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08-05-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 663
Posted By sch

Put a steel worm screw band on the headtube, much...

Put a steel worm screw band on the headtube, much stronger than any tape would be. As to the down tube crack: use a sharp
pointed center punch to dimple each end of the crack and drill ~3/32" hole...
08-04-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By sch

Frame pictured "may" have 26 TPI threading in the...

Frame pictured "may" have 26 TPI threading in the RD hanger, ok for vintage Campy but slightly off for
the otherwise standard 10Mx1.0mm which is now the world wide standard. Probably makes little...
08-02-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 556
Posted By sch

Tailights are bad enough, the superbright...

Tailights are bad enough, the superbright headlights are even worse in steady mode and horrible in flash mode.
08-02-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By sch

From the MSDS on the parktool.com site:...

From the MSDS on the parktool.com site: https://www.parktool.com/assets/doc/product/CB-4_SDS.pdf the major component
is 2-propanol in ~5% concentration probably in water but not explicitly stated....
08-01-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 328
Posted By sch

Best way is drill some holes where the logo is...

Best way is drill some holes where the logo is located. Steel is likely strong enough that the ring won't notice
the missing material. A friend with a welder could fill in the logo with a tig set up...
08-01-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 461
Posted By sch

Open bearings filled with the palm method...

Open bearings filled with the palm method pictured rapidly get rid of any excess grease. Sealed bearings, with seals removed and
repacked by any method tend to get over filled and with the seal...
08-01-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 388
Posted By sch

You don't, you throw it away and use the vastly...

You don't, you throw it away and use the vastly better two piece symmetrical design used by SRAM/KMC/Wipperman et al.
My recumbent bought in 2001 had a chain with one of those, back then the...
07-27-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By sch

To say nothing of the likely medical bills/lost...

To say nothing of the likely medical bills/lost work and rehab that any mishap energetic enough to bend the
BB shell and ruin the frame could do to the rider.
07-23-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 362
Posted By sch

Once a new groupset is released it will take 4-8...

Once a new groupset is released it will take 4-8 months for it to trickle down into the retail market, and
sometimes longer for subspecialty items. Eg the Ultegra Di2 disc brifters were...
07-22-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 436
Posted By sch

If the BB shell has no obvious damage and the...

If the BB shell has no obvious damage and the insert has remained in place since the glue job, there should be no concern
about the frame integrity. If the shell comes loose again then a good clean...
Forum: Recumbent
07-20-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By sch

How tightly you grip the bars has a lot to do...

How tightly you grip the bars has a lot to do with how 'squirrely' the steering feels. Bents do best with a very light
touch on the bars. Try riding with just a light curl of the fingers over 1/3...
07-20-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By sch

If the rim is looking like a potato chip or...

If the rim is looking like a potato chip or pringles chip, then it can frequently be straightened by taking it off the bike
and putting the low points (always at 180 points on the rim) on short...
07-20-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 321
Posted By sch

30T cassette will get you ~10-11% reduction in...

30T cassette will get you ~10-11% reduction in perceived torque needed on hills, not insignificant. Likely your RD will cover the
30T, but as noted chain wrap may (but not likely) be a problem. I...
07-19-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By sch

As per Clifford: full length housing either...

As per Clifford: full length housing either externally ziptied to the top tube or by cautious enlargement, if needed, of the
top tube openings to allow full length housing to be routed internally. ...
07-16-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By sch

I have done this twice, back in the '08-'12 time...

I have done this twice, back in the '08-'12 time frame from the Weaver side. Smyrna has a lot more choice of
motels and restaurants than Weaver/Anniston and of course Anniston is a bit of a slog...
07-15-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By sch

It is not broken, it is an allen headed set screw...

It is not broken, it is an allen headed set screw that is essentially flush with the aluminum swing arm for the cage and
the hex socket is buggered up. I agree that this is not easy to do, but the...
07-14-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By sch

etap FD is ~$400, so some room to maneuver with a...

etap FD is ~$400, so some room to maneuver with a repair job. If the thread is indeed L handed and the set screw is
otherwise standard, an allen key size of 2.5mm (as per SRAM manual above) suggests...
07-13-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By sch

According to the SRAM literature, the high limit...

