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05-26-15, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By Hendo252

We have used "unloading chutes" for high-speed...

We have used "unloading chutes" for high-speed bearings in a few of our rocket engine turbopumps since the sixties; in some cases they can make a big difference. These are fairly high-speed...
07-22-14, 12:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By Hendo252

Any chance the new crankset has affected the...

Any chance the new crankset has affected the chain line? Seems like that could affect the interaction between the FD and chain...

-TH
07-12-14, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By Hendo252

First time out, buy a tube of bike grease --...

First time out, buy a tube of bike grease -- Phil, Park, etc.

when you finish that you will be better equipped to try auto or marine grease... But one tube will last a loooong time...
07-11-14, 09:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,833
Posted By Hendo252

This is about as sick as it gets... sheesh.

This is about as sick as it gets... sheesh.
07-02-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,008
Posted By Hendo252

My pick too; simple, lightweight and has most of...

My pick too; simple, lightweight and has most of what you want for a low price.

Not sexy and it won't get many comments from fellow riders but it will get you riding after most on-road...
06-27-14, 07:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,837
Posted By Hendo252

<br> <br>How about a link to your preferred...

<br>
<br>How about a link to your preferred brand?
06-11-14, 06:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,188
Posted By Hendo252

Blazing Saddles is focused on allowing tourists...

Blazing Saddles is focused on allowing tourists to ride across the GGB to Sausalito. They do that by the thousands.

Most of their bikes are low-end models that get pretty thrashed by the heavy...
06-11-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,097
Posted By Hendo252

Nice pix! Big help in visualizing the situation.

Nice pix! Big help in visualizing the situation.
06-05-14, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By Hendo252

Take it to your local bike shop and have them...

Take it to your local bike shop and have them show you how to remove and reinstall the wheel.

it will take less than 5 minutes and should be free.

this is a safety issue; don't mess around.
06-04-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,450
Posted By Hendo252

Soak in the solvent of your choice, scrub with a...

Soak in the solvent of your choice, scrub with a stiff-bristle brush ( toothbrush works great).
repeat until clean. One overnight soak will probably do it.
06-04-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 448
Posted By Hendo252

Thomas- As a fellow 620 owner, I wish I...

Thomas-

As a fellow 620 owner, I wish I could help you. Have you tried in the "Classic and Vintage" forum? You may get a better response there.

My 620 came with decent SunTour derailers; ...
06-02-14, 08:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,025
Posted By Hendo252

I can't shed much light on your problem, but it...

I can't shed much light on your problem, but it wanted to commend you for including outstanding photos and links to the factory docs in your post. It makes it easy to see exactly what you are seeing...
06-01-14, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,380
Posted By Hendo252

Thanks Jeff - great info and exactly what I was...

Thanks Jeff - great info and exactly what I was hoping for. Harris shows the 443 as unavailable but I found a NOS unit elsewhere and it is on its way.

the Beer (or beverage of choice is on me if...
06-01-14, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,484
Posted By Hendo252

yes, most 700c road bike wheels should work fine....

yes, most 700c road bike wheels should work fine. Just eyeball the width to see that it is about the same as you have now (most will be) and that the axle will fit the dropouts and you are good. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-14, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,343
Posted By Hendo252

ditto - my experience exactly.

ditto - my experience exactly.
05-31-14, 11:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,230
Posted By Hendo252

Allen screw--on a threaded steerer?

Allen screw--on a threaded steerer?
05-31-14, 11:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,484
Posted By Hendo252

I'm in the "buy an inexpensive replacement" camp...

I'm in the "buy an inexpensive replacement" camp unless you really want to make a project out of it. If you are new to wheel-truing then you'll need a spoke wrench, and have to figure out an ersatz...
05-31-14, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,380
Posted By Hendo252

Hmmm... I never thought about seeing what the...

Hmmm... I never thought about seeing what the hybrid bikes are equipped with.

maybe the FD-M311?
Universal Cycles -- Shimano FD-M311 Altus Front Derailleur...
05-31-14, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,380
Posted By Hendo252

Thanks for the quick responses. i'd prefer...

Thanks for the quick responses.

i'd prefer to just swap the FD if possible... Hoping for some suggestions.

If I can't find a compatible FD I'll look again at friction.
05-31-14, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,380
Posted By Hendo252

FD compatible with MTB shifters and road triple cranks?

I've put flat bars and rapidfire trigger shifters on my old 7-speed Trek 620 road bike. All works great except the FD, which over shifts with the MTB shifters.

So... I was hoping to get a...
05-30-14, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,454
Posted By Hendo252

I have them in a set of wheels I bought used. I...

I have them in a set of wheels I bought used. I like them, but didn't have to pay full price.
05-29-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,193
Posted By Hendo252

Anybody ever try the light silicone grease used...

Anybody ever try the light silicone grease used in plumbing? It *looks* and feels a lot like the light grease used in the Shimano cablesets...

Shop Danco Silicone Grease at Lowes.com...
05-28-14, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,876
Posted By Hendo252

FWIW Shimano does still recommend different chins...

FWIW Shimano does still recommend different chins for double/triple chainwheels...
http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/SI/105/SI_1M30A/SI-1M30A-003-ENG_v1_m56577569830702207.pdf...
05-19-14, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 951
Posted By Hendo252

Short term: buy any RD that will do, new or...

Short term: buy any RD that will do, new or used.
long term: keep an eye out for a good M735 on eBay, boards like this, etc.

that at way you are back on the road soon, and can wait for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-14, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,620
Posted By Hendo252

It will be hard for us to help you with what...

It will be hard for us to help you with what amounts to a cost/benefit decision.

