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06-17-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By merlinrkd

I'm mulling !! I'll need to start with a 9 speed...

I'm mulling !! I'll need to start with a 9 speed chain. The STX Would use a shorter chain than the 9 speed Altus due to the medium cage. I was hung up on changing the chain length. Thanks to all your...
06-16-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By merlinrkd

Thanks Andy I was't clear. The project does...

Thanks Andy I was't clear. The project does involve a later wheel set. Those wheels are coming off my 91 Cannondale that is already a 27 speed. Your comments will inspire me to take a look at my 90's...
06-16-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By merlinrkd

7 to 9 speed mids 90's Giant CADEX-derailleur

Setting up a CADEX mountain bike for gravel. About a 1995 model. It is currently stock 7 speed with Shimano STX. Crank is 44-34-24. I have 9 speed wheels, cassette and chain. And going with Altus...
05-18-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By merlinrkd

Contact a Giant dealer

Contact a Giant dealer
05-17-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By merlinrkd

It's specific to the Zorber fork, not the rest of...

It's specific to the Zorber fork, not the rest of the bike. Just that fork is deemed unsafe. As the post said that fork design is soo dated there isn't a new fork out there to match the frame. The...
02-24-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By merlinrkd

Thanks for the pic. I see the threading for the...

Thanks for the pic. I see the threading for the outer cog.
02-24-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By merlinrkd

I want to preserve the matched Sun rims. It's not...

I want to preserve the matched Sun rims. It's not a freewheel. I have the parts including a decent rear hub. I've built a couple hundred wheels. Buying a wheel is money out of pocket and unless they...
02-24-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By merlinrkd

Remove early 90's 7 Spd SunTour Cassette

I have early 90's wheels from a Cannondale SM1000. The bike is a low miles garage queen but is Sun Tour equipped . The hubs are XC comp 7 speed, Sun Chinook rims. The shifters for that setup is a Sun...
02-24-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By merlinrkd

Yup, quite a surprise for me. I got to pick size...

Yup, quite a surprise for me. I got to pick size and color !!! The hydraulic disc brakes are quite the treat.

We went around a bit because I was hoping to preserve the CADEX with a replacement...
02-24-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By merlinrkd

Update on the Giant Zorbers fork recall. Giant...

Update on the Giant Zorbers fork recall. Giant suppled a new Talon bike to satisfy the warranty! I turned in the CADEX to the dealer. Hats off to Folsom Bike for a smooth process. They are great!
02-24-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By merlinrkd

Update: I found the Amazon noodle I was using had...

Update: I found the Amazon noodle I was using had a defect. There is a small burr inside the aluminum housing. It's small but bumps into the nylon liner. I switched housings and used Shimano premium...
02-07-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By merlinrkd

It's not the housing. It's the 90 degree bend. I...

It's not the housing. It's the 90 degree bend. I pulled the liner out and there is no friction between it and the wire when it's straight. I'm comparing this setup to my late 90's XT V brakes on my...
02-04-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By merlinrkd

They are new. New noodles come with a liner ???...

They are new. New noodles come with a liner ??? It's obvious to me the lining sleeves are too tight on my brake wires. I'm looking for some guidance as to why.
02-04-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By merlinrkd

Im working with new noodles. Checked their...

Im working with new noodles. Checked their internal fit with a new brake wire and the inner Jagwire wires that came on the bike. Both brake wires drag noticeably using new noodles. I did compare both...
02-04-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By merlinrkd

My New Noodles are Dragging

Picked up an '08' Fuji Absolute for a short friend. It's a 15" frame size. Clean original except for the cables. It has Jagwire cables. The brakes levers take way to much effort. The caliper...
01-10-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By merlinrkd

Yes, it has the U brake. And its a 6 speed so...

Yes, it has the U brake. And its a 6 speed so late 80's makes sense.
01-10-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By merlinrkd

Shimano Altus A10 Jockey Wheel 10T or 11T ?

