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10-03-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By JoeTBM

We use a junked seat post in the tube while...

We use a junked seat post in the tube while carefully tapping the ends in with a hammer. The old seat post acts as a shaping mold and helps prevent accidently distorting the tube.
09-24-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 527
Posted By JoeTBM

BTW, Not that it really matters but that is a...

BTW, Not that it really matters but that is a sheet rock screw
09-21-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 893
Posted By JoeTBM

Our method is to do the rear cables first. After...

Our method is to do the rear cables first. After removing the old cable, we inspect the housings for any wear or kinked points. we blow out the housing with compressed air from a blow gun tip, drop a...
09-19-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By JoeTBM

We get in a lot of rusted bikes in our work. ...

We get in a lot of rusted bikes in our work.

If the chain doesn't have hard frozen links and is not worn to the point of being "stretched" we will attempt to removed much of the surface rust by...
09-14-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 601
Posted By JoeTBM

I see a chain whip in your pictures, it is not...

I see a chain whip in your pictures, it is not needed to remove a freewheel.

As others have pointed out, put your "tool" into a vise with the tabs facing up. Slip the wheel onto the tool and turn...
09-03-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By JoeTBM

I use a thin pick (scratch awl) to clear the hole...

I use a thin pick (scratch awl) to clear the hole and insure roundness of the housing, my favorite tool for this is the straight pick from a cheap set sold by harbor freight. The 90 degree angle one...
07-31-20, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By JoeTBM

Had one of these in my shop last year and also...

Had one of these in my shop last year and also wondered about parts, I found some on ebay at that time

A little pricey, but here is one

LandRider-Auto-Shift-Bicycle-Drive-Belt...
07-31-20, 03:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 870
Posted By JoeTBM

Why not call the "Gorilla" folks and ask them? ...

Why not call the "Gorilla" folks and ask them?

Found this on their FAQ https://www.gorillatough.com/first-aid-sds/tapes/



Let us know what you find out from them
07-29-20, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By JoeTBM

The Greenfield is a great kick stand, The are...

The Greenfield is a great kick stand, The are meant to be cut/trimmed to the needed length
07-07-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 587
Posted By JoeTBM

I run a charity shop rebuilding donated used...

I run a charity shop rebuilding donated used bikes. Salvaging parts is a source for many parts but things like cables, housings, brake pads, etc. you need to buy new. I find ebay great for this and...
07-06-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By JoeTBM

and they don't rust.....

and they don't rust.....
06-27-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By JoeTBM

Were you born with that sorry loser attitude or...

Were you born with that sorry loser attitude or do you work at being that way on purpose?

Either way I'll pray for your soul because you are going to need it.
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06-27-20, 05:03 AM
Replies: 491
Views: 38,517
Posted By JoeTBM

Only in Florida

Only in Florida
06-27-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By JoeTBM

That was my thought too, possible defect in the...

That was my thought too, possible defect in the steel.
Yes we put in a spindle, cranks (same chain ring size) and a set of pedals from our "salvage" stock along with new bearings and grease....
06-27-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By JoeTBM

It's not my bike, Yeah we get a lot of those...

It's not my bike, Yeah we get a lot of those donated in.

It came into our charity shop but thanks for showing what a snob you are and that you didn't read the OP, then again maybe you only looked...
06-26-20, 03:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 737
Posted By JoeTBM

New One for me, sheared off crank spindle

Among the bike donations last week was this one, the NDS spindle was sheared off. It did not show any signed of being cut, it looked like it snapped.

The rest of the bike was pretty decent looking...
05-26-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By JoeTBM

Check the seating of the front tire on the rim...

Check the seating of the front tire on the rim (deflate and re-inflate if needed) and that the axle is properly seated into the fork dropouts.
04-28-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 650
Posted By JoeTBM

Had never tried this brand but went looking for...

Had never tried this brand but went looking for it online. Noticed something odd about them. Their red one is 3.25mm while the Park Tool red one is 3.45mm
...
02-23-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By JoeTBM

You should trim that cable and crimp an end on it.

You should trim that cable and crimp an end on it.
02-21-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 853
Posted By JoeTBM

Not all bolts are fully threaded

Not all bolts are fully threaded
02-21-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 721
Posted By JoeTBM

How about this, clamps to the rim, directional...

