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05-07-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By Crankycrank

Try contacting Shimano. A longshot but they may...

Try contacting Shimano. A longshot but they may offer to help you out. This seems to crop up with their hydro brake/shifters more often than it should.
05-06-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By Crankycrank

You can use this site to get an idea if your...

You can use this site to get an idea if your spokes are close or not but when it comes to actually getting the exact, correct length spokes you'll need to measure your hubs and new rims yourself to...
05-06-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 161
Posted By Crankycrank

"Stretching" is something I've never come across...

"Stretching" is something I've never come across to describe problems with a freehub. Usually the pawls will start slipping when you pedal if they need lube or are worn out/broken. Inner bearing wear...
05-05-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Crankycrank

Not impossible but not likely you actually bent...

Not impossible but not likely you actually bent the rim. Sand or file out the high spots on the gouges but don't worry about completely removing them. I couldn't say if your friend is doing anything...
05-05-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 397
Posted By Crankycrank

I have no experience with guitar tuners but here...

I have no experience with guitar tuners but here is what Jobst Brandt has to say about them. There are also spoke tuning phone apps available which would eliminate having to take a separate guitar...
05-04-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By Crankycrank

A little pricier than Shimano but not that much...

A little pricier than Shimano but not that much and very good quality. Velo Orange English Threaded Square Taper Bottom Bracket (velo-orange.com)...
05-04-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By Crankycrank

Some cassettes have a recessed last cog as the...

Some cassettes have a recessed last cog as the larger cogs can hang inboard further and not hit the spokes. Rather than machining each cassette you can just machine the freehub body.
I don't know...
05-04-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
Posted By Crankycrank

You could also let them know you're driving 200...

You could also let them know you're driving 200 miles to get this checked out and is it possible to have them take care of it while you wait. Of course they may have to order parts or ??? but if not...
05-04-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 207
Posted By Crankycrank

Most sealants it will make no difference whether...

Most sealants it will make no difference whether it's added before or after a puncture. I can't vouch for every one of the different brands though. The best answer is "try it yourself and see".
05-03-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. Minimal (if any) gains for that type of tire...

+1. Minimal (if any) gains for that type of tire plus high risk of screwing it up and lots of time required to try to do it properly. But...I'm also the kind of guy who likes to experiment for the...
05-03-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By Crankycrank

I'd go with getting the 11sp shifters and new...

I'd go with getting the 11sp shifters and new 11sp r. derailleur and selling your 5700 derailleur and left shifter. Used parts are going for a premium now and would cut your losses.
05-02-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By Crankycrank

^^^ I've been waiting 40 years for my Cyclo tool...

^^^ I've been waiting 40 years for my Cyclo tool to break so I can get a new one with a nice cushy handle but it just keeps working, dang it. Anyways excellent post on how to use a chain tool in the...
05-01-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Crankycrank

I vote for trying it out and see if you like it....

I vote for trying it out and see if you like it. If you've never heard of Gavenalle brake/shifters check these out for another option to keep your friction shifters if the thumbies don't work out for...
05-01-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By Crankycrank

Make sure your steerer tube sits enough below the...

Make sure your steerer tube sits enough below the top of the stem or spacers on top of the stem to allow the pre-load cap to draw the steerer tight. The cap can't do it's job without a gap. Should...
05-01-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. I haven't come across any US made, quality,...

+1. I haven't come across any US made, quality, produced after 1980 road frames that don't use metric fasteners.
05-01-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By Crankycrank

Seem like great alternatives unless you're...

Seem like great alternatives unless you're interested in traction.:foo:
05-01-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By Crankycrank

+2. Check this first since you mentioned changing...

+2. Check this first since you mentioned changing the shift cable.
04-29-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Crankycrank

Doesn't matter how long you've had it, it's not...

Doesn't matter how long you've had it, it's not working properly now. Take it apart and see what's going on. Possibly this could be covered by warranty so check that out first.

Edit: When I said...
04-29-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By Crankycrank

Looks like time for an overhaul. A couple of...

Looks like time for an overhaul. A couple of tutorials here. PSA - TRP Spyre rebuild guide | Singletrack Magazine Forum (singletrackworld.com)...
04-28-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 344
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. Light grease may work as well but you'll have...

+1. Light grease may work as well but you'll have to experiment as some freehub pawls may get sluggish and not engage with too thick of a lube. Only way to know is to try and easily reversible if it...
04-28-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Crankycrank

There is a forum member named Papa Ado that is a...

There is a forum member named Papa Ado that is a KMC rep from Taiwan who can answer any questions as well. He chimes in on this forum every so often and I'm sure you could PM him too. Bike Forums -...
04-27-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By Crankycrank

What does the other side of the tire look like?

What does the other side of the tire look like?
04-27-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 547
Posted By Crankycrank

I recommend taking off the self extracting ring...

I recommend taking off the self extracting ring and use a proper crank extractor tool in this case. If the crank is not coming off without a lot of force there is a good chance you'll ruin the SE...
04-27-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 196
Posted By Crankycrank

I'll put in my 2 cents. As cpach mentioned it's...

I'll put in my 2 cents. As cpach mentioned it's possible it could be something other than the BB. Since you mentioned it has a plastic-y sound and starts after 40km it could be something that is...
04-26-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Crankycrank

I've found most chain checkers are very...

I've found most chain checkers are very pessimistic so use your ruler measurement as the guide. I wouldn't be surprised if any Quicklink is going to have ever so slightly more play than the other...
04-26-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 301
Posted By Crankycrank

First check your local Specialized shop or...

