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07-10-11, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By laura*

Those specs are related to the bottom bracket. ...

Those specs are related to the bottom bracket.

It would not be unreasonable to install a new BB with a new crank, so there's no need to remain compatible with the old BB.
07-09-11, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By laura*

The end without the flange should pull (not...

The end without the flange should pull (not screw!) off.
07-09-11, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,085
Posted By laura*

In theory, front derailleurs are tuned to the...

In theory, front derailleurs are tuned to the width of the chain that they are meant for. Derailleurs for 6, 7, and 8 speeds will be a little bit wider than 9 speed, which in turn are wider than 10...
07-09-11, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By laura*

What do you mean "pulling apart"? ...

What do you mean "pulling apart"?



Sounds like the Sugino/RPM/??? cartridge - I think that's the only 103mm BB currently available. If so, there's a "sleeve" on the non drive side that's...
07-08-11, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 788
Posted By laura*

I just bought one of these BB's for a project....

I just bought one of these BB's for a project. The box had two instructions sheets in it. One has a outline drawing of a road bike on the "cover". The other has a drawing of a mountain bike. Other...
07-03-11, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By laura*

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07-03-11, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,375
Posted By laura*

STX was renamed Deore in the transition to...

STX was renamed Deore in the transition to 9-speed. (There was no Deore-nosuffix in the '90's.) For example, the M510 Deore hubs use many of the same parts as STX.

STX-RC borrowed a lot of bits...
07-03-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,226
Posted By laura*

The problem with Chinese bearings is that you...

The problem with Chinese bearings is that you can't trust that they meet any of their claimed specs.

I recently had a Chinese* cartridge bearing in a front hub fail in just 500 miles. It should...
07-02-11, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By laura*

First, get the correct size cone wrench. I also...

First, get the correct size cone wrench. I also suggest a 6-point box wrench for the locknut, tough a 12-point box wrench would also work.

Put the wrenches on the cone and locknut such that...
07-02-11, 12:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By laura*

A 42 tooth ring from a double does not need ramps...

A 42 tooth ring from a double does not need ramps and pins to lift the chain up from a smaller ring. A 42 tooth ring from a triple does need the ramps/pins.

And then further, sets of rings have...
06-30-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 970
Posted By laura*

Chin-Haur (Tiawan?) brand bottom bracket, 68mm...

Chin-Haur (Tiawan?) brand bottom bracket, 68mm shell width.



113.5mm spindle length



English threading
06-29-11, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,322
Posted By laura*

You don't need a bicycle specific torque wrench....

You don't need a bicycle specific torque wrench. A wrench meant for automotive and industrial use will be just as good, if not better. The only issue is that many bicycle fasteners use low torque...
06-29-11, 11:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,489
Posted By laura*

There's really no need to "practice" with...

There's really no need to "practice" with materials other than what you'll eventually ride on.

There's also no requirement that rideable wheels be built in under an hour. You aren't auditioning...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-11, 09:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,028
Posted By laura*

The small wheels of a folding bike spin up...

The small wheels of a folding bike spin up easier/faster and also spin down quicker. The smaller size means the wheels are lighter. The lower weight means less rotating momentum. Hence quicker speed...
06-23-11, 10:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,054
Posted By laura*

"Literally 5 seconds" is all it takes to make...

"Literally 5 seconds" is all it takes to make sure you don't have some monster wide downhill MTB-type 29er rim.

The numbers on your original tires don't matter. The rim size is all that matters....
06-23-11, 08:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,297
Posted By laura*

This may actually be a very appropriate bike to...

This may actually be a very appropriate bike to take college - nobody will want to steal it!

However, it will not be any good for "3 hour long bike trails". Neither will any bike you'll find at...
06-23-11, 01:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By laura*

No need to shorten those axles - the OP wants a...

No need to shorten those axles - the OP wants a bolt on hub. Thus the extra length is needed.

