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05-10-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By davidad

Gotta love the bike business for high grade BS.

Gotta love the bike business for high grade BS.
05-10-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By davidad

Once I have built up a wheel and brought it to...

Once I have built up a wheel and brought it to proper tension I use the NDS spokes on the rear to center the rim. Lower spoke count wheels require a lot more tension to make up for the fewer spokes...
05-10-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By davidad

Are you trying to save a half an ounce? Why?

Are you trying to save a half an ounce? Why?
05-02-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,713
Posted By davidad

I have a 230 pound friend who had an Aluminum...

I have a 230 pound friend who had an Aluminum frame crack at the seat tube-bottom bracket junction. I think he had a little over 3 years and 30k miles on it. It was replaced under the 5 year factory...
04-27-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 426
Posted By davidad

When I build a wheel I start by setting the...

When I build a wheel I start by setting the nipples at the same depth, then getting the radial runout true. As the tension begins to rise I make minor adjustments to the lateral runout still...
04-25-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 212
Posted By davidad

You can use the coarse side of a whet stone to...

You can use the coarse side of a whet stone to grind the hardened steel. You need to take i slow and check the result often.
04-19-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,023
Posted By davidad

If they undergo a loss of strain then they get...

If they undergo a loss of strain then they get shorter. The high tension lengthens the spokes.
04-12-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 699
Posted By davidad

I have this one. 2 L Industry Heated Ultrasonic...

I have this one. 2 L Industry Heated Ultrasonic Cleaners Cleaning Equipment Heater W/ti – Vevor US...
04-06-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,227
Posted By davidad

Make sure the tool is threaded in until it...

Make sure the tool is threaded in until it bottoms out. It will take a fair amount of force to get the crank to move. I use a 12" adjustable wrench to remove mine.
04-06-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,298
Posted By davidad

Inexpensive and reliable.

Inexpensive and reliable.
03-02-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By davidad

Best way to do it. you have found out that there...

Best way to do it. you have found out that there is no mystery in building a spoked wheel.
02-17-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By davidad

They are the same. I wouldn't change it on the...

They are the same. I wouldn't change it on the principle of if it ain't broke don't fix it.
02-11-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By davidad

I have had the problem and found that cleaning...

I have had the problem and found that cleaning the guide once in a while solves the problem.
02-01-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,165
Posted By davidad

I didn't say anything about his Trek bikes I said...

I didn't say anything about his Trek bikes I said the info was in his Book. Absolutely.
01-31-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,165
Posted By davidad

Start out with a measurement of you leg length....

Start out with a measurement of you leg length. From your crotch to the floor in your bare feet. 68% of that number should give you a good start for your frame size measured from the center of the...
01-22-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 956
Posted By davidad

It doesn't mater. The tolerances for the balls is...

It doesn't mater. The tolerances for the balls is too small to make a difference.
01-18-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By davidad

Stuck Handlebar Stem by Jobst Brandt...

Stuck Handlebar Stem by Jobst Brandt (sheldonbrown.com) (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/stuck-stem.html)
01-18-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,756
Posted By davidad

You are lucky that she is happy with her new...

You are lucky that she is happy with her new surroundings. My mother hated hers when dementia took her mind. My wife's mother was happy in her room and made the best of it.
When we moved into our...
01-18-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,023
Posted By davidad

Replace the aluminum with brass. Even if they...

Replace the aluminum with brass. Even if they don't quite reach the head they will hold up. Anecdotally the first wheel I built had a few of the threads of the spokes showing. The wheel was laced to...
01-05-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By davidad

Throw that checker into the recycle bin. If you...

Throw that checker into the recycle bin. If you want to use a checker instead of a ruler buy the Pedros' or the new Park that is a copy of the Pedros. Amazon.com : Chain Checker Plus II, Black :...
01-04-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,032
Posted By davidad

Chainsaw bar oil diluted with mineral spirits.

Chainsaw bar oil diluted with mineral spirits.
12-27-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 7,296
Posted By davidad

Be surre to replace the cap or the tip of the...

Be surre to replace the cap or the tip of the valve may fret a new hole into the tube. Don't ask me how I know that.
12-25-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,919
Posted By davidad

Sanyo/Panasonic NCR18650GA Protected 3500mAh...

Sanyo/Panasonic NCR18650GA Protected 3500mAh (mtnelectronics.com) (https://www.mtnelectronics.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59_88&product_id=289) This is the highest mAh battery that I...
12-24-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,932
Posted By davidad

Shimmy or Speed Wobble by Jobst Brandt...

Shimmy or Speed Wobble by Jobst Brandt (sheldonbrown.com) (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/shimmy.html)
12-21-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,709
Posted By davidad

As an adult I started riding in 1990 at the age...

As an adult I started riding in 1990 at the age of 47. I began working on my bikes almost from day one. I bought a Huffy mountain bike from K-mart and was surprised at the price. Boy was I in for a...
12-21-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By davidad

My bad. I'm old and not a computer nerd. My wife...

