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07-09-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,121
Posted By dsbrantjr

Torx drive is more resistant to "cam-out" than...

Torx drive is more resistant to "cam-out" than slotted or Phillips heads, and more resistant to stripping than hex drive. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torx
I suspect that they tolerate use with...
04-30-20, 01:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,002
Posted By justslow

No need to be embarrassed. You were logical and...

No need to be embarrassed. You were logical and thorough and found the problem. Others may find this thread in the future and discover their solution.

Glad you found the issue. Please don't take...
04-29-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 853
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Good handle TMT:) I agree that these jobs...

Good handle TMT:)

I agree that these jobs can take a couple of focused days, assuming no issues like tools or parts needs. Which is often a poor assumption. Cables, pads, tires, chains,...
04-29-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 853
Posted By TakingMyTime

I usually try to do my complete tear downs when...

I usually try to do my complete tear downs when I'm not under the gun to complete the job. But in most cases I'll disassemble and clean the parts the first day and then reassemble the following day....
04-29-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,002
Posted By stampz

Oh....my.....god...I am so embarrassed....so, got...

Oh....my.....god...I am so embarrassed....so, got my wife to come in and try...absolute silence...I get back on, click click click.

Out of frustration I stick her old MTB on the trainer and get on...
04-27-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I suppose that someone will know what the...

I suppose that someone will know what the published specs were for these bikes. But with bikes that old and during Cannondale's really ramping up of production, in that era, I would take with a grain...
04-26-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 740
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Shimano is well known for shifting the goal line...

Shimano is well known for shifting the goal line when competition is catching up. they have employed a patent search "department" and will change small details to have new ones issued, or just...
04-25-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 740
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One issue with the OS spindled BBs that also hade...

One issue with the OS spindled BBs that also hade their bearings internal to the BB shell was the tiny balls it took to not grow the BB OD beyond the shell's ID. Bearing loads are relative to the...
04-03-20, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, the bearing preload shouldn’t be too tight...

Yes, the bearing preload shouldn’t be too tight but it shouldn’t be loose either. Unlike the top cap on a threadless headset, it can’t be removed after the pinch bolts are tightened. If it comes...
04-03-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By cyccommute

Take the crank out and see if the bearing move...

Take the crank out and see if the bearing move freely. If the bearing move freely, the bearings aren’t the problem. Play and creaking could be loose cups in the frame. You may also need to tighten...
02-23-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By ThermionicScott

The plain-gauge spokes are probably replacements....

The plain-gauge spokes are probably replacements. Like Bill, I’d be suspicious of the remaining original spokes at this point.

Try giving them a good stress-relieving and see if you can pop any! ...
02-15-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

When I initially read the OP I thought it was...

When I initially read the OP I thought it was about wheels with the hub off center as in the wheel not being round when it spins:)

So much of the answers are shades of gray ones. The dished side...
02-04-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,144
Posted By delbiker1

I mostly use rags that I have cut from old...

I mostly use rags that I have cut from old clothes, towels , and other materials. I cut different sizes for different chores. Also have found certain materials work better for certain chores. They...
01-10-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
Posted By AlanHK

Actually, I have some old wheels, non-disc, so I...

Actually, I have some old wheels, non-disc, so I will put those on.

I'll scrub the discs and brake pads while I'm at it.
This bike has been sitting in a basement car park for months at least, so...
01-06-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By ThermionicScott

The basic stuff here is what Jan Heine has been...

The basic stuff here is what Jan Heine has been saying for about a decade, and Frank Berto for about a decade before him. (And PLP was kind enough to give credit.) But this was a good listen,...
12-28-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 998
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: 998
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...
12-26-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,954
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Heed the Gremlin: Probably longer...

Heed the Gremlin:




Probably longer than 700 miles, but if you ride in wet, dirty, or gritty conditions with lots of hills and stop signs and such maybe that's reasonable. Current Schwinn...
11-28-19, 10:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,572
Posted By easyupbug

As a retired heavy industry maintenance manager I...

