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10-10-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,563
Posted By HillRider

There have been several lab-based experiments...

There have been several lab-based experiments testing commercial chain lubes for both friction and durability. A Google search should turn up a number of them including one Velonews magazine did a...
10-07-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By HillRider

Cage length doesn't control the maximum cog size...

Cage length doesn't control the maximum cog size the derailleur will shift too, only how much chain the derailleur will "wrap up". Maximum cog is determined by the geometry of the parallelogram and...
10-07-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 768
Posted By HillRider

Alcohol is a very poor solvent for grease. Use...

Alcohol is a very poor solvent for grease. Use kerosene or Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS). WD-40 is also a decent grease solvent since it is mostly OMS containing a bit of oil. Let the parts soak...
10-06-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By HillRider

You will also need a "chain whip" to hold the...

You will also need a "chain whip" to hold the cogs stationary while you use the lock ring tool (the Park FR-5 as above) and a big wrench to unscrew the lockring.

As to which spoke to buy, take...
10-06-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By HillRider

If you can find a 40H, 130 mm OLD 7-speed...

If you can find a 40H, 130 mm OLD 7-speed freehub, you can narrow it to 126 mm by removing a 4 mm NDS spacer, cutting the axle shorter and then lace it to your current rim. An 8/9/10-speed 130 mm...
10-06-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By HillRider

If your seat post was so high the leverage...

If your seat post was so high the leverage damaged the seat tube you probably need a larger frame. A longer post will help but the heat-affected area near the weld is going to be weaker than the...
10-02-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By HillRider

A variation is: "Good judgement comes from...

A variation is: "Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from poor judgement".
09-24-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By HillRider

I don't think it will matter. The OP's original...

I don't think it will matter. The OP's original problem wasn't from inadequate thread engagement, it was from poorly machined threads on the skewer that damaged the nut. Now that he's corrected it...
09-20-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By HillRider

To cover that spread properly you will need a...

To cover that spread properly you will need a rear derailleur with a 55 tooth wrap capacity. I don't know of any that will do that. You will probably have to use two chains to get a total length...
09-08-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By HillRider

An M8x1.0 bolt 40 or 50 mm long works. Depending...

An M8x1.0 bolt 40 or 50 mm long works. Depending on the bolt's length you may need a stack of washers to fill in the excess as Bill shows above.

Note the bolt must be threaded M8x1.0 mm, not...
09-07-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 294
Posted By HillRider

Buy an up-angled stem with the correct bar clamp...

Buy an up-angled stem with the correct bar clamp size. BTW, your old MTB bars are 25.4 mm (1") and her road bars are the current almost standard 31.8 mm (1-1/4"). That's the bar clamp size you should...
09-03-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By HillRider

I had the same thing happen a few years ago. I...

I had the same thing happen a few years ago. I ran over a ring-shank roofing nail which penetrated the tire, tube, the interior rim wall and wound up protruding slightly from the rim between two...
08-31-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By HillRider

What is so special about this bike that makes it...

What is so special about this bike that makes it worth $5000 Cdn? Unless this is a real exotic (and the Ultegra DI2 tells me it's not) for that kind of money you could get a quite high-line brand...
08-28-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By HillRider

I had one and tried to use it for maintenance. It...

I had one and tried to use it for maintenance. It was nearly useless for anything but a display stand and a parking device. It got the rear wheel slightly off the ground but the crank arms hit it...
08-27-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By HillRider

A 27" rim is ISO 630 meaning the bead seat (where...

A 27" rim is ISO 630 meaning the bead seat (where the tire bead seats) is 630 mm in diameter. A 700c rim is ISO 622 or 622 mm in diameter. So, the two are 8 mm in diameter different and the tires...
08-27-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 928
Posted By HillRider

Well, 10 hours of cyclocross racing has got to...

Well, 10 hours of cyclocross racing has got to cause a bunch of scratches and chips so that's not surprising. What is surprising is that you paid 55% of full price for it. I would either return it...
08-26-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,092
Posted By HillRider

The OP could end this discussion once and for all...

