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03-22-17, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By FBinNY

I never use published dimensions for hubs,...

I never use published dimensions for hubs, trusting nobody but my own fingers to get this data.

However, I'm fairly certain that Shimano never altered the external dimensions of Dura Ace front...
03-23-16, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,766
Posted By FBinNY

I don't usually read EVERY post in a thread. I...

I don't usually read EVERY post in a thread. I do a quick scan, and sometimes miss stuff and end up repeating prior posts. Compost happens.
09-09-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,583
Posted By FBinNY

I know that there some who want to blame everyone...

I know that there some who want to blame everyone but the cyclist (and of course some who always blame the cyclist) But the hazard of turning vehicles is well known, and has been for a long time. ...
07-15-15, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,597
Posted By FBinNY

Gearing is like chain care, or wheel building,...

Gearing is like chain care, or wheel building, there's no one answer for everybody. For example I prefer touring with a triple usung a step and half separation in the middle and larger rings, with a...
06-23-15, 12:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,607
Posted By FBinNY

You measure the distance between the pulleys. ...

You measure the distance between the pulleys. Shimano may have this dimension in their specs as "pulley distance" or cage length" or similar. In case it's not listed, short cages are typically 55mm...
04-18-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,631
Posted By FBinNY

This is one of those "buy it if you want it" but...

This is one of those "buy it if you want it" but you probably don't need it. It's a matter of deciding what your objectives are and considering alternatives.

I've been building wheels for nearly...
04-18-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,631
Posted By FBinNY

While matching pitch can be an effective way to...

While matching pitch can be an effective way to compare spoke tensions within the same wheel, (or same flange) it's not reliable for measuring absolute tension since the pitch is a function of spoke...
07-22-14, 08:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,278
Posted By FBinNY

Don't use proofhide. It's designed to penetrate...

Don't use proofhide. It's designed to penetrate and soften leather, and can lead to the breakdown of the piston.


You don't need anything special, and aren't trying to grease or soften the...
05-16-14, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,341
Posted By FBinNY

Sorry, this is a mechanic's forum, and you need...

Sorry, this is a mechanic's forum, and you need an electrician.

However based on your description, I suspect a bad contact in the lever, possibly due to some age related corrosion. I don't know...
06-27-13, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,765
Posted By FBinNY

Strictly 3rh hand, but I see many threads...

Strictly 3rh hand, but I see many threads alluding to FSA crank loosening issues.

I would attribute this to spindle play, allowing the crank to rotate very slightly with respect to the spindle...
02-17-12, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,272
Posted By FBinNY

+1, Campy heads are a bit smaller. When I...

+1,

Campy heads are a bit smaller. When I ran Campy's east coast service center I had a steady volume of levers sent in with the old cable jammed into the cam. it was enough that I ended up...
10-02-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 16,609
Posted By FBinNY

Poor Shimano, when they do dumb things they get...

Poor Shimano, when they do dumb things they get called out.

Compare this to Campagnolo's providing paired brakes with the rear having less leverage and claiming it improves modulation, and helps...
09-04-11, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,033
Posted By FBinNY

I stopped making those gauges 20 years ago or...

I stopped making those gauges 20 years ago or more. I can probably repair it so, send it to at

Kingsbridge Cycle
22 south 6th Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550.

No promises, but I'll fix it for...
08-02-10, 02:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,007
Posted By FBinNY

It might be a replacement, but I don't think...

It might be a replacement, but I don't think it'll necessarily be an upgrade.

I'm still riding square taper for the simple reason that not one of my original cup & spindle bottom brackets ever...
03-20-10, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By FBinNY

If this is your bike, have it straightened, or...

If this is your bike, have it straightened, or continue to ride it as if the handling is OK

If it's one you're considering buying, take a pass. If a front end collision bent the fork, there's...
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