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09-23-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By wesmamyke

I've heard of people running super aggressive...

I've heard of people running super aggressive pads to do this. Like ceramic specific pads you would run on the textured ceramic coated Mavic rims, or the WTB speedmaster pads. Both are probably...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By wesmamyke

I like these classic bear traps, have a bunch of...

I like these classic bear traps, have a bunch of them mostly for the cool colors. They are kinda terrible for bikes you actually intend to ride though. They are sharp as hell out of the box, and will...
09-06-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By wesmamyke

My albums just keep freezing when I try to upload...

My albums just keep freezing when I try to upload a picture. Always sticks with the button saying "saving", and the little hourglass still going.
Forum: Framebuilders
09-05-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 864
Posted By wesmamyke

I'd be somewhat worried about the heat causing...

I'd be somewhat worried about the heat causing issues with the bonded joint if attempting to weld it.

I've been using Shimano Hone/Saint axle mounted downhill bike derailleurs to fix frames like...
09-05-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By wesmamyke

I have a few NOS kits, but the seals are at least...

I have a few NOS kits, but the seals are at least 25 years old at this point. The Mag 21 also requires way more tools than the average fork to rebuild, especially if you want to do bushings. Often...
09-01-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By wesmamyke

These are pretty true to size and fit most...

These are pretty true to size and fit most fenders: https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=56642&category=178
08-06-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 738
Posted By wesmamyke

The pedals are weirdly sought after by the BMX...

The pedals are weirdly sought after by the BMX crowd. I listed a pair in similar condition and they sold in minutes.
08-02-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By wesmamyke

Apparently it is compatible with the one of the...

Apparently it is compatible with the one of the 16 notch Shimano tools. Most of the Park tool versions also list a diameter in millimeters, I would check that against the cup you have there to make...
07-30-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 685
Posted By wesmamyke

They just do that, like all of them. Really bad...

They just do that, like all of them. Really bad cable routing, or full housing that requires more effort will speed it up. I put the Shimano special housing grease on everything, even the new stuff...
07-30-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By wesmamyke

I think the FSA stuff is the "good" stuff,...

I think the FSA stuff is the "good" stuff, essentially repackaged Tacx brand carbon grease. It's more rubbery than sandy in texture and tends to hold much better. Pretty much every other brand is...
07-15-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By wesmamyke

Anything from that era with a head shock is going...

Anything from that era with a head shock is going to be pretty aggressive XC oriented geometry. Although if they have the negative rise stem just flipping that over can get the front end up much...
07-15-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 253
Posted By wesmamyke

Looks like it had some variety of three bolt...

Looks like it had some variety of three bolt hanger installed after the original was damaged. Something like this: https://derailleurhanger.com/product/derailleur-hanger-259/

Probably because...
07-12-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By wesmamyke

I forgot to add that my battery was drop shipped...

I forgot to add that my battery was drop shipped from different location than the motor. It actually came with an extra Anderson connector and wire pigtail. Even if wasn't wired correctly out of...
07-10-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By wesmamyke

Someone used to sell a kit that was essentially...

Someone used to sell a kit that was essentially just a bunch of large internal retaining rings. You install one behind the cup skirt and it gives you much more to grab with the rocket tool. I use a...
07-09-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 437
Posted By wesmamyke

First thing I would want is a proper bottoming...

First thing I would want is a proper bottoming tap for the blind holes. You could probably rig up a spare chainring as the drilling guide to get the BCD right. If it's 110mm BCD outer/middle it's...
07-08-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 713
Posted By wesmamyke

I feel like these are actually a Tektro product,...

I feel like these are actually a Tektro product, it's like a variety pack of features. The big adjuster and knarp are very Joe's canti brakes. The arms shape is something else, and the double bolts...
07-08-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By wesmamyke

Not really sure if they even have a standard...

