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Forum: Introductions
08-08-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By BenAround

Thanks, Gordon. I plan to do this when I get a...

Thanks, Gordon. I plan to do this when I get a chance.

WD-40 is an interesting product. I would not say it's not a lubricant, although that's not its main purpose. Wikipedia says "It acts as a...
Forum: Introductions
08-05-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By BenAround

In a former life, long ago, I worked repairing...

In a former life, long ago, I worked repairing stereo equipment for a store that sold stereos. One of the first things I learned to fix was a record changer turntable. All that was required was to...
Forum: Introductions
08-05-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By BenAround

So, perhaps a good soak in WD40 or some other...

So, perhaps a good soak in WD40 or some other solvent might help? I suppose it probably wouldn't hurt, as long as I'm not too disappointed if it doesn't work.
Forum: Introductions
08-03-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By BenAround

I've tried adjusting the cable tension, but...

I've tried adjusting the cable tension, but loosening the cable only helps it stay on the largest gear, but then doesn't shift properly to the other gears.

It shifts fine onto the large gear, but...
Forum: Introductions
07-28-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By BenAround

Thanks. Never spent any time in Arizona, just...

Thanks. Never spent any time in Arizona, just drove through long ago from New Orleans to California.
Forum: Introductions
07-28-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By BenAround

Thanks, but the problem isn't that it won't get...

Thanks, but the problem isn't that it won't get on to the cog, which the limit screw would fix. It's that the shifter won't keep it there unless I keep pressure on the lever to hold it in place. When...
Forum: Introductions
07-27-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By BenAround

Of the bike or the shifter? The bike is a...

Of the bike or the shifter?

The bike is a Fisher Mt Tam Mountain Bike, built in 1985. The shifter is Shimano Deore XT SIS, possibly the first generation, from 1990 or earlier. I think it may be...
Forum: Introductions
07-27-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By BenAround

Thanks, that's the sort of thing I would prefer....

Thanks, that's the sort of thing I would prefer. This bike has never been to a bike shop, although a good friend who moved away used to help me with some of the harder stuff. But I can replace and...
07-26-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,303
Posted By BenAround

I have an old Fisher Mt Tam bike I still ride,...

I have an old Fisher Mt Tam bike I still ride, bought in 1985. I had the fat, knobby tires for years, but I've been away from the rocky trails for a long time, and finally replaced them with...
07-26-22, 10:08 PM
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Posted By BenAround

I'm now 75 and have been trying to ride more...

I'm now 75 and have been trying to ride more after not riding for a few years. I switched to Mt Bikes back in the 80s when I lived in Marin County, Calif near lots of dirt fire roads on Mt Tamalpais....
Forum: Introductions
07-26-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By BenAround

Thanks, I'll check it out.

Thanks, I'll check it out.
Forum: Introductions
07-26-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By BenAround

Thanks, I never thought of that. But I don't...

Thanks, I never thought of that.

But I don't want to spend too much, and I can do the work if I can find a decent replacement. I plan to ask about it at the bike shops, but their prices might be...
Forum: Introductions
07-25-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By BenAround

Hello from California Bay Area

Hi all,

My actual name is Marty. I'm an old fart, having started mountain biking in the early 1980s when I was living in Fairfax, Calif, by the trails of Mt Tamalpais. I had done a bit of road...
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