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08-10-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By HillRider

With very few exceptions, cartridge bottom...

With very few exceptions, cartridge bottom brackets are not serviceable. Use it until it develops play or noise and replace it. That is likely to be a long time and many miles from now.
08-10-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 81
Posted By HillRider

Interesting you should ask. BikeRumor.com just...

Interesting you should ask. BikeRumor.com just had an article about Wolf Tooth introducing exactly those adapters. Look here:...
08-09-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 126
Posted By HillRider

Turn the barrel adjuster (either on the downtube...

Turn the barrel adjuster (either on the downtube cable stop or on the rear derailleur) about 1/2 turn counterclockwise. That should fix it.
08-09-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,800
Posted By HillRider

Quilty as charged :rolleyes:. I was sure that...

Quilty as charged :rolleyes:. I was sure that 10-speed cogs and chains were as narrow as practical given 130mm OLD frames spacing. Never thought 11-speed would become common and that 12 and even...
08-07-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By HillRider

Generally the threading on most frame and fork...

Generally the threading on most frame and fork dropout eyelets is M5x.8mm so a tap with that thread size should be able to clean up your frame. As above, lube the tap and turn it slowly a quarter or...
07-31-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By HillRider

Hijacking this thread a bit, do any of the...

Hijacking this thread a bit, do any of the "carbon" assembly pastes work on metal seatposts in a metal frame? I have a Thomson aluminum seatpost in a Litespeed Ti frame that has begun to creep down...
07-21-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By HillRider

If you only need a new rear wheel finding a 700c...

If you only need a new rear wheel finding a 700c wheel with a 12x142 thru axle hub should be fairly easy. Your brother is correct that finding a complete wheel set with 15x100 front and 12x142 rear...
07-21-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By HillRider

^^This. If it is not, you can install an...

^^This. If it is not, you can install an 11-speed cassette on an 8/9/10-speed freehub body if the largest cog is 34T (check this, it may have to be bigger) or more since it will clear the spokes.
07-20-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By HillRider

Give up on them and get a set of Shimano...

Give up on them and get a set of Shimano adjusters that used to come with every STI brifter retrofit set. Any older bike shop should have a drawer full of them.
07-20-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 752
Posted By HillRider

It's probably a combination of flexy single pivot...

It's probably a combination of flexy single pivot sidepulls and quite likely steel rims. It will never stop well.
07-19-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By HillRider

That's an FSA part number as TH industries is...

That's an FSA part number as TH industries is the parent company of FSA. I expect the last two letters indicate either sealing type or bearing material. Otherwise they should be interchangeable...
07-19-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 221
Posted By HillRider

Here is one European (Italy) source that claims...

Here is one European (Italy) source that claims to have them in stock:...
07-18-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By HillRider

One more thing. Those Vintage wheels may be 27"...

One more thing. Those Vintage wheels may be 27" (ISO 630). Your bike requires 700c (ISO 622) rims.

I agree that 2005 is not at all vintage. I have a bike from 1996 which I don't consider vintage....
07-18-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By HillRider

"Vintage Trek" probably means a freewheel hub (or...

"Vintage Trek" probably means a freewheel hub (or Helicomatic as noted) and it won't accept any modern cassette, never mind 9-speed. It may also be 120mm or 126mm OLD. Unless you insist on having...
07-17-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By HillRider

The flats on that 17mm "cone" should be...

The flats on that 17mm "cone" should be accessible to a regular 17mm open end wrench so a specific cone wrench shouldn't be needed. The inner, probably 15mm flats, should need a cone wrench to get...
07-17-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By HillRider

Most front hubs I've worked on, Shimano, Sun...

Most front hubs I've worked on, Shimano, Sun Tour, Sansin, etc., use 3/16" balls, either 10 or 11 per side. Some Campy hubs do use 5/32" balls both front and rear.
07-16-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By HillRider

That lever just reverses the ratchet, not the...

That lever just reverses the ratchet, not the torque reading ability.
07-16-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 538
Posted By HillRider

I don't know if there is a way to get a reverse...

I don't know if there is a way to get a reverse torque reading with that wrench but some of the other ones on that Amazon page say "dual directional" so you may want to return it for a more suitable...
07-16-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By HillRider

Congratulations that you are still here to tell...

Congratulations that you are still here to tell us about it! :50:
07-16-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 235
Posted By HillRider

Yes, you should. Even dirt cheap it would be...

Yes, you should. Even dirt cheap it would be questionable.
07-16-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By HillRider

I got into "serious" cycling in the mid-1980's...

I got into "serious" cycling in the mid-1980's and initially used the squeeze bottle of 10W30 engine oil I had around for oiling anything that squeaked. Shortly thereafter, I read about hot wax and...
07-15-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 235
Posted By HillRider

Pass. That bike had the factory derailleur...

Pass. That bike had the factory derailleur hanger broken off of the dropout and was "fixed" with a current version of the old-style claw mount. Find a better bike.
07-15-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 235
Posted By HillRider

John's photos was from an on-line illustration...

John's photos was from an on-line illustration and isn't the OP's actual bike.
07-15-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By HillRider

Microshift makes good quality compatible flat bar...

Microshift makes good quality compatible flat bar shifters in 9-speed versions that will work if you can't get the Shimano original. Here is their flatbar shifter line-up:...
07-15-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 235
Posted By HillRider

That sounds like a lot of money for a nearly 30...

That sounds like a lot of money for a nearly 30 year old bike. If it has been modified by welding, I'd strongly advise staying away as you have no idea how the welding has weakened the frame tubes...
07-14-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By HillRider

20,000 miles on a Shimano freehub is almost brand...

