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10-25-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 81
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The internals of most modern coaster brakes are...

The internals of most modern coaster brakes are fairly simple. The factory lube will in time get washed out from rain, degrade from time alone and get all gritty with use anyway. I suggest taking it...
10-25-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A common reason for almost but not quite proper...

A common reason for almost but not quite proper cage travel per index click is improper cable routing at the der anchor bolt. Also Shimano twist tooth freewheels (Uniglide cogs) were made years...
10-25-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,574
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Mere transfer of an item, but with no $ exchange,...

Mere transfer of an item, but with no $ exchange, still can be called a "sale". This was used for decades by police to scare people who got caught sharing a joint. Lack of payment does not protect...
10-25-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 205
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Taps and most other frame cutting tools can be...

Taps and most other frame cutting tools can be sharpened. I've had my Campy ones sharpened a couple of times over the 40ish years i've had them. Once by someone in the bike world and the other time...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-25-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agree that the fork's integrity/strength...

Agree that the fork's integrity/strength shouldn't be an issue. We already know that the older tubing specs of these bikes is not best for a high weight load, WRT flexing. But breakage shouldn't be a...
10-25-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

IIRC the freewheel is compatible with the then...

IIRC the freewheel is compatible with the then current indexing ders and levers. Pretty much any modern 7 speed levers and rear der will work. Note that this era of bikes often have canti brakes so...
10-25-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 83
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Given the length of tandems a second set of hands...

Given the length of tandems a second set of hands can be helpful. Andy
10-25-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 243
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Just the usual supply chain options. Local bike...

Just the usual supply chain options. Local bike shops, E bay, Amazon, Craigs List, on line stores, forum classified ads, friends. Andy
10-25-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,574
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My start was much like many wrenches. Got into...

My start was much like many wrenches. Got into riding (in my case it was an escape devise from my sisters) and started to take the bike apart to fix/upgrade it. I did a few overnights before getting...
10-24-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My belief about all of these lock washer...

My belief about all of these lock washer rotational control methods is about making assembly and adjustments quicker and needing just one wrench. That we see so many washer tabs spun out of their...
10-24-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

C&V is another sub forum within the Bike Forum's...

C&V is another sub forum within the Bike Forum's universe. I believe the letters stand for those two words so over applied by so many new to this stuff, "Classic" and "vintage". Andy
10-24-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

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10-24-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 363
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Some of us are old enough to remember when...

Some of us are old enough to remember when locking tabless axle washers were first coming on Asian made hubs. many, back then, thought that the lock nuts and cones would be able to self loosen over...
10-24-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 254
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As the others have said, increase tire pressures...

As the others have said, increase tire pressures (and try to get your butt off the seat over sharp bumps if at all possible). I recently did a 500 mile tour running Pana Passels in their 26x1.5 size....
10-24-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 200
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

OP asked about what replacement freehub is...

OP asked about what replacement freehub is needed. Pretty obvious to me. Now finding out the answer is another thing. Either someone out there has this info, reads this post and bothers to reply or...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-23-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I've only made one bike with a brazed onto the...

I've only made one bike with a brazed onto the frame rack. Many years ago. Worked on many bikes at the LBS that had such too. My opinion on them has shifted to not so good. A cool statement but...
10-23-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 432
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"...oh please, Stewart" 3alarmer Miss...

"...oh please, Stewart" 3alarmer

Miss spelling Stuart's name on purpose? I hope it's not a reach out to me, for whatever reason). At least both of us bother to sing off with our real names.

To...
10-23-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 240
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I bought mine a few years ago, it sat unassembled...

I bought mine a few years ago, it sat unassembled for a month before I got it up and running. It's a 2'x4' with the mesh floor dropped a bit to add more height. Other mods allowed for better...
10-23-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sure you can. Whether it will "fix" the leak is...

Sure you can. Whether it will "fix" the leak is doubtful but might be a temporary band aid. Andy
10-21-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I should have included in my 1st reply a note...

I should have included in my 1st reply a note about the fork's condition. From a mere virtual inspection (I looked at the photo) it seems to me that the two spots are paint and top "finishing" layer...
10-21-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 240
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

You might look into the Lightweight Classic...

You might look into the Lightweight Classic Vintage bicycles (classicrendezvous.com) (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/) google group. They collect and talk about restoring/fixing and assessing...
10-21-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,574
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I agree with there being a difference between...

I agree with there being a difference between selling a single bike. But if the victim can show that this is something you've done a number of times, and maybe have bought bikes to have to later...
10-21-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,574
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sometimes our industry is still lost in the "toy"...

Sometimes our industry is still lost in the "toy" mode. The ski industry learned the above 45 years ago. One can't sign away their rights. Wavers are just one more hurdle to get over and the legal...
10-21-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 292
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The bicycle blue book shows a $200 value estimate...

The bicycle blue book shows a $200 value estimate for this bike in "good" condition. I suspect the seller has pandemic expectations guiding him:) Andy
10-21-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 240
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

First look at chemical rust treatments before any...

First look at chemical rust treatments before any mechanical stuff is done. For best old chrome and rust situations stripping off the old chrome and replating is the best way to restore. A metal...
10-21-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Yes, I think many have had dreams with odd...

