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08-02-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 168
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Road & mountain FDER's/shifters don't match. As...

Road & mountain FDER's/shifters don't match.
As mentioned you can get the Claris FB shifters OR change the FDER to a mountain (Acera/Altus?) type if you are going to use mountain shifters.
Rear...
07-31-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 137
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Your scenario is like finding a tire and looking...

Your scenario is like finding a tire and looking for a car to fit.

No clue what a "standard 70mm J.I.S crank" is because there are way too many "standards" & 70mm says Italian which isn't really...
07-31-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 368
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Much depends on how many spokes the wheel has,...

Much depends on how many spokes the wheel has, your riding style and your weight.
Likely it's just a "standard" 14 gauge nipple for a 2mm diameter spoke.

IF one came entirely loose, your other...
07-31-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 553
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Sometimes, something as innocuous as WD-40 will...

Sometimes, something as innocuous as WD-40 will work for some adhesives.
No clue about Gorilla Glue #4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) .
07-27-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I just when to a cheap 22-32-44 crank to solve a...

I just when to a cheap 22-32-44 crank to solve a similar issue. <$60 for a crank & BB.
07-26-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You might mention what tire pressure you are...

You might mention what tire pressure you are using. It sounds like it might be too low.
07-20-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Italian spindles are 3mm wider in the "B"...

Italian spindles are 3mm wider in the "B" dimension.
This might result in the adjustable cup/lock ring not having enough purchase.
...
07-20-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A standard British BB is 68mm wide which,...

A standard British BB is 68mm wide which, depending on your definition of a hair.......
Which way is the DS cup threaded?
Is there a "code" on the spindle such as 3-P or 5-A or similar?
Look at...
07-20-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 281
Posted By Bill Kapaun

70mm says Italian

70mm says Italian
07-18-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF you can find these in the 4 Finger Version- ...

IF you can find these in the 4 Finger Version-
You have to pay attention, because most are "2 finger" and NOT convertible between V & Canti.
...
07-15-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Shimano is "conservative" in max cog size, but...

Shimano is "conservative" in max cog size, but there are caveats.
All bikes aren't exactly the same when it comes to drop out/hanger geometry.!
What fits on 1 bike may not on another.
Shimano...
07-14-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You should be fine. Just add a 9 speed chain for...

You should be fine. Just add a 9 speed chain for the 9 speed cassette.
How large of a BIG cog do you need? Too big and a "road" RDER won't handle it. If so, you can just use a 9 speed "mountain"...
07-10-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Put it on Big:Big and see how much slack you...

Put it on Big:Big and see how much slack you have.
You want at least 1" + fraction of a link SET....
07-02-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Bill Kapaun

While experimenting with different length cranks,...

While experimenting with different length cranks, I installed an old cottered crank from an early 70's 2X5 speed.
No issues with the chain dropping between the rings, with my 9 speed chain & cogs....
07-02-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By Bill Kapaun

For campus, get a $70 xmart bike.

For campus, get a $70 xmart bike.
06-29-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Off hand, I can think of a few semi regular...

Off hand, I can think of a few semi regular posters that could screw anything up.
One has no idea of your competence.
06-27-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By Bill Kapaun

My rule of the thumb for going narrow is have at...

My rule of the thumb for going narrow is have at least 2mm > than EXTERNAL rim width. Just to keep the rim off the curb if you get too close. Hopefully you have enough rubber in the way to not...
06-23-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Bill Kapaun

My younger brother's early 70's Takara was a 36...

My younger brother's early 70's Takara was a 36 spoke 4X. It was "standard". too.
Disc shouldn't make a diff- One might make a case 4X is "1" better for disc.
And since you mention "road" bike,...
06-19-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd just use the supplied pin and switch to a...

I'd just use the supplied pin and switch to a Quik Link WHEN I have reason to break the chain.
06-19-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The opposite side spoke holes on the hub are...

The opposite side spoke holes on the hub are offset as shown in the pic.
You are probably starting your 2nd set like the pic on the right when it needs to be like the pic on the left.
IF you are...
06-15-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 656
Posted By Bill Kapaun

New pads, PROPERLY ALIGNED wouldn't hurt. ...

New pads, PROPERLY ALIGNED wouldn't hurt.
Having less stud sticking out would improve the geometry a bit.

You also want to put a reflector or bolt or something to catch the straddle cable in case...
06-14-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,025
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If I have the chain off the bike, I measure a 3'...

If I have the chain off the bike, I measure a 3' section.
It gives 3X the resolution.
I use the 1" & 37" marks to avoid errors introduced by the hook.
...
06-10-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I would. Just less tube to stuff in the tire and...

I would. Just less tube to stuff in the tire and potentially fold on itself.
Also a bit more weight. OTH, a "larger" tube won't stretch/thin as much and give you a negligible amount more flat...
06-09-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By Bill Kapaun

[/right] Looks like you outguessed yourself? ...

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Looks like you outguessed yourself?
I've only used the cheaper BB's with the plastic NDS cup. I understand sometimes shims are used. I guess as long as you can still get it tight enough...
06-08-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd probably opt for a M-31X level. 9 speed...

