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06-09-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 983
Posted By nfmisso

1st read EVERYTHING here: ...

1st read EVERYTHING here: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/

2. $1000- will barely cover tools, if you don't have any. I have been acquiring tools for 50+ years to be used for various projects,...
06-06-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By nfmisso

Seems like you are trying to attack the wrong...

Seems like you are trying to attack the wrong side of the issue - what can be done to adjust the friction drive so that it is further from the fork?

Pictures required.
06-06-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By nfmisso

I use a transparent 12 inch / 300mm ruler; like...

I use a transparent 12 inch / 300mm ruler; like one of these: https://www.amazon.com/BAZIC-Jeweltones-Color-Inches-Rulers/dp/B003BMX65A
06-06-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By nfmisso

Go to Wal-Mart or any local source, and purchase...

Go to Wal-Mart or any local source, and purchase some boat trailer wheel bearing grease (aka marine grease) - it is fine to use everywhere on a bike that needs grease.
05-20-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By nfmisso

1st. follow @Bill Kapaun...

1st. follow @Bill Kapaun (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/bill-kapaun-78399.html) 's advice.
2nd. Measure what you have. Purchase a pair of HF calipers and measure the hub characteristics...
05-01-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By nfmisso

Or these:...

Or these: https://www.amazon.com/Tektro-Alloy-Brake-Cable-Triangle/dp/B001CK0F0W

I have two commuter bikes, one with V-brakes, one with Canti's - they stop equally well. My commuters have...
05-01-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By nfmisso

As caloso noted, you will need a tiny RD tweak...

As caloso noted, you will need a tiny RD tweak each time you swap wheels no matter what cassette you use because of tolerances - even the exact same model of wheel will require a tiny tweak.

As...
04-13-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By nfmisso

My experience, yours will be different. ...

My experience, yours will be different.

Follow procedure on Sheldon's site: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html

Use round and flat rims; I have built wheels with the following...
04-13-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By nfmisso

WOW, a V brake with the most difficult features...

WOW, a V brake with the most difficult features of a traditional canti, at 10X the price........

Nice looking, but I would not want them on a bike I ride all the time.
04-13-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By nfmisso

I would go with cantis; but I am very comfortable...

I would go with cantis; but I am very comfortable setting them up. Linear pull (V or mini V) are a lot faster to set up. Braking power - no difference with the same pads.

On one of my commuting...
04-06-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By nfmisso

Were the threaded holes that the bolts go into...

Were the threaded holes that the bolts go into properly cleaned?

There is no such thing as "locktite" There is a trade name "Loctite®" for adhesive products including a whole line of thread...
03-09-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By nfmisso

Outside the frame. The punch direction...

Outside the frame.

The punch direction (sharp side) facing the frame, and the rounded side facing the nut.

The washers job is to allow the nut to be smoothly tightened without digging into...
03-06-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By nfmisso

If it is so much trouble, get rid of the FD, and...

If it is so much trouble, get rid of the FD, and go with a 1X set up; using a narrow-wide chainring.
03-04-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 665
Posted By nfmisso

I tried a windshield on my Trek 720 converted to...

I tried a windshield on my Trek 720 converted to an e-bike, and removed it after one ride. It helped with reducing drag in a straight line. It made the handling in a cross wind TERRIFYING.
02-25-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By nfmisso

If the new wheels have exactly the same hubs,...

If the new wheels have exactly the same hubs, quite high, if not, not so much.
02-25-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,028
Posted By nfmisso

It is a brushless DC motor. The controller is...

It is a brushless DC motor. The controller is controlling the motor speed, not the voltage. To get more speed, you need to re-program or replace the controller. Changing to the 24V motor will not...
02-25-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By nfmisso

They work fine with your brakes and rim size.

They work fine with your brakes and rim size.
02-23-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By nfmisso

Originally, all the "700" had an outer tire...

Originally, all the "700" had an outer tire diameter of 700mm, similar with 650, 600 etc. The A, B, C, D was for different tire widths, and referenced a rim bead seat diameter (BSD) too - all...
02-23-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By nfmisso

sorry 5 pack...

sorry 5 pack https://www.amazon.com/KMC-X8-93-Chains-Missing-Silver/dp/B004JKEOLI

https://www.amazon.com/KMC-X9-93-Chains-Missing-9-Speed/dp/B004JKEONG...
02-22-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By nfmisso

Get KMC X8.93 chains for the 8 and less speed,...

Get KMC X8.93 chains for the 8 and less speed, get KMC X10.93 for the 10 speed.

I don't have a 10 speed, but 5,6,7,8 and 9, and purchase KMC X8.93 in 6 packs, and X9.93 in 5 packs.
02-20-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 687
Posted By nfmisso

If you move your chainrings too far in, you may...

If you move your chainrings too far in, you may run out of adjustment range on your FD. Check that before making a purchase.

On less expensive bikes, manufacturers have discovered that many...
02-20-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By nfmisso

If you have a friend with a lathe it is not...

If you have a friend with a lathe it is not difficult to make one out of 4130 cr-mo steel. You may have to use a die for the threaded portion if the lathe is not equipped for making metric threads.
02-20-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By nfmisso

++++ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001GSQVEE ...

++++ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001GSQVEE
work well for my 12EE feet, with extenders. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0037NAC9G
02-19-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By nfmisso

get the crankset and the BB specified for it, and...

get the crankset and the BB specified for it, and you should be good.
02-17-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By nfmisso

Bondhus offers both ball end T-handle and...

Bondhus offers both ball end T-handle and straight end T-handle hex wrenches.
02-16-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By nfmisso

And Wiha bits are very good.

And Wiha bits are very good.
02-08-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By nfmisso

I am really big guy, and for our tandem I built...

