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09-23-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By jccaclimber

I would just get a locknut tool that clears the...

I would just get a locknut tool that clears the axle end.
It isnít clear to me why else you would need to remove that to change the cassette.
Are you trying to change the body as well?
09-23-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By jccaclimber

Covered on Sheldonbrown, but you have to be...

Covered on Sheldonbrown, but you have to be careful with the road vs MTB assumption. XTR used V1 and at least some Sora and Tiara used V2.
The two are not cross compatible in either direction and...
09-23-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By jccaclimber

It's normally a pretty low angle and doesn't end...

It's normally a pretty low angle and doesn't end up mattering.
I've known a lot of people who have done this cross in front of the downtube on MTBs. There it's just a matter of making sure the...
09-22-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By jccaclimber

Similar to the above, but I no longer grind my...

Similar to the above, but I no longer grind my housings after cutting. With shifter housing Iím typically happy with the cut, but I have good cutters. Brake or any other spiral housing I now file...
09-20-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 809
Posted By jccaclimber

My bet is on cable routing or the shifters. I...

My bet is on cable routing or the shifters. I recently swapped out a 15 year old 8sp bar end shifter for a 9sp one and was surprised at just how much crisper the new one was. After disassembling the...
09-20-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By jccaclimber

Needing a new spacer and needing a new cassette...

Needing a new spacer and needing a new cassette are not necessarily the same thing. You may just need a spacer.
Also make sure the smallest cassette sprocket is correctly oriented and the lock ring...
09-20-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,159
Posted By jccaclimber

Looks like I'm a late arrival to this thread, but...

Looks like I'm a late arrival to this thread, but I'll throw my 2 cents worth in:
1. Yes, pedal extenders are going to exacerbate this issue. No, larger pedals instead won't help. It doesn't...
09-18-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By jccaclimber

There are a few da Vinci's for sale around the...

There are a few da Vinci's for sale around the country currently, priced between $1500 (older, v-brakes, bar con shifters) and $4500 (newer, carbon fork, STI/ergo shifters, disk brakes). The better...
09-18-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By jccaclimber

I would not call tandems divorce makers, I do...

I would not call tandems divorce makers, I do call them relationship accelerators. They'll get your relationship to where it's already going and do it faster, whichever way that may be.
Renting a...
09-16-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By jccaclimber

Using 6700 series shifters with a 7sp DA FD...

Using 6700 series shifters with a 7sp DA FD currently, but ran it with 7700 in the past. If I remember correctly the cage is wider than the 7700 FD cage. I ended up swinging the back just a bit wide...
09-11-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By jccaclimber

1. It's cracked, but is it actually causing a...

1. It's cracked, but is it actually causing a problem? The cable tension probably keeps it in place, and if it isn't impacting your shifting in a detrimental way I wouldn't worry about it. I've...
09-11-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By jccaclimber

1. There's always a triplizer middle ring if one...

1. There's always a triplizer middle ring if one would survive on a tandem. Might even work with the current cranks set. Wouldn't be hard to get one made if not. I know a guy who could if you...
09-09-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 644
Posted By jccaclimber

I was thinking of the surrounding tube (which is...

I was thinking of the surrounding tube (which is easy to avoid) and the front anodize surface on the derailer near the thread. Your point remains valid though.
09-09-21, 01:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 644
Posted By jccaclimber

For the record, the threads on a screw do add...

For the record, the threads on a screw do add strength. This is why for calculations the stressed diameter is larger than the minor diameter. That said, youíll probably be fine, itís a small...
09-08-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 760
Posted By jccaclimber

Iím throwing out guesses at this point, but what...

Iím throwing out guesses at this point, but what are the odds the crank is too close in toward the frame? Iíd think you would have an interference issue with a chain stay then, but being out would...
09-08-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 760
Posted By jccaclimber

Can we get a picture of the derailer installed...

Can we get a picture of the derailer installed and the hanger just to be sure itís nothing obvious?
What size front ring are you running?
09-04-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By jccaclimber

Iíd be surprised if a big hit did your bearings...

Iíd be surprised if a big hit did your bearings in. That said, enough miles, or simply a lot of commuting in the rain, and you have a recipe for rough bearings.

