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05-31-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,042
Posted By Mad Honk

DD, Great snag! Now dip them in rubber and...

DD,
Great snag! Now dip them in rubber and repackage in a new un-opened box. Should create quite a stir in the brake lever market. Smiles, MH
05-29-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,390
Posted By Mad Honk

T-Mar,and branko, I would say that the current...

T-Mar,and branko,
I would say that the current manufacturing of tubes, likely 98% is welded tubes. Cold drawing is expensive due to the more labor and heat intensive. And is only found in...
05-27-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Mad Honk

It doesn't matter. Just be sure to use the same...

It doesn't matter. Just be sure to use the same type of clear coat as the base layer. Lacquer over enamel will cause the base layer to wrinkle under the lacquer, forcing you to start all over...
05-26-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6,262
Views: 537,021
Posted By Mad Honk

SR, If you have Campy levers it has been around...

SR,
If you have Campy levers it has been around for quite a while. Famine has driven even copies to be $10 a piece. Welcome to the club! Smiles, MH
Forum: Foo
05-26-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,204
Posted By Mad Honk

Well you could have bought a Whirlpool from...

Well you could have bought a Whirlpool from Bridgman Michigan, and had it delivered by bicycle and got it there before three weeks! Covid must have slowed the cross pacific shipping time. Smiles, MH
05-25-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By Mad Honk

Kurt, Only black and white cable housing on...

Kurt,
Only black and white cable housing on hand. NR brakes are made of Unobtainium! I don't have a Normandy but a sunshine that is Campy sized(63mm) and looks about the same as Campy. ...
05-25-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 267,491
Posted By Mad Honk

Matt, I break down a lot of wheels to scrap...

Matt,
I break down a lot of wheels to scrap from my local co-op. Most of those take a 260mm length spoke set. If you get spoke lengths from UBI or somewhere I can likely send you set of used...
05-25-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 548
Posted By Mad Honk

Kurt, Looks good so far. Lemme know what...

Kurt,
Looks good so far. Lemme know what your missing, I have a bunch of hubs around here that are getting parted out, and scrapped when I can find a blind bore bearing removal tool. Hard...
05-25-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,042
Posted By Mad Honk

Well Kurt, The buyer decided to open the...

Well Kurt,
The buyer decided to open the package. he/I was expecting a set of calipers for the old Raleigh I am trying to bring back to life from a junk yard find for $6. Of course this will be a...
05-24-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6,262
Views: 537,021
Posted By Mad Honk

Got a pair of hubs and a damaged rear derailleur....

Got a pair of hubs and a damaged rear derailleur. The derailleur is repairable though I have a spare rear body plate from one that had been crunched on the front plate.
Looks like I am going to be...
05-23-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Mad Honk

Three options: First straighten everything and...

Three options: First straighten everything and weld it back together. But caveates are the weld may break down the brass in the tubes that hold it in place between the stays. Second is to...
05-23-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 311
Posted By Mad Honk

Park tool actually makes a tool to pull those...

Park tool actually makes a tool to pull those types of damage out of a tube. It has two feet that are spaced about 18" apart and a center pulling rod that pulls from the center of the bend point. ...
05-23-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 267,491
Posted By Mad Honk

2cam, Nice job! Must have been a bunch of...

2cam,
Nice job! Must have been a bunch of work. Smiles, MH
05-23-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 9,042
Posted By Mad Honk

Wow! is all I can say. However I have a little...

Wow! is all I can say. However I have a little fuel to put on this fire. I bought something from this same E-Bay seller, And it came in today's morning postal delivery. Now I am completely confused....
05-21-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Mad Honk

SurferRosa, There was a change in how the...

SurferRosa,
There was a change in how the spring was installed. I have a body sitting here on my desk that is vintage 84 that has the new spring installed in it. The newer spring is locked in...
05-21-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 886
Posted By Mad Honk

Tomm, You are indeed a lucky man! Good on...

Tomm,
You are indeed a lucky man! Good on you and your GF! Wish it were the same here. Smiles, MH
05-18-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 470
Posted By Mad Honk

Before trying to do any bends get a length of all...

