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Old 08-24-2013, 09:15 AM   #1341
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It's easy.
-Put the cable adjusters all the way in at the clicker and at the derailleur.
-Then screw in the derailleur to the hanger.
-Then push it manually and look from the back and adjust the high and low limit screws so it roughly lines up with each end gear.
-Then pull the cable as tight as you can with your finger and screw the locking plate down onto it.
-Lastly start tightening the cable adjusters until it indexes properly. You will need to fine tune the high and low limits but those only apply to the biggest and smallest gears.
Well it's on and it seems to be working now. My biggest problem is that every "how-to" video/site seemed to gloss over what orientation the derailleur should be attached to the frame. I rotated it a little counter-clockwise and it seems a lot better now.
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Old 08-27-2013, 07:39 PM   #1342
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Pissed off. I just got my shimano clipless setup so I went to install the pedals. Took out the first pedal off the bike on the left side with no problem, then I went to take out the right pedal and stripped it.... Now it's completely rounded out. No way I can take a adjustable pliers because the pedal part itself is round and unfortunately the right leg is the bigger one that goes to the gears for the bike. I tried to take a bigger bit and use some leverage but it kept slipping. Help My only choice that I see is getting a new right leg for the bike.


Here's a pic of what I mean. I think I need to buy a new SR SUNTOUR CW13-NEX-T102-PB crankset

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Old 08-27-2013, 08:02 PM   #1343
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:41 AM   #1344
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Pissed off. I just got my shimano clipless setup so I went to install the pedals. Took out the first pedal off the bike on the left side with no problem, then I went to take out the right pedal and stripped it.... Now it's completely rounded out. No way I can take a adjustable pliers because the pedal part itself is round and unfortunately the right leg is the bigger one that goes to the gears for the bike. I tried to take a bigger bit and use some leverage but it kept slipping. Help My only choice that I see is getting a new right leg for the bike.


Here's a pic of what I mean. I think I need to buy a new SR SUNTOUR CW13-NEX-T102-PB crankset

http://imageshack.us/a/img593/3481/gt9m.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img24/7281/eiru.jpg
i would try drilling it out first... due to the fact that the pedal assembly is made out of hardened steel, you need to get a drill bit that's up to the task. The diameter of the drill bit should be just slightly smaller than the inner diameter of the part of the crank that the pedal screws into. You also need to make sure that the drill is perfectly centered before you start drilling, if it's off there is a good chance of ruining the crank.
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #1345
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Soak it in Liquid Wrench and use some vice grips.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:31 AM   #1346
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Pissed off. I just got my shimano clipless setup so I went to install the pedals. Took out the first pedal off the bike on the left side with no problem, then I went to take out the right pedal and stripped it.... Now it's completely rounded out. No way I can take a adjustable pliers because the pedal part itself is round and unfortunately the right leg is the bigger one that goes to the gears for the bike. I tried to take a bigger bit and use some leverage but it kept slipping. Help My only choice that I see is getting a new right leg for the bike.


Here's a pic of what I mean. I think I need to buy a new SR SUNTOUR CW13-NEX-T102-PB crankset

http://imageshack.us/a/img593/3481/gt9m.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img24/7281/eiru.jpg

You do know that the drive side crankarm has right handed (reverse) threads right? Righty loosey. I've seen this happen quite a bit. You'll need to pull the crank arm and drive in a 5/16 hex bit for a 3/8 ratchet.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:36 AM   #1347
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Anyone have any interest in some old school Spin wheels? 26" obv...

