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09-23-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
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: 4
Views: 117
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: 120
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: 220
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: 134
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: 308
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: 246
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: 124
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Good job. Andy

Good job. Andy
09-19-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
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: 219
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: 227
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: 238
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: 152
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: 123
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: 17
Views: 867
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: 233
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: 157
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: 175
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: 138
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: 39
Views: 961
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: 39
Views: 961
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: 157
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: 39
Views: 961
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: 192
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: 39
Views: 961
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: 39
Views: 961
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: 192
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: 601
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: 23
Views: 7,976
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: 303
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: 258
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: 163
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: 258
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...
09-13-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 281
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I've used various knife like objects to hammer...

I've used various knife like objects to hammer under the race and lift it off it's seat a tad. Working around the race seat. Like a stuck post, once it moves the battle is halfway won. Andy
09-13-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Maybe a lack of "rubber" molding covering the...

Maybe a lack of "rubber" molding covering the cords? With no use yet I suspect no initial issues. I'd be tempted to use but verify (monitor) periodically. Perhaps a latex coating would reduce long...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-13-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Preexisting lugs can be bent and internally...

Preexisting lugs can be bent and internally ground or cut, changed then patched with braze/weld.

Grinding and/or bending will leave internal gaps that often exceed what silver likes. I have done...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-12-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The angles that lugs are offered in are a result...

The angles that lugs are offered in are a result of cost VS sales, nothing more or less. Lug manufactures look at the bell curve of angles (and tube diameters) for each joint and then their projected...
09-11-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One possible explanation is the fork mounts are...

One possible explanation is the fork mounts are not well surfaces/aligned and the caliper is getting twisted when tightened down. What happens if you remove the wheel and test pull the lever? Does...
09-11-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

[QUOTE=crankholio;21689748]I did have a Phil Wood...

[QUOTE=crankholio;21689748]I did have a Phil Wood BB a long time ago. I got it because it was the only thing I could find with Raleigh threaded cups for an old Raleigh frame. It was a very nice BB,...
09-11-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Some racks as well as some frames have a 6mm...

Some racks as well as some frames have a 6mm hole/thread for the drop out mount. One measurement is worth a lot. If you have no measuring tools but have a mounted bottle cage it's bolts are nearly...
09-11-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Back in the day having crank arm ends that were...

Back in the day having crank arm ends that were of different distances from the stays was the norm (although usually with the DS being further away from the stay). I never heard discussion of fit or...
09-11-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Didn't Argis (sp?) use a similar seat binder and...

Didn't Argis (sp?) use a similar seat binder and curved seat tube? Some of the parts look to be late 1980s to early 1990s. Andy
09-10-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 740
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Stainless steel is almost always a base material,...

Stainless steel is almost always a base material, not a surface treatment. Chrome is the most common surface treatment for loose balls. Chrome will allow water to gat at the base steel. thus rust.
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09-10-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,076
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I think we all are getting splattered by our...

I think we all are getting splattered by our pissing into the wind here. Andy
09-10-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Hughes- You might try posting over at the...

Hughes- You might try posting over at the Framebuilder's sub forum where we talk about frame design and their fabrication. A few who post there have shared their work and are very willing to offer...
09-10-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,076
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Maybe if you drank the Shimano Kool Aid after the...

Maybe if you drank the Shimano Kool Aid after the early 1990s when their 30T ring and 27T cog set were considered the WAY and came on so many road bikes. But some of us older guys were running 24 or...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-09-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 698
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

So here are two ideas for a tool to crimp the...

So here are two ideas for a tool to crimp the stays with. For built frames i find the second one is better as it has more fit clearance WRT the other stay. I could be tempted to loan one of these......
09-09-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,076
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

What??? This is not at all what I and many others...

What??? This is not at all what I and many others who do this stuff daily have learned about both drivetrain development and e shifting. But it's your belief so it's not my problem. Andy
09-08-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,076
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Three replies- I run a few bikes with Campy...

Three replies-

I run a few bikes with Campy ders, Ergo 9 speed levers and Shimano cassettes with Shiftmate adaptors. All work well. I also have one with Shimano rear der/Ergo levered again...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-08-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 698
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As Clint said, "a man needs to know his...

As Clint said, "a man needs to know his limitations". Andy
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