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06-30-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By FastJake

The typical 50/34 road compact is probably the...

The typical 50/34 road compact is probably the worst. As you say, the big ring is usually too big and the small ring is too small. Constant front shifting is the result and due to the large gap...
06-30-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By FastJake

Is this bike setup with indexed shifting? If not,...

Is this bike setup with indexed shifting? If not, any old 7-speed freewheel will work as long as the biggest cog isn't too big. If you have decent calipers you should be able to measure the spacing...
06-30-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 197
Posted By FastJake

I'm not sure of any actual bolt-on hubs but you...

I'm not sure of any actual bolt-on hubs but you can get skewers that bolt on instead of quick release. Would that be good enough?

This is not a thru-axle, correct? Just a regular 9mm QR axle?
06-30-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By FastJake

If the shifter is dumping two shifts instead of...

If the shifter is dumping two shifts instead of just one I think you need a new shifter. I don't think these are rebuild-able. Downtube or bar-end shifters are other options and are more appropriate...
06-30-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By FastJake

Or you could just not worry and put on a 700c...

Or you could just not worry and put on a 700c wheelset. Unless you have some 27" rims that you're really, really fond of.

If not, good tips here. Cold, dark, and away from ozone sources are the...
06-30-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By FastJake

I realize you can't post pictures until you have...

I realize you can't post pictures until you have 10 (?) posts but we'll probably need pictures to help.
06-30-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By FastJake

These full suspension bikes can be hard to track...

These full suspension bikes can be hard to track down parts for. Which is one of the reasons I now avoid them. I once took a <10 year old Trek into a Trek store trying to do the same thing and they...
06-30-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By FastJake

You could try finding a suspension corrected fork...

You could try finding a suspension corrected fork but it isn't necessary. Any rigid fork that fits a wider 700c tire with V-brakes will be tall enough not to change the geometry much.

Do you have...
06-30-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 334
Posted By FastJake

It may help to think of it as pulling against the...

It may help to think of it as pulling against the spring tension in each arm rather than the arm itself. If you have a bike with V-brakes you can easily disconnect each spring individually and see...
06-29-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 751
Posted By FastJake

That's reasonable enough, but you'll still have...

That's reasonable enough, but you'll still have to deal with a kludge to make it work. Are they rim-brake compatible? By the time "27.5" came around for MTBs nearly everything was disc.
06-29-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,864
Posted By FastJake

- Nice Allen wrench set - Phillips and flathead...

- Nice Allen wrench set
- Phillips and flathead screwdrivers
- Bike stand
- All other specialty tools as needed. Re-packing hubs? Get cone wrenches. Need to cut a chain? Get a chain tool. I...
06-29-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 751
Posted By FastJake

They're not testimonials, they're scientific...

They're not testimonials, they're scientific tests.

The pros used to use 21.5mm tubulars. Now they're using 25s even on smooth courses. On Paris-Roubaix, 30 is becoming common. But the...
06-29-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By FastJake

Yes, unfortunately we are facing almost 100 years...

Yes, unfortunately we are facing almost 100 years of non-sense. The link you posted is useless except for the weight measurements because the testing is done on steel drums. Does your bike ride on...
06-29-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 751
Posted By FastJake

More air is a good thing. You don't want to ride...

More air is a good thing. You don't want to ride on something "solid." If you don't believe me, try airless tires sometime... I still don't know what you are trying to accomplish. If a firmer ride is...
06-29-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By FastJake

Has your friend tried Tourney STI? From what I...

Has your friend tried Tourney STI? From what I remember, some of that cheap Shimano STI stuff can be pretty lousy to use. But that was years ago and my memory may be off.

How heavy is your friend?...
06-29-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 751
Posted By FastJake

Why do you want to put the wrong size wheels on...

Why do you want to put the wrong size wheels on your MTB?

"27.5" for mountain bike use has to be the dumbest wheel size "invention" of the past several decades. It's so close to 26" that its only...
06-29-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 419
Posted By FastJake

I don't use track hubs even for my fixed gear...

I don't use track hubs even for my fixed gear wheels because I prefer quick release. So I'm not too familiar with what's out there. But I'd avoid the super cheap cartridge bearing hubs which seem to...
06-28-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 552
Posted By FastJake

"Wide tires are slower." The number one myth in...

