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08-10-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Hold the rear wheel off the ground and turn the...

Hold the rear wheel off the ground and turn the crank.
Use your ears.
08-06-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 860
Posted By Bill Kapaun

What was difficult to understand about "You want...

What was difficult to understand about "You want 1-2" excess..."?
08-06-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 860
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Do you have the proper amount of slack as shown...

Do you have the proper amount of slack as shown in POST #2?
08-05-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 310
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If that's ages, life is so fleeting for you you'd...

If that's ages, life is so fleeting for you you'd be dead by now and this post would be moot.
08-04-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 424
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You can put it on a larger ring (or just hold the...

You can put it on a larger ring (or just hold the cage over) and then screw in the L screw the needed amount.
Then shift back to the smallest ring.
08-03-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 187
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Does it only happen on the largest cog? I'm...

Does it only happen on the largest cog? I'm thinking RDER flicking the spokes.
08-03-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Just one of the many people that have achieved my...

Just one of the many people that have achieved my Ignore List.
08-02-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 860
Posted By Bill Kapaun

How many extra links can you SAFELY remove? ...

How many extra links can you SAFELY remove?

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This is a quickie method to...
08-01-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 238
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You can't economically save every bike. Even if...

You can't economically save every bike.
Even if cutting off and rewelding the existing dropouts were possible, it raises liability issues you're best off not to take on.
Sometimes you have to know...
07-31-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That's a cassette. PARK FR-5 Freewheel or...

That's a cassette.
PARK FR-5
Freewheel or Cassette? (http://sheldonbrown.com/free-k7.html)
07-30-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 544
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Here's the tool- ...

Here's the tool-
https://www.parktool.com/en-us/product/freewheel-remover-fr-2

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07-28-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By Bill Kapaun

And a note on the Uni Glide hub. All but the...

And a note on the Uni Glide hub.
All but the smallest cog can be flipped over to double their life.
HG cogs can be used (except the smallest) by widening the narrow spline with a file or ??
07-25-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I would NOT expect a bent axle to have any effect...

I would NOT expect a bent axle to have any effect on a cassette wobble.
The axle doesn't rotate!
07-25-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A cassette or free wheel may have a SLIGHT wobble...

A cassette or free wheel may have a SLIGHT wobble to it. That's normal. Parts tolerances.
Check a couple other bikes and compare.
07-25-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 809
Posted By Bill Kapaun

For a starter, measure your drop out widths, both...

For a starter, measure your drop out widths, both front & rear.
That will help determine what you can do as far as number of cogs.
Hopefully the front is 100mm. Some older bikes had narrower...
07-23-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By Bill Kapaun

That's how my LBS described the difference,...

That's how my LBS described the difference, although that was before the introduction of 29'rs. The term "Cruiser" wasn't really popular yet either.
07-23-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Which would be referred to as a "mountain bike"...

Which would be referred to as a "mountain bike" tire, not hybrid.
Hybrids have a 622mm BSD which is about a 24.5", not 559mm which is 22".
07-19-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,204
Posted By Bill Kapaun

What size is on it now?

What size is on it now?
07-17-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The only rear hubs I've seen with other than nine...

The only rear hubs I've seen with other than nine 1/4" balls/side were Mailliard Helicomatic. (sp)
I think some of the more recent higher end Shimano hubs may differ on size & quantity.
MOST...
07-17-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By Bill Kapaun

They may have a situation where the locknuts...

They may have a situation where the locknuts aren't TIGHT against the cones which would certainly exacerbate the problem.
07-16-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 422
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It may be the arms are getting too long for your...

It may be the arms are getting too long for your knee flex.
I have to ride 165mm arms because of my knees. A 175mm will be giving me pain in a couple blocks of riding. 170mm will result in enough...
07-15-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I would guess a small rock chip got in there...

I would guess a small rock chip got in there somehow.
Try flipping the bike upside down and see if you can wiggle the FDER where gravity may assist in pebble removal.
07-10-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It sounds like the barrel adjuster needs to be...

It sounds like the barrel adjuster needs to be turned a "few clicks" to effectively lengthen the cable housing.
07-08-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It looks like dedhed provided the CORRECT doc. ...

It looks like dedhed provided the CORRECT doc.
Generally, if 2 lengths are given, the shorter is for 130mm & the longer is for 135mm.
This is keeping your era topical, since older stuff could be...
07-08-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 743
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You're not even very good at being obtuse. ...

