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05-18-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,124
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: 171
Views: 47,985
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: 171
Views: 47,985
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: 582
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: 196
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: 958
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: 958
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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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: 180
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: 463
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: 303
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: 338
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: 27
Views: 2,608
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: 1,254
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: 365
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: 2,748
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: 378
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: 378
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: 632
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: 9
Views: 456
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: 1,964
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: 496
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: 713
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: 40
Views: 2,579
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: 40
Views: 2,579
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: 19
Views: 958
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: 6
Views: 733
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: 33
Views: 1,768
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: 1,367
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: 378
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: 704
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: 825
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...
02-22-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,926
Posted By Bike tinker man

All awaiting the # think someone in the recent...

All awaiting the # think someone in the recent past has added / changed / altered decals including head badge
02-22-18, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By Bike tinker man

Really depends on how many wheels you are trying...

Really depends on how many wheels you are trying to loose, what type, assume the quick release skewers are out, front or rear, cassettes on off ? which ever way they take up space, its either pancake...
02-21-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By Bike tinker man

Agree & sorry for mis-understanding maybe I...

Agree & sorry for mis-understanding maybe I worded my previous comment wrong, I've had these bike speedos on many bikes for many years, several ones I let go to friends in the past, what I meant was...
02-20-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,570
Posted By Bike tinker man

Yes its annoying I've also a Velo 5 along with...

Yes its annoying I've also a Velo 5 along with several other Cateye units, along with Polar units, its a real pain to loose the ODO function as you swap units between bikes. I also have a simple...
01-28-18, 08:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,754
Posted By Bike tinker man

I'M away right now without the bike, don't think...

I'M away right now without the bike, don't think have photo will, so maybe next week.
01-22-18, 03:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 344
Posted By Bike tinker man

Shimano chain ID question

Collecting rebuilding etc older bikes say typically 1980s era, the Shimano date markings for components is very good but I assume this does not extend to chains ?
Along with other manufactures...
01-20-18, 06:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,754
Posted By Bike tinker man

My short pump on my CX bike is on the seat stay...

My short pump on my CX bike is on the seat stay above the tire, it cannot get caught or knocked into the spokes, & being higher it doesn't get messed up
01-20-18, 06:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,594
Posted By Bike tinker man

If the inner tube goes down almost overnight one...

If the inner tube goes down almost overnight one would think the puncture would show up pretty quick in water test, depending on how you do your water test, I use an old bucket so I can immerse about...
01-12-18, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Bike tinker man

Thanks for the reply Andy, seems odd here I could...

Thanks for the reply Andy, seems odd here I could end up with two of them, guess they must have migrated originally from manufacturers in Taiwan.
01-11-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Bike tinker man

Fork steerer tube ID 21.8mm question

Purely a question for my own knowledge & everybodys else.

I seem to have collected without realizing it a couple of the older style stems that are 21.8 mm diameter, not the old normal 22.2mm,...
01-10-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,746
Posted By Bike tinker man

Agree with above, I copy pasted it did a bit of...

Agree with above, I copy pasted it did a bit of photo edit along the bottom of the top tube, shows it has a dip, maybe of course just photo, but try holding a straight edge along the bottom side, if...
01-09-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By Bike tinker man

To me I cannot see anything in the photos that...

To me I cannot see anything in the photos that gives an obvious answer, & I've tuned the photos some what as they are rather poor. The chain on the crank looks like its good & the teeth on the chain...
01-06-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,243
Posted By Bike tinker man

[QUOTE=Retro Grouch;20093316] Making adjustments...

[QUOTE=Retro Grouch;20093316] Making adjustments without understanding the whole process really does screw it up.

Here's what I suggest you do now:

2. Completely disconnect the shift cable and...
01-06-18, 09:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,175
Posted By Bike tinker man

I went for many many years without a proper bike...

I went for many many years without a proper bike stand, turning them over hanging them up all manner of ways, depending on the work required, only as I neared retirement & to reduce bending down, I...
01-05-18, 06:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,383
Posted By Bike tinker man

Depends on he line up the down tube shifters...

Depends on he line up the down tube shifters could rest against the present cable stops, stop them sliding down, very much a trail & error here, leaving the present cable stops allows the option of...
01-05-18, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,543
Posted By Bike tinker man

Well thats good it was helpful, you seem to have...

Well thats good it was helpful, you seem to have found the correct punch, & of course its the same routine to replace the pin once all the parts are cleaned up.
Replies: 26
Views: 1,894
Posted By Bike tinker man

What brand are all the components, brakes,...

What brand are all the components, brakes, handlebars, drive system how many gears etc, diameter of seat post these may all be pointers. Detail photos of the drive side may help in identification....
12-31-17, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,543
Posted By Bike tinker man

Forgot to mention the SS bolt has to be the same...

Forgot to mention the SS bolt has to be the same diameter as the pin, if you have a SS bolt also cut the thread section off then it will be stronger.
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