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01-29-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By HillRider

Probably two reasons why the improperly built...

Probably two reasons why the improperly built wheel held up as long as it did:

1. You didn't ride it much. Only 50 to 100 miles/year plus one long ride. Not that many total miles
2. It was a...
01-28-23, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By HillRider

That race doesn't look pristine but it's really...

That race doesn't look pristine but it's really in pretty good shape. If it were mine, I'd just get it as clean as I could, add fresh grease and bearing balls and ride it for another 50,000 miles.
01-28-23, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By HillRider

KMC makes "Missing Links" in a variety of widths...

KMC makes "Missing Links" in a variety of widths for different speeds and makes of chains. The 10-speed link for Shimano is different for the one for Campy chains. Be sure you specified the correct...
01-27-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By HillRider

Yep, another zero cost tool. I cut a 6" long...

Yep, another zero cost tool. I cut a 6" long piece of a wire coat hanger (remember those?), bent it into a shallow U-shape and bent a hook at each end. Insert the end hooks through the chain ends...
01-27-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By HillRider

I have had a grinder for years, bought used from...

I have had a grinder for years, bought used from a yard sale for $25. So, not a big expense and used for numerous other jobs over the time I've had it. I certainly wouldn't buy one just to make one...
01-26-23, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 489
Posted By HillRider

I did the same thing with a pair of cheap needle...

I did the same thing with a pair of cheap needle nose pliers I found on the road while riding. I filed the noses thin enough to fit into the links and filed a pair of matching grooves across the...
01-26-23, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By HillRider

Another good source of tools from dismal to...

Another good source of tools from dismal to excellent quality is the local flea market. There will be vendors with big piles of of Asian sourced junk and other sellers clearing out their own...
01-25-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By HillRider

The theoretical advantage is the tapered fork is...

The theoretical advantage is the tapered fork is a bit more rigid. The real advantage for a road bike is about zero.

What is your current fork and headset? If the fork is 1-1/8 - 1/1/4 and so...
01-23-23, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 562
Posted By HillRider

It doesn't and won't. I sewed up an nylon pack...

It doesn't and won't. I sewed up an nylon pack cloth roll-up sleeve that holds all of my tools and can be easily swapped from bike to bike. The MT-1 has never damaged it or my saddle pack.


I've...
01-22-23, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 513
Posted By HillRider

They are like. olives. The very smallest size...

They are like. olives. The very smallest size they sell is called "Large".
01-19-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By HillRider

I'm not real familiar with direct mount brakes...

I'm not real familiar with direct mount brakes but I don't think there is any way to use these on your bike. They require specific mounting points and a frame specifically designed for them and...
01-17-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By HillRider

Campy has always warned against using any chain...

Campy has always warned against using any chain tool but their own ridiculously expensive and frequently changed ones. If you followed their advice you would have to buy a new chain tool ($$$) from...
01-16-23, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By HillRider

The problem isn't with the tool but with the...

The problem isn't with the tool but with the freewheel design. The Park tool is as good as they get. As noted, be sure to clamp the remover tool in place with the axle nut before applying torque. ...
01-14-23, 02:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By HillRider

Yes, they do......if you don't put any priority...

Yes, they do......if you don't put any priority on being able to stop. I'd either adapt the straight bars with suitable brake levers or toss the "safety levers" and use the drop bars without them.
01-07-23, 06:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 870
Posted By HillRider

Agree. You really have to get the right size...

Agree. You really have to get the right size stem. 1-1/4" steerers (and headsets for that matter) are pretty rare so you are going to have to do some searching.
01-02-23, 09:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 729
Posted By HillRider

This sounds like the opposite solution to the...

This sounds like the opposite solution to the usual hub OLD/Frame OLD mismatch. Generally it's solved by widening the frame, not narrowing the hub. Assuming your frame is steel, widening the rear...
12-31-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,836
Posted By HillRider

Any chance this entire thread was started as a...

