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03-29-18, 11:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By desertdork

It sounds like you're not pushing the lever quite...

It sounds like you're not pushing the lever quite far enough. It should drop from large to small ring with a single stroke.

Just read your post again. I may have misunderstood. It sounds like...
03-24-18, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 556
Posted By desertdork

Maybe you can freeze it then pick it off?? I...

Maybe you can freeze it then pick it off?? I would think a CO2 inflator would do that.
03-16-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By desertdork

That linked thread is only superficially...

That linked thread is only superficially relevant. Nowhere does it address my question.
03-15-18, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By desertdork

Maybe you can explain how bearings that are...

Maybe you can explain how bearings that are housed inside a rigid cartridge body are affected by a BB shell face that is not "square?"
03-13-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 611
Posted By desertdork

If you are using a cartridge BB (such as the...

If you are using a cartridge BB (such as the square taper pictured which is probable given "restoration"), why did you face the shell?

But if you're using external cups, leave the faced surface...
03-11-18, 12:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By desertdork

No adjuster on XT You can use an XT with...

No adjuster on XT


You can use an XT with D/A d/t shifters, but you want to purchase a pre-Dyna-Sys derailleur (which would mean an 8/9sp model marketed before the 10sp group was introduced...
03-09-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By desertdork

Ultegra SL was the "ice grey" version. FC-6601-G...

Ultegra SL was the "ice grey" version. FC-6601-G was the double, and FC-6604-G was the triple.
03-09-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 428
Posted By desertdork

I just took a look in a box of parts and there's...

I just took a look in a box of parts and there's a NOS Ultegra crank which happens to be FC-6600A. The only reference the accompanying instructions makes regarding the "A" designation is to make...
12-13-17, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 439
Posted By desertdork

The specs I see for Birdy 3x8 Touring show SRAM...

The specs I see for Birdy 3x8 Touring show SRAM MRX shifters. Isnít the MRX series compatible with Shimano 2:1 rear deraileurs?
11-14-17, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By desertdork

Slow leak. Let the ticking continue. When it...

Slow leak.

Let the ticking continue. When it eventually stops, feel the tire. In my experience, the tire will be soft or deflated.
10-29-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,949
Posted By desertdork

My Road Morph G is out of commission and due for...

My Road Morph G is out of commission and due for replacement. Might rebuy,...might go a different route.

The gauge is fine as you can watch as youíre hitting ideal PSI w/o pausing. However,...
10-26-17, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,657
Posted By desertdork

Stupid me missed the part where you stated you...

Stupid me missed the part where you stated you have an LBS.
10-26-17, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,657
Posted By desertdork

Other methods exist, such as those employed when...

Other methods exist, such as those employed when the extractor threads in the crank are stripped.
...
09-24-17, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By desertdork

I believe Shimano brought out the R700 crankset...

I believe Shimano brought out the R700 crankset for 7800 group users that wanted a high quality compact. But your choices are so many.
09-03-17, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,939
Posted By desertdork

10sp cassettes of that generation maxed at 27t....

10sp cassettes of that generation maxed at 27t. There should be some out there. I have new 12-27 cassettes in CS-5600 and/or CS-6600 if you can't locate anything.
08-29-17, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,581
Posted By desertdork

You're in an air pollution control district that...

You're in an air pollution control district that isn't as restricted. The loons decided that my quart of OMS was an ozone hazard here. If I want it, I'll have to do what others do; bring some back on...
08-29-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,581
Posted By desertdork

Great! Can you share in what city or county you...

Great! Can you share in what city or county you purchase it?
08-28-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,581
Posted By desertdork

Oh I miss my OMS in CA. Gone for "the greater...

Oh I miss my OMS in CA. Gone for "the greater good."
05-22-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By desertdork

Is it possible you're comparing a new wheelset...

Is it possible you're comparing a new wheelset with cartridge bearings to an older wheelset with cup & cone hubs?
05-02-16, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,622
Posted By desertdork

You're welcome. I try to make the occasional...

You're welcome. I try to make the occasional sensible contribution on the internet to make up for some of my nonsense. Now that you're registered at BF, you've got to keep coming around.
02-06-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,094
Posted By desertdork

Check with Montgomery in your state.

Check with Montgomery in your state.
02-06-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,094
Posted By desertdork

Might appear that way,...but not only does it...

Might appear that way,...but not only does it work with socket head bolts, it works well. Like I said, out in a jiffy. And no drilling or busted e-z outs. Otherwise I would not have recommended it. ...
02-06-16, 11:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,094
Posted By desertdork

I used a "Bolt-Out" or "Bolt-Grip." Sold...

I used a "Bolt-Out" or "Bolt-Grip." Sold individually and in sets. Grabs the outside of the bolt head. Out in a jiffy.
09-26-15, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By desertdork

Double -> triple = longer chain, thus greater...

Double -> triple = longer chain, thus greater chainwrap capability of RD

Plan to use a RD with a longer cage (GS) if your current double has a short cage RD (SS)
09-18-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,873
Posted By desertdork

I removed the liner from a length of shift...

I removed the liner from a length of shift housing and used that.
01-03-15, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,929
Posted By desertdork

When faced with a stripped crank bolt head, and...

When faced with a stripped crank bolt head, and after no success by other means, I picked up a Craftsman Bolt-Out kit...
11-26-14, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By desertdork

Triple front derailleurs can be fairly specific...

Triple front derailleurs can be fairly specific in regards to the tooth difference between large and middle rings, and your current FD may not get along with the small 10t difference.

