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05-15-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 163
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Can one boot a tire? Sure. But the closer the cut...

Can one boot a tire? Sure. But the closer the cut is to the bead the less able the boot will work. I suggest replacing the tire. Maybe save it for a trainer stand one and practice tire booing. Andy
05-15-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

You forgot to specify "for tubeless set ups"....

You forgot to specify "for tubeless set ups". When using a tubed system one rarely wants the rim tape under the tire's bead. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
05-15-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Mark- I would be interested in your experiences...

Mark- I would be interested in your experiences with the Incepi after you used it. Andy
05-15-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 181
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Are we to assume a tubed type set up? If so than...

Are we to assume a tubed type set up? If so than John's answer is right. Andy
05-15-22, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As the swept diameter of the pad/rotor contact is...

As the swept diameter of the pad/rotor contact is so small compared to the disks that we call rims the initial bite/slowing down that we feel with disk brakes is less than with rim brakes. But soon...
05-14-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

These press fitted rings on the drive side BB...

These press fitted rings on the drive side BB axle are locating shoulders for the crank to butt up against. This locating insures the chain line specs are maintained over the years and prevents...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-13-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I no one close by steps up let me know. I bought...

I no one close by steps up let me know. I bought Starmichael's when I was last in Portland. Andy
05-12-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 107
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A common issue with the Prestige front ders (and...

A common issue with the Prestige front ders (and their cousins w/ plastic bodies) was that the body would crack about the seat tube clamping bolt inserts. Also as they were also OEM on rather cheap...
05-12-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There were two tools for this as i recall from...

There were two tools for this as i recall from way back when. One was a bent rod one, kind of like a SPA Park series thing, the other was a stamped sheet park one. Both suffered from application...
05-12-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 606
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If one thinks that long term durability is a...

If one thinks that long term durability is a primary goal of the current bike industry I would say you're missing why they are in business.

If one thinks their past experiences will dictate how...
05-12-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 253
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Can you better define the plane you are...

Can you better define the plane you are referencing> A brake can have a few different types of movement called "play".

There's the arm pivot play. This acts in all compass directions about the...
05-11-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 512
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A tool purchase is only a mistake if you regret...

A tool purchase is only a mistake if you regret it later. This stand you got will work well enough if you do and I think you will.

To give my answer to your new question about lacing a front...
05-11-22, 07:20 PM
05-11-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 512
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Not sure your meaning with this. Are you...

Not sure your meaning with this. Are you mentioning wheels that are purposely dished off center of the axle ends (as was my 1980ish Avatar 2000 used). Usually the center spot you aim for is also what...
05-11-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The difference between a new in package system...

The difference between a new in package system and one on a bike that has been ridden is that the NIB one would be vastly less likely to have air in the lines. Also letting a bike sit level on it's...
05-10-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,515
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

For too many newbies to riding shifting the...

For too many newbies to riding shifting the bike's derailleur gears can be a hard to learn skill. One aspect is the ability to "soft pedal", to keep the chain running through the system but without...
05-10-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One might hope that the manufacture's packaging...

One might hope that the manufacture's packaging provides enough protection if common and normal shipping/handling practices are followed. But my reading of the OP makes me wonder what wasn't yet...
05-10-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 512
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I view a truing stand's stiffness, stableness and...

I view a truing stand's stiffness, stableness and repeatability to be primary qualities (after the obvious "will my wheels fit the stand"). A stand's ability to provide dishing feedback is way down...
05-10-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A point about the method for checking stuff... ...

A point about the method for checking stuff...

"I take a pedal in hand and try to move the cranks" should be "I take the crank arm end in hand". Why this difference? Because one doesn't want to...
05-10-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 141
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The history of the many changes to tubeless rim...

The history of the many changes to tubeless rim and tire designs certainly suggests that previous attempts are not working as well as those who want tubeless would wish for. This history very much...
05-10-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As the OP's wheel has cartridge bearings and...

As the OP's wheel has cartridge bearings and doesn't have a threaded (thus adjustable preload) axle design I suspect the bearings are getting worn. A new (or in good condition) cartridge bearing will...
05-10-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Bill makes a good point in that many like to...

Bill makes a good point in that many like to "balance" the rim's nature with that of the spokes. A light rim would use light spokes and a heavy/strong rim could best use heavier spokes.

Nipples...
05-10-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The two common reasons that fit your description...

The two common reasons that fit your description are: the wheel is rubbing on something (like a brake pad) and the axle bearings are being compressed beyond their preferred preload.

Wheels can...
05-09-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,315
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

When I was riding sort of cross country I used...

When I was riding sort of cross country I used this method of hanging my bike a few times when servicing/cleaning it a few times. Too bad the attractive assistant didn't come with the tree:) Andy
05-08-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Not quite correct. I just did a quick look at the...

Not quite correct. I just did a quick look at the many V brakes listed from the J&B whole sale supplier and the arm lengths ranged from 85mm to 135mm. They fell into a few, sort of, families of...
05-07-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One issue with that bike is the belt drive. The...

