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06-17-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By HillRider

Apparently you have never ridden in my area. ...

Apparently you have never ridden in my area. For all practical purposes there are no smooth surfaces. :p
06-16-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By HillRider

Silicone spray or silicone grease should be fine.

Silicone spray or silicone grease should be fine.
06-16-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 309
Posted By HillRider

No, the most common 5 mm bolt is M5x0.8 and is...

No, the most common 5 mm bolt is M5x0.8 and is the coarse pitch. M5x0.5 is the fine pitch and rarely found on bicycle components.
06-16-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By HillRider

I expect tightening the B-screw a bit would have...

I expect tightening the B-screw a bit would have solved that problem. I have a Shimano RD-6503 (9-speed) rear derailleur also rated for a 27T maximum on one bike and it appears that snugging up the...
06-16-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By HillRider

I think there are at least as many wannabee...

I think there are at least as many wannabee racers and weight weenies in Europe as there are here, maybe more as bike racing is far more popular there. However there are far more bicyclists in total...
06-16-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By HillRider

+1 Shimano is very conservative in their capacity...

+1 Shimano is very conservative in their capacity ratings and most often their rear derailleurs will handle a cassette somewhat larger than the published limit. Try the 30T with your 5600 before...
06-16-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 800
Posted By HillRider

All of this debate on the consequences of a chain...

All of this debate on the consequences of a chain drop; inconsequential, minor, bad, very serious and life-threatening, would be moot if you just use the proper chainring. Narrow-wide chainrings are...
06-16-19, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 291
Posted By HillRider

Most current road or MTB chainrings intended for...

Most current road or MTB chainrings intended for double or triple cranks have ramps and shaped teeth to improve shifting, which is exactly what you don't want. An old-fashion "flat" chainring such...
06-15-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 800
Posted By HillRider

You bought the wrong thing. That is a standard...

You bought the wrong thing. That is a standard road chainring intended for a double crank and a front derailleur. It will not be secure enough for use without a front derailleur. In fact it has...
06-15-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By HillRider

Hollowtech II is very easy to work with. The...

Hollowtech II is very easy to work with. The pinch bolts that hold the nds arm are just alternately tightened to about 100 inch-pounds with a 5 mm hex key. That's pretty tight and about as tight as...
06-15-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By HillRider

The FC-5800 is a Hollowtech II design with the...

The FC-5800 is a Hollowtech II design with the spindle built into the driveside crank arm so the spindle length is fixed. The matching bottom bracket has external cups and you need the press-fit...
06-14-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By HillRider

My first "good" bike was a 1985 Bridgestone 400...

My first "good" bike was a 1985 Bridgestone 400 that came with a 6-speed 14x32 freewheel geared 14,16,20,24,28,32. Talk about BIG gaps, the 16 to 20 shift was a chasm. I replaced the original 52T...
06-14-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 430
Posted By HillRider

Campy packages their cassettes on a holder of...

Campy packages their cassettes on a holder of this type that can be used as a guide to slide the whole stack onto their freehub body.
06-14-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By HillRider

What does the lettering on the tire itself say?

What does the lettering on the tire itself say?
06-13-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By HillRider

That's a classic failure point from brake track...

That's a classic failure point from brake track wear and is really the death knell of that rim. Rarity or not it's a goner.
06-13-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By HillRider

Feasibility notwithstanding, what is the...

Feasibility notwithstanding, what is the advantage of radial NDS lacing and why bother with it? The weight saving has to be insignificant. All I can think of is cool appearance.
06-11-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By HillRider

Well, on the bright side, you now have a very...

Well, on the bright side, you now have a very high-tech single speed or fixie frame.
06-11-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By HillRider

10 and 11-speed cassettes starting larger than...

10 and 11-speed cassettes starting larger than 11T are getting rare. For some reason even ordinary road riders with 50 and 53T chainrings are convinced they need a 120 to 130 gear-inch high gear.
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06-11-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 512
Posted By HillRider

Why? If the wheel fits now why should changing...

