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  • That bike was just sooooo good.

    Fucking thieves

  • Can I use a 9spd deore trigger shifter (SL-M530) with a Sora 9 speed RD (3500)?

  • All 9 speed should be same

  • Continuing a theme of large 26aintdeads.

    Mods are asleep; bring out the 26ers.

    Currently upgrading my Pathfinder to 2x11:

  • Please, whats the handlebar ID?

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  • Please, whats the handlebar ID?

    Nitto Noodle (M177), I believe. Honestly don't know exactly; got them second hand.

  • Not sure how to read this, or what its tryig to show

  • Not sure how to read this, or what its tryig to show

    It's trying to show that you must always buy new matching things, so that Shimano keeps making profits. As @TM says, any Shimano 9-speed shifter will work with any 9-speed Shimano RD

  • Youre right. 12 speed XT it is. I'll chuck my unrideable 9 speed shit in the bin

    (Kidding obv, thanks all)

  • glad to see it with drops again :)

  • I've finally come to my senses again.

  • Awesome build / good inspiration. Fits a 2.1 on the rear or 2.3?

  • I can't remember

  • I rebuilt my All-City Big Block recently and haven't had a consistent ride yet. If it isn't a flat tire from each ride (very few but each ended with a flat and walk of shame), it's cog and lockring issues. I bought a Miche Pistard wheelset and a Shimano TL-SR22 tool (chainwhip & lockring tool in one). I used the Miche lockring that came with. Practiced with older wheelsets by removing lockrings, cogs. Greased the threading on the new wheel, and tightened. One ride in, I go to skid and kerplunk, cog spins freely. I go back home to tighten both the cog and lockring but neither tighten or loosen. They just spin freely on the thread. I end up ruining the top chain link of the tool. I take the wheels to my lbs a week ago. Turns out I ruined the threading so the mechanic installs and tightens the cog on the other side of the hub. I use an all-city lockring instead. I start my long ride back to my house. Halfway through, I have to stop at a red and same thing. I go back to the bike shop today and everything seemed fine until I had start pedaling again after a trackstand in traffic. The bike shop caters to triathletes and my only option for fixed gear anything is a two hour drive or train ride to NYC. I'd rather buy the needed tools over time and learn on my own, but how can I learn if there is no one to teach but youtube. I just hope I didn't ruin the wheel. It's bumming me out.

  • That sucks dude. I certainly never had any issues with my Miche wheels, but they don't have the best name in terms of quality (whether deserved or not). Might be an idea to spend a little extra on proven stuff. Keep going and good luck.

  • You should be able to screw on the adapter/cog and the lock ring with your fingers. If you use tools for that you risk that the threads haven’t engaged properly and then you strip them as you tighten.
    Once they’re both finger tight you tighten the cog, then the lock ring.

    I have only had good experience with miche hubs, they’re strong enough to do radial lacing, but for outdoors riding they have the weakness of having single side sealed bearings intended for the track. Once they become gritty you replace them with double sealed SKF bearings and then they’re good for 10 years.

    The shimano tool is great and you can easily replace the chain.

  • The miche lockrings that come with those hubs are not worth the cheese they’re whittled out of. They’re also Italian threading so replacements are scarce - a Phil lockring is probably the best replacement.

    I’m currently having issues with my primato hubs binding after a few rides and needing to have the axle lock nuts adjusted. This may be user error rather than poor design though!

  • I'll try to get the tool fixed tomorrow. Thanks everybody.

  • As AlexD said, be careful using non-miche lockrings because they use Italian threading. Honestly I'd just avoid Miche anything if possible.

    When putting the cog on to make sure it's really tight you can use the rotorfix method (search it on here) but you have to be real careful not to go overboard or you'll strip the threads. Once the cog is as tight as it can be it's easy to get the locking on tight. Do a small skid to test it before going on a proper ride, if there's any movement at all then you need to stop and get it tighter because otherwise it'll strip when you do a proper skid.

  • My Mack locking is Italian threaded. It's aluminium but seems to be tough enough showing no marks when installing with a park tool.­k-ring/

  • Spent night last night taking my dolan from this:

    to a (hopefully) more fun and less compromising this:

    Taking bets on how long it'll be before I'm yearning for full guards again.

  • Taking bets on how long it'll be before I'm yearning for full guards again.

    4 days.

  • Less compromising...and you removed the guards? This makes no sense to me

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