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08-01-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 240
Posted By HillRider

Friction front shifting has its advantages right...

Friction front shifting has its advantages right here in North America too. As noted, the choice of a front derailleurs becomes far less critical and you can trim the FD in any possible gear,...
07-28-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By HillRider

Any Shimano 9-speed MTB rear derailleur will do...

Any Shimano 9-speed MTB rear derailleur will do fine. Don't get a 10-speed MTB rear derailleur as they also have different geometry and won't work with a 10-speed road shifter.
07-28-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 485
Posted By HillRider

Yes, you are correct the top of the stem defines...

Yes, you are correct the top of the stem defines the location of the top cap and it shouldn't touch the steerer at all. That's really why the exact 90 steerer cut isn't so important.
07-28-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 485
Posted By HillRider

The most common saw guide used to cut steerers...

The most common saw guide used to cut steerers are two hose clamps tightened around the steerer spaced apart the same way as you proposed for the stems. Use a fine tooth hacksaw (32 tpi is good) and...
07-26-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By HillRider

Shift the bike into big-big (largest chainring...

Shift the bike into big-big (largest chainring and largest cog). If it will shift into that gear with slack to spare you can shorten the chain until it just does. However the chain must allow...
07-26-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 635
Posted By HillRider

The ultimate solution is a more suitable bike. A...

The ultimate solution is a more suitable bike. A "gravel" bike running wide tires, low pressure would make a big difference and a full suspension MTB would solve the problem completely. Both...
07-25-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 631
Posted By HillRider

My "wheel maintenance toolkit" consists of a set...

My "wheel maintenance toolkit" consists of a set of Park loop spoke wrenches and a specific Shimano spoke wrench for their pre-built wheels (which I have one pair). I visually check my wheels for...
07-24-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 720
Posted By HillRider

There are several pedal models that have no open...

There are several pedal models that have no open end wrench flats but only a hex wrench socket at the inboard side of the spindle. I have Shimano XT MTB pedals with only 8 mm hex sockets for removal.
07-23-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 425
Posted By HillRider

Andy, it was when we were in 8th grade. Maybe not...

Andy, it was when we were in 8th grade. Maybe not so much any more.
07-22-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By HillRider

There is a third type of buyer; the impulse...

There is a third type of buyer; the impulse buyer. Buys the first thing he sees without making sure it really does meet his needs. I think the OP did just that, bought a track/fixie/single speed...
07-21-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By HillRider

If the Modolos don't work out there is an...

If the Modolos don't work out there is an alternative to downtube or barend shifters. Gevenalle sells dropbar brake levers fitted with adapters that accept downtube or barend shift levers but...
07-19-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By HillRider

Give the enamel time to dry thoroughly before...

Give the enamel time to dry thoroughly before clear coating. If you want the decals to be there for the life of the paint job, put them on under the clear. If you want to be able to replace them,...
07-16-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By HillRider

It will fit and work but, as cpac noted, the 11...

It will fit and work but, as cpac noted, the 11 to 13 shift will probably not be very good. If you are not rushed it will shift adequately but probably not under load. BTW, I'm also a big fan of...
07-16-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 514
Posted By HillRider

You might be better off cost-wise to try to find...

You might be better off cost-wise to try to find a used but newer geared bike that fits your daughter then to try to restore that Schwinn.

Assuming the Schwinn was geared to begin with, you will...
07-14-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 712
Posted By HillRider

Of course they are "profit-driven". You think...

Of course they are "profit-driven". You think the Chinese aren't? Part of the brand name maker's overhead cost is assuring the frames they also source from Asia are built to a reliable quality...
07-13-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,108
Posted By HillRider

Nothing will slow you down faster than a flat...

Nothing will slow you down faster than a flat tire and running below minimum pressure is a good way to insure that will happen. Add drag other ways.
07-11-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By HillRider

Most bike shops will have a seatpost sizer tool...

