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04-21-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 177
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Some older (1950s/1960s) stamped steel side pull...

Some older (1950s/1960s) stamped steel side pull calipers (most were on English bikes that I've seen) used a double ended cable. The cable adjuster had a very long threaded section to better take up...
04-21-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By Hit Factor

I don't see where a certificate could hurt your...

I don't see where a certificate could hurt your career. You might learn something along the way. Might help with insurance premiums.
04-21-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 540
Posted By vane171

One trick that helps to start such threads is to...

One trick that helps to start such threads is to turn the part you want to screw in anticlockwise till you hear or feel a small click, then you can gingerly try to screw clockwise in but do not force...
04-20-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,999
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Why? Most of us leave one cone/lock nut intact....

Why?
Most of us leave one cone/lock nut intact. It preserves axle centering.
You can clean everything with the cone in place, so why remove it?
04-20-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 540
Posted By John Nolan

qkcam: The word "Falcon" in your post suggests...

qkcam:
The word "Falcon" in your post suggests to me that your bike might have a Falcon brand freewheel or cassette.

See this Park tool pages:
Freewheel or cassette?...
04-17-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 658
Posted By dglevy

UPDATE: Lewis measured the frame using the...

UPDATE: Lewis measured the frame using the string method to make sure it's not bent: only a 1 mm difference between sides, which is within tolerance (generally 1mm-2mm). VICTORY! Looks like the...
04-17-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By veganbikes

It is always better working on them in a stand it...

It is always better working on them in a stand it may be quicker and dirtier to do it on some cardboard yes but it is way easier working on a bike when you don't have to squat or bend over a bunch...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,418
Posted By Russ Roth

He's kinda runty like his sister, at his age my...

He's kinda runty like his sister, at his age my middle kid was already on a 20" bike and didn't even need the seat down. I'm guessing at least a year. His 16" mtb is starting to look a touch small...
04-15-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,180
Posted By RubeRad

It's a learning project, more about the journey...

It's a learning project, more about the journey than the destination
04-15-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By Rooney

It’s a 5/6 speed chain. After posting last night...

It’s a 5/6 speed chain. After posting last night I watched a couple videos and one said to set the outside plate parallel to the chain rings vs. the inside as I did. I tried it before going to bed...
04-15-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Sharkasaurus

Sturmey Archer Symptoms

Hey guys,

I picked up a 1953 Rudge and oiled the hub. It hasn't been ridden for a long time and is in pretty amazing shape for it's age. There's a couple of quirks that seem to be occurring that...
04-15-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 526
Posted By Amt0571

I have big feet and have some toe overlap on my...

I have big feet and have some toe overlap on my road bike too. It hasn't been a huge problem to me. I only notice it on some tight turns while climbing, but it's really rare for the wheel to touch my...
04-15-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 750
Posted By bwilli88

Living in a 3rd world country, almost all the...

Living in a 3rd world country, almost all the local tires are simple to slide on by hand. It is the fancy ones I have a problem with.
04-15-21, 02:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Octavianandrei

I live în România, Bucharest. Today I was în...

I live în România, Bucharest. Today I was în another neighborhood and I solved the problem there. After the mechanic took care of it, I did it too to get usef to it :). He confirmed the same thing to...
04-15-21, 01:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By MisterP

ARS: thanks for taking the time to share sure...

ARS:
thanks for taking the time to share sure detailed information. I've been thinking of getting some tools to try and rebuild this wheel myself as a little project.
04-14-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One of the first rules in assessing issues with...

One of the first rules in assessing issues with systems is to separate the components and see how each functions apart. So remove the cable pull up clips from the straddle cables and see what the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 641,457
Posted By rarbour1946

I have a 1970s Cinzia Elite in red. Single speed....

I have a 1970s Cinzia Elite in red. Single speed. In great shape. Some surface rust. New white tires. I need 9 more posts to post a pic.
04-14-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 593
Posted By Bimmer69

Us cheapskates get by just fine with a bucket,...

Us cheapskates get by just fine with a bucket, water and laundry detergent.
overnight soak and everything comes out squeaky clean.
old toothbrush for the really gunked on stuff.
04-14-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,011
Posted By Amt0571

More teeth and straighter chain = less wear. ...

More teeth and straighter chain = less wear.

In any case I'd be more worried on the lack of efficiency of such gear. As the number of teeth decreases, so does the efficiency. And considering that...
04-13-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,180
Posted By cyccommute

Honestly there should be no need for any kind of...

Honestly there should be no need for any kind of washer on the unless it is part of the bearing lock nut system. If the hub is too narrow for the frame, you can probably just squish the frame down...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-13-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,897
Posted By tuleggi

And since I was taking photos I took the...

And since I was taking photos I took the opportunity to place it this time next to a tree ;-) to show you that I have the new carbon seatpost Litepro A65 installed, really nice!

Given the low...
04-12-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 314
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I would. I often find I have to adjust a click...

I would.
I often find I have to adjust a click or 2 on the barrel adjuster from stand to road.
04-12-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 356
Posted By cyccommute

On the really weird side, check that the brake...

On the really weird side, check that the brake pad doesn’t have a lip that is diving under the rim like the lip in this picture.* The lip is often enough catch the pad and keep it from releasing...
04-12-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By cxwrench

I was thinking that in a production line scenario...