The OP could end this discussion once and for all by actually building the bike he proposed and see if it sells and for how much. That would be the real test of the concept. Do it and let us know...
08-25-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By HillRider

My usual advice to someone contemplating...

My usual advice to someone contemplating upgrading and updating major components on an old bike is: "Don't do it. The cost will far exceed the value and you will do better getting a newer bike." ...
08-23-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 985
Posted By HillRider

I'll also make the naive assumption that the OP...

I'll also make the naive assumption that the OP is asking serious questions and that English is (obviously) not his native language and perhaps not even his second.

There are adapters available...
08-21-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By HillRider

Ahh yes, the tapered steerer. Another answer to...

Ahh yes, the tapered steerer. Another answer to a question no one asked but one that greatly complicates the already chaotic headset choice and makes your existing frame instantly obsolete.
08-21-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,170
Posted By HillRider

Recent (within the past 15 years or so) Campy...

Recent (within the past 15 years or so) Campy double cranks have a 135 mm bolt circle so a 39T is the smallest chainring that will fit. The relatively rare Chorus and Record triple cranks had a...
08-16-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,459
Posted By HillRider

Yes they have and, with the exception of those...

Yes they have and, with the exception of those who have a sentimental attachment to the old bike or those who have a substantial collection of useable parts already on hand and do their own work,...
08-10-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By HillRider

I believe they are M3 bolts but a call to...

I believe they are M3 bolts but a call to Speedplay should get you the exact size and probably free replacements. I had several pairs of Frogs over the years and the grease port screws came in...
08-02-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By HillRider

Yep, these disassemble and reassemble just like...

Yep, these disassemble and reassemble just like all other cup-and-cone Shimano freehubs. You need cone wrenches to remove the locknut and cones and a 10mm hex key to remove the freehub body. The...
08-01-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By HillRider

Some things like threaded bottom bracket cups...

Some things like threaded bottom bracket cups have a high torque spec and you are unlikely to tighten them adequately without a torque wrench. Others like stem bolts, particularly on a carbon...
07-30-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By HillRider

Most of the load on a front rack is carried by...

Most of the load on a front rack is carried by the bolts that attach the rack to the dropouts so the brake bolts are plenty strong enough. However, you have V-brakes and the bolts that attach the...
07-29-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By HillRider

Are you sure it's a 6mm bolt? I have several...

Are you sure it's a 6mm bolt? I have several stem bolts liberated from past quill stems and they are all M8x1.25 threaded. The heads do take a 6 mm allen key but they are not M6 bolts.
07-19-19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By HillRider

The current Park web site description of the CT-5...

The current Park web site description of the CT-5 claims it works on 5 to 12-speed chains. The only disclaimer is that it won't peen Campy chain pins but most other chain tools won't either. I...
07-18-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By HillRider

+1 The frame is the thing that limits how much...

+1 The frame is the thing that limits how much clamping force it will tolerate and how much force it requires to keep the seat post from slipping.
07-16-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,103
Posted By HillRider

Brass and steel are obvious. "Alloy" means...

Brass and steel are obvious. "Alloy" means aluminum alloy and it was probably the material the ruined nipples were made of since salt corrodes aluminum badly.

Brass nipples are most commonly used...
07-09-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By HillRider

The limit on the biggest cassette you can use is...

The limit on the biggest cassette you can use is obviously defined by your rear derailleur. Most Shimano 10-speed road rds have a 30T big cog limit but will accept a 32T in most applications. Any...
07-09-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By HillRider

I have four bikes, all 10-speed cassettes used...

I have four bikes, all 10-speed cassettes used with triple cranks so it certainly could be done, at least in the past.

The most suitable triple road crank was the Shimano FC-5703 105-level HTII...
07-05-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By HillRider

Unless Shimano made a radical change from earlier...

Unless Shimano made a radical change from earlier brifters, the left shifter is pretty much a mirror image of the right one but with fewer "clicks". Pull gently on the inner wire while operating the...
07-04-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 544
Posted By HillRider

There are indeed 4.5 mm bolts and they measure...

