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07-16-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 726
Posted By Mad Honk

Wiz, Get a tub of Quick- Glo chrome cleaner, it...

Wiz,
Get a tub of Quick- Glo chrome cleaner, it is a lanolin based cleaner that I use for all chrome cleaning. Water soluable and easy clean up. I buy white wash cloths at the Dollar General store...
07-16-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By Mad Honk

Brian, If you are talking about the handlebar...

Brian,
If you are talking about the handlebar clamp it is only compressed about 1/16" inch over the circumference of the clamp and should not be anything to worry about breaking if you move back to...
07-16-19, 01:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By Mad Honk

Steelman, It sounds as if your QR skewer may...

Steelman,
It sounds as if your QR skewer may be bottoming out on the axle before making solid contact with the drop out. Put the wheel in the drop outs by itself and note if any part of the axle...
07-15-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 726
Posted By Mad Honk

Wiz, Congrats on yer new build! Jeff, ...

Wiz,
Congrats on yer new build!
Jeff,
Back when I learned how to build wheels, we were told that we have two tensionometers to work with. The index finger and thumb of the left and right...
07-15-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By Mad Honk

Stoopid Dave answer here, but often something as...

Stoopid Dave answer here, but often something as simple as a crank ring bolt will make a creaking sound. The di-electric activity between aluminium and other metals can make the parts rub against...
07-13-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,133
Posted By Mad Honk

Steelman, A clicking noise is not...

Steelman,

A clicking noise is not something a bearing would create. But a rim that has a bit of a protrusion where it is joined could catch the brake pad and give that noise. Also sew-up...
07-13-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 908
Posted By Mad Honk

Well I guess I'm stumped here... I know that...

Well I guess I'm stumped here... I know that 175 crank arms won't work on a very small mountain bike. Toe clearance and every other aspect... But there are shorter arms out there and they can be...
07-11-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 908
Posted By Mad Honk

Korina, It may sound great, but shortening...

Korina,
It may sound great, but shortening crank arms will be a challenge. The arms will have to be shortened and then re-welded, or the pedal spindle holes will need to be filled (re-welded) and...
07-10-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,578
Posted By Mad Honk

I'll show my dinosaurism here and say that the...

I'll show my dinosaurism here and say that the fit website covers most of what we used in the old school Italian system of fitting. All of that data gives a good look at the real size of the rider,...
Replies: 11
Views: 590
Posted By Mad Honk

Those decals were made available to bigger Trek...

Those decals were made available to bigger Trek dealers in the early 1980's because the mechanics would clamp bikes in Park stands and then twist them, which destroyed the decals. I still have a few...
Forum: For Sale
07-07-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By Mad Honk

Pics added. Complete loss of internet, phone,...

Pics added. Complete loss of internet, phone, and tv for a week. Argh!! I hope this is working. MH
07-05-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By Mad Honk

Rick, If yer interested, I have a Park double...

Rick, If yer interested, I have a Park double stand listed in the for sale forum. Smiles, MH
Forum: For Sale
07-03-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By Mad Honk

Mr. Spadoni, I can do that. PM me and we...

Mr. Spadoni,
I can do that. PM me and we can work out details. Smiles, MH
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By Mad Honk

Leisesturm, A couple of months ago we had an...

Leisesturm,
A couple of months ago we had an E-bike donated to the co-op and we kinda joked about it being a moped more than a bicycle. But in reality, those E-bikes are making cycling available...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By Mad Honk

I think that some of the answers here are tuned...

I think that some of the answers here are tuned more toward the type of bike to ride. Even with frame designs to accommodate the changes the easiest way to get the bike easy to ride at a high weight...
06-25-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,837
Posted By Mad Honk

An interesting read of a post for sure. I had...

An interesting read of a post for sure. I had the pleasure of riding with Nelson Veils, and what a gentleman! And one of my good friends was George Taliaferro who passed away last year. Another...
06-25-19, 06:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By Mad Honk

Take this as a comment from an old guy with a...