Any chance this entire thread was started as a joke?
12-28-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 552
Posted By HillRider

As noted, Shimano, and others, figure it's better...

As noted, Shimano, and others, figure it's better than nothing. I ignore the factory threadlocker and, in the past, greased or anti-seize coated the threads on all bottom bracket cups no matter the...
12-27-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By HillRider

I had a 1992 Trek 1420 and a 1993 Trek 7000 that...

I had a 1992 Trek 1420 and a 1993 Trek 7000 that came with seatposts labeled Post-Modern (no "e" at the end) like that one. I thought it was a Trek house brand and might have been made by SR or...
12-26-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,197
Posted By HillRider

In that case, a "Fourth Hand Tool", such as the...

In that case, a "Fourth Hand Tool", such as the Hozan, is the correct tool to use. Where needle nose pliers (or hemostats) are the correct tool is to add individual bearing balls to the races of...
12-25-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By HillRider

As best I can read from your photograph they were...

As best I can read from your photograph they were made by VP Components who makes a wide variety of low to middle range pedals. Here is their web site: https://www.vpcomponents.com/. You should be...
12-24-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 550
Posted By HillRider

You have to be careful with Amazon's descriptions...

You have to be careful with Amazon's descriptions of a lot of products. Many are improperly described and you have to know exactly what you are looking for. Bicycle components seem particularly...
12-17-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By HillRider

I believe the OP ordered these as a complete...

I believe the OP ordered these as a complete wheel set, not bare hubs, so they should be returnable if he received the wrong freehub. That freehub body is new to me too and it certainly isn't a...
12-15-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 551
Posted By HillRider

I expect the largest cog. The B-screw sets the...

I expect the largest cog. The B-screw sets the clearance to the largest cog to assure the rd's pulley just misses it.
12-14-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 490
Posted By HillRider

Does your bike have a front disc brake? If so,...

Does your bike have a front disc brake? If so, the front wheel will have to be "dished" to center the rim between the locknuts and it will not be necessarily centered over the hub shell. The disc...
12-10-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,176
Posted By HillRider

So you advise buying twice? Why not buy good...

So you advise buying twice? Why not buy good quality and buy once? The cliche "only a rich man can afford cheap tools" seem to apply here.
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...
12-03-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 887
Posted By HillRider

I agree with Andy. Kerosene, or it's less smelly...

I agree with Andy. Kerosene, or it's less smelly and cleaner evaporating cousin OMS (odorless mineral spirits), are the most effective degreasers and can be reused by letting the dirt settle and...
12-03-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,337
Posted By HillRider

I don't think your friend meant "steel laminate"...

I don't think your friend meant "steel laminate" as a surface material but to use a piece of steel under the vise instead of the rubber mat. I recommend getting a piece of 1/8" or thicker steel plate...
11-20-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By HillRider

The original automobile racing wheels were indeed...

The original automobile racing wheels were indeed cast magnesium and were referred to as "Mag" wheels quite correctly. The cost, porosity, corrosion susceptibility and potential fire hazard soon...
11-19-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 390
Posted By HillRider

I think you guys are misinterpreting what the OP...

I think you guys are misinterpreting what the OP is looking for. I agree those small ring-type multi-size spoke wrenches with several different size slots around their edge are a poor excuse for...
11-13-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 231
Posted By HillRider

My last "complete" bike was bought in 1992. ...

My last "complete" bike was bought in 1992. Since then I've only purchases bare frames and forks. That way I "make it mine" since I can, and have to, specify everything else to suit my needs. I...
11-13-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By HillRider

+! I first built up my Surly Midnight Special...

+! I first built up my Surly Midnight Special (a combination road/gravel bike) with 650b-47 tubeless tires on Shimano GRX tubeless ready wheels. However, I don't ride this bike routinely since I...
11-05-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By HillRider

As frequently noted here, leaving springs...

