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06-24-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By Amt0571

They could need a bleed. Which brakes are you...

They could need a bleed. Which brakes are you talking about?

My sram rivals tend to have less travel on the first few rides after a pad replacement, and then the travel returns to normal, which to...
06-21-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By Amt0571

I once did this. Held up for 2500km and it...

I once did this. Held up for 2500km and it happened again.Pushed it in and it lasted 200km.

Replace it with a quick link or replace the chain if it's moderately worn. You don't want it to snap...
05-31-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,324
Posted By Amt0571

Don't do that unless you're willing to pay for...

Don't do that unless you're willing to pay for facial reconstruction, a dentist or a coffin.

If you want powerful brakes with that fork, use magura hydraulic rim brakes. But whatever you do, don't...
05-27-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 26,777
Posted By Amt0571

Low volume + high pressure = air leaking at a...

Low volume + high pressure = air leaking at a higher rate.

Car tires have a comparatively huge volume at a relatively low pressure. My car, for example, uses 2.5bar.

My road bike, meanwhile,...
05-19-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Amt0571

The bike I have with hubs in this state has been...

The bike I have with hubs in this state has been like this since I bought the wheels second hand a couple of years ago (I needed a pair of 26" wheels and these were cheap). When I bought them I...
05-17-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Amt0571

Based on the pictures, it seems to me you...

Based on the pictures, it seems to me you probably have a bent fork or misaligned dropouts.

If both legs of the fork were aligned, and the wheel was dished to one side, it should be off-centered...
05-12-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Amt0571

Keep riding it. The bike I use for getting around...

Keep riding it. The bike I use for getting around town has been like this for years and no issues so far. It feels rough if I spin the wheel with my hand, but it's unnoticeable when riding at any...
05-02-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 789
Posted By Amt0571

Submerge the parts in diesel overnight. Then...

Submerge the parts in diesel overnight. Then regrease the bearings of the pedals before assembly.

I'd replace the chain if it was mine though.
04-29-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By Amt0571

Check derailleur hanger alignment. I had similar...

Check derailleur hanger alignment. I had similar issues on a couple of bikes and it always was caused by a misaligned rear derailleur.

Last time it happened with my mountain bike that hesitated to...
04-28-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By Amt0571

This tends to happen with this type of cranks. I...

This tends to happen with this type of cranks. I always use a pipe for more leverage when I disassemble my GXP cranks as they have the same "issue". The bolt seems well made though as I never managed...
04-27-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,540
Posted By Amt0571

I used wax for 5 years. Chain was clean, there...

I used wax for 5 years. Chain was clean, there were no more dirty jockey wheels and tooth, and everything seemed better.

Last year, during confinement, I ran out of wax, so I got my old zefal oil...
04-27-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By Amt0571

Add a long tube to the end of the hex key to have...

Add a long tube to the end of the hex key to have more leverage. It should work.
04-26-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,540
Posted By Amt0571

You certainly can use the chain for a lot longer....

You certainly can use the chain for a lot longer. I've run the same chain on my mtb for 7000km. But expect to replace everything when you're done (chain, cassette and probably chainrings). It's...
04-26-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,540
Posted By Amt0571

My mountain bike chains last around 2000km, while...

My mountain bike chains last around 2000km, while my road bike chains last around 8000km. I attribute this to the dirt that gets on the chain while riding. So If you're riding offroad, it sounds ok...
04-22-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 707
Posted By Amt0571

I bought a derailleur hanger from my bike at...

I bought a derailleur hanger from my bike at aliexpress. It's not original, but does the same thing and I paid 9 instead of 24 that canyon asked me.

I always carry a hanger for my bikes when...
04-22-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By Amt0571

I always do it without grease, pre-twisting the...

I always do it without grease, pre-twisting the cable like you side. Maybe it's a matter of practice?

I have never used a torque wrench on brake lines. I just use a spanner and tighten it by feel....
04-21-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,755
Posted By Amt0571

But if your skills are not yet up to the task,...

But if your skills are not yet up to the task, you can always choose easier trails, climb with lower gearing, or even walk through difficult sections. I don't find mountain bike climbs much harder...
04-19-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Amt0571

It evaporates, of course it does not burn in...

It evaporates, of course it does not burn in flames (that would be fun).
04-19-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Amt0571

If you apply degreaser to the brakes what you're...

If you apply degreaser to the brakes what you're doing is contaminating the brake pads and rotor. Afterwards you're not bedding the pads again, you're basically burning the contamination, and the...
04-19-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Amt0571

Unless you spray it directly at the hub seals I...

Unless you spray it directly at the hub seals I wouldn't worry all that much. I'd be more worried about spraying the brake surface (rim or disc).

I usually put a rag behind the cassette when I...
04-18-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By Amt0571

Well, it looks like a black blob because it seems...

Well, it looks like a black blob because it seems it really is just a black blob.
04-17-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 701
Posted By Amt0571

Well, there are also some wheels that are simply...

Well, there are also some wheels that are simply crap. On my old mountain bike I cracked two identical rear rims like the OP in 3 years. They were cheap Rigida rims that came with the bike.

I...
04-16-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Amt0571

They're specific for the hub. For some hubs you...

They're specific for the hub. For some hubs you can choose some variants eg: Shimano HG, Microspline, xD, and sometimes the same variant may be available in aluminium or steel. I think that's all.
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04-15-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 994
Posted By Amt0571

I have big feet and have some toe overlap on my...

I have big feet and have some toe overlap on my road bike too. It hasn't been a huge problem to me. I only notice it on some tight turns while climbing, but it's really rare for the wheel to touch my...
04-14-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By Amt0571

That doesn't agree with my experience. My old...

