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08-08-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 90
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Material quality, tolerance control, finish,...

Material quality, tolerance control, finish, replacement parts, marketing, ego bling, weight. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 539
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Or stem angle and position on steerer? Andy

Or stem angle and position on steerer? Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agreed that riding style, suspension presence,...

Agreed that riding style, suspension presence, crank arm length and other factors come into play. This is one design spec that duplicating what has worked before on a production bike (independent on...
08-08-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 169
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I was going to post the technique error but Ben...

I was going to post the technique error but Ben beat me to it. BTW it's far easier to feel/sense a loose bearing adjustment (after all cones and lock nuts are fully counter tightened) if the...
08-08-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I spray Clean Streak on a paper towel the use it...

I spray Clean Streak on a paper towel the use it to wipe off chain lube after applying the lube. I do this 2 or 3 times and pedal a bit between to give the lube inside the links a chance to be...
08-08-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

These one piece cranks/BBs are very rugged given...

These one piece cranks/BBs are very rugged given the generally low grade of steel and construction they are often offered with. Like a real to real tape decks would have sounded amazing (compared to...
08-07-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 254
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I guess it's about one's need to turn a service...

I guess it's about one's need to turn a service buck and one's need to help a customer make a wise decision. I think I've expressed my views well enough so feel free to continue here but i'm done....
08-07-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 365
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Not sure I would describe the business choice in...

Not sure I would describe the business choice in this way. Business choice of how long to provide warranty coverage. There's a number of factors as to how long to state warranty replacement besides...
08-07-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The ring with the curved slot is a lock washer....

The ring with the curved slot is a lock washer. It's ID hole has a tab that engages with a slot on the BB shaft (or the arms) to keep this part from turning when the lock nut is worked on. But...
08-07-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 254
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Yes I read of the OP's intention to raise the...

Yes I read of the OP's intention to raise the saddle. But my point is who pays for the repair? The one who will ride the bike or someone else? I wasn't trying to say this bike should not be serviced,...
08-07-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 220
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Shimano road and mountain specs have had both...

Shimano road and mountain specs have had both cable pull ratios and ring spacing differences (with the front of the drivetrain) for years. This is why the smart bike brands (and home guys) who mix...
08-07-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

So the various axial elements (freewheel, bearing...

So the various axial elements (freewheel, bearing cup, hubshell) are no longer aligned. It's likely that there's broken/cracked metal inside. Fixing that in a hub is not cost effective. But pull the...
08-07-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 365
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have no doubt that a weld fab shop (or builder...

I have no doubt that a weld fab shop (or builder who does welding) can lay a bead along the crack. I do wonder about the long term reliability though of said repair. I think it's fair to wonder about...
08-07-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 254
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I didn't say that, Why would you assume I wanted...

I didn't say that, Why would you assume I wanted to sell a bike? To clarify when I assess a bike for service I feel the need to include the customer's intent and their acceptance of that bike, not...
08-07-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 254
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I guess I am trained to service the customer...

I guess I am trained to service the customer before the bike. Andy
08-06-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 480
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

So my question is the resulting hole diameter and...

So my question is the resulting hole diameter and whether a rivnut is available for that diameter. Or maybe is a bike sourced and tool supported rivnut available. Sure there are other thread specs...
08-06-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 254
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll just add the counter point on whether the...

I'll just add the counter point on whether the bike is worth investing in if it's the wrong size. I note the extremely low saddle height... Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
08-06-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 539
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Trail of 64mm is pretty much what I aim for if...

Trail of 64mm is pretty much what I aim for if possible with 700c wheels. Andy
08-06-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have no experience that I can pull back out of...

I have no experience that I can pull back out of the old grey matter but just about every internal routed cable I have dealt with from that era have no internal tunnel (and sometimes suffer from...
08-06-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

No but that's exactly why I like the 3 piece...

No but that's exactly why I like the 3 piece master links, they are harder to come undone. For those who believe that der chains see the hardest use what with shifting stresses and all spend a season...
08-05-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's a simple math problem to, on paper, design a...

It's a simple math problem to, on paper, design a crank/BB length combo and the resulting ring/frame clearance if you have the same crank mounted on a known BB length. Just measure the amount od...
08-05-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The two piece master link described is likely for...

The two piece master link described is likely for a 1/8" chain, not a 3/32" der chain. The side plate with two holes does have the hole spacing closer then the pins are. One places the plate with...
08-05-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I took the OP's wheel as having the rim on the...

I took the OP's wheel as having the rim on the frame's centerline but the axle is off set to one side. Then this wheel was to be used in a different frame that has centered drop outs and thus the rim...
08-04-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 115
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Giant USA is not set up to deal directly with the...

Giant USA is not set up to deal directly with the public. In fact it might be disallowed in their contract with their retail dealers. Cpach has it right. A Giant dealer is the first place to source...
08-04-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 736
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The fork looks to made of steel, not more crack...

The fork looks to made of steel, not more crack prone Al. I also suspect the fork was from another factory then that of the frame, as is often the current outsourcing manor. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 539
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One option is to leave the tube diameters as...

