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10-17-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 434
Posted By jimc101

Photos would be really useful here. If the...

Photos would be really useful here.

If the riveted hanger has failed, then you have a potentially scrap frame, as getting it repaired could be cost prohibitive. Have you been to a good LBS to ask...
09-24-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,100
Posted By jimc101

I get the feeling that this is not the bike you...

I get the feeling that this is not the bike you were really after in function, but it is in looks.

The Orge is advertised as a All Season Commuter, not tourer, that is in the product info, but...
09-15-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 955
Posted By jimc101

Good idea pre covid, not the greatest idea today...

Good idea pre covid, not the greatest idea today with shortages of parts/long lead times. For discs, even pre-covid, it was often cheaper just to buy a bike with them fitted if you were planning...
09-02-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By jimc101

Unlikely, M785's came out in 2012, so almost 10...

Unlikely, M785's came out in 2012, so almost 10 years old now, the rotors look pretty worn out (hard to tell from the photo how worn), maybe time for replacement, no images of the pads, so they...
08-26-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By jimc101

No info on where they were ridden, or what was...

No info on where they were ridden, or what was also stored in the garage (pool chemicals?), as this could be key, also, from where you located, suspect inside the garage is quite hot? .

No info on...
08-17-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By jimc101

If you can afford to buy a DI2 equipped bike, you...

If you can afford to buy a DI2 equipped bike, you should be able to afford the chargers etc that go with it.

Just buy the OEM stuff
07-29-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By jimc101

The doesn't take returns bit is BS as you could...

The doesn't take returns bit is BS as you could go through buyer protection to get a refund, if the item is received damaged, they should replace/resolve. However, you said you ordered them a while...
07-18-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By jimc101

Pictures? If your struggling to do this, thinking...

Pictures? If your struggling to do this, thinking that taking it to a good LBS is the best option as getting this and everything else right is quite important.
07-17-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 817
Posted By jimc101

For a Cannondale of that age, suspect that the...

For a Cannondale of that age, suspect that the frame/components will be better than anything of a similar price today so worth saving.

For replacing the drivetrain, pre C-19 this was super easy,...
06-27-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,584
Posted By jimc101

Why have you got kinks in the cable??? you want...

Why have you got kinks in the cable??? you want as smooth as routing as possible, thinking start again with new outer, possibly new inner as well.
06-11-21, 03:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,158
Posted By jimc101

Weight, strength, cost (the light, strong, cheap...

Weight, strength, cost (the light, strong, cheap argument is key here) Different rims different purposes (MTB, tour, aero, general etc), Carbon rims are normally much more expensive than Alu,...
05-30-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,401
Posted By jimc101

Why? if a rim can do rim brakes, it can do discs...

Why? if a rim can do rim brakes, it can do discs as well, only the hub is specific, back when discs started to be come more common, a lot of 'disc' rims were just rim brake rims without the braking...
05-15-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,464
Posted By jimc101

Cane Creek do separates, something like a Cane...

Cane Creek do separates, something like a Cane Creek zs44/28.6/h15 if you can find one, you would need to replace the whole of the top assembly, your bottom one can be left undisturbed.
05-14-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By jimc101

Would be looking for any other issues as well, if...

Would be looking for any other issues as well, if the rim has failed, there are probably more issue the bike has, the bike isn't that old, but old enough for it to be worn out, and not economically...
04-20-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By jimc101

Yes with the rims (any rims can be made tubeless...

Yes with the rims (any rims can be made tubeless with the appropriate conversion kit)

No with those tires, you will need tubeless specific ones
04-18-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By jimc101

leave it, it wont make any difference to anything

leave it, it wont make any difference to anything
04-09-21, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By jimc101

If looking to service, would also look at the...

If looking to service, would also look at the cost of replacement with lower end Shimano, say MT200, to see if there is any price difference,

In general hydro brakes at the caliper have little in...
04-06-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By jimc101

Shimano? DM-RAFC001-03-ENG.pdf (shimano.com)...

Shimano?

DM-RAFC001-03-ENG.pdf (shimano.com) (https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/dm/RAFC001/DM-RAFC001-03-ENG.pdf)
03-26-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By jimc101

Just get yourself some decent rotors, i.e....

Just get yourself some decent rotors, i.e. Shimano Deore level and above (nothing that says resin pads only like the RT56 which are junk)

If you were going to look at floating rotors , thinking...
02-28-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By jimc101

If it's coming loose weekly, what damage has been...

If it's coming loose weekly, what damage has been done? maybe worth inspecting the cones/races before doing it up tightly?
02-21-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By jimc101

I could understand this if it was something that...

I could understand this if it was something that you did at home, but the OP has a 2020 bike, so effectively new, and the the work was done at a bike shop, which appears to have messed up big time,...
02-20-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By jimc101

If the BB shell was un-marked before the install,...

