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02-10-11, 06:40 PM
Replies: 61
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Posted By peripatetic

I'm a huge fan of Ambrosio's basic vinyl tape,...

I'm a huge fan of Ambrosio's basic vinyl tape, but they seemed to have ended production.
12-07-10, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,200
Posted By peripatetic

If the cranks are fine, seems unnecessary and...

If the cranks are fine, seems unnecessary and wasteful to replace them along with the bb. At the least, you can swap in a new bb and see if that's sufficient for you to feel the bike's ride-able and...
12-07-10, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By peripatetic

While this probably works well with good cable...

While this probably works well with good cable cutters, as a user of a crappy Performance cutter, I get far better results when bending the housing at the point I want to cut. This spreads the coils...
11-30-10, 10:03 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,835
Posted By peripatetic

This thread is like a crap version of the Box O'...

This thread is like a crap version of the Box O' Crap--you don't know what you'll get, but when you open it, it's got a surprise or two, and it's cheaper than the actual version. It's a Box O' (Box...
11-26-10, 10:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 983
Posted By peripatetic

Didn't get enough with the brake press? :) ...

Didn't get enough with the brake press? :)

Not Nitto, but this (http://biketoolsetc.com/index.cgi?id=891571124950&d=single&c=Tools&sc=Handlebar-and-Stem&tc=Stem-Spreader&item_id=CV-268) is made...
11-26-10, 10:26 PM
Replies: 15,283
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Posted By peripatetic

Are the Mavics 27" or 700c? Also, your post has...

Are the Mavics 27" or 700c? Also, your post has "ISO/WTT Mavic MA40 32h 27"". You're looking for those, or those are the ones you want to trade?
11-26-10, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,638
Posted By peripatetic

Seriously. Million dollar question.

Seriously. Million dollar question.
11-25-10, 10:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,638
Posted By peripatetic

I was recently looking for some double-walled...

I was recently looking for some double-walled rims for re-building 27" wheels. I was looking at the Sun Mk13 and Mk12, I think, as well as the Alex you posted. Weinmann also makes the LP18...
11-25-10, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By peripatetic

The shifter lever might be a bit tight or, if...

The shifter lever might be a bit tight or, if this hasn't been worked on a long time, the cables could be old and gunked up with rust or grease. On the shifter lever you're talking about, there's a...
11-25-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,943
Posted By peripatetic

Look up the meaning of the word before you throw...

Look up the meaning of the word before you throw it into a comeback. Seriously.
11-24-10, 10:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,943
Posted By peripatetic

I personally have found removing and replacing...

I personally have found removing and replacing freewheels quicker and easier than dealing with the cogs and lockrings of freehubs. Tight outer cogs and crappy chainwhips can make for very...
11-23-10, 11:09 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 22,219
Posted By peripatetic

Sorry, but being in law, I have to correct this: ...

Sorry, but being in law, I have to correct this: you mean "du jour."

As far as the content of this thread, I'd say the simple point--which others have pointed to--is that Rivendell's target...
11-23-10, 10:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,943
Posted By peripatetic

I think someone's done a double bent axel at the...

I think someone's done a double bent axel at the rink.

99% of freewheels wobble, but that doesn't indicate the axle is bent. And just because a freewheel wobbles when the axle on the hub is bent...
11-23-10, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By peripatetic

I can't recall, but I think I used a special...

I can't recall, but I think I used a special tool, yes. I had found it among the tools at the shop I was working at. Guess I'll just leave it hanging there in storage a while longer...
11-23-10, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By peripatetic

Dura Ace Uniglide hub

I recently was able to remove the uniglide freehub body from an old dura-ace hub I have. I've read and re-read Sheldon Brown's description of these things, but I'm still a bit confused--can I now...
11-22-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By peripatetic

Huh. Alright. This all makes sense. Thanks.

Huh. Alright. This all makes sense. Thanks.
11-22-10, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By peripatetic

Alright, thanks. His wall's solid plaster, so I...

Alright, thanks. His wall's solid plaster, so I can't tell where the studs are at all--the plaster might be over concrete or brick, I'm not sure.

Curious, though--if I use a vertically-hung 2x4,...
11-22-10, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,039
Posted By peripatetic

bike storage hook

Want to help a friend out with putting up a proper hook for his bike. He's got one of the standard budget hooks from a hardware store--the large, rubber-laminated c-hook with threading on the end. ...
11-22-10, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By peripatetic

Kimmo's right--there is someone in the...

Kimmo's right--there is someone in the Classic/Vintage forum who does decals, and he's always looking for new ones to reproduce.
11-21-10, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By peripatetic

You got a pic, or a link to the ebay post?

You got a pic, or a link to the ebay post?
11-21-10, 09:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,943
Posted By peripatetic

Bikezilla, Bikenstein! I'm anxious and...

Bikezilla, Bikenstein!

I'm anxious and sweating just looking at all those wheels near those rail tracks!

Does that hub require a lockring over the single cog?
11-21-10, 09:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,943
Posted By peripatetic

Ha. Touche!

Ha. Touche!
11-21-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By peripatetic

Are the pads actually engaging tight into the...

Are the pads actually engaging tight into the rims? Springs are in fine shape? The lever screws are all fine--nothing interfering with their operation? Does everything feel like it's operating...
11-21-10, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,013
Posted By peripatetic

I buy decent used wheels off Craigslist very...

I buy decent used wheels off Craigslist very cheap all the time. You may need to replace the bearings and true/tension the spokes, but if, as you say, you want to learn about bike components, etc.,...
11-21-10, 08:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,943
Posted By peripatetic

"Note: 8-speed thread-on freewheels have largely...

