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Forum: Touring
04-28-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,215
Posted By Eggman84

My solution is to look up the baggage rules for...

My solution is to look up the baggage rules for each airline I am considering, then add that cost to the passenger cost. The rules and costs are listed on the airlines website (by law), But it can...
04-28-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By Eggman84

There was a very real reason why Shimano (and...

There was a very real reason why Shimano (and others) went to the "link wire" style. And that reason was SAFETY. With the "old" style one piece straddle wire, if the main brake cable broke, the...
04-28-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By Eggman84

I assume your bike is older style cup and cone...

I assume your bike is older style cup and cone BB, with the drive side cup unthreaded. Yes, there is a thin spanner wrench that is used. Believe the size is 36mm. If you can get the drive side...
04-28-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By Eggman84

That does not work for most cantilever brake link...

That does not work for most cantilever brake link wires, which need fittings at both ends. Yes, old style link wires that went over a straddle had a fitting at only one end, the other end secured...
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Eggman84

The FH-MC38 is STX level. That isn't far off the...

The FH-MC38 is STX level. That isn't far off the XT version, is it? Cones for most shimano hubs are available from Wheels Mfg. Harder part to source these days is a spare freehub. But sounds like...
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Eggman84

I would use the 4th one. I have the an XT...

I would use the 4th one. I have the an XT version of the parallax hub both front (HB-M737) and rear (FH-M737) (36 hole in my case) on my touring bike and don't think there are many hubs with a...
03-23-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By Eggman84

Different length cage? Is the Ultegra have a...

Different length cage? Is the Ultegra have a larger rated capacity than the other? For the gravel RD, is the chain slack in small small and not able to go into large large? Assume you set up chain...
03-11-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By Eggman84

If it is truly just "unraveled' than you can...

If it is truly just "unraveled' than you can twist the individual strands back together, generally the individual strands will nestle back together. But if you have bent an individual strand then it...
02-16-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By Eggman84

They are the same, the lower photo just has the...

They are the same, the lower photo just has the lockring in place, which is hiding the fine toothed splines that engage with the hub. I was ready to agree with you but decided I should just do a...
02-13-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By Eggman84

If you want to stay with the same group set...

If you want to stay with the same group set (Sora) than you can get Shimano's current version.. labeled as RD-R3000, which has the following specs:



Drivetrain Speeds: 9 (will work equally...
02-04-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Eggman84

Most timing chains are longer than the packaged...

Most timing chains are longer than the packaged chains; it will take two standard chains one of which is shortened. Measure the length you need and go to a LBS that has chain on a roll and can sell...
02-04-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,723
Posted By Eggman84

What study? Be interesting to read it. Lasted...

What study? Be interesting to read it. Lasted longer with respect to what? With respect to corrosion I agree stainless steel will last longer than the steel used in most chains. But if you keep...
Forum: Touring
01-31-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,769
Posted By Eggman84

Consider a loop around Lake Michigan; lots of...

Consider a loop around Lake Michigan; lots of good state parks in both Michigan and Wisconsin. If you want to avoid Chicago and developed south end of the lake take the ferry between Ludington,...
01-29-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By Eggman84

Not sure what happened to the map but the link is...

Not sure what happened to the map but the link is broken. So here is just a view.
...
01-29-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,176
Posted By Eggman84

Two ways I use. First is what I call the...

Two ways I use.


First is what I call the northern route to Redondo Beech pier, then you can head south around the peninsula. From the blue line station at Wardlow Rd head west on Wardlow Rd,...
01-14-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By Eggman84

I have replaced my Shimano XT level external BB...

I have replaced my Shimano XT level external BB on my touring bike twice, each time at about 15,000 mile. Both times the BB started making noise, indicating all was not right. First time, the BB...
01-08-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By Eggman84

Yes, bearings should not be worn out after only...

Yes, bearings should not be worn out after only 3,000 miles unless the original setup was bad. When you/the LBS say "worn out", is what is the symptom? s the hub loose? Grinding? Provide some...
12-29-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By Eggman84

Lots of videos on the internet how to set up and...

