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11-22-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 306
Posted By HillRider

No way to tell by looking, only by riding. If it...

No way to tell by looking, only by riding. If it runs smoothly it's good. If it skips, it's not.
11-21-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By HillRider

Give that LX a good scrubbing, oil all of the...

Give that LX a good scrubbing, oil all of the pivots and give it a try. Nothing is lower cost than something you already own. If it is too worn or shifts poorly all you are out is a bit of time.
11-21-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By HillRider

Long pull setups may work better as long as the...

Long pull setups may work better as long as the calipers require them, and only then. My Spyre calipers with short pull levers are very solid with no perceived flex or mushiness in the lever feel. ...
11-20-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By HillRider

That is correct. As long as the brake lever pull...

That is correct. As long as the brake lever pull matches the caliper's pull requirement you are good to go. BTW, TRP seems to have discontinued the Spyke brake sets but Spyres are still current.

I...
11-16-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,194
Posted By HillRider

My recommendation; Pay the money and buy the...

My recommendation; Pay the money and buy the Thomson. Safer and probably less expensive by the time you are done.
11-13-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By HillRider

Another source:...

Another source:...
11-13-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By HillRider

Wow, $25 to refurbish a Ti headset? I it were...

Wow, $25 to refurbish a Ti headset? I it were mine it would have been in the mail to CK an hour after I got the offer! :thumb:
11-12-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By HillRider

The few Kings I've seen all had fixed bearings so...

The few Kings I've seen all had fixed bearings so I assumed they all do. BTW, install your new King headset properly and plan on having it for a looong time. I have a 1-1/8" No Threadset installed...
11-12-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 556
Posted By HillRider

Be aware that Chris King headsets have the...

Be aware that Chris King headsets have the bearing cartridges "spun" into place and they cannot be removed from the cups, at least not by the home mechanic. You have to seat the cups into the...
11-07-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 562
Posted By HillRider

Except for pre-9-speed Dura Ace, nearly all...

Except for pre-9-speed Dura Ace, nearly all Shimano road rear derailleurs from 7-speed onward are compatible with any Shimano 7-speed to 10-speed road shifter and matching cassette. So your...
11-06-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By HillRider

I do have a BT-3 and the gap measures 5.6 mm. As...

I do have a BT-3 and the gap measures 5.6 mm. As noted, a small adjustable wrench is a good substitute.
10-30-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 640
Posted By HillRider

What are your current mechanical brakes and how...

What are your current mechanical brakes and how bad are they? I have a Surly Midnight Special (road/gravel bike) with TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes and they have been very satisfactory. They...
10-29-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 852
Posted By HillRider

It seems you have given up on trying to replace...

It seems you have given up on trying to replace the original cup-and-cone bearings with sealed cartridges and I agree that's a good conclusion. However, I do want to point out that the "flimsy sheet...
10-16-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By HillRider

Small chainrings that are used routinely will...

Small chainrings that are used routinely will last far longer in steel than in aluminum. I have aluminum 26T and 30T granny chainrings on my road triple cranks but those chainrings are only used...
10-15-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 660
Posted By HillRider

Will it work well? Emphatically yes. I've used...

Will it work well? Emphatically yes. I've used Shiftmates to allow 10-speed Campy brifters to work with Shimano 10-speed cassettes and derailleurs and Shimano 10-speed shifters to work with Campy...
10-13-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By HillRider

Yewah, but the 9-speed tool was unique to...

Yewah, but the 9-speed tool was unique to 9-speed. Every time Campy introduced an N+1 speed chain they required a brand new and expensive chain tool.
10-13-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 334
Posted By HillRider

He spent an absurd amount for that very limited...

He spent an absurd amount for that very limited use tool and wants to get some of his cost back by charging for its use.
10-12-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By HillRider

That's a longitudinal (lengthwise) dent so it's...

That's a longitudinal (lengthwise) dent so it's not likely for the tube to fail by cracking in half at that point. If the dent were circumferential I'd be a lot more concerned. If it's functional,...
10-11-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 511
Posted By HillRider

Whoops, yeah you are right. Still the OP needs...

Whoops, yeah you are right. Still the OP needs the right one and the other type really can't be adapted.
10-09-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,145
Posted By HillRider

Current Shimano STI's that run the housing under...

Current Shimano STI's that run the housing under the bar tape have a reputation for fraying the cables right at the shifter so your experience is not uncommon. Older style Shimano brifters with...
10-08-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By HillRider

The threading is usually M8x1.0mm. This is a...

The threading is usually M8x1.0mm. This is a finer thread than the more commonly available M8x1.25mm but bike shops or better hardware and industrial supply shops will have the proper bolts. As...
10-08-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By HillRider

the "1/8" engraved on the 15T cog means it's for...

the "1/8" engraved on the 15T cog means it's for use with a 1/8" wide chain. If your old cog and chain were the more common road/MTB width of 3/32" then the new cog is incompatible.
10-07-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By HillRider

It sounds like a relatively simple cable tension...

It sounds like a relatively simple cable tension and perhaps limit screw adjustment. I can't believe the bike shop couldn't make it work properly unless the bike is so inexpensive it can't be made...
10-05-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 467
Posted By HillRider

3. I've never ever seen a new fork come with a...

3. I've never ever seen a new fork come with a crown race already installed. As Andy noted, how would the fork's manufacturer know what headset you have? See below about struggling.

4. 1"...
09-28-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By HillRider

You can buy the nuts (most likely M5x0.8mm) at...