Why? If the wheel fits now why should changing from an 8-speed to a 10-speed cassette on the same freehub body change the overall width?
06-11-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By HillRider

The "rule of thumb" for changing total teeth...

The "rule of thumb" for changing total teeth count is add or subtract 1/2 of the tooth difference. For example, going from a 46T to a 50T chainring you should add 4/2=2 half-links. If the...
06-10-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By HillRider

Removing "riveted" pins from 8, 9 or 10-speed...

Removing "riveted" pins from 8, 9 or 10-speed chains using any decent chain tool is not difficult but you do have to be sure the chain tool pin is lined up properly with the chain's pin. If you had...
06-10-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By HillRider

I had an S&S coupled Co-Motion single bike with...

I had an S&S coupled Co-Motion single bike with 9-speed Shimano STIs and the equivalent of the Easy-Split cable splitters on the rear shift and brake cables. Each time after reassembly of the...
06-09-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By HillRider

All of the qr axles I'm familiar with are...

All of the qr axles I'm familiar with are threaded all the way to both ends and are uniform in diameter. They are not "stepped down" or "dethreaded".
06-09-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,342
Posted By HillRider

I'm sorry if this seems dismissive but it's not...

I'm sorry if this seems dismissive but it's not easy for you to build that bike, or any bike, because you don't seem to understand how to do it. As several of us posted above, find a good bike shop...
06-08-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By HillRider

Try Shimano USA in Irvine, CA at (949) 951-5003....

Try Shimano USA in Irvine, CA at (949) 951-5003. They may be willing to send you that part or the entire barrel adjusting unit. I've had good luck with them in the past for small, otherwise...
06-08-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,342
Posted By HillRider

+1 I can't believe people are still responding to...

+1 I can't believe people are still responding to this thread and expecting their advice to be understood. The OP seems immune to good advice or completely unable to grasp what he is being told.
06-08-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,015
Posted By HillRider

OK, I'm going to pile on here. Your budget...

OK, I'm going to pile on here.

Your budget is far too low to build anything even half decent, never mind needing to buy all the tools on top of the frame and components. Your only hope is to buy...
06-07-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By HillRider

+1 . You can spend a lot of time and effort...

+1 . You can spend a lot of time and effort trying to fix what is basically a worthless bike. An alternative is to scour your local Craigslist. There are usually dozens of cheap kids bikes for sale...
06-06-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By HillRider

Those Park pin spanners are useful but, as Andy...

Those Park pin spanners are useful but, as Andy noted, they aren't strong enough the apply any serious torque. There are much stronger pin spanners available such as Park's SPA-6 but for a one-time...
06-05-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,008
Posted By HillRider

+1 to all of the above. I get 6000 -7000 miles on...

+1 to all of the above. I get 6000 -7000 miles on a 105 cassette and chain, all in a hilly area, and I use the 16T cog a LOT. Even at that distance the shifting is still fine when I replace them. I...
06-05-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By HillRider

That cable angle in the smaller cogs looks pretty...

That cable angle in the smaller cogs looks pretty normal. The hesitation to go into the smallest cog my be due to excessive cable tension or a slightly tight high limit screw. Make either the cable...
06-04-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By HillRider

Those are more correctly known as "Salmon" pads...

Those are more correctly known as "Salmon" pads and, I agree, are a great choice.
06-03-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By HillRider

The classic in the field is Jobst Brandt's "The...

The classic in the field is Jobst Brandt's "The Bicycle Wheel", first published in 1981. I believe it it out of print but easily available through used book sellers and Amazon.

This is a...
06-03-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By HillRider

Halfords said 1.5 and Tektro told you 1.0. When...

Halfords said 1.5 and Tektro told you 1.0. When you get the 1.5 pitch adjuster from Halfords, install it VERY carefully to see if it threads in easily. If it binds after a turn or two, you have the...
06-03-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By HillRider

You have cup-and-cone bearings where the "cup" is...

