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07-21-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

For AL steerers you can locate any spacers either...

For AL steerers you can locate any spacers either above or below the stem, note that the steerer's top edge/end needs to be above the stem's upper pinch bolt but below the stem's top edge so that the...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-19-19, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 325
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A quiet Friday

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07-18-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As long as you don't pick up any road grit...

As long as you don't pick up any road grit (pebbles, chip seal or glass as examples) larger then the clearances you have AND you don't allow the rim to get out of true too much there is no problem....
07-18-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,019
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Hence their not wanting to do anything but see...

Hence their not wanting to do anything but see the bikes gone. The coop sees this offer as costing many man hours, car/truck loads here and there and not amounting to much actual $ gained.

Steel...
07-18-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,019
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

More then a few minutes, times 500. Then there's...

More then a few minutes, times 500. Then there's the time, effort and gas cost to transport 500 (minus a few I suppose) heaps to the recycling center and whatever they didn't accept then to the...
07-18-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 291
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The axle will need to be able to reposition just...

The axle will need to be able to reposition just about 1/2" away from the "longer chain" point. However there are chain links that are called a "Half Link", male on one end and female on the other...
07-17-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Better shops will allow their customer to test...

Better shops will allow their customer to test mount a prospective tire before purchase. But since we don't know where the OP is we don't know if there're any shops in the area. Andy
07-17-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Please excuse 30 years ago thinking form getting...

Please excuse 30 years ago thinking form getting of your modern experiences. Back then as indexing was just coming onto the market and the whole stiffer is THE WAY had yet to be fully established...
07-16-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My trick is a test, not a solution. And I sure...

My trick is a test, not a solution. And I sure wouldn't set up my bike this way for a hilly ride:) Andy
07-16-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 872
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The route cause of frame flex induced shifting is...

The route cause of frame flex induced shifting is that the cables don't run through the tubes' centers and that the shift lever will migrate bit by bit with each cycle of flex. I've mentioned this...
07-15-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 919
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

So far every tubeless tire I have dealt with can...

So far every tubeless tire I have dealt with can (and often does) have a tube in it. This the usual fix for on the ride flats that don't seal.

BTW tubeless tire design isn't only about the...
07-15-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Component drift from a published spec list is...

Component drift from a published spec list is common enough so spec charts usually have the fine print bellow "specifications are subject to change in BRAND X's push to better performance and a...
07-15-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The shop might be willing to take back the bike's...

The shop might be willing to take back the bike's OEM wheels, before they are used, for a credit and sell you the fancy wheels you really want. But if the OEM wheels don't fit into that shop's...
07-15-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

In photo 1 is the shinny surface of the steerer,...

In photo 1 is the shinny surface of the steerer, just behind where the broken off shoulder would have been, a worn spot? The reflections that this worn area seems to show are curved, suggesting that...
07-14-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

IMO the steerer is steel. The very dark/black...

IMO the steerer is steel. The very dark/black edges of the crown/steerer "bond" has me suspect. As in a lack of bonding agent applied, none squeezed out. Of course what I think I see is exactly what...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3,860
Views: 656,713
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's always nice when a project sees the road for...

It's always nice when a project sees the road for the first time. Looks nice! Andy
07-14-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Thanks for the follow up. These shifters can go...

Thanks for the follow up. These shifters can go for years with once a year lubing. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,410
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

For many years I used my bench grinder to rough...

For many years I used my bench grinder to rough out miters. Andy
07-14-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If this fork was brought in by a customer I would...

If this fork was brought in by a customer I would suggest they don't continue to ride it any longer. This is a bonded together AL crown (and blades) to a steel steerer. The crown race "shoulder" has...
07-13-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Confusion here. The play is able to be noticed...

Confusion here. The play is able to be noticed after all is tightened properly?? Or was the play noticed before complete tightening? Andy
07-13-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The shifters are most likely showing the lube's...

The shifters are most likely showing the lube's age, it's becoming gummy and causing the ratchet pawls to not freely engage and release with the lever's movements. Short term fix is to flood the...
07-13-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As I mentioned in a recent thread I do pretty...

As I mentioned in a recent thread I do pretty much the same as dsb. So if the BB unit is tightened securely in the frame where's the slop coming from? It could be from the unit's bearing/adjustment...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-13-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,410
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

With credit to Henry James's site here's some...

With credit to Henry James's site here's some descriptions. http://www.henryjames.com/columbus-products/about-columbus-bike-tubes/columbus-steel-alloys.html . Andy
07-12-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 406
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I love this, we don't know hardly anything yet....

I love this, we don't know hardly anything yet. Andy
07-12-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agreed, the frame mount is on backwards. This...

Agreed, the frame mount is on backwards. This vintage is bolted to the ST via the hex headed screws in the backround. Andy
07-11-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The tire controls the tube's size. Besides the...