"Wide tires are slower." The number one myth in cycling! https://www.renehersecycles.com/12-myths-in-cycling-1-wider-tires-are-slower/

I did a 60 mile ride on my most hardcore road racing bike...
06-28-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 697
Posted By FastJake

It sounds like you found your answer. But yes, an...

It sounds like you found your answer. But yes, an 8/9/10 speed cassette will fit on a "10-speed" freehub. The hubs are identical. You can even run a 7-speed cassette with an extra spacer behind, if...
06-26-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 697
Posted By FastJake

That's quite a mashup. If the rear derailer has...

That's quite a mashup. If the rear derailer has enough travel it will work in theory. But as mentioned, friction shifting a 10-speed cassette with that setup might not be fun. You'll need to use a...
06-26-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 312
Posted By FastJake

Different thickness spacers on the same cassette...

Different thickness spacers on the same cassette is one of the dumber things Campy has done recently (but not a huge deal.) Fortunately, you can avoid this confusion and a dozen other issues by using...
06-26-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By FastJake

If it slips, you'll know... Sticking a rag down...

If it slips, you'll know... Sticking a rag down the seat tube with some alcohol should be good enough to wipe away the grease. Keep in mind the clamping area is near the top of the seat tube, so you...
06-25-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 700
Posted By FastJake

So we agree that you have no credible evidence...

So we agree that you have no credible evidence that tubeless tires are faster than tubed.

You're correct. I've ridden zero miles on tubeless bicycle tires. Since I don't suffer frequent flats, I...
06-25-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 700
Posted By FastJake

Again, if you have a link to a better test please...

Again, if you have a link to a better test please share it (keeping in mind that drum tests are meaningless.) Otherwise I will stop responding to your baseless claims. You seem confused about tubed...
06-25-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 700
Posted By FastJake

If you have a link to a better test, please share...

If you have a link to a better test, please share it.

Misses the point? I can't tell what your point is. How is running the exact same tire setup tubed/tubeless cherry picking...? Did you miss the...
06-25-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 700
Posted By FastJake

Again... Tubeless is not faster. It's been...

Again... Tubeless is not faster. It's been tested. https://www.renehersecycles.com/myth...s-roll-faster/ (https://www.renehersecycles.com/myth-7-tubeless-tires-roll-faster/)

I don't understand the...
06-19-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,630
Posted By FastJake

Note: zombie thread. I'm surprised...

Note: zombie thread.



I'm surprised this worked for you. I did the same thing to my Joe Blow Pro and totally ruined all the rubber o-rings. They swelled up and the pump didn't work right....
06-18-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 700
Posted By FastJake

The Schwalbe SV14 tube weighs 108g and works...

The Schwalbe SV14 tube weighs 108g and works great in my 26x2.1" tires. Stan's recommends 3-4oz of sealant for a MTB tire. 3.5oz = 103g. Add the 10g valve stem and now you're heavier than a tube....
06-18-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 700
Posted By FastJake

Incorrect. Truly air-tight "tubeless" tires that...

Incorrect. Truly air-tight "tubeless" tires that can be run without sealant (does that actually work?) are heavier because they have an airtight membrane. Just like, you know, what an inner tube...
06-18-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 700
Posted By FastJake

Given the choice I will always choose the "tubed"...

Given the choice I will always choose the "tubed" tire because I don't use tubeless and because the "tubeless" tire is likely to be heavier and stiffer due to the extra rubber required.
06-16-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 672
Posted By FastJake

First of all, MAKE SURE the brakes are setup...

First of all, MAKE SURE the brakes are setup correctly before riding the bike. Take it to a mechanic if you have to. The picture of the pad jammed into the tire is alarming even if you've adjusted it...
06-16-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 558
Posted By FastJake

You don't have enough seat tube sticking out to...

You don't have enough seat tube sticking out to use an external clamp. What does the seat tube look like from the back? Those fast-back seat stays might make it more difficult to add a slot and seat...
06-14-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By FastJake

Learn how to properly adjust a threaded headset...

Learn how to properly adjust a threaded headset before you ruin another nice one.