Take this as a comment from an old guy with a biased opinion. I stepped away from the cycling industry for about thirty years and became a golf professional. If you think the "latest and greatest"...
06-25-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By Mad Honk

Road 292, It is likely a good move on their...

Road 292,
It is likely a good move on their part. I remember the early Garry Fischer bikes with pressed in sealed bottom brackets and I got one with the wrong spindle. It went across the country...
Forum: For Sale
06-25-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By Mad Honk

FS Park double repair stand

I'm downsizing and cleaning up the shop. I am selling a new Park double repair stand body with new clamp attachments, and one new clamp body. The second clamp body is used but in good working order....
06-24-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,027
Posted By Mad Honk

Well Wiz and Fiets, It happened Saturday, A...

Well Wiz and Fiets,
It happened Saturday, A 28 hole wheel with a 28 hole hub spoked up 2x on the drive side, and radial on the nd side. Superbe pro hub with 8spd freewheel and all of the spokes...
06-24-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By Mad Honk

Brother Bro, You scored this bike and it won't...

Brother Bro,
You scored this bike and it won't ride straight???? What am I missing... cause I think the frame was bent at some time. Get a 4 foot 1"X 4" piece of board and set int across the frame...
06-23-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,447
Views: 108,310
Posted By Mad Honk

Joe, I searched for one a few weeks ago on e-bay....

Joe, I searched for one a few weeks ago on e-bay. I-cycle had one he offered to me for $27. It was Gippeme
06-22-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By Mad Honk

The four cross wheels deal with problems far...

The four cross wheels deal with problems far better than any other pattern! Smiles, MH
06-22-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,459
Posted By Mad Honk

And so I keep thinking that technology is not...

And so I keep thinking that technology is not that bad.... Smiles, MH
06-22-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Mad Honk

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Grall,
In this post I will show you some pawls and the hair spring that holds...
06-22-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Mad Honk

Grall, I have attached pics of the tool that I...

Grall,
I have attached pics of the tool that I made to repair free hubs. It is a close fitting socket that I used a Dremel tool to cut the sides away leaving the two pins that fit into the bearing...
06-22-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Mad Honk

Grall, Now we are getting somewhere! I am...

Grall,
Now we are getting somewhere! I am assuming the bearing assembly was a sealed one and came out on the axle with a bit of tapping from the non drive side. What I see now is a standard type...
06-21-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Mad Honk

Grall, So if yer gonna save the wheel you...

Grall,
So if yer gonna save the wheel you need to just get the free hub off and clean or repair the pawls for the ratcheting mechanism. Locking one side of the axle assembly in a vise, and...
06-21-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,459
Posted By Mad Honk

rseeker, I quit trying to hurt my shoulders...

rseeker,
I quit trying to hurt my shoulders with a vise and turning the wheel, or using a big pipe section on a freewheel tool. All I ever use is a 1/2 impact gun and it take more time to get the...
06-21-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Mad Honk

Grall, Sometimes the hex key doesn't fit due...

Grall,
Sometimes the hex key doesn't fit due to dirt or rust build up within the space. A quick cleaning with a small diameter wire brush usually cleans them -enough to get the Allen wrenches to...
06-20-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By Mad Honk

Wiz, I am currently rebuilding all of my race...

Wiz,
I am currently rebuilding all of my race bikes from the 1980's. They were all in storage when a fire occurred, suspicious at best, but about $11,000 in damages. All are in process of powder...
06-20-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By Mad Honk

What ever happened to seat keepers? A stoopid...

What ever happened to seat keepers? A stoopid simple stainless steel cable attached to the frame and bolted down with the seat post adjusting bolt. It is wrapped around the seat to keep it out of...
06-20-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,190
Posted By Mad Honk

All single speed hubs today work the same. ...

All single speed hubs today work the same. Adjustments are made with the brake bar and bearing races left intact on the axle, and just like in the picture tutorial from Park tools all just needs...
06-20-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,027
Posted By Mad Honk

The last frankenwheel I built was a 24h low...

