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09-27-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By cyrano138

If I can't find one that works I'll go with a...

If I can't find one that works I'll go with a sealed cartridge one. I'm not that particular, but I like that the original style is serviceable.
09-27-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By cyrano138

Three problems here: I already have to get new...

Three problems here: I already have to get new cranks (the old ones were steel and weigh about 500 lbs), and I don't have a table (I do my work on the driveway or on the bike while it's strapped to...
09-27-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By cyrano138

I guess I like they're cheap, serviceable, and at...

I guess I like they're cheap, serviceable, and at least used to be easy to get.

All good advice though, thank you
09-27-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4,277
Views: 417,533
Posted By cyrano138

They look pretty perfect honestly. Do you know if...

They look pretty perfect honestly. Do you know if the cranks are JIS, or her majesty's imperial hole size, or something else?
09-27-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By cyrano138

I figured, since I have the original BB which is...

I figured, since I have the original BB which is almost certainly too long on the drive side for the chain-line I need, I can measure the chain-line as is and figure out how much shorter I need the...
09-27-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By cyrano138

My thought was that, since I'm already buying a...

My thought was that, since I'm already buying a crankset and I don't know how to re-dish a wheel (or have a dish tool), I can just buy a BB with the spindle length that will give me the chain-line...
09-27-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By cyrano138

question about loose bearing square taper bottom brackets

If I'm replacing the whole assembly, cups, cones, axle, bearings, lock rings, etc., does it matter if it's 3s, 3h, or whatever?

It seems like as long as I match the shell width and the threading...
09-26-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4,277
Views: 417,533
Posted By cyrano138

Shimano 600 for track crankset

I'm doing a fixed gear conversion on a basic Fuji frame. These seem a little too nice for that, so if you have a basic (but not crappy) track type crankset/bottom bracket/ chainring combo I'd be...
09-26-21, 07:54 PM
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Views: 417,533
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09-25-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By cyrano138

Haha, no, I routed the cable there. The front...

Haha, no, I routed the cable there. The front derailleur that was on the bike when I got it was made for a narrower chain and it was rubbing no matter what I did. It was a much newer derailleur....
09-24-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 413
Posted By cyrano138

I just use velox tressostar. There's no padding...

I just use velox tressostar. There's no padding but your can get used to it pretty easy I think.
09-24-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By cyrano138

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This is what I want to get rid of
09-23-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By cyrano138

That's funny you mention the fail point. I have a...

That's funny you mention the fail point. I have a light action set on my le tour and had to replace the RD because the spring in the parallelogram broke. I think that's what you're referring to....
09-23-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By cyrano138

Man I was so close to getting what I really...

Man I was so close to getting what I really needed. Thank you for the catalogue photo. I was able to see that it would have had a simplex sx a 22 derailleur on front. But i can't find one on sale...
09-23-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By cyrano138

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09-23-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 303
Posted By cyrano138

Help ID this Peugeot and also how do you spell Peugeot?

Sorry this isn't' the greatest picture but I was just wondering if someone could help id this bike. I got it from someone who got it from a dumpster. I fixed it up for my wife, and it was my first...
09-23-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By cyrano138

Here's a few photos at least. ...

Here's a few photos at least.


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09-23-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By cyrano138

The yakota (or yokota if you're particular about...

The yakota (or yokota if you're particular about it) was basically stock, I think with sport lx set and one original wheel. It's completely disassembled now, but I'll take some pictures when I get it...
09-23-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By cyrano138

Carbolite 103 vs Tange (?)

I realize there was an old thread on carbolite 103, wherein a number of people poo-pooed it and a number of people defended it. People seem to get annoyed when you resurrect an old thread, but people...
09-19-21, 01:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By cyrano138

Nail polish remover, which is acetone. Just don't...

Nail polish remover, which is acetone. Just don't use it on resin.
09-19-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,766
Posted By cyrano138

I haven't had time to get into it yet but I...

I haven't had time to get into it yet but I bought two gal off OMS at Lowe's for 25 bucks.
09-17-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By cyrano138

Fair enough. I've cube across a few axles in my...

Fair enough. I've cube across a few axles in my day that were slightly bent. I guess bent is just as bad as broken.
09-17-21, 11:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By cyrano138

Sweet! Thanks

Sweet! Thanks
09-17-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By cyrano138

Would gear oil work?

Would gear oil work?
09-17-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By cyrano138

Let me preface by response by saying I can't...

Let me preface by response by saying I can't really back any of this up, and I have somewhat limited experience as a mechanic.

But I would be legitimately shocked if broken axles were in any...
09-17-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By cyrano138

I measured it at about 37mm today. I also picked...

I measured it at about 37mm today. I also picked up some spacers of various sizes from the bike shop. Haven't gotten into it yet, but once it's cleaned up I'll reassemble and see what happens.
The...
09-17-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By cyrano138

Thanks!

