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10-10-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By le mans

I wanted to use a FD on a hybrid coz it just...

I wanted to use a FD on a hybrid coz it just changes sweet, it was off a triple crank bike but i found it wasn't compatible for a narrower spacing triple crank {from memory}. Not in the same class or...
10-10-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,409
Posted By le mans

I just load up my oil cans with whatever motor...

I just load up my oil cans with whatever motor oil i got in the shed, not too thin - not too thick
10-09-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By le mans

Looks like the stem was turned upside down for...

Looks like the stem was turned upside down for better height, not enough, Hey?
10-09-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By le mans

ah.. it's a road bike ...

ah.. it's a road bike ...
10-09-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By le mans

If this is a hybrid or a mountain bike you could...

If this is a hybrid or a mountain bike you could simply obtain a bent up flatbar
10-09-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 952
Posted By le mans

To change the steerer tube you'd have to outlay...

To change the steerer tube you'd have to outlay for a whole fork


An angled up stem would be your cheapest solution, but IMO you lose something "the Look", maybe if it has the same profile as the...
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10-08-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9,537
Views: 1,964,856
Posted By le mans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBU029UGOaE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBU029UGOaE
10-08-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,410
Posted By le mans

That is all well and true, looks like there's no...

That is all well and true, looks like there's no front collision damage, but there might be "side" damage towards the bottom of the forks which might be hard to detect, side damage will pull the bike...
10-08-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,410
Posted By le mans

Wheels might be running straight but did you...

Wheels might be running straight but did you check wheel dish?
You have a frame alignment tool, what's the alignment like?

If everything checks your forks might be out of alignment
10-07-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By le mans

I watched the old man pull a dent out on a car,...

I watched the old man pull a dent out on a car, tack welded the rod then pulled it out

i thought of devising a way for a bike, small dent on a repco tri-A frame, might be worth doing


Dent...
10-07-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By le mans

Or put a sticker over it

Or put a sticker over it
10-07-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By le mans

I saw a video about that on a steel bike but it...

I saw a video about that on a steel bike but it didn't completely iron out the dent, plus it wrecked the paint.
10-07-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,410
Posted By le mans

Headset cage bearings? perhaps they're arse about...

Headset cage bearings? perhaps they're arse about face
10-06-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 960
Posted By le mans

Racers tend to go for smaller road bike frames.....

Racers tend to go for smaller road bike frames.. extended seat posts for better aerodynamics

Must be flexible

If you're not actually racing and it's a road bike, i agree with the suggestion of...
10-01-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By le mans

You can open up the plastic clamp slit by slicing...

You can open up the plastic clamp slit by slicing it a bit wider using a grinder blade, i needed to do that with mine so it grips better
10-01-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By le mans

Should work. Don't think the OP has one on the...

Should work. Don't think the OP has one on the bike though, wants to bring it back to original. Even then i suppose he could use that method fasting it on when he buys one..tighten it up with a chain...
10-01-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By le mans

They take the smaller type removal tool {don't...

They take the smaller type removal tool {don't think they make em any more}
09-30-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By le mans

Yeah?! I've searched youtube videos, hardly any...

Yeah?! I've searched youtube videos, hardly any recordings of them. One there seems to default to the smallest cog.
Be interesting to see one in action and how it works
09-30-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By le mans

The frame style would still look a bit gay...

The frame style would still look a bit gay though, Not that there is anything wrong with that:roflmao:
09-30-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By le mans

If you mean the pivoting of the brake calipers,...

If you mean the pivoting of the brake calipers, if it's tight i'll spray it with WD-40 to free it up

In your case i'd look for any signs of damage
09-30-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By le mans

Tuning? they're pretty easy hey, Before you do...

Tuning? they're pretty easy hey, Before you do anything screw the Barrel adjuster about half way, and make sure the pads line up, once the cable is threaded through squeeze the pads tight to the rim,...
09-30-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By le mans

If i were you i'd take the brakes off the bike...

If i were you i'd take the brakes off the bike and give it a good inspection, the rim got damaged somehow so that might also have issues
09-30-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By le mans

Nah, you explained the mechanics, I've seen them...

Nah, you explained the mechanics, I've seen them before but wasn't sure how it was set up.

OK, maybe you just need to clean and lube the calipers.
09-30-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By le mans

Or is it that levers are connected to eachother,...

Or is it that levers are connected to eachother, and the flatbar lever acts as an extension?
09-30-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By le mans

It's just that your chainring looks worn, and if...

It's just that your chainring looks worn, and if your chain is worn also but it still rides OK.. maybe replace things when it starts slipping.

Yeah, Once the brake cable is disconnected you grab...
09-29-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By le mans

Easy to dismantle it, wipe over the frame with a...

Easy to dismantle it, wipe over the frame with a acetone damp rag so the paint sticks, I agree with others..just use spray cans.

Put it back together
09-29-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By le mans

'spose it would matter, you wouldn't be able to...

