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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-10-16, 02:26 PM
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Posted By ironhands
cone. about 1/4 cracked off.

cone. about 1/4 cracked off.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-10-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 481
Posted By ironhands
It's not a QR, but it is a freewheel afterall,...

It's not a QR, but it is a freewheel afterall, not a freehub
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-10-16, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 481
Posted By ironhands
I might be able to get the parts, amazon has new...

I might be able to get the parts, amazon has new axles anywhere from 5-15$ with fresh cones/lock nuts, but that means taking the bus for a week (takes twice as long, hot, smelly), so it'd probably be...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-09-16, 10:28 PM
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Views: 481
Posted By ironhands
Don't think so, I mean, it's not that difficult...

Don't think so, I mean, it's not that difficult but I think I'd rather be sure it's done right. I popped it out in 2-3 minutes but I'm not sure that I trust myself to get the bearings tight enough,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-09-16, 05:29 PM
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Views: 481
Posted By ironhands
Opened it up (seems it is a freewheel, was sure...

Opened it up (seems it is a freewheel, was sure it was a hub, ah well). tightened it up a bit, no change. pulled the axle out, cracked cone :( removed the broken bit, should be stable enough to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-09-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By ironhands
Sure, but I replaced a tube 2 weeks ago, so I...

Sure, but I replaced a tube 2 weeks ago, so I might have just bumped something enough to make a difference.


But if there is wear, wouldn't I need to replace the cones/axle too?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-09-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 481
Posted By ironhands
Thanks! That will definitely be my first attempt...

Thanks! That will definitely be my first attempt to resolve the issue, should only take a minute or two, might even be able to do that without removing the wheel completely, right?

Gritty, yeah,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-09-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,548
Posted By ironhands
I upgraded my crankset a while back with a much...

I upgraded my crankset a while back with a much larger gear. The middle is about the largest as the previous one. There's certainly more power in the upgrade, but I also had some unexpected side...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-09-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 481
Posted By ironhands
[/LIST] Yup, was just thinking about that...

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Yup, was just thinking about that right now, I was under the impression that the cones on the drive side would be closest to the wheel, but as I thought about it, it makes more sense to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-09-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 481
Posted By ironhands
Great, that should make things easier. Figured...

Great, that should make things easier. Figured they'd be too hard to reach with the freehub still attached.


Don't think it would be wear, I had replaced the entire wheel about 9 months ago, and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-09-16, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 481
Posted By ironhands
Is it possible to tighten the cones without...

Is it possible to tighten the cones without removing everything? I'd assumed it wouldn't be. If that can be done, that'll save me a tonne of work.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-09-16, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 481
Posted By ironhands
/shrug, looks like cassette on freehub. I've...

/shrug, looks like cassette on freehub.

I've got a chain whip and hopefully the right adapter, but yeah, either way it's the same procedure, pull the wheel, remove the axle adapter bit, chain whip...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-09-16, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 481
Posted By ironhands
wobbly rear wheel

So a couple of days ago I started to notice the occasional grind or KATHUNK coming from my back wheel, one every few minutes. Pulled off the wheel to replace the tube last night and get a closer...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-14-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By ironhands
Yeah, but the person even threaded it on a bar to...

Yeah, but the person even threaded it on a bar to verify, but they didn't put it on far enough for the threading to see that it didn't match, and insisted it couldn't possibly be 26 :P

Would I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-14-15, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By ironhands
heh, this place supposed to be the best around...

heh, this place supposed to be the best around for nuts/bolts, just got back. Gave them the one that's still on it, the insisted it was 24 tpi, gave me 2 replacements free. Naturally, they didn't...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-14-15, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By ironhands
I changed the tire 3 months ago, tightened it...

I changed the tire 3 months ago, tightened it pretty well, apparently not enough :P
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-14-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 623
Posted By ironhands
axle nut - the horror!

So because one problem taken care of seems to inevitably mean another will soon follow, I find myself miraculously alive after the morning commute.

Stopped at a red, I glance down and notice that...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-06-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By ironhands
Figured there might be a way to measure it out. ...

Figured there might be a way to measure it out. Big to big, but not on the derailleur, correct? Only thing I can see is that it *might* end up a little loose that way, but I highly doubt I'll even...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-06-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By ironhands
Got the crankset last night, went on without...

Got the crankset last night, went on without problems, ~10 minutes to get it all going - still need to properly calibrate the front derailleur though. Chain's really tight now though, so I'll need a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-06-15, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By ironhands
I just changed my crankset, my new one is bigger,...

I just changed my crankset, my new one is bigger, about a dozen more teeth. Went on without a problem, but mine's currently looking a bit tighter than yours - in fact riding it this morning for the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-29-15, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By ironhands
I'm sure the pedal is removable, but I'd...

I'm sure the pedal is removable, but I'd guarantee it'd take the aluminum threads with it. I'm certain it's completely bonded.
It's the left side (although both are seized), and I'm turning it the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-28-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By ironhands
Everything. Heat, hammer, leverage...nothing. ...

Everything. Heat, hammer, leverage...nothing. I'm betting it wasn't lubricated when built.

My bike's a dept store bike, it's a beater just to get to/from work. Pretty sure it's square based on...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-28-15, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By ironhands
awesome, thanks. doesn't sound like it really...

awesome, thanks. doesn't sound like it really makes a whole lot of different though, i'll go big since i'm tall :P
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-28-15, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By ironhands
replacing my chainset - question about buying one

chainset? crankset. wow this heat is frying my brain.

so I've been trying for 5 months to get my pedals off, it's not happening. they must be completely fused, tried everything. fixed it for a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-18-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By ironhands
Thanks all, I'll give the hammer a go first after...

Thanks all, I'll give the hammer a go first after a few days of penetrating oil

With regard to the winter - inside's not an option, I rent a basement apartment and it's already cramped. Cold's...
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