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10-16-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 966
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Due to the waste of bandwith & time, you made my...

Due to the waste of bandwith & time, you made my ignore list.
How's that for a review?
10-15-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By Bill Kapaun

.08mm is over 300tpi.

.08mm is over 300tpi.
10-14-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You have a nominal 27" tube. 8mm greater diameter...

You have a nominal 27" tube. 8mm greater diameter than a 700c.
The boxes usually marked to fit both sizes.
You'd want something around a 622-28.
10-12-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Put something more descriptive in your thread...

Put something more descriptive in your thread title.
Imagine if every post started off-
Help!
10-10-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Bill Kapaun

14 gauge nipples screw onto 15 gauge spokes...

14 gauge nipples screw onto 15 gauge spokes because they have the same thread pitch. They are sloppy though.
They just pull out easy.
Check your spoke gauge.
10-10-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 352
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Just do the chain, cassette & Rear shifter. (both...

Just do the chain, cassette & Rear shifter. (both shifters are probably the way to go if you want them to match)
It should work ok.
IF a bit sloppy shifting, you can upgrade the RDER then.

Is...
10-10-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 271
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Whatever size, I want to be at least a couple mm...

Whatever size, I want to be at least a couple mm wider than the exterior width of the rim minimum.
10-09-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,567
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If we could only block chain lube threads. How...

If we could only block chain lube threads.
How many 100's must we endure?

You absolutely cannot experiment.
You pick the wrong one and stick with it.
10-09-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If that is a "one finger" stand, did you flip the...

If that is a "one finger" stand, did you flip the wheel to make sure it matches?
10-09-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 153
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd check the thrift shops. It'll probably have...

I'd check the thrift shops.
It'll probably have a BSO attached.
10-07-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Bill Kapaun

There's also chain wrap capacity which would be...

There's also chain wrap capacity which would be needed if you had multiple rings up front.

Also keep in mind that large cogs & "road" anything did not coexist back then. Now they are designing...
10-07-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The ring thickness and spacing is a "bit"...

The ring thickness and spacing is a "bit" different.
A 9 speed ring should be OK on 7 speed.
10-07-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A couple different bolt lengths are handy since...

A couple different bolt lengths are handy since spindle lengths can vary.
I use enough washers to give me good purchase without running out of thread.
10-07-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Like this? You need M8x1.0 bolts, not the more...

Like this? You need M8x1.0 bolts, not the more common M8x1.25mm.https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/bb_remover_cf2c4326a7037951aa1406211e9cb3b144321f4b.jpg
10-05-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Totally different "system". You need a different...

Totally different "system". You need a different hub.
Freewheel or Cassette? (http://sheldonbrown.com/free-k7.html)
10-05-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Most anyone that works on bikes on a regular...

Most anyone that works on bikes on a regular basis should have those bits in their spare "widgets" bin,
Many of these bikes either get scrapped or cannibalized for possibly useful items.
10-05-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 599
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You can pay $30-2000 for a crankset. So, maybe.

You can pay $30-2000 for a crankset.
So, maybe.
10-04-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Note this bike has Shimano written on it, but...

Note this bike has Shimano written on it, but that is "less than" a Shimano RDER.
I think the cogs look rather "klunky" compared to "S".
10-04-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Like this-...

Like this-...
10-04-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A lot of these type bikes will have a few Shimano...

A lot of these type bikes will have a few Shimano parts and some others that may be marginally compatible with Shimano. Sometimes these parts don't even work well with themselves.

Velotec is an...
10-04-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Those 2 names don't relate. Does it actually...

Those 2 names don't relate.
Does it actually say SHIMANO on the RDER? IF it does, it's such a low end DER, it's not available to the public.

Looking at what I think is your bike, it's a low end...
10-02-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By Bill Kapaun

8X1.0mm. I got mine at an an "older style" auto...

8X1.0mm. I got mine at an an "older style" auto parts store with a good fastener selection.
The more common size is 8x1.25mm.
10-02-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I've been swapping cogs for 15 years, so I don't...

I've been swapping cogs for 15 years, so I don't need to see anything.

I DIDN'T suggest swapping cogs to the OP because not even being able to properly identify the RDER inferred much "newbieness".
10-01-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You don't need a vise to break prongs on a Sun...

You don't need a vise to break prongs on a Sun Tour remover.
09-30-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By Bill Kapaun

My mother would be proud!

My mother would be proud!
09-30-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Then "Like" it and make me famous.....

Then "Like" it and make me famous.....
09-30-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Keep in mind the bolts are 8x1.0mm, not the more...

