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10-30-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By box opener

Can longer BB sprindle change aligment of front rear gears as I like?

Hi,
I like to use the combination of front middle chainring and rear smallest gear, but there is a problem when I give higher tension on the chain, such as standing on the pedale while riding...
09-12-17, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,085
Posted By box opener

How good is Surly steel frame? What are its competitors in markets?

is there any professional and well received test of stiffness of steel frame available in market please? who are the present day competitors of surly steel touring bike frame? please exclude the...
09-11-17, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By box opener

Front biggest, rear smallest, is not enough. Larger chainring for harder driving?

I am training my muscles on leg, as progressing, I felt that the hardest combination is still a little weak for me, to further improve my muscle strength, I need harder that the available hardest on...
09-11-17, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By box opener

Which type of fork is more rigid? Lug connected or one piece casting?

want to buy the most rigid fork, lugged connected and complete casted fork, which type of structure is stronger?
09-02-17, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,075
Posted By box opener

Is aluminum suspension-fork-bike strong enough for rigid fork?

Hi,

I am considering to replace a suspension fork with rigid steel fork,will this fork transfer too much shock to the head tube of the frame made of Aluminium? will this decrease the lifetime of...
08-31-17, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By box opener

will the axle bearing wears out faster in this case?

can I get on with this and ride the bike or I need to put grease in the axle bearing again?
08-31-17, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By box opener

how to open and service thread on freewheels?

Hi, who has a video clip on that please? I am not sure where to open the axle and put grease in it again.
Thanks.
08-31-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By box opener

after flushing the freewheels, the rear wheel rolls with much louder noise, why?

Hi, just flushed it and put thin oil from finishline, it works fine, the freewheel does not get sticky any more,
but, the rolling gives a obvious louder noise, they say, the freewheel bearing only...
08-31-17, 11:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,124
Posted By box opener

finished, with 2 helpers and unprecedented long lever to open it.

find 2 passengers and asked for help, they found a long tube looking like from the heat supply loop, and then click, it moved. the freewheel tool is correct. shimano and sachs have the same splines...
08-31-17, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,750
Posted By box opener

really comforting and settling comments, I am...

really comforting and settling comments, I am done with the freewheel, but made a mistake by the way, having added oil from the bearing slot successfully, I also added oil to the hub bearing of axle...
08-31-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,750
Posted By box opener

Can I use FinishLine cross country chain lub for freewheel lubrication?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDdSpIPt5qk

In this video, after flushing the freewheel, he used phil wood tenacious oil through the bearing slot as lub, someone call it thick oil, but I do not...
08-30-17, 04:56 PM
08-30-17, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By box opener

thanks,can I use brake degreaser instead of WD40? and FinishLine chain oil as lub?

Hallo, it helps a lot, really grateful, however, I do not have WD-40 but a brake degreaser spay , can I use it to flush the freewheel from its back bearing slot? just as showcased in RJ the bike...
08-30-17, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,124
Posted By box opener

Which tool can open this freewheel? When no, should I just go for destructive removal

freewheel from the brand sachs mailiard made in france. I campared it with all offers from Park tool, the most probable tool is FR 1 compatible with sachs, because this is the only one that...
08-30-17, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By box opener

Pulley spasm, like Pendulum when not pedaling

recently I found this problem twice, both happed at speed downslop, when I was not pedaling at all nor shifting, I suddently heard a huge clash noise of clashing gears and chain,the rear part of bike...
08-28-17, 06:39 PM
08-28-17, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By box opener

thanks a lot!

good to know
08-27-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By box opener

BB measured as 111.75, can I use 113 or 110

Hey,
the bike is a city bike or cross bike, the cartridge bb looks like in the photo, but without any sticker of model information on it, they is only two words on the left neck of spindle, '0 X-' I...
08-26-17, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By box opener

the yellow cable is holden in position to straighten the cable angle to adjust barrel

tonight will test it out to see if this solved the false shifting caused by cable housing distortion.
08-26-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By box opener

you hit the spot and I suspect lubing the cable housing is necessary

also another comments points to the cable housing is set too high at the barrel adjust. gonna check it out. Thanks!!!
08-26-17, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By box opener

indexed lever , original from sachs huret

does this angle gives better details of the jockey wheels?
08-26-17, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By box opener

jockey wheels look fine, arent they?

they just look fine, not very sharp at the end like a typical worn one.
08-26-17, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By box opener

Chain slipped from second smallest cogs smallest under tension,to adjust B scew ?

Hallo,
for several times recently, I stood on the bike when pedaling, then I felt the chain suddently droped,
it sounded like dropping from second to the smallest, but I did not really see it,...
08-20-17, 05:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By box opener

campanoglo 10 s, Friction schifter max 7 s. sachs huret 6 s. cassette work together?