As a retired heavy industry maintenance manager I have played with grease professionally and as a result used many products on many bikes over the years. Bike G is dead on in my dry climates...
10-07-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I don't think you will find one kit/tool that...

I don't think you will find one kit/tool that does all.If for no other reason that making stuff has the need to sell and making tools for very small batch manufactures that will change designs as...
09-26-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,011
Posted By ThermionicScott

As with all things Jobst Brandt, we need to be...

As with all things Jobst Brandt, we need to be clear about what we're discussing/arguing. JB did not feel that plucking spokes was a good way to determine their absolute tension (a tensiometer is...
09-25-19, 05:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,747
Posted By sweeks

We should also recognize a debt of gratitude to...

We should also recognize a debt of gratitude to Sheldon's wife, Harriet Fell, and his close friend John Allen, for keeping the site going!
09-05-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By dsaul

All 1 1/8" forks use the same crown race...

All 1 1/8" forks use the same crown race measurement of 30.015mm(nominal). You can order any 1 1/8" threadless headset and it will work with the fork. The frame is a different story, because the...
09-05-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By CliffordK

100mm is standard for all modern quick release...

100mm is standard for all modern quick release fronts, with the exception of a couple of folding bikes.

I'm not quite sure what you mean by:


The crown race may well transfer over, but if you...
09-03-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,802
Posted By ThermionicScott

Jobst would probably object to being associated...

Jobst would probably object to being associated with "extreme" tensions like 180kgf+. His book is clear that he only recommended this procedure for lightweight (420g or so) box-section rims, and that...
08-21-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,516
Posted By noglider

A truing stand is one of the least essential bike...

A truing stand is one of the least essential bike tools. I do happen to have one, but sometimes I just put a zip tie on the frame or fork. I use it as a gauge to see how close/far the rim is from the...
08-15-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,328
Posted By Mad Honk

Looky here now ksryder, As an ancient...

Looky here now ksryder,
As an ancient mechanic and one who still has all the stuff to work on them they aren't that bad. The difference is that the weak part is not the aluminium arm but the...
08-13-19, 07:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,328
Posted By HTupolev

The crank arm "walks up" the taper with every...

The crank arm "walks up" the taper with every installation, even if it was torqued properly. This is a form of long-term wear for square-taper cranks. But, it typically takes a very large number of...
08-10-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,328
Posted By ThermionicScott

If by "track" you mean keirin, consider that it...

If by "track" you mean keirin, consider that it is the NASCAR of the competitive cycling world. ;)
08-08-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,230
Posted By eddy m

A dish stick is easier to use than flipping the...

A dish stick is easier to use than flipping the wheel, and unless you have a rigid stand with a good flat surface to measure from, it's more accurate too. Any small difference in the way the wheel...
07-27-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,703
Posted By sdmc530

When i was looking into getting mine cut I walked...

When i was looking into getting mine cut I walked into the shop forks in hand marked. All they had to do is put in jig and cut away. For $10 I would have said go ahead but for 20$ was just too...
07-23-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,703
Posted By WizardOfBoz

This is very interesting. I know that you can cut...

This is very interesting. I know that you can cut aluminum stock with woodworking tools like a miter saw, provided you have a tungsten carbide saw blade (and ideally, if you use WD40 or some other...
07-23-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,703
Posted By WizardOfBoz

The guide Timothy cites is useful, but please...

The guide Timothy cites is useful, but please note that when you get to thin material, it's the material thickness that determines optimal tooth count. The span of the tooth must be less than the...
07-23-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,703
Posted By TimothyH

Use the appropriate blade for the material. 18 to...

Use the appropriate blade for the material. 18 to 24 teeth is probably right for CroMo. A finer blade should be used for crabon.

https://diyhousehelp.com/hacksaw-blade-guide

I use the guide...
07-19-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,727
Posted By Retro Grouch

Negative utility. It's actually possible for...

