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10-30-09, 04:48 PM
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Posted By dafydd

MKS GR9 spindle swap to EZY type

I'm a big fan of the GR9 pedals, but far as I can tell there isn't a EZY coupler-style version of these. Can anyone tell me if any of the pedals in the EZY line have the same spindle as the GR9?
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02-07-08, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By dafydd

oops, didn't catch the fixed part.

oops, didn't catch the fixed part.
02-07-08, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By dafydd

many low-profile cranks just don't work with...

many low-profile cranks just don't work with cup-and-cone BBs, they're designed to recess slightly into where the installation tool fits into a cartridge BB. Depending on your seattube diameter, you...
12-16-07, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By dafydd

Unless you're into vintage or are mechanically...

Unless you're into vintage or are mechanically inclined, I'd recommend strongly against any vintage internal hub other than the sturmey aw. the aw is robust, there's a million of the old ones around,...
11-30-07, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By dafydd

Bonjourrrrrr to you to, Willie .

Bonjourrrrrr to you to, Willie
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11-29-07, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By dafydd

I originally thought i might be italian as well,...

I originally thought i might be italian as well, it certainly has that sort of style, but I was very thrown off by the threading, plus the previous (not original) owner bought it in France. When I...
11-29-07, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By dafydd

Thanks; I checked before posting, but the pics...

Thanks; I checked before posting, but the pics aren't clear enough to be sure. The parts on the bike ranged from pre-CPSC Campy to 8 dura-ace, so they aren't any help in narrowing it down.
11-28-07, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By dafydd

A french threaded bottom bracket is a good start...

A french threaded bottom bracket is a good start for that assumption. Also, I just took the locknut off the headset, and the steerer dimension indicate it's french threaded as well.
11-28-07, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By dafydd

yeah, sorry, just caught that, should be good now!

yeah, sorry, just caught that, should be good now!
11-28-07, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By dafydd

Mystery French bike, any guesses?

I recently acquired the frame below, but aside from country of origin and vague sense of vintage, I don't have many clues. Here's what I know:


French threaded BB
27.2 seatpost, seatstay lug...
11-19-07, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,053
Posted By dafydd

yes, but JIS. doesn't mean spindle is long enough...

yes, but JIS. doesn't mean spindle is long enough (cranks probably take ~113).
11-19-07, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By dafydd

via bicycle (bikeville.com, pardon the plug, but...

via bicycle (bikeville.com, pardon the plug, but there's lots of eye there!)
11-19-07, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 823
Posted By dafydd

Philadelphia. It's the back of the shop i work at.

Philadelphia. It's the back of the shop i work at.
11-10-07, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,573
Posted By dafydd

The lever twisting trick will work on both...

The lever twisting trick will work on both shimano and suntour, assuming they're not seized or too tight. Dirtdrop's solution also applies to both.
11-09-07, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,308
Posted By dafydd

not that you're saying it would be, buti don't...

not that you're saying it would be, buti don't believe this problem is possible with shimano cartridge bb. the spacer/shell on phils and campy bbs sit on the inner edge of the bearings, allowing the...
11-09-07, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By dafydd

I doubt very much that's the correct size....

I doubt very much that's the correct size. Raleigh used 25.4 or bigger on pretty much everything; 24.4 was a very uncommon size used on some french bikes. someone probably put the wrong size in at...
11-06-07, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By dafydd

it's looks cobbled together. the stays may be...

it's looks cobbled together. the stays may be schwinn, as well as the bar and stems, but that's about it. schwinn didn't use lugs on the Town & Countrys or the Twinns, and I've haven't seen any with...
11-05-07, 10:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By dafydd

not sure what you've got there, but it's only...

not sure what you've got there, but it's only part schwinn at best.

good night!
11-05-07, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 510
Posted By dafydd

is it badged raliegh? usually those "U" folders...

is it badged raliegh? usually those "U" folders are french or italian. so there may be no weird threading to deal with, although a steerer long enough may be a problem.

"forks," although less...
11-05-07, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By dafydd

the proper tool you need for the NDS is a park...

the proper tool you need for the NDS is a park HCW11, which isn't made anymore, and often doesn't fit all cups without some modification anyhow. +1 on the punch if you don't have it, and i do mean...
10-31-07, 10:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By dafydd

rmfnla probably has it. less likely, but if the...

rmfnla probably has it. less likely, but if the rear derailleur or hanger was bent in storage from falling over or whatnot, sometimes it can cause similar symptoms.
10-17-07, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 566
Posted By dafydd

almost any lbs, probably most online retailers.

almost any lbs, probably most online retailers.
10-16-07, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,160
Posted By dafydd

housing is a good place to start: the bare...

housing is a good place to start: the bare stainless housing looks cool and sounds like a good idea on paper, but it feels horrible shifting. even though it's not technically needed for friction...
10-15-07, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,100
Posted By dafydd

you should, as they're not all made the same and...

you should, as they're not all made the same and may not clamp the wrong size enough.
10-15-07, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,076
Posted By dafydd

i've never tried the boiling water trick, but...

i've never tried the boiling water trick, but generally when the propane torch doesn't help, you can expect buggered threads when it the pedal comes out.
10-10-07, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By dafydd

non-drive side? can't speak to as why the threads...

non-drive side? can't speak to as why the threads on the crank bolt are bad, but the fact it spontaneously backed up is highly suggestive of a bad crankarm. the bolt was probably not torqued tightly...
10-10-07, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 673
Posted By dafydd

haven't had the opportunity to test this theory...

haven't had the opportunity to test this theory out on a tight lockring, but attempting to tighten the cog down may ease it up a little. of course, then you have to deal with the cog...
10-08-07, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By dafydd

What we've found works remarkably well at our...

