Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: Andrew R Stewart
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 1.95 seconds.
07-07-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 92
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Someone should take the RH side (any question as...

Someone should take the RH side (any question as to which side that is???) off the post and see why the spring is not providing enough tension to rotate the pad away from the rim. It's possible that...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-06-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Some builders use their client's initials in the...

Some builders use their client's initials in the serial number. Andy
07-05-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 330
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

They use the term stretch because so many people...

They use the term stretch because so many people incorrectly use it. They put wear first, and that is what is happening. No stretching involved. Why would you want to use an incorrect term?
...
07-05-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 288
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There have been 9.5mm (3/8") axles with a QR...

There have been 9.5mm (3/8") axles with a QR capacity. I suggest measuring what's actually in play. Andy
07-05-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 288
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If the question is what is the axle's through...

If the question is what is the axle's through hole, that positions the QR skewer, than I would speculate it's slightly bigger than 5mm to allow for a bit of clearance. I also suspect that different...
07-05-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

zacster- I think you now have a project to do....

zacster- I think you now have a project to do. Design and make (3D print, machine your choice) a replacement draw bolt. Please report back to us after you have some real world testing/use. Andy
07-05-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Are you sure the hub you have on the late 1950s...

Are you sure the hub you have on the late 1950s bike is a Shimano 333? I was under the impression that the 333 hubs came out in the later 1960s. My general rule (with other than SA AW hubs) is to not...
07-05-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 122
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Most disk hubs use medium to large flange...

Most disk hubs use medium to large flange diameters, noy fairly low flanges as the current wheel has. What gage are the current spokes? (Kind of looks to be bigger than the way common 2mm/14g size...
07-05-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I suspect (from what the OP says) that both forks...

I suspect (from what the OP says) that both forks were machined for the same crown race diameter fit but the replacement fork was cut a tad too small. (This is not uncommon with hand driven...
07-04-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 330
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

In all seriousness there are other reasons why a...

In all seriousness there are other reasons why a work bench out of sight (and earshot) from the customers is a good thing. Stuff like using hammers and poor music choices. Andy
07-04-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Are you unable to measure the hub's specs and...

Are you unable to measure the hub's specs and then use any widely available calculator? The drop out width has no contribution to spoke lengths. Flange spread and flange to center yes.

Whenever...
07-04-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 330
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The first thing I think of is cable friction...

The first thing I think of is cable friction and/or a weak der parallelogram return spring. Andy
07-03-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

When camping and have washed the day's kit I have...

When camping and have washed the day's kit I have often used my bike as a drying rack. But at home the wife likes me to use the drying lines I put up in the basement. Andy
07-03-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

http://content.bikeroar.com/system/product/000/081...

http://content.bikeroar.com/system/product/000/081/761/large/USE_Sumo_Carbon_300mm_1.jpg?1472487795

If this clamp design is what your post has you'll find it difficult to get minor changes of...
07-03-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There's a range of real leverages (cable pull...

There's a range of real leverages (cable pull ratios) with single pivot calipers and cantis but they are generally lumped together and considered a single family of cable/pad movement ratio. And with...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-02-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The only stay mitering fixtures I've used don't...

The only stay mitering fixtures I've used don't allow both ends to be mitered in one fixturing up. They, like what dsual showed, have a hard stop (or dummy axle) at one end. Since I hand miter the...
07-01-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

IIRC Shimano, at least at one time, called their...

IIRC Shimano, at least at one time, called their brake casing compressionless because it used a spiral with a rectangular cross section, the flat sides will better support the compressive forces that...
07-01-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I would not make a blanket claim about casing...

I would not make a blanket claim about casing ferules and all Shimano brake systems. While, IIRC, the non aero systems do usually want a casing ferule at each end many of the aero cable routed...
07-01-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agree with the chaff strip often becoming...

Agree with the chaff strip often becoming separated just above the rim. This by itself hasn't been a problem for many before you, use to be real common with sew ups then when wired ons became so...
07-01-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 476
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Popsicle stick, sure why not. As good as another...

Popsicle stick, sure why not. As good as another easy to handle item that's about the same thickness.

However there are other ways to try quieting a brake squeal. Toe out, grinding small ramps to...
07-01-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There are many examples of online inventory...

There are many examples of online inventory claims being wrong. Or maybe better to say that updating websites is not the highest priority for many companies. I'll also add that managing a correct...
07-01-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If one were to redesign the draw/preload bolt...

If one were to redesign the draw/preload bolt (that plastic threaded thing we are talking about) please don't have it stick out past the crankarm's surface. There's a reason why crank arm dust caps...
06-30-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Nor has the OP an understanding to Shimano's...

Nor has the OP an understanding to Shimano's marketing methods. Of course they would make a unique tool. Andy
06-29-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A couple of MMs per side. Ideally the driveside...

A couple of MMs per side. Ideally the driveside washer is made of steel to better grip the dropout face. I would also strongly suggest a proper internal cam QR skewer be used. Andy
06-29-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A couple of MMs of spread or compression is...

A couple of MMs of spread or compression is generally no big deal. Some frames have been built to a 132.5 (or 127.5 in a previous generation) to accommodate the two width standards. Resetting the...
06-29-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I will mention the test for this type of issue I...