There are indeed 4.5 mm bolts and they measure 0.177" in diameter so that is what you have. If the nut is molded into the mirror base, you will have to get the proper size bolt from a specialty...
07-02-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By HillRider

Your wheel size is 700c or, in ISO terms, it has...

Your wheel size is 700c or, in ISO terms, it has a bead seat diameter of 622 mm (hence the wheel label of 622 and the 25/28 is the rim width) and is almost the universal size on road and hybrid...
07-02-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By HillRider

It refers to how much cable gets pulled for the...

It refers to how much cable gets pulled for the same lever travel. Long pull levers have the cable anchor and pivot point further apart than short pull levers.
06-19-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,364
Posted By HillRider

How old is this crank? I assume several years...

How old is this crank? I assume several years since it's a square taper. Try contacting Campagnolo-USA and see if they will warranty it with a repair or replacement.

I agree with the others,...
06-10-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By HillRider

Removing "riveted" pins from 8, 9 or 10-speed...

Removing "riveted" pins from 8, 9 or 10-speed chains using any decent chain tool is not difficult but you do have to be sure the chain tool pin is lined up properly with the chain's pin. If you had...
06-07-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By HillRider

+1 . You can spend a lot of time and effort...

+1 . You can spend a lot of time and effort trying to fix what is basically a worthless bike. An alternative is to scour your local Craigslist. There are usually dozens of cheap kids bikes for sale...
06-03-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 622
Posted By HillRider

The classic in the field is Jobst Brandt's "The...

The classic in the field is Jobst Brandt's "The Bicycle Wheel", first published in 1981. I believe it it out of print but easily available through used book sellers and Amazon.

This is a...
06-03-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By HillRider

Halfords said 1.5 and Tektro told you 1.0. When...

Halfords said 1.5 and Tektro told you 1.0. When you get the 1.5 pitch adjuster from Halfords, install it VERY carefully to see if it threads in easily. If it binds after a turn or two, you have the...
06-02-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 723
Posted By HillRider

The pitch matters. The most common M10 bolts...

The pitch matters. The most common M10 bolts have a thread pitch of 1.5 mm. Finer pitch M10 bolts are available in M10x1.25 and M10x1.0. You have to match the pitch.
06-01-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By HillRider

I've been buying 25' rolls of Jagwire shift and...

I've been buying 25' rolls of Jagwire shift and brake housing from Amazon.
05-20-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,154
Posted By HillRider

The threading for rear derailleur attaching bolts...

The threading for rear derailleur attaching bolts is M10x1.0 so you need a hole in the adapter of that dimension. Older and cheap bikes use a "claw" rear derailleur mount which is a bracket the rear...
05-14-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 664
Posted By HillRider

There are two major categories of "Stainless...

There are two major categories of "Stainless Steel" in common use:

The 300-series which are known generically as "18/8 chrome/nickel" and have a low carbon content. The most common grades are 303...
04-29-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By HillRider

Your problem is common with two chainrings of...

Your problem is common with two chainrings of significantly different size, particularly if the frame has short chainstays. The real solution is to not cross-chain. There is no reason to use the...
05-22-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 31,174
Posted By HillRider

Don't be dismissive of Elmers Rubber Cement...

Don't be dismissive of Elmers Rubber Cement ($1.25 for 4 oz at any Wal-Mart) for bike tube patching. I've used it with Rema patches for years with uniformly reliable results. I buy just the patches...
09-28-10, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By HillRider

This bike has decent Araya alloy rims so that...

This bike has decent Araya alloy rims so that isn't a problem. The OEM brakes might have enough adjustment (4 mm lower) to align with 700c rims but that will have to be determined. If they are...
03-22-06, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By HillRider

You should address the original question.

You should address the original question.
01-27-06, 06:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,414
Posted By HillRider

I've been using Elmer's Rubber Cement with Rema...

I've been using Elmer's Rubber Cement with Rema patches (bought by the 100 patch box also) for years with excellent results.

As to the cement in the patch kits being "vulcanizing fluid", that...
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