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Posted By sbslider

Hoping to carpool to the Lighthouse Century Sept 21 or 22

I don't have a place to stay on Friday, so if you have one and don't mind sharing I would be happy to drive. Or if you want to drive up Saturday morning, that works also. I live in Santa Barbara and...
04-18-18, 10:19 PM
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Posted By sbslider

I appreciate that you have been trying to be...

I appreciate that you have been trying to be helpful, and I did eventually follow the advice you provided, and proceeded according to what I received.

I can imagine that the two sides may not be...
04-18-18, 09:51 PM
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Posted By sbslider

Hmm, maybe you should watch the video you posted....

Hmm, maybe you should watch the video you posted. Especially the part between :30 and :50. The "mechanic" used a box cutter blade to remove paint from the drive side of the bottom bracket. There...
04-18-18, 09:24 PM
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Posted By sbslider

I disassembled my bike tonight, as I got my new...

I disassembled my bike tonight, as I got my new bottom bracket, Tange LN-3922. I removed my cranks, and removed the UN55. There is no paint on the drive side frame where the bottom bracket meets. ...
04-16-18, 06:25 AM
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Posted By sbslider

good point. I will let you know how it goes when...

good point. I will let you know how it goes when I tear it all apart again next weekend.
04-15-18, 09:03 PM
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Posted By sbslider

I bought the bike new in 2012, it had a Shimano...

I bought the bike new in 2012, it had a Shimano UN54. In 2015 I had problems with creaking, replaced a lot of parts including installing a new shimano UN55. Eventually the creaking went away until...
04-15-18, 08:30 PM
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Posted By sbslider

Thanks for this suggestion. I am willing to take...

Thanks for this suggestion. I am willing to take a plunge on a different brand part, time to get the Tange. Interestingly enough, when it is cold (or cool at least, 10C) out the bike rides nice and...
04-14-18, 10:50 PM
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Posted By sbslider

Sorry, I don't know what it means for the frame...

Sorry, I don't know what it means for the frame to be properly faced. The frame is about 6 years old, Surly Cross Check. I replaced the bottom bracket 3 years ago, perhaps unnecessarily, trying to...
04-14-18, 07:33 PM
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Posted By sbslider

Well, three years have gone by and the creaking...

Well, three years have gone by and the creaking has come back again. Since the original issue, I have new pedals/shoes/clips. I believe I have narrowed down the problem to either the cranks or the...
11-27-17, 12:27 PM
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Posted By sbslider

Yes, they did not carry any that worked on my...

Yes, they did not carry any that worked on my bike. I will be getting a replacement set of cones and balls here in the near future.
11-27-17, 12:26 PM
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Posted By sbslider

I did not replace the balls, I plan to...

I did not replace the balls, I plan to disassemble and replace both cones and balls over Christmas break.
11-26-17, 08:37 AM
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Posted By sbslider

Thanks for the serious responses, I appreciate...

Thanks for the serious responses, I appreciate the input. The cups / races are not damaged, I will likely replace both cones in the next month or so, just was curious how risky waiting this long...
11-25-17, 09:55 PM
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Posted By sbslider

Pitted cone longevity?

I recently found my bike slowing down a bit on downhills. Three or so weeks ago I hit a speed I had not seen in several years, so I know the bike was in reasonably good shape then. The past few...
05-06-17, 10:07 AM
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Posted By sbslider

I have had reasonably good experience with cheap...

I have had reasonably good experience with cheap chinease 25mm patches on road width tubes up until recently. Somewhere around a 90-95% success rate. I suspect the patches were bought 3 or more...
03-10-16, 09:19 PM
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Posted By sbslider

:thumb: Between this advise and reinstalling...

:thumb:

Between this advise and reinstalling the barrel to the stand I was able to remove the top by unscrewing. It is 2 pieces on top, but grabbing the larger piece with the tube holders worked...
03-10-16, 02:09 PM
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Posted By sbslider

yes, contacting Specialized is likely the best...

yes, contacting Specialized is likely the best advice. They do say that the top is supposed to screw off, but mine does not, at least with my strength thus far.
03-10-16, 07:58 AM
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Posted By sbslider

good advice, thank you.

good advice, thank you.
03-10-16, 07:56 AM
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Posted By sbslider

That is the best answer I have seen yet, thanks...

