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10-28-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By MudPie

Sounds often transmit thru the frame, so what...

Sounds often transmit thru the frame, so what appears to be the bottom bracket, may not be. I always say do the cheap, simple things first.

For example:
swap pedals if you; have a second set or...
10-02-22, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By MudPie

See this article about freehub removal, and...

See this article about freehub removal, and Bontrager hubs are addressed in sections 4 and 7.

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help/freehub-service

have a set of 2008 Bontrager Race...
09-26-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By MudPie

Is the inner valve core spring loaded (like a...

Is the inner valve core spring loaded (like a Schraeder) or operated by differential pressure (like a Presta)? I assume it's the latter. I'll probably never see one of these in my life, but in case...
09-26-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 573
Posted By MudPie

I assume this is on both R and L levers? ...

I assume this is on both R and L levers? Pictures suggest L and R levers.
If true, a ring may not be the only cause, unless you wear rings on both hands.
09-26-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By MudPie

Did a standard presta pump head work on the valve?

Did a standard presta pump head work on the valve?
09-21-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By MudPie

Give this a try. I've rehabilitated a few...

Give this a try. I've rehabilitated a few sticking Shimano shifters following this method. It's a cheap fix.

I like to flush with WD40 first (because it's cheap and widely available), then a...
09-16-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By MudPie

Sheldon Brown has a very article about chain...

Sheldon Brown has a very article about chain wear, its consequences and how best to measure (see 7/8 down on the page) https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chain-wear.html

Note, measuring chain wear with...
09-14-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 609
Posted By MudPie

I'm having trouble envisioning this. Is this a...

I'm having trouble envisioning this. Is this a Presta or Shrader stem? The stem exploded, yet the tube can hold 29 psi air? By exploding, I assume you mean the material physically separated and...
09-14-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 297
Posted By MudPie

Even when I install and secure wheels while the...

Even when I install and secure wheels while the bike is in a repair stand, as a final step, I'll always place the bike on the ground, loosen than re-secure the quick-releases to ensure the wheel is...
09-13-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 736
Posted By MudPie

Pretty slick system, and saves purchase of new...

Pretty slick system, and saves purchase of new crank set. $120 for tool and two extractors doesn't seem to costly. Good to know it exists and within budget striking distance, if I ever need. Better...
09-12-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 906
Posted By MudPie

See the below link to Sheldon Brown's article on...

See the below link to Sheldon Brown's article on tire widths. About 7/8 of the way down the page, he includes a handy chart listing rim width and tire widths.
...
09-11-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 315
Posted By MudPie

I'll add the cost of the chain is usually...

I'll add the cost of the chain is usually proportional to the weight and bling factor, regardless of the manufacturer. More expensive chains have shiny finishes, while the lower cost are often...
09-11-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By MudPie

Just to be certain it's the wheel, do you have...

Just to be certain it's the wheel, do you have another bike or a friend's bike that you can swap the wheel into and see if the problem follows the wheel? It'd be a quick check and may help eliminate...
09-10-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By MudPie

No need to be ashamed - it's called experience! ...

No need to be ashamed - it's called experience! Experience is the teacher that gives the final exam on the first day.

I know I've done similar, but I never admit it and just blame the cat.
09-10-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By MudPie

Perhaps you had a thorn or piece of glass...

Perhaps you had a thorn or piece of glass embedded itself into the tire and through the tube. The object remained in the tire, and essentially acted as a plug while in the tube yet allowing air to...
09-09-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By MudPie

Me too, regarding diamond vs square orientation. ...

Me too, regarding diamond vs square orientation.

I guess I always worked with matching cranksets. Anyway, good to know.
09-08-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,112
Posted By MudPie

This is generally great advice on any...

This is generally great advice on any multi-fastener system: chainrings, disc rotors, handlebar faceplate, automobile wheel lug nuts... This helps ensure the fasteners are equally loaded and...
09-07-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 684
Posted By MudPie

That's the prudent way to extend the life of the...

That's the prudent way to extend the life of the cassette.
How did you measure the chain? Most commercial chain checkers are inaccurate.
09-04-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By MudPie

Yup, I fully agree to buy the removal tool and be...

Yup, I fully agree to buy the removal tool and be self sufficient, especially since it costs less than $10.
09-04-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By MudPie

I too came across a Falcon freewheel years back...

I too came across a Falcon freewheel years back and the the Park one worked fine. I wasn't aware there are possibly many Falcon sizes, so I assume I got lucky.

In the past, I emailed Park directly...
09-04-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By MudPie

Yup, get the Park removal tool. You really can't...

Yup, get the Park removal tool. You really can't go wrong with the Park FR 1.3, or any Park tool.

The wear mark ring a few millimeters from the end of your removal tool tells me something is...
09-03-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 603
Posted By MudPie

I've never been a fan of or used Slime filled...

I've never been a fan of or used Slime filled tubes.

My philosophy is to never let the offending object even touch the tube! The first line of defense is a robust tire, with a puncture...
08-29-22, 12:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 477
Posted By MudPie

Agree, the origin of the squeak could be from...

Agree, the origin of the squeak could be from many places, masking as the bottom bracket. As I say, do the cheap things first, like tightening crank arm bolts, chainring bolts, if you have a second...
08-28-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 555
Posted By MudPie

Is this a Shimano design or is this a trend for...

Is this a Shimano design or is this a trend for all 12-speed chains?

I'm still dabbling with 10 speed systems, so now I have something to look forward to.
08-25-22, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By MudPie

I never heard of Cyclus ether, and was looking at...

I never heard of Cyclus ether, and was looking at their tool offerings. I'm trying really hard to think what tool I need. From the few comments on this post, they seem to be a quality product.
08-20-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 631
Posted By MudPie

A socket with 12mm hex bit is the way to go here....