Thanks!
09-16-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By cyrano138

Okay, why do none of the spacers look the same as...

Okay, why do none of the spacers look the same as what's on there? Can I just use any spacer that says it's for Shimano? I'll post a picture of the spacer tomorrow.
09-16-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By cyrano138

Kind of looks like this might be the solution....

Kind of looks like this might be the solution. See the picture below in the comment about the grooves in the free hub. Still, as someone who's used to being able to throw a $15 freewheel on when the...
09-16-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 630
Posted By cyrano138

beginner cassette troubleshooting

I'm fixing up a yakota legend, which is a little more modern than most of the bikes I work on, so some of this is new to me. It has a 7sp Shimano hyperglide cassette instead of a free wheel, and the...
09-16-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,766
Posted By cyrano138

Thanks fornthe heads up about the rear...

Thanks fornthe heads up about the rear derailleurs. That is a huge bummer. Nothing more satisfying than throwing that one in the bucket.

I was using the $10/clean thing just to make a point. Even...
09-16-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,766
Posted By cyrano138

Honestly the reason I want something I can get in...

Honestly the reason I want something I can get in bulk is so I can fill a decent size Tupperware tub with it, toss all the crap that needs to be degreased in, and forget about it for awhile. That's...
09-15-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,766
Posted By cyrano138

I don't really do enough parts cleaning to invest...

I don't really do enough parts cleaning to invest in a machine. I don't flip bikes or anything like that, I just build them up for me or my wife or friends. A bucket of mineral spirits or diesel fuel...
09-15-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By cyrano138

Thanks for the info... :)

Thanks for the info... :)
09-15-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By cyrano138

They're totes steel. I was confused for the same...

They're totes steel. I was confused for the same reason one of the responders above pointed out -- all the ones I had seen when I looked on eBay were aluminum. But these are about three times as...
09-15-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By cyrano138

I didn't think to use a magnet cuz there are some...

I didn't think to use a magnet cuz there are some kinds of stainless steel that aren't magnetic. Or so ever it. Anyway this one is definitely magnetic and the rest is definitely for real rust. Here's...
09-15-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By cyrano138

steel, right?

This is going to sound really stupid but I assumed these were aluminum bars. Looking at them I think they probably aren't? Feel free to tell me I'm dumb but if anybody could confirm that would be...
09-14-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,766
Posted By cyrano138

I'm going to price a gallon of mineral spirits at...

I'm going to price a gallon of mineral spirits at Lowes and get a gallon of diesel and see how they compare. Lots of great advice -- much appreciated
09-14-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,766
Posted By cyrano138

Solvent for degreasing/cleaning?

I worked very briefly at a bike shop and miss almost nothing about it, except the cleaning station. It was like a water fountain but with mineral spirits (?) or some other kind of solvent you could...
09-14-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By cyrano138

Just wanted to thank you for suggesting Facebook...

Just wanted to thank you for suggesting Facebook marketplace. I picked up a yakota legend in pretty decent shape for 80 bucks tonight. It needs a new spoke in the front wheel, a new seat, possibly...
09-12-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By cyrano138

Thanks! I'll check it out.

Thanks! I'll check it out.
09-09-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By cyrano138

This is probably going to make me sound like a...

This is probably going to make me sound like a complete dummy but I swear the"fifth hand" thing someone gave me has kept me from setting more than a few bikes on fire and walking away.
09-09-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By cyrano138

Thank you for reminding me about the for sale...

Thank you for reminding me about the for sale page here. I'll put it in my list of stuff to check. :)
09-08-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By cyrano138

Basically a bunch of $300 entry level bike-boom...

Basically a bunch of $300 entry level bike-boom era bikes that haven't been serviced since 1994.
09-07-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By cyrano138

Will definitely try it next time, thanks...

Will definitely try it next time, thanks...
09-07-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By cyrano138

I checked and as long as I'm not looking for...

I checked and as long as I'm not looking for anything too high end there are some really promising options for under 250 shipped. There was one Raleigh SC (the exact one I have) that someone had...
09-07-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 234
Posted By cyrano138

Sweet, thank you! The frame had been abused a bit...

Sweet, thank you! The frame had been abused a bit anyway so I wasn't being too careful.
09-07-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By cyrano138

I appreciate that. I don't flip bikes or have a...

I appreciate that. I don't flip bikes or have a business or anything, and I know well enough how to put a seat post in my own bikes so that it will never get stuck..

I didn't try acetone. Just...
09-07-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By cyrano138

The limiting factor here is more the cost-benefit...

The limiting factor here is more the cost-benefit ratio than the cost alone. It's a beat up valite frame from an entry level fuji. I'm sure it'll ride well enough, but I'm not sure if it wouldn't be...
09-07-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 667
Posted By cyrano138

Worth a shot to see if any of the shops around me...

Worth a shot to see if any of the shops around me do this. There aren't a lot of great ones. Thank you.
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