As frequently noted here, leaving springs tensioned has no effect on their life. Leave the rd in whatever position you wish.
10-29-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By HillRider

Actually they do make a Presta pump head to...

Actually they do make a Presta pump head to Schrader valve adapter and one was included with a Performance house-brand mini-pump I bought years ago. I've never used it but presume it works and I...
10-19-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By HillRider

Even if the new freewheel is a standard spaced...

Even if the new freewheel is a standard spaced 6-speed and requires a 126mm OLD, you can most likely keep the current 132mm axle. Add the needed 6mm of spacers (most or all on the non-drive side)...
10-17-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By HillRider

All those small cogs give you is a high (often...

All those small cogs give you is a high (often excessively high) top gear. A triple is best at allowing a low enough low gear..
10-15-22, 06:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 550
Posted By HillRider

If this were a steel or even aluminum frame, I'd...

If this were a steel or even aluminum frame, I'd say give it a try. But it's Ti and cutting, straightening and particularly welding it is a lot more difficult. Expect it to fight you every step of...
10-07-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 376
Posted By HillRider

The only forks I've seen with recommended spacer...

The only forks I've seen with recommended spacer stack limitations are carbon steerers which are usually specified as a maximum of 25 mm for a 1" steerer and 40 to 50 mm for a 1-1/8" steerer. I've...
10-01-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 855
Posted By HillRider

If the third fork still has the problem, I would...

If the third fork still has the problem, I would glue in a spacer as suggested above. I would not mill away material from one dropout on a carbon fork.
10-01-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 936
Posted By HillRider

+1 Front shifting under load is far more...

+1 Front shifting under load is far more problematic than rear shifting. The major negatives I see with your proposal are:

1. The gaps between adjacent gears are going to be huge (46% from 26T...
10-01-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By HillRider

No, cassettes should not rattle or have play when...

No, cassettes should not rattle or have play when installed on the correct freehub body. Shimano provides a 1mm spacer with their 10-speed cassettes that fits under the largest cog when used on an...
09-26-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By HillRider

The OP wouldn't have to replace the entire front...

The OP wouldn't have to replace the entire front derailleur, he would just have to buy an adapter clamp of the correct diameter. Shimano has adapters in 1-1/8" (28.6mm), 1-1/4" (31.8mm) and 1-3/8"...
09-23-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By HillRider

That's pretty much it. As long as the diameter...

That's pretty much it. As long as the diameter and attachment method (6-bolt or Centerlock) match it will fit. Another consideration is pad compatibility. Some rotors are specified for resin pads...
09-23-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 374
Posted By HillRider

It sounds like you need to adjust the "limit"...

It sounds like you need to adjust the "limit" screws which set the inner and outer derailleur travel limits. When you said the easiest (largest) cog isn't shifting well what is the symptom? Is the...
09-19-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 789
Posted By HillRider

There is more to it than just tools and parts if...

There is more to it than just tools and parts if you are going into business. Set up an LLC to protect your personal resources and you will need a retail license, sales tax exemption, etc. and, most...
09-15-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By HillRider

I believe it does take a Phil Wood tool. The...

I believe it does take a Phil Wood tool. The cups you show, and the PW tool, have 18 splines. The Shimano tool has 20 so that is certainly the wrong one. Several on-line shops list the PW tool at...
09-13-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 358
Posted By HillRider

+1 Teflon tape over the threads is pretty much a...

+1 Teflon tape over the threads is pretty much a guarantee that the cups/cartridge will remove without any drama.
09-13-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By HillRider

That trainer will accept any Shimano or Sram 8 to...

That trainer will accept any Shimano or Sram 8 to 11-speed cassette except Sram XD/XDR models. To minimize cost just transfer your current cassette to the trainer for the winter and transfer it back...
09-12-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By HillRider

The bike has a threaded steerer and headset and...

The bike has a threaded steerer and headset and uses a quill stem. You will have to raise or remove the top conical cover to get to the lock nut and threaded top race.

BTW, that bike has disc...
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