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05-05-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,367
Posted By 70sSanO

If you are only taking off .2mm, .008”, I can’t...

If you are only taking off .2mm, .008”, I can’t imagine there would be an issue.

John
05-05-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By 70sSanO

The only issue I have found, especially with a...

The only issue I have found, especially with a 126mm OLD, is using a deep flange body on a shallow flange hub will push the freehub body further out. The depth of the shoulder cut into the hub on a...
05-05-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By 70sSanO

Just so you know what the shallow-deep flange...

Just so you know what the shallow-deep flange freehub bodies means, (at least that is what I call them), below is a pic of 7, 8 and 9 speed bodies.

The shallow flange upper left is a UG/HG 7 speed...
05-05-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By 70sSanO

If you want a 3 speed for easier peddling, you...

If you want a 3 speed for easier peddling, you might want to consider a larger rear cog initially. This will hopefully be an easy swap and help you get moving with less effort.

When you progress...
05-05-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By 70sSanO

Here is hopefully a more of a Reader's Digest...

Here is hopefully a more of a Reader's Digest response than War and Peace...

Everything depends on the dropout width of your bike. Is it 126mm or 130mm?

The Shimano 600 6400 freehub is Uniglide...
05-05-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By 70sSanO

I think the plucking frequency is a good method....

I think the plucking frequency is a good method. I’ve never embraced it for building, or even truing wheels. It is probably a good comparative approach and a lot of people use it.

You can also get...
05-05-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,367
Posted By 70sSanO

The actual rim diameter measurement is not really...

The actual rim diameter measurement is not really important. The comparative diameter to other rims, or to a single rim, is important.

My assumption is that you will use some sort of fixture, even...
05-04-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,119
Posted By 70sSanO

Hallmark would be perfect then the husband can...

Hallmark would be perfect then the husband can get suspicious when his wife didn’t drop the handsome kitted cyclist. But in the end it will be fine because it was just a misunderstanding of a broken...
05-04-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,106
Posted By 70sSanO

It’s it the 50lb rule. The lighter and more...

It’s it the 50lb rule.

The lighter and more expensive the bike the better and heavier the locks and chain. The heavier and cheaper the bike the lighter the locks. Either way the combined total...
05-04-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,119
Posted By 70sSanO

It is the iconic story of a couple who travel...

It is the iconic story of a couple who travel around the United States in search of prototypical looking cyclists so they can demoralize them all the while taking photos and videos that they send to...
05-04-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 385
Posted By 70sSanO

There are other Shimano UN BB’s (100 & 300) in...

There are other Shimano UN BB’s (100 & 300) in that size. Probably lower quality, Tourney, but it is all they support right now.

Or you can find a different brand.

“Quality” square taper BB’s...
05-03-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,367
Posted By 70sSanO

One last thing. If you do pull this off, you can...

One last thing. If you do pull this off, you can never sell or give away those wheels to anyone. When you are done with them the rims get destroyed. If someone else uses a different tire and it...
05-03-21, 11:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,367
Posted By 70sSanO

Since you are going to do this anyway, you need...

Since you are going to do this anyway, you need to take accurate measurements before and after. If I were going to do this, as a DIY without a machine shop, I would mount the bike on a trainer with...
05-03-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By 70sSanO

Wow! Just wow! I can’t even imagine trying...

Wow! Just wow!

I can’t even imagine trying that at any age.

John
05-03-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 131
Posted By 70sSanO

You need to look for junior road bikes. They come...

You need to look for junior road bikes. They come with, 24”, 26”, and 650 wheel sizes. I’m not talking cheap kids bikes, but good bikes that will fit younger/shorter riders.

John

Added: As an...
05-03-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
Posted By 70sSanO

Both my old mtb's are running a 2x8 setup. The...

Both my old mtb's are running a 2x8 setup. The chainrings are 24/34 and the cassettes are 13-40. Although there are 16 gear rations which I do run, there are effectively 10. I have set it up so I...
05-03-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By 70sSanO

I believe all Kool Stop Salmon are for wet...