Early Specialized Hardrock. The frame has the rear brake next to the BB. The rear derailleur is a Shimano Altus A10. The jockey wheels are getting close to toothless. They have 10 teeth. Replacement...
12-18-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By merlinrkd

Apparently I replied on the Rockshock post and it...

Apparently I replied on the Rockshock post and it went a little sideways. As mentioned the Giant dealer couldn't find info on this recall because it was old. So it looked likeI was on my own. That...
12-10-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,626
Posted By merlinrkd

Thanks, I am pursuing this matter in another...

Thanks, I am pursuing this matter in another venue. I'm trying not to get into bashing the manufacturer. I'm really just focused on what is a comparable fork for a high end bike. A fork that has...
12-10-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By merlinrkd

That's the bike. Nice job! Deore thumb shifters?...

That's the bike. Nice job! Deore thumb shifters? Is that frame carbon fiber tubes??? If it is I had no idea.
12-10-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,136
Posted By merlinrkd

'93' Cadex ALM1 Fork Recall

Ancient stuff here! I've had the Giant Cadex MTB sitting for years. SunTour drivetrain. It came with the so-called butterfly shifters that never worked right. Recently got a set of Sun Tour rapid...
12-10-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By merlinrkd

Followup: I took your suggestion. I pulled out an...

Followup: I took your suggestion. I pulled out an 8 speed mountain cassette and removed the 32 tooth sprocket. Put the remaining 7 sprockets on the hub. Boy do those Flightdeck shifters do smooth job...
11-30-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,270
Posted By merlinrkd

Hmm, what I member from 1980ish was that one...

Hmm, what I member from 1980ish was that one cable end was standard, the other was for Huret. And I thot the Huret end worked on Sun Tour.
11-29-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,270
Posted By merlinrkd

Back in the day new aftermarket derailleur cables...

Back in the day new aftermarket derailleur cables came with a different barrel on each end.
11-27-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By merlinrkd

I should look at the cassette that came with that...

I should look at the cassette that came with that bike. It did seem to shift OK on my test ride around the block. Maybe that mod was already done. . Thx
11-27-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By merlinrkd

Thanks for the tip. Yeah, I've seen them with a...

Thanks for the tip. Yeah, I've seen them with a high asking price.
11-27-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By merlinrkd

The bike is solid but cosmetically a little...

The bike is solid but cosmetically a little rough. It originally had 7 dt shifters. The NOS 105 brifters have been sitting in my drawer since the 90's and are AFAIK 7 speed. Maybe I need to look at...
11-27-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By merlinrkd

Thanks Bill. That helps.

Thanks Bill. That helps.
11-26-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By merlinrkd

I'm sure ur right on the group type. My garage...

I'm sure ur right on the group type. My garage lighting isn't the best. My only STI 7 speed shifters are 105. They are new almost new. A little too nice for this bike. Thanks for the comment.
11-26-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By merlinrkd

Convert a 7 Spd STX free hub to 8spd

Picked up a 90's Giant CFR Three carbon fiber road bike. Came with the OE STX drivetrain. Original except Shimano 8 speed STI Flightdeck shifters have been substituted for the original 7 speed...
11-03-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By merlinrkd

Thanks all. I'm up to speed now. The chain came...

Thanks all. I'm up to speed now. The chain came from a friend. The connecting pin in its separate bag must have wandered.
11-02-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By merlinrkd

Connecting a 9 Speed Chain

I'm upgrading my Cannondale M1000 from 7 to 9 speed. Not doing single track riding anymore so this has become my city/rural roads bike. Question to today is about my Shimano 9 Speed chain. I'm still...
10-05-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 9,610
Posted By merlinrkd

Here in No Calif there are 2 problems. One: is...

Here in No Calif there are 2 problems. One: is that many of the cyclists are homeless folks. They mostly ride facing traffic. If you approach them on a signed bike lane they expect you to pull out...
09-09-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By merlinrkd

M1000 possible frame cracks

A friend just picked up a Cannondale M1000. It has a 1" steerer so it's older than my 1993 M1000 with the larger steerer. When I bought mine in '93' the shop honestly mentioned the issue of frame...
07-03-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By merlinrkd

This is my grab and run a quick errand bike of...

