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06-14-22, 03:57 PM
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Posted By Joe5972

So the new front derailleur, FD-M310, did the job...

So the new front derailleur, FD-M310, did the job perfectly.
Clearance is better, indexing screws have some more room for adjustment, and the cable is guided to the correct side now, and not going...
06-11-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By Joe5972

Yea, the correct shim is a good point too. I was...

Yea, the correct shim is a good point too. I was half thinking about 3D printing one, and giving a bit more weight to the side nearest the chainrings but I never got around to it. But it's something...
06-10-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By Joe5972

Ah right, sorry, I now realise that just "v...

Ah right, sorry, I now realise that just "v brakes" was a bit broad!
They're ST-EF51-L EZ FIRE Plus, and they seem to be a MTB part according to this: DM-ST0001-05-ENG.pdf (shimano.com)...
06-10-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By Joe5972

I've thought pretty much the same thing myself,...

I've thought pretty much the same thing myself, and I agree that it's probably a "last resort" if I just can't get a derailleur to fit. But it may also be just that the microshift derailleur doesn't...
06-10-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By Joe5972

The shifters are Shimano V-brake, and I'm...

The shifters are Shimano V-brake, and I'm guessing they're the originals that came with the bike, as they look like they blend well with the rest of the bike, and seem to be in the same condition as...
06-10-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By Joe5972

Thanks, I'll give that a read. Hopefully the M310...

Thanks, I'll give that a read. Hopefully the M310 (as mentioned in my previous comment) will be better. Sorry, the comments are overlapping a bit!
06-10-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By Joe5972

Thanks. Yea, there does definitely seem to be...

Thanks. Yea, there does definitely seem to be something "wrong", I initially got that feeling when messing with the bike when I first got it, it seemed like I had to do far too much tweaking with the...
06-10-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By Joe5972

Thanks, I never heard of 'chain line' until now! ...

Thanks, I never heard of 'chain line' until now!
I measured it there and it seems to be around 50mm. If I was guessing I'd say between 50mm and 51mm, but it's hard to say exactly..
The crankset is...
06-10-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By Joe5972

The duct tape does actually seem to help, as the...

The duct tape does actually seem to help, as the chain was ever so slightly touching the derailleur before, but the tape bringing it forward 1-2mm does help.

I haven't cleaned the shifter yet, but...
06-10-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By Joe5972

Thanks for the reply. I can't seem to find a...

Thanks for the reply.
I can't seem to find a model number, but I found some numbers on the back, which I assume are teeth numbers? It's 42-34-24 on the derailleur with what looks like a "1" at the...
06-08-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By Joe5972

Wrong derailleur on front?

So I recently sorted the rear derailleur and cassette on this bike I got from a friend recently, and now I'm looking at the front derailleur.
This is the bike:
...
06-07-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Joe5972

So, the new 7-speed freewheel cassette and new...

So, the new 7-speed freewheel cassette and new derailleur arrived today from Amazon, and they seem to have solved the slipping issue.
And the skipping issue is obviously gone too, since it's back to...
06-03-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Joe5972

Ah right, yea that makes a lot of sense actually....

Ah right, yea that makes a lot of sense actually.
I do like these little titbits of information!
Thanks..
06-02-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Joe5972

I'm not 100% certain that I understand you, but I...

I'm not 100% certain that I understand you, but I think I do..
Do you mean that the pulley is supposed to slide slightly side to side in the cage? Obviously this is pretty much what you said (it...
06-02-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Joe5972

Ah yes, now I see what I was doing wrong. When I...

Ah yes, now I see what I was doing wrong. When I said it was "slightly less than 12 inches" I was thinking about it backwards, like that the 12" point on the tape was slightly before the rivet!
It...
06-01-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Joe5972

I think I messed up originally when measuring the...

I think I messed up originally when measuring the chain, assuming that 12" was 300mm, and I measured from the start of one link to the start of another link!
When I should have just converted inches...
06-01-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Joe5972

I've done a bit of adjusting to it alright,...

I've done a bit of adjusting to it alright, mostly tweaking the derailleur, and I trued up the back wheel/spokes, and the bike is in fine order really, except for the chain slipping/jumping. It's not...
Forum: Introductions
06-01-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Joe5972

Thanks! Yea, I've already posted my first issue...

Thanks!
Yea, I've already posted my first issue there..
05-31-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Joe5972

Hi, It's a Jupiter Tuscan, they seem to have...

Hi,
It's a Jupiter Tuscan, they seem to have been released about 8-10 years ago, somewhere in the 300-700 range. I put the name in the original comment, with a photo of the bike, but I put a...
05-31-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Joe5972

Slipping, definitely the chain slipping when I...

Slipping, definitely the chain slipping when I cycle hard is the problem. Assuming I'm using the right term. The chain seems to jump off the cogs, and the pedal loses traction, and rotates about 1/4...
05-31-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Joe5972

Chain slipping when cycling hard

So I recently got a bike from a friend and the chain is slipping whenever I pedal hard.
It sometimes skips too, but I'm not worried about that, yet, as my friend's "bike guy" seems to have put a 6...
Forum: Introductions
05-31-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Joe5972

Hello from Ireland!

Hi, I'm from Ireland.
My buddy just recently gave me his old bike, which he said was fine, but I'm mechanically minded, and a little OCD when I get a new toy, and I just want to fix every little...
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