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04-02-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,985
Posted By kycycler

I do not feel that you have to change the crank...

I do not feel that you have to change the crank set to get the results you desire. You just get new chain rings in the combination you specify. There are a lot of good crank set on the market.
12-25-11, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By kycycler

How did you check the alignment? Did you eyeball...

How did you check the alignment? Did you eyeball the derailer or use the tool? If you did eyeball you most likely will not be able to see the misalignment. Bite the bullet and take it to a LBS. Spend...
12-14-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,088
Posted By kycycler

From my experience cables do not need lube. A...

From my experience cables do not need lube. A very inexpensive part. If the cable starts to drag replace the cable and the housing. Total cost about $15.00 for parts.
11-28-11, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By kycycler

How many miles are on the chain and cassette? I...

How many miles are on the chain and cassette? I change my chain every 2000 mile and the cassette every third time I change the chain. I doubt that the chain rings need replacement unless the teeth...
11-27-11, 02:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,871
Posted By kycycler

Go to your local Lowe's/Home Depot etc. and look...

Go to your local Lowe's/Home Depot etc. and look for hangers that are made for bikes. they have threads on one end that screw into wood. All you have to do is have one to hang the front wheel on. The...
11-27-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 704
Posted By kycycler

Just make sure you haven parts left over.

Just make sure you haven parts left over.
11-24-11, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By kycycler

I agree that the LBS should correct the screw up....

I agree that the LBS should correct the screw up. Must have been a real wiz kid who did the assembly.
11-19-11, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,198
Posted By kycycler

Another way to check to see if it is a crack is...

Another way to check to see if it is a crack is with a 10X magnifying glass. If you can see the bottom it is a scratch. If not, it is most likely a scratch.
If it is a crack say good by to the...
11-01-11, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 466
Posted By kycycler

Soak the screw with a good penetrating oil. Then...

Soak the screw with a good penetrating oil. Then get a #1 easy out. I do not like cutting the bolt head to make a slot, most time the screwdriver will slip.
10-31-11, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,692
Posted By kycycler

I have used the shims in the past with no problem.

I have used the shims in the past with no problem.
10-24-11, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 762
Posted By kycycler

I am 5’9 and ride a 56cm bike. My inseam is 30” I...

I am 5’9 and ride a 56cm bike. My inseam is 30” I think that your inseam is about 32”. With that assumption I think that the frame is to shot for you. Any good bike shop should be abel to point you...
10-23-11, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,130
Posted By kycycler

I ride Crank Bros. Candy’s and have for years....

I ride Crank Bros. Candy’s and have for years. Have not had any problems. As bradtx said maybe a note to Crank Bros. is in order.
10-21-11, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By kycycler

Sounds to me like you need a new cable and...

Sounds to me like you need a new cable and housing. Disconnect the cable from the derailleur and than **** the brifter. If the shifter is hard to move replace the cable and housing. If the shifter...
10-17-11, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By kycycler

If you bought the bike form a dealer take it back...

If you bought the bike form a dealer take it back for warrantee.
10-13-11, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 487
Posted By kycycler

From the pictures it appears that the chain rings...

From the pictures it appears that the chain rings are ok. But hard to tell. The teeth do not appear to be shark toothed. As for the middle chain ring, The tooth is made that way on purpose to aid in...
10-05-11, 06:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,068
Posted By kycycler

try this from Sheldon Brown....

try this from Sheldon Brown. http://sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html
10-04-11, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,095
Posted By kycycler

+1 on what rydaddy said, Has worked for me more...

+1 on what rydaddy said, Has worked for me more times than I can count
09-29-11, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,778
Posted By kycycler

I would get new seals. Your LBS should be able to...

I would get new seals. Your LBS should be able to get these from one of there suppliers.
09-20-11, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By kycycler

Pictures please

Pictures please
09-16-11, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,417
Posted By kycycler

Without seeing exactly which pedals you have I am...

Without seeing exactly which pedals you have I am going to talk WAG and say you need a 15 mm pedal wrench or a 15 mm open end wrench.
09-15-11, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By kycycler

If you have that many broken spokes the whole...

If you have that many broken spokes the whole wheels needs to be rebuilt. Remove one of the good spokes and measure the length of that one. Or take the good spoke to a shop and ask them to measure...
09-13-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,424
Posted By kycycler

The size of the cranks is not the determining...

The size of the cranks is not the determining factor for a chain. The size of the cassette is. 6,7,8 speed cassette will work with an 8 speed chain due to the spacing of the gears. For a 9 or 10...
09-04-11, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,962
Posted By kycycler

I agree with Hillrider.

I agree with Hillrider.
09-03-11, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By kycycler

The hanger alignment is checked using a special...

The hanger alignment is checked using a special tool. Take the bike to you LBS and have them check. An alignment will cost about $15.00, or at least that is what we charge.
08-21-11, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By kycycler

You have explained the first spoke. The other 2...

You have explained the first spoke. The other 2 could be from the excess tension form the broken first spoke.
08-19-11, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By kycycler

I believe that you are reefing to the crank arms....

I believe that you are reefing to the crank arms. If that is the case I suspect that the bolts that hold the cranks to the BB are a little loose. Simple fix, remove the cap from the center of the...
08-13-11, 01:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,310
Posted By kycycler

Sounds like the LBS has the right idea. Let the...