20,000 miles on a Shimano freehub is almost brand new. I have an old 7700-series Dura Ace freehub with almost 80,000 miles that still works perfectly. I've have gotten over 40,000 miles on Shimano...
07-14-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By HillRider

There are other good makers of all-carbon road...

There are other good makers of all-carbon road forks like Enve and Columbus so you could have any dealer order and install one of them. If you want to replace the OEM fork exactly then you have to...
07-14-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 843
Posted By HillRider

That's a mistake. Your front brake is capable of...

That's a mistake. Your front brake is capable of well over half of your braking effort and should be used in conjunction with your rear brake. Don't be afraid of it and get used to using it.
07-13-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 597
Posted By HillRider

I have violated Shimano's and Campy's front...

I have violated Shimano's and Campy's front derailleur specs for decades. I've installed 26T granny chainrings on numerous road triple cranks initially geared 53/42/30 and 52/42/30 and more recently...
07-12-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,296
Posted By HillRider

I agree the mechanic didn't install the crank...

I agree the mechanic didn't install the crank properly. Either the fixing bolt (the "large stubby screw" you found) wasn't tightened properly and/or the pinch bolts weren't torqued properly. This is...
07-11-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By HillRider

That fd is old enough ('80's or early 90's?) that...

That fd is old enough ('80's or early 90's?) that the clamp may have been grooved to hold older, pre-indexing type shift cables and current ones are too thin. I assume your front shifting is...
07-11-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By HillRider

The OP wrote: ".....after some more research this...

The OP wrote: ".....after some more research this appears to be for a post mount and doesn't fit the flat mount calliper housing threads on my bike." I assumed, incorrectly it appears, that the OP...
07-11-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 244
Posted By HillRider

This is the part you need:...

This is the part you need:...
07-09-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By HillRider

The OP is riding a trike so there is no such...

The OP is riding a trike so there is no such thing as too low a low gear. They are heavy and climb very poorly since you can't stand to use your weight and they can go at a crawl speed since they...
07-09-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By HillRider

I've used Tri-Flow to lube my freehubs for...

I've used Tri-Flow to lube my freehubs for decades and they last nearly forever. I suppose you could use anything that's "oil" but your choice 2 is marginal and 3 and 4 are unsuitable. Splurge and...
07-09-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By HillRider

Grease or anti-seize both work fine if applied...

Grease or anti-seize both work fine if applied rather liberally no matter what the frame or cup material. My personal preference is to wrap the cup threads in two layers of plumber's teflon tape and...
07-08-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By HillRider

OK, your current crank has chain guards on both...

OK, your current crank has chain guards on both sides of the chainring and these keep the chain in place. A smaller chainring will probably allow the chain to rub on the guards when on either end of...
07-08-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By HillRider

Your 110bcd 5-bolt crank will fit as small as a...

Your 110bcd 5-bolt crank will fit as small as a 33T chainring (34T is far more common) so your proposed change will work. I don't know if your current 46t chainring is a "narrow-wide" design to aid...
07-05-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By HillRider

Was the fit of the crown race on the new steerer...

Was the fit of the crown race on the new steerer a modestly firm push fit or sloppy fit? If it took a reasonably firm push you should be fine. If it was a 27.0 race on a 26.4 steerer the fit would...
07-05-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By HillRider

Unless you are completely committed to using...

Unless you are completely committed to using those older Shimano STIs, here is something "completely different" to consider. Gevenalle shifters are available in both 10-speed road and MTB format...
07-04-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 644
Posted By HillRider

The ID of a qr hub is nominally 5mm and allows...

The ID of a qr hub is nominally 5mm and allows passage of the skewer. Pretty much all qr hubs are the same.
06-30-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 678
Posted By HillRider

About the only use for doing the calculation in...

About the only use for doing the calculation in advance rather than actually fitting the chain would be to see if the chain you want to buy will be long enough. New chains come in different lengths,...
06-30-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 981
Posted By HillRider

That plastic tool is intended to limit the torque...

That plastic tool is intended to limit the torque you apply. The specified torque is 0.7 to 1.5 Nm which is quite low and well within "finger tight" using that plastic tool. BTW, that tool is...
06-29-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 208
Posted By HillRider

Sheldon Brown used to say that just qr skewer...

Sheldon Brown used to say that just qr skewer compression was really adequate to hold the wheel in position with no axle sticking out so 2.5 mm of axle protrusion at each end is really plenty. This...
06-29-22, 07:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 678
Posted By HillRider

Yes, a master link is included in the chain...

Yes, a master link is included in the chain length. Without a master link the chain would be joined by reusing a standard pin (older 5/6-speed) or a special joining pin (7+ speed). The "+1" accounts...
06-28-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By HillRider

Apparently you never had much experience with...

Apparently you never had much experience with freewheel hubs. Broken axles, particularly with 7-speed and above freewheels, were quite common. Heavy riders, rough riding conditions and low cost...
06-26-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By HillRider

Yes, and the 400 of 1993 was probably far...

Yes, and the 400 of 1993 was probably far differently equipped than the 400 of 1983 so the hubs would very likely have been a different make and model.
06-25-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By HillRider

I don't know if that is still true for that bike....

I don't know if that is still true for that bike. The Trek 400 was a steel frame road bike sold in the early to mid-1980's so it's been out of production for over 35 years.

I had a 1983 model...
06-24-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 631
Posted By HillRider

"Peened" rivets (aka pins) are flared at the ends...

"Peened" rivets (aka pins) are flared at the ends to make a strong connection in thin chains like 9-speed and above. Pushing them out breaks off the flair and reams out the hole in the side plates...
06-24-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 514
Posted By HillRider

I have a 4-foot two-tube LED "fluorescent"...

I have a 4-foot two-tube LED "fluorescent" fixture over my work bench hung from short chains on hooks in the rafters. It provides a very bright but diffused light that is great to work with. These...
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