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11-18-07, 06:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,063
Posted By wrench

Just ride the pedal and all will be well for many...

Just ride the pedal and all will be well for many a year. Don't try dissassembly as even with the correct tool it is not an easy task to get the preload correct unless you are used to doing it. If...
11-07-07, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By wrench

PS Acros ceramic bearings are warrantied for 24...

PS
Acros ceramic bearings are warrantied for 24 months, which is 22 months longer than the average X-type cartridge is lasting!!! They like jetwashes.
11-07-07, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By wrench

Had a guy in the shop recently with a nice clean...

Had a guy in the shop recently with a nice clean Specialised S-Works in for a service. His forks were full of water, as was the seat tube, freehub(hope), BB X-type bearings, headset, rims and outer...
11-03-07, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 421
Posted By wrench

Assuming you've got Hayes so1e and you mean 2mm...

Assuming you've got Hayes so1e and you mean 2mm not 2cm then try this:-
If you have a 2cm gap- visit your LBS now as something is seriously amiss with your caliper mount and you may need an adaptor...
11-02-07, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,053
Posted By wrench

Wet and dry the decal off and redo the clearcoat...

Wet and dry the decal off and redo the clearcoat with several layers of spray!!
11-02-07, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,035
Posted By wrench

Put the disc in the dishwasher next time you do a...

Put the disc in the dishwasher next time you do a load to decontaminate it. Disc Brake cleaner is ok but a dishwasher is better!!
Ensure the springs that hold the pads apart are at full strength to...
11-01-07, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,335
Posted By wrench

Hi TallSteve This problem has occurred with a...

Hi TallSteve
This problem has occurred with a number of Shimano, Bontrager and lately Hope wheels. The crack/creak is invariably caused by the smooth end of the axle stub rubbing on the inside of...
10-31-07, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By wrench

Imm extra will not affect the build as long as...

Imm extra will not affect the build as long as the rim is double-walled. Go for it but make sure the spoke tensions match of the spokes on each side are the same asthe others on that side (pluck with...
10-28-07, 04:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,502
Posted By wrench

As a pro wheelbuilder and a 250lb Clyde I use and...

As a pro wheelbuilder and a 250lb Clyde I use and would recommend Mavic CXP33 36 hole rims. They are the only ones which have stood the test of time. Tried lots of others but the CXP33's are the...
10-28-07, 04:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,668
Posted By wrench

Great idea to use an electronic guitar tuner!...

Great idea to use an electronic guitar tuner! Mine has both aural mode as well as plugged in mode. If it works on a classical guitar it can work on a wheel. Gonna ditch my tensiometer tomorrow and...
10-27-07, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,668
Posted By wrench

Got to admit I use a DT Tensiometer daily in my...

Got to admit I use a DT Tensiometer daily in my work now but had loads of fun with a cheap keyboard, relating spoke tension to notes on the keyboard. F# on the drive side of an average MTB wheel does...
10-24-07, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,208
Posted By wrench

I build daily in the shop and use the Spokey Pro...

I build daily in the shop and use the Spokey Pro version. Cheap as chips, fast, comfy and never rounds a nipple. I must have collected every key availble over the years and still use a spokey. The...
10-24-07, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By wrench

Steev is correct. If you have already got an...

Steev is correct. If you have already got an external bearing fitted then the odds are that the facing has already been done. Try to fit an Acros ceramic bearing though as the Shimano and Race face...
03-26-07, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By wrench

Stan's

As Trek dealers we have tried the Bontrager tubeless combo for a while and it works fine until you have to get the tyre off again. On the trail it's a nightmare, even breaking Park tyrelevers!!...
11-01-06, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 793
Posted By wrench

Totally agree with Cavernmech. Twisted spokes are...

Totally agree with Cavernmech. Twisted spokes are pointless and make a poor wheel. Used to do these Snowflake pattern wheels for young jumping tigers many years ago but stopped doing them as they...
10-19-06, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By wrench

Use a P-clip to attach your rack to the seatstay...

