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10-02-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By Ratspeed

Troubleshooting a Rebuilt Sturmey-Archer Hub

Since it was my first time rebuilding and servicing a hub, I ran into a few issues, and one of them I decided to film the troubleshooting process I went through. Turn subtitles on to read the steps I...
09-24-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 242
Posted By Ratspeed

Here was my fix, at least for now. Marine-grade...

Here was my fix, at least for now. Marine-grade Stainless Steel M8 bolt, two extra washers, and the two washers and nut that came with the bike.

Ace doesn't have much of a selection of Stainless...
09-24-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 242
Posted By Ratspeed

You're talking about the seatpost? What do you...

You're talking about the seatpost? What do you mean it's not the right size?
09-23-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 242
Posted By Ratspeed

Dost I detect a slight sarcasm? :notamused: Not...

Dost I detect a slight sarcasm? :notamused: Not that it's unwarranted. This was probably the most newbie'ish mistake I could have ever made, heh. :)
09-23-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 242
Posted By Ratspeed

Yeah, the conical thing, that was my thought too....

Yeah, the conical thing, that was my thought too. Force applied incorrectly. Okay, thanks.
09-23-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 242
Posted By Ratspeed

Thanks for that. I actually remember the moment...

Thanks for that. I actually remember the moment it happened. It was seated properly in place, and when I turned the wrench I heard and felt a sudden "give." I didn't know it had stripped, and I was...
09-23-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 242
Posted By Ratspeed

Seatpost Bolt / Clamp Housing Stripped!

I am disgustipated. Has anyone ever encountered this before? This bike I haven't had for a month, I tried tightening the seatpost with a torque wrench and the steel stripped into a fine taper. It's...
09-22-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Ratspeed

Just one last quick update on this! This was...

Just one last quick update on this! This was after the paint job I did. It was a few weeks ago. The entire bike is finished now!! The touch-up paint is a little darker than I would've liked but man...
09-03-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Ratspeed

I got it off. I just had to apply a TON of force...

I got it off. I just had to apply a TON of force to it. Was definitely way beyond the recommended torque. I'll make sure to apply a bit of ASC so it doesn't happen again. Time to clean up this baby....
09-03-22, 10:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Ratspeed

Removing Nut for Sturmey Archer Drum Brake Assembly

I'm curious! How many of you have encountered extreme resistance from attempting to remove a nut for an AB/C (or similar) Sturmey Archer Brake Assembly?

I've checked the manual...
08-29-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By Ratspeed

Thank you so much for the feedback, jccaclimber...

Thank you so much for the feedback, jccaclimber :) And thanks for the patience. I ask a bunch of questions to master a trade, but once I know it I never forget it. Funny how a single cylinder with...
08-29-22, 01:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By Ratspeed

Yep, another post. I keep discovering more stuff....

Yep, another post. I keep discovering more stuff.

Okay, so. I just watched this video from Park Tool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84Ut53i17iQ

1:40 into the video, I quote: "If you have a...
08-29-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By Ratspeed

One last quick question. Is this Sunlite product...

One last quick question. Is this Sunlite product supposed to have dustcaps on the ends to prevent sludge from caking inside against the bearings?

Or is meant for people with bikes who already have...
08-28-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By Ratspeed

Oh, by the way, I think there might have been...

Oh, by the way, I think there might have been some miscommunication going on.

The new Sunrace I bought has plastic bushings for a press-fit. It is meant as a direct Gazelle replacement. It is not...
08-28-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By Ratspeed

Went ahead and grabbed the Sunlite. Ended up...

Went ahead and grabbed the Sunlite. Ended up being the same price as the Sunrace+shipping.

I'll keep the Sunrace in the box and try installing the Sunlite first. If it doesn't work, I'll have the...
08-28-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By Ratspeed

Ahh, see, I'm very new to biking fandom and have...

Ahh, see, I'm very new to biking fandom and have no aftermarket product knowledge! I'm much more used to PC building, and I know of no "Newegg" style website where bike parts can be filtered...
08-28-22, 02:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By Ratspeed

I might just end up using something like this...

I might just end up using something like this once it comes time to install the wires. :) I still have to find a way to get through that tiny hole in the headtube, so thank you, I'll keep that in...
08-28-22, 12:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By Ratspeed

Y'know what? I think I'm going to replace this...

Y'know what? I think I'm going to replace this bottom bracket after all.

tl;dr version: It came off easily. A small plastic piece broke off, probably not a biggie, but this thing was built very...
08-27-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By Ratspeed

(Safely) Removing Gazelle 1980s Bottom Bracket. Mission Impossible?

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My Mission (should I choose to accept it): Safely extract a...
08-20-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Ratspeed

Just had the new bosses brazed on! Took them to a...

Just had the new bosses brazed on! Took them to a local frame-builder and he had them done in about 20 minutes. :)

Here's the whole brazing video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zknR18Ib_Ec
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08-11-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Ratspeed

I HAVE BEEN QUOTED! (I always love how official...

I HAVE BEEN QUOTED! (I always love how official those emails make it sound. :))

I will be absolutely sure to post updates. :) The bosses, I think I might be able to use some stainless steel...
08-11-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By Ratspeed

In case anyone else runs into the same problem I...

In case anyone else runs into the same problem I had, the head diameter is 6mm and the base of the stem is 2.5mm. The stem's bottom expands out beyond 5mm. No idea what the peg will look like until I...
08-11-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By Ratspeed

Ahhah! After a little playing around, and a...

Ahhah! After a little playing around, and a little luck, I was able to figure out how to remove the part with a small nail and a hammer. Apparently there is a small plastic peg that fits into the...
08-11-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By Ratspeed

Yeah I did, but they were on vacation last week,...

Yeah I did, but they were on vacation last week, and they said they'd reply on the 8th but so far there's been no response. I just placed a big order for a bunch of parts from them! If it's not on...
08-11-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Ratspeed

Ugh! I'm a doofus. Thank you so much. :D

Ugh! I'm a doofus. Thank you so much. :D
08-11-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 61
Posted By Ratspeed

Gazelle Chainguard Parts?

The last part I'm looking is the rear of the chainguard, which is made of plastic and snaps into place.

The chainguard is not like those made currently. Current available parts...
08-11-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Ratspeed

Wow, cool! Where did you find that diagram!?

Wow, cool! Where did you find that diagram!?
08-11-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By Ratspeed

Gazelle Cable Mounting Parts?

Anyone know where to pick up these plastic round mounting pegs for Gazelle cable clamps?

I was able to find the cable clamps with some effort on hollandbikeshop.com...
08-11-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By Ratspeed

Threaded Bosses for Frame Lock

I recently picked up a 1990 Gazelle Primeur which I am restoring, and one item is replacing the frame lock. Whoever owned this bike removed the frame lock by snapping it off of the frame, leaving two...
04-04-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,679
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04-04-22, 11:56 AM
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04-04-22, 11:55 AM
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04-04-22, 11:36 AM
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04-04-22, 01:02 AM
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04-03-22, 02:11 PM
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04-03-22, 03:05 AM
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04-02-22, 06:41 PM
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04-02-22, 06:35 PM
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04-02-22, 05:10 PM
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04-02-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,679
Posted By Ratspeed

Amsterdam Bicycle Company: A Review

This matter has been settled between the buyer and the seller. Thank you to all those who tried their best to offer positive and productive ideas and/or criticism for the situation. But I'm sorry,...
04-02-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 849
Posted By Ratspeed

"Rules" link does not work on registration page!

Greetings! Just wanted to quickly mention this bug I noticed. The "Rules" link does not work on registration page! It links to the registration page.
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