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10-19-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 57,420
Posted By joejack951

For anyone having an issue getting the quill...

For anyone having an issue getting the quill tight enough to not turn inside of the steerer, I'd suggest one or all of the following (in addition to greasing the threads and wedge):

1. more...
10-13-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By joejack951

Ah, I see...Well, everyone who has responded thus...

Ah, I see...Well, everyone who has responded thus far has had way more patience than I likely could muster so I'll just get back to doing what I do.
10-13-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By joejack951

A few details would go a long way. Which bike?...

A few details would go a long way. Which bike? What is/are the issue(s)? Help us help you :)
10-12-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,704
Posted By joejack951

I guess Ford expects its customers to not pay...

I guess Ford expects its customers to not pay much attention to one of its biggest competitors?

https://www.motortrend.com/features/1307-2014-chevrolet-corvette-c7-smart-metal/
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By joejack951

$100 for an R-series Cannondale? Are you insane?...

$100 for an R-series Cannondale? Are you insane? :D Even the older 'Criterium-series' Cannondales can fetch $300 in my area.

And a 'nightmare' to fix? If it has downtube shifters, the worst thing...
09-01-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By joejack951

If it makes you feel any better, I have a Nitto...

If it makes you feel any better, I have a Nitto quill stem sitting here off an old Cannondale that measures 22.0mm (at spots, depends on the paint thickness, other places it is 22.1mm). I imagine...
08-18-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 57,420
Posted By joejack951

Interesting product (the TMAT switch). I think...

Interesting product (the TMAT switch). I think something can definitely be made to work but the standard threadless version won't be it. What I see as the best possibility for integrating a switch is...
08-03-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 813
Posted By joejack951

An uncut innicycle is 240 grams (90mm steerer...

An uncut innicycle is 240 grams (90mm steerer extension). Cut down to 45mm (for a slammed stem) and with the steel stud trimmed, total weight is down to 185 grams.
...
07-13-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By joejack951

My guess is that the brake lever and handlebar...

My guess is that the brake lever and handlebar combo you are using allows for more lever travel (and thus is more foregiving) than a Campy/SRAM brifter can achieve on a typical handlebar. If you poke...
07-12-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By joejack951

Make that MTB, Shimano SLR-EV, and everything...

Make that MTB, Shimano SLR-EV, and everything else (Shimano Super SLR & SLR, Campy, SRAM, Microshift). Shimano relocated the brake lever pivot with their latest shifters (anything labeled SLR-EV)...
06-21-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By joejack951

I hope you were able to see all the sarcasm in my...

I hope you were able to see all the sarcasm in my post...I agree that nothing will stop a determined thief, or home-mechanic for that matter. Having been in similar situations with automotive locking...
06-21-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By joejack951

Based on your posts' timestamps, it took you...

Based on your posts' timestamps, it took you nearly 4 days to remove that wheel! I'd say it did its job ;)
06-08-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,232
Posted By joejack951

I tried using the FD-6503 with an otherwise...

I tried using the FD-6503 with an otherwise 10-speed setup as I had no other choice when I first built that bike (5600 didnít come out for another year or more). Upshifts were ok but downshifts were...
06-08-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,032
Posted By joejack951

Does the rear wheel have a big, goofy reflector...

Does the rear wheel have a big, goofy reflector attached to the spokes? Those will easily cause an oscillation when spinning the rear wheel at high rpms. I doubt youíd feel that will riding, though...
06-08-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,232
Posted By joejack951

The thing I never liked about Ultegra 6500 (6503...

The thing I never liked about Ultegra 6500 (6503 to be specific) was the lack of trim for the big ring of a triple. 6603 has it, and to me shifts just a bit cleaner and has more comfortable hoods.
...
06-07-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By joejack951

That's getting into cracked rim territory so I'd...

That's getting into cracked rim territory so I'd consult with the manufacturer before going that high. At 155 lbs. I personally don't see that as necessary but YMMV.