Before trying to do any bends get a length of all thread material and put nuts and washers on both sides of the drop outs to hold them in place before any bending takes place. That will control the...
05-18-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,217
Posted By Mad Honk

Got the set of torque bars today from the tool...

Got the set of torque bars today from the tool truck I ordered five weeks ago. Snap-On and a bit pricey but beats the bejebers out of finding out you over-torqued a rim and bent the disc brake rotor....
05-17-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,875
Posted By Mad Honk

Shelbyfv, I am 68 and you are correct, but...

Shelbyfv,
I am 68 and you are correct, but my desire to still be the most efficient does involve things like marginal gains. For me dropping two pounds and having a bit more energy is a big...
05-16-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,875
Posted By Mad Honk

It is still an acceptable practice to add weights...

It is still an acceptable practice to add weights to the spokes of motorcycle wheels to balance them. I have experienced the problems with this effect on long down hills and coming down the mountain...
Forum: Foo
05-16-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 596
Posted By Mad Honk

Hondo, You need to get a better marble sack! ...

Hondo,
You need to get a better marble sack! I got to spend the day trying to evade the War Department as she doubled the flower beds in the front yard. If this keeps up I will be able to sell...
05-15-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 226,840
Posted By Mad Honk

Sorry Jon, Thought it was you. I need to find...

Sorry Jon, Thought it was you. I need to find another hobby besides drinking and typing! Smiles, MH
05-13-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 267,491
Posted By Mad Honk

If her butt hurts, yours will as well only for...

If her butt hurts, yours will as well only for different reasons. Spend the $ on a good ladies saddle, even if not a Terry. My wife fell in love with the old Avocet padded seat and that was why she...
05-13-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By Mad Honk

berner, You could try making "SENSE", but who...

berner,
You could try making "SENSE", but who in this environment would buy it? My world is pretty wacky now. I have good friends who are Physicians, and Morticians, and my wife is a Hospice Social...
05-12-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 718
Posted By Mad Honk

Hondo, I wore my mask today while going out...

Hondo,
I wore my mask today while going out gently to get some necessary supplies (you know suds!) but I still find about 40% if our population don't use masks or gloves. I have to keep extra...
05-12-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 626
Posted By Mad Honk

Thermite, A number of things can cause a...

Thermite,
A number of things can cause a creak, loose crank arm, a loose screw in a pedal cage, or even slightly loose pedals. And it could be a loose bolt on a chain ring that only moves wen...
05-09-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Mad Honk

I think I would talk to a frame builder and ask...

I think I would talk to a frame builder and ask about a repair to the damaged steel section. It hasn't gone through the steel at this point, so It may be possible to add a braze filet to the damage....
05-09-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 454
Posted By Mad Honk

Skip, That tool is a specialty tool. It has...

Skip,
That tool is a specialty tool. It has two prongs and a ring around them to keep the lips of the freewheel from deforming during removal. And likely made of unobtainium, check with your...
05-08-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,466
Posted By Mad Honk

I run a business that repairs golf clubs and does...

I run a business that repairs golf clubs and does custom fitting for golfers. I switched to an appointment only format after thinking about buying a Play It Again store. I realized I would spend...
05-08-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,466
Posted By Mad Honk

T-habs, Thanks for the rant! I was a shop...

T-habs,
Thanks for the rant! I was a shop service manager for a few years. And I found that having a good management process kept those folks in line. We promised next day delivery, but not a...
05-08-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Mad Honk

This might also be listed as a self inflicted...

This might also be listed as a self inflicted fatal wound. They pretty much put all of the eggs ($1000 wheel sets) in one basket and then forgot to watch the basket. JMHO, MH
05-07-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 584
Posted By Mad Honk

Wiz, If you make a minor adjustment to your...

Wiz,
If you make a minor adjustment to your tool, it will make starting the nipple on the spoke a bit easier. I have used this tool since the mid 70's and it speeds up my build time, If you...
Forum: Foo
05-05-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,602
Posted By Mad Honk

So they used to whack a big piece of sheet metal...

So they used to whack a big piece of sheet metal to mimic thunder on TV. And a piece of flying sheet metal would decapitate the bike rider. It could have scared Stan into cardiac arrest watching that...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,473
Posted By Mad Honk

Mad P, You think pro guy 753 even has any of...

