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12-26-17, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,070
Posted By maddog34

ahhhh... the short-lived, specific to that hub...

ahhhh... the short-lived, specific to that hub only, Dura-ace ?

never seen one in person.

i do recall some collector hunting for one on another forum though.... damn rare now... damn rare then,...
12-26-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,562
Posted By maddog34

Newton's Laws...

Newton's Laws (http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Physics-Tutorial/Newton-s-Laws)
12-26-17, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,070
Posted By maddog34

6 speed rear gear sets have never been a...

6 speed rear gear sets have never been a "cassette"... they are all FREEWHEELS. the ratchet mechanism is part of the gear cluster... 7 speed clusters can be either a freewheel type(common on box...
12-26-17, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By maddog34

try CRC Lectra-motive cleaner... i deal with some...

try CRC Lectra-motive cleaner... i deal with some rebuilders that are COVERED in stickers... spray the CRC onto a shop rag, then begin soaking the goo with the soaked rag wrapped around it... most...
12-26-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,562
Posted By maddog34

exactly... most common issue is a damaged seating...

exactly... most common issue is a damaged seating area on the crown/tube...
poor machining, lousy tolerance inspections, a burr from trying to mount the race by smacking a tool while the fork waves...
12-26-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,007
Posted By maddog34

you are only three posts away from being able to...

you are only three posts away from being able to post some pics of the bike and ders/shifters... that will possiblky provide us some clues... hint, hint...

introduce yourself on the intro fo,...
12-26-17, 12:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,321
Posted By maddog34

here... touring tandem wheels... more spokes,...

here... touring tandem wheels... more spokes, double walled rims... they're Sun brand, but still worlds stronger than whatever failed on you previously, probably.......
...
12-26-17, 12:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,321
Posted By maddog34

just curious... do you know the brand/model of...

just curious... do you know the brand/model of the old Hubs and rims that were breaking spokes?

Reason i ask is because the DESIGN of the failing rim will either be a single walled, or double...
12-25-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,007
Posted By maddog34

the false shifting under high load... SOMETHING...

the false shifting under high load... SOMETHING is moving around, and it's not the derailleur... cracked frame, loose bottom bracket bearings, crank is loose on the spindle, etc... cable...
12-24-17, 03:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,562
Posted By maddog34

"Doing it freehand also helps insure the tool...

"Doing it freehand also helps insure the tool moves easily on the steerer and does no harm to the carbon. Holding it in hand allows the parts to align naturally."

HOO BOY.... no... JUST... NO.
...
12-24-17, 03:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,562
Posted By maddog34

ever considered a light seating tap while the...

ever considered a light seating tap while the heat differential still exists between the parts considered?
12-24-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,562
Posted By maddog34

Hey, Kontact ... how's the above procedure going...

Hey, Kontact ... how's the above procedure going to effect the fork?
12-24-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,193
Posted By maddog34

"scraping on edge of disc"... like, ummm, the...

"scraping on edge of disc"... like, ummm, the OUTER EDGE? as in: not the braking surface?

the caliper may be TOO close to the disc... seen it before... makes a nasty GRINDING NOISE.... which can...
12-24-17, 02:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,562
Posted By maddog34

here's a good way to assemble races onto forks......

here's a good way to assemble races onto forks... heat the race to 275 in an oven... chill the fork in a freezer... the race will DROP RIGHT ONTO THE FORK.

no, 275 degrees will not effect the heat...
12-24-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,562
Posted By maddog34

City Bikes lets folks use tools, in-shop. 20th...

City Bikes lets folks use tools, in-shop. 20th and Ankeny, SE.

want to avoid damage to the finish of the dropouts? support the underside of the CROWN.
2x4 board in a bench vise... add a rag to...
12-24-17, 01:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,562
Posted By maddog34

if the dropouts MIGHT be damaged by tapping a...

if the dropouts MIGHT be damaged by tapping a crown race in place, then the fork is unsafe to ride.

seriously... a rider weighs more than any hammer you can swing... and a pothole crossing will...
12-23-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 761
Posted By maddog34

go LX/Deore, or XT.

go LX/Deore, or XT.
12-23-17, 07:34 PM
12-23-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,453
Posted By maddog34

i have two stands... the Spin Doctor, and the...

i have two stands... the Spin Doctor, and the classic Park... i use the Spin Doctor.

found the Spin doctor for $25, used... there's one for $40 on PDX CL recently... they are lighter, and easier...
12-22-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By maddog34

removing/installing wheels can even knock them...

removing/installing wheels can even knock them out of align... and some cheapo brakes bend REALLY EASILY, so that can happen too...

if you have a 10mm wrench, you can replace the brake pads fairly...
12-22-17, 06:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By maddog34

9 speed cassette occupies same space as a 10 sp....

9 speed cassette occupies same space as a 10 sp. cass.... a 9 sp. shifter shifts slightly farther per shift.
12-22-17, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By maddog34

it will overshift a bit... set it dead-on in the...

it will overshift a bit... set it dead-on in the middle gear, see if it will cleanly shift to the rest cogs you will use....
12-22-17, 01:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 925
Posted By maddog34

https://www.acycles.co.uk/media/catalog/product/ca...

https://www.acycles.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/945x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_2_33027.jpg

note how the derailleur is mounted to the bike... They get bent very...
12-22-17, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By maddog34

the image is for the OP, not me, Bob. and an...

the image is for the OP, not me, Bob.
and an EBay ad makes for quick, easy to see images..... cuts down on confusion and typing.
12-22-17, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 747
Posted By maddog34

This is the type of pad your old Sears bike...

This is the type of pad your old Sears bike needs......
12-21-17, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By maddog34

"SearChing"... a city in China that used to...

