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08-21-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By beanbag

OK, what u need to do is take the crank off the...

OK, what u need to do is take the crank off the bike, and then tighten the securing bolts. Measure the distance between crank arm to crank arm, and then compare this to your BB total width. U might...
08-10-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By beanbag

yes, the poster took a picture from the manual,...

yes, the poster took a picture from the manual, color-coded it himself, and then explained the linkages
08-10-22, 02:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By beanbag

Hmm, this site blocks all references to that...

Hmm, this site blocks all references to that other site.
Google search for "Figured out the Shimano linkage derailleur design" and find the post on the site who's name starts with "red".
There's a...
08-09-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By beanbag

Update: I asked on "a different forum" instead...

Update: I asked on "a different forum" instead and got some useful answers..
08-07-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By beanbag

A screw that makes changes at both the high and...

A screw that makes changes at both the high and high trim positions is not functioning as a limit screw.
08-07-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By beanbag

What exactly does the H screw do on recent Shimano front derailleurs?

FD-R8000, but I think the 105 and Dura Ace versions are the same.
It's not just a limit screw like in the old days.
The L screw appears to be a normal limit screw.
I really hate the "tension...
08-07-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By beanbag

SRAM cranks use a wavy washer for bearing...

SRAM cranks use a wavy washer for bearing preload, if that's what you're asking.
The Shimano "opposing side bolts" don't set the bearing preload - don't know what you're getting at here.
08-03-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By beanbag

It's a 44 / 28 crankset. Ultegra is not used to...

It's a 44 / 28 crankset. Ultegra is not used to chainrings this small.
08-02-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By beanbag

unfortunately, it's one of those fancy pants...

unfortunately, it's one of those fancy pants carbon fiber non-round and tapered tubes.
08-02-22, 10:02 AM
08-02-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By beanbag

haha, the FC-M6000 chainring is asymmetric 4...

haha, the FC-M6000 chainring is asymmetric 4 bolt, so it won't fit.

Easiest thing to do is buy an older SRAM 2x crankset with 28/42 and 10 speeds. Yes, 10 speed cranksets work with 11 speed chains...
08-02-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By beanbag

Need to move front derailleur down by the most inconvenient amount

Hello folks,
I have a carbon fiber bike with one of those bolted on "braze on" derailleur mounts. The chainring is 44T and the derailleur is Shimano Ultegra R8000. Unfortunately, the derailleur...
08-02-22, 03:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 487
Posted By beanbag

ebay for some very old suspension forks with the...

ebay for some very old suspension forks with the right steer tube.
I did this for my 1988 Specialized Rockhopper Comp.
08-01-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 94
Posted By beanbag

SRAM XX1 vs Red22 chain for 2x11?

Hello folks,
I was leaning towards the XX1 (non-Eagle, 11 speed) chain due to its good performance in some chain wear test. But apparently the "1" part means it is for 1x drivetrains. (Who knew?)...
08-01-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By beanbag

drive side: mtb cup +2.5mm spacer non-drive:...

drive side: mtb cup +2.5mm spacer
non-drive: mtb cup only

Shimano overview:
mtb cranks have longer spindle than road cranks
mtb BB cups are actually 1mm shorter than road BB cups
MTB crank +...
07-30-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By beanbag

I used the method mentioned in the first post,...

I used the method mentioned in the first post, and it seems to work out ok. Overall, this resulted in the chainline being moved out 1.5mm, yet the non-drive side only lost 0.5mm worth of engagement...
07-28-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By beanbag

my bike expects chainline of 49mm, but as a 3x,...

my bike expects chainline of 49mm, but as a 3x, and therefore not a 46T chainring so close
07-28-22, 12:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By beanbag

Want to move a Shimano crankset to the right ~2mm

Hello folks,
I'm trying to fit a Shimano GRX crankset + road BB onto my older full suspension mountain bike (68mm shell, MTB BB and cranks) as part of a conversion to a gravel bike. In terms of Q...
07-27-22, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By beanbag

Sorry, should have mentioned that I am talking...

Sorry, should have mentioned that I am talking about the Shimano Hollowtech 2 cranks and bottom brackets which have integrated spindles.
07-26-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By beanbag

Great. Exactly as expected. BTW, do you know...

Great. Exactly as expected.
BTW, do you know if on these road crankset / BB combos there is any room to shift the crank arms out by 1-2mm on either side via spacers? That spline clamping mechanism...
07-26-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By beanbag

Shimano cranks q factor OFFSET

Hello,
Does anybody know what is the typical left-right offset on Shimano road cranks? (in particular the GRX gravel cranks)
For example, the right crankarm might be a little further from the...
06-05-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By beanbag

Carbon handlebar closest to FSA Adventure?

Hello folks,
I have the above mentioned handlebar but want to upgrade to carbon for more damping. Overall I like the profile / shape, so what's the closest carbon bar to this?
Salsa Cowbell? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-17, 06:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,676
Posted By beanbag

Fuji carbon frames are made in Taiwan, which is...

Fuji carbon frames are made in Taiwan, which is more reputable / legit than China.
You don't waste money on dumb jiggly and proprietary stuff like Giant's D-shaped seat tube, Trek / Bontrager's...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By beanbag

I agree with this

I agree with this
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-17, 02:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,475
Posted By beanbag

Greasy, sticky chain - is it ok?

I never cleaned the factory grease off my chain, but instead occasionally add Rock n Roll Gold lube per the instructions, i.e. drip on, wipe off. (I assume the factory grease eventually got diluted...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-17, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,803
Posted By beanbag

The two numbers you need to look at are "Total...

