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10-25-13, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 754
Posted By wmodavis

Usual reason for delayed shifting in my...

Usual reason for delayed shifting in my experience is cable not properly tensioned.
But that being said a lot of things can contribute such as friction between cable and housing, derailer hanger...
09-16-13, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By wmodavis

spoke 2 top of my list!

spoke 2 top of my list!
07-06-13, 06:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,663
Posted By wmodavis

I turn 70 next Saturday. I began mountain biking...

I turn 70 next Saturday. I began mountain biking at age 65. I like best to do single track but do some downhill. I bike for the exercise and health reasons. I'm obviously not as strong and agile as...
06-29-13, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By wmodavis

Not sure about the rust but might make the bike...

Not sure about the rust but might make the bike petal better.
06-26-13, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By wmodavis

Excellent resource here....

Excellent resource here. (http://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php) Well worth the small cost.
06-25-13, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By wmodavis

I presume by 'alloy' that you mean aluminum. The...

I presume by 'alloy' that you mean aluminum. The reason I presume so is that that is a common use of the term. But to be accurate nearly all metal objects made are alloys - that is a metallurgical...
06-11-13, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,297
Posted By wmodavis

No easy answer. Lots of trade offs. And I agree...

No easy answer. Lots of trade offs. And I agree with cript - flats are easy to fix and you should be prepared to do it. Higher pressure will not prevent flats. I with between 30 and 50 depending on...
06-08-13, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By wmodavis

Neither FB page could be found though I'm logged...

Neither FB page could be found though I'm logged in to FB. Would definitely like to view it. And how can I get the book. I'm in Highlands Ranch so not too far.
05-28-13, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By wmodavis

Any derailer adjustments made without first...

Any derailer adjustments made without first checking proper alignment of the hanger can lead to frustration and mis-diagnosis of the shifting problem. It can also lead to purchasing replacement parts...
05-11-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By wmodavis

Look for rims for DH riding.

Look for rims for DH riding.
05-01-13, 09:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,343
Posted By wmodavis

Cranks should be tightened to about 400 in-lbs....

Cranks should be tightened to about 400 in-lbs. They need to be tight!
10-26-12, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By wmodavis

" Am I to assume the front spokes fit the drive...

" Am I to assume the front spokes fit the drive side on the rear wheel?"

Assuming can be wastefully expensive. I'd either remove an undamaged DS spoke and measure it or as M said "Take to an...
10-15-12, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By wmodavis

So how does "Shooting the Messenger" halp make...

So how does "Shooting the Messenger" halp make your argument? Character assination and ad hominum attack only show what a small mind you have. You said NOTHING about the content of what he had to...
10-09-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By wmodavis

Biking is definitely good for you. That...

Biking is definitely good for you.

That said, do not be snookered by the cholesterol myth. The standard cholesterol lab measurements are at best inaccurate and worse only surrogate markers. And...
10-09-12, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 805
Posted By wmodavis

Truly! Bikes will withstand rain and washing and...

Truly! Bikes will withstand rain and washing and all kinds of things. You sound like you are a concerned bike owner and likely one who takes care of your bike. Water is OK! It will survive.
09-20-12, 05:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By wmodavis

If you go to...

If you go to http://derailleurhanger.com/policies.php they state:
"Photo Tips:If you would like us to provide our opinion about which is the correct derailleur hanger for you to purchase, email us...
09-19-12, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By wmodavis

I believe that as nc said it is a poor build of...

I believe that as nc said it is a poor build of your wheels. But you have provided very little information to go by other than you are breaking spokes. It might help to know which side of rear wheel,...
08-24-12, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,451
Posted By wmodavis

Come and ride. It is also a great place to live.

Come and ride. It is also a great place to live.
08-09-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,123
Posted By wmodavis

Tighten spokes to approx 110 Kgf. " And if I...

Tighten spokes to approx 110 Kgf.
" And if I tighten a spoke that's really loose, do I really have to loosen a spoke on the other side?" No!
08-02-12, 02:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,729
Posted By wmodavis

The first one they told me to dread was 30. Well...

The first one they told me to dread was 30. Well I survived it. Then 40 and 50 were the next non-events. Didn't feel a thing different. So I'm wondering what's the big deal with passing some age or...
08-02-12, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 844
Posted By wmodavis

"I also have not taken my bike in for a tune...

"I also have not taken my bike in for a tune since I bought it last July, or approx 4k miles later.
If anyone could give me advice, I'd greatly appreciate it as I'm NO mechanic."

I think you...
07-31-12, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By wmodavis

Measure your spoke tensions. You say, you don't...

Measure your spoke tensions. You say, you don't have a tensiometer? Shame!
07-09-12, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By wmodavis

And a stress test is only valid if you are...

And a stress test is only valid if you are symptomatic. How many have passed the stress test with flying colors than had fatal MI while patting themselves on the back. Pres Clinton passed them...
07-04-12, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By wmodavis

Don't know if I can address your specific concern...

Don't know if I can address your specific concern or not but here goes.

I've been on Medicare about 1 year.
I started mountain biking in 2008 while living in the Philippines.
I have...
06-16-12, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 351
Posted By wmodavis

a) "heavy duty rims" Heavy duty rims are usually...

a) "heavy duty rims" Heavy duty rims are usually heavier, but not 100% for sure.
b) "lighter than stock" How heavy is stock?
c) "i will get down to 240 but am currently 270" You can minimize need...
06-15-12, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,354
Posted By wmodavis

My answer to your question is in agreement with...

