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01-20-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 23,371
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Many but not all bikes will benefit with a...

Many but not all bikes will benefit with a indexed shifter with a trim position. Depending on a few things like gearing/bike geometry/size you may not need trim capabilities. But for the masses it...
01-20-13, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Only the resent 10 speed Shimano bar end shifters...

Only the resent 10 speed Shimano bar end shifters removed the indexed/friction mode. Such a shame.
01-19-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

At my shop I have the pleasure of removing at...

At my shop I have the pleasure of removing at least 6 broken Shimano derailleur cables a year. Rarely have one that can't come out. I like to first use a awl and some penetrating lube. Get the bike...
01-17-13, 11:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,321
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

If anybody comes to Raleigh NC stop by my shop...

If anybody comes to Raleigh NC stop by my shop and I will wipe your chain down with Finishline degreaser and lube your chain with ChainL. Great lube and it is what I use on all of my bikes and...
01-17-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,736
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

If you are sure there isn't a Shimano metal 1mm...

If you are sure there isn't a Shimano metal 1mm spacer behind the cassette (left on the freehub after the 10 speed cassette was removed) then the new 9 speed Shimano cassette will work. There isn't...
01-17-13, 10:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 23,371
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Speaking from a mechanics point of view. I will...

Speaking from a mechanics point of view. I will always put a in-line adjusting barrel on a modern indexed shifting system. Although you are using a double chainring the cable will eventually stretch....
01-13-13, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 847
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Torelli Amalfi pump. Cost around $65 and I use it...

Torelli Amalfi pump. Cost around $65 and I use it at my shop. Took me 3 years to wear out the rubber grommet on the pump head and I pump allot of tires at my shop. It is tall with a long hose, top...
05-03-11, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,693
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Go to your LBS and buy 2 double ended ferrules...

Go to your LBS and buy 2 double ended ferrules (less than $2) and use them where the extra brakes are. No new cables or housing needed. Good chance you will not need to even re-wrap the bar tape.
04-30-11, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

I use it also (and like it very much). The aroma...

I use it also (and like it very much). The aroma honestly has never been noticed. I just now opened a bottle and put my noise over the top. There is a aroma that reminds me of 10W-30 motor oil. In...
04-30-11, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,714
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

That is normal air lose. High pressure and low...

That is normal air lose. High pressure and low volume air in most modern tires. The air pressure you are using is ok for many types of riding. Road conditions, weather conditions, rider...
04-18-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,197
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

I have been getting 11 speed KMC Missing Link for...

I have been getting 11 speed KMC Missing Link for at least 2 months now and they work fantastic. Cost under $10 per link -- far lass than a Campagnolo connecting pin. Also no need for any special...
04-10-11, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,657
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

The short answer is that there is a Shimano...

The short answer is that there is a Shimano labeling & body style difference between 9 & 10 speed hubs. Not to say that it is a Ultegra 9 speed only hub.

Just took another look and weight. GL330...
04-09-11, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,657
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

I have a lovely pair of 24 hole GL330's laced...

I have a lovely pair of 24 hole GL330's laced with Ultegra 10 speed rear and Ultegra 9 speed front. I did go 14g on the rear and 14/15g up front. FBinNY is correct about the tension - go easy. Built...
03-30-11, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,152
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Was the BB cups tightened when the fresh grease...

Was the BB cups tightened when the fresh grease was applied to the axle? Was the BB cups removed and BB threads lubed? Was the pedal axle lubed? How do the BB bearings feel -- butter smooth or not?...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-23-11, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

You can not go wrong with a Torelli. I sell them...

You can not go wrong with a Torelli. I sell them and ride them. Awesome bike. Send me a PM and we can talk -- not a sells pitch but you will benefit from it.
03-23-11, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,514
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Remove the pedals and put grease on the spindle...

Remove the pedals and put grease on the spindle threads - do not over-tight when installing. Also check your cleats. Headset may need adjustment. Lube seatpost clamp/saddle rails.
03-22-11, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,575
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

I was careful. The word "almost" was included in...

I was careful. The word "almost" was included in that sentence.
03-22-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,979
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

With the new Shimano 10 speed component...

With the new Shimano 10 speed component compatibility - you are dealing with shifters and derailleurs but not 10 speed crank/chainrings. The new generation chains are not absolutely needed and the...
03-22-11, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,555
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Sounds like going to compact gearing from...

Sounds like going to compact gearing from standard gearing is going to be beneficial. Going down from 172.5 to 165 is probably overkill but without more information it is a difficult call. With a GXP...
03-21-11, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

The 17 will fit most road bike rims (I know yours...

The 17 will fit most road bike rims (I know yours is a cross bike but...). I like Velox but it usually ends up being a 1 time use only. Sometimes in the past I was able to reuse the Velox. Now I use...
03-21-11, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,575
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

The first sentence may be true. Althought I have...

The first sentence may be true. Althought I have used the same SLK Light with original BB on 2 bikes (1 w/Shimano Ultegra 6600 & 1 w/Sram Force) and it is still working perfectly. Maybe it only takes...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,607
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

You are asking a question that will only be...

You are asking a question that will only be answered when you resale the bike and what the buyer will be willing to pay. The current owner says that the bike is new. The price you are willing to pay...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,607
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

The price quoted is good. Wheels are cheap...

