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03-19-15, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By garage sale GT

Performance usually has pretty good values on...

Performance usually has pretty good values on wheelsets. I've had a set with Deore 525 hubs and Rhyno Lite rims for about nine years now and they are holding up pretty well.

There's Jensonusa,...
03-18-15, 03:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,003
Posted By garage sale GT

You could probably score a new, reasonable...

You could probably score a new, reasonable quality wheelset for under 150. A new front wheel would be a good deal less than that but it might not match the back rim.
03-18-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,003
Posted By garage sale GT

Sanding cones is something people used to do, and...

Sanding cones is something people used to do, and maybe they got some kind of service out of it in some cases.
03-18-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,003
Posted By garage sale GT

Some parts are through-hardened. I don't actually...

Some parts are through-hardened. I don't actually know about cones.

I wonder if you could do a concentric enough job.

Cones for older hub models are sometimes available if you look. Try...
03-18-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,003
Posted By garage sale GT

The pitting indicates the metal is fatigued where...

The pitting indicates the metal is fatigued where the bearing balls roll.

If you keep riding on a pitted cone, you risk ruining the cup in the hub. The metal which comes out of the pits is...
03-17-15, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,253
Posted By garage sale GT

Basic bike components can usually work pretty...

Basic bike components can usually work pretty well. The big exception is the rear axle. If you mostly ride on the street or trails it will probably hold up OK but if you try to do a lot of off...
03-16-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,562
Posted By garage sale GT

I have seen kits in a hardware store in which an...

I have seen kits in a hardware store in which an aerosol can pressurizes a container which can be filled with the paint of your choice. Maybe someone knows where they can mix up some custom oil...
03-15-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,639
Posted By garage sale GT

Those wacky ten speed cassette hubs.

Those wacky ten speed cassette hubs.
03-12-15, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,469
Posted By garage sale GT

Anti-seize lube is the right stuff for threads.

Anti-seize lube is the right stuff for threads.
03-11-15, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,649
Posted By garage sale GT

I think they'd be deeper and the ends would be...

I think they'd be deeper and the ends would be more squared if they were truly intended to protect the drops from spreading. Like the name implies, they're for controlling chain tension.
03-11-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,649
Posted By garage sale GT

Actually the longer the "lever arm" the lesser...

Actually the longer the "lever arm" the lesser the force.

Going with the Sturmey-Archer style of antirotator washer might still work because the center of the dropout is stronger than the ends.
03-11-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,649
Posted By garage sale GT

http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Bicycles...

http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Bicycles_Table/English_Bicycles/Raleigh_Bicycles/Raleigh_Touriste/RaleighTouriste_Hub_Rear_1.jpg
This is the rear hub of a Raleigh Tourist, the bike with...
03-06-15, 06:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,159
Posted By garage sale GT

I think some of them are made from butted tubing.

I think some of them are made from butted tubing.
03-04-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,917
Posted By garage sale GT

Second gear should be as efficient as a single...

Second gear should be as efficient as a single speed hub because it's only the bearings at the end of the hub which are turning.

The planet gears have no bearings. The weight of the bike bears on...
03-04-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,917
Posted By garage sale GT

My main point is third gear incurs a lot more...

My main point is third gear incurs a lot more friction than second.
03-03-15, 10:08 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,917
Posted By garage sale GT

I recalled this thread while rebuilding an AW. ...

I recalled this thread while rebuilding an AW.

There may be a flaw in the reasoning to make 3rd gear the main cruising gear.

Second gear is direct drive on most 3 speeds so the internal...
03-02-15, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,091
Posted By garage sale GT

There are lists you could probably google up...

There are lists you could probably google up which tell you how much weight each tubeset was intended for. Some of the racing tubesets are only meant for a 125lb rider.

Yes increasing the stem...
Forum: Foo
03-01-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By garage sale GT

There's a cell phone advertising penny stock I...

There's a cell phone advertising penny stock I have been following. It was set to be the next big one before the recession, then it launched just around when everything started to fall.

Fast...
Forum: Foo
02-28-15, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8,094
Views: 1,565,970
Posted By garage sale GT

If you can make a Renault 5 better, you can make...

If you can make a Renault 5 better, you can make a Reliant Robin better.

http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.608036974386218400&pid=1.7
Forum: Foo
02-28-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By garage sale GT

Does anybody here dabble in penny stocks? If the...

Does anybody here dabble in penny stocks? If the SP is very low and there's a chance it will skyrocket, why not put in a few hundred bucks and see what it can turn in to?
Forum: Foo
02-26-15, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By garage sale GT

It may be a good time to be in oil. Shares of...

It may be a good time to be in oil. Shares of oil stocks should be trading at a bit of a discount.
Forum: Foo
02-26-15, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 931
Posted By garage sale GT

Tech stocks could wipe you out overnight.

Tech stocks could wipe you out overnight.
02-26-15, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,091
Posted By garage sale GT

Reynolds 501 was seam welded tubing. It also was...

Reynolds 501 was seam welded tubing. It also was a lighter, butted tubeset.

If it failed once with no signs of corrosion attacking the welded seam and no crash or other event to bring failure...
Forum: Foo
02-23-15, 07:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,332
Posted By garage sale GT

In the past few years all the Chinese buffets...

In the past few years all the Chinese buffets around where I live have added a sushi bar. That's great comfort food. It must be the rice.
Forum: Foo
02-20-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8,094
Views: 1,565,970
Posted By garage sale GT

Not really, they were more of a city car than an...

Not really, they were more of a city car than an electrically assisted pedal car. They had 9.5hp and could do 50mph.
Forum: Foo
02-19-15, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8,094
Views: 1,565,970
Posted By garage sale GT

Color me childishly ironic if you like but I...

