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08-06-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By retroroadie

Well, it was definitely a shifter issue. I...

Well, it was definitely a shifter issue. I swapped in a different Sram Rival shifter and it IS holding the primary shift. It is almost like the first shifter had a worn detente and the overshifting...
07-30-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By retroroadie

Hi 79pmooney, it's not a limiter issue. I would...

Hi 79pmooney, it's not a limiter issue. I would curse myself for a bonehead if I made such a rookie mistake. I'm convinced it's either a faulty ratchet problem or an internal cable run issue. I'll...
07-30-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By retroroadie

Cable tension is almost 0 at small ring rest...

Cable tension is almost 0 at small ring rest position. The "overshift" following the shift to the big ring seems to exhibit too much movement. Going to swap out the unit to double-check.
07-30-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By retroroadie

Thanks for the help and advice, Andrew. The...

Thanks for the help and advice, Andrew. The cable tension is fine - I've been a bike mechanic for 35+ years and have worked roadie stuff for a long time. Everything else been fine, I'm looking at...
07-28-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By retroroadie

Yup, I sometimes add one via a cable break. But...

Yup, I sometimes add one via a cable break. But adding an adjuster won’t help me here. The shifter is not holding position over the big ring. I may swap out the shifter to test, as everything else...
07-27-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By retroroadie

Hi Andrew, there is a primary click with the...

Hi Andrew, there is a primary click with the initial lever swing, but the click occurs mid-swing, NOT at the apex of the swing which is what I would expect.

The cable is doing what it should when...
07-27-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By retroroadie

No cable adjuster. I've eased off the tension...

No cable adjuster. I've eased off the tension and deliberately opened up the outer limiter to test. Oddly enough, the shifter doesn't seem to have a firm large ring click engagement once it's up,...
07-27-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By retroroadie

Rival Shifter Won't Stay On Big Chainring

I've installed almost new 10-speed Rival shifters. The rear shifting is working flawlessly, but for some reason, the front derailleur will not stay over the big chainring.


1) Yes, I've set the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-17, 12:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 372
Posted By retroroadie

Giant ISP question

Hi All,

I have a 2012 Giant Advanced SL 1 with an ISP. To make a long story short, I need a replacement seat mast / seat clamp, but can't figure out the right model. Evidently, Giant switched...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,817
Posted By retroroadie

1) I found the thread during a search. 2) He...

1) I found the thread during a search.
2) He can keep the money. My techno-weenie ego was satisfied.
3) I work on everything, including the occasionally crappy bike.
4) It's good to know the...
04-08-14, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,322
Posted By retroroadie

This is a cheap and easy (but very rare to find)...

This is a cheap and easy (but very rare to find) solution:

373443

It allows a 7400 rear derailleur to work with other Shimano (non-7400) shifters. They were common back when the 7400 series...
04-08-14, 12:45 AM
Replies: 7,699
Views: 2,561,187
Posted By retroroadie

"Colonel Mustard"

"Colonel Mustard" - a short distance commuter rebuild using a Kona Muni-Mula frame, a rigid Ishiwata fork, single 42T chainring, 8-Speed Grip Shift adapted to a road bar, Specialized Fat Boy (26" x...
04-08-14, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7,699
Views: 2,561,187
Posted By retroroadie

Giant Cypress-R Rebuild

A very basic Giant Cypress-R frame built up with a Kona Karbon Kross CX fork, a Truvativ Touro compact crank, 105 8-speed STI, and Tektro CX cantis. I switch between Specialized Nimbus EX (700 x 28)...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-14, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,817
Posted By retroroadie

You are all wrong. It is a Supercycle Medallist...

You are all wrong. It is a Supercycle Medallist Road Bike (hence, the "S" logo) - a Canadian Tire special manufactured by the same peeps who manufactured the GMC Denali. You're welcome.
04-07-14, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,191
Posted By retroroadie

Check the simplest possible solutions first: 1)...

Check the simplest possible solutions first: 1) Is there debris in the rear derailleur's body? 2) Is the shift cable moving freely in the rear housing and at the bottom bracket cable guides? 3) Is...
05-18-13, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By retroroadie

I had a guide from some old roadie magazine that...

I had a guide from some old roadie magazine that showed me how to do it. I believe if you do a search on this site, there are several members that have done it and have provided guidance. Luck. Now...
05-16-13, 12:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By retroroadie

Andy is correct - sorry for any confusion....

