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05-24-19, 04:15 AM
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Posted By wroomwroomoops

I have entirely given up on that hub, in the last...

I have entirely given up on that hub, in the last decade :lol: but I imagine that all one would need to do is set the depth at which the central pin has to enter into the hub. How to fix the pin onto...
12-10-17, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,187
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Hopefully Daytonduo reads your answer. Too bad he...

Hopefully Daytonduo reads your answer. Too bad he asked the question 10 years and 4 months ago. 10 years and 4 months.... wow. What are the odds his bike, let alone that hub, is still around? But...
11-29-16, 11:04 PM
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Posted By wroomwroomoops

Are you talking about the self-curing silicone...

Are you talking about the self-curing silicone goop?
06-28-15, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By wroomwroomoops

Duly noted, kind sir. Luckily, I have a fender...

Duly noted, kind sir. Luckily, I have a fender over my front tire.
06-26-15, 10:47 AM
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Posted By wroomwroomoops

I realized that 15 minutes ago, so fixing my...

I realized that 15 minutes ago, so fixing my problem would have been trivial, by replacing the brake cable (which is standard and I have plenty). But I didn't fix it that way: I found a canti brake...
06-26-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Repairing a cantilever brake cable, in a pinch

My front cantilever cable broke - one of the "arms" the stirrup cable, also known as straddle cable, broke. This cable is, in my case, fixed to the actuator cable with some sturdy plastic piece. I...
04-26-15, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,994
Posted By wroomwroomoops

If we're going to nitpick: on the cassette you...

If we're going to nitpick: on the cassette you have sprockets, not cogs ;)
04-22-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,434
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Well, if you heated the cyanoacrylate glue,...

Well, if you heated the cyanoacrylate glue, chances are the you have partially pyrolyzed it, and now no solvent will help. But on the upside, the polymer should be much more brittle. Hit the crevice...
04-21-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,434
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Try nitromethane instead of acetone. It's one of...

Try nitromethane instead of acetone. It's one of the best solvents for removing cyanoacrylates, and it's relatively inexpensive. It's often used as fuel for RC cars and planes, see for example...
04-21-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,723
Posted By wroomwroomoops

You keep reporting as fact something that is...

You keep reporting as fact something that is nothing more than your personal opinion and bias. Your contribution here is 0.
04-21-15, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,421
Posted By wroomwroomoops

I think you should pat yourself on the back -...

I think you should pat yourself on the back - you're the one who absorbed knowledge and added your own intelligence to finish the project. So, job excellently done and mission actually accomplished...
04-21-15, 05:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,723
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Not backwards as much as ... slightly...

Not backwards as much as ... slightly underpowered for a tandem. I guess I'd have an IM81 both front and rear.
04-21-15, 05:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,723
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Which rollerbrake model exactly do you use on the...

Which rollerbrake model exactly do you use on the tandem, and in what role?
04-21-15, 12:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,723
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Right you are - the Alfine 11 does indeed use the...

Right you are - the Alfine 11 does indeed use the centerlock spline. The small centerlock to be precise (there are TWO different centerlock standards - Shimano is going to Shimano).
04-21-15, 12:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,723
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Not at all true. Maybe you have the wrong...

Not at all true.

Maybe you have the wrong lever (I just pair them with V-brake levers) or have the cable too tight, or otherwise weirdly dialed in your setup. Whatever it is, you're dead wrong...
04-19-15, 06:29 PM
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Views: 3,723
Posted By wroomwroomoops

That may be a problem, or it may not. Depends on...

That may be a problem, or it may not. Depends on the rear fork spacing and whether having a QR or full axle.
I will check the splines tomorrow, and then finalize the model and print it. That way I...
04-19-15, 04:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,723
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Boom! 446039 Can someone please tell me the...

Boom!
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Can someone please tell me the exact specs for the Shimano rollerbrake splines?
04-19-15, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,723
Posted By wroomwroomoops

This is an old thread but the topic is now quite...

