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04-29-24, 11:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,237
Posted By BCRider

The only semi easy way would be to set the cable...

The only semi easy way would be to set the cable length adjuster on the caliper so it is almost all of the way out. Leave a little to make your lever adjustments. Then to ease the pads out and...
04-30-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 843
Posted By BCRider

One box of spokes? You don't do this a lot? ...

One box of spokes? You don't do this a lot? Then by far the most cost effective way to deal with it is to trade them for the proper size with someone or just suck it up and buy the spokes you need....
04-20-23, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 903
Posted By BCRider

IT's TWO! TWO! TWO STANDS IN ONE! Interwebz...

IT's TWO! TWO! TWO STANDS IN ONE!

Interwebz points to those of us old enough to remember where that came from.... :D

That is one super nice stand! Dual dial gauges? Overkill much? But really...
07-23-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By BCRider

The most handy thing when I was learning was to...

The most handy thing when I was learning was to have another built wheel with the same spoke count and crossings at my side to copy. It's easy peasy to get led astray..
07-23-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,769
Posted By BCRider

The only time I've seen such adjustment screws is...

The only time I've seen such adjustment screws is on the old style more classic frames with forward facing horizontal dropouts. And since it's an old style classic frame you have I'd bet an E-beer...
07-20-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,500
Posted By BCRider

The "silver" chains I've had were clearly nickel...

The "silver" chains I've had were clearly nickel or similarly plated. So you would need to remove the plating first before using a cold blue to blacken the links. Consider that it would also blacken...
07-12-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By BCRider

That's the trick! A good description. I'll...

That's the trick! A good description.

I'll add a second trick to aid with easily checking how the squaring up is going. Mark the edge of the shell with felt marker. Screw the BB in and lightly...
07-11-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,554
Posted By BCRider

You can check with the local paint stores. The...

You can check with the local paint stores. The ones that sell nothing but paint typically have empty cans. A quart size will do ya as long as you go easy with the shaking to avoid denting it badly...
07-07-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,012
Posted By BCRider

It's possible that the retraction spring on the...

It's possible that the retraction spring on the left side is broken internally. Otherwise I'm also thinking that the pin for the retraction spring is not in the proper matching hole on both sides. ...
06-28-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By BCRider

Me too. For those of us with fat fingers or...

Me too.

For those of us with fat fingers or just big hands a set of angle tweezers or angle forceps is great for holding the little wad of paper towel for getting deep into the corners.
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06-27-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 526
Posted By BCRider

Those are just marks from the texture on the...

Those are just marks from the texture on the inside of the tire from the cords that cyccommute showed you. Next time you have the tire off look on the inside and you'll see the texture that...
06-15-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,479
Posted By BCRider

As someone that has wrenched on various things...

As someone that has wrenched on various things all my life I see both sides of this thread.

When we first start out torque wrenches (and torque screwdrivers ) are great to have. It takes some...
06-09-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,048
Posted By BCRider

Well put Rolla. And totally agree. A big...

Well put Rolla. And totally agree.

A big part of why the early MTB's went with 26" is to avoid toe strikes against the front tire when turning on the trails. Some of the road bikes with 700C...
06-09-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,071
Posted By BCRider

If commuting in sloppy conditions or trail riding...

If commuting in sloppy conditions or trail riding the anodized rims are soon converted to "machined" in any event.... :)
06-08-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,048
Posted By BCRider

The other significant issue is that you lose the...

The other significant issue is that you lose the proper mechanical advantage. So you'll find that the brakes which previously were easily applied and modulated well with only two fingers on the lever...
06-07-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By BCRider

I gotta say that this sounds like a fun build now...

I gotta say that this sounds like a fun build now that we see the list of options you are looking at using. And a pretty good reason for the adapter after all.

This should work out fine since...
06-04-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,120
Posted By BCRider

Fantastic! Somewhere along the way if you...

Fantastic!

Somewhere along the way if you keep your eyes open you'll eventually come across an old bike up for free. You might not need or want another bike. But it can provide a lot of use as...
06-04-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By BCRider

The same last comment could apply to the high bar...

The same last comment could apply to the high bar cruiser style bikes too. You simply prefer a different style of fluff compared to the fluff that others enjoy.... :)

In a way there are some...
06-04-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 501
Posted By BCRider

That looks great. You've easily got enough to...

