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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, 09:02 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...
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, 09:05 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...
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,...
01-08-21, 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...
12-13-20, 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...
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...
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,...
08-24-20, 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...
08-14-20, 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, 09:26 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...
07-17-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By Eggman84

There isn't much space in the rear derailleur...

There isn't much space in the rear derailleur cage to start with, but it does not need to be because the chain just runs in a straight line (laterally) from the lower pulley to upper pulley . Is...
01-06-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,848
Posted By Eggman84

Double walled rim with a "spare" spoke nipple...

Double walled rim with a "spare" spoke nipple rattling around?
09-07-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,392
Posted By Eggman84

Please read carefully. Cable pull changed...

Please read carefully. Cable pull changed starting with 10 speed MTB RD (REAR derailleur) so the road brifters are no longer compatible with MTB RDs. The road brifters have NEVER shifted a MTB FD...
09-03-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,793
Posted By Eggman84

Yes, as I said in my above post I am, or have in...

Yes, as I said in my above post I am, or have in the past, used all three of these FDs in 3x9 setups, and most have MTB cranks with the 50mm chainline. These FDs don't seem to care what chain your...
09-03-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,793
Posted By Eggman84

Using friction shifters really opens up your...

Using friction shifters really opens up your options. You are correct that in the indexed mode, the right shifter would only work with whatever number of rear cogs it was designed for (be that 7 or...
09-02-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,793
Posted By Eggman84

Sorry about the links not working. I need to...

Sorry about the links not working. I need to make sure they work before posting links in the future. As to your current crankset (FC-M530), it came in 2 configurations, 44-32-22T and 48T-36T-26T....
09-02-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By Eggman84

My first inclination was that your smallest cogs...

My first inclination was that your smallest cogs are worn, especially as skipping would get noticeably worse after putting on a new chain. However, you say you replaced the cassette (at the same...
09-02-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,793
Posted By Eggman84

I have done a little research (partly to satisfy...

I have done a little research (partly to satisfy my curiosity) and this is what I have found. The Tiagra FD-4503 is designed for a 45mm chainline (per the service instructions at...
Forum: Touring
08-22-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,633
Posted By Eggman84

I've heard of it, but can't remember where. It...

I've heard of it, but can't remember where. It seems to me the vast majority of tours end at some point, whether it be after 1 year or 5 years. I would think you would want to have plans to take...
08-22-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By Eggman84

Wow, have to admire your patience. Does he pay...

Wow, have to admire your patience. Does he pay in beer?
08-13-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,239
Posted By Eggman84

And there I was thinking one of the reasons bike...

And there I was thinking one of the reasons bike manufacturers went to thru axles (at least on front wheels) was they wouldn't loosen when used with disk brakes (unlike with QR where wheel ejection...
07-30-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By Eggman84

You need to change the bolts securing the brakes...

You need to change the bolts securing the brakes with ones designed so that the rack can mount to the brake bosses. See...
Forum: Touring
07-28-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,550
Posted By Eggman84

Carry a smart phone. Use PC at libraries and...

Carry a smart phone. Use PC at libraries and hotels. On tour I mostly use teh smart phone to access google maps (to supplement hard copy maps I carry) and get occasional info for where I will be...
06-10-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By Eggman84

It depends on your rear derailleur. Cable...

It depends on your rear derailleur.

Cable pull * Derailleur shift ratio = Cog pitch
06-05-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,682
Posted By Eggman84

I find this highly unlikely, I assume you took...

I find this highly unlikely, I assume you took the bike back to the same store you bought it from for the "FREE new bike tune-up". Or was there a problem you noticed riding the bike? Does the...
05-15-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,543
Posted By Eggman84

Limit screws do not control shifting to the...

Limit screws do not control shifting to the middle chainring. Limit screws keep the chain from overshifting (chain falling off) the large and small chainrings. Your problem is incorrect cable...
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