This is an old thread but the topic is now quite interesting for me. I want to fit Shimano roller brakes to hubs with disk brake rotor mounting holes. This is more doable than it sounds. I'll design...
04-19-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,562
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Is the Alfine 11 compatible with the Shimano...

Is the Alfine 11 compatible with the Shimano roller brakes? It needs a special spline for that.

Edit: answer is NOPE. Shimano uses exclusively disk brakes with the Alfine (8 and 11) hubs. A pity,...
04-19-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,562
Posted By wroomwroomoops

I see/saw that the Nexus 7 is quite widespread...

I see/saw that the Nexus 7 is quite widespread around here, so I assume it's less terrible than the Nexus 8. The best IGH for our weather seems to be the Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub. I have nothing...
04-19-15, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,562
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Well, nice review I guess, but for me any IGH...

Well, nice review I guess, but for me any IGH review must also mention the performance in low temperature weather (-10 to -20 C). Nexus 8 was rubbish at low temperatures, but nothing as bad as as...
04-19-15, 03:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By wroomwroomoops

If I understand the gist of this problem here, we...

If I understand the gist of this problem here, we have a dilemma whether this is a scratch or a crack. Would it not be simple enough to find out by means of a very thin blade jammed into the crack -...
04-18-15, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,706
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Here it is. If you want the STL file so you can...

Here it is. If you want the STL file so you can print the Presta adapter yourself, contact me or better yet, post here.
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04-18-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By wroomwroomoops

I replaced the Continental Contact with a...

I replaced the Continental Contact with a Schwalbe Marathon. Suggest fun and creative ways to get rid of the Continental tire.
04-18-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,706
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Hey all, I am making these adapters from Nylon,...

Hey all, I am making these adapters from Nylon, using a 3D printer! Yay!!
I've been making other bicycle parts and tools by 3D printing (and all were my own designs) but earlier I didn't have...
04-16-15, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,853
Posted By wroomwroomoops

First of all let me preface my post with this: I...

First of all let me preface my post with this: I think i am getting a bit irritated because I think that either the LBS or Cannondale are trying to pull a fast one on you. At the moment all you have...
04-16-15, 02:42 PM
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Posted By wroomwroomoops

Take the following as a purely "just in case"...

Take the following as a purely "just in case" type of advice: If/when you do receive that written confirmation from Cannondale, tell your spouse or partner about it and where you put it.
04-16-15, 02:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Aright, thanks. Really, there is no need to...

Aright, thanks.

Really, there is no need to buy Continental in a world where Schwalbe exists. I was suckered into the purchase by an attractively low price for a puncture resistant tire. Never...
04-15-15, 01:44 PM
Replies: 43
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Posted By wroomwroomoops

Eh, as a last resort you could ask Cannondale to...

Eh, as a last resort you could ask Cannondale to send YOU a written statement, and not just get an oral confirmation like "yeah, you know, Cannondale told us, so ....". In case you do faceplant, or...
04-15-15, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Thanks Joe - I learned a new term today: pinking...

Thanks Joe - I learned a new term today: pinking shears :)



I bloody well hope it does! This is helluva shoddy.
04-15-15, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By wroomwroomoops

I checked today in the morning, and as I...

I checked today in the morning, and as I suspected, the brakepads are not rubbing against the tire. The nearest points between tire and pad are about 3 mm apart when the lever is depressed.

You...
04-14-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Thank you all. Great stuff, as usual in this...

Thank you all. Great stuff, as usual in this subforum.

In spite of the consensus, however, I think the brake pads aren't actually touching the tire. I will double-check tomorrow and, as usual, ...
04-14-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 966
Posted By wroomwroomoops

In all my years of cycling, I had to replace a...

In all my years of cycling, I had to replace a bottom bracket only once. Granted, I am a light cyclist (61 Kg) but still, a BB is not a component you need to have in stock necessarily. Tubes and...
04-14-15, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 966
Posted By wroomwroomoops

New and improved is motivated purely by profit...