The price quoted is good. Wheels are cheap trainer wheels. The better question is -- Does it fit you? It is a TT bike. Is that what you are looking for? Manufacturer is out of business.
03-13-11, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,027
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Some of my clients are HEAVY/very corrosive...

Some of my clients are HEAVY/very corrosive sweaters. I will use plastic ferrules whenever possible to help keep the ferrules from binding/rusting to frame/brake adjusting barrels/in-line adjusters...
03-07-11, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

As desertdork mentioned "it's possible that...

As desertdork mentioned "it's possible that you're not switching it to friction mode correctly......" If the D-ring is turned all the way to friction - there is no way that there is any clicking...
03-07-11, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

I believe the snap ring under the mounting bolt...

I believe the snap ring under the mounting bolt is what everybody was refering to as well. Do not disassemble.
03-06-11, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Definitely a warranty issue. Unless you have...

Definitely a warranty issue. Unless you have experienced some kind of horrible shifting issue in the past it sure looks like a defect.
03-06-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,625
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Buying the parts seperately and when you have all...

Buying the parts seperately and when you have all of the parts -- put them on your bike or have the LBS do it for you. This method is not the cheapest but you can do it at your leasure and keep the...
03-05-11, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

They are toast. Buy another cheap shifter or use...

They are toast. Buy another cheap shifter or use the friction mode.
03-05-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Works perfectly

Works perfectly
03-03-11, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

I would not disassemble the internal parts of the...

I would not disassemble the internal parts of the DT shifters. The left (front) DT shifter is fairly basic but the guts of the right (rear) DT shifter is not meant to be disassembled.
03-01-11, 09:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,227
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

We will have to disagree. :) The torque needed...

We will have to disagree. :) The torque needed for the top cap is small but it is important. You may want to read the insallation procedures. It doesn't say to remove all the play - tighten the stem...
03-01-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,227
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

The top cap may be decorative but the star...

The top cap may be decorative but the star nut/compressor/expander that the top cap is attached to is not decorative. By just using the 1 or 2 pinch bolts to keep the proper tension on the headset --...
03-01-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,049
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Silicone spray isn't "high-tech" - just what I...

Silicone spray isn't "high-tech" - just what I have at the shop. It cost $2.50 for a 24oz can (full retail price - not dealer cost). :-)
It is very clean and will evaporate and is very fast/easy to...
03-01-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,227
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

I will agree with the first sentence. ...

I will agree with the first sentence.

Second sentence -- What is "steering stem"? Maybe you meant steerer tube or steerer or steering column.
Fourth sentence -- implies that all you need to do...
03-01-11, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,227
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Barbarian. This method will hurt the headset...

Barbarian. This method will hurt the headset and make the bike a bit unstable. Spacers cost between $1 - $2 for aluminum spacers and $3 - $5 for carbon spacers. So the end cost for the spacers can...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-11, 10:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,085
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Ride them. The scratch's are very minor.

Ride them. The scratch's are very minor.
02-28-11, 10:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,049
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

I spray silicone along the tire bead where you...

I spray silicone along the tire bead where you notice the tire not seating properly. Then inflate the tire (to 120 or a little more). The tire should seat properly.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-11, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Torelli will custom cut the frame for very little...

Torelli will custom cut the frame for very little extra.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,159
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

I sell steel frame bikes and although I feel that...

I sell steel frame bikes and although I feel that this Motobecane will not ride like the Italian steel bikes I sell -- it is a good value and for a beginner a nice bike. The bigger frames may feel a...
02-27-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

In the long run you may be better off using the...

In the long run you may be better off using the combined collection on home/auto tools that you already own and buying a few specialty tools (as you need them). Spend a little extra on the speciality...
02-27-11, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,709
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Go ahead and install them on your wheels and see...

Go ahead and install them on your wheels and see what happens. If they are deformed then send them back. Wiggle should have a return policy and your concerns /observations can easily be varified by...
02-26-11, 07:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,783
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

I certainly hope your experience is from...

I certainly hope your experience is from purchasing a bad tire and nothing more. Doubling the maximum recommended air pressure to stretch the casing has risks. If you are not careful you may blow you...
02-24-11, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,356
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Did you apply a small amount of grease to the...

Did you apply a small amount of grease to the axle (actually spread a very thin layer over most if not all of axle before trying to pound it thru the BB cups?) The bearings will seem tight but crank...
02-24-11, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

Go with a triple FD & RD and a new chain (you...

Go with a triple FD & RD and a new chain (you will need more chain links to original chain if you do not use a new chain). I bet you are looking forward to spinning up the hills vs grinding up the...
02-24-11, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

The chainrings from the FC-6601 (53/39) will work...

The chainrings from the FC-6601 (53/39) will work fine.
02-24-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,263
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

What are the chainring tooth count on the old 105...

What are the chainring tooth count on the old 105 crank?
02-23-11, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,698
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

I am not sure of the "official' reason but it...

I am not sure of the "official' reason but it does allow water to escape.
02-23-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,396
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

You can add to "turning through molasses" -- and...

You can add to "turning through molasses" -- and bearings feel very smooth. Sluggish and very smooth is OK for certain hubs (others can be very smooth and not sluggish). Sluggish and anything other...
02-21-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,882
Posted By TLCFORBIKES

[QUOTE=chucky;12257594]No, QBP does not have...

[QUOTE=chucky;12257594]No, QBP does not have these pedals because QBP only carries a small fraction of the hundreds of pedal designs made by Wellgo. QBP failed which caused my LBS along with every...
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