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09-12-15, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,372
Posted By tomacropod

This is a B-tension issue common to most of these...

This is a B-tension issue common to most of these 42 and 40t conversions. The best solution is to get the One-Up components RAD cage and fit it to your SLX/XT/XTR derailleur. It will alter the...
09-12-15, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By tomacropod

FSA Platinum Pro uses double-row bearings...

FSA Platinum Pro uses double-row bearings (effectively two pairs of bearings rather than one pair) and last a long time. They should come close to your $150 budget. SKF will be hard to find.

- ...
09-12-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By tomacropod

It's OEM packaging. It doesn't have the guide pin...

It's OEM packaging. It doesn't have the guide pin because the actual pin is already started into the plate. This is to speed assembly at bike manufacturers. Just be careful while installing it....
09-07-15, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,007
Posted By tomacropod

Measuring takes 5 minutes, it will take a lot...

Measuring takes 5 minutes, it will take a lot longer to get responses from the forum or from Joytech.

- Joel
07-25-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,171
Posted By tomacropod

That gap looks way too big. Normally it's just...

That gap looks way too big. Normally it's just toward the top of the rim sidewall and not down in the valley. I'd return it.

- Joel
06-21-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By tomacropod

Put pressure on the freehub into the shell. Press...

Put pressure on the freehub into the shell. Press the pawls down one at a time. The pressure will hold them down. Make sense?

- joel
06-06-15, 01:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,455
Posted By tomacropod

A lefty fork (is it still a fork or is it now a...

A lefty fork (is it still a fork or is it now a chopstick?) Is a proprietary, fairly complicated thing. It would take a few days of training for the college kid to become proficient. It's not just...
05-31-15, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By tomacropod

It's a spacer for the centrelock disc brake. It...

It's a spacer for the centrelock disc brake. It goes on under the rotor. My guess is that shimano had to keep the hubshell narrow in order to fit the mechanism in, and so the shoulder for the rotor...
04-21-15, 01:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,958
Posted By tomacropod

Usually I'll punch the bearings out of the cups....

Usually I'll punch the bearings out of the cups. If the bond between cup and bearing is stronger, the whole thing comes out and gets replaced. If the bearing comes out of the cup, I put new bearings...
03-19-15, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By tomacropod

Just do the valve core up tighter.

Just do the valve core up tighter.
03-09-15, 04:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,787
Posted By tomacropod

Like I said, we only stock DT competition 2mm...

Like I said, we only stock DT competition 2mm double butted. These are the right spoke for 90% of our wheel builds. They can be used to replace a straight gauge spoke in a repair. Anything else we...
03-05-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,914
Posted By tomacropod

Shimano do an slx front derailleur to match that...

Shimano do an slx front derailleur to match that crankset. It looks very best and sits low. With a double you can it work fine with your shifters. Triple may be harder.

- joel
03-05-15, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By tomacropod

Pretty confident they don't make a 12 * 142 axle...

Pretty confident they don't make a 12 * 142 axle for the R45. That would just encourage people to... you know, do what you're suggesting.

You'll be able to find a 24 (or 48) hole disc hub...
03-02-15, 09:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,787
Posted By tomacropod

When I have a build of an "odd" size eg a 16" or...

When I have a build of an "odd" size eg a 16" or 20" wheel, I will either order spokes from someone else who has a high-volume spoke cutter (and I won't order a box, I will order the number I need,...
03-02-15, 08:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,787
Posted By tomacropod

What is it with you (american) guys and cutting...

What is it with you (american) guys and cutting spokes?

Just buy a bunch of sized spokes and keep them on hand - you're mostly building 26" and 700c general purpose wheels in 3x pattern right?...
02-08-15, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,867
Posted By tomacropod

It's a pf30. You'll need an adaptor. I recommend...

It's a pf30. You'll need an adaptor. I recommend the praxis as being more secure and less likely to creak.

- joel
01-09-15, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By tomacropod

It's an Isis bottom bracket and crank. You'll...

It's an Isis bottom bracket and crank. You'll need an Isis crank puller and Isis bottom bracket tool. These are pretty common. You then replace the bottom with one the same measurement as the one you...
12-25-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 851
Posted By tomacropod

Rebound head O ring (12mm * 3.5mm) leaking. Does...

Rebound head O ring (12mm * 3.5mm) leaking. Does the lockout also not function at the top of the stroke?

- Joel
12-09-14, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,003
Posted By tomacropod

Dude I linked to the right cogs up at the top....

Dude I linked to the right cogs up at the top. The threads are just for a lock ring. They're interrupted by the spines and will not take the force of pedaling. Plus how would you unscrew one? You'd...
12-07-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,448
Posted By tomacropod

It can be done you just have to remove the...

It can be done you just have to remove the pressed part of the cup from the equation Chris King rekindles an old flame - BikePortland.org...
12-07-14, 04:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,003
Posted By tomacropod

Normal single speed cogs. Surly are probably the...

Normal single speed cogs. Surly are probably the most common but there are a few brands. You'll get 3/32" ones for your unit. Here Universal Cycles -- Surly Single Cogs...
12-03-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,182
Posted By tomacropod

Isn't it meant to be around the other way and...

Isn't it meant to be around the other way and pushing down on that big toothy looking pawl thing in the second last photo? Makes sure the thing only goes up one gear at a time instead of all of them,...
11-24-14, 04:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,146
Posted By tomacropod

How many clicks is usually easier than looking up...

How many clicks is usually easier than looking up the model number.

- joel
11-23-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,180
Posted By tomacropod

Yeah they put it in Queensland. We didn't have...

Yeah they put it in Queensland. We didn't have much use for anything up there.

- joel
11-13-14, 02:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,567
Posted By tomacropod

Leaking. Generally small parts like calliper...

