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05-15-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 132
Posted By HillRider

Very easy. Just shift the Nexus hub into a...

Very easy. Just shift the Nexus hub into a suitable gear and never shift it again. Instant single speed at no cost.
05-14-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 187
Posted By HillRider

AFAIK, there were only two different Octalink...

AFAIK, there were only two different Octalink designs, V1 for most road cranks and V2 for most MTB cranks. V1 was made in 109.5mm for doubles and 118.5mm for triples. 5503, 4503, 6503, etc. all...
05-14-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 263
Posted By HillRider

Lay the bike on its side, freewheel side up. ...

Lay the bike on its side, freewheel side up. Spin the rear wheel and dribble light oil (Tri-Flow is a good choice) into the seam where the inner core and outer shell of the freewheel meet. That...
05-14-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 631
Posted By HillRider

With all of those washing cycles and detergent...

With all of those washing cycles and detergent use you have wasted more money and done more environmental damage than just throwing those rags away and buying new ones would have.
05-14-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 187
Posted By HillRider

I'm pretty sure the FC-3503 has 130/74mm bolt...

I'm pretty sure the FC-3503 has 130/74mm bolt circles and it's chainrings should be a direct fit onto an FC-5703 crank arm. No spacers should be needed. BTW, treasure that 5703 crank. They are...
05-13-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 267
Posted By HillRider

These things weigh about 475 grams a pair which...

These things weigh about 475 grams a pair which over 100 grams more than Shimano's regular MTB pedals, the PD-M520 and PD-M8100. If you want to save significant weight, get another pedal style.
05-12-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By HillRider

You've already put new tires, tubes and cables on...

You've already put new tires, tubes and cables on it so those costs have been made. I'd clean up, lube and adjust the bearings, add new brake pads and ride it until something really major need to be...
05-11-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By HillRider

In the mid-1990's I purchases two 17" Trek 730...

In the mid-1990's I purchases two 17" Trek 730 Hybrid bikes for my daughter and daughter-in-law. Both of them are about 5'-nothing and the bikes fit them very well. Trek made those bikes down to...
05-09-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By HillRider

Does anyone make seatposts in any color but black...

Does anyone make seatposts in any color but black and "silver"?
05-09-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By HillRider

That's about the only thing that's practical and...

That's about the only thing that's practical and assumes you won't change the saddle height in the future. Otherwise the coating will make the seatpost an excessively (or impossibly) tight fit and...
05-08-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By HillRider

I've never found a complete set but I have found...

I've never found a complete set but I have found an amazing number of individual tools along the road at various times during my rides. Two claw hammers, five "Vise -Grips", miscellaneous...
05-07-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 302
Posted By HillRider

You answered the opposite of the OP's question. ...

You answered the opposite of the OP's question. He has a new cassette and wants to know if he should replace the old chain. You recommended replacing an old cassette if he fitted a new chain. ...
05-05-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By HillRider

Will these help?...

Will these help? https://www.nashbar.com/problem-solvers-headtube-reducer-11-4-to-11-8-hd9900/p314092
04-26-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By HillRider

A 44mm headtube will accept a 1-1/8" x1-1/2"...

A 44mm headtube will accept a 1-1/8" x1-1/2" tapered steerer. The top race remains a ZS44/28.2 or a EC44/28.2 while the bottom race becomes a EC44/40
04-26-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By HillRider

Assuming the fork has a 1-1/8" straight steerer,...

Assuming the fork has a 1-1/8" straight steerer, that headset will work if the headtube is made for press-in headset cups. An EC44/28.6, EC44/30 will also work and give a greater stack height. ...
04-25-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 283
Posted By HillRider

One other thing to note. If your inner cables...

One other thing to note. If your inner cables are "Teflon coated" be sure to scrape the coating off where the cable clamps to the derailleur. Otherwise they will likely slip no matter how tight you...
04-25-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By HillRider

Glue it back into place with silicone seal. That...

