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05-12-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 740
Posted By MyRedTrek

I just now noticed something I hadn't been aware...

I just now noticed something I hadn't been aware of before, one of the sections of the tool tray on the repair stand has a magnet attached to the underside for holding small pieces in place.

A lot...
05-12-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 740
Posted By MyRedTrek

The repair stand legs are aluminum, the head is...

The repair stand legs are aluminum, the head is some kind of plastic not metal but hasn't been an issue so far - it's proved to be plenty strong. I like the overall design of it better than the...
05-12-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 740
Posted By MyRedTrek

As far as I know the Bikehand stand is...

As far as I know the Bikehand stand is essentially a clone of the Park Tool stands. I also have a Bikehand repair stand that I've been happy with.
05-12-22, 02:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 740
Posted By MyRedTrek

Looks interesting. When my Bikehand truing stand...

Looks interesting. When my Bikehand truing stand wears out I'll give one a try. :lol:
05-11-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
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, 08:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
Posted By MyRedTrek

As a follow-up, I got an O-ring at an Ace,...

As a follow-up, I got an O-ring at an Ace, applied silicone lube and it works great now.

Actually I got two, have one as a spare.
05-09-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
Posted By MyRedTrek

I'm referring to the O-ring that's on the plunger...

I'm referring to the O-ring that's on the plunger that rides inside the pump body. The chuck is good afaik.
05-07-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 634
Posted By MyRedTrek

Any way to expand an O-ring in a Bontrager pump?

My Bontrager Turbocharger HP pump has issues, adding silicone grease only slightly improved things - pretty sure the plunger O ring is worn - getting a specific replacement looks like it's going to...
05-05-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By MyRedTrek

Thanks - since they're made of silicone rubber...

Thanks - since they're made of silicone rubber and there's no friction unless they encounter some trauma I would expect them to outlive the bike's owner by several centuries - lol.
05-05-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By MyRedTrek

Here's what I came up with - made molds off the...

Here's what I came up with - made molds off the outer ends of the hubs with molding putty and used clear nail polish as a mold release. The curved part rides just a hair off the hub. The boots are...
04-27-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,164
Posted By MyRedTrek

I find the butt splice connector with the plastic...

I find the butt splice connector with the plastic outer cut off works great. I'm sure it would work fine with the plastic on but it looks like a "real" crimp end without it.
04-26-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By MyRedTrek

I'd love an old RoadRunner - any of the old...

I'd love an old RoadRunner - any of the old muscle cars are great. Lol midlife crisis - I've loved 'Vettes since I was a kid with a special fondness for the C2 and C3 generations. My Dad had a '65...
04-26-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By MyRedTrek

So shall it be written, so shall it be done...

So shall it be written, so shall it be done...
04-25-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By MyRedTrek

Any experience with Jonnisnot vs Sil-Glyde for twist-shifter lubrication?

Subject line says it all. Sil-Glyde is a silicone lubricant. I've read that so is Jonnisnot. Is there enough of a difference between them to care about?
04-25-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By MyRedTrek

Here are the directions for getting these...

Here are the directions for getting these shifters back together.

1. Push the two halves of the shifter together ensuring the cable is aligned correctly.
04-25-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By MyRedTrek

You have some odd suspicions. Having actually...

You have some odd suspicions. Having actually worked on these bikes professionally I know they aren't really designed to come apart and then back together on occasion you can get them back together...
04-25-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By MyRedTrek

Vegan was already advised in another thread that...

Vegan was already advised in another thread that I got it thinking I was going to use it as an inexpensive beater spare for times when my Giant Cypress needed work but it proved to be too small so...
04-25-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By MyRedTrek

They're basically a no-name clone of other...

They're basically a no-name clone of other shifters with the same basic construction - two main pieces and a spring inside the fixed part that rides over a series of humps molded into the outer piece...
04-25-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By MyRedTrek

You inserted opining devoid of information. ...

You inserted opining devoid of information.


You confirm my suspicion that you haven't spent 10 seconds looking at one of these - if you had you'd know how simple they are to disassemble and...
04-25-22, 01:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By MyRedTrek

He didn't "call me" on anything - just like you...

He didn't "call me" on anything - just like you he made a pointless value judgement and imparted no information, which I already told him in a different thread I'm not interested in. I'm not insulted...
04-23-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By MyRedTrek

I guess you didn't catch on from my previous...

I guess you didn't catch on from my previous responses that I have -0- interest in your assessment of what I should and shouldn't put effort into. I don't value your opinion on what's "overthinking"...
04-23-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 775
Posted By MyRedTrek

Smooth out twist shifters or will they break in over time?

Working on a bike with budget twist shifters. I've got them liberally lubricated with silicone grease so they're smoother than they were, however there's a bit more notchy resistance than I'd like. I...
04-22-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 567
Posted By MyRedTrek

Fishy? Lol. You think some conspiracy is afoot?...

Fishy? Lol. You think some conspiracy is afoot? :eek:

It seemed okay when I first sat on it in the store, but it wasn't until I finally got around to attempting to test ride it that the issues...
04-22-22, 01:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 567
Posted By MyRedTrek

The pedals felt really stiff and crunchy when...

The pedals felt really stiff and crunchy when turned by hand. When I got the bottom bracket apart there was just a hint of some kind of lube like someone wiped a greasy finger once around the...
04-20-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By MyRedTrek

Not going to go quite that nuts with it - I...

Not going to go quite that nuts with it - I anticipate adhering a flat donut/washer made of Shoe Goo or black automotive silicone material to the outer surface of the cone, wide enough to cover the...
04-20-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 567
Posted By MyRedTrek

$100?? I'll have you know this is a $119 model -...

