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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By IanHelgesen
I misread that and thought you meant the tilt,...

I misread that and thought you meant the tilt, not the angle. Pastorbob's advice is correct.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-11, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By IanHelgesen
1) There is a nut on the bottom of the stem in...

1) There is a nut on the bottom of the stem in front of the handlebars which controls alignment. The bolt on top of the stem is for stem height, the large nut is the upper part of the headset and...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-14-11, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,664
Posted By IanHelgesen
You'll want to use a mild acid (lemon juice or...

You'll want to use a mild acid (lemon juice or vinegar are good) with the aluminium foil, not water. It sounds funny, but it really does work.
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-14-11, 12:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By IanHelgesen
Crumpled up aluminium foil, dipped in lemon juice...

Crumpled up aluminium foil, dipped in lemon juice or vinegar (or any other mild acid) will rub the rust right off the chrome, and won't risk scratching it like steel wool. Should have it looking like...
Forum: Commuting 07-13-11, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By IanHelgesen
The springs on the B67 are _very_ stiff. I weigh...

The springs on the B67 are _very_ stiff. I weigh around 170, and can feel them give just slightly when my entire weight is on the saddle. Unless you're bottoming out the travel on your thudbuster, I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-10-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,739
Posted By IanHelgesen
The secondary brake levers work well, and there...

The secondary brake levers work well, and there are no real disadvantages beyond the slight weight, and the little extra work that has to be done when installing cable housing. I don't know if many...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-09-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 910
Posted By IanHelgesen
Very good price for a very nice bike. Jump on it...

Very good price for a very nice bike. Jump on it now.

Then check out http://raleightwenty.webs.com/ and the Twenty threads on this forum.
Forum: Western Canada 07-08-11, 12:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By IanHelgesen
The Edmonton Bicycle Commuters run a coop located...

The Edmonton Bicycle Commuters run a coop located around 80th Ave and 101st Street. We (I volunteer there regularly) won't fix your bike for you, but we will teach you how to do it yourself, and...
Forum: Commuting 07-04-11, 02:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,059
Posted By IanHelgesen
Pain around your sit-bones is normal and will go...

Pain around your sit-bones is normal and will go away, but soft tissue pain should not be happening. This article (http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2011/04/on-female-anatomy-and-bicycle-saddles.html)...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-25-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By IanHelgesen
The track pedals are narrow, to avoid pedal...

The track pedals are narrow, to avoid pedal strike on a fixed gear. I don't know about the Velo Orange ones, but the MKS road pedals have a little spike sticking up on the outside of the pedal. I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-25-11, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By IanHelgesen
The gears should have the number of teeth etched...

The gears should have the number of teeth etched on them. You may need to do some cleaning to find it. Your Scwhinn probably has 52 and 42 tooth rings, and something like a 14-32 tooth freewheel...
Forum: Introductions 06-21-11, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By IanHelgesen
Welcome to the forums. If the hub is a...

Welcome to the forums.

If the hub is a Sturmey-Archer (almost certainly), the 48 is indeed the year it was made. Like 10 Wheels said, check out the C&V forum (there's a long-running thread titled...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-19-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,591
Posted By IanHelgesen
Chain lube will leak out too quickly. You could...

Chain lube will leak out too quickly. You could use it (some bikes did use regular oil for the wheels), but you'd need to top it off weekly (if not more often). I'd recommend picking up a tube of...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-18-11, 09:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,591
Posted By IanHelgesen
The clicking noise comes from the pawls (the...

The clicking noise comes from the pawls (the mechanisms that allow you to coast), not the bearings. The bearing retainers are there to speed assembly at the factory, and serve no functional purpose...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-11-11, 12:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By IanHelgesen
He's talking about locking skewers (which screw...

He's talking about locking skewers (which screw on with a special tool), not quick-release. I haven't used pitlocks, but I did use pinhead skewers with horizontal dropouts for a while. It's possible,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-06-11, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 811
Posted By IanHelgesen
Try wiggling the cranks. You should be able to...

Try wiggling the cranks. You should be able to tell if the spindle is loose in the bottom bracket, or if the crankarm is loose on the spindle. If it's the first, you'll have to remove the non-drive...
Forum: Commuting 06-04-11, 02:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,824
Posted By IanHelgesen
I'd have to disagree with Liesesturm as far as...

I'd have to disagree with Liesesturm as far as small wheelers go. While small wheels do affect ride and handling, wheel size is just one of many factors.

I have a Dawes Kingpin (cousin to the...
Forum: Commuting 06-04-11, 02:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,912
Posted By IanHelgesen
Most of the inventions I see on here seem rather...

Most of the inventions I see on here seem rather silly, but that really is brilliant.
Forum: Foo 06-04-11, 02:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 454
Posted By IanHelgesen
For *nix, I'd go with python. I've never used it...

For *nix, I'd go with python. I've never used it on Windows, though.
Forum: Commuting 06-03-11, 11:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,186
Posted By IanHelgesen
That's a common fear, but it simply isn't...

That's a common fear, but it simply isn't justified. It is very rare for cyclists to be hit from behind, and when it does happen, it almost always involves cyclists riding at night without lights....
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-03-11, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,963
Posted By IanHelgesen
It's definitely a drum brake. Whether you can...

It's definitely a drum brake. Whether you can still get parts depends on the model, but drum brakes last just about forever. There's no way you're going fit rim brakes without adding canti studs (it...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-24-11, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By IanHelgesen
Muttleyone: It's been done, although it takes...

Muttleyone:
It's been done, although it takes some disassembly: http://home.comcast.net/~cheg01/r20.html (http://home.comcast.net/%7Echeg01/r20.html)

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IIRC, the bottom...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-21-11, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By IanHelgesen
The two bolts on the side control the angle of...

The two bolts on the side control the angle of the stem, the one on the top controls the height. There are also one or two in the front that clamp the bar in place, if you need to rotate the handle...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-15-11, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 413
Posted By IanHelgesen
When you say cantilever brakes, do you mean the...

When you say cantilever brakes, do you mean the traditional center-pull type (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cantilever-adjustment.html for examples)? If so, try raising the straddle cable hanger. Your...
Forum: Western Canada 05-12-11, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By IanHelgesen
I'm one of the mechanics at Bikeworks. We've been...

I'm one of the mechanics at Bikeworks. We've been selling built-up bikes like crazy with the start of spring, so selection is a bit limited right now. It changes every week, so if she checks back a...
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