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09-07-13, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,454
Posted By krome

Everything else being equal, yes, smaller rims...

Everything else being equal, yes, smaller rims make for stronger wheels. For example, a wheel built with 36 spokes and a 20" CR-18 rim will be stronger than a 27" CR-18 rim, given the same spokes...
09-05-13, 10:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,534
Posted By krome

I bought some from McMaster. A full box. What...

I bought some from McMaster. A full box. What length do you need? Stainless steel button head M5.

I'm in Alabama. Can drop a few in the mail for you.
09-05-13, 10:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,750
Posted By krome

There is a black nexus 7 on the market currently....

There is a black nexus 7 on the market currently. Probably not what you wanted. I wanted a black shimano 8 speed, but couldn't justify the additional expense of an Alfine 8, went with a silver/grey...
09-02-13, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,676
Posted By krome

Fine as long as it gets ridden. Hope it isn't...

Fine as long as it gets ridden. Hope it isn't always wall art.
08-18-13, 08:09 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,148
Posted By krome

The worst thing the LBS has done is disappoint...

The worst thing the LBS has done is disappoint me. Not their fault, they have to cater to their market. My standards are higher than the local market.

Things like having to order stuff,...
08-15-13, 03:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,669
Posted By krome

I saw one in a bike magazine one time. Searched...

I saw one in a bike magazine one time. Searched for one for years. Finally found a guy (who is also a member of bikeforums) in the Netherlands to sell me some amber ones. So mine have crossed the...
08-15-13, 05:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,669
Posted By krome

Would that be a "Red Alert"? I've got an amber...

Would that be a "Red Alert"? I've got an amber one for the front. Leader made it in Canada. Predates the [f]reelight by a number of years. (Reelight was originally call "Freelight" Try doing a...
08-13-13, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,914
Posted By krome

As far as I know, most if not all steel bars will...

As far as I know, most if not all steel bars will accept bar end shifters. As far a alloy bars, the higher end bars are usually made from a better alloy that allows a thinner wall thickness. I...
08-11-13, 01:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,669
Posted By krome

They lost me when they made this claim: ...

They lost me when they made this claim:



While the first two reasons might be true, three phase does not produce direct current directly. I'm not sure I believe their claims.

I'm a die hard...
08-10-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,947
Posted By krome

Handy in the kitchen for getting jar lids loose.

Handy in the kitchen for getting jar lids loose.
08-10-13, 08:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,947
Posted By krome

Thanks for the flattery. The only thing I'm...

Thanks for the flattery. The only thing I'm "expert" in is wanking off.;) I'm pretty good at machining though. Wouldn't say I'm expert. Decent bike mechanic too. Not yet into framebuilding, but...
08-10-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,947
Posted By krome

sheet metal workers' vise. The thin jaws allow...

sheet metal workers' vise. The thin jaws allow for bending sheet past 90. But it has a really large opening, so it may be a vise for another specialty. Maybe a patternmakers' vise? I'm involved...
08-10-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,947
Posted By krome

Bear in mind, vises are sized by the width of the...

Bear in mind, vises are sized by the width of the jaws, not how far they open. I have not heard of a 10" Columbian. They might exist, but 8" is the usual "biggest one". The blacksmith crowd pays...
08-08-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,769
Posted By krome

Running cruise ships aground?

Running cruise ships aground?
08-04-13, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,192
Posted By krome

Roller cam brakes should also fit. Might be...

Roller cam brakes should also fit. Might be harder to find, but they do show up on ebay now and then.
08-04-13, 10:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 29,756
Posted By krome

The Nexus 8 (later revisions, anyway) have roller...

The Nexus 8 (later revisions, anyway) have roller clutches instead of ratchet and pawls. A ratchet with pawl provides a positive mechanical engagement. A roller clutch is dependent on friction. I...
07-30-13, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By krome

And I wasn't trying to be dismissive of Alex...

