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08-09-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 361
Posted By rmacdona

Front right, rear left. I am right handed and...

Front right, rear left. I am right handed and want the front brake to be operated by my dominant hand. Lots more control that way.
08-08-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 354
Posted By 79pmooney

With your technique, you are forcing the locknut...

With your technique, you are forcing the locknut against the cone and pushing it to the hubside limit of the threads, whereas when you hand tightened to "perfect", the cone was pushing (lightly)...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-07-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 229
Posted By unterhausen

don't forget the fragile and gaudy paint. And...

don't forget the fragile and gaudy paint. And some panto on the lugs.
08-03-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 461
Posted By cyccommute

In my opinion, nearly every multitool that has...

In my opinion, nearly every multitool that has ever been made is a hot mess. They don’t fit in your hand so they are uncomfortable. They don’t fit in the nooks and crannies of the bicycle well and,...
08-03-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By dsbrantjr

Here is a nice calculator which lets you compare...

Here is a nice calculator which lets you compare two drivetrains: https://www.kstoerz.com/gearcalc/compare/ I run 44/34/24-ish on my bikes with 28T max on the rear and find that this gives me the...
08-02-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By onsay99

Sometimes a small amount of movement can be felt...

Sometimes a small amount of movement can be felt due to the brake pads
shifting a slight amount inside the hydro brake calipers when grabbing the
brake lever and moving the bike back and forth,...
07-31-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 236
Posted By dsbrantjr

79pmooney's procedure is a good one, but I prefer...

79pmooney's procedure is a good one, but I prefer to set my limit screws by pulling and releasing the exposed shift cable, and adjusting the limit screws for enough clearance to allow a clean shift...
07-27-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 657
Posted By andrewclaus

The top bolt must completely cover the steerer.

The top bolt must completely cover the steerer.
07-25-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By alcjphil

When you installed the new cable did you run it...

When you installed the new cable did you run it under or over the shift drum? Under is correct
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By Cynikal

I'm getting this third hand so take it as such. ...

I'm getting this third hand so take it as such. Lon sold to someone but is still there for the transition. Sounds like they are restocking most parts but also starting some in-house production. ...
07-24-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 877
Posted By 3alarmer

. Through bolting is not uncommonly used...

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Through bolting is not uncommonly used to repair failures when aluminum alloy threads give up under use. And you gain the advantage of not needing to worry any more about the seizing business....
Forum: Framebuilders
07-22-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By niknak

You could also make your own lugs. Then you can...

You could also make your own lugs. Then you can have whatever angle and size you like.
07-19-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By Iride01

One of the things you have to consider also is...

One of the things you have to consider also is that for successive coats of paint and clear coat, you frequently have a certain time frame to get decent bonding between the layers. Some as little as...
07-15-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Shimano is "conservative" in max cog size, but...

Shimano is "conservative" in max cog size, but there are caveats.
All bikes aren't exactly the same when it comes to drop out/hanger geometry.!
What fits on 1 bike may not on another.
Shimano...
07-11-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By dedhed

First you have to decide if it's a cassette or...

First you have to decide if it's a cassette or freewheel. Powerflo could be either. Powerflo is a designation of the tooth profile.

Freewheel is likely a 4 prong tool firmly bolted in to not...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-07-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By unterhausen

DoradoJim: welcome to the forum. All the...

DoradoJim: welcome to the forum. All the CoMotion frames I have seen have been competently built. What do you want to do with the frame?
07-06-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,878
Posted By glassman83

I'd like to suggest that you volunteer at a bike...

I'd like to suggest that you volunteer at a bike co-op for a month and pay attention to the main tools they use. You might pick up some additional skills, too and a good resource for good used parts!
Forum: Framebuilders
07-04-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 975
Posted By Cynikal

The first question is what has your frame builder...

The first question is what has your frame builder said about this and what tube set (or tube mix) are they recommending? Getting this off the internet is a little like walking in to the kitchen of a...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-04-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Doug Fattic

Tom it is much easier for an amateur builder to...

Tom it is much easier for an amateur builder to make a frame with horizontal long slot dropouts. This is because it is not necessary to nail exactly the chain stay length. You can get it...
07-02-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By alcjphil

are you asking about the hub, or the freewheel?

are you asking about the hub, or the freewheel?
07-02-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By shelbyfv

Touring vs riding around might guide you. If I...

Touring vs riding around might guide you. If I was planning to tour, and especially at your weight, I'd get a current freehub wheelset.
07-01-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By WizardOfBoz

Put your bike in a cardboard box. Seal it up. At...

Put your bike in a cardboard box. Seal it up. At this point, you can't say whether the sticker is on or off. Heinieburn's uncertainty principle tells us it's both. Just concentrate on the...
06-30-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 464
Posted By Miele Man

Be aware that some Suntour Accushift freewheels...

Be aware that some Suntour Accushift freewheels had cogs of different spacing between cogs. Your best bet is to buy from Ebay or somewhere else online a Suntour freewheel of the same model # as the...
06-27-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,600
Posted By FiftySix

Today I modified an old automotive security lug...

Today I modified an old automotive security lug nut tool into a Schwinn kickstand removal tool. This allows me to get a c-clamp onto the tool to press the spring loaded kickstand retainer bushing for...
06-26-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 697
Posted By FastJake

That's quite a mashup. If the rear derailer has...

