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04-17-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By sivat

oh! those just might be the ticket. I wish more...

oh! those just might be the ticket. I wish more people did save this kind of thing. i'm sure there's some old dude somewhere with a whole bin full of them in the back of his shop, I just don't know...
04-17-10, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By sivat

Bianchigirl nailed it. Those were exactly what I...

Bianchigirl nailed it. Those were exactly what I was talking about. I followed your link, but it takes me to the "Miscellaneous Hub Parts" page, and I don't see anything there that would work.
04-16-10, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By sivat

Araya rim washers

I've got some old (80s) Araya rims that need a washer between the nipple and the rim. The washers are rounded on one side, and flat on the other, like the bottom piece of bread on a sub. The rims...
09-26-09, 01:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,146
Posted By sivat

Considering that 95% of the bikes sold in the US...

Considering that 95% of the bikes sold in the US are made in china, i would be surprised if you couldn't find a bottom bracket that will fit. It may have to be a beach cruiser or bmx part, but i bet...
09-26-09, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,501
Posted By sivat

I think what danno was saying is to put a second...

I think what danno was saying is to put a second nut on top of the first, so that you can hold it while tightening the bolt. I suppose that won't work to get the bolt out though. For the front bolt,...
08-26-09, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,412
Posted By sivat

I had clearance issues with travel agents and the...

I had clearance issues with travel agents and the racks on my bike. Might not be a problem for everyone, but it is an issue worth thinking about. I'll throw my hat into the cr720 ring. I use them and...
08-21-09, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,181
Posted By sivat

This method will take a while, but it should...

This method will take a while, but it should work. Using a keyhole saw, VERY CAREFULLY make two cuts from the center towards the shell about 60 degrees apart (like 5 and 7 o'clock). Be sure not to...
08-13-09, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By sivat

Actually there are two standards. JIS (Japanese...

Actually there are two standards. JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) and ISO (International Standards Organization) both specify both the angle and the "width" of the taper. As far as the spider, you...
08-12-09, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By sivat

You probably need a 1" JIS headset. ISO is the...

You probably need a 1" JIS headset. ISO is the new standard, but a lot of older and cheaper bikes used JIS.
08-12-09, 12:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By sivat

1. Measure the chainline of the cranks with the...

1. Measure the chainline of the cranks with the original bb.
2. Determine what chainline you want.
3. Add or subtract twice the difference to figure out what chainline you need.

The chainline...
06-13-09, 02:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,130
Posted By sivat

It probably won't be a problem, but like it was...

It probably won't be a problem, but like it was said before, you could run into clearance issues between the chainstay and either the chainrings or the crank arm. Personally, I would watch ebay for a...
06-12-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,616
Posted By sivat

If the threads of the bb shell were damaged when...

If the threads of the bb shell were damaged when the bb first became loose, loctite will help keep it in place. You want to use the lightest available. I think the purple is the lightest. The blue...
09-29-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By sivat

While I'm impressed with your algebraic skills,...

While I'm impressed with your algebraic skills, i'm not sure you understand the question.
09-29-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By sivat

Mavic Rims and Shimano Hubs

I need some help from anyone who has a similar setup. I'm building new set of wheels using mavic open pro rims and shimano xt hubs. The rear is 9 speed. Neither is using disc brakes and they are 32h...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-08, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By sivat

For those who are interested, I did some...

For those who are interested, I did some measuring and realized that there is now way to get the clamp to fit around bars that do not have a flared clamp area (i.e. the bars keep the 25.4mmm ...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-08, 01:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By sivat

Look at your bars. The clamp area is 26.0, but...

Look at your bars. The clamp area is 26.0, but the actual bars are smaller. 22.2mm if memory serves. I know the basket fits on nitto bars. thats what I took the basket off of. I was curious about...
Forum: Commuting
06-05-08, 01:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By sivat

Like I said before, if the clamp is too small...

Like I said before, if the clamp is too small without a shim, it's not gonna fit any better if I make the bar bigger.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-08, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By sivat

The clamp is steel, but after spreading it, the...

The clamp is steel, but after spreading it, the holes won't line up to clamp it down. I guess I'll just have to reshape it around some old bars.
Forum: Commuting
06-04-08, 12:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By sivat

Nitto bars have a larger clamp section, then...

Nitto bars have a larger clamp section, then decrease in diameter just outside the stem clamp. The riser bars keep the 25.4mm diameter for several inches beyond the stem. Also, if the clamp doesn't...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-08, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By sivat

Wald basket and riser bars

Today I tried to put a Wald 151 front basket that I had sitting around onto a bike with 25.4mm riser bars to do a quick errand. I realized that the bar clamps on the basket seem too small for the...
06-01-08, 01:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By sivat

For a guy your size, you should definitely...

For a guy your size, you should definitely consider a higher spoke count. 40 would be good. 48 might be overkill, but if you are doing fully loaded touring, 48 might end up being what you want.
05-30-08, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,727
Posted By sivat

Since the angle from the hub flange to the rim is...

Since the angle from the hub flange to the rim is different for the drive and non-drive side spoke, the non drive side is always more slack than the drive side. As long as the wheel is still centered...
05-27-08, 06:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 22,048
Posted By sivat

Spin the wheel while holding it off the ground....

Spin the wheel while holding it off the ground. You should get bored before the wheel stops spinning. If the wheel slows down after a few turns, the chain is probably too tight.
05-27-08, 12:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,876
Posted By sivat

The threading on a track hub has a 1.375"...