The two numbers you need to look at are "Total capacity" = 37T and "maximum sprocket" = 32T.

Total capacity = (big+big combo) minus (small+small combo).

For example, if you have 50/34F and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-17, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By beanbag

wait... Isn't your frame a thru axle?

wait... Isn't your frame a thru axle?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-17, 06:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,795
Posted By beanbag

Minor story: Some of the hills near me are...

Minor story:

Some of the hills near me are really steep, and I've previously ridden them on my MTB with slicks.

The first time I rode them with a road bike, I had the 34F 28R gearing. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-17, 06:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,795
Posted By beanbag

90 rpm and 80% heartrate was the standard...

90 rpm and 80% heartrate was the standard training regimen of the 90's. Have times changed?

Nice thing about MTB gearing is you can hold 90 rpm 80% heartrate on even 20+% grades :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-17, 03:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,795
Posted By beanbag

My fastest time up one of my standard hill-climbs...

My fastest time up one of my standard hill-climbs is with my MTB with slicks, suspension locked out. I just spun at 90 rpm and paced due to heartrate / exertion. I didn't care what gear I was in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-17, 02:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,874
Posted By beanbag

Late to the thread, but I also purposely ruled...

Late to the thread, but I also purposely ruled out some 2018 bikes due to them not having the full Shimano hydraulics.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-17, 11:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,045
Posted By beanbag

My last few forward "crashes" on mtb involved me...

My last few forward "crashes" on mtb involved me pushing my hands off the handlebar and then stepping over the handlebars to keep on running. Bike goes down, I stay upright and keep moving.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-17, 04:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 26,101
Posted By beanbag

Maybe stuff some material inside the aluminum...

Maybe stuff some material inside the aluminum bars for damping, like those Spank Vibrocore bars
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-17, 04:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 26,101
Posted By beanbag

Have carbon bars ever failed due to scratching or...

Have carbon bars ever failed due to scratching or excessive tightening from the brake levers?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-17, 03:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,138
Posted By beanbag

Depending on how many classes u take, you may...

Depending on how many classes u take, you may only have time to ride on the weekends.

Else reduce your internet time.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-17, 03:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,631
Posted By beanbag

Shimano M089 are "enduro" type shoes, and not...

Shimano M089 are "enduro" type shoes, and not that stiff. You need to try out some of the "XC racing" shoes for more stiffness. This is if you want shoes that you can still walk in.

I notice...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-17, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By beanbag

orange

orange
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-17, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By beanbag

Turning regular bar tape into the faux suede style

I decided I like the faux suede style of bar tape, that is the surface is a little rough and "fuzzy". However, it looks to be just the typical foam, but the surface has been roughed up somehow. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-17, 05:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,434
Posted By beanbag

I have 28F 34R as my granniest gear, and...

I have 28F 34R as my granniest gear, and sometimes I think about putting on a 26T chainring...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,273
Posted By beanbag

The gap between the bead shelf and bead hooks is...

The gap between the bead shelf and bead hooks is too large. You need the bead to be captured from both above and below at the same time.

Also, you will never make inner bead shelf locking ridges...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-17, 04:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,559
Posted By beanbag

I have feet that are wide (at the front) and...

I have feet that are wide (at the front) and flat. I like shimano shoes because they have versions that are wide at the toes, and not just in the middle.

In the past, two things have given me...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-17, 10:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,273
Posted By beanbag

I advise against such a ghetto setup. The...

I advise against such a ghetto setup.

The rim needs the right profile, e.g. bead shelf ridges and correct bead shelf diameter to hold the tire on.

Tire needs to be tubeless compatible, e.g....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-17, 10:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,434
Posted By beanbag

A MTB triple crankset with low Q factor, and take...

A MTB triple crankset with low Q factor, and take off the outer ring. Chainline will be about right.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,138
Posted By beanbag

Would it be off topic to tell you to get a MTB...

Would it be off topic to tell you to get a MTB instead?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-17, 02:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,930
Posted By beanbag

My info may be outdated since it was a few years...

My info may be outdated since it was a few years ago, but...

My feet are "wide" only at the big and small toe.

Lake shoes are "wide" behind the ball of the foot.

I had some Lake shoes where...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-17, 04:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,930
Posted By beanbag

Aren't the BOA laces always (figuratively)...

Aren't the BOA laces always (figuratively) breaking? They'll send you a replacement, but still...

Also, isn't it limiting to not be able to adjust tightness on different parts of the shoe?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-17, 03:42 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,526
Posted By beanbag

How come you keep forgetting that I mentioned...

How come you keep forgetting that I mentioned friction as a proximate cause, and then keep blaming me for not getting it? It's weird...

I know my chainline very well from the time I changed my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-17, 03:23 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,526
Posted By beanbag

Too late, I already did, as mentioned above. ...

Too late, I already did, as mentioned above.

Don't be a Shill for The Man, and celebrate the Little Guy who has pointed out a specific problem and made a ghetto hack to work around it, and now...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-17, 04:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,526
Posted By beanbag

Too many assumptions on your part...

Too many assumptions on your part...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-17, 03:49 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,526
Posted By beanbag

hmmm, my shift cable has a darker grey coating...

hmmm, my shift cable has a darker grey coating which I've been seeing on the newer (default) shimano cables, but there isn't any secondary winding around it. Is this winding also supposed to prevent...
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