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05-14-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 705
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Cleaning a bike chain is part of the funeral...

Cleaning a bike chain is part of the funeral service my rags get before buried in the trash.
How environmentally friendly are your multiple attempts at reviving a dead horse?
05-11-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Bill Kapaun

630mm aka 27" is 8mm larger than a 622mm rim at...

630mm aka 27" is 8mm larger than a 622mm rim at the Bead Seat Diameter. BSD.
Buy tires with the correct BSD. The other dimensions are just how fat or skinny.
05-10-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is there a compelling reason to switch? You...

Is there a compelling reason to switch?
You throw in FDER adjustments/potential problems with the change in ring size & difference in #teeth between the 2.
IF you need lower gears, get a 9 speed...
05-09-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Loose balls will require 11 per side. 1/4".

Loose balls will require 11 per side.
1/4".
05-05-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 518
Posted By Bill Kapaun

These are rear hubs, but the idea is the same. ...

These are rear hubs, but the idea is the same.
The spoke holes on the opposite side of the hub are offset.
IF you are working CCW around the rim, the 2nd set has to be in the opposite hole that is...
05-05-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I can't imagine a wheel getting knocked out of...

I can't imagine a wheel getting knocked out of true from something so minor IF the spoke tensions were as even as they should be.
Maybe someday your friend will build a good wheel?

ALL the spokes...
04-27-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Bill Kapaun

They can, but your tire obviously has...

They can, but your tire obviously has "rot".
04-24-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Grinder. Good motor skills/vision. A thread...

Grinder.
Good motor skills/vision.
A thread file would be handy to dress off the burrs.
04-21-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Back off the FDER L screw and see if the FDER...

Back off the FDER L screw and see if the FDER will move inward a couple mm.
IF it does, you're "probably" good.
BB's don't always progress "symmetrically" between sizes, so it can be a bit of a...
04-20-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,054
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Why? Most of us leave one cone/lock nut intact....

Why?
Most of us leave one cone/lock nut intact. It preserves axle centering.
You can clean everything with the cone in place, so why remove it?
04-20-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Way. It's a friction shifter with "coarse"...

Way.
It's a friction shifter with "coarse" travel.
04-19-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Some people remove the cranks on little kids...

Some people remove the cranks on little kids bikes instead of training wheels for their children.
They let them coast around under push power and they seem to adapt quickly.
Maybe try a version of...
04-17-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I picked up a used Park TS2 about 10 years ago. ...

I picked up a used Park TS2 about 10 years ago.
I downloaded the instructions from Park so I could "center" it and it's dead on. No dishing tool needed.
I initially started off with their TS8? I...
04-12-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I would. I often find I have to adjust a click...

I would.
I often find I have to adjust a click or 2 on the barrel adjuster from stand to road.
04-12-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It's because this very common problem is in the...

It's because this very common problem is in the shifter.
The lube has gummed up enough that the pawl can't "snap" back into place quickly enough to catch the detent for the middle ring.
Flush the...
04-11-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you have "regular" commuting along with your...

If you have "regular" commuting along with your "fairly wicked hill", going 1X is the last thing I'd do.
You don't specify what chain ring you want to use, but will assume small enough to use a 42T...
04-07-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Unless you're incompetent.

Unless you're incompetent.
04-06-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Sounds like you have a problem tree and you want...

Sounds like you have a problem tree and you want to adjust a forest.

I'd pay attention to where it wants to 'ghost shift" to.
I'd the adjust that DER barrel adjuster a click or 2 (keep track so...
04-06-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Repairing a cheap Free Wheel is like patching...

Repairing a cheap Free Wheel is like patching your under wear.
Get a new one.
04-04-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By Bill Kapaun

SORA 3300 was 8 speed. Match the shifter to the...

SORA 3300 was 8 speed.
Match the shifter to the # of cogs. Either 8:8 or 9:9.
9 speed will require 9 speed chain.
03-31-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Longer BB spindle. Or the correct crank for the...

Longer BB spindle. Or the correct crank for the BB you have.

You still don't give any history for this bike.
Did it function properly before or is it a bike you recently acquired with no known...
03-31-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 594
Posted By Bill Kapaun

What's the rest of the story? Which inner side?...

What's the rest of the story?
Which inner side?
What did you change?
03-30-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By Bill Kapaun

+1 I keep a few assorted bungies close by. ...

+1
I keep a few assorted bungies close by.
They can often be used as a "third hand" for various household projects other than bikes.
03-30-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 878
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Offset. As in the attached Shimano doc. I...

Offset. As in the attached Shimano doc.

I call it dish and will continue to do so even if some kid doesn't like it.
03-29-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,178
Posted By Bill Kapaun

And you're not? Ignore List

And you're not?
Ignore List
03-29-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I haven't built any in quite a while, but having...