I believe all Kool Stop Salmon are for wet conditions and are made with a different compound and not just a different color.

I don’t think black or salmon are any more squeaky, but you might get...
05-03-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 1,367
Posted By 70sSanO

If you don't want to wait for answers, a similar...

If you don't want to wait for answers, a similar question was posed in 2019 and you can read those responses. I believe you will not find any competent person agreeing to remove rim material. ...
05-03-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,260
Posted By 70sSanO

You are probably right. John

You are probably right.

John
05-03-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,260
Posted By 70sSanO

If I step back for a moment... The person...

If I step back for a moment...

The person who just finished the clean-up in aisle 10 is now going to bleed the brakes on a bike I ride through downtown traffic.

John
05-03-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 2,116
Posted By 70sSanO

There have been many threads and variants of this...

There have been many threads and variants of this thread alluding to a better workout or stronger and I think the answer is pretty simple.

If your cycling ability is beyond the resistance of the...
05-02-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By 70sSanO

It really is an eBay hit or miss. But you can...

It really is an eBay hit or miss. But you can find some gems there from time to time. The only issue is sizing. If you can read some older reviews of the shoes you might glean a bit more info.
...
05-02-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By 70sSanO

Anyone who needs to adjust a derailleur while...

Anyone who needs to adjust a derailleur while riding needs a new mechanic.

John
05-02-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By 70sSanO

I can’t say if it will work for your rear...

I can’t say if it will work for your rear derailleur, but I added a Jagwire Sport Direct adjuster on a 9 speed XTR rear derailleur. I think the adjusters are technically designed for STI levers with...
05-02-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 420
Posted By 70sSanO

Good for you. Never thought of 10 speed cassette...

Good for you. Never thought of 10 speed cassette with 11 speed spacers, but that would mess up the shifting. Glad it worked out.

John
05-02-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By 70sSanO

alcjphil is absolutely right. An easy way to see...

alcjphil is absolutely right. An easy way to see this is to loosen and remove just the top locknut and measure how much thread is visible. Now take away 4mm of that thread.

The one caveat has to...
05-02-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,121
Posted By 70sSanO

I’d want a dropped seatpost to get to the...

I’d want a dropped seatpost to get to the lever... lol!

The idea for 3 speed came about because a neighbor rode a single speed mtb. He said he got tired of fiddling with the RD. The only issue he...
05-02-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 420
Posted By 70sSanO

With an unknown cassette, the next question is...

With an unknown cassette, the next question is your current chain. It becomes a bit of a rabbit hole trying to find the exact cause.

Position 3 to 4 is 13t-14t, not sure if you can get to them to...
05-01-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 420
Posted By 70sSanO

When I first read this it didn’t sound like a...

When I first read this it didn’t sound like a hanger problem if it only happens with one 10 speed cassette and not the other. Cassette spacing is the same for Shimano 10 speed cassettes.

It could...
05-01-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 420
Posted By 70sSanO

You forgot to tell him to get off your lawn. ...

You forgot to tell him to get off your lawn.

John
05-01-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 381
Posted By 70sSanO

I have no dog in this, but I thought you took the...

I have no dog in this, but I thought you took the 4 measurements from the same point on the rim; i.e the valve stem at 9-3 and 12-6. You just rotate the wheel. This takes wheel trueness out of the...
05-01-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,121
Posted By 70sSanO

I’m thinking 46/12-20-32 Someone could even...

I’m thinking 46/12-20-32

Someone could even run a 6 speed thumb shifter if finding the middle cog with 5.5mm ctc required “too-much-skill” ... lol.

John
05-01-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 381
Posted By 70sSanO

A bent axle can cause shifting issues. I think...

A bent axle can cause shifting issues. I think most qr axles are not perfectly straight, as in thousandths of an inch.

