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06-19-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 224
Posted By JoeTBM

Andy, I'm very curious on your response here on...

Andy, I'm very curious on your response here on twist shifters and cable replacement ability. As we get donated many big-box store bikes, we have seen our share of non-functioning grip shifters.
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06-19-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 311
Posted By JoeTBM

Also check the faces of the quick-release and...

Also check the faces of the quick-release and thumb nut where it comes against the fork, there should be some serrations to help "lock" it in place, if worn, replace the quick release assembly
06-09-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 588
Posted By JoeTBM

Speaking of Quad wrenches, anyone know of a quad...

Speaking of Quad wrenches, anyone know of a quad wrench with either all 4 ends having a 3/8 socket adapter or others that are bike specific (metric), a quick search did not show any other then the...
06-09-21, 03:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 456
Posted By JoeTBM

Rather then repeat this other latest thread, a...

Rather then repeat this other latest thread, a little search and you would have found it as it was very recent

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1231387-glue-fixing-tube-patch.html
06-09-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 588
Posted By JoeTBM

The middle 2 look more like pedal wrenches and...

The middle 2 look more like pedal wrenches and the last 2, crank bolt wrenches
06-09-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 588
Posted By JoeTBM

The Park Tool Quad MQ1 is discontinued but most...

The Park Tool Quad MQ1 is discontinued but most likely you can find one online. We actually have one for the nuts that were gorrilla'd on. Added a 14mm socket to the 3/8 drive end, great for crank...
06-09-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 588
Posted By JoeTBM

We like combo open/ratchet wrenches. like these...

We like combo open/ratchet wrenches. like these from Harbor Freight (lifetime warranty also)

7 Pc Metric Ratcheting Combo Wrench set...
05-31-21, 01:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 755
Posted By JoeTBM

On Ebay 3J spindle...

On Ebay 3J spindle (http://www.ebay.com/p/1403829315)
05-30-21, 02:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 755
Posted By JoeTBM

If you were closer to us I would invite you to...

If you were closer to us I would invite you to check out our bins for a used one, should be easy to see if it is bent by removing it and rolling is on a flat surface.

There should be a "size code"...
05-30-21, 02:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,380
Posted By JoeTBM

Well I wasn't expecting a chemistry lesson for...

Well I wasn't expecting a chemistry lesson for the science of tube patching. I never counted how many patches we get out of an 8oz can but in our case of patching tubes in bulk it is certainly worth...
05-27-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,380
Posted By JoeTBM

I use these 2 products that come in 8 Oz cans...

I use these 2 products that come in 8 Oz cans with lid brush applicators. Not sure if you can get them in the North but here they are available from many sources.

Both have had good results and...
05-25-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By JoeTBM

Do you have a coop or volunteer shop near you...

Do you have a coop or volunteer shop near you (profile doesn't have your location)? If so they should have the tools and even possibly a replacement proper size crank that was salvaged off another...
05-19-21, 03:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 674
Posted By JoeTBM

Or underinflation :lol::beer:

Or underinflation :lol::beer:
05-19-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By JoeTBM

I think you did a great job at modifying the...

I think you did a great job at modifying the part. :beer:
05-19-21, 03:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By JoeTBM

Thanks freeranger It might, I wish they would...

Thanks freeranger
It might, I wish they would provide actual top views (with the clamp mount) so I could see the clearance from the derailleur to the rear tire as that was the issue with a few dual...
05-18-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By JoeTBM

New FDER came in but it also feels stiff working...

New FDER came in but it also feels stiff working it in my hands but not as bad as the old one, I'll see later how it works on the bike when I get to the shop.
05-16-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By JoeTBM

Also a hand-held leaf blower aimed at the...

Also a hand-held leaf blower aimed at the chain/sprockets will speed up the process
05-16-21, 01:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By JoeTBM

I think Andy has expressed a valuable concern....

I think Andy has expressed a valuable concern. Also forcing a steel part to thread an aluminum part is not an acceptable procedure and more likely will cause damage rather than the desired result....
05-15-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By JoeTBM

The only thing that bothers my eye is that the...

The only thing that bothers my eye is that the edge of the DS BB does not look flat, maybe that is just paint chipping causing an illusion. Back to your original issue, if you still feel movement, I...
05-15-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,525
Posted By JoeTBM

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05-15-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By JoeTBM

Something just doesn't look right there, is that...

Something just doesn't look right there, is that the NDS of the UN71? It appears as if the face of the NDS is jagged and possibly has other damage. A photo of the face of the cup may help see the...
05-14-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By JoeTBM

cable, housing and control were checked out, put...

cable, housing and control were checked out, put in a new cable anyway for kicks and giggles. Derailleur was lubed but was badly rusted but manually activating it seemed like return spring was very...
05-14-21, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By JoeTBM

yes we saw that on ebay I guess you didn't...

yes we saw that on ebay

I guess you didn't see where we said we found the Tourneys very stiff for the front DER and looking for something with less tension.

Also we are a volunteer charity shop...
05-13-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By JoeTBM

Help finding replacement front derailleur

We got a nice Motorbecane in with a tall frame but it had a broken derailleur hanger and the front der is way too stiff. We sourced the hanger and that is now installed but having problems locating a...
05-05-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By JoeTBM

Check the orientation of the front DER in...