Andy is correct - sorry for any confusion. Although I have rebuilt older STI units before, I'm only wanting to transfer the lever & internals to a different lever body this time. So just a simple fix...
05-14-13, 11:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By retroroadie

I would typically check: 1) Derailleur hanger...

I would typically check: 1) Derailleur hanger alignment. Also, is the derailleur sitting flat on the hanger? 2) New cables? Check burrs as usual, but also check if the housing is sitting all the way...
05-14-13, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 703
Posted By retroroadie

Replacement Sora Lever Body?

I cracked the right lever body on my older Sora 8 speed brifter (ST-3300). I hate to throw a perfectly good shifting mechanism and have a possible lead on a Sora 7 speed brifter. Does anyone know if...
10-18-12, 04:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,250
Posted By retroroadie

Some SR cranksets of that era came with rivets...

Some SR cranksets of that era came with rivets instead of bolts. I seem to remember drilling them out once to discover they used regular chainrings. My guess at the time was they did it to shave OEM...
10-17-12, 11:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,056
Posted By retroroadie

Alternative Solution - Dura-Ace Rear D.

LarDasse74 (great name - lol) is correct; the 8-speed D-A rear in not compatible. However, if you really want to use the D-A rear D, another alternative to the alternate cable routings and...
10-14-12, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 951
Posted By retroroadie

More info is needed to give you a meaningful...

More info is needed to give you a meaningful reply. Body type and weight? What is your current bike setup? What do you define as a long hill? Please provide specifics.
Forum: For Sale
10-11-12, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,365
Sticky Saddle swap
Views: 342,458
Posted By retroroadie

Have: Selle Italia C2 SE Trans Am (black,1 ...

Have:
Selle Italia C2 SE Trans Am (black,1 test ride only)
Scor (white, OEM on BMC, 2 test rides only)
Selle Bassano Aventis (1 black, 1 blue - both mounted but never ridden)

Want:...
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By retroroadie

Hmmm...if it's a Claud Butler, it may be one of...

Hmmm...if it's a Claud Butler, it may be one of these Hamilton-Butlers: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/builders/hamilton-butler.html

Just a guess. Luck.
08-22-12, 02:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By retroroadie

Yup, I read too fast and missed the Sachs part....

Yup, I read too fast and missed the Sachs part. however, I stand by the spring tension issue. Around '96, Shimano switched most of their rear derailleur parallelogram springs from the stronger...
08-18-12, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 835
Posted By retroroadie

Good advice as above, but also check the sole...

Good advice as above, but also check the sole clearance with the pedal. A lot of these type of shoes have the cleats mounted too deep from being inset into the sole, especially as you are running a...
08-18-12, 03:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By retroroadie

A few things to check out: 1) Not all Gripshifts...

A few things to check out: 1) Not all Gripshifts are Shimano compatible; you didn't mention which model you had; 2) Even if the Gripshift is Shimano compatible, the shifting will be poor when paired...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-12, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By retroroadie

I'm pretty sure the stickers weren't stock. I'll...

I'm pretty sure the stickers weren't stock. I'll check it out, maybe glean some info from the serial numbers or otherwise. Good guess on the Leader, though...I was also thinking maybe a Tsunami as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By retroroadie

Mystery Frame - What Is it?

Hi All,

Thinking about buying this third-hand used road frame but the current owner doesn't know the brand or model. Can anyone out there identify this frame? I haven't personally inspected the...
09-22-11, 02:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,001
Posted By retroroadie

Tried - they were all helpful but they don't...

Tried - they were all helpful but they don't really make any replacement crown races for basic OEM headsets. However, the listed crown race part is crown race: H6062 - I couldn't find a source for a...
08-07-11, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,001
Posted By retroroadie

Just for future inquiries regarding the same: the...

Just for future inquiries regarding the same: the part designated HS408Z08 is NOT compatible. It appears to fit non-ZS and non-integrated Aheadsets only. I'm still looking for a replacement ZeroStack...
08-01-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 23,177
Posted By retroroadie

If you can find some old Simplex, Mavic...

If you can find some old Simplex, Mavic (re-branded Simplex) or Campy Record retrofriction downtube shifters that have the balanced return spring , you don't have to fight the friction of a normal...
07-31-11, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By retroroadie

You have to fight the Presta less when pumping...

You have to fight the Presta less when pumping air as it is more easily pressure-actuated (especially at higher pressures) and more high-end rims come with a stock Presta drilling. Having said that,...
07-31-11, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,001
Posted By retroroadie

Replacement Crown Race for ZeroStack Headset on 2005 Giant OCR 3?

