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09-24-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 87
Posted By dsbrantjr

They make left-handed drill bits for this...

They make left-handed drill bits for this purpose: https://harborfreight.com/search?q=left%20hand%20drill%20bit
09-23-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By dsbrantjr

I intended the nuts to be used as locknuts, acorn...

I intended the nuts to be used as locknuts, acorn nuts would not work for this. I prefer regular hex head screws because they use a larger drive size than button head. YMMV.
09-23-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 155
Posted By dsbrantjr

Get yourself some M3 x 30 or so mm socket head...

Get yourself some M3 x 30 or so mm socket head stainless cap screws and a couple of matching nuts, they will hold better than the original thumb nuts and springs.
09-23-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 292
Posted By dsbrantjr

If it appears to just be a dust cap, you could...

If it appears to just be a dust cap, you could put some sticky tape over the hole, or plug it with a wad of rope caulk, chewing gum, cut-down cork or similar.
09-23-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By dsbrantjr

Keep the lock rings identified, IIRC some !!T...

Keep the lock rings identified, IIRC some !!T lock rings are smaller than 12T ones.
09-23-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 68
Posted By dsbrantjr

Use a 1/2" to 3/8" drive adapter? An in-line...

Use a 1/2" to 3/8" drive adapter? An in-line adapter will not change the torque setting.
09-23-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By dsbrantjr

It sounds like whomever slammed the stem might...

It sounds like whomever slammed the stem might have gotten the wedge "wedged" into the butted section at the bottom of the steerer: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/handsup.html#danger so you can't...
09-22-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By dsbrantjr

Here is a really good calculator where you can...

Here is a really good calculator where you can compare two different drivetrains side-by-side, including graphical and numeric information including total range:...
09-20-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By dsbrantjr

Perhaps not, but the OP only has to make a single...

Perhaps not, but the OP only has to make a single shift work, so they may be able to be adjusted well enough to do the job. Otherwise flat bar road shifters as suggested by Bill Kapaun will surely...
09-20-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 179
Posted By dsbrantjr

Never Fix A Running Piece. Add fresh grease,...

Never Fix A Running Piece. Add fresh grease, reassemble, adjust and ride.
09-20-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By dsbrantjr

You need to align the inside of the bends with...

You need to align the inside of the bends with the narrow part of the clamp, which is often the area where the bolt is. Perhaps your spreader is interfering. As Crankycrank stated, someone got it...
09-20-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By dsbrantjr

Have you tried calling or emailing the...

Have you tried calling or emailing the manufacturer?
09-20-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
Posted By dsbrantjr

Manufacturers often make running changes during a...

Manufacturers often make running changes during a run/model year due to parts price or availability issues. This is why their literature often has "specifications subject to change" language in it.
09-19-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Posted By dsbrantjr

Does your fixie have a derailleur hanger? Cable...

Does your fixie have a derailleur hanger? Cable guides and stops for the shifter? Does it have mounts for your existing brakes e.g. studs for V-brakes or cantilevers? Compatible bottom bracket...
09-19-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By dsbrantjr

In my experience stick-on anything tends to not...

In my experience stick-on anything tends to not stay stuck on for any length of time, especially with heat and water. Zip-tied or clamped-on will stay put much better.
09-18-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
Posted By dsbrantjr

Capitalization, avoidance of run-on sentences and...

Capitalization, avoidance of run-on sentences and some well-lighted and clearly focused photos might help us to understand your issue. Also, kind of brakes (caliper, cantilever, V-brakes) and model...
09-17-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 240
Posted By dsbrantjr

Bolts can be cut shorter. I am assuming that the...

Bolts can be cut shorter. I am assuming that the 17mm quoted was the length.
09-17-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 390
Posted By dsbrantjr

If the bolt threads are rolled, which is very...

If the bolt threads are rolled, which is very likely, there will not be enough material to cut full threads. Unless you have a way to roll threads you will be stuck.
09-16-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By dsbrantjr

Try some carbon assembly paste instead of grease....

Try some carbon assembly paste instead of grease. Or some valve grinding paste.
09-16-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By dsbrantjr

I prefer brass nipples myself.

I prefer brass nipples myself.
09-15-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By dsbrantjr

"Chaos" is exactly right. There are something...

"Chaos" is exactly right. There are something like 10 or more different "26 inch" tire diameters among the various old systems: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html ISO/ETRTO sizes are...
09-14-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 604
Posted By dsbrantjr

Going up X number of links from what you are...

Going up X number of links from what you are using on a different cassette is the wrong approach. Just go with big-big plus 2 links, bypassing the derailleur, as suggested, with your new cassette.
09-14-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By dsbrantjr

If you have a one piece "Ashtabula" crank on your...

If you have a one piece "Ashtabula" crank on your bike https://www.sheldonbrown.com/opc.html, it might be better for you to adapt it to a threaded bottom bracket type crank, using an adapter like...
09-13-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 259
Posted By dsbrantjr

Did you install the anti-rotation washers?

Did you install the anti-rotation washers?
09-13-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By dsbrantjr

How about fitting a chain retention device like...

How about fitting a chain retention device like this: https://problemsolversbike.com/products/shifters-derailleurs/chainspy_-_30979 ?
09-13-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By dsbrantjr

Some Girling brakes use a 10mm 5-point driver:...

Some Girling brakes use a 10mm 5-point driver: https://www.amazon.com/Laser-2948-Pentagon-Socket-Bit/dp/B0039UJKUE Could work, yours looks close to the same size.
09-12-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 267
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would suggest just installing a good road tire,...

