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04-21-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 540
Posted By Geepig

I have a Falcon derailleur on the back of one of...

I have a Falcon derailleur on the back of one of my 24" bikes, but the gear hub itself is Suntour.

If only one cone comes off the axle then that is good - unless you need to replace the cones. If...
04-18-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By Geepig

I also have a low (wifie: 'What happened to the...

I also have a low (wifie: 'What happened to the coffee table?") bench to reduce the bending, and with coaster brakes any way is 'up'. But a good stand is a lovely thing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-21, 02:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,486
Posted By Geepig

Well, what with the improvements in the weather...

Well, what with the improvements in the weather and the actual rideability of Zenit, I thought it was time to make some kind of trip in its new field of action. Luckily wifie agreed with me, dug out...
04-12-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 310
Posted By Geepig

From my end of the bike market, with the tired...

From my end of the bike market, with the tired cheap folders, de-tensioning is essential as you want to find which nipples have seized before you have a wobbly hub hanging from a half set of...
04-12-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,176
Posted By Geepig

What is way too much hassle is a strange thing -...

What is way too much hassle is a strange thing - it is very easy to get in too deep and give up, but then if one is going to have a race bike then hassle is the name of the game.

I hope your...
04-12-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By Geepig

OMG, that is SO funny, I nearly fell off my chair...

OMG, that is SO funny, I nearly fell off my chair laughing!

As a mechanic I remember many odd things on new cars from the factory, as an engineer I saw many a strange thing happen on a production...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 308,971
Posted By Geepig

I have a new bike, although not so 'new' as well...

I have a new bike, although not so 'new' as well worn. It is a Romet Wigry, and on its 20" wheels it seems tiny compared to my Romet Jubilats.

...
03-31-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By Geepig

I no longer own a torque wrench, so I have not...

I no longer own a torque wrench, so I have not paid attention to what torque is required. What I can say is that if you increased the torque in 1 NM increments until the bars stopped moving the...
03-30-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By Geepig

That is an approved method where I come from,...

That is an approved method where I come from, when your sprocket side Velosteel coaster brake cone comes loose during a wheel out operation far from home. This weekend I have to refit a bicycle wheel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,897
Posted By Geepig

Very, very elegant, but how about leaning it...

Very, very elegant, but how about leaning it against that tree next time ;)
03-29-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By Geepig

I suppose whether one fits a QR or not depends on...

I suppose whether one fits a QR or not depends on how the bike is to be ridden. My folks were not into family rides, so I needed a bike that could safely smack into things as I rode along an...
03-28-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By Geepig

No, just that you should TREAD carefully....

No, just that you should TREAD carefully....
03-26-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By Geepig

That sounds like a good price, and I recently...

That sounds like a good price, and I recently bought a tool for removing freewheels as I felt it was a worthwhile investment for me.

When I was a mechanic and later and R&D engineer I had an...
03-25-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,005
Posted By Geepig

I understand, I have arthritis in almost all my...

I understand, I have arthritis in almost all my joints, and my spine is distorted and frozen as a result, plus I have psoriasis over most of my body: sometimes cycling and my wife is all I have to...
03-25-21, 12:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By Geepig

I don't replace my tires when they wear as such,...

I don't replace my tires when they wear as such, I move them somewhere else. So when the tires reach the wear indicators on my better bikes I shift them onto the rougher bikes, as they tend only to...
03-24-21, 03:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,005
Posted By Geepig

...because you are trying to make a decision of...

...because you are trying to make a decision of no particular relevance to your life, but have yet to admit it ;)

I know that I am only interested in old Romet bikes, 1970-2005, so I can walk...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 308,971
Posted By Geepig

It's a trap!

It's a trap!
03-23-21, 04:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,692
Posted By Geepig

All this is very interesting but rather...

All this is very interesting but rather theoretical. There are a lot of parts out there, but I still do not know enough to make any suggestions.

If you have the hub, then have you put it in the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-19-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,486
Posted By Geepig

Today I realised that it is already 6 months...

Today I realised that it is already 6 months since I started posting here. I originally thought it might last a month, perhaps two, before I exhausted everything that I had to say. Never before have...
03-17-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 724
Posted By Geepig

I fit those thin valve retaining rings as well,...

I fit those thin valve retaining rings as well, for the same reason.
03-17-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By Geepig

Don't give up on wanting to use it on and off...

Don't give up on wanting to use it on and off road, unless you want to use it competitively. I probably ride my off-road bike on the road about 60% of the time because I ride to the trails, and my...
03-17-21, 01:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 807
Posted By Geepig

I suspect he meant: i still think that most of us...

I suspect he meant: i still think that most of us would get plenty of performance from regular wheels if we all knew how to tension the spokes correctly

I am still a wheel beginner, but it is like...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,486
Posted By Geepig

I must admit I wanted to throw the first wheel...

I must admit I wanted to throw the first wheel down the street and watch it be run over multiple times at speed by a bus driven by an angry driver packing an AK-47, but I prevailed. And anyway, a...
03-11-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By Geepig

Not my field at all, but an internet search for...

Not my field at all, but an internet search for park tools and your BB suggests bottom-bracket-tool-bbt-59-2 (https://www.parktool.com/product/bottom-bracket-tool-bbt-59-2) at 42 mm instead of the 44...
03-08-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Geepig

A bargain at $26! I tend to saw up some old...

A bargain at $26!