And I wasn't trying to be dismissive of Alex rims. They make some fine rims. I've bought DX32s and they are solid. Not light, but solid. but yeah, a $31 rim, They'll pay more on shipping than the...
07-30-13, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By krome

I'd drill it. What you do is complain to...

I'd drill it.

What you do is complain to the manufacturer or importer, complain and take clear photos (you've got the photos) and refuse to pay return costs. They'll probably send you a new rim...
07-24-13, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By krome

Yeah, I've worn the crap out of a cartridge bb. ...

Yeah, I've worn the crap out of a cartridge bb. You can let it go for some time. Mine had all sorts of play in it when I finally replaced it.
07-17-13, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,055
Posted By krome

Minor nit-pick, and it doesn't excuse the cops...

Minor nit-pick, and it doesn't excuse the cops behavior, but a bicycle, by definition, is a two wheeled velocipede. That is where the "bi" in bicycle comes into play. A three wheeled velocipede is...
07-03-13, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,893
Posted By krome

It looks like the chainstay is snapped off right...

It looks like the chainstay is snapped off right at the junction of the dropout. If it wasn't fully inserted, they really screwed up the chainstay length on that side.
07-03-13, 06:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,313
Posted By krome

Yeah, I have to throw myself into Retro Grouch's...

Yeah, I have to throw myself into Retro Grouch's camp. A frame is little more than something to hang components off of. I've seen my fare share of non-BSOs, sold at LBSs that are made by major...
07-03-13, 02:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,893
Posted By krome

I'd almost recommend changing the cable routing,...

I'd almost recommend changing the cable routing, unless originality is considered important. I'm not sure how the cable inters the chainstay, but it would seem that traditional routing techniques...
07-02-13, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,496
Posted By krome

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/technology/ove...

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/technology/overdrive/50/

Love the advertising copy there:



I should hope so, the fork is connected to the handlebars.
Forum: Commuting
06-30-13, 03:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,595
Posted By krome

Can you shift your work hours to a time when the...

Can you shift your work hours to a time when the traffic is less? Long shot, I know, but it can help with traffic.
06-29-13, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,383
Posted By krome

I'd say that leather is highly variable. I see...

I'd say that leather is highly variable. I see it in other leather goods, I don't see a Brooks saddle as being much different. It is possible the tanning process has changed, I know that...
06-28-13, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By krome

So if I'm using an IGH (or single speed), it...

So if I'm using an IGH (or single speed), it really doesn't matter eh? Everyone's opinion seems based on derailleur equipped bikes, and the potential for accidental overshift into the spokes. If...
06-28-13, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By krome

I say it really doesn't matter. Flip a coin.

I say it really doesn't matter. Flip a coin.
06-28-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,068
Posted By krome

Go to the Long Island Indicator site. They have...

Go to the Long Island Indicator site. They have oodles of tips for indicators, including the roller style:http://longislandindicator.com/p133.html#RollerPoint


Nice site, I think their prices...
06-28-13, 05:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 17,068
Posted By krome

If you enjoy chasing the needle, then get a dial...

If you enjoy chasing the needle, then get a dial indicator. Personally, I like to get the job done quickly, and a DI just doesn't help me with speed, it tends to make one "chase the needle" which...
06-26-13, 12:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,020
Posted By krome

The claim is that they are more durable, because...

The claim is that they are more durable, because the thinned center with gradual transitions is better able to accomodate stress than the threads or the bend at the head. You'll see this design...
06-25-13, 04:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By krome

unless you constrain the tube (the bar one is...

unless you constrain the tube (the bar one is bending), buckling is very likely. Tubing benders have dies that match the tube to keep it from buckling or collapsing. Some other methods involve...
06-23-13, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,059
Posted By krome

Ok, dumb question, but have you measured the...

Ok, dumb question, but have you measured the spokes to verify they are the desired (ordered) length?
06-22-13, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By krome

Really, you had a 27h rim? You counting the...

