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09-30-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sure in a no cost matters world. But that's not...

Sure in a no cost matters world. But that's not what most of the production sector of our passion can get away with. If you can load the bb cup with ball bearings and lube for less then, and also...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-30-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Years ago I watched a TV show talk about how NASA...

Years ago I watched a TV show talk about how NASA was trying to make their rockets have a bright and visible presence without the weight of paint. Seems it was harder then most would think.
Seems to...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-30-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,257
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

After years of doing this on and off I now will...

After years of doing this on and off I now will try chemical stuff first. Then mechanical second. But my skin and lungs are not as sensitive to chemicals as others are or to mechanical wear/tear .Andy
09-30-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 176
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As the OP might be understanding seat post...

As the OP might be understanding seat post "correct" size is not a rigid formula of spec quantity. When a manufacturer (and that's not the brand on the frame more often these days) specs a bike they...
09-30-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 90
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Yes this is not uncommon with lower cost Asian...

Yes this is not uncommon with lower cost Asian produced bikes. The balls (usually held in a retaining ring) are captured in the cup by a press fitted "washer/dust cap". This quickens assembly of the...
09-29-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 367
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

While I agree that this frame is now "worthless",...

While I agree that this frame is now "worthless", having come to it's end of life, being such means that any repair attempt has no negative cost but that of the actual repair. So I would replace the...
09-29-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 235
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Bill- I though twice about singling you out,...

Bill- I though twice about singling you out, hence my addition of no extra details. What vids show and what is the manufacture's intention can be different. And you know what? Both can be OK...
09-29-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 235
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Lot's of good intentions but poor choices going...

Lot's of good intentions but poor choices going on here. T9 is a wax not a cleaner. WD40 is more a cleaner then a lube. 3in1 oil might be vegie oil based (red can and a lousey lube). And the one I...
09-28-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

You'll be lucky to find that most any Shimano...

You'll be lucky to find that most any Shimano caliper of the same reach and era will have a compatible spring. Andy
09-28-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 271
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

From a repair view this would be harder then many...

From a repair view this would be harder then many dents in a seat tube. First is that the dent in below the upper bottle boss. So any internal device needs to get past this boss. next is that the ST...
09-28-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 701
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This caliper, like many we see, would benefit...

This caliper, like many we see, would benefit from a take apart and reassembly with cleaning and lubing. The arm pivots can be adjusted (usually for the better) for slop/friction balance. This is...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,257
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Chatter. If the scraper blade starts to chatter...

Chatter. If the scraper blade starts to chatter then the tube can end up with little marks/indents which will be a pain to smooth out. The blade's shape/grind and it's angle WRT the tube are major...
09-28-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 121
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

These nubs in groove are to try to link the two...

These nubs in groove are to try to link the two arm movements, reduce independent movement. I have seen MANY with missing plastic caps. Not much to offer but to align the caliper/arms so that the nub...
09-28-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The vast majority of entry level suspension forks...

The vast majority of entry level suspension forks (like those found on low cost bikes) are not intended to be taken apart and serviced. Some can be but even with these the replacement parts are...
09-28-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 267
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Shimano had their own shaped lever bosses as well...

Shimano had their own shaped lever bosses as well as the "common type" that Campy and most other levers use. Can you post/link an image of yours? Andy
09-27-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 326
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Back in the dat Euro patch kits included a short...

Back in the dat Euro patch kits included a short section of rubber tubing to be the replacement valve "seat". One of my bosses would describe it as the brush for the patching glue, rather then take...
09-27-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 333
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll add that with an older bike the chance it...

I'll add that with an older bike the chance it has horizontal rear drop out slots is likely. So the current crop of QE skewers with an exposed cam lever riding on a curved bit of plastic might not be...
09-27-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Saliva spit in the chuck lubes the rubber. Only...

Saliva spit in the chuck lubes the rubber. Only tighten the chuck's cap enough to keep from loosening, any more will compress the rubber. Get a different chuck that uses a compression lever. Andy
09-27-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I also suspect that the new wheel's axle is a...

I also suspect that the new wheel's axle is a 10mm diameter, not 9mm. I hope the shop didn't install a 135 wide rear wheel in a 130 wide frame, although worse stuff can be done. Axle width (length...
09-27-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If the bike rides well, tracks straight and...

If the bike rides well, tracks straight and steers evenly to both sides with hip movement only (as in no handed) then regardless of what the fork/wheel look like the bike is fine. I believe this bike...
09-27-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The industry learns about stuff after bad things...

The industry learns about stuff after bad things happen enough, like steerer tops cracking under the compression the stem's pinch bolts being too close to the steerer end. Some...
09-27-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Handle bars with an aprox. 5" rise and/or some...

Handle bars with an aprox. 5" rise and/or some grip swept back are available. allowing one to retain the stem. There are stem rising adaptors too. One could also use a cable casing stop that clamps...
09-25-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,190
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Well what's the warranty and the company that...

Well what's the warranty and the company that backs it up? Does this company have a history of offering replacement options after the sale? These aspects speak loud, or don't.

As far as becoming...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-25-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'd agree given the access challenge through the...

