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12-02-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By dsbrantjr

Maybe get yourself some Sugru and make some...

Maybe get yourself some Sugru and make some yourself? https://sugru.com/
10-21-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 323
Posted By dsbrantjr

Upvote for use of "lumen".

Upvote for use of "lumen".
10-20-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 390
Posted By dsbrantjr

If by "anodized" you mean aluminum, I avoid...

If by "anodized" you mean aluminum, I avoid aluminum nuts and bolts (and spoke nipples) like the plague. They are weak and liable to both stripping and seizing, especially when mated to aluminum...
10-11-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By dsbrantjr

Can someone help me understanding the pricing of...

Can someone help me understanding the pricing of cordless tools? The above tool + battery sells for $99. They charge $89 for an extra battery and $59 for the bare tool. The proliferation of...
10-08-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 781
Posted By dsbrantjr

Also note that most spoke threads are rolled, not...

Also note that most spoke threads are rolled, not cut, so the starting material is insufficient for cutting full threads with a die. Instead a spoke threading machine is used.
09-21-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By dsbrantjr

Kool-Stop make a good line of replacement...

Kool-Stop make a good line of replacement blocks/pads as well as complete pad/holder assemblies; I have had good luck with their salmon compound.
09-09-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By dsbrantjr

I work in the electronics and aerospace industry...

I work in the electronics and aerospace industry and have never seen any kind of wire or cable damaged by the heat shrink process. Having said that my preferred method of bundling wires and cables...
09-09-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By dsbrantjr

I am not sure how much rubbing and polishing you...

I am not sure how much rubbing and polishing you are going to be able to do with the wheel held into those notches by gravity alone. Not certain whether quick releases will work to hold the wheel in...
09-08-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,712
Posted By dsbrantjr

Older ones, like leather low-top sneakers with a...

Older ones, like leather low-top sneakers with a rounded heel. Similar to the current Endurance model: https://piloti.com/products/endurance-slate
09-06-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 847
Posted By dsbrantjr

I don't lube lined housings, which I use with...

I don't lube lined housings, which I use with die-drawn stainless inners.
09-05-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By dsbrantjr

Is the chain long enough?

Is the chain long enough?
09-03-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By dsbrantjr

Be certain to get ALL of the flux off of the...

Be certain to get ALL of the flux off of the metal to avoid corrosion, a hot detergent solution works well.
08-29-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By dsbrantjr

Call me old-fashioned but I stick with steel, it...

Call me old-fashioned but I stick with steel, it is not perfect but its toughness and resilience eliminates a lot of the hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth which I see going on with carbon...
08-29-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By dsbrantjr

My advice still holds, cut it first so the...

My advice still holds, cut it first so the recycler doesn't try to re-use it; they pay by weight so your value will be the same. The military did this to surplus Vietnam-era Jeeps which were not...
08-28-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 630
Posted By dsbrantjr

I'd probably take a Sawzall to the frame so that...

I'd probably take a Sawzall to the frame so that someone didn't get the bright idea of pulling it out of the trash, building it up and trying to ride it.
08-28-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 499
Posted By dsbrantjr

Don't forget to grease the stem, wedge and bolt...

Don't forget to grease the stem, wedge and bolt so they don't seize up over time.
08-26-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By dsbrantjr

In message number 11, the OP states that all of...

In message number 11, the OP states that all of the housing ends were stripped this way, and that there is no room for a ferrule in the barrel adjuster.
08-26-21, 03:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By dsbrantjr

Thanks for the feedback; so often we propose...

Thanks for the feedback; so often we propose solutions and never hear back from the OP whether they resolved their issue or not.
08-25-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By dsbrantjr

You would do well to check all of the housing...

You would do well to check all of the housing ends on the bike, brakes (assuming mechanical actuation) as well.
08-24-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By dsbrantjr

The housing needs to be cut, shifting will not be...

The housing needs to be cut, shifting will not be stable with those strands sticking out. It does not matter why the housing was stripped, it needs to be fixed.
08-23-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By dsbrantjr

(cough) triple (cough)

(cough) triple (cough)
08-18-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By dsbrantjr

When I set up a triple shifter to shift a double,...

When I set up a triple shifter to shift a double, I set it up so that the unused position lets the cable go slack when the derailleur is on the small ring, rather than using the high limit to lock...
08-17-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,450
Posted By dsbrantjr

It may not get better. A big problem as as I see...

It may not get better. A big problem as as I see it is that the bean counters have cut all of the slack out of the systems because they are incentivized to keep costs down, by keeping "lean" "just...
08-17-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By dsbrantjr

Wait until you run into an old British car or...

Wait until you run into an old British car or motorcycle with Whitworth fasteners. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Standard_Whitworth
08-16-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,861
Posted By dsbrantjr

You can tell a happy cyclist by the bugs in their...

You can tell a happy cyclist by the bugs in their teeth!
08-15-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,357
Posted By dsbrantjr

This is the same effect as when a concrete road...

This is the same effect as when a concrete road is paved over with macadam (tarmac); the underlying seams will soon appear in the macadam layer due to the expansion/contraction of the concrete at its...
08-13-21, 03:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By dsbrantjr

This was my thought as well: How to use a Quick...