The tire controls the tube's size. Besides the labels on some wheels/tires are about importing rules or marketing issues, not as actual measured dimensions. Andy
07-11-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

No, generally most feel that the front brake is...

No, generally most feel that the front brake is the more powerful one (and at the limit of going over the bars it becomes the only brake:). Does the lever pull feel solid and remain the same after...
07-11-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Do know that the fork will see rather different...

Do know that the fork will see rather different forces on an adult trike then when on a common diamond framed upright bike. So the fork's "tuning" might be best if different then what's usually...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-11-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,266
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Jim- PM coming. Andy

Jim- PM coming. Andy
07-10-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The Op never said his freehub contacts the drop...

The Op never said his freehub contacts the drop out, only that his chain when in the small cog contacts the end of the DS seat stay. His photos confirm this although there isn't a good shot of how...
07-09-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The frame guys will see this as a frame issue....

The frame guys will see this as a frame issue. Rescallop the stay end a tad. Most wrenches see a component issue. Add spacers or use fewer cogs. Both are right. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
07-09-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Shades of the SunTour Hole Shot 2 speed BMX...

Shades of the SunTour Hole Shot 2 speed BMX system. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
07-09-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It's funny how one's methods come into then out...

It's funny how one's methods come into then out of fashion a few times in one's life. Steel frames, triple cranks or flannel shirts are examples in my life. I've ridden, built, shifted, wore these...
07-09-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agreed, get the right parts to make a proper...

Agreed, get the right parts to make a proper wheel. Andy
07-09-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Having used all the usual "tools and methods" to...

Having used all the usual "tools and methods" to extract then install cartridge bearings for a few decades I finally got the Park HPB-1 kit. I still will use the common extraction methods but since...
07-09-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,683
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I don't clean my chain this way. I have a few...

I don't clean my chain this way. I have a few times but only when I wasn't working at a shop. Now I have my own solvent tank (as well as work's). I do have friends who do use this method and it works...
07-08-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,683
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sounds like a good way to clean the outsides of...

Sounds like a good way to clean the outsides of the chain. But it's the insides that are what wear and what benefit if clean. Strong agitation and a flowing/flushing action of the solvent is what...
07-08-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Grease can cause the pawls to stick down and...

Grease can cause the pawls to stick down and therefore not fully engage the teeth. Pawls break more easily then and/or the freehub can slip forwards, if at the wrong moment this is bad. medium/thick...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-07-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Eric- I will in time. I want to get the wife's...

Eric- I will in time. I want to get the wife's bike rolling but she's laid up after back surgery and it will be a few more weeks before she's good to test the bike's set up. I'll revisit this thread...
07-06-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll add that a worn guide pulley bushing has...

I'll add that a worn guide pulley bushing has some of the same effects of cable issues. The pulley should have side play with no significant rocking of the pulley off axis. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,848
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There are many shades of gray as their are frame...

There are many shades of gray as their are frame building shop arrangements...well maybe not. But there are shops that are a one person affair and others with more workers then I have fingers. I...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

New Bike Complete

I've had a few projects brewing this last winter and have always been slow to complete and ride them. This bike is one of two matching bikes for the wife and I. Today was it's first bike club ride,...
07-06-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Part of this discussion, but not yet mentioned,...

Part of this discussion, but not yet mentioned, is "what's a blow out". I have my definition, what's yours? In 45+ years of talking about this stuff with pro wrenches and customers I hear many...
07-06-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'm no expert but I have worked with said bike...

I'm no expert but I have worked with said bike painters before as well as played a bit on my own. Freshly painted bike frames rarely see over a couple hundred degrees during curing. I've seen a range...
07-05-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The sticker adds it's chemistry to the situation....

The sticker adds it's chemistry to the situation. Also it's blocking the paint's off gassing just after finishing. No wonder there's a tone shift.

I wonder if there's some sort of reference in...
07-05-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Must have been the knobby tread. :) Really...

Must have been the knobby tread. :)

Really the key to no inflation blow offs is care. Care to fit the tire and tube WRT the rim. Care to stop the initial inflation at 10-20 PSI and check tire...
07-05-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,025
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Spray/drip solvent onto a rag. Then apply rag to...

Spray/drip solvent onto a rag. Then apply rag to bike. Andy
07-05-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Just outside of the rim's edge is a molded rib on...

Just outside of the rim's edge is a molded rib on the tire's sidewall. Eyeball this all the way around the wheel on both sides. The rib should be a fairly consistent height off the rim all the way...
07-05-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If you have the budget why not get a second...

If you have the budget why not get a second opinion? Best case you learn, worst case you learn.

I long ago stopped trying to memorize the tiny minutia of features of increasingly complex...
07-05-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

That "rim" is what many might call a reinforcing...

That "rim" is what many might call a reinforcing rib or a collar. It's there to strengthen/stiffen the construct. Andy
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