Lots of videos on the internet how to set up and adjust rear derailleurs. One is...
12-29-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By Eggman84

Suggest you review a good article Jan Heine wrote...

Suggest you review a good article Jan Heine wrote on the Rene Herse Chainrings (https://www.renehersecycles.com/chainring-choice-or-shifting-ramps/


Based on your photo it looks like the small...
12-28-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,026
Posted By Eggman84

Short of doing a destructive test (placing it on...

Short of doing a destructive test (placing it on a test stand and applying a force until it fails) no one can conclusively answer whether soaking the chain in mineral spirits (or any solution include...
12-13-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By Eggman84

Differences in thickness and spacing of chain...

Differences in thickness and spacing of chain rings is trivial in my opinion. The big change was the addition of ramps and pins starting with 9 speed. Why was this necessary. Two reasons. First...
12-09-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By Eggman84

Off topic a bit, but I always wondered why it...

Off topic a bit, but I always wondered why it seems people refer to SRAM (and Campagnolo) components by year and groupset name. Don't these companies (and others) label their components with part...
12-01-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By Eggman84

The SGRT is on the east side of the San Gabriel...

The SGRT is on the east side of the San Gabriel River at this point. As far as I know, you are only accessing a maintenance road on the east side of the river at this point; locked gates are located...
12-01-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,546
Posted By Eggman84

IT maybe that your shifter cable is fraying...

IT maybe that your shifter cable is fraying inside the shifter, which will effect the shifting, especially upshifting in the smallest cogs where the derailleur spring has less tension. The cable...
12-01-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 828
Posted By Eggman84

If you are trying to avoid the virus why then...

If you are trying to avoid the virus why then were you traveling to California (against CDC and WHO recommendations) where you clam NO ONE was wearing a mask. Based on that false statement, I doubt...
11-20-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By Eggman84

When cleaning anything outside,(even with...

When cleaning anything outside,(even with "biodegradable" products) try to make sure your wash/rinse water goes to a sanitary ewer that leads to a wastewater treatment plant and not the storm sewer,...
11-07-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,405
Posted By Eggman84

Based on the 2008 Lemond catalog (see page 6 of...

Based on the 2008 Lemond catalog (see page 6 of http://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek-Fisher-Klein-Lemond/2008lemond.pdf, the dropouts are manufactured from carbon. SO does not seem like a good idea to...
10-26-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,108
Posted By Eggman84

I don't want to blame Kenda (suspect they don't...

I don't want to blame Kenda (suspect they don't make the tubes, just market them with their name) but I had at least 5 of their tubes, bought in 2 different batches, appear to be defective. I base...
10-25-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,522
Posted By Eggman84

You could swap the 12T cog with an 11T cog but...

You could swap the 12T cog with an 11T cog but there are two technical considerations. First, I assume your current 2nd position cog is 13T, so going to an 11T 1st position cog will mean you have a...
10-25-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By Eggman84

More information is needed. Manufacture and...

More information is needed. Manufacture and model of bike and of crankset. What is the crank/BB interface? Is the crankarm or spindle visibly worn? How many miles on the bike, is it getting...
Forum: Touring
10-21-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By Eggman84

Glad to see they are investing in bike...

Glad to see they are investing in bike facilities. Now if Oregon just opened their hiker/biker campsites. Yea, that is true. if you showed up on a bike you couldn't camp this summer - and according...
10-21-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By Eggman84

This crankset (FC-M591) came in 2 versions;...

This crankset (FC-M591) came in 2 versions; 22/32/44 tooth combination and 26/36/48 tooth combination. Shimano spent lots of time and money (marketing $?) designing chainrings to optimize front...
09-15-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By Eggman84

Jan tends to be a little dogmatic - I find his...

Jan tends to be a little dogmatic - I find his articles to be educational but not the final word. To answer your question though, no, still using index shifting. The setup I am using is 3x9 Ultegra...
09-14-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By Eggman84

Your main problem I believe is the front...

