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09-18-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By blamester

You have to try it to know. Yo might know...

You have to try it to know. Yo might know straight away or it may take time to be sure. If they don't work get the other ones. Swap from your old bike if it is feasible.
A handlebar swap can be...
09-17-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 558
Posted By blamester

Was this a bike that was working before?. If so...

Was this a bike that was working before?.
If so what was changed?
Shaving material from the deraiieur hangar is not a good idea.
09-16-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 954
Posted By blamester

I'm with you on that. Take your time, look at it...

I'm with you on that. Take your time, look at it good and do it slow.
First step know the material your dealing with.
09-11-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,963
Posted By blamester

The bikes are really great. I watched Sunwebs...

The bikes are really great. I watched Sunwebs Hirschi win yesterday and boy did he descend well on that bike. He made it look easy.
09-08-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,290
Posted By blamester

Buy a single 34 cog and remove one of the smaller...

Buy a single 34 cog and remove one of the smaller cogs you don't want and use the spacer from it. And you can go back to your normal one when you want.
09-08-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 348
Posted By blamester

So what is the o.ps next step? He has adjusted...

So what is the o.ps next step?
He has adjusted the cups again checked the bearings and everything is as good as he can get it.
​​​​​​I would say he was pretty meticulous doing it which you can...
09-07-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 381
Posted By blamester

That's pretty tight. On wet roads it will pick up...

That's pretty tight. On wet roads it will pick up grit and rub. Dry days it will likely be fine. But I would prefer a bit more clearance than that.
I have run them.that tight before but I was never...
09-07-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 348
Posted By blamester

So the o.p stated he has serviced hubs many times...

So the o.p stated he has serviced hubs many times
And you think Shimano let those hubs out when they where less than perfect.
And I think from his reply he is happy .
I have serviced plenty of...
09-07-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 348
Posted By blamester

I have these hubs with 30000 on them and the...

I have these hubs with 30000 on them and the first time I serviced them they had that scratchiness. I tried to adjust it out and couldn't.
They are still running fine and I am sure they will for...
09-07-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By blamester

So while I use the tufo I assume they all work...

So while I use the tufo I assume they all work similarly. The tufo certainly doesn't stop the tyre slowly deflating over time.
09-07-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By blamester

This.

This.
09-07-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 348
Posted By blamester

Imagine what the qc was like on those top of the...

Imagine what the qc was like on those top of the line Shimano hubs.
Mid 90s Japan a byeword for quality. And you think you can match that with a cone wrench.
09-07-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 348
Posted By blamester

So what's the supposed to do? Keep taking it...

So what's the supposed to do?
Keep taking it apart putting it back together again till it's somehow perfect. Not gonna happen. Like I said if you can't feel as you ride and it doesn't bind that's...
09-07-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 348
Posted By blamester

They come set up perfectly from shimano. You...

They come set up perfectly from shimano.
You can never get them perfect again after you open them
If you can only feel it in your hand and not on the bike don't worry about it.
Was there any...
09-04-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 535
Posted By blamester

If you have put it on and see does it work

If you have put it on and see does it work
09-04-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By blamester

I have been using tufo sealant for years. Hasn't ...

I have been using tufo sealant for years. Hasn't let me down yet. Sealed a nick a couple of mms long a month or so ago. And I'm still riding the tyre.
It does clog the valve but they can be...
09-03-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By blamester

Im surprised too. Not doubting you but you...

Im surprised too. Not doubting you but you measured against the old brake?
09-03-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 629
Posted By blamester

Good bike. I like it

Good bike. I like it
09-03-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,963
Posted By blamester

​​​​​​Good call. Now if I was racing I would...

​​​​​​Good call. Now if I was racing I would bring a chalk board with me and scrape my finger nails on it to confuse the other racers. They brake and I sail of into the distance. And if they caught...
09-02-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 406
Posted By blamester

If it came off in one spot likely it can do the...

If it came off in one spot likely it can do the same in another. Best is remove inspect and then decide what to do.
And if it was me I would do both tyres if they are both on the same length of...
09-02-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,263
Posted By blamester

I don't use a torque wrench on my bikes and I...

I don't use a torque wrench on my bikes and I have carbon parts But I do at work and often I am surprised there. Sometimes you tighten up bolt to where you think is good just to hold it in place and...
09-02-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,494
Posted By blamester

Carbon handlebars. I will explain. I bought a...

Carbon handlebars. I will explain. I bought a carbon fork for weight weenie build on a caad3.
I used alu bars on the build originally and I never got on with them and eventually decided to get rid...
09-02-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By blamester

If it was all working fine before the first and...

If it was all working fine before the first and easiest step is to spray with wd-40 or similar.
Where the cable enter and leave the outers and the shifter internals.
You can disconnect the pinch...
09-02-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By blamester

Not to be flippant but if there are only two...

Not to be flippant but if there are only two screws turn them and see what happens.
And if nothing happens turn them untill something does happen.
Be careful and take the weight of the screw by...
09-02-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,963
Posted By blamester

I don't use disc but have ridden an mtb and no...

I don't use disc but have ridden an mtb and no doubt the braking was superb in fact it would take time to get used to them. And I am thinking of getting a cyclocross frame with discs.
But check out...
09-02-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 376
Posted By blamester

Put them up against your old caliper. If they...

