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11-12-13, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,038
Posted By cxwrench

You use a ferrule at the lever but not the...

You use a ferrule at the lever but not the noodle. They're pretty much all the same, either they fit or they don't. I've never seen a brake noodle that required the ferrule. Housing goes straight in.
11-12-13, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,772
Posted By cxwrench

Yep, that'll work no problem. Linear pull and...

Yep, that'll work no problem. Linear pull and cantilever use the same post location. Roller cams and U-brakes used a different post set up.
11-03-13, 03:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,491
Posted By cxwrench

You're in over your head, and there are too many...

You're in over your head, and there are too many possible problems for anyone to figure out here. Time to head to the bike shop and pay them to fix it.
11-03-13, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,206
Posted By cxwrench

Oh, I dunno...maybe because ​it doesn't fit...

Oh, I dunno...maybe because ​it doesn't fit properly?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,954
Posted By cxwrench

Ooooooohhhhh, that hurt...you really got me w/...

Ooooooohhhhh, that hurt...you really got me w/ the "Fred" part. If you only knew...

If you can look at SRAM's site and find any place where Force and 2.2 are used to describe the same part, I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-13, 11:34 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,397
Posted By cxwrench

As Bob posted, the ONLY recall from Specialized...

As Bob posted, the ONLY recall from Specialized on SL4 was for the fork. NOTHING about the frame itself ever resulted in a recall.

You're a big sprinter (which I'm sure we're all very tired of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,954
Posted By cxwrench

It's "22", not "2.2". You know...11 speed w/ 2...

It's "22", not "2.2". You know...11 speed w/ 2 chainrings...22.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-13, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By cxwrench

Like I said...there's no way carpediem is doing...

Like I said...there's no way carpediem is doing anywhere near 220 rpm, much less 240 or 286. Seriously.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,397
Posted By cxwrench

Funny, but I can't remember ever hearing about...

Funny, but I can't remember ever hearing about any of those recalls, especially D/A chainrings being recalled because they were "too thin/light". Gimme a break.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-13, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By cxwrench

I'm not trying to be confrontational but your...

I'm not trying to be confrontational but your video on the spin bike is more like 190-200rpm at most. And for just a second or 2. If you want to see someone really spinning it up, check out Kevin on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 5,397
Posted By cxwrench

:popcorn

:popcorn
10-23-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By cxwrench

Good luck w/ that. The 'pre-wrap' w/...

Good luck w/ that.


The 'pre-wrap' w/ electrical tape works every time!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-13, 09:31 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 7,889
Posted By cxwrench

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, you really got me w/ that one. Ouch.

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, you really got me w/ that one. Ouch.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-13, 11:13 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 7,889
Posted By cxwrench

See what I just did there? "multi-quote"

See what I just did there? "multi-quote"
10-20-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,106
Posted By cxwrench

If you cut it exactly .5mm below the top of the...

If you cut it exactly .5mm below the top of the stem and your top cap has exactly a .6mm lip you'll always be .1xxmm away from being able to adjust the play out of your headset. Put a thin...
10-14-13, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By cxwrench

This is the best way to press out external cup...

This is the best way to press out external cup bearings and install new ones...

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http://endurobearings.com/product/brt-001/
10-14-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By cxwrench

What are you talking about? Have you ever worked...

What are you talking about? Have you ever worked on one? I can only guess that you're not a mechanic since the 'shadow' derailleurs have been around for years and if they were a problem real...
10-14-13, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By cxwrench

It's not adding "2 extra links" to a chain out of...

It's not adding "2 extra links" to a chain out of the box, it's "big/big + 2". And that is big/big NOT running through the derailleur pulley cage.
As I posted before, go small/small(through the...
10-14-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By cxwrench

If the derailleur is the SGS it should work fine....

If the derailleur is the SGS it should work fine. I'd go small/small, then pull the chain just tight enough it doesn't rub on the pulley cage. That will give you the longest possible chain, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,701
Posted By cxwrench

It very well might be unridden and virtually...

It very well might be unridden and virtually perfect. If so the only thing missing is the warranty. Probably worth a look...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-13, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,701
Posted By cxwrench

Partially used? Like the original owner didn't...

Partially used? Like the original owner didn't use all the parts, but definitely used some of them? Rode it around w/ one wheel and one pedal?

It's defnitely not new as others have said. It might...
10-13-13, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,853
Posted By cxwrench

That's an old one, looks like a 10mm. The 'newer'...

That's an old one, looks like a 10mm. The 'newer' models (from the mid/late 80's or so?) used a 5mm allen.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-13, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,138
Posted By cxwrench

My feelings exactly. Unless you can afford 2 or 3...

My feelings exactly. Unless you can afford 2 or 3 wheels, and you race, PT is a pain. If you don't race but want power date, PT is not bad. I use an SRM and it works really well. I've been...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-13, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,138
Posted By cxwrench

Care to explain your opinion? I tend to agree w/...

Care to explain your opinion? I tend to agree w/ you but giving some actual information makes your post seem a little more believable.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,139
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ Hard to believe that the OP could look at,...

^This^ Hard to believe that the OP could look at, test ride, talk about, and then end up buying a bike that he immediately wants to sell.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-13, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By cxwrench

Don't worry too much about being 50/50. Make sure...

Don't worry too much about being 50/50. Make sure the pedals are torqued properly but if you're still not even, it's not a big deal. Very few riders are, and there are a lot of coaches that will tell...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,987
Posted By cxwrench

Stick a small flat screwdriver in around the rear...

Stick a small flat screwdriver in around the rear of the cleat and you can move the hinged rear part of the pedal back and release the cleat. Happens all the time.
10-08-13, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By cxwrench

Care to show us a SRAM logo anywhere on the...