You're not even very good at being obtuse.
Ignore list.
07-06-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 677
Posted By Bill Kapaun

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Did you try adjusting the screw?
Spring hooked into the hole?
What's it do if...
07-03-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,074
Posted By Bill Kapaun

So you know what I was thinking and I don't?

So you know what I was thinking and I don't?
07-03-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 251
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Let's face it. Unless you ride on only 1 cog per...

Let's face it. Unless you ride on only 1 cog per ring, your chain line is always going to be off on the other cogs. Sometimes way off.
Don't fret a couple mm.
I intentionally set my chain line a...
07-03-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,074
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Which was kind of covered in post #12, but with...

Which was kind of covered in post #12, but with this many posts over a simple cone wrench, who pays attention to what was already posted?
07-03-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,074
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Which would be MUCH better served with a standard...

Which would be MUCH better served with a standard 17mm box wrench.
Less likely to slip off.
07-01-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 488
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Maybe they just have a larger company like QBC...

Maybe they just have a larger company like QBC fill their orders.
During covid times maybe QBC (or?) has inadequate inventory.

I've had Amazon vendors that apparently ordered from other Amazon...
06-30-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 698
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Insanity is asking the same question and...

Insanity is asking the same question and expecting different results.
I don't like insane people.
06-30-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By Bill Kapaun

And work from the middle out to the sides.

And work from the middle out to the sides.
06-30-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 698
Posted By Bill Kapaun

So you expect the advice to be different than...

So you expect the advice to be different than what "the wise people" told you 6 years ago?
Are you inferring we're stupid now?
This is simply a rehash of what you already asked.
06-30-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,116
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ball bearing V brakes? Sounds like a solution...

Ball bearing V brakes?
Sounds like a solution looking for a problem.
06-30-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Most LBS won't work on a Huffy. Take it back to...

Most LBS won't work on a Huffy.
Take it back to the store, make noise if necessary, and ask for a new bike.
The 3rd or 4th bike and they will probably just offer your money back.
Take said money...
06-30-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Something like this could make the difference...

Something like this could make the difference between success and failure on a "difficult" patch....
06-30-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 698
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you have the tools to repack hubs and "do" a...

If you have the tools to repack hubs and "do" a chain, you have a great start!
Just buy quality tools as you need them.
Avoid multi tools. Cheap ones will screw up fasteners and IF there are good...
06-29-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 678
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ignore list so I don't have to deal with your...

Ignore list so I don't have to deal with your pettiness.
06-29-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 678
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Everybody has their limits.

Everybody has their limits.
06-29-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It's a Huffy. That's what they do.

It's a Huffy. That's what they do.
06-29-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 678
Posted By Bill Kapaun

No need to overthink this- ...

No need to overthink this-

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06-28-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It basically means it's a 27x 1-1/8 or 1-1/4" ...

It basically means it's a 27x 1-1/8 or 1-1/4"
It'll work fine.
06-28-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 592
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I've ran into the same problem on Huffys and...

I've ran into the same problem on Huffys and their twist shifters.
The 2 I dealt with I could NOT turn them.
I have no idea if the RDER is even compatible with anything else.
I simply avoid...
06-26-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Maybe it's when the slightly undersize tube makes...

Maybe it's when the slightly undersize tube makes contact with the tire when inflating, it "creeps" a bit and leaves "scuff marks"?
06-26-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This lists a Deore hub- 135mm ...

This lists a Deore hub- 135mm
https://www.bikepedia.com/Quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?item=31495

I'm disc brake ignorant, but don't you have to make sure you get it correct for the rotor to line up?...
06-25-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Typically, you'll have ten 3/16" balls per side. ...

Typically, you'll have ten 3/16" balls per side.
Shimano alone had dozens of different cones for their various hubs.
Without a brand & model# one wouldn't have a clue which cone you need.
Trying...
06-24-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Bill Kapaun

What's the gauge of those spokes? it's my...

What's the gauge of those spokes?
it's my understanding that Ebikes use a heavier gauge spoke.
06-24-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Maybe they work for the news media?

Maybe they work for the news media?
06-24-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I used some 15/16/15ga. spokes in a 2.6mm hole...

I used some 15/16/15ga. spokes in a 2.6mm hole hub and didn't like the angle the "button end" was being pulled.
Different sized apples to compare, but I'd expect yours would be similar.
I would use...
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