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08-10-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 186
Posted By davidad

Ultra sonic cleaner with 50% solution of Simple...

Ultra sonic cleaner with 50% solution of Simple Green. Rinse, dry reinstall and lube with 1 part chain saw bar oil and 4 parts unscented mineral spirits. Ride for 800 miles and repeat. Chain should...
08-08-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By davidad

ditto.

ditto.
06-22-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Posted By davidad

You can use a Pedro's and get an accurate...

You can use a Pedro's and get an accurate measurement t's a copy of the $70 shimano. https://pedros.com/products/tools/cassette-and-chain/chain-checker-plus-ii/
06-15-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,051
Posted By davidad

Replace the chain at 1/16" wear. Depending on how...

Replace the chain at 1/16" wear. Depending on how you clean the chain the smaller cogs should last through three or four chains.
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/chain-care.html
06-01-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 564
Posted By davidad

If you are going to rebuild the wheel with the...

If you are going to rebuild the wheel with the old hub then it should be no problem to take it apart and properly clean and lube it. A 10mm allen wrench will remove the freehub body.
05-31-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 938
Posted By davidad

http://poehali.net/attach/Bicycle_Wheel_-_Jobst_Br...

http://poehali.net/attach/Bicycle_Wheel_-_Jobst_Brandt.pdf If you can afford a tensiometer and think you might build or repair a few wheels it is very handy.
Gerd Schraner a pro builder was...
05-21-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By davidad

Hard to beat shimano. ...

Hard to beat shimano. https://www.performancebike.com/shimano-un55-square-taper-bottom-bracket-68x118mm-english-ebbun55b18/p308340

You can try the current BB and if you are happy with keep it. I...
05-19-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By davidad

Shift to high gear (small cog) and try to push it...

Shift to high gear (small cog) and try to push it out with a thin punch.
05-16-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 547
Posted By davidad

I use a 3/8" nut to simulate the drop outs on the...

I use a 3/8" nut to simulate the drop outs on the drive side of the axle. I install the QR and then adjust the bearings with a small amount of preload. When the QR is opened the bearings will have a...
05-16-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 460
Posted By davidad

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/chain-care.htm...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/chain-care.html
Don't bother with a chain checker unless it is the Pedro's or the new Park. All of the others are not accurate and have you replace a chain before...
05-15-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By davidad

I remove and clean my chain every 800 miles or so...

I remove and clean my chain every 800 miles or so and relube it with a mix of 4parts unscented mineral spirits and chain saw bar oil. I can make a quart for less than the cost of the 4 ounce bottles...
05-13-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By davidad

I'm not superstitious. It's bad luck.

I'm not superstitious. It's bad luck.
05-07-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,576
Posted By davidad

spoke brands that have a good reputation are DT,...

spoke brands that have a good reputation are DT, Wheelsmith, and Sapim. There may be others, but these are the ones I know.
More spokes usually make for a stronger more reliable wheel. Spokes...
05-07-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,576
Posted By davidad

What brand of spoke are those? I can't quite make...

What brand of spoke are those? I can't quite make out the ID mark on the heads. I think you can replace the spoke and check the tension of the others. When the wheel dies replace it with one with...
05-07-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By davidad

When the bearings are properly adjusted and the...

When the bearings are properly adjusted and the wheel is off the bike there should be a small amount of play that goes away when the quick release compresses the axle leaving a slight preload.
05-04-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By davidad

Bearings and spacers included.

Bearings and spacers included.
05-03-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 332
Posted By davidad

https://www.hambini.com/product/bb30a-to-shimano-c...

https://www.hambini.com/product/bb30a-to-shimano-classic-bottom-bracket/
04-27-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By davidad

https://www.wheelfanatyk.com/store/pk-lie-spoke-wr...

https://www.wheelfanatyk.com/store/pk-lie-spoke-wrench/
04-22-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 424
Posted By davidad

https://www.motionindustries.com/productDetail.jsp...

https://www.motionindustries.com/productDetail.jsp?sku=00779844&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt-6g04T96AIVV__jBx29XQy_EAQYByABEgKqdPD_BwE

I see nothing wrong with using any high quality grease. I use this on...
04-11-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By davidad

I haven't had my 5200 for 15 years but the metal...

I haven't had my 5200 for 15 years but the metal in the head tube is steel and the same for the steerer. I think the only problem that I knew of from friends was that the bottom bracket steel piece...
03-28-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 981
Posted By davidad

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/chain-care.htm...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/chain-care.html
03-22-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By davidad

The only chain lube rule I follow is The Brandt...

The only chain lube rule I follow is The Brandt rule of never lubing a dirty chain on the bike.
03-20-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,996
Posted By davidad

Enjoyable tale cause it was you and not me. When...

Enjoyable tale cause it was you and not me. When you adjust the bearings there should be a slight amount of drag that is the necessary preload.
02-27-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By davidad

I bought at Applied bearings in Texas City, but I...

I bought at Applied bearings in Texas City, but I found it here: Lubriplate EMB Grease / 14.5 oz. cartridge (http://www.totallybelted.com/Lubriplate-EMB-Grease-14-5-oz-cartridge-p1203.html).
02-20-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,673
Posted By davidad

Cost is not a factor and there is no real...

