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06-30-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 478
Posted By wesmamyke

Pretty standard to use a flex-hone on seat tubes....

Pretty standard to use a flex-hone on seat tubes.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Flex-Hone-1-1-8-Inch-28-6mm-Frame-tool/402292525605?epid=3012041330&hash=item5daa80ca25:g:AKQAAOSw7WBe4pRb
06-22-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By wesmamyke

Yeah, Mini-V is canti pull, and needs canti...

Yeah, Mini-V is canti pull, and needs canti levers.

Canti brakes with V levers = super firm lever feel, but no leverage to the point of being dangerous.

V-brakes with canti levers = super soft...
06-21-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,977
Posted By wesmamyke

I love the hand truck stand, best thing ever. We...

I love the hand truck stand, best thing ever. We had one at the rental shop that went out on the porch
06-10-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By wesmamyke

They do make 30mm spindle bottom brackets for...

They do make 30mm spindle bottom brackets for normal threaded frames. SRAM makes them for sure, not sure about other brands.
06-10-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By wesmamyke

Can't say for certain, but some early Mongoose...

Can't say for certain, but some early Mongoose bikes do have odd seatpost sizes. My Californian BMX had a 22.6mm, when almost all BMX bikes had 22.2mm at the time.
06-08-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6,786
Views: 2,329,386
Posted By wesmamyke

I would think doing it all by hand would be okay....

I would think doing it all by hand would be okay. Wet paint would probably be the way to go if you want to paint it.

Pretty sure I've seen a bonded frame on here that was powder coated and the...
06-07-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By wesmamyke

Almost anything is better than the stock pads. I...

Almost anything is better than the stock pads. I use Swiss stop, but those are really hard to find in the US. The easiest to find is probably Kool stop pads.
06-07-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By wesmamyke

The pads they come with are terrible, but they...

The pads they come with are terrible, but they work great if you swap those out.
06-07-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 272
Posted By wesmamyke

Somebody had a chart that listed the exact arm...

Somebody had a chart that listed the exact arm lengths for this reason, I can't recall what site it was on.

I wound up with these, as they were close to the longest, and very cheap:...
06-04-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6,786
Views: 2,329,386
Posted By wesmamyke

Matches this '95 IBOC Comp: Mongoose IBOC Comp SX...

Matches this '95 IBOC Comp: Mongoose IBOC Comp SX 1995 | Retrobike (http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=55132)

I would be careful if stripping the paint that's left with anything...
06-03-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6,786
Views: 2,329,386
Posted By wesmamyke

The rest of the frame details can narrow it down...

The rest of the frame details can narrow it down too. What's the bottom bracket yoke look like?, head tube size, seat tube size etc.

Not sure if they made them late enough to have V-brake...
06-03-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6,786
Views: 2,329,386
Posted By wesmamyke

Mongoose IBOC, don't know the years super well....

Mongoose IBOC, don't know the years super well. Mine has the loop tail stays like that, but no cutouts, and no stamping.

Edit again: Though early '90's, could actually be pretty late.
05-22-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By wesmamyke

They are below LX level, 8spd LX stand alone pods...

They are below LX level, 8spd LX stand alone pods have an alloy top, not just the clamp. The red 8spd logo makes me think STX RC, but could be Alivio or something.
05-22-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By wesmamyke

I screwed up all my bike fits by raising by bars...

I screwed up all my bike fits by raising by bars years ago. That little bit more weight on my saddle made them all uncomfortable. Slowly switched them out for wider models.
05-22-20, 04:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By wesmamyke

Easiest thing to do is use some sacrificial...

Easiest thing to do is use some sacrificial spokes, hopefully pulled out of the trash. Install a dozen or so, and pull them all into a bundle. Crush them in a bench vise as tight as possible, now...
05-22-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By wesmamyke

To some degree larger shops will use the job...

To some degree larger shops will use the job listings on industry websites. Bicycle retailer for example has listings on the website, and probably at one point in the print magazine.
05-19-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By wesmamyke

Somewhere I have a new 24mm one. Pm me if that's...

Somewhere I have a new 24mm one. Pm me if that's what you need.
05-12-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By wesmamyke

How did it fail exactly? At the lever, or at the...

How did it fail exactly? At the lever, or at the brake?
05-11-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 358
Posted By wesmamyke

The split dies are an important part of the bike...

The split dies are an important part of the bike specific ones I Think. That combined with the adjustable die stock to tweak the fit make a difference.
05-10-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By wesmamyke

They cost a little more usually, but you can get...

They cost a little more usually, but you can get tandem length cables at any decent bike shop.
05-07-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By wesmamyke

This horribly expensive thing has a movable pivot...

This horribly expensive thing has a movable pivot to work with either: https://www.paulcomp.com/shop/components/brake-levers/inline/cross-lever/
05-06-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By wesmamyke

Bike forums is not cooperating at the moment, and...

Bike forums is not cooperating at the moment, and I can't get that picture to post. If you can click through to it, the above image is the Shimano diagram for the remote shifter, and it kinda shows...
05-06-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By wesmamyke

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_tC42FYVw3Ts/S7dcv9z5Z6I/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_tC42FYVw3Ts/S7dcv9z5Z6I/AAAAAAAAB60/b7b0UdvcyX4/s1600/SL-SS95+98.gif
05-06-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By wesmamyke

Shimano levers actually came with a brass bushing...

Shimano levers actually came with a brass bushing exactly for this purpose. My XT 4 finger levers have them, very easily lost though.
05-06-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 128
Posted By wesmamyke

You will often find some weirdness on Shimano...

You will often find some weirdness on Shimano shifters for integrating the flight deck computer. In this case I'm pretty sure it's for the XTR bar end remote shifter, it had two cables that ran into...
05-05-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,687
Posted By wesmamyke

The above Velocity heavy duty rim is the other...

