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08-12-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 104
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

You do know that the later years (1978?) of NR QR...

You do know that the later years (1978?) of NR QR production used a curved lever? Andy (thanks to the CPSC for this and other forced changes to Campy stuff).
08-12-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 30
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One can always get a pad/shoe combo and avoid the...

One can always get a pad/shoe combo and avoid the pad/shoe fit aspect. Most of the DC/SunTour/Weinmann shoes use the same pad fit. Perhaps there's a LBS near you that you could order the pads from...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-12-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Head lugs done about 95%, enough to start the...

Head lugs done about 95%, enough to start the tube mitering and fit up. About 3.5 hours of cutting, grinding and filing. I'm still happy with the results. (Very important when you are not being...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-11-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Thanks, I have made quite a few smaller frames...

Thanks, I have made quite a few smaller frames for myself (5' 6") and a few women in my life (5' 0" to 5' 4") and always have disliked how the production bikes rarely seem to get small sizes done...
08-11-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 177
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Just to be somewhat contrarian and show when...

Just to be somewhat contrarian and show when rebuilding is called for- I just mailed back to Phil & Co a 10 year old BB of theirs that had become rough and rumbly. Their retail cost to rebearing it...
08-11-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 202
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Help us help you with either links to the bike's...

Help us help you with either links to the bike's website or an actual photo of your bike. Andy
08-10-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The assemblage of tools includes a few that won't...

The assemblage of tools includes a few that won't be needed for a 40 year old bike and lacks a bunch that are needed. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
08-10-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

More progress. I drew the basic shore lines for...

More progress. I drew the basic shore lines for the lugs and began carving. This is a step that I have been procrastinating on for a while. So far i think the seat lug looks OK, maybe 90% done at...
08-10-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Please do who ever has to duplicate this binder...

Please do who ever has to duplicate this binder and record the dimensions and take better photos for reference. Otherwise a fairly simple fab job turns into a bigger design and hope it works one....
08-10-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 192
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Many thousands (millions?) of bikes have no...

Many thousands (millions?) of bikes have no threadlocking compound or anti rotation clips on their caliper bolts and these bolts are still tight. I feel this stuff is more about the person who puts...
08-10-22, 07:54 PM
08-10-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 239
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Only by today's cheap Asian copies. Andy (who...

Only by today's cheap Asian copies. Andy (who likely has OEM Weinmann and possible the unique Altenberger versions in this stash)
08-10-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This binder doesn't look too hard to make. A...

This binder doesn't look too hard to make. A motivated person with basic metal working skills and tools (Tap, drill, file, hack saw) could do it. A machine shop would likely do it nicer and want more...
08-10-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

We use steel wool first and follow up with...

We use steel wool first and follow up with alcohol leaving the rotors on the hub for easier holding of them and less time (but we do check the mounting hardware just in case:)) Andy
08-10-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I hope the carbon post has been designed with the...

I hope the carbon post has been designed with the pinching binder in mind. Carbon isn't best used when localized compressive forces are at play. Andy
08-10-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

(86) Figured out the Shimano linkage derailleur...

(86) Figured out the Shimano linkage derailleur design : BikeMechanics (******.com)...
08-09-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 435
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

More mods and better measurement recording- I...

More mods and better measurement recording- I made a dial indicator clamp and set up for the lever/cable measurements. (While a lathe is a beautiful thing a mill is pretty cool too). The measurements...
08-09-22, 06:36 PM
08-09-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 270
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There are usually more than one reason why a...

There are usually more than one reason why a design isn't used commonly. In this case the lesser ability to hold the post in place, compared to the usual slotted clamp design, is likely a big reason....
08-09-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Per my usual I combined Sugino and SunTour and...

Per my usual I combined Sugino and SunTour and confused a bit. Your are right in the time line and the sourcing. But I think you agree with my point about spindle fit and how it can be different on...
08-09-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 315
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I would extend the slot down to close to the...

I would extend the slot down to close to the lug's bottom edge and round off the bottom of the slot. Seat posts can be harder to make tight is the slot is short. I like a slot at least an inch long....
08-09-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There are two different SunTour company versions...

There are two different SunTour company versions and different tapered square standards they used. The current (and for a couple decades) ST is owned by SR (if I have this right) and is but a...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-08-22, 07:32 AM
08-08-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 130
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll second not using electrical tape. It will...

I'll second not using electrical tape. It will compress and slide between the layers quite easily over time and with stress. Andy
08-07-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

[QUOTE) In my universe, where friction front...

[QUOTE)
In my universe, where friction front downtube shifters reign, I simply strive to get the inner-most ring fairly close to the chainstay- within a couple mm. Sometimes this is the result of...
08-07-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

1- Care because the overall system performance is...

1- Care because the overall system performance is becoming more and more dependent on best chain lines. If you're running older systems that have no lift pins, have a wide ring to ring center...
08-07-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Yes, finding a ft der that will fit the mount is...

Yes, finding a ft der that will fit the mount is what most would do and what I would suggest too.

