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06-09-21, 03:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By JoeTBM

Rather then repeat this other latest thread, a...

Rather then repeat this other latest thread, a little search and you would have found it as it was very recent

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1231387-glue-fixing-tube-patch.html
06-09-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 597
Posted By JoeTBM

We like combo open/ratchet wrenches. like these...

We like combo open/ratchet wrenches. like these from Harbor Freight (lifetime warranty also)

7 Pc Metric Ratcheting Combo Wrench set...
05-25-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By JoeTBM

Do you have a coop or volunteer shop near you...

Do you have a coop or volunteer shop near you (profile doesn't have your location)? If so they should have the tools and even possibly a replacement proper size crank that was salvaged off another...
04-24-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,333
Posted By JoeTBM

In our volunteer shop, we typical change about...

In our volunteer shop, we typical change about 20-30 tubes a week.... patch parties are on every other Friday, beer included :thumb:
04-22-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By JoeTBM

If it is a Schrader, remove the valve core and...

If it is a Schrader, remove the valve core and check it, especially if the tube had slime in it. We have replaced quite a few cores later for being "clogged" as they were not fillable.
04-04-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,353
Posted By JoeTBM

If all else fails there is always the Jacob...

If all else fails there is always the Jacob wedges or a ball joint pickle fork, just use them carefully as to not damage the frame
03-30-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,211
Posted By JoeTBM

As we are a volunteer shop, we run into many...

As we are a volunteer shop, we run into many chain variations and have assembled a number of different masterlink links.

If you have no use for the non-fitting ones you have we would be happy to...
Forum: Foo
03-28-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 51,433
Posted By JoeTBM

So stolen from a friend Facebook ...

So stolen from a friend Facebook
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03-13-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 27,338
Posted By JoeTBM

You are asking for a response from a 5 year old...

You are asking for a response from a 5 year old post by a person that only had 1 post...... I think you will be waiting for a long time to hear from him.
03-06-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By JoeTBM

how about the same place that sold you the hub?...

how about the same place that sold you the hub? If they sold you the hub, they should have the QR skewer for it one would think or at least hope.
02-21-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,232
Posted By JoeTBM

Rule #1 - Don't drop your nuts

Rule #1 - Don't drop your nuts
Forum: Foo
02-20-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 51,433
Posted By JoeTBM

Just got this from a friend on Facebook ...

Just got this from a friend on Facebook

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It is going to need a rudder...
02-19-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,232
Posted By JoeTBM

We set up weekly our portable shop at one of the...

We set up weekly our portable shop at one of the churches, we use a large BBQ mat below the stand and a dish dry mat (my wife changes these frequently) under the chain area when oiling. The BBQ mats...
02-15-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,293
Posted By JoeTBM

I bought a bunch of these and give them out to...

I bought a bunch of these and give them out to the supporters and friends of our volunteer bike shop
...
01-01-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By JoeTBM

We use marine grade vinyl. As many of our clients...

We use marine grade vinyl. As many of our clients are homeless and the bikes stay outdoors, this the best material as water doesn't soak in.
We have a local car/boat reupholstering company that...
01-01-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 870
Posted By JoeTBM

Those look like either T-18 or T-25 staples, I...

Those look like either T-18 or T-25 staples, I find that most saddles use a T-50 size. I purchase 1/4" Stainless Steel T-50 at Home Depot...
12-04-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,239
Posted By JoeTBM

I prefer to measure it on the bike, under the...

I prefer to measure it on the bike, under the tension of the rear DER. I use a stainless steel ruler, 1' long, and measure from center of rivet for 12 full links. I find this to be the most accurate
12-02-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By JoeTBM

Is that a cable stop bracket for center pull...

Is that a cable stop bracket for center pull breaks above the basket mount? Are you drilling through the basket mount for the cable adjuster and cable to pass through.You could eliminate the cable...
11-11-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By JoeTBM

Have you tried a handle bar shim in place of the...

Have you tried a handle bar shim in place of the "beer can" shim, it looks a lot better that a cut up beer can.
Forum: Foo
10-28-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 51,433
Posted By JoeTBM

OK.....this one is our town, Palm Coast..... , a...

OK.....this one is our town, Palm Coast..... , a friend of mine from AZ forwarded this via email to me and didn't realized this was my town and my county sheriff's 911 involved.

...
10-03-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By JoeTBM

We use a junked seat post in the tube while...

We use a junked seat post in the tube while carefully tapping the ends in with a hammer. The old seat post acts as a shaping mold and helps prevent accidently distorting the tube.
09-24-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,234
Posted By JoeTBM

BTW, Not that it really matters but that is a...

BTW, Not that it really matters but that is a sheet rock screw
09-21-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,564
Posted By JoeTBM

Our method is to do the rear cables first. After...

Our method is to do the rear cables first. After removing the old cable, we inspect the housings for any wear or kinked points. we blow out the housing with compressed air from a blow gun tip, drop a...
09-19-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By JoeTBM

We get in a lot of rusted bikes in our work. ...

We get in a lot of rusted bikes in our work.

If the chain doesn't have hard frozen links and is not worn to the point of being "stretched" we will attempt to removed much of the surface rust by...
09-14-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 926
Posted By JoeTBM

I see a chain whip in your pictures, it is not...

I see a chain whip in your pictures, it is not needed to remove a freewheel.

