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07-05-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By bboy314

Though it’s a threaded fork, the rust spot looks...

Though it’s a threaded fork, the rust spot looks to me like a threadless stem was mounted to it…

But I would probably clean it up and chase the threads and use it (with a threaded headset and...
07-05-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 111
Posted By bboy314

Are the forks both milled for the same size crown...

Are the forks both milled for the same size crown race? If it’s a 1” steer tube, you might be switching from a 27mm to 26.4mm race seat, in which case I’d replace the crown race with the proper size....
07-04-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 867
Posted By bboy314

For next time, if you want to try starting at the...

For next time, if you want to try starting at the bottom (which I’d recommend), ESI makes some really nice silicone finishing tape that looks good and is easy to use. It comes it’s their bar wrap but...
07-03-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By bboy314

Caliper brakes have the same pull as cantilevers,...

Caliper brakes have the same pull as cantilevers, shorter pull than linear pull (v-brakes).
06-27-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By bboy314

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If your derailleur looks like this, with the claw...
06-21-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By bboy314

The width just needs to match the chain you’re...

The width just needs to match the chain you’re using. Usually will be either 1/8” or 3/32” for an internal gear setup. But why would you need a half link with sliding dropouts?
06-21-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By bboy314

Being an American 1 piece bottom bracket, they...

Being an American 1 piece bottom bracket, they should be 5/16” balls.
06-20-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 353
Posted By bboy314

Without seeing it in person I’d guess this is the...

Without seeing it in person I’d guess this is the “juvenile” size 1 piece bottom bracket:

https://www.modernbike.com/sunlite-mini-hex-one-piece-bottom-bracket-cup-set
06-19-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By bboy314

I’d start by lubricating the cable if possible...

I’d start by lubricating the cable if possible and lubricating all pivot points on the derailleur.
06-16-22, 05:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By bboy314

I think what you’re calling the “tourney” is the...

I think what you’re calling the “tourney” is the derailleur. Tourney is a low end model of derailleur, made by Shimano.
06-02-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 483
Posted By bboy314

You need to use the right diameter seatpost for...

You need to use the right diameter seatpost for the frame. I agree with others that you should get a higher quality aluminum post. But your frame is also too small and you may continue to bend...
05-20-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 319
Posted By bboy314

Seems like the simple solution is to get a 10...

Seems like the simple solution is to get a 10 speed cassette which will be compatible with the rest of your drivetrain.
05-16-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By bboy314

The rear shifting should be compatible up to 10sp...

The rear shifting should be compatible up to 10sp road or 9sp mountain, front might be trickier. We are using a Deore 9sp front trigger shifter with Ultegra 10 speed front derailleur on our tandem,...
05-10-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By bboy314

You’ll remove the top brace to install the top...

You’ll remove the top brace to install the top headset bearing components, then install the top brace under the top nut like a spacer. I’d install everything but the top nut before marking and...
05-02-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By bboy314

Top of a tallbike :innocent:

Top of a tallbike :innocent:
05-01-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By bboy314

May also need a small adjustment of the high...

May also need a small adjustment of the high limit screw or b screw. I would take it to the shop that sold it to fine tune it if it’s convenient.
05-01-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By bboy314

Hard to say from visual inspection but those...

Hard to say from visual inspection but those smaller cogs look pretty worn to me. 2 years is a pretty long run on one chain if you ride a lot. Replacing the chain more regularly will help extend the...
04-25-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 788
Posted By bboy314

I would add that the quality and construction of...

I would add that the quality and construction of the components is also a huge shortcoming of these bikes, and that’s why many are suggesting that trying to alter them for better performance is a...
04-24-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 788
Posted By bboy314

Not to pile on, but I agree that spending any...

Not to pile on, but I agree that spending any effort to try and make these budget grip shifters work better will be futile. I’d spray some lube in there and call it a day.
04-19-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 655
Posted By bboy314

I would get a 1 1/8 quill adapter which will let...

I would get a 1 1/8 quill adapter which will let you try out different stems easily.

Something like this:...
04-15-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 464
Posted By bboy314

If the barrel adjusters are maxed out and the...

If the barrel adjusters are maxed out and the pads still have life, why not just tighten the cable?
04-12-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By bboy314

Good advice above. Also, what shifter are you...

Good advice above. Also, what shifter are you using? That SRAM 5.0 derailleur will need one of the SRAM 1:1 shifters to index properly.
04-11-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By bboy314

Some SRAM derailleurs are compatible with Shimano...

Some SRAM derailleurs are compatible with Shimano and other shifters but many aren’t. I would not recommend bending your dropout if the derailleur currently looks straight. Check out Park Tools...
04-11-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 530
Posted By bboy314

Good point, that can be difficult because their...

Good point, that can be difficult because their bead is very thick.
04-11-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 530
Posted By bboy314

Schwalbe Marathon Plus, very heavy but very flat...

Schwalbe Marathon Plus, very heavy but very flat resistant and durable. A great option if durability is more of a priority than ride quality.
04-11-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By bboy314

QR rear axles are 10mm x 1, but your bolt on axle...