Check the orientation of the front DER in relation to the face of the chainrings, they should be parallel. Also some pictures (detail) of how the cable is attached to the DER (I have seen it done...
05-02-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By JoeTBM

Did you check your local bike coop if you have...

Did you check your local bike coop if you have one near you. Where are you located? I'll check our shops stock later today to see if we have one that might fit.
04-24-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By JoeTBM

I believe if you get a new indicator chain that...

I believe if you get a new indicator chain that they come with the appropriate locknut or you can remove (unscrew the indicator chain and take to your local hardware store to id/test fit a...
04-24-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,270
Posted By JoeTBM

In our volunteer shop, we typical change about...

In our volunteer shop, we typical change about 20-30 tubes a week.... patch parties are on every other Friday, beer included :thumb:
04-24-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By JoeTBM

Most definitely, especially in the 700 tire type...

Most definitely, especially in the 700 tire type rims
04-23-21, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By JoeTBM

Well, unless I want to re-spoke this hub into a...

Well, unless I want to re-spoke this hub into a rim, I won't be able to do it that way. Going to need a longer cheater bar, it won't budge in either direction :D
04-22-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By JoeTBM

Yes, they are, I also have had great experiences...

Yes, they are, I also have had great experiences with their customer support team
04-22-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 852
Posted By JoeTBM

If it is a Schrader, remove the valve core and...

If it is a Schrader, remove the valve core and check it, especially if the tube had slime in it. We have replaced quite a few cores later for being "clogged" as they were not fillable.
04-22-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By JoeTBM

Well, finally got the 11mm hex in Tuesday, as the...

Well, finally got the 11mm hex in Tuesday, as the hub is out of the wheel that we want to salvage the freehub from, we secured it to the work bench but could not get it to budge even with a cheater...
04-14-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By JoeTBM

Thanks, still waiting on the arrival of the long...

Thanks, still waiting on the arrival of the long 11mm hex key, I will keep it in mind when we finally get to disassemble.
04-11-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By JoeTBM

Thanks Andy

Thanks Andy
04-10-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By JoeTBM

Thank you, Found a long Elkind 11mm hex wrench on...

Thank you, Found a long Elkind 11mm hex wrench on ebay..... should be here by Wednesday :thumb:
04-10-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By JoeTBM

Freehub removal/installation tool

I got it how some freehubs can be removed from the hub with a 10mm hex wrench but I have run across another type that needs a different tool and looking for some help ID'ing the tool.

I researched...
04-07-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 306
Posted By JoeTBM

You have more to consider then just the...

You have more to consider then just the derailleur mounting. You need to check dimensions between the dropouts for the 11 speed as well as the wheel may need adjustment to the dishing. I'm sure there...
04-04-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,352
Posted By JoeTBM

If all else fails there is always the Jacob...

If all else fails there is always the Jacob wedges or a ball joint pickle fork, just use them carefully as to not damage the frame
03-31-21, 01:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,205
Posted By JoeTBM

Thank you, PM sent with mailing address. We are...

Thank you, PM sent with mailing address. We are turning over about 1,700 bikes a year now and just added a local foster parent group to our list of partners
03-30-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,205
Posted By JoeTBM

As we are a volunteer shop, we run into many...

As we are a volunteer shop, we run into many chain variations and have assembled a number of different masterlink links.

If you have no use for the non-fitting ones you have we would be happy to...
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03-28-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 576
Views: 51,301
Posted By JoeTBM

So stolen from a friend Facebook ...

So stolen from a friend Facebook
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03-26-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,457
Posted By JoeTBM

Many years ago in a land far far away when I was...

Many years ago in a land far far away when I was a young teen, I was working on a tube amp for a band and decided that the green painted steel cage needed a quick clear coat to freshen it up and did...
03-26-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By JoeTBM

And.......

And.......
03-20-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By JoeTBM

Looking at that OP picture, not really sure how...

Looking at that OP picture, not really sure how it does get screwed into the frame, doesn't seem like there is room between the stop holes for a screw to go into.
If it were me, I'd bring it to a...
03-18-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,103
Posted By JoeTBM

I haven't purchased a lot of chainline components...

I haven't purchased a lot of chainline components via AliExpress so it is tough to answer your question. I find the shipping times are long in most cases and they have very poor tracking. I have had...
03-13-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 27,332
Posted By JoeTBM

You are asking for a response from a 5 year old...

You are asking for a response from a 5 year old post by a person that only had 1 post...... I think you will be waiting for a long time to hear from him.
03-06-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By JoeTBM

how about the same place that sold you the hub?...

how about the same place that sold you the hub? If they sold you the hub, they should have the QR skewer for it one would think or at least hope.
03-04-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,455
Posted By JoeTBM

If you want to donate the tires to our volunteer...

If you want to donate the tires to our volunteer shop, I'll send you the mailing address.
03-02-21, 03:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,487
Posted By JoeTBM

But......what for.... a square nut wrench? .....a...

But......what for.... a square nut wrench? .....a bottle opener?
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