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Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 109
Posted By cxwrench

Do NOT use tape. I don't care what anyone says,...

Do NOT use tape. I don't care what anyone says, it is not the correct way to mount tires. Pro racers are pretty much the only ones still using tubulars in large numbers and I have NEVER seen one ride...
01-26-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By cxwrench

Wipe em off. Grease em. Reinstall em.

Wipe em off. Grease em. Reinstall em.
01-26-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 125
Posted By cxwrench

^What Kerry said^. Just grab the caliper and...

^What Kerry said^. Just grab the caliper and center it, then make sure it's tight.
01-25-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 468
Posted By cxwrench

Every cassette I've seen lately has spacers that...

Every cassette I've seen lately has spacers that are all the same size excepting some Campy models. If the hanger is out of alignment (in the normal bent-in fashion) the shifting will generally be ok...
01-24-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By cxwrench

No, I just find impossible that someone could...

No, I just find impossible that someone could ride a bike w/ the lever that far out of position and not notice. I hope you pay more attention when you're driving.
01-24-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 468
Posted By cxwrench

Huh? You can't do that...you can only adjust the...

Huh? You can't do that...you can only adjust the derailleur's position the same way a barrel adjuster would. It's the same for every shift, you can't adjust each cog individually.
01-24-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,333
Posted By cxwrench

Why not?

Why not?
01-24-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By cxwrench

You're kidding, right?

You're kidding, right?
01-23-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By cxwrench

You should do the figure 8 wrap. Also you MUST...

You should do the figure 8 wrap. Also you MUST cut the tape so it doesn't go into the gap where the thumb button moves. If you tape like you have the shifters won't work. I've built hundreds of bikes...
01-22-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By cxwrench

Why the 'eek' face? Shops have been out of...

Why the 'eek' face? Shops have been out of everything for over a year, it's nothing new. We've been telling customers the same thing the whole time. Especially with Shimano stuff, bike shops can only...
01-22-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 601
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ And when was the last time you replaced...

^This^ And when was the last time you replaced cables/housing?
01-22-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 399
Posted By cxwrench

Grease everything.

Grease everything.
01-20-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By cxwrench

Doesn't happen. Dragging any brake is...

Doesn't happen.

Dragging any brake is wrong. Use them, slow down, then don't use them. Use the front brake when you need to slow down, use the rear or both when you need a little more control. If...
01-20-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 576
Posted By cxwrench

That won't shift nearly as well as a Shimano...

That won't shift nearly as well as a Shimano cassette. Anyone that insists on a D/A cassette instead of Ultegra or 105 is foolish.
01-20-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 320
Posted By cxwrench

Don't drag the brakes. Use them when you need...

Don't drag the brakes. Use them when you need them, then let them cool. The front brake provides the majority of the stopping/slowing power, the rear brake does very little.
01-19-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 821
Posted By cxwrench

Inappropriate use of "Now" at the beginning of a ...

Inappropriate use of "Now" at the beginning of a sentence. 10 yard penalty and loss of down.
01-18-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By cxwrench

No prob, I'm here for ya!

No prob, I'm here for ya!
01-18-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,333
Posted By cxwrench

OP...you're not mechanically inclined in the...

OP...you're not mechanically inclined in the least, are you? How much experience do you think the average 'assembler' at Target has? The 4 mechanics (myself included) at the shop I work at have...
01-18-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By cxwrench

How long since you refreshed the sealant?

How long since you refreshed the sealant?
01-18-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By cxwrench

Wrong. They don't attach like old levers. Pull...

Wrong. They don't attach like old levers. Pull the hood forward from where it covers the bar tape. On the top you'll see the bolt that attaches to the clamp. Loosen that and straighten it out. For...
01-18-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 821
Posted By cxwrench

No...read this a couple times. If you build a...

No...read this a couple times. If you build a wheel w/ DT Comps and you build another wheel w/ DT Aerolites and you tension both wheels properly the spokes won't come loose. If you build those same 2...
01-18-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 428
Posted By cxwrench

There's your answer. Is it a coaster brake? They...

There's your answer. Is it a coaster brake? They don't spin well either.
01-18-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 821
Posted By cxwrench

It seems like you're either not paying attention...

It seems like you're either not paying attention to or not understanding the OP's question. He's not asking about spoke windup but spokes loosening after riding the finished wheel. Round or aero...
01-17-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 821
Posted By cxwrench

What difference does the shape of the spoke make?

