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08-16-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Bike tinker man

When I've on my MTB I've only gone out to 42...

When I've on my MTB I've only gone out to 42 teeth, but used long cage SLX with a RD dropper bracket, there are plenty of huge range cassettes out there now, I would go looking around the bike shops...
08-16-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By Bike tinker man

Only my humble points, So assume its a...

Only my humble points,

So assume its a double on the crank, & this only happens when you are in the smaller chain ring ? there re no issues with the FD ? & obviously the cassette ring is not in...
08-13-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By Bike tinker man

Accepted, very good reasoning, but I always think...

Accepted, very good reasoning, but I always think back to the old laws "for every action there has to be an equally opposite action" something somewhere has moved to accommodate, this maybe its much...
08-11-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Bike tinker man

I must admit I've never seen a BB with a C...

I must admit I've never seen a BB with a C spanner type ring nut on each end, regardless of it being a sealed unit, or end caps with loose bearings. - strange to my eyes.
08-10-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 866
Posted By Bike tinker man

Agreed with above, the chain stay, has been...

Agreed with above, the chain stay, has been stressed / stretched , i.e. its become longer, so if it is made straight again, it could well be longer, & therefore could push the rear wheel out of...
08-10-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Bike tinker man

The gear teeth on 7 speed are obviously wider,...

The gear teeth on 7 speed are obviously wider, than a 10 speed group set, so the 10 speed chain will be narrower, might work, but it might catch, & cause unnecessary wear
08-10-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By Bike tinker man

Depending on the amount of shim required, I've...

Depending on the amount of shim required, I've cut up tins beer tins etc with snips, if you have a micrometer its surprising the different thicknesses you can find, & normally make them much longer.
08-10-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Bike tinker man

You've stated the shell size is 68.mm, & square...

You've stated the shell size is 68.mm, & square taper, but you never mentioned the axle length, it must stay the same. So you can either go for a much preferred sealed unit, of hunt an axle, &...
02-01-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Bike tinker man

There is often a compromise when changing to a...

There is often a compromise when changing to a larger cassette, yes adjust B, yes maybe add extra links, but there maybe a trade off, so you need to ensure you are on a bike stand (not riding) so...
02-01-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By Bike tinker man

I've seen it mentioned on another write up about...

I've seen it mentioned on another write up about dating bikes, that the Allen head bolts did not start showing up till around 1980, unfortunately I cannot find the article, others may have better...
09-06-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By Bike tinker man

The clue is they have special springs on them to...

The clue is they have special springs on them to stop them vibrating in to out, if you ever see that method, (same on rear derailleur, also maybe underside of some handlebar lever sets) then you...
09-06-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,728
Posted By Bike tinker man

I'm not familiar with this actual bike frame, but...

I'm not familiar with this actual bike frame, but my bike seat tube tightens using same method, although I've adjusted height few times, then tighten to correct torque no issues. So one has to wonder...
09-06-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,681
Posted By Bike tinker man

I must admit flipping cogs over, I would have...

I must admit flipping cogs over, I would have though not worked as the cogs are direction profiled, & side plates chamfered to allow easy indexing, so I assume you've done this before ? if so I've...
09-05-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By Bike tinker man

Funny, I wrote a post never loaded wrote again...

Funny, I wrote a post never loaded wrote again now two ?

So as we now know its the front rather than the 1st few replied which assumed the crank, as you say when front end moving side to side, the...
09-04-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By Bike tinker man

If you posted a decent photo, then everyone can...

If you posted a decent photo, then everyone can see exactly what type of brake its mounting, also mention the bike type make etc, might help with replies
09-04-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By Bike tinker man

QUOTE - It's most noticeable when I'm out of the...

QUOTE - It's most noticeable when I'm out of the saddle and really giving it all during a sprint

Are you referring to the steering tube / fork area or the crank ? being out the saddle pushing hard...
09-04-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,204
Posted By Bike tinker man

QUOTE :sound seeming to come from the front of...

QUOTE :sound seeming to come from the front of the frame.

