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Forum: Framebuilders
02-22-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll set my faucet to a drip and then wave the...

I'll set my faucet to a drip and then wave the tub back and forth, in and out, of the drips. Usually don't over add this way. I like my flux thick, not runny. Andy
02-22-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I rode sew ups for decades, including thousands...

I rode sew ups for decades, including thousands of commuting miles. I would buy them in lots of 5 usually. every winter. One would be so wiggly I would only use it as an on the road spare (and I...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-21-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Besides the boss holding aspects of a nice...

Besides the boss holding aspects of a nice fixture I find it also really speeds up the boss base mitering. It's becomes real quick to refit the boss in the fixture and compare your miter progress...
02-20-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Generally the non Asian Comps used steel...

Generally the non Asian Comps used steel headsets. Most later 1970s examples I have seen had Eng threading (not 26tpi). Most all had steel headset pieces.

This thread is a classic example of good...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-20-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,208
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

be- My concerns about using the stone counter top...

be- My concerns about using the stone counter top for a base is it's possibility of flexing/droop. Having a pattern of adjustable supports under the stone might be needed (as opposed to only three...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-20-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sam- Brass is so maligned compared to silver...

Sam- Brass is so maligned compared to silver these days. Millions of frames are on the road using only brass for everything and haven't resulted in thousands of failures. Brass is far more forgiving...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-20-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Removal can be done with hear or mechanical...

Removal can be done with hear or mechanical methods. Heat is faster but has more risk. Sawing then filing is slow but easier to control the goings on.

Plan on new bosses. Take care as to location...
02-20-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 370
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Quill stems need a certain amount of insertion...

Quill stems need a certain amount of insertion depth for safe use. The OP mentioned he raised the stem a bit but do we know how much stem is not in the steerer? The usual insertion amount is around...
02-18-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

So as the brake/shift lever (the big front one)...

So as the brake/shift lever (the big front one) is pushed enough times to bring the chain up to the 3rd biggest rear cog. The lever is pushed more and there's no "click" holding it in place when the...
02-17-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 128
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Since most trainers are considered to have a...

Since most trainers are considered to have a limited life span, whether due to shifting market or actual wear, most manufactures have done little more then supporting after sale service to that of...
02-17-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 500
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

$77 for a hex wrench set, better have been signed...

$77 for a hex wrench set, better have been signed by Eddy's mechanic:) Oh wait! You're asking about a $130 set...

The more you wrench the more you understand that various versions of the same tool...
02-17-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One thing I think of is a cable snag that...

One thing I think of is a cable snag that corresponds with that problematic gear. Frayed cables can have specific points of halting movement. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
02-16-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,208
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

be- So the seller confirmed the pilot and notch...

be- So the seller confirmed the pilot and notch dimensions and they are those of Var (which I'm pretty sure isn't the same as Campy)? If so great! Andy
02-15-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Make sure the rack has a flat plate with enough...

Make sure the rack has a flat plate with enough "meat" to handle the two holes the "U" bolts need. IIRC the Blackburn ones were slightly slimmer then what was common at your hardware store. But for a...
02-15-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

No but it's just another tool/option for others....

No but it's just another tool/option for others. I'm sure you've watched people gravitate to one tool or another, to do the same job. I have found the KS Tire Jack to be helpful to those who can't...
02-15-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I just deleted a post saying much the same. Only...

I just deleted a post saying much the same. Only I wasn't able to say it well, hence the deletion. I also tried to add that a shop has a different obligation then a home repair has. That obligation...
02-15-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Blackburn (and others) use to supple "U" bolts...

Blackburn (and others) use to supple "U" bolts with a flat strip and hardware for mid blade mounts. Very adjustable for blade dimensions and quite effective. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
02-15-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,949
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I've not yet had a problem using silver on either...

I've not yet had a problem using silver on either shot in (fast back) or side of lug SS attachments on most of my frames. I do pay attention to how much surface contact there is, filing a groove in...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-15-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,208
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

By pressing in towards the shell on only one...

By pressing in towards the shell on only one handle the cutter will be loaded against one side of the slop, within the pilot inserts, and the cutting will be less uneven. I do this with my Campy and...
02-15-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

When I initially read the OP I thought it was...

When I initially read the OP I thought it was about wheels with the hub off center as in the wheel not being round when it spins:)

So much of the answers are shades of gray ones. The dished side...
02-15-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One can always wrap a strip of paper around the...

One can always wrap a strip of paper around the post and mark the overlap point. Then measure with a good ruler and divide by Pi. But with any post replacement it's the actual fit that is the real...
02-15-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It is nearly an irony that the cheapest and...

It is nearly an irony that the cheapest and smallest tires can be the hardest to mount. Try a tire bear jack like the Kool Stop version. Andyhttps://productimages.qbp.com/6SPsvm45/p350x350m/TL4022.jpg
02-15-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My take is that if the pedal has a full round...

My take is that if the pedal has a full round face that butts against the crank arm then a washer is of questionable benefit. Some pedals have their wrench flats continue all along the pedal spindle...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-14-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Yes some can fill damaged threads with...

Yes some can fill damaged threads with brass/bronze and chase/retap. But it's best when the tap's threading matches up with the original threads. Sometimes leaving the starting thread or two void of...
02-14-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One can usually just pry the star nut out with...

One can usually just pry the star nut out with screwdrivers and needle nose pliers. Andy
02-14-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Some steerer extensions have a wedge draw bolt...