I am really big guy, and for our tandem I built 48 spoke 622 wheels, 4 cross, with Wheelsmith DB14 spokes, Wheelmaster MT1110 hubs (cartridge bearing, steel cassette body) and Velocity NoBS rims....
Forum: Commuting
02-05-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,119
Posted By nfmisso

https://www.amazon.com/Wheel-Master-Sun-Hybrid-com...

https://www.amazon.com/Wheel-Master-Sun-Hybrid-comfort-Diameter/dp/B00DMKWW0G these wheels will fit your bike. Have a professional tension and stress relieve BEFORE you ride. With decent tires and...
02-05-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,541
Posted By nfmisso

After reading the whole thread; I'd like to make...

After reading the whole thread; I'd like to make a suggestion: get into MEC or a similar shop, and in parallel set up a side business building custom bikes to order, using your current ride to...
02-04-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 690
Posted By nfmisso

I have used an industrial 2 piece shaft collar on...

I have used an industrial 2 piece shaft collar on the seat post to prevent if falling into the frame, and the seat post clamp just has to prevent the saddle from coming out of the frame.

Like this...
02-04-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By nfmisso

+++++ Even my very out of shape self chooses...

+++++

Even my very out of shape self chooses a non-ebike for 2 miles to the light rail, light rail ride and 2 miles to work. For the least amount of commute time (10 miles each way); my ebike is...
02-01-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By nfmisso

You can purchase a serviceable front derailleur...

You can purchase a serviceable front derailleur for less than $10- new. What is your labor worth? How much does the penetrate cost?

Purchase new, clean and oil regularly.
02-01-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By nfmisso

Shimano recommends that the FC-M361 crankset be...

Shimano recommends that the FC-M361 crankset be used with a 122.5mm BB. I could not find the recommendation for the FC-M151 crankset.
01-31-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By nfmisso

IF (big IF) the bb-es51 68x113mm is really a...

IF (big IF) the bb-es51 68x113mm is really a 68x113; it should fit smoothly. Carefully check the threads on the BB and the bike.

Take a look at the picture here:...
01-31-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By nfmisso

Any metal will corrode under certain conditions. ...

Any metal will corrode under certain conditions. Titanium will corrode rather quickly in the presence of cadmium and moisture for example. Cassettes should be stored individually in sealed bag with...
01-31-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By nfmisso

It will probably be okay. Derailleurs are quite...

It will probably be okay. Derailleurs are quite for giving. The two real concerns are: 1) is the crankset far enough out so that none of the chainrings rub the frame and 2) the crankset is far...
01-29-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By nfmisso

+++++ measure the shifters to determine the bore...

+++++ measure the shifters to determine the bore you need, you can get an inexpensive Silver and Deming drill bit to bore out the ends of the bars. Get an inexpensive 1/2" chuck to hand hold the...
01-28-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,199
Posted By nfmisso

I have done the same on several frames. I go to...

I have done the same on several frames. I go to 135mm because 135mm hubs are 2/3 the cost for same quality.

As noted, it is safe to clamp the brake bridge - no downside to clamping, but really...
01-23-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By nfmisso

Remove all but the first 9 spokes (following...

Remove all but the first 9 spokes (following Sheldon's process); redo the next 9 making sure that the go into the correct holes. with just the 18 spokes, you can twist the hub relative to the rim to...
01-23-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By nfmisso

+++++ me too.

+++++ me too.
01-21-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,084
Posted By nfmisso

This tool is great for comparisons, if you know a...

This tool is great for comparisons, if you know a combination that works, you can compare: Bicycle Gear Calculator (http://gear-calculator.com/)

Here is an example Bicycle Gear Calculator...
01-21-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 755
Posted By nfmisso

Just shave all your hair off; that would be more...

Just shave all your hair off; that would be more weight savings without impacting a well engineered bicycle.

After you do that, skip socks and underwear for even more savings.
01-18-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,141
Posted By nfmisso

For 27 x 1¼; look for 700c x 45mm fenders. I...

For 27 x 1¼; look for 700c x 45mm fenders. I like SKS, Planet Bike and Sunlite fenders.
01-17-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,013
Posted By nfmisso

A belt sander or bench grinder or motor tool with...

A belt sander or bench grinder or motor tool with cutoff wheel or angle grinder to freshen hex keys. Be careful to keep the hex cool when you shorten it.
01-17-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 441
Posted By nfmisso

My time is far more valuable to me than the cost...

My time is far more valuable to me than the cost of new rims and spokes. I enjoy building wheels, but will not spend the time to disassemble old wheels unless it is a very special rim or hub - and...
01-14-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By nfmisso

One addition; if you are worried about it, you...

One addition; if you are worried about it, you can put the cables in liners in the regions of the crossover.

This what I use:...
01-12-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By nfmisso

The degreaser took the factory applied grease out...

The degreaser took the factory applied grease out of the chain. You might be able to get the grease back inside the chain with a vacuum chamber.....

Get a new chain. Clean with a dry shop rag,...
01-12-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By nfmisso

Air drag force is 4x for 2x speed, which means...

Air drag force is 4x for 2x speed, which means air drag power requirements are 8x for 2x speed. Power is proportional to force times speed.
01-06-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,560
Posted By nfmisso

In the 350 - 400 lbs range; I like:...

In the 350 - 400 lbs range; I like: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C1C88ZY Pure Fix Velo Drome Bicycle Saddle for my 10+ commute (one way). My bars are at the same height as my saddle.
01-06-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By nfmisso

If you have to ask, there is no way that you will...

If you have to ask, there is no way that you will be able to do this project.

For those of us with an inkling of how to do it, there is no way that we would do it because the cost of the first set...
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