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03-27-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,947
Posted By IrishBrewer

I carry a patch kit to use in a pinch but I also...

I carry a patch kit to use in a pinch but I also carry a spare tube and use that first. I almost never need a second tube so I patch the tube when I get home and it goes back in the kit. At home,...
03-14-18, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,123
Posted By IrishBrewer

Here is some info from Sheldon Brown's Website: ...

Here is some info from Sheldon Brown's Website:

5-Speed to 6- or 7-Speed
Hubs originally intended for 5-speed freewheels can be converted to use 6- or 7-speed freewheels. You will generally need...
03-13-18, 11:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 905
Posted By IrishBrewer

Want a cheap idea for bar tape? Use an old (but...

Want a cheap idea for bar tape? Use an old (but clean) tube. You can either cut it for single thickness or leave it doubled. If you leave it doubled, it will create well defined ridges where it is...
03-05-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,601
Posted By IrishBrewer

Not always, at least for me. I think a bit of...

Not always, at least for me. I think a bit of grit between the plates can really make disassembly difficult. Before making a tool, I once spent about a half hour trying to get on apart and the...
02-19-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,945
Posted By IrishBrewer

If the FD is set up just right, you should be...

If the FD is set up just right, you should be able to go through the full range of rear cogs with no rub. At worst, you would have to trim it in the most extreme gear combos.
02-19-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By IrishBrewer

Yep, just add another KMC quick link at the...

Yep, just add another KMC quick link at the break. I've used chains with two of these installed without problems.
02-16-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By IrishBrewer

The marketing jargon describing how the Mavic...

The marketing jargon describing how the Mavic Tracomp spokes work in compression is really sketchy.
02-14-18, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By IrishBrewer

Think of the spokes as pieces of rope. You can't...

Think of the spokes as pieces of rope. You can't push on a rope is what one of my engineering profs liked to say. Jobst talks about the pretension shifting from the upper to the lower spokes so any...
02-14-18, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By IrishBrewer

Effectively, that's what I was saying. The lower...

Effectively, that's what I was saying. The lower spokes unload (perhaps not to the point of compression, however so I mis-spoke there - no pun intended) but my point was that the axle hangs from the...
02-13-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,279
Posted By IrishBrewer

Spokes in compression

I highly doubt the spokes are carrying any compression, regardless of how they are attached. They are still very slender and it doesn't take much buckling deflection to shed the load to the tension...
02-13-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,607
Posted By IrishBrewer

Conveniently left out.

Conveniently left out.
02-13-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,198
Posted By IrishBrewer

Around me, they have some areas where they run...

Around me, they have some areas where they run successive intermittent rumble strips that run the full width of the lane approaching a stop sign at a problem intersection. They were kind enough to...
02-13-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,607
Posted By IrishBrewer

Maybe OP can show this to the seller and get a...

Maybe OP can show this to the seller and get a partial refund. A 1973 price match might be a first.
02-12-18, 07:39 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,474
Posted By IrishBrewer

Works especially well if you tie a small bit of...

Works especially well if you tie a small bit of cloth to the front end of the string.
02-11-18, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By IrishBrewer

I have one and I do think it helps keep the...

I have one and I do think it helps keep the stresses on the bike down. It just takes a little movement to reduce the stresses. It is adjustable such,that you can dial in how much movement you want....
02-11-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,334
Posted By IrishBrewer

This was my thought. OCD aside, if it's not...

This was my thought. OCD aside, if it's not exactly straight, who cares?
02-10-18, 06:15 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,474
Posted By IrishBrewer

I found a great deal on grade 25 ball bearings...

I found a great deal on grade 25 ball bearings sold in bulk at my local surplus store. They were just in plastic bag lined boxes and you just fill your own little paper bags and they weigh them out...
02-09-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By IrishBrewer

I would just buy a new threadless headset with...

I would just buy a new threadless headset with either caged or sealed bearings. That way you get new races, bearings and all compatible parts.
02-09-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By IrishBrewer

I use the Shimano BB with my FSA Gossamer...

I use the Shimano BB with my FSA Gossamer (MegaExo) cranks. Hasn't been a problem and no heavy tapping was required, just a few firm taps with a rubber mallet which is good as there is no excessive...
02-08-18, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,363
Posted By IrishBrewer

Did you try turning it off then on again?

Did you try turning it off then on again?
02-07-18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,876
Posted By IrishBrewer

Sometimes you have to reset them by shorting the...

Sometimes you have to reset them by shorting the battery contacts with th battery removed. Reinstall the battery. Then go through the pairing process like it was a new sensor.
02-07-18, 05:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,029
Posted By IrishBrewer

And it can be inexpensive if you can get a free...

And it can be inexpensive if you can get a free wheel.
02-06-18, 05:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,966
Posted By IrishBrewer

I'm guessing a mismatch between the...

I'm guessing a mismatch between the headset/lockout and the stem. I had a Ross with a weird undersized stem and when the bike got wrecked, I tried to reuse the headset. Everything fit but the...
02-01-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,626
Posted By IrishBrewer

If you can get a hold of about an 18 inch length...

If you can get a hold of about an 18 inch length of steel 3/4 inch EMT electrical conduit and cut four equally spaced 5 inch slits down one end of the pipe, it makes a great cup remover. You just...
02-01-18, 01:52 PM
02-01-18, 01:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,771
Posted By IrishBrewer

As would I. I didn't say a stack of dimes weld...

