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05-21-20, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By jimc101

The current fork needs to be identified, and also...

The current fork needs to be identified, and also the bike, Schwinn has made high and low-end bikes, if it's old, from the 90's-early 00's it could have been a mid-range bike back then, without...
04-10-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 850
Posted By jimc101

What year is the bike? the Trek 830 normally (as...

What year is the bike? the Trek 830 normally (as we don't know exactly what you have) was a lower-end MTB, that means 26"/135mm rear hub...
04-10-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By jimc101

Dura Ace 7800 is old, came out in 2003, replaced...

Dura Ace 7800 is old, came out in 2003, replaced in 2008, so at best your cranks are 12 years old, at worst 17 years old, as you say unknown mileage, could understand your question if you have a...
01-09-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By jimc101

No advantage for with steel, the only other...

No advantage for with steel, the only other material you will see on stanchions is aluminium, and this will weigh significantly less (combined with other parts) and may have a different coating to...
01-09-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 386
Posted By jimc101

What do you mean by thumb shifter? in bike terms,...

What do you mean by thumb shifter? in bike terms, a thumb shifter pre-dates Gripshift, if you mean trigger shifters like Shimano Rapiidfire+, these are probably the most common type of MTB shifter...
01-08-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By jimc101

Does it really matter? they are steel, and a...

Does it really matter? they are steel, and a little bit of damage isn't going to impact their performance, maybe you will get some corrosion after time, but no repair will stop that.
...
01-08-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By jimc101

How old is it? R3000 is the current Sora...

How old is it? R3000 is the current Sora groupset, and only the earliest will be out of warranty now, Would looking to identify the exact cause of the fault initially, your post makes no real...
01-08-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By jimc101

Any Shimano road HT2 crank arm of the same length...

Any Shimano road HT2 crank arm of the same length will do, if you haven't bought already, would really question why upgrade a 6700 crank to power, the 6700 is a very old design, and if you need...
01-08-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By jimc101

Very old stock, guess your looking att eh ones on...

Very old stock, guess your looking att eh ones on ebay/bikewagon? parts availability, pad availability, much newer/better/similarly priced models available, very long lever design (ok if using for a...
01-06-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By jimc101

Don't that as being a common issue with all...

Don't that as being a common issue with all foldable tires, more a case of some tire and rim combinations just don't work, some do perfectly, sounds like you identified a combination that didn't work...
01-05-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 384
Posted By jimc101

You have a factory wheel, with a proprietary rim,...

You have a factory wheel, with a proprietary rim, unless you can get another (identical) rim from Vuelta (highly unlikely) if you are that concerned about the braking surface, scrap the wheel, and...
12-28-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By jimc101

The key advantage is during the warranty period...

The key advantage is during the warranty period as if you don't use genuine/manufactures fluid, they could reject warranty claims, after this has expired, then choose your favorite brand of...
12-28-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By jimc101

The new design which uses a funnel is a lot...

The new design which uses a funnel is a lot easier to use, would look at the cost of any tools needed vs just replacing them, and selling on ebay as for parts.

Add to that, the old design you have...
12-23-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,277
Posted By jimc101

Have been using the Feedback Sports Recreational...

Have been using the Feedback Sports Recreational https://www.feedbacksports.com/product/recreational-repair-stand/ stand for a few years, and it's great, you do need to be aware of it's (and other...
12-21-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By jimc101

How many/what speed is your current bike, and...

How many/what speed is your current bike, and then how shiny/blingy do you want it to be?

You need to at least give the speed of the bike, and preferably the manufacturer of the drivetrain,...
12-21-19, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By jimc101

What is the rear axle width/OLD of the current...

What is the rear axle width/OLD of the current rear hub, that will determine what can be done easily.

If you can fit a 130mm hub then you can get any speed from 7-11 in it, cost being the only...
12-19-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By jimc101

Didn't want to say that, but let's be realistic,...

Didn't want to say that, but let's be realistic, the Argyle 318 was a low end freeride fork BITD (that's not saying it was bad, a quick look at review are all positive, but it's still a 10 year old...
12-18-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By jimc101

Not thinking that leaking will be an issue, but...

Not thinking that leaking will be an issue, but it's a 10-year-old fork, would suggest either you get it serviced before selling (regardless of it never being used) or clearly state this when...
12-13-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By jimc101

2x or 1x didn't exist for mainstream MTB back...

2x or 1x didn't exist for mainstream MTB back when M952 came out, so 3x was the only option. the 2x option only became available when 2x took off about 10 years back, and then it's normally done with...
12-12-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By jimc101

The bike does look to be way too small for the...

The bike does look to be way too small for the rider as currently pictured, also, would really do the math, and work out how much all this is going to cost vs just buying a new on off the shelf, much...
12-05-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,267
Posted By jimc101

Nope, I read it correctly, and so did you, the...

Nope, I read it correctly, and so did you, the spec is contradictory

Rear Hub
KT Alloy hub w/Cassette 32h - Silver

Cassette
Shimano MF-TZ31 Megarange 14-34T 7speed

taken from the page I...
12-05-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,267
Posted By jimc101

If it's a Shimano type cassette freehub (which is...

If it's a Shimano type cassette freehub (which is what is listed, KT Alloy hub w/Cassette, here https://www.norco.com/bike-archives/2016/yorkville/) how do you expect to be able to get into it...
12-05-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,868
Posted By jimc101

The Park (Feedback Sports also make a nice...

The Park (Feedback Sports also make a nice version) 3 way hex wrench (Allen is a brand) are a very good tool to begin with, most basic adjustment on a bike can be done with one of these, and a flat...
12-04-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By jimc101

Simple answer, yes, all Shimano external BB...

