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05-14-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By DLM

Definitely no problem putting a coaster on a...

Definitely no problem putting a coaster on a cromoly mtn frame. HOWEVER, the axle length (OLD) on most coaster hubs is narrower than a mtn frame. You'll need to respace the hub's axle (good) or...
05-14-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By DLM

A couple issues: - On a geared bike, the...

A couple issues:
- On a geared bike, the derailleur guides the chain up onto the rear cog. On a fix/single, the chain goes directly to the rear cog under tension. So with a bad chainline, you're...
08-04-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,120
Posted By DLM

How much torque should I use? - Firm, but do...

How much torque should I use?
- Firm, but do not "tighten as much as possible", ever. Steel cup into steel frame can take a pretty wide range of torques.

grease or loctite?
- grease or...
01-27-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,991
Posted By DLM

There's also huge difference between bikes. Take...

There's also huge difference between bikes. Take an old Hi-Ten Schwinn frame and you can probably get away with something half a cm too small and just cinch it down. Take a higher end aluminum frame...
01-27-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,352
Posted By DLM

check out torker bikes. Especially the U-district...

check out torker bikes. Especially the U-district or KB2. Probably someone near him who can get them. They are the QBP house brand. Decent quality/price since they don't spend a lot on advertsiing.
01-27-11, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By DLM

A second thought. If the 7 speed wheel is a...

A second thought. If the 7 speed wheel is a freewheel, you can put the 6 speed freewheel onto the new wheel and keep your shifting. Most, but not all 7 speeds are cassette though, so check first....
01-27-11, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By DLM

7 speed Mtn bikes are actually usually 135mm....

7 speed Mtn bikes are actually usually 135mm. Road 6 & 7 are 126mm.
That all said, the wheels can probably be made to fit without a big issue as long as all the other factors are OK/
09-21-10, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By DLM

Doesn't look so bad to me. I'd definitely use the...

Doesn't look so bad to me. I'd definitely use the replacement wheel if it will fit with clearance for the tire and if the brakes will line up. Since you already have a 6 speed shifter, I'd go 6. But...
09-21-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By DLM

+1 A couple pounds of pressure difference in the...

+1 A couple pounds of pressure difference in the tire is going to affect the "smoothness" of the ride more than the wheel. Choose wheels based on the cost/durability/weight/aerodynamics spectrum.
09-16-10, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By DLM

Seems to me a big decision point is whether you...

Seems to me a big decision point is whether you really need a new rear wheel or not. If the wheel is straight and rolls well, a little rust probably won't mean anything. a 6 speed is most likely a...
09-16-10, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By DLM

If you sanded the joint smooth there may not be...

If you sanded the joint smooth there may not be any bump left. But the sanding would leave the surface rougher than the rest of the rim and that would certainly grab more than the smooth areas. If...
09-07-10, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By DLM

Is the cable attached to the FD in the right...

Is the cable attached to the FD in the right spot? If you pass the cable on the wrong side of the pinch bolt for instance, it can substantially change how much the FD moves for a given amount of...
09-07-10, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By DLM

Hard to diagnose what you are feeling. I'm a...

Hard to diagnose what you are feeling. I'm a little suspect that it is your freehub that you feel. When you pedaling, the freehub is "locked" (not rotating) so you shouldn't feel anything from it...
09-07-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By DLM

As long as the cables are not damaged or...

As long as the cables are not damaged or corroded, you won't be able to break the cable. Note however, that "loose" cables would normally mean that you have to pull the levers a long way before the...
09-07-10, 03:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,529
Posted By DLM

I think steel bolts with alu rings is basically...

I think steel bolts with alu rings is basically standard for most cranks so should not be a problem. As always, grease or anti-seize compound on the threads and contact areas is a good idea.
04-30-10, 11:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,083
Posted By DLM

+1 on dabac's comment. The point of triple...

+1 on dabac's comment.
The point of triple butting is to get a snug fit at the hub. But because threads are rolled and not cut, the thread end has to be narrower gauge than the elbow to get a tight...
04-30-10, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By DLM

It's a brand new bike with low pressure cruiser...