Leaking. Generally small parts like calliper seals are not available for modern brakes. Replace with midrange shimano, much better products.

- joel
11-05-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,147
Posted By tomacropod

Straight pull and radial are different things....

Straight pull and radial are different things. Straight pull is just a type of spoke head.

My suggestion would be to avoid straight pull spokes.

- Joel
11-01-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,198
Posted By tomacropod

specialising in superlight components eg Tune, CX...

specialising in superlight components eg Tune, CX ray spokes, dynamo lighting gear, and slow shipping. Otherwise fine.

- Joel
11-01-14, 12:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,388
Posted By tomacropod

If they are very similar, but not the same, then...

If they are very similar, but not the same, then they are not the same. The same tyre will not work for both.

- joel
10-31-14, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,388
Posted By tomacropod

The front is not a 26" wheel, it is a 29" wheel....

The front is not a 26" wheel, it is a 29" wheel. Trek did this on some bikes as has been mentioned. You need a 29" tyre.

Joel
10-29-14, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,153
Posted By tomacropod

Salsa anything cage?

Salsa anything cage?
10-18-14, 03:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,569
Posted By tomacropod

Any Octalink double crank eg fc 5500, fc 6500, fc...

Any Octalink double crank eg fc 5500, fc 6500, fc 7700. They're pretty rare. More often, a person would choose a crankset then an appropriate bottom bracket. This is kind of like searching for a...
10-14-14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 939
Posted By tomacropod

I would not trust a lunch you made today. The...

I would not trust a lunch you made today. The pictured bike shows gxp, op said gxp, no bb30 can be entered into. Gxp is 24mm only.

- joel
10-07-14, 05:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,880
Posted By tomacropod

The dust cap is possibly pressed onto the cone,...

The dust cap is possibly pressed onto the cone, if so you can remove it by placing a 17mm ring spanner over it and whacking it.

The dust cap does not retain the bearings, it only keeps dirt out,...
09-18-14, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,116
Posted By tomacropod

No bb30 tool will help you. A standard hollow...

No bb30 tool will help you. A standard hollow tech 2 tool with the plastic adaptor will work, or you can get the fc37 tool.

- joel
09-18-14, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,510
Posted By tomacropod

Feel the burn. I had some turned down to m5 a few...

Feel the burn. I had some turned down to m5 a few years ago to fit into a 4-bolt magura mount. Machinist didn't charge much to modify a standard set I supplied.

- Joel
09-17-14, 09:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By tomacropod

Usually the lower pivot acts as both a pivot and...

Usually the lower pivot acts as both a pivot and a retention bolt. With the right, design, I don't see why not. You'd have to add cable breakaways and a chain quick link as well.

- joel
09-13-14, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,258
Posted By tomacropod

Hmmm the kit is meant to fit all float units. Is...

Hmmm the kit is meant to fit all float units. Is it possible yours is an Alps or similar?

- joel
09-12-14, 12:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,683
Posted By tomacropod

Might want to retract that with the pics above! ...

Might want to retract that with the pics above!

The tyre may not have been seated properly, but that rim damage is consistent with a tyre blowing off, not impact damage.

- joel
09-11-14, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,258
Posted By tomacropod

OK stop your disassembly at this point or you...

OK stop your disassembly at this point or you will have to rebuild the pressurised damper. All you need is a float rebuild kit. Fox part 803-00-142. The flat o ring is not an o ring, it is a quad...
09-10-14, 05:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,344
Posted By tomacropod

No after market shimano freehub bodies for 11...

No after market shimano freehub bodies for 11 speed as of last time I asked shimano! New hub time. The ultegras are cheap.

- joel
09-08-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By tomacropod

Star ratchet, perhaps?

Star ratchet, perhaps?
09-08-14, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,963
Posted By tomacropod

The steel bolts are far stronger than the rest of...

The steel bolts are far stronger than the rest of the aluminium stem, whether stainless or otherwise.

- joel
09-08-14, 04:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By tomacropod

If the ends of the rear axle have a locknut with...

If the ends of the rear axle have a locknut with a 17mm flat - it's a 370/Onyx type hub which uses a steel freehub body and a two pawl system. They're pretty good, reliable, and kind of heavy.

If...
09-02-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,411
Posted By tomacropod

Have you assessed the damage to see if you can...

Have you assessed the damage to see if you can just replace the washer which captures the piston rod?

- joel
08-29-14, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,634
Posted By tomacropod

Exposure revo is the go.far and away the best...

Exposure revo is the go.far and away the best dyno light out there, tool free release.

- joel
08-26-14, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By tomacropod

What is with the first picture? Has your headset...

What is with the first picture? Has your headset cup broken off from the press-fit flange?

edit: correction it's just an arse-about headset

- Joel
08-25-14, 01:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,786
Posted By tomacropod

The hydraulic cylinder is called a damper....

The hydraulic cylinder is called a damper. Infinite cycles in the USA has probably the best range out there. They trade online as cannondale experts. You'll need to identify the model of fork you...
08-24-14, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,048
Posted By tomacropod

The pad spring can damaged when the pads wear...

The pad spring can damaged when the pads wear down too far. A set of pads is supplied with a new pad spring. These and other dot fluid brakes should be bleed once every 12 months as the fluid...
08-21-14, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By tomacropod

Don't take the wheel in, take the bike in....

Don't take the wheel in, take the bike in. Chances are the wheel has just shifted in the dropout or the brake calliper has shifted. It is extremely unlikely that you bent the axle.

- joel
08-20-14, 04:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,859
Posted By tomacropod

OP, have you actually tried fitting the thing? It...

OP, have you actually tried fitting the thing? It will be fine, seriously. The force does not try to slide the brake off the post when you apply the lever, the force on the pads lever the caliper...
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