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08-10-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 65
Posted By alcjphil

You need a 1/8" chain to fit a 1/8" cog

You need a 1/8" chain to fit a 1/8" cog
08-10-22, 12:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By jccaclimber

It takes more torque to overcome static friction...

It takes more torque to overcome static friction and get them turning than it does to keep them turning. The fact that they did not move the second time implies you did not rise to the final torque.
08-09-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By dsaul

That slot should have looked like this from the...

That slot should have looked like this from the start. It looks like the builder filled the hole in the lug with brazing filler material and then made the slot too short.

...
08-07-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By dedhed

Loose bearings never go in the wrong direction

Loose bearings never go in the wrong direction
08-07-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Chuck M

Plus one on the Harbor Freight or similar tap and...

Plus one on the Harbor Freight or similar tap and die set and the lube with back and forth motion to break the chips. For most rethreading applications on a bike they should suffice and you will...
08-06-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By veganbikes

Never heard of either of those brands but looking...

Never heard of either of those brands but looking at where they are sold could not recommend either. Formula and Novatec make fine budget hubs and if I want nicer stuff, White Industries, Industry...
08-06-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 666
Posted By Myron

Problem was solved at a cycle workshop, but there...

Problem was solved at a cycle workshop, but there where four cycle mechanics hanging off the cycle. I'm guessing two holding on and the other two pulling at the seat.
Seems the bottom of the...
08-03-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By csport

The one on the right is the normal one. I...

The one on the right is the normal one.

I think the one on the left is missing the small axle which threads into the pedal with one end and into the crank arm with the other end. The purpose of...
08-03-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 104
Posted By ClydeClydeson

If: (a) the bolts are properly engaged in the...

If: (a) the bolts are properly engaged in the threads - at least ~2 bolt diameters deep into the threads, and
(ii) the current bolts/rack arrangement doesn't interfere with the movement of the...
08-02-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 290
Posted By cxwrench

^This^ 20 year old freewheel and new chain?...

^This^ 20 year old freewheel and new chain? There's your problem. And you can't post pics til you have 10 posts. There are ways around it but photos aren't really needed when the answer is so obvious.
08-02-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 656
Posted By JohnDThompson

The Experimental Aircraft people have a...

The Experimental Aircraft people have a rule-of-thumb that in order to prevent eventual fraying of a control cable, any pulley/guide/direction change on a cable should have a radius at least 50...
08-02-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 359
Posted By Dave Mayer

Ummm.. is picture #2 your cassette? If it is,...

Ummm.. is picture #2 your cassette? If it is, then someone has taken 9 or 10-speed Campy cassette cogs, removed the original spacers and one or 2 cogs, and converted it to a 8-speed cassette.

If...
07-30-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 656
Posted By cxwrench

I'm amazed you've had this happen multiple times...

I'm amazed you've had this happen multiple times and haven't learned from it. You know how Einstein described insanity right?
07-30-22, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By JohnDThompson

I suspect that the upper pivot spring is either...

I suspect that the upper pivot spring is either disengaged or broken. If that is the case, consider replacing the derailleur.
07-30-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 588
Posted By JohnDThompson

Yes, that would be a "horizontal" dropout. ...

Yes, that would be a "horizontal" dropout.

N.B. the quick release in your picture is intended to be used with vertical dropouts and may not clamp firmly enough to prevent the wheel from pulling...
07-30-22, 02:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 736
Posted By jccaclimber

Thin enough to still flow through the crack. ...

Thin enough to still flow through the crack.
Non drying so it will leave evidence.
Non corrosive in case the frame isn’t toast.
As an added bonus, surface tension won’t keep it from getting...
07-29-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By reburns

Could be good for tandems

I ride a tandem in hilly country with my wife, combined age 135 years. I have our 3x9 drivetrain set up for 618% range, and we use all of it.
07-28-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By AGG883

Just a fluke!

Thanks for the responses on this problem. I got to thinking and remeasured the original pedals that were marked (L BR) and (R BR) which made me think they were British Standard Whitworth. They...
07-26-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By 79pmooney

My knees simply will not tolerate high Q-factors....

My knees simply will not tolerate high Q-factors. (They consider over 145 big. And no, I don't ride bikes with bigger than 38c tires. I've known a long time that failure to listen to those knees...
07-26-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By pdlamb

You could just paint over it. I'd bet the new...

You could just paint over it. I'd bet the new paint will start coming off within a month or so, unless you (1) clean any grease or oil that may be on top of the paint; and (2) sand the fork lightly...
07-25-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 598
Posted By Chuck M

I've seen very few things harmed by too much...

I've seen very few things harmed by too much grease before. But none of them have been bikes.
07-25-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By 79pmooney

Two questions: is your brake housing too short so...

Two questions: is your brake housing too short so it tends to pull the whole caliper askew? If no to that, does the brake always skew the smae, not very big amount to the same side? (If both...
07-25-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 781
Posted By SJX426

NewSlang22 - WRT toe-ink. You may or may not be...

NewSlang22 - WRT toe-ink. You may or may not be able to make this adjustment. The critical factor is the brake caliper. If it is a casting, like Universal brakes, don't try to adjust by "bending" the...
07-23-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 513
Posted By Iride01

If it's metal or anything that seems hard, my...

If it's metal or anything that seems hard, my curiosity would have me cut the tube open no matter what just to see what it is. Maybe they put a prize inside like the old Cracker Jack candied popcorn...
07-23-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 393
Posted By Hondo6

While cxwrench can be a bit blunt at times, he...