This was my thought as well: How to use a Quick Release (http://www.bicyclinglife.com/HowTo/UseAQuickRelease.htm)
https://www.bikebarn.com/how-to/be-safe-use-quick-releases-correctly-pg247.htm
08-10-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By dsbrantjr

Many Shimano derailleurs have a 34.9mm clamp and...

Many Shimano derailleurs have a 34.9mm clamp and come with shims to reduce the clamp down to 31.8mm and 28.6mm so it may be a normal installation. The OP should check to be sure that the clamp is...
08-10-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By dsbrantjr

Is that "small nub" a screw which holds a cable...

Is that "small nub" a screw which holds a cable guide? If so, it could be shortened to clear a BB, or removed and the cable guide attached with glue or double-faced tape.
08-08-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By dsbrantjr

Chordal Action: 2.2.1 Chordal Action...

Chordal Action: 2.2.1 Chordal Action (http://chain-guide.com/basics/2-2-1-chordal-action.html)
08-08-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 727
Posted By dsbrantjr

I am going to go against the flow here and...

I am going to go against the flow here and recommend Continental Easy Tape: https://blobs.continental-tires.com/www8/servlet/blob/89660/c2b63af082e918ff53b517d8a134901e/overview-rimstrip-en-data.png...
08-06-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would assume that some effort with a hacksaw...

I would assume that some effort with a hacksaw and file would remove the levers without needing to drill out and somehow replace a rivet, or find a compatible, shorter screw.
08-06-21, 04:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By dsbrantjr

Yes, if you try to cut the threads they will end...

Yes, if you try to cut the threads they will end up undersized. https://www.portlandbolt.com/technical/faqs/rolled-vs-cut-threads-bolts/
08-04-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 347
Posted By dsbrantjr

From Adam Savage's Savage Industries: ...

From Adam Savage's Savage Industries: https://adamsavage.com/collections/accessories/products/savage-industries-apron
08-03-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By dsbrantjr

Brass is also much less likely to corrode and...

Brass is also much less likely to corrode and freeze onto the spoke.
08-03-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By dsbrantjr

There is a "witness line" around the tire above...

There is a "witness line" around the tire above the bead. You need to check that this line is evenly spaced from the rim before inflating the tire.
07-31-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By dsbrantjr

And no butchering your dropout.

And no butchering your dropout.
07-29-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,578
Posted By dsbrantjr

The things which stop your bike are brakes not...

The things which stop your bike are brakes not "breaks".
07-27-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 425
Posted By dsbrantjr

The "B" screw will likely need adjustment also. ...

The "B" screw will likely need adjustment also. Don't forget to size the new chain properly.
07-25-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By dsbrantjr

I find that Harbor Freight tools lend themselves...

I find that Harbor Freight tools lend themselves to being ground down, bent, welded to and otherwise modified. I would not want to do any of those things to my pre-Wal-Mart Craftsman, Snap-On or...
07-24-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,045
Posted By dsbrantjr

And bigger steps between ratios than a triple...

And bigger steps between ratios than a triple with a closer-spaced cassette.
07-23-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would advise the use of a Dremel®-type tool...

I would advise the use of a Dremel®-type tool with an abrasive cutting wheel to make those cuts. If you use a diagonal cutter, bolt cutter or similar it will leave a peaked cut with sharp, pointy...
07-19-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,273
Posted By dsbrantjr

https://www.kstoerz.com/gearcalc/compare/

https://www.kstoerz.com/gearcalc/compare/
07-19-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,273
Posted By dsbrantjr

Replacing the cassette with a 11, 12, 13, or 14...

Replacing the cassette with a 11, 12, 13, or 14 to 28 (14 to 28 would be my choice, I can't push 53x11) one would give you a ~20% lower low gear. You will probably need a new chain but I believe...
07-19-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,508
Posted By dsbrantjr

Yes, it is specifically designed to prevent...

Yes, it is specifically designed to prevent dissimilar metal (steel vs Ti in your case) electrolytic corrosion in marine environments; think sweat and road salts. ...
07-18-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By dsbrantjr

I don't but I do grease the lock ring threads,...

I don't but I do grease the lock ring threads, and all other threaded connections. I use Tef-Gel for dissimilar metal connections.
07-17-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 520
Posted By dsbrantjr

How is the rear derailleur/hanger alignment?

How is the rear derailleur/hanger alignment?
07-17-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By dsbrantjr

I forgot to mention that DEET insect repellent...

I forgot to mention that DEET insect repellent EATS rubber.
07-14-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By dsbrantjr

That freewheel (not cassette) is a special one...

That freewheel (not cassette) is a special one with a slip mechanism for use with the Shimano Front Freewheel System, and may have specialized lubrication requirements. ...
07-11-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 706
Posted By dsbrantjr

Using zero-centered rules will eliminate the need...

Using zero-centered rules will eliminate the need for mental math: https://www.geionline.com/rulers/center-finding-zero-centered/
https://www.fine-tools.com/center-finding-ruler.html
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