The threading on a track hub has a 1.375" diameter. a 12t cog has a pitch circle diameter of 1.9", measured at approximately the middle of the tooth. That means you have less than 1/4" of material...
05-26-08, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By sivat

Thats a fairly common problem with cantilevers....

Thats a fairly common problem with cantilevers. Like ronh said, play with the toe a little and wipe down the rims. The kool stops have a built in toe guide. You'll notice that back of the pad has a...
05-26-08, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,434
Posted By sivat

Considering that cannondales have a reputation...

Considering that cannondales have a reputation for cracking, i'm not sure that you want to emulate them.
05-25-08, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,576
Posted By sivat

I agree with this. I've ordered a rack and some...

I agree with this. I've ordered a rack and some adapters from him and he is great to work with. His outright pricing isn't the cheapest i've seen, but since he doesn't charge shipping, it ends up...
05-24-08, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By sivat

only if you weigh 450lbs and like to jump off...

only if you weigh 450lbs and like to jump off curbs. Or if you want to respace the hub to 130mm. There isn't enough threading for spacers and longer replacement axles aren't available.
05-24-08, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By sivat

Consider this, each link in a chain will mesh...

Consider this, each link in a chain will mesh with a single tooth on the cog or chainring. Adding a half link is the same as subtracting a single tooth from either the cog or chainring. It sounds...
05-24-08, 12:09 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,084
Posted By sivat

http://naughtylittlemonkey.org/bikes/surly/side2.j...

http://naughtylittlemonkey.org/bikes/surly/side2.jpg
05-23-08, 11:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By sivat

The difference in 1 tooth will be about 1/8" in...

The difference in 1 tooth will be about 1/8" in the chain (1/2" total but split between the top and bottom sections of the chain). The difference will be the same if you change the cog or the...
05-20-08, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By sivat

You need to figure out what cranks you are going...

You need to figure out what cranks you are going to use, then decide on the bottom bracket. Don't put the cart before the horse.
05-20-08, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By sivat

most frames use 5mmx0.8. I'd be surprised if your...

most frames use 5mmx0.8. I'd be surprised if your frame was different, but that doesn't mean it isn't
05-13-08, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By sivat

Before you take it back, you might want to try...

Before you take it back, you might want to try mounting the chainring on the inside of the spider.
05-13-08, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By sivat

The only sugino cranks that use ISO are the...

The only sugino cranks that use ISO are the Sugino 75 track cranks. The XD, RD, messenger and road cranks all use JIS tapers. Shimano doesn't make the UN series cartridge bottom brackets in ISO...
05-13-08, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By sivat

You've got a lot of strange (read: wrong) info in...

You've got a lot of strange (read: wrong) info in there. His original post didn't say anything about ISO vs JIS, so I'm not sure where you got that. However, as long as they are paired correctly (ISO...
05-13-08, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By sivat

The hub spacing (120mm) doesn't have anything to...

The hub spacing (120mm) doesn't have anything to do with the chainline since the spacing measures the distance from locknut to locknut and is adjustable, while the chainline of the hub measures from...
05-13-08, 12:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By sivat

They both use 27.2mm seatposts. I'm not sure...

They both use 27.2mm seatposts. I'm not sure about the FD, but they may be the same size as well.
05-13-08, 12:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,338
Posted By sivat

I agree with the mac and ziemas. The grease is...

I agree with the mac and ziemas. The grease is too thick to do any good and will attract dirt.
05-11-08, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 539
Posted By sivat

You need to find the actual ERD of the rims. The...

You need to find the actual ERD of the rims. The rim depth doesn't necessarily reflect the ERD. I like the wheelsmith 14/15 butted spokes for all of my builds.
05-07-08, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By sivat

Is it a quick-release clamp on the seatpost? It's...

Is it a quick-release clamp on the seatpost? It's possible that it is just poor quality or worn out. You could try replacing it.
If it is a bolt that holds the seatpost in place, remove the bolt...
05-07-08, 05:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,478
Posted By sivat

I've heard the same thing about the UN-54s having...

I've heard the same thing about the UN-54s having a hollow axle. I'm not sure what the difference is between the 54 and the 7x now. Maybe bearing quality?

As for the OP, the length of the bb...
05-07-08, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By sivat

Is there no spot to mount a rim brake on the rear...

Is there no spot to mount a rim brake on the rear wheel using a cable splitter?
05-03-08, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By sivat

With the 26t small ring, make sure your front...

With the 26t small ring, make sure your front derailleur has the capacity for the larger tooth difference between the large and small rings.
05-03-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By sivat

The surly karate monkey is that way.

The surly karate monkey is that way.
04-30-08, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,326
Posted By sivat

I believe harris cyclery carries those hangers.

I believe harris cyclery carries those hangers.
04-24-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By sivat

The alternative is to take the frame to a shop...

The alternative is to take the frame to a shop that has a seatpost gauge. Put the gauge in until it stops, and you have what size post you need. .2mm too big and you will have to force the post in,...
04-24-08, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,755
Posted By sivat

The answer, as it is to all questions of this...

The answer, as it is to all questions of this type, is, it depends. If you have integrated brake/shifter levers (ergopower, sti, "brifters," etc) then you will need to switch to mountain bike style...
04-24-08, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,477
Posted By sivat

The easy fix to this is to get a couple of 15mm...

The easy fix to this is to get a couple of 15mm spacers to put on either side of the locknut to make the front hub 130 mm wide. It's never been an issue for me though, since the contact area on all...
04-23-08, 06:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,477
Posted By sivat

Assuming you have it adjusted properly, the...

Assuming you have it adjusted properly, the clamps move in unison, so it does self center. At least that's the case with the one sitting in my den.
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