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01-23-23, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 583
Posted By Crankycrank

Vinacafe, Vietnamese individual instant coffee...

Vinacafe, Vietnamese individual instant coffee packet. Just add water. Easily fits in a tool pack and helps to make pumping up a high-pressure tire with a mini-pump easier and faster. ...
01-15-23, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By Crankycrank

My experience with Slime tubes is that they...

My experience with Slime tubes is that they aren't all that reliable at sealing punctures and are a complete PITA to patch as the Slime has to be completely cleaned off and any Slime seeping out will...
01-11-23, 09:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 426
Posted By Crankycrank

I don't know the correct answer but I would...

I don't know the correct answer but I would double check that the shim is supposed to have the clamp on it since the CF Seat tube has a notch in it to provide for clamping forces. Just mentioning...
01-08-23, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 649
Posted By Crankycrank

One thing that can help just a little bit is to...

One thing that can help just a little bit is to cut the cable when it has similar curves in it as when it's installed. The strands on the outer radius have to travel further and if cut when...
01-04-23, 08:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,059
Posted By Crankycrank

It looks bad but you'll never know for sure if...

It looks bad but you'll never know for sure if this is salvageable until you remove the paint and see what's underneath otherwise, you're just guessing. Post pics of the bare corroded areas and we...
01-03-23, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, no issues. Slightly heavier but only a mouse...

Yes, no issues. Slightly heavier but only a mouse could detect the difference. Should have exactly the same performance and longevity.
01-02-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Crankycrank

I'm guessing the clicking is the chain hitting...

I'm guessing the clicking is the chain hitting the derailleur and the "trim" is off. Adjust the cable tension until it works for you but as mentioned watch some derailleur setup videos before making...
12-31-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 464
Posted By Crankycrank

In addition to everything already mentioned did...

In addition to everything already mentioned did you check the derailleur hanger alignment, especially if this is replacing a derailleur damaged in a crash or ??
Forum: Framebuilders
12-28-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By Crankycrank

I'm fairly certain it was 725 but Bob Jackson is...

I'm fairly certain it was 725 but Bob Jackson is out of business for now and I just remember when ordering that I had it made with 853 tubing for the main triangle, and they said 725 (or maybe it was...
12-20-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 963
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 for Chain-L. Not the only lube that will do...

+1 for Chain-L. Not the only lube that will do but I live 3/4 mile from the ocean and ride in the occasional rain here in Southern California and this holds up to wetness and salt air better than...
12-20-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By Crankycrank

Check out Microshift. Drop Bar Shifters |...

Check out Microshift. Drop Bar Shifters | microSHIFT (https://www.microshift.com/products/components/shifters/drop-bar/) Looks like they have 2 levels of quality for Shimano 7 speed. 1x7, 2x7 and...
12-11-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 447
Posted By Crankycrank

With the wheel off just shove your QR in the axel...

With the wheel off just shove your QR in the axel with the nut and springs off and mark how far it goes from one end of the axle to the other and measure. Easy to get within 1mm of accuracy.
12-09-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 560
Posted By Crankycrank

No, QR is not irrelevant. Some grip better than...

No, QR is not irrelevant. Some grip better than others. We don't know what QR you have so some info and a photo would help but if you can beg/borrow a good Shimano or Campy QR to test it out you can...
12-08-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By Crankycrank

I'll add that if your current post is still good...

I'll add that if your current post is still good changing to a little bit lighter carbon model will be hardly noticeable. I would save that money for something else.
11-26-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By Crankycrank

Not sure this site will provide the info you need...

Not sure this site will provide the info you need but take a look. Sheldon Brown's Bottom Bracket Size Database (https://sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html)
11-19-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By Crankycrank

Giant sells spares. You can try your local bike...

Giant sells spares. You can try your local bike shop or search online for Giant Fastroad, (year?), (model?) seatclamp spares. Just giving you a heads-up, not trying to be snarky. There are a few...
11-17-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 999
Posted By Crankycrank

Unfortunately, as mentioned in post #29 this...