I haven't built any in quite a while, but having more time than money + Asperger's, I find it therapeutic.
On my last couple builds, I intentionally went slower to try to extend the time. I got was...
03-29-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 203
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You should be good.

You should be good.
03-28-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A proper spoke tensioning should alleviate broken...

A proper spoke tensioning should alleviate broken spokes.

You might consider an offset rim for the rear such as this. It evens spoke tensions between sides, making a much "stronger" wheel.
Run...
03-27-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It'd be quite difficult to lace 24 spokes more...

It'd be quite difficult to lace 24 spokes more than 2X.
03-27-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ya think you could take a pic where the rotor...

Ya think you could take a pic where the rotor isn't covering the area of interest?
Sometimes a bit of thought can be useful.
03-27-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I've mixed cogs a bunch in the past. IF you are...

I've mixed cogs a bunch in the past.
IF you are building a "road" type cassette with small changes between adjacent cogs, it doesn't really matter.
It's the larger jumps where you might start to...
03-27-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The effect is 2X. You raise the seat another...

The effect is 2X.
You raise the seat another 10mm, when in the 6 o'clock because of the shorter crank.
When at 12 o'clock, the pedal is another 10mm closer to the ground then it was before....
03-27-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It's certainly much easier than joining a few...

It's certainly much easier than joining a few dozen 1-3" chunks
03-26-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I made a post about switching to 165's a BUNCH of...

I made a post about switching to 165's a BUNCH of years ago.
It was a Godsend.
My range of motion was simply not adequate and I was basically "carrying" one knee over the top by pushing the the...
03-26-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Nothing wrong with the chain. That poster made...

Nothing wrong with the chain.
That poster made my ignore list shortly after they started posting on this forum.
03-26-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 678
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You are cross chaining BADLY. Put it on 26-11. ...

You are cross chaining BADLY.
Put it on 26-11.
Stand behind the bike and look at the angle of the chain. BAD!!!
It should be obvious why you don't use that combination.
03-25-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,471
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Your brakes should have washers that you can...

Your brakes should have washers that you can relocate to move the pads closer to the rim.
I built a skinny "road" wheel for my hybrid and had a similar problem. You may need to find a couple extra...
03-24-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 279
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Shimano has a 2 letter date code on their parts...

Shimano has a 2 letter date code on their parts for year/month. Google will tell you what they are. Typically parts will be Fall/Winter of the previous year or very early of the current production...
03-23-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Might be as simple as a slight difference in RDER...

Might be as simple as a slight difference in RDER mounting geometry between bikes.
Swap the RDER's and see if the problem follows the RDER or the bike.
03-23-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you just have a worn ring--- ...

If you just have a worn ring---
https://www.ebay.com/p/2255418349

What do expect to gain with an "upgrade"?
03-23-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Put it on that ring & cog and then stand behind...

Put it on that ring & cog and then stand behind your bike and LOOK at how severe the chain angle is.
It should be obvious why you DON'T use that combination.
03-22-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,810
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The knowledgeable people in CLASSIC & VINTAGE...

The knowledgeable people in CLASSIC & VINTAGE know it's pretty much obsolete.
That's why they have their own forum for such.
Old doesn't mean non serviceable.
They also know the pitfalls.
03-20-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,148
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ignore List since you won't use any effort to...

Ignore List since you won't use any effort to focus on ANY of the answers you've been given.
03-20-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,810
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You need to read and THINK before you keep...

You need to read and THINK before you keep tossing questions back.
This isn't Siri!
03-18-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 425
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The only thing I can think of is you don't get a...

The only thing I can think of is you don't get a front cable/housing with the 1X since you don't have anything to shift up front.
They don't mention 3X, so I think that makes sense.
03-17-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,191
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The thread title states "Professional". If you...

The thread title states "Professional". If you work for a shop, your job is to make them $.
I'm so slow, the shop could pay me 1/2 minimum wage and struggle to justify me.
I do it as a hobby. I...
03-17-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Who knows what the OP means with- "The left...

Who knows what the OP means with-
"The left side crank arms got stripped where the bolt was, and I can't get it out with my crank remover tool,"
If the bolt was stripped, what would the removal...
03-16-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 690
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Jacobs chuck wedges can work. Try the DS. On...

Jacobs chuck wedges can work.
Try the DS. On the cartridge BB's with the plastic NDS cup, I remove the DS cup first.
This is how I retain the tool-
...
03-16-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Measure your spacing first. It's conceivable it...

Measure your spacing first. It's conceivable it might be as narrow as 120mm, but likely 126mm.
Spreading the frame to 135mm without aligning the DO's will cause short bearing life. You can typically...
03-15-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By Bill Kapaun

People that talk about themselves in the 3rd...

People that talk about themselves in the 3rd person are too creepy to not make my ignore list.
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