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03-20-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By mitchmellow62

My lbs has the park tool SS-1 stay straightener...

My lbs has the park tool SS-1 stay straightener and has straightened a chain stay for me. That bend is very close to the dropout but it would still probably work. Your lbs could also give you an...
02-09-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By mitchmellow62

Some folks wrap drop bars from the top down to...

Some folks wrap drop bars from the top down to eliminate the need for any tape at all. The wrap is started by wrapping over itself enough to secure it. If I understand the moloko bars correctly, it...
02-05-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 690
Posted By mitchmellow62

Contrary to the crowd I have bought used...

Contrary to the crowd I have bought used cassettes. But I wouldn't buy that one. A cassette has to look pristine and the story has to be something like "I only rode it a hundred miles and then...
10-18-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By mitchmellow62

I'd try the suntour derailleur before tossing it....

I'd try the suntour derailleur before tossing it. Sometimes they work with alternate cable attachment. I'm using a Suntour alpha 3000 with the Sunrace freewheel and Shimano shifters.
09-20-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,283
Posted By mitchmellow62

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/thIAAOSwjodaA7Fa/s-...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/thIAAOSwjodaA7Fa/s-l500.jpg
This is what I've done in the past. Works fine with the friction thumbies I use. One might need a little more creativity for a cable...
09-04-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,129
Posted By mitchmellow62

Nothing ventured nothing gained. Especially if...

Nothing ventured nothing gained. Especially if you already have all the components. My bet is that it will work.
07-24-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By mitchmellow62

That's too bad that the fix didn't work for you. ...

That's too bad that the fix didn't work for you. I imagine a lot depends on how/where the original tab broke and where one decides to drill the hole. Perhaps not all have enough remaining metal. ...
07-22-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By mitchmellow62

I replaced a Tiagra 4503 with a Sora and there...

I replaced a Tiagra 4503 with a Sora and there was no perceivable change in shifting. I later repaired the 4503 and am using it on another bike. If the spring retaining tab broke on yours, as they...
04-02-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,125
Posted By mitchmellow62

https://www.canadabicycleparts.com/sram-mrx-grip-s...

https://www.canadabicycleparts.com/sram-mrx-grip-shift-shifter-15535

$15 canadian. Says the front shifter is friction.
03-12-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 984
Posted By mitchmellow62

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/360x640/img_20200312_170603958_12186a892322fd12da42275908f720ce739f454d.jpg
The deed is done! The hole continues to exist. The other shifter...
03-12-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,516
Posted By mitchmellow62

I believe someone mentioned training as a factor...

I believe someone mentioned training as a factor in saddle comfort. If the OP hasn't done a lot of longer rides and the 520 is new I'd train a little before starting the search for a new saddle. I...
10-21-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,754
Posted By mitchmellow62

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x720/img_20191021_112938784_373f0110c7871d0bbcae82f6a9ecdc6cea7228ef.jpg
I have a very similar story. Only this should probably be called a...
09-28-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,104
Posted By mitchmellow62

I once lived on the open prairie where wind was...

I once lived on the open prairie where wind was the norm. If it was really high (I never kept track of the number) I would go out against it for as far as I could or had time for. It was a...
09-25-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,217
Posted By mitchmellow62

Here's the link to all of the shimano...

Here's the link to all of the shimano documentation for your downtube shifters:
https://si.shimano.com/#/en/search/Keyword?name=A351 .

All of the documentation states that they are index or...
09-18-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,474
Posted By mitchmellow62

Seat height recommendations all deal with...

Seat height recommendations all deal with establishing the most efficient and powerful position and therefore are mainly for enthusiasts. OP, if you are a casual rider and plan to stay that way then...
08-01-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By mitchmellow62

You may also be able to use the axle from the...

You may also be able to use the axle from the original wheel making the O.L.D of the new wheel 120 mm. You'd have to experiment with cones, spacers and locknuts. When everything is in place there...
08-01-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By mitchmellow62

Kudos to your son. Let him know that fixing old...

Kudos to your son. Let him know that fixing old bikes can be addictive. The wheel you purchased has 126 mm O.L.D. and you are trying to fit it in a frame with 120 mm spacing. Please reference this...
04-27-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By mitchmellow62

Home Depot will color match their Behr oil...

Home Depot will color match their Behr oil enamel. I brought the fork in for them to match. I bought a quart on sale for just under $14. It's way too much paint but it can be recycled. They...
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