"SearChing"... a city in China that used to manufacture a lot of things for Sears Roebuck Co. ?
12-21-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By maddog34

if that were true, then every time you apply the...

if that were true, then every time you apply the brakes, they would be damaged.

i'd advise avoiding whoever told you that bad rumor, whenever possible.

EXTENDED PERIODS of hard-applied force...
12-21-17, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By maddog34

50 or 54 total tooth change... good luck finding...

50 or 54 total tooth change... good luck finding a rear der. with that max tooth range.

there are add-on tensioners that will extend the range....

balancing a loaded touring tandem at the low...
12-21-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By maddog34

9 tooth rear sprockets are BMX specific,...

9 tooth rear sprockets are BMX specific, typically paired with a 25 or so tooth chain ring on front.

they create high stress on the chain.

An ENTIRE half link chain is usually needed to not...
12-21-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By maddog34

8-9-10 cassettes are all the same width, as far...

8-9-10 cassettes are all the same width, as far as Shimano compatible cassettes go, Bob. Wheel will be fine as-is.

cabling will be reduced, only the right shift cable will require a new cable if...
12-20-17, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By maddog34

same slime inside... the slime hardens when it...

same slime inside... the slime hardens when it enters a tiny orifice... the valves are tiny orifices.
sometimes the valve gets so slimed, it refuses to be removed , and the tube is then useless.
...
12-20-17, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By maddog34

zoom overtighten the CHAIN. and the...

zoom

overtighten the CHAIN.

and the bearings can be damaged if either too tight or loose.

if you need experience with bicycles, i'd advise you go find some freebies, then make then work...
12-20-17, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By maddog34

29" and 700 c are the SAME rim diameter... what...

29" and 700 c are the SAME rim diameter... what width is your TIRE?

and do be aware that Slime will plug the valve stem up, rendering your inner tube unable to take in air.... just sayin'....
12-20-17, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By maddog34

stripped out threads ... not good... take it...

stripped out threads ... not good... take it elsewhere, lest it happen again.
12-20-17, 06:58 PM
12-20-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,384
Posted By maddog34

http://wallpoper.com/images/00/09/68/57/goofy-dog_...

http://wallpoper.com/images/00/09/68/57/goofy-dog_00096857.jpg
12-20-17, 06:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,384
Posted By maddog34

here's a news flash for both of you... BONTRAGER...

here's a news flash for both of you... BONTRAGER is owned by Trek, and they outsource their hubs, last i heard.
12-20-17, 06:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By maddog34

over-tighten a single speed freewheel or freehub...

over-tighten a single speed freewheel or freehub some time.

get back to me with a recording of what the chain sounded like.... drier the better.

run a long term test of that set-up... see what...
12-20-17, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By maddog34

+1 to that, plus... most seat clamps are...

+1 to that, plus...

most seat clamps are labeled by the frame's SEAT TUBE size, then by Seat POST size... 34.9mm/30.9mm, as an example...

28.6 would be an old school steel seat tube size, i...
12-20-17, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By maddog34

"9 teeth"... BMX, TINY, over-stressed freehub...

"9 teeth"... BMX, TINY, over-stressed freehub setup... various wheel bearing configurations seen... they fail quite easily... and the cones back out since the jam nuts never get done right after ANY...
12-20-17, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,384
Posted By maddog34

:crash:

:crash:
12-20-17, 04:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,188
Posted By maddog34

crazy good... seen it once... looks interesting...

crazy good... seen it once... looks interesting when spinning... the black ones kinda vanish in the sun...

:D
the rear wheel will require half the 288's be black, half chrome... use the chromes...
12-20-17, 04:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,188
Posted By maddog34

black spokes with chrome nipples, chrome spokes...

black spokes with chrome nipples, chrome spokes with black nipples... half and half... one direction chrome, one direction black.

why not? go for it!
12-20-17, 03:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,384
Posted By maddog34

aw heck... i just wanted to find out what bike...

aw heck... i just wanted to find out what bike the noisy hub was on, but didn't want to get into a lengthy discussion on whether "brand names" matter... they do, when you then go look that bike up...
12-20-17, 03:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,201
Posted By maddog34

50/39/30 is about usual stock setup on that...

50/39/30 is about usual stock setup on that touring bike... many opt for lower overall ratios... and shop might have swapped the 44 setup onto the bike.

the tail of the der. cage then is farther...
12-20-17, 02:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,384
Posted By maddog34

"and guy or not... brands do matter.... they can...

"and guy or not... brands do matter.... they can dictate quality level, and provide clues towards a better diagnosis."

she then posted the brand/model of the bike.

the wheel should be removed...
12-20-17, 01:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,384
Posted By maddog34

wow... did you check the hub for...

wow...

did you check the hub for noise/looseness/roughness yet?

i'm out... good luck to ya.
12-19-17, 06:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,384
Posted By maddog34

"I'm not a guy, and brand doesn't matter". In...

"I'm not a guy, and brand doesn't matter". In your profile below your handle/avatar.... In the case of bikes, a brand name can be a valuable clue to the bike's quality. A person's sex does not figure...
12-19-17, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By maddog34

how tight is the chain? "plenty tight so it...

how tight is the chain?

"plenty tight so it won't fall off" ?
is it noisy when you pedal, too?

checked the rear hub lately? the freewheel will have issues soon, if not already.... and the...
12-19-17, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By maddog34

Ahhh, an Old Alivio... it may be worn... that...

Ahhh, an Old Alivio... it may be worn... that also will bring reluctant shifing up... and down... and variable chain noise...

i'm no fan of that particular chain brand, but they just wear fast,...
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