First check your local Specialized shop or contact them directly. Most expensive locks have a replacement key option if you can provide a serial number or ???. Worth a try and probably cheaper than a...
04-26-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Crankycrank

Ebay has some possibilities. Bicycle Sprocket...

Ebay has some possibilities. Bicycle Sprocket Crank Protection Cover | eBay (https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Bicycle+Sprocket+Crank+Protection+Cover&_sacat=0) Most...
04-24-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,663
Posted By Crankycrank

Not necessary anymore with current vulcanizing...

Not necessary anymore with current vulcanizing fluids. You may even weaken or destroy it's bonding power. Just let the fluid dry before applying the patch and it should last as long as the tire.
04-22-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 692
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, the basically V shape of bike tires prevents...

Yes, the basically V shape of bike tires prevents hydroplaning, unless you're going 100mph (or so). Motorcycle tires, being a little wider, can hydroplane at lower speeds but still much less than a...
04-22-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By Crankycrank

I don't always buy Park tools but their service...

I don't always buy Park tools but their service has swayed me a couple of times. I bought one of their PC-10 stands due to the fact that it's built like a tank, spares are available and great...
04-22-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Crankycrank

One thing to try is mount the hose to the brake...

One thing to try is mount the hose to the brake lever first and then remove the caliper and mount the hose to it so that even if it twists you can just keep tightening until the caliper has the...
04-22-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. If you get lots of flats inspect them once a...

+1. If you get lots of flats inspect them once a year and if it looks like the innards are not all gunked up and still has lube, extend the time until you find what works for you. I've got a Lezyne...
04-21-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By Crankycrank

The only diagram I've found of your crankset...

The only diagram I've found of your crankset doesn't list any type of fasteners for the chainrings which would suggest it's riveted onto the spider. EV-FC-M202-1191.pdf (shimano.com)...
04-21-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By Crankycrank

I see that's an English thread BB so reverse...

I see that's an English thread BB so reverse thread (clockwise to loosen)
04-20-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 586
Posted By Crankycrank

Hopefully your grandson's tube was a Schrader as...

Hopefully your grandson's tube was a Schrader as well since "Presta" valves are smaller diameter and a rim with a hole drilled for Presta valves will usually not accept a larger Schrader valve. Some...
04-20-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By Crankycrank

OP got it right. It keeps the QR centered when...

OP got it right. It keeps the QR centered when dropping the wheel into the dropouts. You need one less hand with the springs in place.
04-19-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
Posted By Crankycrank

I would contact Zipp and get that info straight...

I would contact Zipp and get that info straight from them.
04-18-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 705
Posted By Crankycrank

I recommend buying the tools as you need them....

I recommend buying the tools as you need them. Many of the kits I've seen either have tools you'll never use or don't have a couple that you will and quality can vary of tools from the same kit. I...
04-18-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Crankycrank

+1. Might even prevent the bolt from corroding, a...

+1. Might even prevent the bolt from corroding, a good thing.
04-18-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Crankycrank

Looking at your photos some more this may be more...

Looking at your photos some more this may be more like your shifters. EV-SL-6208-0735G.pdf (shimano.com) (https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/ev/SL-6208/EV-SL-6208-0735G.pdf)
04-18-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By Crankycrank

I don't know if that was a ripoff or not but it's...

I don't know if that was a ripoff or not but it's best to learn to do your own work. The money spent on labor for this job could easily cover all the tools needed to do it yourself and you would...
04-17-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Crankycrank

This might help some.. EV-SL-6207-FC-0628A.pdf...

This might help some.. EV-SL-6207-FC-0628A.pdf (shimano.com) (https://si.shimano.com/api/publish/storage/pdf/en/ev/SL-6207-FC/EV-SL-6207-FC-0628A.pdf)
04-17-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By Crankycrank

Try this place. If this is not the exact spoke...

Try this place. If this is not the exact spoke check out some of the others they have for different wheels. Mavic Ksyrium SSC SL Black (1999-2003) - RogueMechanic (mavicparts.com)...
04-17-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 267
Posted By Crankycrank

To elaborate a little more on the size. ETRTO is...

To elaborate a little more on the size. ETRTO is (European Tire and Rim Technical Organization) The 54-559 is the millimeters in width roughly equal to 2.10 inches and 559 is the inner diameter which...
04-16-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 493
Posted By Crankycrank

I've got one, the 10 not 10.2 and like it. I say...

I've got one, the 10 not 10.2 and like it. I say buy it for that price if it looks decent. I agree with others that many things are easier with the bike upside down on the floor but plenty of other...
04-15-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Crankycrank

Yes, this could be a problem. I'm not sure if a...

Yes, this could be a problem. I'm not sure if a lock washer is correct for every HT crank as some, if not all, have flat washers. Some of the OEM bolts are model specific and include washers....
04-14-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Crankycrank

If it's coming loose there is definitely...

If it's coming loose there is definitely something wrong if the bolts are correctly torqued. The first thing I can think of off hand is possibly the bolts have been replaced with the wrong type and...
04-13-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Crankycrank

Lighter Fluid sometimes works if you have some...

Lighter Fluid sometimes works if you have some and don't have acetone.
04-13-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Crankycrank

+1 for the suggestions of checking spacers and BB...

+1 for the suggestions of checking spacers and BB shell facing. As for maintaining a HT bb you can just use a thin blade to remove the seals, flush and re-lube and it should last for many, many...
04-13-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 601
Posted By Crankycrank

It's not all that unusual for a latex or very...

It's not all that unusual for a latex or very thin butyl tubes to balloon in spots like that. Tubes only need to be slightly inflated and less than in your photo for tire installation. The tube just...
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