I'd agree given the access challenge through the BB shell really limits the situation. I did mention an outside patch earlier but as usual my pragmatic but aesthetic bending suggestions are often not...
Forum: For Sale
09-25-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The last photo imager shown is a mistaken click....

The last photo imager shown is a mistaken click. It's an Atala city bike I fixed at work some months ago. Andy
Forum: For Sale
09-25-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I should have noted my "rules" for the sale. I...

I should have noted my "rules" for the sale. I give each possible buyer 2 days to reply/pay to my quote of total cost (including calculated shipping) before I will feel free to move on to the next...
09-24-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Rickrod719- This is typical of many suspended...

Rickrod719- This is typical of many suspended seat posts, the sliding shafts need plastic bushings and a bit of slop to "function/slide". Some more, some less. 1/4" of saddle nose play is actually...
09-24-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 113
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Merckx Frame FS

My friend asked me to try to sell his Merckx frame/fork. The details are in the For Sale forum https://www.bikeforums.net/sale/1213838-merckx-frame-fs.html#post21712416 Thanks, Andy
Forum: For Sale
09-24-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Merckx Frame FS

Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra 61cm Bike For Sale $300

I am posting this for a friend. He initially asked me for an inspection and “touching up” of his Merckx frame and fork, it had a headset with it. He...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-24-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

At some point it would be interesting, to me at...

At some point it would be interesting, to me at least, on this preference. I can speculate but my guesses don't matter.

I don't weld so my thoughts of fixing are either patches or replacement of...
09-24-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It looks like two shots "blended" together. So...

It looks like two shots "blended" together. So both lens and viewing angle changes. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
09-24-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 440
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I assume that the current owner isn't the...

I assume that the current owner isn't the original purchaser... and that the manufacturer/builder is no longer around or interested in repairing this frame. Andy
09-24-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Using casing liner to reduce friction on no...

Using casing liner to reduce friction on no casing stretches of cable is a common thing. Note that most liner will wear faster then casing does but it's cheap and easy tp replace yearly.

Shimano...
09-24-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 175
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This amount of differing crank/stay clearance is...

This amount of differing crank/stay clearance is pretty common back in the day. Very few riders will notice this when pedaling, very few. So how's the chainline and chainring/stay clearance? Those...
09-24-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

First is that I think you mean nuts, not bolts....

First is that I think you mean nuts, not bolts. Some might quibble on this but knowing how to talk about this stuff is part of learning the stuff.

The spring crosses through the center bolt's...
09-23-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Chose door #1...

Chose door #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) . I use a pair of needle nose pliers to pull the cable tight while tightening the anchor bolt. Andy
09-22-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Brake cables have a little bit more diameter...

Brake cables have a little bit more diameter variance tolerance then shift cables do these days, as brakes are still not indexed:). The MtB end diameter has been fairly consistent in it's diameter...
09-21-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 160
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I suspect the thumb lever's spring loaded hinge...

I suspect the thumb lever's spring loaded hinge (which is outside of the lever body) has become frozen due to corrosion. I've replaced a few of these for this reason over the years. While the Ergo...
09-21-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agree with Troul but for the trying different...

Agree with Troul but for the trying different pedals part. get a spare or three. And do the rebuild far sooner on the replacement pair next time. Andy
09-21-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I generally don't suggest doing any significant...

I generally don't suggest doing any significant changing to an old bike, making it work is fine but trying to turn it into something it wasn't meant to be often has costs (time, money and results)...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-20-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Like most activities practice make a huge...

Like most activities practice make a huge difference. For some a lot more practice. I have a cousin who is a very good basest. Yet he still does scales work. I have spent many hours with a brazing...
09-19-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

What size tire and pressure will you be running?...

What size tire and pressure will you be running? Some tires have more then a 1.3mm run out in real mounted up life. Andy
09-19-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Good job. Andy

Good job. Andy
09-19-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 181
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Throw that thing my way. It still has useful...

Throw that thing my way. It still has useful parts for the next screw up. Andy
09-18-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I seriously doubt the shifter is a fixed to bars...

I seriously doubt the shifter is a fixed to bars assembly. Perhaps a set screw in a less then obvious location? Another grip sizing option is if the grips are slide ons (not clamped ons) is to simple...
09-18-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Shimano has been producing their EF series for a...

Shimano has been producing their EF series for a number of years in 7, 8 and 9 speed versions, some with a brake lever that is convertible from canti to linear pulls. Andy
09-17-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I assume that measuring is not on the table. Andy

I assume that measuring is not on the table. Andy
09-17-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I will add a small detail that can be very...

I will add a small detail that can be very frustrating when replacing internal shifting cables. take acre to not intertwine them, if so when you shift one der the other will pull a bit as the...
09-17-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agreed that the DC 144.xxx hoods will fit these...

Agreed that the DC 144.xxx hoods will fit these lever bodies but as sort of mentioned the cable exit of the current hoods is not open/large enough for the barallel adjusters the OP's levers have. The...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-17-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This is all part of the learning process. how to...

This is all part of the learning process. how to set up the construct to end up with the dimensions you want given your process. As mentioned it's common to set drop out widths a few mms wider to...
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