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11-09-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Geepig

Loves it when someone looks at ALL the available...

Loves it when someone looks at ALL the available data :)
11-09-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 453
Posted By Geepig

How many spokes are you using? If you are using...

How many spokes are you using? If you are using 36 and 3x then by the time you have built the wheel you will realize that some of what is applicable for larger wheels is irrelevant for 20" and...
10-26-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By Geepig

I think that those ten splines are not a lockring...

I think that those ten splines are not a lockring but where you insert the special tool to remove the gear hub. The gear hub is mounted on an aluminium thread on the wheel hub, and the only way to...
10-25-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Geepig

Well, there is no guarantee that because a hub is...

Well, there is no guarantee that because a hub is new to you it does not mean it has not been sitting around for a long time, so the greasing question is still valid.

How tight is tight? Like a...
10-20-21, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By Geepig

I assumed it meant he wanted to remove the hub...

I assumed it meant he wanted to remove the hub from the wheel, or to fit one on a wheel.
10-20-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 406
Posted By Geepig

The tapping drill size for M5 is 4.2 mm, which is...

The tapping drill size for M5 is 4.2 mm, which is not much difference to the 4 mm thread root size of your M4, especially if you are going to have to hold the drill. You might get a nice pair of...
10-18-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 663
Posted By Geepig

Have you tried those hex nuts they have on some...

Have you tried those hex nuts they have on some cantilever or V brakes, to hold the pads on if I remember correctly?
10-11-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 598
Posted By Geepig

I love my dork disks! I would be pretty...

I love my dork disks!

I would be pretty annoyed if the chain actually went into them, because they crack so easily when old, especially if it was my only 'Romet' branded one, in red plastic.

;)
10-10-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Geepig

Well, it looks like a standard axle. How long is...

Well, it looks like a standard axle. How long is your wrench? Some are quite short, and if they are you can look for a piece of steel tube that fits over it that will all you to apply more torque....
10-08-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Geepig

I cannot think of any bike that uses a bolt to...

I cannot think of any bike that uses a bolt to keep the wheel in the frame, they tend to have axles instead - and there are several very different types.

What bike do you have, and what does your...
10-08-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 689
Posted By Geepig

I used to worry a bit about bending spokes, until...

I used to worry a bit about bending spokes, until I started doing 36 spoke 20" wheels with aluminium rims.
10-03-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 627
Posted By Geepig

All my steel rim wheels hang in my garage unless...

All my steel rim wheels hang in my garage unless I am running coaster or, sometimes, disk brakes.
10-03-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 773
Posted By Geepig

Before bending anything, does this mean you have...

Before bending anything, does this mean you have tried the wheel in the dropouts or in a truing frame both ways around?
10-01-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,776
Posted By Geepig

And it is so much easier and therefore cheaper to...

And it is so much easier and therefore cheaper to mail folding ones.
09-30-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By Geepig

Masking tape, newspaper or other paper to cover...

Masking tape, newspaper or other paper to cover large areas like the wheels, seat and handlebars, a selection of abrasive paper etc.

Stripping and rebuilding a bicycle is a very time consuming...
09-29-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By Geepig

If you want a better look for your bike, I would...

If you want a better look for your bike, I would not recommend using a drill. Instead I would be considering a local machine shop to see if they would mill a recess, because then there would be a...
09-28-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,890
Posted By Geepig

Well, if you really ride 3-8 hours a day in the...

Well, if you really ride 3-8 hours a day in the early morning or at night, then your bike is going to wear out relatively quickly, so it is worth figuring out now what hub is going to work for you...
09-28-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By Geepig

You have a number of options ready and waiting: ...

You have a number of options ready and waiting:

You can pop those caps off the babystroller and once the wheels are off compare the bearings those on your trailer. There is every chance that they...
09-26-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By Geepig

What I do is go to my local DIY store and choose...

What I do is go to my local DIY store and choose an appropriate roll of galvanized pipe hanger strapping plus some nuts, bolts of washers to match the rack and lamp mountings. If you have a hammer, a...
09-23-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By Geepig

If there is a way of removing the driving wheel...

If there is a way of removing the driving wheel and the base, then they come apart much like a small motor. More modern plastic bodied ones can be a nightmare as the spring mounting system is also in...
09-22-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 735
Posted By Geepig

There may be corrosion or even cracking at either...

There may be corrosion or even cracking at either end. Your wheel has given good service - until now, so there is always a chance of another issue. Anyway, it should not stop you taping the wheels,...
09-21-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 735
Posted By Geepig

If this were just a hacking around bike I would...

If this were just a hacking around bike I would just reuse the spokes, but I would still leave the decision about their condition until I had them all off and could inspect the ends.
09-21-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By Geepig

I inspect everything before installing, after a...

I inspect everything before installing, after a good clean. If there were anything wrong with them then you would expect some marks or the threads might not feel alright.
09-21-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Geepig

Sad end, but it looks like it was used by someone...

Sad end, but it looks like it was used by someone with a loose sidestand.

I had to remove a cotter pin from one of my bikes this week, a hard bike to work on as it appears to have been assembled...
09-20-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By Geepig

If you plan to tension/true your wheels, do the...

If you plan to tension/true your wheels, do the front first as you do not have to worry about having spokes with different tensions on one side compared to the other. If you do not have a derailleur...
09-19-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By Geepig

If you are using cheaper foldable tires it helps...