"Note: 8-speed thread-on freewheels have largely gone out of fashion, and for good reason. If your hub uses a standard threaded axle, and you extend the right side far enough to clear an 8-speed...
11-21-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,046
Posted By peripatetic

If it's possible to remove the crank, then...

If it's possible to remove the crank, then putting them in a vise (with wood to protect them) will help you a LOT. Once immobilized in this way, you can use your wrench of choice w/ a cheater bar,...
11-20-10, 01:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By peripatetic

But note: both are pointing out the importance...

But note: both are pointing out the importance of testing the inner limit screw by moving the rear derailer withOUT using the twist shifter. The limit screw needs to be set to put an absolute limit...
11-20-10, 01:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,494
Posted By peripatetic

This has all kinds of bad written all over it. ...

This has all kinds of bad written all over it. Did you say you were a heavier rider, as well?


As I look at how you've attached your saddle and "bent" your seatpost to put you further forward of...
11-20-10, 12:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By peripatetic

I've been riding here in NYC for 5 years now. ...

I've been riding here in NYC for 5 years now. I've not had a bike stolen, but I have had some issues with locking. Ezdoesit's right about locking your wheels properly. I've been following the...
11-19-10, 11:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,019
Posted By peripatetic

Also pretty doable if you substitute a tube...

Also pretty doable if you substitute a tube that's one size smaller than your tire. If you're changing the tube, OP, hopefully, you've learnt to do it without unmounting the entire tire--you should...
11-19-10, 11:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,992
Posted By peripatetic

Mmm, yes, those are tougher. I agree that...

Mmm, yes, those are tougher. I agree that softening or "lubing" the tire w/ soapy water should help, at least a little.
11-19-10, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,205
Posted By peripatetic

So those of you who deal with cotters and cotter...

So those of you who deal with cotters and cotter presses on a regular basis--I'm curious, do you use it to re-pack the bottom brackets and then re-install the cotter pins, or to swap out the bottom...
11-19-10, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,992
Posted By peripatetic

Jim Langley's tips on tire installation are far...

Jim Langley's tips on tire installation are far better than anyone else's online. I highly recommend reading them (http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/flattiresbyhand.htm) (the link is one of several...
11-19-10, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,163
Posted By peripatetic

Just curious--why are you replacing the hub? Did...

Just curious--why are you replacing the hub? Did it get damaged somehow? Seems like one usually wants to replace the rim first...
11-18-10, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,100
Posted By peripatetic

I always take a small whiff of anti-seize before...

I always take a small whiff of anti-seize before laying down a cantankerous, sniping post directed towards my fellow BFers.

(Never used anti-seize, but now I have something else to worry about...
11-17-10, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By peripatetic

If you're still under Shimano's warranty, you...

If you're still under Shimano's warranty, you should definitely go through them first--hopefully, they'll just replace the unit at no cost (or for shipping only).
11-16-10, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,687
Posted By peripatetic

Shimano.

Shimano.
11-16-10, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,865
Posted By peripatetic

+1. Funny.

+1. Funny.
11-16-10, 10:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,994
Posted By peripatetic

Did you read the entire post? You're...

Did you read the entire post?

You're nitpicking and taking his comments out of context. The overall tone of the post was fairly even-tempered and reasonable. It wasn't nearly as condescending or...
11-16-10, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By peripatetic

OP, did you see the link I posted at the end of...

OP, did you see the link I posted at the end of my post? It's got images and a pretty detailed explanation of disassembly. Before going that route, though, I suggest you continue flushing and...
11-15-10, 10:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 932
Posted By peripatetic

If you're working on an older bike, you may need...

If you're working on an older bike, you may need other tools, as well. Oh, and I've found, after several years of having many bikes to work on, that way more important than a bike stand would be a...
11-15-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,994
Posted By peripatetic

Yes. BASIC, Pascal or FORTRAN before you can...

Yes. BASIC, Pascal or FORTRAN before you can touch the iPad, kiddoes! :D

Since this is a basic wheelbuilding class, learning to use the verniers doesn't seem like a stretch. I'd be more...
11-15-10, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By peripatetic

Make sure the pads are low enough to be ONLY in...

Make sure the pads are low enough to be ONLY in contact with the rim--if one is impinging some very small amount on the tire, a warmer tire could be bulging out just enough and touching the rim for...
11-15-10, 02:18 PM
11-15-10, 12:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,994
Posted By peripatetic

If you don't understand the basics, chances are...

If you don't understand the basics, chances are you're not really understanding the whole thing. Your analogy actually illustrates the point. If every new driver were to learn to drive on a manual...
11-15-10, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,054
Posted By peripatetic

Curious why people prefer Oxalic acid over Naval...

Curious why people prefer Oxalic acid over Naval Jelly? (Naval Jelly, btw, has phosphoric acid as its active ingredient.)
11-15-10, 10:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 893
Posted By peripatetic

They're not made to be serviceable, though there...

They're not made to be serviceable, though there is a link somewhere online with a guy who did it to his. At the shop I used to work at, the head mechanic showed me how he serviced STI's, and it...
11-13-10, 12:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,083
Posted By peripatetic

Oh, and two other brands you can look out for...

Oh, and two other brands you can look out for (though not easy to find):

Vintage Kelly. I saw one of these at the shop I was working in a few months back, and I was shocked and impressed at how...
11-13-10, 12:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,083
Posted By peripatetic

Ah man! My first bike was the lime green...

Ah man! My first bike was the lime green Rockhopper Comp from the same year--complete w/ U-brake and everything. I locked it in front of a friend's apartment, and they watched some thief carrying...
11-13-10, 12:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 932
Posted By peripatetic

It really depends on how much you plan on working...

It really depends on how much you plan on working on bikes--it could turn out to be an ongoing obsession, as with many here on BF. I originally went w/ the common advice here to "buy-as-you-go," but...
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