It's a brand new bike with low pressure cruiser tires. Either the tube is caught under the bead of the tire or the tire jsut isn't seated right.
Deflate the tire, push the tire toward the center of...
04-04-10, 01:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 709
Posted By DLM

I don't know of any easy way to do this. There...

I don't know of any easy way to do this. There are "emergency" replacement hangers like this: http://derailleurhanger.com/emergency.htm
They will get you home, but may mess up your shifting because...
03-31-10, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 767
Posted By DLM

Because the tire is pressurized, there's no room...

Because the tire is pressurized, there's no room for things to "move around" inside. Liners and belted tires probably offer similar flat protection. The upside of liners is that you can reuse them...
03-31-10, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By DLM

www.bikecollectives.org/wiki...

www.bikecollectives.org/wiki (http://www.bikecollectives.org/wiki)

http://www.bikerowave.org/?page_id=50
02-28-10, 11:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,474
Posted By DLM

+1 on this. But if she would be more comfortable...

+1 on this. But if she would be more comfortable with her hands lower down there are other ways to achieve that. You can get a lot of different shape "straight"/riser bars. You can even install riser...
02-17-10, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,215
Posted By DLM

I'm not going to disagree with what you said,...

I'm not going to disagree with what you said, just that it applies here. One thing AA does is leave a protective coating to seal the material against UV and airborne ozone damage. That it why it...
02-17-10, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,380
Posted By DLM

Changing the brake lever travel by itself...

Changing the brake lever travel by itself wouldn't affect it, but you may have shifted something else when you made the adjustment. Try a little toe in, that usually fixes it.
02-17-10, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By DLM

IMO lower end shock forks also degrade the...

IMO lower end shock forks also degrade the handling of the bike by adding play into the front end. The shock probably does absorb some vibration, but you can also just run tires a bit lower pressure....
02-12-10, 07:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,251
Posted By DLM

FYI that that's probably why they failed. With a...

FYI that that's probably why they failed. With a weaker material, you don't tighten them MORE, you tighten them "just enough". I'm not arguing for aluminum nuts. This is a perfect illustration of why...
02-05-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,089
Posted By DLM

Xtracycle - use modified standard child seat?

Can't find anything in the archives.

I'm building an xtracycle and my kid will need to be in a child seat for another 6 months or so. I don't want to buy the $250 peapod. Has anyone tried...
02-03-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By DLM

I would start by comparing the two bikes...

I would start by comparing the two bikes directly. If one is comfortable and the other is not, try to find where the differences are. Remember that the frame dimensions in and of themselves aren't...
02-02-10, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,057
Posted By DLM

There's no headset that will allow you to use a...

There's no headset that will allow you to use a threadless stem. You could swap forks (and headset) to threadless and go that way. But to keep the fork, I think you have to use the adapter. The...
01-27-10, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,203
Posted By DLM

I think I would debate this point. In higher end...

I think I would debate this point. In higher end brake housing or spiral wound housing for shifters, they do try to wind the spiral very tightly to minimize compression. But I have seen lots of brake...
01-25-10, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,127
Posted By DLM

The sad fact is that I doubt it's worth putting...

The sad fact is that I doubt it's worth putting 20 yr old parts onto a new frame. Many may fit OK, but you wouldn't spend that much more to buy a complete bike and you would get all new parts. If...
01-25-10, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,203
Posted By DLM

I think on older index shifting Shimano still...

I think on older index shifting Shimano still used the sprial wound housing. It works ok for lower gear count systems where the spacing between the cogs is still pretty wide or on bikes with frame...
01-21-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,003
Posted By DLM

Hopefully I'm neither whining, filled with rage,...

Hopefully I'm neither whining, filled with rage, nor impotent...I just think it's dumb to introduce yet another naming convention that complicates things. Yes, the 700 designation is dumb too, but it...
01-21-10, 10:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,003
Posted By DLM

I think I'd debate that "most" people know what a...