A socket with 12mm hex bit is the way to go here.
Assuming you get it off, be sure to apply anti-seize or grease to the threads. The freehub fixing bolt need not be installed with gorilla strength.
08-19-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 631
Posted By MudPie

Do you know who makes the hub?

Do you know who makes the hub?
08-17-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 756
Posted By MudPie

I had no idea Home Depot sells them! And it looks...

I had no idea Home Depot sells them! And it looks like free shipping to a store or home. I learn something new every day.
08-13-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 444
Posted By MudPie

After the pop, was the tube still fully contained...

After the pop, was the tube still fully contained within the tire, or was part of the tube outside of the tire?
08-13-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 416
Posted By MudPie

Back 30+ years ago, I built my first wheelset...

Back 30+ years ago, I built my first wheelset with Mavic MA40 rims around Shimano 600 hubs. They were good wheelset, and I think it all had to do with the rims. It was my first hand-built wheelset,...
08-13-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 699
Posted By MudPie

This one has a vintage look to it, so if it were...

This one has a vintage look to it, so if it were me, I'd keep it on. It goes well with the traditional feel of the bike. The metal ones look much classier than the yellowed, plastic protectors. ...
07-30-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,146
Posted By MudPie

Or try swapping the 21T cog to the #6 position...

Or try swapping the 21T cog to the #6 position and #6 into #5 and verify the problem stays with the cog.
07-30-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,146
Posted By MudPie

The OP mentioned 5th cog, but not sure if that is...

The OP mentioned 5th cog, but not sure if that is also a 21T on their cassette. Perhaps, the die used to cut or stamp the 21T is amiss. I realize this happened on both Ultegra and Dura Ace cogs,...
07-30-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 576
Posted By MudPie

First, don't use tire levels to install the...

First, don't use tire levels to install the tires. Getting a tire on a rim is not about strength but more about technique.

Check out tip #1 and #6 (first and last tips) in the quick video...
07-30-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By MudPie

The removal of the freehub is brand specific, but...

The removal of the freehub is brand specific, but check out this from Park Tool:

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/blog/repair-help/freehub-service

The site also discusses cleaning and lubing the...
07-29-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By MudPie

If the wheels spin smoothly, I wouldn't worry...

If the wheels spin smoothly, I wouldn't worry about them. I have a set of Bontrager Race wheels (I assume they're lower on the food chain than Racelites) that came new on a 2008 Trek Madone and I...
07-29-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By MudPie

Oval brand freehub body - where to buy?

Can anyone recommend a source to purchase a Oval Concepts brand freehub body? Freehub body is stamped FH-703, 11 Speed. Freehub is on Oval Concepts 700 hub

I’m guessing the brand is Fuji’s house...
07-27-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 921
Posted By MudPie

That's super customer service! I'm really glad...

That's super customer service! I'm really glad you sent your issue to Shimano and got their "my bad" acknowledgement.

Did they explain why they also gave you a new chain?
07-25-22, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By MudPie

You're asking some good questions! 1. Like you,...

You're asking some good questions!
1. Like you, I would expect the front chainrings to wear because they're usually made of aluminum (softer material than the steel chain and steel rear cogs). As...
07-25-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By MudPie

The worn, elongated chain forces the cassette to...

The worn, elongated chain forces the cassette to wear to the chain's dimension, so the cassette becomes matched to the chain. Then when a new chain is installed, the cassette no longer matches the...
07-24-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By MudPie

I do what you did, and I like to see grease...

I do what you did, and I like to see grease oozing out. You may feel a bit more drag when spun my your fingers, but as long as it spins smoothly (with no play), all is goo. Excess grease will work...
07-24-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By MudPie

If you have your old chain, you can measure the...

If you have your old chain, you can measure the rivet spacing on 12 links. Ideally, it should measure 12" (brand new). As wear occurs, this spacing will increase. If the same length measures...
07-17-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By MudPie

My first idea is to use a fine, wet sandpaper,...

My first idea is to use a fine, wet sandpaper, and favoring light strokes with many passes. With sandpaper, you can feather and blend the surrounding paint so there is a smooth transition from the...
07-11-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 655
Posted By MudPie

I use a glass jar without problems. I do more of...

I use a glass jar without problems. I do more of a swirling action with the chain in the jar, so solvent tends to wash over the chain. I don't shake the jar, but swirl it as if I was nursing a gin...
07-11-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By MudPie

I solder the ends of my stainless brake and shift...

I solder the ends of my stainless brake and shift cables using a soldering iron and silver solder. Standard rosin core electrical solder won’t work on stainless but will work on galvanized cables. ...
07-11-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By MudPie

Yup, I did not remove the washer once way back...

Yup, I did not remove the washer once way back during my college days in the mid-80s. Funny how that little lesson stays with me to this day. I couldn't tell you how to take the derivative of an...
07-11-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By MudPie

Funny, same just happened to me yesterday. I...

Funny, same just happened to me yesterday. I rode Saturday, then when I started to prep for my Sunday ride, the front was completely flat. I removed the tube, and found a "tear" about an inch away...
07-09-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By MudPie

As mentioned previously, freewheels and cassettes...

As mentioned previously, freewheels and cassettes are not compatible terms.

See the first article in this link that describes the difference between a thread-on freewheel and a freehub cassette...
07-09-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By MudPie

In addition to grease or anti-seize, I do an...

In addition to grease or anti-seize, I do an annual maintenance and that includes unscrewing the cups. This really doesn't take much time and it exercises the threads.
06-29-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By MudPie

To Patch or Not To Patch

I'm a tube patcher. I have a small puncture smack dab in the middle of this field of ribs, see photo. I realize that I would need to sand the patch area smooth for a successful patch. The tube is a...
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