Search: Posts Made By: blamester
Showing results 1 to 50 of 468
Search took 0.16 seconds.
06-16-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By blamester

How does the thread size effect the shifter? No...

How does the thread size effect the shifter?
No goin back if you tap it.
Keep it simple try a washer first.
06-16-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,637
Posted By blamester

I don't mind doing any job but I only do it if it...

I don't mind doing any job but I only do it if it needs doing.
06-16-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By blamester

Unusual on a front wheel so likely it's badly...

Unusual on a front wheel so likely it's badly built.
New wheel.
06-16-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By blamester

Pull the cable to go up uses hand strength. To...

Pull the cable to go up uses hand strength. To go down requires the derailleur spring.
Lube the cable, shifter and shifter with wd or similar.
06-16-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By blamester

So it rubs in the when in the middle of the...

So it rubs in the when in the middle of the cassette?
Check the FD is parallel with the chainring.
It ain't rocket science.
06-16-19, 04:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 915
Posted By blamester

You can have a very bad fall if it happens at the...

You can have a very bad fall if it happens at the wrong time.
05-24-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By blamester

It has ultegra sti already which likely means it...

It has ultegra sti already which likely means it is 130mm spacing.
Quite likely everything will fit quite easily and nothing difficult about it.
Do you have the tools or is it a shop job?
05-14-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By blamester

Make sure the shifter is in the correct position...

Make sure the shifter is in the correct position when you start.
So shift all the way down till there are no clicks. Then set the cable.
05-10-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,453
Posted By blamester

It's easy enough to experiment with the lands on...

It's easy enough to experiment with the lands on the existing crank but going by the chain thickness guide a above you may have to remove too much.
Have the land thicknesses changed over time? Are...
05-10-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By blamester

Look carefully at the fork crown and the old...

Look carefully at the fork crown and the old crown race.
Any marks? high or low spots.
Put the old crown race against the new look for differences.
If all is good give it rub of sandpaper. The...
05-06-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,023
Posted By blamester

1x where you put the 42 and 50 plus a 38 and 30...

1x where you put the 42 and 50 plus a 38 and 30 on the back instead of the front seems a little foolish.
I don't know but it's gotta be heavier and as for simpler I'm not sure on that either....
05-06-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,275
Posted By blamester

It's possible they are brakes from a mixte where...

It's possible they are brakes from a mixte where the cable enters from below and the pinch bolt is on top and it has been modified.
Or a redundant design.
Is the front brake the same?
Normal cable...
05-05-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 637
Views: 118,924
Posted By blamester

Very nice. Top quality.

Very nice. Top quality.
05-05-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 882
Posted By blamester

There is also the fact that while the bb may be...

There is also the fact that while the bb may be perfectly serviceable now it can seize in there and be a real pain to remove when you do need to.
It's been in there ten years so I would remove it...
05-05-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 802
Posted By blamester

FD looks too low. Raise it a couple of mill. ...

FD looks too low. Raise it a couple of mill.
That setup should work beautifully.
It may actually work better in friction.
05-05-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By blamester

Check the cable and shifter they may be gunked up...

Check the cable and shifter they may be gunked up as well.
Work the FD with cable detached and it should free up.
05-05-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By blamester

Use a spline slightly bigger than the Allen key...

Use a spline slightly bigger than the Allen key you used to tighten the bolt. Tap it in if nessecary. Usually works to get out rounded bolts.
I generally give the stem a tap down with the wheel in...
05-02-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 802
Posted By blamester

Fd too low or cable on the wrong side of the...

Fd too low or cable on the wrong side of the pinch bolt?
How is the chain line?
How does it shift going back down to the small ring?
When you shift ease up very slightly and with no hesitation...
05-01-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By blamester

I think you have answered your own question. If...

I think you have answered your own question.
If it works it works.
05-01-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By blamester

[QUOTE=BCDrums;20909114]I'm a do-less-work guy...

[QUOTE=BCDrums;20909114]I'm a do-less-work guy too. Whenever I am repacking the hub bearings, I remove the freehub body and lube it. For me, this means peeling back the rubber seal and dripping a...
04-30-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,265
Posted By blamester

It ain't a crime to get off and walk. Anyone can...

It ain't a crime to get off and walk. Anyone can have a good or bad day.
Try a 30 see if it works, it should do.
Don't run big big.
Should shift the same but you may have gap in the range which...
04-30-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By blamester

Was it shifting ok at one time? If it was then...

Was it shifting ok at one time?
If it was then we can rule out frame flex. This has been thrown up again and again as a first and most likely cause of poor shifting.
Mind you they may now claim the...
04-23-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By blamester

I removed the floating pulley wheel with no...

I removed the floating pulley wheel with no problems in a friction system. Actually worked better. Hg chain and cassette. Friction levers shouldn't have play at the lever.
There can be a little slop...
04-23-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By blamester

Remove it and check the function. See which arm...

Remove it and check the function. See which arm is tight
Should be easy to adjust but be aware there may be a grub screw to loosen.
04-20-19, 09:27 AM
04-04-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By blamester

Try it and see. You can buy spacers which are...