'spose it would matter, you wouldn't be able to change gears while coasting, Good luck hunting down a replacement, some folks collect these bikes just for the hell of it.
09-29-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By le mans

What is the matter with your existing rear cogs? ...

What is the matter with your existing rear cogs?
I think this design is something Shimano came out with that didn't catch on, It is heavier from memory compared to conventional set ups.

And i'm...
09-29-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,008
Posted By le mans

You can get what is called Industrial Rust...

You can get what is called Industrial Rust Eliminator. I ordered a batch that can make 10 gals, From your neck of the woods. Works best if you keep the solution warm during the process, I have...
09-29-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By le mans

As for your front brakes, disconnect the cable on...

As for your front brakes, disconnect the cable on the caliper, grab hold of the cable and try the brake lever see if it's a cable problem or not

Your large chainring does need replacing BTW
09-29-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By le mans

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_3159_38765ecdd07971efba42348d32d08bbcb2bd1d4f.jpg
This rear rim had corrosion on the braking surface, made a scraping noise when...
09-29-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By le mans

You just smooth it so it doesn't damage your...

You just smooth it so it doesn't damage your brake pads, or hear any weird noises when braking, so i wouldn't go crazy with it IYKWIM
09-29-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By le mans

Try a fine tooth flat file on the damaged braking...

Try a fine tooth flat file on the damaged braking surface

I have one on stand by when building a secondhand wheel, any dags i'll file it smooth
09-28-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By le mans

Oil the spoke threads before you screw in your...

Oil the spoke threads before you screw in your "new" nipples though :D
09-28-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By le mans

My first wheel build was using secondhand parts...

My first wheel build was using secondhand parts including nipples, had to rummage through what i thought were in good enough condition, no idea how it held up because i built the wheel to sell the...
09-28-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 484
Posted By le mans

Re-using spokes is fine, but i'd re-new the...

Re-using spokes is fine, but i'd re-new the nipples.
09-27-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By le mans

Dosen't this delrailleur spring back to the...

Dosen't this delrailleur spring back to the smallest cog? I have a Deore XT, same thing yeah?
09-27-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,208
Posted By le mans

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_3158_870bdb6e16f9ff4b13573b1da4d19f5d9c712f5f.jpg
09-27-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,208
Posted By le mans

Don't fret, Adjust the shifter when you get the...

Don't fret, Adjust the shifter when you get the rod, it will probably outlast you if you don't thrash it.

The one my Indi Australia bike came off an old Indi 500 ladies bike that didn't do any...
09-27-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By le mans

"IF you do get the cables loose enough to start...

"IF you do get the cables loose enough to start pulling them through the cable housing, make SURE the cable ends are not frayed. If they are you most likely will NOT be able to get them back into the...
09-26-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By le mans

Sounds like the cables are seized, it's what you...

Sounds like the cables are seized, it's what you get storing them outside, Not to worry.. you can service them. Disconnect the cables from the derailluers, pull the cables out of the cable housings,...
09-26-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,563
Posted By le mans

You asked a foolish question to begin with. Kinda...

You asked a foolish question to begin with. Kinda trollish.. Thanks for no longer talking to me.
09-26-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,563
Posted By le mans

If you can't understand gist of my comments, i...

If you can't understand gist of my comments, i can't help you, tension meters aren't a necessity, Imo..they suck
09-26-19, 02:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,563
Posted By le mans

A lot of builders say they can't live without...

A lot of builders say they can't live without them. I can! Might be alright to give a wheel a general check once the wheel is built ensuring it isn't too loose or too tight.
09-25-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,563
Posted By le mans

I bought a spoke tension meter, used it a couple...

I bought a spoke tension meter, used it a couple of times and think they suck :D, if i was to bring every spoke to read the same tension it would bring the wheel out of true.
09-25-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By le mans

You could get fittings for where your downtube...

You could get fittings for where your downtube shifters goes, retro cable stops with barrel adjusters, but i doubt those 105 brifters from your Cannondale is compatible to V brakes, that's if your...
09-25-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,208
Posted By le mans

Haha, knuckleheads mate, The first one i got {i...

Haha, knuckleheads mate, The first one i got {i get them for free} so can't complain really, has the upgraded wire type cable and shifter, had bent forks that's why they gave it away, but it was...
09-25-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,208
Posted By le mans

You get that Out of five bikes i collected...

You get that

Out of five bikes i collected that has those hubs only two were complete! either missing the rod or anti rotation washer or whatever
09-25-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By le mans

Like your bike anyway, Slight, and good thinking...

Like your bike anyway, Slight, and good thinking there
Fliddling around with it on another frame, passed WD-40 through both ends of the sealed unit and she works now, good solid shifts
so.. she's...
09-25-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,208
Posted By le mans

Keep searching for vids, lol. hang on ..think i...

Keep searching for vids, lol. hang on ..think i saved a video for reference for my Indi Australia bike..
yep
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytBh11TMIV4
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