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09-15-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 523
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Chain skipping in the higher effort cogs on an...

Chain skipping in the higher effort cogs on an older bike when used by a rider who wants higher effort gearing usually means that those cogs are worn out, and the chain likely too. Replacing the OEM...
08-05-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By HelpSingularity

Speaking as a fellow geezer who is now gently...

Speaking as a fellow geezer who is now gently entering the twilight phase of my storied cycling career, I would guess that, at least, a partial solution for your "need for speed" TM :) is not bigger...
08-04-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By RGMN

I've used a 4th hand brake tool...

I've used a 4th hand brake tool (https://www.parktool.com/en-us/product/cable-stretcher-bt-2?category=Brakes) to hold some tension on the cable while tightening the pinch bolt.
08-01-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 737
Posted By bamboobike4

Thanks. I may end up doing just that. Just to...

Thanks. I may end up doing just that. Just to avoid a lot of trial and error.
We leave in 3 days, and ran a pretty decent training climb Saturday, 8,100' over 104 miles, mostly leg-punchers.
She...
08-01-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 737
Posted By bamboobike4

I appreciate the information. I know what the...

I appreciate the information. I know what the gears are, thanks, just wanted to know about the setup.
We did 8,100' Saturday over 104 miles, and she was OK, feels better about heading west.
07-31-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The first thing I think of is that your legs are...

The first thing I think of is that your legs are stronger than your arms are and there's some friction that your arms can't over come but your legs do. A common cause is a rubbing brake. There are...
07-30-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 629
Posted By stevel610

As he stated, it doesn't have an enclosed cam😉....

As he stated, it doesn't have an enclosed cam😉. To answer your next question: Google it.
Congrats on the new bike. What model?
07-25-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Crankycrank

The photo shows the lockring to disassemble the...

The photo shows the lockring to disassemble the cassette body and not what you need to remove it from the hub. You'll need the hex key or whatever method is used to mount it to the hub.
07-23-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By dedhed

If they are set so the wheel is centered in the...

If they are set so the wheel is centered in the frame no need to touch them. Kind of the reason they are there, to center the wheel in horizontal dropouts and allow quick wheel replacement.
07-22-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 554
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I take absolutes in marketing claims with a big...

I take absolutes in marketing claims with a big grain of salt. Andy
07-17-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By sweeks

Sounds more like you're planning to *service* the...

Sounds more like you're planning to *service* the hub... something that should be done at appropriate intervals.
Some may disagree with me, but if there's not much wear on the races I'd probably...
07-12-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,386
Posted By Koyote

This happened on one of my bikes shortly after it...

This happened on one of my bikes shortly after it had been rebuilt at the shop. The mechanic had been using a torque wrench which he later found to be faulty, so the bolts weren't torqued properly....
07-12-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,386
Posted By cxwrench

If they took the crank off the bike to clean it...

If they took the crank off the bike to clean it as part of the tune up then it's pretty damn obvious that they didn't install it properly. The most likely thing is that the 2 pinch bolts weren't...
07-10-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 515
Posted By rccardr

What you need is a tripleizer. Replaces inner...

What you need is a tripleizer. Replaces inner chainring with one that is drilled to accept a granny.
Available in many common BCD’s.
Yes, likely requires a triple FD and a 5mm wider bottom bracket.
07-09-22, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By dedhed

BB threads are based on what the frame is...

BB threads are based on what the frame is threaded for. Bottom bracket shells have been threaded in English (BSA), French, Italian, and Swiss threads over the years.
Most threaded BB built since...
06-23-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,089
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 ^^^ Park makes good ones or just do a search...

+1 ^^^ Park makes good ones or just do a search for "bicycle cone wrenches". Stay away from the cheapie, swiss cheese types as they sometimes bend or have a sloppy fit and slip off the nuts. Since...
06-17-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,005
Posted By ThermionicScott

It's unfortunate that we use the term "stronger"...

It's unfortunate that we use the term "stronger" to describe wheels, because that leads one to intuit that thicker and heavier parts would do the job better. What we want are wheels that will support...
06-15-22, 03:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 911
Posted By JoeTBM

They sell adapters for 1/4 to 3/8 drive changes,...

They sell adapters for 1/4 to 3/8 drive changes, This set from Harbor Freight covers everything from 1/4 to 3/8 to 1/2" drives...
06-04-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,538
Posted By 3alarmer

...a ruler or a steel tape measure is far and...

...a ruler or a steel tape measure is far and away the most accurate way to measure this, but the do make some chain checker tools that work a little better than the one you bought. The better ones...
06-01-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 822
Posted By dsbrantjr

The inner cables are different and, crucially,...

The inner cables are different and, crucially, the housings are of very different construction, shift housing being substantially weaker. Never use shift cable or housing for brake systems, ever.
05-11-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By fishboat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49lAdo_vUX4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49lAdo_vUX4
05-05-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,019
Posted By 10 Wheels

I keep patching till the valves go bad. ...

I keep patching till the valves go bad.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/7_patches_140eaaf2936029f7550ad6f54064bfd9774bf3d6.jpg
05-05-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,019
Posted By JohnDThompson

A good quality patch (I prefer Rema, but there...

A good quality patch (I prefer Rema, but there are others) properly applied can last the life of the tube. A compelling reason to replace a tube would be a blow-out too large to patch, or a leak in...
05-04-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By capnjonny

I looked up the instructions for working on these...

I looked up the instructions for working on these wheels. What a crock. Give me an old school rim where I can easily true or replace spokes. These wheels seem to me to be just another example of...
04-27-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Al makes for a poor bearing surface. A spoke...

Al makes for a poor bearing surface. A spoke nipple that is intended to be able to be turned in the future is just a bearing that isn't yet being used. Al likes to gall when pressed hard and moved...
02-18-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,159
Posted By JohnDThompson

The late Jobst Brandt felt that a washer between...

The late Jobst Brandt felt that a washer between the pedal axle and crank arm could reduce fretting damage to the crank arm, which can lead to failure at the pedal eye. He did not think that a washer...
02-04-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Stormy85

So, I think I might have found the culprit. The...

So, I think I might have found the culprit. The inner circlip eyes were a little dent and when the bearing nested up against them they would prohibit the bearing from spinning freely. I turned it...
12-02-21, 01:40 PM
12-01-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 817
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Bikes as we know them really don't like pressure...

Bikes as we know them really don't like pressure sprays. The meager seals our components have don't do a good job with pressure washers or car washes. I think you'll find that a commercial washer has...
06-24-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,906
Posted By CliffordK

Interesting machine. I wonder how it...

Interesting machine.

I wonder how it compares to a basic analog stand like my VAR truing stand?

https://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=572798

Plus the mod to help with hop...
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