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11-16-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Rubato

I just spent a lot of time discovering this to be...

I just spent a lot of time discovering this to be the problem I wrote about last week. Good thing to check.
11-12-18, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Rubato

Well played.

Well played.
11-12-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Rubato

Ah, ha. One of the 3 shifters is NOS but it...

Ah, ha. One of the 3 shifters is NOS but it didn't occur to me that the grease inside the shifter is old... I'll try flushing-thank you.
11-11-18, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Rubato

Unusual FDR problem

My girlfriend's old Trek has a 3 speed ST-CT15 front derailleur. I can't get it to land he chain on the middle ring when shifting down. I have 3 of these shifters (1 NOS -all with new cables) and...
04-30-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,481
Posted By Rubato

I have looked at several "click" type wrenches...

I have looked at several "click" type wrenches and the projected accuracy tightening counterclockwise is as low as 40%.....
01-18-18, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,906
Posted By Rubato

Cable guide glue/carbon frame?

I worked on a carbon frame today that had 3 cable guides on the top tube. Two of them were still in place and the third was sliding about on the housing. There is no "finish" on the spot where it...
01-18-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 14,895
Posted By Rubato

My girlfriend vanished with a borrowed generator...

My girlfriend vanished with a borrowed generator hub on her bike, secured with Pitlocks.... Had to call sheepishly a month later to get the key for a flat repair. It seems I needed several days to...
01-01-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By Rubato

There was no sign of any damage to spokes or rim....

There was no sign of any damage to spokes or rim.
I'm not an engineer. IF a wheel had a total KGF of "X" and several spokes were cut, do the remaining spokes pick up the slack, leaving the force at...
01-01-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By Rubato

Bike was donated but I wasn't in the shop and...

Bike was donated but I wasn't in the shop and didn't get to meet the owner.
01-01-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 810
Posted By Rubato

Unique hub failure

A bike came into the co-op last week with a rear wheel issue.... Rim is 559 SunRim CR-18, 32 hole, laced 3x w/14 gauge straight spokes on a Ringle hub. There is no evidence of stress at the rim...
12-26-17, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,264
Posted By Rubato

I would like to be admitted to the sub forum. ...

I would like to be admitted to the sub forum.
Thank you.
07-19-17, 09:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Rubato

Ah, HA! The Pedros Bottom Bracket holder-of...

Ah, HA! The Pedros Bottom Bracket holder-of course. One of my favorite tools. Thanks for the mental leap.
07-18-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Rubato

The bearings need to be pressed onto the bottom...

The bearings need to be pressed onto the bottom bracket spindle while the spindle is in the shell. It doesn't pull with a through bolt like wheel or headset bearings so the threads need to match the...
07-18-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By Rubato

M8-1.0 bolts or rod?

I'm trying to press new bearings into an old Gary Fisher Mt Tam. I'm having a local machine shop make a couple of "bushings" to press the bearings properly but they are not interested in making a...
07-13-17, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By Rubato

Rivnut tool directions?

Someone donated a Rivnut installation tool to the co-op. No instructions, manufacturers data or even name on the tool. Seems to be brand new. I would appreciate any leads about where I can find...
07-12-17, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By Rubato

SHOP CLASS AS SOUL CRAFT by Mathew B. Crawford.

SHOP CLASS AS SOUL CRAFT by Mathew B. Crawford.
06-19-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,306
Posted By Rubato

Classic Cycles in Eagle Harbor. Ride your bike...

Classic Cycles in Eagle Harbor. Ride your bike across on the Ferry for $5, it's free eastbound.
06-17-17, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,128
Posted By Rubato

I was able to drive a DS cup off using an old...

I was able to drive a DS cup off using an old screwdriver as a punch. It doesn't take much room.
06-12-17, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,671
Posted By Rubato

If the build will be powder coated, the rust...

If the build will be powder coated, the rust protection should go in after the frame is baked.
05-26-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,951
Posted By Rubato

Gravel bikes??? I imagine a day in the near...

Gravel bikes??? I imagine a day in the near future when I'll need separate bikes for wet or dry gravel....
05-21-17, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,320
Posted By Rubato

One of the guys at the co-op drilled a downtube...

One of the guys at the co-op drilled a downtube adjuster out last week. He had to twist a small drill bit in his fingertips as he "twirled" in back and forth. He chased the threads with a tap and...
04-13-17, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,422
Posted By Rubato

I tried gluing pieces of old rafts over the holes...

I tried gluing pieces of old rafts over the holes in my Ortliebs with rubber cement and it lasted about a week.... I've also tried sail repair tape, and pieces of inner tube with all types of glues,...
04-12-17, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 824
Posted By Rubato

Commuting year round in Seattle means everything...

Commuting year round in Seattle means everything is almost always wet. I operate on the theory that "if it's full of grease, there's no room for water...." Extra grease might slow me down but if...
04-02-17, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,277
Posted By Rubato

April 1st has been cancelled this year. There's...

April 1st has been cancelled this year. There's no way gags can overtake reality....
04-01-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By Rubato

Thank you all very much-this should be...

