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02-02-23, 11:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have tried to see the actual basket (not the...

I have tried to see the actual basket (not the Wald one that I and others have referenced) strut's design. So I think we have insufficient info to do more than speculate, which I've done. Still my...
02-02-23, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I should have added a smile emoji as my comment...

I should have added a smile emoji as my comment about crown holes was a bit tongue in cheek. But I was following the OP's reference to the straight fork blades.

But to the holes for a lock- many...
02-02-23, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

So, all fork crowns with a brake bolt hole are...

So, all fork crowns with a brake bolt hole are doomed? I have to say that I can't remember ever seeing a fork failure due to a brake caliper mounting hole. (I have seen a number of other reasons why...
02-02-23, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If the reaction arm was not attached to the stay...

If the reaction arm was not attached to the stay it can rotate with braking action and seriously affect the bearing adjustment. The arm is connected to the LH bearing cone. The unwanted arm rotation...
02-02-23, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 98
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Assuming you can't locate the proper tool a...

Assuming you can't locate the proper tool a Kingsbridge type fixed cup vise should work.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-02-23, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 50
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The uncycle frame I am waiting for warm enough...

The uncycle frame I am waiting for warm enough weather to paint (its going down to single digits to for a couple of days here) has somewhat the same idea for its blades. I used 7/8" straight 4130...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-02-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 131
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Having done quite a few low eider mounts for my...

Having done quite a few low eider mounts for my (and wifes') touring bikes I'll second what Eric said. If you are not concerned about the bags hanging really close to vertical then disregard. But if...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-02-23, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 311
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"No one, I believe, directly addressed the OP's...

"No one, I believe, directly addressed the OP's saying something about how it's common knowledge that the ride of a frame built by hand by a skilled builder is "obviously" going to be superior to...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-01-23, 07:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 311
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"would not mind learning how to account for...

"would not mind learning how to account for "compliance"/ride quality when I choose tubing" 1000words

I don't know of any simple formula that results in what the rider thinks is compliant or...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-01-23, 06:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 311
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Headtube- Will you be making the fork? If not...

Headtube- Will you be making the fork? If not what is(are) the fork(s) you are considering steerer specs? Will you want, be able to use, a traditional external cupped headset or Zero Stack/internal...
02-01-23, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I suspect this is one of the low cost Raleigh USA...

I suspect this is one of the low cost Raleigh USA Rapides. Sold a few back in the early 1980s after Raleigh decided that the Asian manufacturing was up to their standards (and I fully realize that...
02-01-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

vkb...- Can you ID the missing part from dedhed's...

vkb...- Can you ID the missing part from dedhed's very nice link to the Shimano document? Andy
02-01-23, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One of the issues that I sometimes have here is...

One of the issues that I sometimes have here is the difference between what the manufacturer and what some posters say is OK to do. This case of attaching a ft basket strut to a QR secured axle (and...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-01-23, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Duane- Thank you for the offer and if the eyes...

Duane- Thank you for the offer and if the eyes were steel (and not SS) I would take you up on it. But I have been gun shy (will the auto sensor strike out g u n ?) to attach eyes with silver since my...
01-31-23, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Al or SS won't want to wet out to solders that...

Al or SS won't want to wet out to solders that work on the other material. Andy
01-31-23, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Check out Japanese Steel (by William Bevington)...

Check out Japanese Steel (by William Bevington) or hang out in http://groups.google.com/group/classic-rendezvous-lightweight-vintage-bicycles?hl=en?hl=en. If you do post photos in the Classic...
01-31-23, 10:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 526
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Ah the knuckle cutter location that is placed...

Ah the knuckle cutter location that is placed close to lube splat from the chain. Chainstay mounts were an attempt to reduce boss spread from the twisting forces brake arms see. Many shop wrenches...
01-31-23, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If you are able to remove the end cap and service...

If you are able to remove the end cap and service the freehub body take a flat file to those gauges. Only a few strokes on each spline will knock down the gauges and let the cogs slide on and off...
01-31-23, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

With the shorter cable length, and often the more...

With the shorter cable length, and often the more direct path it takes, a front brake will pretty much always have less mush once the pads make contact with the rim. So even with the initial pad...
01-31-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It is very likely that Reynolds didn't do the...

It is very likely that Reynolds didn't do the manufacturing of "their" hub, we use to call this "badge labeling". Hub company makes hubs to the specs that their customers (bike brands, wheel brands)...
01-31-23, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"i've ordered a front rack (Basil Portland) and...

"i've ordered a front rack (Basil Portland) and discovered that it's supposed to be mounted at the axle." Positron400 This is the first sentence the OP wrote.

Your comment "I'd just go with a...
01-30-23, 10:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Except for interfacing accessories that are...

Except for interfacing accessories that are designed to use an axle nut for security. Oh, and true track racing and IGHs and... Andy
01-30-23, 05:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 753
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If it turns out that the threading of the solid...

If it turns out that the threading of the solid axle is the same as the QR one then all will go easily. The cones, washers and lock nuts can be retained and any possible bearing issues avoided....
Forum: Framebuilders
01-29-23, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Today as I started to assemble my "new" grovel...

Today as I started to assemble my "new" grovel bike (like a gravel one but slower) bike I took these shots of the stamped numbers. The steerer turned out nicely. The BB had a double strike that was a...
01-29-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My first thought is the shop used what got the...

My first thought is the shop used what got the job done. Second that as a ft wheel I'm not surprised that the wheel has survived w/o further issues.

In 1976 the 27x1 1/4 (630 ISO) wheel size was...
01-29-23, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 444
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Years ago my 3 speed's bike's chain seriously...

