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Forum: Foo
07-17-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 704
Posted By Dan Burkhart

I was 15 years old. We were visiting family in...

I was 15 years old. We were visiting family in Alberta, and watching on their ancient TV. I remember a long span of time between the landing and the first step.
Forum: Foo
07-16-19, 01:25 PM
Forum: Foo
07-15-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7,963
Views: 703,821
Posted By Dan Burkhart

She is so fired.

She is so fired.
07-14-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,069
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Yeah, I pulled my Bob trailer with it a few...

Yeah, I pulled my Bob trailer with it a few times. I did not use it regularly for utility hauls though.
07-14-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,069
Posted By Dan Burkhart

One thing I can say about the 8 speed Sturmey...

One thing I can say about the 8 speed Sturmey Archer is that from my experience and perception, it is the most free running, efficient multi speed gearhub I have or have had in my fleet. I seems to...
07-13-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Dan Burkhart

As long as it is in straight and your top cap...

As long as it is in straight and your top cap bolt is long enough to engage all the threads, you're good.
07-11-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Oh, I dunno. Could be useful as a paper weight.

Oh, I dunno. Could be useful as a paper weight.
07-11-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Not enough info to really give you a helpful...

Not enough info to really give you a helpful answer. There are numerous types of brakes, from side pull calipers to cantilever, and linear pull. I suggest you do a youtube search for servicing those...
07-10-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By Dan Burkhart

+1 on new pads. Dual pivot Tektros are pretty...

+1 on new pads. Dual pivot Tektros are pretty decent performing brakes in my experience.
07-07-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,174
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Threatening skies make for great photographs. Did...

Threatening skies make for great photographs. Did you get caught in the rain that day?
07-07-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,069
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Great stuff! Thanks for the update. :thumb: My SA...

Great stuff! Thanks for the update. :thumb: My SA 8 speed bike has been passed on to my grandson and it's working great for him.
07-07-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Dan Burkhart

OK, then it is not an RX series. The RC5 will...

OK, then it is not an RX series. The RC5 will have either an X or S in front designating the flange size. X for large flange, S for small.
If it has the (w) after the model number,it is the wide...
07-06-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,838
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Got my first bike in the summer of '63 at age 9....

Got my first bike in the summer of '63 at age 9. I turned 10 before the year was out. Little kids bikes weren't much of a thing then, at least not in our world.
07-06-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Well, if it has an indicator spindle as you...

Well, if it has an indicator spindle as you indicated in your post, it won't be an RX model. That is the new rotary shift type. The C in the model number indicates coaster brake.
Anyway, I recently...
07-06-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By Dan Burkhart

If it were a pawl issue, 2nd gear would be...

If it were a pawl issue, 2nd gear would be affected too. More likely a sun gear engagement issue. Can you tell me what the model number printed on the hub shell is? If the model number is something...
07-05-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Older versions of SA coaster brake hubs, (pre...

Older versions of SA coaster brake hubs, (pre NIG), were designed such that when third gear was engaged, the mechanical advantage of braking through the gear train in first and second was lost.
The...
07-05-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Dan Burkhart

The axle threading on most SA hubs is 13/32 x 26....

The axle threading on most SA hubs is 13/32 x 26. I believe Sachs used that size as well, but not sure about the thread profile. The only SA hub that I know for sure uses 3/8 X 26 axles is the...
07-04-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Yeah, definitely has a Sachs look about it. I see...

Yeah, definitely has a Sachs look about it. I see a shift key on the left side of your picture, so it must have had an indicator rod.
Not familiar with Sachs 2 speed internals, but the ring gear...
07-03-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Yeah, I'm quite confident it is a two speed from...

Yeah, I'm quite confident it is a two speed from the look of it. The axle is solid, not hollow?
07-03-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 670
Posted By Dan Burkhart

I'm quite certain it's not a coaster brake unit....

I'm quite certain it's not a coaster brake unit. (The C in the nomenclature indicates coaster brake.) It does not look like a current production Sturmey Archer. Perhaps Sachs or Bendix.
The coaster...
07-02-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Please update us on how the RX series hub works...

Please update us on how the RX series hub works for you. Mine had an issue with losing engagement in first gear. I removed the internals and gave it an ATF lube job, and since then, has been working...
07-02-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,391
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Yeah, that is definitely not a spec I would...

Yeah, that is definitely not a spec I would expect to find on a bike at this price point. When I spoke to the guy, one of his stated goals is to source as many American made components as possible. I...
Forum: Foo
07-01-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9,937
Views: 2,002,751
Posted By Dan Burkhart

How many chickens do you have to milk to fill a...

How many chickens do you have to milk to fill a gallon jug?
07-01-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,391
Posted By Dan Burkhart

The bike shop itself doesn't really have much in...

The bike shop itself doesn't really have much in it. It is but one of several locations they ran the bike business out of, and the only building still standing in Dayton that they operated in. One of...
06-30-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,259
Views: 665,242
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Thanks. It cleaned up pretty good for a 1987...

Thanks. It cleaned up pretty good for a 1987 model.
06-30-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,391
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Revival of a long defunct marque.

