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06-21-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,191
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I wouldn't. On a tight FW, you need to use the...

I wouldn't.
On a tight FW, you need to use the axle nut/skewer to secure the tool.
Once the FW starts to turn, it increases tension against the skewer and will rapidly bind up.
Doing it by hand,...
06-17-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By Bill Kapaun

We never did ask where the spokes were breaking,...

We never did ask where the spokes were breaking, but assumed it was at the elbow.
All of the other spokes have gone through the same number of fatigue cycles, although some probably weren't "over...
06-16-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I would be willing to go as small as 32mm without...

I would be willing to go as small as 32mm without worry.
06-15-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 698
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It sounds like a bad batch of spokes and/or...

It sounds like a bad batch of spokes and/or possibly bad build.
New spokes & a competent build and it would be better than new.
06-14-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This should help- ...

This should help-
https://www.probikekit.co.uk/blog/archive/tyre-and-tubular-sizing/
06-09-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 676
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Actually, I think I'm done pretending you're...

Actually, I think I'm done pretending you're actually serious enough to look up anything.
06-09-19, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A Sun Rims CR-18 is about .5mm narrower, stout &...

A Sun Rims CR-18 is about .5mm narrower, stout & reasonable cost.

New spokes & nipples make the job much easier.
06-06-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 667
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd suggest holding the FDER over with one hand...

I'd suggest holding the FDER over with one hand to relieve tension on the screw. It saves threads in the FDER body.
It's relatively soft aluminum & steel threads tend to wear it badly when screwed...
06-05-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Whatever you use, start applying penetrating oil...

Whatever you use, start applying penetrating oil now.
05-18-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,699
Posted By Bill Kapaun

+1 You may have to do this 2-3 times before you...

+1
You may have to do this 2-3 times before you get a good, straight push.
I'd use a Quicklink for repair. Too many chains that are not supposed to be rejoined with the pin.
05-16-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If it ain't broke....

If it ain't broke....
05-15-19, 06:42 PM
05-13-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Symptoms are classic for sticking/dirty...

Symptoms are classic for sticking/dirty cable/housing.
Replace the loop next to the RDER. That's usually the biggest contributor because it gets dirt on the cable and the severe bend wears the...
05-11-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I have so much respect for 3-in-1 oil, I've never...

I have so much respect for 3-in-1 oil, I've never owned a can in my 70+ years. it's hard to think of an instance where it's the best lube for the job. BTW, what are those other 2 things it does?
Get...
05-08-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I have a couple different length bolts + washers...

I have a couple different length bolts + washers to cover short to long.
8mmX1. Not the more common 8mmX1.25....
05-04-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 890
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I wouldn't. Replacement is such a simple job,...

I wouldn't.
Replacement is such a simple job, the thing could disintegrate and with next day shipping, you could be on the road again.
04-23-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF the chain was properly sized, you'd need to ad...

IF the chain was properly sized, you'd need to ad 1" or 1 link set.
Your chain might be sized a bit long?
Put the chain in BIG:BIG.
Measure as in the pic.
You'd need 4 half links minimum "slack"...
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