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05-16-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 194
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Thanks for being willing to toss the mechanic...

Thanks for being willing to toss the mechanic under the bus when you didn't know what was the norm.

As has been said the image is the usual assembly. I see no missing parts. Andy
05-16-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The test for bearing preload is the same for...

The test for bearing preload is the same for cartridge VS loose bearing headsets. Easy rotation with no slop. I test for slop by applying the ft brake and trying to rock the bike for and aft. Whether...
05-16-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

So we have one data point for each wheel. Not yet...

So we have one data point for each wheel. Not yet what I would call anything close enough to warrant much conclusions from. It only takes one "incident" (think of JRA claims) for a rim to become...
05-15-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Not unheard of (bad pun) at all. Al nips can be...

Not unheard of (bad pun) at all. Al nips can be worse but all it takes is some movement between the nip and rim hole. Corrosion, grime, low spoke tension contribute. Lube is the usual short term fix....
05-15-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's quite possible that the wire's open loop...

It's quite possible that the wire's open loop length wasn't enough to prevent the wire from being tugged on when the bars swung around. Or got snagged on something that pulled the wire out of the...
05-15-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The industry agreed method is to chase (and...

The industry agreed method is to chase (and generally then face) the BB shell. I would avoid purposely damaging either the shell's of the BB unit's threads if at all possible.

If I may tangent a...
05-15-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 329
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Given enough of it, water is a lube... So wax can...

Given enough of it, water is a lube... So wax can be used to lube stuff. As can soap. But both make a lousy long term one and wax being a solid will flake and get pushed away from the contact points....
Forum: For Sale
05-15-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Great set of cogs! Too bad I don't have the legs...

Great set of cogs! Too bad I don't have the legs to spin them.. Andy
05-14-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Just like with an IGH, an in hub E motor needs to...

Just like with an IGH, an in hub E motor needs to have the axle resist the rotational force of the motor. Even there's a reaction arm in plat it can come loose from the axle or internal fitting it's...
05-13-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 258
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It is usual to transfer over to the new wheel (or...

It is usual to transfer over to the new wheel (or rebuilt one) the old cassette and rotor if they are in good shape. If you have the rim replaced I suggest doing the spokes/nipples too as they have...
05-13-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Search for a tandem QR. Andy

Search for a tandem QR. Andy
05-13-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have done this very "correction" on both...

I have done this very "correction" on both production frames and some I have made. Vertical drop outs have very little tolerance for being having equally lengthed stays. Horizontals have some fudge...
05-13-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Given the sidewall cracks the first image shows I...

Given the sidewall cracks the first image shows I would speculate the tire's rubber has become brittle, or "dry rotted". The stress of flexing is focused on the knob's bases so no wonder a crack...
05-13-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 250
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It is this type of time consuming issue that has...

It is this type of time consuming issue that has caused some LBS to not work on E Bikes they don't sell. If they should damage something during a "simple" tire/tube replacement (like the control...
05-13-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Can you actually see the ratchet pawls? If so can...

Can you actually see the ratchet pawls? If so can they freely move on their pivots? If not, even after your attempts the problem is still happening. As Dan so well said sometimes the pivot is really...
05-12-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Most replacement hangers are made of Al. There...

Most replacement hangers are made of Al. There are different alloys of Al with different hardness ratings but most all hangers will be made from a easily formed alloy and we don't see significant...
05-12-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"Dimples", as in indentations or growths? I...

"Dimples", as in indentations or growths? I suspect indents. That's a common wear issue. The bearing will no longer roll smoothly and likely need a slightly loose adjustment for the axle to spin w/o...
05-11-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 379
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I see little value in making a bike into what it...

I see little value in making a bike into what it wasn't intended to be when it involves more cost then the used value of the bike. Unless this bike has some intangible value and is already very close...
05-10-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I am feeling some what cynical late at night...

I am feeling some what cynical late at night so...

This focus of preventing paint marring/rub marks is a fools chase IMO. A bicycle is more a tool then an art piece in my world. Sure smooth paint...
05-10-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Having the park tool just 20' below me in my...

Having the park tool just 20' below me in my basement and also having used a few other tools that all do the same thing I will say this is a powerful method and with great power comes great...
05-10-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 310
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The time tested way to go faster is to pedal...

The time tested way to go faster is to pedal faster:) That and understand that gravel bikes, and their gearing, are not about max paved road down hill speed. I might suggest you are using the wrong...
05-09-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One could try to reestablish nice square tool...

One could try to reestablish nice square tool removing notches on the FW core, after removal, with a Dremel tool. We had to do that a few times so long ago I had forgotten. Didn't work too well for...
05-09-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Some freewheels, SunTour Perfects as example, can...

Some freewheels, SunTour Perfects as example, can rock on their pawls with each turn or the wheel. Most all freewheels have some slight bearing preload slop (and this is a decades long known good...
05-09-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I doubt that is their intention. The plastic...

I doubt that is their intention. The plastic things are too far from the hub and too flimsy. Much more likely is that these plastic separators are to keep the spokes from making noise where they...
05-08-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

At this point one could try a huge Easy Out after...