Negative utility.

It's actually possible for something to be worth less than nothing. In this case the University has 500 bicycles that they have no use for and the bikes are taking up storage...
07-18-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,727
Posted By 3alarmer

...when I worked for the co-op here, for a few...

...when I worked for the co-op here, for a few years I was the guy in charge of managing "donations". So I have some resaonable idea of what might be involved in accepting this number of bikes in...
07-18-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,727
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

More then a few minutes, times 500. Then there's...

More then a few minutes, times 500. Then there's the time, effort and gas cost to transport 500 (minus a few I suppose) heaps to the recycling center and whatever they didn't accept then to the...
07-17-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,629
Posted By CliffordK

:foo: Hills... New Derailleur... Broken...

:foo:
Hills... New Derailleur... Broken derailleur + hanger + rear-end & damaged SEAT stay.
:foo:

I think we're focusing too much on the re-straightened hanger.

DOS, what is the condition...
07-17-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,629
Posted By CliffordK

The point is that it is supposed to be the "weak...

The point is that it is supposed to be the "weak link".

And, as you suggest, it should fail before taking out the whole rear end of the bike (although that leaves the derailleur hanging loose).
...
07-17-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,629
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

You seem to be missing the point of replaceable...

You seem to be missing the point of replaceable derailleur hangers - they are supposed to be the weak link in the chain so they fail before anything else does in the case of an impact. If an OEM one...
07-16-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,640
Posted By ThermionicScott

PFFTT! Standing to climb is fun and it's a...

PFFTT!

Standing to climb is fun and it's a great workout. No harder on your knees than walking up stairs.

If your bike can't stay in gear, get it fixed.
07-16-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,629
Posted By Last ride 76

ironic some of the stuff in this thread. Even...

ironic some of the stuff in this thread. Even after the update. Sound like a decent LBS, that did something not exactly uncommon, which seems to have had a bad outcome. and is willing, (probably for...
07-16-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,470
Posted By DiabloScott

Aluminum nipples are fine and nice if you're...

Aluminum nipples are fine and nice if you're building lightweight wheels that won't see corrosive wet service.
Brass will last much longer if you ride in the rain or slop.

As to your case, if the...
07-16-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,470
Posted By HillRider

Brass and steel are obvious. "Alloy" means...

Brass and steel are obvious. "Alloy" means aluminum alloy and it was probably the material the ruined nipples were made of since salt corrodes aluminum badly.

Brass nipples are most commonly used...
07-16-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,629
Posted By Marcus_Ti

So? They don't have everything. And the further...

So? They don't have everything. And the further back you go, the more hit-miss it is. Same as OEMs. Their cut off line seems to generally be about 2010-2011.

For example my 2002 BMW blue...
Forum: Commuting
07-11-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,966
Posted By Phil_gretz

An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of...

An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. So they say. It's funny how we have different personalities expressed on this issue.

I do corrective or preventative maintenance on...
07-10-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,584
Posted By Phil_gretz

Put me down squarely in the camp of those who...

Put me down squarely in the camp of those who would not use that skewer. I'd replace with a Shimano skewer at the first opportunity. You can find the latest Ultegra skewers inexpensively if you...
07-04-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,191
Posted By ThermionicScott

You're correct that discs "push" and "pull" on...

You're correct that discs "push" and "pull" on the spokes in a way that rim brakes don't, but so do drum brakes. And rear wheels have done this since day one, due to drive torque. So thanks to 100+...
06-10-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,252
Posted By Dan Burkhart

It's fine. The holes themselves are still round....

It's fine. The holes themselves are still round. The wear is where the spoke elbows seated into the countersink.However, your observation that they have been built up more than once is correct I...
05-21-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By bluehills3149

This is the parts diagram from Campy 2006 and its...

This is the parts diagram from Campy 2006 and its part number EC-MI228 indicates it is the same as the Mirage(and I have a 9spd Mirage lever also with the broken lever). But I am almost sure any...
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