That is the best answer I have seen yet, thanks so much. I gave up on removing the top end of the barrel last night and added a bit of chain lube to the hole in the bottom of the barrel where the...
03-09-16, 09:45 PM
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Posted By sbslider

Thanks for the response. I can not unscrew the...

Thanks for the response. I can not unscrew the handle from the piston, and the bottom of the barrel is still sealed even though I have removed the base. Below is a picture of the top of the barrel....
03-09-16, 12:28 PM
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Posted By sbslider

I appreciate the thoughts on where to lube and...

I appreciate the thoughts on where to lube and what to use. What I am really trying to determine is how I can access the o-ring, shaft etc. to apply the lube. All I have right now is a pump barrel...
03-08-16, 10:40 PM
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Posted By sbslider

specialized air tool pro barrel lubrication

I receive this pump from a friend and it needs a bit of lube in the barrel to get rid of the squeaking when I pump. I have figured out how to remove the barrel from the stand, but not how to remove...
03-08-15, 08:18 PM
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Posted By sbslider

Good points FB, I agree. If/when the creaking...

Good points FB, I agree. If/when the creaking comes back I will try the penetrating oil again. Thanks for the tip, that is a great diagnostic tool. I think that this point the pedals are a non...
03-08-15, 05:20 PM
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Posted By sbslider

Well it seems like the process has narrowed it...

Well it seems like the process has narrowed it down to either the cups or the crank/spindle interface. I suspect the latter. I just put it all back together again, and for the moment no creak. ...
03-08-15, 04:50 PM
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Posted By sbslider

So time to toss the cranks or live with some...

So time to toss the cranks or live with some creak under load?
03-08-15, 04:38 PM
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Posted By sbslider

I removed the cranks earlier today and leaned...

I removed the cranks earlier today and leaned them before reinstalling. I did not inspect for lines or deformations super carefully, but I did not note anything unusual. What the heck, I removed...
03-08-15, 04:22 PM
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Posted By sbslider

Nice, this is a keeper, thanks!

Nice, this is a keeper, thanks!
03-08-15, 04:07 PM
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Posted By sbslider

I found the torque rating stamped on the bolt...

I found the torque rating stamped on the bolt (nice), 35-40 nm. This translates to 30 foot pounds max. So I am again guilty of over torquing, but still have a creak.
03-08-15, 03:51 PM
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Posted By sbslider

I will try to hit all the responses. I...

I will try to hit all the responses.
I applied anti seize to the cups, not grease.
I tried the penetrating oil, no help.
I could not fing torque specs for the cups, so if you know please...
03-08-15, 01:04 PM
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Posted By sbslider

Bottom bracket bummer

I recently (1 month ago) replaced my bottom bracket with a BB UN-55. Seemed to go together fine, and I thought I followed the installation instructions. Bike running nicely again.

Within the...
02-18-15, 10:04 AM
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Posted By sbslider

Well, it seems like just cleaning my spokes did...

Well, it seems like just cleaning my spokes did the trick. This was the quietest commute to work in some time. No crank creaking, no spokey twanging, just the quiet whir of my wheels and chain. ...
02-17-15, 10:04 PM
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Posted By sbslider

Ok, so I got a replacement crank bolt, applied a...

Ok, so I got a replacement crank bolt, applied a light layer of grease to the threads and where the bolt and crank touch on both bolts. Major creaking is gone. the original more subtle spokey sound...
02-14-15, 10:12 PM
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Posted By sbslider

Yes, I was able to get the broken bolt out, that...

Yes, I was able to get the broken bolt out, that saved me lots of time and some $ in buying and replacing the bottom bracket. Now I am just a crank bolt away from getting back to figuring out what...
02-14-15, 09:32 PM
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Posted By sbslider

I did not check the seat bolt, but the creaking...

I did not check the seat bolt, but the creaking is present if I am sitting or standing. I mentally ruled out the seat based on that.
02-14-15, 09:19 PM
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Posted By sbslider

Not sure I exactly understood all the advice FB,...