I tried to find Fulcrum's...
06-07-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 612
Posted By joejack951

#1 tip: if you broke a spoke after only 2 years,...

#1 tip: if you broke a spoke after only 2 years, you have a bigger problem than just that one broken spoke.

Go over the entire wheel with a tension meter and get the tension high enough on the DS...
06-04-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,906
Posted By joejack951

Low-level components usually means 6-7 speed...

Low-level components usually means 6-7 speed stuff which is very forgiving. But, it also usually means the bikes are beat to hell: bent derailleur hangers, corroded cables, housing, and cable stops,...
06-03-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By joejack951

Put a 1-2mm spacer on the drive side of the axle...

Put a 1-2mm spacer on the drive side of the axle and I bet you can make that 11th cog work just fine.



If I'm picturing this correctly, it's not going to do what you think it's going to do....
06-03-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,906
Posted By joejack951

If you understand what each adjustment does yet...

If you understand what each adjustment does yet still struggle to get clean shifting, you more than likely are dealing with a bent derailleur hanger (at the rear at least). Up front, if you can't set...
06-03-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 537
Posted By joejack951

But have you mixed and matched with the latest...

But have you mixed and matched with the latest SLR-EV levers? SLR-EV levers pull about twice as much cable as 9/10-speed era Shimano (Super SLR) putting them in the same realm as MTB v-brake levers....
06-01-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,906
Posted By joejack951

Take any bicycle job gone south and apply a...

Take any bicycle job gone south and apply a 10-20x factor for how bad a job on a car can go. After years of working on cars, bicycles are SO easy.

That said, my cousin brought his Specailized...
06-01-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,662
Posted By joejack951

Cogs not designed for smooth shifting can have a...

Cogs not designed for smooth shifting can have a far taller (fuller?) profile than those designed for smooth shifting (reference any early freewheel vs. a Hyperglide freewheel/cassette). As such,...
05-27-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,662
Posted By joejack951

Re-dishing to accommodate a 2mm offset (meaning...

Re-dishing to accommodate a 2mm offset (meaning 1mm dish adjustment) is maybe 1/4 turn on each drive-side nipple. You donít even need a truing stand for it, assuming the wheel was reasonably true to...
05-27-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,662
Posted By joejack951

I mentioned shifters, specifically 7-speed...

I mentioned shifters, specifically 7-speed brifters. But itís cool. 1 post out of ~70 is tough to spot :-)
05-26-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By joejack951

I wholeheartedly disagree, unless you have very...

I wholeheartedly disagree, unless you have very low expectations for (indexed) front shifting. Chain rub is a huge issue when trying to pair a narrow-cage FD with a wider chain and indexed shifting....
05-26-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,662
Posted By joejack951

I skimmed the thread and didn't see this reason...

I skimmed the thread and didn't see this reason so I'll share mine: you can get 7-speed brifters (but not 6 speed or at least not as easily). My brother-in-law bought an old Raleigh to ride but hated...
05-21-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By joejack951

I'm going back several years and just making some...

I'm going back several years and just making some assumptions due to that...and realizing I was dumb for not fact-checking...but it seems that I must have read that the SRAM links were reusable on...
05-20-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,329
Posted By joejack951

Even simpler than Kimmo suggestion, just cut off...

Even simpler than Kimmo suggestion, just cut off the amount you want to lower your stem from the original conical spacer. That spacer looks solid so it shouldn't be an issue. The only trick will be...
05-20-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By joejack951

I use a SRAM 11-speed quick link on my Campy...

I use a SRAM 11-speed quick link on my Campy Chorus chain (as well as a few Shimano chains). I went with the SRAM mainly because they claim you can reuse it after opening as opposed to KMC who say...
05-20-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,202
Posted By joejack951

12mm hub end caps are almost universally 19mm (I...

12mm hub end caps are almost universally 19mm (I say 'almost' only because I can never be too certain in this industry!). 15mm hub end caps come in a few different flavors, most commonly 19mm and...
05-20-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,202
Posted By joejack951

Which hub and fork? I'm nearly certain I can help.

