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06-02-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By *Scuba

One solution would be to get a set of Shimano...

One solution would be to get a set of Shimano Hollowtech 2 crankset that has a longer spindle. For example, their MTB doubles or a road triple. The MTB Shimano Hollowtech 2 crankset are designed to...
05-26-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By *Scuba

Like JohnDThompson already mentioned, if you do...

Like JohnDThompson already mentioned, if you do this, the respaced axle will be weaker and prone to bending or breaking.

Also, if this wheel is going back into the original frame, there might be...
05-11-21, 02:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By *Scuba

Instead of the Hozan lockring tool, I like to use...

Instead of the Hozan lockring tool, I like to use the Hozan lockring pliers for that type of headset.

https://www.hozan.co.jp/cycle_e/catalog/BB/C-203.html
05-04-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By *Scuba

Hi Jeff, I am guessing that you are talking...

Hi Jeff,

I am guessing that you are talking about cassette lock rings? For Shimano, there are not specific cassette lock rings for different types or styles of hubs.

One important thing is...
05-03-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By *Scuba

Hi SkinGriz, I don't see the thread about...

Hi SkinGriz,

I don't see the thread about converting to single speed in the general forum.

There are many types of single speed tensioners, some are much better designed and made than others. ...
04-16-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By *Scuba

Hi Al, I will email you what I wrote in the...

Hi Al,

I will email you what I wrote in the private message.

Cheers,
Cavan
04-15-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By *Scuba

No problem and your English is perfectly fine. ...

No problem and your English is perfectly fine. Glad that you got it taken care of.
04-14-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By *Scuba

Don't need this anymore, came across one at the...

Don't need this anymore, came across one at the community bike shop that I work at as a donation. Lots of surface and cosmetic corrosion, but it should work.
04-14-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By *Scuba

I would still like to know where you are located...

I would still like to know where you are located and why your local shop cannot help you.

Before you do anything to the cranks and bottom bracket, there are a lot of reasons why there can be noise...
04-14-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By *Scuba

Hi Octavianandrei, Can I ask why you want to...

Hi Octavianandrei,

Can I ask why you want to remove your crank and bottom bracket to clean it? Also, where are you located that your local store cannot help you? This should be very straight...
04-14-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By *Scuba

Currently, Shimano only has 6 different cog sizes...

Currently, Shimano only has 6 different cog sizes for the Di2, IGH systems. 18t, 19t, 20t, 21t, 22t and 23t. Shimano also has very specific ratios that they want riders to stick to.

I have not...
04-12-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By *Scuba

Hi rvtravller, I am a mechanic at a shop, I...

Hi rvtravller,

I am a mechanic at a shop, I have experience with Shimano IGH systems. What do you need? The only thing that is lacking at the shop that I work at is that we don't have a Shimano...
04-09-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By *Scuba

In the picture of the bottom headset cup, on the...

In the picture of the bottom headset cup, on the bearing cup race, you can start to see discoloration that will match up to the bearings in the caged bearing. A shiny part, darker part and etc.,,
04-08-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 949
Posted By *Scuba

Riding no hands is definitely not a reliable way...

Riding no hands is definitely not a reliable way to tell if a frame is bent or not. I would not recommend this method. If you don't have access to a frame alignment gauge, I would highly recommend...
04-08-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By *Scuba

WTB/ISO Sturmey Archer GH6 dynohub

Would like to buy or trade for a vintage Sturmey Archer GH6 dynohub in good condition.

If you want to trade instead of selling it to me, let me know what you are interested in/or want and I will...
04-08-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 85
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Views: 3,752
Posted By *Scuba

Hi SkinGriz, I think one of the reason IGH...

Hi SkinGriz,

I think one of the reason IGH aren't more popular is their added cost.

When they have been maintained and looked after, they work great. But low maintenance does not equal NO...
04-08-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By *Scuba

Don't know the exact make and model of this...

Don't know the exact make and model of this headset.