I'd probably opt for a M-31X level.
9 speed will be just a bit narrower and more prone to rub on the wider 7 speed chain.
Even a Tourney level will work fine when used in "conventional"...
06-07-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Bill Kapaun

My first thought is that's like buying a new...

My first thought is that's like buying a new tuxedo to bury someone in.
06-06-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd be curious how it shifts going from 3 to 4 to...

I'd be curious how it shifts going from 3 to 4 to 5?
Going to a smaller cog, the RDER relies on spring tension to move it back AND pull the cable out of the housing "some".
You may have a high...
06-06-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Sounds like a worn out cog. Possible if that...

Sounds like a worn out cog.
Possible if that cog has been used a lot.
06-06-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Less expensive????

Less expensive????
06-03-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Bill Kapaun

And magnets are impossible to get.

And magnets are impossible to get.
05-28-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 686
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It's the kind of thing that makes me put you on...

It's the kind of thing that makes me put you on my ignore list.
Do something useful for somebody instead.
05-27-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Get a 3X9. 22-32-42/4 12-27 cassette.

Get a 3X9.
22-32-42/4
12-27 cassette.
05-26-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 456
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You might try lightly tapping it with a hammer &...

You might try lightly tapping it with a hammer & brass drift.
Alternate sides. It "might" go very easy.
05-26-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If it worked "fine" before, I'd think you have a...

If it worked "fine" before, I'd think you have a cable/housing friction issue.

Spendy, but this might give you the option of using a much closer spaced cassette having 2 "speeds"....
05-26-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 223
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF the bars are to close, it's kind of like...

IF the bars are to close, it's kind of like driving a bus with the steering wheel between the knees.
Maybe you have to "stretch him out" a bit and make him reach? Arms almost fully extended making...
05-24-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 941
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Yes, but also make sure you don't have a loose...

Yes, but also make sure you don't have a loose arm or pedal.
Or FDER cable end ticking the arm as it goes by.
05-23-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 630
Posted By Bill Kapaun

.041mm is .00163". I doubt you could drill 2...

.041mm is .00163".
I doubt you could drill 2 consecutive holes with the same drill bit and get that close on both.
05-22-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Comparing a 32mm tire at 120 PSI & a 23mm tire at...

Comparing a 32mm tire at 120 PSI & a 23mm tire at 60 PSI?
Comparing different width tires at the SAME PRESSURE!
Rolling resistance tests on a 20" diameter roller instead of FLAT pavement, totally...
05-21-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Rings Recommended is 118mm- ...

Rings
Recommended is 118mm-
https://velo-orange.com/products/grand-cru-50-4bcd-crankset-mkii
05-21-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 423
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Keep taking it back until it's right. Let them...

Keep taking it back until it's right.
Let them know in a nice way that you don't want to have to keep messing with it.
Let them figure out what they have to do.
Don't mess with it yourself. They...
05-21-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If wheels were properly tensioned when built,...

If wheels were properly tensioned when built, it'd really not be an issue.
Just looking at the hubs, which requires more machining from the raw cast state? Access, such as machining the "socket" the...
05-20-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 421
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You don't even have to use Deore quality,...

You don't even have to use Deore quality, although I'm not going to fault YOUR choice.
My 8 speed Altus still shifted fine when I upgraded to 9 speed. I do use "road" (12/13-23/25) cassettes though...
05-20-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 970
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Why? If the chain checker shows good, a ruler...

Why?
If the chain checker shows good, a ruler isn't going to make it look bad.
If the chain checker shows bad, THEN measure with the ruler to verify.
The .5% mark on my CC is really .25%. As long...
05-18-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Start at STEP ONE- ...

Start at STEP ONE-
https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/rear-derailleur-adjustment

Sounds like your limit screw is preventing full travel?
05-18-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 672
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Hot water & laundry soap. Make a near paste &...

Hot water & laundry soap.
Make a near paste & let soak for 15-20 minutes.
Scrub brush.
05-17-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By Bill Kapaun

1/2"-20 is a common SAE Fine thread size. Buy a...

1/2"-20 is a common SAE Fine thread size.
Buy a bolt at your local hardware/xmart.
See if it fits the R. arm. I'm pretty sure it will.
Lot's of 1/2" pedals here on just a couple second search....
05-17-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Bill Kapaun

About the only way for a spoke to pull out of a...

About the only way for a spoke to pull out of a nipple is to have used an oversize nipple, such as a 14 ga. nipple on a 15 ga. spoke.
Unless you have some weird corrosion type problem. Are they...
05-16-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,643
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ignore list. You either refuse to pay attention...

Ignore list.
You either refuse to pay attention or are a troll.
05-15-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By Bill Kapaun

https://www.coloradocyclist.com/dt-swiss-champion-...

https://www.coloradocyclist.com/dt-swiss-champion-15-gauge-spokes

You can usually fudge a mm.
Observe the depth of the spoke end vs the screw driver slot. Same side spokes if a rear wheel....
05-13-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 243
Posted By Bill Kapaun

NOT taking the load off and using them as...

NOT taking the load off and using them as "jacking screws" will wear out the threads in the aluminum body pronto.
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