Unfortunately, as mentioned in post #29 this model is a no-go for the OP. Here is a list of some of the specs and only offered in a med. cage with a 41t capacity and 1x crank only. Scroll to row #433...
11-09-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By Crankycrank

You fine tune your shifting while riding. Doing...

You fine tune your shifting while riding. Doing it while on the stand is good for ballpark tuning but you might get lucky, and it will work on the road too. Lots of reasons why it's different on the...
11-09-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 593
Posted By Crankycrank

Have you tried disassembling the DA freehub?...

Have you tried disassembling the DA freehub? Could just need some new bearings and/or lube. Sometimes a good flush and lube can solve some problems. Good generic Shimano FH videos here. Chain Goes...
11-03-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Crankycrank

If it were me, I would get a regular steep angled...

If it were me, I would get a regular steep angled stem and bar setup and sell the Canyon H36. I see the retail on those things is $399 so should get a fair chunk of that back if you decide to sell...
11-01-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,686
Posted By Crankycrank

I don't know if these brands are available in...

I don't know if these brands are available in Morocco but Dupli-Color and Rustoleum offer a peel off automotive coating that is easy to use and touch up or just change the color at some point. Not...
10-26-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 397
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. And I find the ISO is the most precise...

+1. And I find the ISO is the most precise sizing. When looking at Sheldon's site notice how many different 26" tires there are but each has a different ISO size and they are often not...
10-26-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By Crankycrank

You need a "step down ferrule". Example here but...

You need a "step down ferrule". Example here but there are various sizes so I recommend taking the bike to a shop who might have other sizes which you can test for fit on your bike. Universal Cycles...
10-24-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By Crankycrank

You can get special holders for the spokes for...

You can get special holders for the spokes for tensioning or just use an adjustable end wrench. The holders are a little less effort to use if you use them a lot and less likely to leave marks on...
10-09-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 654
Posted By Crankycrank

Could be that the frame is tweeked a bit but have...

Could be that the frame is tweeked a bit but have you checked if the wheel is dished properly? Flip the wheel around and check if it sits in the frame the same. This is an easy way to check the...
10-07-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 with post #6 and it looks like the rivets on...

+1 with post #6 and it looks like the rivets on the outer side already have a small hole that can be used as a drill guide. Should be easy.
10-07-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By Crankycrank

We need make/model/year of your forks. Can't give...

We need make/model/year of your forks. Can't give much help without that info. Most manufacturers have manuals on their websites that are very helpful as well.
10-06-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By Crankycrank

Another vote for Odorless Mineral Spirits BUT,...

Another vote for Odorless Mineral Spirits BUT, I'm pretty sure but not positive, that all the plastic pieces in your cleaner will be OK so hopefully one of the resident chemists will chime in. OMS...
10-04-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Crankycrank

Shimano does make various proper flat pedals, but...

Shimano does make various proper flat pedals, but I have no idea if they are compatible with your Assioma's. Contact them to check if any of the Shimano flats will work. shimano flat pedals - Search...
10-01-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 754
Posted By Crankycrank

Good for you for keeping at it. It just takes...

Good for you for keeping at it. It just takes practice and most likely with more experience it will become second nature and not something you have to even think about when releasing your foot from...
09-29-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 860
Posted By Crankycrank

Most sealed bearings you can carefully pry off...

Most sealed bearings you can carefully pry off the seal with a thin blade of your choice to flush and re-lube the bearings extending their life for many, many more miles. No need to remove them from...
09-27-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Crankycrank

Shifters and derailleur have the same pull ratio....

Shifters and derailleur have the same pull ratio. Check this chart for more data. Row 203 for your derailleur. Bicycle Cassettes & Drivetrains - Google Sheets...
09-27-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 937
Posted By Crankycrank

As mentioned in post #4 Microshift makes a good...

