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A list of the last 100 comments (mostly questions and answers) on this website:

  1. For what it’s worth: my Shimano LX triple FD can move as close as 39.5 mm. That is: the distance…

  2. A derailleur is tuned and has some extra left-right movement that is limited using the low and high limit screws.…

  3. What kind of shifters are you using? I don’t think that you’ll find a manufacturer’s prospect that says a FD…

  4. Exactly. Can anyone tell me of one that comes to 41mm? “Giving it a go” is ridiculously expensive if the…

  5. Hi Rik, 130 mm OLD rear hubs are often seen on road bikes. As far as the front chainline goes,…

  6. So… using simple friction shifter without indexed clicks and without cable length pull limitation is compatible with all RDs? Shifting…

  7. Your site might very well be the most informative site on the internet. It is certainly the best and most…

  8. Hi Leandro, I don’t think that the FD would mind if the tooth difference is reduced. Problems could occur if…

  9. Hi Relja, I want to change my 36/22 crankset (i donΒ΄t like the big 14t jump) to a 36/24 or…

  10. Thank you very much for clearing this up, I will just rebuild the BB with 22 new balls and new…

  11. Question I just completely stripped a Roadmaster 18 Speed 26 inch wheel frame. When I removed the bottom bracket, It…

  12. Hi Anthony, I would avoid aluminium nipples in the first place, if matching brass nipples can be sourced. Aluminium nipples…

  13. there are special alloy spacers that are made to fit cassette freehubs,this allows you to use a custom 5,6,or7 speed…

  14. Hi Relja, Thanks so much for the great work! You are the new Sheldon Brown, I constantly reference your website…

  15. I got a Wake 780mm aluminum bar to mount on FOMTOR stem and it was a perfect fit. This is…

  16. Hello, I have an issue where at nearly all speeds, my m6100 4pot deore brakes are completely silent, however at…

  17. if you want to degrease anything including chains kerosene or mineral turpentine is the best there is on the market.petrol…

  18. Hi Chris, Some hubs have interchangeable freehubs (DT Swiss models come to mind). For some, a Shimano freehub will fit,…

  19. Hello ….. I bought Pro Lite bracciano A42W wheels where the freehub Campagnolo is installed, and I have Shimano all…

  20. Hello, I have a shimano FC TY301 48-38-28T on a 3Γ—8 gear trekking bike and would like to keep it…

  21. I have re-measured, with two brand new high/mid-end 11-speed cassettes: Road CS-R8000 (Shimano 105) MTB CS-M7000 (Shimano Deore SLX) The…

  22. Hello Nicolas, I don’t know about Sunrace. And I will double-check with Shimano cassettes. This does call for it as…

  23. Hello Rejla, It’s perfectly clear, thank you. The great spider of MTB cassette is like “curved” up the flange of…

  24. Hi, There are several solutions to this gearing problem. I’ll number them for easier reference in case of any follow-up…

  25. Useful page! I am stuck with a Trek Marlin 7speed and trying to figure out if I can improve it…

  26. Hello Relja and many thanks for your website ! I just have one question. You wrote about 11 speed :…

  27. Hi, For threads and other stuff that aren’t bearings, i.e. for preventing seizing, I recommend using anti-seize (mounting) paste. Aluminium…

  28. Hello, I have Mobil XHP222 lithium grease. Is it safe to use on aluminum parts? I have an aluminum full…

  29. I like to say: “one good measurement is better than a thousand expert opinions.” This article explains the important fork,…

  30. Do most bikes have a 1 1/8 or is anything smaller? I’m wanting to upgrade my forks bjt make sure…

  31. hello there relja,sounds like your road bike setup is very similar to mine,i still ride a cromemoly steel bike from…

  32. just a follow up to my post the shimano hg40 chains are very good for 7 speed shimano hyperglide cassetts…

  33. i usually use either velox or zefal rim cloth adhesive rim tapes as these have never failed on me,the secret…

  34. Indexed shifters need all the help they can get. Hyperglide cassette with a Hyperglide chain does help. Though, my road…