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07-15-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By Tawraste666

I suggest that the cogs would need to be far more...

I suggest that the cogs would need to be far more worn than that for it to skip when turning by hand.
5 seconds with a hanger alignment tool might, just might save you some cash.
07-15-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 673
Posted By Tawraste666

Lezyne do a tiny 3 way one which I have. It...

Lezyne do a tiny 3 way one which I have. It weighs next to nothing and is fairly resistant to rust.
However, since discovering urior wrenches I am very reluctant to use a wrench that does not grip...
07-15-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By Tawraste666

Before spending more cash have you checked the...

Before spending more cash have you checked the rear derailleur hanger alignment?
06-22-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,138
Posted By Tawraste666

No, get good stuff. A friend of mine used a...

No, get good stuff.
A friend of mine used a poundshop puncture repair kit and had the glue melt right off the tube due to the heat generated from braking on a fast and long descent.
Personally, I...
06-19-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,372
Posted By Tawraste666

I had a new wheel on a new bike that didn't have...

I had a new wheel on a new bike that didn't have enough grease and it went bad.
Having caught it relatively early I was able to save the races. The bearings were a couple of pounds for 100 on...
06-18-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By Tawraste666

Sounds to me like the crank needs to be taken...

Sounds to me like the crank needs to be taken off, cleaned and inspected. If all races, bearings, threads etc are in good condition then they can be regreased and reinstalled.
Cross the bridge of...
06-17-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,230
Posted By Tawraste666

The park tension meter, like any measuring guage...

The park tension meter, like any measuring guage is only any good if it is calibrated, maintained, and used in a consistent manner.
Calibrating is easy. Rig up a spoke to a luggage scales and a...
06-17-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By Tawraste666

Before spending any cash, why not try cleaning...

Before spending any cash, why not try cleaning the rotor, pads and calipers, straighten the rotors, and align the calipers followed by a decent bedding in?
This eliminated 99% of squealing on my...
06-15-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 622
Posted By Tawraste666

That is awesome. I must have one....

That is awesome.
I must have one....
06-14-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 622
Posted By Tawraste666

ACF-50 for chain lube and all round corrosion...

ACF-50 for chain lube and all round corrosion protection. Also makes cleaning down a simple wipe down affair.
Quicksilver 2-4-c with teflon marine grease for bearings.
Urior wrenches.
And a proper...
06-14-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,230
Posted By Tawraste666

It is worth calibrating your tension meter. At...

It is worth calibrating your tension meter. At least you will know it is accurate, and then over time you will come to rely on it less and less as you get used to what you are aiming for.
For what...
06-09-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By Tawraste666

If you want to understand the strength of wheels...

If you want to understand the strength of wheels and how their construction deals with cyclic forces spend some time watching Bill Mould on youtube.
Bill's explanations are excellent, and he likes...
06-09-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By Tawraste666

I have seen those loose threads on my conti 4...

I have seen those loose threads on my conti 4 seasons. I emailed continental and sentvthem pictures. They replied very quickly and told me not to worry, carefully cut them off.
As for cracking, crap...
06-07-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By Tawraste666

I recently had a barrel adjuster do this in a...

I recently had a barrel adjuster do this in a brake caliper. I drilled it out, but it was a very near thing not to damage the threads because the threads had galled together.
It basically meant that...
06-07-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Tawraste666

How loud is the squeak? I recently chased down...

How loud is the squeak?
I recently chased down a squeak that dissapeared when I got out of the saddle.
It was my shorts on the saddle.
Looking for noises can be a proper rabbit hole.
06-07-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 21,763
Posted By Tawraste666

There are tonnes of vids on youtube showing short...

There are tonnes of vids on youtube showing short sections of old chains being used as hinges.
And new hinges are expensive these days.
06-07-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 868
Posted By Tawraste666

That bike of yours looks lovely and shiny! ...

That bike of yours looks lovely and shiny!

If you can manage it, I think a video would really help.
06-06-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,582
Posted By Tawraste666

Indeed it is. The data sheet states not...