Really, you had a 27h rim? You counting the valve hole?;)
06-20-13, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,902
Posted By krome

Looks similar to one of these: ...

Looks similar to one of these:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-grease-guns/=n9z8rh

edit: Won't link directly, the one that is under "compact light duty grease guns" in the center column.
...
06-20-13, 10:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,733
Posted By krome

Reminds me of a posting on facebook: ...

Reminds me of a posting on facebook:



Brought a smile to my face. There is a very good reason somebody came up with gears on a bicycle. The tools are there, use them.
06-19-13, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By krome

I think the slots are to help hold lubricant in...

I think the slots are to help hold lubricant in the bearing. Did the ceramic wear out, or the metal axle it spun on?
06-12-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,434
Posted By krome

I believe that hub has cartridge bearings, non...

I believe that hub has cartridge bearings, non adjustable.
06-10-13, 09:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,308
Posted By krome

Sheldon gets a lot of my respect, I just politely...

Sheldon gets a lot of my respect, I just politely disagree with his opinion on this. I really can't think of anything else were I depart from his line of thinking. Nobody's perfect. I do love his...
06-10-13, 02:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,308
Posted By krome

This is one place I strongly disagree with the...

This is one place I strongly disagree with the "big guy". AFAIK, the French invented the derailleur, so they get to name it. Spelling it "derailleur "gives the French credit for their invention. ...
06-04-13, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,038
Posted By krome

Wald steel balloon fenders (962). Available in...

Wald steel balloon fenders (962). Available in black or chrome. Those would be the closest replacements currently available as far as I know.
05-21-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,022
Posted By krome

I'm hoarding one of these Sachs 3x7. Shifter...

I'm hoarding one of these Sachs 3x7. Shifter chains come up for sale on ebay often. It is the same as the one for the 3 speed Sachs hub I believe. I bought some on ebay a while back, but the hub...
05-17-13, 03:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 25,553
Posted By krome

It's SKF and they are originally a Swedish...

It's SKF and they are originally a Swedish company, though the bottom brackets might be made in Germany. Everything is global these days.

(confession: I used to own a old Volvo. SKF and Volvo...
05-11-13, 09:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,579
Posted By krome

Times like this are when I'm glad to have access...

Times like this are when I'm glad to have access to a machine shop.
05-09-13, 10:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,399
Posted By krome

Geez, some of us don't run front derailleurs. No...

Geez, some of us don't run front derailleurs. No need to ruin a perfectly good frame with an unused FD tab or mount brazed on to it. I'm a IGH fan myself, sounds like something that might get in...
05-03-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,038
Posted By krome

I have a spoke threading machine. I've done a...

I have a spoke threading machine. I've done a dynamo hub upgrade on a bike with a normal, low flanged hub. same # of crossings, calculator called for trimming off 8mm. Rethreaded them and built up...
05-01-13, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,199
Posted By krome

Now that you've commented on the hub, I think I...

Now that you've commented on the hub, I think I remember the Sachs/SRAM 7 speed was the really well regarded one, well regarded as far as durability. I have a couple laying around but haven't...
04-29-13, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,199
Posted By krome

Isn't that a pretty well regarded IGH? What is...

Isn't that a pretty well regarded IGH? What is your motovation? Hub shot? Need more gear range? Seems the thing to do would be to add a front derailler and a second chainring. Then you just need...
03-19-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,243
Posted By krome

I'd say that #3 is not obsolete, new rims and...

I'd say that #3 is not obsolete, new rims and tires are available. New bicycles made for that size may not be produced today (in the US), but will also work on bikes made for #5 (and vice versa).
...
03-18-13, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By krome

Just use some dishwashing detergent like Dawn. ...

Just use some dishwashing detergent like Dawn. Don't use high pressure spray in areas where there are weather seals. Scrub brush and a bucket of water and detergent.
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