The above Velocity heavy duty rim is the other alternative I couldn't think off the top of my head. Those are pretty decent rims.

With anything pre built like that it can make all the difference...
05-05-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,687
Posted By wesmamyke

Like mentioned, any normal freehub will work,...

Like mentioned, any normal freehub will work, just add a 7spd cassette and the spacer. If you want a dedicated 7sp cassette hub that won't use a spacer I'll sell you one cheap if that makes the bike...
05-02-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By wesmamyke

With Shimano two piece cranks, only the mountain...

With Shimano two piece cranks, only the mountain bike ones get spacers. Some road models have a spacer on the spindle, never on the BB cups.
04-29-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By wesmamyke

If you are still searching maybe try the...

If you are still searching maybe try the classic/vintage forum here, and also retrobike.co.uk
04-28-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,230
Posted By wesmamyke

They just changed the packaging at some point. ...

They just changed the packaging at some point. It's actually kinda handy, now you can tell if the bottle/tube is new-ish, or 30 years old.
04-27-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By wesmamyke

Cane Creek makes a steerer damper upper headset,...

Cane Creek makes a steerer damper upper headset, well sorta. It's more of an adjustable friction adding device. It has friction discs in a clutch pack style configuration, depending on how they are...
04-27-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By wesmamyke

Again. this is the stock setup: ...

Again. this is the stock setup:


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/1587967702_b330c49cf7659b86a955a76bae9423e20b03c977.jpeg
04-26-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By wesmamyke

I got nothing, but bump for interesting hub.

I got nothing, but bump for interesting hub.
04-26-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 338
Posted By wesmamyke

FYI: Planet bike ships small parts for free,...

FYI: Planet bike ships small parts for free, anything in the service parts category on the website.

https://www.planetbike.com/service-parts-free-shipping/
04-25-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By wesmamyke

These are two different generations of the same...

These are two different generations of the same thing, so they look a little different.

Here is one modified to work with V-brakes:
...
04-24-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 581
Posted By wesmamyke

kona called it a dog collar. It's less of a...

kona called it a dog collar. It's less of a cable stop and more of a guide for a bare cable, meant for canti brakes only. Can be modified to use is as a housing stop though. I have a bunch if...
04-10-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By wesmamyke

40t outer actually meant for shifting:...

40t outer actually meant for shifting: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Sugino-PE110S-40T-2-x-10s-Road-Bike-Chainring-40T-Shimano-Outer-110-BCD-Compact/373003585378?hash=item56d8bf0762:g:Jw4AAOSwvpZee7Af
...
04-03-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,393
Posted By wesmamyke

I probably have an extra ball cup tool. Send me...

I probably have an extra ball cup tool. Send me a PM so I remember, and I'll go looking for one.
03-30-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By wesmamyke

Not uncommon on entry level bikes to have seamed...

Not uncommon on entry level bikes to have seamed tubing used in the frame. Meaning it was made of flat sheet steel, rolled into a tube, and welded of course.

The bottom of the bottom bracket...
03-27-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By wesmamyke

I would check retrobike.co.uk If any website...

I would check retrobike.co.uk

If any website has a pdf, it would be there. I sold a bunch of AMP stuff awhile ago, manual included. It's not super complicated, but you need a very large cotter...
03-14-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 510
Posted By wesmamyke

They have made two versions/widths of the 7/8spd...

They have made two versions/widths of the 7/8spd links. I had to buy a second type for Shimano chains at some point.

7.3mm and 7.1mm I think are the two sizes.
03-11-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By wesmamyke

yeah, move the wheel as far forward in the dopout...

yeah, move the wheel as far forward in the dopout as possible. You can buy a spacer specifically for locating the axle correctly.

I've also seen people use chainring bolts, or whatever else can be...
Forum: Touring
03-09-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By wesmamyke

Many cheap brake boosters have a center top...

Many cheap brake boosters have a center top mounting hole. That would put the mounting location in front of the brakes slightly.
...
03-06-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,381
Posted By wesmamyke

Sugino AT crank please. PM on the way.

Sugino AT crank please. PM on the way.
02-22-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By wesmamyke

The WTB 2.8" tires are maybe 2.6" on a huge rim,...

The WTB 2.8" tires are maybe 2.6" on a huge rim, I measured recently on a bunch of rims. So that certainly helps, but many forks will come close to clearing an actual 2.8".

Frames on the other...
02-19-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By wesmamyke

So the Tongsheng TSDZ2 appears to have a 150mm...

So the Tongsheng TSDZ2 appears to have a 150mm spindle for anyone else looking for the information.

Offset to the drive side obviously, not sure of the exact amount yet. Seems to be 10mm or so.
02-18-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 396
Posted By wesmamyke

The few I've used are pretty good. They have a...

The few I've used are pretty good. They have a expanding cartridge bearing remover that is very handy.

FYI any Trek dealer can get most of the Unior catalog, although internet pricing is often...
02-16-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By wesmamyke

I'm leaning towards a Tongsheng unit at the...

I'm leaning towards a Tongsheng unit at the moment. Although I still can't find any actual measurements taken by anyone for Q-factor. There is vague information, but it's in reference to the...
02-13-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By wesmamyke

You can have two completely identical wheels...

You can have two completely identical wheels swapped and still need a derailleur adjustment. Will it probably work 99% perfect? Yeah, probably.

Don't just assume they will though. All it takes to...
02-07-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By wesmamyke

There was some weirdness at Trek around then too....

There was some weirdness at Trek around then too. I had a Trek 8000 mountain bike from '98 I think, it was a non standard color and lacked the disc mount the production models all had. I think they...
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