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08-12-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By blinky

Many of our local bike shops have Park floor...

Many of our local bike shops have Park floor mounted repair stands but the guys do the nose hang anyway :)
08-12-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 235
Posted By blinky

Just got this one from Park a couple months ago...

Just got this one from Park a couple months ago - have it mounted on a wooden beam in the garage - they also have a sister model that mounts to a work bench - happy with it so far .

PRS-4W-2...
08-07-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By blinky

Can't add too much to the advice and link to the...

Can't add too much to the advice and link to the dealer's manual shown above - here are a couple other links that I've found helpful :
Modern Shimano Front Derailleur Adjustment Guide - Cycling...
07-26-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By blinky

Exactly , 2mm allen for the support or aka...

Exactly , 2mm allen for the support or aka stabilizing screw and the 5mm for the clamp screw
07-26-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By blinky

Yes , in some of the literature or videos it's...

Yes , in some of the literature or videos it's called "stabilizing" screw and other authors use the word "support" - the following passage addresses its function - "If installing the front derailleur...
07-26-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By blinky

Thanks for the link cxwrench - I think the...

Thanks for the link cxwrench - I think the B-screw is only pertinent to the RD - but yes 2mm Allen for hi & lo as well as for achieving the Shimano suggested cable tension by aligning the two grey...
07-25-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By blinky

Allen Keys for Shimano FD-8000 Installation

It's most certainly 2mm for the hi & low screws but then either 4mm or 5mm for the cable anchor and again 4mm or 5mm to align those magic but interesting grey lines - does anyone know which size for...
07-25-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By blinky

Here's a link to the Shimano dealer's manual - I...

Here's a link to the Shimano dealer's manual - I too reached a dead link but eventually found it
DM-RAFD001-05-ENG.pdf (shimano.com)...
07-24-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,060
Posted By blinky

I have a favorites folder dedicated to cycling...

I have a favorites folder dedicated to cycling info and one of my favorite entries is a BF post with video on threading the cable to its' anchor on the Shimano FD-8000 - but for chain length I rely...
07-23-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,060
Posted By blinky

This was the method promoted by Sheldon Brown and...

This was the method promoted by Sheldon Brown and is outlined as Method 1 in the video that I posted above .
07-23-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,060
Posted By blinky

Here's a video with 3 methods explained by a...

Here's a video with 3 methods explained by a jolly good follow : How To Calculate The Correct Chain Length | Road Bike Maintenance - YouTube
07-05-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 479
Posted By blinky

I usually let some air out before pumping - yes I...

I usually let some air out before pumping - yes I remember those days of rock hard tires and my skinny body could get them to 120 with my Specialized floor pump with minimal effort :).
07-05-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 479
Posted By blinky

Don't want to start collecting floor pumps -...

Don't want to start collecting floor pumps - don't need more than 110 in my 700x25's and my Topeak Sport gets me there with some effort - if I want less effort and/or more pressure I'll use the...
07-04-22, 11:05 AM
07-04-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 479
Posted By blinky

Thanks , will give it a try .

Thanks , will give it a try .
07-04-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 479
Posted By blinky

That's nothing , there's a guy out there who does...

That's nothing , there's a guy out there who does that with a frame pump .
07-04-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 479
Posted By blinky

It would be great if you could explain how one...

It would be great if you could explain how one does that - all I can envision is someone sitting in a chair that's attached to and above the pump handle .
07-04-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 479
Posted By blinky

I think you're probably an outlier for clinchers...

I think you're probably an outlier for clinchers - I'm more interested in the experience of members who are at 90-110 for clinchers - Topeak has pumps that are promoted as able to deliver 160-200...
07-03-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 479
Posted By blinky

First Use of Topeak Joe Blow Sport Floor Pump (Yellow Barrel)

On a recommendation by a member I just got this floor pump - tried it out on an old 700x23 - I was comfortably able to get the psi to 100 but it was a bit of hulk type effort to get another 10 psi -...
07-03-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,927
Posted By blinky

I use Muckoff's water soluble degreaser in the...

I use Muckoff's water soluble degreaser in the Park chain brush tank and then , as the video shows , lots of soapy water before the final water rinse - and then of course a chain re-lube as the final...
07-03-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 22,927
Posted By blinky

How to clean your bike chain and drivetrain like...

How to clean your bike chain and drivetrain like a pro: Top tips for fast, efficient cleaning - YouTube

I found this video very helpful, he does everything without a stand , just a lean - and he...
06-27-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,076
Posted By blinky

Snap On tools make real nice thin stainless...

Snap On tools make real nice thin stainless wrenches of many different sizes .
06-23-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By blinky

Correction to my earlier post , yes both systems...

Correction to my earlier post , yes both systems use the brake lever to shift - a slight difference is that Ergo uses a separate lever to downshift front and back - and so I agree both systems can...
06-21-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,128
Posted By blinky

OP here , same here 120psi on my 23's several...

OP here , same here 120psi on my 23's several years ago and at the time it was pretty common , rock hard , I still use the squeeze test with thumb and index but the trend these days seems to be...
06-20-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,128
Posted By blinky

I have a Craftsman hand held battery powered...

I have a Craftsman hand held battery powered inflator that I've used for the golf cart , wheelbarrow, & garden hose caddy but takes too long for the cars - however the DeWalt looks pretty good but If...
06-20-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,128
Posted By blinky

I agree , the model you linked to got very good...

I agree , the model you linked to got very good reviews and the price is nice - between the cars and bikes , they'll both get enough use - thanks again !!
06-20-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,128
Posted By blinky

Thanks for posting , doesn't look like Topeak...

