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10-21-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 571
Posted By bikemeister

Spray some WD-40 into the hub/freewheel...

Spray some WD-40 into the hub/freewheel interface, then hit it quick with a propane torch. 2-3 seconds tops. The heat will vaporize the solvent and drive it into the hub threads, and a little heat...
07-23-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,333
Posted By bikemeister

Maybe I'm talking out of my butt here, but would...

Maybe I'm talking out of my butt here, but would a de-icer mixture from the auto parts store clear out that icy slush without the danger of poking a stick in there?
07-16-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By bikemeister

If you want to disassemble this to clean/lube the...

If you want to disassemble this to clean/lube the bearings you need a Shimano TL-FH40 hub race removal tool, real hard to find. I made one, and this RJ The Bike Guy on youtube shows how he made his.
06-19-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By bikemeister

Sadly, we've had several bike shops go under...

Sadly, we've had several bike shops go under around town, and if they announce a liquidation sale, I go and inquire about the repair tools. At one shop I was allowed to dig thru their freewheel...
06-18-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,007
Posted By bikemeister

Alot of guys at a tool forum I frequent are...

Alot of guys at a tool forum I frequent are ecstatic about a 50/50 mixture of acetone and automatic transmission fluid. I mixed up a batch - gotta say it rarely lets me down. Stuff is amazing on...
06-18-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By bikemeister

Yeah, the removers on those older freewheels are...

Yeah, the removers on those older freewheels are tough to find. I have a CT-3 equivalent, as I work on peoples bikes and have to have the tools as I run into alot of - shall we say - "well loved and...
01-12-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,228
Posted By bikemeister

At first I thought you were talking about this...

At first I thought you were talking about this tool:https://www.sheldonbrown.com/images/freehubtool.gif

TL-FH40 Shimano hub tool. Another hard to find item.
Thinking I might try to make one for...
10-09-14, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By bikemeister

Another thumbs up for Bolt Depot. Great customer...

Another thumbs up for Bolt Depot. Great customer service, enormous variety, fast ship. Not the cheapest ship in the fleet, but.....
09-30-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7,611
Views: 2,403,272
Posted By bikemeister

Here's an older picture my ride. A 2003 Schwinn...

Here's an older picture my ride. A 2003 Schwinn Sierra decked out with old school road components. 700 x 42C mixed-use tires, Sachs-Huret deraillers, Sachs 7-speed freewheel, Avid brakes, Sugino...
09-28-14, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,211
Posted By bikemeister

Several times I've had to resort to the "bench...

Several times I've had to resort to the "bench vise method". I strip everything off the bike, leaving the bare frame. I then remove the fixed cup on the drive side first (easier to get a grip in the...
09-26-14, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 735,921
Posted By bikemeister

You are correct. She is a beauty!

You are correct. She is a beauty!
09-26-14, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,742
Posted By bikemeister

I once found a steel Lambert racing bike thrown...

I once found a steel Lambert racing bike thrown out to the curb. Not knowing anything about them I snagged it. "Death fork" and all. After research I realized my fat gut would probably push the frame...
09-25-14, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,742
Posted By bikemeister

10-4 Additionally, you get a machine that...

10-4

Additionally, you get a machine that is probably unique!:thumb:
09-25-14, 10:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,582
Posted By bikemeister

U R welcome! I have several spare...

U R welcome!

I have several spare freewheels in my strategic storage, with a fairly NOS Sachs 7-speed in the mix. So I am set for a while. Hopefully IRD will get their QC issues fixed by then.
09-23-14, 09:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,706
Posted By bikemeister

Is a tool like this the one he needs? For real...

Is a tool like this the one he needs? For real early Shimano cassette hubs. Part # TL-FH-40

Shimano Cassette Hub Race Remover - Euro-Asia Imports...
09-23-14, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,582
Posted By bikemeister

If you ever want to try a new non-big name...

If you ever want to try a new non-big name freewheel, IRD has nice looking units for around $50. if I needed a new FW, they'd be the ones I'd call.

5, 6, and 7-speed Defiant Freewheels ? Interloc...
09-21-14, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 693
Posted By bikemeister

What running gear do you have on those?...

What running gear do you have on those? Combination of Swiss and French parts?
Always liked that era of Peugeot.
09-21-14, 09:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,986
Posted By bikemeister

Cool! I'm not the only one who does that!

Cool! I'm not the only one who does that!
09-21-14, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By bikemeister

I built my "hybrid" from a 2003 Schwinn Sierra...

I built my "hybrid" from a 2003 Schwinn Sierra MTB. With the condition of local roads as they are I knew I needed a MTB frame and wider tires, but didn't want the complexity of 3X10 gearing I was...
06-15-14, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,651
Posted By bikemeister

You are not alone. I am more into repairing...

You are not alone.

I am more into repairing and restoring bikes than I am owning and riding them.
06-15-14, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23,293
Views: 2,690,173
Posted By bikemeister

Nice! Much nicer than the one I home-made out of...

Nice! Much nicer than the one I home-made out of a cable guide and a SS clamp.
05-18-14, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,407
Posted By bikemeister

I'm a big fan of freewheels, too. But even I have...

I'm a big fan of freewheels, too. But even I have to admit that going bigger than 7-speeds puts just too much stress on the axles, and they're prone to breaking. My way around the problem is just...
05-11-14, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,484
Posted By bikemeister

Sad day when SACHS disappeared.:(

Sad day when SACHS disappeared.:(
05-11-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,219
Posted By bikemeister

I was thinking the the small loop/hole is...

