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07-30-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By well biked

I am skeptical that the UN55 is discontinued. Q...

I am skeptical that the UN55 is discontinued. Q shows only two versions of this bb at the moment, (one is a 68mm version, one a 73mm version), and both are out of stock, with a limit of 3 if they...
07-28-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By well biked

Regarding current, new parts, nothing at that...

Regarding current, new parts, nothing at that level will work with your 6700 rear shifter. If you can find an XT RD in good shape from the nine speed era, it will work great.

The M591 RD I...
07-28-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 259
Posted By well biked

I suggest the Shimano RD-M591 SGS if you can find...

I suggest the Shimano RD-M591 SGS if you can find one. Will work perfectly with your 6700 rear road shifter and 11 x 34 cassette.
07-26-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By well biked

I met Richard Everett, the founder of Kool Stop,...

I met Richard Everett, the founder of Kool Stop, at Interbike years ago, and he told me Scott Matthauser hired him to develop a brake pad compound back in the '70's, which would become the famous...
07-24-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 721
Posted By well biked

I'll add, when it comes to difficult pedal...

I'll add, when it comes to difficult pedal removal, leverage is often your best friend.
07-24-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 721
Posted By well biked

For both right and left pedals: turn the spindle...

For both right and left pedals: turn the spindle towards the front of the bike to tighten, turn to the rear of the bike to loosen. Doesn't matter if you're working on pedals with 15mm wrench flats or...
06-19-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By well biked

I had hoped I could make my point clearly, I...

I had hoped I could make my point clearly, I guess I didn't. A chain, a derailler cage, derailleur pulleys, etc., don't look that that on a well-cared for bike. Chirping sound or not. It may just...
06-19-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By well biked

What I'm seeing in the photo is an overly oily,...

What I'm seeing in the photo is an overly oily, gunky, gritty mess. Chirping or no chirping.
04-27-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By well biked

Most people who use or used Octalink cranks/bb's...

Most people who use or used Octalink cranks/bb's were very pleased with them, because they were well made and durable. Shimano did a very good job with their Octalink products. This was also the...
04-06-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,873
Posted By well biked

So your first post on Bikeforums is dragging up a...

So your first post on Bikeforums is dragging up a seven year old thread, and correcting a long-time member who is one of the most all-time helpful members in the history of BF, and telling him...
Forum: Commuting
01-30-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By well biked

Yeah, I saw that. I subscribed to DirtRag years...

Yeah, I saw that. I subscribed to DirtRag years ago. Maurice Tierney was an institution.
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By well biked

Wow, that's cool. I really liked Richard...

Wow, that's cool. I really liked Richard Cunningham's stuff :)
Forum: Commuting
01-29-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Posted By well biked

The magazine I miss from "bitd" is Mountain Bike...

The magazine I miss from "bitd" is Mountain Bike Action. Mountain biking was my absolute passion for a very long time and I looked forward to MBA like no other magazine. I had a subscription to...
12-31-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By well biked

The trend at this moment for drop bar bikes...

The trend at this moment for drop bar bikes equipped with disc brakes: flat mount brake calipers (the newest drop bar groups with hydraulic disc brakes use flat mount). Axles and spacing: 100mm...
12-26-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By well biked

Assuming you've already tried removing the valve...

Assuming you've already tried removing the valve core (and are using an air compressor), here's another trick that might be worth trying...remove the tubeless valve stem from the rim entirely,...
12-26-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By well biked

Power Grips! I hadn't seen or thought of those...

Power Grips! I hadn't seen or thought of those for a long time. :) NIce photo ^
12-26-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By well biked

I suggest two things: use soapy water (dish soap,...

I suggest two things: use soapy water (dish soap, etc) on the beads of the tires. If the tires are being stubborn, as it sounds like they are, remove the valve cores and inflate (with an air...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By well biked

I'm a big fan of Jeff Jones. We assembled a...

I'm a big fan of Jeff Jones. We assembled a stock, complete Jones Plus LWB at our shop not long ago for an old friend and customer, it was cool to finally see a Jones bike in person. I own a first...
Forum: Commuting
12-15-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By well biked

I have to admit, when I saw the thread title I...

I have to admit, when I saw the thread title I thought this was a thread about tripping a red light to green. :D
12-11-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By well biked

Being from the mid-south (U.S.), I pronounce it...

Being from the mid-south (U.S.), I pronounce it as "sawder" instead of "sodder," FWIW.
12-10-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By well biked

I use a Supernova dynamo headlight and tail light...

I use a Supernova dynamo headlight and tail light on a bike, also. Just curious, regarding your Sinewave Revolution USB charger, do you have it wired to the connector that plugs to the hub alongside...
Forum: Commuting
12-10-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,530
Posted By well biked

Maybe take a look the Flip III pedals from...

Maybe take a look the Flip III pedals from issi.....they have a nice platform on one side and SPD on the other. I like that they have replaceable pins on the platform side. In the "Flip" series, I...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,948
Posted By well biked

To the OP, I think you will really like the...

To the OP, I think you will really like the Teravails.
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,948
Posted By well biked

I have only run the slick Gravel Kings, not the...

I have only run the slick Gravel Kings, not the SK's. Have sold a bunch of SK's to customers, though, including the new SK+'s which are a little heavier but have more puncture protection. The SKs and...
Forum: Commuting
11-20-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,948
Posted By well biked

I run Teravail 700 x 42's in the light and supple...

