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05-22-20, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Dwillems26

thanks mate. Couldn't figure that out. Alec...

thanks mate. Couldn't figure that out. Alec Steele has such enthusiasm. Even if he's not experienced in the art, he digs in and doesn't lead on like he knows everything. He's a true craftsman
05-21-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,212
Posted By Dwillems26

My apologies. I didn't see that in post #3...

My apologies. I didn't see that in post #3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) .
05-21-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,212
Posted By Dwillems26

highly doubt there coronavirus being first...

highly doubt there coronavirus being first identified in China has anything to do with him wanting a USA made bike. Most people that look for USA made just want the reassurance of the quality and...
05-21-20, 12:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,248
Posted By Dwillems26

I can't answer to your Marin bike question. Just...

I can't answer to your Marin bike question. Just wanted to inform you... in my area, and hopefully yours too, there's been a lot if "his/hers" bike listings on Facebook marketplace and offer up. I do...
05-20-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Dwillems26

Watch along as this blacksmith builds a mountain bike from scratch

Ive tried this post 3 times now and the site keeps deleting everything. Tried talking the guy up. Trust ne, he's amazing!

He's building a mountain bike from scratch. Watch him just for the...
05-20-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Dwillems26

I've been using Amazon, performance bikes, and a...

I've been using Amazon, performance bikes, and a couple random sites for parts. Haven't bought any shifters yet, but your best bet for budget shifters from what I've gathered is Ebay or finding them...
05-17-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,616
Posted By Dwillems26

Not so much a purchase.. I made a tool to get a...

Not so much a purchase.. I made a tool to get a cap off inside a cannondale headshok. Made from an old seat tube I had to pull out of my recycling bin lol. I might hold onto it for a cheater bar when...
05-17-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Dwillems26

If anyone is following along, here's the update. ...

If anyone is following along, here's the update.

Nothing really was working, so I ended up drilling through the bottom cap. Then was able to pull the bottom cap out along with the MCU...
05-16-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Dwillems26

It is an EDM, or MC50. One of the first and early...

It is an EDM, or MC50. One of the first and early versions. There's supposed to be an MCU damper (some sort of plastic/rubber. It's disintegrated. So I'm assuming that stuff along with the grease and...
05-16-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Dwillems26

Old cannondale headshok help

Got a 1993 or 94 Cannondale Delta v700 with a headshok. The bike was in decent shape, worthy of fixing, but the headshok was seized. If I can't fix this on the cheap the bike isn't worth it anymore. ...
05-09-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Dwillems26

That's really good insight. I'll take it apart...

That's really good insight. I'll take it apart today. Thanks buzzkill
05-05-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Dwillems26

😂 exactly! Lol

😂 exactly! Lol
05-05-20, 01:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,211
Posted By Dwillems26

It is well known that the females leg muscles are...

It is well known that the females leg muscles are stronger than males in general. Or at least it was well known when I was a kid, or in my school, or house? I don't know man! But their legs are...
05-05-20, 01:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By Dwillems26

I haven't dealt with STI's much, but it seems...

I haven't dealt with STI's much, but it seems that you have some gunk in there. I would disassemble as much as you can, spray grease dissolve through it, add oil to it, reassemble, then watch the...
05-05-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 480
Posted By Dwillems26

Bicycle Noises 🙅‍♂️

Disclaimer: This is more of a rant and discussion than a help me find the noise. I know a bike will never be completely silent, and I can do my own troubleshooting for the time being.

I've had my...
05-05-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,997
Posted By Dwillems26

Well, Governor Newsom announced that he'll be...

Well, Governor Newsom announced that he'll be slowly opening California up this week. Starting with several types of retail stores if I remember right. I wouldn't worry about the ride at all. But...
05-05-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,897
Posted By Dwillems26

It could just be the wheel. Some aren't made as...