I don't know...
10-08-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By desertdork

Jagwire Rocket II adjusters Fit right up to...

Jagwire Rocket II adjusters

Fit right up to the STI body, not between housing sections.
10-07-14, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,504
Posted By desertdork

Yes, but the FC-6800 isn't exclusively for 11sp...

Yes, but the FC-6800 isn't exclusively for 11sp chains.
09-22-14, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,422
Posted By desertdork

If you want to switch out the adjustable stem, I...

If you want to switch out the adjustable stem, I don't think you'll find a fixed quill without a lot of rise. One option would be to get a quill adaptor coupled with your choice of threadless stem.
09-19-14, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,890
Posted By desertdork

Yes, you could probably save a few additional...

Yes, you could probably save a few additional dollars by buying an off-the-shelf wheel from the LBS. Ask them about having the wheel tensioned ("stress relieved") for you beforehand since, as Bill...
09-19-14, 12:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By desertdork

Your assumptions on the cage movement relative to...

Your assumptions on the cage movement relative to limit screw adjustment are correct. Movement of the cage should be readily visible.

Check the FD height to be sure the cage is able to clear the...
09-19-14, 12:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By desertdork

Slightly off topic: Do you know how to check...

Slightly off topic: Do you know how to check your chain for wear? Unless you allow the chain wear significantly (i.e., greater than 1% elongation), you can expect the cassette to last two, if not...
09-19-14, 12:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,890
Posted By desertdork

I'd pass on those wheels and here's why... ...

I'd pass on those wheels and here's why...

Only your rear wheel is shot. You don't need a wheelset. Even if you needed to replace both wheels, I'd still advise against this wheelset for several...
09-18-14, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,758
Posted By desertdork

If you made your offer after having seen the bike...

If you made your offer after having seen the bike in person, you'll look foolish coming back to offer less yet.

Making an offer before seeing a bike is almost as foolish.

The asking price...
09-18-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,142
Posted By desertdork

44 - 38 = 6 tooth difference Good luck...

44 - 38 = 6 tooth difference

Good luck finding a triple FD that will handle that minimal difference.
09-07-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By desertdork

One aspect of the BBT-9 that I don't like is the...

One aspect of the BBT-9 that I don't like is the squarer edges that mar the engagement notches on the BB cups. Shimano's TL-FC33 or the BBT-19 would be a bit kinder to your expensive BB choices.
09-07-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,113
Posted By desertdork

I haven't used the "silver" shifters, but I...

I haven't used the "silver" shifters, but I suspect you'll run out of shifter travel before the RD can reach the lowest cogs. Dyna-Sis RDs are designed to match shifters with more cable pull for...
08-27-14, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By desertdork

I believe your assumption is correct. At least it...

I believe your assumption is correct. At least it is with my KS pads.
08-16-14, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,245
Posted By desertdork

It's definitely dry & dusty here. Sand can be an...

It's definitely dry & dusty here. Sand can be an issue as well. I've been using FL teflon dry lube for a while now, having used ProLink and Purple Extreme previously. Each has performed well as a...
08-14-14, 04:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,513
Posted By desertdork

You can get padded MTB shorts if you're "not...

You can get padded MTB shorts if you're "not ready" for road shorts. They can be a bit long and baggy, hence prone to catching bottles and cages when mounting, though.

A Brooks isn't a bad option...
08-14-14, 11:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,513
Posted By desertdork

The specs show the stock saddle is 155mm wide. ...

The specs show the stock saddle is 155mm wide. Not particularly narrow as saddles go, but the contour or padding may not be right for you. You don't say what exactly hurts. Maybe it's not the...
08-13-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By desertdork

When choosing a bike for use on campus, consider...

When choosing a bike for use on campus, consider the possibility (or probability) of theft. It's a genuine problem at some locations, not so much at others. Since it's at the top of your budget,...
08-12-14, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,136
Posted By desertdork

No, riding more gets the job done. Just maintain...

No, riding more gets the job done. Just maintain your bike and replace components as they wear out.

The upgrade bug doesn't bite everyone.
08-11-14, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,026
Posted By desertdork

59cm frame, 450mm chainstays, 44cm drops As...

59cm frame, 450mm chainstays, 44cm drops

As I recall, a "standard" 2100mm cable did the job.

I find the drops more comfortable with cable routed to top. No difference in shifted over...
08-10-14, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,228
Posted By desertdork

Often enough, the cause of the creak on a low...

Often enough, the cause of the creak on a low mileage bike isn't a worn component. A tiny bit of grit that has worked it's way into the BB threads or the crankset/spindle interface can create...
08-07-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,407
Posted By desertdork

The 22.5" frame sounds right for your height. At...

The 22.5" frame sounds right for your height. At ~2" shorter than you, my 20" FX fit me. I did watch someone who is 6'1" ride my FX. He thought it fit fine, but he was a bit cramped to me eye.
...
08-04-14, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,445
Posted By desertdork

If I was looking at older, entry level hybrids,...

If I was looking at older, entry level hybrids, I'd look for something with a rigid fork and freehub.
08-03-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,867
Posted By desertdork

Cranksets that utilize external BB bearings are...

Cranksets that utilize external BB bearings are 2pc designs. The spindle is pressed into the back of the driveside crank arm; there is no separate spindle to worry about. On a 2pc road crank (e.g.,...
08-03-14, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,867
Posted By desertdork

The creak may simply be movement at the...

The creak may simply be movement at the interfaces of the BB threads or crank arms, and nothing reflecting the failure of a part. Any style of BB can originate noise, and it's not uncommon to remove...
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