Sorry to be a buzzkill but...
I was racing a couple years back in a local series. Following a guy that had some spins. He hit a small roller, caught maybe 3 feet of air. He landed smoothly, the front wheel exploded, he landed on his head and is now paralyzed from the neck down. Sell them to somebody you don't like or hang them on a wall, but don't ride them.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:43 AM   #1348
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Just came back from my trusty auto mechanic. He was able to grind the pedal to give it two nice flat spots and used vice grips to take them out. I added some anti-seize to the new pedals as well.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:45 AM   #1349
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Well it's on and it seems to be working now. My biggest problem is that every "how-to" video/site seemed to gloss over what orientation the derailleur should be attached to the frame. I rotated it a little counter-clockwise and it seems a lot better now.
Did you replace the derailleur hanger? (the piece between the frame and the derailleur) If not, you should. Bending them back after a spoke eating is very difficult and will lead to shifting problems.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:35 PM   #1350
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Riding clipless is fkn awesome. Never going back to flats.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:24 PM   #1351
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Riding clipless is fkn awesome. Never going back to flats.
Pretty big difference, huh?

Climbing is soooo much better when you can apply power through 360 degs instead of just mashing down the pedal. Managing the traction is easier, your legs last longer, you've got additional control over the middle of the bike. It's just a happy thing.

Glad your mechanic could help you out of your jam.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:32 PM   #1352
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Yup, the pedals are incredible. I did fall once though haha. I laughed it off as some guy came to help me.
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Yup, the pedals are incredible. I did fall once though haha. I laughed it off as some guy came to help me.
A lesson I learned about riding clipless: obviously situations vary, but if you're just falling over at low speed when you're clipped in, you're often best served by just keeping your hands on the handlebars. Putting your hand down can result in hand/wrist/elbow/shoulder injury. If you keep your hands on the bars and hit the ground with your leg/hip/side/shoulder all at once, you'll get dirty, but you'll spread the force of the fall out over a great area and minimize injury.

Again, depends on the situation. Always protect your head at all costs. And things like cactus (maybe not many of those in NYC), parked cars, hand rails and so on in your path can certainly change your priorities.

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Old 09-01-2013, 04:54 AM   #1354
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:16 PM   #1355
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Last spring, I did REI's Intro to Mountain Biking class.

A buddy that I ride roadie with frequently, but who has always claimed to be scared of mountain biking, finally expressed an interest in trying it. So for her b-day, I took her to the REI class. Same location, one of the same instructors as before, one new guy. She had a great time and really enjoyed it. She may officially be an mtber.
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Old 09-05-2013, 04:25 PM   #1356
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I need to fix up my front brake since it's squealing when I'm biking. But for a month of biking my stamina has increased a lot and my calves are getting bigger and bigger
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Assuming they're discs, it could be as simple as cleaning the disc and pads. Rubbing alcohol and then a really thorough rinsing might fix you right up.

I'm doing the mtb route at the Giro di San Diego on Sunday. It's about 30 miles and consists of 3 out-and-backs. At each turn around, you get a totem. The whole thing has a Monty Python and the Holy Grail theme. The totems are the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, The Wooden Rabbit and The Holy Grail.
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Assuming they're discs, it could be as simple as cleaning the disc and pads. Rubbing alcohol and then a really thorough rinsing might fix you right up.

I'm doing the mtb route at the Giro di San Diego on Sunday. It's about 30 miles and consists of 3 out-and-backs. At each turn around, you get a totem. The whole thing has a Monty Python and the Holy Grail theme. The totems are the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, The Wooden Rabbit and The Holy Grail.
I'll give the rubbing alcohol a try as my front disk breaks are squealing also. I just assumed I needed new pads but kind of liked the squeal because I use it to warn joggers of my oncoming, I've found a loud squeal gets their attention better than "on your left/right" especially the ones with headphones. Good luck with your ride on Sunday!


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I'll give the rubbing alcohol a try as my front disk breaks are squealing also. I just assumed I needed new pads but kind of liked the squeal because I use it to warn joggers of my oncoming, I've found a loud squeal gets their attention better than "on your left/right" especially the ones with headphones. Good luck with your ride on Sunday!

I'm probably preaching to the choir but remember to ride safe guys. Saw this nice bike memorial on my ride downtown today.

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brakes probably just have dirt or sand particle in them, I give mine a good spray down with water after a dirty ride and that usually works...

for getting walker/jogger out of the way and old school bike bell works wonders, I gave up on trying to verbally give people a heads up, half the time they cant hear you or ignore you...
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