Not sure I exactly understood all the advice FB, but it did encourage me to take a shot at removing the broken bolt from the bottom bracket. Took less than 10 minutes, and now I just need a new...
02-14-15, 07:10 PM
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Posted By sbslider

ouch. No, most any time. This...

ouch.


No, most any time.


This does not appear to be the rear derailleur hitting a spoke.

thanks for the feedback.
02-14-15, 05:40 PM
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Posted By sbslider

the long sad saga of the creaky bike

My bike is creaking. It is a 2011 Surly Cross Check. The original noise seemed to sound like a spoke pluck which comes and goes as I ride. It had gotten much worse. So I started to try to figure...
09-21-14, 04:06 PM
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Posted By sbslider

It could have been better. The middle chainring...

It could have been better. The middle chainring worked fine, it was a Shimano Deore M532 32t 104mm 9-Speed Chainring

The outer chainring was a Shimano Deore LX M580 44t 104mm 9-Speed Outer...
08-17-14, 12:49 PM
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Posted By sbslider

Looking at this for the middle: 399870 ...

Looking at this for the middle:

399870

and this for the outer 44t

399871
08-17-14, 11:55 AM
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Posted By sbslider

Here are a couple of pictures 399860399861 ...

Here are a couple of pictures

399860399861

Based on these and the advice from FB I think I am looking for a chain ring as he posted with tabs with machined circle.

thank you all for the...
08-17-14, 11:25 AM
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Posted By sbslider

chainring replacement help

I recently changed out my worn chain and rear cassette on my year 2000 Trek 7000 mountain bike. I am find that I still have drive train issues, my 32 tooth (center) chain ring needs replacement...
07-27-14, 11:43 AM
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Posted By sbslider

You are correct, I never stated my question. ...

You are correct, I never stated my question. Here it is. I described the method I use with vulcanizing fluid. My question is, would one use rubber cement using the same method? I am sure most of...
07-27-14, 11:14 AM
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Posted By sbslider

What is the point of having a forum if you can't...

What is the point of having a forum if you can't ask other people for information/advice?
07-27-14, 09:32 AM
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Posted By sbslider

Reviving a really old thread here. I am...

Reviving a really old thread here. I am considering using the rubber cement, just wondering if it works similarly to the vulcanizing fluid in terms of method. When I use the vulcanizing fluid, the...
06-18-14, 07:39 AM
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Posted By sbslider

Thanks, I checked my frame and the anchor holes...

Thanks, I checked my frame and the anchor holes are on the inside. I had not even considered that as another variable.

I hope to buy exact replacements currently available on ebay, but if the...
06-18-14, 06:44 AM
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Posted By sbslider

Replacement brake arms

I need to replace a broken brake arm from an Bridgestone MB2, the arms have BR AT-50 stamped on them. I am wondering if the post which the brake arm pivots on is standard, such that I could purchase...
03-21-14, 08:03 PM
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Posted By sbslider

My son is a bit scratched up, but overall not in...

My son is a bit scratched up, but overall not in bad shape. Fortunately he was wearing his helmet.

As far as the fork spread goes, a bit more about that. I had recently replaced the front axel...
03-21-14, 07:43 PM
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Posted By sbslider

Advice for bike in an accident

My son was hit by a car while riding his bike today. Seat bent, left crank bent, and front wheel really tweaked. Based on research I believe the front fork inner spacing should be 100mm, or just...
02-21-14, 10:29 AM
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Posted By sbslider

This is the sort of feedback I was hoping for,...

This is the sort of feedback I was hoping for, thank you very much.
02-21-14, 08:02 AM
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Posted By sbslider

Thanks for the feedback Crankycrank and Skydog. ...

Thanks for the feedback Crankycrank and Skydog. getting info from two corners of the states is cool. The derailleur alignment is not an issue, and neither is the hanger. The old derailleur came...
02-20-14, 08:37 PM
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Posted By sbslider

Removed the rest of the derailleur, the frame...

Removed the rest of the derailleur, the frame looks fine to me. Back to question 2 above.

one other thing, I was able to screw the broken derailleur mounting bolt into my cross check frame, so it...
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