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Forum: Framebuilders
09-25-16, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,724
Posted By retromike3

Well what I did in the past was to replace a down...

Well what I did in the past was to replace a down tube with a new one by heating up the lug after I cut the old tube in two and grabbed it with a big vice grip. I had to replace the down tube and the...
07-25-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By retromike3

I want to sell a tool

I own an old NOTACK frame jig and I'm sure that someone would find it useful. It will accept a inch 1/8th head tube and up to a 135mm drop out spacing. All it's doing now is taking up space in ...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-18-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,630
Posted By retromike3

They make a frame spreader for just that...

They make a frame spreader for just that operation if you have a steel frame its not terribly difficult to do that particular job. The main problem is making sure that you have centered the wheel...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-18-15, 09:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,630
Posted By retromike3

"that's a water bottle full vs empty and the...

"that's a water bottle full vs empty and the difference might be measured in a handful of seconds for a 5 minute hard climb." The question I have is if you're riding uphill and it's really steep when...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-04-15, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By retromike3

The hard parts already done. You already have a...

The hard parts already done. You already have a whole right in the center of the guide. The Dremel tool I use has a two half inch cutting wheel. When I'm doing steel I crank that baby is fast as...
04-12-15, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By retromike3

i am not thinking replacement, you might just...

i am not thinking replacement, you might just need to retighten the crank bolt that clamps the crank arm to the axel.

mike f
10-10-14, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By retromike3

tubes and stuff

Our tires will go flat just sitting there. The presser will leek right past the rubber in your inner tube if it just sits there for a few months. The thing I did was to set up my road bike with torn...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-27-14, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,566
Posted By retromike3

The next thing I might think up is just slack off...

The next thing I might think up is just slack off the head tube angle a bit. Is it required to have such a tight head tube? You might consider dropping down to a 72 in front and a 73 in the back. I...
06-27-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 328,017
Posted By retromike3

when you are truing a wheel a neat trick is to...

when you are truing a wheel a neat trick is to put a bit of masking tape on the spoke you are tighting. this will show you if you are just twisting the spoke or turing the nipple.
Forum: Framebuilders
06-27-14, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By retromike3

I would get a hold of the seller and see if you...

I would get a hold of the seller and see if you can get him to replace your fork. If you can, take pictures of the box. Is it a steel fork? because they are repairable, unlike aluminum and carbon.
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Forum: Framebuilders
06-27-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,379
Posted By retromike3

looking for some kind of protection for my eyes so I can wear my glasses

I have a little problem. The welding goggles don't fit over my glasses. So I have to take my glasses off before I do any brazing. This is very bad for me because I like to focus on what I am doing....
Forum: Framebuilders
08-21-12, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,046
Posted By retromike3

looking for a stand for my Henry James Jig

Well it turns out that I came into a bit of cash and I just got done ordering a new Henry James Universal frame Jig. Part of the neat things about this bit of hardware is that it can be set up to...
12-28-09, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 732
Posted By retromike3

I have a very old turbo trainer. It lets me run...

I have a very old turbo trainer. It lets me run my road bike with smaller gears. Its noisy and boring But, I do have a mp3 player that I set up a "road" mix that has a set of songs that really helps...
12-14-09, 04:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,138
Posted By retromike3

If its a steel frame you might be able "roll" the...

If its a steel frame you might be able "roll" the dent out with a tube mandrel. It consists of two half's of a steel block that you clamp your dented tube in, they have a curve matching the outer...
12-14-09, 04:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By retromike3

what I did on my road bike was use a 52/34...

what I did on my road bike was use a 52/34 chainrings with a 12/27 freehub. This gives me a step and a half gearing. I'm using a long cage derailleur and have found that my gear range is quite...
11-30-09, 06:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,881
Posted By retromike3

Looks like you could replace the old drop out...

Looks like you could replace the old drop out with a new one. I think you might have enough room in the old chain-stay to accept a new drop out. Back in the day I used to do a job like that for...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-08-09, 02:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,898
Posted By retromike3

to torch or not to torch ?

Had a similar problem on a conversion bike last month. I thought it had brazed on cantilevers but they were T.I.G. ed instead. I got out my torch, heated it up, grabbed it with my vice grips and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 09:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,624
Posted By retromike3

brakes are good. even on fixed gear bikes

The main reason I don't ride my fixed gear bike without a brake on the road is that you have to "get ready" to stop if you have a brake lever you will find you are using it before you have to really...
Forum: Commuting
11-04-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 11,628
Posted By retromike3

this is war?

I have five bikes, one of them has a 65cc motor on it. Since I live in the burbs and I don't have a car it make a lot of sense for me to ride my motorbike to the places I need to go. Its cheep to run...
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