Years ago my 3 speed's bike's chain seriously rusted. I got is free enough to use, lubed and set it's tension. After a few rides the chain was drooping a lot like the tension was way too little. What...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-28-23, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Possibly somewhere, but I have a love/hate...

Possibly somewhere, but I have a love/hate relationship with serial numbers. I use to punch really big numbers on a filed flat spot. Now i use a smaller size and don't worry as much about paint fill...
01-27-23, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 325
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Shimano has offered precut housing, for the last...

Shimano has offered precut housing, for the last loop to the der from a CS stop, that used brake casing windings. Although the stuff I've seen has been less then 4mm OD IIRC. I also suspect the shown...
01-27-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 325
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I've suspected that the valve base is somewhat...

I've suspected that the valve base is somewhat compressible and with initial use there is some settling in that needs to be taken up. Or perhaps the valve base shape is not the best fit for the rim's...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-27-23, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I made two versions, one for a BB shell and the...

I made two versions, one for a BB shell and the other for s steerer. The steerer version is based on a 1 1/8" steerer and the reducing sleeve, to 1", has a cutout for the stamp to go through. With my...
01-27-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 325
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agree whole heartedly that the description mimics...

Agree whole heartedly that the description mimics what a cable friction issue causes. BTW given the road rash on the der I would also do a hanger alignment check too. Andy
01-27-23, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And yet this corrosion problem still happened. A...

And yet this corrosion problem still happened. A bra, or the ones I remember back when trainer stands came onto the market, don't do a good job at the seat end as that's where the bra is the...
01-26-23, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Looks like salty sweat induced corrosion. 100...

Looks like salty sweat induced corrosion. 100 hours a year on a trainer is not minimal use. Not unlike the many ft ders that are winter toad salt damaged we see every off season. Andy
01-26-23, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Riding a tire under inflated will often result in...

Riding a tire under inflated will often result in the tire trying to shift rotationally around the wheel. The tube, however, is trapped in place by that pesky valve. So the tire shifts around...
01-26-23, 11:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Most likely the noodle with the longer top casing...

Most likely the noodle with the longer top casing fitting is the front. That longer black part often has a spring loaded casing seat, to reduce the brake's initial grab.

Try setting up the rear...
01-24-23, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sliding a cable pulley along its mounted on tube...

Sliding a cable pulley along its mounted on tube also will adjust how much threaded barrel adjuster is used. Andy
01-24-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Either the bars or the stem clamp are not round....

Either the bars or the stem clamp are not round. Tha the bars can seem secure but there's still a gap as shown proves this. I would be more nervous if the stem clamp had been deformed (as can happen...
01-23-23, 09:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,005
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Frog Man- Are you dealing with a solely human...

Frog Man- Are you dealing with a solely human powered vehicle (dare I say "bike")?

Here's the speed/gear ratio/cadence calculator I've used for over 40 years. Andy
...
01-23-23, 07:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,005
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One thing frame builders have to sometimes do is...

One thing frame builders have to sometimes do is explain why the customer's wants might not be able to be done. But shop mechanics do much the same too and likely more often.

When I was young a...
01-23-23, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

First thing I thought of is $300 to replace a...

First thing I thought of is $300 to replace a cartridge bearing seems a bit much. Like about 7 or 8 times what I would have thought of. Next was did that shop explain the cost breakdown? The next was...
01-23-23, 06:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 626
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I believe that 10 posts are still the minimum...

I believe that 10 posts are still the minimum needed to be able to post a photo in a thread. However I think one can post a shot to the gallery and one of us can repost that photo here for you.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-23-23, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Years ago I had the idea of doing what I think...

Years ago I had the idea of doing what I think the OP is talking about. I hole sawed a socketless BB shell for the ST and DT. While I was setting up to saw the chain stay holes I began to question my...
01-23-23, 05:56 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,005
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Why? One reason why is that huge a jump (34-70)...

Why? One reason why is that huge a jump (34-70) will have really challenging shifting. Another, and perhaps the best answer, is that companies only want to make what a lot of people will want to buy...
01-23-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have a reamer that just barely fit the largest...

I have a reamer that just barely fit the largest tap handle I had with a little grinding off of opposing corners of the reamer's "square". Now I have a bigger tap handle thanks to the local tool...
01-23-23, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 626
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I wonder if the lever was wing nutted tight and...

I wonder if the lever was wing nutted tight and is an external cam version... I would suggest choosing a steel ended internal cam version as it will both grip the fork ends better and suffer less...
01-23-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This bell crank (the part between the axle end...

This bell crank (the part between the axle end and the cable end with the pivoting arm) has been used on a few Shimano 3 spd hubs over the years. Like the SA indicator chain needs to be fully...
01-23-23, 09:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Done this with no issues on my personal bike. If...

Done this with no issues on my personal bike. If the chainstay stop is placed aprox 4"+ from the cassette joint the casing can simply conform into a shallow "S" shape. Andy
01-22-23, 10:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As it relates to bicycles and clamped onto the...

As it relates to bicycles and clamped onto the frame items a flexible and dimensionally challenged shim stock like rubber can be a poor choice for the clamped item not slipping under various forces....
01-22-23, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Every design has conditions that if left out of...

Every design has conditions that if left out of the discussion can make things seem wrong. This example traded off easy axle replacement and preload adjustment against cost. Is that crappy? Since I...
01-22-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One could always try a lube on reassembly and if...

One could always try a lube on reassembly and if the adjuster screws loosen clean them up and go to a light thread locker.

Most of the spring adjusting screws I have worked with have had no...
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