Indeed it is. The data sheet states not considered a danger to the environment or to aquatic organisms.
Apparently the really toxic stuff was all outlawed years ago.
That said, the sink is in a...
06-05-22, 02:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,046
Posted By Tawraste666

I recently enquired about a course and spoke to...

I recently enquired about a course and spoke to the tutor on the phone.
I explained my level of competancy and asked if I would get time on the course to clear up and deepen my understanding of why...
06-05-22, 02:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 868
Posted By Tawraste666

Any chance you can do a video of this? If you...

Any chance you can do a video of this?
If you can't post links, you can alter the link by popping a space in it.

Being allergic to spending money, my first step would be to take things apart so I...
06-05-22, 02:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 627
Posted By Tawraste666

Congrats to the OP! It can be a bit of a nerve...

Congrats to the OP! It can be a bit of a nerve wracking thing to tackle.
If you want to go further, there's a book by Roger Musson that clearly explains everything. A couple of scrap wheels for...
06-03-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,582
Posted By Tawraste666

I quite agree, but thought it simpler to not...

I quite agree, but thought it simpler to not break down into every variant. The OP had already done it, I thought I would look like a tool calling him a novice.
I also thought I would look rude if I...
06-03-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,582
Posted By Tawraste666

Agreed, no need to clean a brand new chain. As...

Agreed, no need to clean a brand new chain. As for the carb cleaner down the drain, thats my cleaning regime:
250 miles, flush with carb carb cleaner then relube with ACF-50.
Both my chains are on...
06-03-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,582
Posted By Tawraste666

Yep, no wear in a week unless you bathe it in...

Yep, no wear in a week unless you bathe it in sand first.
Contaminants in the oil grinding the chain's component parts are what cause wear.

Keep that chain clean and lubed (just 1 drop per...
06-03-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 531
Posted By Tawraste666

The key to adding hundreds of miles onto those...

The key to adding hundreds of miles onto those drive train parts is keeping them clean and learning how to take them apart and put them back on is vital.
I have two chains, they swap over at 250...
06-01-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Tawraste666

By the way, the one that I drilled was the barrel...

By the way, the one that I drilled was the barrel adjuster.
Won't be doing that again!
06-01-22, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Tawraste666

Just wanted to let you know that your advice...

Just wanted to let you know that your advice worked! Thanks a lot, you have saved me some money!
I did manage to get the brake pad pin loose by freezing for an hour, but I used your method on the...
05-31-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Tawraste666

Thanks! I'll definately give that one a go....

Thanks! I'll definately give that one a go. :thumb:
05-31-22, 01:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By Tawraste666

Hanger alignment is such an easy and quick check...

Hanger alignment is such an easy and quick check to do, and 90% of the time that's what it is.
Once the hanger is aligned, the barrel adjusting bit takes 10 seconds to do and you wonder why you...
05-31-22, 01:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By Tawraste666

I think building a custom cart is the only way...

I think building a custom cart is the only way forward.
If this helps - I wanted all my tools within reach of my hands without having to look and I thought the commercially available bases for the...
05-31-22, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Tawraste666

Mechanical brake caliper and galling

Hi all,
Looking for a little advice before I get stuck in - I have a TRP spyre type C mechanical brake caliper and I have two bolts and one piston that have galled.
I have removed one bolt by...
05-31-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,248
Posted By Tawraste666

Plus 1 for buying the tools and doing it...

Plus 1 for buying the tools and doing it yourself.
With the greatest of respect intended, there's loads of bike shops near me and only one guy who actually does everything properly.
The other shops...
05-21-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By Tawraste666

Those bite marks on the splines caused by the...

Those bite marks on the splines caused by the cogs could make those noises.
Each cog is sitting inside those grooves making contact with more faces of each cog than it should.
Depending on the...
05-09-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By Tawraste666

I never buy a new wheel. If bits wear out or...

I never buy a new wheel.