Use a P-clip to attach your rack to the seatstay instead.
10-19-06, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,281
Posted By wrench

All shimano stiff works well but the 105 will be...

All shimano stiff works well but the 105 will be lighter, crisper,more accurate, last longer look better and be a joy to use compared with the cheaper stuff. Sounds like you've already chosen Sora...
10-19-06, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,834
Posted By wrench

Get your Local friendly bike shop to check the...

Get your Local friendly bike shop to check the dropouts with their alignment tool and have them check the wheel dish at the same time. Then you will know for sure
10-19-06, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,757
Posted By wrench

Get a red and a yellow Spokey. You'll use red...

Get a red and a yellow Spokey. You'll use red most of the time on DT & Sapim spokes. They are cheap, don't round nipples as they fit all 4 sides, last for years and are light. I use them in the shop...
10-09-06, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,931
Posted By wrench

Top jockey wheels can get very worn and the teeth...

Top jockey wheels can get very worn and the teeth become pointed. Spares are easy to get but you must get the correct one for your mech.
10-05-06, 08:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,305
Posted By wrench

Verrrry spooky:eek: I am a retired teacher who...

Verrrry spooky:eek: I am a retired teacher who is now a bike shop mechanic and wheelbuilder. I learn wheelbuilding when when I was working in a bike shop before I became a teacher. Got sick of...
10-05-06, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,427
Posted By wrench

Carbon Fiblre is hard to cut straight without the...

Carbon Fiblre is hard to cut straight without the proper tool (Park SG6 threadless saw guide) but you can get away with using a fine hacksaw blade(big one not junior hacksaw type) and run it against...
10-05-06, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,713
Posted By wrench

All rims wear away if you have rim brakes, more...

All rims wear away if you have rim brakes, more so in winter on cruddy rides. There is a trade off between rim thickness and weight and some rims have wear indicators to tell you when to replace...
10-05-06, 07:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,444
Posted By wrench

Don't get anywheels that have not been hand built...

Don't get anywheels that have not been hand built by a wheelsmith who knows you. Try to keep off aluminium frames, they will eventually crack with your weight (been there, done it 3 times). Carbon...
10-05-06, 07:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,364
Posted By wrench

Heading to the bike shop to have a natter with...

Heading to the bike shop to have a natter with the crew there and then up into the Hills to a nice little cafe on the edge of the moors on my old Marin Pine Mountain. I had a crash a year ago when I...
10-05-06, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By wrench

Same thing happens with Assos bibs. If your...

Same thing happens with Assos bibs. If your worried about your 'bits' showing, do what the pros do and stuff your spare paper hankies down there.
10-01-06, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By wrench

Slightly kinked is ok but if severe then you...

Slightly kinked is ok but if severe then you stand the chance of the tyre bead coming unseated, leading to a blowout. Dodgy if its a front wheel! Your local bike shop should have the tools and...
10-01-06, 03:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 827
Posted By wrench

Use Vredestein Fortezza tricomp 700x23 at 145lb...

Use Vredestein Fortezza tricomp 700x23 at 145lb pressure. For winter hacking, Vredestein Ricorso 700x23take some beating and are cheap.
10-01-06, 03:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,713
Posted By wrench

I build a lot of wheels with Mavic CXP33's for...

I build a lot of wheels with Mavic CXP33's for Clydesdale customers on road bikes. They don't come back with problems. I ride them myself and as a pro wheelbuilder I can use any I want!!! 36 hole...
10-01-06, 03:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,259
Posted By wrench

Go for carbon, less likely to fatigue crack over...

Go for carbon, less likely to fatigue crack over time. Ensure you buy a frame with a good lifetime warranty like Trek etc.
09-27-06, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,607
Posted By wrench

Sounds like yo've got yourself a rare animal, a...

Sounds like yo've got yourself a rare animal, a really good bike shop. Cultivate the man. Good luck.
09-21-06, 12:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,607
Posted By wrench

I've run Lemonds for the past few years as a...

