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06-18-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 239
Posted By dedhed

Check to make sure there are no loose spokes

Check to make sure there are no loose spokes
06-18-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By dedhed

What I normally do is adjust in the stand (a real...

What I normally do is adjust in the stand (a real one) and then test ride taking the tools needed along to make any adjustments on the road as needed.
06-18-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 134
Posted By dedhed

My first question, why didn't you just replace...

My first question, why didn't you just replace the chainrings?
06-17-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By dedhed

Besides "410" has more cachet than "The cheap...

Besides "410" has more cachet than "The cheap heavy stuff"
06-17-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By dedhed

https://framebuildersupply.com/products/bottom-bra...

https://framebuildersupply.com/products/bottom-bracket-cable-guide

Or you get one for free off a scrap bike. Double sided tape if you don't want a hole. once it's on, the cable tension holds it.
06-17-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By dedhed

Most of the old Raleigh 3 speeds were 1020, 2030,...

Most of the old Raleigh 3 speeds were 1020, 2030, and possibly 1040 steel.

1020 is a low carbon (0.20%), low nickel steel. The 20xx series are higher nickel alloys with more carbon (0.30% for...
06-17-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 474
Posted By dedhed

You're missing that there are different and...

You're missing that there are different and obsolete DT bosses out there that are not compatible with newer shifters.
06-17-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By dedhed

YOu need to set your high limit screw. The FD...

YOu need to set your high limit screw. The FD overshifts to allow the inner cage to push the chain and then drops back when released to prevent chain rub. That's normal operation. The overshift is...
06-16-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 504
Posted By dedhed

https://neloscycles.com/Other-Wing-Nuts/

https://neloscycles.com/Other-Wing-Nuts/
06-16-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By dedhed

I use "my radar"....

I use "my radar". https://apps.apple.com/us/app/myradar-noaa-weather-radar/id322439990
06-15-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 461
Posted By dedhed

I just get it on enough to make sure the locking...

I just get it on enough to make sure the locking plate goes in. then crank down the bolts
...
06-15-19, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By dedhed

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-FC0003-06-ENG.pd...

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-FC0003-06-ENG.pdf

https://productinfo.shimano.com/#/com?cid=C-453&acid=C-455
06-14-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Posted By dedhed

That's because you're doing it wrong. Go to the...

That's because you're doing it wrong. Go to the hardware store and buy a bolt of the correct thread for your spindle, long enough to thread in the spindle and through the tool and a washer. Bolt the...
06-14-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By dedhed

I suspect most tubes come out of a barrel of oil...

I suspect most tubes come out of a barrel of oil now days
06-14-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By dedhed

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/11378...

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1137859-when-replace-my-wheels-due-rim-wear.html
06-14-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By dedhed

Shimano 105 cranks covers about 20 years and...

Shimano 105 cranks covers about 20 years and numerous generations and BB types. You'll need to be a bit more specific.
Everything from this....
06-13-19, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By dedhed

https://www.bikeradar.com/features/sram-and-shiman...

https://www.bikeradar.com/features/sram-and-shimano-front-derailleur-types-and-mounts-explained/
06-12-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By dedhed

Be careful on that as depending on the polymer of...

Be careful on that as depending on the polymer of the tray it can melt and get gasoline all over as well as gel up.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By dedhed

Just be aware 70's Moto may pose future...

Just be aware 70's Moto may pose future maintenance issues as there is likely a number of items with somewhat obsolete French threading.
Stem, fork threading, bottom bracket threading, possibly...
06-12-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By dedhed

I use Woodford Reserve bourbon corks of which I...

I use Woodford Reserve bourbon corks of which I seemingly have an endless supply.

Sand them down to whatever size I need.
06-12-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By dedhed

It's an 80's Schwinn, nothing that exotic, a step...

It's an 80's Schwinn, nothing that exotic, a step above sintered bronze bushings. Honestly you could even reuse the balls, but they're cheap enough I just replace.
06-11-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,597
Posted By dedhed

My Ultegra 6603 52/39/30 has probably 20K miles...

My Ultegra 6603 52/39/30 has probably 20K miles of great performance on 2 different frames.
I replace inner cables every 3K or so and outers every couple years.
06-11-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By dedhed

Wheels, headset, cranks all use standard size...

Wheels, headset, cranks all use standard size bearing balls. Take stuff apart, measure bearings with a harbor freight digital caliper or equal. Go on line or your local bearing supply and buy grade...
06-09-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,302
Posted By dedhed

I'd think about it if the $hit wasn't so...

I'd think about it if the $hit wasn't so expensive. I can get a good single malt or bourbon for a lot less per serving. I would, in fact, recommend those as a substitute for the gasoline chaser.
06-09-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,302
Posted By dedhed

No, I don't know how companies go after people...