If bits wear out or break I replace them. It doesn't matter to me whether it's a spoke, hub, bearing whatever. It is all a great excuse to tear down and rebuild the...
04-20-22, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Tawraste666

99% of the time its the hanger. Get that right...

99% of the time its the hanger. Get that right and the barrel adjuster is a 10 second affair.
I think a tool like this is indispensable.
And like so many pricey tools, they're so good you ask...
04-17-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Tawraste666

Dammit, I set that up all wrong. Disc brake...

Dammit, I set that up all wrong.
Disc brake rims! Not rims with brake tracks!
04-17-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By Tawraste666

Just wondering, have you cleaned out the mating...

Just wondering, have you cleaned out the mating faces of the crank and crank arm? There's a lot of room for crap to built up. In particular, the crank arm has a lot of recessed areas.
I clean mine...
04-17-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By Tawraste666

Wheel truing and stickers

When truing brake rims with stickers I get quite annoyed by the added height of the stickers.
I try to maintain the true over the sticker and after jumping off the end of the sticker aim for the...
04-17-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By Tawraste666

I have this. I destroyed the first bearing by...

I have this. I destroyed the first bearing by wilfully ignoring the nm spec on the outside of the 8mm bolt.
The wavy washer is intact.
Since I started paying attention to the correct nm spec for...
04-17-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 927
Posted By Tawraste666

My chains (x2) have 3000 miles on them. They show...

My chains (x2) have 3000 miles on them. They show no significant signs of wear.
I clean them a lot.
Every 8 miles - wipe down.
Every 60 miles - clean and rewax. Cog cleaned and reapply ACF-50....
04-17-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By Tawraste666

Definately attempt a rebuild. I had a shimano...

Definately attempt a rebuild.
I had a shimano hub go bad from a lack of grease at point of sale.
I repacked the hub with a course graphite grease and new bearings and spun the hub for a mile or...
04-17-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By Tawraste666

I have tubs of grease from various sources that...

I have tubs of grease from various sources that come with recommendations that seem virtuous but ultimately do not apply to me.
For example - the very expensive high temp red grease - great, but no...
04-17-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Tawraste666

I'm 74kg or thereabouts, 32 hole is fine for me. ...

I'm 74kg or thereabouts, 32 hole is fine for me.
Re open pros, I was looking at the disc rim versions, which are half the price of the Pascenti Forza ones which I really like the look of....
04-12-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Tawraste666

Thanks again for replying, I have been looking up...

Thanks again for replying, I have been looking up all the components you have suggested with interest.
If I could cautiously ask - where do you guys see mavic open pros in the grand scheme of...
04-11-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,205
Posted By Tawraste666

Dirt and crap doesn't stick to wax to the same...

Dirt and crap doesn't stick to wax to the same extent as oil which is why wax and chains that get cleaned regularly result in longer life.
Over the last 18 months I have been measuring both my waxed...
04-11-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Tawraste666

Thanks for the replies guys, very helpful. ...

Thanks for the replies guys, very helpful.

Are shimano the only hubs that do cup and cone?
04-11-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By Tawraste666

If you have a budding interest then why not ...

If you have a budding interest then why not start here?
I did the same thing, slowly gathering tools and experience. Even taking in knackered wheels to muck about with, building trueing stands and...
04-10-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Tawraste666

Thanks for your replies guys, Its 700c size...

Thanks for your replies guys,
Its 700c size wheels I want to build, running 10 speed tiagra.
I have built wheels quite a few times now, but mostly mavic open pro on hope hubs. To be fair, they...
04-10-22, 12:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Tawraste666

Wheel components

Hi,
I had some cheap wheels on my new bike and its time for me to build some better ones.
That said, I am not going to spend a fortune - I am not a tour de france contender. I am a daily...
04-10-22, 12:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,476
Posted By Tawraste666

How do they fare in the wet? I tried a few...

How do they fare in the wet?
I tried a few things like this but have now settled for silver threaded liners, ice climbing gloves and above all neoprene covers for my shifters that my gloved hands go...
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