Or just get a cheap cartridge bearing one.
06-14-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 838
Posted By FastJake

Any frame made from any material can break and...

Any frame made from any material can break and should be inspected for cracks by eye. The last broken aluminum frame I saw was a ~2000 Trek 8900 that slowly cracked and failed where the chainstays...
06-11-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By FastJake

8-speed downtube shifters are somewhat rare but...

8-speed downtube shifters are somewhat rare but still find-able. By the time 8-speed came around most bikes were switching to STI (brifters.)

One of the other workarounds is probably easier, but...
06-11-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 878
Posted By FastJake

What kind of rim tape are you using? Switch to a...

What kind of rim tape are you using? Switch to a thin/slippery "tubeless" rim tape if you haven't already.

I've come across combinations that were very difficult over the years. I avoid those....
06-11-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By FastJake

Nah, there are a ton of V-brake options and...

Nah, there are a ton of V-brake options and plenty of rim choices in nearly every size. No need to ruin a custom frame with an inferior type of brake type out of fear of components not being...
06-11-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By FastJake

Just keep in mind that you won't be able to...

Just keep in mind that you won't be able to remove the body until the hub is built into a wheel. You'll need the leverage of the wheel to loosen the 10mm Allen bolt. Unless you stick it in a vise or...
06-11-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By FastJake

It's a LOT easier to just toss a spacer on before...

It's a LOT easier to just toss a spacer on before installing the cassette. What kind of shifters do you have? If they are downtube, you can run a 7-speed cassette "plus one" extra cog in the back....
06-09-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 616
Posted By FastJake

The only time I use presta valves is when the rim...

The only time I use presta valves is when the rim is too narrow to be safely drilled for a Schrader valve, which is the only reason presta valves exist in the first place. Both types obviously work,...
06-08-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By FastJake

I've run V-brakes with a 2.4" tire before. I...

I've run V-brakes with a 2.4" tire before. I don't know if it was a "true" 2.4 but it was many years ago so I can't verify it.

I currently have two bikes with two different knobby 2.35" tires and...
06-08-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By FastJake

Tektro CR-720 is a typical go-to. Though I've had...

Tektro CR-720 is a typical go-to. Though I've had mixed luck with them, including some of the worst brake judder I've ever experienced. I still need to shim the arms on the posts and see if that...
06-07-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 311
Posted By FastJake

All V-brakes (except mini-Vs) have the same cable...

All V-brakes (except mini-Vs) have the same cable pull and therefore the same clearance. I remember using 2.1" tires and fenders years ago with V-brakes. But keep in mind you may have to use...
06-04-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By FastJake

Rust on a cassette isn't a problem. The places...

Rust on a cassette isn't a problem. The places where the chain contacts the teeth are constantly "polished" (worn) by the chain. And since the chain should be lubed, those areas won't get or stay...
06-04-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 824
Posted By FastJake

Please tell me you didn't leave it like that...?

Please tell me you didn't leave it like that...?
06-03-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By FastJake

You have several options: - The bend can...

You have several options:
- The bend can possibly be bent/smoothed/beaten out. But if that doesn't work to your satisfaction you can:
- Find a replacement RS10 rim and swap it over
- Have the hub...
06-03-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By FastJake

Come on guys, x-mart bike. It's almost certainly...

Come on guys, x-mart bike. It's almost certainly a freewheel. Has a cassette hub ever been installed on one? The bolt-on axle all but confirms it.

Oh, and a Uniglide cassette hub? That was good...
06-03-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 218
Posted By FastJake

What's wrong with your current wheels or what are...

What's wrong with your current wheels or what are you hoping to gain with the new ones? There are so many wheels that it's difficult to make one recommendation, but I will say that I avoid "wheel...
06-03-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,830
Posted By FastJake

The best thing to do is practice just outside...

The best thing to do is practice just outside your home using only the things you carry on the bike. That is the only way to prove to yourself that you can do it. Some tire/rim combinations are...
06-03-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 898
Posted By FastJake

You have horizontal dropouts which make it easy...

You have horizontal dropouts which make it easy to convert to single-speed or fixed gear. They're called "horizontal" but that shouldn't be taken too literally.
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