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Old 04-23-24, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric F
You seem to spend a fair amount of energy being concerned about something you claim to not be concerned about. Why does it matter to you what sport other folks enjoy watching? No one is forcing you to watch.
Some people are making it difficult to ignore.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Which reminds me to ask(begs the question when addressing anyone else :-)) Can the part of the stem that’s in the steerer tube be raised at all? Or is that all fixed?
If you're asking about a modern threadless stem there is no part of the stem inside the steer tube. A quill stem goes inside the steer tube. A threadless stem clamps around the steer tube and can be positioned up or down the steer tube depending on how much steer tube remains. If the steer tube is cut off with the stem at the lowest position, then that's it. No adjustment left.

Is this what you're asking about?
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
I've been at zero spacers for a couple of years. Keeping the smokestack for now, for who knows what tomorrow may bring?

Some may say that you need to cut the steerer tube down to move the expander plug to where the stem clamps the tube, but I'm not convinced that's an issue with a properly torqued stem.
I have a cf steerer on the Seven with the expander that sits flush on top and an Allen head bolt to tighten it. I ran the stem at the top with just a couple mm for the cap to fit and it wouldn't stay tight. I know the cap wasn't bottoming out and I fought it for months and finally moved the stem down to allow one 5mm spacer on top. It hasn't loosened since that change.
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So, since the wheels I'm rebuilding are 28 years old, and even though they spin smooth as butter on a hot day, I figured I'd kill some time while isolating at home by rebuilding them. I have some top quality bearings from Wheels Mfg., I have Phil's Grease, I have cone wrenches. So I carefully cover my bench with newspaper, take out the QR, and check what wrenches fit the cone and locknut. 14mm fits the cone. 13mm fits the locknut.

Only one problem. This is what I have for 13 and 14mm cone wrenches:


Oh, for the love of Mike!

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Addendum: I ordered a 13/14 mm just like the above from Amazon, to arrive tomorrow. I thought maybe I'd buy a 13/15, but I couldn't gt that tomorrow. So I went with the 13/14. Then I checked the rear wheel, and the cone and locknut there are BOTH 14mm. So I guess it's good I got the13/14.
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Originally Posted by genejockey;[url=tel:23221877
23221877[/url]]I think Quito training would probably be more effective, what with it being at 9250 feet.
The airport in Quito is down in a crater, at that elevation. Makes for exciting landings and takeoffs
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Originally Posted by big john;[url=tel:23221970
23221970[/url]]If you're asking about a modern threadless stem there is no part of the stem inside the steer tube. A quill stem goes inside the steer tube. A threadless stem clamps around the steer tube and can be positioned up or down the steer tube depending on how much steer tube remains. If the steer tube is cut off with the stem at the lowest position, then that's it. No adjustment left.

Is this what you're asking about?
Yes. Thanks
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Roscoe's heart condition has not worsened so the vet thinks he might be having kidney failure. He took some blood tests and we'll know more tomorrow. He seems fine today even though he was displaced today with his appointment and 4 house showings. One of them has already said they want to come back.
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This might be a good game. The Mets swept the mighty Pirates.
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Originally Posted by Eric F
You seem to spend a fair amount of energy being concerned about something you claim to not be concerned about. Why does it matter to you what sport other folks enjoy watching? No one is forcing you to watch.
You must be new here.
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Originally Posted by big john
I would start by trying to find out why it's idling so fast. Might have a vacuum leak. Normally problems with the way the things run isn't going to affect deceleration but if the idle is surging you might feel that.

If by shuddering you mean like a mechanical vibration that sounds like a transmission or final drive issue. Maybe even a motor mount. Even a timing chain. Check for a vacuum leak first to try and get the idle squared away.
Will investigate.

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This might be a good game. The Mets swept the mighty Pirates.
Might check that out if I can figure out what time zone I'm in.

The pinball palace is closed til 7 today because some Canadian country star is playing there tonight. Must have a hell of a stage to set up if they're canceling happy hour to accommodate load-in.
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listened to a bunch of Dead today while working. My guitar player's influence is holding strong.


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Originally Posted by Eric F
You seem to spend a fair amount of energy being concerned about something you claim to not be concerned about. Why does it matter to you what sport other folks enjoy watching? No one is forcing you to watch.
you must be new here

Edit: well beaten by LAJ
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Originally Posted by datlas
Will investigate.

I learned that the Saturn Forums has shut down. Sigh.
Surely there's a GM forum with a C&V Saturn subforum, if not there should be!
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Welp, the sun has stopped shining on the patio at my second favourite happy hour spot, now I'm freezing my ass off. Time to briskly walk home.
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Originally Posted by datlas
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Originally Posted by genejockey
So, since the wheels I'm rebuilding are 28 years old, and even though they spin smooth as butter on a hot day, I figured I'd kill some time while isolating at home by rebuilding them. I have some top quality bearings from Wheels Mfg., I have Phil's Grease, I have cone wrenches. So I carefully cover my bench with newspaper, take out the QR, and check what wrenches fit the cone and locknut. 14mm fits the cone. 13mm fits the locknut.

Only one problem. This is what I have for 13 and 14mm cone wrenches:


Oh, for the love of Mike!

EDIT: It's like having a dustpan on the other end of a broom!
I bought two, BITD.
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Of course, I now have a complete set of cone wrenches.

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They were a bonus item when I bought a second-hand Park Tool case.

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Do you think dentists or physicians/surgeons can field a better foosball team?

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Some people are making it difficult to ignore.
I wish the games here were live-streamed.

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Originally Posted by datlas
Will investigate.

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Just drive it out here when you come for the graduation and I'll take it for a test drive.
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Addendum: I ordered a 13/14 mm just like the above from Amazon, to arrive tomorrow. I thought maybe I'd buy a 13/15, but I couldn't gt that tomorrow. So I went with the 13/14. Then I checked the rear wheel, and the cone and locknut there are BOTH 14mm. So I guess it's good I got the13/14.
I typically use regular ol' end wrenches for locknuts.
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They had a new girl holding down the fort at the fish and chips joint today. She went just a little hard on the cod and a fair bit soft on the chips.

One of these days I'm gonna man up and order the battered sausage and chips with gravy and mushy peas on the side.

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