To your question about the mounts and der compatibility and specs- Most ft braze on mounted ders...
08-07-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

IIRC the Golden Arrow was a group from the mid...

IIRC the Golden Arrow was a group from the mid 1980s, just before indexing took over. I don't recall ever seeing one that used a braze on mount (that "hanger"). Did this der come on the frame you...
08-07-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

We dislike this design too for a few reasons. One...

We dislike this design too for a few reasons. One is that the limit screws are turned in the opposite direction than any other "modern" der. But the do just the same in limiting the cage travel.
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08-07-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Very few drop out eyes don't use the M5...

Very few drop out eyes don't use the M5 threading. Some have been M6, but these will see a M5 bolt nearly sliding through so i doubt this is what you have. Many older English (can you say "Raleigh")...
08-07-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 435
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Have you looked at the photo of the rear set up?...

Have you looked at the photo of the rear set up? You'll see that plate I use is bolted to the cage. Andy
08-06-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 435
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I had no idea this project of mine would generate...

I had no idea this project of mine would generate this much response. Thanks for the feedback so far, I am learning.

Someone suggested placing the indicator's tip against the inner cage plate....
08-06-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 435
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

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08-06-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 435
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

icemilkcoffee- I agree about hand help calipers...

icemilkcoffee- I agree about hand help calipers not being very repeatable in measured numbers.

When I started to figure out how I would do this I did consider using a dial on the cable pull...
08-05-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 435
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Measuring 9 Speed Movements

This thread is already many years old and others have gone before me here. I have run mixed drivetrains since the mid 1990s and don't want to move on from my many Campy Ergo (second gen pointy hood...
08-05-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Pretty much all the Asian brazed frames...

Pretty much all the Asian brazed frames (production/factory) use a brass/bronze filler. I don't think any action is needed as long as my "how does the seat post fit and stay secured" question has a...
08-05-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Too bad about the stolen IBOC (although I'm...

Too bad about the stolen IBOC (although I'm impressed by the effort made to steel it, makes one wonder if they knew the bike was there already...). I still have my Tomac Signature (1988 model) and...
08-05-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 264
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

RH drop out cracks are among the more common way...

RH drop out cracks are among the more common way a factory steel frame "fails" (not that cracks are common, just when they happen it is often there). As mentioned there are ways to fix this from a...
08-05-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 313
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I use a machinist's scribe (K&D offers one). At...

I use a machinist's scribe (K&D offers one). At work we use a sharpened spoke. With a little practice one can place the nipple of the sharpened end of the tool, place the nipple into the rim's hole,...
08-05-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This "new bike" sure looks to be a 1980s Asian...

This "new bike" sure looks to be a 1980s Asian made one by the tube decal and the rear brake routing. I would guess a Nishiki if I had to.

Iride1 has it right, IMO. Have you tried to fit a seat...
08-04-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

First thought is cable friction. Andy

First thought is cable friction. Andy
08-04-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My friend recently replaced his Gates belt and...

My friend recently replaced his Gates belt and ring on his CoMotion. The old had MAJOR wear after 4 or 5 years. He was beginning to have some slip under pedal pressure. When i looked at the old parts...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-03-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 322
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Define "advantage" and by who is benefiting from...

Define "advantage" and by who is benefiting from it. One community wants some new buzz with each market cycle. Some want their egos stroked at the start of group rides, with the bike they are on....
Forum: Framebuilders
08-03-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Mark- Glad to know that I'm not the first person...

Mark- Glad to know that I'm not the first person to make mistakes. When I took Eisentraut's 1979 Rutland VT class he commented that one mark of a pro was how they hid theirs:)

I thought about...
08-03-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 549
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Does this post mean you have found what was going...

Does this post mean you have found what was going on? If so please share so we can stop wondering what you really were experiencing. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
08-02-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,004
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Update- Here are a few shots of the current...

Update- Here are a few shots of the current status on my build.

The forks went badly, twice. I hate making stupid mistakes let alone a second time. The first set of blades are scrap now and the...
08-02-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 664
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

QBP lists Jagwire Sport SS shift cables (CA4444)...

QBP lists Jagwire Sport SS shift cables (CA4444) for less than $4 dealer cost, these would typically retail for $5-$10 shop dependent. I suspect cxwrench doesn't use coated cables, as I don't too....
08-02-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

One rarely anticipated issue with swapping rear...

One rarely anticipated issue with swapping rear ders on a 20" wheel is the tension pulley to ground clearance can become less than ideal... Andy
08-02-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

First you have to see if the freehub body is long...

First you have to see if the freehub body is long enough to fit the 10 cog cassette. This is best done by an actual measurement and not relying on some spec chart found on line. If you can't remove...
07-31-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 590
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Actually it is more among the non pros that wheel...

Actually it is more among the non pros that wheel overlapping, and the risk of that point rearward QR lever acting as a hook or latch, that is likely the greater concern. Any one who hasn't ridden up...
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