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10-14-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 592
Posted By davidad

What caused the odd wear on the pad laying on the...

What caused the odd wear on the pad laying on the stump? The brakes should be able to lock up the wheel even if you don't want that to happen in use.
10-14-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 237
Posted By davidad

The BB30 bearing is 42mm in dia. and a press fit....

The BB30 bearing is 42mm in dia. and a press fit. You can make a tool with a long bolt and washers that are the near the same diameter as the bearing. You can get a 1and 1/8" bolt that will be a...
10-14-19, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By davidad

home brew. TL-FH10 7400 カセットフリー 抜き...

home brew. TL-FH10 7400 カセットフリー 抜き デュラエース (http://dt6110.web.fc2.com/parts/TL-FH10.html)
10-13-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,567
Posted By davidad

Why would you accuse me of making this up? I...

Why would you accuse me of making this up? I started riding late in life, about 29 years ago and have tried all types of lubes and technics. I found that Brandt's article on bicycle chains was true,...
10-13-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,567
Posted By davidad

Before I began using the ultrasonic cleaner I...

Before I began using the ultrasonic cleaner I cleaned my chain in an old Ragu bottle with solvent. A chain lasted a little over 6000 miles. With the cleaner they lasted over 14,000 miles. I replace...
10-13-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 318
Posted By davidad

Formula hubs require an 11mm allen wrench. Some...

Formula hubs require an 11mm allen wrench. Some of the others like Joytech need a 12mm and a 7/16".
10-12-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By davidad

I hate to ask this, but do you ride the bike...

I hate to ask this, but do you ride the bike upside down? If not, don't worry about it.
10-10-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,567
Posted By davidad

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

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

I use chainsaw bar oil on a clean chain every 800 miles or so. When the black wear particles come up just wipe them off.
10-10-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By davidad

Be sure and stress relieve by grabbing parallel...

Be sure and stress relieve by grabbing parallel spokes and giving them a good squeeze.
10-09-19, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By davidad

Look at the picture of the front axle. It doesn't...

Look at the picture of the front axle. It doesn't have an internal spacer, the axle has a shoulder. Once the end cap is pulled the bearing can be tapped out.
10-09-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By davidad

I have friends with recumbent trikes and the...

I have friends with recumbent trikes and the front wheel bearings spacer doesn't allow any type of tool to push out the bearing.
10-09-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By davidad

Some radial bearing hubs have a spacer between...

Some radial bearing hubs have a spacer between the bearings to minimize side loads. they don't allow a tool to fit in from the other side to be able to drive out the bearing.
10-08-19, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 520
Posted By davidad

https://wheelsmfg.com/presses-tools/bearing-extrac...

https://wheelsmfg.com/presses-tools/bearing-extractors/sealed-bearing-extractor-set.html or buy each one as needed.
10-07-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By davidad

The disadvantage of Aluminum bike frames is that...

The disadvantage of Aluminum bike frames is that they have a finite life. I would replace it.
10-03-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 770
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.
10-03-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 770
Posted By davidad

My first frame I used linseed oil. Since then I...

My first frame I used linseed oil. Since then I used Frame Saver.
10-03-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By davidad

The DA pedals are different. I have the...

The DA pedals are different.
I have the mountain version of your pedal. I relube every 5000 miles. With your pedal you remove the axle unit, clean out the housing, pack grease into the housing and...
10-03-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By davidad

With the Teflon thread dope there is no friction....

With the Teflon thread dope there is no friction. After a day or two it gets tacky, but never sets up hard so you can make minor adjustments as necessary during the wheel's life.
09-30-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By davidad

When adjusting the bearings make sure that there...

When adjusting the bearings make sure that there is a slight amount of preload that feels like a little drag.
09-30-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 388
Posted By davidad

I use Teflon based pipe dope to lube and lock the...

I use Teflon based pipe dope to lube and lock the nipples. Loctite makes a good one.
09-30-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By davidad

You could replace the small ring with a 24 if the...

You could replace the small ring with a 24 if the crank has a 74mm bolt circle. with the current cassette you would have a low gear of approximately 24".
09-29-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By davidad

Either will be fine. If you are already at 120...

Either will be fine. If you are already at 120 and the wheel has held it's shape after stress relieving you are good to go.
09-29-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By davidad

I'd go for 100 Kg on a 32 or 36 spoke wheel.

I'd go for 100 Kg on a 32 or 36 spoke wheel.
09-27-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,340
Posted By davidad

When I build a wheel I spend the early part of...