As others have pointed out, put your "tool" into a vise with the tabs facing up. Slip the wheel onto the tool and turn...
09-03-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By JoeTBM

I use a thin pick (scratch awl) to clear the hole...

I use a thin pick (scratch awl) to clear the hole and insure roundness of the housing, my favorite tool for this is the straight pick from a cheap set sold by harbor freight. The 90 degree angle one...
07-31-20, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By JoeTBM

Had one of these in my shop last year and also...

Had one of these in my shop last year and also wondered about parts, I found some on ebay at that time

A little pricey, but here is one

LandRider-Auto-Shift-Bicycle-Drive-Belt...
07-31-20, 03:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By JoeTBM

Why not call the "Gorilla" folks and ask them? ...

Why not call the "Gorilla" folks and ask them?

Found this on their FAQ https://www.gorillatough.com/first-aid-sds/tapes/



Let us know what you find out from them
07-29-20, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By JoeTBM

The Greenfield is a great kick stand, The are...

The Greenfield is a great kick stand, The are meant to be cut/trimmed to the needed length
07-07-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By JoeTBM

I run a charity shop rebuilding donated used...

I run a charity shop rebuilding donated used bikes. Salvaging parts is a source for many parts but things like cables, housings, brake pads, etc. you need to buy new. I find ebay great for this and...
07-06-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By JoeTBM

and they don't rust.....

and they don't rust.....
06-27-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,016
Posted By JoeTBM

Were you born with that sorry loser attitude or...

Were you born with that sorry loser attitude or do you work at being that way on purpose?

Either way I'll pray for your soul because you are going to need it.
Forum: Foo
06-27-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 51,433
Posted By JoeTBM

Only in Florida

Only in Florida
06-27-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,016
Posted By JoeTBM

That was my thought too, possible defect in the...

That was my thought too, possible defect in the steel.
Yes we put in a spindle, cranks (same chain ring size) and a set of pedals from our "salvage" stock along with new bearings and grease....
06-27-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,016
Posted By JoeTBM

It's not my bike, Yeah we get a lot of those...

It's not my bike, Yeah we get a lot of those donated in.

It came into our charity shop but thanks for showing what a snob you are and that you didn't read the OP, then again maybe you only looked...
06-26-20, 03:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,016
Posted By JoeTBM

New One for me, sheared off crank spindle

Among the bike donations last week was this one, the NDS spindle was sheared off. It did not show any signed of being cut, it looked like it snapped.

The rest of the bike was pretty decent looking...
05-26-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By JoeTBM

Check the seating of the front tire on the rim...

Check the seating of the front tire on the rim (deflate and re-inflate if needed) and that the axle is properly seated into the fork dropouts.
04-28-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By JoeTBM

Had never tried this brand but went looking for...

Had never tried this brand but went looking for it online. Noticed something odd about them. Their red one is 3.25mm while the Park Tool red one is 3.45mm
...
02-23-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,199
Posted By JoeTBM

You should trim that cable and crimp an end on it.

You should trim that cable and crimp an end on it.
02-21-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,156
Posted By JoeTBM

Not all bolts are fully threaded

Not all bolts are fully threaded
02-21-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By JoeTBM

How about this, clamps to the rim, directional...

How about this, clamps to the rim, directional arrow for proper toe-in
...
01-18-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,145
Posted By JoeTBM

I agree Some people are either just cruel, have...

I agree
Some people are either just cruel, have no common sense, or ignorant....
possibly all of the above. :thumb:
01-06-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,751
Posted By JoeTBM

You don't need a special tool to check a chain,...

You don't need a special tool to check a chain, all you need is a ruler.
here is how to do it.
https://www.bikeride.com/chain-wear/
12-25-19, 04:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,366
Posted By JoeTBM

Forgot to mention we also have a Pre-1996 PRS-6...

Forgot to mention we also have a Pre-1996 PRS-6 that was donated to the shop, the clamp has limited range so it is only good for narrow tubing or seat post attachment.

We did use it in our...
12-24-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By JoeTBM

Merry Christmas

Yeah I know it's not about cycling....

But I want to wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah to all here on the BF

May you have a safe and happy holiday season

:beer: and a Happy New...
10-26-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By JoeTBM

1saxman My group, among other things, prepares...

1saxman
My group, among other things, prepares new bikes at Christmas for one of our local charity groups. My instructions to the volunteer mechanics is to disassemble any already built bike and...
09-27-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,524
Posted By JoeTBM

Qmavam - a big shout out to you. You are a...

Qmavam - a big shout out to you.

You are a stand-up guy. I truly hope the part I sent you helped you and was were able to resolve the issue with the rear DER.

Thank you for the donation to my...
09-15-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,236
Posted By JoeTBM

Good catch, it does look like it is a left handed...

Good catch, it does look like it is a left handed thread unless that is just a burr left over from manufacturing, it should be a R/H thread.


Here is a Park Tool video clearing showing that at...
09-14-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 851
Posted By JoeTBM

you might be able to repair that damaged thread...

you might be able to repair that damaged thread with a fine small triangle file, work it slowly
09-09-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,429
Posted By JoeTBM

Not sure if "inexpensive" for a set of wheels for...

Not sure if "inexpensive" for a set of wheels for a 50# trailer + 2 Adults works

Not sure what the bearings would be in the ones you listed, watch your axle diameters too, you have 3 different...
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