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05-15-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By jimc101

Cane Creek do separates, something like a Cane...

Cane Creek do separates, something like a Cane Creek zs44/28.6/h15 if you can find one, you would need to replace the whole of the top assembly, your bottom one can be left undisturbed.
05-14-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 260
Posted By jimc101

Would be looking for any other issues as well, if...

Would be looking for any other issues as well, if the rim has failed, there are probably more issue the bike has, the bike isn't that old, but old enough for it to be worn out, and not economically...
05-08-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By jimc101

Unless it's a specific tool for bikes, you're far...

Unless it's a specific tool for bikes, you're far better to look at alternative sources (be it automotive/industrial supply/hardware stores) for just about all tools. The only people who really need...
05-05-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By jimc101

If you lock your bike using the U-lock through...

If you lock your bike using the U-lock through the rear wheel, is there that much need for at Pitlock?

Given the design of that rear end, if someone really wanted the rear wheel, they would...
05-05-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By jimc101

Your old fork didn't have a 1 1/4" tube, it would...

Your old fork didn't have a 1 1/4" tube, it would have been tapered.

Not too sure how you would have got a Kashima coated fork today in 1 1/8" as 1 1/8" is a dead format in all but low end today...
04-20-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By jimc101

Yes with the rims (any rims can be made tubeless...

Yes with the rims (any rims can be made tubeless with the appropriate conversion kit)

No with those tires, you will need tubeless specific ones
04-19-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By jimc101

The chainset rings should last a lot longer than...

The chainset rings should last a lot longer than the cassette, if these are looking pointed (like shark teeth) then it's time to start looking for replacements, that said, if you need to replace the...
04-18-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By jimc101

leave it, it wont make any difference to anything

leave it, it wont make any difference to anything
04-18-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By jimc101

Any 135mm freehub (HG) disc hub will do, the only...

Any 135mm freehub (HG) disc hub will do, the only options you have are the disc mounting spec at 135mm, either 6 bolt, or centerlock, if your disc is still usable, go with 6 bolt, for ease of use,...
04-18-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 610
Posted By jimc101

From what your saying (and this is where photos...

From what your saying (and this is where photos are really useful) it sound more like the hanger has broken, rather then the RD, as the RD only has a single bolt holding it on, where as most hangers...
04-18-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 610
Posted By jimc101

You have 105, but which 105? as this groupset has...

You have 105, but which 105? as this groupset has been around for well over 30 years now in different versions. The current version being R7000, previous 5800 (both 11 speed), then 5700, 5600 (both...
04-09-21, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By jimc101

If looking to service, would also look at the...

If looking to service, would also look at the cost of replacement with lower end Shimano, say MT200, to see if there is any price difference,

In general hydro brakes at the caliper have little in...
04-09-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By jimc101

A few things to consider, why is the seller...

A few things to consider, why is the seller selling this, There are plenty of bike for sale with 'little' imperfections/damage like this, got to wonder why they are selling, do they know how the...
04-06-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By jimc101

Shimano? DM-RAFC001-03-ENG.pdf (shimano.com)...

Shimano?

DM-RAFC001-03-ENG.pdf (shimano.com) (https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/dm/RAFC001/DM-RAFC001-03-ENG.pdf)
04-06-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,313
Posted By jimc101

And your bust just about every bolt on your bike...

And your bust just about every bolt on your bike if you use one like that, the max you will ever realistically go on a bike in 40/50nm 29/37 LB FT for a cassette lockring (Shimano 40nm/Campag 50nm),...
04-06-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By jimc101

Can you get the part? if it's not on the SI, your...

Can you get the part? if it's not on the SI, your not getting it, so that limits user serviceability, maybe you could find a broken one to salvage from, but often parts are pinned/joined together in...
04-05-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 515
Posted By jimc101

Would use caution if stripping them down,...

Would use caution if stripping them down, generally Shimano (and all bike parts) only have limited serviceability, in both availability of parts, and they are often not designed to be user serviced....
03-26-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By jimc101

If it has done so little distance, would look at...

If it has done so little distance, would look at cleaning the rotor/pads first, get some disc brake cleaner (Halfords sell it, but a good LBS should be cheaper) and then bed the pads in.

Initially...
03-26-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By jimc101

My best results with these have been selling them...

My best results with these have been selling them on ebay, and buying better ones, as people pay a lot for low end parts (don't know why), but would agree that even these would be better than the...
03-26-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By jimc101

Nothing wrong with the Shimano tool TLFC16, which...

Nothing wrong with the Shimano tool TLFC16, which at least in my area is about 1/3 the price of the Park tool and does exactly the same job. All it is, is to pretension the crank arm fixing bolt, and...
03-26-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By jimc101

Yes it works, overkill for the job, + your need a...

Yes it works, overkill for the job, + your need a 5mm hex wrench and a rubber mallet is useful
03-26-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By jimc101

Just get yourself some decent rotors, i.e....

Just get yourself some decent rotors, i.e. Shimano Deore level and above (nothing that says resin pads only like the RT56 which are junk)

If you were going to look at floating rotors , thinking...
03-14-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By jimc101

Agree 3x10 will be around for a very long time,...

Agree 3x10 will be around for a very long time, but if past Shimano is anything to go by, they will consolidate their ranges dramatically, losing the high end, although the XT level should be...
03-14-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By jimc101

At XT level, and XT crank would be the same...

At XT level, and XT crank would be the same quality!

Unless you have to have XT, any Shimano (HT2 with the same ratio chainrings) crank will be of a usable spec, maybe a little heavies, not the...
03-14-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 231
Posted By jimc101

ID the crank, and find the width it needs?

ID the crank, and find the width it needs?
02-28-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By jimc101

If it's coming loose weekly, what damage has been...