I would suggest just installing a good road tire, lube/adjust as needed and enjoy the bike as-is. It was a fine bike when it was made, and it fits you, enjoy it for what it is.
09-12-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By dsbrantjr

I have had 2 sizes (C3 and C7) of Felco cable...

I have had 2 sizes (C3 and C7) of Felco cable cutters, and their #8 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=8) pruning shears as well, for decades and they still work as...
09-12-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 912
Posted By dsbrantjr

I have a Health-O-Meter balance which uses...

I have a Health-O-Meter balance which uses weights not springs (Dumpster® find) to weigh myself , and my dog by holding her and doing the math. It correlates well with my doctor and her vet. I have...
09-12-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By dsbrantjr

Not cheap but no chain to break: ...

Not cheap but no chain to break: https://www.amazon.com/Pedros-142722-Vise-Whip/dp/B001Q270CC Use on the small cog, put a chain whip on one of the larger ones where you have better leverage.
09-11-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 338
Posted By dsbrantjr

Is there a lip on the pad which is catching on...

Is there a lip on the pad which is catching on the edge of the disc? If so, file off the lip or replace the pads.
09-11-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By dsbrantjr

Do the easy and cheap things first. Adjust and...

Do the easy and cheap things first. Adjust and grease pedal bearings if possible. Swap the pedals with a known-quiet set, preferably platform type to rule out shoe/cleat noise. Clean and grease...
09-11-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 379
Posted By dsbrantjr

They might also need differently-sized master...

They might also need differently-sized master cylinders. The variables of master piston diameter and throw, lever mechanical advantage and slave piston diameter and number, and throw all interact,...
09-10-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 401
Posted By dsbrantjr

Fingernail polish. It comes in many different...

Fingernail polish. It comes in many different colors and has a handy applicator. Most stores will not object to you bringing your bike in to check the color match, although you should verify under...
09-10-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 536
Posted By dsbrantjr

The max cog and max capacity are separate...

The max cog and max capacity are separate specifications. Just because you are within one does not mean you can ignore the other. 28T cog is the specified limit, you may or may not have success...
09-10-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By dsbrantjr

10-speed road (but not mountain) derailleurs also...

10-speed road (but not mountain) derailleurs also have the same pull ratio.
Edit: Rear derailleurs
09-10-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By dsbrantjr

I set quill stems tight enough that the bars will...

I set quill stems tight enough that the bars will not move under normal loads, but loose enough that I can move them while holding the wheel still. This is referred to as "race tight". The idea...
09-09-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 225
Posted By dsbrantjr

If you find the correct hanger, buy two.

If you find the correct hanger, buy two.
09-09-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By dsbrantjr

Doesn't sound normal to me. I would include some...

Doesn't sound normal to me. I would include some clear. well-lit photos with your e-mail, ideally with a square or end of a rule showing the non-perpendicularity. Maybe they are rejects which have...
09-09-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By dsbrantjr

I agree, find the optimum rim for the project and...

I agree, find the optimum rim for the project and get new spokes to suit. New brass nipples.
09-09-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By dsbrantjr

Isopropyl alcohol is not a great solvent for...

Isopropyl alcohol is not a great solvent for petroleum-based greases or oils. I recommend Brakleen® or similar from an auto parts store. While checking the cables, ensure that the housing ends are...
09-09-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By dsbrantjr

As will too short with overly tight bends. The...

As will too short with overly tight bends. The housing ends must enter/exit the stops and ferrules straight without excess friction. What is the overall cable condition? Re-cabling with quality...
09-08-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By dsbrantjr

I would suggest recabling the shift system...

I would suggest recabling the shift system (brakes, too), clean and lube the derailleurs and reevaluate. New brake shoes. New cables and housings can often make a remarkable improvement in...
09-08-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By dsbrantjr

The threads on the current skewer are rolled, not...

The threads on the current skewer are rolled, not cut, so there will not be sufficient material to cut more threads and still have adequate thread depth, so a shorter skewer is your only choice.
09-08-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By dsbrantjr

You need a shorter skewer suitable for your...

You need a shorter skewer suitable for your dropout spacing/axle length.
09-08-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 328
Posted By dsbrantjr

Is the rear skewer not long enough, or do the...

Is the rear skewer not long enough, or do the threads not go far enough from the end? It sounds like you shortened the axle and now need a shorter skewer because you are running out of threads, is...
09-07-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By dsbrantjr

Patient: Doctor, my arm hurts when I move it...

Patient: Doctor, my arm hurts when I move it like this. Doctor: Don't move it like that!
If the bike worked fine on a 26 mile ride it is probably OK. You could try to re-center the caliper if...
09-07-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By dsbrantjr

I never saw any reason to get away from square...

I never saw any reason to get away from square taper BBs in the first place. "More modern" does not always mean "better", often it means "cheaper for the manufacturer".
09-07-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By dsbrantjr

https://www.amazon.com/Continental-Urban-Bike-Tube...

https://www.amazon.com/Continental-Urban-Bike-Tube/dp/B0068FAT70?th=1 Schrader valve
https://www.amazon.com/Continental-Urban-Bike-Tube/dp/B0068FATAC?th=1 Presta...
09-06-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,218
Posted By dsbrantjr

Perhaps athletic ability and math acumen are not...

Perhaps athletic ability and math acumen are not related, or he misspoke.
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