I was thinking that in a production line scenario there would be thousands of the correct size nipples on hand and it would be pretty hard for a small number of incorrect ones to make their way into...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 308,971
Posted By mirfi

It is for coffee ...

It is for coffee

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Huffy-Bike-Beverage-Cup-Holder-Black/35679265

I've built these with a handlebar clamp and a big old tomato can.
04-12-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By Moisture

Ive noticed that the wheel tends to loosen itself...

Ive noticed that the wheel tends to loosen itself inside the dropouts occasionally even though i have the QR clamped down pretty tight. I didn't have this issue when trying out my other QR equipped...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-12-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,353
Views: 403,501
Posted By mirfi

Some friends of mine finished restoring a cabin...

Some friends of mine finished restoring a cabin cruiser and were interested in folding bikes. So we looked around and they ended up with the two Dahons (5 speed Stowaway/Speed UNO). When the 8H...
04-08-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 658
Posted By JohnDThompson

That can tell you that something is not right,...

That can tell you that something is not right, but not whether it is the frame or fork or something else.
04-03-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,041
Posted By dsbrantjr

After you have applied Kroil or PB Blaster a...

After you have applied Kroil or PB Blaster a suggested, when you get the crank remover as tight as you dare, hit the end of the puller a sharp blow with a hand sledge, in line with the puller axis. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Jipe

Indeed, if the wheel is slipping, its because...

Indeed, if the wheel is slipping, its because there is too much torque, the gear is too low. A slightly higher gear could help.

But if the road is slippery, like some wet cobbles (or worse dead...
03-31-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 713
Posted By dedhed

"Deep dish" has been an auto wheel term used to...

"Deep dish" has been an auto wheel term used to describe custom extra wide wheels with an uneven offset, you know, dishing. This was long before deep aero rims arrived in the bicycle world....
03-30-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By JohnDThompson

You have to remove the wheel from the bike before...

You have to remove the wheel from the bike before you can fit a new tire.
03-30-21, 04:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 704
Posted By Troul

The elasticity & pliability correlating to how...

The elasticity & pliability correlating to how likely a burst might occur might have a very narrow window of measurability imo.
Personally, I've been to both, older & newer "bangs" from thermal...
03-30-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By Troul

quit the skidding around. The humor can become a...

quit the skidding around. The humor can become a slippery road once someone loses control.
03-29-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 5,006
Posted By eisnic

A cheap fix before giving it up.

It's established the bike has little value - easily less than what a 'proper' shop repair would run. But there wouldn't be a bike shop repair for no-name batch parts like that front suspension fork....
03-29-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By Troul

Wheely? Why? Wear else could such fun exist...

Wheely? Why? Wear else could such fun exist though?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 308,971
Posted By jhoff80

My new Downtube 8H on its 4th or 5th ride.... ...

My new Downtube 8H on its 4th or 5th ride....

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03-26-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By Troul

suggesting an early reTIREment?

suggesting an early reTIREment?
03-26-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 285
Posted By FreeSpirit10

I ended up ordering some from this store. Thanks...

I ended up ordering some from this store. Thanks again.
03-26-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By Herzlos

The bikes only about 9 months old and covered...

The bikes only about 9 months old and covered maybe 100 miles, but there's always been a bit of a rotor rub at the front so I'm not sure if it was a manufacturing issue, bedding issue, low quality...
03-25-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,180
Posted By Retro Grouch

What does your wheel collection look like? Find a...

What does your wheel collection look like? Find a wheelset with wider rims. Rhyno Lites, maybe?

That's the fun part about rebuilding old bikes. Everything on a bicycle works together so, when you...
03-25-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,180
Posted By 2cam16

Aren't those cantis on it? :foo::foo: Those are...

Aren't those cantis on it? :foo::foo: Those are what came with that era of mtb's.
03-25-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By thumpism

What is a "good bit" of setback? In order to get...

What is a "good bit" of setback? In order to get more stoker room on an old tandem I had an old SR MTE turned down to fit. I think they were all 26.8 and the bike needed 25.4. Ten bucks for a nearby...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By Elbeinlaw

Ooops. Never mind. Hidden there ion plain...

Ooops. Never mind. Hidden there ion plain sight. Thanks for tipping me off.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By Elbeinlaw

I'm a died-in-the-wool "folding bike" enthusiast....

I'm a died-in-the-wool "folding bike" enthusiast. Now on my second. BUT I caution you to hesitate. You're changing two things in your life, not one. You're not only going from new-to-biking to 10...
03-25-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 449
Posted By pdlamb

Every winter on a particularly cold and rainy...

Every winter on a particularly cold and rainy weekend is a good time to repack the bearings.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By Falconista

I agree with many of the points above. As you...

I agree with many of the points above. As you are quite fit, at this stage I think any old thing will do, and you will likely enjoy the mobility and exercise.

If you don't spend too much...
03-24-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By vane171

Does the time to replace tire(s) differ from...

Does the time to replace tire(s) differ from whether you talk about 23 or 25 vs much bigger sizes? Smaller tires need to run at higher pressure and wear makes them more sensitive to blowout. And the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 308,971
Posted By calgarc

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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my latest creation...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By Fentuz

If you can, go for 8 speed rather than 7 and the...

If you can, go for 8 speed rather than 7 and the 8 speed can be upgraded to 9 or 10 speeds. 7 is basically what it is and it does not leave much room for customization to your needs.
8-9-10 will...
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