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11-21-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Scratcher33

Thanks! The ball ring dustcap.

Thanks! The ball ring dustcap.
11-19-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Scratcher33

Sturmey Archer AW replacement parts USA

I managed to thoroughly crush one of the dust caps while doing a bearing service. I found a place to buy them for 1 pound plus about $40 shipping from the UK. Nothing here though. Ideas?
09-27-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Scratcher33

Thanks all. I'm going with the #7...

Thanks all. I'm going with the #7 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) and the carnuba wax.

Now, I've just gotta hope I didn't ruin this whole project by deforming...
09-27-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By Scratcher33

Raleigh polish/wax

I'm restoring a typical 3-speed Raleigh Sports. So far, I've been using foil/WD 40 to clean the chromed areas. I've been trying to research waxing/polishing but am not sure what to get. Do certain...
09-16-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Scratcher33

Thanks, all. I went back with a bright light and...

Thanks, all. I went back with a bright light and managed to find these very faint markings on one of the tires...hopefully it's a consistent set.

...
09-16-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By Scratcher33

26 x 1 3/8 tire question

I recently picked up a late 60s/early 70s Raleigh Sports. The tires on it are in need of replacement relatively soon. I understand that these should be the English version of that tire size. That...
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Scratcher33

It was right there in plane sight the whole time!...

It was right there in plane sight the whole time! Thanks.
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Scratcher33

IDing a Raleigh Hercules

Anybody have any idea of when this might've been made? Legit old English build? Or what it might be worth tires/seat shot but shifter's in good working order.

...
09-06-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,171
Posted By Scratcher33

In case someone ever finds this thread, the...

In case someone ever finds this thread, the problem was that I put the spacers back on the wrong side of the wheel after servicing the hub. Took the wheel apart, flipped things around and now it...
08-26-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Scratcher33

Bottom bracket type?

I'm stripping down a Trek 520 and came across a non-Shimano BB for the first time (out of the 5 or so used bikes I've stripped) and don't know how to identify it/what tool I need to remove it. Can...
02-23-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,171
Posted By Scratcher33

A pretty significant amount -- around 10mm. There...

A pretty significant amount -- around 10mm. There have never been any complaints about function but it does make setting up the brakes fairly strange.

Horizontal dropouts but no amount of...
02-23-18, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,171
Posted By Scratcher33

Rear Triangle Alignment Issues

I've been fixing up my wife's long-neglected and heavily-ridden commuter and have realized that the rear wheel sits way closers to the non-driveside seat stays than to the driveside. The wheel sits...
01-28-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By Scratcher33

How'd you wind up fixing yours?

How'd you wind up fixing yours?
01-28-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By Scratcher33

Thanks for all the help. Definitely seems...

Thanks for all the help. Definitely seems possible but difficult. I'm hoping I can hunt down some sort of electronics repair shop or something in town where someone might be experienced with fine...
01-27-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By Scratcher33

Thanks! That's what happened. The wire snapped...

Thanks! That's what happened. The wire snapped and now I need to splice in about a centimeter or so. I've got a soldering iron but not a lot of technical know how with this sort of thing.
01-27-18, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By Scratcher33

No bike shop yet. I'm actually on the other side...

No bike shop yet. I'm actually on the other side of the country from Eugene at this point. Just haven't updated my profile.
01-27-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By Scratcher33

Shimano Dynamo Hub

I recently and stupidly decided to overhaul the Shimano Dynamo generator hub on on wife's bike. As soon as I undid the driveside bolt, the part that transmits the power from the hub to the cable came...
01-20-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By Scratcher33

Suzue Promax fixed/free quick release

Today I came across a very good deal on a Suzue Promax fixed/free quick release but I can't actually figure out why anyone would want that unless it's for a bike with an eccentric bottom bracket. Is...
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By Scratcher33

Nottingham Raleigh

I'm looking at this 1971 Raleigh that is described as needing some love. Any idea of what its value is in an average city market?
Replies: 6
Views: 2,053
Posted By Scratcher33

No Gitane nerds around?

No Gitane nerds around?
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By Scratcher33

Thanks for the info. What kind of measurements...

Thanks for the info. What kind of measurements would I be looking for to confirm the tubing?

The bikes about an hour outside of the city, so I want to make sure to have all my research done before...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,029
Posted By Scratcher33

Viner with Tullio Tubing

Anyone know anything about this bike or even the component specs really? Any guesses about its value?

All I know is what you can see in the photos and that it has tubular tires/rims.
Replies: 6
Views: 2,053
Posted By Scratcher33

Looking for info: Gitane Olympic Record II

I just bought a Gitane Olympic Record II. From what I've gathered it seems to be a Gitane touring bike from 77 produced in Japan and equipped with Japanese parts. I'm looking for general information...
Forum: Commuting
12-06-17, 10:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,920
Posted By Scratcher33

I ride at night to avoid DUIs. Since I'm already...

