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02-02-23, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By maddog34

have you tried contacting the source of the...

have you tried contacting the source of the Problem? they may have a dealer in your area that will have that ridiculous tool... https://usa.dahon.com/pages/contact-us

there may also be a two prong...
02-02-23, 09:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 228
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Assuming you can't locate the proper tool a...

Assuming you can't locate the proper tool a Kingsbridge type fixed cup vise should work.
...
02-01-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By dsbrantjr

As Andrew Stewart points out, getting very...

As Andrew Stewart points out, getting very different braking systems to act identically is going to be a tough job. Just having them both work well is sufficient for safe operation.
01-31-23, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

With the shorter cable length, and often the more...

With the shorter cable length, and often the more direct path it takes, a front brake will pretty much always have less mush once the pads make contact with the rim. So even with the initial pad...
01-29-23, 01:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,147
Posted By Iride01

Are you certain of that? I thought it was the...

Are you certain of that? I thought it was the other way around. Most novices I've paid any attention too, including me, pedaled with the spindle between the ball of the foot and the toes.

As we...
01-29-23, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By Iride01

On square taper spindles, the length of the BB...

On square taper spindles, the length of the BB and the particular crankset you are using will determine where your chain line is. So if you or someone changed the crankset to something else, then...
01-27-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By maddog34

dude.. you NEED A NEW CABLE AND CASING.. that is...

dude.. you NEED A NEW CABLE AND CASING.. that is the Obvious thing... and i'd bet that the rest of the cables/casing are in similar Bad condition. Change them or risk injury.. your choice.
01-27-23, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 892
Posted By squirtdad

as noted before, no practical options ...

as noted before, no practical options

Anything else is a theoretical kludge at best, more likely non workable in reality

failure in the area of the fork/stem is likely painful

Just use...
01-27-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I've suspected that the valve base is somewhat...

I've suspected that the valve base is somewhat compressible and with initial use there is some settling in that needs to be taken up. Or perhaps the valve base shape is not the best fit for the rim's...
01-27-23, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By smd4

Replacing cables is a job everyone should be able...

Replacing cables is a job everyone should be able to do on their own. If you have to take it to a shop, they can probably have the job completed by the time you go grab yourself a cup of coffee.
01-27-23, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By KerryIrons

Not probably. Look at the last picture - you can...

Not probably. Look at the last picture - you can see the rust on the casing metal. Total cable & casing replacement if the OP wants things to work right.
01-27-23, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By KerryIrons

Think how much easier it would be to read your...

Think how much easier it would be to read your post if you proof read it first. As to your question, there are not many (any?) people reporting the need to Loctite their valves.
01-27-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By big john

I think you need to figure out what you want...

I think you need to figure out what you want before you order something. If you could ride a bike with the feel you want, then measure it, that would be ideal. Maybe put an adjustable stem on your...
01-27-23, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By msu2001la

These stories have been floating around for a few...

These stories have been floating around for a few years. At this point, I just assume any dirt cheap Shimano product on Ebay or Amazon is counterfeit, stolen or a factory second (that was also...
01-26-23, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By tyrion

Those are Rock Bros pedals (cheap but big). I...

Those are Rock Bros pedals (cheap but big). I just found a video about taking them apart - it looks like there is a sleeve in there that is causing the socket clearance issue and that sleeve is...
01-24-23, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By Gods lonely man

Chances are the stem clamp is compromised, (so is...

Chances are the stem clamp is compromised, (so is my safety) i think the shim option may be a nice try , I really wanted to use this bars/stem combo, if I try sprinting up a hill and come back with...
01-22-23, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Soody

pic: ...

pic:
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01-22-23, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Soody

Y​​​​ep, worst case scenario, you break it....

Y​​​​ep, worst case scenario, you break it. That's better than it breaking you.
01-22-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Ovenkooked

Oh my god it worked! I used a bigger hammer this...

Oh my god it worked! I used a bigger hammer this time instead of mallet and it came right out. Thank you so much for your help.
01-22-23, 07:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,288
Posted By rsbob

Gave up red meat and pork and processed meat...

Gave up red meat and pork and processed meat years ago and frankly don’t miss it. Was a big lover of steaks, but with the hormones, antibiotics, and impact on the environment (methane and...
01-21-23, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

A lot more people than one would think have mild...

A lot more people than one would think have mild scoliosis. I have trouble with saddle sores on only one side. I've had my legs measured by a doc and they're the same length. So that's my guess. A...
01-20-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By jadmt

not why I can't get this out of my head... ...

not why I can't get this out of my head...

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01-20-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By ClydeClydeson

There are two issues to deal with, geometrically...

There are two issues to deal with, geometrically speaking, when trying to get your heels in more than normal - one is the angle of your foot, and the other is heel clearance so your foot doesn't hit...
01-17-23, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By 79pmooney

I'll second the above. FD shifting when friction...

I'll second the above. FD shifting when friction is pretty darn simple. You need a slack enough cable that the FD can relax completely for downshifts. (And you hardly need a barrel adjust to...
Replies: 22
Views: 664
Posted By Doug Fattic

REW Reynolds was a bike shop in Northhamton in...

REW Reynolds was a bike shop in Northhamton in about the center of England. They didn't make frames themselves. The frames they sold under their name were made by Woodrup in Leeds (which still...
01-15-23, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Kontact

In a shop setting, I did not notice any...

In a shop setting, I did not notice any particular 6700 Di2 problems vs. other models or generations.
01-15-23, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By Kontact

Which part is stiff? The parallelogram that makes...