What difference does the shape of the spoke make?
01-17-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 821
Posted By cxwrench

Since when? What do you consider 'older'?

Since when? What do you consider 'older'?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,355
Posted By cxwrench

Because their current standard is 12. They're not...

Because their current standard is 12. They're not going to jump to 13 cogs on mechanical groups if the top of the line electric groups are 12.
01-16-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 222
Posted By cxwrench

Check that rear q/r, I'd swear it's open.

Check that rear q/r, I'd swear it's open.
01-16-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 585
Posted By cxwrench

Run them around the head tube...rear derailleur...

Run them around the head tube...rear derailleur housing to the left, front to the right. They'll cross under the down tube to end up back on the correct side.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,355
Posted By cxwrench

Battery is dead in my Magic 8 Ball. Honestly I...

Battery is dead in my Magic 8 Ball. Honestly I would expect sometime this year, maybe an intro at Sea Otter in April.
01-16-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 222
Posted By cxwrench

What Bill said. AND it looks like your rear q/r...

What Bill said. AND it looks like your rear q/r is not closed.
01-16-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 585
Posted By cxwrench

What bike and which shifters? How about going...

What bike and which shifters? How about going around the head tube to the opposite side of the down tube if you're not already. Post a photo of your current set up.
01-16-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 821
Posted By cxwrench

Nope. I've been using Wheelsmith Spoke Prep for...

Nope. I've been using Wheelsmith Spoke Prep for years but have built hundreds of wheels prior to that using TriFlo only.
01-15-22, 11:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 719
Posted By cxwrench

Racers don't use 120psi. Too low will be harder...

Racers don't use 120psi. Too low will be harder to pedal, the proper pressure is not too hard nor too soft. Your truck has suspension and doesn't need the somewhat lower pressures that a bicycle...
01-15-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 719
Posted By cxwrench

No, it actually doesn't.

No, it actually doesn't.
01-15-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 821
Posted By cxwrench

If you have to rely on 'spoke prep' of some kind...

If you have to rely on 'spoke prep' of some kind to keep your spokes tight you're doing it wrong.
01-15-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 546
Posted By cxwrench

Just to make sure you didn't miss anything so...

Just to make sure you didn't miss anything so far...NO. :wtf:
01-14-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 283
Posted By cxwrench

C'mon OP, you've been around for a few years....

C'mon OP, you've been around for a few years. This is a mechanical question and should be in 'bicycle mechanics' not general discussion.
01-13-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,650
Posted By cxwrench

What? Brake housing IS spiral wrapped...what is...

What? Brake housing IS spiral wrapped...what is this 'straight wrap brake cable' you are talking about?
01-12-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 120
Posted By cxwrench

That will work.

That will work.
01-12-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By cxwrench

That's not the correct way of adjusting most...

That's not the correct way of adjusting most cable actuated disc brakes. Unless you're using brake TRP Spyre where both pistons move you'd had pad rub on the stationary piston side.
01-12-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,433
Posted By cxwrench

How can anyone answer your question when you've...

How can anyone answer your question when you've completely failed to provide any useful information? As rumrunn asked are they part of a chain? This can make all the difference as they can probably...
01-11-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By cxwrench

:wtf:

:wtf:
01-09-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,650
Posted By cxwrench

The liner in the housing is plastic, the cable is...

The liner in the housing is plastic, the cable is stainless steel. You tell me which will wear first. If it takes 2000miles for the shifter cable to fray inside the shifter the housing is worn.
01-08-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,650
Posted By cxwrench

Why would you only replace the cables and not the...

Why would you only replace the cables and not the housing too?
01-08-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 648
Posted By cxwrench

The US Women's pursuit team has been on LH drive...

The US Women's pursuit team has been on LH drive Felt bikes for years, since the Rio Olympics.
01-08-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,147
Posted By cxwrench

Wrong.

Wrong.
01-08-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ The screw is black plastic. Make sure the...

^This^ The screw is black plastic. Make sure the shifter is in high gear position before removing or installing a cable.
01-08-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 764
Posted By cxwrench

Tl;dr

Tl;dr
01-07-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 300
Posted By cxwrench

Solvents break down carbon? That's news to me....

Solvents break down carbon? That's news to me. The spacers shouldn't be sliding against anything. They move w/ the fork/stem/spacers.
01-05-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 732
Posted By cxwrench

Exactly. WD is oil and solvent just like...

Exactly. WD is oil and solvent just like everything else. I've used it in shifters for years, no issues.
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