Simple answer, yes, all Shimano external BB cranks use the same interface, the power meter is on the left/NDS, so it's just a case of removing the pedal, and crank arm, then installing the 4iiii arm...
11-28-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,415
Posted By jimc101

Was thinking on mentioning water, as have heard...

Was thinking on mentioning water, as have heard the same for trials bikes, but you really need to know the limitations with that, and being a closed system, if you let it freeze, suspect it will...
11-28-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,415
Posted By jimc101

They have a 5 year warranty for being leak-proof,...

They have a 5 year warranty for being leak-proof, as with anything that has a warranty, use, and would avoid doing anything to void it.

For maintenance, my experience has been totally different to...
11-27-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,415
Posted By jimc101

I hope he has put he lever in its correct...

I hope he has put he lever in its correct orientation, up for closed (down is open, as pictured, half way, it will be loose, but won't come off)

For Magura brakes, they first came out in 1987,...
11-25-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,002
Posted By jimc101

Because you can't see my post above, total...

Because you can't see my post above, total incompatibility with the parts the OP says they have.
11-25-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,002
Posted By jimc101

Never going to work given the initail info from...

Never going to work given the initail info from the OP, the OP says they have a hydraulic groupset and they are incompatible with anything but hydraulic disc brakes
11-25-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,002
Posted By jimc101

Hydraulic won't work with cable discs, and as per...

Hydraulic won't work with cable discs, and as per Wilfred, why would you want to have mechanical discs if the option for hydraulics is available????
11-25-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By jimc101

The OP is looking at the ATC, which in reality is...

The OP is looking at the ATC, which in reality is pretty much irrelevant, all he needs to do is look for something with 60-80mm travel if suspension, if not, just a 26" rigid fork, as unless your...
11-25-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 669
Posted By jimc101

Choose your budget, and if you want to stick with...

Choose your budget, and if you want to stick with suspension, choose any fork which is 1 1/8", has rim brake mounts (unless you want to go for a new front wheel/disc brake) and has between 60-80mm...
11-25-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,415
Posted By jimc101

The photos would suggest HS-11's the only real...

The photos would suggest HS-11's the only real difference to HS-33's at the caliper end is an additional booster brace on the front, and there is no real reason why you couldn't retrofit it to...
11-24-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By jimc101

You will need a whole new RD and chain, you can...

You will need a whole new RD and chain, you can purchase some part of the RD as spares (the inner plate) but not the front, and even that will cost a significant part of the cost of a new RD (been...
11-23-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By jimc101

And the question is? Contact your local...

And the question is?

Contact your local Crank Bros importer.

Realistically, scrap the headset (sell on ebay for spares/metal recycle) and get a new one, as part will probably cost more than...
11-23-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By jimc101

Get a bike with IGH gearing as stock, trying to...

Get a bike with IGH gearing as stock, trying to retrofit this (or retrofitting just about anything) on a bike not designed for it will lead to incompatibility complications, and you will end up with...
11-22-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By jimc101

Why? your not going to get any benefit from it...

Why? your not going to get any benefit from it (given the info provided).
11-22-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By jimc101

Far too little info to even guess on. Where...

Far too little info to even guess on.

Where was the seller located? (that can make it pretty obvious if it genuine or not)

Just because it was without retail packaging, was it ever offed as a...
11-20-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 884
Posted By jimc101

You have answered your own question as to why...

You have answered your own question as to why this isn't done; because you need to find the required length (which isn't too hard to do) and to make spoke kits for every combination, they would need...
11-20-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By jimc101

2.8 is a plus-size, and plus didn't exist...

2.8 is a plus-size, and plus didn't exist mainstream back in 2006, 29er wasn't that mainstream either back then, suspect that your struggle getting anything over stock on it, even if smooth, probably...
11-17-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By jimc101

Have you tried contacting them?...

Have you tried contacting them? https://trpcycling.com/contact/

If in doubt, just replace, rotors are not exactly the most expensive part on a bike
11-16-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By jimc101

Crown race yes (don't think this is the part your...

Crown race yes (don't think this is the part your asking about) bearing, treat them like any other bearing, would you want a gritty surface contacting them?
11-15-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By jimc101

Why? when the OP just wants bolts, which...

Why? when the OP just wants bolts, which generally just come in 2 sizes M8 & M10 (specific ones for suspension forks excepted)
11-15-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By jimc101

Bar-end shifters are another option, had never...

Bar-end shifters are another option, had never used them before last year, I built an MTB drop bar conversion, and have put just under 5000km on in the last 18 months and they work great for short to...
11-15-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 455
Posted By jimc101

No mention of the specific model/age of the...

No mention of the specific model/age of the shifter (105 covers a groupset that has been in production for decades)

It's going to be 5703 newest, which is 3 generations old, long OOP and warranty....
11-14-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By jimc101

No need to disassemble for that, put some fork...

No need to disassemble for that, put some fork lube (silicone spray will do fine) on the stanchions, and your done, it's a basic fork, for the price it's very good, but it's never going to perform as...
11-14-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By jimc101

If it's a bot, got to give it credit for asking a...

If it's a bot, got to give it credit for asking a very specific quesion
11-14-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By jimc101

You have answered your own question, why don't...

You have answered your own question, why don't you trust that the LBS who deals with this sort of issue on a daily basis. If you don't trust them, find another LBS.
11-13-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 567
Posted By jimc101

Why do you want to disassemble it? as it's only a...

Why do you want to disassemble it? as it's only a few months old, if it's not working, it's a warranty issue, disassembling may void this/make it harder to claim.

For any cheap fork, can you get...
11-12-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 667
Posted By jimc101

Undo the cable at the RD, does the RD move? if...

Undo the cable at the RD, does the RD move? if no, it's seized and need replacing (unlikely)

If not, expose the inner at the shifter end, and hold it while using the shifter, does anything happen,...
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