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08-07-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By JoeTBM

Always put some oil on the tap/die to help with...

Always put some oil on the tap/die to help with cleaning out debris and easier turning. If you are looking for a cheap tap and die set here is one from Harbor Freight for about $22.00.
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08-06-22, 02:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 310
Posted By JoeTBM

So let me understand you, you ask a question...

So let me understand you, you ask a question looking for "any" answer, we give you one and now you are complaining!

It really doesn't take long, just a few seconds a nipple extra.

The reason I...
08-06-22, 02:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By JoeTBM

No Thanks, I believe my 9mm works just fine, I...

No Thanks, I believe my 9mm works just fine, I haven't had an issue in adjusting thousands of FDERs
08-05-22, 02:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 227
Posted By JoeTBM

How is the angle and contact surface of the pads?...

How is the angle and contact surface of the pads? Possible pad surface contamination. Just throwing that out there as a possibility

Edited to add:
Just noticed the width of concave/convex washers...
08-05-22, 01:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 420
Posted By JoeTBM

Why are you using a SAE tools, most bikes have...

Why are you using a SAE tools, most bikes have metric size fasteners and typically the nut for the anchor bolt on the FDER is a 9mm, works fine with a socket or combo wrench. Using the wrong tool may...
08-05-22, 01:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 310
Posted By JoeTBM

Just use another spoke threaded a little bit into...

Just use another spoke threaded a little bit into the top (cap) of the nipple to guide it in and start threading it onto the proper spoke, then unscrew the "tool' spoke
Forum: Foo
07-27-22, 03:57 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 74,657
Posted By JoeTBM

Hate to say this but that saying has nothing to...

Hate to say this but that saying has nothing to do with rising water, here is some history on the adage
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07-12-22, 12:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 588
Posted By JoeTBM

Instant Coffee jar, 8oz size. Change it out every...

Instant Coffee jar, 8oz size. Change it out every 2-3 months for a new one. No reason to clean it
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07-05-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 74,657
Posted By JoeTBM

Florida man lifts overturned Jeep to rescue...

Florida man lifts overturned Jeep to rescue toddler after...
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06-25-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 74,657
Posted By JoeTBM

Florida Woman caught loading gun in emergency room

Florida woman caught loading gun inside emergency room – 850 WFTL (https://www.850wftl.com/florida-woman-caught-loading-gun-inside-emergency-room/)
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06-24-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 717
Views: 74,657
Posted By JoeTBM

Florida Chicken Leads Cops to Body

Florida Chicken Leads Cops to Body: Florida Chicken Leads Cops to Body - NewsBreak...
06-15-22, 03:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 891
Posted By JoeTBM

They sell adapters for 1/4 to 3/8 drive changes,...

They sell adapters for 1/4 to 3/8 drive changes, This set from Harbor Freight covers everything from 1/4 to 3/8 to 1/2" drives...
06-15-22, 03:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By JoeTBM

Take a look at this tread, some pic included....

Take a look at this tread, some pic included. maybe it can help you explain your issue better or post a pic on line and give us the link
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06-05-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 708
Posted By JoeTBM

You said the hanger appears straight but has it...

You said the hanger appears straight but has it been checked (and adjusted) with an derailleur alignment tool? This would be my first step in this case, I find you cannot depend on a visual of the...
05-31-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 380
Posted By JoeTBM

Thanks for the suggestion, thinking a angled...

Thanks for the suggestion, thinking a angled pitch would work better for us vs flat to prevent spokes from just sliding out.
05-17-22, 03:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By JoeTBM

I have been following this thread because we were...

I have been following this thread because we were thinking of purchasing a newer truing stand. The one we use at the shop was donated in and even though it is quite old, it works fine. We had...
05-14-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By JoeTBM

I agree, about eye height or just below, the...

I agree, about eye height or just below, the stand does allow for rotation of the bike so you could work height that way. BUT........

If you really want an adjustable height. I have a solution for...
05-13-22, 02:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 909
Posted By JoeTBM

I would most likely replace that bolts as well,...

I would most likely replace that bolts as well, the threads look a little buggered up, may want to try greasing the new bolt as well.
05-09-22, 01:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 760
Posted By JoeTBM

OP stated that the o-ring was worn, measuring it...

OP stated that the o-ring was worn, measuring it this way may cause one to get an improper size o-ring.
05-08-22, 02:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By JoeTBM

Here is an inexpensive 10mmx1.0 chasing die ...

Here is an inexpensive 10mmx1.0 chasing die

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/100x100/drill_america_dies_dwtsmh10x1_c3_100_3e9d3630c00e1e38a6112d2c220cb10dfe93f5bf.jpg
Can be...
04-26-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By JoeTBM

Being a retired technician/electrician, I still...

Being a retired technician/electrician, I still carry a container of Dielectric grease in my tool bag that I have tried for lubing twist shifters and have been very satisfied with
...
04-23-22, 03:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By JoeTBM

I mailed him 5 different versions that we have...

I mailed him 5 different versions that we have "recovered" over the years in our volunteer shop. Hopefully one will fit the bill and the issue will be solved.
04-20-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 551
Posted By JoeTBM

I think you are missing something there, I...

I think you are missing something there, I believe is called a "Step Down Housing Ferrule", something like this
...
04-13-22, 02:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By JoeTBM

Doesn't seem to go small enough, we bought and...

Doesn't seem to go small enough, we bought and use one like this in the shop - https://www.ebay.com/itm/324662868288?hash=item4b976a3940:g:380AAOSwcOZcLCms about $25 shipped...
04-08-22, 01:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By JoeTBM

Yes I have but not for the clientele we serve. ...

