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06-18-14, 02:14 AM
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Posted By kingkenobi

Yeah, I've been wanting to switch back to...

Yeah, I've been wanting to switch back to bar-cons for a while, and now that I've got a job, I'll do just that. I clicked on your link, and I'm planning to get the bar-cons they have listed there.
08-18-13, 11:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,282
Posted By kingkenobi

that diagram is bound to be invaluable to me

that diagram is bound to be invaluable to me
08-18-13, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,282
Posted By kingkenobi

ok now i get what you mean

ok now i get what you mean
08-18-13, 10:02 PM
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Views: 1,282
Posted By kingkenobi

that 50-50 chance goes to 100% of being right...

that 50-50 chance goes to 100% of being right when you take into account that the screw is upside down.
08-18-13, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,282
Posted By kingkenobi

it's rather simple left = counter-clockwise ...

it's rather simple
left = counter-clockwise
right = clockwise

top = head of screw
bottom = bottom of screw, or the part that goes into the hole
08-18-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,282
Posted By kingkenobi

335590 #19...

335590
#19 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=19) is the part i'm talking about. Unless british engineering at the time was wacky, it appears that the bottom of the...
08-18-13, 09:28 PM
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Posted By kingkenobi

The threads slope down to the left.

The threads slope down to the left.
08-18-13, 09:11 PM
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Views: 1,282
Posted By kingkenobi

as you can see the shifter is already off of the...

as you can see the shifter is already off of the handlebar. The screw that locks it into place and secures it is stuck in the assembly, and had to be drilled through to get it out. AFAIK, that's the...
08-18-13, 09:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,282
Posted By kingkenobi

that's one possibility that's flitted through my...

that's one possibility that's flitted through my mind, and yes, lefty loosey as indicated by the threads
08-18-13, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,282
Posted By kingkenobi

Removing stripped suntour bar-con shifter clamp expansion bolt

So the slot where you insert the hex key to loosen the screw is stripped. It's the only damaged part in the shifter, and I'm at a loss as to how to remove it without damaging the other parts.
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08-09-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,496
Posted By kingkenobi

Eh it serves its purpose and nicely counters the...

Eh it serves its purpose and nicely counters the claim. No need to update
08-09-13, 04:47 PM
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Views: 566
Posted By kingkenobi

Broken tooth

Just found a broken tooth on my SunTour Perfect V-GT freewheel on the 4th largest cog (5 speed total). The freewheel itself is on my '79 Raleigh SGP, and I assume it's stock. Is it possible to...
08-09-13, 04:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,496
Posted By kingkenobi

HIV. AIDS. Pneumonia.

HIV. AIDS. Pneumonia.
08-09-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,055
Posted By kingkenobi

I'm just about done with that LBS anyway. Poor...

I'm just about done with that LBS anyway. Poor workmanship, overblown prices, and bad communication regarding repairs/work orders has turned me off of it. I've found a couple online stores where I...
08-09-13, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,055
Posted By kingkenobi

It actually doesn't have the original shifters....

It actually doesn't have the original shifters. Those seized up and had to be drilled out & removed. Right now I've got some POS downtube index shift levers that my LBS up and decided to toss on...
08-09-13, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,055
Posted By kingkenobi

It's my granddad's bike and all I have of him....

It's my granddad's bike and all I have of him. Never even met him as he died a year before i was born. I am not planning on getting rid of the bike, but I have gotten supremely fed up with the...
08-09-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,055
Posted By kingkenobi

2 on front, 5 on back. I've been told it's a 7...

2 on front, 5 on back. I've been told it's a 7 speed, and i've been told it's a 5 speed. Make of it it what you will
08-08-13, 11:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,055
Posted By kingkenobi

Friction to Index Shifting Conversion

I have a 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, and I've tired of the friction shift setup on it. I want to upgrade to index shifting, and am wondering how many parts I'm going to have to replace. I know...
06-23-13, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By kingkenobi

They were loose at the start, and not by my hand....

They were loose at the start, and not by my hand. That's how they were when I first got the bike. Now, I used the open ends of two identical COMBO wrenches, which FIT the inner nut and I was able to...
06-23-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By kingkenobi

I assume you mean a cone wrench like this ...

I assume you mean a cone wrench like this
325147
I used the open end of a combination wrench, which seems to have worked just fine. The open end of the combo wrench seems the same as the open end...
06-23-13, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By kingkenobi

I removed the axle from the hub, cleaned the...

I removed the axle from the hub, cleaned the bearings, and put them back in, putting in a healthy amount of Park Tools grease. After tightening it up (didn't have cone wrenches, so i used combination...
06-17-13, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By kingkenobi

Hub Moving On Axle

I've got a 1964/1965 Ladies Schwinn Varsity that I've been working on, and I've just about finished save for one thing; The hubs on both wheels have a bit of give on the axle, in that they slide a...
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Views: 824
Posted By kingkenobi

SGV Events

Any events going on in the San Gabriel Valley area?
03-11-13, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By kingkenobi

Much appreciated. I just found a set on ebay for...

Much appreciated. I just found a set on ebay for $5.50 including shipping, but I'll keep it in mind for future projects. And just an FMI (for my information), how much would you want for a set of two?
03-10-13, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By kingkenobi

If I had the money, I'd get a new shifter set but...

