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08-02-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 216
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

In the 52 years of riding multi geared bikes I...

In the 52 years of riding multi geared bikes I have only needed a chain tool twice. One of those times was on a tandem. I don't bother to carry one (excepting my self contained multi day tours). I...
07-29-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 825
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

We tweak rack and fender stays often to fit or...

We tweak rack and fender stays often to fit or clear stuff as needed. I want the rack stays and the frame eyes ro fit as square/parallel to each other as possible to minimize anything having a bow or...
07-28-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 825
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

No, if they both have to share the same bolt the...

No, if they both have to share the same bolt the rack goes inboard of the fender struts. This placed the rack's load in a more shear direction then a bending one, WRT the bolts. Andy
07-27-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 474
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Simple experiment is to remove the brake...

Simple experiment is to remove the brake hanger/stop and then ride the bike and see what happens. Or sub a different bolt that isn't an Allen wrench one. In the as imaged condition can you pivot the...
07-27-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 825
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Ah missing data provided by photos. The Op has a...

Ah missing data provided by photos. The Op has a rack mounted child ride along device (looks to be a Burley Piccolo, or a copy of. These child "tag a long" devices place a serious amount of lateral...
07-26-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's been common knowledge for a few decades that...

It's been common knowledge for a few decades that both fresh pads and Kool Stop's in particular improve braking performance. Andy
07-25-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 622
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

8% more tire width is IMO about 8% less PSI....

8% more tire width is IMO about 8% less PSI. Having said that 120 PSI is WAY HIGH. Is there a reason you run your 23's this high?

I sometimes ask customers if they have a manual shift car and if...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-24-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 428
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

So confusion as to why it would be assumed that a...

So confusion as to why it would be assumed that a nickel plated steel would be much easier to bend then an unplated steel of similar thickness?

I think one concern about brazing onto a plated...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-23-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 339
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

bikingman- I would advise against the seat stay...

bikingman- I would advise against the seat stay attachment design you mention if you are using a lug. Why? Because the lug won't extend down to where the stays butt into the ST and you'll have only...
07-23-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 213
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

So the OP said "Grip Shift with Shimano" to me...

So the OP said "Grip Shift with Shimano" to me this means Grip Shift (likely MRX) shifters and Shimano ders. Many of the replies don't reflect this statement.

The Grip Shift units have a small...
07-22-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The silver round thing in the center of the rotor...

The silver round thing in the center of the rotor is a lock ring, much like what a cassette uses but larger in size. A Park BBT-9, or similar, tool will grab the ring's mouter edge. Do take care as...
07-19-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Not every bike we ride will fit the tires and...

Not every bike we ride will fit the tires and fenders we wish for. The amount of clearance between the top of the rear fender and the underside of the brake bridge is pretty small so w=even if you...
07-18-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Or by using a connecting link remove the chain...

Or by using a connecting link remove the chain and store in a Zip Lock baggie. Andy
07-17-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

IT is not so much the slot's width as it is...

IT is not so much the slot's width as it is measured right at the contact with the post that is what get's stretched. It's the width of slot between the binder's ears that closes up first. With a...
07-17-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The first gen of Shimano indexed shifters (DA...

The first gen of Shimano indexed shifters (DA 7400 IIRC) used different cable diameters and cable pull amounts per click. The first 6oo and second DA versions began what is the long standing cable...
07-17-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Seat tube binder slots are traditionally found on...

Seat tube binder slots are traditionally found on the backside of the ST. It is slots on the front side that are less (as in far less) common. The debate of which is better might be another thread:)...
07-15-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 610
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Good worry as any clamp that gets frequent...

Good worry as any clamp that gets frequent adjusting and isn't designed to handle the many loosenings and retightenings will stretch and slowly loose the ability to tighten at some point. Note that...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,112
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Today's interweb expectations are not easy to...

Today's interweb expectations are not easy to meet for small operators working on a narrow budget and who are not well versed in the website building world. That those that do exist do as well as...
07-14-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 624
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

So a 24 year old recall is being held up by a...

So a 24 year old recall is being held up by a world health crisis? Please don't cry.

Your choices are to ignore the "don't ride it" and continue to enjoy the bike till a replacement is delivered,...
07-13-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As the hardware has gotten smaller and torque...

As the hardware has gotten smaller and torque specs got tighter (as in min/max range) more and more bolts are coming with a thread locking compound on them. That and when a personal injury lawyer...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-07-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,989
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There are people all over that can offer advise....

There are people all over that can offer advise. But having done my own many years ago (LBS, not framebuilding) I found the local community's resources to be most valuable. Being able to pick up the...
07-07-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One issue recently in a thread here is the chain...

One issue recently in a thread here is the chain stay clearance with a double's inner ring. Do your homework and confirm any new purchase can be returned if you do the install. Andy
07-07-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,604
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Join the club of customers who are finding out...

Join the club of customers who are finding out that in this new world the sourcing of data is not a click and paste or a printed page in a bag dangling on the bars. This topic has been visited here...
07-06-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Most likely the tire's bead wasn't seated fully....

Most likely the tire's bead wasn't seated fully. It took a few minutes to work it's way up and off the rim. I also suspect that the sealant acted like a lube between the bead and rim.