I checked several old (early 90's) Shimano exploded views of nutted hubs. For 130mm spacing, Shimano...
06-21-11, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By laura*

Yes, Minnesota. (And now also Utah.) However,...

Yes, Minnesota. (And now also Utah.) However, these are not their own warehouses! Instead, they belong to QBP, which is a bike parts distributor that most LBS's order from. It appears that Universal...
06-21-11, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,192
Posted By laura*

I bet there's shipping damage - something bent...

I bet there's shipping damage - something bent the rear triangle off to one side.
06-18-11, 09:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,842
Posted By laura*

No. With the wider range cassette, you now need...

No. With the wider range cassette, you now need the slack chain take up capacity of a mountain bike rear derailleur.
06-18-11, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,594
Posted By laura*

The tightening torque isn't the issue - repeated...

The tightening torque isn't the issue - repeated tightening is:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/installing-cranks.html
06-17-11, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,594
Posted By laura*

Yes. As you pedal, the crank arms work their way...

Yes. As you pedal, the crank arms work their way even tighter onto the spindle. The result is looser bolts. If you keep retightening them, you might eventually split the crank arms.

If you don't...
06-17-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,496
Posted By laura*

A crown race of 30mm means a steerer of 1 1/8". A...

A crown race of 30mm means a steerer of 1 1/8". A crown race needs to be a little bit bigger than the steerer so that it can slide over the steerer.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-11, 12:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,923
Posted By laura*

In the second picture the OP posted, there are...

In the second picture the OP posted, there are two full size vans on the bridge - one of them at about the tallest point. I estimate about 12 vans heights from the water to the road surface. Assuming...
06-17-11, 12:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,842
Posted By laura*

You mentioned Shimano 2300. Thus, you're bike...

You mentioned Shimano 2300. Thus, you're bike must be 8 speed with the 13-26 cassette. (BTW, there is no 13-25 8 speed cassette.)

Your LBS's mindset has moved on to 10 speeds. There are no 13-26...
06-16-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By laura*

1) Click the shifter to shift to the smallest...

1) Click the shifter to shift to the smallest cog. Pedal as needed to get the chain onto the smallest cog.
2) Loosen the cable from the rear derailleur.
3) Adjust the HIGH limit screw until the...
06-16-11, 07:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,321
Posted By laura*

Turn the front wheel 90 degrees to the right, or...

Turn the front wheel 90 degrees to the right, or maybe even a little bit beyond. Then photograph the fork to downtube (or brake caliper to downtube) clearance.
06-14-11, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By laura*

You don't want to lock up the rear wheel. A...

You don't want to lock up the rear wheel. A locked rear wheel means a skidding rear wheel. A skidding rear wheel can easily start going sideways.



I doubt the XT calipers will make a...
06-13-11, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By laura*

Yes. It is called a used innertube. Use it to tie...

Yes. It is called a used innertube. Use it to tie the front wheel to the downtube.

Or better yet, don't flip your bike upside down to work on it!
06-13-11, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By laura*

I don't see anything distinctly wrong with the...

I don't see anything distinctly wrong with the crank in that picture. It would help if you post a picture of the problem area. And of the same area on the Walmart bike.
06-13-11, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By laura*

Is that threaded? If so, the mating part has a...

Is that threaded? If so, the mating part has a top half that looks like a crown race, and a bottom half that gets driven inside the head tube.
06-12-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,821
Posted By laura*

It looks like the cone, two spacers, and the lock...

It looks like the cone, two spacers, and the lock nut. Not uncommon for hubs of that vintage.



Um, yup! Actually, the axle protrusion on the hub looks to be on spec. However, the dropouts on...
06-12-11, 04:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,082
Posted By laura*

OK. That's not technically a Cane Creek headset....

OK. That's not technically a Cane Creek headset. It is a VP Components headset designed with technology licensed from Cane Creek.

It is also an "integrated" headset and thus there are no cups to...
06-12-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,082
Posted By laura*

Which model Cane Creek headset is this? If the...

