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09-16-10, 04:42 AM
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Posted By constant mesh

Just remember these two: #1 Guitar picks...

Just remember these two:

#1
Guitar picks are best tools for removing/disassembling/prying rubber and plastic components. In heat of the moment we usually take a screwdriver and partially destroy...
09-16-10, 04:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By constant mesh

Chain lenght will be fine, the only RD adjustment...

Chain lenght will be fine, the only RD adjustment that you will have to do is the spring screw if you have one, but usually it's a straight swap, because your lowest sprockets are the same.
09-15-10, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,923
Posted By constant mesh

I would relace it with new spokes and probably...

I would relace it with new spokes and probably get a new hub if it's destroyed. Check the rim's sides by laying it on a nice flat and solid surface. Inspect both sides. Also check for any cracks...
09-15-10, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By constant mesh

First rule of all, check you tires at exactly the...

First rule of all, check you tires at exactly the same temperature and humidity, then you can judge how much air escapes. Air molecules expand/shrink with temp. differences.
09-15-10, 02:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,426
Posted By constant mesh

Gasoline is the cheapest. I suggest cloth...

Gasoline is the cheapest. I suggest cloth filtering your solvents or gas so you can reuse it, since they are not bio degradable. I have a cocktail of just anything - 2-stroke oil, gasolene, naphta,...
09-14-10, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By constant mesh

What kind of cassette are you running? For 7 or 8...

What kind of cassette are you running? For 7 or 8 speed there are 10T pulleys and 9+ uses 11T pulleys.
09-13-10, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By constant mesh

I didn't mean to discredit any good wheelbuilder...

I didn't mean to discredit any good wheelbuilder with what I have said, but to be honest, if I see spokes stripping nipples and one of them even broke on the elbow, but the spokes thread on the drive...
09-13-10, 02:19 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 394,600
Posted By constant mesh

Hi all, I just got this tip today and it seems...

Hi all, I just got this tip today and it seems very plausible to me and I'll try it as soon as I get home for the weekend. It's about lubing the chain but you have to remove it from your bike. Take a...
09-13-10, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By constant mesh

They don't affect shifting in any way, as long as...

They don't affect shifting in any way, as long as the cable isn't rubbing against the outer shell. Then you need longer housing.

Multiple barrels give you greater range of adjustability. I never...
09-13-10, 03:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By constant mesh

Only when pedaling, coasting is fine. Next thing...

Only when pedaling, coasting is fine. Next thing is to replace those damn pulleys and try different settings on my bearings, altough I already tried different settings before with no luck ... I...
09-13-10, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By constant mesh

Awh, I never use a tensiometer, but anyway ... I...

Awh, I never use a tensiometer, but anyway ... I do it by heart, whatever leaves me good feeling. Rims aren't perfect that's why you are getting a wobble with perfect tension. The idea is that when...
09-12-10, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By constant mesh

This got me thinking too since the damn thing...

This got me thinking too since the damn thing came back on any kind of cassette I am on now! On HG50 it grunts just on lower gear, fortunately. You think pulleys are about to be replaced? I regreased...
09-12-10, 03:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By constant mesh

Hey a little update. I replaced the whole rear...

Hey a little update. I replaced the whole rear hub, I did everything right, then after 10 kilometers it started to come back. Then I went bit by bit and fortunately I discovered that my old cassette...
09-09-10, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By constant mesh

No, I laced that wheel by myself, then took it to...

No, I laced that wheel by myself, then took it to the shop to get it true. As I said, it goes away for a short period if I clean it and put some drops of medium oil into the freehub. Over time the...
09-09-10, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 14,638
Posted By constant mesh

If you indeed have to sand it, go with WET...

If you indeed have to sand it, go with WET sandpaper and use water as lubricant.
Otherwise, any Meg's or 3M polishing compound will do, just don't buy anything that is generic or advertised like...
09-06-10, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By constant mesh

Freehub (presumably) grinds under load

Long story short, I just got back to cycling recently, after a couple of years on hiatus and storing the bike. I did a general overhaul, cables and housings, all of the bearings, new BB, headset...
09-04-10, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,574
Posted By constant mesh

yes, I just lube it up with motor oil, ride it...

yes, I just lube it up with motor oil, ride it and all gunk gets loose and wet. then give it a good spray of water at stable pressure, some car shampoo won't hurt it either. I dry by blowing it with...
09-04-10, 01:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,574
Posted By constant mesh

I have yet another method I forgot to mention,...

I have yet another method I forgot to mention, you can use it while cleaning the whole bike. lube the chain with motor oil beforehand and go on a short drive. motor oil contains anti-sediment...
09-03-10, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,574
Posted By constant mesh

chain is galvanised steel of some sort. solvents...

chain is galvanised steel of some sort. solvents won't hurt it, but manufacturers discourage users because solvents can harm other parts on bikes, like rubber and paint.

I respect Sheldon's...
09-03-10, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,241
Posted By constant mesh

I'm more of a "find your own, cheaper solution"...

I'm more of a "find your own, cheaper solution" type of a guy. for more permanent lubrication, use medium or heavy oil. you all have something to lube your chain, usually this is medium viscosity. if...
08-31-10, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,240
Posted By constant mesh

Sorry, I forgot to add it's a 3-cross pattern. I...

Sorry, I forgot to add it's a 3-cross pattern. I will start from scratch as all of you suggested.
I have read Sheldon's article numerous times, but still got it wrong on my learning wheel. ;)
...
08-30-10, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,240
Posted By constant mesh

Relacing wheels, which is the easiest way?

Hi all, new member here. Sorry to bombard you right away, but I think I have a minor problem. ;) I broke a non-drive side spoke on the rear wheel and this lead me to buy all new spokes, because no...
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