It could just be the wheel. Some aren't made as well as others. Some break spokes easily, some bend easily. Maybe the LBS shop managed to accidentally overstress them, or maybe the bike was hit by...
05-05-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Dwillems26

Cassette AND freewheel play

I have 2 bikes, 1 with a cassette, the other a freewheel. On both bikes, if I grasp the big ring I can wiggle them, the whole assembly slightly wiggles. I know about freewheel wobble and this isn't...
05-04-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By Dwillems26

This happened to me, but was from a worn BB. As I...

This happened to me, but was from a worn BB. As I applied pressure it tilted the crank and gears, in turn giving it just enough movement to cause chain rub in those moments.
05-04-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Dwillems26

Found a creak coming from the front wheel before....

Found a creak coming from the front wheel before. It was more of a creak click ping. Had a couple bent spokes. I imagine if there's a couple loose ones or ones too tight they'll probably create a...
05-03-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Dwillems26

Thanks skidder. Do you know the background to the...

Thanks skidder. Do you know the background to the start of the company and bikes? I think I read mention somewhere that it started in a motorcycle shop?
05-03-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Dwillems26

Googling "Femme Patale" this is what comes up. It...

Googling "Femme Patale" this is what comes up. It explains the lingerie paint on the front forks Haha

femme fa∑tale
/ˌfem fəˈtal,ˌfem fəˈtšl/
noun

an attractive and seductive woman,...
05-03-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 564
Posted By Dwillems26

Phat Bikes? Can find much info

A friend dropped off this bike to fix his wheel, and asked me to see what I can find out about the bike. I'm finding very little, but have pieced together some info. Please make sure I'm right and...
05-03-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Dwillems26

I was thinking it was when I started the thread....

I was thinking it was when I started the thread. My apologies, I will.
05-02-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Dwillems26

Looking closer, it's a "Femme Phatale". Made by...

Looking closer, it's a "Femme Phatale". Made by Phat Cycles in California.

Sorry for the photo quality... my garage is pretty cramped right now lol...
05-02-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 238
Posted By Dwillems26

Phat bikes?

My wife's friend dropped off 2 bikes for me to fix. One is a Phat stretch cruiser. He says he can't find any information on it. I'm finding a lot of bikes, but not much information. Can anyone point...
05-02-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,709
Posted By Dwillems26

Thanks. I have new straddle cables and that yoke...

Thanks. I have new straddle cables and that yoke pull thing coming in the mail. I'll change them around when those come in and get the brakes dialed in better.
04-30-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By Dwillems26

How much are these hub dust covers worth? I know...

How much are these hub dust covers worth? I know they're hard to find. Only a couple small dents lol...
04-30-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By Dwillems26

Oneder that's a good idea, and I did think about...

Oneder that's a good idea, and I did think about that. I don't think I'm going to keep it though. My garage is already overran with things I don't need more. I'm not attached to the frame in any way...
04-30-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By Dwillems26

Plan was to just have fun doing it then sell it....

Plan was to just have fun doing it then sell it. I knew I'd be upside down on it, but after pulling it apart it just needs too much. I might as well buy a new bike at Walmart and give it to someone 😂
04-30-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By Dwillems26

Good enough for me. If I only needed a few things...

Good enough for me. If I only needed a few things I'd do it. But this bike just needs too much.

Thanks 👍 it's going to the recycling center with my aluminum cans
04-30-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By Dwillems26

I'm at a crossroad. What would you do?

I bought 2 best up bikes for $20. I repaired 1 already, cost about $120 for parts. The bike is probably worth $50-80, but I felt it was worth it for me so I'm not complaining.

The second bike...
04-29-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 938
Posted By Dwillems26

The BB tool looks like you can use a wrench on if...

The BB tool looks like you can use a wrench on if you're in a pinch. But there breaker bar is the best tool for the job, mine takes a 1/2", looks like yours does too.

The chain you can just cut...
04-29-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,709
Posted By Dwillems26

I agree with you, but like I said in a previous...