$100?? I'll have you know this is a $119 model - I went for the fancy ride!

:lol:
04-20-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By MyRedTrek

I'm experimenting with making something with Shoe...

I'm experimenting with making something with Shoe Goo. If I end up with something I like I'll post pics.
04-20-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 567
Posted By MyRedTrek

Originally I was going to use it as a spare for...

Originally I was going to use it as a spare for when my Giant was being worked on but I discovered it was too small for me and it was too late to return it. Worked out well because I ended up getting...
04-19-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 567
Posted By MyRedTrek

I haven't gotten to the bracket yet, I've been...

I haven't gotten to the bracket yet, I've been dealing with the hubs. There was brown grease in there though the amount seemed a bit sparse to me. I lubed up the hubs and the freewheel. The dishing...
04-19-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By MyRedTrek

Interesting.

Interesting.
04-19-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By MyRedTrek

Interesting that you felt a compulsion to express...

Interesting that you felt a compulsion to express this and have no information to impart.
04-19-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 567
Posted By MyRedTrek

You are overthinking this bike don't put much...

You are overthinking this bike don't put much time or money into it, they certainly didn't but someone did purchasing it at some point/ If there is grease in the hubs I wouldn't bother use that...
04-19-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 567
Posted By MyRedTrek

It's an essentially new Walmart bike I happen to...

It's an essentially new Walmart bike I happen to have had sitting in my garage that I'm giving to someone and I'm not inclined to just trust the Walmart setup on it, so I'm going through it and...
04-19-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By MyRedTrek

Adding dust boots to budget bike hubs?

This Walbike I've been working on doesn't have rubber dust boots on the hubs. Is there such a thing as an aftermarket dust boot for hubs like this?
04-19-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 567
Posted By MyRedTrek

Any problem with adding Park lube to the factory hub grease?

Brand new bike with 0 miles on it, do you see any potential problem with adding PPL-1 lube in with the factory grease?
04-18-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By MyRedTrek

Before even seeing your post I found something...

Before even seeing your post I found something like what you're referring to tonight at Walmart, the last one they had. Has velcro straps and an adjustable rubber holder for the bottle, however I...
04-18-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By MyRedTrek

The bike in question is a $120 Walbike. Can you...

The bike in question is a $120 Walbike. Can you point me to the aluminum clamps you're referring to?
04-18-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By MyRedTrek

Installing bottle cage mounts to a frame without them - any better way than rivnuts?

Using rivet nuts seems to be a pretty solid way to do it - are they as good a way as any?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNLo2rIw5M8
04-14-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,164
Posted By MyRedTrek

Home Depot substitute for brake cable end crimps?

If I want a few end crimps for brake/shifter cables, what's a good hardware store-available substitute rather than having to get a package of proper bicycle cable crimp ends off ebay etc?

Thanks.
04-13-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By MyRedTrek

Thanks - so it's okay that the ball bearings...

Thanks - so it's okay that the ball bearings don't fill all the space which is what I noticed when I pulled this one off.
04-12-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By MyRedTrek

Thanks - what I mean is I want to grease the hub...

Thanks - what I mean is I want to grease the hub bearings. I've got a Park Tool freewheel removal tool for a 12 spline, 23 mm freewheel coming.
04-12-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 495
Posted By MyRedTrek

What do I need to remove this Wal-bike cassette?

Obviously my Shimano tool isn't it - what's this kind of cassette called and what do I need to remove it?

It's a bike I've had lying around and I'm going to give it to someone but I want to lube...
03-18-22, 01:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By MyRedTrek

Got a tube of Sil-Glyde - works great. I imagine...

Got a tube of Sil-Glyde - works great. I imagine this 4 oz tube will last for several generations. :lol:
03-17-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By MyRedTrek

What I want to know is how did *sand* get in...

What I want to know is how did *sand* get in there? With the borescope I could clearly see sand in the bottom of the tube and some stuck to a dowel I stuck in there - but it's basically a sealed...
03-17-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 471
Posted By MyRedTrek

What oil to lubricate floor pump?

My Bontrager floor pump started to feel off - it got crunchy toward the bottom of its travel and it started to squeak and felt less smooth - so I took it apart and found the plunger end with the...
03-17-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 542
Posted By MyRedTrek

I have a small like 2 1/2 gal or so Harbor...

I have a small like 2 1/2 gal or so Harbor Freight compressor I use to inflate car tires but you have to fire it up, wait for it to pressurize to bike tire pressure - an overall slower process. Plus...
03-14-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 542
Posted By MyRedTrek

Have you ever used one? It says to use both...

Have you ever used one? It says to use both barrels to go to 60 psi, then the larger barrel to 120psi. Most of the pumping I do is to top off say from 70 - 75 psi to the tire rating of 80, so it...
03-14-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 542
Posted By MyRedTrek

So you think what I have is about as good a...

So you think what I have is about as good a balance between effort and speed as I'm going to find in a floor pump? The tires in both my bikes go to 80 psi.
03-13-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 542
Posted By MyRedTrek

Quickest floor pump?

I have a Bontrager Turbocharger HP pump - it works okay, I've always felt it requires a lot of strokes to get the job done.

Is there something that's famous for being the quickest floor pump?
...
01-15-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By MyRedTrek

Don't want to put one on them, I'm curious if...

Don't want to put one on them, I'm curious if there *is* one.

Not a lifetime supply, just one set as per my comment a couple above.
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