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06-19-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The opposite side spoke holes on the hub are...

The opposite side spoke holes on the hub are offset as shown in the pic.
You are probably starting your 2nd set like the pic on the right when it needs to be like the pic on the left.
IF you are...
06-18-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 391
Posted By hokiefyd

I have a Trek 750 with the same rear cable pipe....

I have a Trek 750 with the same rear cable pipe. I use an inner liner from a linear pull brake noodle, and that works great. There's almost zero friction through this pipe with a good liner. A...
06-15-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 595
Posted By Bill Kapaun

New pads, PROPERLY ALIGNED wouldn't hurt. ...

New pads, PROPERLY ALIGNED wouldn't hurt.
Having less stud sticking out would improve the geometry a bit.

You also want to put a reflector or bolt or something to catch the straddle cable in case...
06-08-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By jefnvk

You need a seat that fits your butt, price has no...

You need a seat that fits your butt, price has no effect on comfort. My current favorite is 30 year old Avocet Tourings I have to find on eBay. My absolute favorite was the cheap OEM saddle that...
06-08-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By 52telecaster

I use the plastic grommet on the inside of the...

I use the plastic grommet on the inside of the rim and use the nut that came with the tube on the outside.
06-08-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By nomadmax

A saddle is important but the right shorts are...

A saddle is important but the right shorts are just as critical. Mind you this is an opinion from my experience; the gel thing never really works out as well as a saddle that is the proper width and...
06-08-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 920
Posted By bruce19

You don't need an expensive saddle. You need one...

You don't need an expensive saddle. You need one that works. Might end up being cheap or expensive. As mentioned find an LBS that has a loaner program. FWIW I measure out for a 143 but find that a...
06-04-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By Jeff Wills

In general, mixing & matching is seamless. You...

In general, mixing & matching is seamless. You will not notice the difference.
06-03-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,186
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I agree. The failures appear way too clean,...

I agree. The failures appear way too clean, brittle failure, little deformation. Even if this was initiated by a pothole or hitting a curb, the frame should bend, not break in brittle fashion. ...
06-01-20, 01:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,515
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^ This. Even more noticeable at the outermost...

^^^^^ This. Even more noticeable at the outermost cross. Look at any third (outer) cross, follow the outer and inner spokes from that cross to the hub. The distance for the outside spoke is more than...
05-31-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,515
Posted By Bianchi84

This would be my guess too (fwiw). Not sure what...

This would be my guess too (fwiw). Not sure what Sheldon's method is but the way I do it,the hub is pre-filled before lacing so it's easier to notice anything off early in the process.
05-31-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,515
Posted By 67tony

Front wheel, all spokes are the same, 299 mm. ...

Front wheel, all spokes are the same, 299 mm.

I've started over, and switched to the jimlangley.net site for a different set of directions. Starting the opposite side in the exact correct spot is...
05-31-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 841
Posted By davidad

http://poehali.net/attach/Bicycle_Wheel_-_Jobst_Br...

http://poehali.net/attach/Bicycle_Wheel_-_Jobst_Brandt.pdf If you can afford a tensiometer and think you might build or repair a few wheels it is very handy.
Gerd Schraner a pro builder was...
05-28-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 599
Posted By dedhed

I'm seeing rim brakes and unless that grass is...

I'm seeing rim brakes and unless that grass is really sharp, the saddle is in no danger.
Their bike Their call.
05-28-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 599
Posted By trailangel

IMO it is improper to turn the bike upside down....

IMO it is improper to turn the bike upside down. Why?
It scratches the saddle. Maybe this doesn't matter to some, but it'll ruin a good leather saddle.
If you ride classic brakes not wrapped under...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 641
Posted By markjenn

Anyplace with a decent used bike market should...

Anyplace with a decent used bike market should have quite a few used bikes with your specs for $800 or less, perhaps quite a bit less if the bike is older and doesn't have the latest/greatest...
05-20-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My vote is a rigid fork with the same axle to...

My vote is a rigid fork with the same axle to crown seat length as your current fork has WHEN you are sitting on the bike. If possible also match the fork rakes. This will be a close match to the...
05-18-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By veganbikes

Run this bike into the ground and save money up...

Run this bike into the ground and save money up for something of quality. I wouldn't really put money towards a Vilano or similar bike unless I absolutely had to to make it work because I had zero...
05-18-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Failure to have a good hub bearing adjustment and...

