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04-15-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By MrPhil

It looks like you'll need a different front...

It looks like you'll need a different front dérailleur. Surly's website indicates your seat tube is 30.0 mm. In any case, a soft shim will not do the trick. Possibly a 0.9 mm (.035") metal shim would...
08-18-09, 01:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,823
Posted By MrPhil

And yet another OREGON USA builder. ...

And yet another OREGON USA builder.

http://www.co-motion.com/
08-15-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,280
Posted By MrPhil

No, but in the late '70's I worked for a company...

No, but in the late '70's I worked for a company that sized some equipment without converting Fahrenheit to Celsius. I was involved in start-up of the new plant. About 3 AM on the first day of trials...
08-14-09, 04:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 724
Posted By MrPhil

General Cycling? What? I thought this was Major...

General Cycling? What? I thought this was Major Cycling or maybe Captain Cycling . . .
08-14-09, 04:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,164
Posted By MrPhil

Your reference is correct. Stainless steels are...

Your reference is correct. Stainless steels are more corrosion resistant than HSLA steel. HSLA steels are in turn more corrosion resistant than carbon steels. Corrosion resistance is a continuum....
08-14-09, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By MrPhil

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp...

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=21925

Link to Specialized site. Looks like a cassette to me.
08-14-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,164
Posted By MrPhil

Framesaver is not really necessary. You've got a...

Framesaver is not really necessary. You've got a heavy duty chromoly frame already. Chromoly is pretty corrosion resistant to begin with. I lived in Huntington Beach for years and never saw steel...
08-14-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,280
Posted By MrPhil

Why should we adopt a "standard"? We don't have a...

Why should we adopt a "standard"? We don't have a "standard" for language or religion. Why have one for measurement? Use what ever works for you.
08-14-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By MrPhil

Pressure gauge. Although I do like...

Pressure gauge. Although I do like pressure-o-meter. I pronounce it presherahmetur, emphasis on "ah".

Your gauge may be wrong, may be OK. Get another gauge.

Tire seating may indeed be the...
08-14-09, 11:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,280
Posted By MrPhil

The vast majority of equipment I've worked on in...

The vast majority of equipment I've worked on in the last 15 years is ISO, no matter country of origin. True, somethings are still SAE, but really no big deal. The US did not chicken out on going...
08-14-09, 12:03 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,214
Posted By MrPhil

If I had read this thread from the beginning I...

If I had read this thread from the beginning I would have to shoot myself.

BTW, I voted for you to have your own fragment.
08-13-09, 03:36 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 7,214
Posted By MrPhil

Bike Forums is so fragmented I ignore almost all...

Bike Forums is so fragmented I ignore almost all of it. Mechanics and General Cycling are the only two I visit with any regularity.

It just took me 3 minutes to find Hybrid and General. Not an...
08-13-09, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,280
Posted By MrPhil

More durable. Less likely to slip. Allows use of...

More durable. Less likely to slip. Allows use of torque wrenches. Allows easy one hand starting with a straight allen wrench.

Allen/hex head fasteners are very common in most equipment. My most...
08-13-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By MrPhil

And I have a red lawn mower! The picture...

And I have a red lawn mower!

The picture blurrily shows there is a nut and not an allen screw. My educated guess is 9 or 10 mm.
08-09-09, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 790
Posted By MrPhil

Smallest gear on my MTB is 20/28. Very nice...

Smallest gear on my MTB is 20/28. Very nice sometimes. Very slow, but much easier than pushing or carrying the bike.
08-06-09, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By MrPhil

Interesting idea. Is this a proof-of-concept...

Interesting idea. Is this a proof-of-concept prototype or a preproduction prototype? Do you have a link?

EDIT: OK, just did a little googling and found this link: http://www.lightlanebike.com/
...
08-03-09, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 883
Posted By MrPhil

Did someone say "Helicomatic"?

Nobody has mentioned Helicomatic yet. I'm pretty sure 1984 Trek 610's came with a Maillard Helicomatic rear hub/freewheel combo. It's an obsolete proprietary system that is incompatible with all...
07-31-09, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,416
Posted By MrPhil

Dirtdrop, that bike is absolutely gorgeous. Well...

Dirtdrop, that bike is absolutely gorgeous. Well done!
07-31-09, 03:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,416
Posted By MrPhil

Schwinn Suburbans had 1 piece cranks and 27 x 1...

Schwinn Suburbans had 1 piece cranks and 27 x 1 1/4 (630 mm) steel rims. Dropout spacing is 120 mm. Brakes were Weinman side pulls, although later models had the DiaCompe clones. Not sure if there is...
07-31-09, 01:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,930
Posted By MrPhil

Wrong on both counts.

WD-40 is good for cleaning gunked up components, particularly shifters. It will dissolve or thin hardened grease. Many of us have "repaired" brifters with WD-40.

The War Department became the...
07-31-09, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,683
Posted By MrPhil

And yet another vote for WD-40. Similar story...

And yet another vote for WD-40. Similar story with a '95 Specialized Sirius. RSX rear brifter froze up after sitting in the garage for several years. WD-40 and a little exercise solved the shifting...
07-31-09, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,873
Posted By MrPhil

Two or three layers of duct tape has always...

Two or three layers of duct tape has always worked for me. I keep a couple wraps of it around my frame pumps for side-of-the-road repairs.
07-19-09, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By MrPhil

The DIY version looks like a lot of fun.