You have cup-and-cone bearings where the "cup" is the race built into the hub and the "cone" is a shaped nut that threads onto the axle and forms the inner race. The bearing balls are either loose...
06-02-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By HillRider

I had a Co-Motion Co-Pilot (single) bike steel...

I had a Co-Motion Co-Pilot (single) bike steel frame that was ordered OEM with S&S couplers and the ride was indistinguishable from a non-coupled bike. Disassemble and reassembly took some time and...
06-02-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By HillRider

The pitch matters. The most common M10 bolts...

The pitch matters. The most common M10 bolts have a thread pitch of 1.5 mm. Finer pitch M10 bolts are available in M10x1.25 and M10x1.0. You have to match the pitch.
06-02-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 353
Posted By HillRider

If your chain is long enough to allow you to...

If your chain is long enough to allow you to shift into the big-big (52x32) combination and your rear derailleur will wrap up enough chain to allow small-small (36x11) then it will work fine with the...
06-01-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By HillRider

I've been buying 25' rolls of Jagwire shift and...

I've been buying 25' rolls of Jagwire shift and brake housing from Amazon.
05-30-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By HillRider

A 7-speed freehub isn't wide enough for an 8 or...

A 7-speed freehub isn't wide enough for an 8 or 9-speed cassette either. You will have to change the freehub body to an 8/9/10-speed body or stay with 7-speed.
05-30-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 580
Posted By HillRider

Even an "environmentally friendly" degreaser...

Even an "environmentally friendly" degreaser won't be environmentally friendly once it's contaminated with grease and dirt.

The most effective degreaser is OMS (Odorless Mineral Spirits) which is...
05-30-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By HillRider

If you use a 7,8 or 9-speed cassette a 10-speed...

If you use a 7,8 or 9-speed cassette a 10-speed chain will work fine. I had a bike with an 8-speed cassette and a 10-speed cranks and shifting was very satisfactory.

Your 8-speed 105 hub will...
05-30-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By HillRider

Be grateful. I had those shifters in complete...

Be grateful. I had those shifters in complete form as downtube shifters on an '85 Bridgestone. They would not hold their tension adjustment and after a few shifts would loosen enough to allow...
05-30-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By HillRider

The top eyelets probably open into the seatstay...

The top eyelets probably open into the seatstay tubes and the plugs are there to keep water out and keep the threads clean. When you install the rack, the mounting bolts do the same thing.
05-29-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By HillRider

I just took the limit screws out a of older...

I just took the limit screws out a of older Shimano FDs and RDs. Both FD and RD screws were common M4x0.7 mm threads, the FD bolt was 10 mm long and the RD bolt 15 mm long although longer bolts...
05-21-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By HillRider

That refillable grease gun is also sold under the...

That refillable grease gun is also sold under the "Dualco" name. The tip works perfectly as a grease injector for Speedplay pedals. I used it for years for them and still use it as a grease dispenser...
05-21-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By HillRider

You can get longer recessed nuts long enough to...

You can get longer recessed nuts long enough to cover the threads. However, I wonder if the brake mounting bolt is strong enough to absorb the force of that friction drive and if it's a suitable...
05-21-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 741
Posted By HillRider

All of your chain washing had nothing to do with...

All of your chain washing had nothing to do with the skipping. Using a new chain on a worn cassette is an almost guarantee of skipping, particularly with the most used cogs.
05-21-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By HillRider

I also used Phil Grease on Speedplay Frogs for...

I also used Phil Grease on Speedplay Frogs for years and averaged over 30,000 miles on each set before the bearing finally wore out. As Andy recommended, relube them frequently as this is more...
05-21-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By HillRider

I don't know if those hubs are inherently less...

I don't know if those hubs are inherently less durable or if they are more likely to be poorly adjusted since they are installed on low cost bikes. LBSs or Big Box store mechanics aren't going to...
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