If the BB shell was un-marked before the install, would be wanting a new frame, or at minimum a factory re-paint, as that is messed up, the BB condition is the last of the issues with that, for such...
02-06-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By jimc101

Possible, perfectly, but very expensive, but...

Possible, perfectly, but very expensive, but would budget 700 minimum if you can do it yourself, 8-1200 if you need to get a LBS to do it, add to that, availability for road hydraulic discs has...
01-27-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,174
Posted By jimc101

For what your asking about, none of the brands...

For what your asking about, none of the brands you have mentioned come anywhere near what would normally considered as low end, even the cheapest Rock Shox are expensive vs true low end, Fox are a...
01-21-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By jimc101

7 speed is 7 speed, the basics haven't changed,...

7 speed is 7 speed, the basics haven't changed, and are all inter-compatible.

Would look at why the RH shifter isn't working, is it gummed up, can it be flushed and fixed?
01-20-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By jimc101

I get you on function, I swapped a set of Campag...

I get you on function, I swapped a set of Campag brakes (everything else on the bike is Campag) for Shimano as I could never get them to work well (single pivot skeleton at the rear)

If you have a...
01-20-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By jimc101

Yes, it will work, but a few thinks to take into...

Yes, it will work, but a few thinks to take into consideration.

Cranks generally don't care what groupset they are mixed with speed wise, you should have no issues mixing anything from 7-11 speed....
01-09-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 623
Posted By jimc101

What do you mean by thumb shifter? in bike terms,...

What do you mean by thumb shifter? in bike terms, a thumb shifter pre-dates Gripshift, if you mean trigger shifters like Shimano Rapiidfire+, these are probably the most common type of MTB shifter...
01-08-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By jimc101

Any Shimano road HT2 crank arm of the same length...

Any Shimano road HT2 crank arm of the same length will do, if you haven't bought already, would really question why upgrade a 6700 crank to power, the 6700 is a very old design, and if you need...
01-05-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By jimc101

You have a factory wheel, with a proprietary rim,...

You have a factory wheel, with a proprietary rim, unless you can get another (identical) rim from Vuelta (highly unlikely) if you are that concerned about the braking surface, scrap the wheel, and...
12-28-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,959
Posted By jimc101

The key advantage is during the warranty period...

The key advantage is during the warranty period as if you don't use genuine/manufactures fluid, they could reject warranty claims, after this has expired, then choose your favorite brand of...
12-28-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,959
Posted By jimc101

The new design which uses a funnel is a lot...

The new design which uses a funnel is a lot easier to use, would look at the cost of any tools needed vs just replacing them, and selling on ebay as for parts.

Add to that, the old design you have...
11-23-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By jimc101

Get a bike with IGH gearing as stock, trying to...

Get a bike with IGH gearing as stock, trying to retrofit this (or retrofitting just about anything) on a bike not designed for it will lead to incompatibility complications, and you will end up with...
09-25-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By jimc101

No, you are asking about combining hydraulic...

No, you are asking about combining hydraulic levers with mechanical calipers, they are a totally different system, with no compatibility

Dump the Avids (they were bad brakes back in 2008, and...
07-30-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,462
Posted By jimc101

Guess it was a DT Rim, have had them fail before...

Guess it was a DT Rim, have had them fail before like that, surprised that is has happened on a 7.1, as these are heavy duty rims, I have 4 on 2 bikes and no issues with them so far, although mine...
06-28-19, 12:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,825
Posted By jimc101

Before doing anything, would be taking some basic...

Before doing anything, would be taking some basic measurements of dropouts on the Cannondale & Giant, if it's 126mm at the back, then you're going to run into issues (cold setting Aluminium, your...
06-26-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,797
Posted By jimc101

I think the OP has just given a confusing title...

I think the OP has just given a confusing title (maybe he can clarify), thinking what he meant by 'rack front stays' is the integrated rack stays, and where the attach to the frame, not as for...
06-01-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,056
Posted By jimc101

Go by the rotors instructions, yes, when I worked...

Go by the rotors instructions, yes, when I worked in a LBS, we did it with a digital torque wrench, for personal use, no, have been using discs for pushing 20 years and not had any bolts come loose,...
05-14-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,242
Posted By jimc101

If you asking this question, it indicates your...

If you asking this question, it indicates your already out of your depth when it comes to building bikes (and for a frame like this, you really don't want to be out of your depth, it's not one to...
06-02-18, 02:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,243
Posted By jimc101

Would be trying it with a cable in to start with

Would be trying it with a cable in to start with
05-28-13, 02:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,100
Posted By jimc101

As the cranks fitted are 1997 STX, and the recall...

As the cranks fitted are 1997 STX, and the recall was for Atlus, Acera & Alivio FC-CT90, FC-M290 & FC-MC12 cranks from around 1994-95 (the recall was in 1997), you can discount this.
05-27-13, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,100
Posted By jimc101

From the pictures, it's perfectly serviceable,...

From the pictures, it's perfectly serviceable, where are you getting the idea that is is defective from?
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