It is not in the best shape, from the pictures, it looks like there is just the beginning of some brindle/indexing starting to happen on the...
04-05-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,586
Posted By *Scuba

From your picture, the tire liner is too long and...

From your picture, the tire liner is too long and actually pinching your tube, which is causing the flats. This is one of the reason that I don't like them, plus I find tires with liners don't roll...
04-05-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 390
Posted By *Scuba

Those are headset cups, there is a specific tool...

Those are headset cups, there is a specific tool used to hammer them out so that pressure is applied evenly all the way around.

If you don't have access to such a tool or don't want to make your...
04-04-21, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By *Scuba

I do not have experience with the specific brake...

I do not have experience with the specific brake caliper, but I have ran into similar issues.

My solution is to get a spare L shape allen key, cut down the shorter end and grind/file the end to...
04-03-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By *Scuba

Hi NoWhanmmies, There are two very popular...

Hi NoWhanmmies,

There are two very popular routes for doing training without massive hills or multiple stoplights.

The first one is the highway on the south side of the UBC campus and the...
10-21-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,748
Posted By *Scuba

Have you tried the following? When the front...

Have you tried the following? When the front mech does not shift properly, I work down the list to see what is the cause.

1) Push on the front derailleur itself, the easiest point is the pivot...
10-19-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By *Scuba

I find Dawn dish soap diluted with water in a...

I find Dawn dish soap diluted with water in a spray bottle and a soft terrycloth towel works best. Try to avoid rubbing alcohol or other solvent type cleaners, I find that they tend to dry out the...
10-19-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,489
Posted By *Scuba

A properly set up rear derailleur, should never...

A properly set up rear derailleur, should never be able to contact the spokes. I would check to see if the RD hanger on the bike is bent. If the hanger is straight, then most likely the replacement...
08-30-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By *Scuba

The little orange tab is for inserting between...

The little orange tab is for inserting between the disc brake pads in your brake calipers. In case you remove your wheel, they essentially take the place of the disc rotor whilst the wheel is out of...
08-30-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,611
Posted By *Scuba

1)When building wheels, I have always rounded up...

1)When building wheels, I have always rounded up and that was the way that I was taught. The only times that I have rounded down was when the calculations gave me numbers that were 0.2 mm off and I...
08-30-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,877
Posted By *Scuba

The altitude is no joke, I flew into Aspen one...

The altitude is no joke, I flew into Aspen one year for the food and wine festival from sea level, so no time to adjust. Just jogging 50 feet to catch a hotel shuttle made me feel like I just ran an...
08-27-19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,432
Posted By *Scuba

How many speeds is your Sram Eagle cassette? ...

How many speeds is your Sram Eagle cassette? Sounds like it might not be tightened down tight enough, or that you are missing a spacer on the freehub body.
07-17-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By *Scuba

If you want good quality compressionless brake...

If you want good quality compressionless brake housing and don't mind paying for it. I would go with the Shimano Dura-Ace brake housing. The 9000 stuff is nice and stiff. Another high quality...
07-07-19, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,773
Posted By *Scuba

Hi hhk25, Which Vancouver Community College...

Hi hhk25,

Which Vancouver Community College campus does your daughter live close to? The downtown one or the one on Broadway in east Vancouver?

I can help facilitate if your daughter has a...
11-26-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By *Scuba

When you say a couple of years ago that you got...

When you say a couple of years ago that you got your brake set up, have they ever been bled and maintained at all? Mineral oil systems like the Shimano hydraulic brakes need a little more...
11-09-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By *Scuba

Just remember that when you are opening up an...

Just remember that when you are opening up an Astabula, or one piece crank set, it is easier with the pedals off. Also, the locking nut and the adjustable cones are LEFT HAND THREADED (reverse) on...
11-07-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,162
Posted By *Scuba

https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/product/component/s...

https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/product/component/sora-r3000/RD-R3000-SS.html

Just go and look it up on the Shimano website, the one reason that I like working on Shimano stuff in the shop is that...
11-03-18, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By *Scuba

Old style pants leg clips to hold trouser leg...

