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09-05-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 296
Posted By davidad

Tandems use it for the common chain.

Tandems use it for the common chain.
08-15-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 581
Posted By davidad

The velco strap is a good idea to back up your...

The velco strap is a good idea to back up your mount. I have mounted my pump from the drop-out to the seat tube without a problem.
08-06-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,678
Posted By davidad

The tube needs to sanded or use acetone to clean...

The tube needs to sanded or use acetone to clean off the mold release then coat the tube with cement, let it dry and put on the patch and rub it in with a hard object. Properly patched tubes last the...
08-06-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 385
Posted By davidad

I don't build many and as of late haven't built...

I don't build many and as of late haven't built any.
08-05-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 385
Posted By davidad

I have a tool that locks into the grove of the...

I have a tool that locks into the grove of the spoke head and it comes off easily.

Ullman Devices Ullman DE-2 Aluminum Double Ended Screw Starter - 6-3/4 in. Screw Holder with Phillips and Slotted...
08-03-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By davidad

Been there, done that. You aren't the only one....

Been there, done that. You aren't the only one. Just ride the bike. Check it once in a while and if it's ok then ride.
08-03-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 334
Posted By davidad

The smaller cog won't be as efficient.

The smaller cog won't be as efficient.
07-31-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 739
Posted By davidad

A 30-36 is a 22.5-inch gear and almost low enough...

A 30-36 is a 22.5-inch gear and almost low enough for loaded touring. Find some hills close and let her try it.
07-31-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By davidad

And a chain whip to keep the cassette from...

And a chain whip to keep the cassette from turning.
07-25-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By davidad

Much ado about nothing. Ride it and the grease...

Much ado about nothing. Ride it and the grease problem will correct itself. Spinning by hand means nothing, only loaded matters.
07-25-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 609
Posted By davidad

A 105 hub, Wheelsmith or DT double-butted spokes...

A 105 hub, Wheelsmith or DT double-butted spokes and a Mavic rim designed of a touring bike like the A319.
07-20-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By davidad

Use a torque wrenc to get the BB tight. Between...

Use a torque wrenc to get the BB tight. Between 30 and 35 pound feet.
07-20-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 317
Posted By davidad

The 520 has 135 spacing in the rear dropouts. Get...

The 520 has 135 spacing in the rear dropouts. Get or build a wheel with a shimano hub for long life and reliability.
07-20-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 579
Posted By davidad

Get a better wrench.

Get a better wrench.
07-20-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 579
Posted By davidad

I do and have for 30 years.

I do and have for 30 years.
07-20-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By davidad

Trek used to have repair documents on their hubs,...

Trek used to have repair documents on their hubs, but no more. I believe that most of them are made in Tiawan.
07-20-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,691
Posted By davidad

A radial bearing is a cartridge bearing. The...

A radial bearing is a cartridge bearing. The cartridge term is bike related.
07-09-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By davidad

I used an ultrasonic cleaner and home brew for my...

I used an ultrasonic cleaner and home brew for my chains. The lube is a mix of 1 part chain bar oil to 4 parts unscented mineral spirits. It does well in the rain. I ride 800 miles and repeat.
07-09-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By davidad

Years ago, there was an article in Velonews about...

Years ago, there was an article in Velonews about lubing freehubs. I would take apart the freehub body and replace the pawl spring with a slightly heavier piano wire spring that I bent to fit. I...
06-29-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By davidad

There is a tool ro remove and replace the...

There is a tool ro remove and replace the bearings, but it is expensive Outboard BB Bearing Puller/Press (enduroforkseals.com)...
06-28-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By davidad

Dust shields.

Dust shields.
06-28-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By davidad

No.

No.
06-27-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By davidad

I use small channel locks on mine when they don't...

I use small channel locks on mine when they don't break by hand.
06-25-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,539
Posted By davidad

Why would the factory use a preservative on...

Why would the factory use a preservative on something that is not stored for any length of time? If you wipe off the LUBE on the outside of the chain it will not attract sand and boulders as you...
06-20-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,021
Posted By davidad

I've only built about 25 wheels and never used...

I've only built about 25 wheels and never used different sized spokes for the NDS and had no problems.
06-20-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By davidad

I use Loctite 567 thread sealer. It doesn't set...

I use Loctite 567 thread sealer. It doesn't set up hard so I can make any adjustments later in the wheel's life.
06-20-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 804
Posted By davidad

Overpriced bike grease. Automotive grease if good...

