. They look similar, but the XDR is 1.85 mm longer and can take an XD cassette with a spacer. XD driver cannot take an XDR cassette.

Definitely...
12-04-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,212
Posted By HillRider

Where did your friend get the bike and how much...

Where did your friend get the bike and how much did it cost? I assume it was a Big-Box store and around $50. This is not unusual given the cost and quality of those BSO bikes. The cost of adequate...
10-09-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By BikeLite

Someone needs to make a locking base grip that...

Someone needs to make a locking base grip that ESI's can be put on.
10-08-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

130mm rear wheels with a disk rotor mount are not...

130mm rear wheels with a disk rotor mount are not anywhere as common as the 135mm axle spaced ones. Are you sure of the rear dropout width? Pretty much all hybrids these days use the MtB standard of...
09-27-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By cxwrench

What are you talking about? The rack only needs...

What are you talking about? The rack only needs one hole per side and you have that one hole available. You just need a disc brake compatible rack.
09-25-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By Hondo6

Current RD will not work with ST-R7000s. Shimano...

Current RD will not work with ST-R7000s. Shimano changed the RD pull ratio with 11-speed road - and with 10-speed mountain, FWIW (to something else different from either 10- or 11-speed road).
...
09-24-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By dmark

Continental presta tubes have a shoulder on the...

Continental presta tubes have a shoulder on the locknut that sits in a Schrader hole to secure the presta valve.
09-14-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 301
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If the cones were OEM ones and they wore to the...

If the cones were OEM ones and they wore to the point of a sharp small end being sharp there's a lot of chance the cups are also worn. Do your homework as a replacement wheel can be the lower cost...
09-12-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By veganbikes

Not knowing the history of the old hanger I would...

Not knowing the history of the old hanger I would say replace it and get a new hanger from Wheels Manufacturing and make sure you are using a proper hanger alignment tool. Abbey...
09-03-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Ironfish653

Here's the problem with old MTBs; Old Suspension....

Here's the problem with old MTBs; Old Suspension. Not every bike shop is a suspension specialist, and there are literally hundreds of models currently on the market, let alone all the vintage stuff,...
08-23-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By byscott

Good call.

Good call.
08-23-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 474
Posted By delbiker1

My only comment is the unraveling cable, it never...

My only comment is the unraveling cable, it never helps.
08-19-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By 70sSanO

If recently means from the oversized tube era,...

If recently means from the oversized tube era, then yes.

Modern(er) aluminum frames are better designed and hydroforming allows for different shapes to maximize the design for a better ride. It is...
07-31-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't invest money into that bike, fit is...

I wouldn't invest money into that bike, fit is part of it but the parts on it are not anything great and not worth much unless maybe sentimental value but that can only go so far. Find a bike that...
07-20-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By cyccommute

The only thing I would add is that 4mm metal...

The only thing I would add is that 4mm metal ferrules are available and far superior to the crappy Shimano plastic ferrules....
07-14-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 962
Posted By cyccommute

Sorry, no. Disc pads and rim pads have similar...

Sorry, no. Disc pads and rim pads have similar longevity. Disc pads are thinner but made of a tougher material but they are also being used on a harder material. Rubber pads are softer and thicker...
07-13-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 962
Posted By cxwrench

You can burn through a set of pads in less than...

You can burn through a set of pads in less than an hour or they can last a year or more. Totally depends on conditions. It's like asking 'how long is a piece of string'?
07-10-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By cyccommute

Agree with Bill Kapaun. Start with the cabling...

Agree with Bill Kapaun. Start with the cabling before anything else.
07-09-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By Mr. 66

I wouldn't bother, get a different set, not worth...

I wouldn't bother, get a different set, not worth the time effort and money, unless you have access to the machines and taps.
07-01-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,056
Posted By alcjphil

I have a Park tool BBT 9 which includes the tool...

I have a Park tool BBT 9 which includes the tool for bearing preload
06-22-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By BCDrums

It's surprising that there is enough demand to...

It's surprising that there is enough demand to warrant a business with a dedicated van to removing seat posts. Creative!
06-19-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,391
Posted By t2p

btw - night off road riding is one neatest /...

btw - night off road riding is one neatest / exhilarating bike experiences
05-13-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By Iride01

TruVativ is a low cost crank. That's why you see...