Yes I have but not for the clientele we serve.

Ours is a volunteer charity shop serving the homeless and those in need, all bikes are donated in.... we service annually about 1,700 bikes the last...
03-23-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By JoeTBM

Ended up calling them after 5 yesterday because I...

Ended up calling them after 5 yesterday because I didn't hear anything back from them. Super nice folks and helped them determine that their on-line ordering had an issue with payment from Paypal but...
03-22-22, 03:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 395
Posted By JoeTBM

Looks like you went to smaller chain rings on the...

Looks like you went to smaller chain rings on the crank, front DER now may be too high

Park tool Front DER
03-18-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 882
Posted By JoeTBM

That was after one ride with new...

That was after one ride with new bearings**********?...... maybe you have a bridge you want to sell me too!
03-13-22, 03:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 461
Posted By JoeTBM

An aluminum frame should be fine as the return...

An aluminum frame should be fine as the return conductor.
02-13-22, 03:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 598
Posted By JoeTBM

Many fender dents can be pushed out using the...

Many fender dents can be pushed out using the handle end of a hard plastic screwdriver, working it back and forth from the inside of the fender. As far a touch up paint, we have been very successful...
02-11-22, 03:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 603
Posted By JoeTBM

I agree pretty much with the above, if it isn't...

I agree pretty much with the above, if it isn't mangled and you can rethread it in, then reuse it

BUT surprised nobody mentioned or picked up that you may need a new chain to handle the increased...
01-31-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By JoeTBM

As you have a Meridian trike, you should check...

As you have a Meridian trike, you should check the chain lines of both chains. Also verify that the main chain is not too long. Drop offs at the crank chain ring are possibly due to misalignment or...
01-30-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,222
Posted By JoeTBM

You may not get an answer as this is a zombie...

You may not get an answer as this is a zombie thread from 2013
01-27-22, 02:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By JoeTBM

Not only didn't you provide a source to some...

Not only didn't you provide a source to some pictures, but you don't even say what kind of brakes these are and you expect a diagnosis. Sure it can be fixed but sometimes that means REPLACING a part...
01-19-22, 03:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 952
Posted By JoeTBM

Many fine suggestions here but one I didn't see...

Many fine suggestions here but one I didn't see and recommend that to check if the chain from the crank to the rear wheel is too tight and causing binding. We have seen that on a lot of children's...
11-25-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By JoeTBM

You couldn't use it on your bike..... there is no...

You couldn't use it on your bike..... there is no battery in it :)
11-20-21, 03:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By JoeTBM

Sorry to say it is missing at least one which is...

Sorry to say it is missing at least one which is common to bikes, 26TPI which is a typical axle thread. Same thing happens with using this type of thread checker, I added a short length of 3/8-26TPI...
10-29-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 878
Posted By JoeTBM

A red bar stirrer can be used in a pinch :)...

A red bar stirrer can be used in a pinch :)...
10-18-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By JoeTBM

We use the Red & Tacky in the grease gun. The1 lb...

We use the Red & Tacky in the grease gun. The1 lb tub lasts about a year https://images.oreillyauto.com/parts/img/medium/luc/10574_redntacky-16oz-tub.jpg
10-09-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By JoeTBM

If this is a used spindle from ebay, they may...

If this is a used spindle from ebay, they may have used the wrong tool to pull the crank and damaged the threads inside the spindle. As others have said, is is a M8 x1.0mm. Good luck with using a...
10-07-21, 02:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,003
Posted By JoeTBM

Bolt cutters are the best chain removal tool, two...

Bolt cutters are the best chain removal tool, two available in the shop - one 18" and the other is 36"
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10-07-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,154
Posted By JoeTBM

No reply from the OP, oh well, back to the shop...

No reply from the OP, oh well, back to the shop they go.
10-06-21, 02:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By JoeTBM

If it were me, I wouldn't be too concerned with...

If it were me, I wouldn't be too concerned with it, the set screw collar is only there to prevent the axle from drifting. Again, this is not a high quality trike with good quality control, it is what...
10-05-21, 02:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,973
Posted By JoeTBM

Oh yes it's possible, we have seen it many times...

Oh yes it's possible, we have seen it many times at our shop on donated bikes
10-02-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By JoeTBM

The quality control factor is lacking on these...

The quality control factor is lacking on these trikes, I have assembled quite a few. The last one came with 2 drive rear wheel (right side)and had to wait 2 weeks to get the replacement left wheel.
09-10-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,360
Posted By JoeTBM

Brings back memories of lacing cables to ladder...

Brings back memories of lacing cables to ladder rack using waxed cord, it was an art. (Former NY Tel technician)
09-05-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By JoeTBM

How low does it sit to the ground? Any chance she...

How low does it sit to the ground? Any chance she is hitting it on a curb or parking stanchion ? Is there a "B" screw adjustment on the derailleur?
08-28-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By JoeTBM

I wouldn't trust that ...

I wouldn't trust that


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/icht5v2_jpeg_c317d21465a81b066360c9fd09832c853dc386d0.jpg...
08-24-21, 02:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By JoeTBM

Your stabilizer wheels appear to almost equal to...

Your stabilizer wheels appear to almost equal to a typical front wheel that would be used on a 16' bicycle or possibly a jogging stroller other then your wheel is only 20 spokes,

Looking at the...
08-19-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 4
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Views: 354
Posted By JoeTBM

I think you misunderstood the question, the OP...

I think you misunderstood the question, the OP said it was a "trike" and most trikes that I have seen have sealed bearings on the rear axle, there is no cone to adjust.
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