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05-24-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

In should have asked if the purchased from shop...

In should have asked if the purchased from shop can duplicate the problems on their test rides? Andy
05-24-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 95
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I suspect there may be a few different things...

I suspect there may be a few different things going on. The big ring chain drop is often an adjustment issue. Ft der twist, height and outward limit. But the shift to the small ring can sometimes be...
05-24-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 138
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Just like Sport, Paul Bunyan's dog. The childhood...

Just like Sport, Paul Bunyan's dog. The childhood story I recall had Paul feeding Sport under the kitchen cabinets so the dog, gifted with bigger then real life size like Paul, grew it's hind...
05-24-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Grinding down the shoe's sole at strategic points...

Grinding down the shoe's sole at strategic points use to be a common thing, to achieve best cleat engagement on MtB shoes. Andy
05-24-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 26,863
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

We sold Peugeots in the late 1970s and some too...

We sold Peugeots in the late 1970s and some too came poly bagged. The cardboard made Asian stuff look like plywood but the bikes were usually pretty clean. Then there was the crape paper craze....
05-24-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 138
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Yes. the radius difference, for the same tire...

Yes. the radius difference, for the same tire profile is 4mm. On a tandem this results in about half the very small head angle change as the wheelbase is much longer. Andy
05-24-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 173
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Some of the older and lesser versions of road...

Some of the older and lesser versions of road shift pods have a good access to the internals (or good for Shimano, no where as nice as Campy:)) and air blasting solvent out, oil in and some coating...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-23-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A good couple of examples of tubing decals not...

A good couple of examples of tubing decals not saying the full picture is with Rey 753 and True Temper OX Plat. These are usually only indicative of the main frame tubes, or the TT and DT only. Many...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-23-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Hard to tell is the steerer is bent right at it's...

Hard to tell is the steerer is bent right at it's base or if the crown is where the twist is, besides the likely blade bends. I've "fixed" steerer bends (to a degree, pun intended) by re facing the...
05-23-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 173
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Thin lubes 9and wax based ones) don't seem to...

Thin lubes 9and wax based ones) don't seem to last long compared to grease types. If wax was better then be sure that is what Shimano would have used from the get go. Whatever lube is used one should...
05-23-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 194
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One of the common issues with dip grip and other...

One of the common issues with dip grip and other bonding methods is the bonding won't take a bite to the lever. So besides good cleaning of the surface is essential any way to add some tooth will...
05-23-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 230
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Gosh another gloom and doom reply with no context...

Gosh another gloom and doom reply with no context or deeper explanation. At least you do follow up with a more detailed reply that I do agree with.

Drop out replacement is a very real option....
05-23-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 173
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

IIRC this shifter has a trim feature for the big...

IIRC this shifter has a trim feature for the big ring's index position. Could it be that this is what you are thinking is the full indexing click? The trim feature will be less distinctive in feel...
05-23-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

James- Like most all bike systems a periodic take...

James- Like most all bike systems a periodic take apart, cleaning, assessing of wear and reassembly (with original or replacement pending assessment) with proper technique and lube is all that's...
05-23-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 256
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have this tool and used it quite a few times....

I have this tool and used it quite a few times. It will pull a tube this way or that way. What it won't do is to localize the bending in a manor that doesn't result in a shallow "S" wave to the stay....
05-23-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 173
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

What is the ft der? If a matching series one is...

What is the ft der? If a matching series one is the cable correctly routed about the anchor bolt? Is the crankset also a matching one? Is there much loose cable when in the default position (the...
05-23-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

All a contact O ring will do WRT intrusion is to...

All a contact O ring will do WRT intrusion is to reduce the size of the grit getting in. and reduce the water getting out. Water reduces mountains and cuts through rock so a seal is little long term...
05-23-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Don't be too worried about that gap. Even if it...

Don't be too worried about that gap. Even if it was 1/4 the amount water and the dissolved crap will get past it. It's doing the maintenance periodically that will keep the bearings running nicely....
05-23-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As an old timer who cut his teeth on soft Campy...

As an old timer who cut his teeth on soft Campy headsets I learned to set things by rocking feel, after building up the bike. Usually for my own stuff I will fall on the lesser side of the fence as...
05-23-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Does the rim have a deep well to the spoke bed?...

Does the rim have a deep well to the spoke bed? Is it a single wall or double wall (box section) type? Are you sure the rim strip was covering all the spoke/nipples with the tire and tube installed?...
05-23-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 256
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Now I disagree with the doom and gloom posters...

Now I disagree with the doom and gloom posters who claim this frame is dead, toast, crossed the rainbow bridge. It's just a frame and it will continue to provide enjoyment for more miles. The real...
05-23-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2920/2114/files/...

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2920/2114/files/NoThreadSet1-09-A.pdf?16647563412763896395 Scroll down to final assembly and adjustment. BTW this took about 45 seconds to find. Andy
05-23-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 256
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Is there a problem with the functionality of this...

Is there a problem with the functionality of this frame? Does it track straight? Does the rear wheel fit well? If the answers are no, yes and yes then I suggest don't do anything but ride the bike....
05-23-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 189
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The M6 tap is a 6mm x 1mm per thread. Not .75mm...