This is my grab and run a quick errand bike of the 4 I have. Used sporadically. My 2 road bikes have latex tubes so pumping is a daily deal. The Conley front wheel can go for a couple months. I'm...
07-03-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By merlinrkd

The stem was completely under water in the sink....

The stem was completely under water in the sink. Neve saw a bubble. That was fully inflated inside the tire.
07-03-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 781
Posted By merlinrkd

Can't find the leak

Feeling dumb about this. Been fixing flats tires for 50+ years but this one isn't getting resolved. Recent 90's Conley MTB. Very clean. Deore components. Came with very recent Kenda tubes and Komfort...
06-11-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,276
Posted By merlinrkd

The side walk video isn't legal in California. ...

The side walk video isn't legal in California. As Joe describes above the California vehicle code states a bicycle must operate just like a car. Use arm signals for turning, ride with traffic etc....
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By merlinrkd

Good tip. I was doing my brazing/soldering in...

Good tip. I was doing my brazing/soldering in the early 80's I lived in Modesto CA. I got silver solder and low fuming bronze rod locally. I could buy single sticks!! I used to have white flux but...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By merlinrkd

Added note. The job is growing. Checked the fork...

Added note. The job is growing. Checked the fork dropouts. More Bondo under the paint hiding the lack of bronze filling the joint.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By merlinrkd

Thanks for the help.I'm soaking the joint in some...

Thanks for the help.I'm soaking the joint in some diluted pool acid

In looking thru my toolbox I have a jar of NOKORODE paste flux. Does that sound appropriate for bronze rod? It's very dark...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 954
Posted By merlinrkd

Columbus SL Frame-Loose rear dropout

I have a home built Columbus frame. Builder unknown. Rumored to have been built by a wealthy man's teenage son. Circa 1980's. Has the rifled steerer tube. Columbus dropouts, Cinelli BB. Cinelli...
04-20-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By merlinrkd

3/4" grips-Specialized Crossroads-options?

Working on a 21 speed Specialized Crossroads hybrid. Presumably an early 90's model. The right shifter had gummed up and I took it off to soak in solvent. I was surprised to find the handlebar grips...
11-05-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,862
Posted By merlinrkd

I'm messing with several 90's 3X7 mountain bikes....

I'm messing with several 90's 3X7 mountain bikes. Still original Deore setups. They came with a 122.5 BB. 135mm rear spacing. I think the 122.5 is too long. That's just from eyeballing the chain line...
10-10-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,528
Posted By merlinrkd

What icon? Where? What is done with it? ...

What icon? Where? What is done with it?

I've searched for computer directions. I don't see clear recipes that describe a step by step recipe that goes from point A to point B. They all assume...
10-10-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,528
Posted By merlinrkd

I'd post pics if I knew how.

I'd post pics if I knew how.
10-10-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,528
Posted By merlinrkd

That sounds like an excellent plan. Now to find...

That sounds like an excellent plan. Now to find that long Allen wrench the came with my Specialized air/oil fork in the id 90's.
10-10-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,528
Posted By merlinrkd

Haven't torn it down. that's helpful. Additional...

Haven't torn it down. that's helpful. Additional note is that the the brake cable brace at the fork crown is labeled 'Tange USA'
10-10-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,528
Posted By merlinrkd

Conley Mtb-Tange 90's - Fork Repair

Was at the local thrift store looking for housewares. Saw a mountain bike that looked clean. On close inspection it was obviously a garage queen. Deore DX 7 speed components setup. Just labeled...
10-07-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By merlinrkd

That looks exactly right! And yes I do have a...

That looks exactly right! And yes I do have a bucket of the common 8X1.25 from my Saab days. I'll have to safari around town for 1.0mm.
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