This had...
07-03-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

First is that the law of averages tend to catch...

First is that the law of averages tend to catch up to us all. I've had seasons with one flat and others with 6 or 7, seems to average about 1 per 1000 miles over time.

"with really high quality...
07-03-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 389
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Given the current shortage of many basic bike...

Given the current shortage of many basic bike parts, due to the world wide disruption of manufacturing and the massive increase of demand from the Covid-19 pandemic, it's no surprise that rim strips...
06-30-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,697
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I haven't read beyond this post, in this thread,...

I haven't read beyond this post, in this thread, so please excuse me if I repeat what's been said since.

This and Mad Honk's advice is at the foundation of what a professional shop starts with....
06-30-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 319
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Simple levers and action/reaction stuff. The...

Simple levers and action/reaction stuff. The inner cable is trying to shorten between the tops of the arms (because some of the inner cable is being pulled into the lever at the bars). Depending on...
06-29-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 451
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Trying to "restock" a 38 year old bike is wrought...

Trying to "restock" a 38 year old bike is wrought with challenges of both what was "stock" and what's currently available. As example is the component in question. Crank spindle "standards" were...
06-29-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 119
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

For the cost of new inserts why rely on others'...

For the cost of new inserts why rely on others' being able to discern from poor photo? Andy
06-29-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

While one could just duplicate the current wall...

While one could just duplicate the current wall thicknesses I would suggest the added leverage of the longer reach will want somewhat thicker walls. I suggest using seamless DOM 4130 cro moly. Andy
06-27-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 589
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And given the low cost of a new/used ft der how...

And given the low cost of a new/used ft der how much time is this repair worth? Andy
06-27-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 216
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I think the OP will find that modern cones will...

I think the OP will find that modern cones will be a class b/c fit at best to the hub's outer races. When Asia came on line to the US market one change was the bearing contact angle that was common....
06-24-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Are you talking about the nut's outer flange or...

Are you talking about the nut's outer flange or the shaft of the nut? The flange is generally larger then 10mm and the shaft is about 10mm. It's not uncommon for the frame's hole to be slightly...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-24-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,129
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I just did a front drop out to fat blade a few...

I just did a front drop out to fat blade a few weeks ago. Here's a shot of my results. Andy...
06-21-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 913
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Rims are a disposable item, like tires but more...

Rims are a disposable item, like tires but more costly. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
06-20-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I find Paul's vids to be very interesting to...

I find Paul's vids to be very interesting to watch. It's a pleasure to see someone go at a project with such a relaxed confidence and what at face value seems little planning yet actually because of...
06-20-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Not so much a bad mood but more that there was no...

Not so much a bad mood but more that there was no question and just a statement. Why go to the bother of stating publicly your intentions to do something that has no bearing on others? Since I...
06-19-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Ok, you have our permission to find this out. Andy

Ok, you have our permission to find this out. Andy
06-15-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

M6x1, 6mm diameter x 1 mm per thread. length...

M6x1, 6mm diameter x 1 mm per thread. length about 10mm although with a washer or two longer can be "made" shorter. Andy
06-12-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The big point of difference between adjacent...

The big point of difference between adjacent models in Shimano's line up is, IMO, between the Tourney and the Altus. Basic construction, pulley and design are rather different. But between the Altus...
06-11-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Will she be using this bike on a trainer stand?...

Will she be using this bike on a trainer stand? If so then then the linked skewer is not the best choice as the end caps would then need to be round and steel. Either way I would advise her to avoid...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-11-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 974
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I should apologize for taking out my frustrations...

I should apologize for taking out my frustrations on this forum. These days I'm getting home rather burned out from the bike shop. As many of you know some of us (like in NYS) have been going full...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-10-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,120
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll add that having built for others without...

I'll add that having built for others without insurance coverage is plain wrong, to your family and your customers. I assume that you never sought out advice from a lawyer or accountant, or you...
06-10-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 393
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I assume your pump has no gage on it? Once...

I assume your pump has no gage on it? Once inflated to what the pump's gage suggests is correct the valve should be able to be pushed on firmly without sliding into the rim.

But to answer the...
06-09-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 325
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Depending on the current set up high rise bars...

Depending on the current set up high rise bars and/or a stem with a steeper rise angle are the most solid choices as the steerer would retain it's direct contact to the stem. A steerer...
06-08-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This kind of thread is actually a really good...

This kind of thread is actually a really good reminder. because I believe that periodic cleaning and prep (lube, assembly paste, anti seize application) is the best answer for galvanic corrosion, or...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-08-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One source for this type of reference might be...

One source for this type of reference might be the LBS that likely will have seen far more powder coated jobs then any one home wrench has. Here in Rochester we recommend one PC company (who also...
06-07-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Learn how to take apart the shifter and see...

Learn how to take apart the shifter and see what's worn, broken or lacking condition. There's a lot of on line vide about overhauling Campy levers.

Did you figure out why the rear brake stopped...
06-07-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Is the bens associated with the middle ring's...

Is the bens associated with the middle ring's shift gate? Sure looks to be a bend from over aggressive pedal pressure when shifting, this time with the left foot forward.

For an experienced...
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