Which part is stiff? The parallelogram that makes the lateral shifts, or the jockey pulley cage pivot with the coil spring? The latter is actually not hard to deal with.
01-15-23, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By base2

38/25.4=1.496 inches Your tire is smaller than...

38/25.4=1.496 inches
Your tire is smaller than your tube & it's not even close. Welcome to wrinkle-town.

No.
01-15-23, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 633
Posted By dedhed

Just pre set them where they'll end up anyway ...

Just pre set them where they'll end up anyway

https://i.redd.it/n68qwtul3jb11.jpg
01-15-23, 12:46 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 16,706
Posted By GamblerGORD53

Bell's are multi-lingual. And work far better.

Bell's are multi-lingual. And work far better.
01-14-23, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 633
Posted By maddog34

You'll need Short pull Brake levers.. Center...

You'll need Short pull Brake levers.. Center pull, Canti, ROAD disc,and Side pull brakes use Short pull levers. Measure from the Lever Pivot to the Center of the cable ferrule hole.. Short pull...
01-14-23, 02:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 633
Posted By Kontact

If it were your bike. But these are commuters for...

If it were your bike. But these are commuters for the homeless. The time and expense of converting them could be much better used elsewhere considering these are fully functional as is. Making the...
01-12-23, 11:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 784
Posted By Kontact

I just remembered something. While this Mavic hub...

I just remembered something. While this Mavic hub does say it will accept an 8 speed freewheel, the black graphics is from their mountain components. And 130mm was the old 7 speed mountain standard....
01-11-23, 05:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,179
Posted By Polaris OBark

Yours is the 42nd post in the Dork Disc thread.

Yours is the 42nd post in the Dork Disc thread.
01-11-23, 03:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,179
Posted By Bob Ross

One of my favorite aphorisms that I learned back...

One of my favorite aphorisms that I learned back when I first became a recreational roadie is "People Who Don't Know The Correct Way To Remove A Spoke Protector Should Be Required To Ride With A...
01-11-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By rumrunn6

thank you so fun, this is one of my favorites: ...

thank you
so fun, this is one of my favorites:
622 = 700 C, 28 x 1 5/8 x 1 1/2 and other pairs of numbers, (but also see 635), 29 inch, 28 x 1 1/2 F.13 Canada
01-09-23, 09:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 892
Posted By Kontact

Stems have a hard time generating enough traction...

Stems have a hard time generating enough traction to keep aheadsets from working loose, and they have a considerable advantage in clamping than a tube that expands on the very end.

I guarantee...
01-09-23, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 892
Posted By Kontact

Where does one buy an expandable 1 1/8" extension...

Where does one buy an expandable 1 1/8" extension tube?

Why would it be safe to put an expander in a carbon tube? The steerer would almost certainly split.
01-09-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,179
Posted By Hondo6

Yes, actually - though it appears to be an...

Yes, actually - though it appears to be an integral part of the largest rear sprocket and was IMO probably formed when said largest sprocket was stamped out of 2mm steel sheet vice machined. Shimano...
01-08-23, 09:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,179
Posted By Polaris OBark

Seth got kind of old. I guess I did too. My...

Seth got kind of old. I guess I did too.

My oldest kid is definitely the type of person for whom keeping the dork disc in place is the right thing to do.

Does Campy make the best one?
01-07-23, 03:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 892
Posted By Kontact

No. There is absolutely no safe or cost effective...

No. There is absolutely no safe or cost effective way of doing this.
01-06-23, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 257
Posted By Steve B.

Peel back the bar tape and check the connections...

Peel back the bar tape and check the connections at the shifters. Best to have the Shimano install tool to snap the connections in place if they came out. A good installer will leave a 180 deg....
01-04-23, 07:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 784
Posted By Kontact

Oh, are you famous?

Oh, are you famous?
01-04-23, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By FBinNY

Layers don't matter. What does is the final...

Layers don't matter.

What does is the final result, specifically the quality of the seal, the strength over the holes, and the final buildup thickness because too much makes tire changes...
01-04-23, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 611
Posted By smd4

Why the thought that slightly bent aluminum will...

Why the thought that slightly bent aluminum will crack just by looking at it funny? Breaking news: Aluminum can be bent.
01-03-23, 11:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 784
Posted By FBinNY

You very successfully cropped out the thing that...

You very successfully cropped out the thing that matters most, namely the axle.

From what I see, it seems to be a conventional threaded axle, with spacers and a lockout.

If so, it's an easy...
01-03-23, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 611
Posted By Kontact

Dropouts are somewhat hard, but you don't have a...

Dropouts are somewhat hard, but you don't have a choice but to bend it back into shape. If it fails, then it was already smoked.

Hangers are soft aluminum and are designed to bend a bit more than...
01-01-23, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By Pompiere

I tried a 457 mm ISO tire at the local shop. ...

I tried a 457 mm ISO tire at the local shop. They were way too small. I have ordered from Modern Bike in the past, no issues.



Thanks for that, I had not found any wide tires in my searches. ...
01-01-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,301
Posted By Slowride79

I ran into a listing in Sarasota on FB MP a few...

I ran into a listing in Sarasota on FB MP a few minutes ago for a Pug and seller had same first name as for this “old Japanese bike.” I asked if this was also his and he responded yes and that it’s a...
12-31-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By dedhed

maybe... only you can adjust limit screws and see...

maybe... only you can adjust limit screws and see if it has sufficient swing to cover the cassette.

It probably won't index with 8S shifters.
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