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12-02-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 359
Posted By cyccommute

It sounds good in theory but is generally a royal...

It sounds good in theory but is generally a royal pain in practice. As others have pointed out, the brake adjustment needed is annoyingly fiddly. One other thing to consider is that if you don’t...
12-01-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By Crankycrank

You could also just keep using your Topeak and...

You could also just keep using your Topeak and get one of these Presta to Schrader valve converters. Just leave the pump head setup for Schrader and screw one of these onto the Presta valve when...
11-14-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A general rule for the minimum amount of thread...

A general rule for the minimum amount of thread engagement for common machine threads is 4 to 5 full turns. More overlap is stronger but the gains drop off for each additional engaged thread get less...
11-10-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By cyccommute

While what you say is true, the real problem is...

While what you say is true, the real problem is the water. Water and detergent does a really poor job of removing grease so you need a whole lot of it. That water and grease really shouldn’t be...
11-01-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By cxwrench

Normally I will go exactly by what 'they' say....

Normally I will go exactly by what 'they' say. They designed and engineered the product and know way more about it than I do. If I went over tension and the wheel failed I'd by liable. Anyone that...
10-31-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,260
Posted By JohnDThompson

Start here: ...

Start here:

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/rear-derailleur-adjustment
https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/front-derailleur-adjustment
10-23-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By cpach

You can feel moderate differences in weight when...

You can feel moderate differences in weight when accelerating though it makes startlingly little difference to your average speed, though if the wheels are otherwise identical you probably can't feel...
10-21-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By JohnDThompson

The noodles are available in a variety of...

The noodles are available in a variety of configurations. I suspect trying to reshape your current noodle might crimp the lumen and cause the cable to bind.
...
10-19-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,391
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agreed that insurance is the right thing to do...

Agreed that insurance is the right thing to do for your customers. After all if something should go wrong due to your mistake and that took the bread winner from providing for their family wouldn't...
10-19-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By BCDrums

Would seem easier to get some M4 bolts,

Would seem easier to get some M4 bolts,
10-11-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Tiagra77- OK you got me. In 45+ years of LBS...

Tiagra77- OK you got me. In 45+ years of LBS working I had never heard of a puncture pad so I copied the name and googled it and find you're likely looking for a tire liner, a puncture resistant...
10-02-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sonce the advent of indexed shift levers many...

Sonce the advent of indexed shift levers many (young/poorly trained) mechanics will use the lever to cycle the der through it's shifting range. Unfortunately this means that the levers own limits are...
09-26-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By JohnDThompson

Brake pads aren't the only thing that affects...

Brake pads aren't the only thing that affects brake performance. Mechanical advantage is also important. Some levers have higher mechanical advantage than others, dual pivot and centerpull calipers...
09-23-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By HillRider

In a pinch, yes but a 10-32 bolt is a sloppy fit...

In a pinch, yes but a 10-32 bolt is a sloppy fit in an M5x0.8 tapped hole and an M5x0.8 bolt is an excessively tight fit in a 10-32 tapped hole. For a relatively high load like a rack leg, buy the...
09-21-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,582
Posted By 70sSanO

No. I’ll give it away to someone who can use it....

No. I’ll give it away to someone who can use it. A bike co-op is a good place.

John
09-18-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 707
Posted By RGMN

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09-14-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,405
Posted By HillRider

That's correct. Camp stove fuel (Coleman,...

That's correct. Camp stove fuel (Coleman, Crown, etc.) are basically gasoline without the additives and just as dangerously flammable. OMS and Kerosine are both safer and just as effective as...
09-13-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 677
Posted By 3alarmer

. ....first, no you can't salvage it, it's...

.
....first, no you can't salvage it, it's history.

Second, Schwalbe has a pretty good warranty service, that you can access online....
09-11-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,228
Posted By Rick

I look at the picture of the brake and it looks...

I look at the picture of the brake and it looks like someone setup the brake with the cam release lever open. If so loosen the cable and close the lever and readjust the brake.
09-08-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Iride01

If your bike has Shimano components, then you...

If your bike has Shimano components, then you will find quite a bit of info for installing, adjusting and servicing them at their Tech Documentation site. https://si.shimano.com/

The DM's give you...
08-30-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,535
Posted By Wildwood

Unlimited budget? Get her a bike that takes...

Unlimited budget?
Get her a bike that takes 32/35s, the expensive ones.

edit: Let her choose a new bike for fatter tires, easier to brake. Even e-powered.
08-29-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 823
Posted By delbiker1

The heat did not cause a pinhole. Something pin...

The heat did not cause a pinhole. Something pin sized caused it. Getting a pinhole flat and not finding the pinhole cause is not unusual in any way. I double check the rim tape and tire, both...
08-25-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By hokiefyd

An Alivio dual-pull will likely have the cable...

An Alivio dual-pull will likely have the cable cinch bolt on the left (non-drive) side of the derailleur. You'd connect the cable straight to the cinch bolt in a top pull configuration. Pull of the...
08-24-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I suppose that might work, but I wouldn't do it -...

I suppose that might work, but I wouldn't do it - this will remove material from the dropout, and 'claw' derailleur hangers are generally used on thinner stamped steel dropouts, and often on frames...
08-17-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,457
Posted By TCollen

NOTE TO WIFE: This thread demonstrates why it is...

NOTE TO WIFE: This thread demonstrates why it is important that I maintain 9 emergency backup bicycles.
08-15-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,361
Posted By cxwrench

It's on both sides...the same? It's not...

