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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-14-16, 09:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,725
Posted By Rubato
This original assumed "millennial" got his first...

This original assumed "millennial" got his first bike in the mid "50's! Nice to be considered so young.

On another note, this weekend I poured off some of the clear OMS from my settled container...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-13-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 950
Posted By Rubato
"Just because it's possibly possible doesn't mean...

"Just because it's possibly possible doesn't mean it's necessarily necessary."
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-11-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,725
Posted By Rubato
Settling seems to take forever. I assume the...

Settling seems to take forever. I assume the suggested filtering would help. Are there other ways to speed it up so I don't have so many containers in various stages of reclamation?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-14-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 146
Posted By Rubato
Shimano PD1050

I need to service a pair of old 105. They have tapered black plugs on the outboard end and I assume there is a nut/cone under the plug. I don't want to damage the plastic plugs as I have so many...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-03-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,652
Posted By Rubato
The only things I would add to others above are...

The only things I would add to others above are the Pitlock socket and some granola bars.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-20-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 641
Posted By Rubato
The class i went through a few years ago included...

The class i went through a few years ago included one guy planning for his retirement from the military as well as a couple of other career changers. Some have been successful. The instructors are...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-15-16, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 882
Posted By Rubato
Also available in bronze.

Also available in bronze.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-04-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Rubato
Thanks-I'll do it.

Thanks-I'll do it.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-04-16, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Rubato
How to dissolve dried slime?

Is there anything that will dissolve dried slime inside an aluminum rim? I know, it's supposed to be in the tube but some of it seems to have leaked and solidified....
I'm rebuilding a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-13-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,313
Posted By Rubato
I use this technique with an old spoke, using the...

I use this technique with an old spoke, using the nipple as an adjustable contact point. Screw the nipple in a bit as the wheel get's dialed in.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-12-16, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By Rubato
I don't want to hijack a thread but I've been...

I don't want to hijack a thread but I've been working on a frozen stem for the past 10 days. Soaking in PBB, soaking with ammonia, freezing w/dry ice etc. Mounting the stem in a monster vise with...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-03-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 414
Posted By Rubato
Has anyone else ever reamed a 22mm steerer to...

Has anyone else ever reamed a 22mm steerer to 22.2?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-19-15, 08:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,305
Posted By Rubato
I've been using boat bearing and white grease on...

I've been using boat bearing and white grease on my hubs for years-no problems. At the co-op I just did a couple of coaster brake hubs for xmas/kids bikes and was told I needed to use a grease with...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-30-15, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 715
Posted By Rubato
Oil has a longer lifespan but will need to be...

Oil has a longer lifespan but will need to be replaced eventually. Do you have to deal with accreditation inspections or approvals like we do here?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-13-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 789
Posted By Rubato
Stiff plastic flaps don't work well with many...

Stiff plastic flaps don't work well with many racks that clamp at the front fork-if the front flap is long enough to be really effective, it will hit the roof or the bed of the truck before the fork...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-01-15, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By Rubato
The noise I was chasing on the left...

The noise I was chasing on the left crank/pedal/BB assembly turned out to be my knee....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-10-15, 07:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By Rubato
Why a new frame? My favorite commuter frame was...

Why a new frame? My favorite commuter frame was used at $40 and my favorite road frame $100. Lots of classy options including powdercoat color of your choice.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-05-15, 08:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,537
Posted By Rubato
Turning new bolts with an extra thick head allows...

Turning new bolts with an extra thick head allows me to tighten to the proper tension, mark the orientation of the desired slot, remove the fastener, cut off excess thickness and make a new slot with...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By Rubato
Pitlocks are more expensive and more secure. ...

Pitlocks are more expensive and more secure. It's possibe to order the same "nut/wrench" combination for multiple bikes. I carry one socket on my key ring so I have the removal tool with me no...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-28-15, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By Rubato
Nice. It didn't happen to come with chainrings...

Nice. It didn't happen to come with chainrings did it?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-28-15, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By Rubato
That's the page from Sutherlands I was...

That's the page from Sutherlands I was remembering-hope it helps the OP. Wish I had the volume!
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-27-15, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 528
Posted By Rubato
I don't have access to the old (6th edition?) of...

I don't have access to the old (6th edition?) of Sutherlands but if I remember correctly, it has a page showing all the identification marks for common BBs of the time. The last Stronglight I put in...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-27-15, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Rubato
Aluminum rims, steel eyelets, brass nipples, and...

Aluminum rims, steel eyelets, brass nipples, and SALT water make the same kind of "gunge" found on very old batteries....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-22-15, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,024
Posted By Rubato
How do you carry wheels on a bike?

I made an unplanned stop yesterday to pick up a rim and then I rode home. I seem to do this with rims and wheels on a regular basis, and have yet to find a clever way to carry 'em? I can drape rims...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-22-15, 07:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,524
Posted By Rubato
It seems there's a trade off between the weaker...

It seems there's a trade off between the weaker cleaning power of alcohol, which evaporates, and the stronger OMS, which probably leaves residue in my chain? I realize I can burn out the OMS if the...
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