Try it and see. You can buy spacers which are curved to the frame.
03-08-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,081
Posted By blamester

Newer 7speed shifters have a bigger barrell and...

Newer 7speed shifters have a bigger barrell and therefore pull more cable which makes them the best choice. Any Shimano shifters seven speed and on will fit the clamp shown. Non series ,105 ,600 and...
02-15-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,373
Posted By blamester

Why take the risk? You don't want to be going...

Why take the risk?
You don't want to be going downhill fast and wondering if it will break.
Get a longer one and be sure.
02-15-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By blamester

It may be alright for now but I would definitely...

It may be alright for now but I would definitely be keeping an eye on that. Put a straight edge to it to gauge the depth.
Why is it only rubbing on one side?
Is the wheel properly centered?
02-13-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By blamester

Nice one. The mechanic did a good job. Just...

Nice one.
The mechanic did a good job. Just took him a bit of time to figure it out which is understandable.
02-13-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,725
Posted By blamester

I don't want to derail this thread so p.m on the...

I don't want to derail this thread so p.m on the way
02-12-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By blamester

Just to get it straight after the shop looked at...

Just to get it straight after the shop looked at it the left shifter that wasn't working now is but the rear was and now isn't.
Perhaps they can't eliminate chain rub?
But it should be possible to...
02-12-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By blamester

Are you sure it is the frame that is stripped and...

Are you sure it is the frame that is stripped and not the cup?
02-12-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,725
Posted By blamester

Any reason why you can't change the cassette to...

Any reason why you can't change the cassette to match the rings you have.
By moving the cassette range up a tooth or two.
Might take two cassettes mixed to get it right.
I have removed the...
02-07-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 733
Posted By blamester

My advice is ride as it is for awhile. You won't...

My advice is ride as it is for awhile. You won't lose anything and maybe you will be better able to decide what you need.
Should be no problem fitting a modern groupset on it.
01-25-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By blamester

You can go 11 or 10 speed and not use the smalll...

You can go 11 or 10 speed and not use the smalll sprockets.
I run a 10 speed cassette and removed the three lower cogs 11/12and 13 so I have 14 /28 7 speed.
I used spacers on both sides of the...
01-24-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 565,967
Posted By blamester

Sweet bike. Nice job.

Sweet bike. Nice job.
01-24-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By blamester

That looks perfectly serviceable from the photos....

That looks perfectly serviceable from the photos. Those derailleurs are bullet proof top jap quality.
Wd 40 on the cables that exit and enter the outer cables. Hit the shifter as well.
Put the bike...
01-24-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,743
Posted By blamester

Warped brake disc might do it.

Warped brake disc might do it.
01-23-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By blamester

Easier to grease the shell and then use the...

Easier to grease the shell and then use the grease to hold the bearings in place.
Sometimes I use the axle to stop the bearings from falling thru the shell and then apply the grease. But either way...
01-23-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 866
Posted By blamester

Do the checks mentioned clean the rim check the...

Do the checks mentioned clean the rim check the pads. Look for high or low spots on the rim. Make sure the calipers are not loose and properly adjusted.
Then decide if you need a new wheel.
Untill...
01-20-19, 01:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 694
Posted By blamester

Start by making sure the derailleurs you have are...

Start by making sure the derailleurs you have are set up correctly and lubed.
Did you buy the bike new?
01-20-19, 01:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 849
Posted By blamester

You have already tried to adjust it out on the...

You have already tried to adjust it out on the fly and no joy.
Get the bike on the stand and see what is going on.
Limit screws only affect the two gears.
Try friction mode, I don't know why you...
01-19-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By blamester

Sounds like you have the money so build the bike...

Sounds like you have the money so build the bike tou want. There is nearly always a compromise somewhere. Start with the things you won't or can't compromise on and go from there.
01-19-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By blamester

Nice one. Most people don't admit there mistakes....

Nice one. Most people don't admit there mistakes.
Thinking thru a problem requires experience which is usually acquired by making a mistake or seeing the mistakes of others.
Smooth seas never made...
01-17-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,743
Posted By blamester

This. Start with the simple things.

This. Start with the simple things.
01-17-19, 02:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By blamester

See post two it was pretty obvious from the...

See post two it was pretty obvious from the begiining.
If it was working fine before the rebuild it was something you did during the rebuild.
The freehub spins independent of the axle bearings...
01-14-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By blamester

freehub bearings are seperate from axle bearings...

freehub bearings are seperate from axle bearings and one adjustment should not effect the other.
As you adjust the axle bearings will the freehub eventually bind up tight?
01-14-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,087
Posted By blamester

Only you can decide if it is secure. You are...

Only you can decide if it is secure. You are there.
You can pretty much test it on the bike without riding it.
How did it feel when installing?
Sudden stop on the bolt or a nice firm consistent...
01-14-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By blamester

What's odd is the axle bearing adjustment...

What's odd is the axle bearing adjustment noticeably affecting the freehub.
So if the freehub worked fine before the rebuild and you didn't go near it what changed?
Showing results 1 to 50 of 468
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.