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11-26-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 572,260
Posted By wesmamyke

That shifter does look a little sorry. Might be...

That shifter does look a little sorry. Might be worth mentioning though, many early integrated rapid fire shifter will stop working if the pod is contacting anything, like the bend in a riser or...
09-23-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By wesmamyke

I've heard of people running super aggressive...

I've heard of people running super aggressive pads to do this. Like ceramic specific pads you would run on the textured ceramic coated Mavic rims, or the WTB speedmaster pads. Both are probably...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-05-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,376
Posted By wesmamyke

I'd be somewhat worried about the heat causing...

I'd be somewhat worried about the heat causing issues with the bonded joint if attempting to weld it.

I've been using Shimano Hone/Saint axle mounted downhill bike derailleurs to fix frames like...
08-06-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By wesmamyke

The pedals are weirdly sought after by the BMX...

The pedals are weirdly sought after by the BMX crowd. I listed a pair in similar condition and they sold in minutes.
07-30-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By wesmamyke

I think the FSA stuff is the "good" stuff,...

I think the FSA stuff is the "good" stuff, essentially repackaged Tacx brand carbon grease. It's more rubbery than sandy in texture and tends to hold much better. Pretty much every other brand is...
07-12-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By wesmamyke

I forgot to add that my battery was drop shipped...

I forgot to add that my battery was drop shipped from different location than the motor. It actually came with an extra Anderson connector and wire pigtail. Even if wasn't wired correctly out of...
07-10-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By wesmamyke

Someone used to sell a kit that was essentially...

Someone used to sell a kit that was essentially just a bunch of large internal retaining rings. You install one behind the cup skirt and it gives you much more to grab with the rocket tool. I use a...
07-09-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 463
Posted By wesmamyke

First thing I would want is a proper bottoming...

First thing I would want is a proper bottoming tap for the blind holes. You could probably rig up a spare chainring as the drilling guide to get the BCD right. If it's 110mm BCD outer/middle it's...
07-06-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 779
Posted By wesmamyke

No idea what they are, but I have a pile of those...

No idea what they are, but I have a pile of those straddle cable yokes. Came in a big bag of canti stuff, everything else was branded Advent if I recall.
05-25-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 301
Posted By wesmamyke

They are screw holes, for counter sunk phillips...

They are screw holes, for counter sunk phillips screws. They install from the back of the ring and thread into the OEM style plastic pant guard. Definitely not a bash guard though.
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04-06-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By wesmamyke

I discovered these multi fit bottom brackets...

I discovered these multi fit bottom brackets today. They have a bunch of different versions because of course they do, but this one looks like it covers all the BB386 nonsense.
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03-04-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,816
Posted By wesmamyke

I've played that game, don't compromise saddle...

I've played that game, don't compromise saddle position for reach. Get the saddle right first, then do whatever needs to happen to get the reach right.
03-04-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,816
Posted By wesmamyke

Have you tried the stem comparison tool? When you...

Have you tried the stem comparison tool? When you start getting into high rise stems it's helpful, the reach numbers are often different than what I thought I was getting. Also after 45degrees extra...
03-02-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,581
Posted By wesmamyke

In general Shimano XT is very solid, only XTR...

In general Shimano XT is very solid, only XTR being better or more expensive for mountain bike stuff from them. That specific hub had issues in my experience. I'm not sure if it was teething issues...
03-02-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,581
Posted By wesmamyke

Yeah, I thought it was the Surly bikes that came...

Yeah, I thought it was the Surly bikes that came with them. We had a bin full of trashed XT hubs, I think they all came from Surly complete bikes.
03-01-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,581
Posted By wesmamyke

I would inspect the XT hub very carefully before...

I would inspect the XT hub very carefully before investing any time in rebuilding it. That generation is somewhat notorious for cone/axle issues.
02-23-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 786
Posted By wesmamyke

Basically the same thing as the old SRAM/SACHS...

Basically the same thing as the old SRAM/SACHS dual drive. Came stock on Bike-E recumbents, at least one Cannondale hybrid I can think of. With the Cannondale I think it was just to get rid of that...
02-15-22, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By wesmamyke

You can actually see what it threads into. Look...