I am missing the crown race for my 1 1/8" ZeroStack Aheadset (made by TH Industries for Cane Creek) that came stock on my 2005 Giant OCR 3. Does anyone know if this one sold by Jenson USA will be...
07-31-11, 01:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,399
Posted By retroroadie

Specialized Allezs have been made a long time -...

Specialized Allezs have been made a long time - are you looking for the old steel cro-moly ones, or the more modern aluminum and aluminum/carbon models? My former roomie was a very strong 6'4", and...
07-31-11, 01:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,990
Posted By retroroadie

Not to slag New West, but those prices don't seem...

Not to slag New West, but those prices don't seem exceptional, especially for some of the 80's stuff. I would recommend having a non-biased knowledgeable cycling friend with mechanic's experience...
07-30-11, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By retroroadie

It looks like an internal wedge insert that takes...

It looks like an internal wedge insert that takes the place of a star-fangled nut. I had a Colnago fork with a similar insert. They were worried about the sharp edges of the nut cutting into the...
07-28-10, 03:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,897
Posted By retroroadie

No, you are right, but FSA themselves call it a...

No, you are right, but FSA themselves call it a "Top Cover". I need that and not the split crown. I'll hit up the local FSA dealer and hope they have a box full like your shop does. I'll check it...
07-27-10, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,911
Posted By retroroadie

Yup. If you have a pal with a tensioning tool to...

Yup. If you have a pal with a tensioning tool to check your work, it would be ideal. Make sure you get the lacing pattern over/under correct. While mixing spokes is not a real issue with me in...
07-27-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By retroroadie

Besides money, beer or coffee and TimBits were...

Besides money, beer or coffee and TimBits were always appreciated.
07-27-10, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,897
Posted By retroroadie

Why do you think that they would have these in...

Why do you think that they would have these in stock? Let me be clear: it is the aluminium top cover that goes over the bearing that I am looking for, NOT the generic top cap that houses the...
07-27-10, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By retroroadie

Is the existing freehub toast? I have a TL-FH10...

Is the existing freehub toast? I have a TL-FH10 tool and the same hub, but I ran the existing freehub with 8-speed cog spacers and two spacers on the axle for the hub spacing difference. Works fine...
07-27-10, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,897
Posted By retroroadie

Source for FSA headset replacement parts?

I have an FSA Orbit XL II threadless headset (1 1/8") and am now missing parts when someone "borrowed" my forks. I can get most of the replacement parts through the FSA webstore. However, the top...
04-16-10, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By retroroadie

Well, I made it work, but I had to replace the...

Well, I made it work, but I had to replace the 42T with a 39T in the middle position due to the aforementioned clearance issues. I also added a washer and a longer bolt to the cage to "spread" it...
04-12-10, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By retroroadie

So you have run a 52 T top ring with a 30 T lower...

So you have run a 52 T top ring with a 30 T lower ring and had it work with a FD-R453? I was worried about the recommended 50 T max top ring and 20 T max differential. That's good news. I'll try...
04-11-10, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,612
Posted By retroroadie

Your original BB is sized as a 70 mm (BB shell),...

Your original BB is sized as a 70 mm (BB shell), 115 mm (spindle length). You must first measure the actual width of the Panasonic's BB shell. Keep in mind it may very well be a 68 mm shell despite...
04-09-10, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By retroroadie

Flat Bar Front Derailleur Compatible with Road Triple

I am planning to run a Shimano flat bar front derailleur (FD-R453) with a Tiagra road triple crankset (FC-4400, 52-42-30). The problem is that the FD-R453 is spec'ed to run with a maximum 50 T top...
04-08-10, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By retroroadie

Ideally, I wanted a FD-R443A (triple, 8-speed,...

Ideally, I wanted a FD-R443A (triple, 8-speed, wider cage, braze-on), but I hear they no longer make them (naturally). I may go the FD-R443 route. However, I also wanted to know if anyone tried...
04-08-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,319
Posted By retroroadie

Mos6502 is right; first determine which part is...

Mos6502 is right; first determine which part is binding. Assuming the brake caliper is okay, check for any burrs on the ends of the brake housings that were not cleaned up properly after the...
04-06-10, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By retroroadie

The shim is actually a sleeve that is part of the...

The shim is actually a sleeve that is part of the handlebars - very common type of construction in that era. What type of stem are you using? For example, if you are using a Cinelli stem (26.4 mm)...
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