Which model Cane Creek headset is this? If the headset uses cups pressed into the head tube, who installed them?
06-12-11, 12:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By laura*

Have you considered wheels built on the Deore LX...

Have you considered wheels built on the Deore LX Trekking hubs (FH-T660)? This groupset uses silver components, although they might be painted, not polished.
06-11-11, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,943
Posted By laura*

At this point I'm going to suggest getting a...

At this point I'm going to suggest getting a metal split ring and top cap. Perhaps you can get them from a defunct headset at a LBS. There are two different angles in common use for the wedge, so...
06-11-11, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,943
Posted By laura*

You can probably reuse the cups, crown race, and...

You can probably reuse the cups, crown race, and cartridges. And maybe even a few other parts. We just need to figure out which manufacturer's "standard" your headset is made to.

Take the stem off...
06-11-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,943
Posted By laura*

I don't think you actually broke this part. It...

I don't think you actually broke this part. It appears to be the "split ring" that centers the upper cartridge onto the steerer. In other words, it was made with a split in it. However, it seems to...
06-09-11, 09:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,794
Posted By laura*

A few days ago I finally finished removing a...

A few days ago I finally finished removing a stuck seatpost by filing. The aluminum seatpost was stuck 8 inches deep into a steel Bridgestone frame. I mostly used a 12 inch long round file lubricated...
06-09-11, 01:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,059
Posted By laura*

A carbon fiber, an aluminum, and a steel bike...

A carbon fiber, an aluminum, and a steel bike walk into a bar that they've never been to.

They claim an empty table for three that's in a prime position. As they do so, a few murmurs go through...
06-09-11, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,276
Posted By laura*

You need a Shimano 9 speed mountain RD. The new...

You need a Shimano 9 speed mountain RD. The new 10 speed RD's use different cable pulls.
06-07-11, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,775
Posted By laura*

Which type of BB? Tiagra has transitioned (quite...

Which type of BB? Tiagra has transitioned (quite recently!) from square taper (cartridges), to Octalink (cartridges), and finally to external bearings w/ a two piece crank design.
06-07-11, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By laura*

The OP complained that the ride is a bit bumpy...

The OP complained that the ride is a bit bumpy and harsh. I'd suggest going to tires that are even bigger than what is on the bike currently. The beach cruiserish 26x2.25 Kenda Flame tires give a...
06-06-11, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,792
Posted By laura*

That's the common failure mode. The little "pawl"...

That's the common failure mode. The little "pawl" gets glued to it's pivot by the dried out grease. You need something stronger than WD40 to dissolve out the old grease. That's why I mentioned...
06-06-11, 12:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,143
Posted By laura*

Another way: A hex bit in a 3/8 drive adapter....

Another way: A hex bit in a 3/8 drive adapter. Choose a "bit" that fits nicely into the star nut hole. It doesn't actually have to be a hex bit, it could Torx, Philips, or whatever. Then plug a 3/8...
06-05-11, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 376
Posted By laura*

As I mentioned in another thread, find a garage...

As I mentioned in another thread, find a garage sale, flea market, or scrap pile bicycle using components from this same brand.

It is not worth spending money to fix this bike. You should be able...
06-05-11, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,997
Posted By laura*

Translated: How many gears are on the cassette...

Translated: How many gears are on the cassette (or freewheel)? (I'm betting on six...)

UG == Uniglide
06-05-11, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By laura*

I reviewed this thread and just noticed that you...

I reviewed this thread and just noticed that you never told us whether you have a 1" or 1 1/8" OD steerer on this fork.

About plain spacers: It is quite OK to combine several spacers to get...
06-04-11, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By laura*

Something like this (except in a 1 inch version):...

Something like this (except in a 1 inch version):

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=10595&category=100

This locking headset spacer is meant for threadless...
06-04-11, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,792
Posted By laura*

Don't be afraid of taking them apart. The...

Don't be afraid of taking them apart. The internal guts of the shifter don't actually come apart. The trickiest part that you'll need to reassemble is the gear shift indicator.

Remove the shift...
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