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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-23, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 805
Posted By Ron Damon

Deli Tire Lizard 57-305

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09-14-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

If the cones were OEM ones and they wore to the...

If the cones were OEM ones and they wore to the point of a sharp small end being sharp there's a lot of chance the cups are also worn. Do your homework as a replacement wheel can be the lower cost...
09-14-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By alexk_il

One of my kids is genuinely confused between a...

One of my kids is genuinely confused between a pocket fidget spinner and the front wheel of my bike on the stand. Bingo! I think you nailed it. Will try sandpaper and isopropyl alcohol next week,...
09-14-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By JohnDThompson

Bring it (either just the wheel or the whole...

Bring it (either just the wheel or the whole bike) to a bike shop and let them assess the situation. It may be that the wheel just needs the spokes adjusted ("truing"), or a replacement wheel.
07-28-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By AGG883

Just a fluke!

Thanks for the responses on this problem. I got to thinking and remeasured the original pedals that were marked (L BR) and (R BR) which made me think they were British Standard Whitworth. They...
06-28-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 994
Posted By andrewclaus

Some low-end bikes are built with way too much...

Some low-end bikes are built with way too much housing length, like one size fits all. If loops are too large and cause extra changes in direction, pull some cable out, cut the housing, and...
06-28-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 994
Posted By Trakhak

Gripshifter haters are alaways quick to advise...

Gripshifter haters are alaways quick to advise junking them. Not sure why. I've been riding derailleur bikes since 1963, and the gripshifters on my Cannondale hybrid errand bike work as well as any...
11-21-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,305
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Can you change out the chain ring to a smaller...

Can you change out the chain ring to a smaller one? Way back SA was still made in England, I was suggested to have my SA AW 3rd gear be the flat road choice and 2 and 1 were for going slower/up...
11-09-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By base2

For 406/20's I've done 28 & 32's radial, 2x, & 3...

For 406/20's I've done 28 & 32's radial, 2x, & 3 cross. I concur with your experience. Even the spoke wrench itself sometimes doesn't want to fit.

One such example of my handi-work:...
11-08-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,260
Posted By base2

A tension meter can often be found at a local...

A tension meter can often be found at a local co-op/bike kitchen type of non-profit. Those types of places usually have some sort of DIY time. I'm sure if you walked in there with a pre-laced wheel &...
11-08-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By Rolla

45 X 45 fits Campy Hiddenset Integrated...

45 X 45 fits Campy Hiddenset Integrated headtubes, but more info might help. If it's for your Ribble, check their site:

https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=headset...
10-21-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 970
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

1- All fittings should be checked for tightness...

1- All fittings should be checked for tightness (bars, stem, post and seat) so nothing slips when riding). If running sew ups the glue job needs checking, the usual is to (only) try prying the tire...
10-20-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,316
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Actually IME spoke pull throughs are relatively...

Actually IME spoke pull throughs are relatively non incident related/causing. Having seen dozens over the years and many (maybe most) were not even noticed by the rider till we pointed them out....
10-20-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 958
Posted By Crankycrank

Maybe a little late but a "socket nut" should...

Maybe a little late but a "socket nut" should work. Allen Socket Nuts : Bel-Metric, Metric Hardware, Metric Fasteners, Metric Bolts, Metric Nuts & Time-Sert Thread Repair (belmetric.com)...
10-20-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,111
Posted By macstuff

You can't just run a larger tap into a smaller...

You can't just run a larger tap into a smaller thread to enlarge it, you would have to drill the old threads out first. (machinist drill register bit). Especially since the threaded bung you're...
10-18-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By billridesbikes

Track bikes use 15mm nuts to secure the wheels as...

Track bikes use 15mm nuts to secure the wheels as all tracks I've ever been on QR is not allowed.
I think your friend might appreciate a high-end 15mm wrench from Rene Herse.
It has a beautiful...
10-14-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,294
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My first paint removal from a chromed frame was...

My first paint removal from a chromed frame was in 1976 with my second Fuji Finest. I seriously question if Motobecane's paint prep was better then Fuji's... While never again on a complete frame I...
10-12-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By Miele Man

I have a couple of chrome steel ones. On a...

I have a couple of chrome steel ones. On a Raleigh Vector I picked up out of the garbage there is a chromed Suntour spoke protector that cleaned up to almost new condition.
...
10-08-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,928
Posted By base2

Yep. Your resulta are about on par with...

Yep. Your resulta are about on par with expectations. 3-5000 miles for a right shifter is pretty common depending on how often you shift. I've never worn a left (front) shift cable. I'd venture 10k...
10-08-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

While there are a few hubs that do use bolts to...

While there are a few hubs that do use bolts to secure the wheels most all have either axle nuts or QR skewers. These more common methods have real reasons why they might not work properly. But the...
10-07-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,321
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There use to be a spoke head punch available but...

There use to be a spoke head punch available but like tools that are un needed it likely suffered a slow poor selling death. I use my hands/fingers to bend/remove the bowing that new spokes have when...
10-07-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,321
Posted By cyccommute

The Park method of lacing is what I use and...

The Park method of lacing is what I use and teach. Itís easier to keep track of the spokes. The other method uses key spokes and a whole lot of counting. I only have to count one spoke and that...
10-07-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

A lot of front shifting challenges are due to the...

A lot of front shifting challenges are due to the rider's lack of best technique. The chain and der want as minimal pedal pressure as possible during the shift attempt. So shifting the front when on...
10-06-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By cpach

It probably isn't likely to significantly affect...

It probably isn't likely to significantly affect the ability to true the wheel, and isn't particularly more likely to fail, but it doesn't look great. Personally, I'd probably replace it when...
10-05-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By base2

I'd clean up the threads as best as you can so...