New and improved is motivated purely by profit for bicycle spare parts company.

What the problem used to be, with standard square taper cartridge BB: it lasted a long time and you could easily...
04-14-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Is this dangerous? Fabric falling apart right above bead.

Hello all. This is the situation on a relatively new (only 7 months of light usage) 26x1.75" Continental Contact Extra Light (presumably a puncture resistant tire) - see photos:

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04-08-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By wroomwroomoops

All those should be divided in two distinct...

All those should be divided in two distinct categories: noise that is in sync with pedal rotation and noise that is in sync with wheel rotation. This distinction makes diagnosis much easier. For the...
04-08-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,853
Posted By wroomwroomoops

I won't say anything too new, but maybe put this...

I won't say anything too new, but maybe put this situation into a bit of perspective: carbon fiber composite frames (and components in general) command a premium price. That implies also a premium...
04-07-15, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,421
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Setups with riveted chainrings are typically very...

Setups with riveted chainrings are typically very cheap (and bad quality). But they are also usually made of steel, so they'll last quite a lot longer than even aluminium 7075.
04-07-15, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,421
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Yay for square taper! But I admit, my second...

Yay for square taper! But I admit, my second most favourite pedal interface is octalink.

To the OP: I am not quite sure why is octalink even relevant to your question. Just get a suitable BCD 104...
04-07-15, 03:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,489
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Indeed, ask Svante Arrhenius: 443647

Indeed, ask Svante Arrhenius:
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04-06-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,489
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Fortunately I have 0 latex tires. I will fold my...

Fortunately I have 0 latex tires. I will fold my tires in three loops as the video suggests, put them in plastic bags and in a dark cupboard. Selling them is just too much fuss I have no time for.
04-06-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,489
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Thank you for your kindness. Apparently I can't...

Thank you for your kindness. Apparently I can't do that, though: too many lines.
04-06-15, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,489
Posted By wroomwroomoops

There was a time, before I got married and had a...

There was a time, before I got married and had a son, when I had more disposable income and time, so I both could afford to buy some nice puncture resistant tires, and studded tires, and I used them...
04-05-15, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,489
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Thanks a lot FBinNY - always great advice from...

Thanks a lot FBinNY - always great advice from you. This method is pretty simple yet brilliant. I just folded a crappy continental folding tire using this method.
04-05-15, 08:08 PM
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Posted By wroomwroomoops

Nah, my bike is really quite jack. It doesn't...

Nah, my bike is really quite jack. It doesn't belong even in the same universe as these nice bikes here. I'll snap a few pics tomorrow and post in the jackass thread.
04-05-15, 07:23 PM
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Views: 334,661
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Apart the issue with the drop bars, wouldn't a...

Apart the issue with the drop bars, wouldn't a singlespeed benefit from a rear brake?
04-05-15, 07:14 PM
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Views: 334,661
Posted By wroomwroomoops

I re-built my summer singlespeed commuter, but I...

I re-built my summer singlespeed commuter, but I am bashful to post it here - I see slick, component-free fixed gears with impeccable paint.

I think I'll post mine in the jackass thread, even...
04-05-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,489
Posted By wroomwroomoops

Best way to fold a folding tire for very long storage

Is there an optimal method, apart from not folding at all, to fold your tires, so that there is no damage to the beads or deformation of the tire overall, after years of storage?
04-05-15, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,879
Posted By wroomwroomoops

I get that you'd want to keep the tires in a dark...

I get that you'd want to keep the tires in a dark place with no ozone, and possibly no oxygen.... but dry? Why does it matter if the place is dry or wet?
04-05-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,234
Posted By wroomwroomoops

That makes sense. In which case blue loctite...

That makes sense. In which case blue loctite makes most sense, as it creates a reversible bond (i.e. you can, eventually, remove the bosses if you really need/want to).

EDIT: don't use red...
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