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Old 02-27-24, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by bikamper
I honestly didn't know there was such a thing. I've always used a wheel cylinder hone.
Adjustable reamers are available in many sizes. My dad had one for some reason. It will go from an inch all the way to 27.2mm. I've used it a bunch but it's a slow process by hand. Probably faster and I think more accurate than honing. Sometimes you notice how loose the seat tubes are once you get farther in.
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Originally Posted by bikamper
I got wrenched on yesterday.

Five screws and a plate. I have no idea how many stitches I got. I'm stuck in this soft cast for two weeks, then six to eight weeks in either a hard cast or back in the boot. With Mrs.Bikamper's attitude towards me these past couple of weeks, I may sell our tandem that she's only ridden once.
Man o man. That looks rough. My condolences.
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Originally Posted by bark_eater
Took advantage of the good weather....before the rain started. Almost got this wrecked Lejune stripped, I forgot a headset cup apparently and got hung up on the fixed cup. The crankset was a cottered Sugino and the BB spindle was English, I think TDC? I think the cups are also TDC and need a 34mm wrench, which I don't have. I also haven't figured out which way it's threaded.
Here is a method that doesn't care which way it turns, the setup in the pics is backwards for the Raleigh but shows it pretty well.

I also have a couple of cheater pipes I use in place of the extension wrench.

Whatever way it is supposed to turn, this method will do it.

If you go the wrong way the first time, it will crack loose anyway with the solid leverage this has, then you just reverse direction and spin it out.

If you are going the right way then you're almost done after it cracks loose.





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Had to order a few things to get this finished. Shorter stem, cable stop for the front brake and a Brooks.So far so good!
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Old 02-27-24, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by 52telecaster
Adjustable reamers are available in many sizes. My dad had one for some reason. It will go from an inch all the way to 27.2mm. I've used it a bunch but it's a slow process by hand. Probably faster and I think more accurate than honing. Sometimes you notice how loose the seat tubes are once you get farther in.
I have a complete set of adjustable reamers from my hot rod days and never thought once about using them for reaming a seat tube. D'oh
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Not classic, not vintage.

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Originally Posted by merziac
Can we see the Suguno cottered crankset plz, don't think I have ever seen one that I know of.
Ya got to get out more.. pretty sure their 106 BCD and the inner 40t will work the aluminum 3 pin cranks.


This one's actually 36t.
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Originally Posted by merziac
Here is a method that doesn't care which way it turns, the setup in the pics is backwards for the Raleigh but shows it pretty well.

I also have a couple of cheater pipes I use in place of the extension wrench.

Whatever way it is supposed to turn, this method will do it.

If you go the wrong way the first time, it will crack loose anyway with the solid leverage this has, then you just reverse direction and spin it out.

If you are going the right way then you're almost done after it cracks loose.




I've got the Stien tool dohicky but with out the correct 34mm wrench I was going to break something trying to stabilize an adjustable wrench with tapered jaws. The wrench ended up deforming before the cup, so there's that... I shifted over trying fix a vise to use out doors but need to buy a thread die to get that together.
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Originally Posted by bark_eater
Ya got to get out more.. pretty sure their 106 BCD and the inner 40t will work the aluminum 3 pin cranks.


This one's actually 36t.
Tx, yeah you're right, probably have seen them but they didn't register at the time.

And since they would not have been used on any truly remarkable to me bikes, I didn't take note.
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Old 02-27-24, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by bark_eater
I've got the Stien tool dohicky but with out the correct 34mm wrench I was going to break something trying to stabilize an adjustable wrench with tapered jaws. The wrench ended up deforming before the cup, so there's that... I shifted over trying fix a vise to use out doors but need to buy a thread die to get that together.
Maybe track down a sacrificial 1 1/2 in. or 1 3/8 open end wrench and grind/file it down to fit.

I also have to be careful not to tighten it down too tight or it will bind too much.

The easy clamp seems to work very well in that regard, pretty darn tight but still with some give.

I have done plenty on the ground which can be necessary to get good leverage but the hardest ones have been zip tied into the stand in the pics that supports the BB.

I never use the fit all or hammer on bikes, especially when push comes to shove where they often come out, no good has ever come of it for me.
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Originally Posted by daverup
Thanks for the info. I think the 4700 is probably too long reach for the Pro Miyata.
There's always Gran Compe 400. I can't imagine you having a problem with 700x23c and those.
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I posted about this build elsewhere but wanted to show it off here as well.

Got this frame and fork from the Bike Exchange that had some significalt corrosion under the paint on the aluminum frame.