What we've found works remarkably well at our shop, in addition to the the WD40 treatment, is to use a hair dryer on the hottest setting, with the airflow directed at the interior. Frees those gummy...
10-08-07, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By dafydd

it sounds like your crankarm is bad, not the...

it sounds like your crankarm is bad, not the bottom bracket. what exactly is "stripped?"
10-08-07, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 353
Posted By dafydd

it really depends on the type of mounts, how you...

it really depends on the type of mounts, how you mount it, and possible brake interference.
10-07-07, 05:41 PM
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Posted By dafydd

try a utility knife blade, carefully, of course.

try a utility knife blade, carefully, of course.
10-07-07, 05:36 PM
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Views: 272
Posted By dafydd

A "ping" may be spokes creaking. try lightly...

A "ping" may be spokes creaking. try lightly lubing the spoke nipple/head interfaces with the hub and rim. If that doesn't cure it, lube the stem, seatpost, seatpost bolt, and crankbolts, check bolts...
10-04-07, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By dafydd

sounds like you need an extra spacer.

sounds like you need an extra spacer.
10-04-07, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By dafydd

if something as vital as a brake cable slips the...

if something as vital as a brake cable slips the day after you buy it, you don't want to wait a couple weeks for a check-up. bike dealers are expected to tune up the bikes properly, manufacturers...
10-04-07, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,223
Posted By dafydd

yes

yes
10-04-07, 07:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,948
Posted By dafydd

you do know you have to adjust the spring tension...

you do know you have to adjust the spring tension and then lock it in place with the pivot bolt? the only other solution is to get a similarly designed set of brakes, like the diacompe 986s.
10-03-07, 12:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 876
Posted By dafydd

unless you're dealing with a high-end/modern...

unless you're dealing with a high-end/modern bike, i'd have to go with operator, tolerances on lower- to mid-end bikes are not always good, and some did use 70 mm shells with english threads....
09-24-07, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By dafydd

try rivendell; they have silver shifter mounts...

try rivendell; they have silver shifter mounts that will probably work (inquire to be sure).
09-23-07, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By dafydd

I think you might mean english/ISO/JIS thread,...

I think you might mean english/ISO/JIS thread, although my genetics has suddenly made me very forgetful on BB info.
09-20-07, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By dafydd

use a 73 mm with a spacer.

use a 73 mm with a spacer.
09-19-07, 08:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,639
Posted By dafydd

while it's probably not unsafe, steerers are...

while it's probably not unsafe, steerers are hard-to-impossible to align. i've never done it on a carbon fork and would decline to try.
09-19-07, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,623
Posted By dafydd

you're comparing apples to oranges. different...

you're comparing apples to oranges. different cranks are designed to take different spindles, but with the same general guidelines for chainline.
09-19-07, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By dafydd

just tap it back into shape with a appropriately...

just tap it back into shape with a appropriately sized socket and a hammer; pliers if necessary.
09-16-07, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By dafydd

41T is the smallest you can go with 144, and they...

41T is the smallest you can go with 144, and they can be a pain to find.
09-15-07, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,109
Posted By dafydd

on most coaster brakes removing the brake arm...

on most coaster brakes removing the brake arm will allow the LH cone to unscrew itself each time you attempt to backpedal, and will not freewheel, although the onset of brake action will lag...
09-15-07, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By dafydd

assuming it's a double, a 68 X 113 cartridge BB...

assuming it's a double, a 68 X 113 cartridge BB will do the trick. a symmetrical cup-and-cone of the same length will work as well.
09-15-07, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By dafydd

You have to tell us what cranks you're using...

You have to tell us what cranks you're using before you can go much further; aside from probably being english thread, everything else is dependent on that.
09-11-07, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,670
Posted By dafydd

you can also use cyclocross style levers, which...

you can also use cyclocross style levers, which are very popular these days.
09-09-07, 10:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,778
Posted By dafydd

in schwinn parlance, at least on basic bikes,...

in schwinn parlance, at least on basic bikes, tubular tire referred to the cross-section of the rim they fit on and not the type of tire. the confusion is compounded when tires deteriorate and "glue:...
09-09-07, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By dafydd

sounds like what you bought is not the Moustache...

sounds like what you bought is not the Moustache handlebars, but what Nitto calls North Road bars, which are more or less reproductions of the bars you see on Raleigh three speeds.

Nitto...
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