How about this, clamps to the rim, directional arrow for proper toe-in
...
01-18-20, 04:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,426
Posted By JoeTBM

I agree Some people are either just cruel, have...

I agree
Some people are either just cruel, have no common sense, or ignorant....
possibly all of the above. :thumb:
01-06-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,523
Posted By JoeTBM

You don't need a special tool to check a chain,...

You don't need a special tool to check a chain, all you need is a ruler.
here is how to do it.
https://www.bikeride.com/chain-wear/
12-25-19, 04:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,602
Posted By JoeTBM

Forgot to mention we also have a Pre-1996 PRS-6...

Forgot to mention we also have a Pre-1996 PRS-6 that was donated to the shop, the clamp has limited range so it is only good for narrow tubing or seat post attachment.

We did use it in our...
12-24-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By JoeTBM

Merry Christmas

Yeah I know it's not about cycling....

But I want to wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy Hanukkah to all here on the BF

May you have a safe and happy holiday season

:beer: and a Happy New...
10-26-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,441
Posted By JoeTBM

1saxman My group, among other things, prepares...

1saxman
My group, among other things, prepares new bikes at Christmas for one of our local charity groups. My instructions to the volunteer mechanics is to disassemble any already built bike and...
09-27-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,364
Posted By JoeTBM

Qmavam - a big shout out to you. You are a...

Qmavam - a big shout out to you.

You are a stand-up guy. I truly hope the part I sent you helped you and was were able to resolve the issue with the rear DER.

Thank you for the donation to my...
09-15-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,786
Posted By JoeTBM

Good catch, it does look like it is a left handed...

Good catch, it does look like it is a left handed thread unless that is just a burr left over from manufacturing, it should be a R/H thread.


Here is a Park Tool video clearing showing that at...
09-14-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By JoeTBM

you might be able to repair that damaged thread...

you might be able to repair that damaged thread with a fine small triangle file, work it slowly
09-09-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,995
Posted By JoeTBM

Not sure if "inexpensive" for a set of wheels for...

Not sure if "inexpensive" for a set of wheels for a 50# trailer + 2 Adults works

Not sure what the bearings would be in the ones you listed, watch your axle diameters too, you have 3 different...
08-27-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 804
Posted By JoeTBM

If you traditionally post long messages, maybe...

If you traditionally post long messages, maybe you should type them in a text editor and then use copy|paste to add it to a thread.
08-26-19, 03:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,930
Posted By JoeTBM

A well as many others, Home Depot, Harbor Freight...

A well as many others, Home Depot, Harbor Freight

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Scott-Shop-Towels-3-Rolls-Pack-75143/202519693
...
08-17-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,026
Posted By JoeTBM

Look at this article, about 1/2 way down there...

Look at this article, about 1/2 way down there are pictures of incorrect and correct routing at the front derailleur...
08-11-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By JoeTBM

OK, they are back up, here it is ...

OK, they are back up, here it is

https://www.harborfreight.com/24-container-storage-box-90243.html?_br_psugg_q=storage
...
08-11-19, 01:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 991
Posted By JoeTBM

I just picked one up from Harbor Freight for the...

I just picked one up from Harbor Freight for the really small stuff. 24 small clear boxes with snap lids that store into a larger box.

I was going to post a link to it but their web site appears...
06-30-19, 12:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,065
Posted By JoeTBM

use an old brake or shift wire to fish through...

use an old brake or shift wire to fish through frame, patience is key
06-26-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,328
Posted By JoeTBM

You do have one in the lower right corner of the...

You do have one in the lower right corner of the post you want to "like"
:roflmao2:
06-22-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,542
Posted By JoeTBM

You might be able to add a small metal strap to...

You might be able to add a small metal strap to repair the guard, I have been successful using a roll of perforated pipe hanger to extend the rear screw mounting in the past.
05-26-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,543
Posted By JoeTBM

They just became a rag to wipe off other...

They just became a rag to wipe off other oil/grease, don't ask me how I know but my wife can tell you :D
08-27-18, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By JoeTBM

This is a proven method:fred:

This is a proven method:fred:
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