At this point one could try a huge Easy Out after removing the axle. This would save the freewheel but WHY would anyone thread it back onto a wheel when they won't remove it easily again is anyone's...
05-08-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 360
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Spokes can (and do) notch their crossing spoke...

Spokes can (and do) notch their crossing spoke after many miles. Think of how Lincoln Logs nestle together. Increasing tension will reduce the click/tick of the two crossing spokes riding into and...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-08-21, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

With Dahon being such a bit player in the greater...

With Dahon being such a bit player in the greater bike sales market and these bikes are mostly on line purchased we don't see many for service these days. So please explain the problems. Even better...
05-08-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,797
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

To do this by spoke tension only one has to...

To do this by spoke tension only one has to compress the rim to a smaller circumference. The materials that rims are made of are VERY reluctant to compress without serious forces, think the efforts...
05-07-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 343
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I could count the socket bits that I sometimes...

I could count the socket bits that I sometimes use for bike work on one and a half hands, including hex bits. But I second non bike industry sources to round out your collections. Andy
05-07-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

So the big/big combo determines the minimal chain...

So the big/big combo determines the minimal chain length. Assuming the current big ring is a 50T and given your stated 53T goal it would seem that 1.5 links (of 1/2" each) will take up the added 1.5...
05-07-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'm no hydraulic brake expert but have had some...

I'm no hydraulic brake expert but have had some ski and bike exposure to epoxies. IME epoxy is not a structural material. It binds stuff that are though. It it your thought that the crack would have...
05-05-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Well, maybe. The first 8 speed freehub bodies...

Well, maybe. The first 8 speed freehub bodies were shorter then the current 7,8,9,10 cog ones. What hub model numbers do you have? Andy
05-04-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

We have a couple of recent made Shimano entry...

We have a couple of recent made Shimano entry level ders with the same hanger plate slot direction. IIRC they were ordered without our seeing the "BMX" notation:) Andy
05-03-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
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Views: 168
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Shimano had different ft shifter "features" over...

Shimano had different ft shifter "features" over the years. Some versions had a single large ring lever position. Other versions had a primary and a "trim" position. So too with the middle and the...
05-03-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,797
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Since you don't like what many years of people's...

Since you don't like what many years of people's experience have suggested I think you should sand away. Report back after you have findings. OH, do it to your rear rim first so you can report back....
05-01-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Likely a M5 (5mmx.8mmpt). Most likely the...

Likely a M5 (5mmx.8mmpt). Most likely the threaded hole is gubbered up and wants a chasing with a tap. Andy
05-01-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 394
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If I read this correctly the question is how to...

If I read this correctly the question is how to not push the pin all the way out of the side plates. The classic method is to stop turning the tool's handle/pushing pin before the chain pin falls...
05-01-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 438
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The Sheldon Brown site has a good explanation of...

The Sheldon Brown site has a good explanation of tire and rim sizes. The American version of tire sizing are what I will call "nominal" references, not actual measurements. Unlike the auto world...
04-30-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 269
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Glad to hear that your corner filing on the...

Glad to hear that your corner filing on the pedals helps the grinding riding around corners:) Your bike's BB height (or the frame's BB drop as builders look at this) is rather on the edge of the...
04-30-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

While I tend to agree with the assessment of the...

While I tend to agree with the assessment of the many inexperienced frame spreadings we see I will say that when most of the experienced people post and suggest a solution they are assuming the...
Forum: For Sale
04-29-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Frame Jig

HJ Universal jig for sale

I am offering my Henry James Universal frame building jig for sale. Bought in 2002 and not used since 2018, has had 15 frames, 1 fork, 2 stems and a rack built on it. Has...
04-29-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have a number of cassetted Phil hubs in service...

I have a number of cassetted Phil hubs in service and have performed maintenance on them. Not at the suggested intervals but aprox annually. There have been different freehub/ratchet versions but...
04-28-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I would have little qualms about spreading...

I would have little qualms about spreading further but I would do so carefully with as little over setting as possible. I would also do the usual visual check of the joints and paint first. Andy
04-28-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Buy it now! Andy

Buy it now! Andy
04-28-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Lakerat has it right. The ends of the threaded...

Lakerat has it right. The ends of the threaded pieces will have the thread spec stamped on them. The tool handles between them are the handles for threading the guides into and out of the BB shell. I...
04-28-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 455
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It seems that I jumped to a conclusion about...

It seems that I jumped to a conclusion about thook's comments. I have not heard of auto parts stores renting tools before, tool rental outfits yes but not otherwise retail shops. I take back my...
04-27-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I can see why you want to save that hub. Mu...

I can see why you want to save that hub. Mu suggestion is to keep the spoke tension on the lower end of acceptable range to limit future stress. Ride it and monitor it periodically. Andy
04-27-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I think you have your answer then. Andy

I think you have your answer then. Andy
04-27-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Back in the day of generator lights being the...

Back in the day of generator lights being the high tech ones:) one could get a rubber cap for the generator drive roller. This did a few things positive. It slowed down the spin and thus output of...
04-27-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,725
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

BikeLite- Have fun with sealant. We dislike it at...

BikeLite- Have fun with sealant. We dislike it at work for a few reasons. I've only personally used it for my touring bike due to riding out west in goat head land. I didn't suffer any flates on the...
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