Thanks for posting , doesn't look like Topeak does online retail but Amazon has several of their models - both a compressor and floor pump have their place :speedy:
06-19-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,128
Posted By blinky

Thanks everyone for your time and input - I set...

Thanks everyone for your time and input - I set the compressor at its' upper limit of 125 psi for the test run - my tires are 700x25C and 90-100psi is more than enough for me but I know there is...
06-18-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,128
Posted By blinky

Easily Achieving 125 PSI - My Approach/Experience

As I get older achieving 125psi with my old trusty Specialized floor pump got impossible and even 100psi was a bit of a struggle - my solution and the tools -

1 1/2 gallon Craftsman compressor (...
06-18-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,829
Posted By blinky

Check out this video - nice discussion of how a...

Check out this video - nice discussion of how a coaster brake works - something I always wondered about - may be helpful for the OP .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2f0e28Dito
06-18-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By blinky

Couple years ago I got rid of the Ergo shifters...

Couple years ago I got rid of the Ergo shifters on my 10 sp Chorus setup and went to Ultegra 11sp with "brifters" - 50/34 up front and 11 sp (11-32) in the back - Didn't think I'd ever leave Campy...
06-10-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 886
Posted By blinky

I have the same derailleur but I question whether...

I have the same derailleur but I question whether you have an 11T chainring - just shifted to all the combinations - I can cross shift to all but the smallest 3 cogs - and in no combination is there...
05-14-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By blinky

Just bought the Park wall mount using a wooden...

Just bought the Park wall mount using a wooden post in the garage and have the same question and so I'll be following the comments - am also 6 foot and don't want it too low because of back issues...
05-12-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,225
Posted By blinky

Right my Craftsman 1 1/2 also has a limit at 120...

Right my Craftsman 1 1/2 also has a limit at 120 or 125 - for years I liked to be at 120psi but 90-100 is plenty hard for me now - why more pressure on the rear wheel , heavy saddle bags ?
05-11-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,225
Posted By blinky

Why wouldn't you use the compressor to get the...

Why wouldn't you use the compressor to get the tires to 130psi ??
05-07-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,225
Posted By blinky

I'm running 700x25 now but a few years ago it was...

I'm running 700x25 now but a few years ago it was 700x23 and during that time higher pressures were common and the thinking of the period - having rock hard tires was the goal and the thinking at the...
05-06-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,225
Posted By blinky

I struggled with my floor Specialized to achieve...

I struggled with my floor Specialized to achieve 120 on 700x25s - now have a compressor - what are you using to get 140 ??
05-06-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,225
Posted By blinky

Many comments are pointing to the chuck and by...

Many comments are pointing to the chuck and by association the pump - my vote would be to replace the floor pump, don't think OP needs an unthreaded valve stem - I now have gone the compressor route...
05-03-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,134
Posted By blinky

Changed to Ultegra a couple years back but kept...

Changed to Ultegra a couple years back but kept the Campy chorus components - there are still times when I feel the ole Ergo is a better design , they're right there for the thumbs .
05-02-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By blinky

Thanks for the compliment , I was into 10mm tires...

Thanks for the compliment , I was into 10mm tires back then and can't break the habit (:-}
04-28-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,134
Posted By blinky

Good tips , I have the same Park micro adjust...

Good tips , I have the same Park micro adjust clamp with 360 rotation mounted to a wooden post in the garage - if I re-position it to a lower spot , the lift and clamp should be easier - another idea...
04-28-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,134
Posted By blinky

Thanks BBOY314 for the link , will check it out .

Thanks BBOY314 for the link , will check it out .
04-27-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,134
Posted By blinky

I personally respect the input from someone who...

I personally respect the input from someone who also owns and works on a Ti bike and is comfortable clamping to the seat tube but I also feel the post is a safe bet - but I have two other issues that...
04-27-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,134
Posted By blinky

Thanks Litespud , I have the Tuscany , originally...

Thanks Litespud , I have the Tuscany , originally with Chorus 10 - changed to mostly Ultegra about 3 years ago but kept the Campy parts for now - am curious , what type of repair stand do you have ?
04-26-22, 05:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,134
Posted By blinky

The bike is a 20 year old Litespeed , titanium...

The bike is a 20 year old Litespeed , titanium tubes and a Thomson seat post that I'm guessing will withstand a tight grip - I'm using a Park gripper mounted to a post in the garage , see link below....
04-25-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,134
Posted By blinky

Best Clamping Location on Repair Stand

First choice was the top tube but the bike turned in the jaws and the rear brake cable got pinched - I'm now thinking seat post or tube - wondering what others do and whether you wrap the tube or...
04-25-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By blinky

INF-2 Shop Inflator | Park Tool...

INF-2 Shop Inflator | Park Tool (https://www.parktool.com/product/shop-inflator-inf-2?category=Pumps)

Efficient Velo Tools (EVT) (https://www.efficientvelo.com/)

I was having a tough time...
04-25-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By blinky

Never tried 3 in 1 but years ago tried sewing...

Never tried 3 in 1 but years ago tried sewing machine oil which was real thin and then ProLInk for the last several years although I just got some chain oil from Silca which I'll try soon - with the...
04-22-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By blinky

I have long legs and my seat is high for that...

I have long legs and my seat is high for that reason but I've lost flexibility as I get older and the mount/dismount has gotten tougher - I figured the "dropper" seat post could be a solution and the...
04-21-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By blinky

Dropper Seat Post on Road Bike

I understand that currently a round seat tube is required in order to install a "dropper" seat post on a road bike - does anyone have any experience or insight into these posts being used on a road...
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