Color me childishly ironic if you like but I think the early Fuldamobils looked pretty good.

http://www.autowp.ru/pictures/fuldamobil/n-2/autowp.ru_fuldamobil_n-2_3.jpg
Forum: Foo
02-17-15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,332
Posted By garage sale GT

I think one of the popular ones is a lot like...

I think one of the popular ones is a lot like Muenster but I am not a cheese expert.
Forum: Foo
02-16-15, 07:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,332
Posted By garage sale GT

Authentic tortillas are probably kind of hard to...

Authentic tortillas are probably kind of hard to duplicate. If people don't buy a lot of them in a given area they get stale pretty quick.
Forum: Foo
02-16-15, 07:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,332
Posted By garage sale GT

My area is blessed with a few authentic taco...

My area is blessed with a few authentic taco chains. I prefer it over the "tex mex" style of tacos that everybody seems to like. They have soft corn tortillas which are made with wood ash, I think....
02-13-15, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By garage sale GT

Maybe, maybe not. Some brakes have less margin...

Maybe, maybe not. Some brakes have less margin for error than others. A coaster brake would be designed to work on any inexpensive, commonly available bike type, but that does not include 36".
...
02-13-15, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 916
Posted By garage sale GT

In my case they seem to hold them even after the...

In my case they seem to hold them even after the transaction is complete, the buyer hits "item received" and leaves a positive feedback.
02-13-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 916
Posted By garage sale GT

What good is Paypal if a personal check is faster??? Alternatives please!

I have an above average seller rating on eBay and paypal still ties up my funds for 21 days!

Waiting for a personal check to clear may actually be several times faster.

What are some viable...
02-12-15, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By garage sale GT

I had a late model Sturmey Archer 70mm front drum...

I had a late model Sturmey Archer 70mm front drum brake on a 26 inch bike and I managed to loosen the reaction arm. I would definitely be concerned if the wheels were putting 36/26 times more torque...
Forum: Foo
02-10-15, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8,094
Views: 1,565,970
Posted By garage sale GT

http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/m-6QdRlQLYU...

http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/m-6QdRlQLYUqo4UvTWumD3g.jpg
It doesn't show so well in the picture but that is a truly tiny car.
Forum: Foo
02-05-15, 07:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,802
Posted By garage sale GT

Why worry about whether you can use it in a bike...

Why worry about whether you can use it in a bike frame?

The alloys we have are plenty strong enough now. The frames get too noodly for heavier riders before they run out of strength.
Forum: Foo
01-29-15, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8,094
Views: 1,565,970
Posted By garage sale GT

http://caranddriverbrasil.uol.com.br/upload/galeri...

http://caranddriverbrasil.uol.com.br/upload/galeria/large/16851.jpg
Forum: Foo
01-29-15, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8,094
Views: 1,565,970
Posted By garage sale GT

Yeah but the guy said designed by Porsche.

Yeah but the guy said designed by Porsche.
Forum: Foo
01-29-15, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8,094
Views: 1,565,970
Posted By garage sale GT

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thum...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/21/Tatra_570.JPG/280px-Tatra_570.JPG (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tatra_570.JPG)

That's a Tatra prototype, the V570, that is supposed to...
Forum: Foo
01-27-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By garage sale GT

I figured commuting is the perfect forum. Some...

I figured commuting is the perfect forum. Some people may live kind of far from stores selling fresh produce.
Forum: Commuting
01-27-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,772
Posted By garage sale GT

Yep they used to be full of three speeds but the...

Yep they used to be full of three speeds but the inexpensive bike of choice which is now winding up in thrift stores is the Chinese made big box store bso. Many had plastic parts which don't need...
Forum: Commuting
01-27-15, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,772
Posted By garage sale GT

Before considering any BSO, make sure the...

Before considering any BSO, make sure the bearings are good. Buying new axles and cones can take a long time because you have to send away for the parts and the cost may not justify the purchase...
Forum: Foo
01-27-15, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By garage sale GT

How to store the goodness of fresh veggies without using up your whole fridge.

Many of us don't live within easy reach of fresh produce.

Why not get some fresh fruits and vegetables when possible, wash them, blend them into a puree, add a little water and sugar, and a packet...
01-20-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 35,375
Posted By garage sale GT

Do you mind if I ask how it's been for your mind?

Do you mind if I ask how it's been for your mind?
Forum: Foo
01-10-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11,697
Views: 2,431,166
Posted By garage sale GT

Poor goggy. Let's build him a giant exercise...

Poor goggy. Let's build him a giant exercise wheel.
12-07-14, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By garage sale GT

Hard chrome is a durable wear resistant surface. ...

Hard chrome is a durable wear resistant surface. It wouldn't surprise me if it can extend the life of a cassette just a little bit.
12-07-14, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By garage sale GT

Some report getting more mileage than you've gone...

Some report getting more mileage than you've gone and not having any problems.

Most people notice they have a worn chain when it starts to skip, usually under heavier pedaling.

Replacing the...
Forum: Foo
11-30-14, 07:46 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,705
Posted By garage sale GT

He looks like someone who would start a thread...

He looks like someone who would start a thread vortex.
Forum: Foo
11-30-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 5,705
Posted By garage sale GT

Terrible.

Terrible.
11-29-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,351
Posted By garage sale GT

Dropout alignment could be off, or you could have...

Dropout alignment could be off, or you could have the wrong width of hub. Is it the stock wheelset?
11-08-14, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,120
Posted By garage sale GT

Can it be the OP still needs to move his calipers...

Can it be the OP still needs to move his calipers though?

Adjustable or not, it may be that one piston is at the end of its adjustment and the only thing left to do besides buying a new system is...
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