If I had the money, I'd get a new shifter set but I don't have the money. And I don't have the tools nor skill needed to drill as you described.
03-10-13, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,157
Posted By kingkenobi

Finding a replacement for an old-school shifting cable

So, I've got a '65 Ladies Schwinn Varsity that I'm flipping, and I'm currently stuck on replacing the ages-old cables, specifically the shifting cables. What's got me stuck in the mud is that neither...
03-09-13, 06:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 944
Posted By kingkenobi

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4B5F959441...

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4B5F95944185B7CC
There's a guide for you if you don't know how to lace the spokes. BTW, in the playlist the guy does three-cross for the spokes. If you do...
03-09-13, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By kingkenobi

Finding a replacement old-school shifting cable

So, I've got a '65 Ladies Schwinn Varsity that I'm flipping, and I'm currently stuck on replacing the ages-old cables, specifically the shifting cables. What's got me stuck in the mud is that neither...
03-03-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By kingkenobi

And if it was not actually a Varsity, but someone...

And if it was not actually a Varsity, but someone removed the original decals and replaced them with Varsity decals? That's why I didn't hold those to be indisputable proof. Plus, it doesn't matter...
02-07-13, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By kingkenobi

Thanks for clearing that up!

Thanks for clearing that up!
02-07-13, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By kingkenobi

Yup, Schwinn Sprint Derailleurs. Not too good...

Yup, Schwinn Sprint Derailleurs. Not too good condition though.
02-06-13, 02:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
Posted By kingkenobi

Is this a Schwinn Varsity?

I recently picked up what I believe to be a ladies Schwinn Varsity from my local GoodWill store for $50. I'm planning on fixing it up and turning around and selling it. I looked up the serial number...
07-27-12, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By kingkenobi

did that, comes out to 309mm. Now to figure out...

did that, comes out to 309mm. Now to figure out how to cut and rethread the tips on the new spokes. Also, for those who are confused, I found one of the old spokes that was stashed away at the bottom...
07-17-12, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By kingkenobi

hub is a shimano 5353 XX. XX is for two letters...

hub is a shimano 5353 XX. XX is for two letters at the end that I cannot read. could be EC, EO/0, or something else.
07-17-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By kingkenobi

the $80 is $40 labor, $1/spoke.

the $80 is $40 labor, $1/spoke.
07-17-12, 08:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By kingkenobi

old spokes got tossed out by my dad. not my...

old spokes got tossed out by my dad. not my choice.
07-16-12, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,165
Posted By kingkenobi

How to determine proper spoke length

I am currently in the process of re-lacing the rear wheel of my road bike with new spokes. The spokes I bought from my LBS were a tad too long, and now I'm in the process of determining the proper...
06-30-12, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,508
Posted By kingkenobi

Dating a Suteki Track 10 10-speed

I have a Suteki Track 10 10-speed, and I am trying to find out the year. Serial number 365473430.

Front Fork
259203
BB...
06-25-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By kingkenobi

I'm probably gonna take the wheel into my LBS to...

I'm probably gonna take the wheel into my LBS to have them help me pick out the right parts to use
06-25-12, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By kingkenobi

thanks for catching that. I did read the...

thanks for catching that.

I did read the Sheldon Brown site btw. So I took another look, and it seems that to replace the hub, I would have to buy the freehub and re-spoke the wheel.
06-25-12, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By kingkenobi

Removing a Freewheel

I have a 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, and I want to replace the freewheel hub with a freehub. I am wondering if, in this case, I can remove the freewheel or if I would have to get a new wheel and...
05-11-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,318
Posted By kingkenobi

baking soda. pour it in until it stops bubbling,...

baking soda. pour it in until it stops bubbling, then it's ph neutral.
05-11-12, 08:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,318
Posted By kingkenobi

baking soda. pour it in until it stops bubbling,...

baking soda. pour it in until it stops bubbling, then it's ph neutral.
05-10-12, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,318
Posted By kingkenobi

ok so 1 TBP/gallon, 84 gallons. That's 84 TBP. 1...

ok so 1 TBP/gallon, 84 gallons. That's 84 TBP. 1 TBP is 1/2 an oz, so this comes out to 42 oz. So I should put in like 2 1/2 pounds of Oxalic acid? That seems a tad excessive.
05-10-12, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,318
Posted By kingkenobi

thanks! now to figure out what to use for the...

thanks! now to figure out what to use for the high-pressure.
05-09-12, 07:54 PM
05-09-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,318
Posted By kingkenobi

I'm treating rust inside the frame tubes, so...

I'm treating rust inside the frame tubes, so scrubbing would be rather difficult and cumbersome. any suggestions?
05-09-12, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,318
Posted By kingkenobi

Approximate amount of Oxalic Acid to use

I have a 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix that I am working on restoring. I have stripped it down to the frame, and am about to give it an oxalic acid bath to remove the rust.

I got a kiddie pool...
02-29-12, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By kingkenobi

What concentration should I use for white...

What concentration should I use for white vinegar? Would it affect old paint and decals at all? Would I need to scrape the rust residue off afterwards?
02-29-12, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By kingkenobi

The rust in the seat and steering tube is pretty...

The rust in the seat and steering tube is pretty decent. In the seat tube, I had to use a hammer just to get the seat in and out.
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