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08-13-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Ignore list

Ignore list
08-12-22, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,218
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Get a 14-25 9 speed cassette. The end cog is...

Get a 14-25 9 speed cassette.
The end cog is specific for that position since it has a built in spacer.

14-15-16-17-18-19-21-23-25
You probably want to drop the 18T.
08-05-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If that's ages, life is so fleeting for you you'd...

If that's ages, life is so fleeting for you you'd be dead by now and this post would be moot.
08-01-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 242
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You can't economically save every bike. Even if...

You can't economically save every bike.
Even if cutting off and rewelding the existing dropouts were possible, it raises liability issues you're best off not to take on.
Sometimes you have to know...
07-28-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By Bill Kapaun

And a note on the Uni Glide hub. All but the...

And a note on the Uni Glide hub.
All but the smallest cog can be flipped over to double their life.
HG cogs can be used (except the smallest) by widening the narrow spline with a file or ??
07-25-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I would NOT expect a bent axle to have any effect...

I would NOT expect a bent axle to have any effect on a cassette wobble.
The axle doesn't rotate!
07-25-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 256
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A cassette or free wheel may have a SLIGHT wobble...

A cassette or free wheel may have a SLIGHT wobble to it. That's normal. Parts tolerances.
Check a couple other bikes and compare.
07-17-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The only rear hubs I've seen with other than nine...

The only rear hubs I've seen with other than nine 1/4" balls/side were Mailliard Helicomatic. (sp)
I think some of the more recent higher end Shimano hubs may differ on size & quantity.
MOST...
07-17-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By Bill Kapaun

They may have a situation where the locknuts...

They may have a situation where the locknuts aren't TIGHT against the cones which would certainly exacerbate the problem.
07-16-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 430
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It may be the arms are getting too long for your...

It may be the arms are getting too long for your knee flex.
I have to ride 165mm arms because of my knees. A 175mm will be giving me pain in a couple blocks of riding. 170mm will result in enough...
07-08-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 752
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You're not even very good at being obtuse. ...

You're not even very good at being obtuse.
Ignore list.
07-03-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Let's face it. Unless you ride on only 1 cog per...

Let's face it. Unless you ride on only 1 cog per ring, your chain line is always going to be off on the other cogs. Sometimes way off.
Don't fret a couple mm.
I intentionally set my chain line a...
07-03-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,081
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Which was kind of covered in post #12, but with...

Which was kind of covered in post #12, but with this many posts over a simple cone wrench, who pays attention to what was already posted?
07-03-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,081
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Which would be MUCH better served with a standard...

Which would be MUCH better served with a standard 17mm box wrench.
Less likely to slip off.
06-30-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Something like this could make the difference...

Something like this could make the difference between success and failure on a "difficult" patch....
06-23-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,081
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Typically I just use a box wrench since 17mm is...

Typically I just use a box wrench since 17mm is "typically" a lock nut and doesn't need a thin wrench.
I do own a 17mm, but rarely use it.
06-22-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 410
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is there room to install a front rack/basket that...

Is there room to install a front rack/basket that you could add weight to?
06-22-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,151
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Get a REMA repair kit. Don't screw around with...

Get a REMA repair kit.
Don't screw around with less.
https://www.rematiptop.com/products/automotive/tube-repair-kits.html
06-19-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 423
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The first 3 can greatly depend on the competence...

The first 3 can greatly depend on the competence of the operator.
You don't know if said "operator" is a 10 year old kid or an experienced user.
Experienced users may be incompetent mechanics.
...
06-18-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You don't want the pads to rub or the lever to...

You don't want the pads to rub or the lever to bottom out.
Between those endpoints, do what feels good.
06-11-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By Bill Kapaun

When 12 packs of pop were stacked 3x4, I could...

When 12 packs of pop were stacked 3x4, I could only fit one into a basket, so I'd try to "pack" loose cans around it.
When they went 2x6, it was a godsend. I can put 2 (on end) in each basket and 2...
06-11-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By Bill Kapaun

What would you use if you spilled pop on the...

What would you use if you spilled pop on the kitchen table?
Probably something VERY inexpensive.

I've pierced pop cans when carrying loose in my rear baskets. The slightest burr on the basket...
06-11-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Is the chain properly sized? It appears it may...

Is the chain properly sized?
It appears it may be too long???
06-11-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I would do 3 cross and a 1.8mm spoke for the rear...

I would do 3 cross and a 1.8mm spoke for the rear DS.
06-09-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It's the rim joint. You are highly unlikely to...

It's the rim joint.
You are highly unlikely to find a rim without one on this planet.
Opposite the valve hole.
It's a matter of "is it shaving the brake pad" and if so, how bad?
06-08-22, 01:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 763
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I expect you'd have the brake pads sliding into...

I expect you'd have the brake pads sliding into the tire on heavier braking since they won't be pushing perpendicular to the brake track.