I run Teravail 700 x 42's in the light and supple version on my commuter right now, it's a great tire, plenty robust for my commuting needs. Seems like it would be a little more flat resistant than...
11-18-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By well biked

QBP does have in stock plenty of Ritchey 1"...

QBP does have in stock plenty of Ritchey 1" threaded headsets, Ritchey's part number is 33000877001. Any bike shop with a QBP acct should be able to order one. The color of the headset is a mix of...
11-14-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,863
Posted By well biked

Stan's....pull it TIGHT, as you apply it.

Stan's....pull it TIGHT, as you apply it.
11-14-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,863
Posted By well biked

I usually use a tubeless tape that's a couple of...

I usually use a tubeless tape that's a couple of mm wider than the stated internal width of the rim. The contours of the rim bed add a little distance across the internal surface of the rim.
11-14-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By well biked

Sorry to derail the thread....You're right, the...

Sorry to derail the thread....You're right, the Pure headlight is compatible with a tail light (as long as it's a Supernova). I'm not sure where I got the impression that the E3 Pure3 headlight...
11-14-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By well biked

Interesting info on the Supernova lights, thanks!...

Interesting info on the Supernova lights, thanks! I have a Supernova E3 Pro2 headlight paired with the Supernova tail light, and my understanding is that the capacitor that powers the tail light...
11-09-19, 10:41 AM
Forum: Commuting
10-29-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,814
Posted By well biked

Teravail Rampart is my recommendation. they're...

Teravail Rampart is my recommendation. they're available in 700 x 38, should fit fine on your Vaya. Great tires for commuting on pavement, super easy to set up tubeless.
10-23-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,604
Posted By well biked

Give us a general description of the bike (color,...

Give us a general description of the bike (color, parts on it, etc), and look closely at the head badge for a 4-digit date code. From there, we would hopefully have the info needed to plug it into a...
10-11-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,217
Posted By well biked

Assuming those are metallic pads, maybe install...

Assuming those are metallic pads, maybe install resin pads. They tend to be quieter, and IME, provide a little better brake performance. The downside is that they wear faster, but with those brakes...
10-10-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,367
Posted By well biked

To the OP, I quickly checked the specs on your...

To the OP, I quickly checked the specs on your Giant ATX 3, it uses a very inexpensive chain ("8 speed chain").

Whatever you do regarding chain lube/chain cleaning, just remember the chain itself...
10-01-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 516
Posted By well biked

Is it a Schwinn Caliente?

Is it a Schwinn Caliente?
09-30-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,652
Posted By well biked

Regarding Shimano Rapid Rise derailleurs, there...

Regarding Shimano Rapid Rise derailleurs, there was an XTR RR introduced in the late '90's, and it was a problematic derailleur. A fair number of riders bought in to the concept, but it was a very...
09-25-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,049
Posted By well biked

re: the thread title...don't focus solely on...

re: the thread title...don't focus solely on evening spoke tensions, morning spoke tensions are equally important.

Sorry, couldn't resist.
09-25-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By well biked

+1

+1
09-21-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By well biked

I suggest replacing the wheel. It's a known...

I suggest replacing the wheel. It's a known problem with older Mavic freehubs. At our shop, we have had reported cases of the freehub not freewheeling at higher speeds when this squeal occurs, which...
Forum: Commuting
09-11-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,686
Posted By well biked

There are very stiff carbon-soled road shoes and...

There are very stiff carbon-soled road shoes and very stiff carbon-soled mtb shoes. I've used both and I certainly can't tell that one is more efficient at transferring my power to the bike. The...
09-11-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,449
Posted By well biked

My advice: with a really old Raleigh like your...

My advice: with a really old Raleigh like your Grand Prix, don't agonize over the small stuff and don't expect that any two bikes, even the same model, are going to measure out to exactly the same...
08-31-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,357
Posted By well biked

I hear ya on all of that....The Mavic Reflex name...

I hear ya on all of that....The Mavic Reflex name was more associated with the tubular version IME, but there was a clincher version of the Reflex also, that later became the Open Pro. We sold...
08-31-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,357
Posted By well biked

Absolutely not intentional, these flaws...

Absolutely not intentional, these flaws effectively made the rims out of round, and would have been very noticeable when braking.
08-31-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,357
Posted By well biked

Sorry to hear about the defect in the OP C's. I...

Sorry to hear about the defect in the OP C's. I just built a wheelset using the recently renamed "Open Pro T" rims, a very close cousin of the C's (the T's are the tubular version), and found the...
08-30-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By well biked

I advise just springing for a new cassette. But...

I advise just springing for a new cassette. But as to the question of a U.S. Campy parts dealer, Branford Bike comes to my mind as a very authoritative source for most things Campy. I haven't talked...
08-24-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,467
Posted By well biked

Pedal. Pedals.

Pedal. Pedals.
Forum: Commuting
08-22-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,897
Posted By well biked

rgvg, that looks like a Centurion Pro Tour from...

rgvg, that looks like a Centurion Pro Tour from about 1983...I had that same bike in the same color. Very nice. And nice bell, too.
Forum: Commuting
08-11-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,608
Posted By well biked

Cygolite is my favorite light brand. I have used...

Cygolite is my favorite light brand. I have used them for years on a variety of bikes, and they are really good IME.
08-10-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,847
Posted By well biked

As long as you don't change the size of the...

As long as you don't change the size of the largest cog on your cassette and the largest chainring on your crankset during the life of the chain, here is a summary:

The chain should be sized by...
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