Most bike shops will have a seatpost sizer tool which is a tapered graduated rod. You insert it into the seat tube and read the size graduation at the top of the tube. Far better than guessing.
07-11-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By HillRider

You will need a new rear wheel as 8/9/10-speed...

You will need a new rear wheel as 8/9/10-speed freehub bodies won't accept an 11-speed cassette. You will also need a new rear derailleur as 11 speed derailleurs have different geometry from...
07-10-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By HillRider

Any standard skewer long enough for a 135mm rear...

Any standard skewer long enough for a 135mm rear hub will work fine. Be sure you get an "internal cam" type with a steel shaft such as a Shimano or Campy. The Cross Check has horizontal dropouts so...
07-08-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 871
Posted By HillRider

Anyone else remember Tom and Ray (aka...

Anyone else remember Tom and Ray (aka Click-and-Clack) on PBS's "Car Talk" with their humorous staff names at the end of the show? One was their Conservative Commentator Eileen Tudor Wright.
07-05-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By HillRider

Don't dismiss the plastic ferrules. They come...

Don't dismiss the plastic ferrules. They come standard on Shimano shifter cable sets and are durable and work very well.
07-04-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By HillRider

Another question, do your frame and fork have...

Another question, do your frame and fork have enough clearance for 700-28 tires? A lot of older road bikes didn't.
06-29-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By HillRider

No, it is very unlikely to work. The tube is...

No, it is very unlikely to work. The tube is toast and should be replaced.
06-29-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,870
Posted By HillRider

The first thing you should get is a good bike...

The first thing you should get is a good bike repair manual like Lennard Zinn's "Zinn and the Art of Road (or MTB) Bike Maintenance" or the Park Tool's "Blue Book" and read them cover to cover. ...
06-26-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By HillRider

As noted, remove the shard, patch or replace the...

As noted, remove the shard, patch or replace the tube and keep riding. If, when you reinflate it, the tube shows any sign of bulging through the hole, add a patch to the inside of the tire or "boot"...
06-23-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 889
Posted By HillRider

I agree about the relentless and sometimes...

I agree about the relentless and sometimes baffling march of "progress". My bike mechanical world has stopped with Ti and steel frames, English threaded bottom brackets, caliper rim brakes,...
06-23-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,078
Posted By HillRider

Absolutely, take that bike back to the dealer and...

Absolutely, take that bike back to the dealer and have it repaired properly and that probably means having the crank replaced. There is no reason for a new bike sold by any decent bike shop to have...
06-22-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By HillRider

That adjuster is in pretty dirty and corroded...

That adjuster is in pretty dirty and corroded condition, so bad I can't even see the threads, so I'm pretty sure it's just frozen from crud. No, that tab isn't a release and it doesn't move, it just...
06-22-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By HillRider

It's the "tooth" that clicks into the ratchet...

It's the "tooth" that clicks into the ratchet notches on the bottom of the collar at the base of the adjustment barrel. It prevents the adjuster from turning due to vibration but allows adjustment...
06-22-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By HillRider

When setting up new brakes or installing new...

When setting up new brakes or installing new cables, I thread the adjuster in fully and then back it out one turn, Run the cable through the adjuster and through the cable clamp. Squeeze the brake...
06-16-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By HillRider

What's wrong with "brifter"? It accurately...

What's wrong with "brifter"? It accurately describes the combination shifter/brake lever and avoids copyrighted marketing names like STI and Ergo.

BTW, there is another road "brifter"...
06-16-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 561
Posted By HillRider

I guess this could be done to the OP's frame but...

I guess this could be done to the OP's frame but unless he is very attached to this bike, the machining, brazing and repaint costs would probably exceed the value of the bike.
06-15-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By HillRider

Along with crown race diameter differences, the...

Along with crown race diameter differences, the cups of JIS and ISO headsets differ. JIS press-in cups have an OD of 30.0 mm while ISO cups are 30.2 mm OD. A JIS cup will be a loose fit in an ISO...
06-13-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By HillRider

No, it's not odd. I mentioned above the FC-4603...