One option is to leave the tube diameters as planned but have the TT miter's ears cut flat/vertical and then have the seat stays tops butt/flow into the TT. If done well the stays flow into the sides...
08-04-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

AS difficult as to true a wheel. All that dishing...

AS difficult as to true a wheel. All that dishing is is just truing on a grand scale. No more, no less. Andy
08-04-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Take apart your current brakes and clean then...

Take apart your current brakes and clean then lube the various pivots. Adjust their free movement as tight as possible. Get some better pads (KS are good options). Recable with care to square up the...
08-04-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 736
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Pull the fork for some future project. make a...

Pull the fork for some future project. make a stool with the shell, ST and rear end and toss the rest. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
08-04-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I've found that the thicker walled "gas pipe"...

I've found that the thicker walled "gas pipe" frames are easier to straighten with less resulting evidence of having been cold set. The thin walled high strength stuff tend to hold it's bulges and...
08-04-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 112
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Is there a question in this op? My question...

Is there a question in this op?

My question is whether the bike's OEM stem has the same dimensions as the information the OP found on line? I would not trust a third party's claims of spec until...
08-04-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

People often make the same mistake twice, which...

People often make the same mistake twice, which is why people often don't catch wrong answers on a test when they double check before handing it in to the teacher.

Not saying the OP did make a...
08-04-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 737
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Do others see a bent seat tube, centered at the...

Do others see a bent seat tube, centered at the dropped "top tube"? It might be optical distortion from the camera but I've seen enough bent STs on ladies frames to not look for this too. This hinge...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-03-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

At one time i would agree with straightening a...

At one time i would agree with straightening a frame and reselling it. But these days unless the bike was something really special I'd likely pass on it. In a time only view parting out a bent bike...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-03-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have found that dealing in person if at all...

I have found that dealing in person if at all possible is the better method to insure you end up with what you expect (then over the internet or phone). Any chance you can tell us where you are? Andy
08-02-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One makes sure all the areas of slop are tight...

One makes sure all the areas of slop are tight and not a growing issue. Some, like pads in caliper or stanchions in legs are always a tad sloppy, Others like headsets and hubs/rotor mounts can be...
08-02-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

When drying chains after cleaning time and temp...

When drying chains after cleaning time and temp are your friends. Chains have a lot of inside area and a lack of gaps to allow solvent to flush away grime and to allow quick drying out. Many times...
08-02-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 452
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

In the 52 years of riding multi geared bikes I...

In the 52 years of riding multi geared bikes I have only needed a chain tool twice. One of those times was on a tandem. I don't bother to carry one (excepting my self contained multi day tours). I...
08-01-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 230
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I might have missed someone mentioning the QR...

I might have missed someone mentioning the QR springs not being in the right arrangement. The small ends go against the axle and the big end against the QR end caps. Andy
08-01-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 323
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Are you trying to make replacements? Seems to be...

Are you trying to make replacements? Seems to be that a simple band with a brazed on binder would do the trick. Might have to use a beautiful thing (lathe) to produce the bans to a fit spec first.
...
08-01-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As much as i like my Campy stuff for a do...

As much as i like my Campy stuff for a do everything bike that might see mods or evolution over time I say go with the bigger brands that offer more choices. Next up is what shifters you want/like....
08-01-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I won't vote because any wheel you decide on can...

I won't vote because any wheel you decide on can suffer a single boo boo that ends that wheel's useful life. so "trying to figure out if the build is reasonable for my use, or may run the risk of...
08-01-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Trial and error would be my first thought. This...

Trial and error would be my first thought. This would only take 15 minutes if all was at hand. Between chain ring clearance with the frame and chain line measurements it should be easy to figure out...
08-01-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 462
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Shades of Stein grease injectors. While not for...

Shades of Stein grease injectors. While not for the cartridge bearings noted Stein has freewheel/freehub grease injector devices as well as has made a BB sealed and injectable system using Zerk...
07-31-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agreed that repeated loosening after retightening...

Agreed that repeated loosening after retightening is the classic example of the arm's tapered hole being deformed. Trying to file the flats flat will not work, or the various attempts I've seen never...
07-31-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 207
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Ball in detent indexed levers will tend to have...

Ball in detent indexed levers will tend to have the detent grow and thus the overshift grow. Until this frustrates you enough to do something about why change? Is it at that point yet? Only you can...
07-31-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agreed with the cassette remaining the same but...

Agreed with the cassette remaining the same but for the gear ratio changes that will be with a 2x. Will the new set up with the old cassette do what you need ratio wise? Andy
07-30-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Having sold and serviced more then a few back in...

Having sold and serviced more then a few back in the 1990s I suggest you don't suffer more people with this. Does it work? Sure when all is well set up. But the auto principle is still lacking in...
07-30-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 365
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Is the unasked question what front chainring...

Is the unasked question what front chainring would I install (instead of the OEM one) to make up hills easier?

I have to admit the OP is a bit confusing to read. Andy
07-29-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 864
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

We tweak rack and fender stays often to fit or...

We tweak rack and fender stays often to fit or clear stuff as needed. I want the rack stays and the frame eyes ro fit as square/parallel to each other as possible to minimize anything having a bow or...
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