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02-03-23, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 328
Posted By SoSmellyAir

No worries, I did not realize we were referencing...

No worries, I did not realize we were referencing different portions of the OP's posts.

How about drilling some extra holes for weight reduction? :lol:
Forum: Framebuilders
02-02-23, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By Fredo76

Annealing (heating then cooling slowly) softens...

Annealing (heating then cooling slowly) softens the metal and removes brittleness. Heating and then cooling quickly is a hardening technique.

https://www.engineeringchoice.com/what-is-annealing/
Forum: Framebuilders
02-02-23, 03:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 194
Posted By unterhausen

Moved here from bike mechanics. The...

Moved here from bike mechanics.

The consensus I've found is that lowrider bosses should be 165mm from the eyelet. Amusingly, I asked this question here some time ago

I think most production...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-02-23, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 353
Posted By Trakhak

No one, I believe, directly addressed the OP's...

No one, I believe, directly addressed the OP's saying something about how it's common knowledge that the ride of a frame built by hand by a skilled builder is "obviously" going to be superior to that...
02-01-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 233
Posted By FBinNY

First of all ---- There is no safety issue here. ...

First of all ---- There is no safety issue here.

Secondly, you're obsessing over nothing and wasting your time "fixing" what ain't broke.

Third, it helps to understand how human controlled...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-01-23, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 353
Posted By unterhausen

The tubes I'm using are double oversize, .7/.5/.7...

The tubes I'm using are double oversize, .7/.5/.7 There are a lot of variations of Zona though. Spirit is usually .45 in the center. Actually, for your first several bikes, it might not be a good...
02-01-23, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 653
Posted By Gods lonely man

Update, thanks for the replies, I got another...

Update, thanks for the replies, I got another stem with a 25 mm clamp, ( and 22.0 quill!) it was noticeable harder to fit it on the bars but I managed to do it without scratching the handlebar...
02-01-23, 12:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 783
Posted By Trakhak

Andrew R Stewart's post #24 above reminded me of...

Andrew R Stewart's post #24 above reminded me of an episode from my bike store days. A woman came in with a moderately expensive mixte and a child seat of the molded-plastic type which she wanted us...
02-01-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 783
Posted By Trakhak

Instructions for assembling and installing Wald...

Instructions for assembling and installing Wald front basket (https://waldsports.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/198GBX-C-74015-Rev-B.pdf).

Under "WARNING!" at bottom right of instructions:

DO...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-31-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By unterhausen

I would do that with only a little heartburn. ...

I would do that with only a little heartburn. You have to do it, it's not going to work well the way it is. I did this fairly regularly when I worked as a mechanic back in the '70s.

I have an...
Forum: Touring
01-30-23, 09:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,057
Posted By axolotl

I'm amazed that you began a tour in South America...

I'm amazed that you began a tour in South America with tires which already had 5500 km of wear. It never occurred to you to start the tour with new tires?

Folks, it's Colombia, not Columbia.
01-27-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By kcjc

Sounds like the cable is fraying at the shifter...

Sounds like the cable is fraying at the shifter end and doesn't the cable housing look funny? It look like brake housing with coiled shell as opposed to shifter which are linear. A shop should be...
01-27-23, 01:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By alcjphil

Worst case scenario is that the cable breaks at...

Worst case scenario is that the cable breaks at the shifter and is impossible to remove
01-27-23, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 333
Posted By alcjphil

Probably time to change cables

Probably time to change cables
Forum: Framebuilders
01-27-23, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By bulgie

Sorry to totally hijack the thread, but I...

Sorry to totally hijack the thread, but I mentioned having to winch the mill down, and today I disassembled it enough that each piece can be hand-carried. No winching, maybe some wincing. :eek: But...
01-24-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By louky

Thanks for all the replies. I am amazed at the...

Thanks for all the replies. I am amazed at the expertise on this forum, and how so many people will take the time to share.