The last frankenwheel I built was a 24h low flange hub on a 36h GP-4 that got three X on the drive side and radial on the non-drive. 12 new spoke holes drilled into the hub on the drive side, and...
06-18-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By Mad Honk

Scott, The Campi hub I pictured was damaged...

Scott,
The Campi hub I pictured was damaged more by over-tensioning than multiple re-lacings. It shows signs of a Jobst Brandt lacing and a lacing based on drive flex that I use often. But...
06-18-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Mad Honk

TM, Locking mechanism looks like early Phil...

TM,
Locking mechanism looks like early Phil Wood or even High -E, but Phil Wood used mostly all aluminium shells, as did High -E. I just tossed a hub that had a similar design to Phil, but a...
06-17-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,112
Posted By Mad Honk

Rosey, We figured out that tying and soldering...

Rosey,
We figured out that tying and soldering didn't do anything for wheels back in the late 70's other than making the spokes more susceptible to breaking at the soldered joint because of the heat...
06-17-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,112
Posted By Mad Honk

I always compared it to a poor mans's way of...

I always compared it to a poor mans's way of tying and soldering. Also remember when the bike shop guys started doing it with all of the builds claiming more strength. It didn't work when the guy who...
06-17-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 991
Posted By Mad Honk

If you can find a supplier for the Sedis-sport it...

If you can find a supplier for the Sedis-sport it was we used for RAAM and all of our daily riders. Smiles, MH
06-17-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Mad Honk

Yes the design was to allow for more chain travel...

Yes the design was to allow for more chain travel free of obstructions especially in the lower front ring positions. The first time it appeared was on the PDG oversize tubing mountain bikes. ...
06-15-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By Mad Honk

Advocatus, For those not in the know Slick...

Advocatus,
For those not in the know Slick Leonard was the Pacers announcer, as well as the ABA Indianapolis team that preceded them. His highly recognized "Boom Baby" was when the players would hit...
06-15-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,303
Posted By Mad Honk

I have four local bike shops in Bloomington, In,...

I have four local bike shops in Bloomington, In, and one co-op. I worked in two of the shops years ago and recently in the co-op. The best LBS is the one where one employee has problems with my...
Forum: BMX
06-14-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,201
Posted By Mad Honk

PK, The early rippers were great rides, I doubt...

PK,
The early rippers were great rides, I doubt I can even find one now. I remember the early mongoose rides were clear paint over a chrome frame and all the kids chipped the paint off to get the...
Forum: BMX
06-13-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,201
Posted By Mad Honk

Back in the 1980's West Coast cycles made a...

Back in the 1980's West Coast cycles made a longer frame that I rode, don't really remember the name, but it was great for a taller guy to ride. I rode it off the roof of the Bicycle Garage on a...
06-11-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,267
Posted By Mad Honk

Good advice rumrunn6, but from a different...

Good advice rumrunn6, but from a different perspective I would advise to get a tube of anti-seize from the auto parts store and use that. For example: if you put grease or oil on a spark plug when...
06-11-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,232
Posted By Mad Honk

Well Bill, I have used both products and...

Well Bill,
I have used both products and there is a difference. And yer right that 21 years makes a difference. For example: I used to use only Vavloline oils from Ashland Oil Co. in KY. They...
06-11-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By Mad Honk

Wiz, I suspect that was a hub on a BMX racing...

Wiz,
I suspect that was a hub on a BMX racing bike. Ride about thirty race laps and put a flat spot in the rim, re-lace with a new rim. Then repeat the process four or five times and that is what...
06-11-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By Mad Honk

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Forum: For Sale
06-11-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,239
Posted By Mad Honk

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05-25-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,451
Posted By Mad Honk

Olimpianrider, If you are interested I have a...

Olimpianrider,
If you are interested I have a set of 27' rims from Wolber 630 rim size and will work with your needs. They cost me $30 at the local co-op and I would gladly send them to you for...
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