Replacing grease might buy you some...
09-04-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 760
Posted By jccaclimber

Experienced old grouches or not, I feel bad for...

Experienced old grouches or not, I feel bad for the capabilities of your local shops. Not only are they incapable of extracting a stuck BB cup they also donít know how to cut down a fork crown. I do...
09-04-21, 02:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By jccaclimber

The rear hub is likely threaded for an Arai drum...

The rear hub is likely threaded for an Arai drum so yes, intended for tandems. They have not been made new in quite a while, but are still available used and they donít tend to wear out. I have one...
09-04-21, 02:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,763
Posted By jccaclimber

The shipping thing is a good point. I did that...

The shipping thing is a good point. I did that with our current one. I found it for sale locally in rural Maine, about as far from San Francisco as one can get and still be in the lower 48.

A...
09-03-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By jccaclimber

https://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/1236421-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/tandem-cycling/1236421-tandem-work-stand.html

After you ride it around solo for a bit (they handle like a bus the first time or two) get someone nearby to ride it with...
09-01-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,763
Posted By jccaclimber

My list from (single) road bikes tends to be: ...

My list from (single) road bikes tends to be:
Ancient and/or cheap:
French thread bottom brackets
Mixte frames
Cottered cranks
Lack of a derailer hanger
Chromed steel rims
Any frame with a...
08-30-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By jccaclimber

You can easily measure chain stretch (wear...

You can easily measure chain stretch (wear really, not stretch, it's just called that) with a ruler if you don't feel like taking it to a shop. Tons of articles online and in the Mechanics section...
08-29-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 493
Posted By jccaclimber

Honestly a frame upside down is nicer than a...

Honestly a frame upside down is nicer than a crummy truing stand.
The point of a tool is to improve things. A cheap truing stand does not do that, and a frame works better than one might think.
08-25-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,496
Posted By jccaclimber

^ I wouldnít guarantee that. Auto mechanics...

^
I wouldnít guarantee that. Auto mechanics often get awful pay, especially considering that they typically have to provide their own rather expensive tools.
Machinists in many places ( actually it...
08-24-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,496
Posted By jccaclimber

Normally Glassdoor under lists compensation for...

Normally Glassdoor under lists compensation for Bay Area positions, but I think this might be one case where selection bias is making it over-report.
I don't want to discourage anyone from following...
08-21-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,496
Posted By jccaclimber

Just backing this out, $400 at 2 hours of actual...

Just backing this out, $400 at 2 hours of actual fitting, 20 minutes of answering questions to random people for every actual fit, two 20 minute follow up conversations per fit. Aim really high and...
08-21-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,448
Posted By jccaclimber

Ok jethro00 , as requested, a video of DFB...

Ok jethro00 , as requested, a video of DFB removal and installation. I also demonstrated how to remove the sprockets with a single chain whip, although that part may only be applicable to older...
08-20-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,448
Posted By jccaclimber

I can't tell if you're kidding or not, but if...

I can't tell if you're kidding or not, but if you're serious I'll put a quick video together, it really doesn't take long. As for the measurements taken, well, no CMM, but I'm unusually well equipped...
08-20-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,448
Posted By jccaclimber

Ok, a few more pictures. You got me curious, so...

Ok, a few more pictures. You got me curious, so I quickly pulled min apart and reassembled it. If you want the part most relevant to you, skip to the text by the last picture.
1. Mainly a note for...
08-20-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,448
Posted By jccaclimber

Pictures in a bit, but Iíll bet your DFB just...

Pictures in a bit, but Iíll bet your DFB just isnít fully threaded in. Assuming the bearings are still flush with the outside of the shell (highly likely since you didnít take them out and thereís a...
08-19-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,448
Posted By jccaclimber

How much is ďa bitĒ?

How much is ďa bitĒ?
08-18-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,448
Posted By jccaclimber

The tool is not listed on his web page, but he...

The tool is not listed on his web page, but he mentioned it in an email to me. Unfortunately that email thread went dark, so I ended up making a temporary tool. This was discussed around post # 48 of...
08-18-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,448
Posted By jccaclimber

A common freewheel tool interferes with the DFB...