That doesn't agree with my experience. My old bike SRAM X9 rubbed on the 3 biggest cogs but shifted well on the others until I aligned the hanger. My current bike 12sp SLX rubbed on the side of the...
04-14-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By Amt0571

If it's only happening on one gear and shifting...

If it's only happening on one gear and shifting well in the others, the hanger is misaligned.
04-14-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Amt0571

The pad should make 100% contact with the rotor....

The pad should make 100% contact with the rotor. Otherwise a step is going to be worn on the pad and it's possible that the pads make contact between themselves before biting the rotor.

That said,...
04-14-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,360
Posted By Amt0571

More teeth and straighter chain = less wear. ...

More teeth and straighter chain = less wear.

In any case I'd be more worried on the lack of efficiency of such gear. As the number of teeth decreases, so does the efficiency. And considering that...
04-10-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By Amt0571

I always align calipers by eyesight. I just get...

I always align calipers by eyesight. I just get behind the caliper and look at the space between the pads and disc and, with the bolts lightly tightened, center the caliper with my hands. When it's...
04-09-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 729
Posted By Amt0571

I don't like how that looks. Specially on a fork....

I don't like how that looks. Specially on a fork.

It seems to have some depth which, IMHO, means there are damaged fibers and/or delamination, which is a no-go on a fork.
04-07-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By Amt0571

I only had this issue with Avid Elixir 3 brakes...

I only had this issue with Avid Elixir 3 brakes years ago. The lever was damaged.

If fluid is not pushing through, I would disassemble the lever/caliper it and see what is blocking it.

It's...
04-06-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By Amt0571

I always put the chain checker on the upper part...

I always put the chain checker on the upper part of the chain and press with my hand on the pedal. If it drops to 0.75, I replace the chain.
03-24-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,727
Posted By Amt0571

It may not be cracked. It may just be bent. Or...

It may not be cracked. It may just be bent. Or it's cracked and you haven't seen it.

Either way something is bent, and possibly something is going to break.

Personally, I would search for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2,772
Views: 486,106
Posted By Amt0571

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03-22-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By Amt0571

You can use Shimano mineral oil without issues.

You can use Shimano mineral oil without issues.
03-15-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,342
Posted By Amt0571

I always use grease on the BB. I only used...

I always use grease on the BB. I only used threadlock on a bike whose BB kept getting loose after a couple of rides. I still don't know why it got loose, but it fixed it.
03-11-21, 03:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By Amt0571

This is an id360 hub. I have one on my road bike...

This is an id360 hub. I have one on my road bike and have disassembled it several times.

This hub freehub body is only held together by pressure. If you pull the cassette, or the freehub body with...
03-11-21, 02:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,248
Posted By Amt0571

Yes. I checked that the frame was not the culprit...

Yes. I checked that the frame was not the culprit before concluding the issue was on the wheel.

I hadn't thought it could come from inside the hub, and it was one of the few things I hadn't...
03-10-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,248
Posted By Amt0571

I think I've nailed it down. I noticed that...

I think I've nailed it down.

I noticed that when I tightened the thru axle lever, It always made a creak.

After checking the axle thoroughly, I removed the wheel and pressed on the axle from...
03-09-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,246
Posted By Amt0571

In my experience, it's common to bring a bike to...

In my experience, it's common to bring a bike to the LBS with an issue, and come out with the same issue, or a new one. Lots of times, they fail on basic issues like adjusting a derailleur properly....
03-08-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,573
Posted By Amt0571

I've had one for 10 years. Buy it. It's been...

I've had one for 10 years. Buy it.

It's been flawless and there's nothing better at twice of what this costs.
03-05-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,248
Posted By Amt0571

It's more than tight enough. There are no marks...

It's more than tight enough. There are no marks of movement in the dropout.
03-05-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,248
Posted By Amt0571

It's thru axle. Anyway, I already put so much...

It's thru axle. Anyway, I already put so much grease on the thru axle I think it's impossible for it to creak.

I'm starting to think it's the BB and that even without feet on the pedals, the frame...
03-04-21, 03:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,926
Posted By Amt0571

Gasoline is "easily" flammable. Diesel fuel is...

Gasoline is "easily" flammable. Diesel fuel is much better and safer, and can accomplish the same thing.
03-04-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,248
Posted By Amt0571

Well... this is becoming harder to track. Now it...

Well... this is becoming harder to track. Now it seems it only creaks at "low" temperatures. Inside my home, at 21C it doesn't creak.

Outside, at 13C it starts to creak after a while (when the...
03-03-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,248
Posted By Amt0571

Yes, I already have one in my shopping cart. ...

Yes, I already have one in my shopping cart.

Thanks for the suggestion though.
03-03-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,246
Posted By Amt0571

I do it myself. It's usually faster (and cheaper)...

I do it myself. It's usually faster (and cheaper) than bringing the bike to the LBS, and having to go back to pick it up a few days later.

Moreover, I've not found any LBS that is up to my...
03-03-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,248
Posted By Amt0571

Yeah. I'm in really good luck... my mountain bike...

Yeah. I'm in really good luck... my mountain bike is also creaking at the moment, although at least in this case I'm totally sure its the press-**** BB.
03-03-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,248
Posted By Amt0571

I already checked (and greased) that. ...

I already checked (and greased) that.



Everything is correctly torqued with a torque wrench. I have almost disassembled and reasembled the entire bike while looking for the creak.

The only...
03-02-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,248
Posted By Amt0571

Just did it. It creaks.

Just did it. It creaks.
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