No, I don't know how companies go after people who use their products for unintended purposes. I've used many, many products for purposes they were not intended for, ranging from tools to explosives...
06-09-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,302
Posted By dedhed

I've lubed a lot of chains and can't remember the...

I've lubed a lot of chains and can't remember the last time I got any significant amount on my hands and haven't drank any.
06-09-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,379
Posted By dedhed

He stated the LBS cut the steerer.

He stated the LBS cut the steerer.
06-08-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,011
Posted By dedhed

If you don't care to buy a tub of marine bearing...

If you don't care to buy a tub of marine bearing grease any auto parts store will have a little disposable packets of anti-seize, grease, or dielectric grease.
...
06-08-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 505
Posted By dedhed

Stainless and grease are cheap insurance for down...

Stainless and grease are cheap insurance for down the road.

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/675657-braze-rear-rack-broke-fixable.html
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06-08-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,786
Posted By dedhed

I don't know of anywhere unopened alcohol cannot...

I don't know of anywhere unopened alcohol cannot be transported anywhere in the vehicle.

https://dui.drivinglaws.org/resources/georgia-s-open-container-law.html
06-07-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,047
Posted By dedhed

No, pretty much average Joe taxpayer ...

No, pretty much average Joe taxpayer
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2019/06/06/wisconsin-republicans-struggle-come-up-plan-fund-roads/1359886001/
06-07-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,591
Posted By dedhed

The FERVES is a collectible unit. ...

The FERVES is a collectible unit.
https://classiccars.com/listings/find/all-years/ferves/ranger
06-07-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By dedhed

2 correct diameter punches with hex shafts set...

2 correct diameter punches with hex shafts set the correct distance apart between 2 pieces of flat bar stock and bolted or a big vice grips/C clamp to squeeze it together.

You could even run a...
06-07-19, 04:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,115
Posted By dedhed

Just about any retailer will carry small plastic...

Just about any retailer will carry small plastic containers. Grocery, dollar, target, Wally, craft, outdoor.

...
06-03-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 23,302
Posted By dedhed

Meh, We grew up cleaning stuff with carbon tet...

Meh, We grew up cleaning stuff with carbon tet and playing in a superfund river.

https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/SiteProfiles/index.cfm?fuseaction=second.Cleanup&id=0505024#bkground
06-03-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,599
Posted By dedhed

My 1968 Raleigh Sprite. Even had the original...

My 1968 Raleigh Sprite. Even had the original chain.
I ended up replacing the handgrips, one brake cable, Kool stops, chain and the pedals. The original pedal was OK but the nut was welded on...
06-03-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,357
Posted By dedhed

39 F this morning when I left for the work...

39 F this morning when I left for the work commute.
06-03-19, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By dedhed

That's what leads me to believe they are mostly...

That's what leads me to believe they are mostly the same. You could contact the seller and ask, take your chances and just buy some, or maybe check a local shop instead of on line..
06-02-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,047
Posted By dedhed

At least you're holding it in Zurich, which...

At least you're holding it in Zurich, which according to another poster, has an excellent public transit system. Take notes.
06-02-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By dedhed

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/coaster-...

https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/coaster-hub-overhaul-pedal-brake-hub
06-02-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,047
Posted By dedhed

I don't know about where you live, but around...

I don't know about where you live, but around here employers are begging for qualified applicants.

In my line of work they are paying over scale, even more if you have a CDL
06-02-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,047
Posted By dedhed

https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/practices/financial_info...

https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/practices/financial_information.cfm

https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/practices/index.cfm
06-02-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By dedhed

Not seeing anything listed beyond diameter I'd...

Not seeing anything listed beyond diameter I'd assume they mostly use the same pitch in a given diameter.

Everyone I've replaced I just dug around in my can of small parts and said, "this one...
06-01-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,591
Posted By dedhed

Were these ever "roadworthy"?

Were these ever "roadworthy"?
06-01-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By dedhed

That is one serious steerer tube.

That is one serious steerer tube.
06-01-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,110
Posted By dedhed

Junkies don't buy tools, they steal them. Or buy...

Junkies don't buy tools, they steal them. Or buy them for pennies on the dollar from other junkies who stole them.
06-01-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By dedhed

Really any decent bike shop should have these. ...

Really any decent bike shop should have these.

https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Raleigh-Brake-Lever-Adjuster-10mm_54701.htm
...
06-01-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By dedhed

First you need the adaptor. ...

First you need the adaptor.
...
06-01-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By dedhed

The X 1.0 matters. ...

The X 1.0 matters.

https://www.engineersedge.com/hardware/metric-external-thread-sizes1.htm
06-01-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,992
Posted By dedhed

What makes you think the product inside is any...

What makes you think the product inside is any different? Because the parent company is different? Because they now say PTFE rather than the trademarked TEFLON?
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