One issue with that bike is the belt drive. The belt's tension is a constant force on the hub's driver. Some IGHs were better at dealing with this added stress than others are. I don't know that...
05-06-22, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I suspect the thread file manufacturer and...

I suspect the thread file manufacturer and Shimano both would say no. One can use a single edge triangular file to work one thread at a time.

But rough threads are only an issue during the...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-05-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

What existing mounts are on the fork? If not...

What existing mounts are on the fork? If not pretty straight forward to design and make I might beg off this. Andy
05-05-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

How much above the tire is the brake cable as it...

How much above the tire is the brake cable as it crosses between the brake arms? How big a tire do you want to have clearance for? Do know that while longer brake arms provide more leverage at their...
05-05-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Most all the current IGhs from the old world...

Most all the current IGhs from the old world players (Shimano, SRAM/Sachs and SA/SunRace) have more drag when new then the classic AWs, Torpedo Boys and such. For the market they are designed for...
05-05-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I had one bike company suggest DP-460 for...

I had one bike company suggest DP-460 for repairing their bike's failed drop out/stay joint. I did this over 10 years ago and a couple of years ago that bike came into the shop for a tune up. The...
05-05-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 340
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This is why I don't follow the "repair by...

This is why I don't follow the "repair by numbers" methods as the sole way to determine stuff. You test fitted the chain on the stand, confirmed that the length was not too short (the "dangerous"...
05-05-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 823
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

We here in upstate NY have had a challenge...

We here in upstate NY have had a challenge stocking any tire size to some degree over the last couple of years. That the 630 ISO diameter (what most call 27") are a far less common size then it use...
05-04-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 823
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

and as one who is old enough to have ridden...

and as one who is old enough to have ridden natural fiber tires (cotton, silk casing threads, some with natural rubber tread caps) I will say "thank you that current tires are different". Modern...
05-04-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Thank you for your reply. I am not a natural...

Thank you for your reply. I am not a natural writer (dyslexia and a very analog way of doing things) so I usually could better describe what I am trying to get across. I had hoped that highlighting...
05-04-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sure looks like this hub has been respaced to...

Sure looks like this hub has been respaced to best serve as a single speed one, from the multi speed freewheel spec that it came as from the factory.

The hub shell will be strong enough but with a...
05-04-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 823
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"I'm planning on getting new tires but do I need...

"I'm planning on getting new tires but do I need them like yesterday?" juntjoo

Yes. Andy
05-03-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

so I read this post, to my reply to the OP, this...

so I read this post, to my reply to the OP, this morning as I was about to leave for my volunteer stint at our regional non profit bike recycler. I had quickly started a response and deleted it due...
05-02-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,177
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This, as I tried to say before. The photos sure...

This, as I tried to say before. The photos sure look like the steerer is being compressed by the stem. Were it only a rocking action the lower marks would be far deeper than the upper ones. To also...
05-02-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Are you sure your rings are really bolted...

Are you sure your rings are really bolted together? There are many low cost cranks that have bolt like shaped outer faces on the rivets that hold the rings. These usually have a smooth/ring like back...
05-02-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 117
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Those Shimano cable entry port covers are often...

Those Shimano cable entry port covers are often missing, I wouldn't worry. Now if you take mud baths with your shifters, port plugs or not, they will be well worse off anyways. Or you might be able...
05-02-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,053
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Spit into the chuck first. Bubbles indicate a...

Spit into the chuck first. Bubbles indicate a poor seal. The saliva lubes the chuck's removal. Of course using good attachment and removal techniques helps. Andy
05-02-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

120 psi is so 1980s. (this said with some tongue...

120 psi is so 1980s. (this said with some tongue in cheek) Andy
05-02-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"just right" is a determination made after the...

"just right" is a determination made after the system is used. Have you used it yet in real life?

Generally there's a range of a few links between too short and too long. Where within this range...
05-01-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 287
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

When I see a tire bead sitting high at moderate...

When I see a tire bead sitting high at moderate pressures the last thing ai will do is double the pressure w/o further understanding or look see done.

Not being there I can't say what went on by...
05-01-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 368
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

We sold a few way back when. This was fairly...

We sold a few way back when. This was fairly early in the whole mini tool development. I carried one for a while too on my bike but don't think I ever used one "in anger" (I rarely got flats off road...
05-01-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This is one of those questions like "which chain...

This is one of those questions like "which chain lube should I use?" There are a few answers that are OK.

Lubes (oils and greases) are for reducing the friction during the build up and reducing...
04-29-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,177
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

To the bolded- Many carbon fork brands want the...

To the bolded- Many carbon fork brands want the top of the steerer to slightly extend above the top of the stem, to insure that the stem is clamping completely on the steerer far enough from the end...
04-29-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Worn (as in side to side flex) chain, too big a...

Worn (as in side to side flex) chain, too big a gap between the cog undersides and the upper pulley (for any one of a few reasons), too much cable friction (new inner cables only don't address casing...
04-28-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,177
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Carbon steerers can be compressed by the stem's...

Carbon steerers can be compressed by the stem's clamping forces. Carbon doesn't like compressive forces as well as tension ones. I wonder if this is why the steerer has the "marks" on it. I wonder...
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