Not really sure if they even have a standard connector, but mine came with an Anderson connector to the battery. I kinda suspect the seller installed the connector to go with the supplied battery.
07-06-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 713
Posted By wesmamyke

No idea what they are, but I have a pile of those...

No idea what they are, but I have a pile of those straddle cable yokes. Came in a big bag of canti stuff, everything else was branded Advent if I recall.
06-26-22, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By wesmamyke

I've pushed the shadow version of the Deore to...

I've pushed the shadow version of the Deore to 40t a couple times. 36 is actually not too much of a stretch, burying the B-screw does it most of the time.
06-07-22, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By wesmamyke

Actual mileage probably depends on many things,...

Actual mileage probably depends on many things, but the HX model KMC chains are noticeably better than the basic 410.
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06-05-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By wesmamyke

For whatever reason the 990 knarp is just called...

For whatever reason the 990 knarp is just called a cable anchor.

This the classic one, it is not small: https://www.ebay.com/itm/194930005433?hash=item2d62bbd5b9:g:Z40AAOSw0OZgsTry

This is the...
05-30-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5,228
Views: 555,542
Posted By wesmamyke

The splines Shimano used for the spider/ring of...

The splines Shimano used for the spider/ring of that era were similar between XTR, XT and LX. One other brand I know of used the standard, that being AC/Adventure components. I suspect you can mix...
05-29-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5,228
Views: 555,542
Posted By wesmamyke

The XTR 950 rings are proprietary, 112mm BCD for...

The XTR 950 rings are proprietary, 112mm BCD for the middle, and 68mm BCD for the small. That whole ring/spider can be swapped out though, they made four and five bolt spiders that took normal rings.
05-25-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 297
Posted By wesmamyke

They are screw holes, for counter sunk phillips...

They are screw holes, for counter sunk phillips screws. They install from the back of the ring and thread into the OEM style plastic pant guard. Definitely not a bash guard though.
...
05-19-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By wesmamyke

Where are you located? I think we had one when I...

Where are you located? I think we had one when I worked at Northampton bicycle. You would need to get the head mechanic on the phone I think, nobody else would have any idea what you were talking...
05-16-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By wesmamyke

Looks like it to me, because of that seat clamp...

Looks like it to me, because of that seat clamp mostly. Had a similar model with side pull brakes, odd that this one has a canti fork. Don't have the bike as it was damaged, but I recall the fork...
04-29-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By wesmamyke

I have an elevated chainstay Nishiki Alien that I...

I have an elevated chainstay Nishiki Alien that I think is 23". I'd have to go measure it and take pictures. Semi original mix of 7spd XT, DX and some slightly later LX. Plan was to go full XT...
04-28-22, 01:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 889
Posted By wesmamyke

I have an old aluminum Specialized Stumpjumper I...

I have an old aluminum Specialized Stumpjumper I saved, the hanger was completely ripped off by someone. I'm using one of these Shimano Hone derailleurs, it mounts on the hub axle:...
04-21-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By wesmamyke

The required cable stop on the derailleur itself...

The required cable stop on the derailleur itself is a bolt on item. It has a little plate that secured it under the existing cable clamp, and a swiveling housing stop.

Some of those Trek frames...
04-17-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By wesmamyke

I think you would be okay on the front, that has...

I think you would be okay on the front, that has a 51mm to formula adapter. Rear might be tricky as it looks like the formula specific mount. Some of those are 49mm or something like that, but also...
04-12-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By wesmamyke

Can't believe I never thought of that. I've...

Can't believe I never thought of that. I've spent whole afternoons pulling them off by hand.
04-11-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By wesmamyke

Okay, I found a couple of them. Where are you...

Okay, I found a couple of them. Where are you located?
04-07-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By wesmamyke

Took a look through the bike junk, couldn't find...

Took a look through the bike junk, couldn't find one of the tools yet. Pretty sure I have several, and at least one cosmetically challenged one that I could sell for less. I'll take a look again...
04-06-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By wesmamyke

I discovered these multi fit bottom brackets...

