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06-24-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The challenge with an IGH or coaster brake is...

The challenge with an IGH or coaster brake is that the axle sees very high rotational forces when either in other then direct drive (with an IGH) or when using the back pedal brake. So much force...
06-24-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 662
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

We see, and clean off, headset lube weepage on...

We see, and clean off, headset lube weepage on many of the bikes we service, many bikes. Usually it's only a minor amount of lube loss, more a surface "stain" then a lump of lube. But transporting a...
06-23-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Why would you want a short cage to cover a wide...

Why would you want a short cage to cover a wide range cog set? The low limit setting should have nothing to do with the small cogs. Either something else is going on (like the cable miss routed at...
06-21-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I believe this cable is the Shimano replacement...

I believe this cable is the Shimano replacement one. Raleigh did use Sturmey Archer hubs for many years and as they transitioned to Asian made bike continued SA using SA hubs for a while. Whether the...
06-20-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 919
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

1- Don't post on line if you can't handle a...

1- Don't post on line if you can't handle a little feed back.

2- The Specialized would most likely have Eng threading (whether a b68 or 73mm shell width we don't know yet). So threading the cups...
06-16-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 522
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

First- There is no M4 5mm. M4 is a 4mm OD. ...

First- There is no M4 5mm. M4 is a 4mm OD.

Second- do check the boss's shape and it's compatibility with other shift levers.

Third- A bottoming tap will tap to nearly the base of a blind...
06-14-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sew ups are well known for not being of any final...

Sew ups are well known for not being of any final "size" until mounted. The casing has a large amount of stretch and can often seem smaller in what might be the final size then what is the reality.
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06-09-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 696
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There have been some threaded axles which have...

There have been some threaded axles which have had their threaded ends turned down, not many but they do exist.

What does interest me is the photos of your axle and the worn down spots of...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-05-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Current Project

I haven't offered anything up lately. In the past a lull in the torch projects was typical as the retail shop hours ramped up. This spring is different. I got a lot done last winter while recovering...
06-02-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Not without better description, maybe with photos...

Not without better description, maybe with photos and/or terms we understand. Initially I wondered about the cones/lock nuts not properly counter tightened to trap the bearing adjustment. But I...
06-02-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

In the shops I've been in we placed the reaction...

In the shops I've been in we placed the reaction (anti rotation) washers either inside of outside the drop outs to match the drop out spread. The vast majority of production bikers that used SA AWs...
06-01-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have always felt this "cross tightening"...

I have always felt this "cross tightening" method, which is what I was taught to do on car wheel studs/bolts, is nonsense for a bike rotor. The rotor will just bend and take to whatever surface...
06-01-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,443
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Did you see bone? When I did it gave me a sick...

Did you see bone? When I did it gave me a sick feeling. Mine came when tightening a Stronglight 99 crank with it's 16mm arm bolt. needless to say I think about that every time I touch a wrench to a...
06-01-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,088
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

What no Tri Flon represented??? Side bar...

What no Tri Flon represented???

Side bar story- When TriFlon first came to the bike industry (about 1978) the brand sent out samples and a Guns and Ammo mag reprint. We all tried the new stuff...
05-26-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Tire casings have the structural part, the casing...

Tire casings have the structural part, the casing cords usually in a ribbon/strip like form before molding, and the rubber part. The rubber will conform to whatever shape it's being "told" to adopt...
05-26-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Ah, the cost of improvement. This is some...

Ah, the cost of improvement.

This is some of the reality of disk brakes with their minimal pad/rotor clearances and varying tolerances of the various parts that make up the system. First- As long...
05-23-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 288
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Why should one company offer an internal...

Why should one company offer an internal duplicate to another's? They sell complete BB units complete with the NDS cup that works with their bearing/DS cup unit. They see no need to match the...
05-21-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

What exactly is broken? If it's the lever and not...

What exactly is broken? If it's the lever and not the internals then this might be swappable. But the index gear, the cast metal part that has the specific notches for the gear count, won't be...
05-19-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One trick you can try to "correct" out of round...

One trick you can try to "correct" out of round rings is to install the ring but only snug the chain ring bolts a small amount. Then install the chain and set the tension (or really the lack of) and...
05-18-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,714
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I would suggest a quality chain tool like a Park...

I would suggest a quality chain tool like a Park CT-5. Very common and likely the most common replacement pin if one should break. But I'll add a tip. Once the chain is positioned in the too, the pin...
05-06-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,294
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

No, the commonly available "universal" cables...

No, the commonly available "universal" cables have a) two ends of which only one is the correct shape and b) the amount of inner cable VS casing isn't dimensioned for the OP's brake system. Not...
05-01-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This! I've overhauled many freewheels and a...

This! I've overhauled many freewheels and a number of freehub bodies back when. Even had (still do?) the Shimano tool for working on the FH body's threaded bearing ring. There's little to be gained...
04-25-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And I thought that the forum scene had all kinds...

And I thought that the forum scene had all kinds of people who post with all kinds of ideas, whether they are correct or even in context:) Some might say that if you can't stand to see what people...
Forum: For Sale
04-22-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,440
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

FS A Pair of Custom Frames

I have two frames I built for myself and my late wife. They share style and treatments but are painted in mirror images of each other.

#520...
06-07-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,294
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have never seen a tire so proudly marked with a...

I have never seen a tire so proudly marked with a "width" that was intended to be a rim width. Why would this be assumed to be a rim width when marked on a tire? Andy.
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