Keep in mind the bolts are 8x1.0mm, not the more common 8x1.25mm.
Take a crank bolt with you when shopping. Sometimes a crank bolt will work, depending on which tool you have & spindle length.
With...
09-30-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Bill Kapaun

So what if it is compatible? What does it have to...

So what if it is compatible? What does it have to do with your bike? You said you have 9 speed.

If you have 9 speed shifters & cassette why are you wanting to even bring 10 speed into the...
09-30-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Why 10 speed shifters with a 9 speed cassette? ...

Why 10 speed shifters with a 9 speed cassette?
Don't you want stuff to work?

A little knowledge is dangerous.
You need to pay more attention to all that stuff you're looking up. You're getting...
09-30-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The OP HAS to have a 9 speed "MOUNTAIN" RDER in...

The OP HAS to have a 9 speed "MOUNTAIN" RDER in order to have the cog/wrap capacity as stated in their original post.
There's no Tiagara 9 speed RDER that comes close.

It would be nice if the OP...
09-30-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Like this- ...

Like this-
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/bb_remover_ffffd2d58518a9318aa84f91023292a1fad73638.jpg
09-29-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Assuming your chain wrap numbers are correct,...

Assuming your chain wrap numbers are correct, you're good.
Typically a new chain is "long enough" and you trim if needed.
You can simply count the links on your current chain and compare to the #...
09-29-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 361
Posted By Bill Kapaun

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Front_freewheel ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Front_freewheel

Time to modernize or suffer.
09-29-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Remove the rear wheel and- Rotate axle. Feel...

Remove the rear wheel and-
Rotate axle. Feel for roughness/sloppiness.
Ditto Free wheel.
Not sure why you haven't done something that simple yet. You have the bike.
09-29-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bill Kapaun

And nobody has mentioned front or rear???

And nobody has mentioned front or rear???
09-27-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Not really needed. You might want to reinstall...

Not really needed.
You might want to reinstall by finishing up with the metal DS cup instead.
The plastic gets brittle over time and may not handle the same torque as when new. Seat it 1st.

The...
09-27-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You'll basically see 1/2 the difference or .5mm. ...

You'll basically see 1/2 the difference or .5mm.

Look at your current wheel and see where the spoke ends in relation to the screw driver flat.
You can see if you are currently "shortish" or...
09-27-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 881
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm 71 and didn't figure it out until 3 years...

I'm 71 and didn't figure it out until 3 years ago. 9-11-2016 was my "trigger moment".
Riding back from a school reunion and my friend had a "talking book" playing....
09-27-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 881
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Maybe you have Aspergers? ...

Maybe you have Aspergers?
https://www.wired.com/2001/12/aqtest/
09-27-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 881
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I have Asperger's and I had no trouble adapting. ...

I have Asperger's and I had no trouble adapting.
You ride what you got and it gets natural fast.
Only problem is when you have bikes with both.
09-26-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Totally agree- I use a different method using...

Totally agree-
I use a different method using alligator clips with different colors. (red, black, green & yellow)
I do a "quick go around" to get an approx. ave. tension per side.
Then I go around...
09-26-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Maybe if your comments applied to your quotes. ...

Maybe if your comments applied to your quotes.
You can't even keep track of what you are saying.
IGNORE LIST for you because you are just wasting my time.
09-26-19, 09:07 AM
09-25-19, 06:27 PM
09-25-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Shift to Big:Big. You want more than 1" and <...

Shift to Big:Big.
You want more than 1" and < 2"
.https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/444x356/chain_length_97b0869a518ef9fa06624680960692428fbd3c40.jpg
09-24-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm not up on the newer axles, but- "These...

I'm not up on the newer axles, but-

"These are Rockshox Thru axle... if that means anyhting?"

Rockshox is a brand of fork.
You need the brand/model HUB.
09-22-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Pad squeal on my hybrid comes & goes. No point...

Pad squeal on my hybrid comes & goes.
No point adjusting the squeal out of perfectly fine WORKING brakes just to have the problem return anyway.

It's the HARMONICS.
09-22-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 523
Posted By Bill Kapaun

+1 I've been down that road--- Inexperienced...

+1
I've been down that road--- Inexperienced and a 1st bike with some obsolete/NLA parts.
It can be done, but much better by one with experience and a knowledge of what they are getting themselves...
09-22-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By Bill Kapaun

People actually think the tire gets smaller when...

People actually think the tire gets smaller when they sit on the bike?
I think of a tire like a rubber band that not under tension.
It doesn't matter what shape it's in. It's still the same length.
09-21-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'm glad everybody else could help.

I'm glad everybody else could help.
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