Glue it back into place with silicone seal. That should keep it in place but allow removal without too much effort.
04-24-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 316
Posted By HillRider

I've used KMC quick links in both KMC and Shimano...

I've used KMC quick links in both KMC and Shimano chains with good results. I'll use the Shimano joining pins in their chains most of the time but I've also used the links. I do carry a couple of...
04-22-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By HillRider

Road wheels typically have the hub spaced 130mm...

Road wheels typically have the hub spaced 130mm while any recent (1990's on) MTB will have the hub spaced 135mm so they won't interchange easily.
04-22-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,721
Posted By HillRider

I tend to patch-as-I-go and repair a punctured...

I tend to patch-as-I-go and repair a punctured tube right after it happens so I don't accumulate them. Also, I have concluded patching a hole right on or very near the tube's seam or mold ridge is...
04-22-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By HillRider

Yes, I have the same arrangement on two bikes and...

Yes, I have the same arrangement on two bikes and it works perfectly.
04-22-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By HillRider

Or, more importantly, to act as a stop to keep...

Or, more importantly, to act as a stop to keep the straddle cable from falling onto the front tire if the main brake cable breaks.
04-22-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 323
Posted By HillRider

You answered your own question. Spare hangers...

You answered your own question. Spare hangers are like having fire insurance; it's an unnecessary expense until you REALLY need it. Also, Murphy will see to it that if you have one you will never...
04-22-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By HillRider

I put a wrap electrical tape around the pump head...

I put a wrap electrical tape around the pump head to keep water and dirt from wheel spray out of the pump's interior. That and check it for function every so often.
04-21-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 752
Posted By HillRider

I have three bikes with road Vittoria Rubino...

I have three bikes with road Vittoria Rubino tires in 700-23 and, of the 6 tires, only one has a directional arrow. Why? I have no idea. It is mounted backwards because I didn't know to look and...
04-20-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By HillRider

Not exactly. The FC-7700 crank uses an Octalink...

Not exactly. The FC-7700 crank uses an Octalink bottom bracket aka "Hollowtech" or "Hollowtech I". The current cranks with the spindle integrated into the drive-side crank arm are "Hollowtech II". ...
04-20-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By HillRider

A few comments: 1.The FC-770X cranks used...

A few comments:

1.The FC-770X cranks used Octalink V1 bottom brackets that came in two lengths. A 109.5mm spindle was used with the double crank and a 118.5mm was used with the triple.
2. The...
04-18-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By HillRider

Your planned riding seem it will place low demand...

Your planned riding seem it will place low demand on the brakes so any disc should be satisfactory. The plain SRAM Centerline should be plenty and the Centerline X a more expensive option. I see...
04-16-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By HillRider

+1 Aluminum freehub bodies are generally a poor...

+1 Aluminum freehub bodies are generally a poor idea unless specifically designed to tolerate the cog's wear pattern. Campy makes suitably resistant aluminum freehub bodies as did Shimano with their...
04-16-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By HillRider

Apparently your new 50T chainring is intended for...

Apparently your new 50T chainring is intended for 9 or 10-speed use and offset inward to narrow the gap required by narrower 9 or 10-speed chains. You will either have to shim the chainring more...
04-16-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By HillRider

For Shimano hubs the freehub bodies have some...

For Shimano hubs the freehub bodies have some interchangeability within series. For example an 8/9/10-speed 105 hub can take a similar vintage Ultegra freehub body. Just be sure to have matching...
04-14-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 902
Posted By HillRider

My common exercise is the same as yours....with...

My common exercise is the same as yours....with most tires and rims. However, I have encountered a few tire/rim combinations that I defy you to install strictly by hand. For these cases, tools...
04-13-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 289
Posted By HillRider

Thank your friend for his concern and continue to...

Thank your friend for his concern and continue to have no problems.
04-10-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 633
Posted By HillRider

Not exactly. Yes, the FC-X700/03 did have hollow...

Not exactly. Yes, the FC-X700/03 did have hollow spindles built into the drive side crankarm and used HTII external bearing bottom brackets. However, the 10-speed 105 FC-5700/5703 had a standard...
04-10-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 633
Posted By HillRider

That's it exactly. FC-6500 was the first of the...

