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06-18-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By oldukbkr

As Andy noted above the shifter needs to be...

As Andy noted above the shifter needs to be compatible with the derailleur. Some brands - e.g. SRAM & Shimano - don't play well together. Using a Shimano derailleur gives you a good chance of it...
06-15-21, 03:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 299
Posted By oldukbkr

When folks tell you different sizes might not be...

When folks tell you different sizes might not be compatible most likely they are referring to fractional vs decimal. A tire with the width labeled as fractional, i.e. 1 1/4, has a different diameter...
06-09-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By oldukbkr

A worn cassette can cause skipping regardless of...

A worn cassette can cause skipping regardless of the condition of the chain. So it might be that your chain has not worn enough to fail the chain checker but the cassette needs replacing, especially...
05-24-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By oldukbkr

If there is a bike nonprofit near you they...

If there is a bike nonprofit near you they generally have a good supply of used parts and might have something compatible. Most large cities seem to have at least one these days and the staff are...
05-22-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 510
Posted By oldukbkr

I'm sure I'm stating the obvious... but if the...

I'm sure I'm stating the obvious... but if the spacers stopped the noise that seems to narrow things down considerably? Assuming you mean BB spacers then perhaps the BB is working loose in the...
05-12-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By oldukbkr

One possibility is the rear axle is not properly...

One possibility is the rear axle is not properly secured in the dropouts (the part of the frame where the rear axle sits) as Andy suggested. When you apply force to the gears at the back, the right...
03-22-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By oldukbkr

If there is a bike co-op/nonprofit near you they...

If there is a bike co-op/nonprofit near you they probably have either the brake or spring in their used parts collection.
03-04-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By oldukbkr

Bloody autocorrect... 🙄

Bloody autocorrect... 🙄
03-04-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By oldukbkr

Shimano and Microsoft both make an 8-speed 11-34t...

Shimano and Microsoft both make an 8-speed 11-34t cassette although they can be hard to find. You could try asking your LBS to special order one for you. Looks like Rivendell Bicycle has one and I...
10-13-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 841
Posted By oldukbkr

A friend of mine did exactly what you are trying...

A friend of mine did exactly what you are trying a few months back with no problems. I don't remember make of bike although it was a hybrid with v-brakes. He liked the bike but wanted to switch to...
09-29-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By oldukbkr

Like a couple of other comments above, Iím a bit...

Like a couple of other comments above, Iím a bit concerned at metal fatigue from bending the post. You might consider replacing the brakes with side pull calipers, thereby taking the posts out of the...
09-23-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By oldukbkr

Another clue is there is usually a groove on the...

Another clue is there is usually a groove on the underside of the fixing plate to hold the cable. Make sure you have the plate oriented per the diagram and then run the cable along the groove.
09-15-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By oldukbkr

Sorry, can't help you with the pricing. I don't...

Sorry, can't help you with the pricing. I don't know much about hydraulics...
09-14-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 831
Posted By oldukbkr

I did this recently for a friend with a hybrid...

I did this recently for a friend with a hybrid bike 3x9 set up with mechanical brakes. I agree with others here that the better route is buying a new/used bike that has the setup you want. But my...
09-10-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By oldukbkr

You may get away with it. But I prefer to buy...

You may get away with it. But I prefer to buy the rim I want and measure it myself before ordering spokes to fit. You can't guarantee the manufacturer's stated ERD will be exact.
09-09-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By oldukbkr

Since you mentioned cutting the axle to size,...

Since you mentioned cutting the axle to size, make sure it does not extend beyond the dropouts. If the axle is slightly too long the QR will clamp against the axle instead of the dropouts and the...
08-27-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By oldukbkr

I'd be more worried about the brake pulsing and...

I'd be more worried about the brake pulsing and its worth having your LBS check that out as a potential safety issue. They can look at your noise while they've got it. If the noise is driving you...
08-24-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,639
Posted By oldukbkr

Its a very pretty ride but I agree the dust is a...

Its a very pretty ride but I agree the dust is a pain. There is a paved bike/hike trail that runs parallel to the towpath from Alexander Road. Its not as scenic but still an interesting ride...
08-23-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 735
Posted By oldukbkr

Is there a size marked on them?

Is there a size marked on them?
08-17-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,855
Posted By oldukbkr

There's a lot to be said for riding a bike you...

There's a lot to be said for riding a bike you really enjoy. One thing you might consider is a good used bike. If there is a bike co-op/nonprofit nearby you will generally find good advice and...
09-09-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,309
Posted By oldukbkr

I suggest you decide on wheels first. If this is...

I suggest you decide on wheels first. If this is an older frame it was likely designed to run 27" wheels and probably has narrower forks designed for a 5 or 6 speed freewheel. If you put 700 wheels...
12-17-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,597
Posted By oldukbkr

I don't know your area so this may not help...

I don't know your area so this may not help but... if there is a nonprofit community bike store within a reasonable distance they would be worth checking out. Most of them sell donated bikes at...
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