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10-21-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,019
Posted By SharpCarp

It might be interesting to see the BB Shell in...

It might be interesting to see the BB Shell in question. It's not clear whether the shell rusted through from the inside, or outside. Nor is it clear how stable the shell is at present. As I'm...
09-09-13, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,441
Posted By SharpCarp

+1 Also, many rims/wheels have a max...

+1

Also, many rims/wheels have a max pressure which may be lower than the tire max. It's not wise to exceed the wheel's max pressure.
09-07-13, 12:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,858
Posted By SharpCarp

Zinn's a perfectly good guy, but he understands...

Zinn's a perfectly good guy, but he understands that his job (at Veloweek) is as an industry marketing/PR rep.
09-06-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By SharpCarp

Check out the SKF BBs at www.CompassCycle.com. ...

Check out the SKF BBs at www.CompassCycle.com. They're expensive, but will probably be the last BB you'll need to install on this bike.
09-05-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,024
Posted By SharpCarp

1) Its not about the material, just how much of...

1) Its not about the material, just how much of it and how well put together.
2) The manufacturer is the one reliable source for weight limits on the frame.
3) Lot's of well-intended opinions...
09-05-13, 07:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,785
Posted By SharpCarp

Who's actually used 1/2 step plus granny? And...

Who's actually used 1/2 step plus granny? And was it on anything but a tandem?

I don't think that there's anything wrong with using a 5 speed freewheel. And they're still available from various...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-24-13, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,455
Posted By SharpCarp

Cantilevers are fine. But require fork mods. ...

Cantilevers are fine. But require fork mods. Are you experienced at brazing? A fork is a very bad piece to have fail. So long reach brakes are a quicker/simpler solution.

Fork length, as...
08-24-13, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By SharpCarp

This was made for a unique simplex dropout - had...

This was made for a unique simplex dropout - had them on a PX10 in the day. Does your frame have said dropouts? 1+ What Andrew said about springs. How much do you want to dump into this project? ...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-23-13, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By SharpCarp

Sometimes, running the cable housing through a...

Sometimes, running the cable housing through a tunnel leads to problems with the rear brake, especially its remaining centered on the wheel. I've the tunnel provides enough friction (generally where...
08-23-13, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,066
Posted By SharpCarp

Hmmm.... I like a pre-glued tire. The CO2...

Hmmm....

I like a pre-glued tire. The CO2 is in my jersey pocket, as is my multi-tool. If its going to be a very bad day, with flats on top of everything else, you might want to add a...
08-23-13, 04:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,700
Posted By SharpCarp

The below is asking the seller to be a party to...

The below is asking the seller to be a party to fraud. Dumb on both parts.
08-12-13, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,955
Posted By SharpCarp

1) Check to see that the post isn't deformed...

1) Check to see that the post isn't deformed where it has been clamped.
2) The frame probably has a brazed on clamp, or a seatlug with built-in clamp. Check to see if there are any cracks...
08-12-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,881
Posted By SharpCarp

That's a defective link, return it for...

That's a defective link, return it for replacement.

All stainless steel corrodes, how much, how easily, and what color varies by the type and grade.

If it were normal to rust like that link,...
08-12-13, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,865
Posted By SharpCarp

It seems strange to have the tools to replace a...

It seems strange to have the tools to replace a headset, but not the ones to properly adjust same - no.

It might make sense to have a shop do the adjustment - to make sure there is enough load...
08-12-13, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By SharpCarp

If the dropouts are steel, a few strokes of a...

If the dropouts are steel, a few strokes of a 10-12" bastard rat-tail file will have that wheel sitting naturally straight in the fork.
08-09-13, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,717
Posted By SharpCarp

Some good advice above, but here's how I'd...

Some good advice above, but here's how I'd approach things:

A pump is probably the more import shop tool, IMHO. And, good tire levers belogn on the bike as well as in the shop. Multiple sets are...
07-31-13, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By SharpCarp

If your derailleur doesn't reach either the high...

If your derailleur doesn't reach either the high or low end of shifting, then it shouldn't be having a problem with BB spindle length.
1) Have you checked the limit screws?
2) Is the cable...
07-31-13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,238
Posted By SharpCarp

1 Do not cold set aluminum frames 2 Most shops...

1 Do not cold set aluminum frames
2 Most shops don't have an alignment table
3 Most shops don't have staff experienced in checking alignment or cold setting.

So.... as Andrew said, try to see...
07-31-13, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,560
Posted By SharpCarp

Cap my be plastic or aluminum. Shoot some...

Cap my be plastic or aluminum. Shoot some penetrating oil in there (probably don't really need). Then, while there's a tool for the job, either a large screwdriver or a quarter in a wrench should...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-27-13, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,837
Posted By SharpCarp

Sheesh, What e-Richie said! From a riders...

Sheesh,
What e-Richie said!
From a riders point of view, steel is steel.
Geometry of the tubes counts, as to stiffness.
It's not unusual to mix sets, or even brands of tubing.
Length of...
07-24-13, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,760
Posted By SharpCarp

Changing to a compact crank could be a good move....

Changing to a compact crank could be a good move. Most riders are over geared, and a compact crank lets them use more of their cassette in an effective fashion. However, if you're doing fine with...
07-24-13, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,760
Posted By SharpCarp

It doesn't bother me if someone's primary concern...

It doesn't bother me if someone's primary concern is saving weight. Of course, if that's the concern, its probably best to approach weight reduction more strategically than just replacing a crank...
07-24-13, 02:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,538
Posted By SharpCarp

WD40 isn't a lube as much as a solvent and...

WD40 isn't a lube as much as a solvent and displacer of H2O. IMHO, it's not appropriate for a chain, even if you apply it every ride or two.

In the past, I've tried for clean looking chains. ...
07-24-13, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,760
Posted By SharpCarp

Load Bearing of the BB is largely a function of...

Load Bearing of the BB is largely a function of the quality of bearings, not the style of BB. Along with Octalink, you can look at ISIS - which is similar in design, and works fine.

Losing weight...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-23-13, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By SharpCarp

Freddy Parr tried working on this some. While...

Freddy Parr tried working on this some. While its possible to braze faces on the teeth of sawmill blades, he couldn't find a way to braze tubes together. His focus was less on Ti lugs to steel...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-23-13, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,111
Posted By SharpCarp

I haven't used Reynolds for a while, but they...

I haven't used Reynolds for a while, but they used to be willing to sell directly from the factory with a minimum order of something like $500.

OTOH, if you haven't developed channels sufficient...
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