Which hub and fork? I'm nearly certain I can help.
05-20-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,012
Posted By joejack951

I used a wire wheel on a hand drill to remove...

I used a wire wheel on a hand drill to remove most of the paint from a hand-me-down frame for a bike I built for my son. I used a little bit of paint stripper and sand paper in a few tough spots.
...
05-20-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,202
Posted By joejack951

I beg to differ: https://www.ebay.com/str/jjpellc...

I beg to differ: https://www.ebay.com/str/jjpellc

Shameless plug for my Ebay store full of kits to do what 'can't be done' :-)
03-13-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,499
Posted By joejack951

How could you tell that your hanger was aligned...

How could you tell that your hanger was aligned to within a millimeter at the rim just using a large crescent wrench? That other issue with that method is possibly distorting the hanger threads...
03-12-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,499
Posted By joejack951

I've never had issues with play but smaller would...

I've never had issues with play but smaller would be nice. If I'm traveling to work on a bike I will nearly always have my big, bulky stand in tow so I'm actually less concerned then about space than...
03-12-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,499
Posted By joejack951

The pivoting holder is probably nicer to use but...

The pivoting holder is probably nicer to use but I have no issues with the original DAG design. The o-ring acts as a placeholder for the rod for when you need to rotate the gauge which requires...
03-12-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,499
Posted By joejack951

Is the Abbey Tool a copy of this?...

Is the Abbey Tool a copy of this? https://www.parktool.com/product/derailleur-hanger-alignment-gauge-dag-2-2
02-17-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,685
Posted By joejack951

Did you need to do anything special during setup?...

Did you need to do anything special during setup? That is typically a very problematic pairing of components. I designed short pull arms to be able to use HY/RD calipers with my Campy levers on my...
02-15-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,685
Posted By joejack951

Do you ever have customers request SRAM or Campy...

Do you ever have customers request SRAM or Campy drivetrains and HY/RD brakes?
02-09-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 57,420
Posted By joejack951

For a little while longer, just email me at...

For a little while longer, just email me at joe@jjpne.com and I'll get you set up.

The e-commerce site is nearing completion. I can almost say that with a straight face, given how long it has...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 54,528
Posted By joejack951

Long time, no post (in this thread)! Oh how...

Long time, no post (in this thread)!

Oh how naive I was not much more than a year ago thinking that a smattering of parts would cover all of the 15mm forks someone might want to convert to 12mm....
12-27-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By joejack951

The only issue you may encounter with a Ďnormalí...

The only issue you may encounter with a Ďnormalí wrench is that the flats may be too thick to fit on the flats of the pedal spindle depending on the design. If itís an old wrench, you can grind them...
12-26-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By joejack951

Iím often full of useless information and the...

Iím often full of useless information and the below is much along those lines.

The Ďoldí Mavic cassette spacer was a flat washer, 2mm thick, adjusting their freehubs down from 37mm to 35mm to...
12-17-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By joejack951

IBJoel Thanks!

IBJoel Thanks!
12-16-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 57,420
Posted By joejack951

FYI, I am checking into why my YouTube...

FYI, I am checking into why my YouTube installation video links have been removed. Perhaps there's a good reason for it so I won't be re-posting them until I hear back. Until then, searching...
12-16-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By joejack951

YouTube links deleted?

I have a thread discussing something I designed (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1143824-threadless-conversion-headset.html) and it appears as though links to the install video that I...
12-16-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 319,063
Posted By joejack951

:beer: Pop over to this thread if you want to...

:beer:
Pop over to this thread if you want to read more about the headset/stem details: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1143824-threadless-conversion-headset.html
12-16-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 57,420
Posted By joejack951

PM me or email at joe@jjpne.com

PM me or email at joe@jjpne.com
12-16-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 57,420
Posted By joejack951

I should have multi-quoted! When I hear a...

I should have multi-quoted! When I hear a complaint mentioned by a few different people (three in just the last few posts on this thread, plus the mechanic at my local shop) I start to consider that...
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