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comment Does Shimano XTR RD-M9000 SGS 11-Speed Shadow+ MTB Rear Derailleur Long Cage work with 10speed XT shifter?
What ever your decision verify if the replacement will fit your hanger there are direct mount and conventional mount types.
Apr
24
comment Shimano Deore shifters not returning to neutral position
Check the screw for the brake lever clamp. If mispositioned the shift levers will move forward but don't return. I have done this several times after a spill in the woods. The first time I thought I had broken the shifter.
Apr
23
comment replacing wheels on a hybrid running on 700c
Do you currently have disc brakes?
Apr
17
comment How to clean a grimy old bike frame?
I have had good luck with a "Mr. Clean Magic Eraser". I spray the frame with the foaming bathroom cleaner, then scrub it the Eraser Pad. So far I haven't damaged any paint or aluminum.
Apr
16
comment one side of cantilever brake pads does not spring back
Can you check the plastic collar between the brake arm and the frame to see if it has cracked?
Apr
8
comment What's this cotter pin on the barrel adjuster for?
If the detents are big enough to hold, I would remove the adjuster, slide the plastic knob off the screw. Install the small spring the adjusters typically use, onto the screw prior to reinstalling the screw in the knob. This will push the plastic onto the detents to hold it in position.
Mar
28
comment Connect Trekking Bike Brakes to Road Bike Lever
+1 for the canti brakes with road levers.
Mar
27
comment Upgrading to new hydraulic brakes - should I put same sized rotors on front and rear wheel?
Check with the fork manufacturer, some limit rotor size as a liability issue. If you exceed their maximum they will likely void any warranty.
Mar
25
comment Bottom bracket feels rough, should I replace it
Even the best stuff wears out eventually. I would just buy a quality name brand replacement and follow the manufacturers instructions.
Mar
23
comment Increasing the size of tyres on a hybrid
As an added issue of concern, I have had tires that clear the frame fine but the front derailleur would hit the tire while on the smallest chainring
Mar
7
comment Why are rear wheels dirtier?
5+ make it a good enough to be an answer in my opinion
Mar
2
comment Any Issues installing STI Brake/Shifter levers to bike with direct-pull V-Cantilever brakes?
I hope my edited answer will be clearer.
Mar
2
comment Any Issues installing STI Brake/Shifter levers to bike with direct-pull V-Cantilever brakes?
After some research I guess any brake that is mounted on a post that attaches to the fork is a cantilever. Locally we refer to the types as "direct pull" (aka as mountain bike), "V" brakes are cantilever that use a straddle wire.
Mar
2
comment Any Issues installing STI Brake/Shifter levers to bike with direct-pull V-Cantilever brakes?
You mention direct pull and V in the description. it is typically one or the other but not both. Do you have a small "V" shaped (straddle) cable attached to the brake arms?
Mar
2
comment Any Issues installing STI Brake/Shifter levers to bike with direct-pull V-Cantilever brakes?
I have only heard of cantilever or direct pull being exclusive unique designs, it is one or the other but can't be both.. Not sure what the OP means by direct pull V cantilever.
Feb
23
comment turbo trainer on wtb 27.5 sx19 wheel is it possible
As far a your option b, it can be difficult to find a decent quality 27.5 wheel and tire on a budget. There is no reason you couldn't use a used 26" wheel and a slick tire. It wouldn't have to be a disc wheel since brakes aren't needed on the trainer.
Feb
18
comment What would I search for to find bike hubs that attach on only one side like found on tadpole recumbent
Their web site states "2 ea. Wheel Chair Hubs, with .5" axles"
Feb
18
comment Will any Shimano V brake fit any v brake lever and any v brake bike?
While the levers are compatible with the brakes some align better with Revo-style shifters than Rapid-Fires and vice-versa.
Jan
30
comment Bottom Bracket - Drive Side is Stuck, what to do please?
If the frame is aluminum try soaking the cup with ammonia. While penetrating oils work well on steel, they aren't as effective breaking down the aluminum oxide that forms. You may also find it easier to lay the bike on the floor. I have seen the cup stuck so bad it required a pipe wrench to get enough leverage.
Jan
22
comment Can I run Aluminum Backed organic brake pads with Elixir Avid 5 Hydraulic system?
I am not sure if the Elixir is of the type of caliper that contains a magnet to position the pads? If it is, my guess is aluminum pads are not compatible.