Failure to have a good hub bearing adjustment and also the reaction arm secured will result in the arm trying to rotate about the axle and tightening the bearing preload to the point of damage if...
05-18-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By onsay99

Coaster brake bikes, not meant to back pedal...

Coaster brake bikes, not meant to back pedal except for braking. On the bike with white
forks, the brake reaction arm appears to not be properly anchored.
05-18-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By Gresp15C

The one on the left has a coaster brake. Can't...

The one on the left has a coaster brake. Can't tell about the one on the right, but it probably does too. So, they should freewheel, but also back-pedaling should stop the bike.

Coaster hubs tend...
05-15-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,012
Posted By AnthonyG

They're inside out in order to show the pad. You...

They're inside out in order to show the pad. You can see the tag above which hopefully gives it away to most people.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By Russ Roth

If the wheel is straight and true and the spokes...

If the wheel is straight and true and the spokes don't have any physical cuts or similar damage then it isn't something to worry about. With those spokes it looks more like you caught a branch or...
05-06-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By HillRider

If they are really ST-5700 brifters, they are...

If they are really ST-5700 brifters, they are 10-speed, not 9, and really will not work with a 8-speed cassette. Also, you will need the ST-5703 front brifter to work with a triple crank as the...
05-04-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By Wileyrat

Most of the tubes I've inflated post patching...

Most of the tubes I've inflated post patching have done this. When you install the tube in a tire, it will inflate to the shape and diameter the tire will allow.
05-04-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 190
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

Also double-check the wheel is aligned in the...

Also double-check the wheel is aligned in the dropouts correct. Common issue.
05-01-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By Miele Man

Possible that it's an Uniglide cassette. ...

Possible that it's an Uniglide cassette.

Cheers
04-28-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

ERD is not an industry agreed on dimension, or at...

ERD is not an industry agreed on dimension, or at least WRT the nipple end of a spoke. I learned it as the inside of the rim's base where the nipple head sat. As in the nipple head's flange on the...
04-22-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I like to run gripshifts with full length grips. ...

I like to run gripshifts with full length grips. As long as you have room to scooch the brake levers and shifters in, it's a pretty nice setup.

Many push-on grips can be cut to desired length. ...
04-21-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 986
Posted By cpach

For what its worth the bike industry has realized...

For what its worth the bike industry has realized people love cross chaining, so most current high end 2x setups are designed to cross chain pretty well. In funny contrast, DI2 won't allow some...
04-18-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 899
Posted By Bianchigirll

They are wheel guides They are to aid in getting...

They are wheel guides They are to aid in getting the wheel in faster when changing a flat wheel out in a race

Most upper end brakes have them but a lot Dia Compe models didn't have them attached...
04-11-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,344
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Again my memory is not solid but I believe the RH...

Again my memory is not solid but I believe the RH axle end has a hex wrench fitting (5mm?) to hold the axle stationary while the axle end cap is turned with a common open end wrench (17mm?). On other...
04-11-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,344
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The cassette is held onto the freehub body with...

The cassette is held onto the freehub body with the splined ID locking cap/ring, just outside of the axle end that is circled in red. Just like a standard hub set up. What is different is that RH...
04-11-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,344
Posted By darkhorse75

You should be looking at the top image in...

You should be looking at the top image in particular the part on the farthest right. There is a possibility it is on backwards on your wheel. The lack of serration on the face of the locknut is a...
04-04-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

While I agree with some of this reducing the...

While I agree with some of this reducing the spoke elbows from flexing/bending will improve the spoke life. How much and at what cost are the real questions to answer. Certainly buying an off the...
03-24-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,106
Posted By hillyman

Well my bikes as a kid were Huffys and Western...

Well my bikes as a kid were Huffys and Western Flyers and I've been around awhile. Cheap stores sell cheap stuff. We're the ones who buy it so who's to blame?
12-18-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 630
Posted By 79pmooney

My first thought also. One of the two cones will...

My first thought also. One of the two cones will tighten under load from the ball bearings if the locknut is not tight. I'm not going to do the mental gymnastics to tell you which one, at least not...
12-16-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By noglider

Check that the axle is not bent and the dropouts...

Check that the axle is not bent and the dropouts are parallel.
12-03-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,186
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The welds look ok to me, from the brief view of...

The welds look ok to me, from the brief view of the video. It appears that the tubing sheared just behind the welds. There had to be at least some sort of dynamic stress on the frame; however a...
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