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04-06-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 93
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Before the Op spends money I suggested he finds...

Before the Op spends money I suggested he finds out the real condition of the cables. Anything else is throwing money at something with no target. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
04-06-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 673
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Worrying about how much a paint job weighs is...

Worrying about how much a paint job weighs is wasted human energy IMO. But then some of these posts here are also a waste of energy, again IMO. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
04-06-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 673
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Thompson offers a 30.6 post in a few styles QBP...

Thompson offers a 30.6 post in a few styles QBP part #ST7430 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=ST7430) is one. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
04-06-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 673
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

[QUOTE=wsteve464;21401755]My thoughts on the seat...

[QUOTE=wsteve464;21401755]My thoughts on the seat tube, If you are going to buy a new tube get a double butted tube for strength around the seatpost or use the tube you have and add an external tube...
04-06-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 93
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Since a frayed cable is so easily found and cured...

Since a frayed cable is so easily found and cured I'll wait for you to check that out first before going further. Andy
04-06-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 78
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There are reasons why multi speed freewheel hubs...

There are reasons why multi speed freewheel hubs are what they are and why single speed/fixie hubs are the way they are.

The lock nuts don't look big enough in diameter to hinder a freewheel's...
04-06-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 103
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Dave- Back to the pivot question. Do you mean the...

Dave- Back to the pivot question. Do you mean the der parallelogram pivots? If so then a fender is the decades old solution. (Knowing that most consider a fender to be a no go and that on a MtB...
04-06-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 155
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

WE have a variety of Park, Wheels and other...

WE have a variety of Park, Wheels and other brands at work and they all work well when not damaged. All will need a chain reattachment from time to time. Perhaps it's time to go to a pliers type of...
04-06-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Just about the only service that is easy and non...

Just about the only service that is easy and non life (of the shifter) threatening is to really solvent soak, compressed air blow out and relube. Spraying WD40, or any other spray lube, doesn't...
04-06-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Not sure of any question here. Lots of bikes can...

Not sure of any question here. Lots of bikes can fit wider tires, you just have to look for them. This is a type of detail/spec that might not be well described in an on line ad though. Do you have a...
04-06-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Gear cable for Huret (and the Schwinn approved...

Gear cable for Huret (and the Schwinn approved Huret made) levers. Generally found on older gear cables that also have a slightly thicker cable compared to modern index system cables but thinner then...
04-06-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 149
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The usual issue with modern, and narrower then...

The usual issue with modern, and narrower then the old 3/32" chains, is that the rings can be wider apart then the modern chain likes. When down shifting off of the big ring the chain can ride ontop...
04-05-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If this is the case and all else is correct then...

If this is the case and all else is correct then your cable tension is too high and the lever's ratchet can't fully engage when the der is in the largest cog. Note the "if all else" clause. One easy...
04-05-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This! We see this frequently at work. The axle...

This! We see this frequently at work. The axle spins while the rider turns one side's axle nut. The fix, besides a properly done axle cone/locknut/bearing adjustment, is to only turn one side's axle...
04-05-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 193
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I hadn't known that Speedplay was in the shoe...

I hadn't known that Speedplay was in the shoe business:)

Some shoes were specifically designed for only Speedplay or Time cleats. At least one of these shoe companies did make an adaptor. The...
04-05-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Too add to Dave's very good start of the...

Too add to Dave's very good start of the assessment process (know what you are actually checking, one part of the system at a time) try this. With the cable detatched hold the inner cable just as it...
04-05-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 260
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The imaged cone is pretty well "used" and likely...

The imaged cone is pretty well "used" and likely could have benefited from more frequent overhauls. If the cone is easily available I would replace it. If not then just reuse it and set the bearing a...
04-04-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's not uncommon for old wheels to bit by bit...

It's not uncommon for old wheels to bit by bit get trued over to the LH side. It's easier, and perhaps better for wheel life, to true the rim that way using the less tensioned spokes of the LH side...
04-04-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 343
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It will be interesting to find out if this stay...

It will be interesting to find out if this stay was blind to the shell but still vented at the usual spot, a half inch ahead of it's drop out end. If so then a build up of water inside over many...
04-04-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

While I agree with some of this reducing the...

While I agree with some of this reducing the spoke elbows from flexing/bending will improve the spoke life. How much and at what cost are the real questions to answer. Certainly buying an off the...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-04-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 673
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I would hope that by looking down the length of...

I would hope that by looking down the length of the tube one could see any sleeve that's been inserted...

Moving to a 28.6 OD tube will need some small TT miter length increase (as well as SS...
04-04-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

At worst the spoke will be more likely to fatigue...

At worst the spoke will be more likely to fatigue more quickly at their elbows. At best you'll still wonder about this after years of trouble free riding. If you really need a solution get a...
04-04-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agree. There's so much road contaminate of the...

Agree. There's so much road contaminate of the liquid type that drips off cars and trucks and the rims are so close to the road surface that if this was a real issue it would have been made known a...
04-04-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I've only done a dozen or so Ergo rebuilds for...

I've only done a dozen or so Ergo rebuilds for customers (besides the 10 or so of my own) and haven't seen the composite carriers break that I remember. A lot of the early alloy version with no...
04-04-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agreed that the spring carrier breaks frequently...