Your main problem I believe is the front derailleur. The Shimano FD-5504 was designed for



9 speed drive trains (should work fine with 10 speed because spacing and width of chainrings [not...
Forum: Touring
09-04-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,865
Posted By Eggman84

As Homer would say "Doh". Thank you for the...

As Homer would say "Doh". Thank you for the correction, Tiagra as a groupset came out in 2001. Should read my posts closer before submitting.

Karl (who hates being wrong but keeps doing it)
Forum: Touring
09-04-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,865
Posted By Eggman84

It did not go out of the factory with Tiagra STI...

It did not go out of the factory with Tiagra STI shifters; all Trek 520s of that era used barend shifters. Also Shimano introduced Tiagra in 2011, starting with 4400 at 9 speed. Per Trek catalogs,...
08-25-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By Eggman84

We all are assuming the :skipping" is happening...

We all are assuming the :skipping" is happening on the cassette. But chainrings also wear, particularly because they are typically made of aluminum, some can be relatively small, and frequently some...
08-24-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Eggman84

Going back to you original post you also said...

Going back to you original post you also said "The bottom race seems fine. Everything is spinning smoothly and seems to fit well. On the top though, every time I put the cup back on and start to turn...
08-24-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By Eggman84

Many would say the "new product" for a tire slash...

Many would say the "new product" for a tire slash is a new tire. Some times you are just unlucky and a tire gets damaged beyond repair prematurely. My favorite is car drivers ranting about the...
08-24-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,837
Posted By Eggman84

I can understand a chain wearing out in one year,...

I can understand a chain wearing out in one year, but find it odd that the cassette would be worn out after just 1 chain that was not worn beyond 0.75% (as you imply). You didn't mention which...
08-24-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By Eggman84

I am really trying to figure out how the balls...

I am really trying to figure out how the balls are compressible such that they can "stack up" after the race is tightened down. Or is the race loosing up as you turn the fork, which allows the balls...
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,115
Posted By Eggman84

Unless there is a problem with the rims or hubs,...

Unless there is a problem with the rims or hubs, I would keep the existing and save the money. From what I see the 2002 Trek 429 came with 36 spoke wheels, which are pretty much bomb proof, and the...
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,087
Posted By Eggman84

I assume you are quoting Trek when you say "The...

I assume you are quoting Trek when you say "The Trek 520 Grando is a go-anywhere adventure touring bike. It's built with drop-bars and 27.5 / 29er mountain bike wheels for balance and capability on...
08-19-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Eggman84

That sounds like way more than just normal flex...

That sounds like way more than just normal flex of the chain ring. Something must be loose. Are al the chain ring bolts tight (in addition to the crank arm being secured properly the bottom...
08-19-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,125
Posted By Eggman84

I would say no, its not worth it. Why? Well the...

I would say no, its not worth it. Why? Well the OP says "I have a Trex bicycle that I purchased around 1994. I always loved that bike. It has about 24 gears, if I recall correctly." Its Trek and...
08-19-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By Eggman84

The Bafang BBSHD is a mid-mount e-bike...

The Bafang BBSHD is a mid-mount e-bike conversion. Requires you replace the current crankset and bottom bracket, but no change to the rear wheel. So does not answer what you were attempting to do...
08-14-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By Eggman84

Is the wheel properly dished? With the wheel...

Is the wheel properly dished? With the wheel installed with the skewer set firmly against the "bottom" of the dropouts, is the distance from the rim to each chainstay the same? Also, if you reverse...
08-14-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,234
Posted By Eggman84

Do an internet search and you will be amazed...

Do an internet search and you will be amazed what turns up. I did a quick search for you using the term "oval concepts 524 hub manual" and found this video ...
08-14-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Eggman84

Others may say it clearer but the first step for...

Others may say it clearer but the first step for installing the FD is to get the outer cage parallel with the large chainring and the proper gap between bottom of the cage and large chainring. You...
08-07-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Eggman84

It depends. With the new rings installed, does...

It depends. With the new rings installed, does the chain fall between the small middle or middle large? It also might not work if you have indexed front shifting (which moves the chain a very...
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