That looks great. You've easily got enough to deal with the chain passing over the teeth. But it's not so loose that you could remove a whole link pair without causing an issue either. And as you...
06-04-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 501
Posted By BCRider

Wouldn't we all have... wouldn't we all..... ...

Wouldn't we all have... wouldn't we all.....

My favorite story was the one about the trick test where the INSTRUCTIONS stated to simply fill in the student's name and do either no questions or...
06-04-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 501
Posted By BCRider

The danger choice is the biggest to biggest...

The danger choice is the biggest to biggest combo. The smallest to smallest might result in some odd shifting or even jump the chain. But it'll be embarrassing and recoverable rather than disastrous....
06-03-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By BCRider

Before I retired I commuted 20 minutes each way...

Before I retired I commuted 20 minutes each way for the last 18'ish years I worked. It was pretty regular to have to stop and fix a flat about once every two weeks. This almost totally went away...
06-02-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,120
Posted By BCRider

The axles might well have the room needed. But...

The axles might well have the room needed. But you're going to shift the hub and cassette by that same 1mm and cause shifting with that wheel to be off compared to the others that Polaris said he...
06-02-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By BCRider

Even if you don't buy tools or do any other work...

Even if you don't buy tools or do any other work of any sort on your bikes there's no altering the fact that knowing how to change inner tubes out in the world and having a pump to pump up the tire...
05-30-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,465
Posted By BCRider

The seat going forward moves your core further...

The seat going forward moves your core further ahead and the support from your feet on the pedals doesn't support your weight in the same way. The seat has to hold you in the proper relation to the...
05-29-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By BCRider

Corrosion around my part of the world is a big...

Corrosion around my part of the world is a big deal. So every screw on every part of my bikes gets greased. Plus it's especially important with steel screws into aluminum threads where galling is an...
05-29-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,412
Posted By BCRider

In addition to the day warming up after you set...

In addition to the day warming up after you set the pressure there's also the fact that tires get warm when ridden. 5PSI worth? Probably not on a bicycle. More than that on cars or motorcycles.
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05-24-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,977
Posted By BCRider

Yours is the same vintage as the one I commuted...

Yours is the same vintage as the one I commuted on for a number of years. Same cranks and stem shifters. Mine was blue though.

Great bike it was too. I do my own work and after a full overall...
03-31-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 614
Posted By BCRider

Before I built a stand for myself (I've got that...

Before I built a stand for myself (I've got that sort of metal machining hobby shop) I used the "built in truing stand" of simply right in the frame that they will live in. A zip tie around the...
03-27-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By BCRider

Thanks to all so far. I found a couple of...

Thanks to all so far.

I found a couple of the Velo Orange threadless while looking. But they were listed at $200. And that was enough of a shock that I didn't look to see if they were old...
03-27-22, 01:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,696
Posted By BCRider

As someone that generally takes good care of my...

As someone that generally takes good care of my bikes and tries to stay on top of the adjustments there's always that one time.... In my case it cost me all of the drive side spokes. That was back...
05-31-11, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,510
Posted By BCRider

There's a hole in the center of it for the cable...

There's a hole in the center of it for the cable to pass through. Go to your hardware store and buy a set of small size E-Z-Outs. Stick the one that fits into the hole and turn it out.
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11-20-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,818
Posted By BCRider

Agobel, for some reason the front bolt adjuster...

Agobel, for some reason the front bolt adjuster is offset. If you can get it back to center then fine. Other wise don't worry about it. The saddle leather itself looks fine and only appears...
11-18-10, 09:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,818
Posted By BCRider

For a one shot deal I think you did the right...

For a one shot deal I think you did the right thing given the rather sad condition of the leather. But from this point on I'd treat it with waxes intended for leather which have only a slight amount...
08-02-10, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,927
Posted By BCRider

You don't ride much in the rain with it I guess. ...

You don't ride much in the rain with it I guess. Chromed steel rims in the wet are enough to scare anyone. Even the funky ones with the pattern did terrible when wet.
11-04-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,237
Posted By BCRider

Since this is apparently a solid axle the usual...

Since this is apparently a solid axle the usual rules given for tensioning the bearing of hollow axles that were given above do not apply. Being a solid axle you do NOT want any play in the...
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