I ride at night to avoid DUIs. Since I'm already maintaining a well-working bike, I figure I might as well commute to work as well.
12-05-17, 11:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By Scratcher33

Play in brand new bottom bracket

Never mind. Solved my problem (I think). Hadn't tightened my drive side bottom bracket sufficiently.
Forum: Commuting
11-17-17, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By Scratcher33

Thanks for the clarification. Got it all figured...

Thanks for the clarification. Got it all figured out now.
Forum: Commuting
11-15-17, 12:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By Scratcher33

What do you mean to fill in the gap? Were you...

What do you mean to fill in the gap? Were you able to switch from a 7 to 8 cog cassette without issue?
Forum: Commuting
11-15-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By Scratcher33

Thanks for the replies. Last night I ordered...

Thanks for the replies.

Last night I ordered a new Deore R. derailleur and an Altus combo brake lever/shifter. I've already ordered a narrow/wide chainring (most expensive single component), so...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By Scratcher33

Replacing Commuter Drivetrain

I'm finally replacing the drive train on my '92 Diamond Back MTB that I use as my commuter. Setting it up as a 1x8.

What I'm wondering is if I would be better off going with a new 8-speed Altus or...
07-26-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By Scratcher33

Jamis Exile 3 vs Niner EMD

I'm trying to decide whether to buy a Jamis Exile 3 or Niner EMD. The Jamis has nicer components than the Niner, but the Niner is made out out of 7005 while the Jamis is 6061. Also, I think the fork...
12-13-09, 05:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,362
Posted By Scratcher33

It still completely freezes my browser when I try...

It still completely freezes my browser when I try to load it during work.
12-13-09, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By Scratcher33

I'm pretty sure they stopped making the xlt in...

I'm pretty sure they stopped making the xlt in 2006
12-13-09, 04:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,192
Posted By Scratcher33

money for my mtbing trip in spain

money for my mtbing trip in spain
12-10-09, 01:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,989
Posted By Scratcher33

It looks like these guys are trying to pull the...

It looks like these guys are trying to pull the same trick on their Google reviews that they did on this page (impersonating customers and talking about how great their shop is). Within the past 2...
12-10-09, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Scratcher33

If you run a rim brake, you can expect the brake...

If you run a rim brake, you can expect the brake to no longer reach the rim. Have you checked to see if there's enough clearance to make that change?
12-08-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,002
Posted By Scratcher33

I only take my chain apart for a degreasing, if...

I only take my chain apart for a degreasing, if I'm overhauling the whole bike. I'll usually stretch the chain to death often enough that it only happens once per chain.
12-07-09, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By Scratcher33

I doubt you'll be able to get whatever you pay...

I doubt you'll be able to get whatever you pay for it at an LBS, and if you're looking to use it as a road bike, I'd say that your less-than-$200 would be better spent on a used roadbike.
12-07-09, 04:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,376
Posted By Scratcher33

Have you tried using oil instead of grease to...

Have you tried using oil instead of grease to lube your seat tube?
12-01-09, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,893
Posted By Scratcher33

I think you can drop the height of just about any...

I think you can drop the height of just about any fork. At least any airfork. It's not part of the adjustable travel, but they can be rebuilt or otherwise altered to have less travel (giving the bike...
11-30-09, 02:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,564
Posted By Scratcher33

I seriously doubt this farmer is raking in loads...

I seriously doubt this farmer is raking in loads of cash off of his sheep farm. He's certainly not bringing in enough to be considered greedy for his actions. It's really hard to make a living off of...
11-27-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,289
Posted By Scratcher33

For $400 I would get one really high powered...

For $400 I would get one really high powered light for your bars and another for your helmet. I'd recommend the Niterider Minewt X2 Dual for the bars (400 lumens) and the Minewt USB Plus for the...
11-26-09, 04:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Scratcher33

A stiffer sole will be more comfortable for...

A stiffer sole will be more comfortable for pedaling and will have better results in efficiency, I believe. Softer soles will be more comfortable for walking in but less performance-oriented. I...
11-25-09, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Scratcher33

and those won't be light

and those won't be light
11-24-09, 04:39 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 75,271
Posted By Scratcher33

Are disc-specific rims any lighter than their rim...

Are disc-specific rims any lighter than their rim brake counterparts?
11-22-09, 12:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,767
Posted By Scratcher33

Kinks, Nirvana, Caribou, Guided by Voices, J...

Kinks, Nirvana, Caribou, Guided by Voices, J Dilla, Wu-Tang, Ween, Phish, Metallica, Pavement, Aphex Twin, Animal Collective, Art Tatum, Skip James, Jay Munly, Beatles, Spacemen 3, Mclusky... a lot...
11-16-09, 03:07 PM
10-30-09, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Scratcher33

I'm not sure what your question is.

I'm not sure what your question is.
10-22-09, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By Scratcher33

Hawg NVs are even better.

Hawg NVs are even better.
10-22-09, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 623
Posted By Scratcher33

true, round, check dish, tension, stress,...

true, round, check dish, tension, stress, repeat...a lot. The first wheel you build will likely take you a very long time.
10-19-09, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Scratcher33

I'm 5'8" and ride a 15" frame. It fits me pretty...

I'm 5'8" and ride a 15" frame. It fits me pretty well.
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