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Forum: Framebuilders
04-01-15, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,814
Posted By wrq1103

Best abrasives to clean up brass from brazed frame

As a new frame builder, I am looking for the best way to clean my brazed joints. I have tried metal die cutting tool, and spiral wound sandpaper. Any suggestions?
Forum: Touring
08-27-13, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,500
Posted By wrq1103

VT_Speed_TR's post refers to a Quik-Pak...

VT_Speed_TR's post refers to a Quik-Pak manufactured and distributed by a third party. Currently all Quik-Paks are distributed by the inventor and first manufacturer. The problems mentioned have...
03-18-12, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 830
Posted By wrq1103

Bottom brackets sometimes get dirt between the BB...

Bottom brackets sometimes get dirt between the BB threads and the frame threads, creaking a creaking sound. Take it apart,clean the threads on both the bike and the BB,then coat the BB cartridge...
03-18-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By wrq1103

It should not be there, but something inside may...

It should not be there, but something inside may be preventing its movement. Use a headset press and see if the gap can be removed; if it cannot be removed with reasonable pressure on a press, and...
03-18-12, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By wrq1103

Clean the pads and rotors with Acetone instead or...

Clean the pads and rotors with Acetone instead or alcohol; or, if necessary, rough up the pads by rubbing them lightly on medium sandpaper.
03-18-12, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By wrq1103

I have built wheels for 30 years, and I would...

I have built wheels for 30 years, and I would never relieve stress within a wheel that way. Just grab the parallel spokes and squeeze hard. Yes, it hurts the hands, but it will relieve the stresses...
03-18-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By wrq1103

Freewheel pawls

These are freewheel pawls. They are used inside freewheels and cassettes to keep the freewheel or cassette from rotating in both directs. They create a ratchet effect that allows the bike's wheel...
03-17-12, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By wrq1103

First of all, you should be able to get 1-in....

First of all, you should be able to get 1-in. stems. I see several lengths in my distributor's catalog; secondly, you can get an adapter that allows you to put a newer stem on the bike (J&B catalog...
03-16-12, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,465
Posted By wrq1103

Coaster brakes are the pits

Until you've slid under a Buick, or face planted into an Hummer, you may think that a coaster brake is the only way to go, after that you may want real brakes. Break down and use two rim brakes or...
Forum: Recumbent
03-12-12, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,315
Posted By wrq1103

Tom, Hello from Quik-Pak. Thanks for the...

Tom,

Hello from Quik-Pak. Thanks for the mention in your post.

Ray Quick
Cycle Tectonics, LLC
www.quik-pak.com
03-12-12, 09:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,832
Posted By wrq1103

For touring and/or maintenance ease (who wants to...

For touring and/or maintenance ease (who wants to get stranded) I prefer mechanical Avid BB-7 disc brakes. I have never needed more braking power, and have even gone to the Aztec brake rotors to...
Replies: 9
Views: 3,093
Posted By wrq1103

Sometimes the year was incorporated into the...

Sometimes the year was incorporated into the serial number, each manufacturer had his own system for that. I am not sure if Dawes used that system.

Dawes made some beautiful touring bikes and...
03-12-12, 08:45 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 398,760
Posted By wrq1103

To increase disc brake modulation and control on...

To increase disc brake modulation and control on a trike, try the Aztec brake rotors. They don't grab as quickly as the original Avid rotors, and yet still provide plenty of braking power. They...
Forum: Recumbent
03-12-12, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,240
Posted By wrq1103

Nice trike,nice rack, nice flag. Just in case...

Nice trike,nice rack, nice flag. Just in case you need more modulation on the brakes, try Aztec brake rotors.
Forum: Recumbent
03-10-12, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,240
Posted By wrq1103

You cannot go wrong with a Catrike,enjoy!!

You cannot go wrong with a Catrike,enjoy!!
Forum: Recumbent
03-10-12, 09:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,315
Posted By wrq1103

Don't know how a long wheelbase is so great when...

Don't know how a long wheelbase is so great when they are so cumbersome to move,store, etc. The Lightning rides as well and as comfortably, and climbs much nicer.
Forum: Recumbent
03-10-12, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,315
Posted By wrq1103

I have ridden several tours on a Lightning P-38...

I have ridden several tours on a Lightning P-38 and a trailer(Quik-Pak). Since I didn't have different machines for different tasks, I found the P-38 and outstanding machine for all my riding. I...
02-15-12, 05:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,163
Posted By wrq1103

It is not just about the bike, it's partly about...

It is not just about the bike, it's partly about the assembly, and the customer service, or lack there of. Walmart doesn't know how to assemble a bike correctly, therefore reducing the life of its...
Forum: Recumbent
02-13-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,280
Posted By wrq1103

Giro 20 vs. small Lightning P-38

Does anyone have a speed comparison of the Bacchetta Giro 20, and a Lightning P-38?
Forum: Recumbent
02-11-12, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,654
Posted By wrq1103

Dirt roads and recumbent trike sounds fine. I...

Dirt roads and recumbent trike sounds fine. I would rather have three wheels on a dirt road. Love my Catrike Trails ( I am on my third one).
Forum: Recumbent
02-11-12, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,940
Posted By wrq1103

Try a Catrike Trail with the adjustable seat...

Try a Catrike Trail with the adjustable seat angle. The Speed may be too laid back if you have neck issues.
Forum: Introductions
02-11-12, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By wrq1103

Quik-Pak inventor, Ray Quick says hello

I have been an avid cyclist since 1973 when I opened my first bike shop. Since then I have managed, and owned shops until my partial retirement in 98. Now I distribute the Quik-Pak bicycle cargo...
Forum: Recumbent
02-11-12, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,149
Posted By wrq1103

If you are taller than 5 ft. 8-in. too much...

If you are taller than 5 ft. 8-in. too much weight will be on the front wheels, making it more likely to flip under hard braking. Try the Trail, it is an awesome bike at a reasonable price. Now it...
Forum: Recumbent
02-11-12, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,940
Posted By wrq1103

I am on my third Catrike Trail, after riding a...

I am on my third Catrike Trail, after riding a Greenspeed, and looking at the attention to detail on the Catrike, I wouldn't ride anything else. The Trail is a great value and I've ridden it on dirt...
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