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01-21-23, 06:45 AM
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Posted By Amt0571

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01-20-23, 05:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 102
Posted By Amt0571

Rival HRD excessive lever travel

I have a road bike with Rival 22 hydraulic brakes with mechanical shifter. They brake decently enough, but I've been having issues with them since new (who could guess it being SRAM brakes?). The...
01-03-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By Amt0571

That seems like a great idea. I have to find one...

That seems like a great idea. I have to find one that fits inside 700x21 tires, but I think it should work!
01-03-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By Amt0571

I thought about stuffing them with something. I...

I thought about stuffing them with something. I just don't know what's the best material to use... Maybe some type of foam like the one used on cushions?

Inflating them every X months is a PITA,...
01-03-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 694
Posted By Amt0571

Display bike and tire pressure

Hello!

I'm restoring a Benotto 850 that I found abandoned. I don't intend to ride it, as its not my size, and the frame is known for breaking at the seat tube / bottom bracket weld.

I do want...
11-26-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By Amt0571

No wood here. I don't live in the USA. Houses are...

No wood here. I don't live in the USA. Houses are built with bricks here :lol:

Jokes aside, I'm more worried about reinforced concrete beams rusting, but so far the wet spots appear below them, so...
11-26-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By Amt0571

Well, the problem is that first I have to...

Well, the problem is that first I have to convince the neighbour that there's a problem, and that he has something to do with it. Hope that he's more receptive about it than he was about my heat pump...
11-26-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By Amt0571

My house is built between 2 other houses. So I...

My house is built between 2 other houses. So I share 2 walls with 2 different neighbours. The patios were separated by a low wall, but at some time the previous owner of my house, made his half of...
11-26-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By Amt0571

The garage is ventilated by an unused chimney...

The garage is ventilated by an unused chimney that was left open precisely for this reason. I have checked and so far I haven't seen any condensation on the bikes. However, I hanged them on the wall...
11-25-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By Amt0571

I always keep the chain lubed. If it's wet when I...

I always keep the chain lubed. If it's wet when I get home, I degrease and dry it, and apply some oil before storing the bike.

I was more worried about the expensive Fox fork to be honest.
11-25-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By Amt0571

The garage is 75m2. I think I'll need a huge...

The garage is 75m2. I think I'll need a huge dehumidifier for that. I have one that I use in the cellar. Maybe I'll try it in the garage.
11-25-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By Amt0571

They're hanging from the wall from the front...

They're hanging from the wall from the front wheel. Ground is dry though. The walls are the issue.
11-25-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,197
Posted By Amt0571

Storing bikes in garage?

Hello, I have moved to a house where I finally have a garage to store and repair my bikes.

The problem is that although the house has been renovated, the garage is not in the best shape. At the...
06-24-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By Amt0571

They could need a bleed. Which brakes are you...

They could need a bleed. Which brakes are you talking about?

My sram rivals tend to have less travel on the first few rides after a pad replacement, and then the travel returns to normal, which to...
06-21-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By Amt0571

I once did this. Held up for 2500km and it...

I once did this. Held up for 2500km and it happened again.Pushed it in and it lasted 200km.

Replace it with a quick link or replace the chain if it's moderately worn. You don't want it to snap...
05-31-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,808
Posted By Amt0571

Don't do that unless you're willing to pay for...

Don't do that unless you're willing to pay for facial reconstruction, a dentist or a coffin.

If you want powerful brakes with that fork, use magura hydraulic rim brakes. But whatever you do, don't...
05-27-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 28,867
Posted By Amt0571

Low volume + high pressure = air leaking at a...

Low volume + high pressure = air leaking at a higher rate.

Car tires have a comparatively huge volume at a relatively low pressure. My car, for example, uses 2.5bar.

My road bike, meanwhile,...
05-19-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Amt0571

The bike I have with hubs in this state has been...

The bike I have with hubs in this state has been like this since I bought the wheels second hand a couple of years ago (I needed a pair of 26" wheels and these were cheap). When I bought them I...
05-17-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By Amt0571

Based on the pictures, it seems to me you...

Based on the pictures, it seems to me you probably have a bent fork or misaligned dropouts.

If both legs of the fork were aligned, and the wheel was dished to one side, it should be off-centered...
05-12-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Amt0571

Keep riding it. The bike I use for getting around...

Keep riding it. The bike I use for getting around town has been like this for years and no issues so far. It feels rough if I spin the wheel with my hand, but it's unnoticeable when riding at any...
05-02-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,051
Posted By Amt0571

Submerge the parts in diesel overnight. Then...

Submerge the parts in diesel overnight. Then regrease the bearings of the pedals before assembly.

I'd replace the chain if it was mine though.
04-29-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By Amt0571

Check derailleur hanger alignment. I had similar...

Check derailleur hanger alignment. I had similar issues on a couple of bikes and it always was caused by a misaligned rear derailleur.

Last time it happened with my mountain bike that hesitated to...
04-28-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By Amt0571

This tends to happen with this type of cranks. I...

This tends to happen with this type of cranks. I always use a pipe for more leverage when I disassemble my GXP cranks as they have the same "issue". The bolt seems well made though as I never managed...
04-27-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,199
Posted By Amt0571

I used wax for 5 years. Chain was clean, there...

I used wax for 5 years. Chain was clean, there were no more dirty jockey wheels and tooth, and everything seemed better.

Last year, during confinement, I ran out of wax, so I got my old zefal oil...
04-27-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 977
Posted By Amt0571

Add a long tube to the end of the hex key to have...