I discovered these multi fit bottom brackets today. They have a bunch of different versions because of course they do, but this one looks like it covers all the BB386 nonsense.
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04-04-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By wesmamyke

I did not know they had an updated two bolt seat...

I did not know they had an updated two bolt seat sandwich. Looks like it's a Jtek product now.
04-04-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By wesmamyke

I probably have one more of these somewhere. ...

I probably have one more of these somewhere. This the ball cup remover right?
04-04-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By wesmamyke

You could probably run a shadow derailleur, but...

You could probably run a shadow derailleur, but it would have to be a 9spd one I think. Also you have some setup issues. Loose the giant loop of housing, not required and probably causing issues. ...
04-04-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By wesmamyke

I had some, can't remember if I traded/sold them....

I had some, can't remember if I traded/sold them. I'll check the small parts stash and see.
03-31-22, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By wesmamyke

Breezer seat sandwich plus a standard single bolt...

Breezer seat sandwich plus a standard single bolt Laprade style post, but they are discontinued I think.

https://www.amazon.com/Breezer-double-rail-adaptor-one-bolt-seatposts/dp/B01AKEWZYO
03-29-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7,374
Views: 3,310,377
Posted By wesmamyke

There are very few threadless vintage dirt drop...

There are very few threadless vintage dirt drop stems, put whatever works on there. That stem also requires probably the least steerer tube of any available dirt drop stem. I have a Voodoo cycles...
03-23-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,580
Posted By wesmamyke

I was going to ask about motorcycle housing. So...

I was going to ask about motorcycle housing. So the modern stuff is lined? Are modern motorcycle cables slick or mandrel drawn? I have a bunch of NOS 2.0mm mountain cables but they are the braided...
03-15-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By wesmamyke

It is technically still a pretty complete LX...

It is technically still a pretty complete LX group minus the shifters. The V-brakes are the late 8spd LX models, levers too. Brakes should say M600 I think if they are LX level, same as the DX...
Forum: Fatbikes
03-14-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By wesmamyke

The Vee Speedster comes in 3.5" and 4" and is...

The Vee Speedster comes in 3.5" and 4" and is somewhat available: https://www.amazon.com/Rubber-Speedster-Folding-Black-3-50/dp/B00HNCVQI8
...
03-09-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By wesmamyke

My 100% guess is a headset shim for the...

My 100% guess is a headset shim for the internally routed aero situation on the front of that bike.
03-07-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By wesmamyke

I need to see some pictures for sure. I actually...

I need to see some pictures for sure. I actually use these brakes specifically because they have a crazy range of adjustment. Only V-brake that will work with 40mm wide rims on a normal mountain...
03-04-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,666
Posted By wesmamyke

I've played that game, don't compromise saddle...

I've played that game, don't compromise saddle position for reach. Get the saddle right first, then do whatever needs to happen to get the reach right.
03-04-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,666
Posted By wesmamyke

Have you tried the stem comparison tool? When you...

Have you tried the stem comparison tool? When you start getting into high rise stems it's helpful, the reach numbers are often different than what I thought I was getting. Also after 45degrees extra...
03-03-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By wesmamyke

Not unusual to have it marked one year before the...

Not unusual to have it marked one year before the actual model year. It's the casting date for that specific part of the fork. I've had Marzocchi forks with a three year span of dates on the...
03-02-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,515
Posted By wesmamyke

In general Shimano XT is very solid, only XTR...

In general Shimano XT is very solid, only XTR being better or more expensive for mountain bike stuff from them. That specific hub had issues in my experience. I'm not sure if it was teething issues...
03-02-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,515
Posted By wesmamyke

Yeah, I thought it was the Surly bikes that came...

Yeah, I thought it was the Surly bikes that came with them. We had a bin full of trashed XT hubs, I think they all came from Surly complete bikes.
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