It's on both sides...the same? It's not structural, I've seen this hundreds of times. I used to have an Trekbikes.com email address so I have a little experience with it. It's the paint getting...
08-12-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m not sure what is going on, but I have a...

I’m not sure what is going on, but I have a question.

Are you tightening the QR just by turning it; i,e. threading it into the QR skewer nut until it is tight?

John
08-12-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By andrewclaus

That's a good catch. In addition, it looks like...

That's a good catch. In addition, it looks like there's no way to thread a longer bolt through the upper holes in the adapters, they're so misaligned.

Yeah, that's a bad installation. I've seen...
08-11-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,029
Posted By rccardr

^^This. Plus, the housing loop for the RD is...

^^This.
Plus, the housing loop for the RD is way too long on each bike. Should be just long enough to make a smooth curve, that’s usually around a foot long.
Quality housing and quality cables...
08-11-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,029
Posted By canopus

Friction shifting "feel" is most definitely...

Friction shifting "feel" is most definitely dependent on cables. Good stainless thick cables and firm outer housing that is lined makes a world of difference. Derailleur spring, cleanliness,...
08-11-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,029
Posted By SJX426

"SPONGY" is of interest to me in your...

"SPONGY" is of interest to me in your description. My interpretation is that the cable has flex in combination with resistance. Is the housing to the RD specific shifting housing? Don't use the...
08-05-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 768
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Spoke threads are rolled, not cut. Take your...

Spoke threads are rolled, not cut.
Take your micrometer and measure across the threads and again on the unthreaded section.
Threaded part is a greater dia.
08-02-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By Rolla

Not a dumb question. Chain width is determined by...

Not a dumb question. Chain width is determined by the number of rear cogs, because the cogs get more narrowly spaced the more gears they have. Chainrings have lots of room in between them no matter...
08-01-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 321
Posted By trailangel

This is normal. Don't pedal backwards.

This is normal. Don't pedal backwards.
07-31-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By CliffordK

These are common and cheap. And, works fine with...

These are common and cheap. And, works fine with either bolt on or QR.

https://www.rearmechhanger.com/wp-content/uploads/383791631-1.jpg
07-31-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,064
Posted By shelbyfv

Classic symptoms. Your cassette is worn and will...

Classic symptoms. Your cassette is worn and will not work well with your new chain. This is how you know you need a new cassette. You cannot tell by looking.
07-25-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By Rolla

Take the pedals from another bike and put them on...

Take the pedals from another bike and put them on the bike that's squeaking. Remember that the left pedal is reverse threaded.
07-23-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,055
Posted By cyccommute

While I agree that triples have been just about...

While I agree that triples have been just about murdered, “range” isn’t everything. Your gearing...
07-23-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By HTupolev

An 11-36 is going pretty far beyond the design...

An 11-36 is going pretty far beyond the design specs for an RD-6700-SS. With hanger extenders and b-screw shenanigans or whatever you might be able to force it to clear, but even if you do, you'll...
07-23-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 638
Posted By cxwrench

No, it won't work. It's way over the max cog spec...

No, it won't work. It's way over the max cog spec of the derailleur and it's capacity. Find an 8 or 9 speed mtb derailleur and use that. If you want to use the 11-36 cassette you will obviously need...
07-17-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By Iride01

1/2" (.5000) is 12.7 mm. 9/16" (.5625") is...

1/2" (.5000) is 12.7 mm. 9/16" (.5625") is 14.2875 mm

I've never had any issues substituting a 13 mm wrench for a 1/2" wrench or a 15 mm wrench for a 9/16" wrench. However if the flats are worn on...
07-16-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By HillRider

If you have been on this forum for any length of...

If you have been on this forum for any length of time you have to have seen many, many threads that start out something like; "I just tried to remove my seat post and it's completely stuck. How can...
06-30-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By dsaul

After looking at the original chainrings in this...

After looking at the original chainrings in this listing https://www.ebay.com/itm/124717858486?hash=item1d09c37eb6:g:tTwAAOSwWCtgmPvC It is clear that the original has an offset mounting hole...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,598
Posted By Andy Somnifac

They're cheap and easy insurance. In my eyes,...

They're cheap and easy insurance. In my eyes, they're a no-brainer.
06-22-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By CliffordK

Virtually all freewheels will wobble a bit when...

Virtually all freewheels will wobble a bit when coasting. Less common with cassettes/freehubs, but it may still be there.

I'm surprised your mechanic replaced the axle. Now it is possible that...
06-19-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 696
Posted By alcjphil

What type of quick release? The open cam type is...

What type of quick release? The open cam type is much less effective than the closed type cam
06-17-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If I was you, I'd get a 1.85mm and a 1mm spacer,...

If I was you, I'd get a 1.85mm and a 1mm spacer, just to have them on hand. Last time I put an 8 speed Shimano cassette on a Zonda wheel (that was running a 10 speed cassette), it needed the 1.85mm...
06-15-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By cxwrench

Did you align the new hanger? Is any part of the...

Did you align the new hanger? Is any part of the drivetrain new and the rest old? Sounds like a new chain on an old cassette OR the hanger needs aligning. Just because it's new doesn't mean it's...
06-14-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By veganbikes

I use Pro or Elite link housing on my bikes...

I use Pro or Elite link housing on my bikes (occasionally have used the sport stuff if I need cheaper or need a certain color that I can't find in the higher end stuff) , wouldn't bother with Shimano...
06-14-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By cxwrench

The what? And Loctite should not be used...

The what?
And Loctite should not be used everywhere, in fact very few places. Grease. Grease. Grease...and proper torque.
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