QR rear axles are 10mm x 1, but your bolt on axle is probably 3/8 x 26, so you probably will need to replace cones and locknuts as well. The trick (as someone pointed out) is making sure dust caps...
04-10-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 693
Posted By bboy314

Personally I’d want the levers a bit higher. I’d...

Personally I’d want the levers a bit higher. I’d try scooting them up. Of course it’s a matter of preference.
04-07-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By bboy314

Hopefully the OP is referring to compressionless...

Hopefully the OP is referring to compressionless brake housing, which has the braiding and is often used for mechanical disc brakes.
03-29-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 653
Posted By bboy314

Technically crimps are made in 2 sizes, for brake...

Technically crimps are made in 2 sizes, for brake or shift cables, but the wider “brake” crimps certainly work fine for both.
03-29-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By bboy314

+1. Make sure to get her a good lock too!

+1. Make sure to get her a good lock too!
03-25-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 617
Posted By bboy314

I have no problem with Microshift, but I’m...

I have no problem with Microshift, but I’m thinking that you spending an hour replacing all of your Campagnolo with Microshift + a budget rear wheel might not give you the satisfying results you hope...
03-24-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By bboy314

Overtightening the pinch bolt can indeed mash the...

Overtightening the pinch bolt can indeed mash the threads to the point of eventually breaking.
03-23-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 886
Posted By bboy314

This kind of seems like it’s making a good...

This kind of seems like it’s making a good argument for 1x…
03-20-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 678
Posted By bboy314

With the leverage those tall bars will give, I...

With the leverage those tall bars will give, I would absolutely change your stem to one with a faceplate, and a proper shim if needed. One bolt will not get them tight enough. I say this as someone...
03-19-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By bboy314

If you’re having trouble finding chainrings in...

If you’re having trouble finding chainrings in stock at shops, you can also check eBay, I’ve had good luck finding a cheap new or NOS triple crankarm or set with the right bcd and tooth counts and...
03-19-22, 04:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,398
Posted By bboy314

Those Sapim spokes and XT hub are high quality...

Those Sapim spokes and XT hub are high quality parts. I assume the Cliffhanger rim is a Velocity Cliffhanger, also high quality. These are all components to a good strong wheel. There’s no issue with...
03-18-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 678
Posted By bboy314

For a 22.2 mm or 7/8” handlebar you’d probably...

For a 22.2 mm or 7/8” handlebar you’d probably need a bmx stem which would have shorter reach, plus a cable hanger of some kind for your front brake. Probably would need to replace the cable and...
03-18-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 678
Posted By bboy314

I’d say it depends on how much time you have to...

I’d say it depends on how much time you have to spend fabricating something, assuming the materials won’t cost you anything. But it seems like a reasonable price to make it work properly and safely....
03-16-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By bboy314

The bottom bracket should have a torque spec,...

The bottom bracket should have a torque spec, rather than the frame.
03-14-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 753
Posted By bboy314

My solution to making this cheap caliper work...

My solution to making this cheap caliper work would be to make sure the cabling is flawless (yours certainly isn’t) and try the spring and hope for the best. Sounds like it does “function”, but...
03-14-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 753
Posted By bboy314

Definitely looks like the housing bend before the...

Definitely looks like the housing bend before the caliper, plus step down ferrule seated crookedly in the barrel adjuster is your problem.

Also the quality of the caliper can’t help, just sayin…
03-14-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,013
Posted By bboy314

Nice bike! Here’s mine, built from a bare frame...

Nice bike! Here’s mine, built from a bare frame with modern components. Not sure what year it is, surely a bit newer than yours. Enjoy the build!...
03-13-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 36,510
Posted By bboy314

Massachusetts winter riding. ...

Massachusetts winter riding.
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03-08-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,212
Posted By bboy314

A living wage perhaps? This website has a pretty...

A living wage perhaps? This website has a pretty good breakdown:
https://livingwage.mit.edu/

To use the USA as an example, $7.25/hour is the minimum wage in many states. If you consider that fair...
03-08-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,398
Posted By bboy314

Most of the labor of building a wheel comes after...

Most of the labor of building a wheel comes after the lacing stage, so I wouldn’t expect to save money by starting the build yourself, though it could be useful for learning purposes. Generally at...
03-06-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,299
Posted By bboy314

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-06-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By bboy314

I’ve worked on older touring bikes whose brake...

I’ve worked on older touring bikes whose brake studs were spaced very close together and had this problem, seemed to really be made to work best with narrower rims. Also Kool Stop slim line pads can...
03-06-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,299
Posted By bboy314

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Not C&V (at least not the bike…)
03-05-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,732
Posted By bboy314

One thing about being a mechanic in a shop is...

One thing about being a mechanic in a shop is that your job is to do repairs within a specific budget and other parameters. My job would be very different if I got to give every bike in the stand the...
03-04-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,398
Posted By bboy314

I would disagree with the advice to buy a used...

I would disagree with the advice to buy a used bike for the wheel - most stock wheels will not be particularly strong compared with your aftermarket options, and it might be hard to determine what...
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