Do you mean the steering head / fork area, or the crank ? being out the saddle pushing hard there of course is more load on the forks...
08-30-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,683
Posted By Bike tinker man

I would try & look very closely & see if there...

I would try & look very closely & see if there were any small cracks there originally that you may have not noticed, one assumes you have never crashed it ?
05-18-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,830
Posted By Bike tinker man

You've given no idea on the actual size or weight...

You've given no idea on the actual size or weight of the battery pack these tend to be heavy, & down tubes, or set tubes where the water bottle holes are, the tubing is normally round, so no...
02-21-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 170,658
Posted By Bike tinker man

T-Mar I appreciate you taking the time to check...

T-Mar I appreciate you taking the time to check your records, thanks
02-17-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 170,658
Posted By Bike tinker man

Time to ask the experts: serial # FDYD1988 its...

Time to ask the experts:
serial # FDYD1988 its a ally hardtail, with Shimano components, mainly Deore, it looks sad but was once a good bike, wonder if its worth the trouble ?
appreciate all...
08-20-18, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,183
Posted By Bike tinker man

To my eyes the cassette looks fine, these modern...

To my eyes the cassette looks fine, these modern ones the teeth are all chamfered, & different profile to allow smoother gear change.
If this has only shown up worse since you installed the new...
08-06-18, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By Bike tinker man

Dyna-sys compatibility

When looking for parts to rebuild various older bikes mainly the odd MTB hardtails 7/8/9 speeds etc that come my way. I've always kept clear of the DYNA-SYS parts, I've read up on them realize the...
08-02-18, 04:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,100
Posted By Bike tinker man

Yes, photograph is a help but really too close...

Yes, photograph is a help but really too close up:

1st thing look at the links on the chain it should state the manufacturer & model # etc, look it up on the web, & see if the chain is correct for...
07-31-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,100
Posted By Bike tinker man

You've given no indication of the type of bike ?...

You've given no indication of the type of bike ? how is the RD near the tire ?

A few decent photos, will go a long way in showing the problem, & hoping then people can give you an answer.
07-31-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
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Views: 387
Posted By Bike tinker man

If its not done it when you are changing gear...

If its not done it when you are changing gear riding then as above if you laid the bike on its left side, with the chain on the small front chain ring, it only needs a touch on the RD the chain can...
07-31-18, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By Bike tinker man

The above is perfectly correct but you can also...

The above is perfectly correct but you can also buy BB spacer rings to move the BB axle out, just google it & you will understand. But only one.
07-11-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 922
Posted By Bike tinker man

Fully agree with above, put it back sell start...

Fully agree with above, put it back sell start again, another issue you may have is if you go for a bigger chain set / crank it "might" hit the chain stay, I did that once many years ago then had to...
07-11-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By Bike tinker man

Maybe you've already covered these points but you...

Maybe you've already covered these points but you need to check

1. is the rear drop out wide enough for 10 speed cassette
2. check the hub part number make sure it will take a 10 speed
3. as...
07-09-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 636
Posted By Bike tinker man

As mentioned above, contact Trek, if they don't...

As mentioned above, contact Trek, if they don't answer its no issue to pull off the crank, & left side & measure with calipers etc.
07-09-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 13,952
Posted By Bike tinker man

The same Shimano item part # can be made in...

The same Shimano item part # can be made in several different counties, as they move production around to improve costing I guess, it should also have a year mark, (alphabet code) & country of...
07-09-18, 08:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,310
Posted By Bike tinker man

I use Copper-coat anti seize grease on the...

I use Copper-coat anti seize grease on the treads, being where they it reduces the risk of mud & water being driven in becoming rusty, & unable to remove, also the gaps around the cleat, I pack with...
06-27-18, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By Bike tinker man

Bit hard to say, if the cassette is tight on one...

Bit hard to say, if the cassette is tight on one hub, & loose on another, one has to assume there is a difference in the length of the spline hub section where the cassette fits, try measuring these...
06-27-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,686
Posted By Bike tinker man

Fully agree, it wasn't till I used one, you can...