Put them up against your old caliper.
If they are too short try and return them.
09-02-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,160
Posted By blamester

Can't argue with any choice on here but I've got...

Can't argue with any choice on here but I've got 7700 with at least 30000 miles and it still looks new and works like it did the first day I got it.
And it was second hand when I got it.
09-02-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 463
Posted By blamester

So undo the pinch bolt on the brake. Does the...

So undo the pinch bolt on the brake.
Does the brake open and close fully and easily by hand?
Pinch the cable at the brake end with your finger and operate the brake lever.
Does it pull smoothly...
09-02-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 355
Posted By blamester

There is only one way to know if they are safe...

There is only one way to know if they are safe and that is ride them. And when they have worn out from riding you will know they where safe.
Start with the basics, you think they are fine , they...
09-01-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By blamester

Make sure the cable isn't wrapped around or...

Make sure the cable isn't wrapped around or snagged on anything. Make sure it is routed correctly.
Loosen the pinch bolt pull the cable taut and pull the cable by clicking the shifter see does it...
09-01-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 571
Posted By blamester

Wrong bb or the wrong way around.

Wrong bb or the wrong way around.
09-01-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,963
Posted By blamester

[QUOTE=jackbombay;21672174]Less mass in the bike...

[QUOTE=jackbombay;21672174]Less mass in the bike disc than motorcycle or car discs and modified friction coefficient of the pads against the disc when the disc is wet result in the squeal is my...
09-01-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,963
Posted By blamester

This pprobably isn't related to this but. I...

This pprobably isn't related to this but. I watched the Brussels classic on the GCN app and the screeching from the brakes was horrible. All thru the peloton. It was very wet which may have been a...
08-31-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 226
Posted By blamester

Brussels cycling classic

So I didn't know where to post this as it's just an observation.
I was watching the Brussels one day race (on the GCN app which issis excellent) and thru out the race I could hear screeching which...
08-30-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By blamester

FD adjustment?

FD adjustment?
08-29-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By blamester

Turn it clockwise see what happens.

Turn it clockwise see what happens.
08-27-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 691
Posted By blamester

I've bought Chinese carbon bars cos they where...

I've bought Chinese carbon bars cos they where cheap enough to take the chance. After a good inspection I am perfectly happy with them.
​​​​​​I bought Columbus carbon forks for 200e and to be honest...
08-26-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By blamester

Start again. You have something upside down or...

Start again. You have something upside down or missing. Or you haven't torqued the topcap enough.
Could be the topcap is butting up against the steerer and you need a spacer.
There is not much too...
08-23-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By blamester

Will you need a shop to replace the deralleur? If...

Will you need a shop to replace the deralleur? If so let them look at it.
If not have a go at assessing it yourself.
How deep is it?
Compare it to the other side if the stays are the same size and...
08-23-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By blamester

It's not complicated. I gave the o.p. advice...

It's not complicated.
I gave the o.p. advice and he can follow it if he likes or not. And that's not complicated either
08-23-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By blamester

What's to stop you putting a 1 mm spacer on each...

What's to stop you putting a 1 mm spacer on each side of the cassette.
​​​​​​I forget the exact config but I ran a casette like that and no rub in any gear on the FD. And that is worth trying to...
08-23-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By blamester

Spacers shifter and cassette are the minimum you...

Spacers shifter and cassette are the minimum you need. Try and put spacers either side of the cassette to centre it. But that's in an ideal world you may or may not be able too. The spacers from...
08-22-20, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7,472
Views: 1,932,952
Posted By blamester

Good bike

Good bike
08-20-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,108
Posted By blamester

The cracked part isn't cracked it is designed to...

The cracked part isn't cracked it is designed to expand and pull everything together as you tighten the top bolt. So it sits on the bolt and the other part pulls up as you tighten the bolt. If it is...
08-20-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By blamester

I ride a 53cm frame and use the drops about 90%...

I ride a 53cm frame and use the drops about 90% of the time in town or on the road. So for me the dts are inches from my fingers and my hand basically falls onto the lever. And I am used to them so...
08-16-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 210
Posted By blamester

It is sealed now so keep an eye on it. I have...

It is sealed now so keep an eye on it.
I have had similar situations where it didn't seal correctly the first time but did the after i pumped it up again and they stayed inflated.
08-14-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By blamester

Take off the tyre. I doubt they painted the...

Take off the tyre. I doubt they painted the inside.
08-14-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By blamester

​​​​​​7700 have a removable pod and it looks the...

​​​​​​7700 have a removable pod and it looks the same as the one in the listing. So I believe it would fit but then you would have to buy 7700 shifters which are not cheap.
A 7700 pod would not fit...
08-13-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By blamester

A bit of info ​​​​​Shimano lists the 7700 dts...

A bit of info
​​​​​Shimano lists the 7700 dts as 8 speed 7400 derailleur or 9 speed 7700 derailleur.
So backwards compatible.
So going by that 600 shifters won't index correctly.
But friction...
08-12-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,962
Posted By blamester

In my opinion hyperglide 7/8/9/10 or 11 is the...

In my opinion hyperglide 7/8/9/10 or 11 is the reason shifting improved not sti. Ramped chainrings. Another huge improvement.
Carbon handlebars are a better upgrade than carbon forks.
Tyres are...
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