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Forum: Framebuilders
02-05-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Grovel Bike Done

I call this a grovel bike as a dig at what is being claimed as the newest thing but us oldies know it is what was the norm when we were kids. Might not make sense to you but I have a smile when I say...
01-26-23, 09:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 876
Posted By tcs

The simplistic theory is that in wetter, coldish,...

The simplistic theory is that in wetter, coldish, flatish Northern Europe [British Isles (Sturmey-Archer), Low Countries, Germany (Fichtel&Sachs), Denmark] IGHs satisfied riders' needs, while in...
01-26-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 876
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Yeah, really a shame what they did to their IGH...

Yeah, really a shame what they did to their IGH lineup. After investing so much in product development and introducing new products like iMotion 9 speed, which I had one of for a while, and an 8...
01-25-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 876
Posted By tcs

The Spectro 7 was a nice hub, with a total 303%...

The Spectro 7 was a nice hub, with a total 303% range (Nexus 8 307%) and efficient single-stage gearing. There was carping about possible fragility of the plastic housing of the ClickBox, but that...
01-25-23, 03:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 876
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Yes, totally normal to hear a ticking sound in...

Yes, totally normal to hear a ticking sound in 4th through 7th gear as the pawls on the planet carrier are outrun. If a pawl spring was the issue, it would affect all undedrive gears not just third.I...
01-23-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 876
Posted By Dan Burkhart

#19 on that exploded view.

#19 on that exploded view.
01-23-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 876
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Aaron was going to be my next suggestion. He is...

Aaron was going to be my next suggestion. He is very helpful.
01-23-23, 11:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 876
Posted By Dan Burkhart

It has not been brought up yet, but I am assuming...

It has not been brought up yet, but I am assuming since you referenced the manual that the clickbox is properly adjusted to the alignment marks in 4th gear?
3rd and 5th gear both drive off the same...
01-22-23, 12:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 876
Posted By Dan Burkhart

I think the diagnosis is accurate. The high...

I think the diagnosis is accurate.
The high speed pawls (which is another name for the pawls on the ring gear) only engage the ratchets in gears 4 thru 7. For gears 1 thru 3, the ring gear is...
01-03-23, 10:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 864
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And I have no qualms about viewing a bent Al...

And I have no qualms about viewing a bent Al frame as a write off. Being such and knowing that a rear dropout "failure" is rarely a riding/control crisis I would also try bending things straight. I...
01-02-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 578
Posted By phughes

https://www.mcmaster.com/spacers/for-screw-size~m1...

https://www.mcmaster.com/spacers/for-screw-size~m10/id~10mm/length~5-mm/
12-31-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 578
Posted By Kontact

No, you're right and the OP and I are wrong....

No, you're right and the OP and I are wrong. Regardless of the design of the hub, fork dropouts will not accept anything larger than 9mm. I got front and rear confused, and I imagine the OP did as...
12-31-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 578
Posted By Bill Kapaun

When did "standard front hub axle, 10mm" become...

When did "standard front hub axle, 10mm" become standard?

If you're talking 1.0mm total, why bother?
12-23-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 755
Posted By 1989Pre

It looks like you've got three threads showing,...

It looks like you've got three threads showing, and that is generally considered the minimum.

My Gipiemme Sprints have those metal, polished dust-caps. Mine have one small hole in them, apparently...
12-23-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,913
Posted By cyccommute

Sometimes you swap out the wife. Especially...

Sometimes you swap out the wife. Especially before she mellows and decides that tandems arenĺt as bad as she thought:rolleyes:
...
12-22-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 559
Posted By freeranger

A good set of pads on any rim brake will help. My...

A good set of pads on any rim brake will help. My favorite, and many others from what I've read, is Kool Stop Salmon pads. They do wear a little quicker than some of their other offerings, but the...
12-22-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 755
Posted By base2

I think it was Admiral Hopper that once said:...

I think it was Admiral Hopper that once said: "One good measurement is worth a thousand good guesses."...Or something like that.

Either way. Good on you. All the best mechanics I have known have...
12-22-22, 05:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 755
Posted By 1989Pre

Give Kinesis a call though, and find out if they...

Give Kinesis a call though, and find out if they ever made the Crosslight in 110mm spacing. For what it's worth, I recommend Kinesis aluminum forks. I run the Maxlight in summer on my mtb and the...
12-21-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 755
Posted By Camilo

Is there 110mm front hub spacing that someone...

Is there 110mm front hub spacing that someone would have re-spaced for? And could it even be done on an aluminum fork? I If there is a 110 mm hub and IF it was repeatedly spread to cram the wheel in...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-21-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By unterhausen

I looked at what you posted originally, and you...

I looked at what you posted originally, and you used the wrong tags somehow on your link. There is noting wrong with posting youtube links on Bikeforums.

If your post comes out differently than...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-21-22, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I watched this vid just last night. Very...

I watched this vid just last night. Very interesting. But I am a child of that time so what would you expect. Being East Coast I am less familiar with some of his references of people he worked with...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-21-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By zandoval

Hey... Thanks for the links... ...

Hey... Thanks for the links...

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Paul+Brodie+frame+builder
12-21-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 755
Posted By 2old

Primarily if the safety of their bottom line is...

Primarily if the safety of their bottom line is involved because a lawsuit may occur.
12-21-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 755
Posted By 79pmooney

boneshaker78, in your first photo, is the open QR...

boneshaker78, in your first photo, is the open QR forcing the fork in at all? Or is the fork relaxed? If that is its natural state, I would absolutely not sweat forcing the fork in with the QR...
12-21-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 755
Posted By 1989Pre

If you're getting 110mm as your front spacing,...

