Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: Jeff Wills
Showing results 1 to 50 of 133
Search took 0.01 seconds.
10-14-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 308
Posted By Jeff Wills

The shifter is a "friction" shifter. It does not...

The shifter is a "friction" shifter. It does not index on any particular cog- just shift until the chain is on the correct cog then nudge the shifter until it stops making noise.

This is how old...
10-11-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 213,499
Posted By Jeff Wills

RIP... I grew up in South Pasadena during...

RIP...

I grew up in South Pasadena during Van Halen's heyday. Many friends were fans and a couple were groupies- one told a story about scoring backstage passes for VH and getting propositioned...
10-02-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,262
Views: 217,017
Posted By Jeff Wills

Thankfully he is recovering: ...

Thankfully he is recovering:
https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/10/02/zogg-fire-orphaned-mountain-lion-cub-treated-oakland-zoo-burns-captain-cal/
Forum: Foo
10-01-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9,028
Views: 1,007,395
Posted By Jeff Wills

All-terrain unicycles often have disk brakes to...

All-terrain unicycles often have disk brakes to control speed on downhills. A friend was going to the World Championships... and then COVID happened....
09-08-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 802
Posted By Jeff Wills

Schwinn Super Sport resto-mod 3-speed

A couple things you need to know about me:
1 I ain't normal. (In this group, that should be a given.)
2. I like Schwinn fillet-brazed bikes from the '70's.

A couple of you might remember my...
09-06-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 885
Posted By Jeff Wills

You can still find 6- and 7-speed thumbshifters...

You can still find 6- and 7-speed thumbshifters on Ebay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Deore-II-SL-MT62-Shift-Levers-DX-Thumb-Shifters-Thumbies/174425474245...
08-28-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 847
Posted By Jeff Wills

Tires, tubes, and brake pads. Replace the brake...

Tires, tubes, and brake pads. Replace the brake and gear cables just so you can get some grease on the cables. Lube the chain. After 3 decades of sitting I bet the grease in the hubs, headset, and...
08-25-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 597
Posted By Jeff Wills

The "correct" Kool Stop pads for that brake are...

The "correct" Kool Stop pads for that brake are the Continentals. They came with the Schwinn Super Sport that I'm modifying and they work just fine.
08-19-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 209
Posted By Jeff Wills

FWIW: the "indexing disk" error is quite common...

FWIW: the "indexing disk" error is quite common on Shimano bar-end shifters. I had exactly the same issue when I first played with them in 1990...
08-19-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 768
Posted By Jeff Wills

I had a rim that bad. Halfway through a ride,...

I had a rim that bad. Halfway through a ride, BOOM! Fortunately I was cruising slowly and it was only a short walk to a bagel shop.
...
08-17-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,739
Posted By Jeff Wills

Ditto'ed...

Ditto'ed...
08-17-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By Jeff Wills

This was normal for sidepull brakes back in the...

This was normal for sidepull brakes back in the day. After you have everything tightened down, you'll need to recenter the brake by turning the center bolt toward the pad that's contacting the rim. ...
Forum: Foo
08-02-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9,028
Views: 1,007,395
Posted By Jeff Wills

Or maybe he hasn't had his morning coffee. He...

Or maybe he hasn't had his morning coffee. He doesn't look excessively overweight so it may be a combination of old age, slippery floor, and insufficient ambition that kept him from making the leap....
07-30-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 742
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yes. The drums look a bit glazed, possibly from...

Yes. The drums look a bit glazed, possibly from contamination or simply being old. A fresh surface will allow the shoes to bite harder.

FWIW: I did not find Sturmey drum brakes to be all that...
07-28-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 742
Posted By Jeff Wills

I would remove the brake shoes and clean the...

I would remove the brake shoes and clean the surface with 180 grit sandpaper. I would then clean the inside of the drums with 400 grit wet-or-dry sandpaper followed by alcohol. I bet the mating...
07-28-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Jeff Wills

As Bob says- they're one size fitzall. Install-...