Some steerer extensions have a wedge draw bolt that has a threaded hole running through it. (Typically a M6 bolt using a 6mm hex fitting and a M5 hole for the Cap draw bolt). I suppose that this...
02-14-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

With the popularity of stiffer frames and the...

With the popularity of stiffer frames and the lever holding designs of modern indexed systems auto shifting with an otherwise well set up and adjusted system is far less then back in the day. Frame...
02-14-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 317
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Likely the wedge bolt is inside the steerer...

Likely the wedge bolt is inside the steerer extension. The necking down section makes a nice seat for a pressure washer that the bolt head sits on. Like Zoom stems from the early 1990s and a...
02-14-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,552
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As did the mentioned Var and Campy. Andy

As did the mentioned Var and Campy. Andy
02-14-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,552
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The first method would use the intended tool, a...

The first method would use the intended tool, a fixed cup wrench. If only the low cost flat stamped "box" type wrench is available some way to secure it to the shell will be needed. But if you have...
02-14-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The comment about cleanliness is golden. But...

The comment about cleanliness is golden. But remember there's dirt/grime/oils cleaning and there's corrosion cleaning. Both are needed to be done. One of the challenges to working with Al is that it...
02-14-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

In bluehills3149 image "E" is what Campy made...

In bluehills3149 image "E" is what Campy made various versions of to indexing cog counts and/or cable pull ratios. This is what I exchanged in the 8 speed levers to make them into 9 speed ones. Still...
02-14-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Nikola- I hope you have better luck then I and a...

Nikola- I hope you have better luck then I and a few others have had with only cable attachment location methods. The big issue is the tiny changes to the cable/parallelogram movement relationship as...
02-13-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 401
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Cleanliness and maintenance are greater factors...

Cleanliness and maintenance are greater factors then brand of cable. As long as there's a tunnel that a cable runs in there will be capillary action. Going to one of the full length sealed systems...
02-13-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Should be a pretty straight forward repair for...

Should be a pretty straight forward repair for someone experienced, a challenge for a newbie although quite doable. This is not a frequent replacement part but was available at one time. I've sold at...
02-13-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This is nearly the same drivetrain that I run on...

This is nearly the same drivetrain that I run on my riding bikes. All have Canpy Ergo 9spd "brifter" levers, Shimano 9spd cassette, SRAM chains and either Campy or Shimano rear ders. I use which ever...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-12-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,208
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Well with the non cutter side's pilot backwards...

Well with the non cutter side's pilot backwards no doubt the facing would be questionable:) I never liked the slide in pilots as they have more slop within the shell then a threaded in pilot guide...
02-12-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 968
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

How big are you? Do you ride smoothly and spin or...

How big are you? Do you ride smoothly and spin or pedal squares? One aspect of manufactures' limitations is that they rarely have specifics and instead are often based on worst case. And Shimano is...
02-12-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,353
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If we could see an edge on photo of both parts,...

If we could see an edge on photo of both parts, showing the fracture face we might be able to give stronger opinion as to the failure mode. This whole situation, from the less then ideal sizing/fit,...
02-12-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Dan- I thought that there was an internal/gear...

Dan- I thought that there was an internal/gear train difference between the 7 and the 8 geared hubs. My understanding of IGH efficiency is that the gear with the least gear train has the least power...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-12-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,208
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"At this point i only have a the Var BB faceing...

"At this point i only have a the Var BB faceing tool that relies on a cone on the opposite side of the shell, so I'm not sure how absolute a measurement I could get with out a proper faceing tool to...
02-12-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As far as ratio jumps the two are quite similar....

As far as ratio jumps the two are quite similar. But the chart says nothing about the internal design or grade of manufacturing. Interesting that the 7 shows no 1:1 ratio, suggesting no direct drive...
02-11-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,935
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This is why I opened my own shop in 1986, after a...

This is why I opened my own shop in 1986, after a year in a new city, I had yet to find a good owner to work for. Andy
02-11-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,935
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I hope that when the OP's replacement wheel was...

I hope that when the OP's replacement wheel was installed someone took the few minutes to insure that the bearing adjustment was proper. The VAST majority of cup and coned wheels, be they over the...
02-10-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Not just the chain model number changed but,...

Not just the chain model number changed but, IIRC, the assembly pin did too. I generally don't bother with the highest grade as all chains of the same "family" share most of the important aspects...
02-10-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

dedhed has it correct. A freewheel and a cassette...

dedhed has it correct. A freewheel and a cassette are not interchangeable without also changing the hub (or wheel). 7 speed cassettes are very common (as are 7 speed freewheels too). Expect to need...
02-10-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,121
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Wow, 10 years! Good job of searching:) LD74...

Wow, 10 years! Good job of searching:)

LD74 got the answer right. SunTour did use their own cable pull amount per shift (and the amount changed as the chain traveled up the cog set). So many...
02-09-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And I can't tell you how many of these "umbrella"...

And I can't tell you how many of these "umbrella" type of ferule snout covers I see inches away from the snout. Like linear brake noodle boots a good idea doesn't work out well. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
02-09-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I learned that it's less about not getting the...

I learned that it's less about not getting the joint too hot as it is having an even temp across the joint. Al Eisentraut use to tell a story about visiting Italian frame shops and watching while...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-09-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Bosses with a removeable post (often found on Al...

Bosses with a removeable post (often found on Al or Carbon frames, less so on steel ones) have been made with a few different threadings. Generally larger in diameter and with a coarser pitch then...
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