That's it exactly. FC-6500 was the first of the 9-speed groups and older 6/7/8-speed chainrings were indeed spaced a bit further apart and a 9-speed chain could slip between them. Any 9 or...
04-10-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By HillRider

I agree. The bend is very minor and the bolt...

I agree. The bend is very minor and the bolt isn't likely to break. Any 40mm M8x1.25 or M8x1.0 bolt and nut could be substituted but finding one with that locator tab under the head is unlikely...
04-09-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By HillRider

+1. Kerosene, or it's more sophisticated cousin,...

+1. Kerosene, or it's more sophisticated cousin, odorless mineral spirits. Either can be reused by letting the dirt settle out and decanting the clean(er) solvent off the top.
04-09-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By HillRider

Did you build up the bike from a bare frame or...

Did you build up the bike from a bare frame or was it a complete bike you just did the finishing adjustments? If you assembled it from parts was the fork matched to the frame? A fork with the wrong...
04-08-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,450
Posted By HillRider

Absolutely, the whole is almost always cheaper...

Absolutely, the whole is almost always cheaper than the sum of its parts. I've also built several bikes up from bare frames but either got a great deal on a complete "build kit" or transferred most...
04-05-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By HillRider

I have a NIB BB-UN72 left over from years ago and...

I have a NIB BB-UN72 left over from years ago and it looks like the outer shell was "turned over" the bearings at both ends, effectively locking them in. You would have to grind off the ends of the...
04-05-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 358
Posted By HillRider

Most hex wrenches are very hard steel, even cheap...

Most hex wrenches are very hard steel, even cheap ones, and a hacksaw won't cut them. I cut them down (or refresh worn ones) using a Dremel and a cutoff wheel. Work slowly, dip the wrench in water...
04-05-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By HillRider

Have you found Shimano's Dealer/consumer service...

Have you found Shimano's Dealer/consumer service and technical manual web site (https://si.shimano.com/#/ ). It covers almost every Shimano component but I don't know how far back it goes.
04-03-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By HillRider

I recall connecting pins for Shimano chains began...

I recall connecting pins for Shimano chains began with 7/8-speed and continued through 10-speed. I have purchased and installed many 10-speed Shimano chains and never had one that came with a quick...
04-02-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By HillRider

All of what Crankycrank has posted is correct but...

All of what Crankycrank has posted is correct but not worth the time or trouble, particularly if you are new to bike repair and don't have experience replacing bearing cartridges. Pay the $32 and...
04-01-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By HillRider

Awfully elaborate production for a one day joke. ...

Awfully elaborate production for a one day joke. Maybe they can use it again next year.
04-01-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,477
Posted By HillRider

Unfortunately no, it's been going on for weeks...

Unfortunately no, it's been going on for weeks and I can't believe the mods haven't locked it way before this. It was possibly a troll but I don't think so.
03-31-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,036
Posted By HillRider

Years ago Trek made and sold a handlebar...

Years ago Trek made and sold a handlebar stabilizer similar in concept to the OP's photo which was sold under their "Wrench Force" name. It was two telescoping aluminum tubes, 1/2" OD outer, 3/8"OD...
03-29-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 823
Posted By HillRider

I believe your reasoning is correct and that...

I believe your reasoning is correct and that braking heat, in and of itself, does not cause blowouts with a properly seated and/or patched tire. You would have to get the rim tremendously hot to...
03-29-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By HillRider

If you do go ahead with this "upgrade" I expect a...

If you do go ahead with this "upgrade" I expect a 10-speed chain will be the best compromise. It should be narrow enough to work with the 11-speed crank and will certainly work with a 9-speed...
03-29-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By HillRider

My usual technique is to clamp a guidepin...

My usual technique is to clamp a guidepin lockring tool in a bench vise facing up and set the wheel on it with the lockring down. Then the chainwhip can be wrapped around any cog and used to...
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