My bad. I'm old and not a computer nerd. My wife is the IT in an old boilermaker's house.

Try this. The Bicycle Wheel | Jobst Brandt | download (b-ok.cc) (https://b-ok.cc/book/609435/c32bb1)
12-14-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By davidad

Put new rim tape and ride. I had the same type of...

Put new rim tape and ride. I had the same type of thing happen with a roofing nail after Hurricane Ike. Roofing contractors dropped nails from removed shingles on the way to the dump.
12-09-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,825
Posted By davidad

25 or so years ago I bought the Rohloff chain...

25 or so years ago I bought the Rohloff chain checker. Later I found out that I could go at least 1000 more miles on the chain when I used a tape measure to check my chains instead of the Rohloff. I...
12-07-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 789
Posted By davidad

The tapers should be greased and a torque wrench...

The tapers should be greased and a torque wrench used. Installing Cranks by Jobst Brandt (sheldonbrown.com) (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/installing-cranks.html)
11-30-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By davidad

It is harder to find an 8-9-10 shimano hub now...

It is harder to find an 8-9-10 shimano hub now days. I built a rear wheel for a friend with an 11 sp. hub and the hub came with the spacer.
11-28-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 683
Posted By davidad

622 mm - 700c - 29 inch Bicycle Rims from Harris...

622 mm - 700c - 29 inch Bicycle Rims from Harris Cyclery (sheldonbrown.com) (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/rims/622.html)
11-17-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,931
Posted By davidad

I have built a few wheels and I use double butted...

I have built a few wheels and I use double butted spokes. Try Harris Cyclery, they sell good wheels. I don't if they sell single wheels, so you might call them.
11-14-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,931
Posted By davidad

https://www.modernbike.com/product-2126224766

https://www.modernbike.com/product-2126224766
11-01-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By davidad

It can be dye checked but the paint would need to...

It can be dye checked but the paint would need to be removed. Once the paint is sanded off the crack would show regardless.
10-29-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 844
Posted By davidad

Cross three, over two and under one is the norm.

Cross three, over two and under one is the norm.
10-19-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,100
Posted By davidad

I have even used a 24" pipe wrench.

I have even used a 24" pipe wrench.
10-12-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 704
Posted By davidad

Strong enough.

Strong enough.
10-10-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,365
Posted By davidad

The rear der. cable housing is the most prone to...

The rear der. cable housing is the most prone to wear in my experience.
09-27-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By davidad

If you can find the brass one it should be...

If you can find the brass one it should be cheaper and works well.
09-10-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By davidad

Boot the inside and use it on the rear.

Boot the inside and use it on the rear.
09-10-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,305
Posted By davidad

I try for at least 100Kg on the drive side on 32...

I try for at least 100Kg on the drive side on 32 and 36 spoke wheels. The NDS is the tension that keeps the rim centered.
The only time I have had problems with that is with a Power tap hub that had...
09-01-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By davidad

Also, once the bolt has been properly torqued...

Also, once the bolt has been properly torqued don't come back and retighten the bolt. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/installing-cranks.html
08-13-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 776
Posted By davidad

I don't think that it is a DT hub. Trek has used...

I don't think that it is a DT hub. Trek has used Novatec for their hubs as well as DT.
08-10-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By davidad

Ultra sonic cleaner with 50% solution of Simple...

Ultra sonic cleaner with 50% solution of Simple Green. Rinse, dry reinstall and lube with 1 part chain saw bar oil and 4 parts unscented mineral spirits. Ride for 800 miles and repeat. Chain should...
08-08-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By davidad

ditto.

ditto.
06-22-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,284
Posted By davidad

You can use a Pedro's and get an accurate...

You can use a Pedro's and get an accurate measurement t's a copy of the $70 shimano. https://pedros.com/products/tools/cassette-and-chain/chain-checker-plus-ii/
06-15-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,341
Posted By davidad

Replace the chain at 1/16" wear. Depending on how...

Replace the chain at 1/16" wear. Depending on how you clean the chain the smaller cogs should last through three or four chains.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/chain-care.html
06-01-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,491
Posted By davidad

If you are going to rebuild the wheel with the...

If you are going to rebuild the wheel with the old hub then it should be no problem to take it apart and properly clean and lube it. A 10mm allen wrench will remove the freehub body.
05-31-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,255
Posted By davidad

http://poehali.net/attach/Bicycle_Wheel_-_Jobst_Br...

http://poehali.net/attach/Bicycle_Wheel_-_Jobst_Brandt.pdf If you can afford a tensiometer and think you might build or repair a few wheels it is very handy.
Gerd Schraner a pro builder was...
05-21-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By davidad

Hard to beat shimano. ...

Hard to beat shimano. https://www.performancebike.com/shimano-un55-square-taper-bottom-bracket-68x118mm-english-ebbun55b18/p308340

You can try the current BB and if you are happy with keep it. I...
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