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06-30-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 546
Posted By wesmamyke

Pretty standard to use a flex-hone on seat tubes....

Pretty standard to use a flex-hone on seat tubes.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Flex-Hone-1-1-8-Inch-28-6mm-Frame-tool/402292525605?epid=3012041330&hash=item5daa80ca25:g:AKQAAOSw7WBe4pRb
06-08-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6,805
Views: 2,380,658
Posted By wesmamyke

I would think doing it all by hand would be okay....

I would think doing it all by hand would be okay. Wet paint would probably be the way to go if you want to paint it.

Pretty sure I've seen a bonded frame on here that was powder coated and the...
06-03-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6,805
Views: 2,380,658
Posted By wesmamyke

Mongoose IBOC, don't know the years super well....

Mongoose IBOC, don't know the years super well. Mine has the loop tail stays like that, but no cutouts, and no stamping.

Edit again: Though early '90's, could actually be pretty late.
05-22-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 862
Posted By wesmamyke

I screwed up all my bike fits by raising by bars...

I screwed up all my bike fits by raising by bars years ago. That little bit more weight on my saddle made them all uncomfortable. Slowly switched them out for wider models.
05-22-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By wesmamyke

To some degree larger shops will use the job...

To some degree larger shops will use the job listings on industry websites. Bicycle retailer for example has listings on the website, and probably at one point in the print magazine.
05-10-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 124
Posted By wesmamyke

They cost a little more usually, but you can get...

They cost a little more usually, but you can get tandem length cables at any decent bike shop.
04-24-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 709
Posted By wesmamyke

kona called it a dog collar. It's less of a...

kona called it a dog collar. It's less of a cable stop and more of a guide for a bare cable, meant for canti brakes only. Can be modified to use is as a housing stop though. I have a bunch if...
04-10-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By wesmamyke

40t outer actually meant for shifting:...

40t outer actually meant for shifting: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sugino-PE110S-40T-2-x-10s-Road-Bike-Chainring-40T-Shimano-Outer-110-BCD-Compact/373003585378?hash=item56d8bf0762:g:Jw4AAOSwvpZee7Af
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03-11-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 729
Posted By wesmamyke

yeah, move the wheel as far forward in the dopout...

yeah, move the wheel as far forward in the dopout as possible. You can buy a spacer specifically for locating the axle correctly.

I've also seen people use chainring bolts, or whatever else can be...
Forum: Touring
03-09-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By wesmamyke

Many cheap brake boosters have a center top...

Many cheap brake boosters have a center top mounting hole. That would put the mounting location in front of the brakes slightly.
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02-19-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By wesmamyke

So the Tongsheng TSDZ2 appears to have a 150mm...

So the Tongsheng TSDZ2 appears to have a 150mm spindle for anyone else looking for the information.

Offset to the drive side obviously, not sure of the exact amount yet. Seems to be 10mm or so.
02-13-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 299
Posted By wesmamyke

You can have two completely identical wheels...

You can have two completely identical wheels swapped and still need a derailleur adjustment. Will it probably work 99% perfect? Yeah, probably.

Don't just assume they will though. All it takes to...
02-06-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By wesmamyke

I experimented with crank arms we had lying...

I experimented with crank arms we had lying around when I was installing the Bafang. One of the original cranks off the bike actually would have evened out and widened the Q-factor, but they wanted...
12-27-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By wesmamyke

To be fair you lot rag on aluminum welding...

To be fair you lot rag on aluminum welding regardless of the quality. I've seen the most amazing examples called all sorts of names. Apparently they are junk if not sanded down to look smooth like a...
08-01-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By wesmamyke

I'll second this advice, stem face plates and...

I'll second this advice, stem face plates and disc rotors specifically. Adding that with stems also look at the gap left around each side. You can easily have the same torque but have the thing all...
07-04-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,262
Posted By wesmamyke

Generally they are for mounting a drop stand that...

Generally they are for mounting a drop stand that swing back and clips into the rear fender. On that thing it seems more of a copy of a pre-war bike and the actual purpose was lost on them.
06-29-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,472
Posted By wesmamyke

Soma Sparrow bar takes mountain bike controls, or...

Soma Sparrow bar takes mountain bike controls, or bar end shifters as it's drilled out for those too. I run one flipped over as a sorta drop bar. Comes in different widths as well.
02-13-17, 10:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 21,153
Posted By wesmamyke

The only reputation I recall Matrix rim having is...

The only reputation I recall Matrix rim having is how hard it was to mount tires to some of them. I forget what models specifically but putting Conti top touring tires on some of those things was...
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