I will mention the test for this type of issue I used to employ back when skinny Al frames were thought to be the shizz. (Vitus and Alans, including all those labeled with other brands but were made...
06-29-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 187
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

When Mavic was still making these wheels I don't...

When Mavic was still making these wheels I don't remember there being an option for doing this. I suppose if one was handy with machine shop stuff one could make new axle ends that create the new...
06-29-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My suggestion is to let someone with this kind of...

My suggestion is to let someone with this kind of experience take a look. These people are often found in a LBS.

Chasing noises can be a time consuming effort if you can't narrow down the type of...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-29-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll add to Eric's good points that many mixtes...

I'll add to Eric's good points that many mixtes have a really long "top tube" for their seat tube size. For reasons like not having to do much change to a jig used for diamond frames to wanting some...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-29-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

For the same reasons why I don't build frames for...

For the same reasons why I don't build frames for a living. I like taking my time and trying different stuff. Having said that I doubt I would do what I just did again.

Like some here I, too,...
06-28-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 315
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I have for years wondered what the bike...

I have for years wondered what the bike dimensional situation would be these days had WWII gone the other way. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
06-28-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This time last night I thought I would do a...

This time last night I thought I would do a longish ride today. But early this morning I got a call from a friend who was in the hospital this weekend and asked for a ride home as she was being...
06-28-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 496
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Dan- The portion of the der that the cable is...

Dan- The portion of the der that the cable is clamped to (the "arm") is engineered to be what it takes to move the pulley cage a certain amount per the grip's click. So, changing its length will...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-28-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Nice photo set. I've only done a few handfuls of...

Nice photo set. I've only done a few handfuls of stems (or of seat post things to support a HB bag off the bike's seat post) and have sort of a general design now I follow. Two bar clamp bolts and...
06-27-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Bicycles use a mix of different dimensional...

Bicycles use a mix of different dimensional standards on the same parts, like axles that are 10x26 (10mm diameter and 26 threads per inch). Most bike parts use fairly fine pitch threads for their...
06-26-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 227
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I agree with the confusing use of terms like...

I agree with the confusing use of terms like "pull width". I have never read/heard that used to describe either pad movement with lever pull or cable travel per pull.

I believe that the New SLR...
06-26-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Not by any instruction I know of. The nut needs a...

Not by any instruction I know of. The nut needs a tad of clearance on the stem. Slightly more then the steerer has.

I just measured 4 Eng top nuts at between 22.31 to 22.55mm and the 3 steerers I...
06-26-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 345
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

IIRC at one time Cinelli made both Eng/Rtl...

IIRC at one time Cinelli made both Eng/Rtl diameter and French diameter stems. A French one would measure out as about 21.8 to 21.9mm. Andy
06-25-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 92
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Canti bosses that are a 1 piece machined...

Canti bosses that are a 1 piece machined construct usually have the threaded post hole all the way through. The theory being ease of making and allowing a longer bolt to best support the canti post...
06-25-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Rear der max cog capacity is also controlled by...

Rear der max cog capacity is also controlled by the der hanger length. Back in the day when horizontal slots were the standard one could change this dimension by moving the wheel forward or back in...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-24-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

531 Build Inspired by Raleigh Pros

This is the second frame I'm building with no specific rider in mind. I have the tube set (from years ago) and the and a fondness for the early/mid 1970s Raleigh Pros. Fastback stays, full sloping...
06-22-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Will you be using the current crank? Which ring...

Will you be using the current crank? Which ring position will you use? What ring size will you use? how much splay out does your chain stays have?

The common way to figure this out is make some...
06-22-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The first is not a freewheel but an early version...

The first is not a freewheel but an early version of a freehub. The smallest cog threads on doing the job of current cassette lock rings. Still holding the other cogs from turning while the second...
06-22-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I didn't say that there's a current ft der...

I didn't say that there's a current ft der problem, just that with changing the rings C-C or chain line there could be. That there is no ft der or rub after shift suggests that the rings have the...
06-22-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sorry, thought you were wanting to replace the...

Sorry, thought you were wanting to replace the bearings. Andy
06-22-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Bearings (as in cartridge type, not loose ball)...

Bearings (as in cartridge type, not loose ball) typically have their size or part number etched on them. Though sometimes this ID is weathered away. Measuring the bearing's ID then OD then width is a...
06-22-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Most likely the new rings have lift pins that...

Most likely the new rings have lift pins that stick out a tad more than the cheap steel ring had.

Rings can have a dish to them so when mounted the right way the two rings end up having the...
06-22-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Most of the "sealed cartridge type" BBs are not...

Most of the "sealed cartridge type" BBs are not meant to have the bearing preload adjustable or to be taken apart and serviced. That is the glory of them, plug/play/forget/replace when worn out...
...
06-22-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The absolute best way to eliminate the slap is to...

The absolute best way to eliminate the slap is to eliminate the internal routing.

I have known some that will use an expanding foam to fill the tube with. Do know that this is a messy and hard to...
06-22-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Check the chainring bolts before doing any...

Check the chainring bolts before doing any damaging steps. One could drill off the retaining bolt's head, once the head is gone the threaded portion still in the axle should easily thread out. One...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.