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09-29-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 446
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I describe thread directions as "clockwise" or...

I describe thread directions as "clockwise" or "counter clockwise" and never "righty tighty". This way no mater how the wrench is placed (above or below) on the part it can be turned in the correct...
09-29-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I disagree with BG. Having seen many tires that...

I disagree with BG. Having seen many tires that have the wire of the tire's bead no longer contained by the casing, the casing fibers being cut or abraded, and seen the tire side lift off the rim...
09-29-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 307
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Yea, I've watched in mixed feelings fellow club...

Yea, I've watched in mixed feelings fellow club riders to a tube install in just a couple of minutes, skipping steps that I do. I've also watched some get a second flat only a few miles later...
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09-28-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 307
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Of course the fastest way to fix a flat is with a...

Of course the fastest way to fix a flat is with a spare tube, not a patch. Just be sure why it went flat is fixed too. Andy
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As Mark B said trying the just remelt as a first...

As Mark B said trying the just remelt as a first effort makes sense.

Brass/bronze is, well, brassy colored. Silver is a grey color. you could lightly run a hacksaw blade along the crack and see...
09-28-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Not the answer but an observation. It is...

Not the answer but an observation.

It is somewhat funny that a feature that when introduced was thought of as being such a big improvement (hook beaded rims, allowing far higher tire pressures) is...
09-28-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 185
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Well actually... Shimano dual pivot brake...

Well actually...

Shimano dual pivot brake calipers have has a caliper return spring adjuster for a long time and on most all their series/grades. No screw but a small plastic block that most here...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 268
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As most of this stuff is long past production it...

As most of this stuff is long past production it will become rarer over the years. I will say that there are quite a few people who have this kind of stuff in their stash still though. Were this...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-28-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Are you sure the filler is silver? Were the stays...

Are you sure the filler is silver? Were the stays to be replaced or the cracked one pulled back enough to clean up the area well I would consider using brass/bronze filler to reattach the stays....
09-28-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 307
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My observations say yes, lower air pressures...

My observations say yes, lower air pressures allow for more tire/tube squirm and potential abrasion. Just look at tires that have been ridden w/ too little pressure and see the cocked over valve as...
09-27-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 307
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This! "Glueless" patches just have a lower grade...

This! "Glueless" patches just have a lower grade of glue and the ability to stay on is challenged by the tube stretching, squirming about or rubbing against the tire's insides. I have found...
09-27-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 421
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The Op mentions having a "split hub" while on a...

The Op mentions having a "split hub" while on a tour, breaking spokes and seems to be concerned about a bearing failure that will stop function and finding replacements. I've commented on design a...
09-27-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 421
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This! What i did to get the wheel good enough to...

This! What i did to get the wheel good enough to ride safely was to loosen up all the spokes a tad then counter whack it against the ground, keeping the tire pressure normal. Eyeball the rim's...
09-27-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 259
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Some companies, and their contractors, do a...

Some companies, and their contractors, do a better job at matching the aero post and seat tube and associated clamp shapes and dimensions, others less so. I can't offer many options to brand/design...
09-26-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Safe- That is much more about paying attention to...

Safe- That is much more about paying attention to your equipment than any initial slight miss match of BB axle taper dimensions. If you can't judge how tight you've run up a fitting...

Compatible-...
09-26-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

1- Sure, especially if you will sleep better for...

1- Sure, especially if you will sleep better for it.

2- Sure and it will likely work well. Just don't over tighten the stem binder bolts. Andy
09-26-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 259
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Binder bolts can break from a few reasons, IME...

Binder bolts can break from a few reasons, IME the most common is because the bolt is no longer able to remain straight as the enough tightness level is reached. In an ideal world the faces/seats of...
09-25-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

That would seem to be the easy thing to do. I...

That would seem to be the easy thing to do. I suggest an enclosed cam skewer when used w/ a disk brake. The external can QRs don't always get tight enough to keep the axle from shifting w/in the drop...
09-25-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I sure hope the caliper mounting has some lateral...

I sure hope the caliper mounting has some lateral adjustment range. It's a pretty poor design to not allow for tolerances drift. Andy
09-25-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 642
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Here in the USA most all wholesalers have...

Here in the USA most all wholesalers have tightened up their rules as to who they will sell to. Pretty much a location, a resale license (and thus sales tax paid to the state), liability insurance...
09-25-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

AL fork dropouts? There's a good chance that the...

AL fork dropouts? There's a good chance that the dropout faces have developed some indents from the QR or axle ends and now the axle/QE wants to settle into that indent position. Maybe try another QR...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-25-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Just your luck that this thread, Filling top tube...

Just your luck that this thread, Filling top tube holes - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/1255881-filling-top-tube-holes.html) is currently being posted to.

Many would...
09-25-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 752
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I wonder if the cog count the two different ft...

I wonder if the cog count the two different ft ders are were different too. If the OEM Sora was an 8 speed and the replacement was a 9 cog one the cage width and the amount of travel will be...
09-25-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 421
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The wife and I were finishing our VY to ME tour....

The wife and I were finishing our VY to ME tour. She was a photographer and had stopped just ahead to shoot a picture and I, not paying attention to where I was rolling, rode into her left side rear...
09-25-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 421
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I view on road repairs as being a "make do" to...

I view on road repairs as being a "make do" to get back tiding and save the fine tuning level for when I get back. Here's a shot of my most challenging on tour repair. I got the wheel good enough to...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-24-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It shouldn't mater which dimension one uses as...