I know as I’m trying to get precise cup-cone adjustments I sometimes will...
05-01-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,121
Posted By 70sSanO

I would one day like to setup a 1x3. Single...

I would one day like to setup a 1x3. Single chainring with 3 cogs in back. Friction shifting with wide spacing. Only concern is being able to set hi and low with such a narrow cassette. It would...
05-01-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By 70sSanO

I mentioned this in other threads. About 10...

I mentioned this in other threads. About 10 years or so ago there were touring shoes that would accept a cleat, for clipless, but could be used with straps and clips. They have smooth rubber soles...
04-30-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By 70sSanO

Not that you would change rims, but rim width...

Not that you would change rims, but rim width does play a part in tire width.

Running the same tire on 14mm, 17mm, 22mm the internal widths impact the width of the inflated tire.

John
04-30-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By 70sSanO

Sure. Riding 2.1’s on 14mm inner width. ...

Sure.

Riding 2.1’s on 14mm inner width. Decades ago people were riding crappy mtb tires on re-rolled road rims.

John
04-30-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 892
Posted By 70sSanO

Yeah. I’ve never needed a dropper seat in my...

Yeah. I’ve never needed a dropper seat in my car.

John
04-30-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By 70sSanO

Old cantilever brakes need to be setup with a...

Old cantilever brakes need to be setup with a “toe-in” brake pad. Most people use a coin... dime, penny, nickel, or a washer or anything that will hold the rear of the brake pad further from the rim...
04-30-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 806
Posted By 70sSanO

A small racing sailboat and a bad back is a...

A small racing sailboat and a bad back is a recipe for disaster.

John
04-30-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,816
Posted By 70sSanO

[/list] Not to turn this into a life's lessons,...

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Not to turn this into a life's lessons, but it is not about bikes, it is about what you are truly good at. Not adjusting derailleurs, but what traits do you have that others don't and then...
04-30-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By 70sSanO

I agree with everything you said. I have a...

I agree with everything you said.

I have a spreadsheet of all the gearing changes and potential changes over the decades. I can plug in any cadence and see any gains or losses a gear change will...
04-29-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,110
Posted By 70sSanO

I'm using Nike sunglasses from BIg 5. They are...

I'm using Nike sunglasses from BIg 5. They are usually $80, but on sale they are around $25-$30 with an additional 10% off. You want UVA/B.

The one thing that I look for in sunglasses for...
04-29-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By 70sSanO

You need to think how well your current 34-32...

You need to think how well your current 34-32 setup works on hills. That is the key to this because if you want something a lot lower than what you have a 40-42, or 38-42 may not give you enough...
04-29-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 418
Posted By 70sSanO

You can easily build a wooden lean-to. You...

You can easily build a wooden lean-to. You already have a slab. I mean, your garage is being used for woodworking, how tough can it be?

And you don’t need to store them with the front wheels...
04-29-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 900
Posted By 70sSanO

I think I would replace my Sunrace cassettes and...

I think I would replace my Sunrace cassettes and KMC chains with Shimano and SRAM.

John
04-28-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,799
Posted By 70sSanO

This might help. Not cheap, but... ...

This might help. Not cheap, but...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224395686872

John
04-28-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 953
Posted By 70sSanO

A lot depends on whether you want more tennis or...

A lot depends on whether you want more tennis or more slide in cycling.

Specialized, and probably others, have made walkable touring shoes that are semi rigid and have a smooth rubber sole. The...
04-27-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By 70sSanO

And the x9 used to be x9.93 with only the outer...

And the x9 used to be x9.93 with only the outer links nickel plated.

John
04-27-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By 70sSanO

The 1996 Trek Tech Manual gives an odd...

The 1996 Trek Tech Manual gives an odd designation for the headset as 25.4/34.0/30.0 with a stack height of 34.4mm or 25.5mm (SHX). This is for both the 8000 and 8000SHX (suspension). The...
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