A lot comes down to how much you trust the seller of the used carbon frame you would buy. Some will argue that...
05-16-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,541
Posted By Hendo252

Got a picture? Post it with a bit more detailed...

Got a picture? Post it with a bit more detailed write up in the hints and tips sticky thread...
05-15-14, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Hendo252

Thanks -- it sounds rideable enough. I...

Thanks -- it sounds rideable enough. I appreciate the info!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-14, 09:22 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 24,897
Posted By Hendo252

Would a typical road compact FD work well with a...

Would a typical road compact FD work well with a 46/32?
05-14-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By Hendo252

Without hearing the entire conversation it is...

Without hearing the entire conversation it is hard to judge the advice you were given.

but... would you buy auto parts online and ask your local mechanic to install them? Or buy food at Walmart...
05-14-14, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,750
Posted By Hendo252

Thanks for the clear and concise comparison Drew....

Thanks for the clear and concise comparison Drew. Great info!
05-13-14, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Hendo252

Bike path status along US101 south of Carpenteria

Anybody know if the US101 construction project South of Carpenteria has closed the bike path? I'm referring to the path along 101 between the Mobil Pier and Batrs Road.

Thanks!
05-08-14, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,750
Posted By Hendo252

Anybody used the Spin Doctor stands? This is the...

Anybody used the Spin Doctor stands? This is the Performance house brand.

looks OK in the stores; always wondered about how well they do in actual use.
05-08-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,960
Posted By Hendo252

I built up a set of wheels -- with much help from...

I built up a set of wheels -- with much help from this forum.

It was super fun, and something I had wanted to do since I was a little kid.
05-07-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 14,921
Posted By Hendo252

Michigander -- Good info about the Snap-on torque...

Michigander -- Good info about the Snap-on torque wrenches being rebadged Precision Instruments products. Thanks for that!

Another poster mentioned the small purpose-built fixed-torque devices...
05-07-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,960
Posted By Hendo252

Price it out and see what you find for the...

Price it out and see what you find for the components you are interested in, and any tools you will need.

my experience was that it was considerably more expensive, but a ton of fun and personally...
04-29-14, 10:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By Hendo252

Something like this may best be done by a...

Something like this may best be done by a professional if you have the proper tools but are still having trouble or you risk buggering things up.

If you decide to keep on trying yourself, some...
04-25-14, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,144
Posted By Hendo252

concur. When I needed one in a pinch, a board...

concur. When I needed one in a pinch, a board member suggested I make one out of a plastic spoon handle. I did, and it worked fine.

ive forgotten the specified torque but it is very low. Just...
04-25-14, 10:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,304
Posted By Hendo252

i agree with you on all counts, but thought I'd...

i agree with you on all counts, but thought I'd mention that anti-seize is available in stick form that makes it much easier to use and much less messy.

i bought a stick of copper-based anti-seize...
04-24-14, 12:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,189
Posted By Hendo252

By all means go for at least a 28 and maybe a 30...

By all means go for at least a 28 and maybe a 30 if your RD can handle it.

Also... consider updating your info to include your location... you will find it gets much better responses to many...
04-23-14, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,189
Posted By Hendo252

How often do you find yourself riding in the 23t...

How often do you find yourself riding in the 23t cog, and wishing you had a larger (easier) gear to shift to?

If not, then you are good with what you have. Otherwise, and xx-28 (or 30?) may be a...
04-23-14, 08:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,166
Posted By Hendo252

Concur. Geography plays a big part in...

Concur.

Geography plays a big part in vendor choice; I love Jenson and Universal since shipping is fast and cheap to SoCal. I avoid Niagara and Performance since shipping is slow and expensive...
04-22-14, 10:10 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,727
Posted By Hendo252

I think if you need to get help measuring the...

I think if you need to get help measuring the seat post at the LBS you are honor-bound to buy it (the seat post) from them.

My $0.02...
04-15-14, 11:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By Hendo252

FWIW the Rema patches I bought last year are...

FWIW the Rema patches I bought last year are labeled "made in Germany" both on the box and the patches themselves... no "W" or "West" anywhere...
04-15-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By Hendo252

Where are you located? Putting a helicoil in to...

Where are you located? Putting a helicoil in to fix a stripped pedal thread shouldn't be that big a deal... If the nearby shops can't do it, can they refer you to someplace that can.
04-13-14, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,190
Posted By Hendo252

One more comment... Make a commitment to...

One more comment... Make a commitment to yourself to ride with mom at least once a week for a month.. Even if just to Starbucks for coffee or to a nearby park for a little while. She'll love it.
04-13-14, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,190
Posted By Hendo252

i just went through this with my GF. She didn't...

i just went through this with my GF. She didn't want to "spend a lot of money" on a new bike.

my advice would be to try and borrow a bike for a couple rides... From a friend, neighbor,...
04-13-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,747
Posted By Hendo252

I recently went the other way; Conti Gatorskins...

I recently went the other way; Conti Gatorskins 28mm to 32mm. On my old trek daily rider.

zero change in speed/performance but significant improvement in ride comfort. Rough roads that used to...
04-07-14, 11:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,450
Posted By Hendo252

Great info everyone; I'll give it some thought...

Great info everyone; I'll give it some thought but will probably go with the lighter spokes on the NDS.

-Tom in SoCal
04-07-14, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,450
Posted By Hendo252

Lighter NDS spokes on 7-sp rim... Overkill?

I'm preparing to build up a rear wheel for my trusty 1983 Trek 620 and I have a spoke selection question.

As many of you know, some threads here have advocated using lighter spokes on the NDS....
03-27-14, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 622
Posted By Hendo252

You will probably get a better response to this...

You will probably get a better response to this in the NorCal regional forum...
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