I think I'd debate that "most" people know what a cyclocross tire is. Especially people who ride typical cross bikes. Anyway, I think you're kind of supporting my point here. What is a 27" knobby...
01-20-10, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,326
Posted By DLM

A separate issue with brazing canti studs onto a...

A separate issue with brazing canti studs onto a road bike is that the stays aren't designed to have force applied in that direction by the brakes. Bikes with canti's usually have beefier stays to...
01-20-10, 12:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,003
Posted By DLM

Car tire sizing can be a bit confusing, but very...

Car tire sizing can be a bit confusing, but very few people buy tires and then take them home to mount them. You almost always have professional help to find the right one. That's not true with bike...
01-11-10, 10:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,387
Posted By DLM

Well, I'm no engineer, so maybe I'm off base...

Well, I'm no engineer, so maybe I'm off base here. And as plastics go, that type is pretty tuff. But I've just never seen plastic used as a shim material in any application with fairly high stresses...
01-10-10, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,387
Posted By DLM

Whether or not the bars rotate is NOT a valid...

Whether or not the bars rotate is NOT a valid test of your stem-bar combination. Mixing parts with different clamp diameters means that the clamping force is being put into a small area where the two...
12-22-09, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By DLM

You might try Flyingpigeon-la.com. I doubt he...

You might try Flyingpigeon-la.com. I doubt he stocks anything, but I think he can get Gazelle parts.
12-22-09, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By DLM

Probably not. The overall width of an 8 spd...

Probably not. The overall width of an 8 spd cassette is larger and the spacing between the cogs is different. But you could put the complete 7 speed wheel onto the Yukon if you also swap the rear...
12-22-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By DLM

I think they're called "that little line right...

I think they're called "that little line right above the edge of the rim"......
+1 - Spray a little soapy water or windex where the tire meets the rim after you've mounted it and pump up over the...
12-22-09, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,216
Posted By DLM

There is a postential issue mixing a Smimano BB...

There is a postential issue mixing a Smimano BB with a Campy crank, but it usually works. See: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bbtaper.html
So maybe use a Campy BB.
I would think you could get away...
12-21-09, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By DLM

Maybe, but I would bet you can't mess it up so...

Maybe, but I would bet you can't mess it up so much your LBS can't easily put it back together without a problem. Nothing like getting just a little over your head to learn. Go for it unless you are...
12-21-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By DLM

A man of words AND action? Will wonders never...

A man of words AND action? Will wonders never cease...
12-21-09, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By DLM

I think on most bar ends you remove the side...

I think on most bar ends you remove the side screw that adjusts the resistance of the shifter so it doesn't slide back from the cable tension. Once removed, the shifter arm will come off and reveal...
12-21-09, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By DLM

Might be the freewheel/freehub is dragging. You...

Might be the freewheel/freehub is dragging. You could try to get a little lube into that. If so, it is probably slowing you down when you coast and may lock up or start slipping eventually.
12-19-09, 03:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,922
Posted By DLM

I'd guess they'll be fine. But if you did want to...

I'd guess they'll be fine. But if you did want to correct it you can get slightly longer nipples instead of buying all new spokes. A lot cheaper and you wouldn't need to relace everything.
12-19-09, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By DLM

Do you mean the chain was hitting the seat stay...

Do you mean the chain was hitting the seat stay back by the cassette or that the chainring was hitting the chain stay?
Sounds to me like you should thread the BB back in on the right side only and...
12-19-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,329
Posted By DLM

On the stem, before you start sanding, check the...

On the stem, before you start sanding, check the inner diameter of the locknut on the headset ( the top nut that holds the fork on.) I've seen french bikes where the fork steerer itself is standard,...
12-18-09, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By DLM

Yeah, check if the headset is loose first. But I...

Yeah, check if the headset is loose first. But I wouldn't ignore flex in the fork. Some flex is normal, but hard to describe how much. If it is a bonded aluminum fork, there is the rare possibility...
12-18-09, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,902
Posted By DLM

Maybe ask Sturmey Archer:...

Maybe ask Sturmey Archer: http://www.sturmey-archer.com/contact
Please post any info you find out.
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