TruVativ is a low cost crank. That's why you see them on lower tier bikes that don't have a full Shimano, SRAM or Campagnolo group on them.

However it's very doubtful the crank is any of your...
04-23-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 600
Posted By veganbikes

Without seeing the bike it is hard to give a good...

Without seeing the bike it is hard to give a good sense of what is needed but yes suspension overhaul, new rubber, pull and grease or lubricate things as needed and maybe not a re-bleed but depending...
04-11-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By squirtdad

why not just get a 27mm head set ($24) ...

why not just get a 27mm head set ($24) ...
03-18-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 704
Posted By Mr. 66

I do not like to shim handlebars, homemade shim...

I do not like to shim handlebars, homemade shim for me is no go. If you have to use those bars I would get a new stem.
03-12-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By HillRider

It seems to be a standard 1-1/8" lower headset...

It seems to be a standard 1-1/8" lower headset with a regular 30mm crown race/baseplate. I think the "funnel" is just a styling thing and, as you surmised, designed to match the frame's headtube. ...
03-08-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 661
Posted By bitpuddle

There is a whole family of products under the...

There is a whole family of products under the WD-40 name; I think you’re confusing the rust inhibitor with th classic WD-40 product.
03-01-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By dedhed

You really need a new shtick, that one is getting...

You really need a new shtick, that one is getting stale.
01-11-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By squirtdad

Why would anyone use anything but the...

Why would anyone use anything but the manufacturer specified fluid for a critical system like brakes?
01-03-22, 09:27 AM
12-12-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By Crankycrank

I contacted Shimano about this and got no answer....

I contacted Shimano about this and got no answer. Only thing I can come up with is that the 6700 chains with the sideplate cutouts tended to crack with the more severe chain angles on a triple. I...
12-10-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By thumpism

Paint will be the cheapest and easiest way to go....

Paint will be the cheapest and easiest way to go. Not the answer you want, most likely. A little sanding first to scuff the surface.
11-21-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By Kapusta

I have a 20 year old LX that still works...

I have a 20 year old LX that still works perfectly. It bounced around a few MTBs, a commuter, and is now used for a 10 speed Road/Gravel bike.

I replaced the pulley wheels once.

If there is no...
10-31-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By cxwrench

From your photos it looks like you're trying to...

From your photos it looks like you're trying to install the new crown race over an old one.
10-23-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By easyupbug

That is a spring chicken over on the C&V Forum. ...

That is a spring chicken over on the C&V Forum. My newest is an '04.
10-15-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,000
Posted By icemilkcoffee

First of all you should try disassembling and...

First of all you should try disassembling and cleaning out the old shifters with WD40. I've never cleaned out a 10sp shifter but I've brought several 7-8 sp brifters back to life.

Secondly, you...
10-14-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By Rolla

You're sure the levers are for V-brakes, and not...

You're sure the levers are for V-brakes, and not cantilevers, right? Pics or parts details might be helpful here.
09-24-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,272
Posted By dedhed

https://www.amazon.com/ear-plugs/s?k=ear+plugs

https://www.amazon.com/ear-plugs/s?k=ear+plugs
09-15-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By onsay99

The pictured SR bars are steel in the drops with...

The pictured SR bars are steel in the drops with an aluminium sleeve in the stem clamp area.
Measure the alu clamp section for stem fit. Some were 25.4mm, some approx 26.0mm.
08-15-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By cxwrench

You can't do that on a carbon steerer.

You can't do that on a carbon steerer.
08-15-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,882
Posted By shelbyfv

Not much more to say, time for a new fork.

Not much more to say, time for a new fork.
08-04-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,286
Posted By caloso

This is great. But since I don't have a 3D...

This is great. But since I don't have a 3D printer, I'm just going to reuse the nice one that Shimano included in the package.
07-29-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By ThermionicScott

Aha! :D ...

Aha! :D

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07-17-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,545
Posted By Iride01

1 month old bike? Did you buy it locally at a...

1 month old bike? Did you buy it locally at a LBS? They'll probably tighten it for free if no other parts were damaged or nothing else is required.

I just got my bike back from the bike shop...
07-08-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By Rick

Finding what works for you is a trial and error...

Finding what works for you is a trial and error kind of problem. You might try Ergon Grips...
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