Mad P,
You think pro guy 753 even has any of those left after nine years? Smiles, MH
05-01-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 56,300
Views: 8,028,234
Posted By Mad Honk

BG, Too bad we are in IN. The wheels alone...

BG,
Too bad we are in IN. The wheels alone are worth the price of admission, along with the good bits hung on it. Smiles, MH
04-29-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Mad Honk

I was the main wrench for one of the first group...

I was the main wrench for one of the first group of riders in the Race Across America, back when your professional number was less than 25. So I'm kind of old school on this subject.
We always had ...
04-26-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,259
Posted By Mad Honk

BG, I'm glad you are finally settled in. Moving...

BG,
I'm glad you are finally settled in. Moving is tough enough without the hassles of Shelter in Place order. I'm starting the fifth week of quarantine here in Bloomington, and it is getting old. I...
04-25-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6,262
Views: 537,021
Posted By Mad Honk

A few supplies for the Raleigh build. After a hub...

A few supplies for the Raleigh build. After a hub re-furbish I can start the wheel build. The question now is: Silver or dark anodized rims. It will have black tires, and fenders, so I'm thinking...
Forum: Foo
04-17-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,634
Posted By Mad Honk

I've spent a month in quarantine and am near to...

I've spent a month in quarantine and am near to out of beer. And we just got a three week extension. I;m gonna be like the 90 year old gal holding a sign in the front door soon. Just my take on...
04-17-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,787
Posted By Mad Honk

I got to talk with the OP today. Her bike is...

I got to talk with the OP today. Her bike is going to be just fine if it fits her when she gets it back. There are a few mods she may need to make but not $300 worth. It will be a while before...
04-15-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,787
Posted By Mad Honk

In response to dedhed's posting; The trek 700...

In response to dedhed's posting; The trek 700 series from that era was the second line just below the 170. And not an entry level bike, but at the top of the line. Saving it is going to be a good...
04-15-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,167
Posted By Mad Honk

I'm in your neighbor state to the east, and we...

I'm in your neighbor state to the east, and we have very strong Shelter in Place orders to keep transmission down. Our residents from China likely would take offense to the reference to "China...
04-15-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,787
Posted By Mad Honk

Dk20, I am a pretty firm believer that you...

Dk20,
I am a pretty firm believer that you have a great bike from the 80's. And I doubt it is worn out or time to replace it. I suspect that if you lean a bit or have to slide off the seat at...
04-14-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 267,491
Posted By Mad Honk

Blightybiker, Contact me by PM and I will help...

Blightybiker,
Contact me by PM and I will help you via e-mail. Smiles, MH
04-11-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 18,966
Views: 3,073,034
Posted By Mad Honk

Insidious C., and 2cam16, And that whirring...

Insidious C., and 2cam16,
And that whirring noise you are hearing is Othon spinning in his grave! Smiles, MH
04-09-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,599
Posted By Mad Honk

Andy, I have learned over the years to charge...

Andy,
I have learned over the years to charge what I am worth so the charges are $100 per hour, and the rate for a complete overhaul is 4.1 hours from the manual 40 years ago. That would likely...
04-09-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,027
Posted By Mad Honk

Good on ya! I trust all is well and you folks...

Good on ya! I trust all is well and you folks are being safe in this silly period of our existence. Be safe and keep posting. Smiles, MH
04-09-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By Mad Honk

A small rotary steel brush and a drill. Spin the...

A small rotary steel brush and a drill. Spin the brush around in the threads of the bottom bracket with the drill running at about half speed. The brush will clean about 85% of any old grease and...
04-09-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 226,840
Posted By Mad Honk

Delbiker, I am getting older and smaller, and...

Delbiker,
I am getting older and smaller, and this was a great bike for me. When I first got it it needed repairs, and some braze-ons added. I got to spend torch time that was not a cutting torch,...
04-09-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2,604
Views: 226,840
Posted By Mad Honk

As much as it pains me to do, this old friend is...

As much as it pains me to do, this old friend is now too big for me. I have spent most of this spring restoring it to something ride-able. And this is not one of those War Department edicts, as the...
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