When I build a wheel I spend the early part of the process getting it radially true. As the tension goes up I begin to work on the lateral true. When the wheel is looking good I begin to build...
09-27-19, 09:30 AM
09-26-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By davidad

I have one of these for a friends recumbent...

I have one of these for a friends recumbent trike's hubs. https://wheelsmfg.com/presses-tools/bearing-extractors.html
09-25-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 416
Posted By davidad

If that is the old chain I would make the new one...

If that is the old chain I would make the new one inch longer.
09-23-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By davidad

A friend did the same thing on a new tourer and...

A friend did the same thing on a new tourer and the protector did it's job in that case. Couldn't hurt.
09-23-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 287
Posted By davidad

This is the way to get a reasonably accurate...

This is the way to get a reasonably accurate measurement.
09-23-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By davidad

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

Straighten the der. hanger and install a spoke protector.
09-23-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 463
Posted By davidad

Square taper BBs are installed such that you...

Square taper BBs are installed such that you can't overload the bearings.
09-23-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By davidad

Which generator? The manufacturer has a wiring...

Which generator? The manufacturer has a wiring diagram.
09-23-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By davidad

Go to your bike shop and get the spacers that are...

Go to your bike shop and get the spacers that are packed with a new bike. They replace the front and rear axle.
09-23-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,465
Posted By davidad

I've had med problems this last year and haven't...

I've had med problems this last year and haven't been riding. I my dotage (I'm 76) I have gotten between 3 and four inches shorter. Because I no longer have knee cartilage I decided to check my leg...
09-23-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,465
Posted By davidad

LeMond Method. Greg LeMond says to multiply your...

LeMond Method. Greg LeMond says to multiply your crotch-to-floor measurement by 0.883. This figure was determined in the early 1980s by LeMond's French coach at that time, Cyrille Guimard.
09-21-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 780
Posted By davidad

I had a set of Marathons that were almost...

I had a set of Marathons that were almost impossible so I bought the tire jack and decided to never buy another pair. I use Panaracer Paselas and don't have much trouble mounting or removing them.
09-21-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 521
Posted By davidad

From Bike Gremlin. Over 30 years ago, most...

From Bike Gremlin. Over 30 years ago, most bicycles had 36 spokes on each wheel. British standard at the time was 40 spokes on the rear, and 32 on the front wheel. 72 spokes in total in any case....
09-20-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 521
Posted By davidad

You do realize that the manufacturers went to...

You do realize that the manufacturers went to fewer spokes to save money, not because the materials were better.
09-20-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 521
Posted By davidad

Get a rear with at least 36 double butted spokes...

Get a rear with at least 36 double butted spokes for your weight. Something like this: https://www.harriscyclery.net/itemdetails.cfm?ID=3247
09-20-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By davidad

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w59zSuQGKD8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w59zSuQGKD8
09-20-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By davidad

Find a set with bushings and they will last much...

Find a set with bushings and they will last much longer and you won't be able to tell the difference.
There are too many marketing people in the bicycle business and not nearly enough engineers.
09-20-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By davidad

When you adjust the bearings make sure that there...

When you adjust the bearings make sure that there is a slight drag on them indicating preload.
09-20-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 84
Posted By davidad

Should be 2.6mm according to Spocalc. Most other...

Should be 2.6mm according to Spocalc. Most other shimano hubs are 2.4mm.
09-19-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By davidad

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/
09-16-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 810
Posted By davidad

The pressure recommendation on the sidewall of a...

The pressure recommendation on the sidewall of a bike tire is one half the pressure needed to blow the tire off of the rim.
09-16-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By davidad

It happens. Put it in and ride it.

It happens. Put it in and ride it.
09-15-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 356
Posted By davidad

Engineering rule number 1: if it ain't broke...

Engineering rule number 1: if it ain't broke don't fix it.
09-13-19, 11:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By davidad

I have never used washers on a shimano or Suntour...

I have never used washers on a shimano or Suntour hub and had no problems. I have built with DT and Wheelsmith spokes, both 14 and 15 double butted.
09-11-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By davidad

I believe that they used 7/32 balls for the front...

I believe that they used 7/32 balls for the front and 1/4 for the rear.

https://bike.bikegremlin.com/2255/standard-bicycle-bearing-ball-sizes/
09-09-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,097
Posted By davidad

I bought the book over 25 years ago. I also...

I bought the book over 25 years ago. I also bought my Wheelsmith meter around that time so I did not use his method. I do stress relieve my wheels after tensioning and they hold up well.
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