Care to show us a SRAM logo anywhere on the shiftmate compatiblity charts? I've never been able to find it anywhere.
10-08-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,254
Posted By cxwrench

Yes, I'll comment. The fact that the Madone has a...

Yes, I'll comment. The fact that the Madone has a 'fairly straight' fork has absolutely nothing to do w/ the rake or trail numbers.
I shall now repeat this for clarity. Straight fork blades have...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-13, 10:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,839
Posted By cxwrench

Googlemaps? It's less than an hour drive...hell,...

Googlemaps? It's less than an hour drive...hell, you can probably see it from Mt View on a clear day.
10-08-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,602
Posted By cxwrench

It's hard to belive that so many people managed...

It's hard to belive that so many people managed to work as bike mechanics for so many years and never once got a clue about what's actually involved in running a business.

Well, I guess it's...
10-06-13, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By cxwrench

The only problem you can expect is that it won't...

The only problem you can expect is that it won't work. SRAM derailleurs need SRAM shifters...they don't work w/ Shimano.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By cxwrench

That won't work for a variety of reasons. As...

That won't work for a variety of reasons. As previously posted by caloso the large cogs are attached to each other. Also, the 12 cog is a "last" cog...the only thing that will work outside of it is a...
10-06-13, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By cxwrench

ANY SRAM 10spd pulley will work for you, it does...

ANY SRAM 10spd pulley will work for you, it does not have to have ceramic bearings. Pulleys from Force, Rival, or Apex will work fine.
10-06-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,602
Posted By cxwrench

This sounds a lot like our shop. We're even w/...

This sounds a lot like our shop. We're even w/ the highest prices in our area, have the most experienced mechanics around, and manage to get pretty much everything done on schedule. We are never...
10-04-13, 09:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,602
Posted By cxwrench

Yep...he's pretty much dead on w/ the 4% number....

Yep...he's pretty much dead on w/ the 4% number. That's after everything is paid for. Inventory, and all bills. All payroll. People (99% of them anyway) don't get into the bike business to get rich.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By cxwrench

They go on the PEDAL spindle. And yes, they work....

They go on the PEDAL spindle. And yes, they work. A magnet is pretty much a magnet for this purpose. I use one on my cx bike and it's never come off.
10-04-13, 09:53 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,602
Posted By cxwrench

Depends on the wheel. A Mavic OP 32 spoke wheel...

Depends on the wheel. A Mavic OP 32 spoke wheel takes about 8-9mins to lace, then maybe 45-55mins to finish. A carbon rim w/ Aerolites and internal nipples? Maybe twice that. Since we're talking...
10-04-13, 09:37 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,602
Posted By cxwrench

I can't believe that there are shops around that...

I can't believe that there are shops around that still charge $40.00 to build a wheel. When I first started building them 20yrs ago we charged $50.00/wheel. It's double that now.
10-03-13, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,937
Posted By cxwrench

Can you explain how a bent RD or hanger will...

Can you explain how a bent RD or hanger will cause a backwards moving chain to shift gears? Since the chain goes directly from the chainring to the cog, I'm thinking you're gonna have a helluva time...
10-02-13, 09:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,440
Posted By cxwrench

Hold on. We're talking about repair stands, which...

Hold on. We're talking about repair stands, which means we'll be working on our bikes. Working on our bikes means we have at attained at least some level of mechanical proficiency. Yet removing a...
09-30-13, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,950
Posted By cxwrench

According the SRAM, yes. Single use only. I've...

According the SRAM, yes. Single use only. I've removed them to clean chains and re-used them (Park makes a tool specifically to remove quick links...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,617,240
Posted By cxwrench

BMC would be HOT if it didn't have Zero Gravity...

BMC would be HOT if it didn't have Zero Gravity brakes. Everything else is good.
09-30-13, 11:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,669
Posted By cxwrench

There are some very very minor differences in the...

There are some very very minor differences in the cable sets, but yes...ferrules for 10speed shifters, no ferrules for 11speed. No ferrules on the brake housing in either 10 or 11. You may need the...
09-30-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,669
Posted By cxwrench

Stepped ferrule is for OLLLLD steel frames that...

Stepped ferrule is for OLLLLD steel frames that didn't have a slotted housing stop on the chain stay. Many older frames had an closed stop w/ a hole that was smaller than 4mm, so it needed a stepped...
09-29-13, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
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Views: 670
Posted By cxwrench

The more I think about it, the more I see your...

The more I think about it, the more I see your point. I'm sure they didn't do it on purpose, but they definitely display much in the way of competence by letting the bike out of the shop like that....
09-29-13, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Bb7
Views: 670
Posted By cxwrench

The first line of this reply shows just how...

The first line of this reply shows just how overly serious you are about this. I was obviously joking...get it? I replied like I did because in your first post you all but accused the shop of putting...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-13, 07:55 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,617,240
Posted By cxwrench

Now showing over in cyclocross-ville, my new...

Now showing over in cyclocross-ville, my new Crockett.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d123/norcal-drz/AD3C5E7A-73B2-4790-8F59-75ADD71C5B3B-690-000000410601C3D4_zps52e6f572.jpg
09-28-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
Bb7
Views: 670
Posted By cxwrench

Jesus...calm down. They made a mistake and are...

Jesus...calm down. They made a mistake and are going to fix it. Don't you ever make mista...nevermind. I'm sure you do, then prosecute yourself to the fullest extent of the law or file suit against...
09-28-13, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,599,750
Posted By cxwrench

Just put this together last night...Crockett w/...

Just put this together last night...Crockett w/ Red.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d123/norcal-drz/AD3C5E7A-73B2-4790-8F59-75ADD71C5B3B-690-000000410601C3D4_zps52e6f572.jpg
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