Rather than throw it in the dumpster as suggested I took it home, cleaned the rusted areas, and treated it to this custom paint job.

It looks like a fancy easter egg and I love it. Hope you all do too.

As with all my creations , it will be sold(probably for much less than it's worth) by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange (bikex.org) to help keep the lights on at our non proffit.








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Picked up a faggin built around the mid 1980's. Seller had 35 bikes but I saw the headtube badge so I went out for it. Both chainstay chrome was roached. Used the old 0000 steel wool to get some of it off, but the pitting was so bad I went back to bare steel. Hope I can find some ivory/pearl white paint that's close.
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I can't get out to the Man Cave so I did a solder repair on Mrs.B's laptop on the dining room table.

I replaced the charging port on the lower left of the motherboard.The replacement is on the right of the board by its lonesome. I hate having to take out motherboards but this was a pretty straight forward repair. No stress.
The fact I took a three hour nap in the EZ chair with no chemical assistance afterwards had nothing to do with it. BTW, the nap was fabulous.
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Haha, @52telecaster, yes, sometimes you get an honest workout wrenching on a bike. And we used to ream seat tubes regularly at one shop I worked at. In fact, it was required when we built up a high-end bike. Most would feel that policy is over the top, and I suppose it is, but the owners wanted us to be sure that everything was 100% right, so we did it proactively. We also faced the BB shell and chased the threads.
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Originally Posted by noglider
Haha, @52telecaster, yes, sometimes you get an honest workout wrenching on a bike. And we used to ream seat tubes regularly at one shop I worked at. In fact, it was required when we built up a high-end bike. Most would feel that policy is over the top, and I suppose it is, but the owners wanted us to be sure that everything was 100% right, so we did it proactively. We also faced the BB shell and chased the threads.
Been riding every day now. It's been cold so not real far but across town anyway. Going to take it on a short overnight camping trip soon.
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Organization complete mostly...

Looks like a bike shop. At least now my 5’11” self no longer bangs into wheels and forks/drops.

And Bella Basso has new clothes.




I have too much stuff...

Keeper frame gallery. Lots of projects. But each in its own safe hook-hovel.
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
Looks like a bike shop.

I have too much stuff...
But that's the "Right Stuff"
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Was just reading the recent thread on fitting a Pletscher rack on a Technium and it reminded me the rack on my Trek 510 had a bad lean.



Cut a couple of small lengths of some tubing I had laying around to protect the frame


Better, but looking at this pic, I think it is still needs a small tweak to bring the front up a tiny bit more. Just getting around to giving this one some attention.
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Originally Posted by AustinFitz
Thank you! I've just been using the original Dia-Compe canti brakes, and original Sugino RT triple.

After thoroughly cleaning everything I found most all of the original components to be in pretty good shape. I don't think it was ever ridden much.

It's become my favorite ride for sure though! Many upgrdes to come in the future too.


Whats that rack?
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Originally Posted by SoCaled
Was just reading the recent thread on fitting a Pletscher rack on a Technium and it reminded me the rack on my Trek 510 had a bad lean.



Cut a couple of small lengths of some tubing I had laying around to protect the frame


Better, but looking at this pic, I think it is still needs a small tweak to bring the front up a tiny bit more. Just getting around to giving this one some attention.
Some more pictures of the holding contraption please!
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The future wrenching project picked up free today from a friend. Thinking city commuter to be used after we move in a couple months. 1991 GT Karakoram. Pretty much original except for tires. Overhaul needed.








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Originally Posted by bikoman
Some more pictures of the holding contraption please!
Here is a pic of the bracket. The seat stays get sandwiched between the 2 pieces of somewhat malleable metal, on the right side of the pic. Tensions in place with the 2 screws. I put the pieces of clear pipe, in my post, on the stays to protect paint/tubing from the bracket. I will take a better pic, of the actual attachment, when I am out in the garage again.

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2 interesting items of note when taking about a 1975 Super Course I picked up a while ago: not all the same brake pad and missing 3 bearings from the headset. I've read in this forum that the Workshop assembly line could get sloppy so maybe it was put together that way.
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Originally Posted by ZudeJammer
2 interesting items of note when taking about a 1975 Super Course I picked up a while ago: not all the same brake pad and missing 3 bearings from the headset. I've read in this forum that the Workshop assembly line could get sloppy so maybe it was put together that way.
Fibrax make good replacements for the pads in various lengths, including the same pattern. And the holders are alu, so they can be nicely polished
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