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10-16-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 206
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: 263
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: 3,036
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: 583
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: 569
Posted By cyccommute

+1 Ketones arenít good for epoxy and a few other...

+1 Ketones arenít 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: 424
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: 323
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: 81
Views: 2,378
Posted By 3alarmer

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

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...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: 1,352
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: 679
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: 358
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: 839
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: 839
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: 2,456
Posted By 3alarmer

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

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...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: 715
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: 1,779
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: 673
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: 1,681
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: 658
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: 1,397
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: 1,605
Posted By dedhed

Properly assembled that just cannot happen.

Properly assembled that just cannot happen.
08-11-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,386
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.
08-07-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 602
Posted By zacster

Given that these hoods are a $25 item I wouldn't...

Given that these hoods are a $25 item I wouldn't spend any money on a special cement. I'd try the inner tube idea but I'd also be prepared to fork over another $25. Another idea would be to use...
07-31-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By alcjphil

Square taper spindles are made of steel which is...

Square taper spindles are made of steel which is much harder than the aluminum alloy crank arms. 99.9% of the time the crank arm has to be replaced
07-29-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,596
Posted By Hank3

Thank you again, WOB. Too bad we didn't live...

Thank you again, WOB. Too bad we didn't live closer to one another or else we'd go for a ride and I'd buy you lunch. Here's a pic of gratitude and appreciation:
...
07-25-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,579
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

8% more tire width is IMO about 8% less PSI....

8% more tire width is IMO about 8% less PSI. Having said that 120 PSI is WAY HIGH. Is there a reason you run your 23's this high?

I sometimes ask customers if they have a manual shift car and if...
07-25-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,579
Posted By cpach

I would probably try something like 90psi...

I would probably try something like 90psi rear/80psi front or thereabouts. Really the best way is experimentally--lower them until:
a) Pressure is sketchy for pinch flats, which at your weight is...
07-24-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By Camilo

Unless you can actually put that wheel to use or...

Unless you can actually put that wheel to use or do the work yourself to make it work, put it for sale and get what you can for it, cut your losses and move on and get what you need, with the...
07-24-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,596
Posted By 3alarmer

. Through bolting is not uncommonly used...

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Through bolting is not uncommonly used to repair failures when aluminum alloy threads give up under use. And you gain the advantage of not needing to worry any more about the seizing business....
07-22-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 932
Posted By HillRider

There is a third type of buyer; the impulse...

There is a third type of buyer; the impulse buyer. Buys the first thing he sees without making sure it really does meet his needs. I think the OP did just that, bought a track/fixie/single speed...
07-19-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,361
Posted By dedhed

There is absolutely no need to re-rivet the...

There is absolutely no need to re-rivet the assembly. The lock ring holds it all together along with the hub splines. The riveting is strictly for ease of assembly. You just have to make sure your...
07-18-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,726
Posted By rosefarts

I mean yeah, I'm drinking on an early Saturday...

I mean yeah, I'm drinking on an early Saturday afternoon too.
07-18-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By sdmc530

MN Tour de Doughnut!

Had the MN tour de doughnut this morning, was great fun. Kaden my son (9) and my dad (71) rode with me. Only bike event probably doing this year so we made the most of it! This is a copy of the...
07-14-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,853
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

So a 24 year old recall is being held up by a...

So a 24 year old recall is being held up by a world health crisis? Please don't cry.

Your choices are to ignore the "don't ride it" and continue to enjoy the bike till a replacement is delivered,...
07-13-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,537
Posted By rosefarts

I get that. I'm commenting on the idea of running...

I get that. I'm commenting on the idea of running a steel nut down the tube once the file work is done. Getting the right nut could be laughably easy or almost impossible.
07-13-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,013
Posted By shelbyfv

Must be 5 o'clock somewhere....:beer:

Must be 5 o'clock somewhere....:beer:
07-12-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,916
Posted By woodcraft

My worst is servicing plumbing trim with set...

My worst is servicing plumbing trim with set screws of unknown size that are facing down and cannot be seen, recessed up to an inch, and 1/4" from the wall. Even after finding the correct size from...
07-11-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,537
Posted By Moe Zhoost

These Nicholson thread restorers are excellent...

These Nicholson thread restorers are excellent for doing what you need. Just make sure you match the thread pitch. The damage on your fork is minor and should be easy to resolve.
07-10-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,537
Posted By sweeks

There are *METRIC* thread files too! METRIC...

There are *METRIC* thread files too!
METRIC THREAD FILE...
07-10-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,537
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have one of those steerer threading die...

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...I have one of those steerer threading die tools from Hozan, that I got when a local shop closed, but I wouldn't break it out for that.
Even if you're not very good with a file, losing the...
07-09-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,916
Posted By dsbrantjr

Torx drive is more resistant to "cam-out" than...

Torx drive is more resistant to "cam-out" than slotted or Phillips heads, and more resistant to stripping than hex drive. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torx
I suspect that they tolerate use with...
07-08-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By sweeks

Statistical analysis by "Marge Inovera"....

Statistical analysis by "Marge Inovera". Chauffeur: "Peekup Andropoff"... there were lots, and they were all funny.
FWIW, I won the "Puzzler" back in the early '90s and got an autographed copy of...
07-08-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,529
Posted By vintagebicycle

Weight will affect the effects of caster in the...

Weight will affect the effects of caster in the front forks. A ligher rider may not be imparting enough added weight for the forks to overcome the resistance of the tire on the road and the force...
07-08-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,283
Posted By ljsense

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/manuals/

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/manuals/
07-03-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By August West

I'm with the Wiz on this. Although ⅜" is probably...

I'm with the Wiz on this. Although ⅜" is probably workable it wouldn't be my first choice for working on my bike. I use my 1-20 Nēm wrench about 5x more than I use my ⅜" wrench which I only use on...
07-03-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By dsbrantjr

It should work OK, you probably need just one...

It should work OK, you probably need just one layer with a generous overlap at the end. Cut a clean hole for the valve with a sharp blade so you don't start a run.
07-02-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,091
Posted By livedarklions

I saw a cf frame that was ruined when a guy...

I saw a cf frame that was ruined when a guy decided to jam the wrong size seat post into it. While not a splosion, it was ass-adjacent.
06-30-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,837
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I haven't read beyond this post, in this thread,...

I haven't read beyond this post, in this thread, so please excuse me if I repeat what's been said since.

This and Mad Honk's advice is at the foundation of what a professional shop starts with....
06-30-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By pdlamb

Looks like drive-by engineering. Take a shot,...

Looks like drive-by engineering. Take a shot, "because of a coarser structure, graphite can even be harmful to bicycle bearings," and drive off. Kinds of neglects the fact that graphite has...
06-30-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,837
Posted By squirtdad

as to OP comments not about kits etc a) OP has...

as to OP comments not about kits etc a) OP has not really provided enough information as to what is intended to provide an such a detail list. as an example: working on new and carbon bikes ...
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