The DIY version looks like a lot of fun.
07-17-09, 06:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,584
Posted By MrPhil

One of my bikes is a 25 year-old Ritchey...

One of my bikes is a 25 year-old Ritchey Commando. Guess what the original paint job is. That's right, green forest camo. Even the CrMo bullmoose bars are camo. Tom did it as a joke. I laughed and...
07-07-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,780
Posted By MrPhil

Did you skeptics actually use the link? In...

Did you skeptics actually use the link?

In any event, thanks for the link. I book marked the United Nuclear homepage. Between that and all the firearms/explosive links I'm sure Homeland Security...
07-07-09, 12:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By MrPhil

Give us a picture or two. Does it have a fillet...

Give us a picture or two. Does it have a fillet brazed or tig welded frame? Fillet brazed stem? Bullmoose bars? If so, are they fillet brazed or tig welded? Any stickers mentioning frame tubing. All...
07-06-09, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By MrPhil

Sound like cyclocross shoes to me. The cleats...

Sound like cyclocross shoes to me. The cleats help you run up muddy slopes.
07-01-09, 10:53 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,516
Posted By MrPhil

Wasn't typical at shops I worked at . . . . until...

Wasn't typical at shops I worked at . . . . until we closed the doors.
06-27-09, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,290
Posted By MrPhil

I hate that tool. Loose wrenches are ALWAYS...

I hate that tool. Loose wrenches are ALWAYS easier to use.

What do I carry? Whatever fits the seat binder on the bike I'm riding. In the seat bag with tire levers, spare tube, patch kit with a NEW...
06-18-09, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By MrPhil

In 1985 I bought a Ritchey Commando. I love the...

In 1985 I bought a Ritchey Commando. I love the slack geometry. Over the years I've replaced every part except the left crank arm and the Deore cantilever brakes. I think I'm the only guy in Oregon...
06-18-09, 11:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,601
Posted By MrPhil

Thanks for posting this link. Great source.

Thanks for posting this link. Great source.
06-15-09, 01:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,601
Posted By MrPhil

Well, I am a pro. I work on multimillion dollar...

Well, I am a pro. I work on multimillion dollar semiconductor equipment. 12 hour shifts in the clean room wearing bunny suits, masks, and rubber gloves. This is what I use:...
06-10-09, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,393
Posted By MrPhil

**** operator! ****ing hammered already?

**** operator! ****ing hammered already?
06-08-09, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By MrPhil

Nope. That's not it.

Nope. That's not it.
06-08-09, 10:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,551
Posted By MrPhil

Tires are part of the story here. "Dragging" a...

Tires are part of the story here. "Dragging" a trailer with 2 kids is also a big part of it. Once you have new tires you'll feel like you're in 2 inches of mud.
06-08-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By MrPhil

I'd strongly advise against taking it apart....

I'd strongly advise against taking it apart. There are lots and lots of tiny ball bearings in it. They all will try to escape and some of the will succeed. Dripping oil into it is the best bet.
06-05-09, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By MrPhil

Drill that bolt out from the other side.

Drill that bolt out from the other side.
05-08-09, 12:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,798
Posted By MrPhil

"In the good old days" we used linseed oil. It...

"In the good old days" we used linseed oil. It lubricates during the build then sets up. Not to tight, just a little resistance.
05-05-09, 12:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,103
Posted By MrPhil

Didn't realize AdBlock was a Firefox add on. Boy,...

Didn't realize AdBlock was a Firefox add on. Boy, does it work. Really speeds up BF.
04-23-09, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By MrPhil

Sorry to disagree with the general...

Sorry to disagree with the general catastrophizing, but I think the steerer can be straightened. It's a Raleigh 3 speed for heaven's sake. It's built like a tank. Sluggo is on the right track. The...
04-23-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,967
Posted By MrPhil

They are in Minnesota. Short cycling season, got...

They are in Minnesota. Short cycling season, got to sell bikes while you can. Minnesota is why I live in Oregon.
04-23-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,967
Posted By MrPhil

That you are expected to do 10 "quality" builds a...

That you are expected to do 10 "quality" builds a day. That's what's hack about it.
04-22-09, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By MrPhil

Same problem here.

Same problem here.
04-22-09, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 762
Posted By MrPhil

What does this add up to? (Questions asked.) +...

What does this add up to?
(Questions asked.) + (Reasonable answers given.) + (OP doubts answers and casts aspersions.)

=

TROLL!

Just sayin'.
03-26-09, 11:41 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,044
Posted By MrPhil

What a witty retort.

What a witty retort.
03-24-09, 02:22 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,044
Posted By MrPhil

I can't imagine riding with ear phones/buds....

I can't imagine riding with ear phones/buds. Actually, can't imagine doing anything with them.
03-23-09, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,349
Posted By MrPhil

Torx drivers also work well for engaging rounded...

Torx drivers also work well for engaging rounded out bolts.
03-17-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 537
Posted By MrPhil

Dropouts out of alignment put a bending force on...

Dropouts out of alignment put a bending force on the axle. So yes, this may be causing excessive hub wear. Have a shop check dropout alignment.
03-12-09, 01:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,204
Posted By MrPhil

I have a hammer and am sorely disappointed by the...

I have a hammer and am sorely disappointed by the behavior of others in the hammer community. I smashed my fingers with a hammer once and not one other hammerist helped me out. In fact, the other...
03-12-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By MrPhil

Huh?

Huh?
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