Thank you all very much-this should be educational!
03-31-17, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By Rubato

Unknown bottom bracket

An old Gary Fisher MTN bike with a high end Deore Group showed up at the co-op this afternoon for repair of a worn bottom bracket. It was obviously shot. The BB shell was 86mm wide and had snap...
03-22-17, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By Rubato

Thank you.

Thank you.
03-21-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,240
Posted By Rubato

Are they compatible with Shimano cogsets and...

Are they compatible with Shimano cogsets and chain rings?
03-09-17, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,473
Posted By Rubato

I don't understand the design of this dropout?

The hole behind the slot is too small for a solid axle. Can someone explain why this is?
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03-05-17, 10:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,553
Posted By Rubato

The powercoat inside the seat tube can be removed...

The powercoat inside the seat tube can be removed with a brake hone in a drill. It's an abrasive tool (similar to FB's broomstick/sandpaper) specifically designed to remove material in round spaces...
02-08-17, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Rubato

I found a phillips head screw inside the platform...

I found a phillips head screw inside the platform cage after removing the axel. The plug on the outboard end was not a plug (and could not be removed from the outside) but the receiver for the...
02-08-17, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Rubato

The axle is typical SPD w/notched plastic nut. ...

The axle is typical SPD w/notched plastic nut. I'll give the cap some serious prying and see what breaks first.
I love a puzzle....
Thanks for the input.
02-07-17, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Rubato

service old DX pedals

I'd like to service the old DX pedals. I found no info in Shimano Tec Docs or Velo Bike. I cannot open the outboard end of the axle. There is a small notch that appears to be an access of some...
02-01-17, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By Rubato

Ah, Ha! Yes. The dust cap is not removable but...

Ah, Ha! Yes. The dust cap is not removable but on close inspection, it can be rotated to line up with grease passages. Thank you.
01-31-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By Rubato

Old Deore XT seal unremoveable?

I have a Deore XT rear hub that is too old to be included in Shimano Tec Docs. The "seal" has two holes for a pin wrench and an arrow labeled "open." Spinning the seal does not open it. The...
01-09-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,627
Posted By Rubato

My first instinct is to figure things out for...

My first instinct is to figure things out for myself. It's been several days and I'm no smarter so I broke down, took your suggestion, and wrote Breezer. Stay tuned.
01-08-17, 12:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,627
Posted By Rubato

Mystery bolts on seat stay?

One of the bikes being serviced at the co-op is a Breezer/Nu-vinci. There are two braze-ons for 5mm bolts, about 10-15 mm apart, on the INSIDE of the NDS seat stay. They are about 15 mm below the...
12-17-16, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,143
Posted By Rubato

I agree that building up with even tension is the...

I agree that building up with even tension is the slick trick. I've tightened all the nipples to the last thread visually, and I've tried putting my thumbnail on the last thread and spinning the...
12-01-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,512
Posted By Rubato

I stopped reading this thread long ago...

I stopped reading this thread long ago...
11-23-16, 10:47 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,335
Posted By Rubato

My favorite Park Tool is the bottle opener....

My favorite Park Tool is the bottle opener....
11-18-16, 11:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,398
Posted By Rubato

I understand reduction of friction with...

I understand reduction of friction with individual balls, lubricated, rolling in a raceway, around an axle. I've always assumed retainers, where used, rotate as well? How can a rotating retainer...
11-17-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rubato

I cut the jaws of an old pair of needle nose...

I cut the jaws of an old pair of needle nose pliars down to about 14mm and filed the jaws smooth. I'm able to get a grip on old spokes with little or no visible impact.
+1 on those who lube the...
08-30-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,545
Posted By Rubato

FYI, Peter White can rebuild the old SON with the...

FYI, Peter White can rebuild the old SON with the parallel sides. If he can do it, I'm willing to give it a shot (ex-wife won't return it!). The newer, spherical body units have to go to Germany...
07-14-16, 09:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,657
Posted By Rubato

This original assumed "millennial" got his first...

This original assumed "millennial" got his first bike in the mid "50's! Nice to be considered so young.

On another note, this weekend I poured off some of the clear OMS from my settled container...
07-13-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,833
Posted By Rubato

"Just because it's possibly possible doesn't mean...

"Just because it's possibly possible doesn't mean it's necessarily necessary."
07-11-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,657
Posted By Rubato

Settling seems to take forever. I assume the...

Settling seems to take forever. I assume the suggested filtering would help. Are there other ways to speed it up so I don't have so many containers in various stages of reclamation?
06-14-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 447
Posted By Rubato

Shimano PD1050

I need to service a pair of old 105. They have tapered black plugs on the outboard end and I assume there is a nut/cone under the plug. I don't want to damage the plastic plugs as I have so many...
06-03-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,599
Posted By Rubato

The only things I would add to others above are...

The only things I would add to others above are the Pitlock socket and some granola bars.
05-20-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 943
Posted By Rubato

The class i went through a few years ago included...

The class i went through a few years ago included one guy planning for his retirement from the military as well as a couple of other career changers. Some have been successful. The instructors are...
05-15-16, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,181
Posted By Rubato

Also available in bronze.

Also available in bronze.
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