I've run Lemonds for the past few years as a winter bike. Lovely and stable, long top tubes and relaxed angles make it climb superbly and is really comfyfor long club runs. I'm 6'2" and ride a 59cm....
09-17-06, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By wrench

Go down the new bike route. A Trek 820 mountain...

Go down the new bike route. A Trek 820 mountain bike will be perfect for you. Dont bother with the road tyres. Just ride.
04-01-06, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By wrench

Totally agree with Matt. Get it flipped. Quite a...

Totally agree with Matt. Get it flipped. Quite a few customers have had this done over the years to give themselves a slightly higher position, especially for winter training.
04-01-06, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By wrench

My Park shop aprons hava an embroidered logo...

My Park shop aprons hava an embroidered logo which is 9cm across at its widest point.
Whatever turns you on bud.
04-01-06, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,857
Posted By wrench

I've just built a Rolhoff 500/14 into a 26" wheel...

I've just built a Rolhoff 500/14 into a 26" wheel and fitted it into an Orange P7. Nice and easy. All bits needed came with the Rolhoff. What a hub. What an easy gear change.What a price!. On test as...
03-21-06, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,858
Posted By wrench

Try Shimano site for full installation/service...

Try Shimano site for full installation/service instructions
-rear mech http://cycle.shimano-eu.com/media/cycling/techdocs/en/bikecomponents/RD/SI-rd6600_v1_m56577569830537869.pdf
-front shifter ...
03-20-06, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By wrench

Try SRAM X.0. Quality and reasonable proce

Try SRAM X.0. Quality and reasonable proce
03-19-06, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,304
Posted By wrench

Never, ever use aluminium nipples. It will all...

Never, ever use aluminium nipples. It will all end in tears eventually. Nice though they are they will corrode but they do not cause spoke failure. They are the weakest link!
03-18-06, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By wrench

With gentle persuasion from a flat-bladed...

With gentle persuasion from a flat-bladed screwdriver between the frame and the concave 'washer'. Remove shifters first and protect frame with a samll piece of thin plastic (bottle)
03-06-06, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By wrench

Use Loctite 222 low strength (purple) on the BB...

Use Loctite 222 low strength (purple) on the BB threads on assembly. This will prevent movemment and allow removal at a later date.
03-05-06, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By wrench

These are available from Sapim distributors. My...

These are available from Sapim distributors. My advice is to forget using them. The heads have a tendency to shear off! But if you must, make sure that they are evenly tensioned. See...
03-05-06, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 590
Posted By wrench

In the workshop the forks are left on the bike....

In the workshop the forks are left on the bike. Lower legs removed for cleaning/changing seals etc.
Forum: Touring
03-01-06, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By wrench

Get someone to measure your inside leg !!! in cm...

Get someone to measure your inside leg !!! in cm and then multiply it by 0.663. This will give you the size of frame you need in cm (measured centre of bottom bracket to top of seat tube). It's...
Forum: Touring
03-01-06, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By wrench

Race Blades fit disc braked bikes. Easy to...

Race Blades fit disc braked bikes. Easy to install. You may want to replace the straps with zip ties for touring.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-06, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By wrench

I've had two Dura-ace posts fail at the bond. Got...

I've had two Dura-ace posts fail at the bond. Got them replaced but have lost faith.
02-25-06, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By wrench

With spokecalc always round down. So use 299 on...

With spokecalc always round down. So use 299 on left and 297 on drive side.
02-24-06, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By wrench

An admirable and challenging project HanZ. I wish...

An admirable and challenging project HanZ. I wish you success. If you need pics of the DT tensiometer for reference, please ask.
02-23-06, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By wrench

Sorry, My DT Tensiometer has no manufacturer...

Sorry, My DT Tensiometer has no manufacturer number on the dial gauge. The dial face only has the DT logo. Could be a custom job! The gauge is not calibrated in kgf but in 0-10. It comes with a...
02-18-06, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,991
Posted By wrench

Use a thin file or Dremel with a thin cut-off...

Use a thin file or Dremel with a thin cut-off disc to cut a slot in each screw and use a standard screwdriver. Some of the old 8spd XT's do not have a plastic plug and you have to extract the...
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