Old style pants leg clips to hold trouser leg back from the drive train.
10-10-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By *Scuba

Doctor Morbius, I have a shift at the bike co-op...

Doctor Morbius, I have a shift at the bike co-op that I work at tonight, I will take a look in our used parts bin for a freehub body that matches what you need.

I will take some pictures and PM...
10-10-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By *Scuba

In the extreme case, could be that the ends of...

In the extreme case, could be that the ends of the headtube are not parallel, there are tools to face the headtube. Or fork steerer might be bent. Another reason could be that the top race of the...
08-08-18, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By *Scuba

The bottom bracket is English thread (BSC), in...

The bottom bracket is English thread (BSC), in the third picture, it is upside down, but the marking is 1"37 x 24.

1.37" x 24 TPI (thread per inch) is the English bottom bracket dimension.
07-26-18, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By *Scuba

The link that you provided from the manufacturer...

The link that you provided from the manufacturer does not include what type of bottom bracket is used or supplied with the bike. However just by looking at it, most likely not a BB30, since it uses...
07-12-18, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,639
Posted By *Scuba

I have seen this before as well, when a customer...

I have seen this before as well, when a customer came into the shop with their fixed gear wheel, it was a Quando branded rear, fixed/free flip-flop hub. From factory it had 10 x 7/332" bearings on...
07-02-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By *Scuba

Hi Igor, If you PM your address, I will...

Hi Igor,

If you PM your address, I will send you a couple of the 1" threaded headset lock rings. I have a few kicking around. Just keep in mind that you would need to remove any equivalent...
06-28-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By *Scuba

Also Igor, I work in a bike co-op, I see quite a...

Also Igor, I work in a bike co-op, I see quite a bit of bikes that have non-standard components. The sizing that you are describing is something that I have encountered quite a few times. Headset...
06-28-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By *Scuba

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1164x655/20180628_132626_resized_a23149d0fcc94b0fe5b16f8666df647bdb1bc2e2.jpg
06-28-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By *Scuba

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1164x655/20180628_132601_resized_9a410c4ae4ed4ffc3564f59fee7cf9301e6b91cc.jpg...
06-28-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By *Scuba

Does your headset have an adjustable cup that have knurling

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Do you have a headset with the knurled adjustable cup that does...
06-28-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By *Scuba

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/bop/d/shimano-...

https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/bop/d/shimano-105-bb-5500-bottom/6566978294.html

Here is an Italian Shimano Octalink BB that is 109.5mm that is local to me.
06-28-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,241
Posted By *Scuba

English BB internal diameter is 1.37 inches...

English BB internal diameter is 1.37 inches (about 34.8mm) and Italian is 36mm. Their BB shell widths are also different, English has 68 or 73 mm standards and Italian BB are 70mm. The only thing...
06-10-18, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,327
Posted By *Scuba

The way to measure your BCD or bolt circle...

The way to measure your BCD or bolt circle diameter is to measure from the center of one bolt hole to the center of an adjacent bolt hole.

Here is an online calculator...
06-10-18, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,133
Posted By *Scuba

Hi Microcord, I got an email about your...

Hi Microcord,

I got an email about your reply from earlier in the day, it no longer appears in this thread. But to answer your question, DO NOT use Finish Line Dry (red label), that lube goes on...
06-10-18, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,133
Posted By *Scuba

Microcord Where is your location? The...

Microcord

Where is your location? The Amazon links you provided are Japanese and have yen prices. More than $50 Canadian for a 4oz bottle of Phil is too much. But even over $40 Canadian for a...
06-10-18, 07:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,133
Posted By *Scuba

Hi Microcord, The SunRace freewheel might be...

Hi Microcord,

The SunRace freewheel might be "new" to you for a month, but unless the packaging on it came with a manufacturing date, no one knows how long it has been sitting around for. Also,...
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