As Bob says- they're one size fitzall. Install- if it's too long, cut off a bit. Try again. Keep cutting off a bit at time until the bike is stable.
Forum: Foo
07-24-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9,028
Views: 1,007,395
Posted By Jeff Wills

He doesn't want you to catch anything.

He doesn't want you to catch anything.
07-24-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 594
Posted By Jeff Wills

Still not enough. The spindle needs to be 10mm...

Still not enough. The spindle needs to be 10mm longer. I'm pretty sure those old Stumpies didn't have 5mm of clearance between the cranks and chainstays.
07-23-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2,262
Views: 217,017
Posted By Jeff Wills

Keep posting here and there. You need 10 posts...

Keep posting here and there. You need 10 posts before the forum software will allow you to post images or links. This is an anti-bot and anti-spam measure.

Meanwhile, here's the latest of Mango...
07-22-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,877
Posted By Jeff Wills

Have you talked to an older, established bike...

Have you talked to an older, established bike shop? There were bazillions of these installed on Schwinns years ago and an older shop should have the tool.
07-19-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By Jeff Wills

I agree with dedhed. The shifters' friction...

I agree with dedhed. The shifters' friction washers are probably toast. Replacement is the cheapest & easiest way to get the bike working. Any friction shifters will work.
07-19-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By Jeff Wills

Honestly, the cogs do not look worn. Is it...

Honestly, the cogs do not look worn. Is it freewheeling at all? It might just need some lubrication, which you can do by running some heavy oil into the slot between the fixed and turning portions...
07-17-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Jeff Wills

Wheels like that were built up from a rigid core,...

Wheels like that were built up from a rigid core, carbon fiber sheets, and aluminum hub and rim. Everything was glued together with epoxy. Since the rim is aluminum, standard tubular tire glue will...
07-15-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By Jeff Wills

You need 9-speed bar-end shifters: ...

You need 9-speed bar-end shifters:
https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=4515&category=162...
06-30-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 658
Posted By Jeff Wills

Well, it got that way somehow- possibly by...

Well, it got that way somehow- possibly by getting dropped on the fork when the wheel was removed. I'd pry open the fork ends by wedging a couple big screwdrivers in between the tips. Be careful and...
06-20-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,174
Posted By Jeff Wills

I will ditto Andy's comments- it was never easy...

I will ditto Andy's comments- it was never easy to mount tires on rims from that era. New tires are also less flexible which makes installing them tougher.

One variable that you can change: cloth...
06-20-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,131
Views: 213,499
Posted By Jeff Wills

Also on the political front: 49 years ago Oregon...

Also on the political front: 49 years ago Oregon Governor Tom McCall signs the Bicycle Bill on the seat of a "Schwinn ten-speed". Judging by the finish and components, it's a chrome-plated...
06-19-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Jeff Wills

The Cinelli has a cone-type expander. The SR has...

The Cinelli has a cone-type expander. The SR has a wedge-type expander. They look different but are interchangeable. When you assemble them, grease everything liberally or the stem can become...
Forum: Foo
06-14-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7,969
Views: 1,469,007
Posted By Jeff Wills

Info:...

Info: https://www.hemmings.com/stories/2017/05/19/refreshed-from-its-days-at-the-petersen-39-lincoln-zephyr-scrape-heads-to-auction-in-california
...
06-09-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By Jeff Wills

As others said, these parts are not compatible....

As others said, these parts are not compatible. You've got yourself into a pickle since trying to unscrew the freewheel from the freehub body (counterclockwise) will just turn freehub body.
...
06-04-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By Jeff Wills

In general, mixing & matching is seamless. You...

In general, mixing & matching is seamless. You will not notice the difference.
Forum: Foo
06-04-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9,028
Views: 1,007,395
Posted By Jeff Wills

It's almost summer! ...

It's almost summer!

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x256/giphy_0b0c442a9bb65b228af72d9c8cbbe863dac732c6.gif
05-29-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,163
Posted By Jeff Wills

I found an extra-crappy MTB wheel abandoned on...

I found an extra-crappy MTB wheel abandoned on the I-205 bridge one day. A little shopping at the hardware store, some pop-rivets, and a post sunk in concrete later... artsie-fartsie windmill:
...
05-28-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,045
Posted By Jeff Wills

I like the Morph pumps enough that I have one on...

