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07-31-17, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 753
Posted By Al1943

Did I miss something, why do both sides of the...

Did I miss something, why do both sides of the rear hub have the same spoke length?
07-18-17, 08:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By Al1943

Sounds to me like you have a Shimano triple road...

Sounds to me like you have a Shimano triple road crankset. You will need to go 2 clicks to reach the middle ring. But don't try to count two clicks, just give the big lever a good shove to shift...
07-18-17, 07:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,674
Posted By Al1943

Not to disagree with the other answers, I round...

Not to disagree with the other answers, I round down to avoid "bottoming out" before reaching the correct tension.
07-05-17, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By Al1943

You may have too much tension on the front cable.

You may have too much tension on the front cable.
06-28-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By Al1943

Just what are you trying to do with this 11t cog?...

Just what are you trying to do with this 11t cog?
Are you trying to run it as a first position cog in a 9 speed cassette?
If 9-speed, the built-in spacer should be the same thickness as the other...
06-28-16, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 467
Posted By Al1943

Casings

It's really best to replace the casings (housings) when replacing the cables, especially the short casing at the rear derailleur. Most of the wear is inside the casings, and the short casing is...
06-06-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By Al1943

The front derailleur hanger is a "braze-on" type...

The front derailleur hanger is a "braze-on" type and cannot be lowered enough for a big ring larger than 50 teeth - and even that may be questionable. I was able to move the FD on my wife's 5200 low...
06-06-16, 12:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,167
Posted By Al1943

I don't have a model number for mine, but the...

I don't have a model number for mine, but the only torque reference is 8 nm near the steer tube clamp bolts. As stated above this was used on my bike that I built up 10, now 12 years ago. To answer...
05-11-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,177
Posted By Al1943

If the misuse of the term "alloy" keeps you up at...

If the misuse of the term "alloy" keeps you up at night, consider how we cyclists can "clip in" or "clip out" of "clipless" pedals.
12-25-15, 04:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,979
Posted By Al1943

Use the red straw that comes with an aerosol can...

Use the red straw that comes with an aerosol can of WD40. Shoot it into any and all openings you can find in both shifters. Turn the bike upside-down (this is the only time I recommend working on a...
12-17-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,097
Posted By Al1943

I've never had a road bike chain ring skip, but...

I've never had a road bike chain ring skip, but last year I had a new experience with chainring wear. After replacing the chain on my Campy Record 10-speed drive train I noticed a grinding noise...
11-30-15, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By Al1943

Rear tires usually wear much faster than front...

Rear tires usually wear much faster than front tires because they carry a much greater share of the weight.

As for the rubbing sound, does it occur rhythmically with the rotation of the wheel? If...
11-30-15, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,589
Posted By Al1943

The Campy BB I have has a 115.5 mm square taper...

The Campy BB I have has a 115.5 mm square taper spindle. It was lightly used on a Trek 5200 cf frame with a Campy Racing triple. The cup threads are British standard. The frame tube size is...
11-30-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,589
Posted By Al1943

Do you know what bottom bracket spindle length...

Do you know what bottom bracket spindle length you need? I may have available what you need, slightly used by my wife, on a Campy triple.
11-29-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,880
Posted By Al1943

Kapton tape is very inexpensive and works well. ...

Kapton tape is very inexpensive and works well. It was recommended by a forum member in another thread. I bought two rolls off ebay for about $3 USD per roll from China to my door. It is available...
11-29-15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By Al1943

I like Speedplay X-1 pedals because they have...

I like Speedplay X-1 pedals because they have short titanium spindles with maximum ground clearance for short radius turns, minimum Q-offset, light rotational weight, maximum float, and can be...
11-26-15, 10:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,115
Posted By Al1943

[QUOTE=dsbrantjr;18348205]You could use something...

[QUOTE=dsbrantjr;18348205]You could use something like this Cyclone Chain Scrubber - Park Tool (http://www.parktool.com/product/cyclone-chain-scrubber-cm-5-2)

+1
This is what I do, and between...
11-26-15, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,186
Posted By Al1943

Hubs with dry worn bearings turn much faster than...

Hubs with dry worn bearings turn much faster than properly greased and adjusted hubs - until they fail.
11-19-15, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,317
Posted By Al1943

Surprisingly I've found that my Park CC-2 is a...

Surprisingly I've found that my Park CC-2 is a better tool for critical chain wear on my 10-speed Campy chain. I wore out two Record cassettes at less than 1/16"/foot stretch. Every cog skipped...
11-10-15, 11:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 943
Posted By Al1943

It is possible to check the dish (rim centering)...

It is possible to check the dish (rim centering) by flipping the wheel in the truing stand. If the rim moves in the opposite direction loser or farther from a given caliper arm when the wheel is...
11-10-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,414
Posted By Al1943

I would go with the shorter length to avoid...

I would go with the shorter length to avoid running out of threads. You should still have plenty of nipple engagement.
09-22-15, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Al1943

My guess is that the cassette locking is not...

My guess is that the cassette locking is not tight enough. The cogs need to be held together tightly. Loose cogs will ding and ding and can damage the freehub splines. The recommended torque is...
09-22-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,584
Posted By Al1943

It all runs together sometimes. Thanks...

It all runs together sometimes. Thanks HillRider, you're right of course.
09-21-15, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,822
Posted By Al1943

If done carefully it is easy enough to completely...

If done carefully it is easy enough to completely disassemble Speedplays. This way you can clean all of the parts and 're-grease the bearings. You can contact Speedplay directly if any new parts...
09-21-15, 10:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,584
Posted By Al1943

My '94 Trek 2300 cf/Al composite was a...