Overpriced bike grease. Automotive grease if good for our low-speed low load use.
06-08-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,539
Posted By davidad

Oh my. It took me 262,000 miles and 79 years to...

Oh my. It took me 262,000 miles and 79 years to get a foolish as you are. I am violating rule number 2, Look it up.
06-08-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,539
Posted By davidad

My and Jobst Brandt"s experience say...

My and Jobst Brandt"s experience say otherwise.
06-08-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,539
Posted By davidad

Chain care, wear and skipping by Jobst Brandt...

Chain care, wear and skipping by Jobst Brandt (sheldonbrown.com) (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/chain-care.html)
06-08-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,539
Posted By davidad

That's a silly notion. You will never put a...

That's a silly notion. You will never put a better lube on your chain than the factory job. Wipe the excess off of the outer parts of the chain and ride. I've ridden as much as 1000 miles before...
06-04-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,539
Posted By davidad

Do not remove the original lube, it is the best...

Do not remove the original lube, it is the best your chain will see. It is Fuch from Germany. Get rid of that chain checker it is not accurate. Use a ruler and replace the chain when the measurement....
06-04-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By davidad

Unloaded spin test means nothing unless noise or...

Unloaded spin test means nothing unless noise or grittiness is felt.
05-30-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,044
Posted By davidad

spoke count is more important than the rim build....

spoke count is more important than the rim build. @0 spoke wheels need at least 130kG tension.
05-23-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By davidad

It is steel and stands more abuse than Al....

It is steel and stands more abuse than Al. Inspect it every 10,000 miles.
05-23-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By davidad

That's good because the cassette is worn out. You...

That's good because the cassette is worn out. You can inspect the teeth where the chain skips and see that the leading edge of the tooth is slightly upset.
05-22-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 834
Posted By davidad

I tried and it would not delete it.

I tried and it would not delete it.
05-21-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 834
Posted By davidad

somebody delete this for me ...

somebody delete this for me
pardo.net/bike/pic/mobi/b.bottom-bracket-standards.html (http://pardo.net/bike/pic/mobi/b.bottom-bracket-standards.html)
05-21-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 834
Posted By davidad

This explains the bike industry. ...

This explains the bike industry. pardo.net/bike/pic/mobi/b.bottom-bracket-standards.html (http://pardo.net/bike/pic/mobi/b.bottom-bracket-standards.html) Be sure to look at the cartoon at the...
05-21-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 834
Posted By davidad

Bottom bracket type is determined by the...

Bottom bracket type is determined by the crankset. The manufacturer will tell what BB you need.
05-19-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By davidad

You can remove the seals and relube. If they are...

You can remove the seals and relube. If they are making noise under load replace them with a high-quality radial bearing.
05-19-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 362
Posted By davidad

I have the greenish shimano grease I bought on...

I have the greenish shimano grease I bought on sale years ago. I pull the pedals every 5k miles and remove the cartridge, fill the body with grease and reinstall the cartridge forcing out the old...
05-15-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 502
Posted By davidad

8,9 and some 10 use the same freehub body.

8,9 and some 10 use the same freehub body.
05-11-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By davidad

Back when I rode with the shimano brifters if I...

Back when I rode with the shimano brifters if I had problems the WD-40 flush worked. I did not relube, I just rode and relubed when necessary. I used the same method on my daughter's 7sp and friends...
05-05-22, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,929
Posted By davidad

Just for grins many years ago I drove the bearing...

Just for grins many years ago I drove the bearing cups out of a hub. You wouldn't be able to replace them, but I know that isn't a problem for you.
05-05-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,022
Posted By davidad

I have ridden on multipatched tubes and had no...

I have ridden on multipatched tubes and had no problems.
05-05-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By davidad

8sp cassettes - Google Search...

8sp cassettes - Google Search...
05-04-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 396
Posted By davidad

8 sp cassettes will not fit on a7sp shimano...

8 sp cassettes will not fit on a7sp shimano freehub body. Usually, the 8sp body can replace a 7, but you will most likely need to replace the axle and redish the wheel.
05-04-22, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 433
Posted By davidad

Another example of new and improved junk. They...

Another example of new and improved junk. They never heard of the engineering acronym KISS (keep it simple stupid)!
04-29-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 429
Posted By davidad

I don't see the need for Al. nipples. The weight...

I don't see the need for Al. nipples. The weight savings is insignificant, and durability is questionable. I used them once and needed to tweak the wheel and they began to break.
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