My initial problem was that the only way I could get this to adjust was...
01-24-23, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By tcs

For the uninitiated or if you're new to hub...

For the uninitiated or if you're new to hub gears: Sturmey-Archer began making a model of the AW without the "neutral" between gears 2 & 3 in 1984. They haven't made any AWs with the neutral since...
01-23-23, 06:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,008
Posted By unterhausen

People are always inventing bicycle parts, even...

People are always inventing bicycle parts, even bicycle parts that nobody needs. I bet someone has invented a front derailleur that shifts an outrageous number of teeth. Probably weighed a ton.
01-23-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By Bill Kapaun

Maybe a Shimano 333? It's my understanding the...

Maybe a Shimano 333?
It's my understanding the internals are somewhat fragile and can break if the shift isn't spot on.
01-19-23, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By andrewclaus

The mounting bolt is accessed from the front with...

The mounting bolt is accessed from the front with the brake lever open all the way. Remove the wheel or loosen the cable from the brake caliper to get some slack in the cable. You'll see a large...
01-18-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,231
Posted By alcjphil

Interesting: It is very seldom that the OP comes...

Interesting: It is very seldom that the OP comes back and revives a 10 year old thread, but as the OP you totally get a pass. Thanks for the update
01-16-23, 08:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The tool does tend to break. Sometimes even when...

The tool does tend to break. Sometimes even when you're "pretty careful".
I'd recommend hosing down the important spot with a "real" penetrating oil vs WD-40 or similar.

You need to clamp the...
01-15-23, 02:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By JoeTBM

Follow up - Thanks everyone. The Home Depot...

Follow up - Thanks everyone.

The Home Depot spring ended up being very similar to the ACE Hardware version but when installed with a new cable, housing and anchor bolt seems to work as expected....
01-14-23, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 513
Posted By maddog34

are you SURE that "two are missing" ? there MUST...

are you SURE that "two are missing" ? there MUST be space between the bearing balls for them to roll correctly...... ;-)
01-12-23, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 375
Posted By dsaul

It's safe to drill a hole in the bottom bracket. ...

It's safe to drill a hole in the bottom bracket. I do it on every frame that I build, to allow a way for water to get out.
01-09-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By hokiefyd

You wouldn't have a problem with the derailer...

You wouldn't have a problem with the derailer pulleys touching the freewheel sprockets. In fact, with an RD-M592, I think you'll have the opposite problem -- the gap will be pretty large and you...
01-08-23, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,624
Posted By Kontact

It doesn't really matter. Either the scraped tube...

It doesn't really matter. Either the scraped tube will last forever, or it will crack and fail in a non-catastrophic way. Chainstays break all the time on worn out steel bikes, and no one crashes...
01-08-23, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By Bill Kapaun

M8x1.0mm. Not the more common M8x1.25mm.

M8x1.0mm. Not the more common M8x1.25mm.
01-03-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 610
Posted By 79pmooney

It looks to me like the dropout itself is bent...

It looks to me like the dropout itself is bent also so that needs to be addressed also (and first since whatever you do to it will change the hanger alignment). Not straightening the dropout will...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-01-23, 03:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By bulgie

That's not my bag, man. ;) Yes the steerer...

That's not my bag, man. ;)

Yes the steerer can be grafted to a longer one. The joint is done partway up, below where the stem quill will tighten, but above the point where steerers bend or break,...
12-31-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By hokiefyd

The M591 is of a traditional derailer design...

The M591 is of a traditional derailer design where the upper pulley rotates up as the cage rotates rearward...to keep the upper pulley tracking close to the sprockets as it shifts down the cassette....
12-30-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By Kontact

Check the manual. You might have attached the...

Check the manual. You might have attached the cable to the wrong side of the fixing bolt.
Forum: Framebuilders
12-30-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 410
Posted By bulgie

Not me, that'll make the eccentric a loose fit in...

