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01-24-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 515
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.
01-23-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
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: 602
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: 409
Posted By cxwrench

Grease everything.

Grease everything.
01-20-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
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: 577
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: 323
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, 08:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,340
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, 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?
01-16-22, 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, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 589
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.
01-15-22, 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...
01-12-22, 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.
01-09-22, 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, 09:00 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, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 764
Posted By cxwrench

Tl;dr

Tl;dr
01-05-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,650
Posted By cxwrench

Damn you folks tend to overthink pretty much...

Damn you folks tend to overthink pretty much everything. 'Twistwelding'? Please. Dremel? Overkill.
01-04-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,650
Posted By cxwrench

Diagonal cutters for cables and brake housing....

Diagonal cutters for cables and brake housing. Housing cutters for shift housing only.
From top down:

Small flush cut dikes for zip ties
SRAM shift housing cutters
Knipex diagonal cutters...
01-04-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,919
Posted By cxwrench

I want my 2.8 minutes back.

I want my 2.8 minutes back.
12-31-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 847
Posted By cxwrench

What does a freewheel hub or how to remove a...

What does a freewheel hub or how to remove a freewheel have to do w/ this thread?
12-30-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 340
Posted By cxwrench

What kind of bike shop is this? That's crazy.

What kind of bike shop is this? That's crazy.
12-30-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By cxwrench

This is why they should be referred to as 'cable'...

This is why they should be referred to as 'cable' and 'housing' not inner and outer like some do.
12-28-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By cxwrench

Be careful or you'll end up doubling or tripling...

Be careful or you'll end up doubling or tripling the original price of the bike in upgrades. Spending a bunch of money on upgrades for a $1500.00 bike is one thing. Spending hundreds on a $350.00...
12-28-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By cxwrench

I think you've figured out the 'tip' to replacing...

I think you've figured out the 'tip' to replacing cables...replace them, don't re-install them.
12-27-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 527
Posted By cxwrench

Since you failed to say just which cassettes...

Since you failed to say just which cassettes you're trying to use, who knows? That 16-21 jump is huge.
12-27-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 847
Posted By cxwrench

You're wayyyyyy overthinking this. The issue is...

You're wayyyyyy overthinking this. The issue is that when the OP pedals forward there is no drive. That's it. It's not rocket surgery.
12-26-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,185
Posted By cxwrench

I know you mean well but you don't have enough...

I know you mean well but you don't have enough experience to be giving advice on things like this.
12-26-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,185
Posted By cxwrench

shelbyfv and Litespud are correct. OP is confused...

shelbyfv and Litespud are correct. OP is confused about how drivetrains in general and rear derailleurs in particular function. Long cage derailleurs aren't any harder to set up than any other...
12-22-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 938
Posted By cxwrench

Since none of us can see the bike any advice is...

Since none of us can see the bike any advice is somewhat useless. We don't know how dirty it is, but I would clean everything. Ditch the multi-tool and buy some real hex wrenches. Chain checkers are...
12-21-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 949
Posted By cxwrench

Pretty much every current short cage derailleur...

Pretty much every current short cage derailleur has the capacity for a 16t difference in front and an 11-28, if not 11-30 cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,743
Posted By cxwrench

:wtf:

:wtf:
12-20-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 949
Posted By cxwrench

Stop posting stuff like this. ALL modern...

Stop posting stuff like this. ALL modern drivetrains are designed to go big/big. It might make for a tiny bit extra wear but it's fine to do for short periods of time.
12-19-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By cxwrench

https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/...

https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/dm/MARD001/DM-MARD001-04-ENG.pdf
12-19-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By cxwrench

You need to loosen the stem. If it's tight it...

You need to loosen the stem. If it's tight it will actually squeeze the steerer tube onto the expander and it won't move.
12-18-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 949
Posted By cxwrench

He's already fixed it. Probably had the tab for...

He's already fixed it. Probably had the tab for the hanger below the notch on the hanger not above it.
12-18-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 949
Posted By cxwrench

It's 5 down from GD...I don't see how you could...

It's 5 down from GD...I don't see how you could miss it, especially if you know it's there.
12-17-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,531
Posted By cxwrench

Dragging one foot when coming to a stop? Walking...

Dragging one foot when coming to a stop? Walking and drafgging your feet? I used SPD SL for years on the road and racing on the track. I don't ever remember actually wearing out a pair of cleats....
12-16-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By cxwrench

Sounds like you need to learn how to pedal,...

Sounds like you need to learn how to pedal, honestly. The difference between 46 and 50 in the 11 cog is 10 gear inches...basically 110" vs 120". Virtually every mass-start track race on the planet is...
12-16-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,504
Posted By cxwrench

"Hears my 2 sense"? You're kidding,...

"Hears my 2 sense"? You're kidding, right?
12-15-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,504
Posted By cxwrench

5 hours to build? You'll never make any money if...

5 hours to build? You'll never make any money if you're that slow.
12-14-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By cxwrench

Electric motor wheel? You need that tab to keep...

Electric motor wheel? You need that tab to keep the axle oriented correctly. And...

not gonna say it...not gonna say it.
12-14-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,227
Posted By cxwrench

Wow, to put those kinds of time limits on bike...

Wow, to put those kinds of time limits on bike builds, even out of the box bikes is nuts. At least you didn't have to deal w/ cheap disc brake bikes.
12-13-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By cxwrench

Not sure what you're asking here...but the answer...

Not sure what you're asking here...but the answer is obviously any 700c rim with the same spoke count and that will take tires that fit in the frame. So pretty much any 700c road rim.
12-13-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 926
Posted By cxwrench

Not true. The geometry of the derailleur also...

Not true. The geometry of the derailleur also plays a part. That's why you can use 8/9/10 road shifters with 8/9 speed mtb derailleurs but NOT 10. And you can't use 10 speed mtb shifters (Dyna Sys)...
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