Cost is not a factor and there is no real advantage to the better grade for our use. I believe that a bike wheel traveling at 30mph is only spinning at about 360rpm.
02-19-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,673
Posted By davidad

shimano used a grade 100 in some of their hubs...

shimano used a grade 100 in some of their hubs and grade 25C and stainless in in their top-of-the-line hubs.
02-15-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,055
Posted By davidad

The only one I have ever taken off I used a vise...

The only one I have ever taken off I used a vise to hold the flats on the cup and the frame as a lever.
02-14-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By davidad

Here is the site for the new owner. I hope they...

Here is the site for the new owner. I hope they will help you. https://www.quarq.com/product/powertap-g3-hub/
02-13-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,398
Posted By davidad

The break is in the heat affected zone of the...

The break is in the heat affected zone of the weld and a sign of poor welding or poor heat treatment. I would be afraid of this thing going forward.
01-16-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By davidad

On the rear wheel the non-drive side spokes are...

On the rear wheel the non-drive side spokes are not as tight as the DS because of the wheel dish,
12-20-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By davidad

If the right side cones were adjusted and not...

If the right side cones were adjusted and not tightened properly then the cone can tighten and ruin the bearing. I always remove the left side cones when overhauling my hubs for that reason. If the...
11-23-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,722
Posted By davidad

a 52-14 is a 99 inch gear. At 85 rpm you are...

a 52-14 is a 99 inch gear. At 85 rpm you are going 25 mph and at 105 you are doing 31 mph. How fast do you want to go?
11-09-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,425
Posted By davidad

The only accurate chain gauges are made by...

The only accurate chain gauges are made by shimano and Pedros, other wise use a ruler as you did. The proper way to maintain a chain is to remove it and clean it off the bike.
...
11-08-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By davidad

If the bearings have their original finish there...

If the bearings have their original finish there is no reason to replace them unless it makes you feel better.
10-18-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By davidad

Do not ride on that fork. Take it to the dealer...

Do not ride on that fork. Take it to the dealer and see if it is covered.
10-03-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,704
Posted By davidad

Fine. I eventually sold the frame to a friend and...

Fine. I eventually sold the frame to a friend and it lasted until he rode into a parked mustang. I'm not sure that undercoating is important in a cr-mo frame.
09-23-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By davidad

Straighten the der. hanger and install a spoke...

Straighten the der. hanger and install a spoke protector.
09-09-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,888
Posted By davidad

On my Wheelsmith 50 on the scale equals 49Kg. I...

On my Wheelsmith 50 on the scale equals 49Kg. I don't think you can compare different meter manufacturers for the tension. If you can find other new wheels to try you can get an idea of weather or...
08-14-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,540
Posted By davidad

I,m sorry, but you don't have a clue. If a sq....

I,m sorry, but you don't have a clue. If a sq. taper crank is torqued properly it will not walk up the taper until it cracks un less someone keeps retorquing the bolt.
The reason for the newer BBs...
08-01-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 902
Posted By davidad

I use a torque wrench on bottom brackets and disc...

I use a torque wrench on bottom brackets and disc brake rotors.
07-31-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,576
Posted By davidad

There are only three chain checkers that are...

There are only three chain checkers that are reliable. Two from shimano and one from Pedro's. ...
07-28-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,613
Posted By davidad

I have had this model for over 25 years and it...

I have had this model for over 25 years and it works. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Minoura-Workman-Pro-Wheel-Truing-Stand/183845675542?hash=item2ace0e6216:g:AYoAAOSw7A9dAT4c
07-18-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,471
Posted By davidad

If thee is an industrial supply place near you...

If thee is an industrial supply place near you buy a piece of 1/32" reinforced pipe flange gasket material and cut a boot about one inch square. Super glue it over the hole and put duct tape over it...
07-10-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,454
Posted By davidad

https://www.amazon.com/Kool-Stop-Tire-Bead-Jack/dp...

https://www.amazon.com/Kool-Stop-Tire-Bead-Jack/dp/B001AYML7K/ref=sr_1_7?hvadid=158731974&hvbmt=be&hvdev=c&hvqmt=e&keywords=bicycle+tire+tools&qid=1562780363&s=gateway&sr=8-7
07-07-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,185
Posted By davidad

You have seen that the problem is that the dork...

You have seen that the problem is that the dork has taken off the spoke protector.
07-04-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,743
Posted By davidad

AS long as you don't force it into the bearings...

AS long as you don't force it into the bearings you will be ok.
07-04-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,863
Posted By davidad

I use chain saw bar oil on a clean chain every...

I use chain saw bar oil on a clean chain every 800 miles or so. I mix it with 4 parts unscented mineral spirits. That's enough to make 5 quarts (160 ounces or 40 bottles) of chain lube that is better...
06-24-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By davidad

Hard to beat Velox tape.

Hard to beat Velox tape.
06-10-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,337
Posted By davidad

A Mavic A-319 will work.

A Mavic A-319 will work.
06-04-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By davidad

To minimize the waste in the recycle bin!

To minimize the waste in the recycle bin!
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