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08-15-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 428
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. I don't see having it on the seat stay as a...

+1. I don't see having it on the seat stay as a big problem but mounting it on the seat tube with the chrome holder that's already there or moving the holder to the top tube would be much more...
08-15-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 114
Posted By Crankycrank

If you can find a double clamp such as this, it...

If you can find a double clamp such as this, it may work very well for you. Bicycle Seatpost Clamp Aluminum Alloy Double Bolt Heavy Duty 31.6mm/ 34.9mm | eBay...
08-15-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 181
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, could be a problem with the frame or ??. Try...

Yes, could be a problem with the frame or ??. Try contacting RadBike and see what they have to say. My sister owns a RB and I have seen quite a few others on the road where I live and never noticed...
08-15-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 181
Posted By Crankycrank

My guess is the wheel is still not mounted...

My guess is the wheel is still not mounted correctly and you already had a slightly out of true wheel that you didn't notice or, as mentioned, the tire isn't mounted perfectly even. If the wheel is...
08-13-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 357
Posted By Crankycrank

Not an unusual problem with many bikes. "Toe or...

Not an unusual problem with many bikes. "Toe or Pedal Overlap" is the term. Of course your front fork could have been bent rearward from a head on crash causing this or making it worse but most...
08-13-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 62
Posted By Crankycrank

Pull out the pads and measure the dimensions of...

Pull out the pads and measure the dimensions of where they fit in the holders. Kool-Stop gives measurements for the KS-SBSA and others if those aren't the right size. Kool Stop International - High...
08-11-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By Crankycrank

Good that you got it out for measuring purposes....

Good that you got it out for measuring purposes. Should be easy to find a match with that info.
08-11-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 93
Posted By Crankycrank

If you don't need something that has the exact...

If you don't need something that has the exact appearance but the same function, try any automotive big box store and they have plastic push pin fasteners used on many pieces of car bodywork and...
08-11-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 44
Posted By Crankycrank

From the Hollandbikeshop.com link. I would shoot...

From the Hollandbikeshop.com link. I would shoot them an email as they may have the answer for you if no-one here chimes in.

"Want to make sure these parts fit your Gazelle bicycle?
Send a...
08-11-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By Crankycrank

There were a few photos from the link you...

There were a few photos from the link you provided. Scroll to the last one.
08-11-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 124
Posted By Crankycrank

Looks like the holes are 5.5mm so probably 5mm...

Looks like the holes are 5.5mm so probably 5mm bolts.
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08-10-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 with what Andrew said. Probably best to buy...

+1 with what Andrew said. Probably best to buy tools as you need them for your vintage bike and you may need to do a little research to find out the brand and model of each of your components first...
08-09-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By Crankycrank

I have only spoken to about two riders that have...

I have only spoken to about two riders that have this setup and they said there were no problems. Make sure the seatpost is the correct size and, as mentioned, no CF posts.
08-09-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 280
Posted By Crankycrank

Not unusual, notched side goes against the seat...

Not unusual, notched side goes against the seat tube.
08-07-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Crankycrank

About 40 seconds in this video explains for your...

About 40 seconds in this video explains for your BB and how to figure out other caged bearing setups. Caged Bearings - Which Direction Do They Go? - YouTube
08-07-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Posted By Crankycrank

If you can post a video of the pedal wobble we...

If you can post a video of the pedal wobble we can maybe tell you how to fix it if needed. Usually not a real difficult thing to lube and adjust. If you know the brand and model of your pedals that...
08-05-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By Crankycrank

My experience with Slime Tubes is that they did...

My experience with Slime Tubes is that they did very little to seal punctures but once in a while they worked. Trying to patch a leaking Slime filled tube on the road was nearly impossible as well as...
08-05-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By Crankycrank

I would just fill it with some JB Weld or similar...

I would just fill it with some JB Weld or similar to keep moisture from collecting in the hole and rusting out the clamp.
08-05-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By Crankycrank

It could be one of their lower grade housings but...

It could be one of their lower grade housings but unfortunately, I don't think there are any markings on the outside to determine what you have. Very different feel from their cheapest to their best....
08-05-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By Crankycrank

Usually a dropout can be replaced or repaired but...

Usually a dropout can be replaced or repaired but can't say for sure without seeing it and usually not cheap. Where are you located as someone here may have a shop near you that can give an estimate....
08-05-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 241
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 and Jagwire's best brake housing is the...

+1 and Jagwire's best brake housing is the firmest I have found other than the solid link type. Makes a noticeable difference.
08-05-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By Crankycrank

JoeTBM's suggestion to thread a spoke into the...

JoeTBM's suggestion to thread a spoke into the nipple really doesn't take much time at all and may be the best method. You only need to thread it about two turns. You could also use some old shifter...
08-04-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 647
Posted By Crankycrank

Check your local bike shop for some cheap plastic...

Check your local bike shop for some cheap plastic pedals as some keep a box of orphan pedals from new bikes that were changed out. I think these types of pedals would be more comfortable with bare...
08-03-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 137
Posted By Crankycrank

Did you remove the axle to use the tool on the...

Did you remove the axle to use the tool on the freewheel? I've seen a pic of what looks like yours and the removal notches look like they can only be accessed by at least removing the axle nut and...
08-02-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By Crankycrank

Personally, I would just take a file to any rough...

Personally, I would just take a file to any rough spots on the brake track and some fine sandpaper to smooth out the edges of the rim. The photos don't show anything worse than that so probably will...
08-02-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By Crankycrank

I believe the old Shimano Hollowtech size would...