I like the Morph pumps enough that I have one on each bike. My problem is that my vision has gotten crappy enough that I can't read the gauge on the Road Morph chuck. The digital gauge might be...
05-23-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,284
Posted By Jeff Wills

Interesting zombie thread. Started in 2006,...

Interesting zombie thread. Started in 2006, revived in 2020.
Forum: Foo
05-20-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9,028
Views: 1,007,395
Posted By Jeff Wills

Round. It's a manhole cover. If it were square...

Round. It's a manhole cover. If it were square or rectangular there's a chance it could rotate and fall down the hole.

And now you know why manhole covers are round. Who says Bike Forums isn't...
05-16-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 322
Posted By Jeff Wills

They're already trashed. Cut through the whole...

They're already trashed. Cut through the whole grip and peel them off. Clean off any adhesive with Goo Gone then clean the bar thoroughly with alcohol. You don't want any slippery residue on the bar...
05-16-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By Jeff Wills

You can have the crown race milled to 26.4mm...

You can have the crown race milled to 26.4mm pretty easily. Going the other way... not so easy.

What's wrong with a Tange headset? Classic looks, cheap, will last until the next millenium....
05-12-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,935
Posted By Jeff Wills

You upright riders got nuthin' on a...

You upright riders got nuthin' on a long-wheelbase recumbent.
This one's not vintage... it replaced one that was 20 years old and broke. I have another recumbent that's 30 years old, though.
...
05-04-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2,262
Views: 217,017
Posted By Jeff Wills

"Shimano" of course. (Ducks and runs.) I...

"Shimano" of course. (Ducks and runs.)

I would name her "Bella". She's a beauty.
04-25-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,331
Posted By Jeff Wills

I've used torque wrenches on crank bolts but it's...

I've used torque wrenches on crank bolts but it's been years since I had one. I don't have one now but my square-taper cranks don't loosen.

Here's what I do when I tighten cranks now: position...
04-25-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Jeff Wills

"Like" button in the bottom bar, far...

"Like" button in the bottom bar, far right.
04-22-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By Jeff Wills

I agree. As long as you're not going for 100%...

I agree. As long as you're not going for 100% "correct" restoration, Kool-Stop Continentals would be my choice.
04-21-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Jeff Wills

In that case, the drum brake probably needs to be...

In that case, the drum brake probably needs to be unscrewed from the hub. This might need a special removal tool or a big effin' wrench, depending. A couple more posts and you can add a picture. ...
04-21-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Jeff Wills

If you tried to include a picture it didn't work....

If you tried to include a picture it didn't work. You need 10 posts or more to include pictures or URLs in a post. This is an anti-spammer measure.

Hubs for (non-integral) drum brakes are...
04-19-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 721
Posted By Jeff Wills

FWIW: I went from 12 years in the bicycle...

FWIW: I went from 12 years in the bicycle business to software testing to being a pharmacy technician. When they found out I knew something about computers and mechanical stuff they made me the...
04-18-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 607
Posted By Jeff Wills

The fatter crank arms are usually "melt forged"...

The fatter crank arms are usually "melt forged" where the slimmer ones are genuine forgings. Whatever the process I think the extra material was meant to compensate for the different manufacturing...
04-18-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By Jeff Wills

I think you'll find that the inner side of the...

I think you'll find that the inner side of the Dia-Compe caliper is slotted for the wheel guide. If you leave them out the brake shoe won't tighten properly- it doesn't have enough surface area to...
04-15-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 578
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yes, Jackshafts are used when the ratio from...

Yes, Jackshafts are used when the ratio from large (chainring, gear, whatever) to small (cog, gear, whatever) is too large to fit in the space available. In the case of extra-super-high-speed...
04-13-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2,262
Views: 217,017
Posted By Jeff Wills

Lately Mango and Pumpkin have been very snuggly...

Lately Mango and Pumpkin have been very snuggly with us after we climb in bed. Mango smooshes up against my right side, then me, then my wife in her usual fetal position, and finally Pumpkin curled...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 133
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.