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09-27-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I also suspect that the new wheel's axle is a...

I also suspect that the new wheel's axle is a 10mm diameter, not 9mm. I hope the shop didn't install a 135 wide rear wheel in a 130 wide frame, although worse stuff can be done. Axle width (length...
09-27-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If the bike rides well, tracks straight and...

If the bike rides well, tracks straight and steers evenly to both sides with hip movement only (as in no handed) then regardless of what the fork/wheel look like the bike is fine. I believe this bike...
09-27-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The industry learns about stuff after bad things...

The industry learns about stuff after bad things happen enough, like steerer tops cracking under the compression the stem's pinch bolts being too close to the steerer end. Some...
09-27-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 104
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Handle bars with an aprox. 5" rise and/or some...

Handle bars with an aprox. 5" rise and/or some grip swept back are available. allowing one to retain the stem. There are stem rising adaptors too. One could also use a cable casing stop that clamps...
09-25-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 577
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Well what's the warranty and the company that...

Well what's the warranty and the company that backs it up? Does this company have a history of offering replacement options after the sale? These aspects speak loud, or don't.

As far as becoming...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-25-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 383
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'd agree given the access challenge through the...

I'd agree given the access challenge through the BB shell really limits the situation. I did mention an outside patch earlier but as usual my pragmatic but aesthetic bending suggestions are often not...
Forum: For Sale
09-25-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The last photo imager shown is a mistaken click....

The last photo imager shown is a mistaken click. It's an Atala city bike I fixed at work some months ago. Andy
Forum: For Sale
09-25-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I should have noted my "rules" for the sale. I...

I should have noted my "rules" for the sale. I give each possible buyer 2 days to reply/pay to my quote of total cost (including calculated shipping) before I will feel free to move on to the next...
09-24-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Rickrod719- This is typical of many suspended...

Rickrod719- This is typical of many suspended seat posts, the sliding shafts need plastic bushings and a bit of slop to "function/slide". Some more, some less. 1/4" of saddle nose play is actually...
09-24-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 112
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Merckx Frame FS

My friend asked me to try to sell his Merckx frame/fork. The details are in the For Sale forum https://www.bikeforums.net/sale/1213838-merckx-frame-fs.html#post21712416 Thanks, Andy
Forum: For Sale
09-24-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Merckx Frame FS

Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra 61cm Bike For Sale $300

I am posting this for a friend. He initially asked me for an inspection and “touching up” of his Merckx frame and fork, it had a headset with it. He...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-24-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 383
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

At some point it would be interesting, to me at...

At some point it would be interesting, to me at least, on this preference. I can speculate but my guesses don't matter.

I don't weld so my thoughts of fixing are either patches or replacement of...
09-24-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It looks like two shots "blended" together. So...

It looks like two shots "blended" together. So both lens and viewing angle changes. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
09-24-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 383
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I assume that the current owner isn't the...

I assume that the current owner isn't the original purchaser... and that the manufacturer/builder is no longer around or interested in repairing this frame. Andy
09-24-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Using casing liner to reduce friction on no...

Using casing liner to reduce friction on no casing stretches of cable is a common thing. Note that most liner will wear faster then casing does but it's cheap and easy tp replace yearly.

Shimano...
09-24-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 163
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This amount of differing crank/stay clearance is...

This amount of differing crank/stay clearance is pretty common back in the day. Very few riders will notice this when pedaling, very few. So how's the chainline and chainring/stay clearance? Those...
09-24-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 157
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

First is that I think you mean nuts, not bolts....

First is that I think you mean nuts, not bolts. Some might quibble on this but knowing how to talk about this stuff is part of learning the stuff.

The spring crosses through the center bolt's...
09-23-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Chose door #1...

Chose door #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) . I use a pair of needle nose pliers to pull the cable tight while tightening the anchor bolt. Andy
09-22-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Brake cables have a little bit more diameter...

Brake cables have a little bit more diameter variance tolerance then shift cables do these days, as brakes are still not indexed:). The MtB end diameter has been fairly consistent in it's diameter...
09-21-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I suspect the thumb lever's spring loaded hinge...

I suspect the thumb lever's spring loaded hinge (which is outside of the lever body) has become frozen due to corrosion. I've replaced a few of these for this reason over the years. While the Ergo...
09-21-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agree with Troul but for the trying different...

Agree with Troul but for the trying different pedals part. get a spare or three. And do the rebuild far sooner on the replacement pair next time. Andy
09-21-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I generally don't suggest doing any significant...

I generally don't suggest doing any significant changing to an old bike, making it work is fine but trying to turn it into something it wasn't meant to be often has costs (time, money and results)...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-20-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Like most activities practice make a huge...

Like most activities practice make a huge difference. For some a lot more practice. I have a cousin who is a very good basest. Yet he still does scales work. I have spent many hours with a brazing...
09-19-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

What size tire and pressure will you be running?...

What size tire and pressure will you be running? Some tires have more then a 1.3mm run out in real mounted up life. Andy
09-19-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Good job. Andy

Good job. Andy
09-19-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Throw that thing my way. It still has useful...