If it's coming loose weekly, what damage has been done? maybe worth inspecting the cones/races before doing it up tightly?
02-25-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By jimc101

Bit confused with what you have, a quick image...

Bit confused with what you have, a quick image search of the Raleigh Mustang from the last 4-5 years, all have QR axles, not thru axles, for both front and rear wheels.

Photos (you need a few more...
02-23-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,565
Posted By jimc101

Price and availability, before the early 00's...

Price and availability, before the early 00's Campag (at least in the UK) was just as cheap, if not cheaper than Shimano, and you could get it anywhere, then for whatever reason, they chose not to...
02-21-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By jimc101

I could understand this if it was something that...

I could understand this if it was something that you did at home, but the OP has a 2020 bike, so effectively new, and the the work was done at a bike shop, which appears to have messed up big time,...
02-20-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By jimc101

If the BB shell was un-marked before the install,...

If the BB shell was un-marked before the install, would be wanting a new frame, or at minimum a factory re-paint, as that is messed up, the BB condition is the last of the issues with that, for such...
02-14-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By jimc101

A little bit more info! What brakes are you...

A little bit more info!

What brakes are you using, as in calipers or discs?

Highly unlikely you would have 'washed' any lubricant away from the shifters themselves, unless you were using a high...
02-13-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By jimc101

The M591, one of the most universal RD out there,...

The M591, one of the most universal RD out there, works with anything road 10 speed and down, and anything MTB 9 speed and down, good choice!
02-12-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By jimc101

Thats half the bike, unless you have either a...

Thats half the bike, unless you have either a good stock of spares/can get spares very cheap, or the bike is free, thinking you would be far better looking for a more viable option, do the math to...
02-07-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By jimc101

11 speed 11-34 cassette is the only 11 speed road...

11 speed 11-34 cassette is the only 11 speed road cassette compatible with a 10 speed hub, as with other, why, the upgrade from 4600 (2017 is this what you have, or 4700?)-R7000 will be nice, but...
02-06-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By jimc101

A question was asked, and an answer for that...

A question was asked, and an answer for that question was given, no that answer may not have been what you or the OP wanted to hear, but it was a realistic answer, given the original question, really...
02-06-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By jimc101

Would really look at the pads and maybe rotors, I...

Would really look at the pads and maybe rotors, I had high wear, leading to poor breaking using stock resin pads on Shimano CX77 brakes ( up to a point that I needed to stop and adjust after every...
02-06-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 544
Posted By jimc101

Possible, perfectly, but very expensive, but...

Possible, perfectly, but very expensive, but would budget 700 minimum if you can do it yourself, 8-1200 if you need to get a LBS to do it, add to that, availability for road hydraulic discs has...
02-01-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By jimc101

Not sure what the retro scene is for the US, but...

Not sure what the retro scene is for the US, but for the UK, there has been a cut off of 1997 for a while now as what is considered 'retro', which would count as BITD, Admittedly, the UK was a few...
01-27-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,048
Posted By jimc101

For what your asking about, none of the brands...

For what your asking about, none of the brands you have mentioned come anywhere near what would normally considered as low end, even the cheapest Rock Shox are expensive vs true low end, Fox are a...
01-21-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By jimc101

Being as the rest is as you say is 'mint' that a...

Being as the rest is as you say is 'mint' that a little surprising, for the analogy to Rapidfire (+) you can often get these to work again, I recently had a shifter that would miss shifts, pulled it...
01-21-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By jimc101

Pretty much impossible question to answer without...

Pretty much impossible question to answer without knowing the exact model/year of the bike, and then if there were any regional differences.

As you don't seem to trust the shop (which then you...
01-21-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By jimc101

7 speed is 7 speed, the basics haven't changed,...

7 speed is 7 speed, the basics haven't changed, and are all inter-compatible.

Would look at why the RH shifter isn't working, is it gummed up, can it be flushed and fixed?
01-21-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By jimc101

Either you asked the wrong questions at the bike...

Either you asked the wrong questions at the bike shop, they failed to ask the right questions, or their just plain incompetent.

You have a 8 speed bike, the 10 speed cassette won't work, ever with...
01-20-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By jimc101

I get you on function, I swapped a set of Campag...

I get you on function, I swapped a set of Campag brakes (everything else on the bike is Campag) for Shimano as I could never get them to work well (single pivot skeleton at the rear)

If you have a...
01-20-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By jimc101

Yes, it will work, but a few thinks to take into...

Yes, it will work, but a few thinks to take into consideration.

Cranks generally don't care what groupset they are mixed with speed wise, you should have no issues mixing anything from 7-11 speed....
01-20-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By jimc101

Their Italian, not French (Formula), and try...

Their Italian, not French (Formula), and try finding spares for any almost brand for a product that is 10 years old, good luck. That said, have you look at the UK distributor for availability?...
05-21-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Posted By jimc101

The current fork needs to be identified, and also...

The current fork needs to be identified, and also the bike, Schwinn has made high and low-end bikes, if it's old, from the 90's-early 00's it could have been a mid-range bike back then, without...
04-10-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,826
Posted By jimc101

What year is the bike? the Trek 830 normally (as...

What year is the bike? the Trek 830 normally (as we don't know exactly what you have) was a lower-end MTB, that means 26"/135mm rear hub...
04-10-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By jimc101

Dura Ace 7800 is old, came out in 2003, replaced...

Dura Ace 7800 is old, came out in 2003, replaced in 2008, so at best your cranks are 12 years old, at worst 17 years old, as you say unknown mileage, could understand your question if you have a...
01-09-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,399
Posted By jimc101

No advantage for with steel, the only other...

No advantage for with steel, the only other material you will see on stanchions is aluminium, and this will weigh significantly less (combined with other parts) and may have a different coating to...
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