Agreed that the spring carrier breaks frequently and can cause the shifter to not hold in the low gears. Index gears tend to last a very long time, one supplier laughingly referenced them as the...
04-04-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 260
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

See this current thread (right now only a few...

See this current thread (right now only a few below in the que) that speaks to the what goes where....
04-04-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 260
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As mentioned the axle end usually sits just...

As mentioned the axle end usually sits just "below flush" WRT the drop out's outer face. The QR skewer has a conical spring that takes up some space. While the QR skewer usually has a shallow...
04-04-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This assumes a condition prior to the hub...

This assumes a condition prior to the hub overhaul that if one of my co workers made I would scold them if things didn't work out on the first attempt to reassemble. We have no idea if the wheel sat...
04-03-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The OEM cranks of that bike will undoubtedly use...

The OEM cranks of that bike will undoubtedly use the very common 22mm extractor with the "small" pressure tip. Fully screw the extractor into the arm's threads, not tightly but all the way. Placing...
04-03-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Unless we had the same hub/axle set up we really...

Unless we had the same hub/axle set up we really can't tell you the combo of spacers and nuts you have, but here's what I do.

I set the cog/RH side first. I use however many spacers/washers with...
04-03-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's not too hard to check out the casing entry...

It's not too hard to check out the casing entry ports to see if they are also casing stops. If the casing is run full length then trying to have segmented casing will prove to be challenging as the...
04-02-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Try both, do the truing job AGAP and see what...

Try both, do the truing job AGAP and see what happened. Then fall back on the long term repair and replace. Andy
04-02-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Without seeing the BB threads in good images...

Without seeing the BB threads in good images showing the claimed damage I/we can't say much. But I would consider a thread locker way before an epoxy. The thread locker is heat sensitive for easier...
04-01-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,032
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'd rather use the bike's frame/fork for truing...

I'd rather use the bike's frame/fork for truing then a flimsy and wobble prone stand. IMO a solidly held wheel is the ticket.

As mentioned all a stand does is to hold the wheel in a convenient...
04-01-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's prudent to replace the chain when installing...

It's prudent to replace the chain when installing a new cog set. Otherwise at best the old chain wears the new teeth faster and at worst the chain skips over the teeth when power is applied. The...
04-01-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 329
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Are the tires with tubes or tubeless? You...

Are the tires with tubes or tubeless?

You ask about bike mounted pumps, why not carry CO2 inflators?

Have you asked the shop where you bought the bike? At our shop we give a discount at the...
03-31-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"Yes, the threads are applied after the tubes are...

"Yes, the threads are applied after the tubes are brazed into the shell."

If you mean that the shell is threadless during the frame building then I will argue. If you mean that he threads are...
03-30-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 297
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The skinnier the tire the finer the install needs...

The skinnier the tire the finer the install needs to be WRT tube/bead problems. (Tire width question here...) Tricks like having the tube valve's freely open during the last bit of tire bear roll...
03-30-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One way is to start with a flat sheet of steel....

One way is to start with a flat sheet of steel. This sheet can be pierced through with a mandrel in specific locations and diameters. With no cutting away aspect the steel will stretch and the...
03-30-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 712
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The hanger alignment gage that counts is not the...

The hanger alignment gage that counts is not the DAG type tool but the der it's self. Der mounting bolts (and the cage pivot bolt too) are not always machined well. You can see this when threading...
03-30-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

For an initial beginning of a centering...

For an initial beginning of a centering adjustment the hold the lever tight while tightening the caliper bolts is fine. But most times some minor tweaking will still be needed. I will slightly loosen...
03-29-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Spoke wrenches in the inept hands can result in...

Spoke wrenches in the inept hands can result in expensive follow up. A boss I had years ago told me a story of one of his early competitors. He (the competitor) would give a free spoke wrench away...
03-29-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Must be like the whole cold fusion thing:). Andy

Must be like the whole cold fusion thing:). Andy
03-29-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I don't put much value in the bars that have...

I don't put much value in the bars that have casing indents. It seems to me that the indents don't do much for that hand on hoods with heel of palm on the tops of the bars. The outer cable casing (in...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-28-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 578
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

We had a bike in the boss's collection with a...

We had a bike in the boss's collection with a mono stay, employing a spring for a Moot's like suspension about 75 years before Moots was a brand. The bike was a shaft drive Columbia. So many bike...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-28-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Cut out your own? Add material to an already made...

Cut out your own? Add material to an already made drop out? Make a reducer insert for the stay end? Andy
03-28-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 326
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One that fits your 700c rims. Not sure why the...

One that fits your 700c rims. Not sure why the first tires didn't fit. Maybe provide more info so we can comment on the entire situation. Andy
03-28-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 90
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Take that cover off again and find the ratchet...

Take that cover off again and find the ratchet pawl. It's the little thing that makes the clicks. try moving it on it's shaft. It should move back and forth quickly, the spring should be enough to...
03-28-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 253
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

With modern smooth redrawn cables and lined...

With modern smooth redrawn cables and lined casing the cable friction concern is a lot less then back in the day. I would opt out of running brake cables on the bar's back sides if possible. The...
03-28-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 355
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"Show me a perfect rider and I'll build a perfect...

"Show me a perfect rider and I'll build a perfect bike" so said who is considered to be the father of much of the modern American frame building.

One of the two, rider or bike, can be measured...
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