Sounds like the LBS has the right idea. Let the fork soak for a couple of days with repeated applications of penetrating oil. If the fork is still stuck take block of wood and hole it on top of the...
08-12-11, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By kycycler

The bearing are sealed and do not require...

The bearing are sealed and do not require servicing. I suspect that the knock and clicking are form the bearings being slightly loose or maybe some moisture in the BB shell.
08-12-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,521
Posted By kycycler

My opinion is that you need to use a chain lube....

My opinion is that you need to use a chain lube. One that is specifically for chains. Any oil based lure will attract dirt that will cause the chain to wear. No matter ow well you clean a chain some...
08-11-11, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 851
Posted By kycycler

To replace the sifters you have with like...

To replace the sifters you have with like shifters will be a problem. The only ones, that I know of in 8 speed, are Shimano Sora.You may be able to find some 105’s on Ebay or Craig's list. To upgrade...
08-07-11, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By kycycler

Not sure what kind of a shop you are dealing...

Not sure what kind of a shop you are dealing with. Any “good” shop should have the bolt you need in stock or can get one in a day or so. Find another shop.
08-07-11, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,651
Posted By kycycler

6 or 7 speed you can use a Shimano TX35. Your LBS...

6 or 7 speed you can use a Shimano TX35. Your LBS should be able to get one. Retail should be about $12.00
08-07-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By kycycler

Red, Force, Rival, Apex. Top to bottom for road...

Red, Force, Rival, Apex. Top to bottom for road groups
08-02-11, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By kycycler

If you have the old hanger, even in pieces, take...

If you have the old hanger, even in pieces, take it to ANY dealer. They should be able to match it up.
08-01-11, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,533
Posted By kycycler

My rule of thumb is that if I brake one spoke I...

My rule of thumb is that if I brake one spoke I replace it. If I break another on the same wheel I rebuild the wheel. As MichaelW said time to rebuild.
07-29-11, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,530
Posted By kycycler

I lube my chain about every 300 miles or 500km....

I lube my chain about every 300 miles or 500km. Also if I ride in wet conditions. Use a chain lube NOT WD-40 or Triflow.
07-29-11, 06:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 30,525
Posted By kycycler

sounds like someone did not do ay research.

sounds like someone did not do ay research.
07-20-11, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,628
Posted By kycycler

Buy cheap, Get cheap. NExt time go to you LBS and...

Buy cheap, Get cheap. NExt time go to you LBS and get a REAL bike not some POS.
07-19-11, 05:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By kycycler

Not sure exactly what you are reign to. Do you...

Not sure exactly what you are reign to. Do you need a new disk or the caliper? A picture of what you are referring to would help.
07-18-11, 05:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,726
Posted By kycycler

I did a quick search of one of our suppliers and...

I did a quick search of one of our suppliers and all I could find were green nipples. How about green nipples and yellow spokes?
07-18-11, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By kycycler

Your description of the problem is not to clear....

Your description of the problem is not to clear. From what you describe it may be a freewheel issue. Or this could be as simple as a gear adjustment. More detail would be helpful.
07-15-11, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By kycycler

My feeling is that there is moisture in the BB...

My feeling is that there is moisture in the BB shell.This will cause the clicking noise you hear. Remove the BB and dry the inside of the shell. I have done this many times in the shop. As was stated...
07-05-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 351
Posted By kycycler

Your problem might be a bent derailleur hanger....

Your problem might be a bent derailleur hanger. Take the bike to your LBS and ask them to check the alignment.
06-30-11, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By kycycler

If all that is broken is the adjuster your LBS...

If all that is broken is the adjuster your LBS should have one laying around in their junk bin. If the shifter itself is broken than you will need a new shifter. A picture would be helpful.
06-20-11, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By kycycler

As you LBS said, no need to do an overhaul. These...

As you LBS said, no need to do an overhaul. These bearings are sealed and do not need servicing unless they start to make noise and/or you can feel looseness.
06-20-11, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,556
Posted By kycycler

The numbers refer to the number of teeth on the...

The numbers refer to the number of teeth on the smallest diameter and largest diameter gear. This is referred to as the big gear (13) and small gear (34). The one tooth difference between the big gee...
06-08-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 18,333
Posted By kycycler

first off DO NOT USE WD40. This stuff is...

first off DO NOT USE WD40. This stuff is basically a solvent. My guess is that the shifter problem is caused by cables and/or housing. I would start there and while you are replacing the cables lube...
05-23-11, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,637
Posted By kycycler

From the looks of the pictures it is a UPS...

From the looks of the pictures it is a UPS problem. they are the ones who damaged the frame. Hope the shipper paid for extra insurance.
If OPPS will not come to you take the frame and packaging to...
05-19-11, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By kycycler

you will also need to know weather the BB is...

you will also need to know weather the BB is English, Italian, or French thread.
05-19-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,926
Posted By kycycler

Chain and cassettes wear together. If the gear...

Chain and cassettes wear together. If the gear that you use most is probably what you are calling 5th, that will be the one with the most wear. The new chain will not mesh correctly as the wear...
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