According to the SRAM literature, the high limit screw is L hand threaded if I am interpreting their statement: "the
high limit screw is reverse threaded" . The limit screws are allen headed set...
07-13-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,109
Posted By sch

Easiest way to assess hydration is unclothed...

Easiest way to assess hydration is unclothed before and after ride weight. Even in winter I will lose 2-3# weight on a
40-50 mile ride. In the summer 3# is minimum and have lost upto 5#, that is at...
07-09-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By sch

Sometimes 'gritty' is really just too tight. So...

Sometimes 'gritty' is really just too tight. So yes, clean meticulously, examine races on hub and cone, replace the
balls and then find out the minor frustration of final adjustment of the bearing...
07-08-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,762
Posted By sch

So the OP was unable to find the online manuals...

So the OP was unable to find the online manuals at Trek (see link above courtesy ljsense). Just a cursory look shows them
to be more comprehensive than expected. The sad part is that apparently...
07-06-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,562
Posted By sch

So generally favorable responses, the uncertainty...

So generally favorable responses, the uncertainty being whether the specific ones you end up with are a mainland knockoff
with questionable metallurgy but at least the $ cost will be low. There are...
07-06-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By sch

There are specific Shimano 11 spd cassettes that...

There are specific Shimano 11 spd cassettes that fit fine on 10spd hubs: HG700 and HG800 both only 11-34. 11spd
ATB cassettes also work on 10 spd hubs but tend to be even larger than the 11-34 so...
07-02-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By sch

Clear example of tread coming loose from the tire...

Clear example of tread coming loose from the tire carcass. Could be manufacture defect or inadvertent damage. Either
way tire is defunct.
07-02-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 596
Posted By sch

The other unmentioned reason not to put disc...

The other unmentioned reason not to put disc brakes on a dropout/QR fork is that front disc braking torque has
been known to rotate the FW out of the dropout with catastrophic potentiality to ones...
07-01-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By sch

As per pdlamb: real problem is residual water in...

As per pdlamb: real problem is residual water in the rim that can't escape through any openings, unless you leave it out in
the sun with spoke holes uncovered for several days. I like pd's...
Forum: Southeast
06-24-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By sch

Don't live near or have any personal knowledge,...

Don't live near or have any personal knowledge, but I did have a tandem frame powder coated a year ago.

There seem to be a bunch of powder coaters in your area.
Call them up and ask, you might be...
06-23-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By sch

The innards of the brifter are going up (or down)...

The innards of the brifter are going up (or down) with each click but you can't tell because there is no cable
that moves. So you hear the ratchet but can't see the internal motion around the drum...
06-23-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,069
Posted By sch

Torque wrench should not be necessary. Pedals...

Torque wrench should not be necessary. Pedals need either an allen wrench (could be 6 or 8mm) or they will have
a flat for a wrench. Wrench will need to have jaws less than ~1/4" wide to work...
06-20-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By sch

This is where you read the referenced...

This is where you read the referenced instructions at least 3 times while looking at the mechanism on the bike. Looking
at several videos on youtube is also helpful. There was a thread a month or so...
06-20-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By sch

I use Simple Green or a variant water soluble...

I use Simple Green or a variant water soluble degreaser when cleaning chains etc. A decade or so back a gallon jug
in the garage started leaking and the stuff ran down several levels of the ...
06-19-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By sch

Although the Shimano joining pin works, it is a...

Although the Shimano joining pin works, it is a kludge. Quick link is a better approach.
One example: ...
06-17-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By sch

As to cones, my first good bike was a Peugeot...

As to cones, my first good bike was a Peugeot PX10, everything was Fr threaded. I was not impressed by the Normandy
cones or axles (mine were QR, so hollow) which bent early at the tips and one...
06-17-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By sch

You need something like this:...