While cxwrench can be a bit blunt at times, he has a point. When asking for advice, giving all the relevant information you have up-front certainly helps the person(s) who might give advice.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-21-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By bulgie

If you've ruled out a Shimano motor then this is...

If you've ruled out a Shimano motor then this is no help, but have you seen this "motor cabinet" from Ti Cycles...
07-21-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By spelger

i had to replace my hanger a few years ago....

i had to replace my hanger a few years ago. forget where i looked but you might try one of these places...

https://derailleurhanger.com/...
07-20-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By MNBikeCommuter

I think it's time for stronger reading glasses. ...

I think it's time for stronger reading glasses. I read the subject as "Alfine square wheelset" and immediately wondered if it was about a Sheldon Brown oddity I'd missed seeing in the past...
07-19-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 270
Posted By cxwrench

I would think it would be the spoke. Easy enough...

I would think it would be the spoke. Easy enough for them to get mixed up and put in the wrong box. 1.8mm spokes in 2.0 nipples will hold on til you up to over 50% tension then pop right off.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-19-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By ThermionicScott

Looks like the sort of thing Yellow Jersey...

Looks like the sort of thing Yellow Jersey straightens out all the time.
07-19-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 198
Posted By well biked

first photo points up

first photo points up
07-18-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By bboy314

I would get more info on that wheelset, maybe...

I would get more info on that wheelset, maybe some pictures. As far as I know Maillard hubs were only made in a freewheel or helicomatic cassette version, neither of which would work with a 9 speed...
07-17-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 236
Posted By sweeks

Sounds more like you're planning to *service* the...

Sounds more like you're planning to *service* the hub... something that should be done at appropriate intervals.
Some may disagree with me, but if there's not much wear on the races I'd probably...
07-16-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By well biked

If the existing axle spins smoothly and the only...

If the existing axle spins smoothly and the only reason you would want a QR is convenience, my advice is to stick with what you have and accept that you will have to use a 15mm wrench to remove and...
07-16-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By base2

For myself, Squirt wax. For all others, I use...

For myself, Squirt wax.
For all others, I use chainsaw bar-oil.
I figure if it's designed to hold onto/into a chain as it cuts through a loggers days worth of tree, surely it must resist sheer...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-15-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By unterhausen

It sounds like you are a good candidate for a...

It sounds like you are a good candidate for a 'bent.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-15-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By Cynikal

I have a small O2 tank you could use in the mean...

I have a small O2 tank you could use in the mean time if you want to test a set up. I'm in the Downtown Sac area.
07-15-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By Microfiche

Awesome! Thank you SOOO much Andrew R Stewart ! ...

Awesome! Thank you SOOO much Andrew R Stewart !
Between your patient explanation and that video, I NOW understand what happened. Found the broken end of the cable and got.it fished out and shifter...
07-14-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 422
Posted By smd4

I'll let others answer definitely, but that FD...

I'll let others answer definitely, but that FD seems to be positioned way too high to me.
07-13-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 843
Posted By cxwrench

You can burn through a set of pads in less than...

You can burn through a set of pads in less than an hour or they can last a year or more. Totally depends on conditions. It's like asking 'how long is a piece of string'?
07-12-22, 06:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 589
Posted By dedhed

I prefer a sports drink bottle because of the...

I prefer a sports drink bottle because of the wider mouth than a soda bottle.
07-10-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By himespau

Do you have a long punch with a flat end that can...

Do you have a long punch with a flat end that can get the top of the cup from the inside (move the end of the punch around the cup after every hit)? I did that with a headset or 2 before just buying...
07-09-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By mj9999

Andrew was right, and I'm sure all will agree. It...

Andrew was right, and I'm sure all will agree. It was something simple. I left out the wedge. Rookie mistake. Finding a good Youtube video about basic headset assembly really helped me figure this...
07-08-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By TGoat

You speak the truth. I took it back to the...

You speak the truth.

I took it back to the Wal-Mart I bought it from and they said, "no can do. We
don't take back bicycles. Try calling 1-800-Wal-Mart and see if they will give
you any relief."...
07-07-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 134
Posted By Harhir

DIY shifter chain for the Sachs/SRAM Spectro 3x7 hub

Found a way to build my own shifter chain for the old Sachs 3x7 speed hub. Since these shifter chains are no longer made and the chain for standard 3 speed hub is slightly too short I used a chain...
07-07-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By EddyR

What were others on that weekend using?

What were others on that weekend using?
07-05-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By Crankycrank

Bicycle Cassettes & Drivetrains - Google Sheets...

Bicycle Cassettes & Drivetrains - Google Sheets (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16C3Rz6qmzmurSNd-L3IeMSFukkBFV6D1DRbfS59EDrE/edit#gid=847158527) Check this chart. Main thing is to look for...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-05-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By duanedr

Sounds like a fun project! a few things come to...

Sounds like a fun project! a few things come to mind - none should stop this project. Post progress pics. there will be several little problems to solve - like rear brake cable routing but...
07-05-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 644
Posted By JohnDThompson

The shaft is typically about 4.5mm diameter, but...

The shaft is typically about 4.5mm diameter, but the threaded section is created by rolling the threads rather than cutting them, so the diameter of the threaded section ends up 5mm diameter.
07-03-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By sweeks

You can use caliper levers for both brakes if you...

You can use caliper levers for both brakes if you use a Travel Agent (https://problemsolversbike.com/products/brakes/travel_agents_-_6416) on the front. These convert the short-pull lever to...
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