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12-13-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,389
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Back in the 1960s we used a peppermint scented...

Back in the 1960s we used a peppermint scented "oil" to treat our little tires. I was a HO guy myself but friends played in the big leagues, 1:32 scale. Thinking about this for the first time in many...
12-06-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,297
Posted By FBinNY

I see age, but not a problem with either. Of...

I see age, but not a problem with either.

Of course, I'm biased my the fact that I'm not in pristine condition myself.
10-21-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,127
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This question is one of those "if you have to ask...

This question is one of those "if you have to ask than you don't know enough to do it" ones. I've watch a few handle bars crack and separate during riding, thankfully from the results I saw none were...
09-22-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 346
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I disagree with the claim of a 1 3/3" steerer....

I disagree with the claim of a 1 3/3" steerer. Where the tape (a poor way to measure diameter without wrapping it around the cylinder) is placed only tries to show the crown race seats' diameter...
07-18-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 401
Posted By etherhuffer

Paxlovid! This stuff is a miracle. Glad I was...

Paxlovid! This stuff is a miracle. Glad I was vaccinated, this is one mean virus. I am an eye doc and we are already seeing people come in quite debilitated from long covid and a range of...
07-17-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By 3alarmer

...unfortunately, what often happens is that the...

...unfortunately, what often happens is that the rust blooms along under the paint surface, along the face of the steel. You can't really see it, but by preserving the existing paint, you...
07-17-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 357
Posted By MudPie

My first idea is to use a fine, wet sandpaper,...

My first idea is to use a fine, wet sandpaper, and favoring light strokes with many passes. With sandpaper, you can feather and blend the surrounding paint so there is a smooth transition from the...
06-30-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,063
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Nor has the OP an understanding to Shimano's...

Nor has the OP an understanding to Shimano's marketing methods. Of course they would make a unique tool. Andy
06-17-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,043
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Thinner spokes have more elasticity and will...

Thinner spokes have more elasticity and will stretch more for the same tension. Thus as the rim is compressed in to the hub (from the weight and ground contact), or as the wheel is flexed laterally,...
05-11-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 868
Posted By MyRedTrek

Btw, the reason I think the original O-ring got...

Btw, the reason I think the original O-ring got worn down in the first place is some corrosion developed at the bottom of the tube. Not sure how that happened but I began to feel this rough spot at...
05-11-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 868
Posted By cyccommute

Lubricant will reduce friction and, thus, wear on...

Lubricant will reduce friction and, thus, wear on the o-ring but no lubricant should change the characteristics of an o-ring. Having swollen many o-rings because of chemical incompatibility, I can...
05-09-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 868
Posted By cyccommute

Trying to swell an o-ring does not end well. The...

Trying to swell an o-ring does not end well. The whole o-ring swells which means that it doesn’t fit anymore. As others have said, go to a good hardware store…probably not a Big Box. Ace has a...
05-09-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 868
Posted By dedhed

Most hardware store/plumbing are going to be SBR...

Most hardware store/plumbing are going to be SBR or Buna N (Nitrile) and more than adequate. Auto parts may have a Viton (FKM) for fuel applications, but would be overkill for a pump.
05-05-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By rich110

Does it matter which way the washers face? ...

Does it matter which way the washers face?

Even if I lengthen or replace the chain, the brake arm that attaches to the frame is already as far back as it will go! There is no way I can place the...
05-02-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By sweeks

The inner brakepart, (I like this term!)...

The inner brakepart, (I like this term!) comprising the cam, the rollers, and the shoes, is attached to the axle by a 17mm nut, and stabilized by the torque link. The cam is able to pivot on the axle...
05-02-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By Dan Burkhart

There sure is. The sun gears are reactionary...

There sure is. The sun gears are reactionary gears affixed to the axle. In underdrive gears, the torque will act on the axle in a rearward direction. In overdrive gears, the force is in a forward...
05-01-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yes. The Nexus internal gear hub uses the rear...

Yes. The Nexus internal gear hub uses the rear axle as a sun gear for its planetary transmission. In anything except the 1:1 middle gear, the axle is turned with considerable force. The axle has...
02-23-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"Any suggestions that will extend the life of the...

"Any suggestions that will extend the life of the new headset?"
- Learn how to make a proper slightly preloaded but not too tight bearing adjustment. IME many will over load a new headset and not...
01-31-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By HillRider

For bottle cages not used with big bottles like...

For bottle cages not used with big bottles like 2L soda bottles they may be OK. Maybe. For any critical part like brake or shift levers, absolutely not. Many bicycle applications require a lot from...
01-30-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,393
Posted By JoeTBM

You may not get an answer as this is a zombie...

You may not get an answer as this is a zombie thread from 2013
01-04-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,626
Posted By TiHabanero

This story demonstrates once again that people...

This story demonstrates once again that people are not perfect. Why is that such a shock every time one encounters a less than perfect person??
12-08-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,109
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And most don't need to if their conditions are...

And most don't need to if their conditions are more "gentle". But there are some who just sweat battery acid and those do need to keep up with the damaging consequences of corrosion before the part...
12-01-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,223
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

What's the reason to pick that grease? It's what...

What's the reason to pick that grease? It's what you have on hand? It's what you read was magic:)?

Unless the riding is going to be in conditions on the edges of the weather bell curve most...
11-17-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By dsaul

Throw them away and buy new ones that don't have...

Throw them away and buy new ones that don't have paste in them.
11-17-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By mprince

Sounds like a nominal investment in new tubes...