If you're getting 110mm as your front spacing, then something is amiss, and you want the best opinion you can get. If someone tried to "re-space" this fork, then it is compromised. Talk to the...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Darth Lefty

Meanwhile. My family celebrates Yule with a...

Meanwhile.

My family celebrates Yule with a yule log. Usually this has been last year's Christmas tree carved up and in the fire pit. In 2021 some well meaning fence contractors hauled it off but...
12-21-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 755
Posted By 2old

I have used that same fork intermittently for 15+...

I have used that same fork intermittently for 15+ (probably more like 20) years on a rigid MTB (used as a spare bike for guests), without any problems, and consider Kinesis a well respected...
12-20-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 755
Posted By Bill Kapaun

I would verify it's the fork just to be sure. ...

I would verify it's the fork just to be sure.
100mm = 3-15/16" if you don't have a metric scale.
I think you mentioned budget build which, to me, says some parts may be sourced from places unknown....
12-20-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 755
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

For a few reasons. External cam QRs generally...

For a few reasons. External cam QRs generally have less gripping ability. Between the plastic surface the cam acts on (and its compression under pressure) and the usual Al ends that bare against the...
12-20-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 755
Posted By FBinNY

This is a standard 100mm fork. Either it was...

This is a standard 100mm fork. Either it was made this way, or was spread at some point, it's now slightly too wide.

There is NO SAFETY ISSUE here, but there may be an inconvenience factor, in...
12-20-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 755
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I don't think the small amount of pull up will...

I don't think the small amount of pull up will increase the fork's chance of cracking. Certainly not anytime soon. I suspect the fork just widened during the welding and was "good enough" for the QC...
12-20-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 755
Posted By veganbikes

I wouldn't worry about it. Just do up the QR...

I wouldn't worry about it. Just do up the QR skewer properly and you should be fine.
12-20-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,025
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I totally agree with Chain L use. Been using it...

I totally agree with Chain L use. Been using it for quite a number of years. However I'll add my too often said statement about lubes: they are like body soap. I don't care which brand or type of...
12-15-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By BTinNYC

I don't think any surviving manufacturer is back...

I don't think any surviving manufacturer is back to pre-pandemic quality yet. There's quality issues in the entire chain.

I've seen this in a friend's new Trek and experienced it with my new...
12-14-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Wheels from a factory being 5-10mm out of dish is...

Wheels from a factory being 5-10mm out of dish is a HUGE amount of poor assembly. This much makes me wonder about how this was measured as it's close to what a disk hub's flanges might be off set...
12-14-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By HillRider

Does your bike have a front disc brake? If so,...

Does your bike have a front disc brake? If so, the front wheel will have to be "dished" to center the rim between the locknuts and it will not be necessarily centered over the hub shell. The disc...
12-05-22, 03:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,386
Posted By JoeTBM

Our shop works on a lot of Big box store bikes,...

Our shop works on a lot of Big box store bikes, both new and used.

Walmart no longer sends them to the crusher if a legit charity in town wants them. We actually pickup from our local Walmart 8-12...
12-04-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,386
Posted By DiabloScott

Sometimes they'll even ask their bike riding...

Sometimes they'll even ask their bike riding friends like me for recommendations. I tell them to go to a legit bike store where someone will assist them and stand behind the product, and not a box...
12-04-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,386
Posted By HillRider

Where did your friend get the bike and how much...

Where did your friend get the bike and how much did it cost? I assume it was a Big-Box store and around $50. This is not unusual given the cost and quality of those BSO bikes. The cost of adequate...
11-14-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By maddog34

i'll assume you mean the brake Boss/Post,correct?...

i'll assume you mean the brake Boss/Post,correct? most have just two flats to drive them with when torquing... this means only an open end wrench can be used... an open end 9mm is not very long......
11-14-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Many of the removable (thus threaded into a...

Many of the removable (thus threaded into a welded on base) brake boss use a thread locking compound to add extra insurance from a boss loosening from its base. Andy
11-14-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By FBinNY

Short answer -- 8-9 nm dry or 6-7nm lubed*, but...

Short answer -- 8-9 nm dry or 6-7nm lubed*, but please read on before taking this as gospel.

Screw torque specs depend on the screw diameter, thread pitch, and material. Do a search for "metric...
11-14-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 215
Posted By zandoval

WOW... Oddly this is a hard question......

WOW... Oddly this is a hard question... **********???
11-02-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By drlogik

You have a few options: 1) If you have a...

You have a few options:

1) If you have a 3/8" drive torque wrench, go to the hardware store or tool store and buy a 3/8" drive "crowfoot" that fits that Phil tool for the torque wrench. It will...
11-01-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Barry2

DIY torque

Use a crescent wrench and a luggage scale.
I've had to do this for another hobby of mine where I didn't have a suitably weird wrench available.

Barry
11-01-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By 70sSanO

I would get a socket. But since you asked, I...

I would get a socket.

But since you asked, I think you can “technically” get close with a digital scale on a box wrench; maybe an adjustable. There are a number of gyrations involved, but it is...
11-01-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By veganbikes

I think for Phil Wood BBs at least you are less...

I think for Phil Wood BBs at least you are less going for torque and more going for proper adjustment of things. From when I installed mine a while back it was trying to get the spindle properly...
11-01-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By mtn drew

The socket will be a better choice. I think...

The socket will be a better choice. I think Harborfreight sell them sockets individually too. Also check Walmart in their tool section.
11-01-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By pdlamb

First choice would be to find a 3/8" drive 22m...

First choice would be to find a 3/8" drive 22m socket. (Probably won't find it at Harbor Freight, check Snap On, Granger, all the usual expensive sources.)

Second choice would be to get a 22 mm...
11-01-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By curbtender

Get a bigger socket?

Get a bigger socket?
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