It shouldn't mater which dimension one uses as long as one is consistent within their own calculations and analysis. I use the horizontal version of trail. No pneumatic no mechanical. Andy
09-24-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 418
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This, unless one is really bad at attaching and...

This, unless one is really bad at attaching and removing the pump valve chuck on and off the valve. Then the added support of the valve stem might reduce a valve base issue which would be caused by...
09-24-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The moment awareness starts is not always when...

The moment awareness starts is not always when problems have begun.

Having said that I would confirm that the rear der adjustments are good because that is easy to do. The next aspect is that...
09-24-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 421
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The point I was thinking of, but didn't yet fully...

The point I was thinking of, but didn't yet fully describe, is that the stub axle's diameter at the inner bearing will be quite limited by the ID size that bearing can have. By converting a...
09-23-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 421
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I was going to ramble on in a prior post about...

I was going to ramble on in a prior post about hub and trailer frame design. Specifically on the Burley D'Lite enwrapping frame around the hub aspect. Besides being able to use conventional bike ft...
09-23-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 421
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And with a last name like you have we should heed...

And with a last name like you have we should heed your machining advise:) Andy
09-23-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 421
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A few comments- Stub axles see far higher...

A few comments-

Stub axles see far higher bending forces than axles supported at both ends, way higher.
Do make sure the increased trailer height (with the 4" larger diameter tires changing the...
09-23-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Yes, I have never seen a threaded race with a...

Yes, I have never seen a threaded race with a built-in tab, the two are mutually exclusive of each other. When the tab is forced off center (rotated so the tab is no longer in the steerer's groove)...
09-23-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 208
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I suspect that the "8E 0" is a manufacturing date...

I suspect that the "8E 0" is a manufacturing date code. One could search for a matching image (via on line photos or catalogs) then search for that match's specs. Andy
09-23-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 191
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A properly aligned der hanger will allow the der...

A properly aligned der hanger will allow the der cage to be "in plane" with the cogs, the two pulleys will be vertically in line with the cog that is in use. When the pulleys/cage is off line the...
09-23-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

To my eyes it looks like the tabbed lock washer...

To my eyes it looks like the tabbed lock washer has become rotated on the steerer and it's tab is not jammed on the steerer's threads (and no longer residing in the steerer's groove). The usual fix...
09-23-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Here in NYS we have the same regulations, however...

Here in NYS we have the same regulations, however most people feel that the police have more important things to do than chase reflector less cyclists.

It would be interesting to learn of this...
09-22-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The usual issue with pedal reflectors and toe...

The usual issue with pedal reflectors and toe clips is that most current reflectors are rather cheap injected plastic and the bolt heads tend to compress into the plastic bodies (of the reflectors)....
09-22-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 642
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Agree that knowing how currently working shops...

Agree that knowing how currently working shops handle their business model and the market is another very good research tool. Andy
09-22-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

IIRC the start washer has nothing to do with the...

IIRC the start washer has nothing to do with the "bearing" adjustment that sets the caliper arms' slop and easy movement. The star washer is "outside" the arm's involvement.

The two caliper arms...
09-22-22, 06:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 642
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

THIS! It is a long time understanding that, to be...

THIS! It is a long time understanding that, to be in the bike repair business a long time, having a smart and successful spouse is a very good thing. This is your path to (at least here in the USA)...
09-22-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I disagree with the claim of a 1 3/3" steerer....

I disagree with the claim of a 1 3/3" steerer. Where the tape (a poor way to measure diameter without wrapping it around the cylinder) is placed only tries to show the crown race seats' diameter...
09-22-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 502
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

The classic method to "dress" a rim's brake track...

The classic method to "dress" a rim's brake track is with a piece of emery cloth between the pad and rim. If done well the portion of the rim "above" the sides will be un effected. Andy
09-22-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My doing repairs is not only about ease or...

My doing repairs is not only about ease or minimum time spent. How I feel about what i do is important to me. I just like to try nondestructive methods first many times. But I am a Dr's kid, so the...
09-21-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 166
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

You could post a vid on a sharing site then link...

You could post a vid on a sharing site then link that here but sub "." w/ "dot, "@" w/ "at" and or add a space between characters to slide by the filter.

At this point all kinds of reasons why...
09-21-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Depends on how long you need the tube to hold and...

Depends on how long you need the tube to hold and what cost should it fail. Sizing down the tube's width was (might still be if tubeless hasn't taken over another type of cycling...) a classic BMX...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-21-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Yea, for a coaster brake wheel removal needs a...

Yea, for a coaster brake wheel removal needs a wrench anyway. No need for a slide in/out "C" tab.

Any one here ever seen a CB hub that had a hollow axle and a QR skewer? Andy
09-21-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

As usual Francis got it right. The lower and...

As usual Francis got it right. The lower and leading edge of the dropouts were likely ground away to allow the QR end to clear the rear derailleur when installing or removing the rear wheel. This is...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-21-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I did much the same to my Burley Duet (also the...

I did much the same to my Burley Duet (also the first generation version). I used a fairly thick plate for the tab seeing how the forces would be trying to open up the "C". I did a bunch of other...
09-21-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 795
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

http://www.bluecitycycles.com/ About 10...

http://www.bluecitycycles.com/

About 10 years ago Owen was running a frame building collective work space at a satellite location. He's a nice guy and took time out to give me a tour when I had...
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