Throw that thing my way. It still has useful parts for the next screw up. Andy
09-18-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I seriously doubt the shifter is a fixed to bars...

I seriously doubt the shifter is a fixed to bars assembly. Perhaps a set screw in a less then obvious location? Another grip sizing option is if the grips are slide ons (not clamped ons) is to simple...
09-18-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 233
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Shimano has been producing their EF series for a...

Shimano has been producing their EF series for a number of years in 7, 8 and 9 speed versions, some with a brake lever that is convertible from canti to linear pulls. Andy
09-17-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 246
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I assume that measuring is not on the table. Andy

I assume that measuring is not on the table. Andy
09-17-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I will add a small detail that can be very...

I will add a small detail that can be very frustrating when replacing internal shifting cables. take acre to not intertwine them, if so when you shift one der the other will pull a bit as the...
09-17-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agreed that the DC 144.xxx hoods will fit these...

Agreed that the DC 144.xxx hoods will fit these lever bodies but as sort of mentioned the cable exit of the current hoods is not open/large enough for the barallel adjusters the OP's levers have. The...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-17-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,075
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This is all part of the learning process. how to...

This is all part of the learning process. how to set up the construct to end up with the dimensions you want given your process. As mentioned it's common to set drop out widths a few mms wider to...
09-16-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This might be the second rod brake thread I've...

This might be the second rod brake thread I've read here:)

The pads will wear to the curve of the rims in time so flat or convex won't mater in time. I will attest to the leather inserts for use...
09-16-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

You're correct, I didn't open the link to view...

You're correct, I didn't open the link to view the nipple. I do agree with dsbrantjr though about nipple material. Andy
09-16-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One way to find out can be to compare the old...

One way to find out can be to compare the old ring's center of tooth from it's contact face with the crank spider then repeat with the new ring. In a perfect world the two rings will have their...
09-16-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll add Francis B (FB in NYC) to the list of...

I'll add Francis B (FB in NYC) to the list of mentors needing to be mentioned. We all stand on those who came before. Andy
09-16-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,067
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Jim you hit the bingo button. It is cast steel....

Jim you hit the bingo button. It is cast steel. Had real fine chips when drilling the through holes for the BB and fork whipping posts. 3'x2' and likely about 300lbs. What i call a 6 pack move item,...
09-16-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,067
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll try one last time to be clear. I never said...

I'll try one last time to be clear. I never said i try bending a der before or after doing a hanger alignment. Where you got that impression...

But I can see obvious cage/cog planar misalignment....
09-16-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Generally the threaded length of spokes is about...

Generally the threaded length of spokes is about 10mm. That's what DT supplies and what the Phil machine rolls. From your description is seems that the OEM spokes are a couple mms too short. Better...
09-16-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,067
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Call me crazy then. But on a good day I do a...

Call me crazy then. But on a good day I do a couple of hanger alignments, on a bad day more. Been this way for long before Abby or Park had their tools. I don't question the value of alignment...
09-15-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Vid suggests a stamped steel hub. I suspect if...

Vid suggests a stamped steel hub. I suspect if the axle were to be removed one will find badly damaged ball tracks on the cones and/or the hub shell cups. If one of the cups (the drive side is the...
09-15-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,067
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

No, I said I confirm the results with my eyes....

No, I said I confirm the results with my eyes. This is coming from 45 years of doing this stuff, owned a Campy N tool since 1979... my eyes are well trained to see stuff many don't. But the point i...
09-15-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,067
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I don't know why one would pay attention to what...

I don't know why one would pay attention to what others say the frame is when you already know.

The DAG tool is stupid and a big lever. Do take care when using it. BTW I always have confirmed the...
09-15-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Could be a broken spoke moving about, hub...

Could be a broken spoke moving about, hub bearings that are "have failed" , same but in the freewheel/freehub or perhaps a Mavic rim's seam plug came loose.

More info about what brands/designs you...
Forum: For Sale
09-14-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 636
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Except for the roller diameter these are great...

Except for the roller diameter these are great rollers. Someone who wants a roller with more resistance then what rollers are usually made with should grab these. Andy (who has the 4.5" version)
09-14-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,094
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Or in the post #5...

Or in the post #5 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) ..

Still the likelihood of a gummed up ratchet pawl pivot is strong. Andy
09-14-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 329
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

What shifter are you using on the LH/ft side?...

What shifter are you using on the LH/ft side? Also the 8 speed ft der has a stroke and cage designed for an 8 spd chain. The narrower 10 spd chain won't play quite as nice within the wider cage.
09-14-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Form the axle to spin in your hands, with wheel...

Form the axle to spin in your hands, with wheel spin, I would suggest that the axle bearing adjustment is too tight. AWs have an axle with opposing flats on both ends and is easily placed in a bench...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-13-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 178
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Current projects

I haven't posted any personal projects lately, C-19 has really put a crimp in my home shop time. Last winter I made it known that I'd be working 2 days a week this season. Then came the plague and...
09-13-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Hard to say with the terms/words used. No rear...

Hard to say with the terms/words used. No rear chainring on a bike that I know of. Rear hub cups are fixed into the rear hub shell, maybe you meant cones?

SA AW (and many IGHs) are best adjusted...
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