As mentioned in post #4 Microshift makes a good solid replacement for 8sp triples. Can be had for under $25 delivered. Road 3x Front Derailleurs | microSHIFT...
09-24-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 374
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. Works for almost anything Asian made which...

+1. Works for almost anything Asian made which is........almost everything.
09-24-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 555
Posted By Crankycrank

Agree with all above suggestions and I would say...

Agree with all above suggestions and I would say learning to fix a flat is the most important and lubing your chain is essential. WARNING: Lots of "lively" debate on anything related to lubrication...
09-21-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 925
Posted By Crankycrank

Yellow Jersey in Arlington, WI. Bicycle Frame...

Yellow Jersey in Arlington, WI. Bicycle Frame Repair at Yellow Jersey (http://www.yellowjersey.org/zito.html) Website is a mess but very interesting to check out.
09-21-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 754
Posted By Crankycrank

Most people adapt fairly quickly but it does take...

Most people adapt fairly quickly but it does take a little practice and something you should do for your first attempts on some grass or a soft surface as tipping over at a full stop is one of the...
09-20-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 790
Posted By Crankycrank

Since you mentioned many tourers pass by your...

Since you mentioned many tourers pass by your house, try putting up a "Bike Repair" sign in front for now and see what type of repairs people are needing and just start out slow offering services...
09-19-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By Crankycrank

There's a chance your front derailleur just needs...

There's a chance your front derailleur just needs an adjustment since it could be the chain rubbing on it when you're putting down more power as the frame/cranks can flex slightly. Shift the...
09-19-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 414
Posted By Crankycrank

Totally agree with FBinNY. Just protect the CF...

Totally agree with FBinNY. Just protect the CF from scratches and chips and if it holds your weight, then it certainly can hold just the bike.
09-14-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Crankycrank

Here is a good article and also a data chart for...

Here is a good article and also a data chart for rear derailleur compatibility. Compatibility [04] Rear derailleurs | BikeGremlin...
09-13-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By Crankycrank

Also make sure when you replace the wheel that...

Also make sure when you replace the wheel that it's inserted all the way into the dropouts when the quick release is clamped so it doesn't sit differently each time.
09-13-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 358
Posted By Crankycrank

Knowing what brand and model/type of BB you have...

Knowing what brand and model/type of BB you have will help find an answer.
09-11-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 296
Posted By Crankycrank

How to overhaul/adjust dual pivots. Not your...

How to overhaul/adjust dual pivots. Not your Tektro in the video but basically the same. How To Recondition Road Bike Caliper Brakes - YouTube
09-11-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Crankycrank

Usually if you have shims from the factory they...

Usually if you have shims from the factory they are needed but not always. If you find that everything works fine just leave it as is but don't lose the shims in case you find out you do need them...
09-10-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By Crankycrank

Gotta ask. Did you loosen the two crank arm clamp...

Gotta ask. Did you loosen the two crank arm clamp bolts before trying to undo the cap?
09-08-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,316
Posted By Crankycrank

"Is it normal wheels go out of true after a...

"Is it normal wheels go out of true after a fall?"
There are no normals in a fall. If your wheel is out of true just fix it and enjoy the ride.
09-06-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 644
Posted By Crankycrank

As far as getting the external cables out of the...

As far as getting the external cables out of the way for racks and stand clamps you can just release the brake and shifter cables by squeezing the pads together and pulling the cables out of the...
09-01-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 686
Posted By Crankycrank

That "Bell Bracer 100" can be found from many...

That "Bell Bracer 100" can be found from many places apparently so just do a search for the best price and a trusted seller.
08-30-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Crankycrank

Video of how to replace hoods although this is...

Video of how to replace hoods although this is for a Shimano it's basically the same. In addition to using the alcohol as a lubricant you can throw the new hoods in some near boiling water for a...
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