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03-08-19, 06:22 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

Think I will try this on the old 105 I am going...

Think I will try this on the old 105 I am going to try again.
03-08-19, 06:21 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

If I set the Sora derrailleur high, higher than...

If I set the Sora derrailleur high, higher than the millimeter or two that is generally recommended for clearance, I can get to the large ring. But, It isn't far enough out to avoid scraping the...
03-08-19, 02:55 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

front derrailleur issues

Friend front deraiileur broke--the little tab that holds the spring. It is a 3 x 9 road bike, had a tiagara front derailleur. I tried a Sora and and 105, both for 3 x 9 configeration. No matter...
06-26-17, 01:29 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

This has historically been a good shop.

This has historically been a good shop.
06-26-17, 10:05 AM
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Posted By goldfinch

Found a Mavic rim on Ebay. 28 spoke count...

Found a Mavic rim on Ebay. 28 spoke count because I am a lightweight.
06-26-17, 09:45 AM
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Posted By goldfinch

Source for particular rim size

I have a great set of handbuilt wheels on my long haul trucker. I had an accident and ruined the rear rim. My local bike shop cannot find a rim that will lace to my high end 10 speed hub. It is...
06-25-17, 03:09 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

Will do.

Will do.
06-25-17, 02:37 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

Yes.

Yes.
06-25-17, 01:14 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

Shifting rod is tight but removed it, cleaned it...

Shifting rod is tight but removed it, cleaned it and oiled it lightly. Nothing else seems amiss. Still no shifting to high gear.
06-25-17, 12:37 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

Thanks for the tips. I will check these things.

Thanks for the tips. I will check these things.
06-25-17, 10:56 AM
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Posted By goldfinch

Sram Dual Drive issues

My Bike Friday has a Sram Dual Drive. It will not go into the highest, or "hardest" gear. The click shifter moves easily but nothing happens to bring it into that gear. It does shift easily into...
05-01-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By goldfinch

Dunno. The shifter clicked nicely, but only...

Dunno. The shifter clicked nicely, but only after I PB Bastered both before installing because they were a bit sluggish. But, no matter. I got it done.
05-01-17, 04:11 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

Well, I took the cover off to see what happens...

Well, I took the cover off to see what happens when I fed it through. I tried feeding it at different click positions and finally it grabbed and went through.

So, I helped myself!
05-01-17, 03:42 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

Running cable on Shimano ST M560 shifters

I am rehabbing an old bike. The old shifters are gone. I have a set of Shimano St M560 shifter/brake combination. I did what I do with shifters that have a hole in the side, I ran the cable...
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Posted By goldfinch

Thanks everyone for your help. It looks like...

Thanks everyone for your help.

It looks like a '93 but has a '92 serial number. I am aware of a number of xo-1's from '93 with a '92 serial. Fork is unclear to me.
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Posted By goldfinch

We are worried it was listed too high. I...

We are worried it was listed too high.

I have the serial number off the bottom bracket but I am unaware of a place to check serial numbers against frames.

The bike frame measures 52cm from the...
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Posted By goldfinch

Bridgestone XO-1 frame

Spouse picked up a while back a Bridgestone XO-1 missing a good number of parts and what is there probably isn't original and sporting a terrible rattle can paint job. No dents. It is a smaller...
02-20-17, 06:33 PM
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Views: 636
Posted By goldfinch

My initial thought of a bent derailleur hanger...

My initial thought of a bent derailleur hanger was correct. The mechanic at the co-op and I both looked and thought it wasn't bent or was only very very slightly bent. We were wrong as it was bent...
02-20-17, 04:37 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

Both the 3.0 and 5.0 have 1 to 1 actuation ratios...

Both the 3.0 and 5.0 have 1 to 1 actuation ratios so they should work. And it shifts fine until it gets to the biggest cog.
02-20-17, 04:19 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

I loaded the bike in my truck to go to the co-op....

I loaded the bike in my truck to go to the co-op. Otherwise, I would check with a different wheel. I likely can do that there if all else fails. It seems unlikely, there is no play in the cassette...
02-20-17, 04:15 PM
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Views: 636
Posted By goldfinch

Yup. The last click (to the big cog) doesn't...

Yup. The last click (to the big cog) doesn't move it far enough to shift.
02-20-17, 03:40 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

Yup.

Yup.
02-20-17, 03:40 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

Will do so tonight.

Will do so tonight.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-17, 03:36 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

Baby powder on the rim helps. I keep a little...

Baby powder on the rim helps. I keep a little bit in a baggy on my bike that has difficult to mount tires.

I also have the VAR lever but as the tires have been on and off a few times I can get...
02-20-17, 03:29 PM
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Views: 636
Posted By goldfinch

I made sure I got the ones with the correct pull,...

I made sure I got the ones with the correct pull, the .0 series.
02-20-17, 03:28 PM
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Views: 636
Posted By goldfinch

Jockey wheels seem fine. Eyeballing the...

Jockey wheels seem fine. Eyeballing the derailleur hanger isn't telling me anything obvious but maybe just maybe a slight inward bend. I have a local bike co-op here in Tucson and tonight is...
02-20-17, 02:28 PM
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Views: 636
Posted By goldfinch

Cannot shift to largest cog in rear

I am helping someone in my RV park with their very old bike. The shifters disintegrated. He has Sram 5.0 components, eight speed on the rear, three on the front. I put on a Sram 3.0 3x8 speed...
02-18-17, 10:13 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

I have a 2010 Serotta with ultegra 10 speed...