That's quite a mashup. If the rear derailer has enough travel it will work in theory. But as mentioned, friction shifting a 10-speed cassette with that setup might not be fun. You'll need to use a...
06-26-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 697
Posted By Iride01

Take your current wheel out and measure the...

Take your current wheel out and measure the travel of your dr from low to high. If it covers the width of the 10 speed cassette, then you might be good as long as there isn't a problem with it...
06-24-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By 70sSanO

Maybe someone has actually polished a matte bike...

Maybe someone has actually polished a matte bike frame. I haven’t, but I can tell you about polishing ukuleles. I have some ukuleles. I have polished the satin finish tops on a few of them; even used...
06-23-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Bill Kapaun

My younger brother's early 70's Takara was a 36...

My younger brother's early 70's Takara was a 36 spoke 4X. It was "standard". too.
Disc shouldn't make a diff- One might make a case 4X is "1" better for disc.
And since you mention "road" bike,...
06-21-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 934
Posted By sweeks

I like the term "consumable" a bit better....

I like the term "consumable" a bit better. :D
06-17-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By Lively or Not

I can't believe I'm resurrecting such an old...

I can't believe I'm resurrecting such an old thread, but I found Shimano's Service Instructions sheet for this classic canti break. For those of us refusing to let go of classic canti breaks, enjoy...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-15-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By nismo82

Paul Brodie has a YouTube Channel

I just wanted to pass along that Paul Brodie has started a YouTube channel about bicycle framebuilding (and a few motorcycle projects). You can find it here: www.youtube.com/paulbrodie

Full...
06-14-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 654
Posted By dsbrantjr

I recommend the Topeak Morph series of pumps; I...

I recommend the Topeak Morph series of pumps; I use the Road Morph G on my bikes. They have frame mounts so will not fall out of your jersey or fbe left at home, the flip-out footpad and hose make...
06-13-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By HillRider

That directional arrow has to do with tread...

That directional arrow has to do with tread design and generally applies to MTB tires to get the best traction on loose surfaces. It has nothing to do with "water displacement". As dsbrantjr...
06-10-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 403
Posted By Miele Man

A lot of my butyl tubes also have smooth stems....

A lot of my butyl tubes also have smooth stems. If the tube is low on air I just squeeze the tire together at the valve area and then slide the pump head onto the valve stem.

Cheers
06-10-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By billridesbikes

I have two rules for QRs. 1) Never put a...

I have two rules for QRs.

1) Never put a wheel on the bike without properly securing the QR as if you where going to ride it immediately. I have stuck a wheel on and thought I would come back and...
06-09-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By John Nolan

You could also look at bars with more rise.

You could also look at bars with more rise.
06-03-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By shelbyfv

Read up on chainline and figure what is needed to...

Read up on chainline and figure what is needed to make it right. It might be easier to buy a complete cartridge BB of the correct size. They are inexpensive. If this seems too involved, take it to a...
06-03-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 281
Posted By Mad Honk

Wesley, Have you overhauled the BB recently? If...

Wesley,
Have you overhauled the BB recently? If so you may have re-inserted the spindle in backwards? That could change the chain line by a few MM and get you to the point you are. It sometimes is...
06-03-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By Bill Kapaun

And magnets are impossible to get.

And magnets are impossible to get.
06-02-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By dsbrantjr

The vast majority of cranks have the same 22mm...

The vast majority of cranks have the same 22mm thread diameter with the exception of certain older Stronglight and TA cranks. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/cotterless.html#sizes
Just be...
06-01-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,204
Posted By cyccommute

Looking at the bike, the seat tube is at a very...

Looking at the bike, the seat tube is at a very relaxed. Most bikes have seat tube angles of in the 72° to 74° range. This one looks like it's down in the low 60°, possibly high 50°. That puts a...
05-31-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By dedhed

More important Rule of thumb - make sure it's...

More important Rule of thumb - make sure it's long enough in the big/big so you don't rip your derailleur apart and stuff it into your wheel.
05-31-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 655
Posted By bldegle2

Rule of thumb, make chain as long as possible in...

Rule of thumb, make chain as long as possible in the small/small, you want just long enough the derailleur mechanism doesn't rub on itself...done..
05-29-20, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By rccardr

That should be a 26.4 clamp on a 26.4 bar. ...

That should be a 26.4 clamp on a 26.4 bar. Measure to make sure. If it's a 26mm bar, no amount of tightening will actually make that combination safe, at any angle.
If the sizing matches,...
05-28-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...those Cinelli closed loop stems with the...

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...those Cinelli closed loop stems with the wedge driven by the bolt to force it against the bar were always a little problematic. Things you might try would be to remove the bolt and the bar, and...
05-27-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By dsbrantjr

If you have boxed yourself in then you need to...

If you have boxed yourself in then you need to change your constraints.
05-27-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By squirtdad

In my inveterate DIY but non expert opinion.........

In my inveterate DIY but non expert opinion...... won't work there is a reason they put the pivots there, you would end up bending the heck out of every thing or other wise destroying it.
...
05-27-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By dsbrantjr

Triples work for me, too.

Triples work for me, too.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-26-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,294
Posted By dsaul

Probably a combination of the tube shortening...

Probably a combination of the tube shortening from being heated and the bending slightly from the fillets around the brake mounts pulling the tube in that direction. My miters always open up sightly...
05-26-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 476
Posted By pdlamb

Maybe it's just telling you your hubs should be...

Maybe it's just telling you your hubs should be repacked more often.
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