You can actually see what it threads into. Look at the inside of the non-drive side dropout in the first picture. As mentioned, that controls the dropout position and belt tension.
01-23-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By wesmamyke

The GT is pretty modern for a BMX. Micro sized...

The GT is pretty modern for a BMX. Micro sized drive train with tiny sprocket. Integrated headset, gyro tabs on the side of the head tube. I think the white wall tires are making it look older...
12-13-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 331
Posted By wesmamyke

You don't want the Advent stuff, it's Microshift...

You don't want the Advent stuff, it's Microshift specific proprietary nonsense. Those bar-end shifters should work, normal 9spd Shimano pull. The clamping bits are standard too, should fit any bar...
12-13-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 572,260
Posted By wesmamyke

I have a couple NOS XTR headsets in 1-1/4".

I have a couple NOS XTR headsets in 1-1/4".
12-06-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By wesmamyke

Is it the style you have to secure with a larger...

Is it the style you have to secure with a larger allen? Usually 8mm allen to tighten the plug, and the cap uses the normal 5mm. I always find those loose for some reason. I have a Hope brand one...
12-01-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By wesmamyke

They have already made a big push with electric...

They have already made a big push with electric trials stuff. Regular motocross style bikes too from what I've seen. My understanding is California is going to make it very difficult to...
11-29-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5,421
Views: 572,260
Posted By wesmamyke

I might have both of those styles of adjustable...

I might have both of those styles of adjustable cup. Let me go dig out the collection of loose ball BB stuff.

Edit: I do, but it's all 36x24 Italian thread stuff. Probably why that bin of stuff...
11-09-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By wesmamyke

I'm not sure anything with multiple speeds is...

I'm not sure anything with multiple speeds is available with a 9/16"(14mm) axle. Besides the slotted axles on hub motors that is pretty much only a BMX bike thing.

I actually have a very weird...
09-26-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By wesmamyke

Retrobike archive has catalogs you can download...

Retrobike archive has catalogs you can download if you want: https://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/Manufacturer+Archive/Specialized+Archive/Catalogues/
09-24-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,363
Posted By wesmamyke

I'm supposed to just have the one? I wish...

I'm supposed to just have the one? I wish someone would have told me.
09-24-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,211
Posted By wesmamyke

94mm modern asymmetric, or old 5 bolt 94mm?...

94mm modern asymmetric, or old 5 bolt 94mm? Looking at the bike I'm assuming 4 bolt asymmetric, but just checking.

Cheap from China/ebay, up to 40t:...
09-24-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,678
Posted By wesmamyke

There exists powder coat with a rust preventing...

There exists powder coat with a rust preventing zinc base coat. Nobody uses it for some reason though. The cool thing to do now is ED coating. Not entirely sure what the process is, but all Surly...
09-12-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By wesmamyke

Bolting the tool in place, or at least using a...

Bolting the tool in place, or at least using a quick release to hold it in place is a good idea. I generally take off the non-drive side first with these, as that leaves you with the spindle to...
09-07-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By wesmamyke

I'd try over on retrobike.co.uk as well in wanted...

I'd try over on retrobike.co.uk as well in wanted section. Slightly higher concentration of fancy lightweight MTB stuff over there.
09-01-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By wesmamyke

I would think it's meant to be 110mm BMX standard...

I would think it's meant to be 110mm BMX standard hub size. A quick ebay search came up with a 110mm BMX disc hub, so hubs exist.
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08-30-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By wesmamyke

I find stiffer springs nice in old Marzocchi...

I find stiffer springs nice in old Marzocchi forks, they can tend to blow through the travel. At the same time you can keep raising the oil height in the fork to limit bottoming to some degree, with...
08-28-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,818
Posted By wesmamyke

The OP is probably not imagining things. Fisher,...

The OP is probably not imagining things. Fisher, Klein, Fat chance and some others used press fit bearings with square taper spindles. The spindles are straight and held in with locking colars.
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07-31-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,407
Posted By wesmamyke

Doesn't look like it, just going from pictures on...