Yes, I think many have had dreams with odd associations or situations in them. Andy
10-21-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 202
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

1- All fittings should be checked for tightness...

1- All fittings should be checked for tightness (bars, stem, post and seat) so nothing slips when riding). If running sew ups the glue job needs checking, the usual is to (only) try prying the tire...
10-21-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 200
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And the stem/steerer extension bolt's wedge ...

And the stem/steerer extension bolt's wedge (circled above) might be stuck tight. The bolt would loosen but the wedge it bares against could stay put. A small shock (tap with well directed hammer...
10-20-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 949
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Actually IME spoke pull throughs are relatively...

Actually IME spoke pull throughs are relatively non incident related/causing. Having seen dozens over the years and many (maybe most) were not even noticed by the rider till we pointed them out....
10-20-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 949
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Al anodizing is harder and thus less flexible...

Al anodizing is harder and thus less flexible then the underlying Al rim. So it will generally crack before the base material does. But the qualifier is "before". In time the crack in the ano will be...
10-20-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,574
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My understanding is that the seller is...

My understanding is that the seller is responsible for the condition of the product at the time of the sale and for some term after as determined by the courts. Mere transfer of product from one's...
10-19-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,574
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agreed that insurance is the right thing to do...

Agreed that insurance is the right thing to do for your customers. After all if something should go wrong due to your mistake and that took the bread winner from providing for their family wouldn't...
10-19-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The current shifter is likely a Flight Deck...

The current shifter is likely a Flight Deck compatible version, There are no Flight shifters that I know of. If you peel back the lever hood (rolling up the pant leg) from the bars you'll see the...
10-19-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Does the freehub body have and bearing slop?...

Does the freehub body have and bearing slop? Especially loose ball freehubs (and freewheels) really like a tiny amount of slop. If there is slop and excessive noise then the bearing surfaces are...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-18-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 147
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Come Again #150

It's time to continue my MtB frame project, or restart it after last spring's attempt ending in a nasty crash. Here's the link to that story A Long Time Coming - Bike Forums...
10-18-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 179
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

27 x 1 1/8 Tires are less common then the 27 x 1...

27 x 1 1/8 Tires are less common then the 27 x 1 1/4 size, both tires will fit the same rim and generally same tube. Vee Rubber makes fairly base grade tires. Kenda, Dae Yong (sp?) are two other...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-18-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Unfortunately the cost of a failure of a...

Unfortunately the cost of a failure of a structural part that is supported at one end only (think about this, every other tube in a frame is attached at two ends, but the fork) might be measured by...
10-17-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Just to be sure there are two common noise...

Just to be sure there are two common noise generating situations with a single speed that can be confused.

One is a too tight chain. As many low cost bikes have less then perfect world machining...
10-17-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A few comments- The crank arm retaining bolt...

A few comments- The crank arm retaining bolt should have been tightened to about 35 ft/lbs. I seriously doubt you got close to that with a "T" handle driver. Then there's the V1 and V2 spline...
10-16-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The best final solution for this sort of stuff is...

The best final solution for this sort of stuff is a take apart, cleaning of contact surfaces and reassembly with grease, lubes, anti seize. The challenge is to avoid the thinking that your initial...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-16-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

ad- unrelated to tube sets is the practice. I...

ad- unrelated to tube sets is the practice. I suggest after becoming ok with the two tube stubs brazed together you try a joint or three with thick walled and thin walled parts. So much of good...
10-16-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Ergo ft shifters are not indexed but are...

Ergo ft shifters are not indexed but are controlled in cable pull amounts. It's just that there's no "one click one shift" function. Depending on the set up and other factors it can take a few clicks...
10-16-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 504
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I completely agree in principle. However when...

I completely agree in principle. However when touring the options are usually less then what a perfect world will allow for. (And it is dealing with the unexpected and changing options that can make...
10-16-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A common trap of time, emotion, expectations is...

A common trap of time, emotion, expectations is to assume that the chrome under paint is applied to polished bare steel. Chrome is so thin (less so when copper then nickel is first laid down) that it...
10-16-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The easiest repair is to braze through/cross...

The easiest repair is to braze through/cross tubes in the holes. Or bar stock. A few builders charge more for this feature on new frames. Andy
10-16-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 504
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Flange cracking at spoke holes is as old as...

Flange cracking at spoke holes is as old as tension spoked wheels are. Or at least for the last 60/70 years with Al being used for hub shells. Al has an amount of notch sensitivity. A crease, scratch...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-16-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

"Paint makers in the 70s had subtler taste than...

"Paint makers in the 70s had subtler taste than garish purply pink" pstake

I don't know about this. Gitane and Motobecane had some pretty loud colors. Candi like purples, reds, greens and blues....
Forum: Framebuilders
10-16-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Looks pretty typical of the high volume French...

Looks pretty typical of the high volume French bikes of the 1970s. Too bad about the damaged seat jug binder ears. I strongly susspect the seat stays are attached with brass as welds don't like any...
10-15-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Mavic QR skewers? Andy

Mavic QR skewers? Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
10-15-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The two tube sets seem to be very close to the...

The two tube sets seem to be very close to the same dimensionally. Slight differences in stays but with the same geometry these two sets will produce pretty much the same ride. As to which is more...
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