I'd clean up the threads as best as you can so that another barrel adjuster will thread in & hope for the best.

Another option if the existing threads strip completely out or are drilled out, is...
09-29-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

What aspect of the brake is loosening? The cable...

What aspect of the brake is loosening? The cable anchor, the center bolt mounting in the frame or the caliper arms get sloppy?

Do know that SunTour used 3 different designs families for this...
09-28-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,521
Posted By 0negear

I meant it when I said hypothetically. Just...

I meant it when I said hypothetically. Just needed a question answered, your reply as well as using the calculator suggested gave me the answer I was looking for
09-27-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,692
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I totally believe djb , but I am one of the few...

I totally believe djb , but I am one of the few impractical people who have spent actual money to reduce the gear range of my hybrid bike for the sake of simplicity and a clean look, and I would even...
09-27-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,692
Posted By SoSmellyAir

I recently completed a 1X conversion, from 3x8 to...

I recently completed a 1X conversion, from 3x8 to 1x8, detailed here:

Converting Trek FX2 to 1x - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1232225-converting-trek-fx2-1x.html)
...
09-27-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By andrewclaus

And I keep a small supply of angles, extrusions,...

And I keep a small supply of angles, extrusions, sheet metal, shim stock, etc. salvaged from other projects (windows and doors usually) just for projects like this. Just yesterday I modified a head...
09-25-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By 3alarmer

...try adjusting the headset so it has more...

...try adjusting the headset so it has more preload. This can make a profound difference in handling.
09-25-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By Lbxpdx

The right tool for the job AKA new tool day

Simple and cheap, but oh so neat. I ordered the Shimano cantilever brake adjustment set from eBay and was so happy to set up my brakes correctly. I am not new to turning a wrench, but on bicycles I...
09-23-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By ThermionicScott

We engineers are prone to overthinking things. ...

We engineers are prone to overthinking things. ;)

I'd say that if a spoke is cracked, a round of exuberant stress-relief should find it. If you take a wheel apart, then you have to keep track of...
09-22-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,629
Posted By cpach

Pretty much irrelevant, to a point as a...

Pretty much irrelevant, to a point as a professional mechanic I prefer to have some rotation direction indicator on all tires because I'm paranoid about missing one, even on a tire that doesn't need...
09-22-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By Oakman

Take it back to the LBS.

Take it back to the LBS.
09-21-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By dsbrantjr

Kool-Stop make a good line of replacement...

Kool-Stop make a good line of replacement blocks/pads as well as complete pad/holder assemblies; I have had good luck with their salmon compound.
09-21-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 498
Posted By 3alarmer

...yes. ...possibly you are doing it...

...yes.



...possibly you are doing it wrong, then.
09-20-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,707
Posted By MyRedTrek

Lol - that "pop off while riding" thing that I've...

Lol - that "pop off while riding" thing that I've never experienced with these other tires including the ones that came with the bike is definitely something I want to avoid. :lol:

I thought I'd...
09-19-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By KCT1986

If you decide to lube the nipples, couple of...

If you decide to lube the nipples, couple of things:

First, the rear non-drive side (left side) is usually under quite low tension and shouldn't need lube to turn freely. Any lube that you put on...
09-17-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,700
Posted By Iride01

If you can find someone that can straighten those...

If you can find someone that can straighten those forks, then you've probably found the person that can extend the steerer.

Steel steerer? Quill or fork? It can be cut off a few inches above the...
09-15-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By letank

Took care of the glitch and set up the concave...

Took care of the glitch and set up the concave washers properly , one on each side... a lot easier. Brakes are much better, did a quick 20 mile ride .

The Scott/Mathauser pads are the Yokozuna...
09-15-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By ThermionicScott

Classic bit from his book: "It appears that the...

Classic bit from his book: "It appears that the better spokes now available would have made the discovery of many of the concepts in this book more difficult for lack of failure data. I am grateful...
09-15-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 971
Posted By pdlamb

I was just trying to figure out how you could do...

I was just trying to figure out how you could do a real world, scientifically defensible, test. It's tough, because even if I weighed the same as my neighbor (the scrawny lightweight) and we used...
09-13-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 696
Posted By shelbyfv

You can add a barrel adjuster where your cable...

You can add a barrel adjuster where your cable housing enters the cable stop on the seat stays. Probably any bike shop will have one. As for removing the wheel, pop the cable out of the nds canti arm.
09-09-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,853
Posted By dsbrantjr

I work in the electronics and aerospace industry...

I work in the electronics and aerospace industry and have never seen any kind of wire or cable damaged by the heat shrink process. Having said that my preferred method of bundling wires and cables...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,529
Posted By Nyah

The guy you spoke with is correct in warning you...

The guy you spoke with is correct in warning you about the cost. However, I think that he probably felt that he lacked enough knowledge to speak about it in detail. Instead of admitting that,...
09-09-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I'll second the PCS-10. I used to have a PCS-1,...

I'll second the PCS-10. I used to have a PCS-1, which I named Mister Wobbles, for obvious reasons. Even if you get a different brand stand, it should have a vertical adjustment to raise and lower the...
09-09-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Good tools make fixing bikes way more enjoyable....

Good tools make fixing bikes way more enjoyable. But the first thing I would recommend, is a good sturdy bike stand!
09-07-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By ClydeClydeson

A few things can lead to stubborn unbalanced...

A few things can lead to stubborn unbalanced brakes:

1. Make sure the wheel is in the dropouts straight. This catches even experienced techs off guard. A crooked wheel will make all your brake...
09-06-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,597
Posted By Iride01

Maybe your loose as it can be without coming off...

Maybe your loose as it can be without coming off is about the same as his tight with out binding.

At best you are just on opposite ends of a very narrow range that provides good results.
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