Hey,

can I put these 3 together ? I have got the shifter new, the cassette in good condition and have been longing for a campagnolog for a long time and someone local is selling campagnolo Veloce...
08-14-17, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,347
Posted By box opener

How to increase friction on knurled outer face of dropout

the knurled nut and dropout outerface have been worn down significantly, and it does not hold the axle in position as firmly as before, should I use a tool to knurble the dropout ? will this get the...
08-14-17, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By box opener

that is right, sorry for mixing it up

I meant the bolt of sprindle, not the BB body shell.
08-13-17, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By box opener

1.37 24 TPi -r BSA made by *** Germany

the right side screw is unlikely to be stripped, cause I also use oil on the engagement surface of bolt and threads, there is no resistance when I screwed it, totally smoothly srewed in, never forced...
08-13-17, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 766
Posted By box opener

BB tappered square BSA right fixture screw endless threads,why?

at the drive side of the sprindle hole threads, the srews can never reach an end when fixing the crank arm , no matther how hard I try it stops going harder but did not get lose or damaged threads,...
08-05-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By box opener

Non shimano front chainring compatible with rear Shimano derailleur?

provided I use an universal chain for 7 speed, compatible with all back 7 speeds made by KMC, I assume this chain will fits with all front derailleur with 3 speeds, The real potential troulbe is...
08-04-17, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,000
Posted By box opener

Convert Coaster Hub to freewheel single speed, what wascher for replacing brake shoe

In youtube, someone used a washer to take up the space original for brake shoe, so that the chain is free of sag. What is the dimension of this washer please? I am thinking of building a single speed...
08-03-17, 05:56 PM
08-03-17, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By box opener

Is it going to be very forward? I doubt not...

Is it going to be very forward? I doubt not dramatically cause the stem is rather up rise, unlike the quill stem for racingbike with a downward angle.
08-03-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By box opener

Converting Touringbike handlebar to Dropbar,regarding brake lever,shifter fixture

Dear all,

do you have any idea on how to change the handlebar please, The brake is canti , and if I use a retro brake lever like in the picture and just install the lever shifter to headset shaft...
08-03-17, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By box opener

do you think it could make rear derailleur work smoothly under uphill chain tension

when the chain is under increased tension will friction shifter make better shifting?
08-03-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By box opener

downshift means to shift to a larger cog? confused.do you mean the front or rear?

There is no problem on chain downshifting for the rear derailer, it works fine ever since, which means shifting towards the smaller cog for my bike, and which means the tension on the chain is...
08-03-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By box opener

the cables puller harder to make deraileur work harder right?

The derailleur has to work harder, which means it need to be pulled harder by the cable and thus it has to do with the cable tension, am I getting it wrong please?
08-03-17, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By box opener

Is friction shifter subject to cable tension? works better under tension up slop?

feels that both shimano and other brands rear derailleur works less smoothly up hill, I was told that this is due to increased tension on the cable and derailleur, because the derailleur shifts via...
08-01-17, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,552
Posted By box opener

Using lefthand friction shifter as righthand for rear derailleur, feasible or not?

I already have installed a lefthand friction shifter on one bike, if this left shifter has enough cable travel length for the righthand driving rear derailleur, I will simply use this left shifter...
08-01-17, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,636
Posted By box opener

V brake Lever compatible with Canti brake or not?

I want to use a V brake lever on the Cantilever brake, is there a campatibility issue? is the travel of V lever enough for Canti brake?
07-31-17, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By box opener

rear caliper brake holding bolt proper tightening

I could not find out the proper tightening of the holding bolt , when I leave it a little loose,the bolt is not fully screwed in thus there is some play of the holding bolt, when braking, it is...
07-28-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,480
Posted By box opener

Thanks, Never expected to be so well answered

Thanks, Never expected to be so well answered
07-28-17, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,480
Posted By box opener

I prefer heavy frame than light for momentum, and is Aelle OR better than crmo 4130 ?

I like heavy frame very much, my most impressed experience was a dutch made Gazelle lady bike, it is like from heavy iron or solid steel, very old but very heavy, very stable, I especially enjoyed...
07-28-17, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,480
Posted By box opener

Acciaio CMn steel frame comparable with Reynolds 531or not?

Hallo,
I am recently upgrading my old MTB or Trekking bike from Gironelli, do you think the steel frame is good enough? cause I like rigid and strong steel built frame, I am thinking of replacing...
07-27-17, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,662
Posted By box opener

Friction shifter type which is better, lever or twist?

which is better for precise trimming, and more reliable in holding the cable?, shimano indexed twistgrip is severely rated, but when twisting without index but only in small interval, would twist...
07-26-17, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 963
Posted By box opener

what if two wheels are not in parallel,what is the talorence,how to measure it

from a cyclylist , I know that an offset from the bike vertical face is Ok, but if not in parallel , which part will be damaged most likely, can you easily feel it ?
thanks
07-26-17, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By box opener

rear single speed gear needs additional Spacer to work with front derailleur?

Hi, wanting to combine a single speed rear wheel with a bike equipped with shimano 3 speed front derailleur, but I found a possible barrier, that is the rear gear too close to the spokes, do I need a...
07-26-17, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,199
Posted By box opener

convert a rear derailleur into a single speed tensioner, feasible and worthy?

Hallo,

One single speed of mine need a little more tension on the chain, and it is a vertical dropout, could I use a old rear derailleur to make a tensioner myself, who has any experience ? can...
07-25-17, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,543
Posted By box opener

maybe the BB bolt in the hole of crank is not fully screwed in

I just got it and solved it. found there is some play between the bolt end and the hole of crank, just srew it, noisy gone, so nothing to do with the pedale.
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