A common freewheel tool interferes with the DFB and wonít be able to remove the inner freewheel. This isnít an issue if you are getting a new DFB or are having Todd do the swap.
08-18-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,448
Posted By jccaclimber

Weíre you able to get a freewheel removal tool...

Weíre you able to get a freewheel removal tool from him or did you buy a new DFB as well? If not, how do you plan to remove the inner freewheel? I still havenít gotten to calling him to ask about the...
08-18-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,792
Posted By jccaclimber

Iím not going to say you need to calm down, but I...

Iím not going to say you need to calm down, but I will say that as someone who is often similarly a stickler for terminology I can see how people in my past have mis-interpreted similar levels of...
08-15-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 932
Posted By jccaclimber

TLDR: For infrequent home use, the cheap ones...

TLDR: For infrequent home use, the cheap ones will be fine. Drive size doesn't really matter, although it's nice if it matches up with your tools. Remember, you'll need either a set of metric Allen...
08-14-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,448
Posted By jccaclimber

I didn't mean to remove the EBB from the frame,...

I didn't mean to remove the EBB from the frame, just the crank from the spindle. On the plus side, now you know how. If you look at the piece that fell out you'll notice that it has a wedge shape...
08-14-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By jccaclimber

I think the OP is talking about the blip in the...

I think the OP is talking about the blip in the valley, not the short tooth near the pin. I suppose the shape behind the tooth doesn't much matter, perhaps it's a mild weight savings. Not the...
08-12-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By jccaclimber

One additional thought, I have a Mixte 1976...

One additional thought, I have a Mixte 1976 LeJeune that doesn't need to go home, but it can't stay here. You're not far from me, so I'll send you a PM.
08-12-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By jccaclimber

This link may help answer that as well. ...

This link may help answer that as well.
https://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2017/09/canti-post-sizing-psa.html
The TLDR is that current cantilever post spacing is in the 77 to 85 mm range, but some...
08-10-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By jccaclimber

I see three options. The first is to learn to...

I see three options.
The first is to learn to shift really well on an uphill. In short you have to stop applying load, but keep the pedals turning, as the chain transitions. I describe it as...
08-09-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By jccaclimber

Phil Wood Spoke Machine Spacers

Someone who shall remain nameless to protect the guilty misplaced the setup spacers for the Phil Wood spoke machine. They are available at $143 each, but I'm well equipped to make a set on a local...
08-08-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By jccaclimber

As above, if you can find a local shop with a...

As above, if you can find a local shop with a Phil Wood or similar spoke threader, it's really easy. Assuming it's already set up for the correct gauge spoke (it often is), then setup is 30 seconds...
08-08-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,792
Posted By jccaclimber

I dealt with one of those recently. It turned out...

I dealt with one of those recently. It turned out to be the stokerís crank arm just barely grazing the front derailer when it was trimmed all the way out. Itís a friction shifter and apparently I...
08-04-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 35,456
Posted By jccaclimber

I've done one, but it was coupled so it fit in 2...

I've done one, but it was coupled so it fit in 2 cases.
I'd start with Bikeflights and Shipbikes. Both are just reselling UPS/FedEx/etc. shipping services, but at a lower price than you can get...
08-02-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,448
Posted By jccaclimber

Not just ACS freewheels, preferably the same...

Not just ACS freewheels, preferably the same model. I (fuzzy recollection) think my new one is a PAWS (22T) and is enough wider than the originals (Crossfire?) that it needed the spacer.

That's...
08-01-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,448
Posted By jccaclimber

Part 2 to show how it went together. Something...

Part 2 to show how it went together. Something else I should point out, ACS has different models of freewheel and they are different widths. Some work, others do not, which is a reason to get them...
08-01-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,448
Posted By jccaclimber

I suspect a pair of allen wrenches in a vise...

I suspect a pair of allen wrenches in a vise would serve as the DFB tool replacement, but the tool doesnít cost much and works very well. I like to support manufacturers who make custom tools...
08-01-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,448
Posted By jccaclimber

1. I wanted a higher tooth count freewheel when I...

1. I wanted a higher tooth count freewheel when I changed mine. It makes hill climbing easier in San Francisco, at the cost of top end gearing. My point is that if you want to tweak your gearing,...
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