My answer to your question is in agreement with those saying yes it can be done. And it is quite simple if, as they say, you are comfortable cutting, splicing, soldering and protecting the joint. It...
06-11-12, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By wmodavis

Looks like it could be the B screw adjustment.

Looks like it could be the B screw adjustment.
06-10-12, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By wmodavis

My experience is same as Jonathan. It works!

My experience is same as Jonathan. It works!
06-09-12, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,486
Posted By wmodavis

Jed here is a comparison I found here...

Jed here is a comparison I found here http://www.doityourself.com/stry/3-advantages-of-using-mineral-spirits-over-paint-thinner
They are my preferred chain cleaner - I get whichever I can get...
06-05-12, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By wmodavis

I think mrrabbit has something there. Why didn't...

I think mrrabbit has something there. Why didn't I think of that.
06-05-12, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By wmodavis

I always use the Park spreadsheet - infact I...

I always use the Park spreadsheet - infact I provide a copy to my customers as reference documentation. I like it. I also keep a copy as my work is guaranteed and if the wheel comes back I have that...
06-02-12, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By wmodavis

Not too much different. Front rotor side higher...

Not too much different. Front rotor side higher tension to maintain dish. Can use either disk or non-disk rims but hub has to be disk ready. Otherwise pretty much the same. Happy building.
05-31-12, 08:08 PM
05-30-12, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 422
Posted By wmodavis

Like Jonathan said stay away from anything but...

Like Jonathan said stay away from anything but grade 25.
http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi?c=Bearings&id=544594718035
05-28-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By wmodavis

DCBO is right on! Spoke failure, aside from an...

DCBO is right on!
Spoke failure, aside from an accident, is most often caused by metal fatigue in the spoke which in turn is caused by low spoke tension not the strength or guage of the spoke...
05-27-12, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By wmodavis

There is a trick. Lots of practice. Keep...

There is a trick. Lots of practice. Keep practicing.

Also +1 on reptilezs comment.
05-14-12, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 221
Posted By wmodavis

If you mean longer chain, you should determine...

If you mean longer chain, you should determine the length by dressing the chain over the large-large and determine the shortest length that the chain can be re-attached. Then add approx 1". Do this...
05-13-12, 07:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,759
Posted By wmodavis

It should weigh the sum of all the parts. If you...

It should weigh the sum of all the parts. If you are a part add that in too.
05-12-12, 06:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,751
Posted By wmodavis

In my experience derailer hangers, if re-bent...

In my experience derailer hangers, if re-bent carefully and not over bent, can be done 2-3 times. Be sure you use the proper tool.

+1 on derailleurhanger.com.
05-12-12, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 781
Posted By wmodavis

You should either consult your shock spec or the...

You should either consult your shock spec or the frame spec for the correct torque values.
05-10-12, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,587
Posted By wmodavis

I take 50mg daily for the purpose of reducing...

I take 50mg daily for the purpose of reducing Lp(a) since I have a relatively high level and it is noted for being atherogenic. I'm working hard to get it down, the DHEA being one tool in the bag of...
04-30-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,384
Posted By wmodavis

The wheels do seem reasonably true, but I suspect...

The wheels do seem reasonably true, but I suspect the spoke tension is uneven: When you pluck the spokes like a harp, the pitch is all over the place.
'True' is only one aspect of a well done wheel...
04-28-12, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By wmodavis

I would inspect and regrease bearings if needed....

I would inspect and regrease bearings if needed. It is your wheel and you are the one who will be depending on it. I always want to know what my trust is placed in.
I would also retension, retrue...
04-27-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By wmodavis

Sooo... What's your problem? Can't you follow his...

Sooo... What's your problem? Can't you follow his logic?Logic what's that?
04-27-12, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,806
Posted By wmodavis

http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi?d=single&c=Ca...

http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi?d=single&c=Cable/Casing&sc=Clips/Stops/Guides&tc=Cable%20Guides&item_id=LS-2901SF&id=514133418305
04-24-12, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By wmodavis

To clean the chain you do need to do more than...

To clean the chain you do need to do more than soak it and let it dry.

I choose to shake the container vigorously several times to give force, to not just disolving but actually removing, gunk...
04-23-12, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By wmodavis

Is derailer hanger properly aligned? How about...

Is derailer hanger properly aligned?
How about the limit screws?
Cable tension?
04-23-12, 06:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,690
Posted By wmodavis

"Sheldon Brown which most people feel is a little...

"Sheldon Brown which most people feel is a little more of an expert than internet posters"

Sheldon Brown WAS an INTERNET POSTER!
04-20-12, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,376
Posted By wmodavis

How long have you been riding those wheels? ...

How long have you been riding those wheels?
What are the spoke tensions?
What spoke broke? Front? (DS or nonDS?) Rear? (DS or nonDS?)
Where on the spoke did the break occur? At nipple, At spoke...
04-14-12, 08:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,690
Posted By wmodavis

I use mineral spirits (paint thinner). It is...

I use mineral spirits (paint thinner). It is available at most any hardware store. It is good solvent for grease and oil. I reuse it many times after sediment settles. Very little waste. Minimal...
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