Fully agree, it wasn't till I used one, you can really take note of a few psi difference, very good to find out what pressure range is best for you & your bikes, this few psi difference was something...
06-25-18, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Bike tinker man

I would humbly suggest 6-9 speed inclusive / 10...

I would humbly suggest 6-9 speed inclusive / 10 & 11, totally different ball game, & the same applies for older 5 speeds.
06-25-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Bike tinker man

Shimano parts as mentioned will have full ID...

Shimano parts as mentioned will have full ID numbering systems then you look up on Google / Shimano / technical specs it will tell you everything you need to know, sometimes reading the model number...
06-25-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,098
Posted By Bike tinker man

These can be opened, & then find out whats broken...

These can be opened, & then find out whats broken or gone wrong, buying or finding NEW parts is a non starter, the trouble with a replacement is you will need to buy a pair, I've opened stripped...
06-19-18, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By Bike tinker man

There is a tendency that as you tighten the Allen...

There is a tendency that as you tighten the Allen bolt nut to secure the brake pad, that it try to turn the brake block which the stud is connected to; this is common, normally you can lightly hold...
06-17-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,383
Posted By Bike tinker man

From scratch opens up so many reasons like why ? ...

From scratch opens up so many reasons like why ?

You must have an idea of what you what to end up with, so then you source a frame your size to suit your requirements, from then on its your choice...
06-17-18, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By Bike tinker man

Basically you dial in on Shimano your present RD,...

Basically you dial in on Shimano your present RD, & it will tell you the range (teeth) it will operate over, several factors like you have not stated what is on the front end (crank) is it a double...
04-25-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,481
Posted By Bike tinker man

All the above are true, you must remember that...

All the above are true, you must remember that with the FD lever parallel to the down tube the FD is under no spring tension & should therefore be on the smallest chain ring, as you raise the lever...
04-19-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,922
Posted By Bike tinker man

Accepted however whenever I've taken these 600...

Accepted however whenever I've taken these 600 cranks off or similar I undo the ring remove the Allen bolt, screw in the extractor tool, then screw through it & jack it off, I Don't rely on the ring.
04-19-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,922
Posted By Bike tinker man

One must wonder why the ring is cracked, as its...

One must wonder why the ring is cracked, as its good quality steel being screwed into ally crank arm ? to my mind the 1st thing to go would be the ally threads, see the enlargement it has several...
04-19-18, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,469
Posted By Bike tinker man

All good advise as mentioned already strip it, or...

All good advise as mentioned already strip it, or take it in to LBS, when its stripped before either installing new bearings or repacking make sure the fork stem is not slightly bent or cracked, &...
03-30-18, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,277
Posted By Bike tinker man

I've a 4700 group set on one of my bikes, the...

I've a 4700 group set on one of my bikes, the front changes down with just one touch, going up is not as smooth as coming down but going up you are pushing the spring on the RD away (against...
03-29-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,139
Posted By Bike tinker man

I always now use quick links, so easy to split...

I always now use quick links, so easy to split chain to remove clean etc, never had one fail, the Park chain tool is great. I think 1 am more likely to have a failure pushing out & replacing pins, if...
03-28-18, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,235
Posted By Bike tinker man

Remember this is a integral one piece formed tube...

Remember this is a integral one piece formed tube that comes up over & down the other side, its most likely only tack welded at the joint you "may" seriously weaken the carrier by cutting it as you...
03-06-18, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By Bike tinker man

2018-2019 SHIMANO Product Information Web...

2018-2019 SHIMANO Product Information Web (http://productinfo.shimano.com/#/com/2.0)

The above link gives you all the technical data you can think of, & show the cross reference between...
03-06-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,148
Posted By Bike tinker man

I tend to agree the old story - a miss is as good...

I tend to agree the old story - a miss is as good as a mile - you have to remember often the front RD only has the same or less clearance on the chain, one also considers one pedaling how much of...
02-28-18, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,833
Posted By Bike tinker man

Obviously the Shimano Altus C20 jockey wheel did...

Obviously the Shimano Altus C20 jockey wheel did not hit originally the cassette teeth, you've not mentioned if it is doing it in the high gear or the lowest gear or both ? & assuming you've not put...
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