I believe the old Shimano Hollowtech size would work which is slightly larger in dia. than the newest versions. BUT, you should contact Cannondale to confirm this if no other posters have an answer....
08-02-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By Crankycrank

Can you remove the braze-on and install a...

Can you remove the braze-on and install a clamp-on mount? Won't work if the seat tube is not round. As mentioned a photo, make/model of your bike would be helpful.
08-01-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Crankycrank

Any of the links veganbikes listed are good....

Any of the links veganbikes listed are good. Buying the cheapie Chinese knockoffs can be risky. Poor quality steel and fit. Use your quick release skewer to hold the tool against the lockring to...
07-31-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Crankycrank

As long as you're not raising or lowering the...

As long as you're not raising or lowering the stem you can just leave it in place. Some steerers need to have the plug centered in the clamp area for support.
07-31-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Crankycrank

As already mentioned, I vote for checking the...

As already mentioned, I vote for checking the hanger mount pivot spring first. They do break occasionally or maybe just became disengaged during the extra movement used to mount the wheel. Old parts...
07-31-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By Crankycrank

Try to isolate the problem. Can you spin the rear...

Try to isolate the problem. Can you spin the rear wheel freely forward and backward without peddaling, is it hard to pedal in all the different gears? The fact that it moves easily pedaling backwards...
07-30-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 665
Posted By Crankycrank

Will do. When one starts fraying, I'll post the...

Will do. When one starts fraying, I'll post the mileage. Might be a few months or ?? from now.
07-30-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 665
Posted By Crankycrank

I am trying out these "Alligator- Superior Shine...

I am trying out these "Alligator- Superior Shine Slick Stainless" cables. Alligator Shift or Brake Cable Superior Shine Slick Stainless fit Shimano Sram | eBay (https://www.ebay.com/itm/164126367473)...
07-30-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 532
Posted By Crankycrank

Whenever you mount a tire, before pumping it up,...

Whenever you mount a tire, before pumping it up, push the tire bead in and check for any tube caught underneath the bead. Pump a little air in and check again before pumping up all the way. Sounds...
07-30-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By Crankycrank

Oval was bought out by ASI over 10 yrs ago. Here...

Oval was bought out by ASI over 10 yrs ago. Here is their website and I would try contacting them for help. Home (advancedsports.com) (https://www.advancedsports.com/home/#gallery)
07-29-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 746
Posted By Crankycrank

Doesn't look good but take it to a shop so...

Doesn't look good but take it to a shop so someone can see it in the flesh which will be more accurate than anyone here could could do with just a photo.
07-28-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Crankycrank

Ebay, and reliable seller. Shimano R160D/D Disc...

Ebay, and reliable seller. Shimano R160D/D Disc Brake Adaptor Flat Mount 160mm 689228561601 | eBay...
07-28-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 895
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. I always find it amusing when someone comes...

+1. I always find it amusing when someone comes to a FREE forum and the only contribution they make is getting THEIR problem solved by many people offering their time and knowledge and especially the...
07-28-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By Crankycrank

There is also this option. This company...

There is also this option. This company "Gavenalle" makes brake/shifter setups that also have a separate thumb shifter for 11sp that can be converted to indexed or friction. Specially made for them...
07-28-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 652
Posted By Crankycrank

Can the Stans tape be re-used or is it a one-time...

Can the Stans tape be re-used or is it a one-time application deal? I checked their website, and it didn't say.
07-27-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 895
Posted By Crankycrank

I'll just point out that the reason for this is...

I'll just point out that the reason for this is to keep out one-time spammers and trolls. A good rule IMO. Anyone who wants to keep visiting the forum will stay long enough to get 10 posts.
07-27-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By Crankycrank

I'm seeing a big gouge in the BB Shell threads...

I'm seeing a big gouge in the BB Shell threads above in the last photo. That could easily have ruined the BB threads to some extent. A photo of your NDS loose cup threads would be helpful too.
07-27-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By Crankycrank

Let us know how it goes with the shop.

Let us know how it goes with the shop.
07-27-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By Crankycrank

If they have that in writing that a "major wheel...

If they have that in writing that a "major wheel truing" is included then, yes, I will say there should be no extra charge as they have already charged for the labor of installing a new spoke. Could...
07-25-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 153
Posted By Crankycrank

The photo shows the lockring to disassemble the...

The photo shows the lockring to disassemble the cassette body and not what you need to remove it from the hub. You'll need the hex key or whatever method is used to mount it to the hub.
07-25-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 519
Posted By Crankycrank

Are you sure there is no possibility that the...

Are you sure there is no possibility that the metal piece didn't enter the tube from one of the 5 previous flats?
07-25-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 603
Posted By Crankycrank

Agree with all of the above. Too much is better...

Agree with all of the above. Too much is better than too little and as mentioned any excess will just push its way past the seals. The bearing drag will go away after the first ride as bearings...
07-24-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 569
Posted By Crankycrank

Perhaps you have an old French treaded BB. Made...

Perhaps you have an old French treaded BB. Made for slightly smaller BB shell but has same direction threading as Italian. Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Glossary Bo - Bz...
07-23-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 801
Posted By Crankycrank

I'll add that learning to do your own bike...

I'll add that learning to do your own bike maintenance will save you money, time, and you won't have to take the wheels off to fit your bike in a car every time something needs attention. Mounting...
07-22-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By Crankycrank

Here is a chart that compares stem...

Here is a chart that compares stem angles+lengths+height which can be useful if you want to get the same riding position from 2 different stems. Stem Comparison Tool | yojimg.net...
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