You need something like this: https://www.parktool.com/product/freewheel-remover-fr-4?category=Cassette%20%26%20Freewheel and judging
by the rust access to a large bench vise with which to clamp the...
06-15-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,768
Posted By sch

FWIW we started tandem riding in 2007 on a 45#...

FWIW we started tandem riding in 2007 on a 45# steel tandem and on flat ground (under 4k ft for the century) we did the
century in 5H 5'. 18 mo later we got a Macchiatto which was ~30#. Never got...
06-15-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 258
Posted By sch

Put it on the rear and you will never know, plus...

Put it on the rear and you will never know, plus it will wear out faster.
06-13-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 831
Posted By sch

One might inquire more closely about past...

One might inquire more closely about past use/abuse IF you are considering an ATB or downhill frame. Road
frames, pretty much as above. Generally good for upwards of 100k miles or more.
06-10-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,067
Posted By sch

If you drill down mineral spirits and Dupont...

If you drill down mineral spirits and Dupont chain degreaser are essentially the same stuff: aliphatic hydrocarbons
with between 9 and 15 carbons perhaps with a little hexane as well. Alcohol (IPA...
06-10-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By sch

FWIW going from 24 to 30mm axle cranks means a...

FWIW going from 24 to 30mm axle cranks means a new and more expensive BB and incidentally a new and expensive BB tool
as the 24mm tools don't work on 30mm BB. Probably cheaper to see if the pedal...
06-10-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By sch

What I am hearing is the transition from the more...

What I am hearing is the transition from the more substantial thick part at the top of the fork to the thinner
all CF portion of the fork. Fork crowns are reinforced thicker areas. Nothing to be...
06-08-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 704
Posted By sch

Lube/fluids costs for bikes and their riders (ie...

Lube/fluids costs for bikes and their riders (ie HEED etc powders that work out to $0.50 or more per liter) can rankle a bit.
But 15 or so yrs ago I sat down and worked out the consumables cost/mile...
06-06-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By sch

Had that happen to me once, early in my Frog...

Had that happen to me once, early in my Frog days. It will be unlikely access is available from the other side.
My solution was application of sufficient force to the shoe to free it from the pedal,...
06-06-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By sch

It is useful to weigh yourself (best unclothed so...

It is useful to weigh yourself (best unclothed so sweaty bike clothes don't futz the weight) before and after a
ride in order to judge hydration, as any weight shift will be due to fluid loss. For...
06-05-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,361
Posted By sch

Past few yrs out of saddle only for crotch rest....

Past few yrs out of saddle only for crotch rest. I do recall a time frame around 2008-11 perhaps when I did a lot of
short hills (100-150yds, 6-8%) out of the saddle and over that season my climbing...
06-04-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By sch

FWIW the Campy cables that came with a Veloce...

FWIW the Campy cables that came with a Veloce 10spd brifter set a few years back had twist welded ends from the factory.
Makes threading them a piece of cake. Of course once installed you end up...
06-04-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By sch

something basic: Have you tightened up the brake...

something basic: Have you tightened up the brake to frame mounting bolt?
06-03-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,820
Posted By sch

This is something best practiced AT HOME with the...

This is something best practiced AT HOME with the tools you would have with you on the bike. Some wheels
are easy to remove from the frame and some are not, but more importantly some tire/wheel...
06-02-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By sch

Not enough slack in brake housing/cable in the...

Not enough slack in brake housing/cable in the bar area? Is by chance, the housing continuous from the
brifter to the brake? Not unusual for the rear brake to actuate when the bar is turned too far...
05-30-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 218
Posted By sch

Notches are to remove the cog only. You need a...

Notches are to remove the cog only. You need a tool with two tangs that fit in the notches, tool usually
held in place by the nut on the axle and turned with a large wrench. Once removed the...
05-30-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,411
Posted By sch

Most of the comments have been about quicklinks,...

Most of the comments have been about quicklinks, where the OP asked about chain. Dunnoh about Maribels finding the 11spd are better
(metallurgically?) than 10 spd, but personally I have found that...
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