Doesn't look like it, just going from pictures on the website. It has a very basic rear shock with no lockout lever, or remote lockout.
07-21-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 695
Posted By wesmamyke

Some old 5 or 6spd freewheel Schwinn bikes had a...

Some old 5 or 6spd freewheel Schwinn bikes had a double dork disc on both sides of the cogs. Don't think I've encountered that setup anywhere else.
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07-08-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By wesmamyke

Mountain specific bull horns are sometimes called...

Mountain specific bull horns are sometimes called brahma bars. They tend to be pretty wide though, unless you can find an older pair of the Scott brand AT-3 that came in a couple widths.

I'd try...
06-23-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,049
Posted By wesmamyke

As mentioned, keep an eye on the suspension fork....

As mentioned, keep an eye on the suspension fork. 20 years old is getting up there for a fork, and 26" stuff is getting difficult to replace.

Replacement forks are available, but they keep...
06-22-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By wesmamyke

You can reposition the flat wrench style when it...

You can reposition the flat wrench style when it hits the frame, not really a huge problem. The flat steel style wrench does however tend to dig into the cups pretty bad. Just cosmetic damage, but...
06-11-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 311
Posted By wesmamyke

The one in my parts bin also has the pin broken...

The one in my parts bin also has the pin broken off. Not sure if that was a common failure with super plate models.

I would probably just swap out the whole derailleur, unless the bike was all...
05-13-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By wesmamyke

We sold some of these because it was literally...

We sold some of these because it was literally the only 26" tire you could get for months. Didn't see these problems with any yet, fingers crossed I guess.
Forum: BMX
05-08-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By wesmamyke

Got a couple pairs of the Answer 5" bars, they...

Got a couple pairs of the Answer 5" bars, they are pretty decent. Much lighter than I thought they would be.

Also useful for 26" mountain to cruiser conversions, as they have enough room for...
04-21-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,365
Posted By wesmamyke

I have seen after market bolt on braces, but it's...

I have seen after market bolt on braces, but it's generally something that came with the bar originally.

It's just an attempt to emulate moto stuff that looks similar, and probably does stiffen...
03-26-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,541
Posted By wesmamyke

Before Nashbar was bought out they had those on...

Before Nashbar was bought out they had those on closeout for $15 maybe? Still working on my stash, I use with KMC quick links. You do have to buy the wider 8spd links if I recall.
03-09-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By wesmamyke

I was assuming Machine Tech hubs because the...

I was assuming Machine Tech hubs because the brakes certainly are, and the hubs match the color. Ringle blue I've seen was always a little more turqoise or light blue.
01-29-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By wesmamyke

Thumb shifters can actually be pretty good for...

Thumb shifters can actually be pretty good for hands that don't work great, provided they are comfortable moving a hand while riding. You can put your palm on top of the whole thumb lever and...
06-30-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,448
Posted By wesmamyke

Pretty standard to use a flex-hone on seat tubes....

Pretty standard to use a flex-hone on seat tubes.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Flex-Hone-1-1-8-Inch-28-6mm-Frame-tool/402292525605?epid=3012041330&hash=item5daa80ca25:g:AKQAAOSw7WBe4pRb
06-08-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7,396
Views: 3,353,388
Posted By wesmamyke

I would think doing it all by hand would be okay....

I would think doing it all by hand would be okay. Wet paint would probably be the way to go if you want to paint it.

Pretty sure I've seen a bonded frame on here that was powder coated and the...
06-03-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7,396
Views: 3,353,388
Posted By wesmamyke

Mongoose IBOC, don't know the years super well....

Mongoose IBOC, don't know the years super well. Mine has the loop tail stays like that, but no cutouts, and no stamping.

Edit again: Though early '90's, could actually be pretty late.
05-22-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,702
Posted By wesmamyke

I screwed up all my bike fits by raising by bars...

I screwed up all my bike fits by raising by bars years ago. That little bit more weight on my saddle made them all uncomfortable. Slowly switched them out for wider models.
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