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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-03-14, 10:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By Fumbles22
Will these fit my frame?

Hello,

I'm currently working on my second summer bike project. This is a bit harder than my previous one since I don't have all the pieces.

Here's the frame:
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-14-14, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By Fumbles22
A similar thing happened to me. I wanted to...

A similar thing happened to me.

I wanted to transfer the bottom bracket from my old mountain bike frame onto my new one. In order to do so, i'd need to buy a 16 oval spanner and a 16 3 tipped...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-14-14, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By Fumbles22
How do you fit one of these?

Hello,

I completed my bike project for the summer and thought everything was fine.

I transferred all of the components from my old mountain bike (that's too small for me) onto a much larger...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-21-14, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By Fumbles22
Whoops, I meant the 116mm one. That's what the...

Whoops, I meant the 116mm one. That's what the "YL 116" means doesn't it?

Both frames look exactly the same, the only difference is that one is 22.5 inch, while the other is 20 inches (distance...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-21-14, 03:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,102
Posted By Fumbles22
Bottom Bracket Confirmation

Can someone confirm that this...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-23-14, 07:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By Fumbles22
+1 to seeing a doctor. Have you been riding...

+1 to seeing a doctor.

Have you been riding long? I'm 24 and, after not riding for 10 years, hopped on my Dad's bike and cycled about 6 miles on gravel (also on a hybrid bike). I'd never do that...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-23-14, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By Fumbles22
UPDATE: I bought the torque wrench and allen key...

UPDATE: I bought the torque wrench and allen key set. I got some new allen key bolts for 1.99, and used one of them to put the pedal crank back on (after greasing it first, of course).

The...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-18-14, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By Fumbles22
Right, I think i'll need to buy a torque wrench...

Right, I think i'll need to buy a torque wrench and do this by the book.

I've already got a socket set, but it doesn't come with any allen key heads. If I got this...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-17-14, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By Fumbles22
The crank seemed solid. Since I thought I had...

The crank seemed solid. Since I thought I had done it incorrectly, it took a fair bit of force for me to remove.

I'll have to buy some bottom bracket bolts again though, just so everything...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-17-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By Fumbles22
I'm using a regular socket (13mm, I think). The...

I'm using a regular socket (13mm, I think). The old bolt that fell off (and my Dad couldn't find) was an allen key type. The one i've taken from my mountain bike is a "regular bolt".

I just...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-17-14, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By Fumbles22
I didn't, no. When I removed the old pedals, I...

I didn't, no. When I removed the old pedals, I only stripped the thread on the-side-without-the-front-cogs. I ordered a new crank arm and installed that instead.



If that's the case, why is...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-17-14, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By Fumbles22
Pedal crank problems

A while ago I fell off my Dad's bike and broke a pedal. In removing and replacing the pedal, I accidentally stripped the threads of the crank and had to replace that too. In my defence, the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-22-14, 06:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By Fumbles22
Cassette/freewheel and a new chain

Hello,

I'm once again buying bits for my bike and I need a new freewheel...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-22-14, 03:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,953
Posted By Fumbles22
It turns out the seat post is 31.6mm and the seat...

It turns out the seat post is 31.6mm and the seat post clamp is 34.9mm.

I went to my LBS and they measured it for me. I had to make some excuses and leave the shop since they wanted to charge me...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-11-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,521
Posted By Fumbles22
I haven't tried it myself, but you might be able...

I haven't tried it myself, but you might be able to paint it with plastic primer...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-11-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 756
Posted By Fumbles22
When aluminium oxidises, it goes a dull silver...

When aluminium oxidises, it goes a dull silver colour. If you've ever bought an aluminium drain cover, they start off really shiny and, over time, become dull. This is because the aluminium exposed...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-11-14, 12:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,953
Posted By Fumbles22
I might buy a set of Vernier calipers since i'd...

I might buy a set of Vernier calipers since i'd lke to be independent of my LBS (I like to do everything myself). They are inexpensive, so i'll add it to the long list of tools I need to buy.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-10-14, 04:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,953
Posted By Fumbles22
Measuring for a seat post

Hello,

I'm continuing with my current rebuild project (very slowly!) and it's now time to buy a seat post and seat post clamp.

I've done some reading, and I apparently have to be millimetre...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-31-14, 02:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Fumbles22
I have a regular camera but, in these pictures,...

I have a regular camera but, in these pictures, it kept focusing on the background instead of the foreground. I even set it to the "close up" mode, where I got exactly the same pictures as if I used...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-31-14, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Fumbles22
So should I just get some primer + paint and do...

So should I just get some primer + paint and do it myself? Summer is coming, so i'll have consecutive days of dry weather. It could also be interesting (and cheaper?) doing it myself.

Or is this...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-30-14, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Fumbles22
Bottom bracket tools

Hello,

I'm trying to remove the bottom brackets from three bike frames. I intend to regrease two of them and put them back into their frames. The other, I intend to swap into another bike frame...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-30-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Fumbles22
Hmm, maybe this problem isn't what I think it is....

Hmm, maybe this problem isn't what I think it is. The man who sold it to me said it was lacquer and gave me the aerosol of nitromors.

As you can see from the pictures, i'm not stripping paint. ...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-29-14, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 644
Posted By Fumbles22
Removing Lacquer

Hello,

I bought a rather scrappy bike frame with the idea of "doing it up". Unfortunately, I seem to be stuck quite early on.

The bike frame has lots of faded lacquer (pics to follow) which...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-23-14, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By Fumbles22
Ah, I didn't know they made those. There was...

Ah, I didn't know they made those.

There was a lock nut on the top, but I had undone that before starting this thread. The fork still stayed in place, so it was a wedge stuck in the fork. I got...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-23-14, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 723
Posted By Fumbles22
How do I remove this fork?

Hello,

I've decided to build a bike up from scratch but i'm stuck at the first hurdle.

How do I remove this fork? In this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTS-5TGhG3s) the man just...
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