The M6 tap is a 6mm x 1mm per thread. Not .75mm per thread. MY understanding is that the "M" references a single "standard" thread pitch, in this case 1mm per thread. Andy

BTW this type of info is...
05-23-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Current (and the China made Shimano freewheel is...

Current (and the China made Shimano freewheel is a modern one) Shimano freewheels use the Park FR-1.3 (or it's variants). Andy
05-21-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 226
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Did you grease the BB spindle where the bearings...

Did you grease the BB spindle where the bearings seat? FSA tolerances are not always spot on IME. What was the previous set up? Andy
05-21-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 178
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Try the freewheel without the spoke guard...

Try the freewheel without the spoke guard installed. Andy
05-21-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

When the ft der was repositioned down did the...

When the ft der was repositioned down did the anti twist set screw still contact the little tube protecting tab? If this is an question you don't understand you need to do more study on install...
05-21-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I might have one (campy Veloce) in my stash. PM...

I might have one (campy Veloce) in my stash. PM me if you want me to look. Andy
05-20-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 345
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

At some point one has to trust that when someone...

At some point one has to trust that when someone says stuff, like " rinsed several times, and then dried thoroughly. The chain, a SRAM PC 850, has no surface rust " they are not fibbing. I guess that...
05-20-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 345
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And by doing so also removing the grit and...

And by doing so also removing the grit and abrasives then adding fresh and clean lube. If you go by your concerns it would be bad to change your car oil and filter every 1000 miles. (And I not...
05-20-20, 12:10 PM
05-20-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 345
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sounds like you're doing far more...

Sounds like you're doing far more maintenance/cleaning then most do. That's good. That's why when many will have a nearly worn out chain (2500 miles) yours is still in good shape. But chains are...
05-20-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 107
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Is it possible that the angle adjustment range...

Is it possible that the angle adjustment range that is an aspect of the "ball and socket" mount of the pad isn't enough to compensate for a really bent arm or boss? Yes, but it's very unlikely that...
05-20-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Are you trying to remove the FH body from a hub...

Are you trying to remove the FH body from a hub shell? If so then there's no need for the outer/splined shell of the body to be held. Just the hub shell and the threaded "bolt". Of course this is...
05-20-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 179
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My vote is a rigid fork with the same axle to...

My vote is a rigid fork with the same axle to crown seat length as your current fork has WHEN you are sitting on the bike. If possible also match the fork rakes. This will be a close match to the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-19-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Seatstay rack mounting bolts really could use a...

Seatstay rack mounting bolts really could use a wider washer bearing against the bracket. A slotted bracket likes a lot of clamping surface area. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
05-19-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 348
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I replaced a head tube once. But the TT and DT...

I replaced a head tube once. But the TT and DT were included in the replacement job for most of their lengths. I left TT and DT stubs just forward of the seat lug and shell for the new front end to...
05-19-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If you have the bike then you could always remove...

If you have the bike then you could always remove the bearing and measure. But I guess the traditional method of learning is too old school these days. Andy
05-19-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,967
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Understood. With a friction lever controlled der...

Understood. With a friction lever controlled der there is no need (at least for function) of coordinating lever movement with der position WRT the cog set. So ne cable adjuster is needed. Unlike an...
05-18-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A cable inserted into the shifter then pulled by...

A cable inserted into the shifter then pulled by hand will do for testing. No need for complete cable routing and attachment to the der. Andy
05-18-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 218
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Failure to have a good hub bearing adjustment and...

Failure to have a good hub bearing adjustment and also the reaction arm secured will result in the arm trying to rotate about the axle and tightening the bearing preload to the point of damage if...
05-18-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The first test is with a cable and hand pulling...

The first test is with a cable and hand pulling it while cycling through the lever positions. Or did you do this but didn't say as much? Some lever function can be different with cable tension then...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agreed that the right flux for the filler is a...

Agreed that the right flux for the filler is a must. Getting both from the same source will make this a no brainer. Get much more then you thing is needed as you'll want to practice a bunch before...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-18-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 332
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Just make sure all that acid is cleaned off...

Just make sure all that acid is cleaned off before both brazing and painting:) Andy
05-18-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 293
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Try installing the pedals from the backside of...

Try installing the pedals from the backside of the crank arms. If the starting threads were mashed a bit form the previous pedals the back sides will be clean. A quick test. Any decent service...
05-18-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 379
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Poor cable routing on that bike. Much like our...

Poor cable routing on that bike. Much like our second tandem had. Until I brazed on different cable stops and guides (and then had a repaint) my solution was to make a small Al plate mounted to the...
05-18-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Are the cogs/rings of even tooth counts? If so...

Are the cogs/rings of even tooth counts? If so and if there's no shifting (as in single speed/fixie/IGH) then the chain and teeth will remain clocked to each other. If an odd number of teeth is part...
05-17-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,817
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The two nipple access holes with the "added...

The two nipple access holes with the "added contours" sure look like someone with a drill (or some machine) didn't align where they were drilling very well. As perhaps the small "contour holes" were...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-17-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The simple solution is to buy a used recumbent...

The simple solution is to buy a used recumbent off Craig's List/ebay for it's seat. Then resell the rest to recoup as much as possible, or keep for your projects. There's a few recumbent specific...
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