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11-22-16, 02:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,328
Posted By mwtech

Actually, I did try that. I clamped the stem in a...

Actually, I did try that. I clamped the stem in a wooden vise and put a 2x4 between the fork legs as a lever. No dice. How would you use the frame for leverage? Are you sure that Sheldon's article...
11-18-16, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,328
Posted By mwtech

That explains why the Crystal Heat didn't do the...

That explains why the Crystal Heat didn't do the job. I'll put "Red Devil" down in my notes. Thanks for the tip!
11-18-16, 06:54 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,861
Posted By mwtech

I've never had a problem with schrader valves,...

I've never had a problem with schrader valves, but I've had some problems with prestas. In really cold weather I have to bring my pump inside at night, otherwise it will only seal well enough to put...
11-17-16, 09:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,328
Posted By mwtech

I'm sure this isn't the last stuck stem I'll have...

I'm sure this isn't the last stuck stem I'll have to deal with. What's the easy way?
*On edit... Just for grins I checked into the composition of "lye" and found that it refers to any caustic...
11-16-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,328
Posted By mwtech

As suggested in some You Tube videos I used Zep's...

As suggested in some You Tube videos I used Zep's Crystal Heat Drain cleaner. I've heard it referred to as "caustic soda", but I'm not sure that's accurate. In any case it did not do much to the...
11-15-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,328
Posted By mwtech

I only wish I had some adjustable reams. I've...

I only wish I had some adjustable reams. I've used them before, but it would probably be cheaper to buy a new fork. Thanks for the tip.
Bob
11-15-16, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,328
Posted By mwtech

Thanks for the info. That's exactly why I didn't...

Thanks for the info. That's exactly why I didn't want to start banging on it. I don't think a reamer is the answer; at least not yet. I do have a 7/8 drill bit, but I'll need to be careful not to...
11-15-16, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,328
Posted By mwtech

Stuck Handlebar Stem

I'm battling with a cheap alloy stem that has bonded itself inside of a Columbus SL threaded fork tube. I have cut the stem off and drilled it out about as much as possible without risking cutting...
11-10-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,236
Posted By mwtech

Sounds like good advice, Andy. I'll begin with...

Sounds like good advice, Andy. I'll begin with normal cleaning with detergent and water, then polishing with a quality aluminum polishing compound like Meguires or Mothers. I'll let you know how it...
11-10-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,236
Posted By mwtech

That's something I was wondering about. How do I...

That's something I was wondering about. How do I know if the hub has a clear anodized finish? How much polishing will an anodized finish tolerate?
Also, I know that the quality of the aluminum the...
11-09-16, 09:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,236
Posted By mwtech

I was planning to polish the hubs. They're nice...

I was planning to polish the hubs. They're nice Campy hubs, but really dull. I will see what I can do with the wheel assembled, but I suspect that I'll need to remove the spokes to do a really good...
11-08-16, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By mwtech

I have an old freewheel grease adapter. It...

I have an old freewheel grease adapter. It threads into the freewheel and has a gasket/washer. Once tight, you connect to a grease gun zerk and pump it full. I use a very light grease. Works great.
11-08-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,236
Posted By mwtech

Thanks to all of you guys who offered your input....

Thanks to all of you guys who offered your input. I will be using the same hubs and rims. I had planned on re-installing the spokes using the same cross pattern and making sure that all of the spokes...
11-08-16, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,236
Posted By mwtech

Can Spokes Be Reused?

I'm currently cleaning and rebuilding an older bike and I would like to be able to restore the hubs to their original finish. Is it feasible to rebuild the wheels with the original spokes, or will I...
11-05-16, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,020
Posted By mwtech

I've had good luck making shims with the soft...

I've had good luck making shims with the soft aluminum tubing from an old lawn chair. It is soft enough to cut and shape easily and provides excellent clamping characteristics.
11-05-16, 10:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,086
Posted By mwtech

I absolutely love my Hozan chain pliers. They're...

I absolutely love my Hozan chain pliers. They're so much nicer that any regular chain breaker tool. What's even better is that I got them brand new at a Hot Rod swap meet tool booth. The guy who sold...
11-05-16, 10:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,086
Posted By mwtech

I've been a field telecom tech for 30+ years. I...

I've been a field telecom tech for 30+ years. I have the complete set of the craftsman precision screw drivers. I carry the large phillips and slotted in my belt pouch. They're the best. I also have...
Forum: Introductions
11-05-16, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By mwtech

Close enough! Ennis is a nice little town. My...

Close enough! Ennis is a nice little town. My niece and I used to take our Saturday morning ride down 287 to Ennis on our way to Bardwell. Thanks for the welcome.
Bob
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,187
Posted By mwtech

I have (3) bikes with Nashbar's $80 disc brakes....

I have (3) bikes with Nashbar's $80 disc brakes. That's about as cheap as you'll find. I really like them. They are comparable to the Campy Record dual pivot sidepulls I have on my "good" road bike....
Forum: Introductions
11-04-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By mwtech

Bill, let me wish you a Happy Birthday in...

Bill, let me wish you a Happy Birthday in advance! Stay healthy my brother.
Forum: Introductions
11-03-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By mwtech

Bill- Thanks for the welcome and Semper Fi back...

Bill- Thanks for the welcome and Semper Fi back at ya.
Bob
Forum: Introductions
11-03-16, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By mwtech

Thanks for the welcome, Texaspandj. If your...

Thanks for the welcome, Texaspandj. If your daughter has been here for awhile my wife probably knows her. She knows everyone here. My bikes...
Early model SR500 Cannondale
Debernardi custom
Trek...
Forum: Introductions
11-03-16, 07:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By mwtech

Thanks Texbiker, I'll check it out. I spent a lot...

Thanks Texbiker, I'll check it out. I spent a lot of time in the hospital last year and I'm looking forward to working my way back up to a century.
Forum: Introductions
11-02-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By mwtech

BTW, I see someone sent me a private message....

BTW, I see someone sent me a private message. Problem is, I can't see it until I've put in 10+ posts.
Forum: Introductions
11-02-16, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By mwtech

I used to do a lot of charity rides and (what I...

I used to do a lot of charity rides and (what I call) "T shirt" rides. I've done the Hotter'n'hell a few times and even tried the Texas Iron Butt. Haven't done any for a long time, though.
Forum: Introductions
11-02-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 723
Posted By mwtech

Hello from Waxahachie, TX!

I'm new to the forum, but not to cycling. I'm a gear head by nature and I love working on bikes. I've commuted for many years and enjoy road riding on all types of bikes. I'm looking forward to a lot...
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By mwtech

Thanks for the feedback. I've been told that the...

Thanks for the feedback. I've been told that the value of the bike would suffer if I repainted it, but I'm not really interested in selling it. I just love to to work on and ride bikes. Thanks for...
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By mwtech

Guerciotti

Hi, new guy here.
A friend of mine recently gave me an older Guerciotti to play with. I plan to re-furbish the bike as it is in pretty good shape, but has suffered from non-use and neglect. Just out...
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