No, it's not odd. I mentioned above the FC-4603 is a 10-speed crank and can be used with an 8,9 or 10-speed cassette with no problem. Shimano road rear derailleurs from 7-speed up through 10-speed...
06-13-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By HillRider

That directional arrow has to do with tread...

That directional arrow has to do with tread design and generally applies to MTB tires to get the best traction on loose surfaces. It has nothing to do with "water displacement". As dsbrantjr...
06-13-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By HillRider

You can use the FC-4703 crank with a 10-speed...

You can use the FC-4703 crank with a 10-speed chain to avoid the chain rubbing and it will work fine with an 8-speed cassette. I've done just that successfully.

BTW, the FC-4603 is a 10-speed...
06-10-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 944
Posted By HillRider

If it still has the OEM Shimano hubs you will...

If it still has the OEM Shimano hubs you will need a 17 mm wrench for the lock nuts but it needn't be a cone wrench as any open end or box end will work. For the cones themselves, IIRC, you will...
05-31-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By HillRider

You have come up against the problem many of us...

You have come up against the problem many of us have, a current 9, 10 or 11-speed cassette with a 13T or even a 12T first position cog is difficult to impossible to find. My favorite cassettes in...
05-28-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 704
Posted By HillRider

I know we are all bored now but I hope I never...

I know we are all bored now but I hope I never get THAT bored. :rolleyes:
05-26-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By HillRider

I also believe that latex tubes are an idea whose...

I also believe that latex tubes are an idea whose time has come and gone. For their very minor perceived benefits you pay a big price in dollars, durability and convenience.

Another thing I...
05-26-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 226
Posted By HillRider

I would check every bearing on that bike, the...

I would check every bearing on that bike, the hubs and headset particularly. Also, as noted be sure the hubs are seated completely and evenly in the dropouts. You already found a tire not seated...
05-26-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 475
Posted By HillRider

I also use Phil Grease and have never had it...

I also use Phil Grease and have never had it "disappear" from any hub even after 8,000 miles or more between overhauls. As Roger noted, perhaps you need to use more grease initially.

I purposely...
05-23-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 705
Posted By HillRider

Any quick link that's the proper width (9-speed,...

Any quick link that's the proper width (9-speed, 10-speed, 11-speed, etc.) for your chain will work. Shimano, KMC, and Wipperman are all suitable. As noted, the Wipperman Connex link dosn't require...
05-22-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 327
Posted By HillRider

It doesn't matter. With rim brakes, chrome...

It doesn't matter. With rim brakes, chrome steel rims stop very poorly even in dry conditions and almost not at all in wet. Those rims are meant for use with coaster brake hubs and have no place...
05-21-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 965
Posted By HillRider

I've also used both and found Park's to be better...

I've also used both and found Park's to be better made than Pedro's for the ones I've owned. As noted, Park supports the industry and customers with a huge range of tutorials and videos and has a...
05-20-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 463
Posted By HillRider

If you reused the bolts that came with the double...

If you reused the bolts that came with the double chainrings, you need to buy specific shorter single chainring bolts.
05-20-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By HillRider

A good strap wrench wrapped around the drive-side...

A good strap wrench wrapped around the drive-side flange of the hub may hold the hub firmly enough to allow removing the freehub body fixing bolt. Otherwise as darkhorse75 suggested, slip a cog...
05-19-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By HillRider

Here is Shimano's manual "exploded view" of that...

Here is Shimano's manual "exploded view" of that crank. You should be able to identify it from there:

​​​​​​https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-FC-RS500-3679.pdf

I expect it's one of two part #5...
05-09-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 938
Posted By HillRider

I'm a big fan of beam-type torque wrenches. They...

I'm a big fan of beam-type torque wrenches. They are less expensive and not subject to going out of calibration unless you actually bend something. Damage is obvious because the pointer won't be at...
05-07-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By HillRider

If there is a frame builder in your area, ask...

If there is a frame builder in your area, ask them what replacing that chainstay (and a repaint) would cost. This is not an exotic or extremely valuable frame so determine if the cost of the repair...
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