I was thinking the the small loop/hole is probably for the front end of a bike pump.

Nice bike, BTW.
03-31-14, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By bikemeister

I went last fall and it was a mess. Layout is all...

I went last fall and it was a mess. Layout is all changed due to the new street trolley they're building. Tracks run right down 4th ave now. And they've lost a fair number of selling spots. (Maybe...
03-31-14, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,587
Posted By bikemeister

My brother would die for a Nishiki like that one....

My brother would die for a Nishiki like that one. And he's super-tall, too!
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By bikemeister

That is a looker! And if it fits you, that would...

That is a looker! And if it fits you, that would be a tough one to walk away from. The previous prices are about right IMHO.

You could find Huret derailleurs no big deal, but a Maillard FW and...
03-28-14, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,536
Posted By bikemeister

Glad it worked out for ya! If you ever need to...

Glad it worked out for ya!
If you ever need to disassemble a freewheel, PM me, and I 'll send you my procedures.
03-25-14, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,536
Posted By bikemeister

That guy seems to do nice work!:thumb:

That guy seems to do nice work!:thumb:
03-25-14, 09:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,536
Posted By bikemeister

Well, I've been using the synthetic...

Well, I've been using the synthetic grease/turbine oil process for several years now, and I've never had a FW breakdown. Plus, I no longer have oil dribbling down the spokes when the bike sits and...
03-25-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,536
Posted By bikemeister

I once had an Atom Comcac freewheel that I...

I once had an Atom Comcac freewheel that I mounted on an old Falcon. Dang nice unit!
Fact is, i still may have one floating around somewhere. So, I bought the freewheel tool for it.

I...
10-13-13, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,376
Posted By bikemeister

Gipiemme...now that's a name you don't hear much...

Gipiemme...now that's a name you don't hear much anymore.
I had a G crankset on an old Falcon (British) racer I had. Very nice setup.
10-13-13, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 914
Posted By bikemeister

Try IRD. They make quality freewheels in multiple...

Try IRD. They make quality freewheels in multiple speeds for older bikes, cost about $50 or so.

http://www.interlocracing.com/freewheels_steel.html
06-21-13, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,296
Posted By bikemeister

Someone was selling a mint condition Viscount...

Someone was selling a mint condition Viscount with spare parts on CL locally last week. But I checked the ad, and no BB bolts. Nice ad though!

http://tucson.craigslist.org/bik/3834290801.html
03-06-13, 10:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,892
Posted By bikemeister

WOW! Talk about a dream come true, a once in a...

WOW! Talk about a dream come true, a once in a lifetime find. And you got it for something you could afford. Truly awesome.
Please take out some serious insurance on that ride. It stands out, and...
03-06-13, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By bikemeister

What a showpiece! That being in a LBS would raise...

What a showpiece! That being in a LBS would raise them a notch or two right away for me!
02-20-13, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By bikemeister

I know I should have posted dimensions, but was...

I know I should have posted dimensions, but was too lazy to go dig out my calipers and micrometer and measure the thing. Am glad you guys can tell just by looks. Thanks!
02-20-13, 03:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 985
Posted By bikemeister

Anybody know what tool this is?

I got it in a small lot of stuff the other day. I figured it must be a bike tool. But for what?
The one opening has 6 detents, and the other opening has like 47 or 48 teeth.
01-15-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,629
Posted By bikemeister

Here's my Sears Puch

I found a Sears 3-speed by the side of the road. Someone left it on the curb for trash pick-up. It took about 6 months, but, it came out looking nice. Worked well, rode nicely, great machine.
Alot...
Forum: Foo
09-22-12, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By bikemeister

I found a 425E stove at an estate sale for $7....

I found a 425E stove at an estate sale for $7. All it needed was cleaned up and fresh fuel. Works like a champ! I keep it handy for cooking in case the power goes out during a storm.
A friend gave...
Forum: Foo
09-22-12, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By bikemeister

I found a 220 lantern thrown in the alley...

I found a 220 lantern thrown in the alley dumpster. All it needed was a new globe and mantles. Not knowing anything at all about Coleman lanterns I went about trying to get it to work. Had one big...
09-16-12, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,592
Posted By bikemeister

Dang nice refurb jobs, pastorbob! Two thumbs up!

Dang nice refurb jobs, pastorbob! Two thumbs up!
08-11-12, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,428
Posted By bikemeister

This tool has saved my butt numerous times on the...

This tool has saved my butt numerous times on the job, though I've never used it on bikes. Really nice for cleaning up slightly buggared threads.
08-07-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By bikemeister

It's the kids today and their adjustable shoes!:D

It's the kids today and their adjustable shoes!:D
08-07-12, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,924
Posted By bikemeister

Ouch! I don't know about your fork, but I had to...

Ouch! I don't know about your fork, but I had to do a fork replacement on an bike build a few years ago. I had a high quality fork and went to install it on a different frame. Sizes were different....
08-07-12, 09:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,109
Posted By bikemeister

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By bikemeister

I like the bright blue paint. Very nice!

I like the bright blue paint. Very nice!
08-01-12, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14,070
Views: 3,038,735
Posted By bikemeister

Very cute! "Look ma, I shrunk the bike!"...

Very cute!
"Look ma, I shrunk the bike!" He-he
08-01-12, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14,070
Views: 3,038,735
Posted By bikemeister

Mixte's are so nice. And that one there is a gem!

Mixte's are so nice. And that one there is a gem!
08-01-12, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14,070
Views: 3,038,735
Posted By bikemeister

No kidding! That was such a find!

No kidding! That was such a find!
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