Would you believe bicycles are once again being sold under the Wright Brothers brand?
I had the opportunity to tour the Wright Brothers bicycle shop in Dayton this past week, and the tour guide...
06-30-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,259
Views: 665,242
Posted By Dan Burkhart

A few shots from our rides around Springfield and...

A few shots from our rides around Springfield and Dayton Ohio this past week. They have a superb pathway system around there.
...
06-21-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,761
Posted By Dan Burkhart

While 7 and 8 speed are close enough that they...

While 7 and 8 speed are close enough that they can usually be made to work mixing speeds and shifters, 9 speed is substantially different. The overall width of a 9 speed is nearly identical to 8...
06-21-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Dan Burkhart

If the cassette joint is properly seated, the...

If the cassette joint is properly seated, the cable anchor properly set, and cable ends fully seated, it should spring return to first gear. The cassette joint engages a toothed ring that rotates...
06-20-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 466
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Are you missing the cassette joint assembly? ...

Are you missing the cassette joint assembly?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIcK3bQNqcA
06-20-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 574
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Reads to me like a lost in translation issue.

Reads to me like a lost in translation issue.
Forum: Foo
06-19-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7,963
Views: 703,821
Posted By Dan Burkhart

When my grand daughter was little, my son (her...

When my grand daughter was little, my son (her father) and I took her to a children's museum where they had one of those walls. My son did exactly the same thing, pushing his face through the wall....
06-18-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,051
Posted By Dan Burkhart

How about a set of semaphore turn signals?

How about a set of semaphore turn signals?
06-18-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,611
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Usually, a leaking Shrader valve is an indication...

Usually, a leaking Shrader valve is an indication it just needs to be tightened into the stem a bit. A core removal tool can be used to do it.
06-18-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Are your hubs disc or non disc? Not sure if it...

Are your hubs disc or non disc? Not sure if it changed along the way, but front disc (Shimano) hubs have had M10 axles for quite some time.
06-15-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,839
Posted By Dan Burkhart

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/_27_12__0ecd22d3fc5a72106bf669ae3cf4dad4ef7da79e.jpg...
06-14-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,960
Posted By Dan Burkhart

They bought their Brylcreem by the bucket.

They bought their Brylcreem by the bucket.
06-14-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By Dan Burkhart

The freewheel is threaded onto a hub that fits on...

The freewheel is threaded onto a hub that fits on the axle and drives the axle through a keyway. Sounds like the set screw may have come loose and let the key slip out so it no longer transmits...
06-14-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,030
Posted By Dan Burkhart

I've heard of sawdust in the differential to...

I've heard of sawdust in the differential to quiet it down.Not sure if it actually works.
06-14-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By Dan Burkhart

I build a lot of 24 spoke rear wheels, and the...

I build a lot of 24 spoke rear wheels, and the only conditions under which I build radial on either side is if the hub takes straight pull spokes, in which case the spoke orientation is not optional,...
06-14-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,171
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Even many of the "cheap" Chinese carbon rims...

Even many of the "cheap" Chinese carbon rims stand up to abuse better than aluminum ever could. I deal with large numbers of them, and failures are very rare.
06-13-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,171
Posted By Dan Burkhart

I have rebuilt numerous cf wheels that had...

I have rebuilt numerous cf wheels that had suffered catastrophes that would have ended even a high quality aluminum rim's life.Carbon fiber has shape memory as you indicated, and makes survival for...
06-11-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By Dan Burkhart

They all radiate the same direction because on...

They all radiate the same direction because on subsequent lacings, the builder stayed with the same pattern, leading spokes heads in, but moved over one hole.
06-10-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,643
Posted By Dan Burkhart

There is a perfectly rational, if not scientific...

There is a perfectly rational, if not scientific explanation for how aircraft become airborne.
https://www.cartalk.com/radio/letter/explaining-how-aircraft-are-able-fly
06-10-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By Dan Burkhart

It's fine. The holes themselves are still round....

It's fine. The holes themselves are still round. The wear is where the spoke elbows seated into the countersink.However, your observation that they have been built up more than once is correct I...
06-10-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 878
Posted By Dan Burkhart

It would be more accurate to say it steps down to...

It would be more accurate to say it steps down to 9mm
Forum: Foo
06-09-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9,937
Views: 2,002,751
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Reminds me of a story about a former Canadian...

Reminds me of a story about a former Canadian politician who was well known for his dry wit. He was addressing an ophthalmologists convention and behind him on the stage was a huge eyeball mounted...
Forum: Foo
06-08-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7,963
Views: 703,821
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Iv'e never seen a food grade tanker with baffles....

Iv'e never seen a food grade tanker with baffles. Too many corners for bacteria to grow, combined with the reasons I stated above.
Forum: Foo
06-08-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7,963
Views: 703,821
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Most do not. Baffles add weight, and make the...

Most do not. Baffles add weight, and make the interior difficult to clean. Ya just gotta learn how to drive, and develop strong neck muscles. And yes, I spent over a decade as a tanker yanker.
Forum: Foo
06-07-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7,963
Views: 703,821
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Depends what it's half full of. Oil surges...

Depends what it's half full of. Oil surges differently than water, but either way, just when you think you have fully stopped, hang on.
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