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Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-01-15, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By Amesja
Years later, I find this reply after recently...

Years later, I find this reply after recently finding the name "Huffy Red Hot" and searching for info on my old bike. Somehow I missed this reply from Kingsting who had given me the name which flew...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-15-15, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,243
Posted By Amesja
lolz

lolz
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-29-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Amesja
If it fits, it fits.

If it fits, it fits.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-29-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,339
Posted By Amesja
These...

These (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004DYKIH4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) are nice. It works well with one of these...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-29-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,339
Posted By Amesja
Indeed. But for most bike tasks 1/4" is what is...

Indeed. But for most bike tasks 1/4" is what is needed.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-29-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,322
Posted By Amesja
I buy the 1lb tub of marine trailer/axle grease...

I buy the 1lb tub of marine trailer/axle grease at the big-box hardware/farm store for $4 or so. I get about a year's worth of use out of it with the amount of wrenching I do. I suppose I might do...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-29-15, 11:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,909
Posted By Amesja
This thread reads like a train wreck. ...

This thread reads like a train wreck.



Remember Whitworth wrenches that were marked not on the size of the spanner but corresponding to the size of the bolt?

Maybe this guy is a real...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-29-15, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,339
Posted By Amesja
You really want to have 1/4" bits with a 1/4"...

You really want to have 1/4" bits with a 1/4" torque wrench. You don't want to put any extension, size converter or unnecessary anything between the head of the torque wrench and the fastener as it...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-29-15, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,248
Posted By Amesja
Like it was said above, SRAM and Shimano cable...

Like it was said above, SRAM and Shimano cable pull/indexing is not the same. Dump the SRAM FD and get yourself a Shimano one. This is the easiest/cheapest way rather than trying to swap out an...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-24-15, 06:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,686
Posted By Amesja
The heat gonne is the easy, fastest, and best...

The heat gonne is the easy, fastest, and best way. I'm not for doing things the hard way. But to each their own.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-15, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11,202
Views: 1,010,493
Posted By Amesja
Until Pana starts making Paselas in 590 the World...

Until Pana starts making Paselas in 590 the World Tour is my Goto tire for that size and that's what I recommend to any of my customers who ride them. It's a great tire, and in that price range is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By Amesja
I agree. Simply soaking parts in mineral...

I agree.

Simply soaking parts in mineral spirits and scrubbing with a good stiff nylon brush works wonders too. Replace any rusted fasteners if necessary, cables, chain, and it should be good to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-15, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11,202
Views: 1,010,493
Posted By Amesja
Those look like Michelin World Tours...

Those look like Michelin World Tours (http://www.amazon.com/Michelin-World-Tour-Reflective-Stripe/dp/B005G01VRK/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1427239433&sr=1-1&keywords=michelin+world+tour).
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11,202
Views: 1,010,493
Posted By Amesja
I think you can still find the vinyl covers for...

I think you can still find the vinyl covers for the old Brooks saddles NOS.

But this is still a nice and period-correct upgrade.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,392
Posted By Amesja
I remember my first build with butted spokes. I...

I remember my first build with butted spokes. I had built quite a few straight-gauge wheels up to the point and I thought I knew what I was doing. I didn't. While the front wheel lasted until the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-15, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 465
Posted By Amesja
I'm not totally familiar off-hand without any...

I'm not totally familiar off-hand without any more info exactly what came on the 1986 Trek 1500. More info would certainly help. "Shimano 600" covers a whole lot of ground.

Upgrade options are...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-15, 04:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,243
Posted By Amesja
Nice looking frame. The paint is in really nice...

Nice looking frame. The paint is in really nice condition. The lugs are so beautiful, what can be seen in the photos. So much nicer than my own Comps I'm used to seeing. It's a nice build and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By Amesja
A time to cut & a time to sew...

A time to cut & a time to sew...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-15, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By Amesja
I have the Pedro's cutter...

I have the Pedro's cutter (http://www.amazon.com/Pedros-131839-Bicycle-Cable-Cutter/dp/B000IZEH3S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427228612&sr=8-1&keywords=pedro%27s+cable+cutter) and like it, although I do...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-24-15, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By Amesja
You really need a Dremel or a generic equivalent....

You really need a Dremel or a generic equivalent. Everyone should own one, and an extra set of rotary accessories (http://www.harborfreight.com/249-pc-rotary-tool-accessory-set-62440.html) for them....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-23-15, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,134
Posted By Amesja
New cables, housing, and pads will make the...

New cables, housing, and pads will make the brakes better than new. Aero brakes brought in a new era of better leverage and braking. You'll need to remove the tape & re-wrap the bars too to get to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-23-15, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Amesja
I once ran across a Japanese-built Raleigh...

I once ran across a Japanese-built Raleigh 3-speed step-through sports with an Akisu fork. It's a very nice bike. In fact I think it's still in my garage buried in the pile of bikes I need to sell...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-23-15, 08:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By Amesja
I've always found with English-built Raleighs...

I've always found with English-built Raleighs that cottered cranks = 26tpi -no exceptions. I once found a Taiwan-built Raleigh with cottered cranks and 24TPI but never one with Nottingham...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-23-15, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Amesja
LUBRIPLATE MAG-l grease is supposed to be the...

LUBRIPLATE MAG-l grease is supposed to be the "hot" ticket for ultra-low temperature greased applications. Or you can just use 90w gear oil instead of or in addition to a tiny bit of grease.

It...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-23-15, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,686
Posted By Amesja
Yes I do. And all the other badges/markings...

Yes I do.

And all the other badges/markings too.

This is the back of my hauler:

440777

A heat gonne takes off anything, the trick is finding the right temperature. If you get it too hot,...
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