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Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-07-14, 04:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By CustomSteel
Honestly my stable all together probably cost the...

Honestly my stable all together probably cost the same or less than yours veganbikes, you have some nice bikes there :) And you are correct, $46 isn't too bad, just trying to manage my budget as...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-06-14, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By CustomSteel
You are correct, none of them carry both colors,...

You are correct, none of them carry both colors, however DT did produce pink and turquoise during different production runs.

Scrod, thanks for the links! I'd like to avoid overseas shipping...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-06-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By CustomSteel
I'd like to see the bike in person. From your...

I'd like to see the bike in person. From your photos and feedback it sounds like, if there is any damage, that it is very minimal.

It may just be a reflection of something in the paint, but...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 06-28-14, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By CustomSteel
Colored spoke nipple sources?

I'm looking for pink and turquoise spoke nipples. I know that DT Swiss has produced both, and Wheelsmith has produced pink ones, but I can't find anyone in North America who has them.

I want...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-16-14, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By CustomSteel
Sounds good guys, and thanks. No problem...

Sounds good guys, and thanks.

No problem Bandera, and thanks for the link. That's a pretty useful looking site. I've heard good things about the Nexus hubs, and they seem to be pretty popular.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-15-14, 11:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By CustomSteel
A lot of good feedback here, I appreciate all of...

A lot of good feedback here, I appreciate all of your input and will take note of everything while making my final determination.

MikeW, you are correct in your assessment about my other bikes and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-13-14, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By CustomSteel
Advice/insight needed about internally geared hubs

I have come to accept the reality that even with a 20t gear, my single speed Bendix 70 coaster brake hub on my cruiser just doesn't cut it in hill country around here. I would prefer the overall...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-13-14, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,685
Posted By CustomSteel
Sometimes the inner tube wants to lay out very...

Sometimes the inner tube wants to lay out very flat and bridge the lips of the rim, making it hard to impossible for the tire's beads to set properly on either side of the valve. You won't really...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-13-14, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By CustomSteel
Switching to friction for the RD may be a good...

Switching to friction for the RD may be a good idea for you for the time being. I ride friction on my 6-spd touring bike and have never had an issue with it.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-13-14, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,113
Posted By CustomSteel
I agree that replacing your spokes (and perhaps...

I agree that replacing your spokes (and perhaps the whole wheel as well?) is the right way to go.

That said, if you really want to remove the rust on your spokes (or anything) then Evaporust or...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-01-14, 08:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,546
Posted By CustomSteel
I personally really like 27's, and the tires are...

I personally really like 27's, and the tires are usually nice and beefy. If I was upgrading however, I would most likely go with 700c because of the availability of tubes/tires and anything else...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-01-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,184
Posted By CustomSteel
:roflmao:

:roflmao:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-31-14, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,184
Posted By CustomSteel
Centerpull Weinmann units should work just fine. ...

Centerpull Weinmann units should work just fine.

It's more likely that it's the cables, or corrosion in the units from neglect. Any additional information or photos?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-31-14, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By CustomSteel
The CT4 tool from Bicycle Research was...

The CT4 tool from Bicycle Research was successful!!
Be warned that it needs a firm bite, you have to knock the axle out (literally, the cones were pressed too hard and stuck in the caps for the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-28-14, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,899
Posted By CustomSteel
Everyone here is steering you in the right...

Everyone here is steering you in the right direction.

Heat, UV rays, and electricity (Ozone, aka O3) are your biggest concerns as rubber compounds are susceptible to breakdown in the presence of...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-27-14, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By CustomSteel
Thanks Roadie1! It's actually a 12-spline...

Thanks Roadie1! It's actually a 12-spline design, it's just a little smaller than the normal ones out there. I think I found a tool that fits, but will have to wait until it arrives to deliver a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-27-14, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By CustomSteel
Buy a small jug of Evaporust, pour it in a small...

Buy a small jug of Evaporust, pour it in a small plastic container, and submerge the chain in it. It will eliminate all of the rust, likely within a couple of hours. Then lubricate it with your...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-26-14, 11:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By CustomSteel
I think I may have found one, will know in a...

I think I may have found one, will know in a couple of days.

I also found this, referencing the Bicycle Research tool being used with successful results:...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-26-14, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By CustomSteel
I'm trying to find one. Park Tool doesn't have...

I'm trying to find one. Park Tool doesn't have one in their lineup, and other offerings are obsolete.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-25-14, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By CustomSteel
A good question. It has very few miles on it, so...

A good question. It has very few miles on it, so it's not unreasonable to continue using it.
If I did have a LBS take it off (and I'm guessing render it unusable), what replacement freewheel...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-25-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By CustomSteel
I will see if someone around here has one I can...

I will see if someone around here has one I can try. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-24-14, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By CustomSteel
Ahh, 1.5 was a typo. It was meant to be 1.2, as...

Ahh, 1.5 was a typo. It was meant to be 1.2, as in FR-1.2. No dice on the FR-7 either.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-24-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,123
Posted By CustomSteel
Advice needed, tool for Falcon 5spd freewheel

Do any of you know what tool I can use successfully to remove an old Falcon 5 speed freewheel (circa 1980's)?

I have tried the Park Tool 1.5, which is too large in diameter.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-24-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,251
Posted By CustomSteel
I know this is a couple of months old, but I have...

I know this is a couple of months old, but I have the same freewheel and worked on it at the same time as you were asking this. It was a bit sticky, as one would expect from it's age. I simply...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-20-14, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 834
Posted By CustomSteel
Right on, thanks again Dabac!

Right on, thanks again Dabac!
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