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08-12-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 135
Posted By shelbyfv

I don't think you have prayer of the 36T...

I don't think you have prayer of the 36T cassette working with the 6600 RD. As you say, that is 9 teeth over the max cog. Chain wrap does not factor in this.:thumb:
08-12-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By rhenning

This was a big thing in the 1990s and was more a...

This was a big thing in the 1990s and was more a sales gimmick than something that made the bike better. My bikes like that eventually had the cable on the outside of the frame. Roger
08-11-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By Amt0571

I don't. It's just not worth it. They're...

I don't. It's just not worth it. They're extremely cheap and small, so you can store 10 years worth of pins for your brakes if needed. I replace them everytime I replace pads.
08-02-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 481
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

In the 52 years of riding multi geared bikes I...

In the 52 years of riding multi geared bikes I have only needed a chain tool twice. One of those times was on a tandem. I don't bother to carry one (excepting my self contained multi day tours). I...
07-31-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 171
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Your scenario is like finding a tire and looking...

Your scenario is like finding a tire and looking for a car to fit.

No clue what a "standard 70mm J.I.S crank" is because there are way too many "standards" & 70mm says Italian which isn't really...
07-30-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 454
Posted By Rogerogeroge

If you're replacing bar tape and brake cables on...

If you're replacing bar tape and brake cables on a bike that old, go ahead and replace the brake cable housing. Replace the shifter and cable housing as well if the bike has had significant use.
07-28-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 611
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Measuring a seat tube with calipers will give you...

Measuring a seat tube with calipers will give you inconsistent measurements. The insert type of gauge is best. I'd say that from your measurements, the 26.6 spec is probably accurate. It's clear that...
07-26-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's been common knowledge for a few decades that...

It's been common knowledge for a few decades that both fresh pads and Kool Stop's in particular improve braking performance. Andy
07-26-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 460
Posted By HillRider

Shift the bike into big-big (largest chainring...

Shift the bike into big-big (largest chainring and largest cog). If it will shift into that gear with slack to spare you can shorten the chain until it just does. However the chain must allow...
07-25-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By dsaul

Both do the same thing, which is effectively make...

Both do the same thing, which is effectively make the cable housing longer or shorter. Clockwise will make the housing shorter(move the derailleur toward the smaller cogs) and counterclockwise makes...
07-23-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 438
Posted By HillRider

Andy, it was when we were in 8th grade. Maybe not...

Andy, it was when we were in 8th grade. Maybe not so much any more.
07-17-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 384
Posted By Crankycrank

You need a JIS screwdriver....

You need a JIS screwdriver. https://www.vesseltools.com/handtools/screwdrivers/jis-japanese-industrial-standard Various mfrs and levels of quality available. Much harder to strip out "JIS-Philips"...
07-14-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,307
Posted By JohnDThompson

If properly done, brazed-on eyelets should be...

If properly done, brazed-on eyelets should be close enough to strong as integral eyelets as doesn't matter. At Trek, we milled the dropout a little to give more surface area for the joint. A round...
07-13-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By stevel610

Old bikes are awesome. Biketiresdirect.com has a...

Old bikes are awesome. Biketiresdirect.com has a good assortment of 27" tires. Usually around 14 styles. Last time I looked a couple of days ago they had 4 styles in stock. Fortunately both Schwalbe...
07-10-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,333
Posted By WizardOfBoz

All the guys I respect say the same thing: use a...

All the guys I respect say the same thing: use a triangular file to chase just those last few threads. Start with the file in a good thread, get it up near where the crud is, then gently see if you...
07-10-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,333
Posted By dedhed

This. Careful, patient, wear cheaters.

This. Careful, patient, wear cheaters.
07-10-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,333
Posted By fietsbob

I'd go with a little meticulous work with a...

I'd go with a little meticulous work with a needle file set ..the Swiss make the best.
07-10-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By HillRider

Any standard skewer long enough for a 135mm rear...

Any standard skewer long enough for a 135mm rear hub will work fine. Be sure you get an "internal cam" type with a steel shaft such as a Shimano or Campy. The Cross Check has horizontal dropouts so...
07-09-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By fietsbob

Loose ball bearings?

Open clean up and inspect. if races not pitted, re grease put in new bearing balls and put it back together.
06-26-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 13,339
Posted By indyfabz

Steel is real. There. I said it. ...

Steel is real. There. I said it.
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06-24-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,529
Posted By sirjag

Wearing a mask is simple and the best thing you...

Wearing a mask is simple and the best thing you can do to help prevent the spread of virus. Choosing not too is horribly selfish. I have a wife that needed a new kidney in April, she couldnt possibly...
06-22-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,674
Posted By General Geoff

Frame or mini pump all the way. I like the...

Frame or mini pump all the way. I like the Topeak road morph g

https://www.topeak.com/global/de/products/mini-pumps/246-road-morph--g
06-14-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By dedhed

https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b/heli-coil-387...

https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b/heli-coil-3878/tools---equipment-16488/hand-tools-16814/cutting---drilling-tools-16542/thread-repair-16906/heli-coil-inserts-19596/ec39e02ab378/heli-coil-m6-1-0-me...
06-01-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 383
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I, too, have read of Campy pedal thread inserts...

I, too, have read of Campy pedal thread inserts coming loose. I, too, think this is one more location where carbon is not the right best choice. Andy
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,372
Posted By base2

To be entombed forever is just a sad & shameful...

To be entombed forever is just a sad & shameful fate.

5000 miles? That's not even 1 change of the ol' bar tape.

My bikes weep for this poor Seven.
04-17-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Best advice on such a nice bike is to do the...

Best advice on such a nice bike is to do the assembly and follow up service (after a few rides) properly. If you're mechanically adept and willing to get some tools as well as learn how the various...
04-12-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By cyccommute

I think we’ve been doing this wrong for a long...

I think we’ve been doing this wrong for a long time. And, given that you are at least the second person to have crushed a fixed cup, I think that Saint Brown’s method doesn’t work as well as...
04-11-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By HillRider

This. ^^ If you have the cups reversed then...

This. ^^ If you have the cups reversed then neither side will thread in.
04-03-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Unless we had the same hub/axle set up we really...

Unless we had the same hub/axle set up we really can't tell you the combo of spacers and nuts you have, but here's what I do.

I set the cog/RH side first. I use however many spacers/washers with...
04-02-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You can see the difference in pull ratios. The...

You can see the difference in pull ratios.
The plastic "plug" is moved so that the "link" is on the other end for canti's....
03-21-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Retro Grouch

There is an art to obtaining mechanical advice on...

There is an art to obtaining mechanical advice on this forum. Part of that art evaluating the advice provider. Some are much better than others. disbrantjr is, in my opinion, one of the better...
03-11-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By dsaul

This is your problem. Shimano's rear derailleur...

This is your problem. Shimano's rear derailleur hanger specifications require the hanger mounting hole to be 4-10mm behind the axle. Your picture shows that your axle is so far back that the...
03-11-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

Most of the time, when installing a wheel into a...

Most of the time, when installing a wheel into a horizontal dropouot, the wheel is not pushed all the way back. In fact, many horizontal dropouts had a threaded hole through the rear C-shaped...
01-15-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 611
Posted By WizardOfBoz

That's an excellent and concise summary. ...

That's an excellent and concise summary.

More details, for the skeptical. One of the points of confusion that is often ignored is that fatigue analysis is based upon stress, which is the force...
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