You can buy the nuts (most likely M5x0.8mm) at any hardware of auto parts store. Most rack rely on the threads in the dropout holes and don't use auxiliary nuts but you can. Just be careful on the...
09-26-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 575
Posted By HillRider

What are the rims on the poorly braking bikes? If...

What are the rims on the poorly braking bikes? If they are steel or chromed steel, nothing you can do except replacement will make them stop the bike well. If they are aluminum then perhaps cleaning...
09-24-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By HillRider

Actually, as you said Shimano is still the 800...

Actually, as you said Shimano is still the 800 pound gorilla but SRAM isn't the underdog anymore, Campy is. AFAIK, SRAM outsells Campy by a substantial margin.
09-24-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,100
Posted By HillRider

You now see the limitations of 1X drivetrains and...

You now see the limitations of 1X drivetrains and the real answer for you is a double crank. As noted, touring bikes are expected to be ridden with a fairly heavy load and, for most touring riders, a...
09-23-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
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...
09-23-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,633
Posted By HillRider

If you are looking for a quieter hub, get...

If you are looking for a quieter hub, get Shimano's as they are nearly silent while coasting. My FH-7700 Dura Ace hub makes no noise at all. Shimano even makes a series of hubs intended for Police...
09-14-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By HillRider

Have your buddy reverse the snobbery. He can...

Have your buddy reverse the snobbery. He can sneer at the elitist that he has all the functionality for half the price they paid.
09-14-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,326
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...
09-14-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By HillRider

You could push out the lever's pivot pin and pull...

You could push out the lever's pivot pin and pull the brake lever and shifter assembly off of the base, then remove the hood and replace it. Reinstall the lever/shift assembly. Note that Shimano...
09-12-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By HillRider

Corrected it for you! :thumb:

Corrected it for you! :thumb:
09-12-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By HillRider

They are indeed self-extracting bolts so, as...

They are indeed self-extracting bolts so, as dsbrantjr noted, they will get loose and then tighten again as they begin to push on the collar with the two pin hole recesses. Keep turning and the...
09-12-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 293
Posted By HillRider

AFAIK, there is no alternative to the Octalink bb...

AFAIK, there is no alternative to the Octalink bb so either reuse that one or buy a new one. Both Performance and Nashbar show the 105 BB-5500 in stock. Otherwise replace the entire crank and bb...
09-11-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,186
Posted By HillRider

Can you set the pads with a bit more clearance...

Can you set the pads with a bit more clearance when the brakes are fully closed and still have good lever travel? An alternative is to set the pads wide and use the cable adjuster on the caliper to...
09-10-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 573
Posted By HillRider

Every auto supply or big box hardware store...

Every auto supply or big box hardware store stocks small tubes of Loctite or it's one of its competitors. Get Loctite Grade 222 (Purple) or Grade 243 (Blue) which are removable without heat.
08-29-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By HillRider

One other thing to watch for. The lower pulley...

One other thing to watch for. The lower pulley may be "directional", i.e. it's designed to rotate one way and there will be an arrow molded into it showing which way. I recently disassembled my...
08-27-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By HillRider

Those cups are called "zero stack" and are a...

Those cups are called "zero stack" and are a press fit like a regular external cup headset but sit nearly flush with the headtube faces. Cane Creek makes zero stack headsets cups for 44 mm headtubes...
08-24-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By HillRider

If cost isn't a huge consideration and you want a...

If cost isn't a huge consideration and you want a presta-only pump head that will last a lifetime with nearly zero maintenance, splurge for the Hirame "Yoko" pump head. Amazon, among others, sells...
08-16-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By HillRider

Where did you get a length of all-thread threaded...

Where did you get a length of all-thread threaded M10x1.0 mm?
08-14-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 559
Posted By HillRider

ISO 622 is the same as 700c and is the rim's bead...

ISO 622 is the same as 700c and is the rim's bead seat diameter in mm. 27.5" (aka 650B) has a rim diameter of 584 mm. 29" is another name for 700c rims using wide tires but the rim diameter remains...
08-12-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 500
Posted By HillRider

Compressionless brake housing is quite stiff and...

Compressionless brake housing is quite stiff and doesn't tolerate tight bends very well. TRP recommends using it for their mechanical disc brakes (Spyres) with drop bars but also recommends use of a...
08-10-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By HillRider

The 10-speed crank will work but you will need a...

The 10-speed crank will work but you will need a 10-speed (or at worst a 9-speed) chain. The 10-speed chain will be compatible with the 7-speed cassette. Front shifting with the Tourney front...
08-08-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,274
Posted By HillRider

Tektro makes decent rim brakes but their OEM pads...

Tektro makes decent rim brakes but their OEM pads are really substandard. Kool Stop replacements, as you discovered, make a huge improvement.
08-07-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By HillRider

I agree with the use of an epoxy as the adhesive...

I agree with the use of an epoxy as the adhesive to fasten the reinforcing plate in place and galvanic corrosion in that location will be a non issue.
08-05-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By HillRider

If there is a crack joining the two original...

If there is a crack joining the two original riv-nut holes, oversize riv-nuts are likely to make the situation worse. I agree an interior metal backing plate is a very good idea. I'd use a piece...
07-29-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By HillRider

I see no benefit to mixing pad types on the same...

I see no benefit to mixing pad types on the same caliper. What do you hope to accomplish? As to pad types, resin pads are quieter and easier on the rotors at the sacrifice of pad life and heat...
07-22-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By HillRider

When adjusting hub bearings the difference...

When adjusting hub bearings the difference between too tight (binding) and too loose (play at the rim) is a tiny fraction of a turn. Your 1/4-turn change was way too much. You have to "sneak up" on...
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