There's plenty of 559 tires in the widths you want.
Why...
06-03-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 582
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A JIS Phillips screwdriver will ease some of your...

A JIS Phillips screwdriver will ease some of your problems.
06-02-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 511
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Run it into a pot hole. Report back on what...

Run it into a pot hole.
Report back on what bends, IF you are able.
06-02-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 511
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Get your butt off the seat when riding through...

Get your butt off the seat when riding through potholes!
06-02-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,841
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Well, if you have the DS at 120kgf and the wheel...

Well, if you have the DS at 120kgf and the wheel is properly dished, what other value can you have?
It's a ratio between Center To Flange dimensions.
Center (rim) to Right Flange/Center to Left...
06-01-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 614
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you could measure accurately enough to know...

If you could measure accurately enough to know that you are 1.5mm off, what is a truing stand going to gain you?

Just tighten the NDS spokes, being careful to turn each one EXACTLY the same...
05-30-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,543
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Maybe try high school PHYSICS? Celsius ...

Maybe try high school PHYSICS?
Celsius
Apparently you were afraid to try Fahrenheit?
05-29-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,543
Posted By Bill Kapaun

What's the temperature of the pavement? Probably...

What's the temperature of the pavement? Probably much higher.
05-28-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,439
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You can be much younger if you steal them.

You can be much younger if you steal them.
05-26-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,077
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Remember to anticipate your downshifts. If you...

Remember to anticipate your downshifts. If you wait until you HAVE TO, it's too late. Keep your cadence up and let the gears do their thing.
05-25-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,077
Posted By Bill Kapaun

If you have a typical "trigger shifter", you can...

If you have a typical "trigger shifter", you can push 2 or 3 gears (kind of depends on hand/finger size & ergonomics) with one thumb stroke & repeat.... Just keep turning the cranks with lighter...
05-19-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 925
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Something called PENETRATING OIL. There's...

Something called PENETRATING OIL.
There's various brands.
I use Liquid Wrench in the can with a spout so I can use tiny amounts in a hypodermic needle.
Spraying it all over hell & beyond just...
05-19-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 925
Posted By Bill Kapaun

WD-40 is a poor penetrating oil. Only thing I use...

WD-40 is a poor penetrating oil. Only thing I use if for is degreasing gummed up shifters.
05-19-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 925
Posted By Bill Kapaun

A little penetrating oil may make things easier. ...

A little penetrating oil may make things easier.
Apply and tap the ring with a small wrench to "ring it". The vibration helps the oil to wick in.
05-16-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 753
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Put it on the BIG ring and 5th smallest cog....

Put it on the BIG ring and 5th smallest cog. (assuming it's an 11 speed)
Stand behind the bike and sight down the chain.
Note how much of an angle the chain is at vs "straight ahead".
Repeat with...
05-15-22, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Proper ID is key. The hub you listed is a Uni...

Proper ID is key.
The hub you listed is a Uni Glide hub that doesn't show a fixing bolt.
Compare to the 2nd pdf WITH a fixing bolt.

The threaded cog just holds the other cogs on unlike a hyper...
05-14-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It forced me to buy a different BB tool. This...

It forced me to buy a different BB tool.
This is a UN-26, but the ring kept my Shimano TL-UN72 tool from reaching deep enough.
PARK BBT-22 does clear. I just hated to have to buy another tool that...
05-14-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 753
Posted By Bill Kapaun

It's an 11 speed crank. How many speed chain &...

It's an 11 speed crank.
How many speed chain & cassette?

This is how I make a quick in situ chain length measurement.
Put the chain on BIG:BIG.
You should have between 1 to 2" slack....
05-12-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,575
Posted By Bill Kapaun

You mean like I suggested in post #5, 5 days ago?

You mean like I suggested in post #5, 5 days ago?
04-23-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 293
Posted By Bill Kapaun

And .04mm is how many inches? A brand new...

And .04mm is how many inches?
A brand new drawing die may produce even thinner than that?

What does your mic read when it's zeroed?
04-23-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Bill Kapaun

IF you want a new shifter get your choice of 8 or...

IF you want a new shifter get your choice of 8 or 9 and a cassette to match.
If you go to 9, you'll also need a 9 speed chain, along with the cassette.
Replacing a rear shifter is absolutely the...
04-23-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I'd suggest you study this- ...

I'd suggest you study this-
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/674x353/k7hub_3_stylessm_7fd03d5d7ef9a796640d3bc1533c80bee5f51bfb.jpg
04-19-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 484
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Rotate the crank backwards slowly and observe the...

Rotate the crank backwards slowly and observe the RDER.
It'll "twitch" noticeably when a stiff link goes through.
04-18-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Something as simple as the end of the FDER cable...

Something as simple as the end of the FDER cable or shoelace "flicking" the crank**********?
04-17-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I use the ignore list.

I use the ignore list.
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