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08-16-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,331
Posted By cyccommute

That sounds more like lawyering than engineering....

That sounds more like lawyering than engineering. I canít see any reason why rims for rim brakes canít be used for discs. Rim brake rims look a little goofy with disc hubs...kind of a belts and...
08-06-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,286
Posted By Thomas15

Sometimes, some of us seem to forget that we are...

Sometimes, some of us seem to forget that we are talking about a bicycle and not a manned space vehicle.
08-06-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,286
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Seat stays are the least stressed tubes on your...

Seat stays are the least stressed tubes on your frame. They bear almost no torsional stress, only compressive. I really doubt that you have significantly affected the frame. Install another rivnut...
08-02-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,549
Posted By Phil_gretz

And bingo...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20200802_110433_bf7dbca0bf5bd397c41beb563c3c76f6b29579ef.jpg
This was hand threaded. It's an encouraging sign.

I'll attempt the...
07-23-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,064
Posted By _ForceD_

I have calipers. But in lieu of calipers you...

I have calipers. But in lieu of calipers you could do this...then measure across the wrench opening. (Maybe some masking tape on the wrench jaws so you don't scratch your paint.)
...
07-10-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,549
Posted By quindecima

Get a small triangular file and carefully chase...

Get a small triangular file and carefully chase the threads, it will work. Then thread new nut on. If you have a large steel nut that would be good to run down the threads on after using the file. A...
06-25-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,041
Posted By JohnDThompson

The crank arm doesn't care if it's mounted with a...

The crank arm doesn't care if it's mounted with a bolt or a nut. JIS taper is JIS taper regardless of mounting type. The concern is whether the axle length is appropriate for whatever crank you want...
06-25-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By flanso

+1 I installed those Cane Creek levers on my...

+1
I installed those Cane Creek levers on my bike. They work very well.
06-25-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By AeroGut

One caveat - the described interrupter/cross...

One caveat - the described interrupter/cross levers work best with aero brake levers, where the cable is running along the handlebar under your bar tape. If you have the original 1983 brake levers on...
06-24-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By dsbrantjr

Those old "safety" brake levers are also referred...

Those old "safety" brake levers are also referred to as "suicide" levers. The better alternative are called interrupter or cross levers. Do a search, they are all pretty much the same. A lever...
06-17-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By noobinsf

Apparently made by Kusuki of Japan, which means...

Apparently made by Kusuki of Japan, which means it should work just fine...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1019299-anyone-have-info-win-brand-components.html
06-16-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,681
Posted By dsaul

Meh... In the OP's case, a dremel to cut the...

Meh... In the OP's case, a dremel to cut the slots and a hinged or 2 piece clamp will work fine with no paint loss.
06-16-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,681
Posted By HillRider

I guess this could be done to the OP's frame but...

I guess this could be done to the OP's frame but unless he is very attached to this bike, the machining, brazing and repaint costs would probably exceed the value of the bike.
06-07-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8,022
Views: 902,827
Posted By Nemosengineer

This was on my porch this morning, Hozan C402...

This was on my porch this morning, Hozan C402 ,English 1.370 X 24 bottom bracket chaser taps.
...
05-31-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, there is. Mineral oil is made from longer...

Yes, there is. Mineral oil is made from longer chain alkanes. It is related to mineral spirits but just bigger molecules. Motor oil is slightly related but it has a lot of different chemicals in it...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-30-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The failure mode is likely the headset loosening...

The failure mode is likely the headset loosening up as the top nut might not stay tight. Tighten it with the stem in place though. I would use mu judgement after trying to adjust the headset and...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-30-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,004
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A really good guy could sleeve the ID and add...

A really good guy could sleeve the ID and add some tube to extent the steerer without hardly any dog leg happening. This would be done at the top, away from the paint at the crown and not involve the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-30-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By unterhausen

That was pretty common BITD. Obviously, most...

That was pretty common BITD. Obviously, most companies didn't do it.
05-30-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,739
Posted By gearbasher

It doesn't even have to be that big of a...

It doesn't even have to be that big of a difference. On one build, I had a fully chromed fork and the crown race seat looked as if it was milled before they chromed it. I know chrome destroys mill...
05-17-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 23,441
Posted By jbchybridrider

I've got my money back on the T110 aircap that...

I've got my money back on the T110 aircap that never arrived and so not patient enough to order elsewhere I used my touch up mini gun on a Mongoose frame. No decals until it's cured because there 30+...
12-05-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,155
Posted By '02 nrs

hacksaw + a hose clamp for a guide.turn the steer...

hacksaw + a hose clamp for a guide.turn the steer tube often so as to not cut in only 1 area.follow up with a file after cutting....
08-16-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,011
Posted By DaveSSS

The paint is still just lacquer - no different...

The paint is still just lacquer - no different than the spray can paint. You need to use urethane products that have a catalyst that hardens the paint. The primer needs to be epoxy or urethane too.
06-27-15, 06:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,087
Posted By Matariki

Oven cleaner is caustic and will attack the...

Oven cleaner is caustic and will attack the aluminum. Steel bars should be ok though.

I use solvents starting with mild (orange degreasers) and step up in strength until something works. Soaking...
05-13-08, 09:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,087
Posted By Richard L

If it's just bare metal, use acetone (nail polish...

If it's just bare metal, use acetone (nail polish remover).
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