I agree with you, but like I said in a previous post... is borrowed from another bike. I plan to get new parts for this bike and return that one to the other bike, or get new parts for both bikes. I...
04-29-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,709
Posted By Dwillems26

Thinking maybe I came off on the wrong foot in my...

Thinking maybe I came off on the wrong foot in my OP. I do like the brakes, I'm not suggesting that people stay clear of cantilevers, I'm not suggesting that I'll never own a bike with them again. I...
04-29-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,709
Posted By Dwillems26

These cups are actually in pretty good shape...

These cups are actually in pretty good shape surprisingly. I'm not sure how much longer they'll last though.
04-29-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,709
Posted By Dwillems26

have one. I got the bike like that. ...

have one. I got the bike like that.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/15882208257483605440989125336295_d89357c3331aaf5134936143e1c7ed054ad3728f.jpg
04-29-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,709
Posted By Dwillems26

Caloso, that is a good read. I missed that post. ...

Caloso, that is a good read. I missed that post.

Msu, I kinda know what you mean. There's some things that get tedious but I enjoy doing. Like painting. And other things that just frustrate me,...
04-29-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,709
Posted By Dwillems26

gotcha. Yes, there's only 1 cable on each bolt,...

gotcha. Yes, there's only 1 cable on each bolt, the one from the brake lever I just left long, but I can see the confusion.
04-29-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,709
Posted By Dwillems26

That's good to know about the recall. If I end up...

That's good to know about the recall. If I end up keeping the bike I'll look into replacing them. If I sell it I'll add in that info. It's a 1996 bike, has been neglected and left outside for who...
04-29-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,709
Posted By Dwillems26

What do you mean it"s not the right setup? I...

What do you mean it"s not the right setup? I haven't looked up how to properly configure or adjust cantilever brakes so I might be wrong indeed.

As for the toe in adjustment problems, I did watch...
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By Dwillems26

lol that's understandable. Randy, you do...

lol that's understandable.

Randy, you do some pretty good work. Loving the detail you're going into.
04-29-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By Dwillems26

Thanks for explaining it. Don't think I'll ever...

Thanks for explaining it. Don't think I'll ever build a wheel, but I did contemplate it for a day lol. It's still good info to know. Y'all impress me!
04-29-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,709
Posted By Dwillems26

Cantilever Brakes... 🤬

Are just there worst! Yes they work great, yes they center themselves pretty well. But holy coconuts they are the biggest pain to adjust. Spent an hour on these things and they still aren't perfect....
04-29-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By Dwillems26

Haven't heard of wheel dishing. Please explain...

Haven't heard of wheel dishing. Please explain this to me? Can be a short explanation, and if I feel the need to do it I'll search for more in depth.

Much obliged
04-28-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 574
Posted By Dwillems26

Yes, shimano Claris is their entry budget grade....

Yes, shimano Claris is their entry budget grade. I have it on my bike and love it.

Length depends on your gears. The bigger the difference in your gears the bigger the cage. So if you have 3...
04-28-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 574
Posted By Dwillems26

Yes, friction shifters whatever brand work with...

Yes, friction shifters whatever brand work with whatever brand RD. Don't go higher than a 9 speed RD or you won't be able to set the stops right and your chain might slip off the cogs.
Forum: Introductions
04-28-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Dwillems26

Sorry to hear you've had road blocks on your...

Sorry to hear you've had road blocks on your path. Glad you've found a good hobby/sport to get into though and help you stay in shape.
Forum: Introductions
04-28-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Dwillems26

Crazy busy? Everyone is on house arrest it can't...

Crazy busy? Everyone is on house arrest it can't be that bad?
Forum: Introductions
04-28-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 196
Posted By Dwillems26

I'd be totally willing to machine and 3D print a...

I'd be totally willing to machine and 3D print a lever! Unfortunately I don't have those types of tools Haha
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