I have a 2010 Serotta with ultegra 10 speed components. I am looking for a replacement crank, preferably with 44/30 or 46/30 gearing. So I am watching this thread. I sent FSA an email on when this...
03-31-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,150
Posted By goldfinch

Thanks Seely, I missed those when searching.

Thanks Seely, I missed those when searching.
03-30-16, 05:17 PM
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Views: 1,150
Posted By goldfinch

osco, that was interesting. I found that...

osco, that was interesting.

I found that velocity still sells 26 inch rims that are tubeless and yet still have can be used with rim brakes. They are 23mm wide. But that is outside width. ...
03-30-16, 02:17 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

Thanks everyone for you information.

Thanks everyone for you information.
03-30-16, 08:55 AM
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Views: 1,150
Posted By goldfinch

Another question, I have good handbuilt wheels on...

Another question, I have good handbuilt wheels on my bike. All the older tubeless wheels I've seen on eBay seem of much lower quality. Is it possible to convert what I have? I think I have heard...
03-30-16, 08:49 AM
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Views: 1,150
Posted By goldfinch

Thanks. I've been running really low, about...

Thanks. I've been running really low, about 25psi, but I weigh about 125. I will bring it up a bit and look into wider tires. Bummer. Want grip and cush.

I do run sealant in the tubes, Stans. ...
03-29-16, 07:37 PM
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Views: 1,150
Posted By goldfinch

Tire pressure questions

How low do you dare run the air pressure on 1.9inch x 26 mountain bike tires? Not really technical riding, no big leaps but a fair amount dips and a fair amount of rocks. Lots of sand.

Can you...
03-20-16, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By goldfinch

TH THanks. I will watch eBay and also look...

TH

THanks. I will watch eBay and also look at new 100mm forks. I think my husband's bike has 100mm travel. I put the fork on my bike and see how it effects the standover.
03-20-16, 07:54 AM
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Views: 852
Posted By goldfinch

Hum. I am very short so I might have to worry...

Hum. I am very short so I might have to worry about standover height. I don't have a lot of "room" as it is.
03-19-16, 09:36 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

replacement upgraded Fork for Litespeed

Sorry, typo in thread title: meant to say replacement upgraded FORK for litespeed

I have a 1997 Litespeed Ocoee mountain bike. It is old but nice and so lightweight for a lightweight like me. ...
03-19-16, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,790
Posted By goldfinch

Thanks Andy! What would you use as thick lube...

Thanks Andy! What would you use as thick lube after cleaning it out?
03-19-16, 06:45 PM
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Views: 1,790
Posted By goldfinch

If I take them off to flush them out, what would...

If I take them off to flush them out, what would I use as a solvent? If I don't have an air compressor to blow them out after flushing is this all pointless?
03-19-16, 06:20 PM
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Posted By goldfinch

Problem with shifting

Nephew bought a bike that sat for sometime. It has 9 speeds on the rear and 2 on the front. Ultegra STI shifters and derailleurs. When shifting from the smallest cog on the rear it will shift to...
10-30-15, 07:12 PM
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Views: 888
Posted By goldfinch

Thanks everyone! Bob, I would get another Sun...

Thanks everyone! Bob, I would get another Sun Race but can't find one. It works flawlessly on his bike. I guess I will just look for any three speed trigger shifter.
10-30-15, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 888
Posted By goldfinch

Shifters for Patterson drive

I am thinking of buying a Metropolis Patterson drive for one of my bikes. It is a two speed internal system for the front crank. My husband has one and it is sweet.

Anyway, it doesn't come...
10-09-15, 06:04 PM
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Views: 448
Posted By goldfinch

I don't know. I suppose I could try. My...

I don't know. I suppose I could try. My experience is with square taper bottom brackets which of course is not simply reversible. So, maybe I am making unwarranted assumptions about some kind of...
10-09-15, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By goldfinch

Patterson Metropolis drive

Spouse has a terratrike rover with the Patterson Metropolis drive. He wants to move it to his Soma Saga upright bike. I can find instructions on installing the drive. on the Patterson site, but no...
08-14-15, 05:20 PM
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Views: 668
Posted By goldfinch

Apparently, the 80mm aren't in stock anywhere...

Apparently, the 80mm aren't in stock anywhere right now. Close to $100 when in stock.

So, the much cheaper 100mm Nashbar fork is a poor choice?
08-14-15, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By goldfinch

Looking at suspension corrected forks the...

Looking at suspension corrected forks the cheapest is the Nashbar but as near as I can tell it would be suitable to replace a fork with a 100mm of travel as it has an axle to crown distance of 453mm....
08-14-15, 04:03 PM
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Views: 668
Posted By goldfinch

Also, trying to figure out what the travel was on...

Also, trying to figure out what the travel was on the original fork, which we don't have. Poking around. EDIT: looks like 80mm.
08-14-15, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By goldfinch

Proper replacement fork

My husband has a Specialized Stumperjumper M2 FS with no front fork. It takes 26 inch wheels, no disc brakes. It had a suspension fork, 1 1/8 threadless. He wants to cheaply replace the fork and a...
06-17-15, 06:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,691
Posted By goldfinch

If you truly have it bad don't wait too long. ...

If you truly have it bad don't wait too long. Muscles can atrophy and be permanently damaged. My spouses hands are permanently damaged due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. At a point atrophied muscles...
05-20-15, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By goldfinch

Sounds like false advertising in the FAQ section,...

Sounds like false advertising in the FAQ section, maybe I"ll report to the FTC. EDIT: done
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