If you are using cheaper foldable tires it helps if you unfold them and keep them somewhere warm for a while so that they have a chance to unkink a bit.

When fitting, they might be difficult to...
09-19-21, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Geepig

If you can find some small engineering company of...

If you can find some small engineering company of some kind press then they may do it for you.
09-19-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By Geepig

Unless you need to have a bike to fit some kind...

Unless you need to have a bike to fit some kind of class regulations, forget what other people might call it and have fun playing around with parts to see if they work for you. In the late 1970s my...
09-16-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By Geepig

Well the Find and Buy button indeed showed me...

Well the Find and Buy button indeed showed me that there is a shop in the Gdańsk area selling them, which is good for me :)
09-15-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 824
Posted By Geepig

What is 'real world' + 'data'. In all my years in...

What is 'real world' + 'data'. In all my years in R&D darned if we could ever equate the two because the real world is just so complicated, see above.

I suppose it is just more fashionable words,...
09-15-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Geepig

Yes, put it together, build it into a wheel, pop...

Yes, put it together, build it into a wheel, pop it on a bike and try it out. Now you have seen and recorded all the internals, the next step is to feel how it works on the road.

I use a lot of...
09-15-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By Geepig

As Charles Bukowski once said: "We are here to...

As Charles Bukowski once said: "We are here to laugh at those who use Shimano, and live our lives with Microshift so well that Death will tremble to take us."
09-14-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Geepig

Well, it is good that you found a solution. ...

Well, it is good that you found a solution.

It is always worth remembering that just because two pieces of rubber are 50% of the bike's purchase price should not be an automatic brake on...
09-13-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 329
Posted By Geepig

Your 'local' bearing stockists? Measure them up...

Your 'local' bearing stockists? Measure them up and order.

I assume that they have just worn with age?
09-13-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Geepig

If the bearings feel smooth and there is no...

If the bearings feel smooth and there is no non-standard play, then you can keep using them. If your conditions are mostly dry and not dusty, you ride with care and keep the bike well maintained then...
09-13-21, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By Geepig

... as no one ever said who had cotter pin cranks...

... as no one ever said who had cotter pin cranks ;)

As a goose-neck frame road bike, the press fit bearings are fine. I am currently overhauling my 1983 Amsterdam, and other than the cotter pin...
09-12-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By Geepig

Luckily they look like standard axle and cones,...

Luckily they look like standard axle and cones, cheap to replace and if you have a suitable old wheel lying then you may just have to buy the cones. I usually buy at least half a dozen cones at a...
09-12-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Geepig

If your right and left pedal are a matched pair...

If your right and left pedal are a matched pair then they both should have 13 balls at each end. The reason for the loud click is the shortage of balls, some of which have probably disintegrated with...
09-09-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 335
Posted By Geepig

If it has not been ridden much since 1985 do you...

If it has not been ridden much since 1985 do you think that there is a chance that the grease has dried out?
09-09-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Geepig

It depends on whether your IGH contains a coaster...

It depends on whether your IGH contains a coaster brake. Without I do not know of any heat issues, while with you can toast one on long mountain descents without the addition of fins and lots of...
09-09-21, 06:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By Geepig

If your tires are touching the fenders then you...

If your tires are touching the fenders then you will quickly get marks on the fenders where the tire rubs them.

That's not a dynamo light at the front, is it?
09-09-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,257
Posted By Geepig

Shake, shake, rattle, rattle, spray, spray...

Shake, shake, rattle, rattle, spray, spray...
09-08-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 946
Posted By Geepig

I cannot say what bike specific tools you need...

I cannot say what bike specific tools you need because I am not that familiar with your bikes; however, I would not be too put off from purchasing a set of tools if it had some very useful ones for...
09-07-21, 01:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By Geepig

Having seen this I am planning on doing something...

Having seen this I am planning on doing something similar on some of my bikes :)

As I also use dynamos but dislike having wires wrapped around the frame I sometimes run the wires through brake...
09-07-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By Geepig

I usually end up taking mechanical brakes apart...

I usually end up taking mechanical brakes apart if they have seen some use or been left standing, especially at the cheaper end of the market as they usually spend a lot of time outside and see...
09-05-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By Geepig

Your customer will be needing a Fichtel and Sachs...

Your customer will be needing a Fichtel and Sachs hub then ;)

I parted a 700 wheel and such a hub out a couple of months ago, bought secondhand, and last week bought a 20" wheel kids bike...
09-03-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 240
Posted By Geepig

Once you get away from the standard types of...

Once you get away from the standard types of bikes, making non-standard choices becomes the norm. These days I store most of my wheels stripped down to the rim, the hub and the spokes, so I just...
08-30-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 877
Posted By Geepig

I have always found the bicycle world a strange...

I have always found the bicycle world a strange one - dire warnings about straightening your fork in case it breaks, and then happily recommanding undersize tubes to use in one of the most demanding...
08-30-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Geepig

What is my Amsterdam, no not that city....

I am struggling with this one - a few months ago I found an 'Amsterdam' bike at our local dumpster, with a bent front fork. It says 'Amsterdam' on the downtube and on the head stem badge, and nothing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-21, 03:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,012
Posted By Geepig

Well I am back, because I have actually done some...

Well I am back, because I have actually done some things on my folders as opposed to my other bikes.

I have a notebook in my warsztat where I have been developing a list of things I would like to...
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