My '94 Trek 2300 cf/Al composite was a comfortable ride and strong enough to survive a serious crash unharmed (the bike, not the rider). It lacked lateral and vertical stiffness. I replaced it with...
09-21-15, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By Al1943

All 9-speed Ultegra front shifters (65xxx)...

All 9-speed Ultegra front shifters (65xxx) shifters are double/triple compatible. There are 4 main positions plus a soft click trim position for the smallest chainring. This allows two positions...
09-21-15, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,118
Posted By Al1943

A wheel with properly greased bearings will not...

A wheel with properly greased bearings will not spin as freely as a similar wheel with bearings in need of grease.
09-08-15, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By Al1943

I broke a very expensive fork because I used the...

I broke a very expensive fork because I used the torque limit shown on the stem (8nm). I could not find a limit for the carbon fiber steer tube. For tightening against cf I recommend staying below...
08-08-15, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,473
Posted By Al1943

I always round down. Nothing worse than running...

I always round down. Nothing worse than running out of threads.
07-31-15, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By Al1943

Yeah, I wasn't sure what that meant.

Yeah, I wasn't sure what that meant.
07-31-15, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By Al1943

If it is cotton rim tape like Velox, it's best to...

If it is cotton rim tape like Velox, it's best to keep it dry. The cotton holds water and lead to corrosion of eyelets and other wheel components. I ruined an expensive wheel that way.
07-31-15, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By Al1943

Yes, and I think this happens when people have...

Yes, and I think this happens when people have problems shifting to the big ring and they think "more tension" is needed when the real problem is something wrong with the setup.
07-31-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,708
Posted By Al1943

What I do is run the chain through a paper towel,...

What I do is run the chain through a paper towel, add one drop of my "homebrew" (which is 75% mineral spirits so 100% compatible) then run the chain through a paper towel again. There will be plenty...
07-31-15, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 666
Posted By Al1943

I've got to partially disagree. If the front...

I've got to partially disagree. If the front shifter is in it's highest (big ring) position, derailleur is at the high limit screw, and you turn the barrel adjuster forcing the housing and cable...
07-31-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,057
Posted By Al1943

Below the chainstays is a lot closer to the...

Below the chainstays is a lot closer to the bottom than the top. And there are a lot of Treks with this type of brake on the roads today. I don't think wheel/brake contact is a big issue with wheel...
07-30-15, 03:42 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,057
Posted By Al1943

Not true for all bikes. Some of my friends ride...

Not true for all bikes. Some of my friends ride Treks with rear brake calipers near the bottom of the wheel. I question the wisdom of this.
07-29-15, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,708
Posted By Al1943

Occasionally I use the Park chain cleaner loaded...

Occasionally I use the Park chain cleaner loaded with mineral spirits. I find it does a great job. Sure it's messy but I've learned to control the mess with newspaper under the chain and all the...
07-29-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By Al1943

Upgrade only those parts that are definitely...

Upgrade only those parts that are definitely broken, and stay with 9-speed. Upgrading one part at a time is far expensive than buying a new bike. 9-speed is more durable than 10 or 11-speed. Wait...
07-28-15, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,520
Posted By Al1943

The first thing I would check is to see that the...

The first thing I would check is to see that the axle is properly seated in the dropouts. Set the bike with its wheels on the ground. With some weight on the saddle, open and close the skewer to...
07-26-15, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By Al1943

I crank (or hub) that spins a lot is often a sign...

I crank (or hub) that spins a lot is often a sign of dry bearings. Well greased bearings will usually slow a rotating assembly more than dry bearings.
07-24-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Al1943

[QUOTE=robert schlatte;18007523]Just the...

[QUOTE=robert schlatte;18007523]Just the opposite./QUOTE]

Why do you say that? What Bill said is correct and agrees with what you said.
07-22-15, 05:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,751
Posted By Al1943

Back in the day the big boys told me that the...

Back in the day the big boys told me that the skip tooth chains were "power chains" and the others (1/2" pitch) were "speed chains".
07-22-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,751
Posted By Al1943

No allowance, ever. Just paper routes, etc.

No allowance, ever. Just paper routes, etc.
07-22-15, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,751
Posted By Al1943

Yeah it was way too much for the old bike. ...

Yeah it was way too much for the old bike. Knowing my father, he was probably trying to help out the seller. In my 8 yo eyes he was paying too much and I was getting a rusty old bike.
07-21-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,218
Posted By Al1943

All of my cassettes start with a 13, and my...

All of my cassettes start with a 13, and my cranksets are 53 - 39. I don't have much use for a 12 cog except down a long steep hill with a strong tailwind. I find the 13 to be much more useable and...
07-21-15, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,751
Posted By Al1943

My first bicycle had a chain like that, single...

My first bicycle had a chain like that, single speed tank. My father bought it for me used in 1951, paid $20 but that was more than it was worth.
07-21-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By Al1943

Which RD will you be using? (7700?). If so it...

Which RD will you be using? (7700?). If so it should work will with any Shimano 9 or 10- speed shifter.
07-17-15, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Al1943

Silver hubs, silver spokes, black rims, black...

Silver hubs, silver spokes, black rims, black nipples.
07-16-15, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By Al1943

If you have both ends of the broken spoke you can...

If you have both ends of the broken spoke you can measure the length you see what you need. Better still, take it to a bike shop and let them tell you what you need, they may have a replacement.
07-15-15, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,157
Posted By Al1943

If the cog cluster is a cassette beginning with...

If the cog cluster is a cassette beginning with an 11 cog, and if the more common lockring is used instead of the special 11 cog lockring, the chain will skate on the lockring instead of fully...
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