I tend to saw up some old chipboard to create a positive and negative form, and use my vise and an incantation (wifie calls it swearing, but I insist).
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,945
Posted By Geepig

Looking good, although I would agree for the...

Looking good, although I would agree for the tanwalls, if only to distance it more from the look of the Paratrooper.
03-03-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,052
Posted By Geepig

Well, you have bought yourself a little old lady,...

Well, you have bought yourself a little old lady, and she is going to need some tender care.

Patience, and the best penetrating oil you can find. Apply it to everything with a thread, including...
03-02-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Geepig

The greatest risk in trying to remove such a post...

The greatest risk in trying to remove such a post is surely not failing or succeeding, but in only partly succeeding ;)
03-02-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,046
Posted By Geepig

... and a handle to match your Park Tools :)[/i]

... and a handle to match your Park Tools :)[/i]
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-26-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,486
Posted By Geepig

Where do I start? The old plan was to build BigR...

Where do I start? The old plan was to build BigR and Zenit to sell, and then let the friend have Danusia, but all this has gone out of the window. BigR will still be sold, gaining the high rise...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-21, 03:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By Geepig

Avoid riding in the gutter ;) If you want...

Avoid riding in the gutter ;)

If you want fat tires, look for a bike you like at a good price point that has the width for a fat tire, and put them on. It is going to be your bike, after all.
02-23-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By Geepig

So, hot enough to leave a mark on the skin, but...

So, hot enough to leave a mark on the skin, but not hot enough to singe the hair...
02-22-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By Geepig

As an obviously advanced member of the greasing...

As an obviously advanced member of the greasing school, I am looking to you to answer that question. Do you use copper grease for the rotor bolts? I have yet to fit one, but a long time ago, in my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-19-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,486
Posted By Geepig

The weather has been down to -15 Centigrade over...

The weather has been down to -15 Centigrade over the last few days, but it kind of warms up at the back of the garage with the car to block the majority of the draughts. To make things even cosier I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,118
Views: 308,971
Posted By Geepig

Nice, folding dog with its folding bike :)

Nice, folding dog with its folding bike :)
02-18-21, 03:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By Geepig

Good to see you have a plan coming together. ...

Good to see you have a plan coming together.

Once the freewheel is off it will make changing the bearings so much easier, partly because it is much easier to clean the old grease and gunk out. You...
02-15-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Geepig

I have used hypoid gear oil for various things in...

I have used hypoid gear oil for various things in and around rear hubs, mostly by either dip or soak and then leaving to drip. I once saw a shimano gear hub pdf that recommended the dip, wait and...
02-15-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,705
Posted By Geepig

I found a circular stainless steel sink down by...

I found a circular stainless steel sink down by our dumpsters on saturday, perfect for my next workshop.

It is so nice of my neighbours to keep donating things for my workshops...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Geepig

I could do with a pair of wide 24" 36 hole rims,...

I could do with a pair of wide 24" 36 hole rims, as one of my frames has a BMX type front fork for some unknown reason, and I really fancy seeing what I can squeeze between the seat stays :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,486
Posted By Geepig

With the front wheel from Best now in fine fettle...

With the front wheel from Best now in fine fettle and enjoying in its new life on the front of Tigger, it was time to sort out the rear wheel as an eventual reserve for Zenit. While the front wheel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Geepig

No, these are 24", and they are 1.75" wide if I...

No, these are 24", and they are 1.75" wide if I remember correctly. Currently the knobblies are sitting on my farm bike, where they work very well since we have only one strip of tarmac into our...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-21, 03:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,038
Posted By Geepig

The Sturmey Archer shown there is also a flat...

The Sturmey Archer shown there is also a flat sprocket, while the Shimano is dished, which might be an important consideration if you are worried about the chain hitting the chain stay. I have seen...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,053
Posted By Geepig

The 'BB' is so you know which way up your bike is...

The 'BB' is so you know which way up your bike is after a long and tiring flight ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-10-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,935
Posted By Geepig

*Wakes up* 'Universal' was indeed a brand,...

*Wakes up*

'Universal' was indeed a brand, it was used to sell Polish built bikes (and maybe other stuff?) from at least the 1970s until the late 1980s. I am not familiar with the clamp, and it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-09-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By Geepig

Very true. As with many things we need to...

Very true. As with many things we need to untangle the idea of cool from that of function. Back in the 1970s, before I became aware of BMX and before mountain bikes became something different I was...
02-08-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By Geepig

Excellent news! This week I discovered that...

Excellent news!

This week I discovered that with one of my frames the wheel does not sit centered between the chain stays, and I suspect I will need to do some heavy work with blocks of timber and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-05-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,486
Posted By Geepig

Because there are always complications within...

Because there are always complications within complications, I might already have a recipient for one of the Jubilats. One of wifie’s oldest friends has a summer house near a lake in the region and...
02-05-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By Geepig

Well, you have certainly given those pads a...

Well, you have certainly given those pads a workout!

I am interested in the glazing on the pads, as they maybe trying to handle more heat than they are capable of. When you cleaned up the rim, did...
02-04-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By Geepig

Do you have pictures? If the bike is six...

Do you have pictures?

If the bike is six years old it might have been through a little or a lot, so being able to see the rim, calliper and pads might help us see something. When I was a mechanic...
02-04-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 811
Posted By Geepig

I disagree. I come from a horsey background and...

I disagree. I come from a horsey background and it is perfectly normal for your steed to enjoy some time upside down - as long as you are not trying to ride it at the same time. Horses always ride...
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