Add a long tube to the end of the hex key to have more leverage. It should work.
04-26-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,199
Posted By Amt0571

You certainly can use the chain for a lot longer....

You certainly can use the chain for a lot longer. I've run the same chain on my mtb for 7000km. But expect to replace everything when you're done (chain, cassette and probably chainrings). It's...
04-26-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,199
Posted By Amt0571

My mountain bike chains last around 2000km, while...

My mountain bike chains last around 2000km, while my road bike chains last around 8000km. I attribute this to the dirt that gets on the chain while riding. So If you're riding offroad, it sounds ok...
04-22-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,249
Posted By Amt0571

I bought a derailleur hanger from my bike at...

I bought a derailleur hanger from my bike at aliexpress. It's not original, but does the same thing and I paid 9 instead of 24 that canyon asked me.

I always carry a hanger for my bikes when...
04-22-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,707
Posted By Amt0571

I always do it without grease, pre-twisting the...

I always do it without grease, pre-twisting the cable like you side. Maybe it's a matter of practice?

I have never used a torque wrench on brake lines. I just use a spanner and tighten it by feel....
04-21-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,150
Posted By Amt0571

But if your skills are not yet up to the task,...

But if your skills are not yet up to the task, you can always choose easier trails, climb with lower gearing, or even walk through difficult sections. I don't find mountain bike climbs much harder...
04-19-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Amt0571

It evaporates, of course it does not burn in...

It evaporates, of course it does not burn in flames (that would be fun).
04-19-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Amt0571

If you apply degreaser to the brakes what you're...

If you apply degreaser to the brakes what you're doing is contaminating the brake pads and rotor. Afterwards you're not bedding the pads again, you're basically burning the contamination, and the...
04-19-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Amt0571

Unless you spray it directly at the hub seals I...

Unless you spray it directly at the hub seals I wouldn't worry all that much. I'd be more worried about spraying the brake surface (rim or disc).

I usually put a rag behind the cassette when I...
04-18-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By Amt0571

Well, it looks like a black blob because it seems...

Well, it looks like a black blob because it seems it really is just a black blob.
04-17-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 821
Posted By Amt0571

Well, there are also some wheels that are simply...

Well, there are also some wheels that are simply crap. On my old mountain bike I cracked two identical rear rims like the OP in 3 years. They were cheap Rigida rims that came with the bike.

I...
04-16-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Amt0571

They're specific for the hub. For some hubs you...

They're specific for the hub. For some hubs you can choose some variants eg: Shimano HG, Microspline, xD, and sometimes the same variant may be available in aluminium or steel. I think that's all.
...
04-15-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,110
Posted By Amt0571

I have big feet and have some toe overlap on my...

I have big feet and have some toe overlap on my road bike too. It hasn't been a huge problem to me. I only notice it on some tight turns while climbing, but it's really rare for the wheel to touch my...
04-14-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By Amt0571

That doesn't agree with my experience. My old...

That doesn't agree with my experience. My old bike SRAM X9 rubbed on the 3 biggest cogs but shifted well on the others until I aligned the hanger. My current bike 12sp SLX rubbed on the side of the...
04-14-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,399
Posted By Amt0571

If it's only happening on one gear and shifting...

If it's only happening on one gear and shifting well in the others, the hanger is misaligned.
04-14-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By Amt0571

The pad should make 100% contact with the rotor....

The pad should make 100% contact with the rotor. Otherwise a step is going to be worn on the pad and it's possible that the pads make contact between themselves before biting the rotor.

That said,...
04-14-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,833
Posted By Amt0571

More teeth and straighter chain = less wear. ...

More teeth and straighter chain = less wear.

In any case I'd be more worried on the lack of efficiency of such gear. As the number of teeth decreases, so does the efficiency. And considering that...
04-10-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,444
Posted By Amt0571

I always align calipers by eyesight. I just get...

I always align calipers by eyesight. I just get behind the caliper and look at the space between the pads and disc and, with the bolts lightly tightened, center the caliper with my hands. When it's...
04-09-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 960
Posted By Amt0571

I don't like how that looks. Specially on a fork....

I don't like how that looks. Specially on a fork.

It seems to have some depth which, IMHO, means there are damaged fibers and/or delamination, which is a no-go on a fork.
04-07-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By Amt0571

I only had this issue with Avid Elixir 3 brakes...

I only had this issue with Avid Elixir 3 brakes years ago. The lever was damaged.

If fluid is not pushing through, I would disassemble the lever/caliper it and see what is blocking it.

It's...
04-06-21, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By Amt0571

I always put the chain checker on the upper part...

I always put the chain checker on the upper part of the chain and press with my hand on the pedal. If it drops to 0.75, I replace the chain.
03-24-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,388
Posted By Amt0571

It may not be cracked. It may just be bent. Or...

It may not be cracked. It may just be bent. Or it's cracked and you haven't seen it.

Either way something is bent, and possibly something is going to break.

Personally, I would search for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3,010
Views: 568,049
Posted By Amt0571

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-22-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,407
Posted By Amt0571

You can use Shimano mineral oil without issues.

You can use Shimano mineral oil without issues.
03-15-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,828
Posted By Amt0571

I always use grease on the BB. I only used...

I always use grease on the BB. I only used threadlock on a bike whose BB kept getting loose after a couple of rides. I still don't know why it got loose, but it fixed it.
03-11-21, 03:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 788
Posted By Amt0571

This is an id360 hub. I have one on my road bike...

This is an id360 hub. I have one on my road bike and have disassembled it several times.

This hub freehub body is only held together by pressure. If you pull the cassette, or the freehub body with...
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