Sounds like a nominal investment in new tubes wouldn't be the worst idea, they are a consumable item...
11-01-21, 05:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By Dan Burkhart

No, I don't think you missed anything, and...

No, I don't think you missed anything, and thinking this over and doing some more reading, I think I have to agree with you. No question, for strength and durability, tapered roller wins, but the...
10-30-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Once an axial force is introduced, any friction...

Once an axial force is introduced, any friction advantage of a deep groove radial bearing is lost in addition to subjecting it to accelerated wear. I think angular contact is the only suitable option...
10-20-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,502
Posted By tendency

Do yourself a favor and incorporate yourself as...

Do yourself a favor and incorporate yourself as an LLC or similar and get the proper insurance, liability protection etc. As others have said, you're running a business so should be setup as one.
10-16-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 910
Posted By Shimagnolo

Anyone else open this thread, expecting it to be...

Anyone else open this thread, expecting it to be about Lance?
09-28-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Actually the crown seat should be about 0.1mm...

Actually the crown seat should be about 0.1mm bigger in diameter then the ID of the race to have the right interference fit. Andy
09-14-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,401
Posted By cyccommute

I agree that mineral spirits works but stove fuel...

I agree that mineral spirits works but stove fuel is only marginally cheaper. 32 oz of Crown stove fuel is $5.27 ($0.16 per ounce). 32 oz of Jasco odorless mineral spirits is $7.98 ($0.24 per ounce)....
08-28-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By dsbrantjr

I'd probably take a Sawzall to the frame so that...

I'd probably take a Sawzall to the frame so that someone didn't get the bright idea of pulling it out of the trash, building it up and trying to ride it.
08-22-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,652
Posted By cyccommute

+1 Ketones aren’t good for epoxy and a few other...

+1 Ketones aren’t good for epoxy and a few other really exotic and, frankly, very dangerous chemicals. But, for the most part, the resin in carbon fiber is robust and chemically inert.

Just ride...
08-08-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By SoSmellyAir

After you point this out, it seems trite for me...

After you point this out, it seems trite for me to further note the angle of the front reflector.
08-06-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Unsure about shifting but the teeth are well worn...

Unsure about shifting but the teeth are well worn and 2 look to have cracked off their tips. (Unless these are specific "short teeth", as in a shift gate. I would have expected to see other pairs on...
07-19-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,192
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...apart from the titanium/aluminum tendency...

.
...apart from the titanium/aluminum tendency toward galvanic corrosion, (and I do think this is probably what is going on,) I find myself wondering why you'd presume a Lightspeed frame, made in...
05-14-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,618
Posted By aggiegrads

Next post - How do I get grease stains out of my...

Next post - How do I get grease stains out of my washing machine?

I have a hierarchy of towels in my house:
Bath
Beach
Dog
Car wash
Cyclocross
Bike cleaning
Oil and Grease
05-10-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Bad idea. Ti is not as strong per cross...

Bad idea. Ti is not as strong per cross sectional area as steel, so a part designed to be made from steel but then Ti is swapped in will result in a significantly weaker part. If you are a very...
04-24-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would have a machine shop do it, there is a lot...

I would have a machine shop do it, there is a lot of downside to getting it wrong. And I am pretty good with a file and grinding wheel, but your axle really should be correctly fixtured and set up...
03-15-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By dedhed

Keys to tapping aluminum are using the proper...

Keys to tapping aluminum are using the proper kind of tap flutes, clearing chips often. I use WD40 when tapping aluminum.
Another helpful hint is to check the tap in a drill press and turn it by...
03-15-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By dedhed

While this job is aluminum, I'd be very cautious...

While this job is aluminum, I'd be very cautious with a $30 imported tap set in a critical application, or hard to get at spot, especially in small diametrs.
While I own a cheap set for some...
03-12-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,725
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...sometimes I feel really, really old here....

.
...sometimes I feel really, really old here. :( $185 is more than I paid for my first used car.
03-01-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 762
Posted By rosefarts

But wouldn't a Buddhist understand that life is...

But wouldn't a Buddhist understand that life is suffering?
02-08-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,365
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/p1030045_def7bceedb63dc445500d8c4892516443576e51b.jpg

1941 South Bend 9" A lathe. Just used it a few days ago to turn out two...
02-03-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By phughes

Without seeing it, it will be difficult for...

Without seeing it, it will be difficult for anyone to answer this. We also don't know the bike it is on. Are you planning on doing the straightening yourself? If so, just know that cutting the...
12-28-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,839
Posted By dsaul

Brompton frames are made with a mixture of fillet...

Brompton frames are made with a mixture of fillet brazed joints and brazed lugs. In terms of strength, fillet brazing and TIG both produce a joint that is stronger than the parent tubes, when done...
12-06-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By dedhed

A dremel with cutoff wheel make a slot and use a...

A dremel with cutoff wheel make a slot and use a big screwdriver.
11-07-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,679
Posted By Eggman84

Based on the 2008 Lemond catalog (see page 6 of...

Based on the 2008 Lemond catalog (see page 6 of http://www.vintage-trek.com/Trek-Fisher-Klein-Lemond/2008lemond.pdf, the dropouts are manufactured from carbon. SO does not seem like a good idea to...
09-14-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,313
Posted By dedhed

Properly assembled that just cannot happen.

Properly assembled that just cannot happen.
08-11-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,190
Posted By Amt0571

What I don't understand is why they don't use the...

What I don't understand is why they don't use the cotter pins on high end brakes. Bolts rust, get stuck, heads get dirty and then rounded... it's a bad engineered system.
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