Not me, that'll make the eccentric a loose fit in the frame. As I understand it (still waiting on pictures), the problem is the middle of the frame only, and the eccentric currently fits well in the...
12-30-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 337
Posted By masi61

Why not split the difference and find a bottom...

Why not split the difference and find a bottom bracket that is 1/2 the difference between the 122.6 and the 113 mm? That would be 1/2 of 8.4mm difference or ~4.2 mm? This would be like a 117 or 118mm...
12-29-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By veganbikes

Well a picture is worth a thousand words. I would...

Well a picture is worth a thousand words. I would honestly take it down to your local shop and they can take a look. However if you want online help take good clear useful pictures of your hanger...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-29-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,051
Posted By cob666

Sorry for resurrecting this zombie thread... ...

Sorry for resurrecting this zombie thread...

Yes, that would be Fred Krancher and his daughter did work at his shop for a while, she's my wife now. Fred and Johanna had one daughter and one son....
Forum: Framebuilders
12-28-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By HelpSingularity

Not that anyone cares but I like curved fork...

Not that anyone cares but I like curved fork blades. It is one of the first things that catches my eye when I examine a bicycle. I'm kind of used to it now but when the straight blades started...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-28-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By guy153

Are you sure the stays actually are 725? They're...

Are you sure the stays actually are 725? They're often 525 (the same material, just not heat treated) with 725 being used for the main triangle.

525 is just regular 4130 cromoly so replacing with...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-27-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By bulgie

I've admired Alex Meade's stuff from afar,...

I've admired Alex Meade's stuff from afar, haven't bought or tried any. I thought he used to show cones as a standard item but now he only shows them under the heading of Custom tooling:...
12-27-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,356
Posted By DiabloScott

Your OP and follow-ups have the tone and language...

Your OP and follow-ups have the tone and language of a condescending arrogant newb. Don't bother replying to me unless you agree.

If you had asked the question more diplomatically, I'd say that...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-26-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 452
Posted By Mark Beaver

Hereís the way I like to reinforce these older...

Hereís the way I like to reinforce these older pressed lug binder bolt ears. Find a piece of tubing the right size to hold a Campy-style seatpost binder bolt, drill out the lug to allow the tubing...
12-26-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 458
Posted By Kontact

What do you have in front? If you have cable...

What do you have in front? If you have cable stops on downtube shifter bosses, take the screws out and pop the cable stops off. That will also give you slack without having to mess with the cable...
12-26-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By bluemule

It was a new circlip. I could barely get it open...

It was a new circlip. I could barely get it open with my teeth.
12-26-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By tcs

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x658/retaining_ring_28f0b8a4597ea64a36ca7fd70354bfe192c0ad6a.jpg
12-25-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By HillRider

As best I can read from your photograph they were...

As best I can read from your photograph they were made by VP Components who makes a wide variety of low to middle range pedals. Here is their web site: https://www.vpcomponents.com/. You should be...
12-24-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,198
Posted By jccaclimber

Favorite all around Tool? Probably my mill, but...

Favorite all around Tool? Probably my mill, but possibly only because I donít own a lathe.

Favorite bicycle tool is probably a dial indicator. Iím not sure it lets me true wheels substantially...
12-24-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,198
Posted By Rolla

At the shop, I like to slide a Park pedal wrench...

At the shop, I like to slide a Park pedal wrench under the top of a new bike box to pop it open. Very satisfying.
...
12-22-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By FBinNY

There are a variety of gear calculators on the...

There are a variety of gear calculators on the net. Any would give you a basis of comparison between what you have now and your options.

In fact, you don't even need that. You can simply divide...
12-22-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 530
Posted By Rolla

Maybe try a coffee brake? :p

Maybe try a coffee brake? :p
12-22-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By Dave Mayer

Doesn't look particularly worn to me. When you...

Doesn't look particularly worn to me. When you refer to the 6th cog, do you mean the second smallest, which looks somewhat more worn than the rest? And when you indicate 'skips' do you mean that...
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