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Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 515,579
Posted By Davet

I have 2 all black bikes. Hampsten carbon...

I have 2 all black bikes.

Hampsten carbon Tournesal Leger and a Serotta Atlanta.
...
04-05-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By Davet

Maybe thereís a spacer in between cassette and...

Maybe thereís a spacer in between cassette and hub body that doesnít belong there.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 706
Posted By Davet

Why not bleed them anyway, just to be sure thatís...

Why not bleed them anyway, just to be sure thatís not the issue.
03-29-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Davet

Try grasping the caliper at the front and...

Try grasping the caliper at the front and twisty/wiggly pull it out
03-27-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 642
Posted By Davet

As others mentioned, ACE Hardware has a very...

As others mentioned, ACE Hardware has a very good selection of fasteners in stainless metric.
03-13-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 416
Posted By Davet

This should be taped to every toolbox!

This should be taped to every toolbox!
01-03-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By Davet

[QUOTE=csibi_david;22360097]It's 70mm,...

[QUOTE=csibi_david;22360097]It's 70mm, italian[/QUOTEAny Italian threaded bottom bracket that is compatible with Shimano 5600, 6600, 7800 or 7900 cranks will work for you,
11-30-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 889
Posted By Davet

As said above; get a Kool Stop bead jack. It will...

As said above; get a Kool Stop bead jack. It will make difficult tire mounting much easier and save your thumbs....
11-08-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 935
Posted By Davet

Italian threaded bottom bracket? The drive side...

Italian threaded bottom bracket? The drive side threads seem to be righty-tighty
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,183
Posted By Davet

e-mail the pics to me and I’ll post them for you....

e-mail the pics to me and I’ll post them for you.

Tap my user name and that will get you to the e-mail link.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,183
Posted By Davet

I think thereís more than a few Merlin lovers on...

I think thereís more than a few Merlin lovers on this forum but you have been of little help. Pictures and the serial number would be a HUGE help.
11-02-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Davet

Since the overall spacing of 9 and 10-speed...

Since the overall spacing of 9 and 10-speed cassettes are the same overall width, your 9-speed downtube shifters will work but with the rear shifter in the friction mode only.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,183
Posted By Davet

That was common on a lot of Merlins. Tom Kellog...

That was common on a lot of Merlins. Tom Kellog of Spectum bicycles worked with Merlin to design the geos for Merlin. Also Merlin built the Spectrum frames to Tom's specifications.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,183
Posted By Davet

Merlin Metalworks has undergone many ownership...

Merlin Metalworks has undergone many ownership changes in the last 20 years. I doubt that meticulous records were kept during all of these

Your best bet to find the info youíre looking for is to...
09-21-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By Davet

No. The derailleur can be adjusted so it shifts...

No. The derailleur can be adjusted so it shifts sort of OK in the first few or last few of the cogs on the 10-speed cassette but the shifts get progressively worse as the der advances across the...
09-20-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By Davet

Yes! As I said, it will work perfectly with your...

Yes! As I said, it will work perfectly with your 10 speed components. My wife has been running this combination on her bike for many years.
09-20-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 834
Posted By Davet

You can use a Shimano 9-speed MTB GS rear...

You can use a Shimano 9-speed MTB GS rear derailleur. This is very common with the touring guys. Works perfectly with your 6700 components.
09-07-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Davet

Mullan is good in its own funky way. I think you...

Mullan is good in its own funky way. I think you will enjoy it though it’s a very small community. They’re proud of their history and who they are.

Wallace is only 12 miles down the trail from...
09-02-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 647
Posted By Davet

I use the Tacx jockey wheels for my bikes. I have...

I use the Tacx jockey wheels for my bikes. I have the tree of bushings that you show in your pic. I measured the bushings and find that 2 pair of them have a 6mm hole.

If youíd like Iíd be happy...
08-13-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,522
Posted By Davet

The Kool Stop pads have better modulation, they...

The Kool Stop pads have better modulation, they feel more progressive and seem kind to the rims, they don't pick up little shards of aluminum like the Shimano pads do. They just feel all around...
07-26-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Davet

Montana is pretty smokey right now and it;s hard...

Montana is pretty smokey right now and it;s hard to say what the conditions will be in the future.
07-25-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 657
Posted By Davet

During the 10-speed era, weren't there different...

During the 10-speed era, weren't there different specs for different hub/cassette combos that required different thickness spacers to be used? Maybe you’re suffering from this. Is there a spacer, or...
07-10-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By Davet

Most LBS that I know have a variety of the brake...

Most LBS that I know have a variety of the brake nuts in stock. Check with yours.
06-14-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 155,800
Posted By Davet

info regarding this over at the Paceline forum:...

info regarding this over at the Paceline forum: https://forums.thepaceline.net/showpost.php?p=2941565&postcount=17
06-03-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,559
Posted By Davet

The flat washer sits on top of the cable, between...

The flat washer sits on top of the cable, between the cable fixing bolt and the cable. The cable is then pressed directly against the derailleur body which has the groove, not the washer. Pretty easy.
05-31-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By Davet

Have you tried flushing/relubing the shifter...

Have you tried flushing/relubing the shifter internals? Old and gunked up grease is most often the problem with misbehaving shifters. Try it first. WD40 the internal mechanism, work the shifters...
Forum: Europe
05-30-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By Davet

The Euro Velo 6 routes have many great routes...