As would I. I didn't say a stack of dimes weld is bad. They can be a thing of beauty and can be both strong and fatigue resistant. However, they are not all created equally.
02-01-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By IrishBrewer

The specs listing on the right does indicate a...

The specs listing on the right does indicate a preload adjuster. Generally you set it so you get about 20mm of compression just statically sitting on the bike.
02-01-18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,771
Posted By IrishBrewer

From an engineer's perspective, those welds don't...

From an engineer's perspective, those welds don't look all that great. If you look at the weld profile, it is not very uniform and indicative of poor heat control. The areas where the weld stands...
01-30-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,732
Posted By IrishBrewer

Shift cable is kinked. Check all those out and...

Shift cable is kinked. Check all those out and replace as needed. I would go ahead and replace all the inner cables and any housings that need it. Nice find.
01-30-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,742
Posted By IrishBrewer

Probably depends where you go. Walmart sells...

Probably depends where you go. Walmart sells some Bell tubes with presta valves and they are typically 32mm and won't very well on some of my road rims. But you're right, the bike shops seem to...
01-30-18, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By IrishBrewer

Some front shifter's have trim capability to make...

Some front shifter's have trim capability to make a slight adjustment to the FD when you are cross chaining. Yes, the best case scenario is that you won't have to make any FD shifting adjustments...
01-30-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,742
Posted By IrishBrewer

Just take a look at the cross section. There is...

Just take a look at the cross section. There is very little depth of this rim beyond the valve hole. The smallest length presta valve available will work.

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01-30-18, 03:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,742
Posted By IrishBrewer

Yes. That rim has a very flat profile. The depth...

Yes. That rim has a very flat profile. The depth is mostly in the "brake track" part of the rim.
01-29-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By IrishBrewer

Clean it well and lube it up good then see if it...

Clean it well and lube it up good then see if it has enough travel with the limit screws backed way out and the cable unattached. If it does, then attach the cable and go through the normal...
01-29-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,914
Posted By IrishBrewer

Nice bike. Here are some photos...

Nice bike. Here are some photos (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By1jJvMo93HpQUpldXo5YnZvNVE) of a 1985 Rockhopper that I restored. It also had the dearhead derailleurs.
01-24-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,461
Posted By IrishBrewer

An angle grinder with a cutoff wheel would make...

An angle grinder with a cutoff wheel would make quick work of them. You can even use it to ease the edges of the cuts to minimize any filing/sanding needed.
01-23-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 19,375
Posted By IrishBrewer

So I take it you were out of C4?

So I take it you were out of C4?
01-21-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,353
Posted By IrishBrewer

Well, in the form of iron oxide dust. It was...

Well, in the form of iron oxide dust. It was done entirely with a 4.5 inch angle grinder with a cutting disc. Didn't even break out a file. Fits surprisingly well for a quick hack job.
01-21-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,353
Posted By IrishBrewer

Pics would be great as would some measurements...

Pics would be great as would some measurements like outside diameter and width and depth of the prongs.

Also, wanted to ask what type(s) of lubricants you use after cleaning up the internals and...
01-20-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,353
Posted By IrishBrewer

I just got a bug to get into it today so it was...

I just got a bug to get into it today so it was more a matter of what I could cobble together in 10 minutes with what I had on hand. BTW, my local surplus store sells old used sockets of odd sizes...
01-20-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,353
Posted By IrishBrewer

596258 And a pic of the DIY removal tool...

596258
And a pic of the DIY removal tool fashioned from an old 19mm socket.
01-20-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,353
Posted By IrishBrewer

Having commented earlier about having had success...

Having commented earlier about having had success with the flush and fill method on a Suntour Perfect, this thread inspired me to go ahead ad do a full overhaul on it. I had to make a 2 pronged...
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By IrishBrewer

Removed the freewheel today to overhaul it which...

Removed the freewheel today to overhaul it which allowed me to clean up the dork disc and the areas of the spokes beneath. The internals of the Suntour Perfect 6 speed looked great especially after...
01-19-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By IrishBrewer

Inversion table with heavy weights over time will...

Inversion table with heavy weights over time will solve the problem but then you'll have to get a new wardrobe. Probably best to just get the right size frame. Maybe you can trade with a tall guy.
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By IrishBrewer

Also, one question, what is that extra boss on...

Also, one question, what is that extra boss on the seat stay? Something to hang the chain on? See this pic. (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1abpCyVqKSxCozasdnTLfgapEcS8WAx91)
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By IrishBrewer

Nearly Immaculate Bianchi Sport SX - Barn Find

I just overhauled and cleaned up a hardly used Bianchi Sport SX, circa 1986. There was no appreciable wear on any of the brake pads and the aluminum brake tracks showed no wear so I would be...
01-19-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,303
Posted By IrishBrewer

Also, it seems especially appropriate in this...

Also, it seems especially appropriate in this instance because the new post is a dissenting opinion so if correct, could serve to dispel some bad info on a past thread that would serve a searcher...
01-18-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By IrishBrewer

Shimano has two sizes in that style. The Jensen...

Shimano has two sizes in that style. The Jensen one looks like it fits both.
01-16-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By IrishBrewer

Yep, as long as it's not otherwise spoke-n for. ...

Yep, as long as it's not otherwise spoke-n for. :)
01-16-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,806
Views: 151,042
Posted By IrishBrewer

ISO: One pedal dust cap for the Sakae SP-150...

ISO: One pedal dust cap for the Sakae SP-150 pedals. One of the two pedals still has it in place and can be seen in this photo...
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