The Euro Velo 6 routes have many great routes throughout Europe. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EV6_The_Rivers_Route
Forum: Introductions
05-30-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By Davet

The EV6, Euro Velo 6, Rivers Route offers many...

The EV6, Euro Velo 6, Rivers Route offers many routes through many countries. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EV6_The_Rivers_Route
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By Davet

I use NFS chain lube on all of our bikes, both...

I use NFS chain lube on all of our bikes, both here in the US and in Mexico. I also use NFS in Mexico for anything that has moving metal-to-metal contact; gate hinges and pivots, car doors, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Davet

23Lbs? Is your entire cockpit made by Brooks? :)...

23Lbs? Is your entire cockpit made by Brooks? :) My 59cm steel bike weighs slightly less than that.
04-27-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,111
Posted By Davet

You can use a long cage version of Shimano 5600,...

You can use a long cage version of Shimano 5600, 5700, 6600, 6700, 7800, 7900 rear derailleurs. No need removing the cage to your derailleur, just swap the derailleur out. Pretty easy.

Or as...
04-20-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Davet

For whatever reason that the springs are needed,...

For whatever reason that the springs are needed, your LBS should have handfuls of them, at reasonable if any cost.

Small diameter of the springs point inboard.
04-17-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By Davet

Here are pics that canada184 sent me. ...

Here are pics that canada184 sent me.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/828x1104/8e08b518_d441_47c3_bb3d_75aefd1e92fc_d4b52b24a2e052f4b13b5a7f5ebfb76b1b92a97b.jpeg...
03-12-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By Davet

I do, lightly. If you don’t, the chainring...

I do, lightly. If you don’t, the chainring bolts/nuts/chainrings can become one piece.
02-28-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,196
Posted By Davet

As Iride01 said, the model number is imprinted on...

As Iride01 said, the model number is imprinted on the plastic body of the shifter. Peel the rear portion of the hood forward and the number is right there. In this case: “STR7000”
...
02-06-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,399
Posted By Davet

I see what you did there! very good!

I see what you did there!


very good!
01-29-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 923
Posted By Davet

oversized pulleys wonít fit in the stock...

oversized pulleys wonít fit in the stock derailleur cages, thereís not enough room when the chain is installed.
01-24-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,339
Posted By Davet

Using a Shimano 9-speed MTB rear derailleur with...

Using a Shimano 9-speed MTB rear derailleur with 10-speed Shimano road shifters is extremely common with the touring crowd and quite common with older riders (that would be me) who want better...
01-19-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,266
Posted By Davet

Hereís a pic of the OPís front derailleur. ...

Hereís a pic of the OPís front derailleur.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/dffffbe3_83ee_4283_b4e3_9a2b2e8877a1_5cce5e37e23773d5cecb4acf9b63c943155b2665.jpeg
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01-18-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,305
Posted By Davet

Why not replace the bearings? Good quality #25...

Why not replace the bearings? Good quality #25 are literally pennies and you will have a known when you rebuild your BB.
01-16-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,301
Posted By Davet

Iíve had the stainless WERA Hex-plus for years...

Iíve had the stainless WERA Hex-plus for years and really like them for their fit and precision fit. If the black WERA are ďHex-plusĒ they will be the same as the stainless.
01-11-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 916
Posted By Davet

I have these two Feedback Sports stands. I’ve...

I have these two Feedback Sports stands. I’ve used both for years to build and repair bikes. Each has its benefits but for heavy-duty jobs I prefer the Sprint. ...
12-30-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,071
Posted By Davet

The ST 5700 shifters you have are STI. All 5700...

The ST 5700 shifters you have are STI. All 5700 shifters are. So, the ST 5700 STI hoods you are looking at are the correct hoods for your 5700 shifters.

The ST 5800 hoods won’t fit your shifters.
12-16-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,745
Posted By Davet

Unlikely the bike you saw was Italian. Columbus...

Unlikely the bike you saw was Italian. Columbus tubes have been/are being used by hundreds of bicycle and frame builders throughout North America.
11-27-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,008
Posted By Davet

10-speed crank and chainrings work perfectly with...

10-speed crank and chainrings work perfectly with otherwise 11-speed shifters/derailleurs/cassettes. I kept my 10-speed Ultegra crank when I upgraded my bike to 11-speed.
11-13-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,853
Posted By Davet

The chain is routed like this, NOT across the...

The chain is routed like this, NOT across the tab.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1520x2000/5dcf8642_2537_475f_b49e_4ce1d2f7609c_aa44be865f47daf7d4ed19ea497acf72313f75db.jpeg
11-13-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,853
Posted By Davet

Here’s the OP’s pics. I’ll echo what others have...

Here’s the OP’s pics. I’ll echo what others have said, the chain is not supposed to ride on that tab. The chain goes on the other side of the tab, directly from the top pulley to the bottom pulley.
...
11-13-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,853
Posted By Davet

email the pics to me: (davetspokane1@comcast.net)...

email the pics to me: (davetspokane1@comcast.net) and Iíll post them here for you. Remove the ( ) for my link.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Davet

Contact HED. I’ve always found them to be...

Contact HED. I’ve always found them to be responsive to inquiries.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By Davet

Your choice of derailleur will be determined by...

Your choice of derailleur will be determined by the brand of shifters youíre going to use, i.e. Shimano with Shimano, Campagnolo with Campagnolo, etc.
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